I am sure by now that everybody has heard of the Jacksonville Mass Shooting and why the shooter…shoot…
I love gaming, it has helped me so much when it comes to my anxiety and trying not to think about it. It helps me get lost for hours and hours till I have forgotten why I was anxious in the first place.
So, what is going on?
When it became apparent why the shooter was upset. The first reaction to a lot of (mainly white men) were them getting triggered SO easily, like it’s not normal to get upset by comments that SHOULDN’T be about them. Mass Shooters are mainly men! There’s clearly an issue there. Women are gamer’s and suffer from mental health. Yet we’re not mass shooting people. It’s time men start asking their friends what the heck is going on. We cant solve it for them, because we are not men and we don’t know why they’re doing this. I know emotions are scary, but they gotta do it.
It’s like the whole #notallmen…We know it’s not all men. However, there are clearly issues there. Just like I am able to sit there and say although I suffer from mental health. I don’t get upset when someone tries accuse me of being a horrible being, because I know I am not like that. HOWEVER, even if the people who have hated on me this year wanted my help, I would help, because their issues are not about me.
I hate to bring this up again…When my now ex friend accused me of all this stuff, I was shocked, not angry, because I KNOW that is not me. I had no reason to be angry, because everything she accused me of, I had not done and it was not me. It was all her.
Which means I don’t really understand why these guys are concentrating on being accused of something, that they are not being accused of. Rather than going “There’s a problem here”. Getting upset by something that isn’t about you, is not good either. My brother is really witty and very funny, and he makes fun of people all the time, myself especially,lol. Yet, what he says doesn’t make me upset. A lot of the time, it’s true!
My partner was listening to some YouTube videos the other day and I could just hear it out of the corner of my…ear
I’m not sure how man people have heard of the feminist Anita Sarkessian. She has created a lot of outrage in the gaming community, because she’s very vocal about women’s role in the gaming community. Which ended up with her receiving deaths, rape and pipe bomb threats. #GamerGate … Now I don’t ever agree with extremist on any topic, they are usually very detrimental to whatever cause they are representing. I didn’t really find what she said that bad. The real irony thing was that she proved the point that the gaming community has a bas attitude. The video that my partner was listening too…Was a guy trying to point out everything wrong with what she was saying about Bioshock. I had agreed with what they both were saying. Definitely not enough to send someone death threats so bad she had to move.
I thought it was interesting the comments though, proving her exact point. That the gaming community is a toxic one. The comments were talking about her “lies”. When all she’s talking about is an opinion, and how she believes the games could be better represented. I was expecting this man-hating, shrill woman…and she’s just not. Proving her point again.
One and only thing that never seems to occur to these people…You don’t have to watch her, you don’t have to listen to her. In all the comments about her lies…Not one of the commentators, made mention of them and what the lie is/was?
Anyways…I digress from my original topic.
Which is that…Why do we seem to pay attention to the extremist anyways? Anyone with any common sense would know…well SHOULD know better than to listen to them anyways. I don’t. Extremist’s are usually coming from a place of hate to begin with and so have walls up already. Not that they shouldn’t be listened too…Usually though people’s interactions with these people end up being a shouting/argument match.
I just recently called some people of the Gay community the “Kanye Wests” of the Gay Community after they said there are certain groups of the Gay Community that who cannot be apart of the Pride month. Get outta here! I sort of regret calling them the Kanye West’s, but I don’t regret it 100%.
I finally thought of something to write about, something that is really quiet magical to myself and I hope that it becomes magical to you as well.
I call myself a “creeper twitcher” which basically means that I watch a lot of Twitch streaming…
What is Twitch, I hear you ask? (Maybe)
Twitch or Twitch tv is probably the leading platform when it games to live streaming gamers and their games. More than 45 millions…that’s million…gamer use Twitch to live stream their games and other related live gaming type entertainment. This can be anything for watching other people play, people who cosplay making their latest costumer to food and drink. Some people will just literally streaming themselves having a party.
I call myself a “creeper twitcher” because I watch quiet a few twitchers. Some are harder to watch than others just purely because of the time different. As I’ve mentioned before it is LIVE…So this means because we are watching people from all over the world, sometimes you do miss a favourite twitcher. However, there a couple of Australians I LOVE to watch and luckily, they like to Twitch a lot as well!
I have often thought about becoming a Twitcher myself, instead of just stalking everybody on it. I just do not have the guts to do it! I honestly feel like that people on the Twitch community are becoming celebrities on their right. A new media for celebrity maybe?
What about yourselves? Do you like to watch Twitch? Care to share who you are currently watching? Are you a creeper too?
I just felt like that was an appropriate title, rather than just saying “It’s hard being me”…Because although some days it is, I am SO lucky.
Anyways, completely off subject…If you are a apart of the gaming community, you have probably heard of the seriously bad overreaction people have been having over the latest “Mass Effect” game. To break it down simply, one the animators for the new game is a women, and not the only animator for the game. Even before the game has been released, people are already complaining about the animations. However, these comments have not just been plain criticism, threats, accusations of how she got her job in the first place.
Gamer’s have a really bad reputation and this situation kind of proves why girls and women just don’t want to know about the whole thing. That makes me sad, because I love to game. It’s a stereotype I really want to see go, but then again I guess, I just want that kind of attitude to go, period.
You might have heard about “nerd rage” or “gamer rage”. It usually describes when someone is playing a game (duh) and it can be any kind of game, and sometimes, and some will claim, through no fault of their own. They will inexplicably get angry. This can be for a variety of reasons.
Cheaters or Cheating…Sometimes this seems to happen to some people all the time.
Bugs or Glitches within the game.
Someone who wins may have done so by cheating or by coming in a draw with you, but they go ahead and claim ultimate victory. Shutting you down.
Some just can’t control their anger.
You just really don’t know to play the game
There are two games that make me “Rage” and it’s really funny when I tell people because they are shocked. Mainly because the two games that I rage are, aren’t really that intense or really action driven…But they can just be so annoying!
The first that one drives me completely crazy is this game called “Settlers“. My partner loves it and I completely loathe it. I usually play it because I feel bad if my partners has had a bad day and I feel like I should. In fact this year my partner made a promise to me that he can only ask me 12 times a year to play it with him. I just hate it because it literally takes hours to play, the game is notorious for crashing, because it’s so old. Somehow even though we all start from the beginning, the computer players seems to be just so advanced. They start attacking, in an advanced age, right from the beginning.
The other is a well more known game “The Sims“. I know…Odd right? Probably don’t hear about people raging too much with The Sims, but sometimes it just drives me insane. I think it might be such my computer, but it has a lot of bugs and glitches that are really annoying. Sometimes during a party, they will just suddenly freeze and not do anything, and there’s the whole thing of standing in front of the fridge so no one can cook anything. I always have to make sure that I have at least two people from the household at the parties, so one of them call people away from the fridge. So they can make the birthday cake and age up.
Are there any games that make you rage? Especially the unexpected ones!
This video is really funny, because I play this game and this video was made 4 years ago. So even though a lot of this video is of high praises. A lot of this guys issues with the game has now been fixed.
The game that this gentleman is talking about is called Guild Wars 2 and it is probably my favourite game at the moment. I am playing it at least for an hour pretty much every single day/night. The format of the game is MMO.
MMO stands for Massively Mutilplayer Online (MMO) Game. Which means that you can play with all sorts of people from different regions. Unlike multiplayer games you don’t necessarily have to have a friends list to play with others. Depending on the popularity, and the capability, of the game, you can easily have hundreds if not thousands of people playing at the same time. They are generally not invisible players either, you can easily see them as they run pass you.
The most well-known MMO is probably World of Warcraft, South Park even made an episode based on the game. However, I have never actually played WoW. The two that I mainly play are Guild Wars 2, as mentioned before, I am on there pretty much every day. I used to also play Warhammer Online, and I actually really loved it! However, they discontinued in 2013. Warhammer online is based from the Warhammer games made by Games Workshop table top game. Which was funny because I was dating someone at the time, which is how I was introduced to the game, but I find the actual table top game really boring.
If you play Guild Wars 2, please comment below and we can totally be friends!
One of most favourite games in the whole wide world is “The Sims“. It’s pretty much one of the only games that I can just play for hours. I’m not even kidding, I can literally play it for hours and not even realise the time. If you play Sims like I do, you will probably be able to relate to this article:
I’m not sure how many of you have been following me for and how far back you’ve read some of my posts but I am a bit of “Gamer” and by that I mean I am very basic. I like games where I can relax and just chill, I’m not really into big shoot ups and a lot of the more intense games I’ll play by myself just because I am so “noobish-like” and I just want to play, ya know? The most intense games I’ve played recently are Witcher and LoL (League of Legends) but even with LoL I only really play against the Bots and my partner,lol.
Any-ways one game that I am obsessed with, in fact, it’s the only game that I can play that I lose all time with is “The Sims”. The Sims is a “life simulation” game and I am currently playing The Sims 4 and I’ve actually been a little disappointed in though because they still wont release a “Sims Pets”. Come on Sims Pets!
Anyhow, I found this funny article on a site called “Buzzfeed” and if you also enjoy playing The Sims I am sure that you will find this extremely relate-able! Number 23 …. SO much want!
As a general rule now I skim by a lot of the articles and twitter feeds that are on Facebook these days, because people are just dumb…and they get so comfortable and feel so righteous about everything, it is like people genuinely believe “Well that’s my opinion, so I’m right” and if anyone dares disagree or makes a good point, they should just “shut their traps”. No one wants to discuss things any-more, everyone just wants to be ‘right’.
That quote is what started my rant today. I was looking through some of the posts on Facebook about families who cosplay together and this made me smile, until I got to a picture of a mother and her two daughters dressed pretty much like Michelle Pfieffer “Catwoman”. One guy decided to write that he thought it was wrong to dress the little girls like “tramps”. A whole bunch of women (which lets be honest, is rare) started to defend the mother and her choice and saw nothing wrong with the outfits. I wasn’t going to say anything until I saw this guy write about how these ladies should “shut their traps” and how he “read comics” so we couldn’t argue with him?
This guy is the exact example of why I, and a lot of my female friends, will NOT date nerds and geeks! As a general rule they are the worst, every nerd and geek that I have dated has treated me horribly. A great example of this is when I got out of an abusive relationships within a particularly nerdy group where I got bullied and hit by my ex-partners room-mate. As sometimes happens I had a one night stand with a guy (after we broke up)…Fast forward a week later I wake up to be publicly humiliated on Facebook by a group of guys “slut-shaming” me because how dare I have a one night stand and not date their “good guy” friend instead. God knows I want to get back into a group who think publicly humiliating a girl over something that isn’t any of their business and thinks that this is a really good idea to get their own way.
Funnily enough I don’t have anything to do with those guys any-more. Yet they still insist that they are a bunch of “good guys”. GOOD GUYS do NOT publicly humiliate people over things that are NONE of their business. A good guy would have gone and asked me why I had the one night, since I had never one before and it was completely out of character for me. I’ve seen a bunch of them who are over 30 humiliate a bunch of teenagers on Facebook because the teenagers didn’t agree with them.
Now I know that not all “nerds and geeks” are like this, but it seems to me the one that’s are completely into whatever their genre is in the gaming world, they seem to be the worse. If they have other interests or other friendship groups outside of the gaming world, they seem to be a lot better. A great example of this is the guy who all the other guys wanted me to date, by humiliating me. The actual guy started a hairdressing course and is friends with really lovely girls, he has since apologised and we are great friends. However, the guys who actually humiliated me are all still doing the same things and still acting and reacting in the same way. Literally nothing has changed.
One of my most popular Blogs has apparently been the Blog about my Sims 4, which is quiet entertaining to me. I love playing it and my characters has been “developing”. So I thought that I give little random updates about the characters I’m playing all the time.
These two characters are Arwen Oakenshield and Aragorn Bloom and they are both now teenagers, dating, in a relationships and have recently swapped promise rings. It is SO cute! I am loving playing this game, I am probably going to buy some kind of extension game. I’m to busy though at the moment to really consider that…Watch this space for more though!…