Okay, Tumblr, let’s make this go viral. You all know that representation in the media is desperately needed, and this game is delivering what many of the big-name games haven’t. Pumpkin Online is made by a development team headed by an African-American woman and they’re aiming to make this game as inclusive and friendly as possible. This is a farming/romance sim mixed up with an adventure MMORPG and made incredibly diverse.
You want to play a non-binary character? You got it! You want a range of races in your NPC neighbors? Done! Clothing choices and body features not restricted by gender? It’s in there! Relationships in no way affected by gender or lack of gender? Yes, that too!
Let’s get this thing going viral and help promote the Kickstarter (link in the article) so that everyone gets the chance to play the character they want to play. Reblog buttons, do your thing!
There are a million things I should be doing right now, but I need to get this rant off my chest. Can’t stop thinking about it.
A few days ago I read a review of Guardians of the Galaxy that accused the movie of being Republican propaganda and I so wish I could find the link to that article, because it was so sniffy and indignant and… inaccurate, man, GotG wasn’t selling anything except Marvel-brand merch, but that’s not the thing I can’t quit thinking about.
As evidence that GotG was a conservative lovefest, the author of the review mentioned that the story began in 1988, which was, like, during the Reagan era.
Most lead charas in Hollywood movies are in their 20s or 30s. If a protag is in their 30s in 2014 then they HAD to be a child at some point in the 1980s, what with being born in 1975, 1984, or any of the years in between.
SCREENRANT: How old is he when he leaves earth?
CHRIS PRATT: When he leaves earth he’s a kid. He’s like nine or ten, he’s like a kid. [x]
Which means that Peter Quill is around 35, 36. Like me.
IT’S NOT MY FAULT I WAS A KID WHILE RONALD REAGAN WAS IN OFFICE. IT’S NOT LIKE I VOTED FOR THE GUY HE WAS JUST KINDA THERE
St. Louis Alderman Antonio French emerged Thursday morning from a night in jail after his arrest at the Ferguson protests to say that the police officers’ “heavy-handed” approach on the streets is making the situation worse.
French said police dragged him from his car Wednesday night but gave him no documentation that says why he was arrested. He was released about 7 a.m. today without having to post any bail.
No police spokesman was available to explain why French was arrested.
French said he should never have been locked up, nor should the dozen or so others at the jail overnight.
"Inside that jail is nothing but peacekeepers," he said. "They rounded up the wrong people … reverends, young people organizing the peace effort."
Police arrested about a dozen people Wednesday night, including French and Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly.
Police used tear gas and sonic cannons to disperse the crowds. Today, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is scheduled to visit Ferguson in the wake of the growing protests.
As he walked out of the Ferguson Jail this morning, French wore his signature oxford button-down shirt — slightly wrinkled from sleeping in it on a jail cot, and with a burnt orange color on the shoulder from where a fellow inmate had wiped his eyes from the burning tear gas.
French talked with reporters about his experience. He said he was near the burned-out QuikTrip at about 9 p.m. Wednesday when police in riot gear ordered protesters to disperse. Several hundred people were there.
"Police had just given a final warning to disperse and released smoke bombs, people scattered and ran," French said. "Police started to move forward with riot gear and tear gas started to come."
"I moved away when it looked like they were throwing what I thought was tear gas … it turned out to be smoke bombs," French added. "I realized the best place (to be was in my) car with the windows rolled up. That’s where I was."
He said he was recording what was happening.
When a reporter asked French today how he went from being in his car to being arrested, he said: “They open your door and drag you out.”
"They just rounded up anybody they could see," he said.
The difference is that the firefighter community doesn’t circle the wagons and claim the arsonists were “only doing their jobs”.
Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Edward Mann said anyone who commits arson should have the book thrown at them. “But if you’re a firefighter and you’re convicted of arson, you ought to have the entire damn bookcase thrown at you,” he said. [x]