are we 100% certain that jontron isn’t some kind of goblin that grew out of theamazingatheist’s shed skin

hoshaway:

valvala:

revengeance:

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Some one put jontron in time out and tell him he’s not getting chocolate milk before nap time anymore until he learns to behave

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fussybabybitch said: having a comment section enabled is mostly useful because it drives up views + viewer participation & demonstrates your marketability, so it’s mostly there for ad revenue *slide whistle* what was that jontron said about “not caring about the money”

disabling your youtube comments is a violation of free speech youtube comment boxes are the best forum to discuss sexism and misogyny and never ever devolve into juvenile shit-slinging

I was looking through the retweets on Tim Schafer's tweet and Jontron pipes in with "but men are depicted as savages" and that is funny cause generally male characters are depicted as calm, heroic and collected with nerves of steel. I honestly can't even think of a game that had a savage male protagonist.

braixen:

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five nights at freddy’s… a family photo. im so sorry.
jesus christ this game fucked me up. this is my way of making myself not scared: by spending hours getting frustrated making a dumb gif…. enjoy

braixen:

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five nights at freddy’s… a family photo. im so sorry.

jesus christ this game fucked me up. this is my way of making myself not scared: by spending hours getting frustrated making a dumb gif…. enjoy

I love how his first argument is “she’s disabled comments!” because, y’know, nothing is worse than “stifling free speech” to a bitter nerd boy lmfao their right to harass and insult people online is like the only thing they’ve ever had questioned and it really upsets them

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Anita actually made some pretty great points in her last video but I feel like she didn’t go into enough detail about why these things are bad. Like, there’s a randomly generated mission in Watch Dogs where you see a man attacking his girlfriend in the street. If you get too close and spook him and make him run away - stopping the attack - you fail the mission. The only way to win the mission is to wait for the attack to take place, then chase down and shoot the perpetrator. You can’t talk to the victim, you don’t offer her assistance or even acknowledge her. The woman in the scenario is less than human, from the player’s standpoint - the man may as well have been kicking a dog or breaking into a store.

This ties into a more poignant point she made that violence against women ends up being used in games to characterise male characters as evil. It’s used similarly to showing a villain kicking a puppy. Violence against women in games is characterised as something only done by villainous, reprehensible monsters. But violence against women in reality happens every day, and is perpetrated by “”“normal”“” men. Characterising it as something only a cruel and cartoonishly bad person would do alleviates any sense of responsibility from people, it tells them that “hey, you don’t have to worry about how you personally might treat women because you know you’re not a gross mean villain like these guys, so you can’t be doing anything bad”. It characterises very real abuse that women suffer at an alarmingly high rate as something rare and extreme, perpetrated by evil stereotypes who don’t exist. That’s fucked up

i dont even know why gamers are so angry at anita’s videos they’re really basic?? they’re literally just “these tropes exist & here are some examples (there are many)” she doesn’t go that in-detail into why these tropes are harmful (she does a little bit, not a great deal) idk why that sends nerds into a rage she literally couldn’t be any gentler with this criticism if every video was released with a soft blanket and a bottle of milk

hearticorn:

supercargautier:

missespeon:

gamer nerds are so dramatic

I strongly encourage everyone to check out the tweet and marvel at nerds’ anguished realization that their heroes do not all share their insular mutated worldview

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buttsweats:

where i work we rent out a variety of buildings and to make a long story short i’m going to hell