Sick of sexist women
Ok so E3 is on again, as it is every year, and as with every year the feminists have popped out of the wood work. Now let me be very clear when I say that I have no beef with women, or equal rights. in fact I think it is the part of what makes a balanced society that we have these things.
I am talking about the ones that make the song and dance about the portrait of women in the gaming industry. so in that vain i would like to make a few things clear.
firstly it is a video game. A program designed for entertainment. it IS purely for entertainment and entertainment alone. the game is no more advocating that all women should look like the characters in these games than they are saying to go out and steal cars, work for gangsters, become a ninja assassin or find the lost sword of whatever and complete the quest. it is a game designed to take the player to a fantasy location where they can escape from reality.
If we take for instance the popular female character of Morrigan from the dragon age franchise. scantly clad, slim wasted and large of chest. she is dark and smoky and clearly designed to appeal to the high number of male players who love the series. I can not count the many different posts that have targeted her as sexists, all the while missing out any notion of the fact that she is a strong character that manipulates the whole story line to get something she wants, making her sexuality just another arrow in her quiver. For Morrigan the fact that she is flaunting her goods is all part of her plan. It fits her character perfectly and no i don’t mind that she is pleasing to the eye. because at the end of the day i can be objective enough to say, its a game. she is a collection of pixels.
But as much as Morriganas appearance has been objectified by the feminist agenda, and yes I do mean objectified as you look upon her in a purely sexual way, even as they say we should not. No one has had more trouble than poor Lara Croft.
so lets just look at this problem for a second, and for once lets do it logically.
Lara spends half of her time running around in tombs, so she is not likely to be twenty stone. in fact her lifestyle, which can also be gleaned from her home gym, shows she is an incredibly active woman. so that takes care of her weight.
If we agree that she is on the move all the time. she will need clothing that is non-restrictive and breaths well. she does not want to run the risk of getting caught up in toughs baggy pants and formless tops you would have her in when she is trying to outrun a crocodile or stone guardian. and lets not even mention the risk of chaffing.
but most of all you need to remember that this IS A GAME. its entertainment. a media designed purely for pleasure. there would do very little in the way of sales if lara wasn’t the way she is. get over it. no one is saying that all women should look like this, and the fact that you think it is is your hang up.
But lastly i think it important for all those feminists to take another look at all the games out there. games that portray men as chisel jawed hard muscled Adonis. heroes that every man should want to be. how many cut scenes have there been that show the glistening bead of sweat dripping of pectorals, is this any less sexual. or does it only apply to female characters. these men are never fat, never ugly. And yet we never see uproar in the media.
every game i have ever played that has a male lead, or no option for character customization has a hyper masculine lead.and yet i do not throw the pad and begin to whine about how much it makes me feel bad.
There will not be countess posts on the internet telling the world at large how wrong it its, and you will not because these same feminists will argue that the games are designed for male players, but that is no longer true. in fact it is becoming more and more likely that the game you buy will give you the option of full character customisation.
so in closing i would like to say if you don’t like it don’t play it, don’t let you kids play it, that is your right. but other than that shut up and keep it to your self.
What does it mean when you can no longer be bothered to even be sarcastic.
Is it just plain apathy.
What Do You Do When You Find Your Idea Already Used in a Published Book ?
Ideas in your head being published.
So I’m sure we have all had a similar problem to this at some point. Your in the middle of writing your book, and your doing the usual thing writers tend to do, reading a lot in between. your loving your book, and your enjoying your writing , then bam, the two converge in the most unappealing way.
You find your self in a place of supreme unhappiness. the book…
Finally clears fifty thousand words today. Not that I’m counting, but seeing that many down has invigorated me. It tells me I’m getting somewhere. That even if no one ever wants to publish it, I am achieving somthing for me.
The importance Of Good Criticism
The Importance of Good Criticism
For a lot of aspiring authors there has often been a road block of sorts to the evolution of or writing. I speak of course of Criticism, and Good criticism at that.
So what do we mean when we say Good Criticism. We mean of course the process of giving your work to another and having them slowly twist the knife. Pulling your works apart, so that you may piece it…
How Do You Build Your Characters
Before I start please let me stress that this is the way that I am currently building my characters, and my well change. Of course I would be very open to new ideas, or input on your way of working.
So where to begin. Start with a name, for me I look at the world that I am building to get my character name. Something that fits the style of the world and the…
when the story gets away from you.
If your a writer, or at least trying to be, you may come across this problem i have now.
Some times when writing, even with the best laid plans the story can still get away from you. Let me explain. I have been writing every night for the past week and the words are flowing. however the stream of the story seems to have meandered off in its own direction of its own accord. Now don’t get me…
How do you handle new ideas.
I am currently in the middle of writing my first novel , and like many f you out there it is one of many. In fact , it is not the only series i have planed out. Now if like me you have vasts amounts of ideas, sometimes you may find the excitement of the new distracting while your trying to get that first one out.
This evening I have been chatting to a good friend of mine, and during a…
I have been sat at my computer not for far to long, trying to figure this out. it seems to make the sort of sense that is in fact heavily entrenched in the non category. I just don’t get it and its frustrating the hell out of me. I have five other assignments to get done, but i cant concentrate on any thing because I cant get my mind off of the fact that i don’t get it.
i have a list of information that is not yet even in first normal form and i cant get it there because the information seems ambiguous in whether it is repeating or not.
i think i may just have to put my head in the microwave for a time and see if the radiation helps to stimulate my thoughts.
my eyes hurt
Currently sat up working again for the third night in a row. At this point i have had about five hours sleep in three days and im starting to crack. I cant keep my mind focused on the task at the moment, as can be seen by the fact that i am sat here typing on tumbler again. And yes i realize i have been using other things more to vent my thoughts, but there where reasons for that.
as always there are thoughts slewing through my head again, and I would rather they were not. But they are so i think i need to address them. for a while now i have noticed that people don’t really keep in contact with me, like at all. not my friends or family. no one calls me ,are messages me ever. people i think im close with disappear and even when i try to make contact there is nothing. now some of these people i spent every day with for four years, they where my friends. we went out together, went the gym , did things that friends do. then i left the job and that was it. not more contact.
now i can understand this can happen when you leave a job, but my other friends seem to forget im there as well. eventually every one i know grows bored with me and disappears.
Based on this observed pattern i have come to the conclusion that its me. there is something about me that is of putting. More than likely there are may things that are of putting.
Dont take this the wrong way, this is not me whining, this is me trying to examine what it is about me that has people leaving without a second thought.
thoughts on a post card