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thefrogman:

There is also a death for the immortal jellyfish. He is very bored.

Artwork by Chris Gugliotti [webcomic | tumblr]

suqling:

And since then, Graves began to smoke less around Ahri. (stitched version)

suqling:

taking lane taunts to another level..

(Source: nondeterminism)

Two things: Firstly, I know there is a problem with misogyny in the video game culture though I do not know the true extent of it. Secondly, Anita Sarkeesian appears to back up her conclusions with distortions or statements that are objectively false, does not demonstrate acute understanding of the specific games she talks about, and regularly steals content from others to make her videos. I just wish that almost ANYONE ELSE was "the woman who talked about feminism in video games". :/

cowscratch:

kalatash:

I agree, nothing justifies the sending of death or rape threats. Each time that happens, my soul weeps a little more for the fate of humanity.

But on the other hand, I’m not sure if outright IGNORING her is a good response either. There is a wide variety of responses between “I watch your things because I agree with you” and “I am going to threaten to kill you because I hate what you say”. There has to be some room to actually debate, as there isn’t some sort of ‘unified feminist theory’.

I agree with the statement; “there are many problematic things with current media, including video games”. I disagree with many of Anita’s examples of problematic elements, and her conclusions that come from them.

Unfortunately, ever since she started receiving threats during her Kickstarter it has become next to impossible to criticize her views. As soon as you try to people assume that you agree with the people sending death threats,are labeled a ‘wailing man-child’, and promptly ignored. It’s almost like being threatened on the internet automatically makes you win any and all arguments.

P.S. Until paid lawyers get involved it’s hard to argue what is Fair Use and not, but the most conspicuous example would be akin to someone taking one of your drawings of Cadistra and incorporating into their logo of a Warcraft themed video series.

See, now, you want room for debate? That’s possible, sure, but you know who ruined that for you and others who would like civil discourse? Allllllllllll the other players in this whole thing. She, and people like her have put up with so much shit and threats and violence and harassment that they frankly don’t have the time or energy to have a “civil discourse” with anybody, and that’s their right. 

That’s where you come in, friend!

See, all of this bullshit is flat-out because of misogyny! A good way to combat misogyny, and also a way to make you Not Part of the Problem?™ Call that shit out when you see it. When you see other guys participating in this kind of crap, step up and say “Hey man, that’s not okay. Don’t do that.” This whole fight isn’t the onus of women to tell men not to behave like writhing sacks of shit - everyone needs to get involved to cull this stuff. 

Eventually, hopefully, there will come a time when civil discourse can begin, and you’re free to analyze Anita’s videos to your hearts’ content. In the meantime, no one is stopping you from writing a blog post or anything, y’know. 

Also?

 It’s almost like being threatened on the internet automatically makes you win any and all arguments.”

HA. HA HA HA FUCKING HA. Riiiiiight, right! Because those women just LOVE being threatened! Ah, lemme guess - they’re also doing it for the attention too, right? Right? Well shit! If having thousands of strangers threatened to rape my cooling corpse was my ticket to winning every argument ever, then golly gee I better go sign up! Thank you for showing me the light. 

Finally: 

cowscratch:

I’m not going to pick and parse Anita’s videos. Some of her stuff I agree with, and some of it I don’t. Also - “steals content?” It’s called Fair Use. 

Like I said - a sane human being should look at her stuff, and if they don’t agree, they can just ~*♥not watch it!♥*~ Feminism and media analysis shouldn’t be sugar-coated because a bunch of wailing man-children find it a tough pill to swallow. 

You don’t have to like her stuff! I don’t give a shit if anyone likes it or not - it does NOT justify the threats of rape, violence and death that she has gotten. PERIOD. 

Fair use is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. In United States copyright law, fair use is a doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. Examples of fair use include commentary, search engines, criticism, parody, news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship. It provides for the legal, unlicensed citation or incorporation of copyrighted material in another author’s work under a four-factor balancing test.

-from Wikipedia; bold emphasis is mine

Took me six seconds on Google to find that. The “Cadistra” example doesn’t fly either; if she used it in a logo that’s theft/copyright infringement. If someone made a video about, say, WoW fanworks, and used Cadi as an example? Ding ding ding! Fair Use!

 

I must have missed you latest response before I went to bed. Not sure if you are willing to continue this during a new day since I do NOT want to call you undue stress. Just say “rutabaga” or something if you are willing to continue this discussion/debate/argument.

However, there is one thing I definitely want to say before this discussion is closed: my example of ‘using someone’s fanart without permission for my logo’ is a pretty accurate description of something that actually happened. The more legal grey area part of it is that there is some evidence that Anita didn’t procure her own game footage for her videos, but instead just used the game footage recorded by various Lets Players without asking for permission. That might be a double Fair Use example. Maybe. I don’t know, I’m not an intellectual property lawyer.

Two things: Firstly, I know there is a problem with misogyny in the video game culture though I do not know the true extent of it. Secondly, Anita Sarkeesian appears to back up her conclusions with distortions or statements that are objectively false, does not demonstrate acute understanding of the specific games she talks about, and regularly steals content from others to make her videos. I just wish that almost ANYONE ELSE was "the woman who talked about feminism in video games". :/

cowscratch:

I’m not going to pick and parse Anita’s videos. Some of her stuff I agree with, and some of it I don’t. Also - “steals content?” It’s called Fair Use. 

Like I said - a sane human being should look at her stuff, and if they don’t agree, they can just ~*♥not watch it!♥*~ Feminism and media analysis shouldn’t be sugar-coated because a bunch of wailing man-children find it a tough pill to swallow. 

You don’t have to like her stuff! I don’t give a shit if anyone likes it or not - it does NOT justify the threats of rape, violence and death that she has gotten. PERIOD. 

I agree, nothing justifies the sending of death or rape threats. Each time that happens, my soul weeps a little more for the fate of humanity.

But on the other hand, I’m not sure if outright IGNORING her is a good response either. There is a wide variety of responses between “I watch your things because I agree with you” and “I am going to threaten to kill you because I hate what you say”. There has to be some room to actually debate, as there isn’t some sort of ‘unified feminist theory’.

I agree with the statement; “there are many problematic things with current media, including video games”. I disagree with many of Anita’s examples of problematic elements, and her conclusions that come from them.

Unfortunately, ever since she started receiving threats during her Kickstarter it has become next to impossible to criticize her views. As soon as you try to people assume that you agree with the people sending death threats,are labeled a ‘wailing man-child’, and promptly ignored. It’s almost like being threatened on the internet automatically makes you win any and all arguments.

P.S. Until paid lawyers get involved it’s hard to argue what is Fair Use and not, but the most conspicuous example would be akin to someone taking one of your drawings of Cadistra and incorporating into their logo of a Warcraft themed video series.

the first three words you see are what you want in life

probablefox:

grevilea:

bukakkemonogatari:

image

Fanfics Pokemon and Hot Dick. Pretty accurate.

Gay Fanfics, Hot Dick, Booty. Interesting.

Anal, booty… seal? What the FUCK.

(Source: gelboorus)

amphiaria:

NO artificial flavors

NO preservatives

NO artificial colors

JUST bees

ONLY bees

…wouldn’t this work as a pretty post-modern label on honey?

Oct 3

pararoses:

Does anyone else feel really guilty when they start talking about their own feelings and then immediately regret saying anything because you just feel so annoying and pathetic and ugh

(Source: malliya-art)