There’s no such thing as the female gaze

BUT I WISH THERE FUCKING WAS.

I demand more objectification of men in films to balance it out, it’s only fair.
If we’re going for hypersexualised entertainment, don’t leave straight women out.
If it makes straight men uncomfortable, they’re just gay. (No, really).

It’s sexist that women have to actually watch for the plot.

The plot of comic films is shit. I say that with love.

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

Do it for the economy.

Source: “Eleven Little Roosters” by RoosterTeeth
https://roosterteeth.com/series/eleven-little-roosters

RESPOND TO DEMAND, HOLLYWOOD.

p.s. I am actually 100% serious.

Superman would’ve been a huge success as a series based on female viewers alone if he just wore a super codpiece. No heterosexual woman would deny this. You’d go. You’d hate yourself later, but you would.


Even Aquaman’s covering up, I am offended. Geeks wait decades for this zeitgeist.

It would’ve made Batman v Superman somewhat tolerable.

Captain Marvel might as well be Muslim with how much skin she doesn’t show, it’s stupid.

We all remember the kinky BDSM X-men uniforms. Those films were popular.

Link: The real politics of geek culture is class politics

http://www.themarysue.com/geek-culture-consumer-culture/

This stuff is expensive.

The time investment alone cuts out the working class. They’re at work.

The most grating Middle Class habit is assuming everyone can afford the same things as you, it’s a version of the anchoring effect. The Middle Class are not the norm and need be reminded of this.

Link: Geek, nerd subculture and SJW entryism

http://thefutureprimaeval.net/entryism-as-exploited-containment-failure-between-subcultures/

Once they are cool, they have to start worrying about people coming in because they are cool, or because they are something that is happening that can be captured and redirected for other purposes.

Simple test: can they contribute? No? Only Critical Theory? Boot them out. They are parasites and leeches of status and money. Apolitical topics should never allow politics. This is common sense. They’re using you as a platform.

Would it be a cheap shot to say they can’t police their borders?
Let alone remove treasonous violators who would sell them out? Clue: if they’re trying to change who you are and what you do (the things that define you), they are Other.

They seem to think playing by the rules is better than winning.

If the other guys are cheating, the game rules no longer apply. There’s nothing noble in losing and it doesn’t make you the better person to lose deliberately for a vague excuse of principle (I’ve heard it called winning the moral battle).

are you kidding me rn seriously wtf da vincis demons

How many abortions is it a year now, Conservatives? Sure, ‘moral’ battle….

When it comes to the culture war….

They choose to lose and call it Principle.

What does it mean to be a gamer?

https://disqus.com/home/channel/selectstart/discussion/channel-selectstart/what_does_it_mean_to_be_a_gamer/

Not bullshit.

Interesting question. The easiest way is to look for internet humour which is a bit risque. Not game-specific memes, common misconception among the poseurs. You can’t fake internet humour, it takes years to become a nyan-thousand tier shitlord. They aren’t PC.

  1. Anyone using it for political point-scoring a la “I consider myself to be a gamer” is not.
  2. Anyone claiming the hipster “I was a gamer before it was cool” unless explicitly asked, is not.
  3. Anyone trying to turn a hobby into a lifestyle choice with appended status, is not.

It’s all about the game. Not the players.
I don’t play online anymore for example, because other people break my focus and the fucking lag, man. Fucking lag.

Also —

Mobile games don’t count.

Except maybe Snake.

Thus concludes our super-special snowflake outing.

Redux: An Open Letter to Feminists Pushing In On Fandom Fun

formerly on ROQ, April 30, 2014, archived here:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150205003404/http://kingsandqueensreturn.com/an-open-letter-to-feminists-pushing-in-on-fandom-fun/

go on moss popcorn

Hi, I see you there, over by the yaoi table. Brightly coloured hair to make you look interesting, long sleeves to hide self-harm and fake glasses or an ironic t-shirt. You’re new here. We can tell you’re new because you complain how we do things.

We don’t care about you. We’re here for the convention.

We don’t care about your opinions as they pertain to anything other than the material at hand. You don’t play Dark Souls? Well I guess your opinion on it is worthless. You haven’t read the “A Song of Ice and Fire“? There goes a whole conversation I wanted to engage in with you, out of the window, like Bran. Oh, I could go there and try to include you anyway, but you’ll accuse me of “trolling” (since you’re new to the surface net too) or ‘shaming’ because you don’t know what you’re talking about and I’m smart enough to notice: You’re a fake. Here for attention of you, you, you and whatever ‘issues’ you’re pushing to chew our ear with. Your intent is deceptive. You are a liar and a peddler. There are fakes in each hobby coasting along on false appearances and wow, just wow are you all about appearances.

You’re talking to people who immerse themselves in a fictional world as a hobby. We ‘go’ here to chill and forget about our everyday for a while. Exceptions have unhealthy obsessions requiring professional intervention and we avoid them overall. We don’t give a fig about real world woes while here and we resent being pestered/patronized with them by whiney losers who pretend to be our ‘friend’ (social manipulation) and pretend to be into the same stuff (a mild form of lovebombing) to then try and segue into an indoctrination on your pet policies (a cult of permanent irrational anger). You’re like a pusher on a street corner and we will never buy it. We’re too smart for you to convert to The Cause. I don’t care if you think Wonder Woman’s costume cut is sexist. She isn’t real! We get that, why don’t you?

You’re confusing fiction with reality or deliberately lying. If you think ‘solving’ fiction will solve your reality problems, you are deluded. Fiction per se is harmless and the purpose is entertainment. You have a monopoly on higher education, isn’t that enough? Regular people aren’t as impressionable as you. We have the ability to dissociate from viewing an act and carrying it out. Or does watching Girls make you a slut?

You take the fun out of everything. Nothing is allowed to be fun or funny. You squash what’s original or creative until it’s bland and mediocre. Why aren’t there more fat superheroes? Because superheroes are about idealization. Wonder Woman is genuinely Rubenesque because Rubens portrayed feminine curves in a flattering way. He didn’t glorify fat as beautiful, he glorified and sexualized the opulence of wealth, the one percent of his time paying his commissions, and fat was fashionable among the richest who could afford to waddle among the starving peasants. Your understanding of history, as everything else, is backwards.

You complain with the expectation that other people (usually evil men) will fix your problems for you. How is that either strong or empowered? You want “feminist” videogames? Make them! You can’t program? Learn! You won’t buy comics or games that don’t appeal to your ideology? No one does! If you aren’t consuming the products, the producers have zero reasons to care what you think. Become a productive member of the society or shut up.

We’re here to have fun and you’re pushing in. You’re trying to take away our release. Imagine if we shut down your activities on tumblr. You’d be on the warpath.

If you want to be accepted by us, you need to do two things.

  1. While at geek meeting places, talk about nothing with real world implications. We will never care.
  2. Realize no one cares about you specifically, we are defined by collective knowledge and channel your focus into the book/game/manga material of your choice. If most of your statements start with “I think” or “You should”, we will reject you. This has nothing to do with what you are, THAT IS THE POINT.

What do you know? What can you give? What are you doing?

If you cannot handle our subculture, you know where the door is. We call your bluff. You don’t want to leave. You want to control us. You want to be Queen of the Geeks. It would massage your bloated ego. You want to be accepted and adored without putting the work in and consuming the material. It takes years of moderate effort to become a real, true fan. You are a fake. You are posing for selfies with our stolen symbology, declaring to speak for us and deigning to speak down to us and it is offensive. We were bullied at school for that hobby, you didn’t care and now you appropriate it for yourself? How dare you.

I, and my fellow fans, pray that geek stuff is falling out of fashion. Why? We won’t have to put up with you people. You fakes and phonies and brats, who stamp your foot when you don’t get your own way. An entire subculture that existed before your birth isn’t about to change because you raised ‘awareness’ of ‘issues’ aka raised your voice. We respect creators and contributors. You are a hater and a parasite.

We know you’re a marketing gimmick, a wealthy demographic on Mummy’s money, a social construction with no authenticity and you hate that we can tell. You hate that we test you. You hate that you fail. You can’t even make it among us freaks, huh? The people you still bully and tease within our own ‘safe spaces’ for the lifestyle you are attempting to emulate. Hurts, doesn’t it, when we reject you? We don’t expect you to know everything, but we expect you to know some things. Some basic things which allow you into our club. You choose to remain ignorant. You can’t come in.

When we do fall out of fashion, as it’s inevitable, where will you be? Will you publicly and loudly proclaim you’ll stick with us? Will you bet money? Your precious reputation?

Or will you slink away to the next thing NY scene kids and Hampstead hipsters decided was alternative? Creeping like weeds, worms or leeches.

We all know what you’ll do. Every subculture dreads your plague. You’ll probably flip us off while leaving, saying how you never wanted to be accepted by us “losers” anyway. You were just kidding. You wouldn’t be seen dead with us before our subculture got on TV and billboards. We remember. You have no loyalty and you will forever be chasing happiness. We pity you. Leave us to our bliss.

Sincerely,

A real geek, who happens to be a girl and who works in STEM. Take that, bitches.

Article: The Superhero as a reactionary archetype

http://alternative-right.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-superhero-as-reactionary-archetype.html

I want to point out the obvious and state superheroes are secular demigods.

Even progressive Wikipedia acknowledges this, citing the Scarlet Pimpernel as the first superhero. Yes, Sir Percy Blakeney, a British baronet who rescues individuals sentenced to death by the French Republic, is the first hero in Western literature to fight evil in secret under a heroic moniker concealed under a buffoonish alter-ego in order to protect his true identity. Mild-mannered Clark Kent is a slightly modernized version of Blakeney the idiot.

I love Sir Percy and cannot wait until the copyright expires on the character so we can see a steady stream of films about him. Tom Hiddleston would be a good choice.