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Jonny 5 is Alive: Why vote? (Thoughts from Jonny... →
flobot5: In the last few weeks, I have observed and participated in a number of conversations related to the election, all of which seem to boil down to two questions. 1. To vote or not to vote? 2. To vote for Obama or not to vote for Obama? I think these discussions themselves are incredibly…
Playing Depression Quest on a low night. If you can call this “playing.” Wherever games go, we use the old words. We can accept what a “game” is now, that it may not have rulesets or win states, may not have stochastic consequences for your decisions, may not be “fun.” Tonight I didn’t want “fun.” Fuck “fun.” Tonight was “fuck...
Why Isn't This Easy?
The most common word you will say if you play Jumpman is “fuck.” You’ll say it because you suck at Jumpman. Your blocky, orange character controls like a bar of soap on a bathroom floor. The inertia is incredible. Hold an arrow key for a quarter-second and you’ll go sliding across the ground with physics that would better suit an air hockey table, and the only way...
The Final Limit Is You
It is strange, sobering, maddening, amazing, and ultimately inconsequential to think that I will never be a string theorist. I have no particular drive to be a string theorist, and no guilt about being a non-string-theorist. But during most of a person’s youth they are aware that life is long and there is still time. Want to be a clown? You can still be a clown. Wake up one morning...
wheelr.tumblr: Dear Sir, Regarding Your Affection... →
wheelr: For all the chaps who are so upset, furious, offended, affronted that people mocked the Catwoman #0 cover, I have a few words of counsel. First, please understand that the critics are not complaining that the cover is “too sexy”. Perhaps someone somewhere has said that the cover is “too…
Feminist Frequency: Harassment, Misogyny and... →
femfreq: Here is a very small sample of the harassment I deal with for daring to criticize sexism in video games. Keep in mind that all this is in response to my Kickstarter project for a video series called Tropes vs. Women in Video Games (which I have not even made yet). These are the types of… Jesus fucking balls Christ on a platter with lima beans and a white wine sauce. As if the...