Me getting up in the morning like
Hittin’ the keyboard like
Friends comin’ online like
DID YOu SEE tHE THINGg MY GOD
reblogging cause this seems strangely accurate
OKAY so i just saw the most ridiculous thing at the store today
so we come across this thing
and we discover you can turn it inside out and
ITS HELLO KITTY I’M
HSE’S EVEN GOT HER OWN LITTLE CHICKEN DRUMSTICK IM SO DONE
why the fuck
I remember I explained I don’t get why some people don’t have “thicker skin” to my dad, who is the most selfish, simple minded, conceited person I’ve ever met in real life, and I tried to explain it to him without making it clear I meant people like him. That was fun.
Someone I’m following had an outburst about the dumb shit tumblr does, and it makes me want to do that, but I try to stay in the middle ground of shit like this. Granted, “tw: skin” makes me severely depressed.
What people need to get about representation in video games is that it doesn’t take effort to do. None. You don’t actually need to model different clothes or anything. You don’t need to bring in a physicist to explain how tits bounce. You don’t need to take a course in how to write a character “female” or “black.” People in real life can wear any kind of outfit, have any kind of personality and literally any body type and still be any gender or race. It’s not rocket science.
That’s why it frustrates people that human protagonists are overwhelmingly white dudes even as the industry churns out monumentally diverse and complex worlds, weapons and monsters. Determining the race and gender of a main character is barely more involved than deciding where one realistically rendered tree stump is going to go.
Look at Portal. The fact that the protagonist is female never actually comes into play. She’s just a character, like any other player character, who happens to be a woman. That’s all people want. Just more of that. Nobody even wants to “ban” or “take away” characters like Bayonetta, they just want to see more Chells in place of Solid Snake Ripoff #450