geekvariety asked:

Aren't games just a reflection of life/society/art/film/etc anyhow, and thus saying games are creating these issues and going after them as a way to fix the overarching problems, is like saying that rain is making grass wet and I slipped and fell in wet grass so we should abolish evaporation and water because it makes grass slippery?! The whole idea seems a bit of a dodge and somewhat hollow honestly.

thefineyoungcapitalists:

It’s easier when you have a monster to slay then to address the monster lives inside all of us.

If you don’t play video games, or you don’t enjoy video games, then nothing is lost if they are removed from society. You only see the disadvantages but none of the benefits. By removing them, you assume that the world will be a better place overall. When in actuality you’re removing a new and developing piece of art, that has deep meaning for many people.

This argument goes for both sides, to destroy social justice warriors would not change the fact that there are deep issues in the root of gaming that affect the player base and those who develops games. To address these issues we have to look at them honestly, and realize that these problems can be solved, if we work together.

Our issue in supporting GameGate was that in seemed like the reaction to the very real issues in gaming, was to simply slay the gamer identity and be done with it. Somehow this is doing less than nothing to address the very real problems in the industry.

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

why do people demonize sex and sexuality so much to say it disparages individuals? If we know standards of beauty for men and women are unrealistic yet given credence even when the medium in question is totally fictitious? Haven't we had this argument about rock 'n roll before?

thefineyoungcapitalists:

When we were having the arguments about Rock And Roll they were all old arguments as well.

I think it is important to understand that some people do have an unrealistic standard of beauty and that video games have contributed to that. But if we were to take away their video games then there are a seemingly infinite number of other media sources to take its place. Television, Film, and Magazines are far worst then video games on this matter as they actually focus on real people.

What is continually lost in the argument is that people can create media for the space which incorporates different characters and different standards of beauty. Everyone is talking about harassment in the industry, no one is talking about scholarships for game designers that have minority status. No one right now is covering game developers in the industry who fit the minority status except to talk about the controversy. No one is doing a grant program specifically for the developers that cover these issues. Especially the people that are supporting the people most critical of female representation.

We can’t make the world better by censoring everything that bothers us, we can make it better by encouraging people who have a positive voice. I think that should be the message we should be pushing for.

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When I tell you to go fetch, you fetch. You’re just a mutt; obey, or be put down.

Finally got some photos in my Femwick (TorchChick?) with Sheena’s (amazing and ridiculously intimidating) Cinder Fall. I got to set up the lighting and position, then handed the camera to damnitdanjitsu and man did he nail these shots!nyurt as Cinder Fall (fb/dA/cospix)
soulfirephotos as Roman Torchwick (fb/dA/cospix)
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soulfirephotos:

When I tell you to go fetch, you fetch. You’re just a mutt; obey, or be put down.

Finally got some photos in my Femwick (TorchChick?) with Sheena’s (amazing and ridiculously intimidating) Cinder Fall. I got to set up the lighting and position, then handed the camera to damnitdanjitsu and man did he nail these shots!

nyurt as Cinder Fall (fb/dA/cospix)

soulfirephotos as Roman Torchwick (fb/dA/cospix)

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