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Does that mean you don’t like the fact the Da characters are covered in blood?

No, that doesn’t bother me at all! Blood doesn’t squick me, and I’ve never been grossed out by any of the violence in DA to date. (Really, it’s just the spiders that get me) I’m personally okay with a lot of acts of animated violence as long as they aren’t too close up or generally gory. So there’s a quick video game throat slit, and then there are the slow ones in GOT like during the Red Wedding and nooooope. Or there’s sticking a sword through a character’s midsection, and then there’s disemboweling. I can also ignore it pretty well as long as the camera doesn’t linger there or zoom in or anything.

alittlemeteor asked: "I've heard that the 2013 Tomb Raider is pretty gory. Since you're someone who is sensitive to gore, but has played the game, what would you describe the level of gore to be? I'm able to handle it to an extent, but stuff like the newer Resident Evils pushes my limit a bit, and Fallout 3/New Vegas kill cams freak me out if I think about it too much. I'm trying to decide if I'll be able to play Tomb Raider. Thanks!"

HMMM I haven’t played Resident Evil since zombies aren’t really my jam (I just watched a college friend play 4) or either of the Fallouts (I tried, ever got into them), so I can’t speak to those personally. I’ll just kind of go over some of the kills and my feels about them, and hopefully from there you can decide what you’re feeling about playing it? :)

Before I do that, though, I do want to point out that Tomb Raider is a flawed but wonderful game. There’s a bit of a narrative disconnect between Lara’s personal arc in cutscenes and what she’s capable of doing in the gameplay, (The leveling system does attempt to limit this, but if you like doing headshots like me, well, you wonder why Lara takes so much delight in specifically shooting arrows through skulls) and Lara is laughably not genre savvy at times. If people want to criticize the game for breaking Lara in order to forge her into a warrior and the problematic elements of that given the fact that she’s a rare female protagonist, then I think that’s fair! I personally don’t see her as breaking, but rather (like Black Widow in that one Hulk scene in Avengers), humanly dealing with scary and difficult shit and never losing her compassion, intelligence, and humanity while doing so, but rather discovering a whole new side of herself in the process. I also see Tomb Raider as the kind of heroic narrative that I’d like to see more often, with protagonists of any gender. As a result, I personally prefer to challenge the industry to write more arcs like this for men, and more women who don’t need to be broken to become heroes, and more protags outside of the gender binary in general. Let’s have varied narratives for all kinds of heroes, please!

I don’t know, I stan pretty hard for the reboot. There are some elements that I really applaud, such as the Lara/Sam relationship that had to be cut due to publisher interference but let’s face it those girls are still hella gay for each other. (My other favorite element of the game is a major plot spoiler but I cackle really hard at it) This isn’t to say that there aren’t ways in which the game is lazy or problematic (the rest of the crew being fairly stock-character-y, and the fact that, as well as the reason why the creepy island mooks are all men), but it also did well in other ways, and overall is a solid and fun game.

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kalimirchi:

White people pretending like they know more about my culture than I do

It’s horrifying that I’m not the only one facing this, that white people not only romanticize the fuck out of our religion and culture, appropriate it, but now have taken to trying to teach us how it works instead. 

idk how to react - it’s kinda too ridiculous to be real.

#stopwhitepople2k14

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Actually did a red lip today, digging the look! Nice face there, hemisphere :|

Actually did a red lip today, digging the look! Nice face there, hemisphere :|

awkwardbirds:

micdotcom:

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Keke Palmer took the stage Tuesday night as the title character in Broadway’s Cinderella, marking the first time an African-American actress has played the role on theater’s biggest stage. 

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nessydesu:

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dragonagefandompositivity:

captainallegra (Josephine’s VA) is such a wonderful person. She’s sweet, funny, and her excitement about her character is so adorable! We are so lucky to have her in Dragon Age fandom.

This pleases me. Allegra really enjoys interacting with DA fans. It makes her really happy. Kind of wish you could all hear how she just gushes over the Josphine fans in particular. It’s very cute.

ALLEGRA IS THE BEST

allegra’s a huge cutie patoot and i’m glad to call her my friend! <3 i’m glad this confession exists omg

guyyyssssss omg 

I’m just … really excited and happy to have this opportunity to voice such a wonderful character in one of my all-time fave franchises and also everyone has been so sweet and excited and Josie fans are such cuties and and and ;A;
to my awesome friends and the mystery confessor: ILU all <3

nessydesu:

psdo:

hemisphere:

dragonagefandompositivity:

captainallegra (Josephine’s VA) is such a wonderful person. She’s sweet, funny, and her excitement about her character is so adorable! We are so lucky to have her in Dragon Age fandom.

This pleases me. Allegra really enjoys interacting with DA fans. It makes her really happy. Kind of wish you could all hear how she just gushes over the Josphine fans in particular. It’s very cute.

ALLEGRA IS THE BEST

allegra’s a huge cutie patoot and i’m glad to call her my friend! <3 i’m glad this confession exists omg

guyyyssssss omg 

I’m just … really excited and happy to have this opportunity to voice such a wonderful character in one of my all-time fave franchises and also everyone has been so sweet and excited and Josie fans are such cuties and and and ;A;

to my awesome friends and the mystery confessor: ILU all <3