- *song starts playing*
- me: creates a whole oscar worthy montage in my head with flashbacks dramatic shots fade outs and everything of my otp
I LITERALLY COULDN’T STOP LAUGHING AT THIS AND SHOWED THIS PICTURE TO EVERYONE AT MY SCHOOL TODAY
if anyone ever tells you to man up, just knock them unconscious and as they lie motionless of the ground, lean over them and whisper
I have no sympathy for people who have their proposal turned down when they do the whole ‘in a public place in front of thousands’.
I couldn’t think of anything more humiliating.
like wow no pressure, you better hope your SO was surely going to say yes
real friendship is sending them a link to something terrible so you can both be traumatized at the same time
is that a reaction pic or an example
Gamespot’s response to the backlash that they, and the game’s reviewer Carolyn Petit, got for their review of GTAV
This is just perfect.
Gamespot just earned a shit ton of respect from me.
I don’t think I’ve seen a site as large as Gamespot actually say “Fuck you” to one of its users before. It was kind of appropriate here.
It’s disturbing the amount of video game critics I’ve recently seen retire or publicly distance themselves from the artform purely because of the awful elements amongst the fanbase.
Of course, this isn’t completely exclusive to the video game world. Take, for example, the movie reviewer who got death threats because he “ruined” Toy Story 3's Rotten Tomatoes score.
Once again, this all goes back to our On Demand culture. With news media programmed not to inform but rather to tell people what they want to hear and niche online communities designed to insulate people from ever hearing opinions different than their own, is it any wonder why folks no longer understand the actual definition of what a “critic” does?
Audiences ruin entertainment.
Holy shit. This is damn near masterful.
On top of the problem detailed above, about people getting used to being told what they already think (and responding to those holding different views with intense vitriol), is the one of many Media Makers coddling, ignoring or currying favor with the portion of their audience that does this. They might have a sense it’s their largest demographic, or because of their loud voice think they’re the bulk of their audience, or just feel unequipped to deal. The reasons are many, complex.
But the problem with supporting–possibly through inaction–that portion of an audience is that it makes the space you’re creating around your media unsafe for others with less severe opinions, less violent reactions, or those who are simply interested in looking at media/the world critically.
It’s great to see an arm of an entity as large as GameSpot directly confront what’s widely considered the standard attitude of “gamer culture” (which, yeah, reductive): angry, entitled, reactive. And it’s great to see them trying to clear a path so the community–and by their hopeful prediction, the industry–can grow. It’s a clear statement of critical intent, of what this part of GameSpot, at least, thinks games are for, and takes a good first step towards creating a safe space for people who want to engage with games as a medium of massive cultural impact (which is a group I’d like to think, though maybe I’m totally off on this, is larger than the group of loudmouth bloatbags).
Moral: it’s ok to not want shit heads in your audience.
Don’t even play video games, but this is an amazing call-out to the industry that actively dissuades me from even bothering with video games.
Completely warranted response.
I have to say that 9 out of 10 is really generous though, but it IS my pleasantly modulated opinion, and not vitriol.
Beautifully crafted response to what is a rampant problem in the community. I’m 100% on board with Rockstar having lost their grip on writing female characters. They can do it. I know they can. It is actually pretty damn lazy of them not to.
Also, the game is hardly 9/10.
It’s a 7 or an 8. Very well done, but with glaring issues that are swept under the rug because it is a well known game. I love V, but I also have come to expect quality from Rockstar. Were this a piece a student handed in to me for class I would have written at the top, “Talent does not equal results. Sweat a little next time.”
Bravo to this woman for calling out the rampant misogyny of this series, and thumbs up to the dude who called out all the entitled fedora dudebros on their idiocy.
My SAT reading and writing scores
My math score
wow so what’s with me losing 2 followers tonight? easy come, easy go~
i spend 3/4 of my time calling my boyfriend gay
greetings, friend, i am an adult male in a homosexual relationship.
with a misogynistic slur thrown in for good measure!
it’s frustrating when someone likes you and you don’t like them back, but they insist on years of talking to you and trying to win you over even though you both know it’s really not going to happen
and even worse when it’s maybe the only person who seriously likes you and you have NO IDEA WHY
it’s like wow I almost want to settle but I really don’t, so 5ever alone
akasha-hatis asked: Is it just me, or Noel just looks like a younger version of Caius? both share the same overall shapes for their mouth and eyes.. and sometimes, even the nose seem similar. To me, it looks like Noel would look exactly like Caius in his 30s.
let me tell you about how textsfromevangelion has a wacky theory about how Noel and Serah are actually time-traveling versions of Caius and Yeul
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