Just a different spin on gaming, misogyny or misandry?

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These are just a few of many disputes with the current problem of misogyny in the gaming world, and feminists such as Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn. I have absolutely no dispute over women’s rights for equality and respect since i know all to well how it is to be treated differently, however i am shocked and dismayed to find that even feminists like the ‘factual feminist’ have received death threats and hate mail from other feminists for defending ‘games under fire’. It is shocking to see such disingenuous and vitriolic behavior into the industry that so many people love and enjoy. While i strongly agree that objectifying women is certainly heinous, to abuse vulnerabilities and twist personal moral’s into ammunition for spreading hate is no less vial and disgusting.




New Character (I love my new tablet)

After getting my new tablet I had to test it out. I designed a new character from scratch with similarities to Choco, the character from Assignment 2. Meet Tanuke. He’s a 19-21 year old who is playful yet sly, cunning and mischievous. He has a strong fascination with Tanukies (think Super Mario Bros. 3), and wears a brown stripe top, orange worn jeans, and a little tanuki hat, complete with a little tail, and ears, which he will sometimes pull down over his face as a disguise.

Working on him with the larger tablet with the screen built into it is much better than a much smaller tablet and mouse. He’s mostly ready for Assignment 3. I got him drawn up as concept art, and modelled in 3D in around 24-28 hours, which is much quicker than Choco which took me around 48 hours, and that’s from already made concept art. I’m happy with the results. :D

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Related films

I’ve watched a few films during the free times that I get between studying. These are related towards the digital narrative side of this semester.

I recently watched “A Fish called Wanda”, which was also referenced in Robert McKee’s ‘Story’. This film was referenced multiple times in his book, and elsewhere, for watchers to gain an understanding of plot structure and timing.

I have also watched “The Accidental Spy”, for its mini-plot structure. Additionally, “Adaptation”, the film adaptation of McKee’s ‘Story’, which also has the book as and McKee used to assist the struggling screenwriter. “Men in Black” is a typical Archplot story, with a set protagonist, antagonist, person of interest for both parties, and the eventual ‘good guy saves the day’ at the end. “Bad Timing” is an Antiplot story, where the traditional plot is reversed.