biomechanicaltomato:

dareva:

biomechanicaltomato:

dareva:

Also, if anyone was worried, Dralvia has both an assault rifle and skills in using it, so she’s doing OK without a shotgun until such time as I get another one.

Do you want me to make you a shotgun? Or uh, what QL are you? I can probably take you through a dungeon to get you some gear if you’re like, pre-Egypt.

I did manage to get a shotgun.  It’s not very good, though.  I’m still on Kingsmouth smushing things.

Let me know when you want, and I’ll take you through the Kingsmouth dungeon. Dungeons are pretty cool and will tie into that regions story

Thanks!

biomechanicaltomato:

dareva:

Also, if anyone was worried, Dralvia has both an assault rifle and skills in using it, so she’s doing OK without a shotgun until such time as I get another one.

Do you want me to make you a shotgun? Or uh, what QL are you? I can probably take you through a dungeon to get you some gear if you’re like, pre-Egypt.

I did manage to get a shotgun.  It’s not very good, though.  I’m still on Kingsmouth smushing things.

intelligentairhead:

Protect autistic people but especially autistic kids and especially especially autistic kids of colour because you know they will not be treated fairly and you know people will accuse them of disrespect when all they’re doing is trying to make sense of an interaction where someone is out to attack them for no apparent reason

youngblackandvegan:

yeah no

i’m not one of those people that will preach unconditional sex positivity

because some people’s “kinks” are having sex with children

and rubbing their genitals on random people on the train

so na

miss me with the lectures about “kink shaming”

because there is a line

and way too many people cross it

thinksquad:

Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials said on Sunday.
Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, sparking nearly three weeks of angry protests in the St. Louis suburb and drawing global attention to race relations in the United States.
Law enforcement and witnesses gave differing accounts of what transpired before Brown was shot, with police saying the teen had struggled with the officer. Witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.
The discrepancy has revived calls for officers across the county to be outfitted with body cameras to help capture an accurate record of police-involved incidents.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/us-usa-missouri-shooting-idUSKBN0GW13M20140901

thinksquad:

Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials said on Sunday.

Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, sparking nearly three weeks of angry protests in the St. Louis suburb and drawing global attention to race relations in the United States.

Law enforcement and witnesses gave differing accounts of what transpired before Brown was shot, with police saying the teen had struggled with the officer. Witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.

The discrepancy has revived calls for officers across the county to be outfitted with body cameras to help capture an accurate record of police-involved incidents.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/us-usa-missouri-shooting-idUSKBN0GW13M20140901

Anonymous asked
hey! can i ask what's wrong with bioware? I love the games but know nothing about the company and I'm really curious to hear more about your issues with it if you wouldn't mind. Thank you so much!

theubergrump:

This is a very good question, and I am happy to answer it! First of all, I am so sorry about how long this is.

This is a very difficult thing to explain. I’ve been pretty active in Bioware’s various fandoms for around four years now, and it took me a really long time to catch on to what I’m about to explain. I do not, in any way, think less of you for not knowing the stuff I’m about to talk about, because some of it was “you had to be there” grade stuff, and some of it took me literal years to really grasp the scope of. Most people who’ve played the games without really thinking about the company haven’t really been on top of this stuff like my tiny section of fandom has. That’s not a bad thing! But it does mean that it’s hard to explain succinctly what the issues are.

The only way I can really answer this question is with a very long list of things. No singular event or fuck-up created my overall view of Bioware. All the stuff I’m about to get into has contributed in some way. It’s been a long slog of little things (and big things) that have steadily degraded my opinion of the company as a whole. I’ve been actively a fan since the release of DAO, and I actually played Neverwinter and Baldur’s Gate a long time ago. (not that I blame people for not liking Bioware no matter how long they’ve been into the games, I just want to head off the idea that I just haven’t BEEN here long enough to UNDERSTAND)

I’m uncomfortable with the feeling that I have to compromise my morals in order to continue playing games that I enjoy and interacting with stories and characters that mean a lot to me. I’m grateful to the Bioware team for making those characters and stories, believe me. I think there are some people there with entirely good intentions, who are doing their best to bring us games that actually push the boundaries. I believe a lot of the staff really believes what they say in interviews and on their blogs.

But I’m going to talk about why I’m also extremely ashamed to be so heavily associated with their brand. I’m not 100% hate and venom for this company or the people who work for them, my feelings are lot more complicated than that. 

This is a long list of individual events. It’s easy to look at any one of them and go “oh, it’s one little slip-up, most of the time they’re really good about X issue” but when you get all this stuff together, it’s hard to ignore or hand-wave away. Yeah, if it was all one person, or one group, or one franchise, you could blame them in particular. But this is spread out over everything and it’s all stuff that Bioware put it’s seal of approval on. My point isn’t that they’ve made a lot of mistakes. My point is that these things aren’t mistakes at all, they are evidence of a far deeper problem.

Let’s tackle this one issue at a time. I’m going to do a readmore, because this is going to be LONG.

Read More

Also, if anyone was worried, Dralvia has both an assault rifle and skills in using it, so she’s doing OK without a shotgun until such time as I get another one.

micdotcom:

11 ways to solve rape better than nail polish

The more we depend on women to prevent rape, the easier it is to blame them when it happens to them. Here’s a look at the well-documented ways we can actually stop rape. Maybe it’s time we invest a little more time and resources into implementing them before we send gallons of nail polish to colleges across the country.

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I have played so much TSW today.  I have done some ridiculous things like selling my shotgun, which makes it a tad difficult to use my shotgun attacks.  Oops.

I am making a Dralvia a Commando.  I was going to for whatever was most like her SWTOR self (Sith Marauder) but then I decided that I couldn’t be bothered.

Sept. 1 3:42 pm

justice4mikebrown: