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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 :)

vicious-cosplay:

Unlikely Heros - Vin: Mistborn & House Kholin Soldier: Stormlight Archive
ConnectiCon 2014 | Octography | Vicious Cosplay

Another chapter in the book, can’t go back but you can look
And there we are on every page
Memories I’ll always save

riddlemetom:

the 7th harry potter book was released july 21st 2007 that is exactly 7 years ago today

today’s the day to make a horcrux y’all

elizabethbeals:

Off Duty: Lazy Sunday
My Illustration for the ‘Moon Crisis: A Sailor Moon Tribute Art Show’.
Opening night is tonight, starting at 6pm, at the Rothick Art Haus in Anaheim Ca! 
Hope y’all enjoy it, and have a fantastic time at the show if you’re lucky enough to attend <3Elizabeth B.

elizabethbeals:

Off Duty: Lazy Sunday

My Illustration for the ‘Moon Crisis: A Sailor Moon Tribute Art Show’.

Opening night is tonight, starting at 6pm, at the Rothick Art Haus in Anaheim Ca! 

Hope y’all enjoy it, and have a fantastic time at the show if you’re lucky enough to attend <3

Elizabeth B.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 20, 1969: First Man Walks on the Moon 
On this day in 1969, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon aboard the spaceflight Apollo 11. An estimated 600 million people, one-fifth of the world’s population at the time, watched or listened as Neil Armstrong took that momentous first step onto the moon. There he famously declared, “This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Relive this historic moment with PBS NEWSHOUR’s piece on Neil Armstrong.
Photo: NASA

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 20, 1969: First Man Walks on the Moon

On this day in 1969, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon aboard the spaceflight Apollo 11. An estimated 600 million people, one-fifth of the world’s population at the time, watched or listened as Neil Armstrong took that momentous first step onto the moon. There he famously declared, “This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Relive this historic moment with PBS NEWSHOUR’s piece on Neil Armstrong.

Photo: NASA

ehehehehe I have found the perfect Kaladin song

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