Roan's blog about whatever.

I would be doing it now but I’ve been having network troubles.

If things don’t work out, I’ll probably end up streaming The Bureau or that Resident Evil: Mercenaries doom wad. Maybe some flash games. Maybe the demo for Lisa! Who knows.

Edit: Five hours. 350 megabytes to download. Over five hours.

Download interrupted by a stream test. 319 megabytes. Can’t resume.

Stream cancelled.

thebrownhatter:

Have you tried OBS?
OBS local video capture killed my frames like crazy. Shadowplay’s probably the best I’ve used, but I wish it’d let me do it in windowed/borderless mode because I hate having to risk the chance of crashing because I alt-tabbed while fullscreened.

They just added desktop recording a week ago. I don’t know if it works well, but I’m going to be streaming a browser game or two with it later today.

Last night, my brother was talking about a transgender girl in his class, who, to make this clear, ‘was male.’ They consistently used male pronouns and when I said that they should think about what they’re saying, specifically if this person would like being talked about with incorrect pronouns behind their back, they argued that because they were talking about “who he is, not who she wants to be,” they were obligated to do so, to be ‘accurate.’ When I argued—with more tact—that that was fucking bullshit and contradictory to every course of action they would take when discussing, conversing, or interacting with any human being that was not trans* (really, most GSM individuals as well), they said that I was not in a position to advocate for myself let alone someone else who had ‘LGBT interests.’

(Also my dad said “Oh, jesus…" when my brother mentioned that on her Facebook page she called herself a princess.)

This came on the heels of a discussion about AutismSpeaks where my mother defended the organization’s actions because they were essentially acting with the same intent one would have when trying to remove the need for corrective eye-wear in the human population. What she stated ended up being a self-defeating pro-eugenics argument that, when taken in any reasonable way, did not convince me that she understood why I can’t condone an organization like AutismSpeaks. She responded to only one of my many points and failed to address it properly. What about their misrepresentation, in claiming that they speak explicitly for autistic interests while not allowing any autistic people to participate in their decision making, or intentionally covering up autistic individuals that disagree with them? Regardless, she proposed that I make a blog specifically for the purpose advocating for myself as an autistic individual and my beliefs about AutismSpeaks. She implied, in more despair-inducing words, that my lack of self-advocacy has been the cause of my depression and anti-social behavior. This is why I’ve been blogging quite a bit more, just to get into the swing of things.

Within two days of that discussion, my parents tell me that I don’t have the right to advocate for my self or others on matters of gender or sexual identity—issues that are, in my case, simpler to discuss than autism or any of my numerous disabilities.

And I’m still the one with cognitive dissonance.

http://youtu.be/jOXOtwk7UBw

mylittledraenei:

macklemoon:

my TA just referred to the touhou song I was listening to as “classical music”

Your TA was correct. Classical music is defined by its influences, not by how old it is or what it’s used for. Compare ZUN’s music to Chopin or Rachmaninoff or Tsiolkovsky…

I can’t find the post, but there was a blog somewhere on Tumblr where a lady actually analyzed the Touhou music that is very obviously inspired by classical music and came to the conclusion that it was actually pop music because of the time signature or something like that. I’m pretty sure that’s not the appropriate way to classify a musical genre, just going by one element of musical theory seems much too limited.

dragondicks:

fucknomisconceptions:

dragondicks:

fucknomisconceptions:

dragondicks:

fucknomisconceptions:

dragondicks:

fucknomisconceptions:

dragondicks:

danguy96:

Continuing to use the ponies as mouthpieces, I see?

the entire first page of your blog is made up of reblogs about how modern feminists are bitches and MRAs are unjustly treated, and your “blogs i follow” section is a rogues gallery of ‘edgy’ brony artists.
Please, tell me more about how bitter you are that a show you like was created with feminist ideals and wish that those darn feminists would go away, and let you enjoy images of the little horses calling each other slurs and doing something wacky like murdering babies or making rape jokes or whatever. Do you also message the other artists you like telling them to stop using characters as mouthpieces for their personal biases? I’m sure you probably don’t mind if the character is saying something that you personally agree with.
Anyway, this isn’t even a pony! This is clearly a unicorn. I don’t know how you even made the connection. Silly billy :P

"Pony" is purely semantics, and a great deal of this reblog is ad hominem.  But I would like to point out that the point of MLP is "friendship is magic", not "only friendship with girls is magic and I’d rather hang out with horrible women than reasonable men".  Like, it’s right there in the title, and it’s not gender specific in the slightest.
This picture isn’t the feminist ideals the show, they’re your feminist ideals, and therefore you are using this show and its characters as a mouthpiece.  The original criticism still stands.

I took a pre-existing sexist phrase (“bros before hoes”) and turned it into a phrase to express how I hate toxic misogynist culture, and you think that’s sexist against men. This is incredible

So you took one sexist comment and turned it into another sexist comment because you hate one type of extreme sexism?  You haven’t explained why this would justifiable, which would be why you have to “spell it out this much”.

are you seriously saying that you consider calling out posturing dudebro culture to be sexist against men

Not at all, but this isn’t calling it out.  This is replacing it with some other type of sexism.

please tell me how this is sexist.

For the same reason “literally anything before women” would be.  You’re saying that men are so undesirable you’d rather have anything else before them.  Including, I assume, LGBT+phobic, racist, white supremacist, otherwise completely bigoted women.  You’re therefore implying that the worst of women are better than the best of men.  It’s a generalisation.  Before you say “bros only mean dudebros”, the phrase you’re subverting applies the term “hoes” to all women (part of the reason it’s sexist) and “bros” to all men, so by reversing it and not specifying you’re making it about all men.
I wouldn’t care but this type of cutesy sexism is so common on here that it grates the Hell outta me.  Just because you’re trying to subvert “dudebro” culture doesn’t mean you have a ticket to say whatever you want.

THIS IS INCREDIBLE


Sorry for the language but I think this makes a point that EffNoMisconceptions will be able to understand.

dragondicks:

fucknomisconceptions:

dragondicks:

fucknomisconceptions:

dragondicks:

fucknomisconceptions:

dragondicks:

fucknomisconceptions:

dragondicks:

danguy96:

Continuing to use the ponies as mouthpieces, I see?

the entire first page of your blog is made up of reblogs about how modern feminists are bitches and MRAs are unjustly treated, and your “blogs i follow” section is a rogues gallery of ‘edgy’ brony artists.

Please, tell me more about how bitter you are that a show you like was created with feminist ideals and wish that those darn feminists would go away, and let you enjoy images of the little horses calling each other slurs and doing something wacky like murdering babies or making rape jokes or whatever. Do you also message the other artists you like telling them to stop using characters as mouthpieces for their personal biases? I’m sure you probably don’t mind if the character is saying something that you personally agree with.

Anyway, this isn’t even a pony! This is clearly a unicorn. I don’t know how you even made the connection. Silly billy :P

"Pony" is purely semantics, and a great deal of this reblog is ad hominem.  But I would like to point out that the point of MLP is "friendship is magic", not "only friendship with girls is magic and I’d rather hang out with horrible women than reasonable men".  Like, it’s right there in the title, and it’s not gender specific in the slightest.

This picture isn’t the feminist ideals the show, they’re your feminist ideals, and therefore you are using this show and its characters as a mouthpiece.  The original criticism still stands.

I took a pre-existing sexist phrase (“bros before hoes”) and turned it into a phrase to express how I hate toxic misogynist culture, and you think that’s sexist against men. This is incredible

So you took one sexist comment and turned it into another sexist comment because you hate one type of extreme sexism?  You haven’t explained why this would justifiable, which would be why you have to “spell it out this much”.

are you seriously saying that you consider calling out posturing dudebro culture to be sexist against men

Not at all, but this isn’t calling it out.  This is replacing it with some other type of sexism.

please tell me how this is sexist.

For the same reason “literally anything before women” would be.  You’re saying that men are so undesirable you’d rather have anything else before them.  Including, I assume, LGBT+phobic, racist, white supremacist, otherwise completely bigoted women.  You’re therefore implying that the worst of women are better than the best of men.  It’s a generalisation.  Before you say “bros only mean dudebros”, the phrase you’re subverting applies the term “hoes” to all women (part of the reason it’s sexist) and “bros” to all men, so by reversing it and not specifying you’re making it about all men.

I wouldn’t care but this type of cutesy sexism is so common on here that it grates the Hell outta me.  Just because you’re trying to subvert “dudebro” culture doesn’t mean you have a ticket to say whatever you want.

THIS IS INCREDIBLE

Sorry for the language but I think this makes a point that EffNoMisconceptions will be able to understand.

griffinilla:

[…]

On a related not, there’s this girl on my Facebook who’s always posting very Conservative status messages. Because I was friends with her, I assumed she went to my school or something. I finally clicked on her page: “0 friends in common.” How did I friend this person??

When I actually used Facebook, I’d run into that sort of thing quite a bit. I would assume that anyone that would link you and her unfriended her by the time you checked.

amischiefofmice:

orfs:

averyterrible:

thisplaceisdespair:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:


this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

HEY! Please, fact-check these things before you reblog them! I wanted this to be true, in its entirety, and I almost came away with that impression… but there’s a detail that’s been missing from all the reblogs of this that I’ve seen on my dashboard. Reuters is responsible for producing the graphic with the inverted Y axis. 

Note: BI reader P.A. Fedewa created an easier-to-read version of the above chart from Reuters. It more clearly shows that gun deaths increased between 2005 and 2007 by flipping the y-axis. We’re adding it to this post with his permission. The original chart and graphic design was done by Reuters.

That doesn’t mean that the information from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement wasn’t presented with an inverted Y axis.
We don’t have proof of Reuters ineptitude by way of failing to recognize that the information was twisted. We don’t have proof of any collusion between Reuters and the FDLE.
While we don’t have any explicit proof, we do have reason to believe that Reuters created the graphic with the intent to fool viewers into believing that Stand Your Ground decreased the number of gun deaths that were witnessed in the state of Florida.

amischiefofmice:

orfs:

averyterrible:

thisplaceisdespair:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:

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this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

HEY! Please, fact-check these things before you reblog them! I wanted this to be true, in its entirety, and I almost came away with that impression… but there’s a detail that’s been missing from all the reblogs of this that I’ve seen on my dashboard. Reuters is responsible for producing the graphic with the inverted Y axis. 

Note: BI reader P.A. Fedewa created an easier-to-read version of the above chart from Reuters. It more clearly shows that gun deaths increased between 2005 and 2007 by flipping the y-axis. We’re adding it to this post with his permission. The original chart and graphic design was done by Reuters.

That doesn’t mean that the information from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement wasn’t presented with an inverted Y axis.

We don’t have proof of Reuters ineptitude by way of failing to recognize that the information was twisted. We don’t have proof of any collusion between Reuters and the FDLE.

While we don’t have any explicit proof, we do have reason to believe that Reuters created the graphic with the intent to fool viewers into believing that Stand Your Ground decreased the number of gun deaths that were witnessed in the state of Florida.

One time, I shut down my dad by saying that the Stranger from Oddworld would be his fursona.

I only recently learned that there’s actual, visible progress being made on that Fallout Equestria fangame and… ugh, the actual stuff the developers are saying is weird and incites a certain fire in me that I just can’t quell without saying something about it.

The designs they’ve shown off are all fine and good, and there’s certainly logic behind them which they are making their audience well aware of with the associated blog posts, but every detail that they elaborate on is followed by a statement that just sort of… makes me feel like they aren’t very aware of what they’re doing. Not to say that they aren’t self-aware, that’s a whole other debate that I’m not interested in being a part of.

Their design for 'mouth-held pistols' (an actually interesting, if not weird, read) had this quote: 

The next rule was that all reload animations for mouth held weapons do not require more than one hoof in order to reload. This was something that we decided upon fairly quickly for the sake of gameplay, which will be explained a bit further in the next rule.

All mouth-held weapons need to be designed so that the user can fire, aim, reload, holster, and unholster their weapon, even when moving. This is probably one of the most important rules for our weapon design, primarily due to the fact that Fallout’s combat, and by extension our combat, is very fast paced. One second you’re walking down a destroyed highway, when all of a sudden a bunch of earth pony raiders attack you out of nowhere. If we had those ponies stop, sit down, and very carefully reload their weapon with both hooves, unable to move during the process, that would make for some incredibly boring combat.

First of all, for anyone that hasn’t dredged through Fallout Equestria, I’d like to point out that there are numerous occasions in which mouth-held weapons are reloaded by nearby allies. Generally speaking when the author spent any time mentioning characters reloading, even with the mounted weapon alternatives, those characters were either:

  • Temporarily forced to fall back or otherwise remove themselves from the danger to do so.
  • Being bad-ass and using the environment or their opponents’ presence/movement to reload their weapons in a decidedly unconventional manner, allowing them to excel in combat where others would be forced to back down. These cases were an exception to the above rule.

Noting that, it seems like these devs have read a very different story than what I remember.

Now, regarding Fallout’s combat… this quote confuses me greatly.

Are they referring to the pace of the turn-based Fallout games? The ones where you had to use action points to reload, and without perks or adequate stats, you’d spend a lot of them doing so and be incapable of firing within that turn?

Are they talking about the modern, Gamebryo Fallouts? The ones where the most interesting (and immediately accessible, I’m not counting perk combinations here) mechanic is the one where that lets the player remove the real-time elements of combat for fifteen or so seconds? That sounds like the opposite of fast-paced, if I’m reading this dictionary correctly…

I’m going to assume they’ve never played Brotherhood of Steel (which is a shame because it would be much easier to do their project with a top-down camera and mechanics lifted from that title).

On a more productive note: while thinking about their strange dissonance in regards to combat pace and reloading, I came up with a mechanic for my own post-apocalyptic game—‘D.B.R!’—where groups of enemies would be able to buff one or more of their members to increase their combat effectiveness.

[For context, D.B.R! is best described as a combination of Shadowrun and X-COM. Turn-based combat paired with a metagame in which you start up and maintain a governing faction five hundred years post-apocalypse, and then defend yourself and political allies using squads of player designed characters and characters designed by the devs with their own back-stories and character arcs.]

An example, related directly to the example from the FOE blog, goes like this…

A member in a band of raider-likes could shout “Load me up!” and then his or her partner would stick a home-made extended magazine in that person’s gun. For the rest of that combat event, he or she would not have to spend any turns reloading OR have the ability to fire twice in one turn (with a rule that can be taken advantage of by the player, such as only being able to fire twice if they do not move. The details of the rule would scale with the difficulty level). This ability would not be available to a team if their numbers were decreased to below a certain point, which would also scale with the difficulty level, making it important to put large numbers of enemies out of commission (or separate them) within a short period of time.

With the squads the player produces, there would be social dynamics, perhaps bonds, that would manifest as similar ‘group abilities’. Items with limited uses could be restocked mid-battle by other members of that squad, with the in-universe explanation being that they carry components that could be combined to quickly produce makeshift version of those items. I’m not fond of mechanics that don’t play into a story in some way, hence the explanation.

Now I’m going to get back to watching that stupid G.I. Joe movie.

A few things. One, thanks for the follow; I appreciate it. Two, I've been looking through your blog and who is this CK person? Most of the arguments they are in show that they aren't exactly the sharpest tool in the shed or they state information incorrectly.

Someone who, as far as I know, actually isn’t on Tumblr anymore. The last time I checked her blog I was redirected to a Facebook ‘fan’ page (it’s… I’m pretty sure she runs it).

She’s the sort that posts pictures of herself with signs saying ‘I don’t need feminism because-‘. She is also a gigantic islamophobe, who occasionally rants about the Israel-Palestine conflict and makes sweeping statements about it, often claiming that having links to Israel in her personal and professional life gives her a better insight on ‘those Palestinian bastards’ and ‘their warcrimes’.

I  sincerely regret ever attempting to speak with CommunismKills the way I did. She’s… not a reasonable person. I was going through a phase in my development where I assumed that every ‘radical’ viewpoint must have some justification, regardless of where it appears to be coming from, so I wanted to reach out to people on “both sides of the issues” and inject whatever I learned from those experiences into my writing. Talking with people like CommunismKills eventually gave me reason to write an antithesis to that approach that I hid in this fanfiction, and the original fiction rewrite that I lost in a bout of stupidity on my part.

I want to make a version of Monsterhearts where you’re roleplaying bad fanfiction in highschool settings. There would be an ‘idiotball’ mechanic and skills that let you avoid the consequences of breaking established rules at the expense of the GM/MC’s sanity.

dragondicks:

a couple of people reblogged that feminist rarity drawing with the usual predictable “waah dumb tumblr feminists how dare you say this character created by a feminist to teach feminist lessons would be a feminist" and "rarity wears makeup and likes fashion so she can’t be a feminist

but one person commented saying “this person has CLEARLY never watched mlp, they gave the unicorn cloven hooves and a weird tail!!

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So practically paraphrasing numerous lines of dialogue—thereby ‘forcing feminist ideals’ onto her—is offensive and should be stopped immediately…

But writing Princess Celestia as a ‘lovable rapist’ is fuckan’ ART guys and no-one has the right to criticize that, let alone ask that it be kept off a network that’s become a ‘safe’ location for rape-survivors to talk about their experiences—hopefully free from harassment or marginalization. In fact, let’s go fuck those people right up for thinking we’re not funny artsy motherfuckers with the edgiest shit!

Last Unicorn? Unico? What the fuck is this gay horse shit? Where’s the sex appeal!?

Fucking bronies.