Primate Typings: The Tumblr

Touch typing would be easier with opposable thumbs

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coelasquid:

Aaaa oh my god Ify I had no idea you did this thing with the Dear White People guys, Maya just sent it to me.

Is this what I get for not paying attention to Facebook?

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“Well,——me,” he said. “A ——ing wizard. I hate ——ing wizards!”
“You shouldn’t —— them, then,” muttered one of his henchmen, effortlessly pronouncing a row of dashes.
I love this joke, (Mort, Terry Pratchett)

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flavorcountry:

graemem:

twiststreet:

I don’t want to be running a video game blog or anything, but like, holy shit, video game bros are all nuts.  I just enjoy nuts.  Gabe Newell is the owner of Steam, which is pretty much the most important way to sell PC games in that industry as I understand it.  A guy trying to sell his game on Steam wasn’t happy how they were handling the sale of his game, on the very first day of sales, apparently, and tweeted “I am going to kill gabe newell [sic]. He is going to die" and now his game isn’t for sale on Steam anymore(!!).   
Also: “CEO responds to accusations of neo-Nazi affiliations”-!  Not okay, video games.  (That article includes the sentence “Zielinski has liked the group on Facebook, but says that is in no way an endorsement of their activities”… He claims he liked a Neo-Nazi group because they’re a reliable source for information whether “some evil shit is going on in Europe or Middle East”).  
The trailer for his game Hatred is the second most “humanity is probably not going okay” video game trailer I’ve seen this year (though the worst one was for a game that was supposedly okay, so who knows— it was like a beautiful simulation of a calming meadow and then in the last thirty seconds, pulled back to show an elderly man beating a person’s skull out with a pipe, next to the meadow… but supposedly that game’s not all gross, so…)  
The news is apeshit and sad, but like, movies, TV, music, maybe comics even— I don’t know anyone else who’s on month 3 or 4 of uninterrupted “we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us”.  It’s videogame people and cops.  Like they’re in some kind of “we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us" competition, and they’re neck and neck— I think cops are going to win, but maybe the holiday season is where true champions shine. The 2014 Typeys— I’ve got Typey fever.  The Typeys statue is just a Mel Gibson action figure, from Bird on a Wire.

“I don’t know anyone else who’s on month 3 or 4 of uninterrupted ‘we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us’.  It’s videogame people and cops.  Like they’re in some kind of ‘we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us’ competition, and they’re neck and neck.”
Retumbl’d and then quoted for truth.

Accurate.

flavorcountry:

graemem:

twiststreet:

I don’t want to be running a video game blog or anything, but like, holy shit, video game bros are all nuts.  I just enjoy nuts.  Gabe Newell is the owner of Steam, which is pretty much the most important way to sell PC games in that industry as I understand it.  A guy trying to sell his game on Steam wasn’t happy how they were handling the sale of his game, on the very first day of sales, apparently, and tweeted “I am going to kill gabe newell [sic]. He is going to die" and now his game isn’t for sale on Steam anymore(!!).   

Also: “CEO responds to accusations of neo-Nazi affiliations”-!  Not okay, video games.  (That article includes the sentence “Zielinski has liked the group on Facebook, but says that is in no way an endorsement of their activities”… He claims he liked a Neo-Nazi group because they’re a reliable source for information whether “some evil shit is going on in Europe or Middle East”).  

The trailer for his game Hatred is the second most “humanity is probably not going okay” video game trailer I’ve seen this year (though the worst one was for a game that was supposedly okay, so who knows— it was like a beautiful simulation of a calming meadow and then in the last thirty seconds, pulled back to show an elderly man beating a person’s skull out with a pipe, next to the meadow… but supposedly that game’s not all gross, so…)  

The news is apeshit and sad, but like, movies, TV, music, maybe comics even— I don’t know anyone else who’s on month 3 or 4 of uninterrupted “we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us”.  It’s videogame people and cops.  Like they’re in some kind of “we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us" competition, and they’re neck and neck— I think cops are going to win, but maybe the holiday season is where true champions shine. The 2014 Typeys— I’ve got Typey fever.  The Typeys statue is just a Mel Gibson action figure, from Bird on a Wire.

“I don’t know anyone else who’s on month 3 or 4 of uninterrupted ‘we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us’.  It’s videogame people and cops.  Like they’re in some kind of ‘we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us’ competition, and they’re neck and neck.”

Retumbl’d and then quoted for truth.

Accurate.

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bitch-media:

There was a time when people had one answer to online harassment: “Don’t read the comments.” This week, it’s become painfully clear how harassment women endure online is not something we can fix by just ignoring it. Instead, in this era, online harassment can become a life and death issue. 
Yesterday, feminist cultural critic Anita Sarkeesian was forced to cancel a talk she planned to give at Utah State University after an anonymous person threatened to massacre her and the crowd. The threat came in an anonymous email, “This will be the deadliest school shooting in American history and I’m giving you a chance to stop it.” In a line reminiscent of Elliot Rodgers’ manifesto, the person claimed that “feminists have ruined my life” and then signed the note as Marc Lepine—the gunman who claimed he was “fighting feminism” when he murdered 14 women in Montreal in 1989. As she made clear on Twitter, Sarkeesian did not cancel the talk because of the threat—she has received many violent threats over the past two years—but because the school and local police could not adequately guarantee her safety. Utah law allows people to carry concealed weapons in all places—apparently even into a lecture hall where someone has threatened a massacre.
It’s absurd that Sarkeesian is facing any type of danger for criticizing video games. It’s absurd that those threats have been so numerous. It’s absurd that a state’s gun laws make it unsafe for someone to deliver a lecture on a college campus. All of this backlash demonstrates the significance of pop culture: pointing out sexism in male-dominated fandoms stirs up an astoundingly virulent response. It also shows that the culture of trolling online is largely about power—trolls who devote their apparently ample personal time to threatening Sarkeesian’s every move are seeking power over her and other women. Sarkessian’s experience pulls together many ugly strings of rape culture—trolling, male violence, sexism in pop culture—and the resulting picture of our society is horrifying. 
Keep reading this article by Sarah Mirk at BitchMedia.org. 

bitch-media:

There was a time when people had one answer to online harassment: “Don’t read the comments.” This week, it’s become painfully clear how harassment women endure online is not something we can fix by just ignoring it. Instead, in this era, online harassment can become a life and death issue. 

Yesterday, feminist cultural critic Anita Sarkeesian was forced to cancel a talk she planned to give at Utah State University after an anonymous person threatened to massacre her and the crowd. The threat came in an anonymous email, “This will be the deadliest school shooting in American history and I’m giving you a chance to stop it.” In a line reminiscent of Elliot Rodgers’ manifesto, the person claimed that “feminists have ruined my life” and then signed the note as Marc Lepine—the gunman who claimed he was “fighting feminism” when he murdered 14 women in Montreal in 1989. As she made clear on Twitter, Sarkeesian did not cancel the talk because of the threat—she has received many violent threats over the past two years—but because the school and local police could not adequately guarantee her safety. Utah law allows people to carry concealed weapons in all places—apparently even into a lecture hall where someone has threatened a massacre.

It’s absurd that Sarkeesian is facing any type of danger for criticizing video games. It’s absurd that those threats have been so numerous. It’s absurd that a state’s gun laws make it unsafe for someone to deliver a lecture on a college campus. All of this backlash demonstrates the significance of pop culture: pointing out sexism in male-dominated fandoms stirs up an astoundingly virulent response. It also shows that the culture of trolling online is largely about power—trolls who devote their apparently ample personal time to threatening Sarkeesian’s every move are seeking power over her and other women. Sarkessian’s experience pulls together many ugly strings of rape culture—trolling, male violence, sexism in pop culture—and the resulting picture of our society is horrifying. 

Keep reading this article by Sarah Mirk at BitchMedia.org. 

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The Bad Apples Of #GamerGate

milokeen:

Here’s yer both sides, ya rotten apples.

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