Posted 1 hour ago

Cuties Killing Video Games

lunulata:

Support diversity in games and awesome indie game devs with this neato and super cute shirt!

I’m a cutie killing video games, how about you? 

Posted 8 hours ago

browsethestacks:

Tatiana Maslany In Shaun Of The Dead by Reid Kikuo Johnson

Posted 9 hours ago

99% of the time I want to burn the entire video game industry down in a great purging fire and cleanse it of unholy fedoras and butthurt. There’s too much of that shit and it’s gotten to the point of making me want to punch people for being stupid asshats.

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Posted 10 hours ago

Dear Gamers….

A woman is being maliciously attacked by misogynistic fuckwads because she decided she wanted to make a video game about depression, but apparently that’s a "no-no" in the sexist and vile pit known as the video game community, so now people have decided to go on a witch-hunt and try to bring her down by posting her personal information as well as the information and phone numbers of her family and friends as well as sending her death threats and if you don’t think that’s the most disgusting way to act about a fucking video game then you need to back the fuck up and get the fuck out and think about why you think of the allegations against her justifies these deplorable actions.

*SPOILER ALERT* THEY DON’T.

There is no justification for her personal information being spread and there is no justification for the death threats as well as the numerous other wretched filth that is being sent to her. You’re wrong for thinking that there is any justification in these horrible actions.

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Even my friend has gotten threatening messages because she spoke out against the blatant sexism and misogyny being thrown at this woman and just about every other woman in the games industry. As a man, I’ll likely only get the smallest fraction of hate-mail that these women have gotten, and that’s the sad truth of the privilege that I and just about every other man in the gaming community/industry have, and it makes my blood boil to see my friend, someone I care greatly about, get harassed in such repulsive and sickening ways. You’re not making the video game industry a better place by doing that, you’re making it worse.

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Also, I have seen literally zero evidence or proof of the accusations being thrown at this woman. But whether or not all of it is true, guess what….. IT’S NONE OF YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS WHO SHE’S SLEPT WITH.

NONE. AT. ALL.

If you think the only way to get your point across is to insult the target person and threaten them with death, stalk them and spread personal information for people to use and abuse, you’re not doing it for the sake of "ethics", you’re doing it because you’re a terrible excuse for a human being and your parents should be ashamed of you for turning out to be an actual sack of shit.

In conclusion,

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Posted 1 day ago

nystic:

this is important please spread

Posted 1 day ago

If you aren’t watching Last Week Tonight with John Oliver then you’re missing out on some of the most brilliant commentary on some of the most important issues.

Posted 1 day ago

whowasntthere:

Another preview of our Beyond Anthology comic, ‘The Next Day,’ as I finish up the the last few base ‘colors’ for it. Soon! <3

Posted 1 day ago

whowasntthere:

lunulata:

Tumblr priorities:

Ferguson: Ugh, can people stop talking about this already??? I’m so tired of seeing it! I don’t get why people are so upset over this.

Mention that queerbaiting in Adventure Time is wrong: I WILL FUCKING FIGHT YOU. THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH ADVENTURE TIME. FUCK YOU. I SHIP BUBBLEGUM/MARCELINE. IT’S IMPLIED THAT THEY WERE IN A RELATIONSHIP. WHERE DO YOU LIVE I’M GONNA FIND YOU AND KILL YOU. HOW DARE YOU. YOU’RE DENYING POOR KIDS IN OTHER COUNTRIES THE ABILITY TO WATCH THIS SHOW IF YOU WANT GAY PEOPLE IN IT BECAUSE THEY WON’T BROADCAST IT OTHERWISE. THEIR HANDS ARE TIED. I’LL KILL YOU. YOU’RE IMAGINING THE QUEERBAITING BECAUSE THEY SAID THEY CAN’T HAVE THEM BE IN A RELATIONSHIP, MEANING THEY’RE GAY. ASGKJSAGKAGSKD!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, I’ve gotten actual physical threats over this now, so I’m officially saying a giant “Fuck You” and signing off on it — no more answers, all Anon hate will be deleted, and I’m not replying to queer bait apologists. No Matter What: It’s queer baiting. Get the fuck over it or don’t, feel however you want to feel about it, but mostly:

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Ugh. I’m sorry people are being such disgusting butts. You don’t deserve to get threats over this.

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If you’re the kind of person who threatens my friends with physical harm while defending blatant queer-baiting, you and I are gonna have words.

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Posted 1 day ago
My understanding of the PB/Marcy relationship is that Pen Ward decided not to do it because homosexuality is illegal in some of the countries the show airs in, and he didn't want to deprive countries of kids of the show. It's still a shitty reason and it's insane that rubbing similar crotch giblets are basis for laws, but I found it more reasonable than JKR's, "Oh, yeah, he was totally gay behind the scenes!"
Anonymous asked

findchaos:

whowasntthere:

1. It’s still queerbaiting.

2. Is he more worried about kids being deprived of the show in other countries than he is of kids being denied seeing representations of their identities on TV? That seems like absurd, unreasonable logic to me, and more to do with money and brand advancement, which is well within his right to want for his show, but definitely not an argument that’s going to win me over on why it’s okay to never put queer characters on TV.

3. It’s okay to acknowledge that a show you absolutely love has done something sorta shitty and still absolutely love it. It’s not okay to deny that said shittiness ever happened or that it has some totally-okay-and-not-shitty basis.

4. It’s still queerbaiting.

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Further insight into the nuances of the issue, thanks to K!

For future reference, here’s a no-fail test for easily answering the question, "Is It Queerbaiting?":

  1. Is one or more characters implied to be queer, whether by actions in their respective outlet or by creators’/actors’ behind-the-scenes admissions?
  2. Do the characters demonstrate any undeniable queerness in their respective outlet?
  3. Do the creators/actors give a good reason for not showing any undeniable queerness?

If you get 1. “Yes” and 2. “No,” it’s queerbaiting. 3. was a trick question, because if the previous answers are correct, no explanation or excuse erases the fact that it is queerbaiting.

End of test.

Posted 1 day ago
Soooooo....Bubblegum and Marceline dated? Did you read about that? Did I? Is it possibly true? Openly queer characters on a cartoon that is sort of for kids? So awesome!
Anonymous asked

whowasntthere:

findchaos:

Sigh.

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This is a perfect example of writers who had all of the best intentions, but thanks to censorship and current policies, it devolved into some good old fashioned queerbaiting.

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Indeed, it’s true that the original intention was to have PB and Marceline romantically involved, eventually. The people behind Adventure Time have said as much, but somewhere along the line, someone said, “whoa, whoa, whoa. Not in a children’s show!” So, the storyline got dropped and all that’s left is the occasional hint and a massive fallout of fan headcanons.

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I know I should feel happier that the notion was even pitched, let alone nearly realized, but instead, I just feel cheated. Not only is it a very public example of queer characters still not being “acceptable” for children, it’s also another instance of characters’ “secret queerness” being paraded around as actual representation.

It’s not. That’s queerbaiting.

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Harry Potter did it, Sherlock does it, Teen Wolf, Torchwood, Supernatural, Doctor Who, and countless others all use winking hints at queerness amongst their main characters without, y’know, actually having to make or show them as queer in any way.

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(Pictured above: irony, but no actual queerness.)

As much as I love Adventure Time and will openly applaud them for touching on very mature and downright edgy topics, I just can’t muster any genuine enthusiasm for PB and Marceline’s “secret” and/or “past” relationship in the show. That benefits no one and only serves to tell the queer, impressionable kids watching that their identities still aren’t good enough for television.

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Instead of getting excited for the scraps popular media tosses us now and then, let’s all hope for some real, visible, and open representation, one day. We have to start demanding it as consumers and generating it as creators. Queer folk deserve it.

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^^^This, this, this. 

Eeeeexactly.

Even Hannibal does it, to a certain extent. (See Season 2 finale…. as well as numerous other scenes from previous episodes)

It’s also important to know that it’s perfectly okay to enjoy watching these shows while at the same time acknowledging their issues regarding poor representation and similar problems. But if you enjoy these shows and lash out at people who raise these issues to light, you’re part of the problem. Outright ignoring these problems and defending the creators just because they give you characters you like to fantasize about only proves that you don’t actually care about representation.

Posted 1 day ago
Nobody is shooting our kids, because our kids respect authority and do not get into physical altercations with policemen - white, black, or anything else. The 18 year old that was shot was black, but was also a threat to the officer that killed him. If you knew anything about the criminal justice system which you clearly do not you'd try alittle harder to think about the facts of the case instead of supporting a social justice flaw that this particular shooting has no evidence of enforcing.
Anonymous asked

postcardsfromspace:

Oh, golly, Anon. You have certainly made up some salient points there. If only I weren’t such a clearly ignorant little so-and-so, talking out of her depth! If only I were the kind of person who took care to back up her points with actual research! If only I were the kind of person who kept data on hand because she knew poorly-informed douchebags would be showing up with their fairy tales sooner or later.

OH, WAIT!

I’m a fucking journalist.

Posted 1 day ago

poolsofchrome:

Does everywhere we stop for the night have to be creepy?

Posted 1 day ago

christianward:

Latest batch of character designs from ODY-C - mine and Matt Fractions new ongoing coming from Image Comics 

Posted 1 day ago
motherlandchr:

Oh my god what is this, a Motherland Chronicles update!?

Early this year, this project went quietly on hiatus because of some major changes in my life. I’ve been working on dealing with stuff one thing at a time, and am happy to say I’m finally ready to return to the series and finish up the book. 

To answer a few questions we’ve been asked through Tumblr messages, yes there will be more work added to the collection, and yes we are planning to release prints, either together with the book for Kickstarter or after we finish up. 

Estimated date for release has yet to be determined. We are working on things as quickly as possible, but don’t want to rush it. I want to make the best book I can. Thank you for all your kind words and support!  Photography: Zhang Jingna zemotion Model/Hair: Erin Taylor Makeup: Gregg Brockington Makeup Photo Assistants: Ngoc Vu, Tiffany Liu, Yongyi Zhou Choker and chain: Julee M Clark Special thanks to Phuong My for helping out with the dress.  Follow me~ ~ http://instagram.com/zemotion ~ http://zemotion.tumblr.com/ ~ http://twitter.com/zemotion © Zhang Jingnahttp://zhangjingna.com/

motherlandchr:

Oh my god what is this, a Motherland Chronicles update!?

Early this year, this project went quietly on hiatus because of some major changes in my life. I’ve been working on dealing with stuff one thing at a time, and am happy to say I’m finally ready to return to the series and finish up the book.
To answer a few questions we’ve been asked through Tumblr messages, yes there will be more work added to the collection, and yes we are planning to release prints, either together with the book for Kickstarter or after we finish up.
Estimated date for release has yet to be determined. We are working on things as quickly as possible, but don’t want to rush it. I want to make the best book I can. Thank you for all your kind words and support!

Photography: Zhang Jingna zemotion
Model/Hair: Erin Taylor
Makeup: Gregg Brockington Makeup
Photo Assistants: Ngoc Vu, Tiffany Liu, Yongyi Zhou
Choker and chain: Julee M Clark

Special thanks to Phuong My for helping out with the dress.

Follow me~
~ http://instagram.com/zemotion
~ http://zemotion.tumblr.com/
~ http://twitter.com/zemotion

© Zhang Jingna
http://zhangjingna.com/
Posted 1 day ago

lizardvvizard:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Chaos in Ferguson. Sunday night, part 4

[part 1] [part 2] [part 3

Reminder that:

- no, this isn’t over;
- no, these aren’t from earlier in the week;
- no, everything isn’t alright now;
- no, the police haven’t stopped brutalizing peaceful protesters;
- no, police haven’t intervened to stop the looting;
- no, police haven’t responded to emergency 911 calls for people injured by rubber bullets or children hit by cars;
- no, michael brown’s shooter still has not faced any consequences for murdering an unarmed teenager 9 days ago