WHO REMEMBERS USING THIS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND IT WAS THE BEST COMPUTER LAB DAY WHEN WE COULD USE KID PIX
Still learning the concept of sharing.
Monkey magic Journey to the west
REALLY IMPORTANT THING JONTRON SAYS:
transcript for lazy people: D(dodger) J(jontron) Je(jesse) TB(totalbiscuit)
J: Alright, can we- can we talk about this?
D: Jon REALLY wants to talk about this?
Je: this is the ONE thing Jon wants to talk about today.
TB: I’ve said it before, (you) gotta be careful reading too much twitter, this is why I’ve handed off my twitter to someone else.
J: No, I- it’s it’s, i just wanna adress something. (laughs) well, I dunno- you guys tell me how you feel about this, I will submit to being a fallible human being, if I’m wrong, I’m wrong. I’ve been, its just been crazy the last two weeks I’ve jsut been tweeting my opinions and been called sexist ableist and all kind of stuff and i don’t know how to deal with it anymore! Like, just today Tim Scafer tweeted a video of anita sarkeesian doing a, what was it called?
TB: I think it was called
D: women in the industry
TB: I think it was about women being called background items (in the game industry), i think it was about the second part of the arc of the tropes thing.
J: If we were speaking in feminism, in the terms of humanism, I’m a feminist.. I am a feminist then. Uh actually Boogie (boogie2988) put out a video about this and he said “I’m a humanist” and that’s how i feel, I- I really vouch for anyone to be-have equal rights, it’s “god-given” for lack of a better term. Equality, for instance, right now gays can’t get married in every state that’s something I completely (believe in)-I’m all for equality right? But like, I just think that these- these issues get pandered to in a way that-that, here, the way i see equality is bringing someone up to someone else’s level, not bringing someone down to someone else’s, and thats how i see these, uh, problems are being handled. Saying “because you’re a white male” “because you (uh, aren’t, i dunno) because you’re a white straight male”, you cannot speak on this issue” and that’s insane to me- we should all be participating in the discussion- and I think we should condemn people for sh*tty opinions, a lot of people have been saying ” f*ck you Jon, you have sh*tty opinions, trying to commit career suicide?” and I- I don’t know how to respond to this because it’s like it’s a barrage, and i don’t think like, mobbing someone is going to change their mind even if your intentions are correct. I could be wrong right now, but i sure as hell won’t be convinced this way. (laughs) I dunno it’s just like, been bugging me real bad.
TB: It’s- and that may be the biggest problem with this discussion is that we can’t have [it].
J: there you go.
Leaf bug (Phyllium giganteum)
The constant wobbling as they move is a part of their disguise, making it seem as though the “leaf” is only moving because of a light breeze.
If you blow on one it will also shake around in the hopes of matching any actual surrounding leaves
Experts told this artist her dream was impossible. It’s a good thing she didn’t listen.
um. wow. The new sound tracks though???
Lazy summer days with sorta modern AU bubbline? Also available as a print on my still very empty s6 c:
tim schafer, founder of double fine studios, which made gems like psychonauts, grim fandango, brutal legend, the secret of monkey island and other great games posted a tweet with a link to a video talking about violence against women in video games.
jon jafari, who is following tim on twitter, decided he wasn’t happy watching a video that had comments disabled that talked about such a sensitive topic, and decided to make his opinion very well known.
and then as jon’s voracious fanboys were attacking mr. tim schafer on twitter, telling him to kill himself since he’s “outlived his welcome”, jon decides to send this tweet in:
which not only spurned his fanbase on to send hatemail towards tim, but also made tim out to be the bad guy in this conversation.
which he absolutely wasn’t.
JonTron isn’t disagreeing that women are objectified though. He’s saying men are under tropes as well. This isn’t a Man vs. Woman conflict. JonTron has said in podcasts that he promotes equality and I think he’s saying that men get stereotyped too.
I don’t particularly like his sarcastic approach to the subject but ya know. I am giving him the benefit of the doubt.
The fact of the matter is men aren’t objectified, though - glorification is different from objectification. Trying to bring that in a conversation about the objectification of women by treating it as the same problem just blatantly ignores how both types of tropes are designed to appeal to men. The fact that his immediate reaction is dismissive of the issue being discussed, and to play the ‘but what about men’ card instead of offering concrete analysis, or even a separate response to the video itself as opposed to lashing out at someone who promoted the video, is just incredibly immature.
Plus that last tweet is especially cringe-worthy since he’s the guy who started this whole mess, and to my knowledge, Tim didn’t say anything particularly inflammatory in response.
He doesn’t dismiss that women get objectified though!
And I’m not praising his approach and with a sensitive subject like that; he shouldn’t be so sarcastic about it and he is being pretty immature, yes.
Let me elaborate since I was being sort of vague about the “stereotypes” that men have. He agrees that women objectification is a thing, right? And is he wrong in saying men are portrayed as savages in those games? No, of course men are always the one with power in both the shoes of the villian and the hero. JonTron’s statement about how “both” men and women are being objectified isn’t really accurate, I’ll give you that one. Men are not objectified in the sense their bodies are sexualized to be something desired or thrown away. They’re expected to be the hero or be a savage because that’s the other side of the coin of the trope of women being objectified. The trope of women objectification will often come with the trope of savage men and glorified male protagonists and vice versa. The entirety of women objectification and glorified male protagonists and villains are related.
I think JonTron’s approach to this is extremely messy but I’m not going to hate a guy for promoting rumination on both genders. He used the word “objectification” wrong and I think he’s just trying to make this an “us” conflict not a “you vs. me” conflict.
I wanted to draw something good and this just kinda came out… ehh.
Oh well, dragon girls are neat.
Pyro, dude, are you ok? xD