Speaking through wires

living in circuits

11 Apr theroguefeminist:

beautifuloutlier:

theroguefeminist:

beautifuloutlier:

girlprince:

colorlust:

davidlevitz:

Why does she need to have boots to be strong? Gender inequality tho.

I really just can’t deal with the idea that putting a woman, a woman who is already in a skin tight body suit with boob socks, into ‘Jet high heels’ was considered as s serious way to empower her.  
It would almost be laughable if it wasn’t so sad and out of touch.  
From the get go, Zero Suit Samus as a character was ridiculous.  Samus isn’t only supposed to be in peak human shape from all of her training with the Chozo, but she also has their DNA (as well as Metroid DNA) Spliced into hers. So even without her suit, she should be more along the lines of a Captain America/Ninja hybrid.  She is a warrior, trained in hand to hand combat.  Not twirling around with her laser ribbon dancing in space heels. 
The very idea that space warrior is nothing without her armor is troublesome.  It insinuates that as a female she lacks the quality and ability to do the things she does in her masculine form when she takes on a feminine form.  The whole thing exists as a form of fan service, which can be tolerable, but only when it doesn’t come at the cost of character.
The issue of representation in video games isn’t new, but it seems like game companies are having the hardest time grasping the issues, and correcting them.  I naively expect more from Nintendo, but the way Metroid has been treated recently (Other M, this nonsense) it is becoming apparent that we may need someone else to steer this disaster to a new course. 
Blerg. 0/10 do not recommend. 

a+ commentary thank

It’s telling (and useful in contradicting the oft-repeated “everything gets steadily more equal” narrative) that a character like Samus in the original games, who is foremost a silent warrior but also a woman even though nothing about her revolves around it, and her gender is not treated as special or noteworthy or fetishised for a presumed male audience, would be unthinkably radical for a mainstream video game today. A female protagonist in totally enclosing armour, whose face is never seen, and who is the sole protagonist in her story, no men present (and certainly no hetero romantic subplots)?Why the usual suspects would be crying “feminist manipulation killing the games industry” so loudly there’d be one hundred articles and every woman on the dev team doxxed within 24 hours of the announcement.Gaming culture is demonstrably more misogynistic today than it was when Super Metroid was released, and that’s quite interesting indeed.

yeah i was just thinking about how shit isn’t necessarily getting better - in fact, like you say it’s more misogynistic and i think a lot of it is men reacting negatively to women “infiltrating” gaming cultures and industries - it’s away of keeping up the status quo/keeping women in their place

It’s more than that. The gaming scene (well, the home entertainment scene, arcades were their own culture) was originally very gender-equal. Probably more so than the culture surrounding it.Why? Think about it, game coders were frequently, well, a bit counter-cultural. They learnt a very difficult, new, and rare skill which was highly valued by the corporate world, and instead of assimilating into that world turned their skills to the production of art, many times not only self-taught and self-funded, but necessarily inventing the field as they went. Many of these original coders (and artists, and sound engineers, etc.) were women, in part because women were often denied entry into the more formal fields of computer science, which were the domain of the old boys’ clubs of mathematicians, engineers, and economists. And more than that, they were often young, rebellious, artistic women who had chosen a very difficult path out of a deep passion for creating something.And on the consumer side, many of the people who bought games were women, because video games were children’s toys, bought my mothers for children (often regardless of the child’s gender) and played with those children by mothers. The target audience of Mario Bros. or Super Metroid or Zelda wasn’t hypermasculine teens and young adults with a sense of entitlement, it was young, modern parents with a love of new technology.In this way, I’d argue that the rising misogyny in gaming was not a reaction to the infiltration of women in the scene, but a result of their expulsion from that scene as it transformed from a niche artistic venture through a subset of children’s toys, to arrive at being an industrialised mass medium valued by the capitalist patriarchy as a way to promote its culture.And the story of men violently expelling women from a field and then claiming it was always “traditionally male” is hardly original.

sorry that makes more sense

theroguefeminist:

beautifuloutlier:

theroguefeminist:

beautifuloutlier:

girlprince:

colorlust:

davidlevitz:

Why does she need to have boots to be strong? Gender inequality tho.

I really just can’t deal with the idea that putting a woman, a woman who is already in a skin tight body suit with boob socks, into ‘Jet high heels’ was considered as s serious way to empower her.  

It would almost be laughable if it wasn’t so sad and out of touch.  

From the get go, Zero Suit Samus as a character was ridiculous.  Samus isn’t only supposed to be in peak human shape from all of her training with the Chozo, but she also has their DNA (as well as Metroid DNA) Spliced into hers. So even without her suit, she should be more along the lines of a Captain America/Ninja hybrid.  She is a warrior, trained in hand to hand combat.  Not twirling around with her laser ribbon dancing in space heels. 

The very idea that space warrior is nothing without her armor is troublesome.  It insinuates that as a female she lacks the quality and ability to do the things she does in her masculine form when she takes on a feminine form.  The whole thing exists as a form of fan service, which can be tolerable, but only when it doesn’t come at the cost of character.

The issue of representation in video games isn’t new, but it seems like game companies are having the hardest time grasping the issues, and correcting them.  I naively expect more from Nintendo, but the way Metroid has been treated recently (Other M, this nonsense) it is becoming apparent that we may need someone else to steer this disaster to a new course. 

Blerg. 0/10 do not recommend. 

a+ commentary thank

It’s telling (and useful in contradicting the oft-repeated “everything gets steadily more equal” narrative) that a character like Samus in the original games, who is foremost a silent warrior but also a woman even though nothing about her revolves around it, and her gender is not treated as special or noteworthy or fetishised for a presumed male audience, would be unthinkably radical for a mainstream video game today. A female protagonist in totally enclosing armour, whose face is never seen, and who is the sole protagonist in her story, no men present (and certainly no hetero romantic subplots)?

Why the usual suspects would be crying “feminist manipulation killing the games industry” so loudly there’d be one hundred articles and every woman on the dev team doxxed within 24 hours of the announcement.

Gaming culture is demonstrably more misogynistic today than it was when Super Metroid was released, and that’s quite interesting indeed.

yeah i was just thinking about how shit isn’t necessarily getting better - in fact, like you say it’s more misogynistic and i think a lot of it is men reacting negatively to women “infiltrating” gaming cultures and industries - it’s away of keeping up the status quo/keeping women in their place

It’s more than that. The gaming scene (well, the home entertainment scene, arcades were their own culture) was originally very gender-equal. Probably more so than the culture surrounding it.

Why? Think about it, game coders were frequently, well, a bit counter-cultural. They learnt a very difficult, new, and rare skill which was highly valued by the corporate world, and instead of assimilating into that world turned their skills to the production of art, many times not only self-taught and self-funded, but necessarily inventing the field as they went. Many of these original coders (and artists, and sound engineers, etc.) were women, in part because women were often denied entry into the more formal fields of computer science, which were the domain of the old boys’ clubs of mathematicians, engineers, and economists. And more than that, they were often young, rebellious, artistic women who had chosen a very difficult path out of a deep passion for creating something.

And on the consumer side, many of the people who bought games were women, because video games were children’s toys, bought my mothers for children (often regardless of the child’s gender) and played with those children by mothers. The target audience of Mario Bros. or Super Metroid or Zelda wasn’t hypermasculine teens and young adults with a sense of entitlement, it was young, modern parents with a love of new technology.

In this way, I’d argue that the rising misogyny in gaming was not a reaction to the infiltration of women in the scene, but a result of their expulsion from that scene as it transformed from a niche artistic venture through a subset of children’s toys, to arrive at being an industrialised mass medium valued by the capitalist patriarchy as a way to promote its culture.

And the story of men violently expelling women from a field and then claiming it was always “traditionally male” is hardly original.

sorry that makes more sense

11 Apr 1021girl:

snickerdoodlesandsausages:

enjolrasactual:

in-love-with-my-bed:

the-winchesters-creed:

ayellowstateofmind:

Imagine stabbing someone with this knife. 

It would instantly cauterize the would, so the person wouldn’t bleed, so it’s not very useful.

if you want information it is

and above, in order, we see a gryffindor, a ravenclaw, and a slytherin

why would you stab a PERSON when you can have TOAST?

There’s the hufflepuff

1021girl:

snickerdoodlesandsausages:

enjolrasactual:

in-love-with-my-bed:

the-winchesters-creed:

ayellowstateofmind:

Imagine stabbing someone with this knife. 

It would instantly cauterize the would, so the person wouldn’t bleed, so it’s not very useful.

if you want information it is

and above, in order, we see a gryffindor, a ravenclaw, and a slytherin

why would you stab a PERSON when you can have TOAST?

There’s the hufflepuff

(Source: picapixels)

11 Apr

(Source: tastefullyoffensive)

11 Apr seraphknights:

kaiserlouis-philipv:

seraphknights:

cultureshift:

This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.
 ”How we treat the least of us defines us.”

"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"

How much money have you  wasted that could’ve gone to help struggling parents and pregnant women is the better question to ask.

do you seriously think I have five hundred thousand dollars

seraphknights:

kaiserlouis-philipv:

seraphknights:

cultureshift:

This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.

 ”How we treat the least of us defines us.”

"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"

How much money have you wasted that could’ve gone to help struggling parents and pregnant women is the better question to ask.

do you seriously think I have five hundred thousand dollars

11 Apr

muirin007:

potterheadschamber:

heliumtaxihometome:

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

This is beautiful.

You are lying to yourself if you don’t think that Nikola Tesla was a total babe. I guess you could say that his looks were…

….electrifying.

11 Apr

edgebug:

"The men in the room suddenly realized that they didn’t want to know her better. She was beautiful, but she was beautiful in the way a forest fire was beautiful: something to be admired from a distance, not up close.” ― Neil Gaiman
—and Terry Pratchett. The quote is from Good Omens. And it’s describing War. As in the horseman(woman) of the Apocalypse.

And I am SO down for anything comparing Natasha Romanoff to War.

(Source: ohevenstar)

11 Apr

belovedlights:

here’s a comic i did about two normal police officers working out their personal differences. i was hecka self conscious about posting this cause it’s rough hahaha but i got talked into it!!!

10 Apr

kingkitsu:

smoothierox:

ifollowbadblogs:

"you’re an adult now"

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"you need to choose a career"

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"you need to make your own doctor’s appointment"
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10 Apr

xehyun:

so i have decided to have a giveaway since i reached 2,7k followers! :)

PRIZES:

  1. my sock that hasn’t been washed for about 3 months or so
  2. this burrito i made like 5 minutes ago

RULES:

  • u gotta be followin me!
  • likes and reblogs count!
  • YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN THIS GIVEAWAY IF YOU ARE A DOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lmao good luck guys the gveway ends on j

10 Apr

spicyshimmy:

talking to your companions in a bioware game to figure out how to save the world like

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