I’m not really inclined to celebrate the victory of someone who has access to $1.5 billion, but considering that this is what the actual workers were fighting for I guess it’s a good thing. Glad to see this whole debacle somehow impossibly resolved in their favour.
Charles spends a lot of time thinking about how people view her. As far as she’s concerned, nobody will try to hurt your feelings if they think you don’t have any.
As a five year old kid with a disability, receiving a microcomputer was a pretty big deal to me. The Amstrad CPC 464 was already antiquated in 1988, but it’s ubiquity and low price fitted my mother’s income and my limited needs a little better than something closer to top of the line, like an…
Pretty great critique of “gamer” “culture” that you should read if you’ve got a few minutes to spare.
me as an 11 year old: omgosh danny x sam are my otp I want them to be together forever. paulina’s the worst! :(
me now: googles ‘sam x paulina romantic fanfic super gay’
Every time I look back on that show my respect for the writing goes down a notch. While I will always consider Valerie the biggest victim of character decay and terrible arc writing (let’s be honest, Valerie’s relationship with Danny was far more interesting than his relationship with Sam, but the former was always deprioritised because the latter had to happen by virtue of the show having all the depth of a kiddie pool), Paulina got shafted pretty bad by essentially playing the role of “other girls” to Sam’s “nonconformist” as the trope exists in the heads of 40-something Nickelodeon writers (that is, completely unironically). And while I don’t think that she ever made it to the show written well, I suspect she was a more interesting character in preproduction, and I think originally she had a much bigger role; compare her model with Valerie’s and MK-I suit Valerie. Notice anything? She was totally going to be Danny’s original non-Vlad rival before that role got given to Valerie (rightly so mind you, Valerie was a much more interesting character).
This kind of isn’t a proper response I guess so much as it is me relating to growing out of Danny Phantom’s lackluster character writing.
|—||All totally real quotes said over an intercom that sounds exactly like the one in every fucking dystopia movie ever made at South Station.|
This came up on random today on my way to the train, kinda needed something like that. I think some of my followers might too.
Argh why do none of my friends read Scarygoround because goddddddd I want someone to talk to re: this whole last arc it is legit the best Bad Machinery story so far and Jack and Mimi in the bus stop and Shauna’s subplot and MIMI SAVED MINI-GROTE with the power of her rad-as-fuck jacket and the reciprocation angle and holy shit just this whole chapter has been fantastic and oh look you didn’t have to send anyone’s sister to Hell.
After all the terrible stuff in the news this week, I needed a cheer-up. If you’re like me — a big sad, sci-fi nerd — it might also lift your spirits.
It’s time to flush your stereotypes down the drain.
Congratulations, gamer girls—you’re officially at the top of the food chain when it comes to games. A new study released by the Entertainment Software Association has revealed that adult women now occupy the largest demographic in the gaming industry. Women over 18 made up a whopping 36 percent of the gaming population, followed by adult men at 35 percent.
I cannot wait for men to cry about this