Screech | Post College | Writer | Fangirl
Last seen struggling to find employment in our capitalist society, writing, knitting, and RP-ing.
Just a tiny bit obsessed with this movie about giant robots punching giant monsters in the face.
That horrible, horrible moment when a “Supernatural” blog suddenly dumps porn on my dash without my knowledge. *Shudder* was nooooot expecting that…
I did go to school for Marine Biology, but the cool thing is… the greatest thing for me is that Polynesians, our gods, Kahoali, Maui, all these...”
I bought metal yarn from knit picks to make texting gloves a few years ago. My Google and...
"listen i know women are getting harassed and threatened on a daily basis in this industry and it gets worse every day and that’s really bad but can we talk about corruption in games journalism" who fucking cares
who. fucking. cares.
who fucking cares if companies are buying off reviews? shit, we already know they do. we’ve known it since the start. we already know they’ve expended money to buy reviews, ads, good press. be it directly handing money, or spending exorbitant amounts of money on press event parties, flying people in on their own expense and everything. we’ve known this shit for awhile. jeff gerstmann got fired for not rolling with this shit, but, notably, people didn’t explode over “ethics” in games journalism back them.
and, notably, they aren’t targeting AAA publishers. they target indie game developers and smalltime journalists and critics - pretty consistently women, or anybody who speaks up in defense of those women.
all this for “ethics in games journalism”. obviously just a very tiny slice of games journalism, since they don’t attack the people with money to actually do things.
who fucking cares.
ea could spend 5 million dollars tomorrow to buy one single review. who fucking cares? you can read steam reviews, gamefaqs reviews, metacritic user reviews, and most of all, you can WATCH ACTUAL GAMEPLAY on youtube. hours of it! on day of launch! you can download demos! you have more access to judging whether you will like a game or not on your own than ever before. you don’t have to rely on print mags giving you a limited array of screenshots and a review score anymore. you have a WEALTH of resources to decide if you’ll like a game or not before purchasing it. up to and including even outright pirating it! it’s easier than ever before!
and despite the ongoing, daily fucking harassment, the death threats, and most of all, just the bubbling culture that’s always been there that hates women, that hates anyone from outside their “norm” and derides and mocks them and holds an astounding amount of anger in their hearts over them, that culture that’s always fucking been there but gets dismissed with “that’s trolls, ignore them” or “that’s just how it is, people are assholes”, what they want to focus on is “ethics in games journalism”, which to them, comes down solely apparently to fucking review scores.
they care more about that than fucking anything else in the world.
fuck gamergate. fuck people who care more about whether or not bayonetta 2 got a 10/10 across the board than the hideous disgusting culture of hate that surrounds them and they seem to willingly inhabit with and just go “not us, though”
LOOK AT THEM AND THEIR SILLY DESCRIPTIONS:
Winged Interdimensional Rift Monster Plushie
Description: What a cuddly little monster she is!
Linebacker Interdimensional Rift Monster Plushie
Description: This is what happens when you skip leg day.
Nosy Interdimensional Rift Monster Plushie
Description: It’s just sad because everyone makes fun of its head. :(
Horned Interdimensional Rift Monster Plushie
Description: Why do you have so many of these plushies? Grrrrrroupie.
Tri-Jawed Interdimensional Rift Monster Plushie
Description: If this monster were to exist, it would be formidably fast with heavy armor. This one’s just sitting there being all squishy, though.
Triple-Tailed Interdimensional Rift Monster Plushie
Description: The most fearsome monster in plush form… aaaaand, it’s smiling.
AND THEY HAVE A TEENY MAKO MORI DOLL YOUR AVATAR CAN HOLD
Pilot Rag Doll
Description: Fifty-one drops. Fifty-one kills.
THIS SITE IS RIDICULOUS.
on a scale of luke skywalker to jaime lannister how well would you deal with losing your right hand
or, on a scale of luke skywalker to jaime lannister how well do you deal with latent sexual feelings for your sister
or, on a scale of luke skywalker to jamie lannister how well would you deal with your dad being an utter bastard with unresolved issues about the death of his wife
What if Newt actually kind of hated the pop culture that built up around the kaiju? Like, I am certain he abhorred the adoration given to the jaeger pilots. But the kaiju? Becoming toys and fashion fixtures and ways for a company to make a profit off of this huge struggle? Shoot man, Newt has them on his body, but he STUDIES them. These people making toys? They don’t know SHIT about kaiju.
Newt sends angry letters to companies that produce kaiju merchandise asking them where their information is coming from who’s researching the kaiju on their end and how dare they assume how so-and-so kaiju’s organs were laid out in that one shitty Operation parody they did.
I kind of stopped talking about headcanons for the most part, but this one I still like.