friendly reminder: owning up to, learning from, and apologizing for your mistakes can go a long way
you guys know the book of life right-. The animated movie coming out soon? With Del Toro working on it?
The creator of that whole world was a KCAI graduate.
THAT WAS A KCAI GRADUATE
That’s pretty goddamn cool! I need to see it now.
I remember the days when games were about worlds you could explore and about being good, and not about who's got representation and gender this and sexuality that. I miss those days.
Those days miss you, too. I recently found a yellowed letter under one of the floorboards, and it was addressed to you and signed by those days with a tear-stained kiss of lipstick.
Meanwhile, in the present, those of us who work in the industry and who are—amazingly—able to consider more than one idea at the same time, will continue to create good games about worlds you can explore AND occasionally talk about inclusivity.
If you are feeling compassion fatigue, I think it might be okay to sit out those discussions, at least until you get your strength back. While it will be tough not having you available for close consultation, somehow we will soldier on.
I once saw someone argue “THEY’RE TAKING THE FUN OUT OF VIDEO GAMES!”
No. If it’s hurting or demeaning a whole group of people (namely half the fucking planet), it’s not fun.
The makers of The Stanley Parable received a brilliant/terrible response to the game, so they created a trailer specifically for that person. It’s called the Raphael trailer.
I’ve only seen a little bit about The Stanley Parable, and where I was interested before I’m dying to play it now.
if you’ve played The Stanley Parable (and even if you haven’t) i urge you to watch it. it’s worth it, trust me.
This game was full on sass. I love it.
if men and women should have equal rights then why are you against men wanting rights? feminism isn't about women being better then men is it?...
im against men complaining about wanting ‘mens rights’ because it’s never about wanting anything other than to silence and talk over women.
if men’s rights activists worked to open crisis centers for male victims of abuse and survivors of sexual violence i would love that. if men’s rights activists worked toward support and parenting classes and education for single fathers that would be amazing. if men’s rights activists worked toward educating fellow men on practicing safe sex and consent i would be so on board. if men’s rights activists worked toward breaking down the chains of racism of their brothers of colour i would be so happy. if men’s rights activists advocated for anything of value i would be so down for it all.
instead men’s rights activists sit on the fucking internet talking over women and attempting to silence them and their oppression with arbitrary add-ons, bullshit about the friendzone, and useless fucking nonsense.
so no. i have zero use for men’s rights activists because it’s never about advocating for things men need and instead it’s always about making sure women shut up about what they need. they aren’t “men’s rights activists” they’re “anti women activists”. point blank.
finally feminism is not about women being better than men nor is it about being equal to men. feminism is about women being liberated from men. i have no desire to be considered “equal” to the system of power that allows men to abuse, murder, and rape us. i want liberation from patriarchy and men.
This. Equality, not the right to talk over women. Friendship, not “if you don’t date me just because I want you to then you’re putting me in this fakey space where you use me.” Rape, not “there are plenty of false accusations of rape and I know a guy who was falsely accused.” If men are abused, instead of talking about it, care for the abused. Build shelters and job centers for GT youth and the boys who are discarded by certain religious movements. Do things for men, don’t whine about wanting women to do things for you.
iirc the last time I made a post about my opinions on MRAs there was some disagreement, but this person puts it better than I did, so I thought I should share