Comic-Sans-Comic

Because XKCD was too much work.
This past week, Anita Sarkeesian released the latest installment discussing women as they are portrayed in video games.  And, as the internet keeps reminding us, it sucks to be a woman.  The reactions to her videos, in which Anita speaks with an NPRish level of intensity, ranged from verbal bile to a long string of death and rape threats.

The internet - okay, maybe I should cut the bull shit here, it’s not the internet; It’s men doing this. Men. Probably somewhere between 13 and 25 years old dumping hate on Anita for…what? What is making them so livid? She comments on the fact that women have been sexual objects in video games and video games ads since video games were created.  She also wants and even offers suggestions on how to improve the status of video games.  
People go ape shit because they feel she’s attacking video games.  And it’s obvious they take any commentary that isn’t 100% positive as an attack.  But again, she likes video games and wants to see them improve.  She’s on your side! Shouldn’t you be celebrating that someone, anyone is taking video games seriously?  Wouldn’t the greater insult be an apathy towards video games or implying that they don’t matter?  
But what would happen if Anita isn’t stopped; if the misogynistic cyber-bullies don’t scare her enough to quit; what if people listen to what she has to say and actually do something about the current state of video games? Well, probably a bunch of good things.  I bet women’s roles in video games who extend past the sluts, dead bodies, or damsels in distress.  I bet more women would play video games.  I bet all the horrible games every loves would still a yearly sequel, but there may be some triple-A alternatives.
Keep up the good work Anita. God knows it isn’t easy.

This past week, Anita Sarkeesian released the latest installment discussing women as they are portrayed in video games.  And, as the internet keeps reminding us, it sucks to be a woman.  The reactions to her videos, in which Anita speaks with an NPRish level of intensity, ranged from verbal bile to a long string of death and rape threats.

The internet - okay, maybe I should cut the bull shit here, it’s not the internet; It’s men doing this. Men. Probably somewhere between 13 and 25 years old dumping hate on Anita for…what? What is making them so livid? She comments on the fact that women have been sexual objects in video games and video games ads since video games were created.  She also wants and even offers suggestions on how to improve the status of video games. 

People go ape shit because they feel she’s attacking video games.  And it’s obvious they take any commentary that isn’t 100% positive as an attack.  But again, she likes video games and wants to see them improve.  She’s on your side! Shouldn’t you be celebrating that someone, anyone is taking video games seriously?  Wouldn’t the greater insult be an apathy towards video games or implying that they don’t matter? 

But what would happen if Anita isn’t stopped; if the misogynistic cyber-bullies don’t scare her enough to quit; what if people listen to what she has to say and actually do something about the current state of video games? Well, probably a bunch of good things.  I bet women’s roles in video games who extend past the sluts, dead bodies, or damsels in distress.  I bet more women would play video games.  I bet all the horrible games every loves would still a yearly sequel, but there may be some triple-A alternatives.


Keep up the good work Anita. God knows it isn’t easy.

I actually am one of them, though despite living here my whole life, I can offer no help in explaining why the Show Me state has varying pronunciations.  

Now, let’s shit on the creator gifs! Allow me to introduce a verb to our lexicon: Lucasing.  Lucasing is defined as “tainting, degrading, or ruining one’s own creation that was beloved by the public by coming back to the creation years after it is integrated into the culture of the masses. This word, of course, originates from the Lucas that started it all, George Lucas.  Han shot first, right? “But George said he didn’t! And he’s the creator of Star Wars!” 
You see what I’m getting at? The creator of something doesn’t have final say on their own creation once the masses assimilate it into their culture. 
Just ask a christian.  They don’t give a shit what God thinks anymore.  “Love thy neighbor? Well not if they’re gay, black, or poor.”  But, wait, God didn’t pull a Lucas, he put the final stamp on his creation 2000 years ago; Christians are the ones fucking it up.
Man, that got out of hand quickly.  Sorry, Jesus.

I actually am one of them, though despite living here my whole life, I can offer no help in explaining why the Show Me state has varying pronunciations. 

Now, let’s shit on the creator gifs! Allow me to introduce a verb to our lexicon: Lucasing.  Lucasing is defined as “tainting, degrading, or ruining one’s own creation that was beloved by the public by coming back to the creation years after it is integrated into the culture of the masses. This word, of course, originates from the Lucas that started it all, George Lucas.  Han shot first, right? “But George said he didn’t! And he’s the creator of Star Wars!”

You see what I’m getting at? The creator of something doesn’t have final say on their own creation once the masses assimilate it into their culture.

Just ask a christian.  They don’t give a shit what God thinks anymore.  “Love thy neighbor? Well not if they’re gay, black, or poor.”  But, wait, God didn’t pull a Lucas, he put the final stamp on his creation 2000 years ago; Christians are the ones fucking it up.


Man, that got out of hand quickly.  Sorry, Jesus.

It’s nice to reach that point in a relationship where you and your loved one can enjoy poking fun the so called “love lives” of others.  
And binge watching 5 seasons of Top Chef never hurt anyone (mortally) either.

It’s nice to reach that point in a relationship where you and your loved one can enjoy poking fun the so called “love lives” of others.  

And binge watching 5 seasons of Top Chef never hurt anyone (mortally) either.

No, I didn’t really meet Allah, in case you were wondering.

No, I didn’t really meet Allah, in case you were wondering.

If you want to catch up on the scandal, the best you’ll find is a summary from a semi-rational internet personality that wants to stay the hell out of it.   

With that said, this circlejerking gets old after 20 years.  As soon as the internet became mainstream, people used it to get into huge fuss over nothing. People sat through this just to shove their heads up their own asses, which is also where they kept their keyboard.  
This scandal is nothing. It doesn’t speak volumes about the current state of the game industry as much as it another testament to how misdirected our efforts - as a digitally enabled society - are.  You want to ban together and crush an indie game developer? Guess what. You don’t have to do anything; life crushes them with great efficiency. But if you do have enough energy to start a ruckus, focus your hate lazers on something or someone that won’t be automatically destroy by everyday life.  Go after a local politician. Go after a corrupt business. Too hard? Then just be a better gamer (very well outlined by MovieBob a.k.a. the Game Overthinker).  Or, and I know this sounds crazy, just go do some good.  How? Fuck you, “how?”  You’ll spend hours scouring though weeks of tweets but won’t take five minutes to do enough google searches to find out “how can I not be a worthless internet troll?”

If you want to catch up on the scandal, the best you’ll find is a summary from a semi-rational internet personality that wants to stay the hell out of it.  

With that said, this circlejerking gets old after 20 years.  As soon as the internet became mainstream, people used it to get into huge fuss over nothing. People sat through this just to shove their heads up their own asses, which is also where they kept their keyboard. 

This scandal is nothing. It doesn’t speak volumes about the current state of the game industry as much as it another testament to how misdirected our efforts - as a digitally enabled society - are.  You want to ban together and crush an indie game developer? Guess what. You don’t have to do anything; life crushes them with great efficiency. But if you do have enough energy to start a ruckus, focus your hate lazers on something or someone that won’t be automatically destroy by everyday life.  Go after a local politician. Go after a corrupt business. Too hard? Then just be a better gamer (very well outlined by MovieBob a.k.a. the Game Overthinker).  Or, and I know this sounds crazy, just go do some good.  How? Fuck you, “how?”  You’ll spend hours scouring though weeks of tweets but won’t take five minutes to do enough google searches to find out “how can I not be a worthless internet troll?”

This is a real thing. Not a thing that isn’t real. It’s a real goddamned thing. Facebook is testing out this satire tag.  Nothing makes something funnier that a big damn disclaimer right before that flashes “Joke Incoming!”

This is a real thing. Not a thing that isn’t real. It’s a real goddamned thing. Facebook is testing out this satire tag.  Nothing makes something funnier that a big damn disclaimer right before that flashes “Joke Incoming!”

I’ll offer this meager comic up as me putting the “act” in “internet activist.”  As with most people my effort to right the wrongs - that are hindering and sometimes killing an entire ethnic and social class of people - stop at, “Well I posted something online. I can feel better now.”
Sorry, everyone. You deserve a better hero.

I’ll offer this meager comic up as me putting the “act” in “internet activist.”  As with most people my effort to right the wrongs - that are hindering and sometimes killing an entire ethnic and social class of people - stop at, “Well I posted something online. I can feel better now.”


Sorry, everyone. You deserve a better hero.

For Robin.

For Robin.

I think Uncle Ben’s description, though less delicious than his counterpart’s rice, is useful to describe the LoL community.  Sometimes I swear everyone playing is an operative sent from /b/ (link very NSFW) on Operation: Circle Jerk.  But the strange dichotomy that nearly every solo-queue match consists of is that your teammates will be your worst enemies by the end of the match; you’ll find yourself cheering on the rival team as they devour the teammates you were suppose to fight for.

I think Uncle Ben’s description, though less delicious than his counterpart’s rice, is useful to describe the LoL community.  Sometimes I swear everyone playing is an operative sent from /b/ (link very NSFW) on Operation: Circle Jerk.  But the strange dichotomy that nearly every solo-queue match consists of is that your teammates will be your worst enemies by the end of the match; you’ll find yourself cheering on the rival team as they devour the teammates you were suppose to fight for.

Today was the release of Ultra Street Fighter 4 on PC. This is the  29th version of the 4th Street Fighter game.  It has 807 characters - 14 of which are versions of Ryu.
If you want to stay competitive, make sure to purchase a Madcatz fight stick which features 206 buttons - each button controlling a single bone of the human body.

Today was the release of Ultra Street Fighter 4 on PC. This is the  29th version of the 4th Street Fighter game.  It has 807 characters - 14 of which are versions of Ryu.


If you want to stay competitive, make sure to purchase a Madcatz fight stick which features 206 buttons - each button controlling a single bone of the human body.