Fiasco: Tales of Hilarity and Insanity

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smashsurvey:

Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularlyhow do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

I’ve been trying to talk to my brother for weeks and he won’t get back to me. I know it sounds like he’s avoiding me and I’m just being annoying, but it’s more than that. 

My brother is an addict and has been using since he was 15.When I was younger it was normal, he’d light up before the movies, while we were gaming, before we went out, after dinner…I didn’t realize that the longest he’d been sober in over ten years was 30 days.

I always looked up to him. When I was in grade school I didn’t talk to almost anyone and followed him around everywhere, and he let me. He didn’t call me names or tell me to go away, he protected and loved me. People would marvel at how well we got along and how close we were. I would ask him for advice on everything.

Now I can’t remember the last time we had a conversation that didn’t end with him telling me something completely off the wall or asking for money. He doesn’t visit unless he needs something, he bails without telling me when we have plans. 

I spent plenty of time being mad, because I’m trying to understand that addiction is a disease when mixed with anxiety and depression can make someone into a mere shell of who they were. It just hurts now because I don’t have the yin to my yang, the Ryu to my Sakura, the Sonic to my Tails. 

I just want to help him, not push him away, make him feel bad, or enable him. I just want to help him get better and I just cry every time I think he will use his entire life and that I won’t have my big brother back.

Apr 9

Me after every joke I tell. 

(Source: ash-ofpallet)

Apr 8

misandry-mermaid:

fandomsandfeminism:

do-black-people-do-stuff:

nentindo:

stinkyhat:

darksungwyndolin:

deadfield:

cathouse-tragedy:

Not the whole ‘kill the jewish’ part but Hitler’s true intentions to erradicate selfish and greedy people who doomed Germany in WWI. That’s what he said on Mein Kampf.

Read the fucking book.

Sometimes I wanna commit genocide, we need less stupid people in the world.

THIS ONE TOPS THEM ALL 

HAHAHAHA OHHHH NOOOOOO thats such a bad move friend

HOOOOOOLY SHIIIIIIIIIIIIT????

i seriously don’t even want to make fun of this comic, this is a new level of fucking terribleness

This is literally what people talk about when people get upset about white people/men/cis jokes but say nothing about the neo-nazis on this site

So, general rule of thumb: Any argument that concludes “so basically, I agree with Hitler” is probably a pretty shitty and horrible argument to make. 

Like…really? Really? You agree with Hitler? Do you really? 

"Not the whole ‘kill the Jewish’ part, just killing all the people Hitler considered greedy, selfish and inferior (AKA Jews)….
LOL I’m not a Nazi, guys. I just have read all of Mein Kampf and agree with it.”

(Source: social-justice-suckers)

Apr 5

cynique:

popculturebrain:

Leading Men Age, Leading Women Don’t | Vulture

There are more charts if you click through.

I’m so glad this info graphic is going around, because so many people don’t realize how ageism and misogyny play hand in hand and how the sexualization of young girls play into this.

Apr 4

Brandon Boyd, Michelle Williams, JC Chasez to star in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' US arena tour

popculturebrain:

So. confused.

cadashing:

"ah yes i see you graduated from harvard 8 times thats impressive but who did you romance in dragon age 2?"

s4karuna:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

"We will sing to you, Doctor. The universe will sing you to your sleep. This song is ending. But the story never ends."

ooooooooh i actually like this a LOT

#so many amazing men and women of colour portraying one character through the ages #why couldn’t we have this?

(Source: fistoffight)

shutupanddiehl:

i haven’t learned much in life but i have learned that if someone offers you pizza, you take it

captainthundercunt:

WHY IS THERE A WASP IN MY ROOM THERE’S STILL SNOW ON THE GROUND IT’S TOO COLD FOR THIS INSECT NONSENSE RIGHT NOW

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