Monday, March 23, 2015

"Videogames for gurlz"...

I keep seeing all those that keep using equality as an excuse to actually perpetuate gender inequality. Or rather i don't even know if they are serious about it or that perhaps they are not even aware that they are going against the very issue they are trying to promote.
I saw a post somewhere titled "Games for girls" and it was basically all pink and a nail saloon simulator and had text like along the lines of "wanna be beautiful", "party up" and the like. You don't see "games for boys" explicitly even if they are marketed as such, because of course, gurlz don't play any games other than prettifying up an avatar or spending time in a virtual saloon or shops. I'm not saying that there aren't or that they should't, I'm just saying that it's not the rule. "But look at how many downloads the app has!" When compared to which leading downloaded "boy-app"?

Lets not forget about developers being harassed with the reason being that they are women. Just go over to any multi-player game with guns in it. There are more women in them than most realize, guess why they are not using their mics...

I'm no feminist, far from it, but sometimes "stupid is stupid" and don't realize the pain they are causing. The first person I played video games with is my mother, 25 years ago give or take a couple, can't remember exactly how old I was. But it was on an Atari 2600 clone and that didn't have "girl games" on it. It had planes with bombs, sharks eating divers and frogs hopping on logs.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I was given a new PC mouse. But it has nothing to do with the picture below.

   It really was this dusty on the 28th of February. As if "Yeah, have a nice month."
   (But it cleared up the next day.)
    Spot metering with exposure lock on the sun, then focused and recomposed with the buildings in mind.