- 3 hours ago
Can’t stop, won’t stop: Protesters in Ferguson rally again, seeking justice for Mike Brown. More than a month and a half after his death, his killer, Darren Wilson, is still a free man. (Pt 2)
Because it wouldn’t be a protest in Ferguson without fuckery from the police. A driver plowed his car through protesters, grazing several and running over a young boys foot. Beyond taking several hours to transport the boy to the hospital, they took even longer to arrest the motorist. Who did they not wait long to arrest? Two of the protesters who had been documenting the altercation for the world to see. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. #staywoke #farfromover #nojusticenopeace
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- 3 hours ago
- 15 hours ago
as much as i criticize tetsuya nomura he was hugely influential to me in highschool and just by the fact that he designed FF7 he’s had a major effect on my art since the very first rpg i ever played. I learn a lot from his style and watching it grow and change, and while i don’t always like his stories or choices i recognize the contributions he’s made to my life.
i just replayed KH2 and realized its still a great fucking game and that my avoidance of it was a result of the fandom being obnoxious and not because the game did anything wrong ( not going to comment on the many spin offs..).
These two are an old otp of mine but they’re also adorable besties who just always need to hug and be happy. Understanding and communication and friendship. I love them.
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- 19 hours ago
- 21 hours ago
What some game developer should do is insert programming into their game to monitor voice and text chat in the game for abusive language like racial slurs, homophobic slurs, sexist slurs, etc, and whenever it catches one, tweak the offending player’s game a little, BUT WITHOUT TELLING THEM. Remove some gold or XP surreptitiously, delete an item from their inventory, make them take more damage per hit, readjust their aiming so they miss more, ignore every nth key press so they miss the occasional jump or don’t heal in time, artificially induce lag. Just wreck their gaming experience and make it harder for them to succeed in the game.
Then, when they go to the forums to complain about how difficult the game is, all the gamers who have no difficulty playing because they act civilly to their fellow players will tell them to stop being whiny little pussies, the game’s not that hard, go play Candy Crush if it’s too hard for you."
- 1 day ago
[THIS MAY LOOK BORING BUT PLZ READ ITS IMPORTANT]
(at least if you’re in the uk)
For those not aware, Scotland has recently been going under a Referendum Debate, on whether or not we would like to be an independent country. The vote turned out to be 45% yes…
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- 1 day ago
Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
Watch non black cosplayers and lovers of cosplay stay silent on this.
Man what in the FUCK
No but this is important. As Halloween draws closer and there are still cons all year round, Black and other PoC cosplayers who intend to carry fake weapons as props be fucking careful, be really fucking careful. Of course, while you’re in the area of the convention you’re most likely safe because the security guards understand the event, but if you venture out further, or have to walk some ways to get back home/to your transportation home, don’t expect the friendly neighborhood cops to fully understand what’s going on. Not only that but for those who choose to be ignorant to all the recent (and it’s not just recent but people have been making a big deal out of it recently) instances of police shootings, let me fill you in on the fact that racial profiling is still a thing. Big targets are Blacks, Latinos, and Middle Easterners. If you look like any of these races you’ll also probably get in trouble, or worse. Please, please stay careful out there. It’s horrible that we have lost someone because of racial profiling.
tldr; if you are a PoC cosplayer with weapons, be careful around cops due to the likelyhood of racial profiling
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- 1 day ago
Parineeti Chopra responds to a male reporter who claims to know nothing about periods (menstrual cycle). [X]
I started my period when I was 10 years old. But we didn’t tell my grandma for three years because she subscribed to the “old traditions”, where a woman on her period could not enter the house, not even to bathe. Where she had to sit outside in front of the house (where the whole village could be witness to her shame and isolation) for the entire duration.
My friend started her period unexpectedly while we were at our local temple (in America) for dance class. Asking around if any of the parents had pads (all of them apologized and acted like adults about it), I thought surely the front office has a first aid kit. Don’t they have pads? When we asked, not only did they not have any, when one of the women gave one from her purse, the head secretary told us “There are men who need to use the first-aid kit, ya? So we don’t keep period things there.” Not even ibuprofen (which has so many more uses than period pain).
There are girls in India and Nepal (and other places, but I just read an in-depth piece about the situations in Nepal) who have to go to the “period hut” when their period comes and not leave until its over. They can’t wash and dry their cloth pads in the daylight, so they do it at night when the pads won’t dry properly before their next use, making them vulnerable to infection.
It is incredibly important, especially in India, to break the taboo surrounding periods. Break the secrecy around an event that happens to almost every woman, every month for literally half of her lifetime. Break the hiding, break the cover-up, break the SHAME.
Just break EVERYTHING. So little girls can go to school every day of every month without feeling ashamed. So women can work every day of every month to provide for their families without being glared at. So single fathers can confidently take care of their daughters’ health. So that women can talk about how terrible their period is or isn’t and give each other advice on how to deal with it without looking around to make sure men aren’t listening.
So that Whisper doesn’t have to be called Whisper, it can be called SHOUT. It can be called PROUD. So that we don’t NEED to fucking WHISPER about our bodies and our health.
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- 1 day ago
hey sooooo remember how the police in ferguson were going to start wearing body cameras
actual quote from the article: “This gotcha discipline that we have with the dash board cameras is what we’d be afraid of,” Roorda said.
basically “any tangible way of holding us accountable for abusing our power is what we’d be afraid of”
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- 1 day ago
i just wanna remind ppl that pumpkin online, the harvest moon/animal crossing mmo/dating sim complete with non-binary gender options and no restrictions as to who u can date, is about $2500 from it’s goal and has 3 days left on kickstarter
i’m gonna be donating probably later today, still not sure how much, but it’s definitely going to be at least enough to get into the beta
but ye you should check it out they also have a tumblr pumpkinonline
(via morefunthanevisceration)Source: queensamus
- 1 day ago
I honestly can’t believe this right now. I was complaining to my bf about some Kotex tampons I had used, going on a bit of a rant about how bad they were, and on a whim I decided to go to the website and leave a review so other people who might get them would know better.
I’ve never written a tampon review in my life (it’s not something I ever anticipated doing) so I had a little fun getting very passionate about my thoughts, and then went to submit…. Only to receive the words: ‘Your review text contains inappropriate language.’ I was confused at first, I mean I was pretty emphatic, but I didn’t cuss at all… and then I realized: I had typed the word ‘vagina.’
You can’t type the word ‘vagina’ on a TAMPON review because it’s considered inappropriate.
KOTEX, a company that makes OVER A BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR primarily selling products to people with vaginas, thinks that someone typing the word “VAGINA” in a review of a product that goes IN THEIR VAGINA is being inappropriate and needs to be censored.
I retyped “v*gina” with an asterisk like it was a swear word, submitted and it went to preview mode with no problem. But I’m still kind of in shock… Honestly, what is wrong with Kotex that they think they need to protect tampon users from the word ‘vagina’?
If you didn’t think our society’s fear of the vagina was absurd, here you go. It’s cartoonish.
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