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.
That guy is an ass. I have my favorite games and I enjoy playing video games but it’s like I can never live up to being a gamer like anyone else because no one ever views me as legitimate even though I have spent 24 in front of my console before, even a weekend in one room playing skyrim for close to 72 hours. I wish this wasn’t a stigma.
This really disheartens me. It’s one of the main reasons why I could never consider myself a “true” gamer, because at this point, I don’t think I’m anywhere near a competitive playing level. Because hey, I have a life and I don’t play games 24/7. I bet that if I did, my so-called skills might match up to more frequent players, and with my determination, I know I can take people down.
As I am now, I feel like I’m more casual than anything, but it hurts me to think that even if I did make it up to a competitive level, I’d still get beaten down, mocked, or belittled. For all the reasons mentioned above and more. I know how brutal, territorial, and sexist most male gamers tend to be when they’re in the zone, and, like the example above, outside the zone.
If it weren’t for the few decent male gamers I know and share my opinions and games with, I would lose all hope for gaming humanity, and drop all the consoles I love playing.
Because it isn’t even about high scores or defeating opponents; it’s about enjoying the game, getting into it and genuinely appreciating a good storyline or gameplay. I don’t think gender or sex matters when it comes to these things. Why can’t girl gamers be considered equal to guy gamers, no matter what “level” they are?
#i apparently have opinions
#i react to things
9:21 am • 17 June 2013 • 35,128 notes
I just really want to make a post about this thing I reblogged right here because I feel pretty strongly about it. Original Source here.
Some spoilers ahead, I suppose.
I wrote my feelings about it (if briefly) in the tags but tags can be overlooked, and really, I want to clarify what I think about it.
That statement about Sora being the Keyblade Master, and being the only one who can truly wield the Keyblade… probably doesn’t mean that his Keyblade is the only one left, or the be-all and end-all of Keyblades. I mean, anyone who’s played the later games (and even the main games!!) has to acknowledge that Keyblades themselves, while special and rare weapons, exist in many forms. There are still many mysteries to be solved about their creation, and just because people left and right seem to be getting Keyblades (Riku, Kairi, and the latest of them all, Axel/Lea) doesn’t make Sora any less special or unique.
If anything, the statement about Sora being a Keyblade Master has more to do with his ability to connect to people’s hearts. As you know, the ability to wield the Keyblade lies in people’s hearts, and who knows what Sora will be able to do with that ability to connect? That’s what i think. It may be just speculation, but I think it’s a better interpretation of the first statement than just simplifying it to “SORA IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN HAVE A KEYBLADE”.
I mean, that’s what the second statement (in reference to the first) implies.
It’s unfair, and let’s face it—in the upcoming ultimate battle between Light and Darkness, do you really think Sora will face it alone?
No. He says so himself: his friends are his power.
And he will need all the power he can get, Keyblade wielders or not.
All this talk of everyone just getting Keyblades like it’s no big deal really bothers me because we’re talking about THE SALVATION OF THEIR UNIVERSE HERE AND ALL THE WORLDS IN AND OUT OF EXISTENCE and they want to place it on the shoulders of one person?
It’s unfair, and really petty. I think these people who gained them earned them, and for a reason: to protect the people they love, to protect the worlds they love, to keep a promise…all in the name of friendship and courage, and loyalty…among many other things.
And let’s also not forget that Riku, in Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, was named a Keyblade Master for a reason. Based on what little I know of the Mark of Mastery, it seems to imply that Mastery means you are able to control both sides of Light and Dark within, and fall victim to neither extreme. Riku displayed this “mastery” well, as well as Aqua did in Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep. In contrast to Terra’s failing of the Mark of Mastery Exam because of his failure to control his darkness, and Sora’s failure because he fell victim to the darkness, it only means that they both still have much to learn.
But again, it does not make Sora any less special. being a Keyblade Master is more than just wielding it. There is more to that statement of being a Master than being the only one who can truly wield it. Sora may have a ways to go, but one cannot deny that he is still set apart by his own way of doing things, by his own abilities (that he has yet to know) and by his own good heart.
#i just feel so strongly about this
#TL;DR: GET OVER IT THEY HAVE TO SAVE THE WORLD
1:16 pm • 15 June 2013 • 53 notes
I must rid myself of this thought that I can only bring you discomfort, sorrow and unhappiness.
The moment I believe, it will be true
and I do not wish that upon you or anyone.
7:24 am • 20 May 2013 • 2 notes
I know that Yahoo wanting to buy tumblr is a huge deal and all but I don’t see any REAL confirmation that it has already been done
All I see in news reports is that Yahoo board agreed among themselves to buy Tumblr for the billion
but I don’t see anything being said that Tumblr has been bought and the whole thing being turned over to them
what is going on
2:09 am • 20 May 2013 • 2 notes
So the most awesome thing happened at work last night
For those of you who don’t already know I work in the Music department of a Barnes and Noble branch
Late in the evening this adorable girl comes up to me carrying three books wanting to pay for them.
And just as I turn over the last book to scan it, the Lord of the Rings track from the CD we’re playing (The Piano Guys’ latest CD, btw) comes on, and I giggle quietly because the final book she had was a copy of The Hobbit.
As she finishes paying for them I hold up the Hobbit and tell her how I loved the book, and she and I just explode in little nerdgasms over at my register about Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and about how Peter Jackson outdid himself with his latest movies. She asked for a pen because she wanted to write a dedication in the book and THEN realized that the music that was playing in the store was a Lord of the Rings medley and we just died.
And then this friend/brother/idk of hers comes up to my register just as we’re fangirling about moments in Lord of the Rings and says “Oh my god she’s having a nerdgasm.”
best night ever
I love my job
#things that happen at work
#lord of the rings
12:21 am • 20 May 2013 • 3 notes
WHERE WAS I WHEN PEOPLE WERE DOING CHARACTER DESIGNS AND STUFF FOR THAT SHO APPRECIATION THING I COULD’VE
Hello, dead kid blogging.
#you guys are amazing
2:05 pm • 7 May 2013 • 5 notes
OH MY GOD
HOW LONG HAVE I NOT BEEN ON MY PERSONAL I MISS BUGGING THE PEOPLE ON HERE ;A;
(Been RP-ing a little too much. oh dear lord how do I balance three accounts O_O)
6:49 am • 19 February 2013 • 1 note
Thoughts for 2013
All in all though…I have to admit it’s been a pretty good year. Lots of things that I have to be thankful for.
Like the new friends I’ve found on this side of the planet.
And old friends who stay with me, no matter how far.
And learning to be happy.
Most of all though…I think I’m on my way to some sort of future. Even if the light I’m walking toward is a little hazy in the distance. The fact is, it’s there, and I can see it.
It’s gonna be a good 2013. And I’ll make sure of it.
4:27 am • 2 January 2013 • 1 note