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Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage

swegener:

I’m not scared of desperately uncool cultural reactionaries like Jack Thompson or anti-witchcraft Harry Potter burners. I’m scared of the people who do hold cultural power, who have the loud voice, who are, in fact, the cool kids, but think they’re embattled underdogs. I’m scared of the people who think that because disco was “taking over music” they had the right to “fight back” bullying and attacking disco performers and fans.

I’m scared of people who look at someone like Zoe Quinn, an individual who makes free indie games, or Anita Sarkeesian, an individual who makes free YouTube videos, and honestly think that these women are a powerful “corrupt” force taking away the freedom of the vast mob of angry young male gamers and the billion-dollar industry that endlessly caters to them, and that working to shut them up and drive them out somehow constitutes justice. The dominant demographic voice in some given fandom or scene feeling attacked by an influx of new, different fans and rallying the troops against “oppression” in reaction is not at all unique. It happens everywhere, all the time.

But let’s be honest: It’s usually guys doing it. Our various “culture wars” tend to boil down to one specific culture war, the one about men wanting to feel like Real Men and lashing out at the women who won’t let them. Whenever men feel like masculinity is under attack, men get dangerous. Because that’s exactly what masculinity teaches you to do, what masculinity is about. Defending yourself with disproportionate force against any loss of power? That’s what masculinity is.

I would strongly disagree; that is *not* what masculinity is at all.

But i otherwise agree with this.

It may not be what masculinity should be, but it’s all too often what people mistake for it.

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princelesscomic:

Princeless News

Princeless: The Pirate Princess will be in Previews next month and out in January.  We will be doing retailer variants for any store that asks and orders a minimum of 250 copies.  Please let me know if you want to do this and we will work to get it done!

Anyone know if UK retailers might be interested? I guarantee adventure and all-ages funtimes in the book!

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pyranova:

thistlecat:

pyranova:

sketchymcdrawpants:

Inktober Day 9 - Princeless
For day 9 - the awesome Princess Adrienne from Princeless, which you should be reading.

WOW!!!

Ahhhhh this fills my heart with nothing but happiness!

Right?! Her hair is perfect!  She’s so cute!

Absolutely brilliant!

pyranova:

thistlecat:

pyranova:

sketchymcdrawpants:

Inktober Day 9 - Princeless

For day 9 - the awesome Princess Adrienne from Princeless, which you should be reading.

WOW!!!

Ahhhhh this fills my heart with nothing but happiness!

Right?! Her hair is perfect!  She’s so cute!

Absolutely brilliant!

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faitherinhicks:

postcardsfromspace:

bigredrobot:

Kurt Busiek dropping the mic on the “wretched, insulting narrative that Kirby’s heirs up and sued Marvel because they smelled money.”

Definitely worth reading the whole thing cuz these screenshots are terrible.

This is so important. Read it. All of it.

*applauds*

Very important words about the Marvel/Kirby suit, what it was really about, and what its settlement means.

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princelesscomic:

Hello everybody,
I just wanted to start off the day by showing off this lovely piece of art from unassumingpumpkin and tenbandits from the upcoming Pirate Princess.
By the way, solicitations have gone in this last week and it’s official.  Princeless: The Pirate Princess will be in November Previews and scheduled for a January release!

Our first comic has a launch date! I am SO EXCITED, you guys!

princelesscomic:

Hello everybody,

I just wanted to start off the day by showing off this lovely piece of art from unassumingpumpkin and tenbandits from the upcoming Pirate Princess.

By the way, solicitations have gone in this last week and it’s official.  Princeless: The Pirate Princess will be in November Previews and scheduled for a January release!

Our first comic has a launch date! I am SO EXCITED, you guys!

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unassumingpumpkin:

frostbyte13:

elanabrooklyn:

selfrescuingprincesssociety:

princelesscomic:

Princeless Vol 3: The Pirate Princess #1 Page 13

Art by unassumingpumpkin and tenbandits 

This is the first page of the exclusive preview of Princeless you’ll be seeing in the Halloween Comics Fest book from Action Lab Comics on October 25th.

What does everybody think?

Love it!

More please! Buy this for the kids in your life (& for yourself too)

I love everything about this, except the angel sleeves. Do you know how hard it is to shoot archery in angel sleeves? Even now I wear sleeves that are mostly fitted, and they still catch my string sometimes.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to learning more about this character! I bought the first book at Phoenix Comicon, and I absolutely loved it :)

If it helps any, Raven didn’t pick the dress, she was kinda put in it against her will. I had wanted to have her rip the sleeves off…but it just didn’t happen.

Think of this as a testament to Raven’s skill - she was put in that dress to debase her and limit her skills, and she still ends up owning it.

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Top Shelf is having a sale!

maisonimmonen:

You can pick yourself up a copy of Moving Pictures for $8.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Immonen comics are the best comics.

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unassumingpumpkin:

The best part of my job definitely has to be being able to draw faces like this one.

Rosy makes the best expressions.

unassumingpumpkin:

The best part of my job definitely has to be being able to draw faces like this one.

Rosy makes the best expressions.

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Anita faked her threats. Also writers that have spoken against this "gaming feminism" have ACTUALLY received threats (the ones making the threats, their twitter pages are actually real people). You should honestly be ashamed for pushing your false narrative and dishonesty.

Asked by Anonymous

comicsalliance:

Go fuck yourself.

ComicsAlliance once again win the internet.

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What’s got Sparky so worried, I wonder?

What’s got Sparky so worried, I wonder?

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