About that last post:
what’s really wild is that if you tell me you support gamergate, it instantly translates in my head to “there are no women in this world that i care about more than video games”
Or… That they care about…
It’s grossly irresponsible to just dismiss the threats and attacks people have been receiving online as the actions of a hashtag. You are enabling attackers by telling them they will get away with tormenting women as long as they mention gamergate in their post. But as long as it helps you win you’re argument, that’s fine right?
And while you’re mocking the women in that photo for being naive sheep, many of those people are tracking down the people sending those threats.
I was complacently against the events in august that led to gamergate, but every post I’ve seen against it has been nothing but smug satisfaction as they eat up every allegation they come across without the least bit of skepticism. An anonymous poster on an open forum threatens Emma Watson- There’s no actual connection between this and GG, but the declaration that there is spreads like wildfire. Why?
I agree that Game Journalism is a trivial problem. The existence of the corruption is obvious, and it’s been even more Opaque in the last two months. And yet when they report on any action that was taken in the name of gamer gate, people believe it without any question and spread it all over the place without looking into the issue at all. Just because someone is telling you what you want to hear, doesn’t mean you should follow it blindly. It shows you add nothing to this issue and you seek only validation.
This ridiculous us-vs-them narrative is a convenient way to ignore any dissent or skepticism as victim blaming. That doesn’t change the fact that there are plenty of people with their own individual agendas in spite of the organization they claim to be apart of. Just because a person claims to be apart of gamergate does not mean they were directed, inspired or even enabled by gamergate to do the things they did. And just because an e-celebrity claims to fight for progressivism and feminism doesn’t mean you should “Listen and Believe” to everything they say.
The starlight is shining through the moon. It’s not a shadow it’s a giant hole.
How much damage did Metallia do to the moon Kingdom?
Here we go again with some Beowulf updates!
The first thing on the list is his new color palettes! The first is an original palette.
(Not as high quality as I’d like, but Mike Z never actually showed the palette in game when doing updates so I had to catch it on the character select screen.)
Second and final palette for this week is…
Now on to moves. Beowulf got two this week.
The first is his standing medium kick. This move is also his jumping medium kick.
(Standing medium kick is the first move that is able to combo in to crouching hard punch without The Hurting.)
(When done in the air, Beowulf stays in the drop kick, and is completely active until the move hits, is blocked, or he lands.)
Final move (that webcam was in the way every time it was used) is crouching hard kick with The Hurting.
For a second there, I thought it was a Raziel Color Pallet
Now Super hoping for a Raziel Color Pallet for this guy.
best thing i learned working with and learning about kids: when they do shit like this, especially to something they themselves use and enjoy, leave it there for as long as possible. let them return to the fun thing over and over again so that it sinks in that the thing they did was wrong, they ruined something, and now they can’t have fun because of it and they should never do it again. it teaches them consequence of action and cautiousness.
i did this with a 3-year-old kid i babysat who filled his playstation with peanut butter before i got there, just every time he went back to it and asked why it’s not working, i opened it and pointed to the peanut butter stains and said “you did that” and he says “yeah”, “will it work like that?” “…no”, and when he got it and promised to never put anything but games into a game machine again, his parents bought another and he kept his promise. it works, even at that age.
this was a long and unnecessary rant but so many times i’ve seen parents IMMEDIATELY replace their kids’ toys/electronics that they destroy over and over again and i’m just like NO THEY’RE NOT LEARNING ANYTHING THAT WAY
they also don’t learn from being thrown into fires
yeah but they’re quieter that way
We had one of these old Tube TVs (we had a lot of TVs, but it was the best one in the living room. One day one of us left a magnet on top of it, and it messed with the color in the top corner of the TV.
After a few months I tried to fix it using the magnet. Somehow the entire color scheme of the TV got inverted. White people were shades of purple and blue now, the sky was orange, and it was all strange. It was better than having that one off color splotch, but we never managed to return the TV to normal.
I am super careful about having magnets near my computer and I think that incident for my caution.
I just wanted to eat breakfast ;(
welp now we know the distinction between the two
Are you supposed to boil it like Ramen?
Char Aznable Custom Vibrator
we all know about this already, but i mentioned it yesterday and it came up today in a Google search for M’Quve (look at the 2nd photo of the back of the box). it’s just too hilarious not to post again.
i’m going to refrain from making any 3x faster jokes, since they make themselves.
Edited to add: it says “Manipulator” on the box. and Char is saying something to/about Lalah.
Y’know, I like giant robots…but I don’t like them quite that much…
I want reviews for this to say “It works great, but they ran out of many, and I never got to finish.”
This is just so pleasing to watch.
THE WITCHCRAFT i COULD DO WITH THIS CANDLE
two types of people
I keep expecting the candles to make Worms Armageddon quotes.
Friendly reminder that vocal #GamerGate critic Bob Chipman aka themoviebob, is fucking insane.
I appreciate his honesty.
That whole speech was right out of Citizen Kane, though.
We do know that at least a portion of the “harassment” had been manufactured to taint the movement.
Admittedly, when I first saw Anita Sarkeesian’s ted talk from two years ago about how she responded to her harassment, I thought it was a smart move. Her side got massive crowd funding for their project and validation, and the other side not only be reluctant to attack her, but encouraged to actively stop any abuse. It seemed like a win win.
I thought the only long term consequence of this would be that it would encourage trolling from people outside the gaming audience who now know that if they threaten this women, the attack will get public attention. It’s a risk people shouldn’t have to deal with, and in that first instance it was probably worth taking.
The unintended consequence was the big open hole of skepticism in harassment claims. Her ted talk basically told everyone that she profited from receiving harassment; that there was a financial incentive to getting your life threatened online. It told fans of small time creators that their idols can become much bigger public figures if someone started attacking them. and worst of all, it told everyone else that if a person online is being attacked or doxxed, there is a possibility it was intentionally provoked or faked to garner support on patreon.
Attacks like this is no longer coming from newgrounds accounts that can be traced back to people or at least to specific online identities. It’s anonymous people that can use whatever names they want to. It requires real work to track down just the general location of the people making these posts, and the Journalists reporting these attacks aren’t doing that work. They’ve already decided who the attacker is and they don’t feel like going the extra mile just to prove themselves wrong. Some of them just link and quote blogposts of the victims without adding any verification to it.
I’ve seen far too much of people taking advantage of these attacks and not investigating them. It scares me.
I’m very worried this kind of doubt could spill over to victims outside of the online environment who have absolutely NO incentive to lie about being attacked.
Chad is my favorite character.
I can’t tell if this is the Cloverway dub or an abridged parody.
You’d think the audio quality would tip me off, but it doesn’t.