The Cyber Almanac

A rickety train of thought where the break appears to have been jammed and new carriages appear often...many may contain cats...

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parnela-lansbury:

kenezbian:

soulmate AU where you wake up on your 18th birthday with the first words your soulmate will say to you tattooed on your body so you’ll know them when you meet them

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admittedly, there are a few bugs in the system

Haha my soul mate would have something truly offensive and embarrassing most likely…

(via trolby)

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shvnyyy-e:

zwamboobs:

blazepress:

Filming a rainbow when suddenly.

Sick

what the fuck

The gays are angry
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HE’S DOING A WATER PULSE OMG HE’S A POKEMON
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heatherm00ch:

blancadiabla:

safety tips from Anubis

oh my fucking god

I literally just squealed. This is so great.
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No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

thisfeliciaday:

This article is heartbreaking. And true.

There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit. 

There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.

NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.

Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article. 

Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.

We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)

I can’t express how sad and angry this article makes me feel. I wrote a whole post in which I swore and chewed out the men that act like this, that isn’t ok though, that would be allowing myself to act like them.

All I will say is we live in a world where we strive for equality and the protection of all however on the internet it seems that we revert to a Victorian mentality. We need to get past this now. Before you devalue someone else in anyway try some empathy, imagine how it would feel to be on the receiving end of your comments or behaviour, if you can’t imagine that (…must resist insult…) then imagine how you would feel if it were a family member, if you can’t even imagine that then there’s no hope for you, get off the internet and try talking with someone about your stunted emotional development (oops, my fingers slipped)…

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