That's right, bitches - It No Pants Friday! Before we get into it tonight, here's your obligatory disturbing image for the night:
|Ahhh, South Carolina|
But this week has surpass my ability to avoid drama. Well, lets get into it...
The big C. Not cancer (phew), but cheating. Its serious business no matter what you're doing. Its the kind of thing that costs you friends and gets you kicked out of places. And for whatever reason, and for a while now, our little subsection of the internet has been taking an increasingly hard line on what constitutes cheating and what's the best tar:feather ratio. More recently, we have iamaddj's self righteous bull-shit on would allocation and TastyTaste's best attempts to stir up trouble with the NOVA open. I am just absolutely at the end of my patience with this bullshit.
I know its just a silly game we play and all, but calling someone a cheater is about as serious an accusation you can make. Shit man, that's the kind of thing that could get you in a fist-fight in the playground back in the day if you weren't careful. So why the fuck are so many people just tossing this word around like its nothing? I've seen everything from honest mistakes, rules confusions and even playing the game correctly be labeled as flat our cheating. Fuck that.
Now, there is actual cheating. No denying that. But too much of what gets called out by the internet pundits with an axe to grind is not it. C'mon on guys, common rules mistakes are a cause for someone's 40k membership card to torn up? Really?
There is still such a thing as a mistake in the world I live in. You remember those, right? All the accidental fuck-ups that you make everyday? Hell, I've even got enough shades of gray in my world for there to be many different levels of mistakes. We're all human beings. We're all playing an extremely complicated game that almost completely relies on human operators to make it go. Loosen the fuck up, people. Take that hard line and shove it up your asses.
For me, I'm going to continue being a normal, flawed human being and continue to accept that shit happens and that not all of it happens on purpose or maliciously.