“This dominant narrative surrounding the inevitability of female objectification and victimhood is so powerful that it not only defines our concepts of reality but it even sets the parameters for how we think about entirely fictional worlds, even those taking place in the realms of fantasy and science fiction. It’s so normalized that when these elements are critiqued, the knee-jerk response I hear most often is that if these stories did not include the exploitation of women, then the game worlds would feel too “unrealistic” or “not historically accurate”. What does it say about our culture when games routinely bend or break the laws of physics and no one bats an eye? When dragons, ogres and magic are inserted into historically influenced settings without objection. We are perfectly willing to suspend our disbelief when it comes to multiple lives, superpowers, health regeneration and the ability to carry dozens of weapons and items in a massive invisible backpack. But somehow the idea of a world without sexual violence and exploitation is deemed too strange and too bizarre to be believable.”—Tropes vs Women in Video Games, Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 (via jdisapunk)
i appreciate your concern, but at my college we interact a great deal with autism speaks and support it. you shouldn't focus on what they're doing wrong, because none of it is terrible, but focus on what they are trying to do for people with all different levels of autism.
Things you apparently don’t consider terrible:
Posting a video of a mother talking about how she wanted to kill her child while that same child was in the room listening.
Supporting the eugenic abortion of autistic people.
Failing to condemn the murders of autistic children.
It is terrible, only 3% of their budget goes towards services, there are no autistic people on their board, they literally support eugenics. They are doing absolutely nothing good.
This is widely know withing the autistic community and they are pretty universally hated by autistic people. Because they are terrible. They only even bother pretending to care about little white boys.
If you continue to support them now you are in possession of this information, then it is clear that you are not an ally to autistic people, you don’t want to help us, and are probably just doing your charity work for “oh look at me, I’m a good person” points.
If you support autism speaks, you are not supporting autistic people, you are hurting us. And you are doing it knowingly and consciously.
Have I mentioned that I really love my dog? Cause I do, I love that little dude so much. I know it’s morbid to think about but wtf am I going to do when he’s gone (one day super far into the future)? Hopefully we die at the same time in an explosion that kills us both instantly. I’ve always wanted to go out exploding.
When I hear people in happy relationships describe what it feels like to be in love it just reminds me of how I feel about my dog. Oh you feel like you found your other half? Me too! Sometimes you just stare at them and can’t believe how lucky you are to have them in your life? Me too! You miss them every second you’re away from them? Me too! But about my dog! I’m in love with him I guess!
Any tips on mustering the confidence to talk to a girl that's a complete stranger and having it not be super awkward? A lot of the times I don't even know where to begin.
Just talk to every stranger. Seriously, if you get yourself to the point where it’s natural and common for you to start up a friendly chat with a random person, then it won’t matter if they’re a pretty lady or handsome man or whatever your preference is. I like to compliment strangers, no matter what their sex, gender or age is, it’s just a nice unexpected thing, especially when it’s genuine and you’re not saying it with ulterior motives. I try to smile and say something to almost everyone I make eye contact with, it puts me in a good friendly mode and warms me up to talk to anyone.
I’m not going to say an attractive person doesn’t make me nervous sometimes but I find if I just say hi it gets the ball rolling. If you’re a guy and you can talk to a woman like she’s just a human being and not like a thing you’re trying to win I find they can be very responsive to that and open and talkative and not scary at all. They’re just people and stuff. So in summation just get comfortable talking to all people from all walks of life and disparate walks of life. Also it helps if you’re funny, smart and handsome like I am, that’s a joke, but like a funny cause it’s true joke. Good luck, was this helpful? The answer is yes, it was very helpful, I’ve set you on the course to success, one day you will look back at this ask as the thing that changed everything for you, you were never the same from this day for- I’m doing that facetious rambling thing again, I need to stop myself now because I can go on like that for several paragraphs.
Went to fyf, it was fucking awesome. Phoenix, blood brothers, haim, blood orange, flying lotus, y mucho mas. Super good, plus just hangin wiv ma bros back in my hometown just felt really good. Also, we randomly saw Brian Lee O’Malley in a bookstore in little Tokyo. My friend got his autograph, I didn’t say anything to him because it just felt too awkward.
Um, about that girl I mentioned a while ago, I talked to her, made my interest known, and surprisingly she was very receptive to my interest, and that’s all I’m going to say about that for now.
I was sitting in the break room at work at a table by myself, and one of the new girls comes and asks if I minded if she sat at my table. There were several other empty tables, and she didn’t have food, so I feel like she just wanted to talk to me, so I talked to her, she was nice, and very pretty. Am I interpreting this situation correctly? Of all the places to sit there were closer places to the door at empty tables if she just wanted a place to sit. I don’t know dudes, I guess I’ll just keep talking to her and see what happens. I don’t want to sound braggy but I’ve been receiving a lot of nice attention lately and it’s making me feel good about myself. It’s a very strange turn of events.
1. So at training today we had to introduce ourselves to a new supervisor and when I said my name she remarked that she always notices me around because I look like I was on the cover of teen vogue, and someone else commented that I look like I used to be a model before I worked there. I struck a pose of course. My ego needed that, I’ve been feeling very unconfident lately so it was nice to get that piece of validation.
2. I talked to that pretty lady again.
3. We took a final test in training that apparently was notoriously hard and I got the highest score. I’m smart as hell y’all.
1. Lunch was pretty good, had these jalapeno cream cheese taquitos, a chocolate donut, and a caramel macchiato I bought with a Starbucks gift card I won at work.
2. This pretty lady initiated a conversation with me, and then I saw her again later and she gave me like a sexy look. She smiled and looked down to my feet then all the way back up to my eyes. So, I feel like maybe she might be sorta into me possibly. I think. Nah, probably not, I’m stupid, why would she be into me? Nevermind.
3. Someone was super rude to me and I totally got revenge on them and tupac is totally right about how sweet the joy is.
Because I look so young for my age people often ask me if I get carded, and the answer is no, because it never is necessary, and then comes a line of questioning that makes them think I’m the most boring person on earth.
Do you drink?
I don’t like it.
Don’t you go out to clubs?
It’s just… not my type of scene.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Crazy? Uh, I can’t think of anything crazy, there’s nothing crazy I care to do really.
Have you ever done drugs?
Not even weed?
Didn’t really appeal to me I guess.
Weren’t you ever curious?
Not really, I was more preoccupied with like comics and books and stuff when I was a teen. And my friends were all nerds so it’s not like there was any peer pressure.
What do you do for fun?
Uh, I like comedy, I see stand up and improv sometimes.
Ooh, what comedians?
(then I list a bunch of comedians they’ve never heard of)
You don’t see any famous comedians?
Well, they’re famous if you like comedy.
(I explain improv)
Hm, you never go to the strip or see any of the Vegas shows?
You don’t drink or smoke, are you Mormon?
No, I’m not Mormon.
So you must play video games.
Don’t you get bored!?
Not really, I draw and write, and there’s lots of good stuff on tv, and I read a lot…
So you’re just a boring person?
That’s more or less a real conversation I’ve had more than once, and yes people really do call me boring right to my face. I prefer to think of myself as more chill than boring, I’m just a very chill dude.