I refuse to believe this is real.
We [Fraction and his wife, Kelly Sue DeConnick] were pregnant at the time, and while I was out there I started to realize that if I had a daughter, there would come a day when I would have to apologize to her for my profession. I would have to apologize for the way it treats and speaks to women readers, and the way it treats its female characters.
I knew that if we had a daughter, because I know my wife and I know the kind of girl she wants to raise and I know the kind of girl I want to raise, she was going to look at what I did for a living and want to know how the fuck I could stomach it. How could I sell her out like that?” Fraction continued. “That conversation is still coming, and I’m bracing for it in the way that some dads brace for their daughter’s first date or boyfriend. I became acutely aware that I had sort of done that thing that lots of privileged hetero cisgendered white dudes do. ‘I’m cool with women, and that’s enough.’ It’s not enough. It’s embarrassing to say, because we somehow have attached shame to learning and evolving our opinions, culturally, but I became aware that there was a deficiency of and to women in my work, and all I could do at that moment was take care of my side of the street.
|—||Writer Matt Fraction on his role on expanding the profile of female characters in the Marvel Universe. (via goodmanw)|
Game of Thrones spent all last season carefully redeeming Jaime Lannister, turning the once-villain into something of a hero. Last night, director Alex Graves threw that all away by having Jaime rape his sister/lover. This was not in the books….
this makes me want to KILL EVERY SINGLE PERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow I’m furious
Man I’m hesitant to even watch the episode now
So I heard it’s Earth Day
I know Jack is very busy now that he is BOTH “Soulbox” and “Ecce Shnak” but this whole, I’m too busy to talk during the day because work/class and he’s too busy at night with gigs and rehearsals and being a jazz man is dumbbb
I am very successful but I miss my girlfriend all the time
When you kiss your teeth at your parents then try to play it off
Jeff Gerstmann: Games are maturing and games are evolving. And that’s not a political statement. That’s just a reality. So, the people taking that to mean we’re getting political, like, that just makes me think that they’re out of touch with, kind of, where stuff is heading. It’s not about, you know, drilling it into everyone’s skull. It’s not about, like, we’re going to hold your eyes open and force Gone Home into your eye sockets UNTIL YOU UNDERSTAND. Uh. It’s just about saying that, like, not every game has to be for you. There are plenty of games I don’t like that other people do. And if people want to play Dark Souls, fine. I don’t have to. And that’s okay.
James Marion: You’ll eventually have to play Dark Souls.
Jeff Gerstmann: Damnit.
I quite like what Gerstmann was saying here. Also, isn’t it interesting that many folks seem to be fine considering the possibility that a game might not be made for them, based on the game’s difficulty or genre…but the idea that a game might not be made for them based on it’s social or cultural themes and suddenly they flip the hell out.
I hate modern military FPS’s, but don’t feel the need to get angry at the fact that modern military FPS’s exist.
you know what
I loved unicorns when I was eleven/twelve years old and then I learned that it was real soft and nerdy to love unicorns so I checked out of the whole unicorn-liking mindset because I felt a need to be hardening myself and copping a dark-stuff-only stance
then when I was 19 my girlfriend gave me a coffee cup with a unicorn on it and on receiving it I discovered that I had internalized some bullshit anti-unicorn stance and it made me sad
to those unicorns who didn’t get liked by me during my bullshit years: my bad, do you like carrots, I will leave a plate of carrots out by the back door, I also have oats
Unicorns are right up there with liches in terms of fantasy-creatures-Jack-thinks-about-a-lot