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Some day I am going to live in a castle by the ocean, wear medieval armour and ride around on dragonback while wielding a sword, casting magic and flying.

Trust me, I'll be awesome at it.
chronic cloudcuckoolander

jaclcfrost:

why does everything have to be solved by true love’s kiss like why can’t things be set right by true friendship’s high five, embrace, and session of several songs sang together loudly and off-key

orangewave:

bakamic:

izzy-sukeban-jones:

grouchythefish:

orangewave:

mediocre-misadventures:

orangewave:

getting real damn tired of having people yelling “LO OL WTF ARE MILK BAGS LOL” 

This is disgusting and you should be ashamed.

calm down friend jesus christ there is nothing wrong with it, it saves space and it produces less garbage and is easy to recycle

you do have a pretty ugly milk jug tho

if you cut the tip off, how do you seal it when you save it for later?

^^^ Seriously. How do you store it after you open it?

Step one: step two: 

  #milk bags    #canadian  

durendals:

on a textual level, a female character can dress however she wants and shouldn’t be slut-shamed and hated for what she prefers to wear.

on a metatextual level, she might still have been designed with an intention to provide fanservice.

this means that criticising a design, as opposed to a character, is neither misogyny nor slut-shaming. being displeased about the way a character has been designed is not synonymous with hating her. 

have i made myself clear?

  #media    #criticism    #writing  
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Song: Armin's English Scream
Played: 738,645 times.

blue-eyed-hanji:

domofudgie:

arminthewhore:

empressofsnow:

I was just randomly searching the net and I found a leaked version of episode 5.  Here’s Armin’s scream.

Armin wants off this wild ride.

… Also… Given I took this out of context… It kinda sounds like Eren stabbed Armin or something…

OKAY IM SORRY BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE EREN THREW A SPIDER AT ARMIN AND IM C RY ING

So apparently, my good friend amberawrnerd and her fiance  are close friends with the English voice actor for Armin, Josh Grelle. When they heard this clip, they broke down laughing. Why?

Because when Armin shouts out “Eren!” he sounds like Armin…. But when Josh starts screaming, apparently it sounded like Josh’s real voice… And the last time they heard that scream was when he was being pushed really fast in a shopping cart.

i can’t decide which is funnier: the spider or the shopping cart

  #aot    #shingeki no kyojin    #armin arlert  
A lesson we learned on Series One was that we hardly ever have a red herring, in an Agatha Christie way—we never take the viewer up a story cul-de-sac in order to make them think something’s happening when in fact it’s something else. But there’s a big difference there between your red-herring-story-cul-de-sac and actually having a story which takes you in unexpected directions. And I know that’s because Russell feels that very deliberate red herrings somehow make you distrust the show and the storyteller—they feel as if they’re putting a joke over on the viewers rather than taking them on an exciting story journey.
Helen Raynor (Script Editor), Doctor Who: The Inside Story (via popscockleswescanhaves)
  #writing  

What about our fans? Are they privileged? Let me tell you about Anders. He was one of two male love interests in Dragon Age II, and the only one of the two that would actually make his intentions known to the player without the player expressing interest first. If you were nice to him, he would make a pass at you, and you could turn him down, and that would be the end of it. And some fans REALLY did not like that.

Some of them asked for a gay toggle; because in a game where there’s mature themes, slavery, death, and none of which we offer toggles for, encountering a gay character? OOH, beyond the pale. They didn’t want to be exposed to homosexuality.

And this one fan on our forums posted that he felt too much attention had been spent on women and gays and not enough on straight male gamers. For all of whom he personally spoke, of course. ‘It’s ridiculous that I even have to use a term like Straight Male Gamers, when in the past I would only have to say fans.’ The purpose of the romances in Dragon Age II was to give each type of fan an equal content. Two romances whether you’re male or female, straight or gay.

How upsetting for this particular Straight Male Gamer to realize he wasn’t being catered to. This was not equality to him, but an imbalance; an imbalance of the natural order. He did not want equality, he’s not interested in equality. To him, from his perspective, equality means he’s getting less. Less options? Actually, no, the number of options we had in that game was actually the same number of options that he would have received earlier. What was his issue was the idea that there was attention being spent on other groups, which SHOULD have rightly gone to him.

Do ALL straight male gamers feel exactly the same as he does? Absolutely not. In the thread where this came up in fact, there was quite a few guys who came in and identified themselves as straight male gamers and said ‘I actually don’t have an issue with that, as long as I receive an experience I enjoy, I think other people should be able to enjoy that too.’ But if you think that Straight Male Gamer Dude is an outlier among our fanbase, you were not paying attention.

This is Anita Sarkeesian, she’s the author of the Feminist Frequency, a blog which examines tropes in the depiction of women in popular culture. You’ve probably all heard about this, it’s a matter of public record, she announced a Kickstarter to start a web series to look at the tropes in video games and she was subjected to a campaign of vicious abuse and harassment by male gamers. Why? Well, because she represents to these guys the loss of their coveted place in the gaming audience. Never mind that well all know Goddamn well that they’re still at the top of the totem pole. What they see themselves losing is sole proprietorship over their domain. That’s what it is.

Everything that is changing about the gaming industry to accommodate these players, to them, is diluting the purity of gaming which has belonged solely to them. That’s what this is all about. And here’s the thing, I’m pretty certain that our industry fears the scrutiny of those guys way more than the scrutiny of everyone else. Because those are the guys that scream at the top of their lungs, they spend their time on every internet forum, they spend their time making Metacritic reviews. Infuriate them, and you become a target. It’s so much easier to say “Well, that’s what our fans are like. There’s nothing we can do.” And that’s bullshit.

They didn’t set the tone, did they? We set the tone. What we put out there, what we permit, whether it’s on our forums, whether it’s on Xbox Live, the things that we permit we are in effect condoning. What happened to Anita, we the industry, are partly responsible for. We’re in part to blame. And if the idea of moral responsibility doesn’t phase you, consider the idea that the time will probably soon come that this will also amount to legal responsibility.

BioWare EA Writer David Gaider speaking on sexism and sexuality in video games. (via lolitsgabe)

also known as “Why I Love And Support BioWare Games”

(via optimisticduelist)

Bioware ain’t perfect, but good gosh it does give me the warm fuzzies when one of their crew knocks it out of the park.

(via northstarfan)

  #bioware  
English teacher: Never kill off your main character, it shows poor writing skills
Shakespeare: Excuse you
John Green: Excuse you
The BBC: Excuse you
Fox: LETS KILL THEM TWICE
CW: LETS KILL THEM A HUNDRED TIMES
BBC: Did someone say multiple deaths?
George R.R. Martin: KILL THEM, KILL THEM ALL, EVEN THE ANIMALS, THEY ALL HAVE TO DIE!
  #writing    #let's punch a hole in the plot armour trope    #shall we?  

White Northern Lights in Finland

  #oooh pretty  
Christine spoke of an angel..
  #phantom of the opera    #musicals  
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emotionslikeateaspoon:

I feel like you should all watch this. Just persevere for a minute or so.