Why Not Mr. Wolfe?

Creator of Metagearsolid.org. Humble philosopher, writer

RE: The lesson of the Great Male Renunciation

Another problem with the spontaneous homophobia (and/or privilege disgust) theory behind the Great Male Renunciation is that nothing ever works that way.  The whole European male aristocracy radically changed their way of life, dress, and belief about what’s masculine (this is the key part) on a whim because some new idea they’ve never considered before came along?  I don’t know if it’s officially recorded, but it only makes sense that there was a lot of support for such a shift beforehand, and extreme pressure to do so.

I’ll elaborate…

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RE: The Gay Heel

Here’s a list of claims being made over at this blog… 


…and this person…


  1. Men do not wear footwear featuring higher heels today
  2. The sole purpose for deep heels on men’s footwear was originally to enhance the appearance of the calf muscles on display and look “fabulous”
  3. It was a deep, universally held belief in Europe for centuries that being masculine was intertwined with being posh and meticulously grooming one’s appearance (hence heels)
  4. Some guy just made a comment about how that’s gay, and everybody suddenly changed their mind about it because they didn’t want to be thought of as gay, but then women wore them for some reason not specified

Here are my responses to these claims:

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“Genius emerges at the intersection of unique individual human potential and unique temporal circumstances. As circumstances change, some people’s ability to fulfill their potential will increase, but other people’s will decrease. Progress does not simply expand options.”


Anonymous asked: Do you understand Kojima's hidden messages the first time you play an MGS game?

Nope. Interviews and stuff are needed to put the puzzle together.

Anonymous asked: do you intend to analyse the new MGS V trailer?

Not yet. I tend to wait for everyone else to analyze things, then step back and think again.

E3 partial reaction

Games I will probably buy:

  • Metal Gear Solid V - Can’t say no to that
  • Bloodborne - A proper full-blown next-gen FROM RPG
  • No Man’s Sky - Ambition meets beauty meets simplicity
  • Little Big Planet 3 - New characters look refreshing
  • Far Cry 4 - Coop with people who don’t even own the game
  • Magicka 2 - First one was really solid, want more

Games that made me shrug hard:

  • The Order - Quick time events and bad aiming
  • Sunset Overdrive - Too self-aware to make subversion fun
  • Destiny - I feel like I’ve already played it
  • Rainbow Six Siege - Assholes will ruin the game
  • Assassin’s Creed 15 - Needs a new formula
  • The Division - Pretentious and not in-game

Stupidest Announcement: Mass Effect 4 talking heads spewing meaningless bullshit

Anonymous asked: What are your thoughts on 4chan?

I have very limited knowledge of the full scope and activity of 4chan, but they seem to be pretty cool.

Anonymous asked: What was your first Metal Gear experience?

I saw Metal Gear Solid on a game rental store shelf, on my 12th or 13th birthday (I can’t remember).  I didn’t own a PlayStation, but I was renting one for my birthday with my best friend.  I was looking for a cool racing game, and the simple white cover of Metal Gear Solid intrigued me.  I assumed by the name that it was a racing game, and the fact that it had two-discs seemed beyond crazy to me.

When I turned it over and found out it was a spy game, I immediately thought of Rainbow Six, and I was going to put it away again, but the odd name, sleek cover, and Shinkawa artwork was too intriguing.  The top-down perspective was very interesting too.  My friend agreed, and so I rented it.

I probably rented it six times after that (which was very hard, since I didn’t own a PlayStation, was the only person in my family who cared about the game, and we were too poor to afford renting game systems, so I actually had to save up money from doing odd jobs or wait for special occasions).