Mathew Raccoon-Arms
have people been openly sexist to you about you being a woman in the gaming industry?
Anonymous

eyecaging:

kaisinel:

Yes and no.

I am lucky to not experience sexual harassment because I am simply not very hot. It’s actually something I’m fine with. I try to stay somewhat presentable for the sake of respect, but plain enough that no one wants to be anything more than friends or coworkers with me. If you’re very boring in terms of outwards appearance it also makes your art stand out more, I think. lol. Mindgames

In terms of playing games, I usually don’t state my gender so I’m auto-assumed male and left alone. I always see female players harrassed, or shitty things said about women in general though. That’s the thing I can’t stand about the gaming community/industry, not personally-directed sexism but sexist statements/actions made about other women/women as a whole. Wherever I go, there’s always somebody saying something ignorant or biased about women and it can feel so draining and hopeless. At the same time, the clamoring social justice movement at times makes me feel drained and hopeless as well.

In terms of making games, nobody questions my ability/capability due to my gender. I’m lucky enough to be studying game design in a really supportive and open environment that doesnt stand for prejudice against any race, gender or background. Also the good thing about being in art is that your work will speak for itself. 

But I do worry about style and subject matter. I hate it when people are like “girls draw a certain way” “guys are better than girls at drawing this, and girls are better than guys at drawing this”, or “girls like to draw this and guys like to draw this”. And you know why I hate it? Cause often it seems TRUE! I never see girls draw mechs! I never see guys dedicate themselves to drawing cuteness the way girls do. I see some girls draw nothing but a ton of pretty faces. I see some guys draw nothing but hot girls. I can usually discern the gender of a young artist by the way they depict the opposite gender, aside from Asian concept artists cause jesus its legitimately impossible. Of course there will always be exceptions. I’ve seen a lot of exceptions. But Ive also seen a lot of art. And a pattern does exist in what Ive seen.

And it freaks me out. And it makes me paranoid. If I’m assigned something cute, Im like “is it coincidence? Is it because they think I as a female would be better at cute?” or if I draw something cute, would they think “of course she would want to make it cute! She’s a girl!”? Like goddamn. I actually don’t like cute things. I don’t want to be misunderstood or judged because of my gender! At the same time, I don’t know if people are actually judging or whether it’s all in my head, cause this isn’t stuff they’re going to outwardly tell you. Maybe I’m the one that’s sexist.

This is a great post. Speaking of what people assume to throw on top of this. Since I’m technical and very foundation/science driven and I draw more mechs and sci if in my spare time then fantasy. People assume 1. I’m male 2. I’m of Asian descent. Or both of these assumptions. I blow their minds when I tell them I’m half Native American AND a female.

But I’m in the same boat where it doesn’t really matter as much as the quality of my work. I want people to see me as a capable professional. Not just some girl who draws ect. as my identity. Because really being a girl was never a big deal to me haha, there are more females then men in the states. I have 4 little sisters and they all have jobs coding or engineering or something way more cool then me. Hell even my mom codes.

Overall I think being a female working in gaming is only weird when people make it weird for you.

literaryghoul:

unless your teachers are abusive assholes there is no fucking reason to disrespect them

they are literally trying their hardest to get you an education

teachers have every right to complain about rude students or the amount of papers they have to grade because their salary is low as shit

oh wow, your math teacher yelled at you because you were ignoring the lesson and talking to your friend

i wonder why

jesus christ teachers have it hard enough dont be an asshole

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edwad:

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kanyesovth:

thisiselliz:

Spider Man

you tried spider man, you tried.

i’m going to die

this is has been in my drafts for months and im ready to post it

nightmargin:

nightmargin:

girakacheezer:

RIP DEMO RELEASE!

Just in time for the Easter weekend, we finished making a playable demo that is ready for the public.

You can get it here from our official site

(thanks to maroonracoon for drawing the banner for this announcement)

IT’S

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Reblogging again now that we have a more refined version!

 - pikachu
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borlax:

pikachu

so what youre saying is that you support cis people? after all theyve done to oppress you as a "queer" individual?
Anonymous

debating-ur-bullshit:

amazingatheist:

stoppity:

Yes. I do support cis people. Just in the same way that I would support anyone else. If you are born cis, you cannot help that fact. You aren’t born into hatred. Being cis isn’t wrong. At all.

Have I been oppressed by cishet individuals? Absolutely. I’ve had the shit beat out of me all through high school because of my sexuality. I’ve been beaten, abused, held down, denied employment, and raped for who I am. By cisgendered, heterosexual people. But that doesn’t change the fact that my father is cis. My mother is, too. My friends are. My classmates. My roommate. My girlfriend, for fuck’s sake, is cis.

Just because I have been wronged by some, does not give me the right to hate all. I hate some. Not, by any means, all.

I hate those that have wronged me as individuals. As specific people, who have done specific wrong to me. My rapist was cisgendered. But, so is my eight-year-old niece. 

In short, Anon, yes. I absolutely support cis persons. Why? Because being born with uncontrollable traits is not grounds for hatred, under any circumstances. 

Two of the three boys that beat the shit out of me in high school, consistently, were black. Does that give me the right to hate all black men? Absolutely not. Do you see where I’m going with this, Anon?

No matter the circumstances, hating an entire group of people based on immutable traits is wrong. When you do harbor these prejudices, you are no better than those you claim to be fighting.

Did i just read something rational on Tumblr. Doesn’t this violate some law of nature? 

Fucking thank you. I was trying to teach this same viewpoint to that SJW and their backwords logic of “NOT ALL ARE BAD, BUT I’M STILL GONNA BLAME THE ENTIRE GROUP!” last night…

—Nella

nightmargin:

girakacheezer:

RIP DEMO RELEASE!

Just in time for the Easter weekend, we finished making a playable demo that is ready for the public.

You can get it here from our official site

(thanks to maroonracoon for drawing the banner for this announcement)

IT’S

HEREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE