why do gamers split hairs and actively misread semantics to punish inconsequential statements as if they're legal arguments with far reaching consequences
There's a tweet that's making the statement that Minecraft Steve was a placeholder model from a scrapped GTA fangame that Notch was working on before Minecraft came into being. The OP ~technically~ describes Minecraft itself as a former GTA fangame changed to Minecraft,
and then links to a Tumblr post where Notch describes the situation as a character model from a previous and separate game with a GTA type renderer.
The Gamers (tm) are all over this tweet, jesus fucking christ

*"it says GTA China Town Wars not Vice City so there's absolutely zero connection to Tommy Vercetti"

*"it says it's a GTA type renderer and doesn't verbatim describe it as a GTA fangame, so despite Notch's
well known GTA fandom it has absolutely nothing to do with GTA whatsoever"

etc etc
Like holy fucking shit why are they taking this angle of attack on a tweet that literally impacts nothing in any direction
Like even moreso than the degree to which rigid canonicity does not apply to a motherfucking fan mod to palette swap the bees in minecraft. There's at least a spurious connection in their piling hate speech on trans gamers just existing, but why the motherfuck are they doing this
to a tweet that's neither here nor there
And now they're pulling out the virgin-shaming bullshit. Great. Idk why I expected them to have any genuine human responses.

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