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Alien Binary Genders/Sex

xeno-bio-sociology:

drferox:

I had a post pop up on my dash recently lamenting the fact that aliens in a certain video game all conformed to the familiar human male/female arrangement, arguing that it is unlikely that such an arrangement would evolve on a completely different planet. Well, I don’t think it’s that unlikely to have the coevolution of ova and sperm, thus being able to define male and female, however the phenotypes are less likely to be the classic male and female that we recognize as mainstream human.

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(via cannedcoelacanth)

Filed under writing aliens writing advice: aliens note to self

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melanijann:

fandomsandfeminism:

how-to-vidya:

The evolution of girl gamers

Male gamers are so self-centered they act as though women haven’t been playing video games for decades, then act horrified when the female gamers who’ve always been there actually become visible and vocal about the rampant misogyny in the gaming world.
Like seriously, how entitled do you have to be that women saying “it would be nice if I wasn’t treated like shit while trying to enjoy the games I play” translates to “I must be catered to” when video games have LITERALLY been catering to (cishet) men for decades? 

More like:
1993 - 64% of girls reported playing video games 
1996 - "home use had increased for fourth grade girls"
1998 - "both male and female adolescents play video games on a regular basis." 
1999 - "88% of the female college students … surveyed were video game players."
2007 - 20-47% of adolescent girls play video games
2008 - "94% of girls play video games"
2010 - "Forty percent of all game players are women." 
2012 - "Women 18 or older represent a significantly greater portion of the game-playing population (30%) than boys age 17 or younger" 
2013 -"adult women are nearly half of all video game players"
I didn’t get all the dates, but I think you can get the point.
Also considered posting my own personal gaming history, but I would’ve had to go back to the 80s for that. e_e

melanijann:

fandomsandfeminism:

how-to-vidya:

The evolution of girl gamers

Male gamers are so self-centered they act as though women haven’t been playing video games for decades, then act horrified when the female gamers who’ve always been there actually become visible and vocal about the rampant misogyny in the gaming world.

Like seriously, how entitled do you have to be that women saying “it would be nice if I wasn’t treated like shit while trying to enjoy the games I play” translates to “I must be catered to” when video games have LITERALLY been catering to (cishet) men for decades? 

More like:

I didn’t get all the dates, but I think you can get the point.

Also considered posting my own personal gaming history, but I would’ve had to go back to the 80s for that. e_e

(via rraaarr)

Filed under videogames I got my first system in '97 but I was playing long before that and you'd better believe that it was fun then and fun now I'm just tired of every game being about saving the girl or where the lead is a scruffy white male with problems with authority

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blackjackkent:

One of the worst parts of this war is watching the kids react. If they’re lucky, they grow up thinking the galaxy is basically a decent place. Some rough spots here and there, but for the most part, life makes sense.

Now they find out it was all a lie. They wake up to see these things in the dark that just want to destroy everyone they ever cared about.

If they survive, there will be a lot of angry orphans out there looking for answers…

~ Garrus Vakarian

(via fuckyeah-masseffect)

Filed under gifs gif warning mass effect I really really want a fic where a bunch of those orphans are pissed right off at Control!Shepard Reapers rebuilding the Mass Relays because those fuckers killed their parents and their friends and destroyed their homeworlds and now they're helping rebuild?! Why couldn't they have just stayed away? Stayed in the dark corners of space where? Why did they ever have to come out? Why didn't Shepard choose to kill them all?

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raedoodles:

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