On My Game Shelf: Fire Emblem Awakening
We’re not pawns of some scripted fate.
I believe we’re more. Much more…
There’s something between us all.
Something that keeps us together…
Like…invisible ties, connecting us.
eeeee cutie pumpkin bat!
This is one of those things I always reblog. Stop pretending to be surprised.
[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A photograph of a manatee in open water. TEXT: “Other people’s successes are not your failure. Your path is your path, and you are doing perfectly fine.”]
(Image credit to Carol Grant)
The Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) is performing a large-scale survey.
We are looking for any respondents who are part of the asexual spectrum, as well as people who are not part of the asexual spectrum. This survey includes some sensitive questions about sexual topics. Please distribute this announcement.
The survey is open for some time. Later, statistical results will be published, providing crucial information about the demographics and needs of asexual-spectrum people.
The survey can be accessed here.
We also want to open this survey to anyone in any ace communities, whether you identify as asexual or not. Please share with anyone you think might be interested!
This is one of the most important ways that we can find out who is participating in our communities - this helps us determine who is being left out of mainstream discourse, what problems we activists should be turning our attention to, and other very important things.
OH. MY GOD.
OH. MY. GOD.
A descendent of theropod dinosaurs, Ladies & Gentlemen.
Think of the lives that could have been saved if they had a bucket of ping pong balls to distract the raptors.
Little guy’s having the time of its life.
Some doodles of cuties
The thing is with worldbuilding is that you have to reinforce the narratives you present or they make no sense.
Have you stated in your writing that women are better at a particular job or practice in the military? Alright, then why is there a dearth of women who are commanding officers or have higher ranks? Where are the women war heroes venerated in this setting for their skills in this setting?
Does your setting have a monosexed race coded with feminine pronouns? If they reflect the common narrative of human sexism, why or how did that get transmitted to an alien society, especially if they’re oriented in a position of cultural and economic power according to the text?
Is your cast meant to be primarily girls or women? If so, why is there a slanted focus on relationships between men in your story? Are there women lacking in position of power? Is there a lack of diversity among the cast? You can’t state one thing and do the opposite without seeing backlash or dissonance.
You can’t just say ‘X is equal’ or ‘X isn’t divisive’ in a fictional setting and then proceed with business as usual. Changing a narrative away from current prejudice takes active reinforcement of the equality being presented, lest it slip back into old tropes and problems.