We mentioned it before, women ARE genuinely discouraged from pursuing jobs in the game industry. It is a simple, provable fact.
Also, those women who already work there have to either keep quiet out of worry about their careers or ultimately decide to leave after experiencing too much harassment or pressure to create things against their beliefs.
So yeah, tell me again how if we want media free of sexualization of women, we should make our own comics/games/etc. How if it was a problem, it would solve itself by now. How women just don’t want to actively participate in any change out of laziness. Try to say it to me, I dare you.
Anonymous asked: Hey I need some help, I'm a girl and I want to wear a boxer but I don't know how to buy them. I'm an arab and girls around here don't go around and buy boxers, i can't order them online. Would you please help me??
Measure around your hips, take the measurement to a department store and tell them your brother with xxcm hips needs boxers. Purchase, take home ;)
I don’t know which country you’re in, but I’m in the United Arab Emirates right now and there are all sorts of people buying all sorts of underwear in souks and department stores here??
Anonymous asked: ever heard of carmilla the web series?
Yes. Everyone says it’s great, I have it book-marked and I expect to watch it eventually!
Because this can never be reiterated enough
I’ve been copping a lot of bizarre hate lately from individual members of fandoms (across multiple shows) because I’ve been calling out gif. and meme makers for not giving credit to the authors of the quotes they are using in their work. The hate doesn’t bother me, but many reactions towards the thought of plagiarism indeed does. It doesn’t matter if the text, image, or idea is taken from a book, a movie, a video game, a television show, or a fanfiction - it is so important to give credit where it’s due - even if you don’t like or ship where it’s come from. It isn’t okay to use quotes by a Swan Queen fanfiction writer and overlay them in a Captain Swan gif. without credit; just as lifting a quote from Twilight book and using it in a Skyeward gif. isn’t either. No, I’m not picking out these ships because I dislike them and want to make a point of it. This has been happening within my own fandoms too. These unfortunate ones are just the recent examples I’ve seen.
When I contact someone, and if they don’t respond, I reblog and add “you might want to give credit to the author of that quote”, I am not try to embarrass you in front of your followers by letting them know that you liked something created by an author who doesn’t fit your blog. Instead, I’m telling you that plagiarising someone’s hard work, especially if it’s not-for-profit, is a harmful practice and it takes away the praise and attention that the author deserves.
The bottom line is; if you use anything that isn’t yours, respect its origins and credit the author. If you’re not a fan of the source or series, you don’t have to make it blatantly obvious where the material has come from - that’s what hyperlinks, author’s names, pseudonyms or URLs can be great for. You don’t even have to be super detailed if you’re really not okay with a source - the author could have said it in a speech you heard and you just can’t remember which one. Any referencing is better than none.
You could make someone’s day if they see you like their work - you could also make their career if the right person notices it. Help them out and do the right thing, because in the end I’m sure you’d like the same done for you.
For the authors I have messaged or tagged below: all the blog owners I have contacted have either taken down or edited their work so that no infringements upon your copyright material are included. I would prefer them to remain anonymous, for as much as I dislike what they have originally done, they have corrected their mistakes and should be given a second chance without being thrown into the fire first. I hope you understand.
Thank you, fandom avenger! :3
Alternative title hour.
"Tomb Raider and the Thousand Fucks (not given for Sam)."
Anonymous asked: Since Flesh and BLood is obviously a family theme, I'm worried about what Min's mom's going to do when she finds out about Min and how that's going to screw things up and how you're going to toy wtih my emotions you even person you...
'You even person you'?? XD Do you mean 'evil'? ;D
Yes, you should be worried. The book has a strong family theme with family in each narrative and, yes, that means Min’s mum.
saint11icarus asked: I've written this out five times and I have yet to form the sentences into a coherent thought, so instead of spilling my insides out all over the place I'll just say 'thank you'. As emotional as it made me to read UMS, I couldn't stop, because I knew at the end Min would find the peace I've been searching for my whole life. I know it means a lot to a lot of people and you hear a lot of that noise when you write a book like UMS, but it meant a lot to me, really, genuinely. Thank you.
It’s never noise when people tell them something I’ve written hits home for them. That’s why I write. I want to write stories than mean something to people. I want people who feel what Min feels to connect with her and really experience the exhilaration of finally shedding all that obligation and finally being able to just be who she is.
And I also want to show people who don’t experience Min’s identity issues what it feels like to be trapped in them.
It is absolutely my privilege to have you as a reader and my pleasure to know that I’ve helped. Thank you for letting me know how UMS landed for you.
And if you need to spill your guts to a stranger on the internet, you know where my ask box is. I’m always available for gut-spillage :)