'Self censorship' is not problematic. It's not the bad kind of censorship it's worth overthrowing a government for. 'Self censorship' is just making a choice not to be a dick.

I could go around calling people ‘fag’ all the time. When I was fourteen, that’s exactly what I did. Then I learned that it made my gay friends feel less comfortable around me, and less safe generally. So I stopped. It was a hard habit to break, but I was hurting people and I didn’t realize it. I wouldn’t make the choice to hurt people like that, casually and pointlessly, but without the education I didn’t even know I was making that choice.

The same here. These videos and the outpouring of support around them are largely women saying ‘this stuff makes me feel unwelcome’ which is hopefully not what anybody was trying to do. But now that they know, I should hope they consider those choices with a more appropriate gravity in the future.

"Brakke" from a NeoGAF thread discussing the new Anita Sarkeesian video. (via patrickklepek)

protocat:

nootnootongeiszler:

protocat:

i want to make a game that’s good of its own right, with a good plot and good gameplay and etc

but something odd happens each playthrough. an npc ends up with weird, garbled dialogue with cryptic half-words in it. a model doesnt load with a face. an area transition doesn’t work right, just once, and sends you to somewhere kind of strange and rarely-visited. it’s all random between games, all deniable as just a little glitch

and if you just kind of let that slide you play the game as normal and beat it and it’s great

but if you pry, and if you start poking your head into things (talk to the npc with the wrong dialogue again and again, look for characters that share the faceless model, run at the boundaries of that little-visited area)

there’s an entire secondary game with a metagame plot that relies on ‘glitches’ and breaking the game rules and shit

i will make this game with you

let’s fucking do this

making a like 3d game might be tough but we could make a sprite rpg or someth

amazing!!!!!!

If flowers can
teach themselves
how to bloom after
winter passes,
so can you.

(via everfleeting)

This was on my dash for a reason. Thanks.

(via the-goddamazon)

moewave:

LABRYS by 嘎哦

pr1nceshawn:

Masculine Ways to Do Feminine Things by Dave Mercier.

brook:

valid criticisms of Anita Sarkeesian: Her unclear reasoning behind still asking for money for her videos, her absolutely glacial rate of video making, the fact that she analyzes games which she knows little about, or how her views on Feminism do not represent all schools of feminist thought

invalid criticisms of Anita Sarkeesian: She hates men, she wants all games to pander to women, she wants to take our games away!!!!

Fans have taken Brody’s do-anything attitude and run with it. Video artist Neil Cicierega made two much-remixed online videos—Brodyquest and Brodyquest 2—where the actor travels the world, becomes a rock star, and turns into the universe.

Adrien Brody has seen Brodyquest. His dad showed it to him. “I made it my ringtone at one point,” he said. “It’s hilarious.”

WE HAVE CONFIRMATION (via brodyquest)

YES

heathers-rivera:

puppy is understandably confused about everything in life

three blogs just unfollowed me at once

either it’s inactive/spam blogs being deleted, or the zoe quinn post