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

 

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.

Anonymous asked
I don't whether it's safe to say or not, but the people in that website are probably just a bunch of sad and childish adults spending their time typing away their sad lives, aren't they?

fucknotvtropes:

Well, not so fast, you can say the same thing about Tumblr. You know what they say about glass houses :\

That is really good judgement of you, FNTVT.

Anonymous asked
File it to google. Fast Eddie would tell you to go eff yourself. Meanwhile, google owns him.

nord-ronnoc:

How would I file it to Google? Also, I’ll tell him to either remove or fix the recommendation ads or else I’ll file my complaint to Google.

Okay, I filed the report. Hope this goes well.

Anonymous asked
File it to google. Fast Eddie would tell you to go eff yourself. Meanwhile, google owns him.

How would I file it to Google? Also, I’ll tell him to either remove or fix the recommendation ads or else I’ll file my complaint to Google.

fucknotvtropes:

This is fucking rich.
So Eddie is now relying on a “content recommendation engine” called Taboola that creates ad revenue for himself by encouraging visitors to click “ads” for other pages found on the TV Tropes wiki itself.
Unsurprisingly, though, a number of the “ads” are for trope pages pertaining to the exact sort of things that are most wrong with the wiki.
This particular string of “trope ads” that I found on a very non-sexual article recommended me nothing but distasteful page titles pertaining to the wiki’s focus on sex and sexuality, including Breast Expansion and Fantastic Arousal.
Yes, Eddie is now actually advertising tropes called “Breast Expansion” and “Fantastic Arousal” to visitors to his wiki and banks some small cash from anyone who clicks on the links in these ads.

So I’m not the only one. Thank god! I’ve been thinking about filing a complaint to FastEddie about this, maybe even Google Ads.

fucknotvtropes:

This is fucking rich.

So Eddie is now relying on a “content recommendation engine” called Taboola that creates ad revenue for himself by encouraging visitors to click “ads” for other pages found on the TV Tropes wiki itself.

Unsurprisingly, though, a number of the “ads” are for trope pages pertaining to the exact sort of things that are most wrong with the wiki.

This particular string of “trope ads” that I found on a very non-sexual article recommended me nothing but distasteful page titles pertaining to the wiki’s focus on sex and sexuality, including Breast Expansion and Fantastic Arousal.

Yes, Eddie is now actually advertising tropes called “Breast Expansion” and “Fantastic Arousal” to visitors to his wiki and banks some small cash from anyone who clicks on the links in these ads.

So I’m not the only one. Thank god! I’ve been thinking about filing a complaint to FastEddie about this, maybe even Google Ads.

officialcarcinogeneticist:

izzayronii:

babytaeminlove:

hewasthedrummer:

lindseyway:

Story goes that this entity is the most evil known out there and it seems to seek people of all ages that do not reblog this. The name non-tumblr users have already been killed and you’re next.
That is, if you reblog this, he’ll let you live. Now, do it. My friend Katy didn’t know how to reblog and within the hour, she died. I warned her but she didn’t

ok tumblr srsly i fucking hate you but that fucking picture ok i’ll reblog this

fuckfuckfuckfuck

this is just so i can sleep alright tonight…

this looks like it’s from something but i can’t remember

It’s the Rake, a well-known Creepypasta monster. Here’s the link that started it all: http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/The_Rake
Have a good night’s sleep, everybody!

officialcarcinogeneticist:

izzayronii:

babytaeminlove:

hewasthedrummer:

lindseyway:

Story goes that this entity is the most evil known out there and it seems to seek people of all ages that do not reblog this. The name non-tumblr users have already been killed and you’re next.

That is, if you reblog this, he’ll let you live. Now, do it. My friend Katy didn’t know how to reblog and within the hour, she died. I warned her but she didn’t

ok tumblr srsly i fucking hate you but that fucking picture ok i’ll reblog this

fuckfuckfuckfuck

this is just so i can sleep alright tonight…

this looks like it’s from something but i can’t remember

It’s the Rake, a well-known Creepypasta monster. Here’s the link that started it all: http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/The_Rake

Have a good night’s sleep, everybody!

MEXICO NEEDS HELP

vinyl-heart:

Dear people from Tumblr:

Today, April 21st, the people from Mexico are facing a big threat to our freedom of speech and access to information due to a new law proposed by our president Enrique Peña Nieto, a law named “LeyTelecom”

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This new law has the intention to give…

(Source: sarurnan)

If you have a Boehner lasting more than 23 years, seek immediate medical attention.

new ad from J.D. Winteregg (R), who is challenging Speaker John Boehner in next month’s Ohio congressional primary. (via liberalsarecool)

Hate to break it to you, but J.D. Winteregg is a Tea Party candidate.

http://www.examiner.com/article/tea-party-candidate-releases-juvenile-ad-video