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

 

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

bikiniarmorbattledamage:

Female Armor BINGO (downloadable PDF) by OzzieScribbler (yours truly)
As a special present for Bikini Armor Battle Damage first anniversary, I present to you: Female Armor BINGO!
Feel free to use as a reference to quantify how ridiculous any female armor is.
edit: Updated the link into downloadable PDF!
Breakdown of all the squares under the cut.
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Weird, haven’t I seen this from the Fem Freq blog before?

bikiniarmorbattledamage:

Female Armor BINGO (downloadable PDF) by OzzieScribbler (yours truly)

As a special present for Bikini Armor Battle Damage first anniversary, I present to you: Female Armor BINGO!

Feel free to use as a reference to quantify how ridiculous any female armor is.

edit: Updated the link into downloadable PDF!

Breakdown of all the squares under the cut.

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Weird, haven’t I seen this from the Fem Freq blog before?

My kids are up by 7:20. By then, I’m usually checking the news or twitter or stocks or Facebook or Reddit or all of them over and over while I drink my coffee. On the couch. In the same spot every morning. I am a modern version of a parent. My newspaper has been replaced by a Macbook.

Shane Nickerson (via wilwheaton)

Guess some things never change, huh? On the bright side, at least we won’t cut down any more trees.

Fiskception: Dissecting Correia's Critique of MacFarlane

I am absolutely appalled at Larry. I know him personally. At the very least, he should be called on his shit.

chasingshhadows:

There are a lot of problems facing social justice movements today, but this is the biggest one. Because it’s holding us back internally. People learn and read about social issues and oppression and abuse online and suddenly they think they know everything. And of course they’re angry - there’s a lot to be angry about. And yes, it’s a great, wonderful thing that they’re aware and are working to better themselves.

But omgosh, please just stop trying to teach it and spread it because you are doing it wrong. Lashing out and yelling out buzzwords and SJ jargon and calling people racist and sexist and writing people off with no compassion - these are literally the opposite of what we should be doing. Anyone who’s actually been trained in social justice, SJ communication, facilitation and dialogue sees that and gets embarrassed to be associated with that form of “social justice.” 

Because it’s not social justice. It’s not fighting racism and sexism and classism and homophobia. All it’s doing it’s turning people off, closing their minds further and making everyone who knows what they’re doing look bad. All it’s doing is spreading more hate, more negativity and generally making everyone feel like shit about themselves - except of course for the OP, who feels great about themselves for supposedly doing their part and helping the movement. 

But they’re not. All they’re helping is the oppressive structure holding everyone back.

I’ve been there. I’ve been pissed off and angry and lashing out at everyone and everything. And it bit me in the ass more times than I can tell you. So I stopped and I learned. I was trained in social justice education by the university that developed the most widely accepted program for social justice education. I have practical experience, both in my daily life and in dialogue, that proves that these methods are not only better, but the only ones that actually work

That showing compassion for agents and those who are uneducated gets you much farther than writing them off as hateful assholes and refusing to teach them in a way they can understand. That listening to where a person is coming from is far more important than listening to what they say. That we must all understand that most *people* are not maliciously racist/sexist/classist/ableist, but the society we were all raised in *is*

We are all trying to work within this structure set in place long before any of our great grandparents were born and we all have our own starting point on the journey

The other, possibly biggest and most widespread problem among the untrained crowd is the complete and total lack of understanding of teacher/learner. You do not know everything. You only know your own experiences. That’s it. In order to actually teach someone about social justice, you have to teach them about your own experiences. In order to do that, you must be willing to learn theirs, too. You must have compassion and empathy or you will get nowhere. This is literally the most important thing I ever learned and it’s the one that I see lacking the most in online SJ. 

Now this is specifically directed at fandoms (and more specifically the Teen Wolf fandom, which I call home) but this is a message for everyone. It pains me to see the field that I am so incredibly passionate about get dragged through the mud because people who consider themselves to be a part of it do such horrible things in such horrible ways. Online SJ has a bad name because it has earned it and I cannot tell you how much I hate that. Social justice is not only my work, but it is also my life. I will not stand any longer for people abusing it and using it to spread hate.

Quick word on "Microsoft/EA/Your Mother" YouTube Advertising Situation

ladyinsanity:

It’s getting way out of hand and pretty ridiculous.

Let me start by saying I have plans to converse about this in a video today or tomorrow. Not exactly sure as I’m flying to San Francisco today, but this whole debacle is driving me insane and I want to comment on it before more eyes Leer at…

Why do people think that harassment will make things better? It doesn’t. It makes them bullies, childish and immature. No wonder some companies and people don’t take gamers seriously.

thedissolve:

The Spanish-language title for I, Frankenstein is both accurate and awesome.

Yooooooooooo!

thedissolve:

The Spanish-language title for I, Frankenstein is both accurate and awesome.

Yooooooooooo!

timsutton:

pewpuupalace:

fearless-onisuika:

carry-on-my-otp:

If Stuntmen from the old movies don’t have your full respect then I just don’t know what to say to you

Yo this so much. At the advent of cinema these people were literally willing to die for their art. It’s crazy, and awesome.

Also if you find this awesome, people go check out a 2006 movie called The Fall, about a 1920’s stuntman’s stay in hospital after a stunt gone wrong.

man things were wacky before color was invented

Those weren’t even the stuntmen, those were the LEADS. 

See Harold Lloyd in “Safety Last!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFBYJNAapyk

On the Toggle Solution

dgaider:

Everyone seems to be having issues either with seeing the mechanics behind romances,or by how available said romances are in Bioware games (by this I mean the way every romance character in DA2 is bisexual/available to either sex). Why don’t you give players a checkbox in the options menu- you don’t want to see the approval, turn it off? And the same goes for the romances. A checkbox at character creation that states your sexuality, and then excludes all others. Would that be hard to implement? — anonymous fan question

Ah, yes, the “toggle solution”.

I apologize if this comes across as dismissive. It’s just that I’ve seen this proposal quite often on forums like the BSN, to the point that it makes me wince just a little whenever it comes up. What it breaks down to, in essence, is that any design problem which causes disagreement among the fans can be solved by giving everyone what they want. Put a toggle in the options menu so the player can either have or not have whatever is in contention, and thus be pleased with the result.

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There are some type of people suggesting this crap? Again?!

geeksngamers:

JFTActual, curator of GeeksNGamers here, I just moved my personal blog, those of you who were following (and anyone that wants to!), if you’d like to continue to follow me, I would greatly appreciate if you hover over this link: jftactual.tumblr.com and re-follow here! P.S. A reblog would be awesome too!
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geeksngamers:

JFTActual, curator of GeeksNGamers here, I just moved my personal blog, those of you who were following (and anyone that wants to!), if you’d like to continue to follow me, I would greatly appreciate if you hover over this link: jftactual.tumblr.com and re-follow here! P.S. A reblog would be awesome too!


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7 things to know about offline Americans

pewinternet:

Good morning and welcome back, if you’ve been gone on a turkey hiatus. Here are 7 things to know about offline Americans: http://pewrsr.ch/198XKbV