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btw, i am glad that my speaking out against every form of violence in the hobby on the few internet places i still frequent is culling the self-righteously violent assholes from my social network. but i am sincerely sorry if my bringing up the matter at all is tiring for people suffering from that violence. i won’t mention it again for a while, ok.





Re: Last reblawg: I’ll probably talk about this someday in greater detail, once this affair dies down, but summer 2014 videog*mes culture wars really hammered it home that someone with my baggage (google me if you have no clue but care anyway) is not welcome to tell personal stories through games (and I care to tell very little else besides personal stories through games).

(not that I’m giving up)


LINK: A Personal Statement from an Indie Dev on why #GamerGate Is Important






tamanoripu
Are there architectural explanations for Dracula's proclivity to store meat inside the walls of his castle?

doshmanziari:

Yes, although one hypothesis requires an acceptance of paranormal architecture. Dracula’s castle has come to be popularly known as a “creature of chaos,” thanks to the research done by restaurateur and hair stylist Adrian Farenheights Tepes, and it is in this label that we can find some rationale for the presence of meats in the demonic edifice. First of all, the designation of “creature” implies a degree of corporeality, and as we all know, nothing that is truly alive is not made up of meats. This train of thought, coupled with the evidence of meats, leads us to the adjunct conclusion that Dracula’s castle is a creature comparable to a beetle, possessing an exoskeleton that harbors the meats within. Another point to consider is one of linguistics: the contemporary pronunciation of “chaos” is actually a corruption, as the word was originally pronounced the same way as one would now say “chow,” as in, “It’s time to chow down, bubba.” Initially, “chaos” was used in reference to the event of a group of people sitting down to a table of meats and indulging their ravenous, gut-borne passion with a stormy fury. Note that it was not used to reference any furious partaking of a meal whose menu included anything that was not meats. Counterpoints, it must be noted, often overlook that Tepes coined the term when “chaos” still held its older designation, and that the word’s meaning then only started to be supplanted around a century later.

Another hypothesis has posited that Dracula has remained perennially ignorant of innovations in food preservation, and — being a meats-lover himself — has found that the only way to somewhat reliably store unused meats is to plant them among bricks, mark their location on a map of meats, and have skeleton waiters fetch the desired items when hunger strikes. This seems a very plausible hypothesis, perhaps the best yet formulated, given that no refrigerators or salt have been found in a Dracula castle yet.





I offer my unconditional support to every single person harassed in the games hobby and industry, no matter who they are, no matter whether they are high-profile or under my radar, no matter whether they are sympathetic or not.

Seeing this affair turning into tribal shit-slinging contests is seriously discouraging.

I offer my unconditional support to every single person harassed in the games hobby and industry, no matter who they are, no matter whether they are high-profile or under my radar, no matter whether they are sympathetic or not.

Seeing this affair turning into tribal shit-slinging contests is seriously discouraging.