if anyone remembers the story that was making rounds a while back about a 19 year old discovering the solution to cleaning up the pacific garbage patch, that project launched a fundraider which now has 7 days to reach it’s goal.
crASHES THROUGH THE WALL BECAUSE I HEARD SOMEBODY NEEDED MONEY TO CLEAN THE OCEAN
PLEASE HELP THE OCEAN
im a bad person who thinks bad thoughts like ‘ew what is that girl wearing’ and then remember that im supposed to be positive about all things and then think ‘no she can wear what she wants, fuck what other people say damn girl u look fabulous’ and im just a teeny bit hypocritical tbh
I was always taught by my mother, That the first thought that goes through your mind is what you have been conditioned to think. What you think next defines who you are.
Today’s mental health reminder: a relapse, a sudden series of attacks, a string of awful days, (or whatever your step back may be) does not decrease your value. Take your time, do some self care, reflect on the progress that you have made. You are strong; one step back is nothing when you look at the journey you have already made.
lilyanfey said: Sorry tumblr still confuses me. Are we not actually boycotting these companies? Or yes? I don't know what sjw is and I have friends who work at double fine.
sjw = “social justice warrior”, it’s a term bigots use to gaslight people who care about “issues” (see also: “political correctness”/”PC police” etc) so they can continue to get away with being a walking shitstain.
these games are run by queer/trans people, have lgbtq themes, and/or support pro-equality causes and voices. prime example/target is anita sarkeesian of ‘tropes vs women in video games’ fame, who is #1 on MRA/misogynist’s hit list for successfully raising a lot of money for a feminist-slanted video series on gaming, which got her stalking, harassment, rape and death threats, and even a game made where the objective is to beat the shit of of her face.
#2 is currently a woman called zoe quinn who has been working on a game misogynists don’t like (because she’s a woman being successful their “their” arena), an ex boyfriend has made a stalking blog with inflammatory claims about her sleeping with people to get her game published/reviewed, which of course male gamers have jumped on and proceeded to fabricate evidence, doxx her, threaten her, leak nude photos and out trans friends of hers.
because despite men literally controlling every single industry, these dudes are still convinced there’s a secret feminist/queer conspiracy to take their precious straight white dude characters and ideas and “force” diversity upon them. because truly great games can apparently only be made without the “distraction” of someone not being a cis straight white dude.
basically, the majority of male gamers are ruining gaming communities through bigotry, violence and harassment or by their silence. support indie and mainstream studios alike that make diverse games, and especially support devs of marginalised identities who are potentially more vulnerable to horrific abuse.