One of my first articles on this website was a piece on the many habits one develops over the years whilst playing RPGs. These habits are inevitable of course, so many years of play will simply train you into it. But I had to wonder how many habits do people specifically build into their characters […]
While on Facebook earlier today a friend and fellow cosplayer shared a Buzzfeed post surrounding a bit of controversy around a 19 year old German cosplayer who did a cosplay but as part of the cosplay she chose to ‘BlackFace’. For those of you who do not know what ‘BlackFace’ is it is the act of painting […]
Feminism began simply by taking seriously the revolutionary notion that women are human, yet it has continued to evolve into so much more. At its core, modern feminism is a philosophical movement that attempts to identify the origins of our assumptions and test them for truth.
Part V of the Beyond Refrigerator Series: Why not Zoidberg? "As I am the author-narrator to the story of my life, so are you to yours. If stories are how we make sense of nonsensical reality, then sharing them is how we connect, each to each. The ability to control a story by assigning meaning to experience is most simply called authority."
"One of the greatest charms of sci-fi and fantasy fiction in particular is the freedom the author possesses to custom-build a suitable world to host their story. However, the author remains a product of the real world. The audience they are speaking to are also a product of the real world. Therefore, all created worlds are related to our world through the humanity of the mind behind the story."
No Man Is An Island Well, except when he’s having a bath. An adult male may not be a landmass surrounded by water, but we all begin life as tiny human babies blank even of language, and we spend a lifetime building our world from the ground up. Childhood is a never-ending quest for […]
We're always very eager to know what our readers thought about our featured articles and opinions and more recently we attempted to open discussion on the subject of gender and identity within the geek community. Stephen Beirne, sent us in the following article that details with the manifestation of sexism and gender bias in gaming.