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Denis Farr
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This is one of those explication of games that really makes me happy to see smart people offering criticism of the medium and the society that produces it:
The differences between old sanity meters from earlier games and Darkest Dungeon's depiction of mental health is substantial.
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Today I could not get this song out of my head:
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My inbox is being particularly trying today. Taking breaks to watch performances like this keep me sane:
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Email: the 11th Biblical plague.
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I've never received it this profusely, but I know my own reaction to people mobbing my mentions in order to spew hate about something I wrote has been to create very curated lists of what I see in Tweetdeck.
 
So, Feminist Frequency posted the content of one week of harassing tweets received.  It's very hard to describe. I started reading and it did take long before I reached the point where my brain actively rebelled.  At which point I realized I had probably not even made it 10% of the way down the page.

Holy crapola.

(I'm going to assume no one is going to say anything stupid enough to inspire me to turn off comments. Please don't prove me wrong.)
Ever since I began my Tropes vs Women in Video Games project, two and a half years ago, I’ve been harassed on a daily basis by irate gamers angry at my critiques of sexism in video games. It can sometimes be difficult to effectively communicate just how bad this sustained intimidation campaign really is. So I’ve taken the liberty of collecting a week’s worth of hateful messages sent to me on Twitter. The following tweets were directed at my @femf...
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Did a quick stroll through her world. Jesus, that's a lot of hate boiling over on both sides...
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It's rather fascinating to see queer rap start to become more and more a thing, and what tropes it subverts or just adopts. Particularly since this is largely ignored by the white queer mainstream audiences (I imagine two culprits are mainstream rap, which has largely pushed away queer audiences for a while, or the underlying racist issues the LGBT movement still suffers from).

Also curious about this video are the brief glimpses of Guilty Gear.
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Looking through Postmodern Jukebox's videos and noted this gem:
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I rather liked Life Is Strange, and here are some thoughts on how the rewind mechanic gives a lot of information about the protagonist's personality, as well as the way in which I approached playing.
This post will contain spoilers for the first episode of Dontnod Entertainment's Life Is Strange. There are content warnings for violence and privacy intrusions. I liked the first episode of Life I...
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My Twitter feed is going through and posting images of themselves as youngin's. This is probably from when I was 8 or 9? (Due to tragic circumstances, any more embarrassing photos from the ages of 10 - 16 will be forever lost.)
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As someone who loved Bridesmaids and also enjoyed Ghostbusters as a kid (I may have had a crush on Egon and wanted to grow up to be him), this looks rather promising.
The all-new, all-female Ghostsbusters are here. Melissa McCarthy, who was already in talks for one of the leads, has signed on for the Paul Feig-directed reboot, and the studio is now negotiating with Kristen Wiig as well as Saturday Night Live players Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
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I don't know who these women are, but I wonder if the Black one will vanish during the film's second act...and sometimes mid-scene...
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Working on decorating the walls. Getting a laser level to make it a bit more even. More pictures once it's fully completed.
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I am always confused by artists who make free speech claims when they are criticized or critiqued.

Freedom of speech =/= freedom from criticism.

If anything, criticism proves that freedom of speech exists. Negating all criticism is the mark of a tyrant.
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It seems most people don't understand what "freedom of speech" actually means. They seem to believe it means they can say whatever they want without reprisal, when all it means is that the U.S. Government cannot use its powers to curtail certain types of speech.

And that's another thing: even people who get that "freedom of speech" is tied to Government-sanctioned persecution still seem to suffer from the delusion that all speech is protected.

Whatever one does or doesn't understand about the concept, I am of the opinion that if you can't abide criticism, challenge, or flat-out disagreement, then just keep your mouth shut...
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It's curious to read these two statements within the same article:

"Once again, Greece is providing the stage for a conflict that is much more significant than the country itself."

"But because debt relief is not politically palatable, Soros believes the current situation is comparable with that which followed World War I. At the time, France contributed to the rise of Adolf Hitler with its insistence on astronomical reparations from Germany. "The Golden Dawn in Greece is a similar development," Soros said. The trend, he added, is clear: Toward populism and extremism."

Politically, Greece does see to hint at some extremist tendencies found in other countries currently in the EU. I'm not sure I would go full Godwin's Law on this, but I hardly think austerity and lending pressure ever lead to great outcomes, either.

Also, it's curious to see how southern states in general tend to seem to fare worse in industrial economies.
There was a time when Germany feared the consequences were Greece to leave the euro zone. Now, though, with Greek elections approaching, Chancellor Angela Merkel is willing to accept a "Grexit" should a new leftist government in Athens demand concessions.
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Freelance writer seeking further employment.
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  • GayGamer.net
    Editor, 2009 - 2012
  • The Border House
    Writer, 2009 - 2012
  • Strato AG
    UK Support, 2011 - 2011
  • SeatonCorp
    Marketing & Production Assistant, 2008 - 2009
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Knoxville - Berlin - Fulda - Frankfurt - Colorado Springs - Heidelberg - Clarksville - Crawfordsville
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Games critic
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Right. So dual citizen of the US and Germany, though considered an American in Germany and a German in the US.

Review games for 148 Apps and GameCritics.

Freelance other places, and am available for hire. Just contact me.
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Completed Quest for Glories 1-5 with each character class, making for a grand total of 20 plays in the series.
Education
  • Wabash College
    English, Theater, German, Gender Studies, 2002 - 2006
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