Note that this is an editorial I have been writing for two days now to show support for Jennifer and Aaryn against what has essentially blown up in the faces of everyone around here. The Editorial can be read here if you so choose to, but some comments below about the debacle and an issue It hink that is paramount to the problem. The past week one Jennifer Hepler, a writer at Bioware, was basically bullied by a band of internet trolls who felt that they could do something so deplorable, they can get away with it as being ok. I must admit I get a bit tense at times when people criticize my own work and verbally attack me. Hell, my last editorial had someone calling for me to be fired from Blistered Thumbs because I disagreed with the popular opinion. It is hard to hold your tongue against such ignorance these days though, especially when harassment is the only thing some people know. And what is worse, they feel they are entitled to do it too. That is what sickens me more, the hypocritical stance of haters hating for the sake of it, believing that their anonymity over the web gives them a magical shield to call someone an "obese cunt" or a "cancer killing a game company." when in actuality Hepler only was in charge of the writing of specific questlines and characters in a Bioware RPG. And whats worse is that any constructive criticism is thrown out the window when people bemoan the fact that the company is not acting professionally towards them, despite slinging venom in their direction? I find that just disturbing at times. But I guess the world is full of ignorance like this. The catch is, in the end this entitlement of ignorance is what annoys me the most of all, because it makes it right for other ignorant fools, people against the gaming world, to justify their own attacks toward us. So in the end we just have a vicious cycle that always repeats out hatred and bitterness, started by the fact that people feel its ok to say something and not have any repercussion to it. Maybe I am pissing in the wind here, after all trolls, griefers and grognards will always exist. We shall have a fair share of naysayers and doom spreaders, uninformed masses and vicious mob mentalities that come and go. But honestly, is it really worth it in the end to let people get away with this against someone who doesn't really deserve it, especially when its cherry-picked misinformation like a fox news report? That I draw a line at.