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A scientifically improbable isotope, Arsenic7 has lived his life as though every second were his… more »

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  • Why are people so afraid to learn the truth about building 7?: That's where I keep my dirty pictures.
  • Folklife or A kick in the face while drowning in fish guts
  • SF or LA
  • Barsuk or Fantagraphics
  • What's your biggest grammatical pet peeve?: I try not to get peeved by the little things.

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Arsenic7 is working hardly.
Feb 5 Arsenic7 commented on The Science Guy vs. The Creationist Guy.
Ken Ham couldn't answer the simple question, "what, if anything, would change your mind." At that moment I feel he lost, but, of course, literalist Christians will still respect that answer.
Oct 30, 2013 Arsenic7 commented on No on 522: Label GMOs, But Not This Way.
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If you had a product and were told that you have to put a big label on it claiming "CONTAINS RARE EARTH ELEMENTS" despite the fact that none of the rare earth elements in it were actually harmful...would you be annoyed?
Aug 19, 2013 Arsenic7 commented on Don't Look at Anything Under a Microscope Unless You're Ready to Be Schooled in How Gross It Is.
As a microscopist I can say that most of those images are either of discolorations or VERY TINY synthetic fibers that are floating around in the air pretty much in any indoor environment. It could have even been contaminated post delivery of the food item.
Aug 2, 2013 Arsenic7 commented on "If a female character is interchangeable with a dog, it's a pretty good indicator that something is wrong.".
The problem with a lot of these comments is not the suggestion that women should make their own games. The problem is the implication that they should shut up and do something about it. There's nothing saying you can't complain about and publicize a problem AND do something about it at the same time.

And art criticism is not a wank fest if it allows for people to wake up to the bias that exists in world of art.
Aug 2, 2013 Arsenic7 commented on "If a female character is interchangeable with a dog, it's a pretty good indicator that something is wrong.".
If you consider academic art criticism a wankfest, then, yes.
Aug 2, 2013 Arsenic7 commented on "If a female character is interchangeable with a dog, it's a pretty good indicator that something is wrong.".
Having women create their own games is beside the point of a series whose goal is to examine the CURRENT state of feminism in gaming. Note that the videos don't yet provide any sort of solution for the problem. At most they provide a model for what a non-male-centric game might look like.
Aug 2, 2013 Arsenic7 commented on "If a female character is interchangeable with a dog, it's a pretty good indicator that something is wrong.".
I don't see how changing culture from male-centric to non-gender-centric is not feminist, 26.

And in order to do that we have to first see how male-centrism is propagated by actually studying the material.
Aug 2, 2013 Arsenic7 commented on "If a female character is interchangeable with a dog, it's a pretty good indicator that something is wrong.".
It does a much better job at analyzing the material than the previous two. They still come off as very academic but that's part of the appeal for me.

I especially appreciated her example for a game that would be empowering without playing in to existing tropes and how it wasn't really all that complex or difficult to imagine (and yet it's so rare to see a game do this sort of thing).

As to cherry picking, this is one in a series of videos and the whole topic is games that utilizw the damsel in distress trope. Of course she's cherry picking. She provided many examples of games that try to do something different, many of which fail. As a gamer, I feel she was pretty encompassing in her examples.
Jun 6, 2013 Arsenic7 commented on What Would Seattle-Flavored Ice Cream Taste Like?.
Chocolate nibs, coffee, pine nuts, swedish fish....ok this is sounding awful.

Make it vanilla latte flavored with hints of apple and call it a day.
 
 

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