makin my way downtown
faces pass and im homebound
What the actUAL FUCK AM I LOOKING AT JESUS CHRIST
MAKE IT STOP OMG
I just spent the past 10 minutes laughing my ass off at this. It hurts to breathe now.
Concordia Lutheran Honest Tea Half and Half
Snail Lake Sunkist Lemonade.
…I apparently fill niche markets. DX
That might work…
Reagan Magnet Dr. Pepper.
Not really feeling it.
John H. Glenn Pepsi Throwback.
That doesn’t really make sense.
making your friend watch a horrible movie that you have already seen
The TGWTG fandom strikes again!
Shenzi [The Lion King] • Requested by suckingsam
Actually me. Except for that whole “working for a lion” thing. Because fuck that noise. Lions stink.
So as you probably all know, the “gaming community” is at its own throat again over the issue of sexism. There are those that see the forces of equality as a threat to their hobby, and those that see machismo as an enemy to be eradicated. That’s a gross oversimplification of course, but in an issue as polarizing as sexism in gaming, there’s no room for the middle ground. It no longer matters who did what in response to who, both sides are behaving abominably.
The sexist assholes are more sexist asshole-y and the social justice warriors are taking a firm “you’re either with us or against us” stance. Harassment on both sides is awful. Police have become involved. But you know what the funny thing is?
None of that matters to the issue in debate.
No I’m serious, at the end of the day (as awful as it is) it’s just one side of the fandom warring with the other half. It has almost no bearing on the direction video games are going. Those decisions were made behind closed doors and you were not invited in. Those meetings where the direction video games were going to go was decided before Anita Sarkessian was a blip on the radar. And I’m going to tell you something: If you want more representation of woman in games, you are going to get your way.
In fact you’re already winning. You may have been too far up your own asses to notice, but the prevalence of female narrative in video games has exploded. Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Walking Dead Season 2, Mirror’s Edge, The Last of Us, and Remember Me are just the one that come to mind. Need I go on?
Argue all you want about how good the representation of women is in each of those, you would have to be a myopic ass spelunker not to see that the wind has shifted and will continue to shift. What I’m saying to those of you who consider yourself Social Justice Warriors: stop with the firm “you’re either with us or against us” crap. It’s not changing the way video games are made, in fact your angry ratings are not the harbingers of change. The studios decided, quite outside of your noise, to go in the more female inclusive route.
How do I know this? Because more woman now play video games, and every studio wants to be the first to carve out the biggest piece of that juicy new market. THAT’S why things are changing, the power of purchasing.
And yeah, I’m picking on the SJW side. The side whose motives I generally agree with, but whose tactics I absolutely abhor. Because as a male on your side, I get attacked by you way more than I do the sexist fuckheads on the other side. They are not asking me to choose a side, you are.
Does that seem unfair to ask you to both be good in your intentions and your actions? Well too bad, because guess what? The path of good is harder.
Every day I support a side that constantly interrogates me, questions if I am sufficiently loyal, and will not give me the benefit of the doubt because my gender matches that of the enemy. And yet I continue to believe in equality despite all the crap you people dish out.
I keep going because I really do think equality will create a better world. I would never put up with your bullshit otherwise.
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- Pokemon Red
- Pokemon Blue
- Pokemon Gold
- Pokemon Silver
- Pokemon Bronze
- Pokemon Red Fire
- Pokemon Grass Green
- Pokemon Ruby Tuesday
- Pokemon Safe Fire
- Pokemon A B C
- Pokemon X Y Z
- Pokemon Now I know my A B C’s
- Pokemon Dungeon Dice Monsters
- Pokemon The Last Airbender
- Pokemon of the Galaxy
- Pokemon Horror Story: Asylum
- Pokemon Horror Story: Coven
- Pokemon Horror Story: ….Coven 2
- Pokemon Ping Pong
- Pokemon Party
- Pokemon Party 8
- PokeKart: Double Dash
- Pokemon Crunch Wrap Supreme
- Pokemon Cross Dress
- Pokemon Fingerblast
- Pokemon Facebook Edition
- Pokemon Who?
- Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest
LEAFGREEN not Grass Green
yes thank you. THAT’S the one game i needed to be corrected on.
I thought I had my piece on the matter already, I’m not even a gamer, but no, guess I wasn’t done, may as well drown my voice in between because I need it out of my system.
I apologize in advance for going off track often or having disorganized writing, it’s one of the reasons I chose to be an Engineer over being a writer (apart from the fact that I love my current career more anyway).
I have always thought it’s better to expect the best from everybody, never the worst, that people would always surprise you with a positive aspect despite all their negatives, that belief was destroyed yesterday, between a disaster caused by casual racism and a bunch of gamers whining about their games being “attacked” I just don’t think I’ll trust to see good in people for a long time.
Sister is an ace on Smash Bros, it’s only recently (couple of years ago) that we both were able to finally play on a videogame console, due to economic situations and our preference for other toys anyway, the closest we had to videogames growing up was an Atari 2600 owned by my mother.
Mom owned that Atari, not my dad, by the way.
We only had 3 cartridges, but it’s not like that would stop us, I remember them perfectly, we had E.T., Pac Man and Galaxian, the one we played the most, ironically was E.T., we didn’t care about the object of the game, it was just fun seeing E.T. tripping between scenarios when we held the button on the controller, it was fun.
Still have it after all these years!.
But that was about it, games were just a part of my childhood, the same as my toys, my friends, school, sports, everything; it was never more than just games.
So now that there are hundreds of people throwing their poop at each other like monkeys over videogames, it just boggles my mind, it’s like they figured they couldn’t take Anita Sarkeessian down and they decided to find another more suitable (morally) target.
Speaking of Anita, and before you start flinging your poop at me, even if she turns out to be the scum of the earth her series kind of need to exist. As much as it pains every single one of you to admit, sexism/segregation in gaming is a thing, not only that, but it is also a thing that continues to happen to this very day.
It’s not like anybody is suggesting this big shift in an industry that barely cares about what online peeps have to say, all people are asking for is basic human decency.
Basic Human Decency =/= Political Correctness.
And now you are invading someone’s private life, attacking her for stuff that was never, ever any of your business, all because you feel totally attacked by the simple request of basic human fucking decency, I won’t go into all the details because quite frankly it’s not worth anybody’s time.
“Oh but she’s a terrible person” you fling immediately, yeah, sure, let’s say she is, I don’t really know the details anyway, but think for a second if you are better than her by harassing her and her peers because you think Video Game “Journalism” Is being controlled by some PC police with a secret agenda to take your precious games away from you.
That is sad, the fact that you, are wasting your day, part of your valuable time by digging through somebody’s life is sad, it’s probably a sign that you’ve hit rock bottom; that you have to live through somebody else because your own life isn’t worth living to begin with.
You can get on your high horse all you want, but at the end of the day this is nothing more than pure gossip
But here’s something nobody has told you yet, to any side of this discussion, wanna know what it is?
Nobody gives a fuck.
You are all arguing over video games. Video fucking games. And blogs that cover them with what, a few thousand faithful followers?
What every single one of you fail to realize is that nobody cares about your crusade for videogames, most people just play casually, like me and my sister, the group of people who genuinely care this much about gaming is a tiny portion of the human population, and all about just the one plaything, I mentioned early I played E.T a lot (and later when I had my first PC I played the hell out of Age of Empires and the early LEGO games too, those were cool), but it was never this huge part of my life, there are so many other things you could do with your time, go see a movie with your friends, go for a walk on the park, play with toys, go to the beach, take a nap, find other activities, it doesn’t have to be videogames all the time.
And it’s not like the “corruption in these blogs” matters anyway, it’s just a couple of blogs, your games will probably remain the same for a long, long time no matter what people say on the internet, because it’s just empty stuff that’s said on the internet and that’s about it.
What you really are is scared that people are going to start asking you to be a decent human being, there is no PC police, and being scared of being called out is like being scared of being told off by your mother. You can still do whatever you want, nobody is stopping you; it’s up to you to decide to listen or not, nobody is gonna come after you in some made up “witch hunt”.
Want to focus on a real cause? Stay alert about the situation on Ferguson, or donate to ASL research, not this shit.
So dear gamers who are still dwelling on this shit, wasting your time…
Grow the fuck up, the world IS bigger than your bullshit.
Sincerely, a Mexican fed up with the internet.
I will always reblog things like this, it won’t ruin your blog or the look of it, and this could potentially save a life.
Stop fearmongering already.
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