To all those affected by the devil Tyler Carpenter (@Adarael), whose full scope of crimes against those he professed to care about have only lately come to public knowledge. This one is close to my community, and many I hold dear, and who have given me a home lo these past few years.
Separation and Renewal
The city expels exhaust
tenuous as the wind which precedes
a volcano. She traces his ashes
through the commotion, the pregnant
light nested in separation;
all they want is to gather
it into themselves, his lies,
the history the heat
has orphaned among faces
that crack like teeth.
She is more than a notch
but to the magma each she
was nothing until it
finally erupted, just a shallow hole
into which light flooded
a semblance of hope:
what each might be
born again in the valley
with the boundless community
of the gathering dawn.
Tyler was a game developer for Harebrained Schemes, for Monolith Productions and Xbox before that. He ran shows in conjunction with Hyper RPG, Zombie Orpheus, and GeekSpaceTV. And he spent his days grooming, isolating and abusing women, cultivating sympathy from his communities and ingraining himself in the hearts and minds of even the most wary. He is a predator, a very skilled one. But he is finally facing justice, at least from his victims, from the community, and from his employers. In a truly just world, he would be rotting in jail at the least.
Blessed be these communities, who have banded together in support and love, and are working together to actively recover. Believe women. Deny abusers any ground in which to hide. Grow stronger, together.
To read more, you can find information on the situation here:
- https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/yweqk5/harebrained-schemes-designer-accused-of-sexual-harassment-resigns?utm_source=wptwitterus (Though take with a grain of salt, as this article also gives him far too much play and ability to shape a martyrdom message)
- I would post the statements from the abused, at this time, but I have no interest in giving them the additional harassment that tends to come from furthered visibility. They have said their piece. Search them out if you will — there are eight that I know of, at the time of this posting. This is a traumatic situation and I have no interest in increasing the trauma with which they must deal.
- If any of you think, “Well, he apologized, so he must be trying at least,” I’m sorry to tell you that, no. He thrives on attention and validation. A recent transcript from someone close to him of DMs behind the scenes as all this has gone down shows that even as he presents one thing in public, he will still cut down victims from behind.