I’m very happy with PAR, and if this is how it ends, that’s not too bad. We had a good run. We didn’t fix game journalism, but the whole idea of it being broken and needing a white knight to run in and make everything better was arrogant and more than a little pigheaded. There was good game writing before PAR, and there’s going to be good game writing after we go away.
What’s Ben Kuchera gonna get into next
Achewood made me laugh out loud…. Just like old times /:3
Because after 25 years on television, there is still nothing more to his character than “is best friends with Carl.”
Like there’s no, there’s no attempt to give him depth. Because he doesn’t need it. There’s not a bad episode where we get a “deep insight” to his character, there’s no mess where we meet his father, there’s no weird attempt to add a facet of his personalty that ends up making him behave awful and out of character (like we have seen with chalmers professor frink and flanders, respectively). He’s just some fuckin weirdo who really likes carl
Thank you for not ruining lenny and carl yet, the simpsons. I guess
"Listening to the media outlets today on the coverage of Madiba’s passing brought me to a state of great mutug. Not an hour of his death went by before the rewriting of history began. They’re already going on about his Ghandi like status. This is why I have little patience for white liberals, why they infuriate me so. They will love you once you are underground, when they can mold your story to reinforce the present of their status quo.
"What happened to Madiba’s terrorist status? What about Thatcher’s indictment of him? What about Canada’s collusion with the apartheid project? What about Israel popping fists with the Afrikaners? WHAT ABOUT ALL OF THIS?!
"Yo, listen, Mandela believed, advocated and used armed resistance against that disease of white supremacy illustrated by Afrikaner apartheid. He spent 27 years in prison, more than my entire lifetime, because he would not recant his faith in the basic humanity of black South Africans. Let’s not forget this. He was not Ghandi. He believed in forcibly taking back what belong to him, his humanity, his right to walk under the blue sky in dignity, the right to come and go and become as he pleased. This is why we celebrate MLK and hardly a whisper about Malcolm X. This is why they murdered Steve Biko and Patrice Lumumba. If they cannot kill you in the prime of your leadership (and they could not with Madiba), a recourse to that shall be the passing of time, the slow decline of memory, the rewriting of your story of any animosity towards white supremacy. Do not mourn him in false memory. Just, don’t." — Edil Ayan (via nothingman)
(Source: occupiedmuslim, via rincewitch)
Year of Luigi to continue into 2014 -
natellite:Nintendo’s yearlong celebration of its often-overshadowed plumber, Luigi, will continue into 2014, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Siliconera.
the thousand-year reign has begun
thank you, god. thank you, luigi.
god bless l uigi
Cool. That is cool.
ghostdaddotcx asked: how the hell can one balance their wholly sincere love of certain elements of cyberpunk with the knowledge that 1) this shit is patently ridiculous at many times and 2) a hell of a lot of it got obsoleted by failing to recognize most of its core tenets could co-exist with a totally mundane near-future (ie today) asking for a friend (its me) (im the friend)
if you go back and read Snow Crash or any Shadowrun novel (lol) after spending a lot of time in a completely dysfunctional metropolis like the Bay Area you quickly come to the realization that reveling in trash and destruction is the only way to get through this decade without having some sort of breakdown
i will report that i recently spent a couple months in two white utopias—Bellingham, WA and Brattleboro, VT, followed by a short stay in a cute little gentrified town called Beacon, NY—and the liberalism, hypocrisy, smug yoga horseshit and only casually-obscured racism was enough to make me feel sick and hunted, even in the midst of a beautiful, clean, green, prosperous ecological paradise.
at the risk of sounding like a dipshit hipster worshipping a projected and racist concept of “authenticity” (too late), at least oakland is “honest”. at least in Crime Zone, the piles of burning diapers on the street tell it like it is. at least the citizenry here will help you escape from a police kettle through their backyards. at least i can see at a glance that poverty exists, exploitation exists, and that no one has any medicine. and yeah people will fight me on it sometimes, but a lot fewer of them than were fighting me in Bellingham.
and i value that intensely, even while i’m gnawing my fingernails down to bloody stubs because of my guilt at being a colonial interloper. i value the lack of obfuscation between my privilege, and how most people are forced to live in the united states. there was poverty and crime in vermont and washington but everyone was working so hard not to look at it, or think about it, or admit it.
that said, it’s incredible the shit that privilege makes you say and do. elias is living in a house right now where his roommates refer to their livingroom window as “San Pablo TV” (San Pablo Avenue is a thoroughfare that goes through several ghettos in Oakland and is generally a rough area), and cordially invited him to play “Spot the Hooker”.
street-walking sex workers in this area are usually between the ages of 12 and 18 and are being run by abusive pimps. it takes ten seconds to either read this, or figure it out by glancing at one of these extremely young girls. girls who are often functionally enslaved and often trafficked.
i dont mean to asert that i’m not dealing with heavy internalized racism, sexism, and classism of my own obviously. i catch myself all the time thinking and doing awful shit, and that’s only a fraction of it obviously. but i know this about those girls, and it scares and shit out of me, and makes me furious on their behalf, and makes me want to cry. so why don’t comparably-educated, young white hipsters, who have had the same educational and moneyed background as i have, figure this out, too? its not hard. and its not like we dont all watch documentaries constantly. but no. they’re fine making fun of child sex slaves out their front window, like they’re 19th century British colonists with a balcony that overlooks the ghetto.
so i mean. ”log in” or whatever~