For those of you who don’t know, Scott Aaronson is one of the nicest, smartest, and most decent people there are.
Although the term "H-game," literally translatable as "pervert game," would suggest otherwise, the erotic content is sometimes about as important as similar content in an R-rated film.
I wrote it because I was very angry at a specific incident.
I stand by a lot of it, but if somebody links you here saying “HERE’S THE SORT OF GUY THIS SCOTT ALEXANDER PERSON IS, READ THIS SO YOU KNOW WHAT HIS BLOG IS REALLY ABOUT”, please read any other post instead.
I reminded myself, every day, that no, there’s no conspiracy to make the world a hell for shy male nerds.
There are only individual women and men trying to play the cards they’re dealt, and the confluence of their interests sometimes leads to crappy outcomes.