I finally have a better idea what to put on an #introductions.
I generally enjoy the aesthetics of casinos/gambling and especially jesters.
Nothing is more important to me than my friends.
Happy, Horny, Gay and Sassy
Glad to see Detention and Devotion will be preserved by Harvard!
The new NonCompete video talks a lot about Sex and Gender in regards to how they exist and why essentialism is bogus.
Then they go on to talk about Gender Abolitionism and how that's a little too strong.
Instead they offer the substitute of "Gender Anarchist" and that feels like a really good idea and term. Get rid of hierarchies, including those that exist through gender role enforcement.
Gender is made up through social constructs, but that also means not forcing it on others.
This is an appreciation post for @Irick
He's precious, cute, lovely, and super kind. He challenges me in ways I have always needed and speaks in a way that I understand and is exceptionally good at making me think through things that I need to analyze about myself, and it seems like he does it all without even trying.
I value having met him~
Tim Sweeney, Politics in Games
I've been trying so hard to get my mind off this nonsense, but it's just so baffling that this came out of someone's mouth. The same person who so "apolitically" said that using Linux instead of Windows was like fleeing to Canada. DEFINITELY NO POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS THERE.
Just what absolute nonsense. It's making me so frustrated and I really want to let it go.
Here's an article highlighting the foolishness of the statements:
CW: BUTTS, possible vore implications, Kirby
Goofy sketches with friends the other night! Using http://aggie.io, which is immensely fully featured for a browser-based drawing program. Even has pressure sensitivity, and can export to PSD!
"Wisdom from the mouth of babes"
I follow a lot of parents on social media, or otherwise hear about stories of child upbringing. One of the things that stands out to me a lot is that kids, while perhaps not well gifted in being able to communicate their desires, do at the very least speak their mind, all the time.
They haven't yet learned the social contract, that we should keep our problems and feelings to ourselves, don't concern others with them.
It's something we should unlearn.
Education is an important element in the struggle for human rights. It is the means to help our children and our people rediscover their identity and thereby increase their self respect. Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs only to the people who prepare for it today.
-- Malcolm X
Structural curation done by a platform holder is always a bad idea. That's just a form of gate-keeping and prevents more niche experiences from even having a chance of finding their audience.
Curation by users or smaller communities is a much better alternative anyway, as it allows a voice to the marginalized; allowing them to speak up about aspects of games that are more beneficial to find in products to them.
Generally, when I find myself in the midst of a conversation topic about curation in regards to video games, I find people aren't actually arguing for curation, they're arguing for quality control. They want to make sure that the games at least function (though some do argue that the game should be more than an 'asset flip').
The problem, generally, with arguing for quality control is the limit by which that allows for certain experiences, such as games where the game intentionally crashes.
LGBTQIA+ issues, communication woes (-)
So, I'm beginning to realize a lot of the problem with trying to explain the whole swath of LGBTQIA+ issues with gay men in particular tends to be that they're still generally overwhelmingly white. They were only "on board" as far as getting gay marriage legalized, which for the most part is done, so they're done caring. The struggles of the others aren't as bad or they won't have to wait as long for it to be fixed or whatever else they think.
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