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Participate in a Survey About Gender Diversity in Video Games

galacticdrift:

xekstrin:

wasdplz:

screaming-fan-girl:

ilikelookingatnakedmen:

The <title> of this page is “Do Consumers Want More Women In Video Games?” The results of this survey will be presented at GDC15, so let’s tell ‘em a resounding “FUCK YEAH!”

Please reblog! 

DO IT

DO THE THING

fucking tumblr bomb this shit

Especially important to tumblr bomb this because Escapist Magazine is one of the places GamerGate has successfully intimidated into trying to appease them, so you know the 4chan/reddit/GamerGate crowd is gonna have eyes & clicks on this and are gonna be pushing the “don’t ~force an agenda~ into video games” angle.

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I'm in my father's class at my high school. He said this today:
Him:
As some of you may not know, I'm a feminist.
class:
*laughs*
Him:
No, really, I am.
Class:
*laughs again*
Him:
Why is that funny?
Asshole:
Because you're a man, and you shouldn't think that way.
Him:
Well why not?
Asshole:
I dunno that's just the way that is.
Him:
I'm a feminist because of my wife. She and I have the EXACT same job. Yet, I make more than her.
Class:
*laughs*
Him:
Why is that funny? Shouldn't women be paid equally as men?
Same Asshole:
No, they're supposed to be in the kitchen.
Him:
*slams fist on asshole's desk* Why?
Asshole:
Because that's how it is.
Him:
Why?
Asshole:
That's their job.
Him:
Why?
Asshole:
*can't come up with another answer*
Him:
I'm a feminist because my wife has the exact same job, gets less pay, and with that, I can barely support my three children. If she got paid as much as me, life would be a bit easier for all of us.
*note, my mother is a teacher like my father*
Him:
Women gave birth to us, and now, here in the state of Michigan, they can't even have their own rights? It's 2014 people! Grow up or get out of my class.
Class:
*silence*
Him:
Now.. Louis XVI

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brensey:

arcadysabo:

elfgrove:

timsaturday:

youarenotdesi:

M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

This isn’t a Nazi Swastika what so ever, as a JEW I can recognize this unlike some people.
Gonna quote straight from wikipedia here.

It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,[2]as well as in later Buddhism,[4]Jainism,[5]Hinduism,[6][4]and Nazism,[3][4]among other cultures and religions.[4][2]
The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),[4][6]andka(making)[6]The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.

What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.
It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.
It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.
White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.
Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.
People seriously need to learn some history.THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.

Took less than 100 years to erase the original cultural significance and replace it with the appropriated version.

Yeah, except….
I know the history as a luck symbol.  I know it held a lot of religious significance for hundreds of years.
I also know that this symbol sends people I know into panic attacks.  This symbol has people I know rubbing at their arms, tracing numbers that were etched into them ages ago.  This symbol fills me with a powerless rage because this symbol was hurled in my face when I was beaten.
It has religious significance, but to assert that ‘People seriously need to learn some history’? Kindly go fuck yourself.  The assertion that people who were terrorized by people wearing swastikas shouldn’t view swastikas as anything less than a symbol of pure and utter evil strikes me as dangerously naive.  It erases and invalidates people’s experiences with the symbol.
M.I.A. has every right to wear that symbol, but neither she nor it exists in a vacuum.  We live in far too complicated a world to insist that her interpretation is the only valid one.

THANK YOU!
I have also had this symbol thrown in my face when threatened and intimidated by anti-Semitic violence. So I think the woman who wrote the original post is either selfish, naive, or stupid (or, most likely, all three) to say that westerners (including Jews who have been VICTIMIZED BY IT IN REAL LIFE) need to “educate themselves”.
I’m sorry that a cultural symbol with a positive meaning was twisted into something evil by the Nazis. But that symbol now represents a movement that WIPED OUT HALF MY RACE LESS THAN 100 YEARS AGO!!! And it’s still used to symbolize and justify bigotry and violence against us TODAY. Compared to that, not being able to wear glittery swastika makeup in the United States and other western countries is the epitome of “first world problems”.
The woman in that original post needs to learn some fucking compassion if she honestly thinks that her desire to wear glittery swastika makeup without being called out on it should override the visceral reaction westerners (ESPECIALLY JEWS) have to something that symbolizes GENOCIDE in OUR culture.

Just out of curiosity, how would you feel if you were told you couldn&#8217;t wear and use the Star of David because some group of people went and committed atrocities under that symbol. How would you feel if you were being told you could not display a part of your cultural identity because of the action of people who were not part of the thousands of years of history stealing the Star of David from you?
Because when you yell and scream at a Hindi, Jaina or Buddhist for wearing a swastika or manji that is exactly what you&#8217;re doing. It&#8217;s not about &#8220;sparkly jewelry&#8221; it is someone displaying their OWN cultural heritage. It is someone taking back their culture and their heritage. So if you&#8217;re going to scream at them about &#8220;compassion&#8221; maybe you should learn some yourself. No one deserves to have their heritage stolen from them, or kept from them. It&#8217;s time to allow people to reclaim their history and reclaim the swastika.

brensey:

arcadysabo:

elfgrove:

timsaturday:

youarenotdesi:

M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

This isn’t a Nazi Swastika what so ever, as a JEW I can recognize this unlike some people.

Gonna quote straight from wikipedia here.

It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,[2]as well as in later Buddhism,[4]Jainism,[5]Hinduism,[6][4]and Nazism,[3][4]among other cultures and religions.[4][2]

The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),[4][6]andka(making)[6]The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.

What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.

The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.

It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.

It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.

White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.

Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.

People seriously need to learn some history.
THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.

Took less than 100 years to erase the original cultural significance and replace it with the appropriated version.

Yeah, except….

I know the history as a luck symbol.  I know it held a lot of religious significance for hundreds of years.

I also know that this symbol sends people I know into panic attacks.  This symbol has people I know rubbing at their arms, tracing numbers that were etched into them ages ago.  This symbol fills me with a powerless rage because this symbol was hurled in my face when I was beaten.

It has religious significance, but to assert that ‘People seriously need to learn some history’? Kindly go fuck yourself.  The assertion that people who were terrorized by people wearing swastikas shouldn’t view swastikas as anything less than a symbol of pure and utter evil strikes me as dangerously naive.  It erases and invalidates people’s experiences with the symbol.

M.I.A. has every right to wear that symbol, but neither she nor it exists in a vacuum.  We live in far too complicated a world to insist that her interpretation is the only valid one.

THANK YOU!

I have also had this symbol thrown in my face when threatened and intimidated by anti-Semitic violence. So I think the woman who wrote the original post is either selfish, naive, or stupid (or, most likely, all three) to say that westerners (including Jews who have been VICTIMIZED BY IT IN REAL LIFE) need to “educate themselves”.

I’m sorry that a cultural symbol with a positive meaning was twisted into something evil by the Nazis. But that symbol now represents a movement that WIPED OUT HALF MY RACE LESS THAN 100 YEARS AGO!!! And it’s still used to symbolize and justify bigotry and violence against us TODAY. Compared to that, not being able to wear glittery swastika makeup in the United States and other western countries is the epitome of “first world problems”.

The woman in that original post needs to learn some fucking compassion if she honestly thinks that her desire to wear glittery swastika makeup without being called out on it should override the visceral reaction westerners (ESPECIALLY JEWS) have to something that symbolizes GENOCIDE in OUR culture.

Just out of curiosity, how would you feel if you were told you couldn’t wear and use the Star of David because some group of people went and committed atrocities under that symbol. How would you feel if you were being told you could not display a part of your cultural identity because of the action of people who were not part of the thousands of years of history stealing the Star of David from you?

Because when you yell and scream at a Hindi, Jaina or Buddhist for wearing a swastika or manji that is exactly what you’re doing. It’s not about “sparkly jewelry” it is someone displaying their OWN cultural heritage. It is someone taking back their culture and their heritage. So if you’re going to scream at them about “compassion” maybe you should learn some yourself. No one deserves to have their heritage stolen from them, or kept from them. It’s time to allow people to reclaim their history and reclaim the swastika.

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"Frost! What did I tell you about showing up here before autumn?"
"Nice to see you too, Ronin. Relax, I’m just here to visit!"
"…Fine. I’d better not catch you causing any trouble, understand?"
"You got it."

ROTG/EPIC Crossover: Troublemaker

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naamahdarling:

howtonotsuckatgamedesign:

mirrepp:

Some harsh but very very true words

When people let me review their portfolios (on career day or open days at my game design school) I explicitly ban them from commenting during the review… …because otherwise they will follow the impulse to downplay everything I see in an attempt at being humble."this is an old image…"
"I’m not happy with that one…""this is just a sketch…"
"I did this really quickly…""there is better stuff on later pages…"It’s totally understandable to have those impulses. The quality of art is not empirical data and therefore impossible to measure. Good art, bad art, it all comes down to standards. And you don’t want to come off as naive or self-absorbed.But just don’t do it. Don’t talk yourself down in front of others. In the best case you have someone supportive who now thinks “damn, this person needs to be prepped up all the time. Do I really want to work with somebody like that” or in worst case “now that you say it, yeah, this is kinda lame/rushed/unfinished/lazy, go away.”You can only submit what you have. If that is not enough, then it’s not enough. Your attitude will not change that. But if it is enough, you can do serious harm by not being confident of who you are now.This means appreciating what you are able to do right now and have a clear vision of what you want to learn, be confident that you will learn it in time. Be proud.

This is really important.  Eliminate this urge.  Eliminate it professionally, when having contact with people in a position to buy your work.  Eliminate it socially, when you just share your work for fun.  Destroy this urge as thoroughly as you possibly can.
Because when you have done that, you’ll find that you feel at least 25% less shitty about your own work.  You lose the urge to do it.  You stop reinforcing those negative thoughts, and they retreat.  They may never go away completely (although they might!) but this is good practice for ignoring those thoughts flat-out.
Don’t shit-talk yourself.  Even if you can’t be SO PROUD, don’t ever try to influence anyone’s opinion toward your work in the negative.
Try to love your work.  Try to see what you learned from each piece, even if it’s a failure.  If you feel that you learned nothing, appreciate the fact that just spending time on it is honing your skills and giving you valuable practice.
i used to be super not-confident in my own work.  When I stopped pointing out the flaws in my own stuff, I felt better about it almost immediately.

naamahdarling:

howtonotsuckatgamedesign:

mirrepp:

Some harsh but very very true words

When people let me review their portfolios (on career day or open days at my game design school) I explicitly ban them from commenting during the review… …because otherwise they will follow the impulse to downplay everything I see in an attempt at being humble.

"this is an old image…"

"I’m not happy with that one…"

"this is just a sketch…"

"I did this really quickly…"

"there is better stuff on later pages…"

It’s totally understandable to have those impulses. The quality of art is not empirical data and therefore impossible to measure. Good art, bad art, it all comes down to standards. And you don’t want to come off as naive or self-absorbed.

But just don’t do it. Don’t talk yourself down in front of others. In the best case you have someone supportive who now thinks “damn, this person needs to be prepped up all the time. Do I really want to work with somebody like that” or in worst case “now that you say it, yeah, this is kinda lame/rushed/unfinished/lazy, go away.”

You can only submit what you have. If that is not enough, then it’s not enough. Your attitude will not change that. But if it is enough, you can do serious harm by not being confident of who you are now.

This means appreciating what you are able to do right now and have a clear vision of what you want to learn, be confident that you will learn it in time. 

Be proud.

This is really important.  Eliminate this urge.  Eliminate it professionally, when having contact with people in a position to buy your work.  Eliminate it socially, when you just share your work for fun.  Destroy this urge as thoroughly as you possibly can.

Because when you have done that, you’ll find that you feel at least 25% less shitty about your own work.  You lose the urge to do it.  You stop reinforcing those negative thoughts, and they retreat.  They may never go away completely (although they might!) but this is good practice for ignoring those thoughts flat-out.

Don’t shit-talk yourself.  Even if you can’t be SO PROUD, don’t ever try to influence anyone’s opinion toward your work in the negative.

Try to love your work.  Try to see what you learned from each piece, even if it’s a failure.  If you feel that you learned nothing, appreciate the fact that just spending time on it is honing your skills and giving you valuable practice.

i used to be super not-confident in my own work.  When I stopped pointing out the flaws in my own stuff, I felt better about it almost immediately.

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My first giveaway on tumblr *c*

You can win one messenger bag from the ones available in BlueRobotto’s shop (Check out the shop for more pics and the description of each bag)

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1 person will be randomly selected as winner from the notes in this post.  The winner will chose 1 bag from the ones available and it will be sent to them without charge.

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