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patrickseymourva:

java-black:

despicableplankton:

Portal is probably the last major video game release that didn’t star a white, 18-35 year old white dude with short hair, stubble and a scowl. That game came out six years ago.

I don’t understand how people can get mad and confused when you point out that there’s not enough creativity or diversity in video games. Granted, there was definitely room for growth in the 80’s and 90’s, but we’ve fallen way behind since then. We used to have space pilot furries and master thieves. Dragons, bandicoots, hedgehogs and plumbers. Women who were archaeologists and bounty hunters.

So why are we still marketing games exclusively to fraternity douchebags? There’s no excuse for having such narrow goals in 2013.

THIS IS NOT OKAY.

Thank you! And people don’t get it when I explain this.

SHARING BECAUSE OF ALL REASON!

cracked:

Why do some outsiders want to make other outsiders feel like outsiders?
3 Fan Communities That Hate Their Own Members

#3. Comic Books
Comic fans are ruthless. The instant you say something about a character or storyline that they disagree with, they immediately do their very best to exclude you from the community. Girls get it the worst — a girl can’t wear an Aquaman T-shirt to any kind of nerdy gathering without getting accused of not being a true fan (whatever the hell that means) and being grilled with Aquaman trivia questions that no human being should be able to answer. (The correct answer to “If you’re such a big fan, then in what issue of Aquaman did we learn the name of Aquaman’s father?” is “Fuck you — Arthur, Prince of the Sea, belongs to everyone.”)

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Cracked is throwing down the hammer here folks.  Comic book nerds & gamers continue their rep of being really hostile to newcomers.  We’ve got to do better.

cracked:

Why do some outsiders want to make other outsiders feel like outsiders?

3 Fan Communities That Hate Their Own Members

#3. Comic Books

Comic fans are ruthless. The instant you say something about a character or storyline that they disagree with, they immediately do their very best to exclude you from the community. Girls get it the worst — a girl can’t wear an Aquaman T-shirt to any kind of nerdy gathering without getting accused of not being a true fan (whatever the hell that means) and being grilled with Aquaman trivia questions that no human being should be able to answer. (The correct answer to “If you’re such a big fan, then in what issue of Aquaman did we learn the name of Aquaman’s father?” is “Fuck you — Arthur, Prince of the Sea, belongs to everyone.”)

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Cracked is throwing down the hammer here folks.  Comic book nerds & gamers continue their rep of being really hostile to newcomers.  We’ve got to do better.

johnnysjetpack asked
everyone is treated like shit when they play video games you fucking idiot! that's the culture! you dont like it get the fuck out! jesus fucking christ!

fandomsandfeminism:

Don’t you think there’s a problem with video game culture if it is so abusive by default? 

The not-too-old married couple at home

Him: So... you feel up to it tonight?

Her: Not really. I'm kind of tired and just don't feel like it.

Him: Is there anything I can do to get you in the mood?

Her: Not really. You know I'm just not as into it as you are.

Him: I'll let you pick what we do. It doesn't have to be the same old thing as last time.

Her: Ugh, you're really just begging for it, aren't you? Can't you just go play with yourself or something?

Him: Oh come on, you know it's more fun with the two of us. And if you would initiate every once in a while maybe I wouldn't always be bugging you about it.

Her: How am I supposed to initiate when you're doing this almost every night?

Him: Oh come on now, it's not EVERY night.

Her: Well it feels like it sometimes. You know, I've got some other stuff I'd like to get done tonight.

Him: Well it doesn't have to take that long. Just a quicky? 10 minutes tops, I swear.

Her: Listen, if we're actually going to get into it then we're not quitting just as soon as you've crossed the finish line.

Him: Well, if we were to actually get into it what WOULD you want to do?

Her: ...

Him: ...

Her: ...

Him: ...

Her: Okay fine. But I get to be Wario and absolutely NO Rainbow Road.

It is a sad, sad day.  I was trying to organize my old school consoles for some friends that were coming over to play today, and I knocked my PS1 onto the floor.  The spindle is definitely broken and I hear some more rattling inside.  :(

RIP Original Playstation (1998-2014)
You were a good friend.

Atari and I shall mourn your passing.