sirfrogsworth:

femfreq:

Brand new episode of Tropes vs Women is online! Please heed the content warning on this video. It contains some especially triggering scenes of sexual violence.

I found this hard to watch. Even if you removed all of her commentary and just showed the clips from the games, it would be disturbing. 

I’ve tried reading some of the “rebuttals” of this video, but even if I wasn’t a crazy leftie liberal feminist whatever… it’s all nonsense. And I think they know it is too, because the most common response to this video is to attack the messenger. 

"This nagging ugly bitch just wants something to complain about like all social justice retards. The second you apologize or give them an inch they will simply criticize you more. "

That was the first reblog comment I saw in the notes. Using misogyny and slurs to try and de-legitimatize a video about misogyny is an interesting debate tactic.

It seems people are quite literally trying to kill the messenger. Attack her character. Make her look so bad that it undermines the message of the video.

It isn’t going to work. Something is clearly rotten in the state of gaming. It needs to be addressed.  It doesn’t matter if you like her or not… the truth is undeniable and people need to start accepting that.

She isn’t telling people they aren’t allowed to like their video games. She clearly states that at the beginning of all her videos. And what she is suggesting is not going to make games terrible and unfun. All that is desired is for women to be respected in gaming and perhaps a little more representation that isn’t two dimensional. That certainly doesn’t seem like it is worth threatening someone’s life to fight against. 

I need to butt in here. I really don’t like her as a personality. 

To set everything completely straight she obviously does not deserve the shit thats been happening, But she doesn’t deserve our praise either, and if she werent under attack from the other side i dont think anyone would be giving it to her. 

Her videos are boring, almost entirely clips and her saying and this, and this, and this in an annoying wilted flower voice. Shes not compelling. Her arguments are non-existent. She never makes a point, or actually discusses anything. She just says - women are portrayed bad in games, lets look at them for an hour. If it werent for all of the death/rape threats and the hulabaloo over her kickstarter theres no way anyone would be talking about this. Shes said nothing revolutionary. All shes done is condescendingly bitched that there are in fact mostly naked women with jiggle physics boobs in games that you can shoot and they beg you to have sex with them. Wow. Should we discuss this? yes. does she? not really. everything morsel she had to share could have been said in as much depth in 5 minutes. 

Im angry that because of a stupid controversy and stupid people on the internet we get to have some feminist first, media whore second, game lover third (or fifth) lady in a purple glittery 90s shirt as our icon who couldnt debate her way out of a paper bag as out icon. That sucks.

QuestionHi, Wil! I'm not trying to be antagonizing. You seem to be rather progressive, and really vocal on a lot of social issues. I'm bringing this up because I feel like you'd take it seriously. Using 'spirit animal' is kinda uncool. Different forms of it belong to specific cultures that are already having a hard time with erasure/delegitimization, partially through appropriation. I've heard suggestions of using 'patronus', or 'daemon' (from His Dark Materials trilogy) as alternatives. Cheers! Answer

wilwheaton:

ktempest:

wilwheaton:

I got a lot of messages like yours that were bordering on antagonizing, but I’ll respond to you: this was entirely news to me, and I never meant to be offensive.

I’ll be honest: I think it’s a little much to get upset about this, but I am fully aware that I’m living life on Scalzi’s Lowest Difficulty Setting, with the Celebrity Cheat enabled, so I’ll own that reality up front. My ancestors murdered untold numbers of Native Americans, and I hate that my country was built on their blood, and I hate that the worst poverty in America exists on Tribal lands. What I hate the most is how many Americans don’t know or care. Those issues are, in my opinion, more important than words. Having said that, I see the point you make, that so much has already been taken from native people, and when a White Guy takes something more, it’s uncool.

I never meant to take anything from anyone. I think Spirit Animals are really cool, and I love everything I’ve ever learned about native or aboriginal culture. I’m not trying to appropriate or lessen anything by expressing how much Kelly Sue inspires me, and how I try to be more like her.

It’s amazing how problematic this apology is. I don’t even think Wil gets that he’s whitesplaining.

For the education of those who might find themselves in this situation, here’s a primer on what’s wrong with this response.

First: “I got a lot of messages like yours that were bordering on antagonizing, but I’ll respond to you

I didn’t like the Tone those other people used. Yours was appropriate! I’ll talk to you.

Second: “I think it’s a little much to get upset about this, but…

This doesn’t affect me and I’ve never given it two seconds worth of thought. And even though I’m about to launch into a whole explanation of how I get it, I need you to know that my first reaction is that everyone is oversensitive.

Third: “My ancestors murdered untold numbers of Native Americans, and I hate that my country was built on their blood

This outpouring of white guilt somehow brings it all back to me and how I feel. Curious that.

Fourth: “I never meant to take anything from anyone. I think Spirit Animals are really cool

THIS WOULD BE THE CRUX OF THE PROBLEM, SIR. SIR? SIR.

Fifth: “I’m not trying to appropriate or lessen anything by expressing how much Kelly Sue inspires me, and how I try to be more like her.”

The point is not what you were or were not trying to do, it’s how what you did affects others. Why don’t you express your admiration for Kelly Sue in ways that are not appropriative? Why MUST you express admiration in this exact way?

Also, how fucking hard is it to say: “Oh, I did not realize that invoking Spirit Animals like that is a problem. I won’t do it again." ? That’s really all you needed to say. You didn’t need to whitesplain or get defensive AT ALL.

Let Wil Wheaton serve as an example of What Not To Do! Trust me on this, y’all.

I didn’t realize that invoking Spirit Animals was a problem, and I won’t do it again. I thought that was clear from my reply, and I regret that I didn’t make that explicitly clear.

Also, would you please excuse the fuck out of me for explaining my thought process, and attempting to share my admittedly complicated and uncertain reasoning. Please excuse me for acknowledging that I’m a privileged heterosexual white male in a manner that was not to your liking. Please excuse me for admitting that I haven’t thought about something that doesn’t affect me, because it does not affect me.Excuse me for — wait. I’m sorry. That’s not what I mean. I don’t mean that I need you to excuse me for anything. What I mean is: you’ve shown us all a spectacular way to alienate a potential ally with your self-righteous anger and indignation.

Here’s a pro tip for you, incredibly angry person: when someone is polite and respectful, reasonable adults ten to reply to them a lot faster and with more thought than we do to someone who is a condescending, angry, belligerent asshole. I sincerely hope that you are able to find peace and happiness in your life, and that you’ll continue to speak out about issues that affect you. As I said, you have to have the courage of your convictions and you can’t just sit down and shut up.

You can also not be a dick about it.

snowchildhero:

fuckingmultiverse:

letsgivethesekidsashow:

honeychildplease:

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I’m quite pleased with this.

Rapping this out loud in my empty classroom like swag.

WALK INTO THE CLUB LIKE WADDUP I AM A BIG SCOT

I’M SO PUMPED ABOUT SOME VISION THAT THE WITCHES GOT

I WILL BE THANE, SO SAYS THE PROPHECY

THAT PEOPLE LIKE “DAMN, MACBETH DESERVES GLORY”

Shakespearean versions of this song are the best.

dieselbrain1:

kabura-man:

beanstudios:

animefan530:

nopony-important:

macklecorn:

demposts:

did-venusblowyour-mind:

turmanology:

pendingpendulums:

passionisthewriting:

karkatcarrotcake:

misslizettte:

This is the saddest commercial I’ve ever seen in my life

WHAT KIND OF FUCKING COMMERCIAL IS THIS? ALL OF THAT EMOTIONAL TURMOIL I JUST WENT THROUGH JUST TO SELL INSURANCE? WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?

THIS IS TERRIBLE, IM LITERALLY CRYING OMG

Oh my god. Tears…

I WAS NOT EXPECTING TO ACTUALLy CRY DAMMIT

WHAT THE FUCK

I FUCKING CRIED IN MY CHEMISTRY CLASS AND ITS SILENT REVIEW DAY

THAT’S SO SAD OH MY GOD

WHAT KIND OF FUCKING COMMERCIAL IS THIS WHAT THE HELL I BROKE DOWN SOBBING

OH MY GOD WHY

NOPE. I’M 5000000% DONE. HOW DARE THESE PEOPLE MAKE A FUCKING LIFE INSURENCE COMMERCIAL  SO FUCKING SAD.

OH GOD I”M HOLDING BACK ALL MY TEARS CAUSE I WOULD DO THIS FOR MY DAUGHTER IN A HEART BEAT.  MY GOD MY HEART…I CAN”T TAKE THE PAIN

WHAT IN THE FUCKING HELL!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

FUCKING WHAT

(Source: 93044)

he lives in you;

(Source: goddamoned)

evillordzog:

Kinect Star Wars: Darth Little Girl

zackvera21:

Viva la Revolution! #rebellionrising #mica #noregrets

rebeccamock:

The Aftershocksmedium.com
I was asked to create a .gif of a house interior during an earthquake. The article chronicles the controversial aftermath of the devastating quake that happened in L’Aquila, Italy in 2009. I wanted to capture the movement of the “tremors” before the full-on earthquake, although this tremor is infinite, never resolving. This image and the all the animation was made in Photoshop. thanks AD Erich Nagler!

rebeccamock:

The Aftershocks
medium.com

I was asked to create a .gif of a house interior during an earthquake. The article chronicles the controversial aftermath of the devastating quake that happened in L’Aquila, Italy in 2009. I wanted to capture the movement of the “tremors” before the full-on earthquake, although this tremor is infinite, never resolving.
This image and the all the animation was made in Photoshop. thanks AD Erich Nagler!

ninja-turned-flaky-spiritualist:

Military Sign Language

(Source: wind-wave)

pinklikeme:

clementive:

Ok. I’m tired of the typical vampire, werewolf and fairy.I’m also tired of the occidental-centrism in mythology. Hence, this list.

I tried to included as many cultural variants as I could find and think of. (Unfortunately, I was restricted by language. Some…

lymantriidae:

skoothsmin:

digitonicelectronic:

glenkokoro:

artistresources:

EXTREMELY IN-DEPTH GUIDES TO DRAWING DIFFERENT ETHNICITIESPart 1Part 2Part 3 

I am just crying tears of happy joy and whispering GAIAONLINE TAKE NOTE

‘the Irish head (skull) is one of the largest in Europe’
‘Irish are broad built and large boned’
‘Irish have characteristically thick eyebrows’
whelp
guess I know what to blame my problems on
thanks genetics
but no this is a great resource totally rad check it out

This is really, really fascinating!

i’ve been waiting for this reference for a million years
lymantriidae:

skoothsmin:

digitonicelectronic:

glenkokoro:

artistresources:

EXTREMELY IN-DEPTH GUIDES TO DRAWING DIFFERENT ETHNICITIESPart 1Part 2Part 3 

I am just crying tears of happy joy and whispering GAIAONLINE TAKE NOTE

‘the Irish head (skull) is one of the largest in Europe’
‘Irish are broad built and large boned’
‘Irish have characteristically thick eyebrows’
whelp
guess I know what to blame my problems on
thanks genetics
but no this is a great resource totally rad check it out

This is really, really fascinating!

i’ve been waiting for this reference for a million years
lymantriidae:

skoothsmin:

digitonicelectronic:

glenkokoro:

artistresources:

EXTREMELY IN-DEPTH GUIDES TO DRAWING DIFFERENT ETHNICITIESPart 1Part 2Part 3 

I am just crying tears of happy joy and whispering GAIAONLINE TAKE NOTE

‘the Irish head (skull) is one of the largest in Europe’
‘Irish are broad built and large boned’
‘Irish have characteristically thick eyebrows’
whelp
guess I know what to blame my problems on
thanks genetics
but no this is a great resource totally rad check it out

This is really, really fascinating!

i’ve been waiting for this reference for a million years

lymantriidae:

skoothsmin:

digitonicelectronic:

glenkokoro:

artistresources:

EXTREMELY IN-DEPTH GUIDES TO DRAWING DIFFERENT ETHNICITIES
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3 

I am just crying tears of happy joy and whispering GAIAONLINE TAKE NOTE

‘the Irish head (skull) is one of the largest in Europe’

‘Irish are broad built and large boned’

‘Irish have characteristically thick eyebrows’

whelp

guess I know what to blame my problems on

thanks genetics

but no this is a great resource totally rad check it out

This is really, really fascinating!

i’ve been waiting for this reference for a million years

byrontobuffy:

hoursago:

HAWKEYE #2 I AM IN LOVE

IF YOU AREN’T READING THIS SERIES YOU’RE WRONG

byrontobuffy:

hoursago:

HAWKEYE #2 I AM IN LOVE

IF YOU AREN’T READING THIS SERIES YOU’RE WRONG

myandrogynousthoughts:

wingsandsmirks:

#How I seduce

omg ^

best of eric northman: Eric pretends to be human.

happyheretic:

catedrals:

flutiebear:

the-lazy-took:

jaywings:

one does not simply die young

Oh. Well, I can honestly say this wasn’t at all what I was expecting.

i love everything about this

oh my god

this is beauteous!