Sean Dillon

#GamerGate, at its core, does not believe that anyone outside the ‘normal’ has an authentic interest in video games. This is, of course, hogwash—the outrage, the histrionics, are wholly unmerited if not entirely illegitimate.

However, this anger is still felt authentically, even if it is not legitimate. Even though the proximal justifications for their actions have been routinely demonstrated to be false, either because they are ruinous interpretations or even total fabrications by opportunistic ideologues, the sense of hurt, of violation and marginalization, the sense that their space is being invaded, isn’t fake. The motivators are not true, nearly all the people they have accused of ethical violations have proven to be exemplars, the byzantine conspiracies have been exposed as flim-flam, but the sense of hurt is real.

And this is how #GamerGate’s base assumptions have created a worldview that enables and justifies harassment and terrorism. It indoctrinates them to believe they are under assault—that games don’t NEED criticism, that criticism is unwelcome, inappropriate, misplaced, or useless. It tells them that everything is fine. It takes an authentic hurt and targets it at imaginary thieves. It takes vulnerable people with authentic pain and points them at women, at queer folk, at trans folk, and tells them ‘they are trying to take your stuff.’

Because the underlying motivations are ultimately the protection of an aggressive, isolationist status quo, any support becomes support in the service of those assumptions. It is support of a worldview were the marginalized are unwelcome unless they first obliterate themselves on the altar of ‘the normal’. It is a worldview that demands conformity and will aggressively shout down, harass, abuse, and exile those who resist.

lissy-strata:

otpprompts:

Imagine your OTP taking a bath together. No sex or friskiness, just having conversations while washing the others hair/back and enjoying the warm water.

Imagine them getting water everywhere and accidental bonks and bumps from slipping while trying to get situated and the cat comes in and keeps wanting attention.

itswalky:

wilwheaton:

I’m starting to see why GamerGate has so many useful idiots, when I read things like this, and get to see one of them in action.

See, I link to an interesting, insightful, long read at Medium that discusses the lack of racial slurs that are used to describe white people. I comment that this article is “great”, and this genius declares that I “support indiscriminate bullying”, based on either this idiot’s lack of reading comprehension, or a willful distortion of the meaning of my words.

Either way, these are the useful idiots that are keeping GamerGate alive.

"bullying" = "intruding on my white supremacy"

jetgreguar:

solarsenpai:

jetstream-tormod:

solarsenpai:

jetstream-tormod:

solarsenpai:

This the rawest scooby doo villain and you can’t tell me a damn thing

what about the nazi bird that shot a girl to death?

what the fuck?



WHAT THE FUCK????

WHAT THE FUCK HAVE I MISSED IN MYSTERIES INC

jetgreguar:

solarsenpai:

jetstream-tormod:

solarsenpai:

jetstream-tormod:

solarsenpai:

This the rawest scooby doo villain and you can’t tell me a damn thing

what about the nazi bird that shot a girl to death?

what the fuck?

WHAT THE FUCK????

WHAT THE FUCK HAVE I MISSED IN MYSTERIES INC

cleowho:

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The Pandorica and the Siege-Mode TARDIS

The similarities in appearance between The Pandorica and the TARDIS in siege-mode are undeniable, but the connection goes a little deeper; both structures are designed to be impenetrable from without and inescapable from within.

Is it possible that The Pandorica was of Gallifreyan construction, or at least built using Gallifreyan knowledge and stolen Time Lord technology?

I’ve previously speculated in this post that the renegade Time Lord known as The Monk was directly involved in the Pardorica Initiative because he was responsible for the building of Stonehenge, and we discovered in The Pandorica Opens that Stonehenge was just a bloomin’ great 'X marks the spot' for the Pandorica.

Was the Monk an agent for the Alliance? Was the Pandorica built by the Monk, based on siege-mode TARDIS principals?

Wibbly-wobbly…

Of course, the similarities might just be the result of co-incidence and unimaginative writing in which case… meh!

And, just a passing thought: My concept for a siege-mode TARDIS would be sort of egg-shaped, or perhaps resemble a turtle shell; I think either geometry would be far sturdier, more defensive (and more visually interesting on screen) than a cube.

- Cleo.

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pinkmany:

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THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE

zebablah:

lexcanroar:

effingtomb:

you-and-me-divine:

If you didn’t think “Shia LaBeouf” could get better, you were wrong.

I literally can’t believe this exists there are tears in my eyes that I don’t remember crying

I laughed so hard that my mum came in and I had to show her and then she laughed A LOT 

I’M DELETING 

FUCK EVERYTHING

And the Citizen Kane reference at the end.

Amy: I was a bit scared of commitment and insecure about my feelings for a moment, so I kissed the Doctor once, while making it really clear that I wasn't planning on anything long term. I eventually fell more in love Rory, and had a long lasting successful marriage with him.
Doctor Who fandom: Why does Moffat make EVERY companion into love interests I just a want a companion that doesn't fall in love with him!11!!
Clara: I had a bit of a superficial flirtation with him, and I really liked teasing him a bit, but I never acted on any feelings, i'm literally the only person that technically hasn't kissed him since like...the classic era. He then regenerated, and now I'm in a committed relationship with someone else .
Doctor Who fandom: Why does Moffat make EVERY companion into love interests I just a want a companion that doesn't fall in love with him!11!!