- 3 hours ago
- 5 hours ago
"Consensual sex" is just sex. To say that implies that there is such a thing as "non consensual sex", which there isn’t. That’s rape. That is what it needs to be called. There is only sex or rape. Do not teach people that rape is just another type of sex. They are two very separate events. You wouldn’t say "breathing swimming" and "non breathing swimming", you say swimming and drowning.
This is a very good point.
- 5 hours ago
"I loved you, always.”
going to comment a little on this game: the overseeing voice talks as if it owns you, and defies your free will. if you follow its orders, you are praised, and the worldview becomes sharper and more detailed. if you don’t, you are chastised, and the world becomes more vague and difficult to navigate, but also more colourful and loud. it’s odd, and sort of eerie, but definitely interesting. take it as you will.
This game really unsettles me. It unsttles me that my first choice to obey, and when I played again and disobeyed, I got really emotional really fast. Failure hurt me more the more I disobeyed. It was… interesting to experience.
i’ve always said we are trained to obey more than to think.
holy shit. i reblogged this the first time without playing. then i played in and it is terrifying. i very much like this, but it will give you intense feelings.
What’s the game??
you obey everything the game tells you too, even jumping into barbs and basically killing yourself. if you dont youre chastised and even the scolding is terrifying
So, essentially, it’s a game that illustrates what it’s like to be in an abusive parents or an abusive relationship - and how it affects you emotionally. That is horrific and ingenious - the next time someone negates the affects of emotional abuse, I’ll take them to this game and let them come to their own conclusions.
This game absolutely gets it. The most solid and reliable degradation is a gendered insult. The more you obey and co-operate, the better understanding you seem to have of your word, and things seem easier. But what really gets me is the contradiction. You are not allowed to have the correct answer. Are you a boy or a girl? The answer is no, I will give you the answer. even towards the end, your “praise” is “no, I will give you the answer. You earned this answer, but it is given to you by me.” Disobeying makes the world frightening and confusing and difficult, but beautiful in a world devoid of flavour.
Not just a gendered insult, either. The nameless voice that directs the player’s actions is supposed to be a hateful, abusive monster, and when the game’s designers asked themselves “okay, what’s the most degrading, dehumanising thing this voice could possibly do to the player?”, the answer they came up with was “deliberately misgender them”.
Played it both ways — one where I implicitly obeyed everything and the other where I defied wherever I could.
Both endings are abrupt and without any sort of contextual resolution. When you obey, you’re praised and you’re given a clear landscape and what appears to be a coin (so a reward), but with the clear knowledge everything is at the behest of the voice, who is so very pleased to own you. When you play the game defyingly, the voice that smugly tells you that it will make you beg ends up being the one that begs at the end. “Why do you hate me? I loved you.” “Where will you go? Will you stay close?” You’re given the choice between going and staying. If you choose to go, you’re given an unending corridor to walk through filled with the colorful glitchy distortion obscuring everything. It ends as you walk down it.
On one hand, you’re given the world you know, with all your needs met, but none of the will. On the other hand, you’re given a world of opportunity that’s entirely yours but it’s undefined, unknown, and unending.
It’s definitely an emotional experience.
My only problem is everytime I see this post is this:
the game’s designers asked themselves “okay, what’s the most degrading, dehumanising thing this voice could possibly do to the player?”, the answer they came up with was “deliberately misgender them”.
Is that really the most dehumanizing thing you could come up with? I could think of much, much worse.
- 7 hours ago
Go read this. It’s really important.
Be kind to one another.
- 7 hours ago
No I have to reblog this again cus I am crying right now look at the dads face
This isn’t what the kid said in the show. The kid said either “I’m okay” or “It’s okay” because his dad couldn’t afford to buy him an action figure….
Ok I know lip reading is a skill, but that’s clearly not what he said. #BeSmartNiggas
The kid said “it’s ok”. The father was offering to buy him a toy for his b-day, but the kid, who knew they were strapped for cash, said it was fine and he didn’t need anything.
jfc OP, learn to get shit right.
Okay but the person who made the gif set clearly had access to the episode, or at least that clip from the beginning of the episode and knew god-damn well the kid didn’t say that. Still, they chose to put that caption on there to mislead the rest of tumblr and get everyone worked up on black representation (when the father depicted in the 2nd gif is a black superhero in the Marvel franchise [not in the comics to the best of my knowledge, but the show is owned by Marvel and he’s a super hero in the show]). So this whole post is absolute garbage.
There are valid arguments to be made for representation for marginalized groups. This is not one.
I made an account on a new dating site called Geeklurv, it’s really cool and has lots of sexuality options and some gender options (Sadly even the made up ones) but it’s meant to be all inclusive and has a lot more steps to go through to pair you up better with people, which is cool. There’s only one problem, I’m apparently the only user on the entire western half of the United States xD (there may be a few others that just didn’t show up due to my preference options, but my preferences are pretty broad so it would only be a couple of people)
- 9 hours ago
What is this geeklurv thing?
Geeklurv is a match-making website built by geeks for geeks and other like-minded individuals. There will be no discrimination on geeklurv. Unlike some match-making sites that don’t cater to transgender, gay and lesbian, or non-cis folk our mission…