Hello, you have reached the blog of Jay Petrequin, writer of Shattered Gemstones for The Pokemon Podcast and many things on Hey Poor Player, as well as actor in the youtube series The House that Built Itself. I am a writer who likes to analyze, snoop, and occasionally default to Wikipedia. This is a blog for updates about my writing, any other projects I might be involved with, and anything interesting that happens in my life.
The following is a collection of tweets made last night by myself. I thought I may as well compile the entirety of my standpoint all in one place. Be warned, things got a bit heated. Everything is my opinion, and not indicative of Hey Poor Player or any other organizations I am or ever have been a part of. This is all me here.
You know what would be a much more inviting and legitimate safe place for equality in minorities? THE WHOLE CONVENTION.
I just…fuck Penny Arcade. This time last year I was questioning them, but still enjoyed and respected them as an institution. No longer. I am just so completely done with the insensibility, closed-mindedness, and incompetence the entire group has shown in the last year.
And before I hear a single god-damned one of you tell me how “oh, they’re trying their best” no they’re not, go fuck yourself. They have made SO MANY MISTAKES in the last year between this, the revival of dickwolves, and the Gone Home fiasco. And you know what those things SHOULD HAVE BEEN? Learning opportunities. Do not tell me to give them a second chance. At this point, they have had more chances than they deserve, and they just keep making things worse. I don’t want to hear a god damn word.
My last word on this whole matter:
You know what promotes diversity? Because I’m pretty sure making and continuously reviving rape jokes, and being insensitive to a large group of people to the point where it drives away DEVELOPERS? Yeah, That’s sure as fuck not gonna do that. And neither is setting up this “hub of diversity” which you KNOW none of the people who laughed at Dickwolves and the transjokes will be going ANYWHERE near. All you’re doing is offering people further isolation and detachment from the rest of the “community”. Do you know what WOULD promote equality and make Pax feel like a safe place for all? Not repeatedly shooting yourself in the foot with more and more comments and jokes that directly offend and disgust people! (by which I mean not just gay, bi, or trans individuals, but all sensible people) In other words, MAKING ALL PEOPLE FEEL WELCOME. If you insist on making the comments Gabe and Tycho have, it only proves that you are clinging to lowbrow humor with knuckles whiter than your shitty, fedora-clad fanbase! And I will admit I have been guilty of laughing at shit like this in the past, but I’ve grown up a bit and know when it’s pushed too far.
tldr; equality is not achieved by singling out those who strive for it, it is achieved by making people welcome REGARDLESS of who they are. Guess what, dipshits? It is perfectly possible to write humor without offending an entire group of people.
I know, I know, I need to start using this blog more. I’ve been balancing the start of college with continuing to write for Hey Poor Player as much as possible, and things have been very busy. But busy is good.
A month in, College is pretty great. I’m taking an acting class I’m not a fan of, but that’s just one of my humanities. I probably won’t take anything with the teacher again, because she doesn’t exactly command respect in the classroom. All my other classes are good, though, and I’ve met some very cool people. Living away from home has been an absolute godsend as well. I’ve been able to focus on things a lot better.
On the Hey Poor Player front, I took a week or two off to settle in, but you can find some new stuff all the same, certainly since the last time I updated this blog. I reviewed Rayman Legends, as well as Mighty Switch Force 2 and Shin Megami Tensei IV a while back. The Kickstarter Watch series is back in full swing as well, most recently featuring Europa 2022. More to come, of course.
So yeah, keep an eye out here for more stuff about my writing and whatnot. Woo!