Does the Doctor use John Smith because it’s such a common sounding name, or is John Smith a common sounding name because the Doctor continually uses it?
what … what have you done … . .WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?
real talk does anyone actually care if they go over to their friend’s house and it isn’t spotless
Congratulations, you’ve made it through another month!
(And almost another year!)
I’m so proud of you for carrying on, when sometimes you didn’t want to.
Happy December! :)
Keep going, you are doing great.
He lied to protect the innocents. General public is not ready for the truth.
Articles in Heat Magazine about how the fans could be the reason One Direction break up (better format)
most relevant thing to happen to this fandom. must must must read for everyone
it’s all fun and games until it’s not
It really bugs me to see how badly they’re being affected by this. It seems so goddamned stressful.
that sucks. ya see fandoms??
and people always tell me ‘it never hurts anyone, it’s all for fun! no one ever gets hurt’ which is a load of bullcrap.
This is relevant to any fandom who has REAL people involved in REAL lives, such as people who continuously ship Jensen Ackles/Misha Collins and write fanfictions even though they’re both happily married.
Please don’t write fanfictions about real people. Please don’t draw fanart of REAL PEOPLE.
That’s creepy as hell and RUDE because you’re objectifying those people to meet your own needs and you’re fetishizing them. Don’t. Do. That.
this is not in any way related to my blog but I’d like my followers to read this.
Read this. And STOP being creepy.
I usually never reblog 1D stuff on here, but this is so true, sadly.
ayyy relevant bc bitch in my ask
Fanworks about CHARACTERS are one thing. Fanworks about PEOPLE takes it to a whole other level of terrifying and awful.
NO GIRLS ALLOWED: Unraveling the story behind the stereotype of video games being for boys.
But the process of breaking down the widely held stereotype of games being for boys doesn’t end with game-makers targeting diverse audiences, Bogost says. In fact, he doesn’t believe that is the right approach, in the same way he doesn’t believe that the industry going after the male audience was a smart idea. “It seems to me an enormously stupid idea, actually,” Bogost says. “All you have to do is look at the most successful games to see that it’s only been possible for them to be massively successful if they don’t systematically exclude half the population.”
In order for video games to overcome their existing stereotype, they have to be sold to us as general purpose products. Bogost uses bookstores as an example. No one is surprised when they go into a bookstore and find that there are books for children, books about gardening or books about cooking. It’s accepted that books are a general purpose medium that can address lots of interests. The same applies to television — it doesn’t surprise people that there are channels dedicated to cooking, sports, animals or news. Bogost says that games are already there in terms of there being a diverse variety that can do different things — it just hasn’t effectively gotten the message out there yet.
When the message gets out there — when video games are seen as a general purpose medium, and a person who plays Angry Birds can associate that with playing games on a PlayStation 4 — then perhaps the stereotype will begin to fade. It would be a big marketing challenge, but it’s not impossible.
"Given enough money, I could make guys buy tampons," says Roeser. “I mean, I could figure out something to do with them. It all comes down to how somebody like me, and there’s frighteningly thousands of me across the country and the world, creates a campaign that specifically targets an audience.” Roeser believes that if the makers of Call of Duty came to him and said they wanted to pursue the female market, it could be done. It would just be a matter of making the message appealing to women and reaching them through the right channels.
"The way we relate to consumer products through marketing is real," Bogost says. "In this industry, we think of marketers as these evil-doers who take the product and ruin it by hocking it in the wrong way to the public. And that might be true. I don’t know. But advertising is enormously powerful.”
I really enjoyed this article from Polygon, which talks about the history of marketing and the female relationship to video game advertizing and perception. Also, suspecting that hell froze over, I was also pleased by the calm, thoughtful discussion in the comments.
Rebloggable by request
I guess it’s a cultural thing..
the short list
not enough time ever to post all the things…..
damn. did that answer your question?
Right, because bad things only happen when white people are involved.
Mayans and Aztecs weren’t carving people’s hearts outs of their chests for the gods, they were doing it for white people.
The Mongols killing at least 30,000,000 people? Caused by white people.
Along with Mao and his death toll, also white.
Armenian genocide at the hands of the Turkish? Nope, at the hands of white people.
Japanese Empire raping, killing, and looting all over the Pacific? Caused by white people.
Native Americans being tribes of warrior societies who constantly fought each other? Not until white people came along
Iroquois tribes being imperialistic land grabbing machines of brutality? Nope, only white people can be imperialistic.
Yuan-Ming dynasty transition? White people.
Qing conquering of the Ming dynasty? White people.
Taiping Rebellion? White people.
An Lushan Rebellion? White people.
Congo wars? White people.
Somalian Civil War? White people.
Nigerian Civil War? White people
Rwanda? Caused by white people.
Nairobi Mall attack? White people.
Cambodian Genocide? White people
Benghali Genocide? White people.
Cops and soldiers abusing their power? All cops and soldiers are white people of course.
Hispanic man shooting a black man who was punching him in the face? White people.
The fucking ignorance and cognitive dissonance it must take to make this kind of post must cause some serious medical issues. Douche-baggary is not a trait solely found in white people, who historically, were actually pretty late to the game.
But it’s cool. You can all jerk each other off over how much you hate white people all you like, but you have to sit at the kiddie table with the Neo-Nazis, while the people who don’t see the world in shades of melanin ignore you and talk like adults.
^I ACTUALLY GOT TO MY FEET AND APPLAUDED THAT COMMENT.
fuck you op
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Things I will not judge you for:
Things I will judge you for:
•Not signalling while driving
•How you treat wait staff
•Which way you think the toilet roll goes
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