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No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

thisfeliciaday:

This article is heartbreaking. And true.

There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit. 

There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.

NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.

Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article. 

Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.

We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)

James P. Sullivan “Sulley” - Palette 14 (requested by an Anon)
Oh hi there… I got a stupid art block and also ended up not being very satisfied with how Sulley turned. And I thought I could deal with a monster easily… Guess my take on Pixar is still too green. :P
(Anon asked for “Mike P. Sullivan”, but there’s no Mike Sullian… you either have James P. Sullivan or Mike Wazowski… and with the whole “P. Sullivan” thing I guessed it was Sulley, not Mike)
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James P. Sullivan “Sulley” - Paleta 14 (pedido por un anónimo)
Oh, hola buenas… He tenido un estúpido bloqueo y además no me ha acabado de dejar muy satisfecho cómo ha quedado Sulley. Y yo que pensaba que podía encargarme fácilmente de un monstruo… Para mí que estoy aún muy verde en lo de versionar a Pixar. :P
(El anónimo pidió a “Mike P. Sullivan”, pero no hay un Mike Sullivan… O era James P. Sullivan o era Mike Wazowski… y con el rollo de “P. Sullivan” supuse que hablaba de Sulley, no de Mike)

James P. Sullivan “Sulley” - Palette 14 (requested by an Anon)

Oh hi there… I got a stupid art block and also ended up not being very satisfied with how Sulley turned. And I thought I could deal with a monster easily… Guess my take on Pixar is still too green. :P

(Anon asked for “Mike P. Sullivan”, but there’s no Mike Sullian… you either have James P. Sullivan or Mike Wazowski… and with the whole “P. Sullivan” thing I guessed it was Sulley, not Mike)

James P. Sullivan “Sulley” - Paleta 14 (pedido por un anónimo)

Oh, hola buenas… He tenido un estúpido bloqueo y además no me ha acabado de dejar muy satisfecho cómo ha quedado Sulley. Y yo que pensaba que podía encargarme fácilmente de un monstruo… Para mí que estoy aún muy verde en lo de versionar a Pixar. :P

(El anónimo pidió a “Mike P. Sullivan”, pero no hay un Mike Sullivan… O era James P. Sullivan o era Mike Wazowski… y con el rollo de “P. Sullivan” supuse que hablaba de Sulley, no de Mike)

tallwhiteman:

Krillin’s signature move

Aw, Krillin, you’re SO good at playing dead…
… and being actually dead…

tallwhiteman:

Krillin’s signature move

Aw, Krillin, you’re SO good at playing dead…

… and being actually dead…

ginmushroom:

neonglory:

solar-citrus:

I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!

Love your art, love yourself!

I think that I should print some really old art and paste it beside my computer, so I can be reminded of where I come from, and be more positive about my progress because I do number 2 far too much unconsciously. 

yiss so important. :—-)

For someone like me who has been in all of the WRONG pictures shown here for 8 years… I have to strongly agree with this.

striboogie:

huffingtonpost:

Kids Are Given Game Boys, Feel Instant Sadness

Ah, Game Boys. Forget your 3DS and your iPad mini: there was a day when these handheld hunks of 8-bit glory owned the playground. But these kids don’t remember it so watch the full hilarious video of their reactions to the original Game Boy here. 

(Source: The Fine Brothers)

The kid on the bottom right knows what’s up.

Suddenly, I feel old. Really old.

thegameisalife:

Memorias: más allá del juego - El juego abandonado

thegameisalife:

Memorias: más allá del juego - Episodio 10: el personaje

Rayman confirmed… for Smash trophy
I guess the whole thing went like this:
"Hello, Ubisoft? Nintendo here. I’m wondering if you could lend me some Rayman references for Smash Bros."
"Really? You want him for Smash?! I don’t want to see cousin Ubi Art happy… Wouldn’t you prefer a Rabbid instead? Rabbids are cool."
"I want Rayman to be a trophy. Just that. No plans on making him playable, don’t worry."
"Oh, fine then… I’m sending some good references… Or better yet, I’ll tell my guys to model the trophy for you! (Just so we get rid of this freak the sooner the better…)"
"Wow! Thanks, Ubisoft… I’m speechless!"
"Don’t mention it. By the way, did I tell you Rabbids are cool? ‘Rabbids confirmed for Smash’ sounds rad!"
"Just give me the Rayman trophy, OK?"
"OK… We also have this photographer girl in green here doing nothing. Want her too? Wasn’t she on Game Cube once?"
"Jade?"
"Wait, what?! She has a real name?! I thought it was ‘green chick’ all this time…"
"Thanks, but we’ve already rescued Mega Man and Sonic, and those were hard enough. Specially poor Rock… What Capcom did to him…"
"Yeah, whatever, so you don’t want to the green chick? Fine… Do you want some cool Rabbids then?"
"STOP WITH THE GODDAMN RABBIDS! I JUST WANT THE FREAK WITH NO ARMS AND LEGS!"

Rayman confirmed… for Smash trophy

I guess the whole thing went like this:

"Hello, Ubisoft? Nintendo here. I’m wondering if you could lend me some Rayman references for Smash Bros."

"Really? You want him for Smash?! I don’t want to see cousin Ubi Art happy… Wouldn’t you prefer a Rabbid instead? Rabbids are cool."

"I want Rayman to be a trophy. Just that. No plans on making him playable, don’t worry."

"Oh, fine then… I’m sending some good references… Or better yet, I’ll tell my guys to model the trophy for you! (Just so we get rid of this freak the sooner the better…)"

"Wow! Thanks, Ubisoft… I’m speechless!"

"Don’t mention it. By the way, did I tell you Rabbids are cool? ‘Rabbids confirmed for Smash’ sounds rad!"

"Just give me the Rayman trophy, OK?"

"OK… We also have this photographer girl in green here doing nothing. Want her too? Wasn’t she on Game Cube once?"

"Jade?"

"Wait, what?! She has a real name?! I thought it was ‘green chick’ all this time…"

"Thanks, but we’ve already rescued Mega Man and Sonic, and those were hard enough. Specially poor Rock… What Capcom did to him…"

"Yeah, whatever, so you don’t want to the green chick? Fine… Do you want some cool Rabbids then?"

"STOP WITH THE GODDAMN RABBIDS! I JUST WANT THE FREAK WITH NO ARMS AND LEGS!"

(Fuente: miiverse.nintendo.net)

grooseman:

Falcon still kicking some ass!

I’m here for Captain “The Man” Falcon, you can keep your kids with swords if you wish.

horsenews:

calistoyew:

donotruninfear:

forever90s:

Grey Delisle.  Occupation: Voice Actress, Singer/Songwriter, Tumblr Queen.   These characters are only a sample of  her talented voice acting career.      

oh my god! my whole childhood, its been her?! 

grey delisle also known as the cartoon redhead



You’re welcome.

And for those who think this might not be real… It IS real. Very. Very real. Like “Draug follows Grey on Twitter and has seen this tweet before and can even link it for you” real.

The Tweet

Grey’s TL on Twitter is the NSFW version of Tara Strong’s.

Gotta love VAs when they go this crazy.

(Fuente: jazztea6)