People complain about Tumblr being “too sensitive,” but… I actually kind of appreciate it. It’s helped me get in the habit of checking what I say before I post it, and thinking about how my words might affect others. My writing teachers at school taught me about so-called “proper”…
The funniest part of all this is that there’s no answer. The games press is obviously not perfect, but it’s not as if we could swap the current line-up of professionals with the most insightful Reddit and 4chan posters and everything would be glorious and bias-free. The problem is that when people don’t see their own biases or viewpoints reflected in the press, they get unreasonably upset. In truth, no one wants you to be completely unbiased, as that’s usually inescapably dull. They just want you to have their bias. Right now, the general consensus of the games press is to be extremely biased against those who use terms like “White Knight” and “Social Justice Warrior,” often the same people who will harass and threaten and psychologically destroy those in the industry, or often the press themselves. And just because someone has made mistakes, there is never an excuse for that kind of behavior. Not ever. You can say that it wasn’t you posting death threats, and you just want to have a reasonable discussion about the issue (which in this case is someone’s private life). But when you’re posting in the same places as those people, and using all their buzzwords, it should be no surprise when you’re lumped in with them as part of the general hate-filled community.
The last few weeks in videogame culture have seen a level of combativeness more marked and bitter than any beforehand.
First, a developer—a woman who makes games who has had so much piled on to her that I don’t want to perpetuate things by naming her—was the target of a harassment campaign that…
I haven’t actually been on Tumblr much these past few weeks, and in particular I haven’t been on it at a computer lately, but having just seen Guardians of the Galaxy again last night, I really feel the need to address something in how the criticism of Drax and That Line that he says about Gamora…
This is the story of a music journalist. He was a pretty successful music journalist. He had an ostensibly full-time gig at a pretty mainstream outlet. The pay wasn’t great but it was enough to live on, and he was pretty thrilled he got to write about music for a living. He worked from home,…
Your parents just died
And this is crazy
But here's some hot pants
So suit up, maybe
I cope with grief by
So now you're Robin
My sidekick, maybe
I need it to be fall you guys.
The only time I regret living in LA is when I think of fall. But then someone reminds me that New England summers are like living on the surface of the sun in 9000% humidity and the winters are colder than my soul.
Okay guys so i was rewatching the lok finale and i noticed that when zaheer is suffocating korra you can hear whispering. It creeped me out at first because i thought it was saying, its all over , as if its korra’s thoughts as shes about to die… but then i listened to it again and it sounds like…
I hear it too but I can’t make out any of the words! Signal booooost!