“You’re lying. My source says there’s one waterbender left in the Southern Water Tribe.” (Yon Rha)

So, who’s the rat? Shouldn’t you be hunting them down, Katara?

RHA: Replies to Comments OUTSIDE Tumblr - Part 1

(Warning; long post)


[1] hizamaruu said: “lol any person that complains about what a girl is wearing in an mmo are just butthurt insecure people because they dont look as good as the person they play >.> grow up so what if they look better than you or so what if youre attracted to it but stay in the closet about it cuz youre embarrased get over it and play your game or dont play it its that simple quit bitching publicly over something so little as armor on a fictional piece of polygons kthx”

Tica’s Reply

This is so wrong on so many levels, my friend. Let’s break this down; you say that

any person that complains about what women wear in mmos are “butthurt” and “insecure” because we don’t look “as good as them”, correct? First of, do you have any proof? Have anyone ever said “I don’t like this character because they look better than me”? And how is that logical, especially in mmos? Normally, when you customize your character, you create someone you want to be, find appealing and etcetera. When female characters are made, they are rarely ever made with a female audience in mind; they’re made to be eye-candy, a sex object, for heterosexual, horny men. We do not find that attractive. We find it offensive. We feel objectified because there was no other thought to her other than “make her sexy”; because psh, who needs an actual unique design, right? (answer: Everyone! Females are humans too! *gasp*) There’s literally nothing to be jealous over, because we DON’T want to be these characters. We feel uncomfortable being portrayed like that. And this is what saddens us. There is nothing we feel comfortable with; but of course, once we express our opinion about this, we come off as “bitching”, which is something you clearly need to think over. Also, when you tell us to get over it or don’t play it, you are basically saying that you like it and won’t listen to reason. I’m up for a conversation here, where we can discuss, not blatantly ignore what others have to say or think. You’re allowed to have an opinion, but do not try to stop anyone from telling theirs. 

[2] Anonymous said: “like heroes would wear bulletproof vests in action movies or something… same thing”

Tica’s Reply:

No, it is not the same thing. In the past it was seen as easier to draw their uniforms more form fitting. There’s also this thing about flexibility and the ability to hide the suit under the clothes; and this goes for both men and women. Besides, technically there are heroes with bulletproof vests, see the Batsuit, for example. Besides, no bulletproof vests =/= sexulization.

[3] Anonymous said: “A beautful woman does not need clothes or armors… haha”

Tica’s Reply:

Actually, they do, unless you’re willing to sacrifice logic, reason, story, setting and treating both genders as equal.

It probably would be a bit thought-provoking if I said “A beautiful man does not need clothes or armors”, wouldn’t it? Especially when you see men run around naked… all the time.

You can be beautiful, strong, sexy, and everything in between with clothes on and a proper armor. There are some amazing examples out there, and many of us are hoping to see more of that. Who doesn’t love to actually see a design that describes the character or setting? A design someone actually thought trough, instead of just slapping on a bikini. Character designers are limiting themselves by doing this; when there’s billion of different ways to create a character.

And yes, I am aware of that there are some people, female and male, that do enjoy having their character running around naked/half naked, maybe because they feel more powerful that way or they like the outfit as fetish-wear or sexual-roleplay, and that is alright. As long as it’s equal, and treated with care and respect.

[4] Mika said: “May I say this to you all,they said on mmo news that 80 or 85 % that play mmos game are mostly guys so you womans better not be taking us down about this CAUSE THEY ARE MORE OF US THEN YOU IN ALL MMO GAMES.”

Tica’s Reply:

Just, allow me to laugh at this for a moment.

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R´ha has officially been released!

After seven months of intensive work. I suggest to watch it in full quality, as well as a nice sound system, if possible.

I appreciate sharing this with your friends :)

R´ha is a solo project I created during the first year of my studies. Special thanks to Dave Masterson for voice acting and to Hartmut Zeller for sound and music, as well as to my wife for her support!

http://www.hartmutzeller.de - Sound by Hartmut Zeller

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2717717/ - Voice acting by Dave Masterson

Representation: Scott Glassgold / IAM Entertainment - scottglassgold@iamsports-ent.com


After the Jennings Area Government, I also serve as the grad adviser for the Writing on the Wall (WotW) project. If you haven’t heard of it, you need to implement it on your campus asap!

WotW is a two-week social justice program sponsored by our Inter-Residence Hall Association. This is the first week of WotW, which consists of brick painting. Anyone – professors, residents, students, random people of Gainesville – can come by the Plaza of the Americas (one of our free-speech zones on campus) to paint a brick with any word or phrase that has hurt their feelings, made them feel marginalized or offended them. No censorship whatsoever. Then, the wall stands all of next week. On Friday, we come together to literally tear down the wall.


This was done by one kid in Germany. His name is Kaleb Lechowski. And he’s only 22 years old. Good god this is awesome.


Amazing, amazing piece of work.
If it’s true that this will be developed further, the completed project will definitely be worth watching.

R´ha [short movie]


as I’m sitting in my dorm room prepared to be locked in until tomorrow morning on duty, I just think about the fact that in 7 days at this exact moment, I’ll be in the warmth of my own home with my boyfriend (who I get to hog for the whole weekend) and my parents and my siblings and all of the people who really love me.

If anybody goes to MSU bring some DVD’s to Holden Hall for me. Seriously though.
Our RHA movie office is closed, and so that frankly pisses me off, because they should tell us that on their website. I want cookie dough and I want pizza and I want snickerdoodles.

I always have the strangest food cravings on duty nights.

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How can Red Hood and Arsenal possibly survive an attack of killer mimes? Yeah, you read that right: mimes!


R'ha - Behind the Scenes


We Got It For Free: RHA Headphones

We don’t usually review tech gear here at PTO, but the British electronics maker RHA saw a post I wrote a few months ago about headphones, and dropped me a line with an offer of some review product. They looked pretty, and RHA mentioned they were made in the UK, so I agreed. I figured I’d pass them over to my studio engineer, Nick White, for a full assessment.

Nick’s both a music fiend and a man I pay to hunch over a audio workstation all day, headphones on, editing my radio show, so he seemed like the man for the job. Here’s what he had to say. - Jesse

An electronics review at a menswear site might seem odd, but this recent line of headphones from RHA is particularly beautiful. Some people wear headphones daily, and can be as important as any other men’s accessory, so aesthetics are definitely a consideration. I tested two pairs of RHA headphones to find out if their function matches their form, the SA950i over-ear portables and the MA-350 earbuds.

First, I tried the SA950i on-ear portables. In pictures, these cans resemble a large pair of professional studio headphones, but in person you’ll notice that they are small, sturdy and very lightweight. They look attractive and fit comfortably. The threaded, detachable cable is a particularly nice touch. As for sound quality? They sound crisp. In particular, high and middle frequencies are reproduced with tremendous detail and clarity. Our only quibble is that the SA950i over-ears sometimes lack a certain fullness that can be found when listening pricier over-ear studio headphones.

Earbuds are a great alternative for certain situations. After all, in the cold weather only earbuds will fit under that knit cap. But most earbuds offer poor bass response and an overall tinny quality (we’re looking at you, Apple). The MA-350 earbuds stand in stark contrast. In our tests they sounded clear and full and sported a particularly good low end. The catch? They offer a noise cancellation system that is passive. That means they work basically the same way as sticking a giant pair of earplugs in your ears. It blocks out all noise from the outside, but you begin hearing every thud of your heel against the pavement and every brush of the headphone cable against your collar or your sleeve. It’s a true disappointment in an otherwise great pair of earbuds.

So, are the beautiful aesthetics of these headphones worth it? Priced at around $60, the SA950i over-ears are a strong contender if you’re looking to spend less than a hundred bucks, and it’s tough to find a better-looking pair. Unfortunately, I can’t recommend the MA-350 earbuds, even when priced at a very reasonable $40. The extraneous noise when walking or moving is a distraction that their gorgeous sound reproduction simply can’t overcome.

Of course, if you don’t mind a somewhat more retro look, there’s another option for listening on the go: these Koss Porta-Pros are lightweight and sound amazing at about $35 (with a lifetime warranty!). They’re my go-to pair and I love them.