I’m not putting this on you. And being nice to people is fine advice, which I always try to practice. But that article is laid out like the Ten Commandments, and then the comments are closed. I took it a different way I guess.
Anyway, I have to run to work. Interesting debate though!
So why do it online in a public setting and then expect everyone to not talk?
I just think policing what people are allowed to say in this manner is not really the way to go, and it’s a weak position that will never stick.
I think Archaotic is correct, above, when he says it’s "a tad reductionist." I think it’s actually massively reductionist.
If you follow her ruleset, you really are only even allowed to have one kind of response. You can post a comment entirely agreeing with what they say, offering support, and "boosting" them but not emphasizing victimhood, or you can shut up, resisting your male nature that supposedly encourages you to talk over women. It leaves an echo chamber of allies, and everyone else leaves the conversation.
I just think that’s absolutely horrible. I think that the amount of people that really "hate" women, is pretty low. Women are awesome. I think the entire conversation is usually going to take place in the gray middle ground that she has essentially just outlawed. No one will learn anything because it will just be an echo chamber, and anyone with a question, or any kind of critical response, or any opinion not actively boosting someone will be labeled an unhelpful influence and most likely banned.
This is not how real people talk about anything.
DO: Care about feminist issues all the time
I honestly thought this might possibly be satire here.
DO: Be aware of your own power and how you can use it to help others.
DO: Take on some of the battles.
DO: Boost the individual and her work, not her victimhood.
DO: Consider the well-being of others.
If you really break through all the fluff, it’s not a lot of great advice for actually doing anything.
Be aware, express, care, consider well being, and “boost” individuals. Those are all nonsense suggestions that will not amount to any real material difference. There’s a reason you rarely see articles actually promoting solutions, and why the comments are locked there.
Then she says, take on some of the battles. Her example is, offer to help moderate your friend’s twitter feed during stressful times …
One of the DON’T listed is literally telling you to shut up, because supposedly men are unique in thinking they can’t listen to a woman without adding something? I don’t know where she got this idea, but it is kind of sexist. Then one of the DO is express feelings of support. That’s contradictory advice.
I have never liked Leigh Alexander’s stuff, and I think she routinely assigns alternative motivations behind people’s actions that aren’t necessarily there.
I just beat the minotaur. It was just kind of random luck honestly. Sometimes he’ll just decide to wipe you out in one turn and there really isn’t anything you can do about it. Not exactly a fun battle.
And yeah, the capture mini-game is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen in a game. “Give me macca!” Okay, here’s 112. “Thanks, I’m going now!” Like, what the fuck?
Yeah, I should. I love sci-fi but never got into this massive series.
Never heard of it. I’ve been watching “Boss” starring Frasier. Season 1 is super good, and is only 8 episodes. So far, S2 is not as good.
I didn’t either when it came out. Not having this be cross buy was really dumb on their account. I wanted to buy it for PS3, but knew I’d have a PS4 soon so I just waited. Now I just got it from PS+ when I would have paid for it.
So I’m still plugging away at Strider on PS4. If any of you guys are on the fence, or haven’t tried your PS+ copy yet, I give it my official “action game fan” seal of approval.
It’s the weirdest thing. I tried the demo and thought it was awful, simplistic, and thought you just got shot too much and had no ways to really counterattack.
Then I started my PS+ copy and it’s honestly in the running for best 2D action game ever made in my opinion. I can’t honestly think of a better 2D action game besides maybe Symphony of the Night (and the combat isn’t even close to as good as Strider’s is).
The controls are just pitch perfect. This is going to go down as one of the most underrated games of 2014 without question.
Pretty much lol. I think I’ll tell them to wait for a phone call around 11am on Wednesday to let them know if I want to or not.
I have the schedule they gave me saying 12pm. They aren’t even denying it really.
Gotta love when they ask you to come in 4 hours early to cover for people at work, then you get there and they tell you they made a mistake and you need to leave and come back in 4 hours. Pretty disrespectful.
I think they’re going to ask me to come in early Wednesday too. Like that’s going to happen now lol. Fuck that.
I had everything I wanted anyway. Just got 2 Wii U pro controllers though. Now I’m set for Bayonetta 1, 2, Smash, and Devil’s Third (and Ninja Gaiden 3 RE).
Wii U Pro Controllers (white) are $30 also, saving you $20.
The white one drops to $30 when added to the cart.
Sale is now up for Best Buy buy 1 get 1 free 3DS games.
I’m scheduling it in for sometime in 2015. Maybe summertime :/
Those voices constantly narrating the action are really awkward sounding lol.
PS+ year for $40 at Best Buy. Free shipping standard. You save $10.
I heard a rumor a long time ago that the creator of Alita had some kind of mental illness, and was heavily stigmatized in Japan since they kind of have dated attitudes towards mental illness culturally.
I have no idea if any of that is even true though. Can’t even remember where I heard that years ago.
An argument over the word “psycho” is soooooooooo weird though.
Wow, I only saw the anime for Evangelion.
Definitely. That’s why I said a few posts back that the first few books were great. Getting to actually see the fabled Tiphares is critical.
I just think they spent way too long on the tournament, and went a little too far towards humor at times in the later books. I still enjoy it though!
Last Order has been treading water with nowhere to go for a while now. If they bring it back, they’d have to really take time to fully think of an entirely new story direction for it.
I guess you never know, given how long the gap was before the first two.
Yeah, Vol. 19 is the next one coming out. It would be an end to the S2 storyline, but if that truly wraps up the entire series … it would be abrupt.
Oh well. The true story is S1, the first 9 volumes. Last Order was good for a few books too, but it’s been on this long tangent for quite a while now.
I don’t know if they have anything else planned after that.
Hopefully they bring those over to NA like they have been.