When my worlds collide…

I started in Nick Mamatas’ twitter today, saw something unfortunate (to add to the “Bitch from Worldcon” post I saw earlier in the week, James May’s take on white privilege) NO. *NOT* linking. Ew.

But. Silver lining time. Saw Scalzi’s post because it was linked.

I’ll let others articulate the obvious, and use a mallet to that effect, and I’m not fangirl squeeing here.

A year late (and a dollar short?) to Scalzi’s post. But.

When my worlds collide. Say what? He’s designing a game? (here.)

And. Oh. That mallet he’s wielding in his twitter profile makes SOOOO much sense now.

Ok, I lie. I’ll say something. A little thingy. Again, obvious. But, yanno.

Speaking from someone with likely the second highest difficulty setting: It’s Scalzi’s fucking sandbox. *HIS* corner of the ‘net. He PAYS for it. He wants to keep it clean. If it’s dirty, go articulate as such in a manner that’s knife-proof. He wordsmiths for a living. Don’t dither, or be foolhardy, with yours.

Hence. Mallet.

Deal.

I lie?

Some more food for thought, if the 800+ comments on Scalzi’s post didn’t make u think and entertain you (the mallet thwapping):- http://www.harryjconnolly.com/blog/index.php/four-ways-to-use-your-social-networking-skills-to-build-a-large-community-of-assholes/

Off to hunt food.

(At least I’m not a SOCIAL gamer, according to those stats… Angry Birds? Wassat?)

On misogyny in gaming, and the like.

To elaborate on my tweet, here :-

(NSFW words to follow, mind you…)

Guys will have names, sprays, and joke about, balls, dicks, dick cheese, masturbation, ejaculate, smegma, the ass and anal sex, not to mention the denigration of homosexuality, and of course, porn. Yet if you ask them to kindly make a tea of your tampon and drink, they run screaming like… bitches. “That’s fucking gross”. Etc. What is UP with that? To that I say: kindly refer to the edited screenshot of my Strange Tribalman’s Shiv.

Ahem.

Feminist? I… dunno. Knee-jerk? Oh yeah.