Please read this. Nobody in this situation is blameless. Similar things have happened to myself - and others - and our experiences and voices are being talked over by people who want to lump everyone upset with Zoe in with 4chan shitmonsters.

(tw emotional abuse/manipulation)

 

lordmo:

devilrei:

Hi Tumblr, I know I’m kind of terrible at posting here but right now I’m feeling kinda frustrated and exhausted and in pain and missing a lot of old friends.would I be a jerk if I asked for random Vanessa sketches to cheer me up?

(Jolyne Kujo works too)

ONLY IF THE QUICKEST AND SHITTIEST WILL DO

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what is a hand?

WHO KNOWS

I know

A MISERABLE LITTLE PILE OF SECRETS

Hi Tumblr, I know I’m kind of terrible at posting here but right now I’m feeling kinda frustrated and exhausted and in pain and missing a lot of old friends.would I be a jerk if I asked for random Vanessa sketches to cheer me up?

(Jolyne Kujo works too)

One of the earliest things my son noticed—he said, “I want to be Spiderman and I want to be light skinned so I can do all the things Spiderman does.” I was in shock. I immediately started googling things for him to see, other super heroes. And Black Panther was one of those for me, which is why I was happy to voice the character in the “Black Panther” animation for BET.

Djimon Hounsou on race and superheroes

Because representation matters. If a little boy sees nothing but white heroes, if a little girl sees nothing but men coming to rescue women, it affects how they see the world and themselves.

and if you hear stories like this and still complain about “forced diversity" or "enforced diversity" or write it all off as "political correctness" you are willfully ignoring the reality of people with less privilege than yourself. And that’s awful.

(via feitclub)

So here’s my addendum to this: I recently spoke with a black person in game dev about his experiences, and one thing he noted was how he volunteered a lot at inner-city schools in outreach programs to at-risk kids. The kids would always get excited when he talked about video games, and making video games. He mentioned how much games connect with minority youth, and how he thought they could be used to inspire creativity and such. Imagine how much easier this could prove to be with more non-white characters in prominent, positive roles.

Repost from my twitter.

Every so often someone will decide to use my work email as a throwaway email address for registering on varioys sites. I’m not sure why they pick mine, but it pisses me off, and as soon as I see registration confirmation emails I log in and delete their accounts because seriously, if you are too lazy to make a throwaway email address and instead choose to inundate me with spam you deserve no respect.

But before I deleted this particular account, I had to take a screenshot, because oh my god everything here is just a perfect storm of amazing comedy

Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Tero

do you think they totally made out after this was taken

Most of my EVO 2014 photos didn’t turn out well. Crowd photography is hard.

But I like this one - the spectators stand united in celebrating the return of Marvel King JWong, united under the meaningful colors of the Mango Sentinel. Brings a tear to your eye.

I am so bad at Tumblr

and that makes me sad because I don’t use Facebook and some people I really love and don’t talk to enough anymore aren’t on twitter, only here

It’s just so much of a pain and an eyesore to try to have conversations on here, with lack of a real comment system, awful private message system, and every response to a post involving a lengthy reblog that EVERYONE following you has to see.

How do I get over it and join the cool kids again :<

This is an anecdote I had in the first draft of my Atlantic article, but ultimately took out. I still think it’s a fun story, so I’m posting it here.

I first attended the Electronic Entertainment Expo - better known as E3, the premier game industry trade show - in 2001, as Sega was making its transition from console manufacturer to third party. My first encounter with Yuji Naka was there, outside of the Los Angeles Westin Grand. I recognized him immediately and was star-struck: my idols have never been actors or singers, but middle-aged Japanese game developers, and Naka was very high on the list. I was visibly nervous as I approached him for a photo, but he seemed willing to humor me. My first ever brush with gaming celebrity! A pivotal life moment!

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