The Hollywood Reporter Geek Photoshoot
Tricia Helfer and Zachary Levi in The Princess Bride
Chris Hardwick in Back to the Future
Tatiana Maslany in Shaun of the Dead
Gale Anne Hurd and Norman Reedus in Men in Black
Grace Park and Katee Sackhoff in Star Wars
Nathan Fillion in Star Trek
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Rumour Has It/Someone Like You
#ugh and THIS ONE #actual height of demonstration of the radically powerful show glee could have been #AND THEY RUINED EVERY LAST BIT OF IT #because everything about this number is completely and utterly perfect #because it’s all of santana’s worst fears come to light #rumour has it: that they’ll all talk and she can’t control it and she can’t fight it and can’t hide #someone like you: that the one perfect thing in this world that she’s pinned all her hopes and dreams on will leave (her with nothing) #and before they go into all this #mercedes quite literally spends a solid three seconds breaking to make sure santana’s gonna be ok #and that she’s going to make it through this #because mercedes is the ACTUAL BEST OF ALL THE FRIENDS #this is a show glee could have been #this could have been the story instead of IKAG #THEY HAD IT RIGHT HERE #THEY HAD A STORY FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF (Q)W(OC) ABOUT THEIR OWN LIVES RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM #and they made it about the straight white dude #it could have been the greatest storyline on television #and instead it was the worst trainwreck i’ve ever had the misfortune of seeing #FOREVER BITTER? #forever bitter
This song and video STILL give me chills to this day. It was absolute perfection….. Then they went and ruined it.
Content warning: This post contains graphic language, slurs and triggering content
This article is heartbreaking. And true.
There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit.
There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.
NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.
Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article.
Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.
We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)
Another ten talking.
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THIS IS ACCURATE IN SO MANY LEVELS.
i think taintedidealist and I can agree on this being SO ACCURATE.
One rule: NO changing your desktop once you’ve been tagged! Even if it is embarrassing!
I was tagged by darknessofyourdelight
I’m not too embarrassed. I loved Orphan Black!
I will one hundred percent ask her this, and I agree with you that she is one of the most important characters on TV right now, and also on TV ever.
Where can I get this Rainbow Chopper????
This shouldn’t make me laugh as much as it does….
Things on twitter.
this should constantly be on my dash just every few days
TATIANA MASLANY PLAYS NINE FUCKING CHARACTERS, EACH WITH THEIR OWN DISTINCT ACCENT, MANNERISMS AND PERSONALITY.
AND YOU DON’T THINK THAT’S WORTH AT LEAST A NOMINATION????
Please do your readers the courtesy of not grossing us out or throwing us from your smut writing by:
1. Not understanding human anatomy
- The G spot, people, is located about two inches in, front side. The average length of the human tongue is 4 inches, 3 of which never leave your mouth….
Scissoring is not a thing
Fingering each other at the same time is uncomfortable. Possible but uncomfortable, besides you can’t concentrate on how good she feels if you’re worrying about the reach. The exception to this rule is if you’re sitting up and facing each other. Then… by all means mutual fingerbang away.
Yes. Add this to my list, please.
Scissoring is something I’m about 99% sure straight males made up. Just sit and really think about the mechanics here. The acrobatics alone is enough to keep it from being enjoyable, and, assuming the acrobatics didn’t pull you out of it, the lack of friction probably would.
Scissoring, by the way, IS NOT the same thing as rubbing one out on a thigh. Don’t be confused. In one, the idea is that both women are somehow managing to successfully rub their clits against each other and, from that, come. In the other, one is rubbing against or having their clit rubbed by the other’s thigh. Totally different. The leverage is different, the mechanics are different, and one works while the other really doesn’t.
Also true about fingering. I’ve know of people springing their wrists while trying to mutually finger each other in poorly thought out positions. In truth, if you’re not facing each other in some fashion, mutual fingering is a terrible idea, very uncomfortable, and unlikely to lead to mutual orgasm.
Interrupting the series again for breaking news: The Mary Sue merger has me feeling a bit like Obi-Wan today. Let me explain. The Mary Sue, popular geek website for geek women by geek women, merge…
I had to unfollow The Mary Sue because suddenly it went from well thought out articles about girl geek culture to…. random articles with no feminist or even female overtones to it. After reading the article and seeing the incredibly condescending mansplaining by the new editor, I was out. And it looks like I’m not the only one. My Facebook and Tumbr used to be FILLED with my friends sharing different articles from the site every day. Now I’m lucky if I see one a week. This makes me so sad, because I loved going there and being able to have discussions without having to resort to explaining Feminism 101 to every other commentator. Now the comments are just as bad as everywhere else on the internet, and the site itself has become a generic geek site that are a dime a dozen. No thanks.
Lisa Simpson at Stuff-n-Hug
This really says a LOT
simpsons is so next level
I took my girls shopping for some summer clothes Saturday. T-shirts, jeans, shorts. They both love Marvel and superheroes and transformers and Hogwarts and stuff like that. Not so much pink and pretty stuff. They’ve both grown so much that this was the first time we were shopping in the grown up women’s section. Boring selections when it comes to t-shirts. Flowers and zebras and butterflies.
But what was making it near impossible was that all the t-shirts, the few they kinda-sorta liked, had either low/wide cut necklines or were extremely tailored for nipped in waists with little cap sleeves and short hemlines. Showing way too much skin for their ages as far as we all were concerned. So we headed over to the men’s section. A whole WALL full of properly cut tees with great designs on them!
They ran over and started hunting up things they liked. Two women were stocking shelves.
"You know these are MEN’S shirts."
"The girl’s section is over there."
"There’s not gonna be any Princesses over here, darlin’."
"These shirts are for the boys."
"This isn’t going to fit you right, honey."
I ignored the first time one of them said anything. Just told the girls what sizes they needed to look for and that they could each pick five shirts. But the women kept interrupting me. I tried to stay polite. “Yes, I know this is the men’s department.” But they kept making comments.
Finally I was getting mad. I told them we didn’t need any help. My girls were allowed to wear whatever they liked and they didn’t like the shirt designs in the women’s section and I didn’t like how low the necklines were.
Instead of just noticing that I was getting fed up with their “help”, they started arguing with me! One of them told my oldest, who is conventionally cute and skinny and starting to fill out (but still only 12), that “Oh that’s just because he’s your daddy. He doesn’t understand that a girl wants to show off for the boys!”
That was the last straw. I’m afraid I totally lost my temper. I told them (amongst a few other choice words) that they’d better walk away and come back to finish restocking the shelves once we’d left the area or I’d get the manager.
I try hard not to be rude to sales people and people in the service industry. That’s a difficult and thankless job. But for fuck’s sake! The first few comments were bad enough, but trying to undermine my moral authority with my kids? All in the name of gender and sexuality policing. They couldn’t get past the idea that my girls might prefer t-shirts that had “boy” designs on them and that didn’t hyper-sexualize them. The idea was abhorrent to them and they had to interfere and then KEEP interfering.
Once our sales “help” was gone, the girls found a bunch of shirts. Captain America, Minecraft, Doctor Who, Batman, Avengers. All the stuff they’re into. I mean, they also like MLP and Littlest Pet Shop and soft fluffy stuffed animals and Monster High dolls. We hit the toy section too for some of that stuff cos they brought their saved-up allowances with them.
At least we didn’t get any “help” in the shoe section. They’d’ve had a cow again cos while the youngest found a cute pair of pink and purple sneakers, I ‘let’ the oldest go to the men’s section and find a cool pair of dark blue and grey ones. (and omg their feet are huge! youngest wears a women’s size 9.5 and oldest wars a men’s 8. FFS, I wear a men’s 8.5. Their feet are almost as big as mine! How’d that happen?)
I hate this gender policing shit and won’t put up with it at all. I always feel for kids whose parents enforce this shit. I see it at stores when a girl or boy strays outside the lines, too often the parents are the one who pull them back into their place and it makes me sad.
Like, their friends who are boys, when they’re over at our house, they sit there and play with the girl toys as much as the boy toys. One of the boys loves playing LPS with my youngest, making up stories and stuff. The first time I walked out into the playroom and saw, he got so nervous and tried to say that he was just doing it to be nice to her. I told him that it was fine. He could play with whatever he wanted to and I wouldn’t tell anyone. Word got around to the other boys I guess cos now they all play whatever and don’t stop if I “catch” them.
I get shit from my mom about it too. I’m trying to make them into little boys. I shouldn’t have bought them trucks and toy swords when they were little. The oldest needs to learn to start wearing dresses now not just blue jeans. Why did I ‘let’ her get her hair cut short? I need to put the youngest on a diet and make her wear training bras. Why do I let them play with boys? etc etc etc.
I just find it so hard to believe that it’s the 21st century and people are still getting their knickers in a twist over this kind of thing.
^^^^ This man deserves a dad of the year award. ^^^^
High-five to you, Mr. Daddyo.
I love everything about this post.