hckleinman

hckleinman:

Suey Park is offended by a tweet and tumblr explodes.

Three innocent people are murdered because a Neo-Nazi decides to open fire at a Jewish Community Center and retirement home: crickets.

I’m hoping it’s because it’s an open and shut case of evil and there isn’t much for people to say or debate about. I’m really really hoping it isn’t because Tumblr isn’t so wrapped up in supporting Palestine that it’s forgotten basic human decency. But hey, I’m not Jewish so maybe a lack of media/social media coverage is par for the course for hardships faced by the Jewish community. I’d be interested in learning more about this. 

hckleinman
hckleinman:

airspaniel:

joshversus:

airspaniel:

dontbearuiner:

nethilia:

fandomsandfeminism:

how-to-vidya:

The evolution of girl gamers

Boy gamers are so self-centered they act as though women haven’t been playing video games for decades, and then act horrified when the female gamers who have always been there actually become visible and vocal about the rampant misogyny that has infected the gaming world. 
Like seriously, how entitled do you have to be that women saying “it sure would be nice if I wasn’t treated like shit while enjoying the games I play” translates to “I must be catered to” when video games have LITERALLY been catered to men for decades? 

wtf is this graphic staring in 1995
I’d been gaming for 10 years by then
fucking manbabies

Jesus Christ.
I sure didn’t care about video games when I was 6 in 1988 when I kept going to my friend’s house to play her Nintendo all the time.
The OP needs to take all the seats.

Because I sure didn’t play my Intellivision until it literally burned out, and then immediately replaced it with a Nintendo which my father and I fought over every night. That didn’t happen.

Let’s also ignore that women have been making games for ages before this bullshit timeline even starts.  For example, Roberta Williams founded On-Line Systems (which became Sierra On-Line) in 1980 and put out Mystery House the same year, said game being arguably the first graphical adventure game ever. She spent two decades making a lot more games, stuff that became touchstones and genre-definers, notably the King’s Quest series.  You goofy kids think Dark Souls is tough?  Let’s see how far you can get in the original King’s Quest without accidentally committing suicide or something.
She wasn’t the only one.  Classic arcade game Centipede?  Dona Bailey co-designed that with Ed Logg.  Anne Westfall was the co-founder of Free-Fall Associates, the first independent company contracted by EA back in 1981.  She programmed fantasy-chess classic Archon and sat on the GDC board of directors for six years.Jane Jensen picked up where Roberta Williams left off with adventure games like the Gabriel Knight series.  And this is just a quick selection of significant figures pulled from a thirty-second google search to make sure I had some facts straight.  
And here’s the thing: a lot of these older games?  Especially in the adventure genre?  They were often more women-friendly both in presentation and in content than a lot of games today.  When the industry still sometimes needs to catch up in its portrayal of women and treatment of them as an audience to itself from 20 years ago, shit’s fucked up, and the problem isn’t women suddenly pretending to like games and then demanding to be “catered to”…
It’s ignorant shitstains like the OP growing up thinking their childhood was the birth of gaming and the swamp of sexist bullshit that flowed in the 90s onward was how things always have been.  It wasn’t an egalitarian paradise at any point, but women have always been a part of the industry, even its leaders, and we’d all do well to remember that.

PREACH.

Personal anecdote, my sister and all her friends became obsessed with the Legend of Zelda in 1987. She bought an NES to play it. She had friends over and they would spend hours making maps of all the dungeons. 
I met my wife on a Final Fantasy message board in 1999.
So, this is kind of bullshit.

In a way, this image actually tracks my own personal experience pretty well. I never ran into any women who liked games until 5 or 6 years ago. I’m not into that “Let’s shame women gamers” nonsense, I just relate to the 1995-2005 part of the chart. There might’ve been women involved the industry and such, but I didn’t know any women who actually played games in my day to day life. I’m sure the animus in this images comes from guys who had much harsher school experiences than I had. I don’t remember a girl ever making fun of me for liking games, I do remember one time a girl making fun of me for reading enormous fantasy novels.
It doesn’t matter though. I’ve since ran into geeks of both genders. Most of them (men or women) can’t have an extended conversation about the evolution of the Final Fantasy battle systems, video game music, or what makes for good video game writing. Just because you’ve played a ton of games or whatever doesn’t automatically make you an interesting person to talk to. If these Internet gamer dudes could figure that out and brush up on being more interesting people perhaps maybe they could get dates with the gamer girls they “hate” so much.

hckleinman:

airspaniel:

joshversus:

airspaniel:

dontbearuiner:

nethilia:

fandomsandfeminism:

how-to-vidya:

The evolution of girl gamers

Boy gamers are so self-centered they act as though women haven’t been playing video games for decades, and then act horrified when the female gamers who have always been there actually become visible and vocal about the rampant misogyny that has infected the gaming world. 

Like seriously, how entitled do you have to be that women saying “it sure would be nice if I wasn’t treated like shit while enjoying the games I play” translates to “I must be catered to” when video games have LITERALLY been catered to men for decades? 

wtf is this graphic staring in 1995

I’d been gaming for 10 years by then

fucking manbabies

Jesus Christ.

I sure didn’t care about video games when I was 6 in 1988 when I kept going to my friend’s house to play her Nintendo all the time.

The OP needs to take all the seats.

Because I sure didn’t play my Intellivision until it literally burned out, and then immediately replaced it with a Nintendo which my father and I fought over every night. That didn’t happen.

Let’s also ignore that women have been making games for ages before this bullshit timeline even starts.  For example, Roberta Williams founded On-Line Systems (which became Sierra On-Line) in 1980 and put out Mystery House the same year, said game being arguably the first graphical adventure game everShe spent two decades making a lot more games, stuff that became touchstones and genre-definers, notably the King’s Quest series.  You goofy kids think Dark Souls is tough?  Let’s see how far you can get in the original King’s Quest without accidentally committing suicide or something.

She wasn’t the only one.  Classic arcade game Centipede?  Dona Bailey co-designed that with Ed Logg.  Anne Westfall was the co-founder of Free-Fall Associates, the first independent company contracted by EA back in 1981.  She programmed fantasy-chess classic Archon and sat on the GDC board of directors for six years.Jane Jensen picked up where Roberta Williams left off with adventure games like the Gabriel Knight series.  And this is just a quick selection of significant figures pulled from a thirty-second google search to make sure I had some facts straight.  

And here’s the thing: a lot of these older games?  Especially in the adventure genre?  They were often more women-friendly both in presentation and in content than a lot of games today.  When the industry still sometimes needs to catch up in its portrayal of women and treatment of them as an audience to itself from 20 years ago, shit’s fucked up, and the problem isn’t women suddenly pretending to like games and then demanding to be “catered to”…

It’s ignorant shitstains like the OP growing up thinking their childhood was the birth of gaming and the swamp of sexist bullshit that flowed in the 90s onward was how things always have been.  It wasn’t an egalitarian paradise at any point, but women have always been a part of the industry, even its leaders, and we’d all do well to remember that.

PREACH.

Personal anecdote, my sister and all her friends became obsessed with the Legend of Zelda in 1987. She bought an NES to play it. She had friends over and they would spend hours making maps of all the dungeons. 

I met my wife on a Final Fantasy message board in 1999.

So, this is kind of bullshit.

In a way, this image actually tracks my own personal experience pretty well. I never ran into any women who liked games until 5 or 6 years ago. I’m not into that “Let’s shame women gamers” nonsense, I just relate to the 1995-2005 part of the chart. There might’ve been women involved the industry and such, but I didn’t know any women who actually played games in my day to day life. I’m sure the animus in this images comes from guys who had much harsher school experiences than I had. I don’t remember a girl ever making fun of me for liking games, I do remember one time a girl making fun of me for reading enormous fantasy novels.

It doesn’t matter though. I’ve since ran into geeks of both genders. Most of them (men or women) can’t have an extended conversation about the evolution of the Final Fantasy battle systems, video game music, or what makes for good video game writing. Just because you’ve played a ton of games or whatever doesn’t automatically make you an interesting person to talk to. If these Internet gamer dudes could figure that out and brush up on being more interesting people perhaps maybe they could get dates with the gamer girls they “hate” so much.

newyorksjojo

newyorksjojo:

gaikudo:

spankmehardbarry:

so i guess since the mozilla firefox ceo has stepped down, people are now blaming “the gays” and calling the lgbt community and its supporters “bullies”

grow

the

fuck

up

if you want a source of an example here

I love how the article is like “he didn’t say he hates them!” yeah he just donated money to a cause to continue to withhold their rights! that’s completely okay! 

Better stop using the Internet. He invented Javascript which powers every single modern website.

I don’t have time to check to make sure every single person who makes every single product I use agrees with every single thing I believe. I don’t even want to live in a world like that. What if time proves I’m wrong about something and they’re right? Yeah, I know the gay rights thing is an easy one to be right on, but what if the hivemind IS WRONG about something else? Hope people don’t come after me someday because I donate to the ACLU.

I’m frightened by how the digital world makes it so easy to find out every single thing people have done and to hold it against them FOREVER. Read this to see how easily it can be abused: http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/scott-walker-withdraws-appointment-of-student-regent-who-signed-recall-b9933118z1-211395241.html

newyorksjojo

newyorksjojo:

zeppelis:

wasd-ozu:

That guy who wrote that Sakura Trick article on Kotaku is the same guy who praised SAO as being “the Smartest Anime I’ve seen in Years” and criticized Watamote for being mean-spirited against Tomoko and people who are like her.

I mean, this guy just deserves an award in having the most shit taste in anime the world has ever seen.

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I’ve seen better taste in hospital food.

This dude liked Lightning Returns. His taste is garbage. Fuck Space Dandy though.

I’m currently listening to the audiobook version of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s narrated by actress Claire Danes.
This book is literature Tumblr would actually like. It’s set in a dystopia where right-wing Christian fundamentalists seize control after the birth rate plunges due to radiation and environmental damage. Things seem to suck for just about everybody. Women have it INFINITELY worse than men in this society, but men are pretty tightly constrained in what they can do as well. No one seems particularly happy. The patriarchy sucks for everybody.
Writing wise, it’s lushly written which stands in stark contrast to the sensory deprivation the main character suffers in her isolation. That’s intentional, I’m sure.

I’m currently listening to the audiobook version of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s narrated by actress Claire Danes.

This book is literature Tumblr would actually like. It’s set in a dystopia where right-wing Christian fundamentalists seize control after the birth rate plunges due to radiation and environmental damage. Things seem to suck for just about everybody. Women have it INFINITELY worse than men in this society, but men are pretty tightly constrained in what they can do as well. No one seems particularly happy. The patriarchy sucks for everybody.

Writing wise, it’s lushly written which stands in stark contrast to the sensory deprivation the main character suffers in her isolation. That’s intentional, I’m sure.