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Blade Betrayed, Mustache Hunted
June 1, 2006 9:58 AM   Subscribe

Freezing Blade, Quiet Moon and Bronze Mustache. A tale from modern China of betrayal, vigilantism and general woe in WoW and Real-LifeTM.
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posted by poppo at 10:05 AM on June 1, 2006


"I believe strongly in the traditional saying that if you've done nothing wrong, you don't fear the knock on your door at midnight."

Says it all, really.
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:08 AM on June 1, 2006


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posted by anthill at 10:16 AM on June 1, 2006


ESWN's post on this tale, including chat logs, pics of the victims, and screen caps from WoW, from more than a month ago.
posted by alidarbac at 10:22 AM on June 1, 2006


yeah, that bit about "if you've done nothing wrong..." is interesting. isn't that a saying from the cultural revolution? i'm not sure, but something in me recollects that.
posted by shmegegge at 10:25 AM on June 1, 2006


Interestingly
posted by poppo at 10:27 AM on June 1, 2006


"I believe strongly in the traditional saying that if you've done nothing wrong, you don't fear the knock on your door at midnight."

Says it all, really.


Until it's you. Until someone decides to move the "wrong" line and you're on the wrong side of it. Until someone decides that, although what you do is perfectly legal, it's morally objectionable. Until the whims and vagaries of those who decide, decide against you.

"Wrong" covers too much ground.
posted by FormlessOne at 4:03 PM on June 1, 2006


Says it all in the sense that it says all it needs to about how Chinese culture has developed under fascist rule, yes.
posted by mek at 5:45 PM on June 1, 2006


I see my wife show a happy smile during game play that is seldom seen in her real life,

There is so much more to the story here. I feel for all of them.
posted by jb at 4:02 AM on June 2, 2006


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