Homicide: Life on the Street is nicely fulfilling my need for more The Wire. it’s a little old and network-appropriate, but it’s David Simon and Baltimore and it’s well-written and witty. It’ll do.
whoooo i love starting my
mornings afternoons evenings puking phlegm and bile
like i was coughing up phlegm for a while but then i had a coughing fit strong enough to trigger my gag reflex i guess and bleghhhh
(also there was definitely a drop of blood in it. just, like, a drop worth, less maybe, a tiny streak, but… how worried should i be about that?)
Just call me Young Chaka.
omg come look at this fabulous person
have i mentioned that i’m in love with this girl
cause i am
Friendly reminder: erasure is not equality.
Still one of my favorite political cartoons ever. As relevant now as in 2006.
I’ve posted this before, I don’t really care.
Test Number Three.
Necropolis will launch at the end of August as an ongoing weekly webcomic. Stay tuned!
ugh I love this! Can’t wait for it to be a webcomic! :3
as far as i’m concerned Mad Men is 100% a coming of age story about Sally Draper and Peggy Olson (one dealing with moving into teenhood and the other into adulthood) everything else is just fluff to help their characterization
i always forget that normal-people-being-awake-hours are when my apartment is constantly filled with exhaust fumes.
the only windows in my apartment that aren’t in the bathroom, all face one of the busier streets in town, but i require windows open/a fan in one to keep any airflow in my apartment to cool it off in the summer
but then during the day (when, if i’d actually managed to fall asleep at all, i’d normally be asleep through most of), the traffic means that my apartment smells strongly of exhaust, which is one of my most major migraine triggers. it apparently doesn’t affect me if i’m not awake to notice it, but christ, i can’t deal with it. especially in the mornings, when all the trucks are making morning deliveries and shit. i can smell the diesel even. at this point i’m chugging cheap wine hoping it knocks me out before the migraine agony does.
I’M SORRY BUT THIS REALLY PISSED ME OFF AND I NEEDED TO VENT.
So I liked this page last year for the shits and gigs, as you do. I found it funny, and let slide the few sexist posts.
Only recently- and after I got a tumblr- did I really start to notice the abundance of rape, sexist and racist jokes appearing on my news feed. And it pissed me off.
I said nothing, however, because what could I do? Send in a message to the page and get labelled a whore and a slut by the Admins as I’ve seen so many people do?
Then this motherfucking gem popped up.
I usually don’t get involved in these sorts of things; if I do my comment gets lost more often than not and goes unnoticed. But I had to comment, I really had to.
I thought my argument was valid and whole, and I was actually rather happy when he admin directly replied to my comment.
I narrowed down my five favourite games ever and posted them.
Of course, I got beaten and labeled down once again.
When I asked for a rational clarification of his definitions of “casual” and “core” he did not reply. It was only when I directly insinuated the bias of his claim did I get a response.
“A feminist I see. No arguments need to be made. Good luck with getting them eggs fertilized”
Note the use of “feminist” as an insult.
I have had my fair share of gender specific hate regarding gaming. I get told I am a fake and a bitch if I get a high score; I get told to “suck a dick because you are better at that, bitch” if I get a low score; I get told to “get back in the kitchen, slut” without any prompt at all, simply because I have a vagina.
I am beyond sick of this. I hate the fact that if a male who hypothetically plays a few hours of CoD can be easily called a gamer by the wider community but I if were to say that I was a level 34 on Skyrim I would immediately be called a fake geek girl, a casual gamer and a liar.
I hate the fact that, even though 45% of gaming consumers are female, developers and publishers still believe that there is not a large enough demographic for female protagonists.
I hate the fact that most women in video games are no more than sexulised objects in skimpy clothing.
I hate the fact that I cannot enjoy a game without being labeled and branded because of the fact that I posses a vagina and not a penis.
~sorry about the long post clogging up your dash. I needed to vent~
Off-topic somewhat, but important.
and i must scream
Seriously, this woman literally said that her favorite games including GEARS OF WAR and SKYRIM and the dude can take that and immediately refute it as casual! Why? She could have said that she’s level 47 on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 multiplayer, has played every Silent Hill game, can tell you the entire back stories of the war between assassins and templars in Assassin’s Creed, and she would still get dismissed because she’s a woman and therefore ineligible for the categorization of hardcore gamer. There are men who live to play games like Animal Crossing, Nintendogs, and Little Big Planet, and women who thrive on Bioshock, Uncharted, and Resident Evil, but the former would never be questioned as being a “true gamer,” while the latter will always have to face guys like the one in the Facebook conversation who question their gaming prowess.
It just goes to show that matter what, if you are a woman and you say that you play video games, there will always be some male douchebag heckling at you, saying that you are not a true gamer and will pull arguments out of their asses to make them feel like they have a right to bully you.
LOL HOW DO YOU CASUALLY PLAY BIOSHOCK AND SKYRIM DOES HE NOT KNOW HOW LONG THE GAME PLAY IS LOL.
seriously i have committed hundreds and hundreds of hours each to both Nethack and Dwarf Fortress - possibly the two least user-friendly and steepest-learning-curve games ever known - and i’ve played through
bootlegged copies of almost every major PC game of the past few years at least once (singleplayer cause fuck multiplayer (OMG SEE PROOF UR NOT A REEL GAMER CUZ MULTIPLAY IS EVRYTHIN))
I quit console gaming when consoles started costing ridiculous amounts of money; my parents bought a wii for the family when it was relatively new but it was mostly a family console and for ~dumb~ ~unserious~ ~family~ games, but i was raised on the playstation and ps2. My mom could kick your ass at Crash Bandicoot any day.
In fact, my mom once erased my game on Link’s Awakening on the Game Boy by ripping it out without letting me shut it off, so she could play Tetris. she could kick your ass at that, too.
The only genre of gaming I’m legitimately uninterested in is highly-competitive, super-serious, high-spec, weapon-manufacturer-endorsed high-end shooters. Which, obviously, are the ~real mark~ of a ~real gamer~, but are actually wildly boring and formulaic and devoid of plot.
and that’s the thing. the vast majority of actual gamers (as opposed to ~gamers~) care about gameplay, plot, story, fun, accessibility, etc. it’s the obsessive minority of gamers that only value the highly-competitive, multiplayer-centric, shooters-and-mmos-only, ridiculous exclusionary straight male dominated subcultures of video games.
they aren’t ~real gamers~. They’re the fakes. they’re the ones more concerned with image, and perception, and posing, than the people who just fucking like video games.
so play on ladies. You know where it’s at way better than those absurd, misogynistic clowns.
WHOOPS UP ALL NIGHT BY ACCIDENT YET AGAIN
i really really love hard-boiled eggs
except, i only like the yolks. the whites are way way too nasty and rubbery for me, I can’t stand them at all. they make me gag.
it’s been… years since i’ve had hard-boiled eggs. I just can’t justify wasting the whites, anymore, like i could when I was younger.