This new obsession with facial hair and how unequivocally brilliant it is weirds me out a bit, not because I’ve a vendetta against beards, but because it goes hand-in-hand with this attitude that dudes with beards are the MOST MASCULINE and those without are INFERIOR BETA BITCHES. According to this crowd, having a beard is an accomplishment, it’s proof that you’re anything from ~*a true gent avec monocle*~ to a MACHO FUCKER.
But for most men (e.g., cis dudes), you literally don’t even need to do anything to get one. It just shows up on your face if you wait long enough.
You’re telling me the epitome of cis-masculinity is something we literally did no work to acquire, use no effort to keep, have to expend effort to remove, and which grows back once you’ve removed it?
Sounds about par for the course, really.
Can’t wait for Pokémon Gev XII where Game Freak realise there’s a fair number of folk who aren’t new to Pokémon and have a system where you can transfer all your old pokemon/items/badges/pokedex entries from the get-go, all the gyms are scaled against yr level, and folk dont say inane shit like WOW POKEMON GO IN THE POKEBALL?!??!?!!??!?!? at the start of the game
Yassss I am now the proud owner of Pokémon Y~
My first ever Gen VI Pokémon is a Fennekin named Hexexemas
oh look the gorgeously-dressed serena is telling me how to battle, time for me to go make a cup of tea
Days where I feel like I’ve done nothing are so much better now that I have Animal Crossing: New Leaf, because I can remind myself I watered ALL the flowers and shook ALL the trees and uprooted ALL the weeds and paid off my home loan and sent a wee present to a couple of my villagers.
so really ive been a very busy person
A woman’s problems, caused by a man/men, are then “solved” (she usually dies) by another man, an individualistic man, who can be adored by masses of other men sitting in the audience.
I need to solve this domestic violence dispute by walking through a black and white city for two hours as cops punch my stoic immobile face
The only truly individualistic hero is either an alien hivemind or unfilmable due to the laws of that country.
Ultimately the misanthropic bitterness of the straight white cis man would better suit a marginalized protagonist with the life experiences to back that bitterness up.
The marginalized protagonist was born an outsider, and their outsider status doesn’t exist as self-aggrandizement, it has history and depth and power. I think that outsider status would provide a much more meaningful exploration of alienation.
Trans people, people of color, high schoolers, these are the rightful rulers of the genre.
Noir is great it just has all the wrong heroes.
I was reading a walk-through for Eternal Darkness and
Karim is a a character many male gamers will identify with, not because of his Florentine style of swordplay or that he’s like a bad-ass version of Aladdin. They identify with Karim because he’s putting himself in danger for the oldest reward in history; when a guy really wants a girl, man will he do anything for her.
oh right for a second there i was under the incredibly common assumption that many male gamers, self included, identify with karim because of his skill with tulwars and the fact that he’s vaguely redolent of stories from 1001 nights (just like me)