Profile

Scrapbook photo 1
Scrapbook photo 2
Scrapbook photo 3
Scrapbook photo 4
Scrapbook photo 5
Denis Farr
Worked at GayGamer.net
Attended Wabash College
Lives in Chicago
737 followers|84,890 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos+1's

Stream

Denis Farr

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sia's Elastic Heart came up in one of my social media feeds and I recalled this song (which I listened to on repeat for quite some time around 2005).

Then I recalled I've had the fortune to see this band live twice and smiled.
1
Ronia Holmes's profile photoBryan Ochalla's profile photo
2 comments
 
Garbage was my first-ever concert! Love the band and especially Shirley :3
Add a comment...

Denis Farr

Shared publicly  - 
 
Yep. I remember when I finally did come out, I devoured any and all media I could find. Of course, due to my literary bent, this meant Jean Genet, Joe Orton, etc.

I think more people would rate those two named examples as slightly more salacious than Willow and Tara.
 
h/t +Joyce Mayorga 
On love and representations in cartoons, of all places
1 comment on original post
1
Ronia Holmes's profile photo
 
I know it's against the grain, but I always thought the relationship between Tobias Beecher and Christopher Keller in "Oz" was positive. I mean, in as much as the relationship between a manic-depressive addict and serial killing sociopath can be 'positive'. But Willow and Tara--- they felt so anemic. They were such a safe same-sex couple. They had none of the fire, passion, drama, etc. that made the Buffy/Angel & Buffy/Spike--- and even the Xander/Anya--- stuff so interesting. 

And the wonderful purity of Willow & Tara was completely destroyed by Willow's subsequent relationship with Kennedy. I realize that Willow/Kennedy happened when homosexuality was far more accepted on TV, but it was so much the dynamic that Willow/Tara should have had that it was just annoying.

I say this as a person who didn't actually follow the series, but also wasn't living under a rock.
Add a comment...

Denis Farr

Shared publicly  - 
 
This was an amazing reveal, actually.
1
Add a comment...

Denis Farr

Shared publicly  - 
 
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...
1
Add a comment...

Denis Farr

Shared publicly  - 
 
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.)
1
Add a comment...

Denis Farr

Shared publicly  - 
 
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.
1
Ronia Holmes's profile photo
 
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...
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
737 people
Erik Hungerbuhler's profile photo
David Stoddart's profile photo
Gianfranco Berardi's profile photo
Neale Murray's profile photo
Dave Swanson's profile photo
Greg Nicholson's profile photo
Running the Sandbox's profile photo
Chi Rubbermen's profile photo
Sean Joesbury (CourageOtter)'s profile photo

Denis Farr

Shared publicly  - 
 
Makeup is definitely an art.
Pop siren Kylie Minogue is almost unrecognizable as screen legend Marlene Dietrich on the cover of Sorbet magazine's new Glamour issue.
1
Add a comment...

Denis Farr

Shared publicly  - 
 
She translated the opera scene from Final Fantasy VI into Italian and performed it. Nifty!
4
Ronia Holmes's profile photodabillybombom's profile photo
2 comments
 
It had already been translated into Italian.  Several times.
Add a comment...

Denis Farr

Shared publicly  - 
 
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.
1
Add a comment...

Denis Farr

Shared publicly  - 
 
Today I could not get this song out of my head:
2
Add a comment...

Denis Farr

Shared publicly  - 
 
My inbox is being particularly trying today. Taking breaks to watch performances like this keep me sane:
3
Ronia Holmes's profile photo
 
Email: the 11th Biblical plague.
Add a comment...

Denis Farr

Shared publicly  - 
 
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...
1
1
Denis Farr's profile photoRonia Holmes's profile photoAmber Yust's profile photo
4 comments
 
Did a quick stroll through her world. Jesus, that's a lot of hate boiling over on both sides...
Add a comment...
People
Have them in circles
737 people
Erik Hungerbuhler's profile photo
David Stoddart's profile photo
Gianfranco Berardi's profile photo
Neale Murray's profile photo
Dave Swanson's profile photo
Greg Nicholson's profile photo
Running the Sandbox's profile photo
Chi Rubbermen's profile photo
Sean Joesbury (CourageOtter)'s profile photo
Work
Occupation
Freelance writer seeking further employment.
Employment
  • GayGamer.net
    Editor, 2009 - 2012
  • The Border House
    Writer, 2009 - 2012
  • Strato AG
    UK Support, 2011 - 2011
  • SeatonCorp
    Marketing & Production Assistant, 2008 - 2009
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Chicago
Previously
Knoxville - Berlin - Fulda - Frankfurt - Colorado Springs - Heidelberg - Clarksville - Crawfordsville
Story
Tagline
Games critic
Introduction
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.
Bragging rights
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
Basic Information
Gender
Decline to State
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Birthday
October 1
Relationship
In a relationship
Other names
Vorpal Bunny, Aeazel, Redgren
Denis Farr's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Getting Some Play: Personal gaming | AfterEllen.com
www.afterellen.com

Welcome to Getting Some Play — the spiritual successor to Sarah Warn's excellent Good Game column — where we'll take a look at the latest re