lately i’ve been super disappointed in media, a lot of stuff that was being widely touted as being ground-breaking or even as really progressive has turned out to have some really problematic elements in it
i know a lot of people say that you can love something, as long as you recognize the problematic elements of it, but i feel like there should be a line there as well? But Im not sure what it is. At what point does a piece of media cross over the line to being so problematic that there’s really no good reason to excuse it?
I just wish we could be progressive without throwing other groups under the bus :/
Urbance is literally about forbidden hetero romance in a land where everyone is gay. evil gay overlords stoppin the hetero. the designs are gorgeous but be aware of what you’re potentially funding. Not saying funding it is that black and white either -it’s nice to see a cast that is primarily black, for instance, but every time Urbance info goes around I end up seeing people get disappointed when they learn the premise.
straight person commenting on bad representation: I love how its not even made into *A Thing* (:
im pretty sure bromance is the perfect example of how embarrassingly fragile masculinity is. you know what a female bromance is called? a friendship
Extra Life is a charitable foundation that gathers people to game for 24 hours on October 25, collecting pledges for local children’s hospitals.
White Mages - Playing in support of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, participants Alana and Andrew:
My local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few.
On October 25, 2014, I’ll [My friends Alana and Andrew will] be participating in this huge worldwide celebration of the social impact of gamers of all kinds from video games to board games and tabletop RPG’s! It’s my sincere hope that you’ll find it in your heart to support my efforts with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to my hospital.
More information can be found through this link to their page, their goal is $200 and they’re quite close so any extra donations count!
Kudos to my friends for staying up that long to do that!
-Art by Illucien