I remember the days when games were about worlds you could explore and about being good, and not about who's got representation and gender this and sexuality that. I miss those days.
Those days miss you, too. I recently found a yellowed letter under one of the floorboards, and it was addressed to you and signed by those days with a tear-stained kiss of lipstick.
Meanwhile, in the present, those of us who work in the industry and who are—amazingly—able to consider more than one idea at the same time, will continue to create good games about worlds you can explore AND occasionally talk about inclusivity.
If you are feeling compassion fatigue, I think it might be okay to sit out those discussions, at least until you get your strength back. While it will be tough not having you available for close consultation, somehow we will soldier on.
Youre married. Congratulations. Can we get back to the funny books and the vulgar podcast, or did you forget how? I kid.
You WOUND me.
Podcast will be back first weekend of September and a veritable deluge of sequential art in the coming year. The words and pictures will come so thick and fast you will drown, reaching upwards for a savior that will never come…
So um, I think the reason so many protagonists are male is because men have always been in the front line in combat, and that's because it's been proven that (not being sexist) that men are defaultly physically superior... I say again that I'm just saying that from a scientific/medical standpoint... If I sound like a dumbass I'm sorry I just woke up and I saw ur account and saw the earlier post about this and wanted to give my thoughts on this
"Do you believe that my being faster, stronger has anything to do with muscles in this place?"
Video games are entirely abstract constructs, created solely from the rules of our own making. We try to model the game rules after real ones in some amount of similarity, but things like muscular development, or traditional front-line combat fighters mean almost nothing when you’re talking about a fantasy or science fiction world that can choose which laws of physics it wishes to adhere to. There’s really only one reason why the default protagonist in video games is a middle-aged white man - the developers and publishers choose it to be so.
Nnnnnoo, because my only real experience has been in school classes. There is something about sitting in public with other people reading your shit out loud that makes my ass itch. Also the type of people who are in them is a dice roll. Some one who loves memoir writing probably isn’t going to have a lot of useful feedback for me.
I send my work to a group of folks I trust to be on the level with me. But if they are in my house I have to leave the room while they go over my drafts because I get insanely embarrassed. Also I don’t want the person giving me feed back to feel like they have to school their expressions or anything.
I’m an appallingly bad speller and my handwriting is some sort of nightmarish short hand. I typically scrawl random notes in a sketchbook to remember keyword that help me remember particular scenes or lines of dialog. All of my solid drafts are written electronically though. I try to keep my files organized by levels of completion. A file in lowercase is the fuck around version and anything titled in caps is the final versions.