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Cow Scratch

hclark70:

spacialrend:

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and these mature leaders can settle their disputes with paper, rock, and scissors game.

ayaneninja:

Недавно пересмотрела первый фильм. До сих пор считаю его лучшим.

imnotatvaddict:

makeitworthwatching:

as both a Harmonizer and a Mixer, I now have yet another girlgroup to fangirl over. Welcome Beatz

Girlgroups taking over the world. 

I was NOT expecting that

mustachossom:

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the question is how did trucy manage to survive all these years

proteesiukkonen:

I Am a Bride

A short comic inspired by Finnish werewolf folklore in which it is many times the wedding couple and/or the entire wedding party that is bewitched to turn into wolves by a resentful guest or family member.

c-dra:

Ace Attorney is a game that’s very near and dear to my heart! I am planning on making double-sided zipper bags of these designs in the near future and will open a pre-order for them if anyone is interested!

TRACK NAME: Blumenkranz
ALBUM TITLE: KILL la KILL ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK
ARTIST: 澤野 弘之
TIMES PLAYED: 96,515 plays

meloneko:

I have been listening to this for the last hour on repeat I think it’s time I actually watch Kill la Kill

Two things: Firstly, I know there is a problem with misogyny in the video game culture though I do not know the true extent of it. Secondly, Anita Sarkeesian appears to back up her conclusions with distortions or statements that are objectively false, does not demonstrate acute understanding of the specific games she talks about, and regularly steals content from others to make her videos. I just wish that almost ANYONE ELSE was "the woman who talked about feminism in video games". :/

linaslonelycorner:

cowscratch:

kalatash:

I agree, nothing justifies the sending of death or rape threats. Each time that happens, my soul weeps a little more for the fate of humanity.

But on the other hand, I’m not sure if outright IGNORING her is a good response either. There is a wide variety of responses between “I watch your things because I agree with you” and “I am going to threaten to kill you because I hate what you say”. There has to be some room to actually debate, as there isn’t some sort of ‘unified feminist theory’.

I agree with the statement; “there are many problematic things with current media, including video games”. I disagree with many of Anita’s examples of problematic elements, and her conclusions that come from them.

Unfortunately, ever since she started receiving threats during her Kickstarter it has become next to impossible to criticize her views. As soon as you try to people assume that you agree with the people sending death threats,are labeled a ‘wailing man-child’, and promptly ignored. It’s almost like being threatened on the internet automatically makes you win any and all arguments.

P.S. Until paid lawyers get involved it’s hard to argue what is Fair Use and not, but the most conspicuous example would be akin to someone taking one of your drawings of Cadistra and incorporating into their logo of a Warcraft themed video series.

See, now, you want room for debate? That’s possible, sure, but you know who ruined that for you and others who would like civil discourse? Allllllllllll the other players in this whole thing. She, and people like her have put up with so much shit and threats and violence and harassment that they frankly don’t have the time or energy to have a “civil discourse” with anybody, and that’s their right. 

That’s where you come in, friend!

See, all of this bullshit is flat-out because of misogyny! A good way to combat misogyny, and also a way to make you Not Part of the Problem?™ Call that shit out when you see it. When you see other guys participating in this kind of crap, step up and say “Hey man, that’s not okay. Don’t do that.” This whole fight isn’t the onus of women to tell men not to behave like writhing sacks of shit - everyone needs to get involved to cull this stuff. 

Eventually, hopefully, there will come a time when civil discourse can begin, and you’re free to analyze Anita’s videos to your hearts’ content. In the meantime, no one is stopping you from writing a blog post or anything, y’know. 

Also?

 It’s almost like being threatened on the internet automatically makes you win any and all arguments.”

HA. HA HA HA FUCKING HA. Riiiiiight, right! Because those women just LOVE being threatened! Ah, lemme guess - they’re also doing it for the attention too, right? Right? Well shit! If having thousands of strangers threatened to rape my cooling corpse was my ticket to winning every argument ever, then golly gee I better go sign up! Thank you for showing me the light. 

Finally: 

cowscratch:

I’m not going to pick and parse Anita’s videos. Some of her stuff I agree with, and some of it I don’t. Also - “steals content?” It’s called Fair Use. 

Like I said - a sane human being should look at her stuff, and if they don’t agree, they can just ~*♥not watch it!♥*~ Feminism and media analysis shouldn’t be sugar-coated because a bunch of wailing man-children find it a tough pill to swallow. 

You don’t have to like her stuff! I don’t give a shit if anyone likes it or not - it does NOT justify the threats of rape, violence and death that she has gotten. PERIOD. 

Fair use is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. In United States copyright law, fair use is a doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. Examples of fair use include commentary, search engines, criticism, parody, news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship. It provides for the legal, unlicensed citation or incorporation of copyrighted material in another author’s work under a four-factor balancing test.

-from Wikipedia; bold emphasis is mine

Took me six seconds on Google to find that. The “Cadistra” example doesn’t fly either; if she used it in a logo that’s theft/copyright infringement. If someone made a video about, say, WoW fanworks, and used Cadi as an example? Ding ding ding! Fair Use!

 

Excuse me for a moment, please.  I just want to ask a quick question to Cowscratch, is this -really- how you want your side to be viewed?  Laughing off people who calmly and rationally try to have a civil discussion when there are important points brought up that should be addressed?

Now, I am a woman.  I am personally annoyed with Anita because her representation of women has them as the perpetual victim and I find her commentary actively harmful to me as a creative writer, but this is beside the point.

What does matter is that Anita takes every opportunity she can to remind us about the death threats and harassment in as condescending a voice as possible, much like you happened to do above, while simultaneously ignoring any and all criticism.  The only voice we hear as a result within the media is Anita’s, and everyone seems to be rushing to side with her because the other side is made out to be nothing more than a group of vile “dude bros” who are just mad because she’s taking their video-games away.

There are people out there who do have real criticisms of Anita and they should not be held responsible for the actions of a spineless and cowardly few.  I’m not asking you to put up with people who only post hate, but when someone comes at you looking for a civil discussion it does look well upon you to respond in kind.

-Sincerely, a fan of your work.

From the start, I really don’t care if a few people don’t like me. I’m not here to please everybody, and that’s never going to happen. 

Anita’s voice is so prominent because of all the people shitting on her and her work. It’s much, much easier to tear something down than to create, and she has the right to critically analyze media just as much as the next person. And again, I don’t know Anita personally, but considering every time she opens her mouth people threaten to rape her to death, well, it’s her right to say “Ehhh maybe not feeling the whole ‘well what’s your side of the story, sir?’” 

No one has to offer time to people like that. No one has to negotiate with the terrorists; that’s everyone’s right, yours and mine included. And with the whole goobergomer thing of “the vocal actions of a few?” Christ, these same people screech from the mountaintops that “we don’t harass women! LOOK AT THAT GIRL WHAT A FUCKING CUNT” Like…I don’t even know how people can defend this. Any of it. 

Again, if you or anyone else wants to criticize her work, then…feel free? I don’t really understand this whole perceived censorship thing. Write a blog post. Make a counter video, or whatever. If your opinions are sound, then hopefully you’ll find like-minded people to toss the ball back and forth with. I honestly don’t know what else to tell you. But when I get messages in my inbox about how being threatened with rape, violence and death makes you ~immune to all arguments?~ No. That’s an astoundingly idiotic and immature thing to say, and I don’t have to hold anyone’s fucking hand through the mud puddle while they figure stuff out.

Again, I find flaws with Anita’s work too. She’s not infallible. When you create something and put it out there it’s open to criticism, but I don’t blame her - or any other feminist critic - when they’re terrified beyond words to open their inbox because all that victimization she apparently loves to harp about? It happens. Every. Fucking. Day. Hell, I’ve gotten it for WoW Eh. I had someone write a paragraph-long description of how this guy was going to “use my hair to choke me to death while he bent me over a table and fucked me raw.” 

This was for making funny comics about World of Warcraft. 

She or anyone else isn’t obligated to wade through a metric tonne of offal matter to find the single gem of an email or video that thoughtfully and rationally offers sound criticism of her work.