It’s true! You can!
Unless you’re anonymous. I need you to put in at least the basic effort of setting up a fresh Tumblr account - although I vastly prefer it if you use your own hard-earned handle.
The main reason I stopped taking calls from anons, aside from just a desire to cut down on the bullshit, is that I tend to reply in private. I fell out of the habit of posting replies publicly and then realised that I liked it that way. I’ll still occasionally do it, and I might drift back into it one day, but for now I’m into responding directly and leaving the rest of the internet out of it.
Anyway - grey circles aside, I’m as available as anyone else on this thing.
MS Paint: the thumbnailer’s friend.
What this whole “#gamergate” thing is really about depends a lot on who you’re asking. If you ask someone who writes about games for a living, or someone who keeps in touch with what’s happening with indie game devs (lots of other indie game devs, for instance), they’ll all give you the same…
I’m getting Baphomet vibes.
LOKI #7 is out, so here’s three new songs on the soundtrack:
The Prisoner Theme - Various
Stop The War Now - Edwin Starr
Don’t Give Up - Willie Nelson and Sinead O’Connor
I’d have added an extra track for Loki’s appearance in Magneto this week, but Spotify doesn’t have “Sounds Of The Wickedness” by Tzant. BAD SPOTIFY.
After threats against her life, Anita Sarkeesian canceled an upcoming talk at Utah State University. Gamergate trolls are celebrating on Twitter while simultaneously dismissing the threats as nothing. Does this read like nothing to you?“I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.”
The email’s author threatened to murder feminist women indiscriminately in a mass shooting. And because carrying guns on campus outweigh the right of students and guests to be safe, Anita Sarkeesian canceled her talk.
BUT WE SHOULDN’T FEEL THREATENED, RIGHT?
BECAUSE IT’S JUST THE INTERNET, RIGHT?
The bullies won this time. And if you think this shit isn’t dangerous, I’m fresh out of fucks to give and I’m not restocking any time soon. It’s goddamn wrong to to dismiss this by claiming the author isn’t serious. Elliot Rodger’s rantings were dismissed until it was too late.
This. Is. Not. OK.
This is terrifying
I’ve been talking a lot about engaging in popular culture with awareness and consuming media critically the last day or two. And I wanted to reblog this because in the United States, the term “culture wars” is often used as a metaphor, but it’s becoming all too accurate.
Writers and bloggers, academics and activists, are not only being openly attacked, but their attackers are being portrayed in the media as having “a difference of opinion”. The fact is, no one is willing to step up and defend our right to speak and be still remain physically safe. Social media and topical websites (by which I mean the people who run them and write for them) are complicit in this kind of silencing and abuse. The police are complicit when they refuse to provide safety. Anyone who does not push back, who does not say, “Wait, this is NOT okay!” is complicit.
Every woman I know who engages in any kind of critique of poplar culture has been subjected to threats, harassment, stalking, and attempts to slander or discredit their work. I’ve been subjected to this, especially when I’ve said anything whatsoever about video games. Where does it end? When do we say “no more”?
Playlist is a victim of jet lag from NYCC. Expect it soon… ish.
In celebration of one of my Gamer Dweebs posts getting almost 5000 notes (!!!!) here is a collection of Gamer Dweebs.
let us all unite, side-eye by side-eye. x
THAT LAST ONE THO
I want that last one tattooed on my skin.
You could replace “games” in that one with literally anything geeks like and it would be just as accurate of a representation of the art/business argument.
I need a haircut.
Fantastic to have met you!