BROODMOTHER.
mesmerizedish:

b-mommy:

You didn’t think this one through very well, did you?
Here’s the deal: people seem to constantly feel the need to make this argument about playing same sex romances, about identifying as a feminist, about supporting marriage equality. This argument that they back into when challenged, that “supporting [LGBT-relevant cause] doesn’t make you LGBT!!!!” Like that doesn’t covertly lash back into the faces of the people you’re claiming alliance with.
And it’s honestly laughable that you felt that exclamation to be more appropriate than something like “SAME SEX ROMANCES SHOULD BE REPRESENTED IN GAMES BECAUSE QUEER PEOPLE PLAY GAMES AND THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING QUEER SO THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH PLAYING QUEER CHARACTERS.” 
We sure as shit do “have a long way to go,” partially due to the fact that allies like you keep backing up like you’ve touched something hot.

Did you read the confession at all? No, really, did you?
Or did you fabricate some commentary to respond angrily to and accidentally use this pic with it?
I’m genuinely curious.

Did you read the response at all? No, really, did you?
Or are you a fan of the whole”I’m an LGBT ally but whoaahhh back up I’m not gay nope no homo here” thing and simply failing to understand why someone else wouldn’t be?
Do you have an actual problem with that, or were you just lurking this blog and waiting for a reason to be angry and condescending so that you can join the high-five circle with your group of buddies who hate us?
Do you want to bring up the first person plural thing now, or would you prefer to save it for when you can get a whole circle jerk going about it?

mesmerizedish:

b-mommy:

You didn’t think this one through very well, did you?

Here’s the deal: people seem to constantly feel the need to make this argument about playing same sex romances, about identifying as a feminist, about supporting marriage equality. This argument that they back into when challenged, that “supporting [LGBT-relevant cause] doesn’t make you LGBT!!!!” Like that doesn’t covertly lash back into the faces of the people you’re claiming alliance with.

And it’s honestly laughable that you felt that exclamation to be more appropriate than something like “SAME SEX ROMANCES SHOULD BE REPRESENTED IN GAMES BECAUSE QUEER PEOPLE PLAY GAMES AND THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING QUEER SO THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH PLAYING QUEER CHARACTERS.” 

We sure as shit do “have a long way to go,” partially due to the fact that allies like you keep backing up like you’ve touched something hot.

Did you read the confession at all? No, really, did you?

Or did you fabricate some commentary to respond angrily to and accidentally use this pic with it?

I’m genuinely curious.

Did you read the response at all? No, really, did you?

Or are you a fan of the whole”I’m an LGBT ally but whoaahhh back up I’m not gay nope no homo here” thing and simply failing to understand why someone else wouldn’t be?

Do you have an actual problem with that, or were you just lurking this blog and waiting for a reason to be angry and condescending so that you can join the high-five circle with your group of buddies who hate us?

Do you want to bring up the first person plural thing now, or would you prefer to save it for when you can get a whole circle jerk going about it?

You didn’t think this one through very well, did you?
Here’s the deal: people seem to constantly feel the need to make this argument about playing same sex romances, about identifying as a feminist, about supporting marriage equality. This argument that they back into when challenged, that “supporting [LGBT-relevant cause] doesn’t make you LGBT!!!!” Like that doesn’t covertly lash back into the faces of the people you’re claiming alliance with.
And it’s honestly laughable that you felt that exclamation to be more appropriate than something like “SAME SEX ROMANCES SHOULD BE REPRESENTED IN GAMES BECAUSE QUEER PEOPLE PLAY GAMES AND THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING QUEER SO THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH PLAYING QUEER CHARACTERS.” 
We sure as shit do “have a long way to go,” partially due to the fact that allies like you keep backing up like you’ve touched something hot.

You didn’t think this one through very well, did you?

Here’s the deal: people seem to constantly feel the need to make this argument about playing same sex romances, about identifying as a feminist, about supporting marriage equality. This argument that they back into when challenged, that “supporting [LGBT-relevant cause] doesn’t make you LGBT!!!!” Like that doesn’t covertly lash back into the faces of the people you’re claiming alliance with.

And it’s honestly laughable that you felt that exclamation to be more appropriate than something like “SAME SEX ROMANCES SHOULD BE REPRESENTED IN GAMES BECAUSE QUEER PEOPLE PLAY GAMES AND THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING QUEER SO THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH PLAYING QUEER CHARACTERS.” 

We sure as shit do “have a long way to go,” partially due to the fact that allies like you keep backing up like you’ve touched something hot.

talldarkbishoujo:

because straight dudes don’t cry
just sissy queer ones
lol i can’t

They always have to throw that in there. Have to.

talldarkbishoujo:

because straight dudes don’t cry

just sissy queer ones

lol i can’t

They always have to throw that in there. Have to.

saveroomminibar:

Dragon Age: Origins.

Sigh.

Go fuck yourself.

Go fuck yourself.

Did you miss the part where he was like “hey, do you want to hear a terrible poem that I definitely did not write?”

Did you miss the part where he was like “hey, do you want to hear a terrible poem that I definitely did not write?”

You don’t like the way blood mages impale themselves to cast?

You don’t like the way blood mages impale themselves to cast?

spicyshimmy:

this reminds me of a kinkmeme prompt i saw once. 

gorgeous.

It’s actually because Cullen is in a position where he has real power over mages. Fenris can advocate for their containment or cause them harm on an individual level, but Cullen is a templar officer.
This idea that people who view Cullen’s prejudice with a higher degree of concern simply do so because he’s less featured as a character is really bizarre.

It’s actually because Cullen is in a position where he has real power over mages. Fenris can advocate for their containment or cause them harm on an individual level, but Cullen is a templar officer.

This idea that people who view Cullen’s prejudice with a higher degree of concern simply do so because he’s less featured as a character is really bizarre.

you know why “it’s not your game why do you care” is bullshit though, really

talldarkbishoujo:

Because every single time when people who use these mods try to justify them, the bigotry that led them to use the mods in the first place always ALWAYS comes out in their rationales.

Making gay characters straight so your PC can romance them is centering straightness. Making a straight character queer will never have the same impact as the reverse because there are not whole cottage industries making money off straight people’s misery and promising to turn them queer, nor are straight people being killed in the street for being straight. Making queer characters straight is a violent act of erasure.

Making dark characters light skinned always comes out with shit like “they just look better this way”, well why is that? It’s not because we live in a world where the predominant beauty standard is white, blond haired and blue eyed is it? Where the only remotely acceptable brown people are light-skinned and generally have European features, maybe just enough difference to be ~exotic~? Or because white people have some ignorant and fucked up ideas about what it means to be brown? (complete and total ignorance of Afrolatin@s in the case of Steve Cortez or racist shit about Spanish speaking people like James Vega)

And “it’s not your game, why do you care” totally ignores the pain that this causes to fans who are Othered everywhere else in our lives, who just want to have fun in our escapist pretendy fun times.

Because you know what all of this says to me, as a queer person, as a brown person?

“People like you are ugly”

“People like you don’t matter”

and worst of all

“If I had my way, you wouldn’t exist”

That’s why this shit is so offensive. Because it’s hetero white people essentially saying that their idealized escapist fantasies are ones where brown and/or queer people do not exist.

That’s why it fucking affects us.

Let’s hope Bethesda only makes decisions that please Your Highness, then. Buhbye.

Let’s hope Bethesda only makes decisions that please Your Highness, then. Buhbye.

I would like a switch to turn off all the heterosexuality in my game

greytaliesin:

I don’t want to see it

I don’t care if people are straight it just weirds me out when they hit on my gay protagonist

Well, it is a frame narrative. You know? It’s a recollected story.

Well, it is a frame narrative. You know? It’s a recollected story.

applesarefuckinghealthy:

Leliana - Fire by ~firefly-wp
Three winners. There are now three winners.

Three winners. There are now three winners.