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Anonymous said: The femfreq videos are more so people like you can understand that there is such a thing as bad representation of women in media. Because for some reason, no matter how much evidence is presented you people still view it as this odd one-off event that doesn't happen.

I’m perfectly aware that there’s poor representation of women in mass media, including video games. David Cage and his paper tigresses would be a good example. Metroid: Other M reducing a bold bounty hunter to some jerk’s tool is another. I’m not blind to this stuff, and it makes me mad. But it makes me mad because I actually play video games to form opinions about them.

The thing is, those examples I just brought up take real character analysis, critical thinking, and experience of the works in question to understand. Feminist Frequency never puts in that much effort, which is why you don’t hear them talk about a game’s themes or character arcs - they just call out general tropes that may or may not actually be present, and make sure to use simple story devices’ most unpleasant nicknames.

Their videos use “examples” with visual shock value, context-free ones that don’t actually evince a bias against women on the part of the developers or the player. They then try to make the case that those attitudes are widespread among gamers. The videos aren’t just ‘raising awareness,’ either. They claim that the content of these games necessarily have serious real-world repercussions.

That’s nonsense, though. It’s the same line of thinking as when we were told that violent video games would make us hurt people, or Dungeons and Dragons would have us worshiping demons. A game is not real. If a game makes you feel something or think something or say something, then good, write about that, talk about it, make a video discussing it. But don’t look me in the eye and tell me it’s going to affect my behavior and be “problematic.”

I see that word thrown around a lot recently. “Problematic.” It strikes me as nothing more than a way of saying that an idea has made someone uncomfortable. While there’s no actual ethical objection that can be made, the person who’s cried “problematic” wants their feelings protected.

That’s not criticism. It’s moral crusading.

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gentlemanbones:

gunwildversuseverything replied to your post “Did Anita Sarkeesian ever talk about Beyond: Two Souls, or any David…”

No, because they see Ellen Paige as some kind of blameless lesbian superhero. In real life, of course, she’s just a talented actress who can be in good or bad things, but they’d never say a word against her.

Doesn’t matter what your opinion of Ellen Page or even Willem Dafoe is. It should matter that there are game creators like David Cage who are paid money to write Triple-A rape scenarios and keep creepy photo albums of their actresses and media doesn’t care.

If it were to be discussed by Feminist Frequency, they’d have to admit that the one notable time a video game has actually directly negatively affected a real woman’s life by taking her out of control of her sexuality, it was because the developer was a creepo who had a naked model of her built.

That would kind of undercut their thesis that the potential to hide a dead female NPC’s body in a Hitman game means you, the player, hate women. Using one specific example would mean they’d be expected to use more. Which they can’t, because they don’t have them.

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9/14/14

Watching: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) S2E17 - “Newtralized”

Danny Trejo is the voice of the alien newt man! YEEEEAH!

Reading: Spider-Man 2099 #3 by David, Sliney & Fabela

This is some very technically-proficient comic-making, from layout to dialogue to pacing to art.

Hearing: How Did This Get Made #10 - “Mac & Me”

It sequel-baits, so you can never feel fully safe - what if they DO make a Mac & Me 2 somday?

Eating: Hamburger Helper

It’s like cooking, but easier.

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randallfitzgerald:

The paperback is out! The digital version is out! You can buy them! I will love you forever if you do! Also! My epic fantasy novel is free to day! Please, please, please give them a look! And thanks!
My Black Beast (Paperback)My Black Beast (Kindle)
No One’s Chosen (Free today!)
Whew! I am working on the sequel to No One’s Chosen. Or rather, the continuation of the series. Planning is going well. I am going on a trip to Quebec City to eat poutine next week and I’ll begin writing when I get back!

randallfitzgerald:

The paperback is out! The digital version is out! You can buy them! I will love you forever if you do! Also! My epic fantasy novel is free to day! Please, please, please give them a look! And thanks!

My Black Beast (Paperback)
My Black Beast (Kindle)

No One’s Chosen (Free today!)

Whew! I am working on the sequel to No One’s Chosen. Or rather, the continuation of the series. Planning is going well. I am going on a trip to Quebec City to eat poutine next week and I’ll begin writing when I get back!

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mgherod:

Gonna miss you girl.

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iancsamson:

Fanart of Cassiopeia Quinn! Seems like something she’d do.

Ian gave me a present on his birthday. That’s the kinda guy he is.
This has nothing to do with how good the picture is (it speaks for itself), but I find it funny that she’s got her communicator earpiece on, which is basically tech we have now, while also holding the original Starfleet communicator, which is now outdated tech to us, all while occupying a setting that’s the far, far future with interstellar travel and stuff.
I might begin to worry that it says I’m clearly not a visionary sci-fi author (‘Cause I’m not one!) that I didn’t give Cassiopeia some fancier means of talkin’ to people far away. But the fact is, I did consider a bunch of methods, and they all involved cybernetics or the like, which I didn’t feel was a good contrast with her cyborg partner Zeke. Cassiopeia is the hallf of the team with all original parts. Well, except maybe some dental work.
But you might also ask, “Why not give her a smaller communications device in her ear than the cheap ones you can get at Best Buy? One that’s lower-profile?”
Psu had the answer, simply sketching the device this way the moment I said she’d need something like it. We both knew that if it’s large enough to be visible, the reader can see it’s there. That way we don’t need to take up anyone’s time explaining it. Word balloons come out of it, and we know someone is talking to her through it, and we know that she can talk back because she does. Plus, when she doesn’t have it, those abilities will clearly be gone. Visual storytelling!
This is the most basic kind of comic theory thing ever, and I still get super excited about it. Thank you for scrolling past without taking the time to read this. You did, didn’t you? You didn’t stop and watch me embarrass myself and waste your time and shake your head? I really hope not…

iancsamson:

Fanart of Cassiopeia Quinn! Seems like something she’d do.

Ian gave me a present on his birthday. That’s the kinda guy he is.

This has nothing to do with how good the picture is (it speaks for itself), but I find it funny that she’s got her communicator earpiece on, which is basically tech we have now, while also holding the original Starfleet communicator, which is now outdated tech to us, all while occupying a setting that’s the far, far future with interstellar travel and stuff.

I might begin to worry that it says I’m clearly not a visionary sci-fi author (‘Cause I’m not one!) that I didn’t give Cassiopeia some fancier means of talkin’ to people far away. But the fact is, I did consider a bunch of methods, and they all involved cybernetics or the like, which I didn’t feel was a good contrast with her cyborg partner Zeke. Cassiopeia is the hallf of the team with all original parts. Well, except maybe some dental work.

But you might also ask, “Why not give her a smaller communications device in her ear than the cheap ones you can get at Best Buy? One that’s lower-profile?”

Psu had the answer, simply sketching the device this way the moment I said she’d need something like it. We both knew that if it’s large enough to be visible, the reader can see it’s there. That way we don’t need to take up anyone’s time explaining it. Word balloons come out of it, and we know someone is talking to her through it, and we know that she can talk back because she does. Plus, when she doesn’t have it, those abilities will clearly be gone. Visual storytelling!

This is the most basic kind of comic theory thing ever, and I still get super excited about it. Thank you for scrolling past without taking the time to read this. You did, didn’t you? You didn’t stop and watch me embarrass myself and waste your time and shake your head? I really hope not…

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satellite9:

Was too tired yesterday to do any comic work.  Everything I was drawing looked terrible, so I just doodled some Vanaa real quick before bed. Yellow-guy-with-grey-collar seems to have become my go to design.
I have a go-to design for fan art. Probably means I’ve been drawing too many Vanaa.
Vanaa are a species created by Gunwild and Psudonym. Make sure to check out their webcomic, Cassiopeia Quinn!

This Vanaa needs a canon name and you and I need to make it for him/her/it, Sattelite Nine.

satellite9:

Was too tired yesterday to do any comic work.  Everything I was drawing looked terrible, so I just doodled some Vanaa real quick before bed. Yellow-guy-with-grey-collar seems to have become my go to design.

I have a go-to design for fan art. Probably means I’ve been drawing too many Vanaa.

Vanaa are a species created by Gunwild and Psudonym. Make sure to check out their webcomic, Cassiopeia Quinn!

This Vanaa needs a canon name and you and I need to make it for him/her/it, Sattelite Nine.

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mgtales:

A heated argument featuring Milena and her father Caelius.
This was done by Krystal Pham and she did a bang up job doing this. Give her stuff a look and maybe send her a commission or two.
As a side note, this was a welcome thing to get on an otherwise sad day.

mgtales:

A heated argument featuring Milena and her father Caelius.

This was done by Krystal Pham and she did a bang up job doing this. Give her stuff a look and maybe send her a commission or two.

As a side note, this was a welcome thing to get on an otherwise sad day.

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theamazingsallyhogan:

cassiopeiaquinn:

Only a piece of dren wouldn’t spare a frelling microt to read TODAY’S CASSIOPEIA QUINN!
We’re only a week in and desperate to find an audience having a great time! Come check out the new page, which shoots you in the face with weaponized sci-fi fun! (Note: The color on the preview’s for funsies.)

(Remember to always visit webcomics with your adblock off. Artists need that revenue)

I wouldn’t judge anyone too harshly for reading my comic with Adblock on, of course, but yeah, I’d prefer if they turned it off.

theamazingsallyhogan:

cassiopeiaquinn:

Only a piece of dren wouldn’t spare a frelling microt to read TODAY’S CASSIOPEIA QUINN!

We’re only a week in and desperate to find an audience having a great time! Come check out the new page, which shoots you in the face with weaponized sci-fi fun! (Note: The color on the preview’s for funsies.)

(Remember to always visit webcomics with your adblock off. Artists need that revenue)

I wouldn’t judge anyone too harshly for reading my comic with Adblock on, of course, but yeah, I’d prefer if they turned it off.

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mgherod:

Ginger, a family dog who we loved very much, passed away today. I will miss her and so will the rest of us who had the joy of having her in our lives. Please pray for my family and if you don’t pray love on your pets, because it hurts so much when they’re gone.

Love your dogs just a small fraction as much as they love you and they’ll have happier lives than any of us can imagine.

(via mgtales)

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Actual, factual thing: older people can be a little behind the ball when it comes to keeping up with entertainment technology (What a surprise!) and helping them out just a little can go a long way. Showing them how they can find games and crosswords to do online, watch streaming movies, read free books, etc. - these are things that we take for granted, but they can make their day a lot better.

Actual, factual thing: older people can be a little behind the ball when it comes to keeping up with entertainment technology (What a surprise!) and helping them out just a little can go a long way. Showing them how they can find games and crosswords to do online, watch streaming movies, read free books, etc. - these are things that we take for granted, but they can make their day a lot better.

(Source: iraffiruse, via gentlemanbones)

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gunwildversuseverything said: Dude, you've gotta do something about these porn and erectile enhancement drug ads that keep showing up as your posts.

lucianite:

phrux:

lucianite:

Please believe me when I say I’ve been trying. Tumblr support has been next to useless and I’ve already tried:

  1. Changing my password on tumblr
  2. Changing my e-mail password
  3. removing all extensions from chrome
  4. wiping my phone which has tumblr access…

I’m not enitrely sure where to go from here!

go to settings, post by email, and reset that randomized address.

Phrux, you’re a god damn life saver. I just hit that thing a dozen times now. I hope that was the issue. It was the only  thing I hadn’t considered.

It should start working now I think.

Keeping this around in case it ever becomes important to know!

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judgeanon:

toocooltoknowhowtocaretobecool:

judgeanon:

cassiopeiaquinn:

CASSIOPEIA QUINN IS JUST GETTING STARTED!
If you haven’t checked out our new webcomic yet, it’s still the perfect time, ‘cause it just updated and the exciting opening is in full swing! Look at all the explosions! The befuddlement! The space!
Try it out now!


Stars… it’s full of stars… And butts…

Huh?
Butts?

Well, butt. Singular. FOR NOW. Stick around and there may be MORE butts!

There is absolutely another butt-drawing to look at on today’s page, friends. Also, as an added bonus, the actual story!

judgeanon:

toocooltoknowhowtocaretobecool:

judgeanon:

cassiopeiaquinn:

CASSIOPEIA QUINN IS JUST GETTING STARTED!

If you haven’t checked out our new webcomic yet, it’s still the perfect time, ‘cause it just updated and the exciting opening is in full swing! Look at all the explosions! The befuddlement! The space!

Try it out now!

Stars… it’s full of stars… And butts…

Huh?

Butts?

Well, butt. Singular. FOR NOW. Stick around and there may be MORE butts!

There is absolutely another butt-drawing to look at on today’s page, friends. Also, as an added bonus, the actual story!

(via inspredwood)

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I guess my hits are a silly thing to strive for too.

I guess my hits are a silly thing to strive for too.

(Source: loltaku)

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starseedcomics:

Here it is at last! The first issue of Star Seed: The Colonists. F-ing and I put a lot of blood sweat and tears into making my silly idea for a porn comic come to life.We want to thank you all for your interest and we hope you enjoy our story.http://www.mediafire.com/download/bn7fc6aqx57d1ii/Star+Seed+Issue+01.cbr

starseedcomics:

Here it is at last! The first issue of Star Seed: The Colonists.
F-ing and I put a lot of blood sweat and tears into making my silly idea for a porn comic come to life.
We want to thank you all for your interest and we hope you enjoy our story.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/bn7fc6aqx57d1ii/Star+Seed+Issue+01.cbr

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