Lil Egyptian Gods by Silverfox5213
IM SOBBING ABT THESE
these are adorable
I can’t even. Well, I can, actually, but these must be reblogged.
The internet’s most beloved geek Wil Wheaton calls out misogyny in gaming, and confronts the men who attack him for doing so. Incredible.
Yeah, it was super great as he kept silent while his Penny Arcade buddies and their neckbeard dudebro army were doing exactly this to Courtney Stanton four years ago.
This is a critically important issue that needs discussion, but the idea that PAX is this natural space where it will happen with all the gravity and sincerity it needs — while Gabe laments yet again that they “caved” and pulled Dickwolves shirts to a room full of enthusiastic cheers — makes me want to throw up.
Wil Wheaton, calling out misogyny in gaming, so long as it doesn’t reflect badly on his misogynistic friends. Incredible.
It would be so nice to think that in those four years he’s had a good hard think about the issue and realised he needs to do better, but we haven’t yet seen evidence of that. I think Wil Wheaton has one of those blind spots that a lot of men who are consciously anti-sexism and white people who are consciously anti-racism have: they don’t realise that they need to keep on examining their own thoughts, speech and conduct for bias, and that having your heart in the right place doesn’t mean you will not make mistakes that are hurtful or harmful to others. Unless you have loopy amounts of dumb luck, you most likely will, and then you need to apologise (PROPERLY, without trying to excuse your mistake, just admitting it was wrong and you are sorry, and will do your best not to repeat it), and if possible, to make amends.
And then there’s the blind spot that so many people have concerning their own friends; that if they like someone and can see the good in them, and indeed if that person has done kind things for them, they are exempt from criticism if they say or do something racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, just generally unfair and unkind to a group of people they don’t belong to and who get a hard time anyway. Saying ‘(X) is my friend but he is wrong about this’ isn’t being a bad friend, it’s being honest, which is something you owe to your friends (Applejack says). If you have a proper friendship built on mutual trust, respect and affection, you will be able to get over any hurt feelings or defensiveness from you challenging them about whatever it was. If they don’t want to be friends any more after you point out that they said or did something they really shouldn’t have, that wasn’t a proper friendship and although you have every reason to feel sad about it ending, you are really better off without it.
I’m just extra mad because ‘dickwolf’ is a genuinely funny word and the Penny Arcade guys had to go and spoil it by using it for a rape joke. Jeez.
Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel
Speaking their lines vs the final product
Why is Vin Diesel looking down? Is he worried he’s gonna forget his line?
Vin Diesel asked the director his inspiration for every line he did and did multiple takes until he was satisfied. He also recorded the line over 1,000 times and also recorded his lines in Mandarin, Portuguese, French, and Spanish so they could use his real voice in those versions. He’s looking at his lines because Vin Diesel is a dedicated motherfucking professional.
Vin Diesel made you fall in love with a character who said 4 words. The CGI brought his words to visual life, but they’d be meaningless without his amazing command of voice.
Basically vin Diesel had the challenge of:
"OK, this is the message you’re trying to convey"
"But you can only ONLY say I am Groot”
Because every time Groot says “I am Groot” he means something and vin Diesel had to convey that message as best he could with only those 3 words through inflection, emphasis, and emotion.
Whyyyyyyyy not Oded Fehr aaaaaaaaa
10 years ago today, filming began on a brand new series of Doctor Who, starring Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose Tyler!
can I passively aggressively point out the way the shot is set up to make both of them equal including cancelling out the height difference and you really couldn’t tell who was meant to be the main character by looking at this photo? (Because of course they’re both the main character and of equal importance rose tyler Ninth doctor (via pygmy-of-triviality)
Thank god now we have this!
Well this is just sad…
When #IfTheyGunnedMeDown Happens in Print:
Section from the Rolling Stone profile of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of two brothers who committed the Boston Marathon bombings vs section from the New York Times profile of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson.
Oh my god