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I’m going through my files trying to find something and I completely forgot I took this.
God I’m majestic.
How are you guys doing today?
tumblrbot asked: WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST HUMAN MEMORY?
As opposed to my earliest non-human memory? lol but anyway my earliest memory is as far back as my second Christmas, I would of been almost two.
I love you internet. Laughed to tears! omg!
Nature and Time lay upon the foundation of Order and Chaos and in doing so give birth to Causality, the will of the Universe. This process is Creation. Structure must precede matter and initial properties, which must precede events.
The Universe was intelligently designed. Perhaps not by any of humanity’s definitions of God, but a creator nonetheless deserving of the title. Unless something can happen from literally nothing, there is no denying it.
Since in the beginning gaming was mainly populated by males, guy gamer would have been a redundancy and therefore not needed. Since the entrance of females into the realm of gaming a distinction has become prevalent likely brought on by females themselves. There is even a distinction for gay gamers. Homogenizing the gamer or any demographic is bad b/c certain traits of a person apply based on their gender, race, religion, etc.
Gamer generally implies a male because a precedent was set many years ago during the gensis of video gaming, the distinction of “Girl Gamer” is a necessary term because the dynamic has been changed. Recent studies have shown that 42% of people who call themselves a gamer are female.
I can see how some females would be upset about this term because of how some other women define Girl Gamer for themselves, but I do not associate any negative connotations to the term because i know that just like there are many types of gamers, so too are there many types of girl gamers, which we should all know by now are also gamers. We all belong to the parent category of “Gamer” and as such the definition of the term branches off such as it does with genres of music. To call all of us gamers would be like answering the question — “What kind of video games do you play? — with “Video games.”
It’s absolutely silly and frivolous. No one can escape being labelled or stereotyped, once one accepts that, the frustration should end and they should feel a sense of belonging within a gaming community, or gaming sub community, of people who simply enjoy playing games.
If someone wants to call themselves a Gamer, that’s fine but they cannot get offended if people make certain assumptions based on the terminology they’ve used. Though people shouldn’t assume, the term isn’t yet at a point where it is ubiquitously unisex.
I find anyone who is offended by being labelled kind of silly and perhaps lacking a certain level of maturity, and self confidence. They try to project their frustrations with themselves onto others in a vain attempt to make others change and not themselves.
Recently, Johnny Galecki was asked — How do you response/feel about the rumors and acusations that you are gay? (Something to that effect) He responded — “Why be offended by something that isn’t offensive?”
My point being that, the individual makes the term offensive or not. The term “Girl Gamer” should be as offensive to anyone as the term “Homosexual”. You chose whether or not it’s offensive not those who label you. The term “Girl Gamer” does imply certain expectations to some but is it really that hard to stand up and say - “I’m a gamer and I’m not like that.”?
In response to Hilary “Pokket” Nicole’s post of the Kotaku article complaining about Gamer Girls being objectified in the Maxim Gamer Girl contest.
Her facebook https://www.facebook.com/Pokketsays
It’s a magazine whose demographic is men. Men are allowed to have fantasies about whatever they want and put it in a magazine. It’s funny that we don’t see these types of complaints from men when men are treated the same way in women’s magazines and such.
You know why?
Because unlike most women, most men don’t spend their time worrying about having to be a certain way because a fucking magazine suggests that that’s what is correct. Women fail to accept themselves for who they are, for whatever reason I don’t know I’m not a woman. That’s their problem, not society’s.
This article acts like having a fetish is abhorrant and wrong. That men aren’t objectified in the same way. The vast majority of main characters in video games are stereotypical muscular men. The article complains about women being objectified while failing to mention that men are far more objectified in gaming than women are. It’s this kind of staunch, arrogant woe-is-me mentality that demonstrates how equaltiy between the sexes will NEVER EVER be.
Anyone, male or female, who is offended or disgusted by something like this likely has insecurity issues. An inability to accept themselves for who they are and a lack of resolve to be confident with who they are. There is no reason other than self pity to tell oneself that you have to be a certain way because a magazine or an advertisement says so.
Women talk about equality and empowerment all the time, but they don’t ever seem to have the strength to stand up for themselves. They project their insecurities on others, usually men, in the hope that they will change their opinion so that their insecurities will feel as though they have less power over them. This is far more abhorrant and disgusting than a contest about gamer girls in a men’s magazine.
I’ll just grab this spider real quick