Giant Bomb plays Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Training Lair [x]

bluthton:

another poem from Vincent Caravella

bluthton:

another poem from Vincent Caravella

adnrewn:

"Oh man, this is gonna be bad…"

-Matt Rorie

Giant Bomb Unprofessional Fridays 7/18/2014 (Premium)

Sumotori Dreams

gbzombiepie:

Drew Takes Being in Space Seriously (GIF Provided By snarekick)

gbzombiepie:

Drew Takes Being in Space Seriously (GIF Provided By snarekick)

gbzombiepie:

Space Drew (Image Provided by mrcraggle)

gbzombiepie:

Space Drew (Image Provided by mrcraggle)

Dan Ryckert Is A Monster

I’m pretty into listening to Dan’s terrible opinions run up against Jeff’s slightly less terrible but still also fairly terrible opinions. It’s like watching a garbage truck full of Care Bears crashing into a garbage truck full of unicorns.

"Dear Shauna
lies are like moths
that burn harshly when touching
lightbulbs
or hot things
like fire
or my temper"
a poem by Vincent Caravella

tamaratunie:

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 2, Episode 12 “Secrets” (2 Feb. 2001)

A message from needlerfanpudge
I might have misread the context of the post, I read it as you accusing the duders of making those types of jokes, hence my seemingly unnecessary defense. Honestly though, I still don't really get why you have a problem with the whole situation. By corporate rules or just personal preference, GB doesn't owe anyone an explanation of their hiring choices. As for the jokes,I guess I don't take offense easy. If something is funny enough, I don't really care to be offended, I'll just enjoy the joke.

Okay, you’re slightly less of a douche than you came across in your previous message. But, still, it isn’t about whether or not something is funny, it’s about how the joke makes the target feel. As the comedy adage goes, "Aim up, not down." The GB staff seems to get that.

nltm:

what the fuck is happening to giant bomb i didnt sign up for this

nltm:

what the fuck is happening to giant bomb i didnt sign up for this

Okay! That’s the last thing I’m posting on this topic. People are starting to ask questions about things I’ve already addressed, and repeating myself isn’t going to help anyone here.

IN CONCLUSION: I love Giant Bomb! I am not mad at the staff! I am just disappointed at the outcome! I am, however, mad at a large portion of the community, because they suck and are horrible! The end!

Thanks for writing a more detailed message. I don’t think I’ve received many messages from people of color on this topic, so it’s good to have more perspective.

I do agree with you that they probably didn’t get many applicants who were people of color or, for that matter, female or gay or outside the gender binary. But, as I talked about in greater detail in this post, I feel like there’s a good chance that they could’ve done more about that than they did.

But, hey, maybe I’m not giving them enough credit. They haven’t been at all transparent about the hiring process, probably due to corporate regulations and limitations, so I can only speculate based on what I do know and what seems likely. As it is, I’m not mad at them, just disappointed by the outcome.

A lot of my anger and frustration over the past few weeks has been derived from the state of the industry in general and the state of the GB community as a whole. I love Giant Bomb and I just want it to excel where other sites and communities do not. I certainly apologize if I’ve been unfair to the staff in any way. I just hold them to high standards, because they’ve shown in the past that they’re capable of meeting those standards.

It’s really touching to hear that Giant Bomb has been an inspiration to you and your brothers. (I’m going to go ahead and tag vincentcaravella if that’s okay, because I’m sure he’d like to know that.) Thank you again for taking the time to elaborate.