July 23, 2014

It’s funny how I’m great at procrastinating but the minute I have no work to get done I have no idea what to do with myself.

I’ve had work to prepare from the very second I got here, lessons to organise, summer school classes to get ready and apartment stuff to get in order. 

Now that is all done. I just got finished with my summer school demonstrations to my supervisor and since those are all prepared I have no lessons to plan for the next two weeks. 

That moment has kicked in where I feel like I should be doing something but have nothing to do. It’s raining heavily outside and everyone else I know here is working right now so I can’t even leave the apartment to do anything.

Anyway this post is just me rambling on about not much in particular. But I do feel a huge weight off my shoulders now that I’m not under constant watch from my supervisor, so that’s nice.

July 22, 2014
No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

thisfeliciaday:

This article is heartbreaking. And true.

There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit. 

There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.

NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.

Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article. 

Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.

We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)

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July 21, 2014

diamond-dcgs:

*dr who theme*

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July 21, 2014

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July 21, 2014

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July 21, 2014

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July 21, 2014

diggly:

HALF CINEMA CHEERED AND THE OTHER HALF WERE REALLY CONFUSED WHY WE WERE CHEERING

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July 20, 2014

tastefullyoffensive:

Types of Commas [thenamenononehas]

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July 20, 2014

standardgaydad:

u know u fucked up when u still haven’t slept yet and u hear birds chirping outside

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July 20, 2014
Just another normal night of me dressed as Minnie Mouse for karaoke. #disney #minniemouse #karaoke #japan

Just another normal night of me dressed as Minnie Mouse for karaoke. #disney #minniemouse #karaoke #japan