The Lurkdragon's Lair

Fifty percent animals, fifty percent fandom, one-hundred percent nerd.

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'My name is Robert but I would prefer that you call me Bob.' It's just like that. You know what I mean? And if you were to insist upon calling that person Robert, you would be a colossal dick.
Paul F. Tompkins, succinctly explaining why you call people what they want to be called, whether it’s “little people” or “transgender” or “chairperson” or “Bob”. It’s not about being politically correct and it’s not about you. It’s about basic decency and respect. (via ericmortensen)

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Filed under yep queue memo to that one supervisor who gets antsy about calling me Sparky

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I’m anti-feminist for many of the same reasons I’m an atheist.

So you don’t believe women exist?

Its okay. I’m an atheist because I don’t believe in something I can’t see or touch. I suppose women are much like that for you.  

Somebody get him some ice.

How do anti-feminist and atheist overlap at all in terms of reasoning?

(Source: mr-cappadocia-archives, via zada2011)

Filed under what the fuck shitheads oh dear feminism atheism queue

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Reblog if you have read fan fiction better than some published books





Help me prove a point

I have never reblogged anything faster.

Unfortunate for the books, but speaks loads about the quality of some fan fics

Oh, hell yeah. Anything by incandescens can stand on my bookcase any time.

I feel confident enough to say I have written fanfiction better than some published books I’ve slogged through, and of course I’ve read better.

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People who love indie and experimental games have a habit of looking down on first-person shooters. I get where it comes from: when it seems like every game (even remakes of non-shooters) is a shooter, and when it seems like that’s the only thing anyone cares about, it can be frustrating to those of us who like a wide variety of gaming experiences. So I get it. But it often gets expressed as a kind of elitist, high-brow disdain for action and violence, and that’s when it becomes a problem for me.

So just in case it was ever a question, let me say this unequivocally: I LOVE first-person shooters. Some of my favorite games and favorite gaming experiences, both past and present, have been with FPSes. In fact (and I don’t think this is something I’ve explicitly mentioned before), I have an unofficial policy that says of the three or four games I play at a time, at least one always has to be an FPS (right now it’s Far Cry 2). That’s not something I do for any other type or category of game.

There’s just something about the FPS (the good ones, of course) that feels right. Whether it’s the immersion, the generally solid controls, or the visceral feel of the action, I don’t know; but I do know I don’t like to be away from them for very long.

I say this to share my love of the FPS form, but also to reiterate that every kind of game has value, there’s room for all of them, and we shouldn’t spend time or energy trying to police what other people enjoy. That goes for the occasionally snooty art game crowd who look down on dumb action games just as much as it does the gatekeeping hardcore crowd who look down on casual or indie games. The games you love aren’t better than others - they’re just better for you.

I do exactly this but with RPGs. It’s hard to just completely ignore a genre that you love, even for a little while.

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maybe i’m a goddamn bleeding heart hippie liberal but i’m totally down with paying an extra .50 cents for a thing of fries if the person who makes me those fries doesn’t have to work 3 jobs just to survive.

most studies show that prices would only have to go up by 1 to 3 cents in order to raise employee wages significantly

or, you know, the ceo’s could take pay cuts but that would be so hard for the poor multimillionaires

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