it occurs to me that if anybody were as vocal as the girls in hentai usually are, they’d probably pass out from hyperventilation

I UH, I FOUND HENTAI ON MY HARD DRIVE? i only vaguely remember downloading it yeaaars ago because i had a fun time mocking it in a livestream with other people. i think its the one where that screencap of a horse man saying ‘the more you move the harder i get’ or whatever came from.

i feel obligated to watch it. i wish i had better internet so i could stream it, horrible stuff is better when youve got other people to watch/mock it with.


gulhab

yesterday’s sunset

8.23.14

attention non-english speakers who have struggled to find gender neutral pronouns

zouisgate:

there is a very good compilation of gender neutral pronouns in a variety of different languages that can be found here! it’s really helpful and a lot of thought and help has gone into it from people who speak these as their native language! i definitely recommend you go check it out

peashooter85:

Cased, engraved, and gold plated Beaumont-Adams patent percussion revolver with carved ivory grips, by E.M. Reilly and Co. of London, circa 1855.

omgthatdress:

Brooches
René Boivin, 1937
Christie’s

omgthatdress:

Brooches

René Boivin, 1937

Christie’s

me: mom... dad... im g-
parents: gay?
me: going into battle and i need only your strongest potions
spooksayer:

stunning new additions to my collections gifted by my favorite people ^_^

spooksayer:

stunning new additions to my collections gifted by my favorite people ^_^

There are a few different issues that a criminal act like this brings up, but before I get into them it’s necessary to make one thing clear: If you deliberately seek out any of these images, you are directly participating in the violation not just of numerous women’s privacy but also of their bodies. These images - which I have not seen and which I will not look for - are intimate, private moments belonging only to the people who appear in them and who they have invited to see them. To have those moments stolen and broadcast to the world is an egregious act of psychic violence which constitutes a form of assault.


The people sharing these images are perpetuating an ongoing assault. The people gleefully looking at them are witnessing and enjoying an ongoing assault. When you have been asked by victims of a crime like this not to exacerbate the pain of that crime and you continue to do so anyway, you are consciously deciding that your enjoyment, your rights and perhaps even just your curiosity are more important than the safety and dignity of the people you’re exploiting. That out of the way, let’s get a few other things straight.

ancientart:

Foundation plaques B (photo 1) and A (photo 2), dating to the early 4th century BCE. Both these plaques of hammered gold have been inscribed in Old Persian, and are from Iran during the Achaemenid period.

Artefacts courtesy of the Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, USA. Photos taken by Daderot via the Wiki Commons.

This means the old guard, and the old boys’ club specifically, has to go. Out with the fanboys and apologists and sycophants. Out with those who know a whole lot about videogames and not a lot about anything else. Out with those who applaud basic competence and hand out A’s for effort when ambitions fail. Out with reviewers who invent new ways to fawn, to heel, to kowtow, and whose relationship to game companies could best be described as a kind of Stockholm Syndrome. […] This means more women, more people of color, more queer and transgender folks, more reviewers from diverse social, economic, and cultural backgrounds that don’t neatly fit the lifelong gamer mold. Not simply because we need reviewers to match the shifting demographics of those playing games, but because diversity is of clear and obvious value to any community and any discourse. We don’t speak often enough about values in gaming, but every game and every reviewer possesses them. And unless we make this discussion public and get different people involved, then the values that inform the power fantasies and self-gratification of the highest-rated games will continue to go unquestioned.

"I work for Reuters. I’m a journalist in the media business.

Back in 2008, I sat in a conference and reviewed some proposals to integrate news sources focused on electronic gaming into our RSS service as niche content providers.

We considered IGN, Gamespot, and a few other syndicated online info feeds.

Now, in order to white label a source as affiliated with Reuters, you need to run through a checklist of ~100 items that are necessary for journalistic integrity. The source and its organization has to score at least a 60 out of 100 for it to be considered fair and unbiased.

These tests are carried out by senior journalists, editors, and investigators.

NONE of the gaming publications scored higher than a 15. For reference, the National Enquirer scored a 38 and the MSNBC blogosphere scored 44.

Some failures included:
- Economic ties with publishers
- Acceptance of favors
- 0% of staff held journalism degree
- Very small percentage worked in other major publications
- No real editing process
- No accountability

tl;dr: Gaming “journalism” is a joke and the laughingstock of reporting media. Continue to read these publications if you want, but assume that everything you read is biased or an outright lie.”

Gaming news is officially worse than supermarket tabloids folks. Let that sink in for a while. These people are are several steps below “IS BRAD PITT CHEATING ON ANGELINA???” (via bonglorio)