CON Leaks and Brianna Wu
On August 25th, 2016, a series of leaks from Crash Override Network, Zoe Quinn's much-lauded "anti-harassment task force" were exposed by Canadian video game critic Bro Team Pill during a series of live streams. The contents of the streams are shattering, including establishing levels of collusion and corruption far beyond what many GamerGate proponents had thought plausible between Zoe Quinn's associates.
Of particular note, however, is the unusual revelation that Wu may have been brought into the clique specifically under false pretenses, only to quickly prove to be more trouble than she was worth.
The logs are divided up into sections of relevance. Only ones pertaining to Brianna Wu are discussed below:
The very first example of Brianna Wu being in the logs comes from this entry from this entry:
"Did I ever mention the time Liana confided in me that a trusted source let her in on how you had a friend dox and send death threats to Brianna to get her to join your side?"—Secret Gamer Girl - 22/12/2014, 8:02:59 PM
This suggested strongly that the initial @Chatterwhiteman tweets, originally thought to be simply the work of Something Awful, was, in fact, something masterminded by Crash Override Network. Further investigations by the Kiwi Farms have yielded the fact that not only does a large portion of Zoe Quinn's clique consist of former Something Awful alumni, but that the majority of them have also been banned from the website. Additional information would soon come forward, however, showing that the clique was both very much aware of Brianna Wu and were actively trying to keep her on a leash...
In this segment, we see just how seriously Crash Override Network took Brianna Wu's Harassment:
[23/12/2014, 1:00:18 PM] drinternetphd: it's fucking ironic that I'm getting brigaded so hard for "doxing" after being willing to argue with brianna over not doxing like yesterday
[23/12/2014, 1:00:36 PM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: wait doxing
[23/12/2014, 1:00:38 PM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: dont you mean
[23/12/2014, 1:00:40 PM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: ATTEMPTED MURDER
[23/12/2014, 1:00:42 PM] Athena Hollow: LOL
[23/12/2014, 1:00:43 PM] drinternetphd: ha
[23/12/2014, 1:00:50 PM] Athena Hollow: God he's fucking dumb.
[23/12/2014, 1:00:54 PM] drinternetphd: I saw some post that was like SHE'S KILLED BEFORE SHE'LL KILL AGAIN
[23/12/2014, 1:01:10 PM] Izzy (@iglvzx): So, like all the GG not-leaders are bigger "professional victims" than the people GG has been targetting
[23/12/2014, 1:01:17 PM] Athena Hollow: Yes.
[23/12/2014, 1:01:20 PM] drinternetphd: yes
[23/12/2014, 1:01:23 PM] Athena Hollow: all of them.
In this log we can see that even the dregs of Crash Override Network thought Brianna Wu was a sensationalizing idiot.
This segment covers how inviting Brianna Wu into the Cool Kids' club was the worst decision the group could have made:
[24/12/2014, 1:16:59 AM] Remy: You can feel free to hire me if you need someone to inspect the building & points of entry for signs of tampering or forced entry
[24/12/2014, 1:17:06 AM] Alex Lifschitz: The need for alternatives is good but a really, really heavy order with way too much shit to consider right now. Let's see how the Patreon situation unfolds.
[24/12/2014, 1:17:33 AM] Peter Coffin: Here's the thing, I get that. I also have been talking about this for a while
[24/12/2014, 1:18:06 AM] Peter Coffin: I will likely pursue it, this isn't a quick process though
[24/12/2014, 1:18:08 AM] Remy: I def. see Alex's point. Also related to how I think Mrs. Wu wouldn't currently have the free time needed to take on another business project.
[24/12/2014, 1:18:20 AM] Alex Lifschitz: Frankly it just frustrates me that this whole situation re: Cernovich and Patreon has spun up because of a few people making one or two dumb moves. But, we can't control everything.
[24/12/2014, 1:18:48 AM] Alex Lifschitz: And TBF, god bless Brianna, I would not trust her with a hamster right now given her situation.
[24/12/2014, 1:19:03 AM] Peter Coffin: Like if we pitched tomorrow and it worked out, it would be months before there was anything done
[24/12/2014, 1:19:36 AM] Peter Coffin: Please elaborate. I don't know what you mean
[24/12/2014, 1:19:52 AM] Alex Lifschitz: Always good to have a background process unaffiliated, but let's invest our attention and hope right now into the small victories and continue the streak. Good things tend to happen as a result.
[24/12/2014, 1:20:01 AM] Peter Coffin: Agreed
[24/12/2014, 1:20:04 AM] Alex Lifschitz: About what?
[24/12/2014, 1:20:36 AM] Peter Coffin: Brianna, I have been out of contact with her a bit
[24/12/2014, 1:21:01 AM] Remy: We may be having two conversations simultaneously right now and if that's my fault I apologize but I promise I'm listening to both people
[24/12/2014, 1:21:11 AM] Peter Coffin: Actually everyone lately
[24/12/2014, 1:21:26 AM] Alex Lifschitz: She's in a really sensitive place from all the insanity and acts pretty much entirely on impulse with no thought for appearance, consequences, or tactics.
[24/12/2014, 1:21:57 AM] Remy: I have been sensing that but didn't want to assume I knew
[24/12/2014, 1:22:04 AM] Alex Lifschitz: I feel for her, but reliable she is not.
[24/12/2014, 1:22:07 AM] Ian Cheong: Yeah, she's said and done a few very damaging things to her own cause.
[24/12/2014, 1:22:17 AM] Ian Cheong: We have to be tactical about this.
[24/12/2014, 1:22:19 AM] Alex Lifschitz: Yeah. She's totally new to both feminism and crisis management.
[24/12/2014, 1:22:34 AM] Remy: She might still be trapped inside the mad minute and just trying to make sense of everything
[24/12/2014, 1:22:51 AM] Remy: She was ambushed as well, that tends to unbalance you at first
[24/12/2014, 1:23:11 AM] Alex Lifschitz: It's really getting to her and she has started to develop some weird expectations of what she is owed and capable of.
[24/12/2014, 1:23:22 AM] Remy: Sorry the first part of an ambush is often called the "mad minute" 'cause nothing ever gets communicated it's just nothing but shooting and screaming
[24/12/2014, 1:23:22 AM] Alex Lifschitz: It's just really unfortunate but I can't recommend association with any major moves of hers right now.
[24/12/2014, 1:23:46 AM] Remy: I really wish I had made a better resume so I could have been hired for her new assistant position
Alex Lifschitz would prove prophetic: Brianna Wu was a wellspring of controversy and her actions quickly wound up reflecting terribly on Crash Override.
In which we learn that Chloe Sagal, who would later bombard Brianna Wu with death threats, was first put in contact with Brianna Wu due to this group:
[25/12/2014, 1:31:36 PM] Izzy (@iglvzx): Ugh. Chloe posted a goodbye and then deactivated her Twitter and FB. https://twitter.com/ChloeSagal
[25/12/2014, 1:31:48 PM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: god dammit :(
[25/12/2014, 1:31:49 PM] Tesseract: oh lovely
[25/12/2014, 1:32:00 PM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: does anyone have IRL contacts with chloe or know someone that does?
[25/12/2014, 1:32:11 PM] Tesseract: 30 minutes into christmas day and we've already had one cernovich incident and one suicide threat
[25/12/2014, 1:32:46 PM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: holidays are very hard re: depression
[25/12/2014, 1:32:49 PM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: it was hard for me before
[25/12/2014, 1:32:59 PM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: and i lost my brother in december
[25/12/2014, 1:33:08 PM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: just the whole month is ugh
[25/12/2014, 1:33:18 PM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: we need someone who can regularly get in touch with chloe :\
[25/12/2014, 1:33:35 PM] Tesseract: brianna
[25/12/2014, 1:33:47 PM] Izzy (@iglvzx): Yeah. She needs close monitoring, unfortunately
[25/12/2014, 1:33:48 PM] Tesseract: almost certainly has her info
[25/12/2014, 1:35:57 PM] Tesseract: nope I contacted her and she doesn't
[25/12/2014, 1:38:56 PM] Izzy (@iglvzx): :/
[25/12/2014, 1:39:08 PM] Tesseract: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChloeSagal/about
The result of Brianna Wu being assigned to help Chloe Sagal would be this.
This segment covers where Brianna Wu was appointed to Gamerghazi, and establishes that Katherine Cross (of Feminist Frequency) was "counseling" her:
[31/12/2014, 4:06:38 AM] Tesseract: brianna got modded on ghazi
[31/12/2014, 4:06:56 AM] live:riotarms: Member of YMO remixed the Xevious music and I think they also made a fake language as part of some 80s project
[31/12/2014, 4:07:57 AM] Ian Cheong: Oh TEss
[31/12/2014, 4:07:59 AM] Ian Cheong: that's a bad decision
[31/12/2014, 4:08:04 AM] Ian Cheong: she is a loose cannon
[31/12/2014, 4:10:12 AM] David Gallant: What exactly will mod status allow her to do?
[31/12/2014, 4:10:18 AM] Ian Cheong: delete posts.
[31/12/2014, 4:10:21 AM] Ian Cheong: censor people.
[31/12/2014, 4:10:27 AM] Ian Cheong: approve posts
[31/12/2014, 4:10:37 AM] Quinnae: I did note that. I'll try and counsel her a bit on that.
[31/12/2014, 4:10:44 AM] Quinnae: Frankly I'm disappointed she accepted.
[31/12/2014, 4:11:39 AM] Ian Cheong: This message has been removed.
[31/12/2014, 4:12:40 AM] Rob: I don't like positions of authority being given out unless the person is going to use them (and well)
[31/12/2014, 4:12:54 AM] Rob: it's why I always ran kicking and screaming when people wanted to make me an officer in games like WoW and shit
[31/12/2014, 4:13:04 AM] Ian Cheong: i mean, im fine with inactive mods not doing anything, but it's kinda iffy when a person has a history of being a loose cannon.
Wu's moderatorship on Gamerghazi would mirror her one on Brianna Wu#Susan's Place.
In which Brianna Wu proves Ian Miles Cheong prescient with her actions:
[01/01/2015, 2:42:35 AM] Izzy (@iglvzx): Which specific tweet from Bri started this whole headbutting with the trans community going on right now with Bri?
[01/01/2015, 2:42:46 AM] Izzy (@iglvzx): Seems a lot of people want her to apologize for something
[01/01/2015, 2:43:39 AM] Athena Hollow: https://twitter.com/Spacekatgal/status/550350565168128000
[01/01/2015, 2:44:09 AM] Athena Hollow: https://twitter.com/Spacekatgal/status/550350737772146688
[01/01/2015, 2:44:14 AM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: did anyone find the Helen Lewis comment/article?
[01/01/2015, 2:44:30 AM] Rob: I know Helen Lewis does have a history of transphobic stuff
[01/01/2015, 2:44:36 AM] Athena Hollow: https://twitter.com/helenlewis/status/549953400855855104
[01/01/2015, 2:44:36 AM] Dina : ok Brianna no
[01/01/2015, 2:44:50 AM] Rob: but there are a lot of feminists who do
[01/01/2015, 2:44:52 AM] Rob: big and small
[01/01/2015, 2:44:58 AM] Rob: and they rarely get called on it
[01/01/2015, 2:45:02 AM] Rob: By the public at large
[01/01/2015, 2:45:06 AM] Rob: so I'm wondering if she just doesn't know?
[01/01/2015, 2:45:32 AM] Athena Hollow: in this particular instance, I get what Helen is saying - she's going from a journalistic angle, but if she has a history of transphobic stuff then she should probably just not have said anything at all
[01/01/2015, 2:45:38 AM] Izzy (@iglvzx): OMG. Where's Zoe? I need to show her this: https://twitter.com/schalart/status/550361925021089792
[01/01/2015, 2:45:40 AM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: i don't know helen lewis's history. but that comment alone (though i disagree with it) certainly wasn't transphobic, imo
[01/01/2015, 2:45:46 AM] Dina : no I fee like Bri has a weird tendency to co opt the struggle du jour
[01/01/2015, 2:45:49 AM] Athena Hollow: i think it's because of her history
[01/01/2015, 2:45:49 AM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: agree, athena
[01/01/2015, 2:45:55 AM] Dina : but maybe I'm just being a bitch
[01/01/2015, 2:45:57 AM] Athena Hollow: which i also don't know
[01/01/2015, 2:46:19 AM] Athena Hollow: I think Bri likes to be an ally, and aknowledges the fact that she has the reach to get the message out there
[01/01/2015, 2:46:25 AM] Athena Hollow: but unknowingly speaks over those people
[01/01/2015, 2:46:34 AM] Athena Hollow: like those "bad" feminist dudes we were talking about.
[01/01/2015, 2:46:39 AM] Dina : speaks over is a great way to put it imho
[01/01/2015, 2:46:40 AM] Izzy (@iglvzx): McIntosh
[01/01/2015, 2:46:44 AM] Athena Hollow: him. yes.
[01/01/2015, 2:46:46 AM] Izzy (@iglvzx): I don't like how he does that
[01/01/2015, 2:46:47 AM] Athena Hollow: a lot.
[01/01/2015, 2:46:52 AM] Dina : who?
[01/01/2015, 2:46:55 AM] Rob: I'm always worried about crossing that line, tbh
[01/01/2015, 2:47:02 AM] Izzy (@iglvzx): the other half of Feminist Frequency
[01/01/2015, 2:47:07 AM] Dina : oooh
[01/01/2015, 2:47:08 AM] Izzy (@iglvzx): Jonathan McIntosh
[01/01/2015, 2:47:13 AM] Rob: since i spend an inordinate amount of time talking about feminism and lgbtq rights or muslim rights etc
[01/01/2015, 2:47:23 AM] Dina : yeah I don't follow him, enough white dudes on my TL
[01/01/2015, 2:47:26 AM] Dina : no offense
[01/01/2015, 2:47:31 AM] Rob: none taken, dina, lol
[01/01/2015, 2:47:32 AM] Athena Hollow: The way I handle it Rob, is I pose it as a question instead of a statement if it's something that I don't have cold fact to rely on.
[01/01/2015, 2:47:37 AM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: hey i was a white dude once qq
[01/01/2015, 2:47:39 AM] Peter Coffin: none taken
[01/01/2015, 2:48:04 AM] Peter Coffin: though sometimes I'm a dirty jew, depends on your racial perspective
[01/01/2015, 2:48:07 AM] Athena Hollow: lol
[01/01/2015, 2:48:18 AM] Rob: And sometimes I'm a filthy border hopper
[01/01/2015, 2:48:32 AM] Peter Coffin: you own a pogo stick?
[01/01/2015, 2:48:36 AM] Rob: :D
[01/01/2015, 2:48:36 AM] Athena Hollow: The way Brianna SHOULD have handled that statement was asking about Helen's transphobic history to see if there was more to it that she is unaware of
[01/01/2015, 2:48:43 AM] Athena Hollow: instead she said "We shouldn't call her transphobic"
More examples of CON supporters mocking Brianna for being a liability:
[01/01/2015, 9:02:34 AM] Athena Hollow: https://twitter.com/Spacekatgal/status/550456572854689793 >_>
[01/01/2015, 9:02:59 AM] Tesseract: no brianna don't do that
[01/01/2015, 9:03:16 AM] Athena Hollow: and she rt'd the obviously sarcastic response >_>
[01/01/2015, 9:03:31 AM] Charloppe: le sigh
[01/01/2015, 9:03:56 AM] Charloppe: i will admit I rather be aware of the shit then oblivious like I was
[01/01/2015, 9:25:18 AM] Izzy (@iglvzx): Is Brianna being reckless again on Twitter?
[01/01/2015, 9:25:25 AM] Remy: not currently
[01/01/2015, 9:25:43 AM] Remy: But she has made a 2015 resolution to be more expressive and not bottle up so much
Brianna Wu being "reckless on Twitter" is, of course, her natural state.
Wherein CON acknowledges that Brianna Wu is trans:
[01/01/2015, 3:15:32 PM] Charloppe: i made a mistake listening to this gg stream. came for lols but got transphobia and now I'm depressed
[01/01/2015, 3:15:41 PM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: what stream?
[01/01/2015, 3:15:43 PM] Ian Cheong: There's a stream going on?
[01/01/2015, 3:16:02 PM] Charloppe: its a recorded stream
[01/01/2015, 3:16:29 PM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: link? how'd trans stuff come up
[01/01/2015, 3:16:32 PM] Izzy (@iglvzx): ETHICS
[01/01/2015, 3:16:57 PM] Charloppe: its veemonro sarah
[01/01/2015, 3:17:20 PM] Charloppe: cause you know whenever brianna comes up
[01/01/2015, 3:17:31 PM] Randi Harper: https://twitter.com/bassdroppinjeff/status/550543156559618048 https://twitter.com/bassdroppinjeff/status/550543328945520641
[01/01/2015, 3:17:34 PM] Randi Harper: well, that was unexpected and nice.
[01/01/2015, 3:17:44 PM] Charloppe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuUDvpJtw_M
[01/01/2015, 3:17:49 PM] Charloppe: look around 50mins
[01/01/2015, 3:18:33 PM] Athena Hollow: wow very unexpected
[01/01/2015, 3:18:33 PM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: oh, hey, aneidoru. she harassed me the other day
[01/01/2015, 3:18:44 PM] Charloppe: wow im not shocked
[01/01/2015, 3:19:04 PM] Charloppe: seriosuly everytime bri comes up
[01/01/2015, 3:19:35 PM] Charloppe: im getting sick of that and the dick getting chopped off comments they peddle
[01/01/2015, 3:20:42 PM] Izzy (@iglvzx): Is that really her voice? Sounds like a cartoon voice actor...
[01/01/2015, 3:21:01 PM] Izzy (@iglvzx): o.o
[01/01/2015, 3:21:29 PM] Izzy (@iglvzx): Ralph sounds as dumb as he writes
[01/01/2015, 3:21:32 PM] Izzy (@iglvzx): o.o
[01/01/2015, 3:21:39 PM] Izzy (@iglvzx): (I'm horrible)
[01/01/2015, 3:21:45 PM] Charloppe: that was my first thought
[01/01/2015, 3:21:50 PM] Charloppe: no these ppl are horrible
[01/01/2015, 3:24:08 PM] Charloppe: remember its ok to misgender someone if you dont know them personally
CON openly acknowledges that Wu's trans at least.
More examples of how Brianna Wu was in contact with Katherine Cross and being guided by Quinn's clique:
[02/01/2015, 5:52:18 AM] Quinnae: I was talking Brianna down from her position, trying to put a lid on this all as we speak.
[02/01/2015, 5:52:29 AM] Quinnae: She's definitely listening.
[02/01/2015, 5:52:32 AM] Rob: Good, Katherine <3
[02/01/2015, 5:52:35 AM] Athena Hollow: That's good :)
[02/01/2015, 5:52:41 AM] Izzy (@iglvzx): <3
[02/01/2015, 5:52:45 AM] Athena Hollow: I was really worried it was all gonna go super topsy turvy
[02/01/2015, 5:52:48 AM] Rob: Like she follows me and I was tempted to DM her
[02/01/2015, 5:53:01 AM] Rob: but I haven’t spoken to her privately that much and I’m not trans so I also didn’t want to get anything wrong :\
[02/01/2015, 5:54:17 AM] Remy: I need to find a picture of someone trying to hold onto a literal shield while someone is taking it away
[02/01/2015, 5:54:20 AM] Remy: So I can tweet NotYourShield
[02/01/2015, 5:54:36 AM] drinternetphd: katherine, could you send me those links again?
[02/01/2015, 5:54:42 AM] Izzy (@iglvzx): I'm so mean, guys. :( /s https://twitter.com/iglvzx/status/550772036285390848
[02/01/2015, 5:54:43 AM] Rob: Does anyone have the link to the op against the trans hotline?
[02/01/2015, 5:54:49 AM] Rob: Auragasmic is asking me for info on it
[02/01/2015, 5:54:52 AM] drinternetphd: I nuked my skype history and lost them before being able to add them to scrivener
There is no question at this point that Wu was actively being coached by Crash Override.
Further elaboration on the above as Katherine Cross elaborates on trying to keep a leash on Brianna Wu. It also establishes that they didn't know about Natalie O'Brien:
[02/01/2015, 9:41:37 AM] Quinnae: flops Gods that was exhausting.
[02/01/2015, 9:41:42 AM] Athena Hollow: yeah i bet.
[02/01/2015, 9:41:43 AM] Rob: <3 KATHERINE
[02/01/2015, 9:41:43 AM] Athena Hollow: <3
[02/01/2015, 9:41:48 AM] Quinnae: Had a long conversation with Erika afterwards too.
[02/01/2015, 9:41:50 AM] Rob: Seriosuly you are fucking awesome
[02/01/2015, 9:41:50 AM] Remy: Hey Katherine
[02/01/2015, 9:41:53 AM] Remy: We were just cheering for you
[02/01/2015, 9:42:04 AM] Quinnae: D'awww. Thanks all.
[02/01/2015, 9:42:07 AM] Remy: You're the best <3
[02/01/2015, 9:42:11 AM] SF: I was wishing Tesseract a happy birthday.
[02/01/2015, 9:42:14 AM] Remy: Don't tell Veerender <3 I said that
[02/01/2015, 9:42:18 AM] Athena Hollow: oh hahaha it's her "birthday"
[02/01/2015, 9:42:28 AM] Quinnae: Yeah, that was a tangle. sighs Eating a well-deserved pizza right now. Because goddamn... I do hate playing peacemaker.
[02/01/2015, 9:42:29 AM] Remy: I'm cheating on all of you with Veerender <3
[02/01/2015, 9:42:33 AM] Athena Hollow: lol
[02/01/2015, 9:42:36 AM] Secret Gamer Girl: Erika's cool, has a lot lot of very strong opinions and useful links on various trans issues, but... she's also really RIGHT on the edge of suicide and takes things really really personally.
[02/01/2015, 9:42:36 AM] Randi Harper: quinnae: what the hell was all that about?
[02/01/2015, 9:42:38 AM] Athena Hollow: well you may hate it but you're good :)
[02/01/2015, 9:42:39 AM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: what happened, katherine?
[02/01/2015, 9:42:47 AM] Randi Harper: quinnae: she might throw another fit when she sees that I've preemptively blocked her.
[02/01/2015, 9:42:47 AM] Rob: SGG: Yes, that.
[02/01/2015, 9:42:53 AM] Peter Coffin: hey folks whats up
[02/01/2015, 9:42:53 AM] Quinnae: I like it in theory. :) It just takes a lot out of her.
[02/01/2015, 9:42:57 AM] Quinnae: *out of me
[02/01/2015, 9:43:05 AM] Rob: Which is why I was like STEPS AWAY, SHUT DOWN ACCOUNT when all that shit went down between us
[02/01/2015, 9:43:10 AM] Athena Hollow: yeah
[02/01/2015, 9:43:15 AM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: i'm very lost
[02/01/2015, 9:43:27 AM] Athena Hollow: Ericka got mad at Bri. Shit hit fan.
[02/01/2015, 9:43:35 AM] Peter Coffin: what
[02/01/2015, 9:43:35 AM] Athena Hollow: Katherine was lady mediator & saved the day
[02/01/2015, 9:43:40 AM] Athena Hollow: all is well in the world again
[02/01/2015, 9:43:43 AM] Rob: Like as some of you may have noticed (ha ha ha) I have an anger problem
[02/01/2015, 9:43:45 AM] Athena Hollow: (as well as it can be of course)
[02/01/2015, 9:44:12 AM] Quinnae: Eh, it's a long story that requires getting into the weeds of trans politics. Basically Brianna Wu shot from the hip about something very inadvisable that came off as a cis woman cissplaining transphobia to trans people, some of the angrier trans folk online got upset. Erika got really mad. Brianna Wu's social media coordinator blocked Erika, Erika got madder and started rallying people against Brianna Wu squashing her and being transphobic...
[02/01/2015, 9:44:14 AM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: thank you for helping out, katherine. but be sure to take care of yourself :(
[02/01/2015, 9:44:20 AM] Quinnae: That was when Randi showed up and I stepped in at around the same time.
[02/01/2015, 9:44:37 AM] Quinnae: It had to be done, that could've gotten very ugly very fast.
[02/01/2015, 9:44:40 AM] Rob: Katherine you are awesome for defusing that
[02/01/2015, 9:44:50 AM] Rob: also when you favorite my stuff I’m like SENPAI <3
[02/01/2015, 9:44:55 AM] Athena Hollow: hahaha
[02/01/2015, 9:44:56 AM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: haha
[02/01/2015, 9:45:09 AM] Rob: DON’T LAUGH I LIKE ACADEMICS OKAY
[02/01/2015, 9:45:16 AM] Quinnae: laughs and tosses her hair over her shoulder, winks
[02/01/2015, 9:45:17 AM] Remy: Let's all just hope it's too complicated for GG to try and parse through and use against them
[02/01/2015, 9:45:19 AM] Athena Hollow: LOL
[02/01/2015, 9:45:21 AM] Remy: Or other reactionaries
[02/01/2015, 9:45:28 AM] Athena Hollow: oh yeah, gg is dumb, we're good.
[02/01/2015, 9:45:29 AM] Athena Hollow: lol
[02/01/2015, 9:45:36 AM] Randi Harper: i'm fully waiting for the KiA piece about how bri is a transphobic and i defended her.
[02/01/2015, 9:45:40 AM] Athena Hollow: LOL
[02/01/2015, 9:45:47 AM] Quinnae: Yeah. That's one of the big risks.
[02/01/2015, 9:45:47 AM] Randi Harper: dead serious.
[02/01/2015, 9:45:47 AM] Athena Hollow: I'll get the popcorn ready.
[02/01/2015, 9:45:48 AM] Peter Coffin: well done katherine & randi
[02/01/2015, 9:45:50 AM] Randi Harper: not even laughing.
[02/01/2015, 9:45:51 AM] Remy: Yup
[02/01/2015, 9:45:53 AM] Quinnae: Another fissure for GG to exploit.
[02/01/2015, 9:45:54 AM] Rob: I know, Randi. It’s gonna happen
[02/01/2015, 9:45:56 AM] Remy: I didn't wanna say it but Randi di
[02/01/2015, 9:45:57 AM] Randi Harper: peter: i daccomplished nothing.
[02/01/2015, 9:46:04 AM] Quinnae: It's one of the main reasons this had to be clamped down ASAP.
Note that Quinnae is actively working with Brianna, cementing a connection between Crash Override, Brianna Wu, and Feminist Frequency.
More on the above as Randi Harper chimes in on how Brianna Wu's tendencies make her uncontrollable.
[02/01/2015, 9:47:56 AM] Randi Harper: also slightly annoyed with her "yeah, confirming that spacekatgal and i worked it out" after spewing tons of tweets about how bri is a horrible person.
[02/01/2015, 9:47:56 AM] drinternetphd: Just cause the avenues for actually talking shut down so quick and people just start shouting past each other
[02/01/2015, 9:47:59 AM] Randi Harper: not adequate.
[02/01/2015, 9:48:09 AM] Rob: agreed, zoe
[02/01/2015, 9:48:18 AM] Quinnae: Eh, Randi, to be honest with you...
[02/01/2015, 9:48:34 AM] Randi Harper: be honest. i'm not going to be offended.
[02/01/2015, 9:48:35 AM] Rob: And also 140 characters PLUS trying to watch your words so they’re not misinterpreted (deliberately, by GG) PLUS having people interject....
[02/01/2015, 9:48:51 AM] Quinnae: She's not very powerful and definitely the much smaller underprivileged party here. I don't want her to make a big song and dance out of apologising, I'm interested in practical outcomes. This just needed to stop.
[02/01/2015, 9:48:55 AM] Quinnae: It has, and I'm pleased with that.
[02/01/2015, 9:48:58 AM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: wait you mean leigh WASN'T laughing at native islanders
[02/01/2015, 9:49:00 AM] Quinnae: So is Brianna.
[02/01/2015, 9:49:07 AM] Athena Hollow: LOL Sarah.
[02/01/2015, 9:49:10 AM] Randi Harper: it's not about making a statement politically. it's about how i view her as a person now.
[02/01/2015, 9:49:38 AM] Rob: I will say this, Randi - if people try o use their fight against bri? Erika’s going to be the first person to tell them to fuck off
[02/01/2015, 9:49:42 AM] Rob: and be vociferous in defending bri
[02/01/2015, 9:49:48 AM] Athena Hollow: There is that.
[02/01/2015, 9:49:52 AM] Rob: She did that when people tried to use our tiff against me.
[02/01/2015, 9:50:16 AM] Remy: Randi's plate seems like it's just too full for her to have patience with people playing fast and loose on Twitter
[02/01/2015, 9:50:26 AM] Randi Harper: i find her tactics distasteful. after kicking up all that fuss, her response wasn't adequate, and i dislike her as a person because of it.
[02/01/2015, 9:50:26 AM] Athena Hollow: yeah.
[02/01/2015, 9:50:34 AM] Randi Harper: no, this is aside from twitter.
[02/01/2015, 9:50:39 AM] Randi Harper: that is the kind of shit that grinds my gears.
[02/01/2015, 9:50:56 AM] SF: I have to say I have trouble sympathizing when people get really upset over trans issues over cisplaining and such. I mean, it's frustrating, but I'm a little more concerned about people who want to literally murder me.
[02/01/2015, 9:50:58 AM] Remy: oh my bad I'm gonna stop talking about things I don't understand now x-x
[02/01/2015, 9:51:25 AM] SF: And I get you can call out both, but, perspective.
[02/01/2015, 9:51:41 AM] Quinnae: Yeah, and you all know my views on such things.
[02/01/2015, 9:51:45 AM] Randi Harper: this whole twitter thing has been a whole exercise in pushing past my knee-jerk reaction of finding public fights to be repellant. I've been justifying it by saying it's for the greater good, whatever, responding to attacks.
[02/01/2015, 9:51:53 AM] Quinnae: I try my best to be pragmatic.
[02/01/2015, 9:52:00 AM] Rob: Definitely not gonna disagree, randi
[02/01/2015, 9:52:32 AM] Quinnae: Yeah, not a fan of Twitter spats either, Randi.
[02/01/2015, 9:52:41 AM] Randi Harper: not a fan of any public spats.
Wu would later get called out by Randi Harper for her tendency to talk over other voices in the SXSW debacle.
Brianna Wu's discussion of Leelah Alcorn brings up some ridiculousness:
[02/01/2015, 12:19:48 PM] Secret Gamer Girl: Any sane person is going to hate GG, especially if you're a trans woman, and ESPECIALLY if you're a suicidal trans woman
[02/01/2015, 12:19:51 PM] Remy: yup
[02/01/2015, 12:19:52 PM] Quinnae: That's sad. I feel the same way Zoe. sighs
[02/01/2015, 12:19:57 PM] Remy: She was also on Reddit
[02/01/2015, 12:20:09 PM] Peter Coffin: Ah that's so sad
[02/01/2015, 12:20:16 PM] Ian Cheong: People are really mad at Brianna for posting about Leelah
[02/01/2015, 12:20:29 PM] Remy: Tons of people have posted about Leelah
[02/01/2015, 12:20:44 PM] drinternetphd: I just tried to signal boost resources for trans youth.
[02/01/2015, 12:21:10 PM] Remy: And I try and tweet out about TAVA when I get the chance
[02/01/2015, 12:21:13 PM] drinternetphd: Cause I didn't know whAt to do and I didn't want anyone to get harassed
[02/01/2015, 12:21:34 PM] Ian Cheong: https://twitter.com/Spacekatgal/status/549802874608549888
[02/01/2015, 12:21:38 PM] Ian Cheong: this tweet got people mad.
[02/01/2015, 12:22:34 PM] Izzy (@iglvzx): That one? I thought it was the one where she told her trans followers to not call someone transphobic
[02/01/2015, 12:22:37 PM] Remy: I was also stoked when that news agency checked out that lead and confirmed Leelahs' note
[02/01/2015, 12:23:09 PM] Ian Cheong: well izzy KIA is saying that she found a way to blame GG for Leelah's death and that's blahbblahblahblah
[02/01/2015, 12:23:28 PM] Ian Cheong: People infer a lot of stupid things.
[02/01/2015, 12:23:47 PM] Izzy (@iglvzx): Well, I have that screenshot of GG trying to use Leelah's death to improve their public image
[02/01/2015, 12:23:55 PM] Izzy (@iglvzx): they are worse
[02/01/2015, 12:24:28 PM] Izzy (@iglvzx): this: https://twitter.com/iglvzx/status/550159129956732928
[02/01/2015, 12:24:34 PM] Secret Gamer Girl: pretty sure Brianna deleted all the tweets that really got people upset real shortly after, yeah
[02/01/2015, 12:25:34 PM] Ian Cheong: my fucking ps4 keeps turning itself on
[02/01/2015, 12:25:43 PM] Izzy (@iglvzx): o.o
[02/01/2015, 12:26:07 PM] Ian Cheong: the power board is messed up
[02/01/2015, 12:26:16 PM] Izzy (@iglvzx): http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-4-Support/Ps4-Keeps-turning-on-randomly-ejects-game-disc/td-p/42955907
[02/01/2015, 12:26:26 PM] Izzy (@iglvzx): "Ps4 Keeps turning on randomly, ejects game disc"
[02/01/2015, 12:26:27 PM] Izzy (@iglvzx): spooky
[02/01/2015, 12:27:51 PM] SF: I don't even know how to feel about Leelah Alcorn. In like the literal sense.
[02/01/2015, 12:28:03 PM] SF: Maybe it's mental defence filtering me out from thinking about it too hard.
[02/01/2015, 12:28:33 PM] drinternetphd: I just want to hug a lot of people and thank every god and goddess ever that the trans women in my life are still with me
[02/01/2015, 12:28:37 PM] Secret Gamer Girl: Also I have yet to see one single person say "GG drove Leelah to suicide" or anything of the sort, but when you make a specific goal of driving all trans women to suicide as just sort of a general goal, it's fair to hold you accountable for all cases.
[02/01/2015, 12:28:53 PM] Secret Gamer Girl: and yeah, seriously
[02/01/2015, 12:29:01 PM] SF: GG pretty clearly has plenty of op transgenocide in their ranks.
[02/01/2015, 12:29:03 PM] drinternetphd: I wanted to like
[02/01/2015, 12:29:13 PM] drinternetphd: Put a message out to my trans followers
[02/01/2015, 12:29:24 PM] Secret Gamer Girl: did you happen to catch mine?
[02/01/2015, 12:29:39 PM] drinternetphd: Congratulating them on surviving another year because of how fucking shitty of a deal they've been given
More acknowledgement that Wu is trans.
In which Randi Harper calls it like she sees it:
[02/01/2015, 2:26:18 PM] Ian Cheong: forgive me if i sound ignorant but how is brianna being transphobic?
[02/01/2015, 2:26:36 PM] Remy: She isn't
[02/01/2015, 2:26:39 PM] Athena Hollow: It was more 'ignorance' than 'malicious'.
[02/01/2015, 2:26:43 PM] Remy: Unless something has happened I"m not aware of
[02/01/2015, 2:26:51 PM] Izzy (@iglvzx): Who claimed that? I am seeing people saying she is "cisplaining' or stepping over and trying to speak for trans people.
[02/01/2015, 2:26:52 PM] Athena Hollow: She cis splained some trans stuff to trans people
[02/01/2015, 2:26:56 PM] Remy: ^
[02/01/2015, 2:26:57 PM] Athena Hollow: without asking first
[02/01/2015, 2:27:19 PM] Remy: This wasn't a malicious attack it was a faux pas
[02/01/2015, 2:27:22 PM] Ian Cheong: izzy, the stuff erika said
[02/01/2015, 2:27:23 PM] Athena Hollow: yup
[02/01/2015, 2:27:28 PM] Ian Cheong: erika was accusing her of transphobia
[02/01/2015, 2:27:33 PM] Tesseract: does this quash the rumors of her being trans at least
[02/01/2015, 2:27:37 PM] Ian Cheong: (doh)
[02/01/2015, 2:27:45 PM] Ian Cheong: no she could stilll be trans
[02/01/2015, 2:27:59 PM] Ian Cheong: shes just not versed in the grammar of talking about trans issues
[02/01/2015, 2:28:10 PM] Randi Harper: it's stupid.
[02/01/2015, 2:28:14 PM] Randi Harper: the entire thing is fucking stupid.
Randi Harper points out that Wu's making them look like idiots.
The train-wreck that is Brianna Wu vs. Erika will not stop.
[03/01/2015, 5:00:08 AM] Quinnae: Indeed, Sarah is one of our most sterling warrioresses. :)
[03/01/2015, 5:00:27 AM] Ian Cheong: Hi Kath
[03/01/2015, 5:00:32 AM] Rob: Hi katherine
[03/01/2015, 5:00:40 AM] Izzy (@iglvzx): Plus, they said I was the new Srhbutts. I can carry the torch
[03/01/2015, 5:00:44 AM] Athena Hollow: https://twitter.com/PlatonicNoir/status/551118134581948416
[03/01/2015, 5:00:46 AM] Athena Hollow: he seems nice
[03/01/2015, 5:01:00 AM] Izzy (@iglvzx): Tess, too. We got a lot on our team doing the same thing by calling out GG's horrible behavior/antics
[03/01/2015, 5:01:53 AM] Quinnae: Sarah's my hero. But she deserves a break.
[03/01/2015, 5:02:02 AM] Quinnae: Also, holy Goddess, this thing with Erika will not sodding stop.
[03/01/2015, 5:02:10 AM] live:riotarms: https://twitter.com/angelseraph7/status/551120690137407488 ha ha wow
[03/01/2015, 5:02:16 AM] Sarah, Butt-er of the Butts: doesn't surprise me :( what's happening with her now
[03/01/2015, 5:02:52 AM] Quinnae: She was wailing to me privately about how Randi blocked her and she feels "dragged through the mud" for the sake of Brianna's good reputation.
[03/01/2015, 5:03:04 AM] Quinnae: So I've decided to put on a stern mother face.
[03/01/2015, 5:03:05 AM] Veerender Jubbal: Who is Erika?
[03/01/2015, 5:03:10 AM] Veerender Jubbal: Which one, if I may ask?
[03/01/2015, 5:03:20 AM] Rob: Oh, Erika
[03/01/2015, 5:03:21 AM] Izzy (@iglvzx): IceQueenErika?
[03/01/2015, 5:03:23 AM] live:riotarms: that whole thing is awful
[03/01/2015, 5:03:25 AM] Rob: Yeah she.... reacts very poorly to a lot of things
[03/01/2015, 5:03:25 AM] Athena Hollow: -_-
[03/01/2015, 5:03:42 AM] Athena Hollow: <3 Kath.
[03/01/2015, 5:03:47 AM] Athena Hollow: you're the best mom <3
[03/01/2015, 5:03:58 AM] Veerender Jubbal: They follow me.
[03/01/2015, 5:03:59 AM] Ian Cheong: I don't know her well but I do think I follow her on Twitter.
[03/01/2015, 5:04:17 AM] Veerender Jubbal: Something happen?
[03/01/2015, 5:04:17 AM] live:riotarms: I unfollowed Brianna over that honestly because what she said was so out of line
[03/01/2015, 5:04:36 AM] live:riotarms: I can see how it would trigger someone
[03/01/2015, 5:05:11 AM] Ian Cheong: She should've taken it into private with Brianna.
[03/01/2015, 5:05:19 AM] Rob: Basically Bri endorsed a transphobe person, wouldn’t back down for a while
[03/01/2015, 5:05:22 AM] Rob: Eventually she did and apologized
[03/01/2015, 5:05:24 AM] live:riotarms: really? I dunno about that
[03/01/2015, 5:05:27 AM] Ian Cheong: I don't agree with publicly calling out someone who is a receptacle for harassment.
[03/01/2015, 5:05:32 AM] Veerender Jubbal: Oh.
[03/01/2015, 5:05:35 AM] live:riotarms: I haven't been following it, though
[03/01/2015, 5:05:44 AM] Rob: And then Erika was still (understandably) angry
[03/01/2015, 5:06:01 AM] Athena Hollow: awwwwww he deleted his buttmad post.
[03/01/2015, 5:06:01 AM] Ian Cheong: Brianna has enough shit to deal with, you know?
[03/01/2015, 5:06:04 AM] Randi Harper: lol she's really that pissed about me blocking her?
[03/01/2015, 5:06:05 AM] Randi Harper: ugh.
[03/01/2015, 5:06:22 AM] Rob: So then Bri asked if they could speak privatgely about it, Erika kept saying no but eventually a few people convinced her to
[03/01/2015, 5:06:31 AM] Ian Cheong: You're tearing me apart Lisa.
[03/01/2015, 5:06:33 AM] Rob: And then it seemed like things were cool, but I guess she’s mad Randi blocked her
[03/01/2015, 5:06:34 AM] Quinnae: Eh, KnifeHorse, I had a good talk with Brianna about it. She recognised that she made a mistake. Erika and others were just screaming at her to no good end.
Once again, proof Wu was being coached.
Whilst there's no evidence in the logs that Quinn's Clique was directly responsible for the initial attacks against Brianna Wu per se, there is no question that they were directly involved with Brianna Wu's ongoing campaign of professional victimhood and harassing people afterwards. Katherine Cross establishes that she acted as Brianna Wu's go-between, and was involved with helping Brianna Wu maintain some level of damage control on Gamerghazi and Twitter, but that Brianna Wu quickly proved too volatile to keep a handle on - in less than five days worth of logs, Brianna Wu is mentioned as causing some form of problem or another dozens of times.
Regardless of how she came to them, all evidence is that once in contact with Quinn's clique at Crash Override Network, Brianna Wu was a lightning rod of major issues, exactly as she had been at the Susan's Place Forums years before. It also establishes that they knew Brianna Wu was trans.