OMFG. THIS. SHOW.
weirdly relevant to the question I answered yesterday.
Just repeat to yourself “This isn’t the Olympics, it’s an industry” and go make those comics!!!!!!!!!
Bloodborne, the action-RPG in development at Dark Souls studio From Software, will release across Japan on February 5.View the new clip here.
This is more of a letter of understanding and discussion to Jontron, Jesse Cox, PressHearttoContinue, and CynicalBrit on episode 47 of the Co-Optional Podcast. Before I say anything, I mentioned racism and sexism as a way to picture how people talk about things as opposed to specifically any of you on your opinions (IE I’m not calling ya’ll racists or sexists when I mention any topics).
Here’s the thing, I don’t know if you’ll ever read this but I want to at least give you a unhostile reply to some of your concerns. And this, admittedly, is happening right as I hear the comments. First on Jesse Cox’s comment about how he can’t say an opinion without getting attacked: while I understand what you mean when you say its sensitive, I feel that on the opposite end for years anytime another person wanted to talk about their own personal feelings on the equality of women or race they’re meant with a nasty, nasty barrage of insults and deprecation on the part of the internet. In all fairness, some of the reactions you receive are equally given to people who do voice an opinion of equality and awareness where deeper thought and cultural complexity need to be at least understood. For people like Anita, is doubly tough for her to be able to say what her opinions are when the first reaction is to attack her and call her out through sexual derogatory terms instead of just listening to her and understanding the topic in general. People are quicker to defend getting attacked than they are defending her points of view which then also causes a lot of anger, not sensitivity, for people who agree with her and have felt this way about video games or anything else. I think the reactions you get aren’t necessarily just random attacks but a reaction and catalyst to a body of emotions that has finally taken its last toll. Its hard for people to defend for equality and speak out against racist and sexist when the usual reply is to “Man up” when really they’re asking to be heard and to consider the opinion, very much how you Jontron are feeling horrible for being called so many things. Many women and minorities in the states deal with being questioned on the validity of being “human” as well as dealing with the fact that most celebrities and media present mostly white and male beauty. Maybe you don’t see it but there are many people who deal with this legitimately and are just as exasperated as you are because of thee repetition of negativity being pushed against them daily.
To be honest, you or no one else should ever have to deal with this kind of indiscretion. Hell, the experiences you’re dealing with can help you to understand why other people feel the way they do with sexism and racism. Think of the reactions you get but on the other side. The second a famous celebrity of a specific culture does something horrendous or noteworthy, the common populous decides to take that as the only trait that culture has for everybody. For example, when Red Dawn came out on theatres, people took to twitter and tweeted the most obnoxious bullshit against Koreans, as if the movie represented a whole culture. People touted their pride of being American and always knowing that the “Koreans were always evil people” or some nonsense like that. Imagine what it must be like for other Koreans or even Asians who get unfairly lumped into the whole tirade. Everyday knowing that people for some reason now distrust and label Koreans as evil, non trustworthy, and overall should be destroyed. Just like you deal with the pain of being called a sexist so too do other people deal with the pain of being labelled and treated as something they’re not, making all of us less than human which isn’t right.
We don’t know each other and you can take this letter any way you want to because you’re a person with an opinion that deserves to be fairly heard just like I feel I deserve to be fairly heard about this whole matter. Honestly, I wish people would stop jumping at such fiery and hateful conclusions whenever the topic of sexism and racism (and I’m talking about everyone: both the racists/sexists and the racist/sexist-callers) but hopefully this will help in some way to make any kind of understanding on whats happening when it comes to this discussion. I have way more to say but I feel this is sufficient enough.
PS (A great way to havediversity within the storylines of games and to actually have a unique a plethora of stuff that gamers can get involved in, would be to help encourage people of different cultural and gender diversities to go for code, art, and production for the video game industry and tell them that they have the ability to be part of the development of games. I feel that not enough people are told they can be part of the fun in creating video games for gamers.)
PPS (Also in terms of the correlation between violence and games or sexism and games, while perhaps there may not be a huge influence of negativity on the part of the game to the gamer, to say that it has zero influence would also be incorrect and contrary to the attitude of moderate understanding. It has a kind of influence for people as well as not having an influence.)
I just started school again and found this BEAUTY on campus. I stopped and gawked at it for a long time. Sadly, I still don’t have a camera, so I apologize for the webcam photo. Yes, this means I brought my laptop to the tree and took a picture of this polypore in public while strangers watched. I have no shame.