There was a collective doing this type of intervention in CS like ten years ago. I think they had more success as they had developed a graffiti tag that they could deploy to mark the walls, thereby working within the game’s parameters. But yeah, when a guy pops up in a shooting game begging not to be shot shot is all he gets.
i like how you guys assumed this person was also a guy, even tho the name given is eva, because the people on cs refer to this person as ‘him’ or ‘dude,’ because everyone in cs has a digital ghost penis, even tho the name given is eva mattes (altho these guys were only given the name mattes, which they pronounce matisse, which is also almost too good). eva mattes is the name of one of fassbinder’s actresses, who coincidentally played a character based on fassbinder in a a man called eva
that over-ironicized homoeroticism is the best part
this made me think about a lot of things, and i don’t really know where to go with these thoughts: on the one hand i agree: she is asking for it, she is feeding into a dialectic, who cares, etc. on the other hand that dialectic is perhaps real, she is presenting a scenario that could play itself out irl with the same or at least similar results, but how do we know any of that? we don’t. and anyway, what would that prove? nothing, aside something we already ‘know,’ and it would just be another lost life in a sea of death. mostly though, it doesn’t show enough skin
This website is one of my 3 homepages, so every time that I log onto the net now I hear gunshots. This may provide some valuable aversion therapy against the slippery slopes that I find myself consistently guilty of scrolling into, down down down more and more and more… A faint threat signal to remind me of the screen and it’s easily forgotten threshold, much quieter and more modest than an actual physical bullet exploding from a chamber in my living room, acting more like a polite mechanical clearing of the throat in a potentially stagnating page.