adults: “what are your plans for the summer?” “what are you planning on studying in college?” “what do you want to do in the future?”
Do you ever think about all of the really nice drunk girls you’ve met in bathrooms and wonder how they are doing? I miss you all
Content warning: This post contains graphic language, slurs and triggering content
This article is heartbreaking. And true.
There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit.
There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.
NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.
Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article.
Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.
We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)
Another ten talking.
Hermione must have had a crazy good time when she went back to Hogwarts to do her final year, all that library time without having to worry about Harry’s imminent death or whether him and Ron were going to fail every single subject they were taking, like it must have been pretty fucking blissful
Why do people drink alcohol it tastes disgusting
you don’t drink it for the taste. u drink shit like apple juice for the taste. you drink alcohol to get rid of the bad taste that every awful person in your life has left
ok Charles bukowski
queer authors: make all your characters queer. every single one of them. leave no room for alternate cishet interpretations. make straight people uncomfortable. let them cry about how unrealistic it is that no one is cishet. bottle their tears and pour them over your morning pancakes. savor the taste of their discomfort.
I hate that Felix is so harsh with Delphine I just wANT THEM TO BE BEST FRIENDS THEY WOULD GET ALONG SO WELL DO YOU UNDERSTAND
- Delphine and Felix getting drunk together and complaining very loudly about all the bad things that keep happening because of their personal entanglements with clones
- "they tried to send me to Frankfurt, you know!" "oh please, I was framed for murder" "ok you win"
- Delphine smokes a joint with Felix one night and Cosima finds out and is jealous she got baked with someone else
- Felix painting a portrait of Delphine (naked, obvs, they’re really drunk so she’s cool with it) and when Cosima sees it she buys it from Felix on the spot and tries to hang it in their bedroom and Delphine is Mortified
- Delphine confesses to Felix that one time she accidentally kissed Sarah and he cAN’T STOP LAUGHING THIS IS THE GREATEST PIECE OF INFORMATION KNOWN TO MAN HE WILL BE ABLE TO HOLD THIS OVER SARAH FOR /YEARS/
- Sarah finding out that Delphine told Felix and turning red as a tomato “jesus bloody cHRIST DELPHINE I THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO KEEP THAT BETWEEN US”
i need delphine/felix friendship