I wish I was talented enough to make this stuff up, but this is all stuff folks have said to me.
do action movies know they can have more than one female character
Someone should make an action movie with all girls except for one guy and have no explanation or mention of it in the movie and then pay all of the actors to act surprised like they’d never noticed when they get the inevitable storm of questions.
This one male must have a shower scene, be saved by the protagonist at least once, and fall in love with a lead female.
And the poster art should be ridiculously photoshopped to emphasize his assets.
Of course, in practice what happens is that every time women move into a new field, men freak-out, attempt to bully and harass them back into their designated sphere, and then, when that doesn’t work, ultimately segregate themselves into an ever smaller range of “acceptable masculine behaviours,” generally while denigrating the importance of the field into which women have just moved.
"I work for Reuters. I’m a journalist in the media business.
Back in 2008, I sat in a conference and reviewed some proposals to integrate news sources focused on electronic gaming into our RSS service as niche content providers.
We considered IGN, Gamespot, and a few other syndicated online info feeds.
Now, in order to white label a source as affiliated with Reuters, you need to run through a checklist of ~100 items that are necessary for journalistic integrity. The source and its organization has to score at least a 60 out of 100 for it to be considered fair and unbiased.
These tests are carried out by senior journalists, editors, and investigators.
NONE of the gaming publications scored higher than a 15. For reference, the National Enquirer scored a 38 and the MSNBC blogosphere scored 44.
Some failures included:
- Economic ties with publishers
- Acceptance of favors
- 0% of staff held journalism degree
- Very small percentage worked in other major publications
- No real editing process
- No accountability
tl;dr: Gaming “journalism” is a joke and the laughingstock of reporting media. Continue to read these publications if you want, but assume that everything you read is biased or an outright lie.””
Sometimes I make posts just so that I know who to block.
Do you ever wonder what happened to people you used to know?
I went to elementary school with a guy who found a crushed gusher on the school’s blacktop and ate it.
…I wonder if he survived to adulthood.