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YouTubers Meg Turney and Gavin Free Survive Home Invasion by Armed Fanatic

We are happy to hear that Meg and Gavin were physically unharmed after this terrifying experience with a crazed fan.

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The Albuquerque Journal has reported that Gavin Free and Meg Turney were victims of a home invasion in Austin, TX by a crazed fanatic. Turney and Free awoke to the sounds of breaking glass and a gunshot. They quickly hid in a closet and called 911 while Chistopher Giles searched their home brandishing a .45 caliber handgun according to a search warrant affidavit, around 3:40 a.m. on January 26. 

Christopher Giles drove eleven hours from Albuquerque, according to documents filed in the 2nd Judicial District Court. A superfan of Meg Turney with a dislike of her boyfriend, former Creative Director of Rooster Teeth, Gavin Free. “A search of Giles’ cellular phone identified various notations identifying Megan Turney and Gavin Free by name,” a detective wrote in the documents. “Furthermore, threatening thoughts were recorded by Giles and directed toward Gavin Free, i.e., ‘I want Gavin Free to die alone, with no children.’ ”

When he couldn’t find the couple, Giles left their house encountering Austin Police Department officers. The police officers found Giles backing his Lincoln sedan with New Mexico plates out of the driveway and ordered him to stop. Instead, they heard a single gunshot coming from the car. An officer returned fire.

Christopher Giles was pronounced dead on the scene. Meg Turney and Gavine Free were physically unharmed.

Both Austin and Albuquerque Police Departments report a frightening amount of evidence that Giles planned to do harm to Free and Turney. 

One detective said it was apparent that Giles had “developed a fondness of Turney yet resented Free for his lifestyle and success.” Albuquerque Police Department detectives who executed a search warrant on Christopher Giles home in Albuquerque said he lived alone and was “an avid player of video games and was known for watching YouTube videos that were centered on his hobby.”

Detectives took a laptop, two tablets, two cellphones and an Xbox console from his home.

Shacknews sends our love to both Meg and Gavin. This must have been a terrifying experience, and we are just happy that they were not physically harmed. This news is a firm reminder of how serious problems in the gaming and YouTube communities like bomb threats at eSports events, swatting, harassment, and stalking can lead to fatal consequences. It's too late for Christopher Giles, but we can only hope that his story will prevent another sad and scary event like this from occuring.

Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Tendobox.com. Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

From The Chatty

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    February 12, 2018 7:45 PM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, YouTubers Meg Turney and Gavin Free Survive Home Invasion by Armed Fanatic

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      February 12, 2018 8:02 PM

      Holy crap!

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      February 12, 2018 8:06 PM

      Holy shit.

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      February 12, 2018 8:06 PM

      happy ending at least

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        February 13, 2018 1:00 AM

        Maybe after extensive therapy.

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        February 13, 2018 7:28 AM

        Not for everyone. It would be a happier ending if this guy had gotten whatever treatment he needed before this ever happened.

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          February 13, 2018 7:38 AM

          I know playing armchair psychologist is counterproductive, but I seriously wonder what sort of mental disorder would lead someone to do that. Like, would it be the same sort of illness that drove somebody like John Hinckley or, as a less violent example, "Mrs Letterman"?

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          February 13, 2018 10:25 AM

          People used to be a lot more proactive with this kind of stuff but the treatment back then was to warehouse people into mental hospitals. That violated a lot of people's rights and due process as many were sent either without problems or they were stuck there getting treated when their episode was really short.

          Hence why it's commonly said we don't have as much mental health resources and beds as we do these days. But if you go back to when there was more it was a pretty shitty set up.

          The pendulum swung to make it more voluntary and have family urge people to go and it required people with authority to commit someone.

          Its kind of why I think mandatory mental health screenings for everyone should take place even 6 months and use it to elevate help if needed. Make mental health as common as a dentist visit and make the care Universal. If you're not up to date with your check (even just an interview) then you can't get a new job, apply for certain things, etc. It's not exactly how I want it but something to the degree that makes reduces stigma of mental health care and give them more tools to identify and treat at risk individuals with a risk based approach. Also to get people in general to learn how to identify and interact with people with mental health issues. Not leave it to calling the police to deal with it.

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            February 13, 2018 11:11 AM

            Its kind of why I think mandatory mental health screenings for everyone should take place even 6 months and use it to elevate help if needed. Make mental health as common as a dentist visit and make the care Universal.

            If only. At this point there's not enough money in mental health to get the professional we already need. But I would love it were this the case.

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              February 13, 2018 11:15 AM

              The irony of his post being that most poor people in the U.S. don't have dental coverage either.

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                February 13, 2018 2:02 PM

                And some of them even have health care but in the USA teeth and eyes aren't part of your "health."

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      February 12, 2018 8:12 PM

      He looks like a school shooter.

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      February 12, 2018 8:14 PM

      Good thing he was a fucking idiot.

      -He entered the house by shooting his way in (or breaking glass then shooting).
      -How hard would it be to find someone in their house?
      -He then decided to shoot once at the cops and ended up dead.

      This is terrifying to me because if he was even a hair smarter they'd be dead.

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        February 13, 2018 1:21 AM

        "The police officers found Giles backing his Lincoln sedan with New Mexico plates out of the driveway and ordered him to stop. Instead, they heard a single gunshot coming from the car. An officer returned fire."

        Sounds to me like he shot himself. But then an officer opened fire.

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          February 13, 2018 3:20 AM

          Ahhh, didn’t read into that. Good catch.

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          February 13, 2018 7:04 AM

          That's the interpretation I got from the way the article described it.

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        February 13, 2018 5:05 AM

        No kidding. Who doesn't think to check the closet first when playing hide and seek even?

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        February 13, 2018 6:01 AM

        or it was suicide by police

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      February 12, 2018 8:23 PM

      Wow scary stuff

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      February 12, 2018 8:32 PM

      At least there's a happy ending and this moron is a corpse now.

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      February 12, 2018 9:04 PM

      What the fuck? People are crazy. Glad to hear they are both okay.

    • ArB
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      February 12, 2018 9:05 PM

      That's scary. I'm glad they're ok.

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      February 12, 2018 9:29 PM

      That's nuts.

      A similar thing happened to Sunsfan and Sajedene a few years back. They're involved in the pro DOTA2 scene and their apartment was raided by some crack heads who thought they were knocking over a drug house.

      Sajedene was streaming live on Twitch at the time. One of her viewers got on the phone with someone they personally know over in Europe who then called the Arizona police.

      One of the would-be thieves held Sajedene hostage while the other one took Sunsfan to an ATM to clear out his account. When they got back the police had arrived. If the police didn't show up they could have been killed.

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      February 12, 2018 9:46 PM

      The price of fame and all that.

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        February 13, 2018 7:07 AM

        Shit like this is why I would never want to be famous, especially internet famous. There are too many socially maladjusted obsessive psychos who latch on to these internet personalities, and the fact that they can probably find subreddits full of people just as crazy as they are doesn't help things one bit.

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        February 13, 2018 8:22 AM

        It’s why celebrities eventually moved into the hills and have 11ft fences.

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      February 12, 2018 10:43 PM

      Well that's terrible

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      February 12, 2018 10:45 PM

      I used to watch Gavin all the time! This was crazy to read.

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      February 13, 2018 12:59 AM

      That’s deeply fucked up. Very glad they’re physically okay.

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      February 13, 2018 2:12 AM

      The next guy will check the closet.

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      February 13, 2018 2:33 AM

      after quick google image search of meg turney, i can sorta understand?

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        February 13, 2018 4:10 AM

        She looks alot like an average female?

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        February 13, 2018 4:15 AM

        I've never heard of these people

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        February 13, 2018 4:54 AM

        Dude...

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        February 13, 2018 5:07 AM

        Sincerely not cool.

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          February 13, 2018 7:38 AM

          this is how Im ending my correspondence now


          Sincerely, not cool

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        February 13, 2018 5:51 AM

        This is the type of comment you think flies here?

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          February 13, 2018 6:42 AM

          in all fairness it did for well over a decade

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            February 13, 2018 6:49 AM

            Yeah well he's gone now.

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            February 13, 2018 6:52 AM

            Someone is almost murdered and it's cool to say, well she's hot so I can understand why someone would want to murder their partner....I'm pretty sure something like that was never ok.

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              February 13, 2018 7:01 AM

              10 or 15 years ago you would have probably seen a dozen disgusting replies like that, all of which would have been even more vulgar and tasteless. It's easy to forget how much things have changed for the better here over the years. Looking back at some of the threads that happened here in the 2000s is really just depressing.

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                February 13, 2018 7:05 AM

                We were just kids moderated by a giant kid. Things changed because we grew up.

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                February 13, 2018 1:59 PM

                "Disgusting" was way too strong of a word, and I apologize for that. I should have said "inappropriate". I'm a big fan of gallows humor, but that particular comment just struck me as being in particularly poor taste.

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              February 13, 2018 7:06 AM

              you're living in a dream world man, rape jokes were super common on this site for a long time

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              February 13, 2018 7:15 AM

              It's gross, but the whole lamp sand lime shacknews crest thing is even based on "rape with a lamp"

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                February 13, 2018 7:24 AM

                Woah. Are you fucking serious?

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                  February 13, 2018 7:30 AM

                  Felt like this needs a little more explanation.

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                  February 13, 2018 7:30 AM

                  Have you never heard how Mike Tyson would prefer to eat your ass or what you'd fill with sand?

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                  February 13, 2018 7:43 AM

                  The Lamp refers to a catchphrase I believe klerck would yell "rape her with a lamp!!!" In the chatty

                  The lime refers to Mike Tyson yelling about eating assholes during a boxong weigh in.

                  The sand refers to another catchphrase, I also want to say klerck invented, of "fill it with sand" in reference, mostly, about vaginas.

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                    February 13, 2018 7:46 AM

                    That isn't how I remember the sand reference. I thought it had to do with a Shacker who thought boobs would feel like bags of sand.

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                    February 13, 2018 8:20 AM

                    For some reason it's extra eerie to me that the post in question was on the eve of 9/11

                    http://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=1954636#item_1954636

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                      February 13, 2018 8:38 AM

                      damn we were shitty teenagers.

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                      February 13, 2018 8:42 AM

                      How did a random reply to a thread with 10 comments turn in to a running joke?

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                        February 13, 2018 8:44 AM

                        klerck used it like fifty more times after that and THEN it became a running joke

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                          February 13, 2018 8:52 AM

                          I'm glad I missed those days lol

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                            February 13, 2018 8:57 AM

                            And for those who don't remember - klerck was the one who made headlines when he protested the name of the movie Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers in the wake of 9/11 and would later go on to commit suicide.

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                              February 13, 2018 8:58 AM

                              (and by protested I mean he made an online petition at petition.org or whatever bullshit site it was you did that at - and some number of people seemed to honestly agree with him - it was one of the few times that site shut a petition down with an explanation)

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                                February 13, 2018 9:16 AM

                                But not before it showed up on national news. Hah that was a masterful troll. I remember signing that petition a few times.

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                              February 13, 2018 9:15 AM

                              Wait, did he really commit actual suicide?

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                                February 13, 2018 9:18 AM

                                I don't think we ever saw a death certificate but he did posting. Rip Kevin Ealy

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                                  February 13, 2018 9:24 AM

                                  The ShackWiki has a photo of his (literal) tombstone but I'd avoid clicking the ED link on there unless you want to see a bunch of disturbing images.

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                                  February 13, 2018 9:24 AM

                                  He posted a suicide note on his website if I remember right :/

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                                    February 13, 2018 9:26 AM

                                    True but it would still be the ultimate klerck troll move to fake your own death and keep the gag running for decadea. We don't really know if Kevin Ealy was his real name!

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                                February 13, 2018 9:23 AM

                                IIRC mr.sleepy like called his mom and talked to her or something after it happened

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                                  February 13, 2018 10:07 AM

                                  Could all be faked! I want to believe klerck is with 2pac and biggie on an island somewhere

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                              February 13, 2018 9:16 AM

                              Yikes

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                        February 13, 2018 9:26 AM

                        we're gonna need to resurrect shacktoons for all our new folks

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                          February 13, 2018 9:27 AM

                          I don’t know where the hard drive that had them all wound up :(

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                            February 13, 2018 1:40 PM

                            At PAX one year, one of the two guys (Mike or Jerry, can't remember which one) said that early in the life of the PA comic strip, the hard drive that had all the comics on it crashed and they didn't have any backups. This is back before they kept all the comics on the site (may be when they were still being hosted elsewhere and didn't have their own site yet).

                            The guy was devastated (whichever one Gabe is). He went to his job at Circuit City and told one of his coworkers about it and that coworker said that he had a copy of all the comics. Apparently he had been saving each of them to a floppy disk (I guess one per disk?). Gabe was elated but he asked why, the guy just said he liked them and wanted to keep them (and I guess this is back when hard drive space was a precious commodity).

                            So that one dude's floppy disk collection saved Penny Arcade.

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                      February 13, 2018 9:14 AM

                      It is surreal to see posts I've made 17 years ago here back in my parents basement (as Chrono Trigga)

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                      February 13, 2018 9:33 AM

                      David Duke for President! And Ann Coulter for Vice President

                      Klerk in 2002, lol

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                        February 13, 2018 9:35 AM

                        He introduced me to goatse, meatspin, lemon party, all the terrible icons of the early 2000s. Also remember when linking to those stingers became bankable. I think they were called stingers..they were little Flash animations that played for 5 seconds then a screeching shriek would play and flash to a dead corpse or something

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                February 13, 2018 8:11 AM

                Our Confederate statue.

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                  February 13, 2018 1:17 PM

                  One of Our Confederate statues.

                  Fixed it for ya.

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              February 13, 2018 9:46 AM

              It was a back-handed 'she's hot' joke that would've flown just perfectly a few years ago before everyone because a super-soft white knight. It makes me sad how much people are reading in to this.

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        February 13, 2018 5:52 AM

        Just going to pop in here... yeah not cool.

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        February 13, 2018 6:25 AM

        Guys it's ok to try and understand what goes on in the minds of others. What would cross the line is if he said he'd do the same thing or would have helped

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          February 13, 2018 6:54 AM

          It was the phrasing that made the post pretty gross.

          I had never heard of either of them and, after a Google search, yes she is definitely a very attractive woman. I can see how a socially isolated, utterly mentally unstable loner nerd could become dangerously infatuated with someone like that, because an attractive woman who likes video games and cosplay is probably the ideal for someone like the stalker.

          If he had said something like that, I don't think he would have gotten the same response.

        • Zek
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          February 13, 2018 9:08 AM

          No. There's a time and a place. This was not an academic food for thought post, it was a crass sex joke about the victim of serious trauma.

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            February 13, 2018 10:08 AM

            Where and when is that time and place?

            • Zek
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              February 13, 2018 11:22 AM

              I mean for Shack's tradition of horndog posts in general, not this one specifically. Not a fan of the "pics plz" type stuff personally but I won't raise a stink over it. This one is pretty revolting though.

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                February 13, 2018 11:54 AM

                You know what's revolting? You insinuating that there is a time and place for this kind of behavior on this website! You think you can do what you want behind closed doors in your all boy's social club?

                • Zek
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                  February 13, 2018 12:25 PM

                  I'm trying to be diplomatic, not saying I agree with it. "This kind of behavior," meaning crass jokes about a woman's looks, happens all the time here actually and is usually celebrated by the community when violence is not involved. This post was exponentially more disturbing than that usual level of boy's club behavior.

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        February 13, 2018 7:40 AM

        what the fuck?

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        February 13, 2018 7:45 AM

        lol say wat

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        February 13, 2018 8:26 AM

        after a quick search of where the incident happened I can sort of understand. you people give guns to pretty much anyone

      • Zek
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        February 13, 2018 9:08 AM

        I don't normally like to call out moderators, but please tell me this is bannable. It's bad enough that it hasn't been nuked yet.

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          February 13, 2018 9:21 AM

          Next time try duke nuked instead

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            February 13, 2018 11:47 AM

            I don’t think it’s manned.

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              February 13, 2018 11:48 AM

              It goes out to all moderators though, doesn't it?

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                February 13, 2018 11:53 AM

                Maybe?! I also am not 100% certain when shackmessages actually work. It is a mystery wrapped in an enigma.

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                  February 13, 2018 11:55 AM

                  Lol too true

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                  February 13, 2018 11:58 AM

                  Unfortunately that Enigma is also inside JJ Abrams' Mystery Box. And that box was packed by M Night Shyamalan.

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              February 13, 2018 11:49 AM

              I've been told it is and they discuss things in their slack channel, but the invisible hand chooses not to act most the time now. I gave up reporting to it since the current rules seem to be whatever they decide not to do on slack.

            • ArB
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              February 13, 2018 12:01 PM

              We don't say "manned" here. We say "peopled".

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                February 13, 2018 12:25 PM

                Uh I think it’s “folksed”

                • ArB
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                  February 13, 2018 1:04 PM

                  Haha, that's better. It's all folksed up.

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                  February 13, 2018 1:53 PM

                  That's offensive; it's "Y'all'd". I'm getting really tired of this website discriminating against Southerners and our folksy, down-home ways.

                  • ArB
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                    February 14, 2018 12:16 PM

                    Folksy? I think you mean y'allsy.

          • Zek
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            February 13, 2018 12:30 PM

            It's clear the mods have seen this by now and chosen not to act on it. That's worth discussing in public. I'd like to think we can hold this community to a higher standard than this.

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              February 13, 2018 12:39 PM

              Best as I can gather, they believe that the community is holding itself to higher standards by piling.

              Plus, he could be invisibanned. Haven't seen any of those redfive ban notifications in a while.

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              February 13, 2018 12:49 PM

              They are getting in the car and headed to his house.

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        February 13, 2018 10:10 AM

        yeah if you're a famous youtuber doing nude shoots you've gotta be like a beacon to the dangerously creepy dudes online

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          February 13, 2018 10:22 AM

          I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he meant this. Of course nobody deserves this but there are desperate creepy people out there who are going to target a scantily clad female gamer because they are desperate and creepy.

          Note that I am NOT saying she was asking for it. I AM NOT saying that. I need that to be clear. There is nothing wrong with her profession and she does not deserve this at all.

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            February 13, 2018 11:37 AM

            Oh that’s big! You’re willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he didn’t mean he’d consider invading her home himself because she’s hot so after all who wouldn’t? We could all do so well at trying to see the best on people. This pile is fucking ridiculous. So many people acting like he’s victim blaming instead of saying she’s hot in a gross but obviously jokey way.

            Gross jokes being bannable would make me a little sad but not as much as everyone piling on as though he actually identified and sympathized with the perp. Holy shit.

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              February 13, 2018 12:06 PM

              Exactly. This is absurd.

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              February 13, 2018 12:27 PM

              NO!!!! WE MUST ASSUME HE MEANS SOMETHING HORRIBLE AND NEFARIOUS!

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                February 13, 2018 12:45 PM

                I just don't get it. Based on what he said there is no way of knowing whether he accepts or sympathizes with what happened. And I don't know the guy's post history like the back of my hand but I don't remember not5am being a POS in the past.

                He should have elaborated on whatever he meant though. "I can sorta understand how she became a target to this unacceptable behavior" is very different from "I can sorta understand why he would do this when she puts herself out there like a dirty slut."

                Now if he does come back to say the latter then he deserves the pile. Until then we have no idea.

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                  February 13, 2018 12:47 PM

                  Or we can just not be pedantic nerds about it and always jump to the worst conclusion possible about someone so we can get OUTRAGED about a post on the internet.

                  99% of people agree that it's a terrible thing. The 1% guy is trolling for the lolz. Move on.

                  • Zek
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                    February 13, 2018 12:55 PM

                    Sometimes trolling for the lolz isn't okay. This is one of those times.

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                      February 13, 2018 1:37 PM

                      Eh, I don't really see the point in getting all mad about it.

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                February 13, 2018 1:55 PM

                At least The Grolar Bear would make them breakfast after a home invasion.

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              February 13, 2018 12:50 PM

              It's pretend outrage so people can feel like they're superior

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          February 13, 2018 10:25 AM

          You don't even have to be nude. Hell you don't even have to be female.

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            February 13, 2018 10:40 AM

            I do burlesque shows on Twitch getting into aircraft. I have 8 subscribers but at least 7 of them could be stalkers.

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        February 13, 2018 10:54 AM

        Hahaha what the hell is happening? This sub thread is crazy town.

        • ArB
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          February 13, 2018 11:43 AM

          I for one, do NOT think it's okay to make fun of mental illness. "Crazy town", Thom, really?!? You're better than this.

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          February 13, 2018 7:19 PM

          i haven’t read it, and not gonna read it. i’m just picturing that stupid troll face comic meme.

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        February 13, 2018 11:45 AM

        Ur gross

      • ArB
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        February 13, 2018 11:52 AM

        I just want to point out that I am taking a stand against this kind of talk. I want everyone to notice my courage in standing up for the strong woman Meg Turney and hairy immigrant Gavin Free. I do this not because it is easy, but because it is hard. Am I taking a risk? Hell yeah I am, but it's the right thing to do. I hope others will stand with me so that maybe, just maybe, tomorrow can be a better and more inclusive day.

        Signed,
        Alan Russell Brony

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          February 13, 2018 12:03 PM

          you are very brave, practically a hero

          • ArB
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            February 13, 2018 12:13 PM

            Not as brave as you, that's for sure.

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          February 13, 2018 12:10 PM

          I stand with you ArB! WE STAND TOGETHER.

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          February 13, 2018 1:12 PM

          I lol'd and inf'd.

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        February 13, 2018 11:52 AM

        Why is every Shackpile filled with dozens of fully emboldened white knights? I guess if you don't hop on board the offenders ass you might be misconstrued as a condoner or something? All the public pearl clutching that goes on around here gets older than these once in a blue moon tasteless comments. klerck would be proud of this subthread. RIP lil buddy.

        • ArB
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          February 13, 2018 12:00 PM

          Because silence is complicity. Not speaking out against this is as bad as breaking into a youtuber's house with a gun.

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            February 13, 2018 12:34 PM

            Now that’s an idea!

        • Zek
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          February 13, 2018 12:37 PM

          If common decency is not enough to prevent people from saying shit like this, maybe the social stigma is. If you don't like all the drama that ensues, that's a good argument for simply nuking such posts right away.

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            February 13, 2018 1:16 PM

            Don't worry Zek your WTF has been noted by your fellow White Knights. You were one of the brave that took a stand on that fateful pre-Valentine's Day Shack Massacre of 2018.

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          February 13, 2018 12:52 PM

          Virtue signalling

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          February 13, 2018 1:23 PM

          I’ll be happy to point you to some of the Shackpiles I’ve been on the receiving end of. No white knights in sight!

          Strangely enough, the only two people who consistently stick up for me are TraptNSuit and Juno, AKA Dogs & Cats Living Together!

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            February 13, 2018 1:25 PM

            Here is a picture of a cat
            http://chattypics.com/files/iPhoneUpload_pmkz2h2vua.jpg

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              February 13, 2018 1:35 PM

              Top grade Deep Derp there, buddy!

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            February 13, 2018 1:25 PM

            Hey I actually read your book!

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            February 13, 2018 1:28 PM

            Last one I recall you being on was the Elon Musk pandering. I was thinking about White Knighting you there but fuck man, that dude is seriously awesome! I have a man-crush on him.

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              February 13, 2018 1:36 PM

              Hehe. You be you, sheeple. :p

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                February 13, 2018 1:39 PM

                That tunnel is going to solve LA traffic!

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                  February 13, 2018 1:40 PM

                  Or we're just gonna have a really crowded tunnel. :(

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                    February 13, 2018 2:20 PM

                    Or it caves in from an underground natural gas pocket explosion and/or earthquake because he sweet talked the city council into waiving the environmental impact study.

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            February 13, 2018 1:29 PM

            I try to consistently stick up for what I believe. Just because I disagree with you on some things doesn't make a shitty pile okay.

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            February 13, 2018 1:32 PM

            I'd stick up for you! BRING THEM ON!!!!!!!

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          February 13, 2018 7:14 PM

          i have no idea whats going on.

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        February 15, 2018 5:49 AM

        I agree - in that she looks cute, but. I don't understand how that motivates you to murder someone. How do you understand?

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      February 13, 2018 3:49 AM

      The home security footage captured him shooting out the window at 10,000 frames per second. Officers reported that the window smashing in slo mo looked "freakin cool"

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      February 13, 2018 6:05 AM

      he looks like Gabe from The Office and he just hit puberty

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      February 13, 2018 6:16 AM

      don't know them, but a quick search shows that she absolutely hates wearing clothes. is she a streamer or a game geek?

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      February 13, 2018 6:47 AM

      Reading stuff like this, I wish I owned a gun. That is friggin scary stuff.

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      February 13, 2018 7:06 AM

      FYI you misspelled Albuquerque incorrectly a few times.

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      February 13, 2018 7:48 AM

      He'd have had his ass shot if he invaded my house. That's scary stuff right there.

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      February 13, 2018 8:23 AM

      wow I thought the article was about a survivor game called home invasion. this is much worse

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      February 13, 2018 8:29 AM

      jesus christ, that's fucking terrifying.

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      February 13, 2018 8:38 AM

      Dude was from Albuquerque. I hear armed robbery is how they say hello.

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      February 13, 2018 8:45 AM

      Shits crazy. Hope they consider getting a gun now.

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        February 13, 2018 9:21 AM

        He IG username is "dollwithagun" after all!

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        February 13, 2018 10:53 AM

        Reminds me of when someone broke into Richard Garriott's house and Richard Garriott pointed an Uzi at him

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          February 13, 2018 1:32 PM

          Hopefully he had on a full set of armor at the time.

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      February 13, 2018 9:20 AM

      How does this not happen to celebrities more?

      You've got millions of fans and you revel in it but you're also gambling that they are all sane and wouldn't lash out against conventional norms.

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        February 13, 2018 9:27 AM

        "Fans" overstepping boundaries happens, just doesn't usually end up being a news topic.

        https://youtu.be/xkug28eDmN0
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iyfEsj1YTU
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina_Grimmie#Death

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        February 13, 2018 9:32 AM

        At a certain level of celebrity you have the money to insulate yourself from the outside world (gated communities, bodyguards, entourages, etc.)

        But I think the real answer is that the number of people who would go from fandom to needing to kill people is very small, which is why it's so newsworthy when it does happen. It's like how you're more likely to get in a car crash versus a plane crash which is why car crashes make the local news and plane crashes make the national news. But it would be real easy to get a plane phobia as a result of the news coverage.

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          February 13, 2018 10:16 AM

          There are plenty of sex objects, male and female, who have no security details or insulation from stalkers or even sustaining fame.

          It could be one in a million small and it would still be happening multiple times a year.

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            February 13, 2018 10:51 AM

            Which means either it’s an even smaller amount of the time than you’re thinking, or the Venn diagram between people crazy enough to want to do this and determined enough to pull it off is really small. Thankfully.

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        February 13, 2018 9:33 AM

        On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley Jr. in Washington, D.C., as they were leaving a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Hinckley's motivation for the attack was to impress actress Jodie Foster, who had played the role of a child prostitute in the 1976 film Taxi Driver. After seeing the film, Hinckley had developed an obsession with Foster.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attempted_assassination_of_Ronald_Reagan

        It certainly does happen and is another good reason to have less available guns contrary to the opinions expressed in this thread. Being surrounded by Secret Service agents with guns didn't stop people from dying that day.

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          February 13, 2018 10:18 AM

          I'm fully aware they happen, I'm saying why not more. Especially in the Instagram / Streaming age where the targets like in the middle of the country, largely unsecured and outside of the public eye.

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          February 13, 2018 12:08 PM

          The real question here is: was Jodie Foster impressed?

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      February 13, 2018 10:05 AM

      Do all of Asif's posts need to turn into shitstorms like this? jfc shack.

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        February 13, 2018 10:48 AM

        Don’t worry. No one had posted in this thread yet ;)

        http://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=37232331

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          February 13, 2018 12:06 PM

          I would have totally responded if I had enough money and time to make it down for Quakecon this year and if it weren't for the fact that Texas is hot as balls! The Gaylord was so huge that you could spend pretty much your entire day inside feeling fine, until the moment you stepped outside the hotel and immediately walked into a sauna.

          The one time I was able to make it down for the convention, and got to hang out with a bunch of shackers, it was a blast.

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            February 13, 2018 12:22 PM

            It is right down the street from El Fenix.

            :)

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              February 13, 2018 12:28 PM

              Okay, even though I am a bit of a taco snob and normally don't like Tex-Mex, from looking at their menu that looks bomb as shit!

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        February 13, 2018 10:51 AM

        Not really a shit storm. There is a pile and a subthread noting holdovers from Shack's sexist immature past.

        Rather typical really. If this was a shitstorm it would have hit 300 by now easily. This is just standard Shack dirty laundry finding its way to the front page comments.

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      February 13, 2018 10:15 AM

      Never heard of them but that's scary as fuck.

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        February 13, 2018 10:49 AM

        Yeah. I am glad they came out physically unharmed, but I can’t imagine the PTSD they are going to have to deal with :(

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          February 13, 2018 12:03 PM

          I don't know if I could ever feel safe in my own home again if I had to go through something like that. I hope that they are both able to find really good counseling help after this, because a situation like that sounds like the stuff of nightmares.

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          February 13, 2018 2:46 PM

          My neighbor got shot twice about 50ft from my apartment door out by my car and that made me feel uneasy, and I was not even involved. I was just watching TV. Couldn't even imagine this.