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Fake #GamerGate Victims

Posted on | March 18, 2015 | 61 Comments

If Nicholas “Sarah” Nyberg (@srhbutts) is a feminist, I’m the King of Sweden. What is he/she? Living proof that bad causes attract bad people, and the “Social Justice Warrior” (SJW) crusade against #GamerGate is a very bad cause. As soon as I mention #GamerGate, I know many of my conservative friends will ask, “What is #GamerGate?”

Perhaps the best introduction is “Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart” by Milo Yiannopoulos of To distill a long and complex saga into a few words, a bunch of left-leaning blogger/activist types figured out that they could parlay journalism into a lucrative slice of the billion-dollar video game business. Hurling accusations of “misogyny” and “objectification” against popular games (and the gamers who loved those games), self-declared SJW’s tried to hustle their way to fame and fortune. Because I don’t play video games, and haven’t followed the  #GamerGate saga closely, all I know is that once some shady conflicts of interest were exposed, the suspicion of pay-for-play scams outraged gamers and all hell broke loose.

Anybody who knows anything about online gamers knows many of these dudes Don’t Play Well With Others. If you thought those dudes were going to display decorum and civility when they came under attack by a bunch of “social justice” types, you’ve got another think coming. All of that is necessary preamble to this Huffington Post headline:

I Set Out To Expose A Hate Movement In Gaming
— So They Set Out To Destroy My Life

Leaving aside Nicholas/Sarah’s claim that #GamerGate is a “hate movement,” instead we may ask, what did “they” do to “destroy” his/her life? Or perhaps, what did Nicholas/Sarah do that made him/her worth destroying? Mr./Ms. Nyberg begins his/her tale:

Gamergate’s campaign to terrorize me with my personal information started, strangely enough, with them sending me my own drawings. They managed to dig up silly Microsoft Paint pictures that were a lighthearted joke between friends almost a decade ago. It was a message: They had figured out who I was. I had been doxxed.
I had been openly critical of Gamergate for quite some time. There had been harassment from the beginning. My criticism was done, intentionally, pseudonymously.

Ah, yes, a familiar story.

The “clever” Internet user decides (a) they can use a pseudonym (“Sarah Butts”) to become a famous Online Superhero Against Evil, and (b) no one will ever figure out that Superman is actually Clark Kent.

Or that “The Gaped Crusader” is Neal Rauhauser.

Right? So if you are a man named Nicholas Edwin Nyberg who wants to be a woman named Sarah Nyberg, you have to ask yourself whether going to war with gamers as “Sarah Butts” is a smart move.

Especially when, as it turns out, you were already sort of an Internet legend, not in a good way. After Nicholas/Sarah tried to shut down funding for the group “8chan,” somebody in that group called attention to an account on another site and (“mysteriously”), Nicholas/Sarah began talking about that account on Twitter and then — poof! — information on the other account started getting deleted:

This simple act of damage control shattered Sarah’s anonymity; he’s one of those retards that uses the same username for every account that he makes, so his MySpace and Facebook were quickly found and an entire treasure trove of links was dumped on 8chan. Along with the links there were discussions from Sarah admitting to piracy, a Photobucket gallery featuring his muffin-top, and even a Hot or Not profile with a hilariously low rating.
Sarah is currently panic-deleting f–king everything, meanwhile others are coming out of the framework to dig info on srhbutt’s hilarious past at the expense of our contributors’ afternoon.

So say the crew at Encyclopedia Dramatica and, while I can’t vouch for the authenticity of everything they claim, it seems they have documented a few important facts. Nicholas/Sarah owns the site “Final Fantasy Shrine” (FFS), and had acquired a bad reputation there:

Another character was Sarah, an administrator who was allegedly a pedophile. (Don’t ask me whether “she” was really a girll; it was hard to tell.) I think Sarah had been expressing an unhealthy fixation on children from the very beginning, and I could only hope it was all some disgusting in-joke that had gone on for too long.

Oh, really? That was from 2007, and there was another item from 2006, where someone was complaining about an online chat for transsexuals in which they encountered “an admitted pedophile. Oh yes, a transsexual pedophile.” Another user responded by identifying this transsexual pedophile as “retrogradesnowcone.” And are you surprised to learn that Nicholas/Sarah’s Photobucket account name is “retrogradesnowcone”?

Ladies and gentlemen of the Internet jury, I am not here to make any accusations against Nicholas “Sarah” Nyberg. Rather, I’m merely presenting to you the case as I encountered it. You can read the whole thing at Encyclopedia Dramatica and evaluate the evidence yourself.

By the way, how do you feel about people who have sex with dogs? Because there’s a quote in that article — which I won’t duplicate here — from a chatlog in which Nicholas/Sarah (allegedly) talks about having sex with dogs in a way that suggests that he/she was doing more than just talking about it. While I don’t know if animal welfare agencies  would consider that chatlog to be “evidence,” I’ll permit you ladies and gentlemen of the Internet jury to form your own opinions.

Is Nicholas “Sarah” Nyberg a pedophile dogf–ker? That’s not for me to decide, but the point is, this information was out there on the Internet, but nobody had ever previously connected it to Nyberg until he/she attacked “8chan.” And now Nicholas/Sarah postures as a heroic victim:

The pages they wrote about me claim that I am a fraud, a felon, guilty of tax evasion, a sexual predator and dozens of other equally absurd lies . . .
This is damage is meant to be as close to permanent as possible; picture the most heinous lies anyone could tell about you, but done publicly, in a way that will never disappear. They will be seen by any job you interview for, any curious acquaintance, any date that decides to peek on Google. On top of this, it also outs me as trans and hosts pictures from before I transitioned; this is the kind of online abuse that could get trans women evicted, cause them to lose their jobs, be assaulted or even killed.
This is the first public piece of writing I have ever written under my name, but doing so was not done voluntarily. Because of the position Gamergate put me in, I have no choice but to take my name back; they have publicly outed me as trans, and littered the web with defamation. Their aim was to scare me into silence, but they have done just the opposite: They have both amplified my voice and made me more determined to be a part of fixing the culture in gaming that allows this to happen.

Dude, you attacked them. Your foolishness in believing that your Twitter handle guaranteed you ironclad anonymity does not mean that others are responsible for your error. If what they’ve written about you is just “absurd lies,” then prove them wrong. Were those dog-sex chats a forgery? Was it just a coincidence that somebody with the moniker “retrogradesnowcone” had a reputation as a transsexual pedophile in 2006? And if you don’t owe $40,000 in unpaid taxes, couldn’t that “absurd lie” easily be proven false? Anyway, my suspicion is that heroic social justice crusaders who try to hide their identities aren’t so much afraid of harassment as they are afraid of the truth, i.e., that they aren’t really heroic, they’re just deranged narcissists.

Maybe they’re tax-evading pedophile dogf–kers, too.

Allegedly, I hasten to add.



61 Responses to “Fake #GamerGate Victims”

  1. Nan
    March 19th, 2015 @ 11:20 pm

    What happens is that the person claiming defamation would sue the person allegedly defaming them, who would then produce the proof that the allegations were true.

  2. Steve Skubinna
    March 20th, 2015 @ 1:28 am

    Yamamoto could have warned them about waking a sleeping giant.

  3. Daniel Freeman
    March 20th, 2015 @ 2:57 am

    It’s not just that. I think it all comes back around to Depression Quest. The SJWs seem to honestly not see the difference between gaming and other forms of media, with active producers and passive consumers. Perhaps they literally can’t comprehend individual plebeian agency.

  4. Steve Skubinna
    March 20th, 2015 @ 3:35 am

    A characteristic of all totalitarian ideologies is that everything is subsumed by the state. There were no hiking clubs in Nazi Germany, only National Socialist hiking clubs.

    Everything, art, entertainment, literature, must serve the needs of the state and must be instructive or edifying. One may have fun, but only in specifically authorized and monitored ways.

    Why in hell anybody would think a “game” like Depression Quest would be anything but a tiny niche product is another question. Even somebody suffering from clinical depression would, one might think, rather escape it than spread it around to everybody. It requires a definite streak of hatred to want to do that.

  5. ArdvarkMaster
    March 20th, 2015 @ 12:44 pm

    LOL. I flashed on a picture of a computer in a pit and someone lowering a poodle into the pit.

  6. Jeanette Victoria
    March 20th, 2015 @ 12:56 pm

    Trolls are posting that I attempted to murder my mother, it never happens but how do I prove I didn’t do something? (other than the fact there was no police report) My mother is dead so no one can ask her. How convenient don’t ya think?

  7. Rob Crawford
    March 20th, 2015 @ 5:08 pm

    “So for the left, that’s two reasons to hate da Joooooos.”

    Biggest reason is that their god Marx and his prophet Hitler — the ultimate “progressive” — were Jew-haters.

  8. Rob Crawford
    March 20th, 2015 @ 5:11 pm

    The “progressives” are also the truest of believers in eugenics. They don’t use the word anymore, but they still fundamentally subscribe to the concepts. The only real shift has been to declare white men as untermenschen.

  9. Isa
    March 20th, 2015 @ 6:16 pm

    amen, brother!

  10. Isa
    March 20th, 2015 @ 6:57 pm

    yeah, that’s how gamers roll. “live. fight. die. repeat until victory.”

  11. disqus_1aLMS1zFUD
    March 22nd, 2015 @ 4:21 am

    No, the mechanics are readily demonstrated. Are you going to claim that co2 doesn’t trap heat? Or that we arn’t responsible for the billions of tons of carbon that we dig up and oxidize? Or that because the concentration feels small to your primitive monkeybrain, that the fact that we have miles of atmosphere doesnt matter? Pick out any folksy, half baked supposition you like, we have a scientific rebuttal.

    “Faked and tampered data and evidence has arisen in favor of the politically correct theory.”


    “Cato Institute to do the job of the USGCRP with a devastating line by line rebuttal, The Missing Science from the Draft National Assessment on Climate Change”

    “Indeed, 31,487 U.S. scientists (including 9,000 Ph.Ds) with degrees in atmospheric Earth sciences, physics, chemistry, biology and computer science have signed a statement that reads: “There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing, or will in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.””

    “The alarmists are increasingly in panic because the past projections of the models are increasingly divergent from the accumulating actual temperature records.”

    “OVER the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth’s surface have been flat”

    It was a spike and what you are doing is called cherry picking. If you only flip a coin once, you aren’t taking a statistically significant sample. Thats what scientists are telling you when they say it isn’t statistically significant, but because you’re an illiterate, all you hear is “insignificant”.