A strange and random place to gather my thoughts and tame the dandelions growing in my mind.

smashsurvey:

Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularlyhow do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

(Source: amy-box)

effyeahnerdfighters:

In the latest “life is weird” news, John Green and wife, Art Assignment host Sarah Urist Green, coolly saunter down the red carpet. Until John falls flat on his face. See the link to enjoy!

conversationparade:

heads, tails. dead, alive?

birdthenerd:

Who wants a silver axe or three?
I have 40 silver axes. I have reason to believe that there are a few people on here that really want silver axes to make cute patterned stumps in their towns!
For those that don’t know, a silver axe will ALWAYS create a little pattern on the stump of a tree chopped with it.
Reblog this post, like it, stare at it, print it out and stick it to your cat…whatever. Just don’t spam, also giveaway blogs won’t win.
Every day starting April 14 until I run out of axes, I will give away 5! If I get more axes, the giveaway goes on!
Each day will have 3 winners: One person gets 3 axes, and two people get 1 axe each.
I will choose the winners randomly. You can only win once!
You don’t have to be following me but I’d love it if you did!
You have to be able to give me your friend code and pick up the axes within one day of winning - otherwise I will pick someone else.
Well, get going! I’ve got axes to get rid of!

birdthenerd:

Who wants a silver axe or three?

I have 40 silver axes. I have reason to believe that there are a few people on here that really want silver axes to make cute patterned stumps in their towns!

For those that don’t know, a silver axe will ALWAYS create a little pattern on the stump of a tree chopped with it.

  • Reblog this post, like it, stare at it, print it out and stick it to your cat…whatever. Just don’t spam, also giveaway blogs won’t win.
  • Every day starting April 14 until I run out of axes, I will give away 5! If I get more axes, the giveaway goes on!
  • Each day will have 3 winners: One person gets 3 axes, and two people get 1 axe each.
  • I will choose the winners randomly. You can only win once!
  • You don’t have to be following me but I’d love it if you did!
  • You have to be able to give me your friend code and pick up the axes within one day of winning - otherwise I will pick someone else.

Well, get going! I’ve got axes to get rid of!

taylertots:

Happy birthday to the best girl, Mirai Kuriyama!!!! 

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泣いちゃだめ 強い子だから by 茉雪千溪/まつゆき せんき

Tell me that he’s just a weak character again.

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whoever reblogs this by the 4th of April will have their url written on tape and stuck throughout various parts of the world!

fresh-bloom:

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fresh-bloom:

My mum and dad are going to scotland, ireland, england, america, egypt and france and they are taking all that i write down with them so your url could be anywhere!

writing down all urls in 1 hour so get reblogging!

It’s going until the 4th. My brother is going so he can take more!

Haha guysss! I’m still doing all no matter how many!

24 hours left!

Eh why not.it would be interesting to see what happened.

(Source: 5ummit)

Being touched by a stranger and told that I was beautiful didn’t make me feel more beautiful; it made me feel unimportant. It made me feel like what I wanted – to go from home to work with a quick stop at Starbucks on the way, without being harassed – didn’t matter. What mattered most was that this man had an opinion about me, so I had to hear it whether I wanted to or not. He wanted to touch me, so I was going to be touched, by a stranger, whether I wanted it or not.