Posted 2 days ago

historical-nonfiction:

Welcome to Derinkuyu, an underground city that once housed up to 20,000 people. In the Cappadocia region, famous for its cave dwellings and underground villages, Derinkuyu stands out for sheer size and complexity. Locals began digging in the 500s BCE. The city consists of over 600 doors, each of which can be closed from the inside. Each floor could be closed off as well. And just to make attacking completely impossible, the entire city was deliberately built without any logic. Its maze-like layout makes navigating the city nightmarish for unfamiliar invaders.

(Source: whenonearth.net)

Posted 4 days ago
Over the past few weeks, there have been repeated calls to “take gaming back” from the “white knights”, the SJWs, the liberal “crusaders”. But calling for better gender representation in games and game development isn’t about taking anything away. As an artform, as an industry, as a sport and as countless other things, gaming is growing at the speed of light. Yes, the traditional, “triple-A” boxed game business appears to be in decline, but that’s a poor yardstick for a medium that now encompasses hundreds, thousands of different devices, access points, genres and tastes. Such growth invites, demands and can only benefit from a more diverse and inclusive spread of creators and concepts. This is a question of evolution. It’s about taking what we have into tomorrow. Nobody needs to be excluded. And there is no need to panic.

OXM US Blog: Who’s afraid of women in games? (Page 2) - OXM US

I wonder if the decline of AAA titles has something to do with the vast majority of them being derivative of each other, and gamers are getting tired of the same old thing with marginally different graphics? I wonder if people are growing up and getting tired of dealing with assholes when they try to play these AAA titles online?

Women playing games isn’t the problem. The way some men treat women who play games is.

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nowaitstop:

kasukasukasumisty:

artemispanthar:

"The name "pearl" is said to have originated from the Middle English word "perle", which in turn came from the Latin word "perna", meaning "leg""

Leg.

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Posted 1 week ago

manhatingbabyeater:

atomic-glitter:

fandomsandfeminism:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

It’s a tense night in Ferguson, but luckily no outbreak of violence. 

This is still going on. Do not forget

Don’t let the media make you think this is over. Those last few tweets are from today!

These are dated August 24, 2014

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we-are-all-one-tribe:

Stress relieving honey lavender tea latte to relax and wind down with my love.

Posted 1 week ago

Hey guys, I’m writing a fanfic!

dftbastudios:

Yeah, so I’ve started a fanfic. At first it was about Nico and another demigod (my own character) but all of a sudden I added self harm to get across what it could do to a person.
Yes, I know self harm is a serious subject, but I felt like this certain story needed to give people that message.
Just warning you so you know about I before it’s up.

Could you put your story behind a Read More, please? It’s a bit long, and given the subject matter, it would be more courteous to put it behind a link. Thank you. (I would have asked privately, but I couldn’t find a way to do so.)