Drink Me Read Me

Book/game/movie reviews and general fan stuff.

I think a lot of people don’t understand that when we talk about these issues—blackface, rape jokes, the appropriation of marginalized cultures, and so on—we are having an ethical conversation, not a legal one. There is no thought police. No one’s coming to your house and carting you off to Insensitivity Prison. But you, as a person living on this planet, get to make a choice whether you want to hurt people or help people. Whether you want to listen or shut people out. I can’t imagine why you’d choose “defensive shithead” over “nice lady capable of empathy,” but okay.

duchessofdeviance:

securelyinsecure:

Clair Huxtable shutting down men’s outdated opinions on female menstruation (◡‿◡✿)

Clair was always dropping truth bombs…

but why we still saying this stuff 30 years later?

(Source: fire1ord, via size10plz)

"I spent like 10 years of my life pretending to fly around on a broomstick and you’re asking me if preparing for a love scene was ‘tricky’ because the other person also had a penis?"

(Source: badkryptonian, via nerd4music)

Calling All Clue Crew Members

itslockedalookatnancydrew:

Hey everyone, hope you all are having a great weekend. So the general consensus for the 4 year Nancy Drew video was to make one giant one. This is how this will work for those who are hearing about this for the first time. In 4 years, Nancy Drew PC games will be celebrating their 20 year…

snowqueenly:

i love going into the nancy drew tag and spotting posts from people who didn’t realize the clue crew was a thing on tumblr, because i feel like the lot of us are just sitting in swivel chairs and when someone says, “does anyone remember the nancy drew computer games?” we all turn around at once with these maniacal grins on our faces

oh, yes, we say, we’ve been expecting you

(via vanishingdestiny)

kennethparcelll:

feministnancydrew:

kennethparcelll:

HER Interactive removed it’s rule banning discussion of LGBT topics.
You guys have no idea how happy I am about this. It’s only been about a week since we all emailed HER and they’ve already listened to us and eliminated the rule! It really shows that we can make a change if we stand up for what we believe in

thanks kennethparcell for jumpstarting all of this!

You’re welcome! I’m so glad I could help!!

kennethparcelll:

feministnancydrew:

kennethparcelll:

HER Interactive removed it’s rule banning discussion of LGBT topics.

You guys have no idea how happy I am about this. It’s only been about a week since we all emailed HER and they’ve already listened to us and eliminated the rule! It really shows that we can make a change if we stand up for what we believe in

thanks kennethparcell for jumpstarting all of this!

You’re welcome! I’m so glad I could help!!

seisans:

traceexcalibur:

"who cares about representation in video games, video games are meant for escapism"

how exactly is it escapism to switch from a world where white cis men are in charge to…….. a world where white cis men are in charge

also what does that say about you when you want to “escape” to a world completely devoid of poc and women

(via turntrekgodhead)

jenxmalone:

Since Johanna Mason was the only living female victor of 7 for the Quell, I would like to think that when they called up “Ladies first” she just stomped over, grabbed the piece of paper herself and shouted “GEE I WONDER WHO THE FUCK IT COULD BE? HOLY FUCK BALLS IT’S ME I’M SO SHOCKED” and the Peacekeepers have to drag her away from the microphone

(via icarusshrugged)

You can’t be an Aboriginal artist and not be political…The fact that we’re still here, surviving and thriving now, is already political.

— DJ NDN of A Tribe Called Red (via rpmfm)

(via indigenous-rising)

  • friend: you speak french?
  • me: yeah
  • friend: say something in french!
  • me: je suis venu ici pour passer un bon moment et je suis honnêtement sentir si attaqué dès maintenant

littlenancydrewthings:

kennethparcelll:

HER Interactive bans users from discussing LGBT topics on their message boards

I’ve been a big fan of the Nancy Drew games made by HER Interactive since I was in 5th grade. But the other day, I was appalled when I saw the above image on their message boards. Their guidelines strictly forbid its users from discussing LGBT topics on their message boards. And to make matters worse, users who do mention anything about characters being gay even in G rated way are banned from the site. While I understand forbidding sexual content in order to maintain an E rating, discussion of LGBT should not be considered inappropriate. Fans of the games should be able to discuss whatever pairings they want, not just ones that are heterosexual. HER Interactive needs to quit being small-minded and dispose of this rule immediately.

I urge you all to please email HER Interactive at feedback@herinteractive.com and ask that they eliminate this outdated guideline.

You all know that I try to keep my blog strictly related to game content, and almost never get involved in these sorts of discussions, except for the one time I made a feminism post. But I feel the need to voice my opinion on this subject, because it’s important and it’s personal. And, like last time, this one post is all I’m going to say on the matter, because I’m not interested in a debate.

For one thing, it doesn’t make sense for HER to say that they forbid talking about LGBT topics because they have to follow the ESRB rating rules. The ESRB is not rating their message boards, it’s rating the games.

For another, they can’t claim to forbid topics relating to sexual orientation or preferences of any kind, because being straight is a sexual orientation. And obviously, it is completely possible to talk about characters being in a relationship without even hinting at sex. Kyler and Kit were engaged. Leena and Patrick were dating. Henry and Summer. Dirk and Frances. Nancy and Ned! Those are just a few examples. So saying that you can’t talk about LGBT topics without it being inherently sexual implies that queer relationships are strictly sexual and can only be discussed in a sexual context. How offensive is that?

You might argue that parents may not want to/shouldn’t have to expose their children to the idea that some people aren’t straight, because of their religious beliefs. But guess what? LGBT people exist, and all kids are going to find out about it sooner or later. So it doesn’t make sense to say it’s perfectly innocent for three-year-olds to watch Disney movies about men and women falling in love and getting married, with no mention whatsoever of sex, but it’s somehow dirty or innapropriate for them to see two people of the same gender (or no gender) doing the same thing.

No one is asking for game companies to start making half of all their characters be openly LGBT. We’re asking for some characters to be openly LGBT, because some people in real life are, and representation is far more important than you might realize.

(via nancysassdrew)