i’ve been saving some of my favourite replies by Leigh Alexander to gamer dweebs on twitter thinking they’re important enough to ~critique~ her
I love this shit. And I can just hear the oxford debating nerdbros now, whining about how her refusing to debate these scabs means her arguments are unsound. The truth is simpler than that: not EVERY hateful dipshit who throws up on your Twitter page is entitled to a full debate on every paragraph of their anti-feminist manifesto. Sorry, guys. Sometimes you’re just not worth it, and we have better things to do than waste our time on you. It doesn’t mean you’ve “won” the argument - sometimes it just means you are too pathetic to even be considered a part of the conversation.
This is important because I love Leigh. She writes interesting, super-intelligent articles. It makes my day when she faves my reply tweets. And she’s gotten dragged into the godawful ‘gamergate’ fiasco as a target. Like every other person they’ve gone after, because she is a woman, and because she is somewhat prolific in a games-related field, they decided that she deserves a heap of twitter harrassment.
Leigh writes lots of different things. Books, nostalgia pieces, bits of fiction, her thoughts on what video games can improve on, articles for Vice, The Guardian, and Time. To ‘gamers’ she’s a journalist (ick!) and a woman (let’s get her!) and based on that they’re trying to make up stuf to ‘call her out’ on.
Leigh doesn’t tweet seriously. She doesn’t need to. A lot of the comments she gets are really, really stupid, and she usually takes the tack of responding in kind. Nobody needs to bother creating a serious reponse to random people on the internet, yet they’re calling her ‘arrogant’. She tweets obviously facetious things like the above, and about her being THE VOICE OF ALL GAMING or somesuch, which are taken as fuel for a mob by people who don’t know what facetious means.
The accounts tweeting this stuff are very cut and paste. It’s all the same, they’re just using all the sockpuppets they set up to popularise their failed #gamergate schtick. But they are harrassing her. They might as well come out and say ‘bitch needs to be taught her place, how dare she have a voice in OUR hobby #nogurlzallowed’ but they’re still attempting, hilariously, to paint this as an ‘ethics’ issue and writing ‘we support women in gaming’ on their images while, y’know, continually picking out women who have self-confidence and their own agency and putting effort into badmouthing them. Most of which centres around one dude who put together a hastily typed (he admitted he didn’t even reread it, just shoved it up as fast as possible) blog post just to call her an UGLY MAN-HATING FEMINIST WHO HATES GAMES!!! RUIN HER LIFE!!!!!!!!!
In conclusion, please read Leigh’s stuff! She’s a fantastic writer. I know she usually handles incoming idiocy by being amusingly flippant and making a point to show these self-important dudes that she’s got no time to read their useless posturing or acknowledge them in any way, but now that the ‘gamers’ have her targeted, she’s getting a lot of terrible messages and people copypasting that she’s an awful person across their hundreds of accounts, and that would be hard for anyone to deal with.
this blog is reposting TONS of artwork and cosplays and stuff with no sources
please don’t reblog from them, and give recognition to the actual artists
I’m back home now
My take on humans in SF
I’ve been doing some thinking on how to make humans an interesting race in my own SF setting, and this is what I’ve come up with so far. This whole thing is a bit long-winded and starts with my thought process, for which I apologise, but I don’t want to get the impression that this is Magical Realm territory. That would be very bad.
Even if you’re not a big sci-fi fan, I’d really appreciate it if you gave it a read and then reblogged to tell me what you think. Thanks!
That’s a pretty cool thought! Because usually in sci-fi there’s some alien species that occupies the ‘exploited’ slot, like asari were. Some whole simplified people who become a commodity as a shorthand for the worlds of outer space being seedy or edgy and cool.
I think it’d be fantastic to see that fall to humanity. The easiest avenue for it would be some kind of sexual thing, probably. Like you know. Fry when he had his nose stolen.
So instead of having a bunch of very very humanlike aliens pole-dancing in the clubs of the underworld, maybe humankind just looks really well-formed an appealing to the other massive hulking aliens and we get this fast track to wealth and recognition, but at the expense of being taken seriously among galactic civilisations, and we can’t make any headway politically because everyone just thinks we’re the Slut Planet.
Like, that’s not even unrealistic. Tons of people would want to make it big on different planets by being ‘exotic entertainment’ and then we’re get pigeonholed and all the scientists and conservative religious people would be horrified. I think it’s a cool thing to look into!
i’m in norwich and i was just at a party for hoouurrs
at one point I said to a guy “Wow, I can’t believe that’s just one pig”
the connections of cloud atlas
I got a less clunky theme and made it look exactly like my old theme and was up until like 5am doing it
i’d believe in unicorns and flying pigs before i’d believe in that bisexual mumbo jumbo
going down on a woman on-screen, how very gay of him
snergelly: there was a dog at work today and her name was holly and i was like "HEY I KNOW A HOLLY". she was this really short, pudgy older yellow lab and she kind of waddled around and when you called her name shed cock her head sideways. and she loved bubbles.
I LVOE BUBBLES!!!!
reviews that call robert frobisher gay
Did we ever find out which tower Michael’s dick was bigger than
If you had asked me at any point what my ideal man is like I would have said
- similar sense of humour
- video gaim
- can cook
- smooth chest
in that order
and guess who fits all of that
THAT POST WAS A JOKE
I really liked Anders as soon as we found him, but I also was surprised by how much I liked Justice too. Heck I’d romance Justice. He’s cute. But then there’s Anders.
If only there were some way to romance both of them at the same time.