YouTube comments aren’t “just the Internet.” They’re not the product of a group of otherwise nice guys who suddenly become evil when they wear a veil of anonymity. YouTube comments are actually a nightmarish glimpse into the sexist attitudes that define the fabric of our own existence in the “real world,” a world that, like YouTube, is owned and dominated by men. The most terrifying gift that the Internet has given us is that it’s shown us how men honestly perceive the world: as a place where women exist exclusively for their sexual pleasure.
In the wake of VidCon, and as more and more women start speaking up about the harassment they face online, it’s time to start realizing that our narrative of progress is deeply flawed. Things aren’t getting better for women on the Internet; they’re deteriorating and ignoring the problem amounts to being complicit in it.—
"For women on the Internet, it doesn’t get better" by Samantha Allen (via misandristofficial)
this article was written by Samantha Allen, a trans writer who was forced to quit video game journalism because of incessant, daily harassment from her audience and nobody seems to be talking about it. Read her shit.
The song Mad World (the Gary Jules version) makes me sad not because it’s a sad song but because it played over a youtube video I saw in 2008 of someone making a Nerf Longshot into the Lancer from Gears of War and now when I listen to it it reminds me of my Nerf modding days.
DOOM character design meeting:
"Alright guys you know we got all these badass concepts for demons but do you know what would really tie everything together? Visible. Fucking. Buttholes.”
"What about the one that’s just a giant floating head?"
"DID I FUCKING STUTTER????"
replace andrew jackson’s pic on the twenty dollar bill with this pic
best joke of the night by far was mary-lynn whose answer during the ridiculous cocktail names round was “Those who forget the Pabst are doomed to repeat it”. MOMENT of the night was when PFT won and he and Scott started yelling “TECHNICALITY NO DOWN BOO OVER!” at each other.
I was watching the at midnight episode with PFT Scott Aukerman and Mary-Lynn Rajskub and some of this stuff is just…awful. Opening story about how ~weird~ japan is and this one game they played was “NPR Anchor or Star Wars character” and like…what is the joke there???? People of color have funny names????? This is like elementary school shit.
Higher Love - Steve Winwood
Think about it. There must be higher love. There must be. Right on, Steve. Right on.