Thoughts On....Tropes vs. Women 2In my last piece I was criticising the new web series by Anita. However I did say it had potential and if she does more research, her series will be more interesting. I still stand by that and despite my scepticism of her motives; I think the negative reactions are overblown.Thoughts On....Tropes vs. Women 29 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Don’t get me wrong there are some well-reasoned responses, but the way people are reacting is out of proportion. I’ll admit my own piece on this was part of the knee-jerk response to anything linked to Feminist Frequency; I have little room to talk. I did say my opinion of her is not very high and doubted she didn’t know what she was getting into, which might be unfair. But if she did post something on 4chan or alike, I would think she’d have to know what she’s doing.
The video didn’t say anything new and could have easily been made, most of her information can be found on Wikipedia. But it was well presented and she didn’t seem nearly as annoying as she was in previous vi
Thoughts on...Tropes vs. WomenHello and welcome to my first ‘Thoughts on’, a thing where I try to dissect various things. I’ll be looking at videogames, books and alike, turning my eyes to a subject and coming up with theories about it. Or in some cases talking about them and giving an opinionThoughts on...Tropes vs. Women9 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Today I’ll be looking at Tropes vs. Women in Video Games. Now my opinion on the creator of this series is not very high, for a number of reasons. I watched a few of her previous videos and read her thesis, both of which showed a woman who doesn’t really think outside the box.
In her paper she listed off feminine and masculine traits, without really explaining why they are designated to those genders. In her mind a woman can’t have strong leadership skills without acting as a man, which is just plain stupid. However I will applaud the fact that she has gotten herself a great deal of PR, by targeting what she knows is an easy to piss-off audience. She has made herself out to be a victim of so
HS Sweetheart: Ch 12HS Sweetheart: Ch 123 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Chapter Twelve: The Fight
"I didn't really kiss him. I put my hand to his face and kissed the backside of my hand." Natsume explained to a worried looking Yuriko on Monday morning. "But from everyone else's position it really looked convincing, didn't it?"
"It did." Yuriko looked relieved.
"I'm sorry that you have to put up with all this you know, with all these secrets."
"It's okay. I understand." Yuriko looked down. "But I wish you didn't have to go through such elaborate lengths to get what you want."
Natsume nodded in agreement. She too was starting to feel guilty for putting Satoshi through all this. It was a bit much. At the time it seemed like the perfect plan. But after getting to know the guy, he really was just too nice of a person to be doing all this too. But she was reaping the benefits of having a fake boyfriend. M
Test 6: Test of Control Part 1Test 6: Test of Control Part 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Why? Why did it happen?"
Immense emotions whirled within the champion. He did not want to admit it: the events that happened so suddenly; how he wished they were just nightmares that would go away the moment he opened his eyes. However, when he did, he only found himself covered in blood blood that was still seeping out from the corpse that was once his closest companion.
The ambush... Their presence . Their preparation It was unexpected... He didn't actually think they would find their tracks so easily - but they did.
"Why did you do it?"
His mind whirled back to the events that happened not long ago: how his companion and himself were out in the forest, how they converse and argue with each other as any other day; how he used his words to distract the huntress from observing the directions they were using, he did not expect them to be ambushed so easily. He could not even suspect how they were walking into their grasps from the start.
They were outnumbered by two t
Things I learned in dA...Things I learned in dA...6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
THINGS I LEARNED IN dA FOR THE PAST 3-SOMETHING YEARS AND 4800-SOMETHING PAGEVIEWS
(subtitle: MY mental post-it notes)
ON ARTIST RELATIONS
Read the artists comments.
Learn how to say thank you, whether its praise or criticism. If its criticism, ought to NEVER FORGET to say thanks.
Criticism is good. Not always pleasant, but theyre good. Give some, take some. If you cant take some, dont give. At all.
But of course you can't criticize EVERYthing. Be careful to tell when, what, where and how.
There is a line between criticism and insult.
Being rude is not good ANYwhere. When commenting, be considerate. We have our own standards in everything. Its our own, not the worlds.
You are not always right.
We are all artists here, so we absolutely have to respect that. And each other. And each others work. And opinions. Everything. (Yes, even if we dont like them.)
Referencing is ok and healthy. Its l
Persona 3 Crimson Wings: Chapter 10Persona 3 Crimson Wings: Chapter 101 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 10: Tests, Shrine and Persona
"So you're saying I lose my potential on days of the full moon?" The red-eyed girl slammed her fist on the table. Igor just gave the girl a grin, while the male attendant nodded at her. She sighed and massaged her temples before turning back to the old man. "About his awakening... Death... He was different. What's happening? Was it because I stopped him from summoning it on the first full moon?" She asked again with her face wrapped in a serious expression. Her eyes stared intently at the older man.
The attendant furrowed a brow an spoke in place of Igor. "I am afraid we cannot answer that" Minako glared at him. He flinched and kept quiet.
"I understand your frustration... But please... Bear with us. Our only role is but to assist you. Now, please... If you will... " Igor signaled her to get out of the place by pointing at the exit. His voice didn't sound distressed or angry... but h
PPHG: InterviewPPHG: Interview1 year ago in Settings More Like This
Interviewer Aiden Strathmore sat up on stage, his likeness reflecting that of a flamboyant cotton candy ball smothered in Pepto-Bismol. He was wearing his famous fuchsia tuxedo with purple trim, his hair done up in a pompadour as he flashed a smile, rounding his chair to the audience, "And thank you for waiting, we have returned from that commercial break to interview our next tribute. Today we have a sultry female from the Fishing District; be careful boys, because she's a heartbreaker ! She might just run off with a bit of your family jewels too... please help me welcome Jacquette Rousseau!!"
The crowd began to cheer for the maiden as she took her seat next to the Fairy King himself, Aiden standing up and bowing to her as she walked over and reaching out his hand for hers. The crowd continued cheering and awing, camera's trained on her.
It wasn't like Jacquette to be nervous about public events. Then again, she was more prone to blending in with a crowd to steal
[OF] Love's Tragedy - The Final TruthAdora: The white fur of a soft rabbit twitched across Adora's line of sight. The girl, still bloodied and hampered from her previous brush in with the rabbits, stumbled childishly after the animal. In many case, she would trip over the slightest item, including her own two feet. This left her dress dirtied, her knees bruised and many things of the like. Yet, she still chased after the rabbit, giggling and calling for it to come to her over and over. It ran from the girl regardless, yet would stop every once in a while, twitching its small pink nose and examining the area around it. "No, don't go, I love you!" She called, flopping once again to the ground as she tripped. This time, her pink head collided with a rather solid item, cutting her brow and hurting her head in the process. "Sorry!" She said, despite knowing that she had only hit an inanimate item. A force of habit, something that she had always done and was not willing to give up. "I'll just... lay here. Yeah. Lay here.[OF] Love's Tragedy - The Final Truth1 month ago in Settings More Like This
3k - Boy Too Shy"I'm just glad that no one died, you know?"3k - Boy Too Shy1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fletcher glanced over to the girl who leaned heavily on his shoulder as they walked -- Marlowe's feet were still dragging and heavy, and while he felt a bit clumsy himself and his mind hazed from the night's revelry, he knew if she tried to walk without his help she'd end up falling over her own self, and the cobbled street they walked on wouldn't help prevent that, either. "Mm, me too," the young archer said with a light breath as he turned back ahead of them, tired and sleepy face forming a soft smile.
It was the small group's, the ones who recently became soldiers, fresh from training, first fight since they graduated from their apprenticeships. It had been scary for everyone -- new blood was easily spilled when fighting against those with more experience. But, whatever divine being had been watching smiled upon them, and the young returned in one piece -- some better than others, a cou
Lying Figment Peter was in the house looking around the rooms. He was getting a strange eerie feeling around the house. A sheep was tagging along with him trotting at his side. Though oddly he didn't see any of the towns citizens around. It,just seemed void and empty. While strolling around he caught a glimpse of of light. He looked into the mirror and for a second he thought he saw the image of a wolf behind him. He spun around only to see nothing then he heard what sounded like sped up whispering until a dark mist started to leak from the floor boards "you're fault" the shadow whispered in a low echoed tone. "If only you'd thought about what you did it spoke.." As the shadow called Peter out on his past the mist took on a more memorable form of a wolf inching closer and closer to Peter "n-no"was all Peter could mutter starring at the wolf. He gripped his head trying to calm himself and felt a nudge on his leg. He looked down and saw his sheep though it didn't seem to notice theLying Figment3 weeks ago in Settings More Like This
HoM ROLEPLAY! (Capri and Alice)YEA! I forgot to post this because I'm not very bright. //shot ... Luckily ~i3atmanga posted it up so I now remember that I can get group points if I do! So um yesh. Capri belongs to me, =Sil3ntS0NG, and Alice belongs to the lovely ~i3atmanga. Please read from the bottom up because this is a note roleplay. Thanks bros.HoM ROLEPLAY! (Capri and Alice)2 weeks ago in Profiles More Like This
Sil3ntS0NG said the following:
Capri shrugged. "It's fine." She smiled. "It's late anyway. I'll be fine." She waved. "I'll see you later Alice!" She ran off and slid across the ice. ((
And got ran over by a car.JUST KIDDING!!))
Ender? EWaittngfv. END! for now until later.
Sorry I got carried away. I love roleplaying.
i3atmanga said the following:
"A-ah! I'll walk you home...?" Alice offered shyly. "T-That is, if you'd like..."
(We should end this soon. This is getting pretty long for just a first meeting...)
Sil3ntS0NG said the following:
Capri nodded and followed her out. When
OF: Pennyroyal RPWord count-OF: Pennyroyal RP1 week ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Thumbelina exited the pawnshop far more relieved than she had entered it. Honestly she really had no idea who the cloaked woman was... she thought they'd called her Grimhilde. But in the end that was probably irrelevant, she simply had a dislike for her presence. She was back in her normal sized form and was riding on Reginald's head without her wings. //Hopefully that woman has left my property by now...// Was the thought running through her head as she started heading home.
Having managed to get all the way back to her home before realizing that she hadn't asked Thumbelina for the item she was looking for, Matches had hiked up her skirts and run back towards her new friends farm and was pleasantly surprised to see both Reginald and Thumbelina before she'd had to run too far. "Miss Thumbelina! I was looking for you!" She laughed quietly as she slowed her pace and lowered her skirts back down. "Are you always in the right place at t
Gwen and Talia RP: TresspassingGwen (Head Soldier of Giant House) trespasses on Faerie territory for her experiments when Talia (Adviser of Faerie House) catches her in the act.Gwen and Talia RP: Tresspassing3 weeks ago in Settings More Like This
Gwen had really done it now.
In just a matter of minutes, she had added a whole slew of new crimes to her track record: Having Xanthe ravage a part of the mountainside so she could climb up to the Faerie House more easily, espionage, trespassing, and flat out stealing a couple Faerie tokens for an experiment. All in the name of science and discovery, she thought.
Now she was deemed enough of a threat (or maybe just enough of a nuisance) to be taken care of by the Faerie House's adviser, a teenager who she heard was fanatically devoted to her House. Gwen stepped back when she saw the adviser. Suddenly, she felt a tinge of claustrophobia from being in such an enclosed space, as if the cave's walls were closing in on her. A bit nervously, she said, "Listen, I know I'm not exactly in a good position right now to appeal or anythi
OF: A warm coat RPWord count-OF: A warm coat RP1 week ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Thumbelina entered the Dorothea's shop, looking around curiously, she hadn't seen the girl in awhile.. she hoped her issues with her living companion had been resolved. "Hello?" She cautiously called out.
Dorothea had heard the store's bell and came down the stairs to greet a customer. When she saw who it was a smile curled her lips and not one out of necessity, but of real content. "Hi, Thumbelina, can I do something for you?"
"I just wanted to make sure you were doing well." Thumbelina grinned and flew over to Dorothea.
Dorothea nodded. "I am doing well. How about you?"
"I am feeling much better.. I was well taken care of and my cold went away." Thumbelina smiled warmly.
"That's very good. We don't want you to stay sick." Dorothea wasn't sure if she should extend her hand for Thumbelina to land on or not. "You should dress warmly when going out, you know. It will keep the colds away."
"Yeah.. but I can't sew at all so it's very h
Double trouble #1: The water twinsDouble trouble #1: The water twins1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"You guys are gonna love rolling with the Saints." Shaundi said, walking with two girls. Well, they were really boys, they were just fond of the feminine look. The Water twins, that's what they were known as. Jin and Jess Water were very close twins. They never talked to people and they didn't have any other friends. They weren't even close with their parents. So far the only friend they have is Shaundi and they were happy about that. They saw a lot of their older sister in her. Their older sister got shot by the Brotherhood, a couple of years ago, which is the only reason they joined the Saints. They wanted every person wearing the Brotherhood flag dead. Sure, they could have gone to the Ronin or the Sons of Samedi for their revenge but it was one tiny little detail that made them choose the Saints over the rest. Their favorite color was purple.
"So you guys want to help with the Brotherhood right?" Shaundi asked. The two nodded. "Alright. I'll take you to one of our lieutenants for t
Double trouble #2: Jins dayDouble trouble #2: Jins day1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Jess woke up to find Jin sleeping on the bed with his computer on. He always was an online gamer. Jess went over to put the computer to charge until he saw what his brother was doing on the computer. He was messageing Carlos all night. He wanted to slam the computer against the wall. He just put the computer to charge and shut it off. He walked over to his sleeping twin and put a blanket over him. He sighed and went to get something to eat for breakfast.
Jin was on his bed making out with Carlos. His arms were wrapped around his neck and his cheeks were flushed. "I love you Carlos." Jin said. "I love you too. Now, how about we have some fun." Carlos said seductivly. His hand slid down Jins body until, but stopped all suddenly. "What's wrong?" Jin asked. That's when Carlos wasn't Carlos anymore. Carlos turned into Jess. "Wake up." He said. Jin was confused. "What?" He asked. "Wake up!" He yelled, shaking Jin.
(End of dream)
"Wake Up already!" Jess screamed, shaking his brot
Double Trouble #3: Jess's DayDouble Trouble #3: Jess's Day1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"You did a really good job Jess." Springfield, the Boss, complimented. "Thanks. I wish Jin came with us." Jess said, a little dissapointed. When they got to the Mission Jess expected to see his twin sitting on the couch or hangin' with Shaundi. Instead, all he found was Shaundi smoking a cigar. "Hey Shaundi, here's the Loa dust." Springfield said, putting the three pounds of drugs on the table in front of her. "Good luck findin' out what's in it." He said, walking off. "Where is he?" Jess asked. "Which he?" Shaundi asked. "You know which he I'm talking about." Jess asked, starting to get pissed off. "No I don't. There are a lot of he's in this world." Shaundi said, smoking some of her cigarette. Jess smacked the cigar out of her hand. "That wasn't very nice." Shaundi said. "Where. is. Jin?" Jess asked. If he didn't get his answer soon he was gonna start breaking things. Shaundi picked up the cigar. "He went to Freckle bitches with Carlos." She said. Jess felt his eye twitch. "That assh
My other halfIn the past years of my life my soul was slowly broken in half.So many upsets and tragic events that left a permanent scar in the middle of my soul. Starting at the top and slowly getting longer as each sorrowful event occurred. Until finally it was fully broken off. Then disintegrated in thin air. With out it, in the comfort of privacy, my head hung low and the heavy tears fell from my eyes. But recent events brought me to you, a caring handsome man. You have a perfect fit. A broken soul to attach to mine. We have the same thoughts and ideas. We share the same love. You have caused joy instead of hurt. I no longer feel cold and broken. You have completed my broken smile. You are my other half.My other half2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
HomeCome here, pleaseHome2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Please come closer
I miss my shield, my protection.
What are you so far away?
I need you close to me, right here.
The touch of your warm soft skin against mine.
I miss you dearly. It feels like decades when we are apart
You are the perfect fit to this girls puzzle to a life.
You are the only piece that seems to fit just right.
But you are behind this barrier
Oh so many obstacles we face trying to get over it.
Finally when we do fit together as one,
When we put our pieces together,
We are the illustration of peace, serenity, and unity.
We are perfect.
And soon enough we will be together and I will feel safe.
My DarknessMy life used to flowMy Darkness2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Day by day
There were no colors
But then you fell
It seemed from heaven
Into my life
And feelings set in
I began to see
The light of day
But all you saw
To my dismay
It was her
That other girl
The one that sat
Across from me
I even tried
With no result
To be like her
So you would see
I was the one
That needed you
I was the one
Always feeling blue
I fought to keep you
In my sight
Because you kept me
Free of fright
Then slowly you began
To slip away
I fell into the black
To weep and stay
If only you had
Asked that day
About my feelings
Told me to stay
I stared at your picture
That fateful night
Then there was silence
And a flash of light
My world turned red
Before it went black
Your image, the only witness
To my final act
It was my love that
Gave me life
Before it stabbed me
With a knife
I'll wait until
You knock on Death's door
Then we'll be together
A love story Lately there has been a major pain in my chest. Something is missing and has been missing for a long time and I couldn't figure out what is was until now. Your presence, your loving caring peaceful presence, has been missing. I have been yearning for your soul to be close to mine. And finally after decades of waiting, you catch the corner of my eye in a busy place but I couldn't get to you. A massive barrier was in the way. A wave of people shoved me to the side and I lost my focus and in that second you vanished. Ever since I have seen you on street corners and in the patterns on many different walls. You were everywhere until finally I ran into you while I was looking in the wrong direction. As I reached out to hug you, you shocked me by stealing a long intense kiss that I could only dream about and when my lips were released I fell into you.A love story2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Homeless BoyHe wanders through the nightHomeless Boy5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
always filled with plight
thinkin that tonight's that night.
His eyes filled with tears
fighting back his fears
he floats away out of sight with his hunger.
Hurting pains repromand,
his fate now at hand,
the boy whispers his last request.
"Tell her I'm sorry
for all of my follys.
Please, just tell Mommy."
The boy fades into darkness,
the town remains heartless.
But Mommy doesn't know.
She will never know how her baby went
how his time was spent.
The way he went,
trying to find his murdered brother.