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Artist - 池上のろし

This is just f’ing beautiful.  It’s all of The Majors!

Fucking kudos to you there, artist.

[Yes, before fans of this blog point it out to me.  I know it’s not ALL of The Majors.  There are a bunch of male guerrilla fighters, Scylla, and that one dude that ran the Solid State that are missing, etc.  But this is at least all of the ‘major’ Majors. ;p   Or to be more precise, it’s ALL of the Motokos.]

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Anonymous said: The reason Anita's not being investigated for fraud is simple. She's using DONATED money. Donations are... Loose at best. You can do pretty much whatever you want with donated money. There are very few rules about it.

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ticviking:

thespectacularspider-girl:

poppypicklesticks:

Yeah I have noticed how fast and loose she plays with the definitions though

She’s not for profit when she wants to steal people artwork

Don’t see her doing anything with the money she was given though 

She’s not ‘not for profit’.  That was a bluff she threw out during the art theft scandal to cover her ass.

A NFP organization needs to have their funding and expenses available for viewing.  There is actually a status for NFP.  It is like a card.  You can show it.  It explicitly says you’re NFP.

Anita does not have that.

Why does it matter guys. People choose to support her, I think she’s obnoxious, but she’s making points that need to be thought about. Yes her analysis is shallow and biased(Lacking in video games, the feminist theory matches up with a undergrad in the area, and shows a understanding of historical media and so on).

That doesn’t excuse what’s happened to her. If you disagree are you going to provide better analysis or just harass the poor woman? I’m pretty happy to let her stir the pot and watch what floats up.

lmaoooo “poor woman”

Female privilege is getting to scam people out of thousands of dollars and still be seen as the victim

Define scam please? Seriously she’s doing what she said she would, I can show you dozens of kick-starter campaigns that have produced less results.

She said she would talk about tropes, video games & women. She seems to be doing that. What do you want out of her to call it not a scam?

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Anonymous said: The reason Anita's not being investigated for fraud is simple. She's using DONATED money. Donations are... Loose at best. You can do pretty much whatever you want with donated money. There are very few rules about it.

thespectacularspider-girl:

ticviking:

thespectacularspider-girl:

She’s not ‘not for profit’.  That was a bluff she threw out during the art theft scandal to cover her ass.

A NFP organization needs to have their funding and expenses available for viewing.  There is actually a status for NFP.  It is like a card.  You can show it.  It explicitly says you’re NFP.

Anita does not have that.

Why does it matter guys. People choose to support her, I think she’s obnoxious, but she’s making points that need to be thought about. Yes her analysis is shallow and biased(Lacking in video games, the feminist theory matches up with a undergrad in the area, and shows a understanding of historical media and so on).

That doesn’t excuse what’s happened to her. If you disagree are you going to provide better analysis or just harass the poor woman? I’m pretty happy to let her stir the pot and watch what floats up.

1.  No, she isn’t talking about something that needs to be talked about.  If anything, gaming has become more and more accepting and open about women in general.  Games like DoA are becoming less and less common.  Gaming is maturing into an actual art form and the problem feminists have with it is it isn’t happening at breakneck speeds.

2.  She has actually harmed the industry.  She is impacting design and not in a good way.   Don’t fucking support her.

[[Citations needed]] - Show me one major player in games who has been clearly influenced by her work.

3.  “It doesn’t excuse!”  Shut the flying fuck up.  It is the internet.  Fucking deal with it like EVERYONE ELSE.  Do people give as much a shit about this when a male reviewer or internet personality gets told to kill themselves?  Fucking no.  Stop fucking fetishizing female victimization, stop coddling this woman like a fucking child. 

Poor form ma’am poor form. Civility is gone, I mourn it’s death.

4.  And it is extremely, EXTREMELY likely given recent events that Anita has been fabricating attacks against her.

[[citation needed]] - I’ve seen the various images showing that someone has made twitter accounts to specifically attack her. I’ve seen nothing to suggest that SHE made those accounts, only a lot of people baldly asserting that she did so.

Fucking stop treating her special.  She isn’t.  People get worse harassment daily online.  Nobody clutched their pearls and sobbed when somebody leaked a video of the Amazing Atheist shoving a banana up his ass.  You know what he did?  He fucking owned it while he got harassed and mocked over it.

So… her way of dealing with something is worse than his because?? It’s clear that there’s at least 100k worth of demand for what’s she’s producing, why on earth are you so determined to tell me not to support her(when I’m mostly saying, “WTF why is this a story and why are people butthurt that she took and used the money, and is just slow about making videos”

poppypicklesticks:

Yeah I have noticed how fast and loose she plays with the definitions though

She’s not for profit when she wants to steal people artwork

Don’t see her doing anything with the money she was given though 

These people who rush to Anita’s defense are doing it because she’s a woman.  They obviously think women are so fucking infantile, so fucking fragile that they can’t handle internet trolling, when people do INFINITELY worse to male internet celebrities.

Sit down and shut the fuck up.  Stop defending her.  You are only helping her continue to play the goddamn victim. 

Because she quite obviously is being targeted by the worst the internet can throw at her. You may disagree with her reaction, but you don’t get to control it.

What is infinitely worse than rape and death threats? I’ll need to see similar levels of invective, coordination, and bile before I’ll believe that claim.

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"[I]t is actually more expensive to be poor than not poor. If you can’t afford the first month’s rent and security deposit you need in order to rent an apartment, you may get stuck in an overpriced residential motel. If you don’t have a kitchen or even a refrigerator and microwave, you will find yourself falling back on convenience store food, which—in addition to its nutritional deficits—is also alarmingly overpriced. If you need a loan, as most poor people eventually do, you will end up paying an interest rate many times more than what a more affluent borrower would be charged. To be poor—especially with children to support and care for—is a perpetual high-wire act."

It Is Expensive to Be Poor | The Atlantic  (via america-wakiewakie)

Reblog this forever. I’ll never forget how many of my students in the school I worked in with a 100% free and reduced lunch rate lived in residential motels and how many of them relied on the school to get breakfast and lunch and how often those were their only meals for the day.

Or how my friends who have older cars have to spend so much money repairing them but an older car was all they could afford in the first place.

And how you literally have no safety net because if you already fixed one thing on your car and something else goes a week later, you’ve already spent the little bit of buffer you saved up.

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“The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.

Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.

But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that’d still be keeping his feet dry in ten years’ time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.

This was the Captain Samuel Vimes ‘Boots’ theory of socioeconomic unfairness.”

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lost-in-the-land-of-stories:


arte-mysia:

trans-dyke:

fuckyourracism:

sugoi-rudeboi:

jelizabeth41:

lyriciss:

petitfemmenoir:

THIS IS NOT NEWS

I don’t know what people expect Egyptians to be. I guess watching The 10 Commandments on ABC growing up got folks thinking they all looked like bronzed white people.

👆👆👆👆👆

BREAKING NEWS: BLACK PEOPLE ARE BLACK. THIS IS AN AMAZING DISCOVERY. BLACK PEOPLE EXISTED BEFORE WE DISCOVERED THEM AND ENSLAVED THEM AND FUCKED UP THEIR LAND. WOW.

Africans in Africa? Mind blown. 

NO FUCKING SHIT

Um…yes and no.  This isn’t completely accurate.  Ancient Egyptians were a multi-ethnic bunch ranging from Black Africans in the Upper Kingdom to more Arabic in coloration and hair in the Lower Kingdom.  There was a minority of White Europeans mostly from Greece living in Egypt fairly early, and an apparent migration of Celts went through leaving some behind (Records indicate redhaired Europeans at the time of Ramses II).  When the Ptolemy’s took over, they were entirely White Greeks, but they were still in the minority.
It would be more accurate to say that some (between 30% and 50% of Egyptians) were Black.  Many of those apparently came from the Kushite Kingdom to the south (in present day Sudan) when the Kushites invaded and took over the Egyptians.
A genetic study done about a decade ago now showed that the modern day Egyptian is pretty much the same as their ancient ancestors regarding ethnic and racial make up.
Sorry about this, I tend to be really uptight about history and want people to be as accurate as possible.

Thank you!

lost-in-the-land-of-stories:

arte-mysia:

trans-dyke:

fuckyourracism:

sugoi-rudeboi:

jelizabeth41:

lyriciss:

petitfemmenoir:

THIS IS NOT NEWS

I don’t know what people expect Egyptians to be. I guess watching The 10 Commandments on ABC growing up got folks thinking they all looked like bronzed white people.

👆👆👆👆👆

BREAKING NEWS: BLACK PEOPLE ARE BLACK. THIS IS AN AMAZING DISCOVERY. BLACK PEOPLE EXISTED BEFORE WE DISCOVERED THEM AND ENSLAVED THEM AND FUCKED UP THEIR LAND. WOW.

Africans in Africa? Mind blown. 

NO FUCKING SHIT

Um…yes and no.  This isn’t completely accurate.  Ancient Egyptians were a multi-ethnic bunch ranging from Black Africans in the Upper Kingdom to more Arabic in coloration and hair in the Lower Kingdom.  There was a minority of White Europeans mostly from Greece living in Egypt fairly early, and an apparent migration of Celts went through leaving some behind (Records indicate redhaired Europeans at the time of Ramses II).  When the Ptolemy’s took over, they were entirely White Greeks, but they were still in the minority.

It would be more accurate to say that some (between 30% and 50% of Egyptians) were Black.  Many of those apparently came from the Kushite Kingdom to the south (in present day Sudan) when the Kushites invaded and took over the Egyptians.

A genetic study done about a decade ago now showed that the modern day Egyptian is pretty much the same as their ancient ancestors regarding ethnic and racial make up.

Sorry about this, I tend to be really uptight about history and want people to be as accurate as possible.

Thank you!

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Anonymous said: The reason Anita's not being investigated for fraud is simple. She's using DONATED money. Donations are... Loose at best. You can do pretty much whatever you want with donated money. There are very few rules about it.

thespectacularspider-girl:

poppypicklesticks:

Yeah I have noticed how fast and loose she plays with the definitions though

She’s not for profit when she wants to steal people artwork

Don’t see her doing anything with the money she was given though 

She’s not ‘not for profit’.  That was a bluff she threw out during the art theft scandal to cover her ass.

A NFP organization needs to have their funding and expenses available for viewing.  There is actually a status for NFP.  It is like a card.  You can show it.  It explicitly says you’re NFP.

Anita does not have that.

Why does it matter guys. People choose to support her, I think she’s obnoxious, but she’s making points that need to be thought about. Yes her analysis is shallow and biased(Lacking in video games, the feminist theory matches up with a undergrad in the area, and shows a understanding of historical media and so on).

That doesn’t excuse what’s happened to her. If you disagree are you going to provide better analysis or just harass the poor woman? I’m pretty happy to let her stir the pot and watch what floats up.

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http://queenlua.tumblr.com/post/96895980232/man-if-youre-ever-in-the-mood-for-watching

queenlua:

man if you’re ever in the mood for watching someone jump through some absurd logical hoops to try and paint themselves as a saint rather than a petty asshole, check out zoe’s ex’s boyfriend’s tumblr, in which, in a recent post, he asserts:

  • being cheated on is DEFINITELY THE SAME as actual…

Having been gaslit before, his behavior is likely a desperate plea for SOMEONE ANYONE to recognize that he’s been emotionally abused.

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the avengers + cards against humanity (insp.)

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Dear Zoe Quinn Supporters

thespectacularspider-girl:

I’ve been considering writing this up for a couple days now. I figured I’d do it. I’ve been noticing a disturbing trend among those who defend Zoe, both here and on Twitter. You need to keep a couple things in mind.

Her being harassed does not negate what she did. It doesn’t matter if she is…

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