Mike - UNC Student [Media Studies, PR, CompSci]
Newswriter and TV Reviewer at Escapist Magazine

Blog is mostly fandom/nerd stuff with some OC and
anger caused by patriarchy and white supremacy.

Fandoms include but are not limited to Whedon, Bioware, Supernatural, Marvel, Hannibal, Pacific Rim.

-Canticle of Threnodies 8:13 (source)

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My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)

whoo boy am I sick of this, yuuuup

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postcardsfromspace:

wongtonz:

Aaron Diaz ( creator of Dresden Codak and my favourite LoZ au ) says things. 

WORD.

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Hah hah! You have made a logical fallacy!
some white boy arguing on an internet forum, probably

korranation:

We couldn’t wait any longer, the very first clip from Book 4 is HERE!!!

PS: You’re all amazing

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Do you have something you regret doing?
sigfodr sigfodr Said:

skyseed:

I regret going to Super Cuts the first time I got a pixie cut.

wordymuch:

pushtosmart:

Push to Smart Adapts The Bechdel Test for Gaming.

THIS WAS ALMOST BASICALLY WHAT MY SENIOR RESEARCH PAPER WAS ON.

hibi-chan9:

whosaidsealscantfly:

bibishock:

we-cannot-have-nice-things:

LET’S TALK ABOUT PEWDIEPIE
I bet right now 90% of you are thinking “oh god why this bitch” but shut up and lemme speak funny mouth words
You know who he is - Famous YouTuber who makes gaming videos for your amusement, ranging from TellTale Games “The Walking Dead”, Heavy Rain, to small low-budget indie games like "Can Your Pet"!
Pewds is actually a pretty nice guy. His humor may not be your type but that’s not a real reason to directly insult the guy. I mean we have him doing charities

We have him posting an apology video for whatever wrongs he has committed, which most YouTubers don’t really do nowadays

He repeatedly states that he would like to try whatever his fans wish him to try (videogame-wise) - Tons of examples around his channel.
Not only does he repeatedly prove he’s a nice guy, but he also doesn’t abuse his fame for his own personal wealth, contradictory to what other people would say.
Yes, he is paid to do videos, but that is not the reason behind the videos. It didn’t stop him when he had one subscriber.
YET we still see entire videos, flash animations, rants, long walls of text bashing specifically him and only him.

It’s gotten to the point to where even if a fan says his name, they get a snarky response from ‘that one guy’

BUT THEIR ATTITUDE IS NOT UNFOUNDED
The fanbase is annoying as hell
But that’s because most of the fanbase is mainly children and young adults. That’s the typical ‘gaming channel’ demographic.

That’s because some fans go on other gaming YouTube channels and yell that they’re copying Pewds. (We don’t know if they’re trolls or not!)
BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN PEWDS IS A BAD PERSON. Sure, his humor may be droll, but keep in mind that half of YouTube’s top 100 subscribed and their humor is no better.

(This video started the small trend “period cup”.”
SO INSTEAD OF RELENTLESSLY BASHING SOME NICE SWEDISH DUDE LIKE IT WAS GOING OUT OF STYLE, TRY TO RESTRAIN.
PEWDS IS HERE TO STAY PPL
HE’S A REALLY CHARITABLE GUY
HE LOVES HIS FANS EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE VERY ANNOYING
HE MAKES PUBLIC APOLOGIES AND LIKES TO GET IN TOUCH WITH HIS FANS A LOT
HE IS NOT A BAD PERSON
HE IS NOT DOING IT FOR THE MONEY
IT DID NOT STOP HIM WHEN HE STARTED AND YOUTUBE DIDN’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT HIM
This is not coming from a 13 year old fanboy. This is coming from a 20 year old weirdo that’s just getting tired of this “lol wat a faget” shitKAY THANK YOU FOR READING HAVE A KITTY MARSHMALLOW


SOMEONE FINALLY SAID IT

Also apparently he has that kind of humor because he grew up around that humor. As in, his native country has that sort of humor.

signal boosting this this needs MORE NOTES
I’m not really part of the bro army but this.

hibi-chan9:

whosaidsealscantfly:

bibishock:

we-cannot-have-nice-things:

LET’S TALK ABOUT PEWDIEPIE

I bet right now 90% of you are thinking “oh god why this bitch” but shut up and lemme speak funny mouth words

You know who he is - Famous YouTuber who makes gaming videos for your amusement, ranging from TellTale Games “The Walking Dead”, Heavy Rain, to small low-budget indie games like "Can Your Pet"!

Pewds is actually a pretty nice guy. His humor may not be your type but that’s not a real reason to directly insult the guy. I mean we have him doing charities

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We have him posting an apology video for whatever wrongs he has committed, which most YouTubers don’t really do nowadays

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He repeatedly states that he would like to try whatever his fans wish him to try (videogame-wise) - Tons of examples around his channel.

Not only does he repeatedly prove he’s a nice guy, but he also doesn’t abuse his fame for his own personal wealth, contradictory to what other people would say.

Yes, he is paid to do videos, but that is not the reason behind the videos. It didn’t stop him when he had one subscriber.

YET we still see entire videos, flash animations, rants, long walls of text bashing specifically him and only him.

image

It’s gotten to the point to where even if a fan says his name, they get a snarky response from ‘that one guy’

image

BUT THEIR ATTITUDE IS NOT UNFOUNDED

The fanbase is annoying as hell

But that’s because most of the fanbase is mainly children and young adults. That’s the typical ‘gaming channel’ demographic.

image

That’s because some fans go on other gaming YouTube channels and yell that they’re copying Pewds. (We don’t know if they’re trolls or not!)

BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN PEWDS IS A BAD PERSON. Sure, his humor may be droll, but keep in mind that half of YouTube’s top 100 subscribed and their humor is no better.

image

(This video started the small trend “period cup”.”

SO INSTEAD OF RELENTLESSLY BASHING SOME NICE SWEDISH DUDE LIKE IT WAS GOING OUT OF STYLE, TRY TO RESTRAIN.

  • PEWDS IS HERE TO STAY PPL
  • HE’S A REALLY CHARITABLE GUY
  • HE LOVES HIS FANS EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE VERY ANNOYING
  • HE MAKES PUBLIC APOLOGIES AND LIKES TO GET IN TOUCH WITH HIS FANS A LOT
  • HE IS NOT A BAD PERSON
  • HE IS NOT DOING IT FOR THE MONEY
  • IT DID NOT STOP HIM WHEN HE STARTED AND YOUTUBE DIDN’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT HIM

This is not coming from a 13 year old fanboy. This is coming from a 20 year old weirdo that’s just getting tired of this “lol wat a faget” shit
KAY THANK YOU FOR READING HAVE A KITTY MARSHMALLOW

image

SOMEONE FINALLY SAID IT

Also apparently he has that kind of humor because he grew up around that humor. As in, his native country has that sort of humor.

signal boosting this this needs MORE NOTES

I’m not really part of the bro army but this.

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fogo-av:

mentalalchemy:

nezua:

fnhfal:

Ferguson -2014

I blinked one day and when I opened my eyes, it was normal to have an American army battling Americans on American streets. No one even calls it a war. But it is.

Don’t forget this crazy shit actually happened.

Don’t forget this shit is STILL happening

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fearfield:

"anime is racially ambiguous" aka "these Asian characters with Asian names and Asian cultural markers made by Asian people don’t look like the hideously caricaturized narrow stereotypes of Asians that I’ve been used to seeing."

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Asker vgprincess Asks:
Sofia and Basorexia?
sigfodr sigfodr Said:

madamehircine:

Basorexia - An overwhelming desire to kiss.

Sofia X Isabela

They had come down here, to their favorite spot, to tall about their days, Kirkwall in its vast array of experiences, past escapades. Everything and nothing.

"So, there I was. Isabela said, her face lit with the joy adventure gave her "missing a boot, and only 3 daggers on me. Didn’t matter though, a wink and a smile will go a long way in distracting lonely pirates. I had my ship back within minutes, and sailed straight into the horizon. Child’s play"

Sofia was enamored. She always enjoyed hearing about Izzy’s life as a pirate. She dreamed of someday leaving with Izzy on her ship, and being a part of her crew. Maybe even more than that.

She couldn’t deny that what she felt for Izzy was more than friendship. Couldn’t deny that she sometimes felt it hard to look away, that when she was felt alone in this strange city, she thought of her. Couldn’t deny that what she wanted most was to kiss her. Couldn’t deny that she was in love with her.

She felt Isabela looking into her eyes, and couldn’t help but blush. This couldn’t be happening, this was too good to be true. Buy she leaned in, subconsciously, instinctively, like her body knew exactly what to do. Even when her brain didn’t.

"You’re so beautiful" Isabela said, cupping her face "you know that, don’t you sweet thing?

Now Sofia’s face was flushed red, but she nodded yes, smiling but afraid to open her mouth for fear it would betray her. Isabela was the beautiful one. Especially with the light from the sunset shining on the ocean and radiating onto her, giving her a almost otherworldly glow. She looked like a goddess.

Their lips met, and Sofia lightly cupped the side of Isabela’s throat. She smelled of the sea, of crushed ginger, and spiced wine. For a brief second, she sent a prayer of thanks up to the high heavens. Thanking Andraste for everything, for letting someone like her meet someone like Isabela. For leading her to what she only dreamed of.

Isabela pulled away, grabbed Sofia’s hand, kissed her forehead, and stared out into the horizon. Sofia realized then and there: Isabela was a goddess.

Asker vgprincess Asks:
Sofia and Druxy?
sigfodr sigfodr Said:

madamehircine:

Druxy - Something which looks good on the outside, but is actually rotten inside.

Song: Pedestrian - Overwhelmed

Sofia Hawke — Act II

It was getting easier. Easier to step outside. Easier to fool everyone. Easier to fool herself. Easier to walk by her door. But once she got to her makeshift room in the den, everything came pouring out. She closed the door, and collapsed behind it. Blinking back tears she didn’t know she still had.

It didn’t matter what they said, they were lying. The truth was what it was. One of her own people killed her. They could say it wasn’t her fault, or that it madness, not magic. But their petty platitudes were almost an insult.

Anders was the worst, and she’d given up on him. His reckless naivety refused to recognize that if magic wasn’t a part of this world, Leandra would still be here. And people like Cullen wouldn’t of been subject to such tragedies.

She saw herself, for who she really was. A monster. Demons and blood magic were her future. She was nothing but a gateway for hurt and ruin. She wouldn’t be responsible for anyone else going through this. She’d die first.

She knew then, what she had to do. She stood back up, packed a bag, and left.

No goodbyes. They’d only try to stop her.

"Knight-Captain Cullen" she said, her wavering voice betraying her bravado "I’m an apostate, and I give myself up to the Circle."