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  1. QUILTBAG Thread of Flagrant Homoeroticism

    A lot of it also seems to have an undercurrent of, like, dismissal of trans identities as though they're purely a way to make headlines. "Bruce Jenner says he's a woman now? God, those wacky Kardashians at it again!" Which is, you know, super dumb-shitty and bad.
  2. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    thank god
  3. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    I might start a "let's talk about freelancing" thread, if people want to talk about it. I know I do!!!
  4. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    As long as July can be IdlePitchMo. I don't have a problem writing, I just have no idea how the freelance infrastructure works and I don't know how to find out, haha.
  5. E3 2015

    The lamps are going out all over video games, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime. No, I'm excited about E3! But hearing Griffin McElroy and Chris Plante talk about it on The Verge sort of made me realize that even though I've dreamed about going to the show basically since I was a kid, it wouldn't ever live up to what I thought it would be. Maybe I should go to Gamescom.
  6. E3 2015

    This press conference was a treasure, and we shall not see its like again.
  7. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Part of the reason - a not-insignificant part of the reason, I expect - that people think confessional-style writing is easy to do is because there are a lot of prominent women that are really good at it. It's not, though! It's fucking hard!
  8. E3 2015

    After Joel McHale and fucking Mr Caffeine I'll take Aisha Tyler on stage any day - to say nothing of the fact that I'd put good money on her being the only woman of color we see onstage the whole week.
  9. Idle Food - Cooking!

    Jacques Pépin's books La Technique and La Methode should be read by anyone who intends to get even slightly serious about cooking. They were more recently combined into a volume called Complete Techniques, which is one part cookbook and one part incredibly helpful step-by-step guide to, well, the techniques and methods of cooking. Absolutely essential, in my opinion. The Joy of Cooking is also pretty choice, but it can be expensive... but I find that used bookstores pretty frequently have it.
  10. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Yeah, that article was bizarre. There are so many angles to pursue, even if you aren't interested in a game - maybe especially in that case. "Detached ennui" isn't interesting to read and it doesn't endear the writer to me. What I like about (for example) Cara Ellison's writing is that her hunger for, like, understanding and meaning and narrative and metanarrative drips off the page. She's constantly playing for the angle. She makes you want it as much as she does, even if you don't care about the game. Campbell has the language, but he's missing the grist. An article about not caring still has to make me care about why you don't care. That said: Hey, they can't all be home runs, so keep refining the craft and take another shot at it. Something in this vein could absolutely be better than your typical preview, even if this particular effort... wasn't.
  11. Splatoon is Ink-redible

    I just posted in the NNID exchange thread, but yall should friend me on WiiU because I just got inked. I just... like a tattoo? I got inked. I purchased this game let's play it. NNID: natellite
  12. Nintendo Network ID Exchange Thread

    My NNID is natellite! I just got Splatoon!!!! Let's go!!!!!!
  13. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    I mean, I don't eat Chik Fil-A, either. Y'all do what you want, I'm not really interested in telling anyone what they should or shouldn't do with their money, but I'd feel like a worse person if my money was going to support Brad Wardell. Fuck that guy, frankly.
  14. Splatoon is Ink-redible

    Yeah, I'm totally getting this tomorrow. I was completely in love after Danielle and Patricia's stream.
  15. Idle Thumbs 212: DMCA Dad

    I think that's just every webpage from the 90s, to be honest. All the sites about Final Fantasy were like that, too.
  16. DOTA 2

  17. DOTA 2

    Navi vs Vega game 2. Go watch it. It'll change your life
  18. Post your face!

    You look amazing! Congrats, and keep up the good work!
  19. Post your face!

    edit: oops
  20. EVE is huge and completely impenetrable, I can't fault anyone for putting it on permanent mental back-burner status. (Also I'll be honest: Dan's obliviousness on a lot of stuff gives the podcast a great entry point to talk about things in a more comprehensive way, which isn't something they do a lot anymore. Even if it does occasionally get frustrating.)
  21. Mad Max

    I'm not trying to be a negative Nancy just on principle, but... it's a post-apocalyptic open-world driving game with batman combat, a gruff stubbly white protagonist, and tower scaling to reveal the map. It's like a laundry list of features from annualized games that everyone has already played to death.
  22. DOTA 2

    Are there enough of us paying attention to this that a chat channel in-client would be useful?
  23. love this show but danielle wasn't in this episode i rated 1 star PLEASE fix danielle bug for all five stars