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VALVe made a webcomic for promoting 'The Sacrifice', a Left 4 Dead DLC. I must confess that I may have cried just a little bit.

I don't even know who Christine O'Donnell is (for some rasons, I try to maintain a better knowledge of French politicians than American ones), but I did laugh so hard. Jay Smooth, I love you.


Connecting with female characters in geek television

"[...] This is disturbing, and can be explained by the ways in which geeks feel more pressure to over-act hypermasculinity. Geek boys are often picked on or bullied in school for being beta males, and geek men usually continue to feel undervalued because of their perceived lack of “manliness.” Their reaction to this bullying is very often not to subvert the patriarchal masculinity standards that they fail to meet, but to overcompensate for this lack by participating more enthusiastically in misogynistic and homophobic behaviors and language. And women who exist in this culture, and want to be accepted by these geek men, will also often capitulate with misogyny as well, and show their credibility in part by refusing to connect with female characters in television."

So true. I'm glad I'm not into the Doctor Who fandom, I don't think I could take any River bashing without uselessly arguing for hours.

Date: 2010-10-07 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acrimonyastraea.livejournal.com
I like my River-friendly little corner of Who fandom. Which isn't really a group so much as several individual people on DW and LJ who aren't misogynist.

p.s. you don't want to know who Christine O'Donnel is.

Date: 2010-10-07 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darksumomo.livejournal.com
That was a stunning episode of Boardwalk Episode. Then again, I was sold from the very beginning.

As for Christine O'Donnell, she's someone whose politics would fit with Le Pen's, but who would be too flaky for his taste.

Date: 2010-10-09 08:27 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] etrangere.livejournal.com
Jay Smooth is love, it is known :)

Toujours pas vu l'episode 2 de Boardwalk Empire, il faut vraiment que je m'y mette :) Par contre j'aime bcp the Undercovers, c'est adorable, fun et bien écrit.

Est c que tu es aussi dans les jeux de rôle ? Je suis en train d'essayer de réunir des joueurs pour une chronique de Mage Ascension, je me demandais si ça t'intéressait ?

Date: 2010-10-09 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zombie-process.livejournal.com
Franchement ça m'aurait bien tenté (surtout après avoir lu l'article wiki, je trouve le principe de ce jdr vraiment super intéressant), mais en ce moment je suis overbookée. Cela dit, si dans quelques mois tu retentes ce type d'expérience, hésite pas à redemander, ya de bonnes chances que je sois intéressée. Merci d'avoir pensé à moi en tout cas :)

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