things life is too short for:
- hating yourself
- pretending to laugh at “jokes” that are actually just bigoted statements
- not singing along to your favorite songs
- waiting hours to text someone back just to look cool
- bad coffee
- bad books
- mean people
- body shaming
- letting other people dictate your life
- larry’s storyline
just to be clear - a woman who created a hashtag meant to convey the message “no, not all may be sexual aggressors but yes, all women have experienced sexism to some degree” shut down her account after repeated harassment. she wasn’t generalizing men. she wasn’t making broad, sweeping statements that people claim are the problem with women’s movements. she was only opening a conversation centered around personal stories. what is anyone supposed to take from this except that many people are simply not interested in hearing these stories at all, as sugarcoated as they may be, as tactfully they may be put? not without redirecting the conversation to focus away from women, at any rate.
Are you fucking kidding me? I hate everyone.
This one goes out to all those people who say that if feminists were just nicer to men, catered to their feelings and didn’t pinpoint them as aggressors, we’d be taken seriously and our voices would be heard. BULLSHIT
Since I follow her, I want to put out there that this isn’t accurate, though she did temporarily (3 weeks?) make her account private and take some time off tweeting (a couple days, maybe a week?) to regroup.
She’s never deleted it or even changed her name. I think she’s remarkably brave for that.
That said, she did make her account private for that time and the fact that she had to do so and step away and didn’t feel comfortable telling her mother about it until things had quieted down (she’s still in college)…these all point to how very messed up it was.
Everything I’m sharing is something she’s publicly tweeted after unlocking her account again.
Note: The people named in this article have a history of harassing their critics. As such I have chosen to keep my sources and any traceable information they have given me anonymous to protect them.
Three weeks ago the 5th edition of Dungeons and Dragons came out. D&D is the iconic tabletop role playing game, so a new edition is a big deal. It’s one of the few times that the small, insular pen and paper community gets noticed by the rest of the world. Many game websites have talked about it, notably Polygon’s piece on gender inclusive language. Yet at the same time as D&D tries to appeal to those outside the gender binary, it has been driving them away by employing two of the most toxic personalities in tabletop gaming.
So, while the inclusion of these guys as consultants isn’t going to stop me from buying the game, I absolutely think it’s important to let WotC know that this kind of stuff is not ok to us as a community. I’d also understand someone else saying “other games will do for me.”
I’m almost definitely the kind of person they’d hate—I love story gaming as much as a good dungeon crawl (which I also love). I can be happy with Fiasco, Dread, diceless D&D if someone will run that for me, I’ve GMed multiple simple-6 systems and I’m really into 13th Age right now. I don’t mind disagreeing with gamers who hate one or the other kind of gaming in a “this just isn’t for me” way. But people like those two—I’ve seem them get toxic and that’s just not ok.
Are you fucking kidding me? Like, no, Shakespeare wouldn’t tweet a sonnet cause 140 characters is a bit short for that. Wrong medium. But you know what he would have? A very active twitter FULL OF DICK PUNS AND YOUR MOM JOKES okay. (And probably also a blog for the sonnets and longer works, that cross-posts links to twitter anyway.)
Get out of here with that pretentious anti-technology bullshit.
Shakespeare would have if he could have. He’d have tweeted that shit in fourteen glorious tweets a piece that looked like rants but if you scrolled down and read up, they were actually stupid-good poems. Swine.
Shakespeare never lived past the year 1616.
You know what, Shakespeare was basically an SNL writer. Some of his work was deeply philosophical, and some of it was dick jokes, and some of it was both things at the same time, but mostly it was mass-consumable. And mostly it was about getting paid. You know how you do that? By working your fanbase.
You’re damn right Shakespeare would have been on Twitter. Anyone who wants to talk about him like he was some kind of literary snob is just exposing their own pretentious ignorance.
Of course he never tweeted a sonnet. Cellphone coverage in Elizabethan London was even worse than modern County Wicklow during heavy rain.
But if he was alive now I think he’d be on Twitter all right, and on Tumblr, and have a website, and….
He’d be someone like Neil Gaiman or Mark Gaitiss or Stephen Fry, a writer of short stories, novels, TV and movie scripts and possibly an actor as well. He’d be in demand for shows like QI and Graham Norton, where he’d be witty, outrageous and quotable, and he’d also front pop-culture documentaries on media, history and language for BBC4.
I love playing Brienne of Tarth because, when I was growing up, I didn’t really see people on television that I felt that I could identify with. Women all looked kind of a particular way, women characters that were popular, anyway. And when I had the opportunity to play this part, it made me explore the parts of myself I had hidden from. I had very long hair. I wanted to look very feminine, really tall. (x)