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September 18, 2014 at 9:31pm
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Anonymous said: Anyone who defends Anita Sarkeesian is an uninformed idiot. She scammed people out of more than 150,000 dollars and didn't give games or products people paid for. She's a scammer and a feminist whore, and shouldn't have any white knights defending her.

obfuscobble:

Anita Sarkeesian asked for money to make videos.  From her kickstarter:

With your help, I’ll produce a 5-video series (now expanded to 12 videos) entitled Tropes vs Women in Video Games, exploring female character stereotypes throughout the history of the gaming industry.

Anita Sarkeesian has been making videos.  She has done what she raised the money to do.  There is no fraud.  She never promised to make games.  I don’t know if backers got their postcards and stickers yet but I know no one can get a DVD yet because the project is not yet finished.  The stickers, postcards, and DVd are the only other product she promised backers.  Again, there is no fraud.  This is the opposite of fraud.  A product was paid for.  A product is being delivered.

As for her being a “whore,” that assessment is both inflammatory and irrelevant.  When you say that about her, the only person who looks bad is you.  I’m not even trying to white knight here.  I am simply stating the facts about what was promised and what has been delivered.  Facts.  Not assumptions or accusations.

Perhaps humanformers Swindle can help you out here.
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As a funder at those theirs I can confirm that I got my stickers and postcard. Also have you noticed that the people complaining that she ripped people of are not the people who where “ripped off”.

September 17, 2014 at 4:26pm
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http://stormingtheivory.tumblr.com/post/97737809340/since-folks-are-going-out-of-their-way-to-slander →

stormingtheivory:

Since folks are going out of their way to slander me and since I been thinking about this again anyway, let me try to articulate why I’m forcefully against tossing “allies” out of queer spaces, but maybe in a better way than I have in the past (who knows, maybe I articulated it just fine before; I…

7:02am
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Sometimes given the behaviour and statements made by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins I wonder if Child’s Play is a secular version of a plenary indulgence.

September 16, 2014 at 10:49pm
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spatsula:

i did this for class
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spatsula:

i did this for class

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(via sailorfailures)

10:24pm
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http://stormingtheivory.tumblr.com/post/97697099135/oh-one-more-thing-that-pisses-me-off-about →

stormingtheivory:

Oh one more thing that pisses me off about #gamergate:

A while back I wrote this article about being fed up with geek culture. This article is why I’m not writing an article on #gamergate. This article says everything I could say on the subject basically.

Stuff like:

Remember when Call of…

3:51pm
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PMMM and the Suffering of Women →

zoniventris:

[Disclaimer: This is written from a Western feminist perspective. As always with posts like these, I would be delighted to hear what the Japanese feminist take on the series is, especially if it contradicts what I’m saying.]

The latest Feminist Frequency video got me thinking about how…

3:21pm
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What Makes a Work Feminist or Anti-Feminist? →

bluespringbluesummer:

zoniventris:

Since my last major post on PMMM and feminism, I’ve been thinking about what exactly makes a work feminist, anti-feminist, or neither. I’m not very well-read in feminist theory, so this is mostly personal musings on the subject.

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So, this is where I come at things: To me, “Is it feminist?” is a short version of the question, “What feminist readings does it have, what feminist issues does it address, does it show women who aren’t defined by their relationships with men, does it treat women as people with agency, does it treat women as subjects or objects, does it show you a world view that makes sense to feminists?”

September 15, 2014 at 7:16pm
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airyairyquitecontrary:

indigobluerose:

ursulavernon:

A friend requested I make this, and so here it is, and I offer it to anyone who needs it, with all the authority vested in me by whoever vests these things. Print it out if you need to.
The best art advice ever given to me—ever, ever—was “Don’t be afraid to make bad art.”
You will make a whole lot of crap in your time. Some will be truly awful and some will be merely mediocre. And that is totally normal and totally fine and for the love of little green apples, just keep going, because that’s the only way I know to get to the good stuff eventually.
(I normally feel horribly egotistical mentioning my awards, but I think this counts as using that power for good.)

Four years of art college and NOT ONCE did anyone tell me this.

I didn’t know you went to art college!And yes, they should have. I did give similar advice to my students when I was an English teacher: if you want to write something, don’t wait for the perfect words to come. Just start writing. Set yourself a target and write that much, then reread it later and decide what to keep, what to change and what to ditch. This is what real, successful writers do. Jodi Picoult said, ‘You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.’ (I had that up on the wall.)

airyairyquitecontrary:

indigobluerose:

ursulavernon:

A friend requested I make this, and so here it is, and I offer it to anyone who needs it, with all the authority vested in me by whoever vests these things. Print it out if you need to.

The best art advice ever given to me—ever, ever—was “Don’t be afraid to make bad art.”

You will make a whole lot of crap in your time. Some will be truly awful and some will be merely mediocre. And that is totally normal and totally fine and for the love of little green apples, just keep going, because that’s the only way I know to get to the good stuff eventually.

(I normally feel horribly egotistical mentioning my awards, but I think this counts as using that power for good.)

Four years of art college and NOT ONCE did anyone tell me this.

I didn’t know you went to art college!
And yes, they should have. I did give similar advice to my students when I was an English teacher: if you want to write something, don’t wait for the perfect words to come. Just start writing. Set yourself a target and write that much, then reread it later and decide what to keep, what to change and what to ditch. This is what real, successful writers do. Jodi Picoult said, ‘You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.’ (I had that up on the wall.)

7:14pm
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girlsbydaylight:

HOLY SHIT

ARE THEY—

ARE THEY SINGING A SONG ABOUT—

ARE THEY SINGING A SONG ABOUT HOW BOYS SHOULD MAKE THEMSELVES ATTRACTIVE TO GIRLS???

BLESS THIS MUSICAL

BLESS IT FOREVER.

THEY DON’T NEED TO MAKE THEMSELVES ANY HOTTER, BOYS, YOU NEED TO BE THE ONE TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE HOT ENOUGH FOR THEM

OH MY GOD JUST LET ME LAY HERE AND BE CONSUMED BY FEELINGS FOR THESE GIRLS WHO KNOW WHAT THEY WANT AND DON’T DEFINE THEMSELVES THROUGH BOYS

WHICH THEY EXPRESS THROUGH A POP SONG, GOD BLESS US ALL

6:37pm
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alaskayoungisalive said: What would happen if you microwaved a person?

scishow:

They would get warm…and then hot…and then very hot…and then they would die. But if you only zapped them for a few seconds…it would just feel like a pleasant warming sensation. Unlike heating through infrared radiation (which is how the sun or a fire would heat you) microwave radiation would heat you from the inside, areas where you have more water stored like muscles and fat would warm fastest. My grandfather served in the Korean War and he once told me that they’d actually stand in front of microwave antennas to warm themselves on wet, cold nights. He lived to be 92 years old so…I guess it’s not /always/ dangerous. 

-Hank

One of the big dangers with rf radiation is to the eyeballs. Because the fluid inside the eyes doesn’t circulate through the body there is no way for it to loose the heat.

A part of licensing for radio operators (both amateur and professional) is safety when dealing with RF.