The situation is just intolerable.
There have been a lot of really insightful write-ups recently. A broader perspective—and I almost cringe to say—catch-all by Molly Crabapple left me gasping for breath. This write up, by Elizabeth Sampat giving her thoughts on an industry that’s very dear to me, delivered the final blow and left me in tears.
It’s really rare that I create from a place of grief. It’s just not how I operate. But it’s largely what I have openly felt for the last few days, and reflecting on it, it’s been there for far longer.
This quote from Elizabeth’s piece— “We should have a war memorial for all of the women we have lost to this. We should lay flowers and grieve and see our reflections in stone.”— struck a very literal chord in me.
So yeah, here it is. A place just for me where I can light a candle and remember all of the wonderful people I probably will never get the chance to meet. Folks that have been driven away by these horrible fucks that have the audacity to think they know what gaming and community is about.
I have never, in my life, been ashamed to call myself a gamer. Until now. These misogynist little shitbags are a disgrace to our community.
All of us who care about gaming need to step up and save our community, while there is still something about it that’s worth saving.
I disagree: what we have ISN’T worth saving. Real names (with proof provided to service provider) for EVERY multiplayer gaming platform. XBL, PSN, Steam, Desura, Roblox, Minecraft… all of them.
A war memorial??!
YOu fucking pretentious, self-indulgent crybabies. You wouldn’t know a war if your spoilt, pampered little asses got drafted.
Yeah you’ll never meet women actually involved in the industry because you can’t take five minutes to learn about the likes of Reiko Kodama, Terri Brosius or Soraya Saga because you are too busy wallowing in self pity over first world problems, and because the women mentioned don’t sit around being professional victims the way Anita and her drones do: they get out and get shit done.
A war memorial? You neurotic prima donnas wouldn’t last five minutes in any profession that involves anything other then whining on the internet.
“Left me gasping for breath” Overdramatic much?
Veterans with PTSD or civilians who lost their entire families in warzones don’t have any idea what true trauma is like
Are you kidding me? Are you *kidding* me?! There are men and women literally being killed all over the world because of war, physical abuse, murder…and you want a memorial for female gamers?!
This is appallingly ignorant.
Commissions! Because even tho I have a job I’m always taking them anyway.
In this case, commissions would probably go to art related expenses. I’d love to do a sketchbook to publish!
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'what is happiness to you?'
this gif of a toucan going down the stairs
if they dont play ‘year 3000’ at least once on the new year’s of 3000 i will literally rise out of my grave and set everyone on fire
Everyone Loves a Good Car Jam!!! - by Thomas Sanders
LITERALLY THE BEST PART IS YOU CAN SEE THE PURE SHOCK ON HIS FACE
who is john. why is he locked. free him .
Ok so long story short me and this beautiful little boy here moved back in with my parents in Texas a week ago out of an abusive situation back in Cali. I spent the last of my money I had saved on the whole move. My ex is currently making bare minimum and I am only able to get to some of it. Legal actions to do anything, even see someone for a consultation costs money. I’ve found one person, but they live far from me and the gas to pay a friend for it I just can’t afford… I have $75 to my name right now. I’m living with my Mom and my Sister and my Son. My Dad promised to change when we got back but got into a near physical fight with me and my Mom and has been gone going on 5 days now. My Mom has no money. I am literally left to feed the four of us and with my being disabled I can’t exactly work work… I’m in desperate need of donations of any amount or lots of reblogs to find people who can donate to help feed my family. I shouldn’t have to stay in a physically abusive relationship just to eat or feed my child. I’m on the start of a new path bright for both myself and my son, but it’s really rocky right now and I could SERIOUSLY use some help!!
tl;dr - I HAVE A DONATION BUTTON ON MY BLOG. WE NEED FOOD. PLEASE HELP.
this only has 141 notes, spread this like wildfire please
I can vouch for her. She is a genuinely kind person and I had the pleasure of meeting her at a convention maybe a year or two ago. She helped me out when I was alone and afraid. Sadly, I can’t do more than spread the word because I’m currently unemployed myself and have no way of donating (no credit card, paypal, or any sort of bank account).
Please help her out. She deserves it.
omg you sweet angel D’: </3
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