Stan Lee must be spinning in his fuckin grave…
Is this some kind of bad joke?! Has April fools come early this year? I really cannot tell if this is a parody or a genuine attempt at a positive portrayal of Non-Binary people in comic books. That or Marvel has become so tone-deaf to what their readers actually want, whatever the reason for this creation this must have Stan Lee spinning in his grave. Marvel Comics just announced two new non-binary superheroes named “Snowflake” and “Safespace.” I wish I was making this shit up.
Does DC Comics understand the market they are selling too?
Before I start, I am fully aware that when these people change long-standing character’s race and or sexual orientation we are always the first to remind them that they should create their own characters instead of co-opting them. So for this, I do applaud them. But when I first saw this my eyes rolled back so far in my skull that I was able to see into the past. This is tokenism at its finest.
Kotaku has a revelation that Nazi’s were bad people…
Kotaku: “Why aren’t the Nazi’s mustache-twirling villains that talk about their evil plots and desire to spread evil? I do not understand a thing as bad unless it’s portrayed as cartoonishly villainous.” Most people and most gamers know the Nazis are bad (DUH!) and know what would have happened if they won, playing games is not pretending that their atrocities didn’t happen. In fact, playing these historical games with Nazis in them showcases just how terrible they really were.
Video Game Journalists Don’t Get The Galbrush Paradox
For those who don’t know what the Guybrush paradox is here is a quick explanation: The Guybrush/Galbrush paradox states that modern-day game developers choose to use your bog-standard generic white male as protagonists because using a female protagonist will require them to make her a Mary Sue character, if not the developer will often be accused of being sexist or misogynistic for creating a female character with flaws.
Mulan live action is going about as well as expected…
They took out Shang, they took out Mushu. Also, two new characters: new bland male love interest that wasn’t in the original story. And some witch who I can only think was just added for: “Yas queen slay gurl power!” Fuck you Disney. Cowardice is removing a main character from a remake because of the current political climate, and not wanting to upset your Chinese overlords. Because we all know how the Chinese feel about gay or lesbian characters in their entertainment:
“Offendatrons” The true enemy of robots in disguise!
“Dear diary today a toy company dared to release a toy that is objectifying the female form for the evil male gaze of incel men who get off and horny on these kinds of objectification. So me and a bunch of other people who aren’t their costumers will cancel this toy.”
Birds of Prey: Following the well-worn path…
This gosh darn incels and their need for a proper comic book to movie adaptation of a popular comic book, how dare they! And the grand irony behind this? 54% of the audience who went to watch this movie was in fact those dirty male moviegoers:
The Last of Us 2: Addressing the supposed “hacker” rumor
So I already wrote a lengthy article about the downward spiral that Naughty Dog finds themselves in and how it all culminated in the leaking of The Last Of Us 2 a couple of days back. What I did not address was the actual leak, and for those worried, there will be NO SPOILERS in this article.
The Last of Us 2: The creatively broke train wreck…
Before I start this article there would be absolutely NO spoilers for The Last of Us 2 in this article, also I initially did not want to write or comment on it. Not until more information was available and some of the dust has settled. Now that the dust has somewhat settled there are a few things I would like to point out. And no this article does not come out of a place of hate or dislike for Naughty Dog.
The sky is blue, water is wet, Star Citizen is delayed again
I have written a bunch of articles in the past on Star Citizen, from people buying mindlessly into the hype, backers who now suffer from Stockholm syndrome, a release date that will never come, and finally people paying a premium for virtual ships and pieces of land that does not exist. So in news, that does not surprise absolutely anyone anymore a new roadmap roundup, posted late last week, highlighted all of the changes and the inevitable delays.
ADL wants to fight “hate and harassment” in video games
The ADL (Anti Defecation League) together with the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) is one of the world’s foremost groups that suppresses free speech. It is quick to demonize anyone they don’t like or agree with. These are purely political organizations whose actions serve to create further divide which drives the funding they used to put down those they decided are their political rivals.
No Covid-19 did not cause the comic book industry collapse
First, let me elaborate before the people in the peanut gallery start screaming at me for the title of the article. No, the comic book industry isn’t going to go anywhere. But the fact of the matter is the industry as we know it won’t exist anymore after the lockdown has been lifted. And no Covid-19 was not the cause but the straw that broke the camels back which I will elaborate in a detailed explanation.
No Orcs arent an allegory for black people…
The above article comes from a Wired article written almost two years ago. There is now almost a yearly cycle of outrage when it comes to DnD and its portrayal of races like Orcs. And each time this discussion pops up on social media you would think we would have reached the ceiling for stupid hot takes and cringe but that’s where you are wrong my friends!
Is it time to start gatekeeping our hobbies?
Just for the record, I don’t believe in gatekeeping it absolutely is not a real thing. There is no magical gate that stops you from participating in a hobby. There is no hidden Kabal that stands guard at this gate and stops you from entering. But let’s just for argument’s sake believe for this article that gatekeeping is actually a thing. I would most definitely be pro-gatekeeping, and why would I be pro gatekeeping if it were a real thing?
Donors beware: “Creators4Comics” isn’t what it seems…
But before you part with your hard-earned cash thinking all of your money goes towards saving comic book stores during the Coronavirus lockdown. Don’t because there is something the Creators 4 Comics website does not in fact tell you. And what is that fact you may ask? Well there are multiple facts really let’s start with the biggest elephant in the room.
The juxtaposition of modern day video game journalism
This is the juxtaposition of modern-day video game journalism, they asked for video games so easy their grandparents could play it. But these games weren’t made for their grandparents, it was for them and for gamers. And now that they have it. Now they complain: