Hipster Dinosaurs [via]
I remember when this volcano was dormant.
This volcano used to have integrity.
Hi guys! I wanted to inform you about this great thing that is happening!
These smart fellows have devised a way to create cups, straws, mixers, etc that can detect common date rape drugs. This is an amazing idea and it needs funding! The campaign ends in 35 hours and they are a little short on funding. Please, signal boost this or even give a dollar if you can, it’s a great cause and something that will really change the world!
Only 28 hours left! Check this out and spread the word!
donate or signal boost, they still have about a fifth to go!
IF YOUDONT REBLOG YOU SUCK
Hey! This is pretty awesome, so I thought I’d share here. Even if you can’t donate, signal boosting the fuck out of this is important!
THIS WAS FUNDED MONTHS AGO PLS STOP
Woot! We can finally start voting on the designs! Please take a moment to check out and rate my designs in the Homestuck T-shirt Contest!
Last day to vote, if anyone hasn’t voted yet I know quite a few of us would really appreciate it :3
And thank you SO much to those that have voted for my designs, you’re wonderful! XD
Last hours of the contest and I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that voted on my designs!
Most importantly: you’re stronger than you think.
WHY DOES THIS NOT HAVE MORE NOTES
i’M SCREAMING BECAUSE OF HOW CUTE THIS IS
I USED TO BE A WIMP BEFORE ANCHOR ARMS
'bout to go receive the message of the lord brb
The evolution of girl gamers
Boy gamers are so self-centered they act as though women haven’t been playing video games for decades, and then act horrified when the female gamers who have always been there actually become visible and vocal about the rampant misogyny that has infected the gaming world.
Like seriously, how entitled do you have to be that women saying “it sure would be nice if I wasn’t treated like shit while enjoying the games I play” translates to “I must be catered to” when video games have LITERALLY been catered to men for decades?
- 1993 - 64% of girls reported playing video games
- 1996 - "home use had increased for fourth grade girls"
- 1998 - "both male and female adolescents play video games on a regular basis."
- 1999 - "88% of the female college students … surveyed were video game players."
- 2007 - 20-47% of adolescent girls play video games
- 2008 - "94% of girls play video games"
- 2010 - "Forty percent of all game players are women."
- 2012 - "Women 18 or older represent a significantly greater portion of the game-playing population (30%) than boys age 17 or younger"
- 2013 -"adult women are nearly half of all video game players"
I didn’t get all the dates, but I think you can get the point.
Also considered posting my own personal gaming history, but I would’ve had to go back to the 80s for that. e_e
Been playing since I was old enough to hold the NES controller.
I was in middle and high school in the 90s (oh god I’m old), and I don’t remember a lot of “lol look at the loser and his videogames.” If you had a videogame system in your house, both boys and girls were most likely to respond “oh lucky, you have awesome parents, please invite me over to play.”
The only videogames that carried any social stigma were MMORPGs and to a much lesser extent violent FPSs. But even then, it was mostly other guys going “lol virgin” at male MMORPG players (and “lol guy in disguise” at female ones, which is maybe why the OP doesn’t remember their existence) and out-of-touch adults going “omg spree killer” at FPS players.
If there were menacing packs of nerd-hating girls going around in the 90s and 00s cruelly mocking boys for playing Super Mario World or Oregon Trail or Simcity, I sure never saw them.
I doubt it’s surprising how many tumblr users responded with vitriol at this post (which I’m sure originated from a troll actively trying to get under our skin), but if anything, this just cements in my mind how important games are to some people.
I learned to count to 100 because of my sister and I constantly playing Sonic on our Genesis. I still own my PS1. Final Fantasy 7 had a profound effect on me and helped me deal with my own losses. Crash Team Racing taught me about perseverance (my sister was 6 years older than me so of course she won 9 times out of 10, but that only motivated me to get better so I could beat her).
Why would anyone try to rob 51% of the population of memories and experiences as rich as those? What makes guys so much more important? Really, what???
JANET. JESUS FUCKING CHRIST. LOOK.