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Nintendo Fan’s “Super Mario Bros.” Aquarium is Nearly Complete
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#NotALLMedia One Year Challenge
For one year, you do not spend money on any media that stars a man. Period. 
It’s a little more flexible and a little more complicated than that, but that’s the simple version. One year, no spending any money on media that stars a man.
There’s exceptions, caveats, and other rules, too. Let me explain:
You may watch/play/read media starring men ONLY AS LONG AS you either bought it before your one year begins, didn’t pay for it yourself, or didn’t ask/cajole someone into paying for it for you. If you already owned the thing before the year begins, you can by all means watch/play/read it (ex, I already own Assassin’s Creed II, I could play that). If someone gives you something as an UNSOLICITED gift, you may absolutely accept it (ex, someone surprises you with an Avengers DVD). You MAY NOT ask someone to buy it for you, or even do something like go on your blog “SIIIGH I REALLY want to see the new Batman vs Superman movie but I JUST CAN’T because I’M DOING THIS CHALLENGE, HOW ~TRAGIC~.” That’s cajoling. It is cheating. In the cases of subscription services like Netflix or watching stuff on cable TV / HBO, you MAY NOT consume media starring men, because that’s part of the subscription and those services DO track what you’re watching. You’re trying to vote with your money and make a statement here, so show that you prefer media with women stars! The same is true of streaming media, even if it’s on Youtube. With Hulu, people get advertising dollars whenever you watch a thing, so that counts as giving them money. With Youtube, even if it’s illegal, companies can STILL see the number of hits on a thing, and can still tell how popular their thing is. That, in this day and age, is actually pretty valuable. Don’t give ‘em the satisfaction. This counts even if you own the media already, since ad dollars go to them ON TOP OF what you already paid. 
If the character’s gender is male, he’s male. If he’s a robot, alien, or cucumber that all the characters use male pronouns around, he’s a male.  
Conversely, if the character’s gender is female, she’s female. Transwomen = women, period. 
In media with two main characters or an ensemble cast, the cast must be 1. 50% or more women, 2. said women must get as much if not more screentime than male characters, 3. said women must be treated as more than a love interest, mommy-stand-in, or sexy lamp. Valid: Game of Thrones, The X Files, CBS’ Elementary Not Valid: The Avengers Movie (alas, only one main female character), the original Super Smash Bros (same deal). Fighting games and co-op games count as ensemble casts in this case. 
If media has a main character with NO defined gender AT ALL, and NO male characters, it is valid (this mostly happens in videogames) Valid: Journey, Flower Not Valid: Myst (while the main character has no gender, all three NPCs that you actually “talk” to are men) 
For videogames, you must be able to play as a woman for the MAJORITY of the game for it to be valid. Valid: Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Megaman ZX Not Valid: The Last Of Us (you only play as Ellie very briefly)
For videogame DLC starring a woman, you may ONLY get it if you already owned the main game before your #NotALLMedia year starts, OR if you can buy the DLC without first owning the main game. Valid: Infamous: First Light (starring a woman), because while it’s technically DLC, you don’t have to own Infamous: Second Son to buy it (as far as I’m aware)Not Valid: Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Part 2. If you don’t own the original Bioshock, you can’t play this DLC. 
Why Are you Doing This?
For a long time I’ve been getting tired of what I call the Lily-White Square-Jawed Manpain genre of media. I’m sick of growly voiced white dudes grunting and angsting over inconsequential bullshit and then saving the day. This year’s E3 was the straw that broke the camel’s back when Ubisoft claimed that women were “just too hard to animate” to put into their co-op mode for the new Assassin’s Creed game. I mean, really?
I’m tired of it. Goddamn tired. And then I thought, well, they’re always telling you to vote with your dollars, so maybe I should do that. Maybe I should stop buying this stupid crap. Ever. No matter how good it actually is. 
So I’m taking that to heart. No movies staring dudes, no TV, no games, nothing. Screw you and your squarejawed manpain. My action might not mean much but at least I’ll get to see media that’s maybe a bit different from the norm. 
Hey, I Disagree with XYZ Part of This Challenge!!!
Then make up your own rules! Only buy media with people of color instead! Or queers! Or whatever! This is just a framework/scaffold to get people going. Also, hell, break your own rules, occasionally. I’m staying subscribed to the new Ghost Rider because it stars Robbie Reyes, a latino kid in east LA who just wants to take care of his severely disabled brother, and if somehow Grim Fandango re-releases for PC within the year, I’ll get that too… but those are the only two exceptions. Yes, I really, really want the Kingdom Hearts 2 re-release, but I sure as hell ain’t buying it, because sorry, Sora, you’re a boy. 
Yeah, as a guage of ~feminism~ this is pretty useless. Plenty of works starring women are absolutely  NOT feminist. But again, the thing is, media execs keep saying “things with women stars don’t sell!” and other bullshit. So, again, you want me to vote with my money? I’m voting with my money. Give me more media with women, dammit. 
If you’re doing this challenge, I suggest you tag your posts about it with #NotALLMedia. Share your favorite women-centric media through the tag, and help spread awareness of alternatives to Squarejawed Manpain. Do the same even if you’re trying different rules (eg, only people of color, only LGBTQ+ people, only disabled people, etc). 
If you have questions, my askbox is open. I am TEMPORARILY allowing anonymous asks, but if this privilege gets abused I am turning them off again. 
(characters in banner, from left to right: Lucy Liu as Joan Watson in Elementary [TV show]; Daja Kisubo from Tamora Pierce’s Circle of Magic: Daja’s Book [book]; Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel [comic book]; Eliza Maza from Gargoyles* [animation]; Uma Thurman as Beatrix Kiddo in Kill Bill [movie]; Chell from Portal [videogame])
*Gargoyles may not actually count by the rules, I know, but I wanted an American Indian character up in there, and a character from an animated show, so… bending my own rules a bit.
#NotALLMedia has to star men. Let’s prove it. 

How about you start making your own damn content you lazy whiny cunts. 

…. And the prize for missing the point totally and using a misogynist slur in the process goes to…

Me is it me? Oh my, I have so many people to thank, well let’s see. Satan of course.
But seriously, I got the point “lets and bitch and complain until we get our way.” Yeah, no.
But again, stop being lazy whiny cunts and either make or own content, or enjoy whats out there.

And thank you for proving my point. Again. 10/10, well done.

Well considering you point is only, that anyone who criticizes you must hate all women, you’ve only proved only the former, and made no connection with the later. I hate you idiots, not women. Also fond of male gendered insults. So just Dick, prick, asshole, bastard, take your pick. Guess I’m a misandrist as well. Least I’m fair. I hate all idiots equally. 

You people bitch about nothing. How about you get off your lazy over privileged ass and go make the media you want to see instead of complaining.

This is so stupid. This is so stupid. This is so stupid.Ubisoft already released 2 statements on why they couldn’t add women. Were you there? Are you a game developer? Do you work for Ubisoft? Do you know more than Ubisoft about their own game and the engine they used to build it? Do you know how many female protagonist and staple characters there in video games? Tons. I have a list of over 100 and I saw a list from Wikipedia with over a 1,000. We’re not underrepresented.Second of all no I’m not gonna avoid media with men in it because it’s just as good as media with women and you should be supporting both. This whole thing is sexist. “Hey guys don’t buy media with men hur dur fight the power”.You’re encouraging people not to buy content with lead males just because they’re males and that is sexist. This is what is ruining the gaming community and pisses me the fuck off. People barging and spewing shit from their soapbox.

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antifeministrayquaza:

durkin62:

flootzavut:

durkin62:

flootzavut:

durkin62:

teal-deer:

#NotALLMedia One Year Challenge

For one year, you do not spend money on any media that stars a man. Period. 

It’s a little more flexible and a little more complicated than that, but that’s the simple version. One year, no spending any money on media that stars a man.

There’s exceptions, caveats, and other rules, too. Let me explain:

  • You may watch/play/read media starring men ONLY AS LONG AS you either bought it before your one year begins, didn’t pay for it yourself, or didn’t ask/cajole someone into paying for it for you. If you already owned the thing before the year begins, you can by all means watch/play/read it (ex, I already own Assassin’s Creed II, I could play that). If someone gives you something as an UNSOLICITED gift, you may absolutely accept it (ex, someone surprises you with an Avengers DVD). You MAY NOT ask someone to buy it for you, or even do something like go on your blog “SIIIGH I REALLY want to see the new Batman vs Superman movie but I JUST CAN’T because I’M DOING THIS CHALLENGE, HOW ~TRAGIC~.” That’s cajoling. It is cheating. 

    In the cases of subscription services like Netflix or watching stuff on cable TV / HBO, you MAY NOT consume media starring men, because that’s part of the subscription and those services DO track what you’re watching. You’re trying to vote with your money and make a statement here, so show that you prefer media with women stars! 

    The same is true of streaming media, even if it’s on Youtube. With Hulu, people get advertising dollars whenever you watch a thing, so that counts as giving them money. With Youtube, even if it’s illegal, companies can STILL see the number of hits on a thing, and can still tell how popular their thing is. That, in this day and age, is actually pretty valuable. Don’t give ‘em the satisfaction. This counts even if you own the media already, since ad dollars go to them ON TOP OF what you already paid. 

  • If the character’s gender is male, he’s male. If he’s a robot, alien, or cucumber that all the characters use male pronouns around, he’s a male.  

  • Conversely, if the character’s gender is female, she’s female. Transwomen = women, period. 

  • In media with two main characters or an ensemble cast, the cast must be 1. 50% or more women, 2. said women must get as much if not more screentime than male characters, 3. said women must be treated as more than a love interest, mommy-stand-in, or sexy lamp.

    Valid: Game of Thrones, The X Files, CBS’ Elementary 

    Not Valid: The Avengers Movie (alas, only one main female character), the original Super Smash Bros (same deal). 

    Fighting games and co-op games count as ensemble casts in this case.
     
  • If media has a main character with NO defined gender AT ALL, and NO male characters, it is valid (this mostly happens in videogames) 

    Valid: Journey, Flower 

    Not Valid: Myst (while the main character has no gender, all three NPCs that you actually “talk” to are men) 

  • For videogames, you must be able to play as a woman for the MAJORITY of the game for it to be valid.

    Valid: Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Megaman ZX 

    Not Valid: The Last Of Us (you only play as Ellie very briefly)

  • For videogame DLC starring a woman, you may ONLY get it if you already owned the main game before your #NotALLMedia year starts, OR if you can buy the DLC without first owning the main game.

    Valid: Infamous: First Light (starring a woman), because while it’s technically DLC, you don’t have to own Infamous: Second Son to buy it (as far as I’m aware)

    Not Valid: Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Part 2. If you don’t own the original Bioshock, you can’t play this DLC. 

Why Are you Doing This?

For a long time I’ve been getting tired of what I call the Lily-White Square-Jawed Manpain genre of media. I’m sick of growly voiced white dudes grunting and angsting over inconsequential bullshit and then saving the day. This year’s E3 was the straw that broke the camel’s back when Ubisoft claimed that women were “just too hard to animate” to put into their co-op mode for the new Assassin’s Creed game. I mean, really?

I’m tired of it. Goddamn tired. And then I thought, well, they’re always telling you to vote with your dollars, so maybe I should do that. Maybe I should stop buying this stupid crap. Ever. No matter how good it actually is. 

So I’m taking that to heart. No movies staring dudes, no TV, no games, nothing. Screw you and your squarejawed manpain. My action might not mean much but at least I’ll get to see media that’s maybe a bit different from the norm. 

Hey, I Disagree with XYZ Part of This Challenge!!!

Then make up your own rules! Only buy media with people of color instead! Or queers! Or whatever! This is just a framework/scaffold to get people going. Also, hell, break your own rules, occasionally. I’m staying subscribed to the new Ghost Rider because it stars Robbie Reyes, a latino kid in east LA who just wants to take care of his severely disabled brother, and if somehow Grim Fandango re-releases for PC within the year, I’ll get that too… but those are the only two exceptions. Yes, I really, really want the Kingdom Hearts 2 re-release, but I sure as hell ain’t buying it, because sorry, Sora, you’re a boy. 

Yeah, as a guage of ~feminism~ this is pretty useless. Plenty of works starring women are absolutely  NOT feminist. But again, the thing is, media execs keep saying “things with women stars don’t sell!” and other bullshit. So, again, you want me to vote with my money? I’m voting with my money. Give me more media with women, dammit. 

If you’re doing this challenge, I suggest you tag your posts about it with #NotALLMedia. Share your favorite women-centric media through the tag, and help spread awareness of alternatives to Squarejawed Manpain. Do the same even if you’re trying different rules (eg, only people of color, only LGBTQ+ people, only disabled people, etc). 

If you have questions, my askbox is open. I am TEMPORARILY allowing anonymous asks, but if this privilege gets abused I am turning them off again. 

(characters in banner, from left to right: Lucy Liu as Joan Watson in Elementary [TV show]; Daja Kisubo from Tamora Pierce’s Circle of Magic: Daja’s Book [book]; Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel [comic book]; Eliza Maza from Gargoyles* [animation]; Uma Thurman as Beatrix Kiddo in Kill Bill [movie]; Chell from Portal [videogame])

*Gargoyles may not actually count by the rules, I know, but I wanted an American Indian character up in there, and a character from an animated show, so… bending my own rules a bit.

#NotALLMedia has to star men. Let’s prove it. 

How about you start making your own damn content you lazy whiny cunts. 

…. And the prize for missing the point totally and using a misogynist slur in the process goes to…

Me is it me? Oh my, I have so many people to thank, well let’s see. Satan of course.

But seriously, I got the point “lets and bitch and complain until we get our way.” Yeah, no.

But again, stop being lazy whiny cunts and either make or own content, or enjoy whats out there.

And thank you for proving my point. Again. 10/10, well done.

Well considering you point is only, that anyone who criticizes you must hate all women, you’ve only proved only the former, and made no connection with the later. I hate you idiots, not women. Also fond of male gendered insults. So just Dick, prick, asshole, bastard, take your pick. Guess I’m a misandrist as well. Least I’m fair. I hate all idiots equally. 

You people bitch about nothing. How about you get off your lazy over privileged ass and go make the media you want to see instead of complaining.

This is so stupid. This is so stupid. This is so stupid.

Ubisoft already released 2 statements on why they couldn’t add women. Were you there? Are you a game developer? Do you work for Ubisoft? Do you know more than Ubisoft about their own game and the engine they used to build it?

Do you know how many female protagonist and staple characters there in video games? Tons. I have a list of over 100 and I saw a list from Wikipedia with over a 1,000. We’re not underrepresented.

Second of all no I’m not gonna avoid media with men in it because it’s just as good as media with women and you should be supporting both. This whole thing is sexist. “Hey guys don’t buy media with men hur dur fight the power”.

You’re encouraging people not to buy content with lead males just because they’re males and that is sexist.

This is what is ruining the gaming community and pisses me the fuck off. People barging and spewing shit from their soapbox.

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1.) Give me a pairing.
2.) Give me an AU setting.
3.) I will write you a three-sentence fic.

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We recognise the valid concern around diversity in video game narrative. Assassin’s Creed is developed by a multicultural team of various faiths and beliefs and we hope this attention to diversity is reflected in the settings of our games and our characters. Assassin’s Creed Unity is focused on the story of the lead character, Arno. Whether playing by yourself or with the co-op Shared Experiences, you the gamer will always be playing as Arno, complete with his broad range of gear and skill sets that will make you feel unique. With regard to diversity in our playable Assassins, we’ve featured Aveline, Connor, Adewale and Altair in Assassin’s Creed games and we continue to look at showcasing diverse characters. We look forward to introducing you to some of the strong female characters in Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Official Ubisoft statement sent to Kotaku concerning the no-playable-female controversy (via connorkawaii)

spread this shit like fucking wild fire. this entire issue was a case of bad wording and the game revolves around One and only ONE character. this is not a gender issue at all!

(via awalkingdeadphish)

What’s this? Single character??? Just Arno??? NOW YOU CAN ALL CALM DOWN, THANKS.

(via evenstrangerthandanger)

Okay see that’s a much better statement. I still WOULD like a female lead AC though :/

(via thetomska)

I want every asshole who was bitching and moaning to look at this shit and have a super dome worth of seats.

(via theebonyegalitarian)

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Nathan Drake | Through Uncharted series

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Tom Clancy's The Division
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Hidden Blade

- Syrian High Middle Ages (Altair)
- Italian Renaissance (Ezio)
- Roman (Ezio)
- Ottoman Hookblade (Ezio)
- Colonial America (Connor)
- Pirate (Edward)
- French Phantom Blade (Arno)
- Modern (Desmond)

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Favourite Video Game Characters [2/?]
-Mary Read/James Kidd (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag)
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connorkawaii:

  • Arno has French father, Austrian mother (and an adoptive father?)
  • Not sure if its his actual father or adoptive father who dies, but he feels guilty over it
  • His motivational word is “Redemption”
  • The game starts in Versailles - Arno is probably a nobleman
  • Paris is on a…
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