Against my better judgment, I am writing about Gamergate.
The most frustrating aspect of this, I think, is that there is a scintilla of truth and merit to some of the Gamergate complaints. The industry and journalists are too cozy. Gamers are diverse. But when there is clear evidence that 4chan is trying to bolster Gamergate’s fight by pretending to be minorities and women, all credibility is lost. If you want to be seen as a monolith, publicly shame the bad actors in your cohort. If you want to be seen as individuals, well, stop calling yourself gamers. Come up with some other means of self-identification. Because as of right now, the worst people standing behind the mantle of gamer have spoiled it for all of you.
Sundays are devoted to Netflix, right? It’s your time to commune with the streaming Gods and worship at the alter of the slowly spinning circle. So by Monday morning, there’s a good chance that your social media accounts are filled with shouty-caps yelling about your alter and the number of times your Netflix refused to load. Guess what? You’re probably blaming the wrong company.
Sure sometimes Netflix legitimately messes up and is super slow, but for the most part, the amount of quality time you spend with the spinning circle of frustration is actually dependent on the company you (or your neighbor with the open wifi) shell out hard-earned money to every month. Most likely, you contract with Time Warner, Comcast, Vox, Optimum, AT&T or Verizon to get your daily internet fix. You contract with them, and only them, because they own the physical tubes and wires that deliver data around your community, and they absolutely will not share those physical methods of delivery with any other company.
I wrote this! I’m really quite proud of it. Because net neutrality is a really important issue that you should give a damn about. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go read this. It’s pretty fast.
Also look at my mad photoshopping skills. I’m really proud of my Oliver Twist analogy. PLEASE SIR, MAY I HAVE SOME MORE BANDWIDTH!?
"When sex becomes a production or performance that is when it loses its value. Be mutual. Be loud. Be clumsy. Make noises, be quiet, and make a mess. Bite, scratch, push, pull, hold, thrust. Remove pressure from the moment. Love the moment. Embrace it. Enjoy your body; enjoy your partners’ body. Produce sweat, be natural, entice your senses, give into pleasure. Bump heads, miss when you kiss, laugh when it happens. Speak words, speak with your body, speak to their soul. Touch their skin, kiss their goose bumps, and play with their hair. Scream, beg, whimper, sigh, let your toes curl, lose yourself. Chase your breath; keep the lights on, watch their eyes when they explode. Forget worrying about extra skin, sizes of parts and things that are meaningless. Save the expectations, take each second as it comes. Smear your make up, mess up your hair, rid your masculinity, and lose your ego. Detonate together, collapse together, and melt into each other."
mahlermaestro said:Hi Jeff. I want to be accepting of dan as a person but I get hurt by all the things that I enjoy that he puts down (science, learning, etc). I feel like its me he's calling a wimp, nerd, a loser when he uses those words. He creates a lot of trivial drama and I go to GB to get away from trivial drama. I know he likes wrestling so I hope this is not just him being antagonistic. Im sorry if this annoyed or upset you Im sorry I really appreciate all the joy you have brought to me and my wife's life.
I wouldn’t let anything that dope says about stuff he doesn’t understand get to you.