The Baron

smashsurvey:

Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularlyhow do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

strangelybeautifulworld:

nympherret:

like how much more obvious does this need to be made for people to get it?

this isnt even an exaggeration 
like at all

strangelybeautifulworld:

nympherret:

like how much more obvious does this need to be made for people to get it?

this isnt even an exaggeration 

like at all

wilwheaton:

lunatoneitdown:

have you ever heard a raven talk?

because apparently they can go from severus snape to japanese schoolgirl in .5 seconds.

Ravens are pretty amazing.

I want a pet Raven so bad!

notsweettea:

MAJOR ARCANA || Magic the Gathering: Return to Ravnica

All art belongs to Wizards of the Coast, please see the captions for each card’s art credit!

I love MtG art sooo much!

I could hear the opening music in my head while watching this gif.

I could hear the opening music in my head while watching this gif.

steampunksteampunk:

Steampunk Chandelier

steampunksteampunk:

Steampunk Chandelier

ruinedchildhood:

THE RIVERS I CRIED DURING THIS SCENE!

Ok now this is an awesome 3d gif

Ok now this is an awesome 3d gif