• Archive for July, 2012

    The New Catwoman

    by  • July 31, 2012 • Essays • 5 Comments

    Ok. So, the new Batman, in the new Alien Prometheus style, was kinda meh. I would go into all the details of why, but these girls summarize exactly how I feel about it. They hilariously demonstrate why the movie falls kinda flat. The...

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    Reactions to Women Telling Personal Experiences

    by  • July 30, 2012 • Essays • 7 Comments

    So I have, in the past, related stories about how I’ve been sexually harassed on the street. Or made to feel unsafe and unsure in public spaces by what appears to be clueless men. I have also been known to relate how some of my experiences in gaming were sexist and definitely affected my...

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    This Week in Feminism

    by  • July 29, 2012 • News • Comments Off on This Week in Feminism

    John Scalzi made waves a few months ago with his post comparing being a straight white male to playing the game of life on “easy mode”. Well, he’s hit it out of the park once again with this fantastic post on Who Gets to be a Geek? (Spoiler: EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO). – wundergeek...

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    This Week in Gaming

    by and  • July 29, 2012 • News • 1 Comment

    Illustration Art wrote a scathing commentary on the art at Comic Con:   Once again, this year’s ComicCon brought together the world’s most diverse array of pictures of large breasted barbarian women wearing skimpy chain mail halter tops and brandishing broad swords.   The post is hilarious (and sad), and I would encourage anyone...

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    Tiffany Simmons Wants to Dice Your Dice

    by  • July 28, 2012 • People & Events • Comments Off on Tiffany Simmons Wants to Dice Your Dice

    Obviously, we love eating and gaming together. (Really, hit the food tag and you’ll see what I mean.) So when I saw a gamer putting together a cook book with gamers in mind, I flipped. Plenty of us talked about doing it, but here’s Tiffany Simmons making it happen. +5 Food of Eating is...

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    Dear Gaming as Women: Convention Games

    by and  • July 27, 2012 • Dear GAW • Comments Off on Dear Gaming as Women: Convention Games

    Welcome to the third installment of our new feature: Dear Gaming As Women! We invite our readers to asks us anything – and we’ll do our best to offer informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining answers. Without further ado, here’s today’s letter: Dear Gaming As Women, When you sign up for a convention game, what things...

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    My First Hangouts Game

    by  • July 25, 2012 • Essays • 2 Comments

    I’ve been running games for almost fifteen years, and I’ve been experimenting with technology-supported play for almost that long. Most of my experiments, though, focus on amplifying and supporting face-to-face play. I have a fantastic in-person group, so I’ve never felt the need to push those particular boundaries. Last weekend, though, I had the...

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    Site Fixes: Comments, PayPal, and Submitting Posts

    by  • July 24, 2012 • News • Comments Off on Site Fixes: Comments, PayPal, and Submitting Posts

    Hello readers, here’s an update on a couple of recent site fixes and tweaks. You might have noticed a comment glitch in the past few days which didn’t allow comments to go through. Comments are fixed now, and should be working again as always. Also, I’ve tweaked a bit the styling, so that only...

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    Playing Generously (or What Would Keanu Do?)

    by  • July 23, 2012 • Essays • 2 Comments

    Some years ago, Warren Ellis said something about Keanu Reeves that always stuck with me. “I’ve always said that Reeves is a better actor than anyone gives him credit for – watch him carefully, and you’ll see him deliberately creating a space for other actors to work in.” It’s a nice compliment, and an...

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    This Week in Feminism

    by and  • July 22, 2012 • News • Comments Off on This Week in Feminism

    As you may or may not have heard, stand-up comic Daniel Tosh was caught in a storm of backlash recently when he suggested that it would be ‘funny’ if a female audience member were to get raped right then and there, after she heckled his routine in which he told a tasteless rape joke....

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