Boots, Beards and Communicators

BOOTS * BEARDS * COMMUNICATORS

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The problem here is that these squealing man-children, so desperate to keep women out of their precious games, want it both ways. They want gaming to be taken seriously as a culture and art form, while at the same time throwing an unbelievable tantrum when subjected to serious criticism. This is ludicrous and immature on so many levels. Gaming isn’t for you, anymore. Gaming is for everyone. Everyone gets to have their say, to make their criticism, and gaming doesn’t need you to defend it.

The only thing left for these people to do is put their toys back in the pram and huddle together as the tide rises against them, until they wake up in five year’s time and realise that Assassin’s Creed 7 was actually a pretty good game, even though they had to waste three precious seconds flicking the gender over to ‘male’ on the character creation screen so they can feel comfortable again. Change is inevitable, especially when half of the freaking gamers in the country are women and actually want to play some games that don’t treat them like disposable trash.

So, here’s another change for you: if you really think feminism, or women, are destroying games, or that LGBT people and LGBT relationships have no place in games, or that games in any way belong to you or are “under attack” from political correctness or “social justice warriors”: please leave this website. I don’t want your clicks, I don’t want your hits, I don’t want your traffic. Leave now and please don’t come back.

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Kelston Boys’ High School perform a massive haka in honour of the new Maori carving on campus

THIS IS FUCKING SICK

I am having kind of an emo day.

This made me smile so hard.

I had a friend who had some of their Maori family come in to the states. They had a family from there meet family from here bbq and I was invited.

The cutest thing I have ever seen and what made me want to make a baby for thrity seconds was little chubby 4 year old twin boys front and center in the Haka.

I LOVE love this sort of thing in a deep spiritual way I can’t explain.

I love that the haka is something that even a throng of teenage boys clearly have respect for.  You don’t dick around with the haka.

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5k Giveaway Prize 3 - The USS Enterprise as a Pirate Ship for pensivebodhisattva

Jim Kirk and his crew of misfits sail the seven seas, boldly going where no man has gone before.

Bones is the ship’s doctor, Sulu mans the compass, Scotty repairs the ship and Spock is the reserved ex-Naval Officer who is constantly baffled by his scoundrel of a captain.

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