The Cat Apocalypse

grandma-thunderpants:

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Gaming culture was never anything but this weird, insular, xenophobic ghetto built around very toxic notions of masculinity and persecution complex. Games marketed at boys promoted and reinforced this hyper-machismo image, and gamers were seeking to embody it and so it went in an endless self-reinforcing circle. It is no accident that teenagers scream homophobic and gender slurs into their head-sets or brag about “raping” the opposing team in Call of Duty. It’s no accident that video game related message boards basically invented the “tits or gtfo” greeting. It is no accident that Anita Sarkesian could post feminist critiques of SF films, TV shows and novels without much harassment but the moment she started talking about video games, she instantly got death and rape threats. Because this community was not build around tolerance, acceptance of criticism or diversity. It was a fortress of solitude built by man-children to protect their toys from evil mainstream activists.
roachpatrol:

the-real-seebs:

kayinnasaki:

Cyber harassment study reveals the unsurprising!
It still amazes me that I talk to guys who still think they get harassed just as much as women online. Like even from people who aren’t clearly and totally gross dumbasses. It kinda makes me think that, even in the best cases, it might be hard to really understand the sheer difference in frequency. You see a woman get harassed on a game and you go “Oh well I’ve been harassed” without understanding that there is seldom a session for her where that doesn’t happen or understanding what her inbox might look like…

That is a sort of stunning degree of difference.

"The data’s in! Women were lying about online harassment!”
"Aha! We knew it!" 
“Yeah, they’ve been severely underreporting how bad things are for them, turns out.”
"Wait, what?"

roachpatrol:

the-real-seebs:

kayinnasaki:

Cyber harassment study reveals the unsurprising!

It still amazes me that I talk to guys who still think they get harassed just as much as women online. Like even from people who aren’t clearly and totally gross dumbasses. It kinda makes me think that, even in the best cases, it might be hard to really understand the sheer difference in frequency. You see a woman get harassed on a game and you go “Oh well I’ve been harassed” without understanding that there is seldom a session for her where that doesn’t happen or understanding what her inbox might look like…

That is a sort of stunning degree of difference.

"The data’s in! Women were lying about online harassment!”

"Aha! We knew it!

Yeah, they’ve been severely underreporting how bad things are for them, turns out.”

"Wait, what?"

becuzbacon:

LISTEN

monimori:

A reminder from Isabelle!

maxkirin:

Writing Advice Blitz is here! Today we talk about Writing ‘Intelligent’ Characters, My Top 3 Tips for NaNoWriMo, How to Find Your Story’s Theme, and more!

What is ‘Writing Advice Blitz’?

I get a lot of writing questions, and I don’t have the time to write full replies to all of them. Of course, some of these questions are really good and I hate to let those messages just sit on my inbox— so I decided to do something about it. Writing Advice Blitz is the result of that! Writing advice, quick and concise (and a little silly) coming to you as fast as lightning!

► Have a writing question? Leave it in the comments!

Want more writing advice videos? Subscribe to me on Youtube and, if you want your daily dose of writerly advice and prompts, then make sure follow my blog: maxkirin.tumblr.com! ♥︎

PS: In case you are wondering, my mug is a Dangan-Ronpa inspired design by my Artist called ‘Hello Despair.’ You can find it on Society6 :D

genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: a cat wearing a snake crown

genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: a cat wearing a snake crown

mcdraenei:

gristol:

commission for mcdraenei - her lovely draenei, xeula. she has a super unique look and was a ton of fun to draw! c:

Reblogging because THIS COMMISSION STILL MAKES ME SO HAPPY!! ^_^

theblacklacedandy:

jillthompson:

halloweenatdusk:

Halloween treats at Disney Parks.

Now I have a reason to go to Disney…

AHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhh I want them all

Halloween is a fantastic time to go to Disneyland. I’ll have to post some of the photos I never got around to sharing from last year…

theblacklacedandy:

jillthompson:

halloweenatdusk:

Halloween treats at Disney Parks.

Now I have a reason to go to Disney…

AHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhh I want them all

Halloween is a fantastic time to go to Disneyland. I’ll have to post some of the photos I never got around to sharing from last year…

megpark:

I painted my cats to try out Kyle T. Webster’s gouache brush set. They are super! You can buy them on his website.

megpark:

I painted my cats to try out Kyle T. Webster’s gouache brush set. They are super! You can buy them on his website.

mini-girlz:

Female Devotee, c. early 100s

Sandstone

Overall - h:74.50 w:30.00 d:15.00 cm (h:29 5/16 w:11 3/4 d:5 7/8 inches)

via > clevelandart.org

gaywrites:

This Sunday, more than 1,000 LGBT advocates in Serbia held their first pride parade in four years. And for the first time in ten years, it didn’t end in violence. 

Pride marches from the last three years had been banned, but this year, officials allowed the ban to expire at midnight the day before the parade.

As the parade date approached, anti-gay graffiti popped up all over the city of Belgrade, and a massive protest took place the night before, complete with a giant police force (some photos of that above, too). Though there were multiple arrests at the parade Sunday, the event went off without any large-scale violence. 

Human rights are a question mark here, and activists know it. In fact, one sign read, “For all the victims of violence in Serbia.”

(via BuzzFeed LGBT)

mayorvillager:

sometimes it’s a bad idea to join in on townsfolk conversations