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Tear gas

smidgetz:

torisoulphoenix:

avoidgettingread:

Do not wear contact lenses if you are in a situation where you may be tear-gassed.  When I went through basic training, we were warned that there was a possibility the tear gas they were using could melt contact lenses.

BOOOOOOOOOOOST!!!!!!!!!!

That’s insane, please be careful y’all

constella:

probably one of my favorite quotes

constella:

probably one of my favorite quotes

bikiniarmorbattledamage:

karniz replied to your post “have you seen the armor for characters on Diablo III, and if so, what’s your opinion on them?

Why do you guys just look at concept/promo art and not actual in-game armors? The actual armor within DIII is very well designed and not as sexualized as the samples you show. I feel it’s a disservice to your viewers that you don’t do more research..

Oh wow, you’re telling me that the promotional material Blizzard creates to market Diablo 3 are completely misleading and non-representative of the game… and not only has nobody mentioned this before but somehow it’s my fault?

Wow, I better look into that right away. Thankfully there’s always YouTube to provide us with Let’s Play videos so I can take screenshots that look slightly off since the live footage is always in motion and was never intended for still frames!

I bet the the in game models look completely different.  I bet they’re huge and so detailed that you’d be a fool to look at anything but what the actual in game play looks like.  It’d be ridiculous to propose that Diablo figures are displayed, by default, so tiny that you can’t make out any real detail beyond basic colours and silhouette right!?

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Oh… well never mind! The first thing you do when you start one of these games is create a character.  Obviously the Barbarian models in character creation will be completely different to those used in promotion and the ones that someone made gifs (from gameplay) of!

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Oh wow… what a co-incidence!  Oh well, there’s always the Demon Hunter right?  It’d be ridiculous to think that they’d use that stupid stance where she poses one leg in front of the other, sacrificing her balance to flaunt her hips! Or have her arms posed to both look like a she’s trying to be an action movie star and draw attention to her boobs.  That’d never…

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Wait a minute… does this game actually have all the problems previous suggested? Is it possible I just use promotional art and cleaned up gifs because they are easier to read and communicates clearer?

Is it possible that this kind of rampant double standard and objectification of women is so common in gaming that many people just assume it’s justified and normal?  And that it’s long overdue people called it out and didn’t just forgive games because there were a few good examples in it if you looked?  Or even games where it’s mostly good with some outrageously bad items used in marketing?

Outrageous! Someone should start a blog about this kind of thing… they could even like, make some sort of checkbox game to help illustrate the point!

- wincenworks

justwestofweird:

radio-freedunmovin:

justwestofweird:

yaddy123:

This is everything.

My favorite part is that Bart literally became Homer.

My favorite part is that Lisa became bisexual and eventually married Millhouse. Or the Jenda and Bart separation part.

Actually the best part is that in the entire series Maggie says like one-two words. And in her solo Christmas card she’s the “voice of her generation”

Smith

evilsupplyco:

A blacksmith smiles with pride as the fire roars hotter. She picks up her hammer and taps a very specific rhythm on her anvil.

The flames respond to the rhythm, growing taller or wider as smith and fire sync.

The smith begins humming a song that was old when words were new and gets to work. She takes advantage of winter’s lingering chill.

dragonheartedrabbit:

Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.

Stand up, speak out. 

bikiniarmorbattledamage:

So Nintendo decided to release alternative outfits for the Zero Suit Samus in new Smash Bros. Their official statement on it goes:

Thanks to the determination of her female designer, these Zero Suit outfits got completed in time. From the ending of Metroid: Zero Mission, here’s Samus in shorts!

You can use the same outfit variations in both the 3DS and Wii U versions.

"Thanks to the determination of her female designer", huh? What a bizzarely specific statement.
Reads more like “See, SEE? Women not only love skimpy outfits on female characters, they personally put them in games! She was DETERMINED to do it, even!”

I’m feeling like "a woman designed it, so it can not be detrimental to womankind in any way!" is some secret lost square in the Female Armor Rhetoric Bingo

As for anyone who’d gladly claim that those are canon costumes from her earlier games: YES, THEY ARE. You know what exactly they are in canon? LEISURE OUTFITS. Samus wears them after her mission is over. She’s supposed to chill in those shorts, not fight.

Just the same, Zero Suit is basically underwear to her armor and Zero Mission’s whole point was to play Samus at her most vulnerable.

Again, how does any costume other than power armor make sense in the context of brutal tournament that is Smash Bros games?

And no, I don’t take “this series is all about fanservice” for an answer.
The designers used up all the Pointless Fanservice Points when they gave her shoes so impossible they barely resemble stripper boots.

PS: Those heels look as idiotic as when they were first released.

PPS: Her anatomy and the poses she takes, especially in the first picture, are as much (if not more) broken as ever.

Guess the developers still like Samus promotion pics being a major candidate for an eschergirls post.

~Ozzie

I love when companies pretend that female developers have total autonomy over projects - it’s not like they answer to managers and executives who hired them to do a specific task.

It’s not like video games is an industry where employment is highly competitive or that employment in game is renown for being highly demanding at the best of times.

Surely it couldn’t be that these female designers were instructed by male managers and that the company expects their female designers to do this kind of work or find work elsewhere!

- wincenworks

chibidragons:

Tiger-dragon by DragonsAndBeasties

a-blog-named-slickback:

last-of-the-gallifreyans:

iwillincendiotheheartoutofyou:

OH MY GOD STOP SAYING THAT DOCTORS SHOULDN’T SAY ‘IT’S A BOY’ OR ‘IT’S A GIRL’ AT BIRTH

IT’S NOT ABOUT ‘FORCING GENDER ROLES ON BABIES’ IT’S ABOUT ENSURING THAT THE CHILD GETS THE BEST CARE POSSIBLE BASED ON THEIR BIOLOGICAL SEX JFC

anyways what else would they say if they can’t announce boy or girl.

"it’s a thing!" 

yeah that’s not gonna work.

"It sure is a baby alright"