OH HEY, MORE INTERESTING THINGS INSTEAD:
LIKE A WILDCAT
Oh hey internet I made something for you:
I DON’T KNOW HOW THIS GOT HERE HELP I AM NOT GOOD WITH COMPUTERS
actually I just can’t figure out why it’s doing the scanliney thing. Oh well. ENJOY
That means that the DAY OF BIRTH you can have an abortion.
Just in case you change your mind and decide you don’t want a baby anymore.
TRU STORY GUISE
*Not sure if stupid or just troll.
LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, complete bullshit. Hysterical though. If it is just someone trolling, then bravo lol, you certainly made me laugh.
really really hoping this is a troll …
Did you know that NO IT FUCKING ISN’T YOU GODDAMN MORON DO YOUR FUCKING RESEARCH BECAUSE HOLY SHIT IF I HAVE TO EDUCATE ONE MORE GODDAMN MOTHERFUCKER THAT THE ONLY THINGS THAT GET ABORTED ARE BLASTOCYSTS I AM GOING TO FUCKING SCREAM
Scrolling through my tumblr timeline today I passed several long diatribes about what a stupid and horrible and disappointing thing it was to have the FemShep designs presented at SDCC posted up for voting on Facebook.
Really? Really, we’re going to complain about this?
You know what, it’s true that there should have been an “iconic” female Shepard presence from the very beginning. Yes, there should’ve been more emphasis on the customisability of Shepard including her sex during the initial marketing things. No, it shouldn’t be a big unique thing to have a female protagonist in a game that’s far more than a flouncing piece of ass and a bare midriff on the screen for 40+ hours, and it shouldn’t be a lot to ask that the alternate choice is presented as a significant thing.
What people seem to be forgetting here is that the gender and sexuality equality movement is one that progresses forward through monumental force in exchange for baby steps. Without extended protests or indeed anything that could possibly be construed as a monumental effort, what we have gotten in exchange for a couple of threads on a single forum and some e-mails is a pretty big goddamn stomp of a baby step and I think we need to pay attention. I’m not saying that the battle for equality and recognition is over — Because it’s not and it won’t be for a long time. What I am saying is that this is like teaching a kid to walk. The correct response to a child’s first steps is excited praise, a cuddle, a big hug and encouragement to step forward more. The incorrect response is snivelling and whining that Junior hasn’t run a triathlon yet and that is what I am seeing here. I have not seen a single positive post about BioWare’s steps forward on this issue.
Think back to when ME1 was released a few years ago. Now this is only a few years ago but that actually emphasises my point. The option to have some of the characters be for all intents and purposes bisexual for whomever was playing Shepard was nixed at the last moment. Due to what? Societal pressure? Fear of reprisal? The truth is often a combination of many things coming together. My point with this is that since then the world has continued to change around us and we’ve continued to rise up and be loud — We’ve gotten games like Dragon Age 2 in response where all of the available love interests would be available to the player no matter their gender and I remember seeing official artwork of female Hawke.
We need to keep pushing, but we also need to acknowledge what’s been put out there for us in response. I am unconvinced by the complaining about the FemShep options put up on Facebook for voting as a bad decision, just as I am unconvinced by the ‘dudebros’ whining about FemShep fans ‘stealing resources from the game.’ We need to continue to be loud but our voices need to be positive, too. We need to act like we fucking appreciate what we are given so that we will be given more.
Someone obviously thought about us when they asked for those pieces of art to be made. Someone obviously gave us consideration and thought we’d want to have an easily accessible way to vote for what we liked best. This was done for us, the absolute least we can do is acknowledge that if it isn’t perfect, it’s at least something in the right direction. We complain about our choices when we don’t have them. We complain when we do.
One last thing. As for people complaining about the blonde FemShep being chosen as the most popular?
Of course the blonde one was chosen as the most popular. Why do we see all these girls running about with mile-long platinum blonde straightened hair? Because that’s the look people go for nowadays. I liked the short choppy black hairstyle. I’m still not complaining.