Geek, fanfic writer, video game enthusiast, and a college student with autism, expressing his thoughts from time to time.

 

Why GamerGate Is Destined To Fail

deathofgamergate:

What Is GamerGate?

It’s the Tea Party of video games. And Zoe Quinn is its Benghazi.

Okay, But What Is GamerGate Really?

GamerGate has been disingenuously framed as a grassroots campaign of gamers “concerned with the quality and integrity of video game journalism.” The campaign is, in…

Once again, I will not negotiate with terrorists.

ohdeargodbees:

Ok, let’s try this again.

This has nothing to do with games and is not a matter of legitimate public interest, but is simply a personal matter. I would hope and request that the games press be respectful of what IS a personal matter, and not news, and not about games. This is explicitly about…

Final thoughts on this whole kerfuffle.

ohdeargodbees:

I’ve said my piece about my personal life and that holds true. I have zero interest in ever discussing my sex or love life publicly on other people’s terms. If you want answers about the particulars of a game developer’s private romantic entanglements, please ask yourself why you feel entitled…

Young men need to be socialized in such a way that rape is as unthinkable to them as cannibalism.

Mary Pipher, Clinical Psychologist and Author, Reviving Ophelia (via sunshine-machine)

this should have been reblogged a million times already.

(via sukedada)

And remember, they are socialized to accept rape culture as “masculinity” and “normal.” This isn’t inherent biology. So they can be socialized away from it. This quote = everything.

(via heyreadabook)

http://fucknovideogames.tumblr.com/post/95574711898/over-the-last-few-days-the-ongoing-harassment-and

fucknovideogames:

Over the last few days, the ongoing harassment and intimidation campaign against members of the independent games community has intensified. Twitter, Dropbox, and Skype accounts have been hacked; personal and financial information has been stolen and released online. To ensure that this does not…

Humans Need Not Apply

(Source: youtube.com)

feralunikitty:

kelseighn:

fauxboy:

starshinethecat1:

xxgoldie12xx:

the-winchesters-in-221b:

2ollux-2hip2-2tuff:

davespritedave:

hoechlolly:

tehwhovianhufflepuff:

imagine-tenthousand:


mockinggrass:


Go big or go home 


So I tried to recreate this, because I knew the responses would be different, and consequently realized that it’s either extremely old or faked, as Cleverbot auto-capitalizes and auto-punctuates your sentences for you if you do not. Oh well.
In light of that fact, here’s my go at cybersexing Cleverbot.



So I decided to try it

alrighty, let’s go one more step





i’M ACTUALLY CRYING.

THAT ESCALATED QUICKLY


Story of my life


that’s a first.

I LAUGHED HARDER THEN I HOULD HAVE AND I WAS IN PUBLIC

I wasn’t gonna reblog this but I lost it at the last one

I just tried it and it turned into a vampire and killed me.

It left the moment I tried to start. That was lame.

That escalated quickly.

feralunikitty:

kelseighn:

fauxboy:

starshinethecat1:

xxgoldie12xx:

the-winchesters-in-221b:

2ollux-2hip2-2tuff:

davespritedave:

hoechlolly:

tehwhovianhufflepuff:

imagine-tenthousand:

mockinggrass:

Go big or go home 

So I tried to recreate this, because I knew the responses would be different, and consequently realized that it’s either extremely old or faked, as Cleverbot auto-capitalizes and auto-punctuates your sentences for you if you do not. Oh well.

In light of that fact, here’s my go at cybersexing Cleverbot.

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So I decided to try it

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alrighty, let’s go one more step

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i’M ACTUALLY CRYING.

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THAT ESCALATED QUICKLY

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Story of my life

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that’s a first.

I LAUGHED HARDER THEN I HOULD HAVE AND I WAS IN PUBLIC

I wasn’t gonna reblog this but I lost it at the last one

I just tried it and it turned into a vampire and killed me.

It left the moment I tried to start. That was lame.

That escalated quickly.

The Nightmare Is Over: They're Not Coming for Your Games

equalityingames:

From the article:

"The terror dream" as a psychosocial metaphor is owed to journalist Susan Faludi’s eponymous 2007 book. It describes a buried, nightmarish memory, rising to the surface periodically to control our actions whenever our taken-for-granted world seems to be under threat. "The nightmare confounds order," Faludi argues, "[and] alerts the sleeper the wished-for narrative isn’t holding."

For many gamers, especially men, that “wished-for narrative” is a tale of triumph against censorious parents, violent nerd-hating bullies, and puritanical politicos who wanted to take away their beloved hobby, one where a boy’s club prevailed and they could indulge the womanising power fantasies of strength and valor that “real life” had denied them.

Mitch Gitelman, studio director of Harebrained Schemes, of Shadowrun Returns fame, believes that this narrative, however, constitutes an exclusionary “nostalgia for something that shouldn’t exist.”

Read on for more.

I’ve met several people online that believed that their games will be taken away because of games like Gone Home. There’s even this one dude at the Dragon Age Wiki who believed that BioWare’s games will become dating sims because of the focus on romance at the time.

The reason why I advocate for equal rights and social justice because I’ve been harassed and oppressed by the other kids because of my high-functioning autism. That and my negative opinion on Spongebob Squarepants. Seriously. Anyway, bullying others because they’re different is wrong, plain and simple. And what women like Jennifer Hepler and Anita Sarkeesian went through is no different. It should stop because we, as nerd culture, have became mainstream. Top of the world. It’s everyone’s responsibility to be inclusive because we nerds and geeks have been oppressed before.

And this kind of crap should stop. It won’t help anyone. Period.

I Hate Strong Female Characters

equalityingames:

This article is more about film than games, but there are many good lessons for games when it comes to crafting female characters. It tackles the problem of media where nuanced, multi-faceted male characters are expected, but female characters only get the single trait of “strong” as a catch-all for equal representation.

I think I can go with that. For some reason, the two female characters/protagonists that came to mind are Ripley from the Alien series and Mako from Pacific Rim. Not sure if they count, though.

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

thisfeliciaday:

This article is heartbreaking. And true.

There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit. 

There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.

NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.

Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article. 

Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.

We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)

noobtheloser:

"Just keep walking. If I really commit, he’ll just assume I meant to do this."

I honestly just did this so I could draw the bird looking back like that in the last panel. Hahaha look at him.

I do a lot of these.

So do other people.

My brother in a nutshell.

fuckyeahbioware:

This just in… turians spotted in the new Doctor Who season 8 trailer. (x)

Holy crap. That’s what I was thinking.

fuckyeahbioware:

This just in… turians spotted in the new Doctor Who season 8 trailer. (x)

Holy crap. That’s what I was thinking.

pirates:

Just when you think you’ve seen everything, you see a man riding a unicycle down the concourse while juggling multi-colored bowling pins. 

Okay, that was under my radar and it caught my attention. Ah, what the hell.

pirates:

Just when you think you’ve seen everything, you see a man riding a unicycle down the concourse while juggling multi-colored bowling pins. 

Okay, that was under my radar and it caught my attention. Ah, what the hell.