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Thread: Women vs Tropes in Video Games
28-03-2013, 12:04 PM #1061
The 80s was a terrible decade. I don't know why people are so insistent on reliving it this generation.
28-03-2013, 12:34 PM #1062
28-03-2013, 12:36 PM #1063currently playing: Assetto Corsa
28-03-2013, 12:58 PM #1064
28-03-2013, 01:21 PM #1065
28-03-2013, 01:40 PM #1066
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I mean, there was MAD 1890s nostalgia in the 1920s. And so on. Lot of people loved them the 1900s, too, a little later, but there there's the added bonus of it being the last hurrah of the old order before an apocalyptic war. There's probably earlier examples, if I could be bothered to look them up - I bet the early Victorians were just pining for the Regency days. And a lot of the more famous novels of the 1800s are set about 20-30 years before they were written.
And as Nalano says it's easier to forget the shit parts.
28-03-2013, 02:34 PM #1067
The general trend in Victorian times was to lament and curse the regency. So i'm not sure how true that is.
28-03-2013, 03:44 PM #1068
"Do not say, 'Why is it that the former days were better than these?' For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this."Support for my all-pepperjack-cheese food bank charity drive has been lukewarm at best.
28-03-2013, 05:27 PM #1069
ahhh the glory days. anyhow, women vs tropes right on our doorstep. its not a coincidence that apparently a slew of people took it upon themselves to out that RPS is shite just as Cara posted an interview. Her first even.
"Quantacat's name is still recognised even if he watches on with detached eyes like Peter Molyneux over a cube in 3D space, staring at it with tears in his eyes, softly whispering... Someday they'll get it."
"It's frankly embarrassing. The mods on here are woeful."
"I wrinkled my nose at QC being a mod."
"At least he has some personality."
28-03-2013, 05:33 PM #1070
I don't know if it's a coincidence or not but there seems to be a lot of articles written about women and gaming in the wake of the first Women vs. Tropes video. If it's not a coincidence, then it certainly puts the lie to the attitude that the series was useless/not needed. Here's another good one:
Gamasutra editor at large Leigh Alexander explained that sexists, who are often convinced they're not sexist, do not exist in a vacuum.
"Empathy is a surprisingly hard thing for people to learn," Alexander said.
28-03-2013, 05:38 PM #1071
Because you know who does? Women. And the important question, just like what minorities go through on a daily basis, is when they have to ask themselves, "do I ignore the multitudinous slights - overt or covert, intentional and unintentional - so I can participate in the venue, do I risk looking like a killjoy by constantly correcting people, or do I just say 'fuck it' and leave?"
28-03-2013, 05:45 PM #1072
Are we differentiating between tropes within the medium and attitudes within the scene / industry, or have we combined those?Support for my all-pepperjack-cheese food bank charity drive has been lukewarm at best.
28-03-2013, 05:54 PM #1073
28-03-2013, 05:58 PM #1074
I thought we were still on about transgenders and how they're not represented enough in games. Really, is Poison enough?
28-03-2013, 06:02 PM #1075
I haven't really kept up with what's going on in here, so responding to this latest stuff.
28-03-2013, 06:05 PM #1076
Whoa - some IGDA fallout from GDC after the talk I linked to in my last post:
28-03-2013, 07:07 PM #1077
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General nostalgia for the past (and not a specifically generational cycle) is also a thing, of course, so I guess it's important to differentiate the two.
28-03-2013, 07:13 PM #1078
28-03-2013, 07:41 PM #1079
I love how twitter has now become the place to do everything.
Whenever I quit my job, I'm going to make sure my employers and the world knows about it.
"That's all folks I'm outta here @<employers twitter> #yolo #fuckjobs #iquit #hashtag"
I'm just kidding, my employer doesn't have a twitter account.
I'd like to point out this is the first time I've ever used a hashtag for anything. I hope you people respect the things I do for you all.
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28-03-2013, 07:50 PM #1080Support for my all-pepperjack-cheese food bank charity drive has been lukewarm at best.