The Billy post is exploding again and homestuck is updating. Just, tag your spoilers folks. Please.
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”?
Reblogging this because someone told me that Anita is making up her threats for support and money.
It’s people like that that make me so angry.
i know this may seem offensive but the idea of otherkin seems silly to me?
like body dysphoria makes sense.
Holy shoot I haven’t been on in fivever.
How be you folks.
I’m not your shield either. Whatever issue gaming journalism/etc have, that doesn’t erase the fact that games/gamers also have issues. I’m really tired of only seeing my skin colour when the chaacter is getting shot. Or having to pick between sexy woman one and sexy woman two whenever I’m playing a non-jrpg. Or the fact that I’m always super excited whenever i find a game with a female protag—I shouldn’t be feeling like it’s a rare jewel. it should be normal or at least more common.
Make your voice heard. But don’t erase mine while you’re at it.You want critical, good journalism for games? That includes looking at race, at gender. At how they exist in a game, of their absence.
Otherwise gamergate is just flipping what is being hidden.
Love, another gamer
#free_69min: ghibli! i worked really hard on these puns okay
Did you know that people STILL tweet Greg Weisman, Brandon Vietti and myself on an embarrassingly frequent basis demanding we bring back…
like my ducks?
i look at cute pictures of dogs when i feel overwhelmed with sad so i can temporarily feel overwhelmed with cute.
Title: Castle Standing
Prompt: Oct 5 // I bet I only remember these things ‘cause I want to forget them
Character/Pairing: Chrom, Lucina
A/N: So…I’ve finally managed to write something these past few months. =) And more importantly, a Fire Emblem story. Of which I have about 300 I want to write, so let’s see how many I can manage.
Summary: She can still hear Lissa’s wail, smell the smoke from the rubble. Her castle has always been more broken than not.
yo but mermaid monster hybrids though
- vampire mermaids who prey on their own kind — when they get bitten, their scales fall off, their tails turn a slick and fleshy grey, a dorsal fin begins to sprout from their spine, and suddenly there’s six…