Author, Actor, Director, Singer, Designer and Delusionist. Blogger and Badass on Geek & Sundry.

 

voldesnorts:

harlequin-dreams:

womxxn:

We went to this burger place for lunch (turned out to be a drag bar which was shitty in other ways) but the walls were papered with rolling stones covers and it just really becomes obvious when you see lots of magazine covers next to each other that men are treated as people and women are treated as objects.

THIS PROVES MY POINT SO HARD IT SMASHES YOU IN THE TEETH

GOSH DARN IT I HOPE YOU FEEL THE SLAP IN YOUR FACE

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

thisfeliciaday:

This article is heartbreaking. And true.

There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit. 

There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.

NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.

Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article. 

Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.

We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)

explore-blog:

Pioneering astronomer Vera Rubin, who confirmed the existence of dark matter, is 86 today – celebrate with her fantastic 1996 Berkeley commencement address on science and stereotypes.

explore-blog:

Pioneering astronomer Vera Rubin, who confirmed the existence of dark matter, is 86 today – celebrate with her fantastic 1996 Berkeley commencement address on science and stereotypes.

Shakespeare’s Beehive | An Annotated Elizabethan Dictionary Comes to Light

khealywu:

hellsatmyfeet:

"antiquarian booksellers George Koppelman and Daniel Wechsler conclude that the annotations in their copy of Baret’s Alvearie purchased on eBay belong to William Shakespeare. Using example after example, the authors demonstrate how closely the annotations and Baret’s text are tied to Shakespeare’s own work. The annotator, while not once leaving his name on a page, nevertheless leaves behind an astonishing personal trail of fingerprints."

IS THIS NOT THE COOLEST THING?

HOLY SHIT.

What?! Whaaat?

bookoisseur:

natawhat:

misandrist:

People in their early twenties still refer to people older than them as “adults”. When do you think they stop… and realize… they are adults

I’m not an adult, I’m a child with a drinking permit.

I’m 31 and still refer to people older than me as adults.

Anytime I want to take a big trip or do something huge, I’m always dumbfounded and gleeful with the realization that I really can just do it—without mom’s permission.

(Source: officialjeffgoldblum)

fleshcoatedtechnology:

FDA Approves First Prosthesis Controlled by Muscle Electrical Signals

Dean Kamen’s DEKA Arm is an electronic prosthetic that mimics natural arm and hand movement with an amazing level of finesse. It’s controlled by electrical signals from the wearer’s muscles. This week, the DEKA Arm became the first muscle-controlled prostheticapproved by the FDA for sale to the general public.
In the FDA study, 90% of test subjects were able to quickly adapt to using the DEKA Arm for tasks that were impossible with traditional arm prosthetics, like brushing hair and using keys and zippers.
This is a cyborg we can all support.
[FDA; DARPA via Engadget / Gizmodo]



HECK YES, SCIENCE!

fleshcoatedtechnology:

FDA Approves First Prosthesis Controlled by Muscle Electrical Signals

Dean Kamen’s DEKA Arm is an electronic prosthetic that mimics natural arm and hand movement with an amazing level of finesse. It’s controlled by electrical signals from the wearer’s muscles. This week, the DEKA Arm became the first muscle-controlled prostheticapproved by the FDA for sale to the general public.

In the FDA study, 90% of test subjects were able to quickly adapt to using the DEKA Arm for tasks that were impossible with traditional arm prosthetics, like brushing hair and using keys and zippers.

This is a cyborg we can all support.

[FDADARPA via Engadget / Gizmodo]

HECK YES, SCIENCE!

Yes, I ordered these in Tardis colors.

These cookies are about half a centimeter in width and very crunchy. The flavor was very warm, buttery with just the right amount of vanilla. Because the cookie was harder it was hard to discern the cookie from the icing. While mighty tasty, I wish they were a lot softer. Would go great with milk or tea.

Thus continues #CookieQuest, the search for the best frosted sugar cookie.

Yes, I ordered these in Tardis colors.

These cookies are about half a centimeter in width and very crunchy. The flavor was very warm, buttery with just the right amount of vanilla. Because the cookie was harder it was hard to discern the cookie from the icing. While mighty tasty, I wish they were a lot softer. Would go great with milk or tea.

Thus continues #CookieQuest, the search for the best frosted sugar cookie.

These two adorable little monsters were waiting for me at the office today! They’re amazing and I absolutely LOVE them. My first desk decorations!

These two adorable little monsters were waiting for me at the office today! They’re amazing and I absolutely LOVE them. My first desk decorations!