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There is a corruption at the centre of #GamerGate - an alliance of manipulation intended to reap financial benefits.
This has NOTHING to do with Zoe Quinn or any of #GamerGate’s secondary targets. The corruption lies within the heart of the #GamerGate movement itself, and can be found with the barest research.
TheFineYoungCapitalists - lauded by #GamerGate as a pro-feminist game jam sabotaged by Zoe Quinn - is a crowdfunding shell designed to get work for Autobótika, a Bogotá-based transmedia design company. Also, it’s run by a man.
Essentially, TheFineYoungCapitalists ARE Autobótika.
Thanks to an obliquely designed website, it’s hard to find out just who TheFineYoungCapitalists are. Their staff page is essentially Autobótika’s minus any male staff, falsely suggesting that TheFineYoungCapitalists is run by women. However, due to his Soundcloud confession, an interview and a surreal tumblr post adressed to his father, we can clearly prove TheFineYoungCapitalists is run by Matthew Rappard, Autobótika’s Canadian producer.
While Matthew has claimed on Twitter to have never been paid or to have owned stock in Autobótika, he is clearly listed as their Canadian producer. He is affiliated. He benefits.
Matthew Rappard has been complicit in the harassment of Zoe Quinn, claiming that she DDoSed his website and that she is still formally with Dames Making Games. This is not true.
What IS true is that Matthew would NEVER have hit his crowdfunding targets without the systematic and criminal harassment of Zoe Quinn - he asked for $65,000 and is sitting at $69,058 as I link this, with 4chan claiming donations of $23,500. Charity funding and royalties currently ONLY kick in once Autobotika’s salaries are paid - and Autobótika are running the show.
Follow the money. The main beneficiary of #GamerGate is Autobótika. The representative of Autobótika in Canada and #GamerGate both is Matthew Rappard. They have benefited from a crusade to destroy Zoe Quinn. Incidentally, Autobótika do not list full game development on their services page, only aspects, which seems somewhat dubious - is all this money going on a first effort?
I am NOT affiliated with Zoe Quinn. This research took about ten minutes to put together.
Please, do not consider TheFineYoungCapitalists to be a victim of Zoe Quinn. The truth seems to be the reverse.
today is bi visibility day. as such, bisexual people will be completely visible for the next 24 hours. this is a bad day to engage in bank heists, ghost impersonations, covert operations for vague yet menacing government agencies, and other common bisexual hobbies that rely upon our powers of invisibility.
reblog to save a life.
I want a go home I’m tired
Don’t Hit MEwhat’s happenin in korea
You want to know what’s happening? Korea’s education system is literally the most rotten piece of shit to ever exist.
Let me explain the context of the poster on the left.
The average time a kid spends in school in the US is 900 to 1000 hours per year, spread between 175-180 days (x)
In 2007 there were mass student protests in Netherlands because they increased the hours spent in school to 1040 hours per year, or 8 hours a day, 130 days a year. (x)
Korean high schools, on the other hand, enact a 3150 policy, 225 days of school with 14 hours a day, or from 8 am to 10 pm (x)
Also due to the private education sector of hagwons and the fierce competition of Korean high schools, basically after school kids go to hagwons, or personal academies, till 2, 3 in the morning, fit in maybe 4, 5 hours of sleep and go back to school. (x)
It was only in 2012 that schools went from having classes on Saturday excluding the first and third Saturday, and it was only in 2007 when they changed from having class every Saturday. (x)
This system is literally the epitome of the factory schooling system which comes as a result of a capitalistic schooling system and it works kids too hard which is one of the reasons Korean school kids are some of the unhappiest of pretty much any OECD country. (x)
For the photo on the right, physical punishment is not fully banned in Korea.
Since 2011, Seoul, Gyunggido, Gangwondo, and Julla Bukdo have banned the use of direct physical punishment, or basically hitting kids with either tools or physically with their body. That being said that’s basically only about half of South Korea.
Also, indirect physical punishment such as making kids to planks, make them kneel with their hands up, making them run laps, or of the sort is still fully acceptable in all Korean schools. (x)
Anybody who’s a Korean in a Korean school right now already has experience with getting beat by a teacher and some kids still have to deal with physical punishment by teachers.
“High school students are commonly expected to study increasingly long hours each year moving toward graduation, to become competitive and be able to enter attractive universities, such as the top SKY (Seoul National, Korea, and Yonsei Universities). Many high school students wake and leave home in the morning at 5am and return home after studying well after 10 pm, then return to specialty study schools often to 2am, from Monday to Friday and also they often study on weekends.
It is a commonly known saying in Korea that ‘If you sleep three hours a night, you may get into a top ‘SKY university;’ If you sleep four hours each night, you may get into another university; if you sleep five or more hours each night, especially in your last year of high school, forget about getting into any university.’ ” [x]
No but how do this people function? I’m nearing a panic attack just thinking about it
"We can’t use A in our acronyms because it allows shitty allies to weasel themselves in!"
Perhaps if the lgbtqia community prioritized and cared more about ASEXUALS than about straight allies, we wouldn’t have this problem.
The A is not for allies. It has never been for allies. The A is for aces. Do not rob actual members of the lgbtqia community of the little representation we have for the sake of fucking straight people.
The A is fucking necessary.
I know it’s not really sexism but I felt like issues like this should come up.
Because as far as I’m concerned when people make jokes about minimum wage workers wanting a better living wage but not being “smart enough” for it, they’re:
a) Saying fuck poor people they don’t deserve to be able to live properly and
b) Saying fuck people with learning disabilities or couldn’t go to college or even had to drop out middle/high school.
To me this is classist and ableist because god forbid we actually try to help the people in minimum wage jobs who were unable to get anything better because they’re set up to fail.______
tbh, I don’t think it’s any coincidence that they drew what appears to possibly be a WOC who is the object of their scorn. It’s all intersections, peeps.
let me tell you a story: i am a lady who is not so good at numbers sometimes. what happened a lot when i worked in retail is that someone would get something and their total would be, like, $9.37 and then they’d give me a $20. then after i’d punch in the $20 they’d be like, oh here’s some change and they’d give me a quarter or some shit and my brain would shut the fuck down.
i’m sure there were some customers that thought i was a complete fucking idiot because i was just some cashier and that hurts a lotI absolutely HATE when customers do this AFTER the transaction has gone through because at least if they tell you beforehand you can input the full amount on the till and it’ll tell you the change. Why should I have to feel dumb when you’re the one who waits ten years before you go “oh yeah here’s the 20p”?!?! Usually if they seem friendly I just go “oh it’s fine I have the change” and hope they don’t press the issue :/
Math under pressure is not the same thing as math normally. Let’s see mr. smarty pants salary jerk be able to see 500 customers a day one after another, all sorts of tasks, problems and harassment- and THEN be able to, on a dime, figure out last minute math calculations based on completely random input. And even better, how many times have I had customers that actually got it wrong and they end up getting back more change anyway LOL!!
Oh god this is something I deal with every time. I usually panic and hope to god my draw won’t me fucked up. If it gets real bad I call a manager and the. The customer gets pissy and acts like I’m the idiot because I can’t do the math. When chances are, they just want me to give them more money and trick me.
I’m gonna fucking go postal on 4chan I s2g
A woman can’t even think or talk about wanting equal rights/treatment without consequences, and they wonder why we still need feminism smfh
”In a textbook example of why feminism isn’t just a women’s issue”
What a weird take on it. More like ”in a textbook example of males reacting violently and threateningly to put a woman back in her place.”
time for anonymous to take down 4chan?
4chan users are such piss babies
Literally this is proof why we need feminism. What more proof do you fucking need.
"time for anonymous to take down 4chan"
thats a joke right
i wonder if people realize 4chan isn’t just one giant clusterfucked hivemind
by 4chan i’m pretty sure you just mean a few assholes on /b/ because i guarantee a large majority of 4chan couldn’t not give less of a flying fuck
It doesn’t fucking matter. You’re still part of 4chan and people on 4chan only seem to want respect and praise from other people on 4chan. You can help fix this shit by telling them to fucking stop.
Please don’t talk about things you know next to nothing about.
Read what i posted.
This is confirmed to be a set up
I don’t know why Wheatley is always included on lists complaining about characters without a set human appearance being depicted as blonde skinny white dudes
other people like Cecil or that clock guy, totally understandable, but Wheatley is an ignorant and insensitive British-sounding dick who fucks everything up as soon as he’s put in a position of power
he is absolutely a white dude
i laughed harder than i should have.
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Pretty sure there are some college students following me that could use this.
"The Police say the fire was accidental."
Oh. Riiiiight. The Police. The Ferguson Police. The Police who stepped on and let their dogs urinate on the Mike Brown Memorial. The Ferguson Police who covered up Mike Brown’s shooting, the Police who started martial law and shot rubber and wood bullets into crowds of peaceful protestors. The Ferguson Police. That Police??? I DUNNOOOOOO.
Quickest way to improvement? Practice. It’s a simple bit of advice that rings with absolute truth. Articles, tips, mentors, and study will never get you as far as rolling up your sleeves and getting down to work, be it animation or any other skill. Today we’ve compiled a list of exercises, like animation push-ups, that will get your art skills buff and toned.
Maybe you still need convinced of how important the “Art of Doing” is? Look no further than the early days of animation, especially at the Disney studio. Here were a group of animators (before being an animator was even a thing) who HAD no books to read, or websites to visit, or even experienced animators to ask. They learned via the age old art of hands-on training, experimenting and discovering as they went. And some would argue they created some of the greatest animation to ever be seen. Masterpieces like the dwarfs dancing in Snow White or the terror of the Monstro scene in Pinocchio. So be like them! Get out there and do animation!
Some of these exercises you may have done or seen before; some maybe not. Consider doing each of them, even if you did once previously, because returning to an old exercise to see how much you’ve progressed is a very valuable experience.
Level 1 Exercises
(Do not discount their simplicity! Here you have the principals of animation, which all other animation is built on. They are worth your time and effort.)
- Ball Bouncing in place, no decay (loop)
- Ball Bouncing across the screen
- Brick falling from a shelf onto the ground
- Simple character head turn
- Character head turn with anticipation
- Character blinking
- Character thinking [tougher than it sounds!]
- Flour Sack waving (loop)
- Flour Sack jumping
- Flour Sack falling (loop or hitting the ground)
- Flour Sack kicking a ball
Level 2 Exercises
- Change in Character emotion (happy to sad, sad to angry, etc.)
- Character jumping over a gap
- Standing up (from a chair)
- Walk Cycle [oldie but goodie!]
- Character on a pogo stick (loop)
- Reaching for an object on a shelf overhead
- Quick motion smear/blur
- Taking a deep breath [also tougher than it sounds!]
- A tree falling
- Character being hit by something simple (ball, brick, book)
- Run Cycle
Level 3 Exercises
- Close up of open hand closing into fist
- Close up of hand picking up a small object
- Character lifting a heavy object (with purpose!)
- Overlapping action (puffy hair, floppy ears, tail)
- Character painting
- Hammering a nail
- Stirring a soup pot and tasting from a spoon
- Character blowing up a balloon
- Character juggling (loop)
- Scared character peering around a corner
- Zipping up a jacket
- Licking and sealing an envelope
- Standing up (from the ground)
- Pressing an elevator button and waiting for it
- Starting to say something but unsure of how
Level 4 Exercises
- Character eating a cupcake
- Object falling into a body of water
- Two characters playing tug-of-war
- Character dealing a deck of cards out
- The full process of brushing one’s teeth
- A single piece of paper dropping through the air
- Run across screen with change in direction
- Sleeping character startled by alarm then returning to sleepy state
- Opening a cupboard and removing something inside
- Putting on a pair of pants
- Opening the “world’s best gift” and reacting
- Any of the above exercises using a very heavy character/object next to a very light character/object. Enhance the differences the weight change makes!
Things to keep in mind:
- Reading these exercises will do as much for you as reading about push-ups would do for your physical muscles: NOTHING. If you want the benefit, you must animate them. Take a deep breath and just do it.
- Do not forget the famous words of Ollie Johnston: “You’re not supposed to animate drawings [3D models]. You’re supposed to animate feelings.” If a character isn’t thinking, they aren’t alive, and the animation has failed.
- Keep it simple! There is no reason to over complicate any of these exercises. Going back to push-ups, would push-ups be harder if while doing them you also recited the Gettysburg Address? Yes. Would they be any more beneficial? No. Keep things nice and simple and clear.
- Do your best. There is no reason to do these exercises poorly. Give it your all. You don’t have to show anyone, these are for you. You owe it to yourself to try your very best. Something not quite right? Take the time to fix it.
- As always, have fun. Push ups are not fun. Animation is supposed to be. Be joyful in your work!
Have any questions about the exercises above? Leave a comment below and we’ll answer them the best we can! Someone else may be wondering the exact same thing, so you’ll help them too. Likewise if someone is looking for possible exercises, why not share a link to these and give them a hand?
What the actual fuck.
OH MY FUCKING ARE U KIDDING ME