Jeremy Soule (Skyrim/Guild Wars 2 Composer) Accused of Rape

vestan

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Dec 28, 2017
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i read this a bit earlier. reprehensible shit. guessing this means he won't be brought on for TESVI.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Man, that sucks. I love some of his work. I've met the kind of people she's describing in Jeremy, and that self-pitying, guilt-tripping personality is something I can almost touch in terms of how familiar I am with that kind of person. The evidence is quite damning in the link, too.
 

Racerprose

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Aug 26, 2019
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Heard about this with some friends on FB. One girl in the industry said in post he comments a lot on her work, but in very odd strange ways, like spiritual wacky talk. He sounds like a real piece of work.
 

TheXbox

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Oct 29, 2017
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That is damning. Imagine we'll hear others speak out soon corroborating his fetishistic approach to composition. What the fuck, man? I was listening to the Oblivion OST three days ago...
 

GrizzNKev

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Oct 25, 2017
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by default, you should not trust men in positions of power. if you have lower expectations these truths might destroy you a little less
 

Gundam

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Oct 25, 2017
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Fuck Jeremy Soule.

I was just admiring his work yesterday. I don't know how I feel knowing this now.
 

Glass Arrows

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Jan 10, 2019
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I'm not really big into Elder Scrolls or most of Soule's other work so this doesn't hit me as hard as it probably does to a lot of other people but mega yikes.
 

JakeNoseIt

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Oct 27, 2017
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jfc that was hard to read. I wanted it to end after every paragraph and it just kept going and people never treated this person right or even paid her for work she did.
 

Kasey

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Nov 1, 2017
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Jesus that part of him describing his girlfriend’s daughter’s molestation.

What a disgusting person.
 

Complicated

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Oct 29, 2017
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She seems like a much stronger and more driven person than myself. Absolutely nightmarish thing she went through that nobody deserves to endure.

I can usually separate art from artist to a limited extent, but the way she claims he talks about writing and performing music may have just killed my favorite game soundtracks forever. Fucking shit.
 

Spyware

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Oct 26, 2017
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Haven’t seen his name around much lately, especially since that Kickstarter thing. Hopefully this makes it so that we don’t see it at all.

What a horrifying read that was. Not just about Soule but everything else too. I have no words for how impressive it is that she managed to get through it all.

She also writes really well. This is very powerful:
When you defend rapists, and bemoan the cultural loss of their work when they get called out, think about the bigger loss that could have been the contributions of their victims. I have things to contribute too. I have art to put out there too. I matter too. Other victims do too.
 

Gundam

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Oct 25, 2017
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That's why you admire the work, not the person.

But yeah, is not the same after knowing that...
Easier said than done. Art is intrinsically tied to the artist.
And given that Soule has said that his music is sexually motivated...

Not that anyone should be shamed for enjoying the work, but let's not pretend that art has no relation to the person who made it.
 
May 30, 2018
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Fuck.

I know they say separate the work from the artist, but ouch... As an aspiring composer I've looked up to his compositions (not him as a person, I never knew much about him) for a long time.

This is awful. I hope she can heal from this awful experience :(
 

Tigel

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Oct 27, 2017
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Welp time to delete his albums from my Apple Music. No way I’m giving that piece of garbage any more money.
 

Xeteh

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Oct 27, 2017
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I'd say "she's been through some shit" but I feel like that that is vastly downplaying it. That was a brutal read, I'm glad she's in a better place now.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Damn, if true what an irreversible piece of trash. I hope bethesda has enough sense to remove him from any future projects if this is true
 

Wulfric

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Oct 25, 2017
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That's sickening.

The e-mails seem to match up with his previous behavior in business dealings (DirectSong failing to fulfill orders, the Kickstarter, cutting ties with Arenanet over a Christmas party invite).