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You can tell how little gamergate is about being anti-women…

agoodcartoon:

…from this cool “spawnspiderlings” post dwelling on the low integrity of a cheating woman and her sex bribery for vague “publicity” for a free-to-play indie game as an index to journalistic corruption:

spawnspiderlings:

spooky-failure-artist:

Even if it was true that Zoe Quinn had sex for good reviews, is that really so important an issue to go on a big crusade over? It was a FREE GAME. You’ve lost nothing if you downloaded it and were disappointed.

Well it wasn’t a review, it was for publicity. And it may be free, it still shows low integrity on her part, and even lower for the Kotaku writers for allowing bribery to decide what they say.


preliminary reports indicate that a woman may or may not have had sex but what we know for a fact, gentlemen, is that it was not with me, so i’m understandably very, very concerned about it.

byzandarius said: I am pretty sure that at this point his entire story has been debunked. Besides, the actually issue is the whole big businesses advertising on the sites and magazines. Look up Kane and Lynch Game Informer Firing

or the jade raymond/assassin’s creed thing. it was shitty of ubi to pimp her out for publicity, but gamers focused all their ire on her rather than the company. a chance for some legitimate criticism of pisspoor practices in the industry and they dogpiled on exactly the wrong thing
femme-de-lettres:

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Harry Edwards painted Handsome Morning—A Dakota in 1921.
As the Brooklyn Museum describes, Edwards painted Handsome Morning “wearing a fringed shift with painted emblems, a bead-and-quill necklace, beaded moccasins, and a ceremonial blanket of fur-lined buffalo hide painted with abstract motifs (a specialty of Dakota women).”
Edwards picks up the bold colors of her garments in the indistinct strokes of the background, tying the subject and her setting together.
In fact, Edwards seems deliberately to have composed the scene to highlight her garments, her delicate moccasin emerging from behind her carefully arrayed blanket.

femme-de-lettres:

Large (Wikimedia)

Harry Edwards painted Handsome Morning—A Dakota in 1921.

As the Brooklyn Museum describes, Edwards painted Handsome Morning “wearing a fringed shift with painted emblems, a bead-and-quill necklace, beaded moccasins, and a ceremonial blanket of fur-lined buffalo hide painted with abstract motifs (a specialty of Dakota women).”

Edwards picks up the bold colors of her garments in the indistinct strokes of the background, tying the subject and her setting together.

In fact, Edwards seems deliberately to have composed the scene to highlight her garments, her delicate moccasin emerging from behind her carefully arrayed blanket.

(via indikos)

areyoudreamingofme:

thisblogisfortherats:

areyoudreamingofme:

agoodcartoon:

systematic dehumanization of a marginalized group by those in power is at the heart of every form of oppression. a good cartoon.


WoahWoahWoahLet me start this here.  That top comic is hideously inaccurate.  The majority of soldiers in the nazi army did not want to be there and did not enjoy what they were doing.  They did not take pleasure in killing and torturing people.  And while I understand the point of this comic, that is a horrible and actually quite cruel generalization to make.


“hey now let’s not be unfair to the nazis here…”

Okay, first of all, not every soldier in that army wanted to be there.  Not all of them wanted to do what they did.  They deserve the decency of being looked at as humans.  Americans dropped bombs all over Japan, harming generations of innocent people, but we’re human, aren’t we?

 eh i know, and i agree, i just couldn’t resist the joke. it’s part of the horror actually of how systematic and normalized it was for them to dehumanize a whole race. they didn’t have to turn into sadistic mustache-twirling villains; for the average german citizen their worst crime was probably looking the other way

areyoudreamingofme:

thisblogisfortherats:

areyoudreamingofme:

agoodcartoon:

systematic dehumanization of a marginalized group by those in power is at the heart of every form of oppression. a good cartoon.

Woah
Woah
Woah
Let me start this here. That top comic is hideously inaccurate. The majority of soldiers in the nazi army did not want to be there and did not enjoy what they were doing. They did not take pleasure in killing and torturing people. And while I understand the point of this comic, that is a horrible and actually quite cruel generalization to make.


“hey now let’s not be unfair to the nazis here…”

Okay, first of all, not every soldier in that army wanted to be there. Not all of them wanted to do what they did. They deserve the decency of being looked at as humans. Americans dropped bombs all over Japan, harming generations of innocent people, but we’re human, aren’t we?


eh i know, and i agree, i just couldn’t resist the joke. it’s part of the horror actually of how systematic and normalized it was for them to dehumanize a whole race. they didn’t have to turn into sadistic mustache-twirling villains; for the average german citizen their worst crime was probably looking the other way
areyoudreamingofme:

agoodcartoon:

systematic dehumanization of a marginalized group by those in power is at the heart of every form of oppression. a good cartoon.


WoahWoahWoahLet me start this here.  That top comic is hideously inaccurate.  The majority of soldiers in the nazi army did not want to be there and did not enjoy what they were doing.  They did not take pleasure in killing and torturing people.  And while I understand the point of this comic, that is a horrible and actually quite cruel generalization to make.


“hey now let’s not be unfair to the nazis here…”

areyoudreamingofme:

agoodcartoon:

systematic dehumanization of a marginalized group by those in power is at the heart of every form of oppression. a good cartoon.

Woah
Woah
Woah
Let me start this here. That top comic is hideously inaccurate. The majority of soldiers in the nazi army did not want to be there and did not enjoy what they were doing. They did not take pleasure in killing and torturing people. And while I understand the point of this comic, that is a horrible and actually quite cruel generalization to make.


“hey now let’s not be unfair to the nazis here…”

libutron:

Wooly-legged Jumping Spider - Saitis barbipes

In accordance with the requirements of courtship in jumping spiders, in which the visual cues are the primary releaser, males of the Wooly-legged Jumping Spider, Saitis barbipes (Salticidae) are highly skilled.

Although most males jumping spiders use their first legs for signaling toward the female, some genera (e.g. Saitis, Maratus, Habronattus) have specialized their third legs for that purpose. In the Mediterranean Saitis barbipes, the third legs, larger than the others, are red and bear conspicuous black hair brushes on tibia and metatarsus. During courtship these legs are waved up and down, and from time to time he makes  the white-tipped tarsi vibrate rapidly in a plane perpendicular to the body axis. The vibration frequency is high enough to produce a sound perceivable by man.

Although the male seems extenuated by this performance, the effect on the female is impressive, she collapses on her legs and half turns her abdomen ventral side upward.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credits: [Top: ©kankikun | Locality: not indicated, 2012] - [Bottom: ©Thomas Roppenecker | Locality: not indicated, 2014]

pearl-nautilus:

Matt Brown

pearl-nautilus:

Matt Brown

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xorrighettox:

like father, like son.

xorrighettox:

like father, like son.

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ayaneninja:

Недавно пересмотрела первый фильм. До сих пор считаю его лучшим.

ayaneninja:

Недавно пересмотрела первый фильм. До сих пор считаю его лучшим.

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this isn’t about hating godzilla this is about ethics in giant rubber monster costume movies #gameragate

fucking godzilla keeps getting all these movies but where is the giant turtle representation? #gameragate

thisblogisfortherats:

what did godzilla know and when did he know it? #gameragate


what did godzilla know and when did he know it? #gameragate