People who say Fiction = Reality would probably blame violent media and video games for their nasty behavior.
Like, it’s censorship. Stop.
Stop attacking writers for not believing in what you think is right or wrong.
Stop attacking artists for not drawing what you want, because it’s not meant for you.
Stop attacking creators for shipping something you don’t ship.
Stop attacking actors who act as the bad people, because it’s their job.
Stop attacking people for the things they enjoy.
Stop the censorship you force on to people.
Stop the thought police attitude.
Do remember this.
Sending Death Threats, Suicide Baiting and Call Out Post, do more damage then good. It’s also against the law.
So think first.
Before sending hate to a writer, to an artist, to a creator, to an actor, to a person, that your words are more real and damaging then any story written, drawn or acted out, because your words are reality the moment you hit that send button.
TFP Cons reacting to sweet human reader who cuss in front of them for the first time? Btw your headcanons are so awesome and cute :3
Psssh! You’re awesome and cute! <3
Megatron: He’s a bit shocked at first. You’re usually so calm, he probably wasn’t
even aware that you cursed at all. He’d probably
chastise you for it, depending on the circumstances. You’re part of his inner circle, after
all. You can’t go around spewing vulgarities
willy-nilly. It sets a bad example for
the crew. If you were truly upset, or
in severe pain however, he’d be willing to over look it. He’d ask that you not swear in front of him
anymore, though. (He’s pretty old
fashioned that way.)
Starscream: His optics widen, and he stares down at
you with a mixture of surprise and interest as you shout profanities at the
door frame that had collided with your big toe.
It’s definitely a new side of you - one he definitely wasn’t expecting -
but he finds it intriguing all the same.
(How can such a tiny creature be full of so much rage?) It’s refreshing to him to find someone else
who also has a bit of an explosive temper from time to time.
Soundwave: Swearing around Soundwave is somewhat of
an experience, because you never quite know how he’ll react. Usually, he’ll let it go if you were
muttering something darkly under your breath, but occasionally one of the tentacles
will snake around to lightly smack you upside the head. The first time it happened however, he slowly
turned towards you and played this over his visor.
Knock Out: When you drop in a casual f-bomb during
one of your mutual gripe sessions, he turns toward you with a curious
expression. There’s a ghost of smile
creeping along his faceplate and his optics gleam with sardonic amusement. “Holy frag,” he chuckles. “If I had known you were so open about
swearing, I would have stopped censoring myself around you a long time ago.”
Breakdown: He gets a bit flustered when he hears you
shout obscenities for the first time during target practice. He’s worried that he might have been a bad
influence on you. (Oh, no! I have corrupted the human! What do?!?!)
You’ll have to assure him that this is just how you are sometimes. It has nothing to do with him. If anything, hanging around him has done you
a world of good. He’d probably still not
want you to swear around him too much though.
He’s a very “do as I say, not as I do” kind of mech.
horrified when he first hears you shout profanities at a faulty piece of
equipment. That is no way for soldiers
to conduct themselves! He thinks
swearing is typically a sign of low intelligence, and he’d rather you not
resort to such filthy language – particularly over something as trivial as a
computer not starting up. You have to be
really careful about swearing around Dreadwing.
you in gleeful awe as you dissolve into a tirade of vulgar obscenities after a particularly
unsuccessful mission, her optics glittering in adoration. You catch yourself halfway through and turn
to look at her with a slight flush of embarrassment. “Oh, please,” she grins, “don’t stop on my
account. This is positively delicious.”
Shockwave: You weren’t sure how much you should censor
yourself around him at first, but Shockwave is surprisingly pretty open to
swearing. A lot of mechs around the
Nemesis think he doesn’t have any emotions, but he does. He’s just more subtle about expressing
them. You hear him drop quite a few
swear words under his breath while he’s working – quiet, dry little expressions
of annoyance. “Those fragging predacon
experiments giving you a hard time?” you ask in sympathetic amusement. His audial fins tilt slightly back, and a
small huff escapes through his vents. “Affirmative,”
It's starting to feel like Gamergate is that series of Mario Party videos where Luigi wins by doing nothing. 1. People who just wanna play vidya 2. Some screechy radfem/male feminist blames video games for causing *insert thing here* to ruin society! 3. Scramble around like headless chickens, proving themselves to be hypocritical douchebags 4. blame their problems on Gamergate in CURRENT YEAR 5. rinse and repeat.
A/N: A Mercy/Pharah + Mercy/D.VA commission, for an anonymous patron. Not explicit, not too suggestive. Just good old fashioned fluff.
The world spun when she stood. So Hana laid down on her bed, staring at the rivets in the ceiling. Occasionally she glanced to the digital clock on her bedside table, the broken red lines blurring into numbers that didn’t make any sense.
She always had trouble sleeping. When she was younger her parents blamed it on video games. It was true that staring at bright screens all night didn’t help… but she could never explain it away without sounding like she was making excuses. Fast forward a few years and some misdiagnoses later: her new friend Angela set her up with another doctor who might be able to help. Lo and behold, she had insomnia. But like, she really had it. It was official now. A doctor said it.
Like, she’d been saying as much for years now, and if someone had listened to her sooner they would have known that, but it was honestly whatever.
Got7 Reaction: Their S/O Beating Them at a Video Game
JB: JB would probably get mad and blame the video game or the fact that he barely plays. After the third match of him losing, he’ll throw the control to the corner of the room, get up and leave. Later, whenever he had cooled off a little bit, he would come back and apologize to you for losing his composure.
Mark: Mark would probably get really frustrated at losing. After every failed match, he would try harder than the last to attempt to beat you. You’ll be stuck there playing the game until he wins, which would result in you no longer trying to win. He would catch on to you, though, after he beat you with seemingly no contest. You two would agree on playing one more round as best as you possibly could, and the loser would have to do a punishment of the winner’s choosing.
Jackson: Jackson would rage a little bit after losing for the second time, but after seeing your happy face as the victory sign appeared on your side of the TV, he would continue playing with you until it got boring for you. After each of your wins, he would hype you up and congratulate you on how well you did.
Jinyoung: Jinyoung would rage; A lot. After losing the first couple of games he would blame the controller, then he would start to blame the game, and after losing more than 5 games, he would start blaming you for losing. He would say that you were cheating, or ask you to play fairly. After seeing you get angry with him for accusing you, and your silent treatment you gave him for the next match, he would apologize profusely and try to make things better by offering to let you demolish him as many times as you wanted at the game.
Youngjae: This boy wouldn’t care so much about losing. To Youngjae, he was playing with the love of his life, and because he would be unable to see you as often as he would like, it would make him happy just to be in that moment with you. After losing a couple games, he would constantly try to improve to give you some sort of challenge.
BamBam: BamBam would be either mad or annoyed- possibly both -after losing so many matches. At some point he would start annoying you by shouting things every time you messed up, or distracting you by moving your arm around. He would even start shoving you lightly with his shoulder, trying to do anything to mess up your ability to play the game.
Yugyeom: Yugyeom would definitely get really frustrated. He would notice your face concentrating on the game, and he would find you to be so attractive. He would probably start kissing your cheek, or trying to make moves on you, until you messed up, giving him the advantage in the game. You would get angry with him for messing you up, but after another quick kiss on the lips, you were willing to play with him as long as he wanted to.
here’s a cute lil quickie reaction for you !!
the next one we have planned is for seventeen, and writing for them is a full day’s job. enjoy this fluff as Cinder prepares to enter author hell tomorrow lmao
In his latest video (Unity Has An Image Problem) Jim Sterling seems act as if Unity should be responsible for "bad" developers making "bad" games for it and basically said that Adrian Forest's tweet thread about how game journalists just make more harm than good talking about game engines in reviews was him making bad excuses for why game journalists shouldn't talk about game engines. Where do you stand on this whole thing and is Jim/game journalists in the wrong for bringing up the game engine?
I agree with Adrian Forest’s opinion that gaming news sites tend to put too much emphasis on things like the game’s engine, and that has been cultivated by marketing departments searching for some sort of new buzzword to entice players. I also think that it is silly to ignore a game because of its’ engine. It’s like saying that you refuse to live in a building that was built in part with nails and wood. Engines are not necessarily indicative of the finished product, and anyone who makes a decision on a game based on the engine is doing themselves a disservice.
On a side note, Sterling’s mention of unscrupulous developers using Unity for an asset flipped title doesn’t actually address Forest’s point. Most gaming news sources don’t bother talking about asset flipped titles in any depth because they aren’t worth the time - there’s just not that much to say about an asset flipped game. An asset flip isn’t a bad game because it uses Unity, it’s a bad game because the developers didn’t actually build an actual new game. Any blogger or youtuber who spends time talking about an off-the-shelf engine with regards to a specific title is probably wasting their time and not providing any worthwhile information or insight to anybody. As he’s admitted, most of the bloggers lack actual knowledge on how engines work or what they do. That severely limits their possible insight.
I don’t agree with Forest’s solution though - it isn’t on the gaming bloggers to police themselves, and they gain nothing from pushing back on the engine talk. I’m fairly sure that most businesses are essentially self-serving, and I can generally trust them to do what’s in their own best interest. I don’t believe that
game bloggers or
youtubers like Jim Sterling
actually care about the “truth” as much as they care about what gets them the views and traffic. If talking about the engine gets them the continued traffic and paychecks, then they’ll do it. As long as engines are a thing in marketing, they will continue to make noise about it in the press blogosphere. They can’t help themselves.
One of the big problems in general, however, is that these online marketplaces like Steam, the App store, Google Play, etc. have a curation problem. There isn’t a solid automated means of culling the wheat from the chaff. You don’t see as many of these crappy games on console marketplaces, due in large part to the high barrier to entry - console dev kits are expensive. This has nothing to do with the engines either - the reason that there are so many crappy unity games on Steam is primarily for two reasons:
Steam has a low barrier to entry. No particularly rigorous screening process, and a low cost to get started.
Unity, Unreal, GameMaker, RPG Maker, etc. are also inexpensive and easy to obtain
When the barrier to entry is lowered, a lot more hobbyists will end up presenting more products, but overall average quality will suffer because you’re not increasing the number of skilled professional developers in the pool, you’re just adding a lot more amateurs and hobbyists. And it’s in the platform’s best interests to figure out how to fix this problem, because they’re the ones who are hurting the devs they wanted to empower most with this - the devs who make fantastic games, but don’t get the lucky spotlight or news mentions that propel them into the public eye. In 2016 a little over 11 games on average released every day on Steam. Steam currently has a list of ~40 games with July 25th, 2017 as their release day. That’s a lot of new games with no way to tell if they’re good or who might like them, and the number will only increase.
Consoles avoid this problem by having their exacting and expensive certification process, but the costs of such processes put it beyond the reach of many indie developers. In order to fix this problem, there absolutely needs to be some means of evaluating a new game and it almost certainly must be automated. The biggest cost of the certification process is the collective payroll for all of the humans needed to press buttons and test the certification criteria, and that cost will be prohibitive for most indie devs.
It’s time for a round of How Disappointing is My Unicorn?, the game show no one wants to win.* *I think this might have been unclear to some people, but disappointing is absolutely a term of endearment in this context. These unicorns are awful and I love them.
This unicorn is sort of disappointing, like maybe it could be someone’s dog with a toilet paper roll taped to its head? But it’s probably a nice dog. 6/10
This unicorn skipped school to play World of Warcraft 4 days in a row. It is going to die of scurvy if it doesn’t consume some vitamins soon. Look at that lank, receding hair. Stare into those sunken eyes. 3/10
This unicorn has eaten all the snacks and left silly string everywhere, and it’s not even sorry. That is bloodshot eye of the terminally unemployable. At some point you’ll turn around and it’ll have a lampshade on its head. 2/10
This unicorn made an elderly relative cry at its last family dinner. It’s not even trying any more, see how its tail vanishes into greyish fog? Even its raised hooves and frolicksome posture can’t hide the desperation in its eyes. 4/10
This unicorn partied so hard someone called the fun police. Here they are with their old man socks and bulging calves ready to take it away so it can think about what it has done. 5/10
This unicorn owns every Alice Cooper album ever made and spends its parents’ money on liquid eyeliner. It’s thinking of getting a tattoo. Maybe a skull, you know, or a bleeding heart. 4/10
Look, I know I should say something about brawling and youth violence, gosh isn’t it terrible, I blame video games, but this unicorn is fighting bears. That is possibly the most metal thing a unicorn has ever done? I’m not disappointed at all. 10/10 would buy the comic and the feature film.
Hey i'm sorry to bother but i have to do an assignment about autism for school but i don't want to be rude or offend someone. Do you have any reliable sourse or maybe something i should avoid saying? Thank you i love your blog
of course! here’s a quick list:
don’t use autism speaks as a source (autistic people don’t like it, it’s dehumanizing and ableist. just stay away from it and everything they promote in general.)
avoid sources that mention curing autism or call it a disease, an epidemic, blame vaccines or video games or the water supply, or implies autistic children are a burden to their families.
you can say “autistic.” it’s not a dirty word. academic writing usually promotes “person first language”, as in, “people with autism” rather than “autistic people.” but the autistic community has no problem self-identifying as autistic, and cannot be separated from their autism. “person with autism” implies that autism is a condition, while in reality most autistics feel that it is an intrinsic and inseparable part of who they are. “having autism” has no effect on whether or not you are a person and it should be understood without having to be explicitly stated that autistic people are people.
avoid in any way referring to autism as a “disease” “illness” or “abnormal” or anything of that nature. autism is very normal and autistics are not weird, they’re autistic. you can refer to autism as a disorder in the context of how it is diagnosed, but be careful to avoid implying that all autistics are inherently disordered.
avoid using language like “high/low functioning”. functioning labels are not useful to autistics and are instead used by non-autistics to categorize them by degrees of how “normal” they are.
instead of using words like “unusual” or “abnormal” try using language like “less common” or “less socially acceptable.”
avoid implying that autism is a new thing or that it’s rapidly growing. it’s being diagnosed more frequently, but autistic people have always existed (and u can find a lot of them in a history book, even if they weren’t diagnosed). also, don’t forget about autistic adults! children grow up!
avoid the picture that autism is a white male thing!
if you need academic sources to back up anything that i’m saying, if your teachers try and argue with you (i got into an argument with a teacher about using the word “autistic” in my thesis so it can happen) use ASAN (autistic self advocacy network).
What's your opinion on this: www(.)youtube(.)com/watch?v=bFAPKDVXNnw
I think he’s out of his damn mind.
For starters, the title is extremely misleading. I won’t call it click bait, because if it was click bait it would look more like “I Went to the Comic Book Store Today and You’ll NEVER Guess What Happened Next!” but all the same he’s selling oranges and calling them apples. The video is called “The Rise and Fall and Plummet of Comic Books” and the majority of the video is just him pissing and moaning about how demographics he’s not part of are being reached out to. He barely even touches on the comics and sales themselves and mostly focuses on tired, beaten to death points like lady Thor and a black girl paling around with Tony Stark. Like, seriously people, even people who like those characters are probably sick to death of them being brought up all the fucking time. Also, describing Bat Woman’s sexual orientation as “Oh, she enjoys slurping some slatch!” And he wonders why people call him and his fans ‘man babies.’ It would be one thing if he was 12 or 15, but he’s not; he’s a grown ass man. When the hell is he going to start acting like one?
Also, describing a Mary Sue and citing Rey from The Force Awakens as an example? First of all, 2015 called, they want their easy target back, and second that whole “Ugh, Rey’s a Mary Sue, nyah nyah nyah!” has been long since debunked. There’s nothing you can say about Rey that can’t also be applied to Luke.
But putting all that aside, he’s not saying anything new. Comic books have been on the wane since the Spectator Boom back in the 90′s turned the industry on its’ head and it just never recovered. Comic books just aren’t a growth industry anymore. The upcoming video-game “Injustice 2″ will easily sell over three million copies if not more, but if DC made a comic book with the same exact story, characters, premise, and setting….it would be lucky if it sells 100,000 copies. By the way, those are considered GOOD sales. In any other industry, selling 100,000 of anything would be a death sentence for that particular intellectual property. If only 100,000 tickets were sold for a movie like Civil War or Batman v Superman then not only would that be a crippling financial blow to the studio, but the medium itself would have taken such a punch to the gut that it likely would have been DECADES before that studio made another superhero movie.
Having said that, I do agree that I’d much rather see these companies make new characters instead of just give a pre-existing character and giving them a race or gender swap. It’s tiresome, boring, and supremely lazy. The part I take umbrage with is that he’s acting as if this is some recent phenomenon that only surfaced in the last few years. Spoiler alert, it’s not. Comic books have been doing this for decades now, for it’s a tactic almost as old as comic books themselves. While it’s as exasperating as exasperating gets, it works. As much as I detest that method, I still have to admit that if not for it we wouldn’t have great characters like Steel, Power Girl, War Machine, X23, Batgirl, She-Hulk, pretty much every Teen Titan that isn’t Starfire, Raven, Cyborg, and arguably Beast Boy (one can easily argue that’s he’s a green pint-sized Plastic Man, only with animals) and the list goes on and on.
Look, laugh and guffaw and cry “See, this is what happens when you pander to SJWS!” all you want over comics declining sales all you want, but again, falling sales are nothing new. Comic books and printed media as a whole with the exception of novels has been slowly but steadily going extinct for the past two decades now, and blaming falling comic book sales on SJWs or whatever online boogeyman is currently trending is like blaming EA for the video-game crash of 1987. By all means, criticize them all you want. You don’t have to like what they’re doing by any stretch. As someone who’s grown up reading comic books, I can’t tell you how utterly heartbreaking it is to not only see comic books and printed media in general slowly going extinct, but even more saddened that what comic books there are serve as little more than beta-testing grounds for future multi-media projects. By and large, Marvel doesn’t give a FUCK what comic is and isn’t selling. Would they like Korean Hulk and Ironheart to be best sellers? Sure, but they aren’t losing sleep over low sales. The only part they actually care about is when or if Riri Williams becomes a viable enough character to take the reins in future Iron Man movies once Robert Downy Jr. decides “Yeah, you know what? I made enough money.”
Again, you don’t have to like it or even respect it. I certainly don’t. But if your big KO to them is “Hey, your Captain Marvel comic isn’t selling very well!” all Marvel’s going to do is reply with “Sorry, what was that? We can’t hear you through this big pile of money we’re about to make from the Captain Marvel movie staring his female counterpart which will also become the go-to female superhero movie when DC inevitably fucks up Wonder Woman!”
One more thing. As for the whole SJW thing, again, you can criticize all you want. But if you’re going to lose your shit over a comic book talking about tampons, then grow. The hell. Up. Comic books have talked about problems of men and boys for as long as comic books have been a thing. Almost every teenage superhero have powers that are metaphors for puberty while at least one third of the entire Spider-Man lore and mythos is about how he can’t seem to ever get laid. Anyone who’s going to lose their damn mind over Marvel talking about girl problems while ignoring Peter Parker’s sex life often being a major selling point all the while acting as if they had been personally wronged because a comic book had the audacity to reach out to young girls for once, then they can take their selective persecution complex and stick it straight up their ass!