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Electronic Gaming Monthly #76, November 95 - Virtual Boy has gamers seeing red!

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A joint VirtuaBoy/Blockbuster promotion sounds roughly equivalent to if the Orgone Energy Research Foundation invested all of their money into the Titanic.

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Let Joaquin Die

I saw Book of Life over the weekend, and enjoyed it quite a bit—however, despite it being a relatively straightforward family feature, there is one thing that stuck in my mind. I find myself circling back around to it in odd moments, and since it is rather useless to have feelings about fictional characters, I’m going to attempt to exorcise it here.

Spoilers under the cut.

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kadrey:

Ink wash Xenomorphs

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Ink wash Xenomorphs

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turbomun:

A while ago, I wrote a long-ass article about a certain animated movie’s less-than-stellar treatment of its female character designs. It was not the first, last, or most popular post on the subject, but it did get over 19,000 notes, which is about 18,900 notes more than I thought…

I think it’s important to note (and agreeing with Coelasquid here, this is not a Well Actually I promise) that these elements alone don’t make a film good or bad, & I think BoL looks like it has a lot of other wonderful elements, particularly in that it’s not a White a Western European story


But we DO need to talk about this unfortunate animation trend, point it out, and challenge it. This isn’t a reason not to see BoL, but it SHOULD be discussed

(Note: I deeply worry that the characters in Disney’s Moana will suffer the same fate: already the recently released concept art seems to have the main character as an elegant waif [which is esp wtf because as I understand Polynesian standards of beauty are the opposite of that???] and the male God helping her as a short stocky brick man. Sigh.)

… Actually, seriously, could we take a moment to stop and point out that BoL has a looooooot more female characters that that? Some of whom have a LOT of variation?

How about the nuns, which have looks as varied and weird as the guards? Or Grandma Sanchez? Or the willowy and weird twin freedom-fighter Sanchez cousins? Or Manolo’s mother, Carmen, which takes the “beautiful woman” template used for La Muerte and Maria, but makes it significantly more matured? Or the wife of the Captain in the Land of the Remembered?

Look, I understand what the OP is trying to get at, but there’s a significant case of cherry-picking at play here.

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kwortega said: Holy crap, Danny. How did I not immediately realize this? This GamerGate stuff? It's just an extension of the classic "why does this thing I don't like getting good reviews/attention? Must be money or friends!" I feel stupid for taking this long to realize that.

dannyodwyer:

So first of all - yea, right?

But I also think  casting a critical eye over the press is crucially important. My problem with GG (apart from all the ugliness that’s it’s been associated with - tangentially or not) is that I think a large amount of the people involved are kids that just don’t know better and have made a laughing stock out of an issue that requires tact and reason.

I mean, the fact that this whole thing is circled around some BS about a free Greenlight game makes my eyes roll so far back they almost come out my arse. It’s the dumbest nonsense. 

I mean, review event season is just around the corner motherfuckers. Let’s stop being babies about socially conscious games you wouldn’t have played anyway and get real.

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Photographer: Timothy J. EngleHair/Makeup/Model: Christine Alward

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Photographer: Timothy J. Engle
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Austrian soldier at the wooden trenches during WWI, Eastern Europe,1915.

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Austrian soldier at the wooden trenches during WWI, Eastern Europe,1915.

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Over the hills and far away, a misty mountain hop. Photos by michal karckz

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micdotcom:

Powerful portraits of the Liberians who beat Ebola

To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.

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"The greatest gift you can give someone is the space to be his or herself, without the threat of you leaving."

— Kai, Lessons in Life #39   (via barbieandken)

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