August 27th, 2014

lunaticobscurity:

modernserf:

this-is-lackluster:

SCE Studio Liverpool, once known as Psygnosis founded in early 1984 was one of the most prolific studios developing games for the Commodore Amiga. They were well known for their stunning cover art.

Glad to see those artists continued to work after the prog rock money dried up

modernserf was probably joking, but a lot of psygnosis’ covers were painted by roger dean, who is also famous for doing artwork for prog bands

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lunalovegouda:

When I’m trying to convince people to watch OITNB

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4dffrntclrdpersonas:

TGIF: Black Cherry Vamp

huffs loudly

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mikleos:

my mobile has been stuck on this image for literal hours. nothing else will load. i refresh and lord farquaad only gives me this cheeky grin. i scroll down and all i see is darkness. there is no escape

mikleos:

my mobile has been stuck on this image for literal hours. nothing else will load. i refresh and lord farquaad only gives me this cheeky grin. i scroll down and all i see is darkness. there is no escape

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August 26th, 2014

jumpingjacktrash:

0salt:

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

This is an important message on how privilege really works.

a very good post.

privilege is not a sin or moral failing that you have to correct, nor does it mean you have nothing relevant to say; tumblr uses the concept completely wrong most of the time.

the actual sense of the term is more like ‘defaultness’ — being the baseline in society’s eyes, not standing out, not being the sticking-up nail or the squeaky wheel. and the reasonable response to realizing this is not to apologize and feel bad — and it’s certainly not to try to be less default, that goes to really weird places — but to consider your new level of awareness and apply it to the society around you. it’s a useful tool. it’s like a UV camera that shows up fingerprints and bloodstains so you can investigate a crime scene. it’s like a polarizing camera filter that cuts out glare so you can see details. once you’re aware of what society deems ‘other’ or ‘exception’, you can see where to focus change to fix it.

the theory of privilege is a lens for seeing society more clearly, not a hammer to hit people with.

this this this this this!! Tumblr is like a giant game of Telephone, everything’s filtered through so many people who don’t go back and say ‘wait, what did you say, what did you mean, is this really what it was?’ that important ideas are skewered into unrecognizability. This is how it should be though, for the concept to WORK towards actual change

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BREAKING NEWS

klingonrealitytelevision:

pureorangeness:

klingonrealitytelevision:

pureorangeness:

klingonrealitytelevision:

JonTron is still an asshole.

More news at, I mean, honestly just fuck it, read his Twitter, he’s a mess. 

"Lol but dudes are hurt by video game representation too."

Unless he’s talkin’ bout dudes of Color than I don’t wanna hear shiiiiiiiiiiiiit. 

Of course, you guys have always been ignorant unless what you hear promotes your bitching.

He has never said dudes are hurt why aren`t we dealing with it, he pointed out a double-sided gender-stereotype existing. He never said that should be something that is to be dealt with, he pointed that out to counter Anita`s own way of presenting HER ideas in HER videos. Of course due to Twitter`s shitty character count he was not able to put it out there properly and with further bit of pushing from biased portion of SJWs, suddenly it was regarded as an MRA thing.

Just a while ago Jon said a lot of stuff in the polaris co-optional podcast (will be uploaded to YouTube tomorrow I figure) so, really, just listen to the guy for more than what 120 characters allow to make a goddamn retort against all the biased backlash and death threats alike.

Bolding and Italics mine…wow tho..I mean..wow. 

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Oh my god I know what this IS

It is like I am talking to a brick wall with a memorized script whenever I am talking to one of you fuckers

I am putting everything aside about MEN depicted as UNINTELLIGENT and NONNEGOTIABLE in their savagery. I have never said the stereotypes of men NOT BEING pOWER FANTASIES. They ARE. I`ve never said sexualization and objectification of women is less or equal problems than this. I have never said that. I said men stereotypes exist. That is it. That is what he said too.

Are you telling me that does not exist? Why do you think getting dismissive and condescending in tags makes your arguments more viable IN AN ARGUMENT? Don’t you know debates do not work that way? Why do you all ALWAYS think it makes you 105% right to go for insults and name callings? Do you think that will actually solve sexism? Or let me ask it this way, do you actually want to solve sexism? Because it feels more like everyone on this site and people who send JonTron spam over spam on Twitter just bask in this idea of being in absolute no-naysay power in a fight for the only time in your goddamn fucking lives.

HOLY SHIT OKAY

1. I never insulted you or called you a name so cut that shit out.

2. I know how debates work, I wasn’t really that interested in debating you, not really in the mood. 

3. Okay, so you admit that those are in fact, problems with with female depictions in videogames and that men stereotypes aren’t on the same level as female stereotypes. 

THEN WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU BRING IT UP DURING A DISCUSSION ABOUT FEMALE STEREOTYPES IN VIDEO GAMES? That’s called de-railing a conversation, it’s also a good example of how you don’t debate. During a debate you need to stay on topic, bringing in other, irrelevant shit loses you points and only serves to distract from the main point.  JonTron wasn’t trying to debate Tim, Jon, was saying “Yes, I see your point about women, BUT WhAT ABOUT THE DUUUUUDES?”

That’s like if 2 people were talking about shoes and you just ran in and started talking about sweaters. I’m glad you prefer cashmere double stitched with an argyle pattern to knitted wool but what did that have to do with the fucking shoes?

You wanna talk about troubles of male representation in video games? Go ahead, shit, I’ll help you edit the goddamned thing,  but don’t fucking interrupt a conversation/statement about one thing with a different thing cause you feel left out.

START A NEW CONVERSATION. IT”S NOT HARD

JONTRON HAS HIS OWN YOUTUBE CHANNEL WITH WHICH HE COULD HAVE STARTED A DISCUSSION ABOUT IT.

Also, who are “You all.”? Last I checked it was just me? Talk about just me, don’t bring in imaginary people to this conversation. I don’t have an army behind me or anything. Just one woman and a keyboard. 

so my life goal is for someone to dedicate this song to me ahahaha

unlicensedworthologist:

coeurandrogyne:

madmanwithsomesocks:

I know you don’t like to talk, but you gotta do it for her.

This arc took a total of three scenes in the season (four if you count the scene where she’s not in the visiting room) and it still carried more weight than everything Larry’s dealt with the entire series.

this guy is like 50000x more important than Larry.

a mop is 50000x more important than Larry.

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typingsdrawings:

andro-and-amazing:

nikolasdraperivey:

CINEMATIC MILES MORALES COSPLAY

Yo! My name is Nikolas A. Draper-Ivey…This is cosplay as Cinematic Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider Man. This suit was made by 
Jesse Covington ( Writer and Costume Designer) and sewn by Sasha Williams ( Fashion Major graduate). Photos were taken by Pierre BL Brevard I specifically would like to thank Marvel Comics Artist Sara Pichelli for designing this character. I’m also very excited to see Olivier Coipel's work on Spider-Verse!

(Full shoot will be shot in New York itself just in time for NYCC)

WWWWWWWWWWWWAAAA WOWEE WOWEE WOWWWWWWWW

Cosplay my ass, this is spiderman and no one will convince me otherwise.

ethiopienne:

on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”

the article above is very very good and everyone should read it this is the part I like the most: […] They allow us to conceive of rapists as recognizable, Snidely Whiplash–style villains, so we never have to consider that they might be our local and national football heroes, our police officers, our doctors, our dentists, our beloved television personalities, our teachers, our clergy, our neighbors, or our classmates. The bad guy slips something into a drink, the good girl sticks her finger in it until it changes color, and presto, you’ve got an airtight case! […][…]All these clever products do is reinforce a terribly bleak message: Somebody’s going to get raped. If you work hard at making sure it isn’t you, maybe it won’t be.
“But we have to tell women to protect themselves!” say the mighty defenders of the status quo, every time. “The criminals don’t listen!”
This is untrue. Snidely Whiplash doesn’t listen, because he’s a fictional character, but real rapists are listening to the people around them all the time. They hear that women are bitches and sluts and objects; that women who drink or dress a certain way “deserve whatever they get”; that guys who “don’t need to rape anyone” to get laid couldn’t possibly force a woman. They hear victims called “accusers” and hear everyone question the “accuser’s” account of what happened, as though she herself has been accused of a crime. […][…]They hear about their peers being accused of rape and still allowed to graduate from college, while the alleged victims drop out of school. They hear that most rapes are never reported, and of those, very few are prosecuted. About those, they usually hear “not guilty.”
Criminals do listen to what we, as a society, tell them—and what we tell rapists, time and again, is that we don’t take their crime seriously, so they can probably get away with it. If other young men out there earnestly want to prevent rape, they’d be better off talking to their peers about consent, calling out other guys who dehumanize women, and intervening when they see something that makes them uncomfortable. […]

ethiopienne:

on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”

the article above is very very good and everyone should read it 
this is the part I like the most: 

[…] They allow us to conceive of rapists as recognizable, Snidely Whiplash–style villains, so we never have to consider that they might be our local and national football heroes, our police officers, our doctors, our dentists, our beloved television personalities, our teachers, our clergy, our neighbors, or our classmates. The bad guy slips something into a drink, the good girl sticks her finger in it until it changes color, and presto, you’ve got an airtight case! […]

[…]
All these clever products do is reinforce a terribly bleak message: Somebody’s going to get raped. If you work hard at making sure it isn’t you, maybe it won’t be.

“But we have to tell women to protect themselves!” say the mighty defenders of the status quo, every time. “The criminals don’t listen!”

This is untrue. Snidely Whiplash doesn’t listen, because he’s a fictional character, but real rapists are listening to the people around them all the time. They hear that women are bitches and sluts and objects; that women who drink or dress a certain way “deserve whatever they get”; that guys who “don’t need to rape anyone” to get laid couldn’t possibly force a woman. They hear victims called “accusers” and hear everyone question the “accuser’s” account of what happened, as though she herself has been accused of a crime. […]

[…]They hear about their peers being accused of rape and still allowed to graduate from college, while the alleged victims drop out of school. They hear that most rapes are never reported, and of those, very few are prosecuted. About those, they usually hear “not guilty.”

Criminals do listen to what we, as a society, tell them—and what we tell rapists, time and again, is that we don’t take their crime seriously, so they can probably get away with it. If other young men out there earnestly want to prevent rape, they’d be better off talking to their peers about consent, calling out other guys who dehumanize women, and intervening when they see something that makes them uncomfortable. […]

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