Do you want to get an Xbox One, but you feel like your significant other is more interested in boring things like knitting / line dancing / watching water boil? Don’t worry, Microsoft has got you covered! They offer a form letter that you can fill out and send to your honey / sweetie / sugar momma. You can even share it on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin, if you want to spread the embarrassment around!
It’s funny because women don’t play video games, and men have to deceive and cajole to get their support! Ha-ha!
As if I needed another reason to dislike Microsoft.
What raving douchery
"filters out jerks"
Sounds like the network will be empty.
While I’m not a fan of a lot of what Microsoft does in the name of advertising, I’d like to point out that all of the fill in the blank fields have choices that could be directed to either stereotypical gender.
So, yeah, I don’t think it’s the clearcut case of ‘WIMMIN DON’T LIKE VIDJAGAEMS’ that OP makes it out to be, though it is still pretty hammy.
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No, seriously. Pick your jaw up off the floor! Catch “Night of A Thousand Stars” and “Harmonic Convergence” tonight at 8/7c on Nick…and then unlock the Book 2 finale episodes “Darkness Falls” and “Light in the Dark” online at midnight EST!
Let’s do this thing, Korra Nation!
Hi! I read The Ocean at The End of The Lane and loved it! But I've been presented with a challenge: summarise it in 3-5 sentences. And I just can't do it! So my question is: how would you summarise The Ocean at The End of The Lane in about 3 sentences?Thank you for your help!
If I could have summarised it in 3 sentences I wouldn’t have had to write a 56,000 word book.
I don’t remember the name of this movie, but I do remember that is was fucking brilliant.
(Source: afoullittlemind, via sunspotpony)
#women in games
Why a female lead character is not ‘bad design’
Elegant introspection from James Marsden from Futurlab on the influence of strong women in his life and how this influenced a sci-fi heroine in his video game series:
… we are also asked very often to release illustrations of Kai Tana in bathing suits or more revealing clothes. We always refuse …
When my father died at age 63, I was a 15yr old boy who had no clue who he was. I was confused and frustrated about life and death, but my mother was incredibly strong and resolved, and went back to work immediately to continue providing for us both. She set the example, and I followed. I threw myself into my passions with a clearer understanding of how precious and finite life is.
Independent strength and resolve is very common among the women in my family, and looking back it’s likely that which attracted me so strongly to characters like Ripley and Sarah Connor. They reflected the truth about the females I knew, and as I grew up I found myself far more attracted to independently minded girls than those dependent on males for validation …
Awesome words from one of my favorite game developers. They’ve got my loyalty, and are right up there with Supergiant in my mind.
#lincoln children's zoo
#ARE WE FAMOUS YET
Meet Lincoln, the Red Panda Cub
A rare Red Panda cub was born in July at Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Nebraska. Baby Lincoln, as zookeepers are calling him, is currently being hand-raised because his mother is unable to care for him. He is one of only four Red Panda cubs in the country being hand-raised. Like his older brothers, Rusty and Wayne, he will eventually move to another zoo, where he will be a valuable addition to coordinated breeding efforts to save the species.
Learn more about Lincoln on Zooborns.
HYOLY SHIT SOMETHING COOL HAPPENED AT THE LINCOLN ZOO
"Seirei no Moribito" or "This is how you write a strong female character"
#Seirei no Moribito
#Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
#strong female character
Seriously, Balsa is right up there with the ladies of FMA: Brotherhood.
No hacked-in angst about being a female warrior. No tropey, forced, comedic juxtapositions of being a warrior and also being the caretaker for a child. No terrible generalizations implying that being strong excludes the capability for having emotions. She just does what needs to be done. Need some ass kicked? Consider it kicked. A kid needs protecting from his murderous family? Kid’s safer than gun rights in Texas, and is defended against attackers just as (if not more) ferociously. Said kid needs looking after while avoiding attention from The Man? She’s capable of being the most caring mother-figure ever without losing a single drop of badassitude.
Granted I’m only halfway through the series, but it’s looking good, and the writers haven’t even tried to imply that she’s ‘broken’ as a result of her personality or chosen profession, so it doesn’t look like they’re gonna epiphany her into tropeland.
And thank the fiction gods for Chagum. Kid’s a fugitive prince THAT ISN’T A SPOILED BRAT. And as a bonus, he also has the capacity for critical thought! It’s gotta be a violation of The Ancient Scrolls of Historical Drama, and it’s totally awesome.
It shouldn’t have taken me this long to watch this. But I can’t really complain that past me didn’t watch it because, as a result of that laziness, present me can enjoy it RIGHT NOW.
All Hail the Crunchyroll.