Q:Did you get permission from the guys that made super meatboy to use Meat boy and Dr fetus in TBOI?
here’s my pitch for a silent hill game: a silent hill game developer who is obsessed with putting pyramid head in every silent hill game is sent to silent hill and the horror comes from his existential dread over pyramid head not appearing at all anywhere. sometimes he comes across evidence that pyramid head visited a room recently but he can never find him
If anything, Robin Williams’ suicide only serves to show me an ugly truth; here we have a man beloved by millions, with a loving family, friends and colleagues that adored him, with one of the most successful careers in history and presumably a whole fuck ton of money. And even he couldn’t figure out how fill that void in him.
What hope do I possibly have?
Cooking show: today we’re gonna show you how to make something nutritious and sophisticated for your health-conscious dinner guests
Cooking show: now, while that’s simmering, here’s something cheap and fast intended to satisfy the primitive tastes of simple minded, picky children at the kiddie table
So I was thinking, Stardust Crusaders takes place in 1987, and the anime has the ending theme of Walk like an Egyptian, the number one best selling pop rock song of 1987… Using this information, I did reasearch onto the most popular pop/rock song of 1999 (the year JJBA part 4 takes place) and I think I was able to accurately predict what the ending theme will be to Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part IV: Diamond is Unbreakable.
What were your inspirations, especially since [Tauriel] is a completely created character; what brought you to bring that power because there were a lot of ways you could have played that role that would have been along the lines of what we usually see for a girl in an action movie where she’s not in the adventure, she’s the prize…?
I’m bothered by how popular this seems to be when it is gender-essentialist as all fuck. Anytime someone starts going “men are this way and women are that way,” I don’t care if they’re using that to say women are better than men, it’s bullshit. Women are not inherently compassionate and gentle and graceful, and women who are not these things are not “pretending to be men.” Men aren’t inherently self-centered and ruthlessly ambitious and violent, and honestly, implying that it’s somehow in their nature lets individual men off the hook for bad behavior and puts the onus on women to always be the bigger person and put other people’s needs first because men just can’t help themselves.
So, sure, a character doesn’t need to be physically kickass to be a strong person or a good character, and compassion and caring and so on are valuable traits too. But linking these traits to femininity and saying that this is the only acceptable way for a woman to be strong or else she’s pretending to be a man is a load of regressive crap.