Pico Mause - My Public Apology

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On December the 14, 2011 I shared a post on this blog, in fact this very post you may be reading right now. Back then me and my (still) girlfriend were very big on computer games, we were very familiar with a game called Minecraft which we spent many hours playing together when we lived apart. But that isnt what this post was about...

One day we decided to watch MineCon, with much excitement and anticipation I might add, we wanted to find out what new and exciting things were coming from MineCon, and of course from the developers of Minecraft.

A lady called Pico Mause was the main focus of this event, which we both found personally very annoying, very patronising and it just seemed she was there to try make it "cool" for girls being gamers, as if it was a status to be made or something extraordinary to be dazzled about. OR even worse just doing it for the money, ruining MineCon for a chance to be "that girl gamer".

Unfortunately that led me to a mistake, I personally vindicated Pico Mause for doing a job she was paid for, whether I liked her or not, or whether she was a gamer for real or just a fake, she was doing a job. It was not my intention to personally attack Pico Mause in a sense that I didn't think many people would see it, and I didn't think about the content that I had written down too much before or after I dropped it into a post.

However this is exactly what this post boiled down to, I personally attacked and shamed her on this blog when as a person who uses the internet every day, I should know better, this blog was not popular or frequented back when I made this post, but that is not an excuse. And although I have a right to my own opinion, it does not make it right to go ahead and write a pile of dog shit about a girl I don't even know, right or wrong as the information may be, I'm sure there is much more to Pico Mause than what I have seen or in fact what anyone has seen outside of her own personal life.

So this is now for record, to show how much of an asshole I am in general, and how mistakes can be made, even when you realise you have made them you may think they are or were harmless, but ultimately they can have wide reaching consequences.

My apologies extend to Pico Mause, who I hear is very popular on twitch, you should check her out if you're into that sort of thing, personally I can't stand watching people play or talk about games as they play them and prefer to have my own journey and experience, but twitch is apparently very popular these days for streaming gameplay experiences for those that are into that sort of thing.


My Original Post for Reference:

Afternoon people,

Today I’m going to rant about something that really concerns me, it really does show that I’m a little sad but who cares right?

So anyway, this Pico Mause who has been covering Minecraft at the recent Minecon, people have been talking about how great she is and how good it is to see a girl gamer on the scene.

Well I say NO to that, firstly she is one of the most annoying girls I have ever seen, lets not forget this is in an edited video so she probably is 10x worse than the video portrays.

Secondly she is NOT a girl gamer, not in the least. If you pay enough attention when she has a go of Minecraft you can tell from her awkward posture and crummy control handling, she doesn't game much ATALL, and if she does then Viva Piñata is probably her game of choice.
She's just a girl who is being paid to do a job and to act interested, she even makes a terrible attempt at making out she was excited to see Notch right at the very start of the video (link below), I mean come on can’t anyone see how fake this girl is?


The infamous Pico and her annoying self.


Author: Dean Williams

I'm a Web Developer, Graphics Designer and Gamer, this is my personal site which provides PHP programming advice, hints and tips