Hilarious Right Wing #Tcot Hypocritical Religious Meltdown On Abortion Rights #YesAllWomen

Posted in Politics, School & Education, Science, Uncategorized on June 1, 2014 by angrymrbungle

This was something that just happened and I found it really funny. The original post is basically saying that liberal feminists always just insult and never debate. So I tried to debate and when they didn’t agree with my opinion on the subject I got insulted and blocked. Too funny if you ask me but pretty typical when discussing issues like this on the internet. There usually is no debate. It’s just “my way or you’re an idiot so fuck off”. Especially when it is with the typically non science minded less educated right wing religious extremists who claim to want small Government. But they only want small Government for big businesses so that big businesses have less regulations so slave labor and pollution will be prominent just like in China. But they have no problem regulating your life through their bible and forcing you to live the way they want you to. They have no problem regulating your childs education and teaching your kids in science class that dinosaurs were on Noah’s Ark and that evolution is a myth. They have no problem regulating your life by imposing their morals onto you in a totalitarian fashion because hey, they’re just doing God’s work and saving you from burning in Hell. That is right wing politics in a nutshell. Enjoy.

Praise Odin!

 

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#YesAllWomen and #YesAllMen The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 1, 2014 by angrymrbungle

What I have learned this past week from the #YesAllWomen movement is that men and women mostly suck. Most women don’t want to listen to the actual statistics. Like how women hit men more often than men hit women or that if you count prison rape that the amount of male victims are at least equal to if not surpasses female rape victims. It’s usually just about how women are always victimized by all men and how we live in a rape culture where rape is condoned, tolerated and normalized by our society. I disagree we live in a rape culture. People have irrational fears of lots of things. Muslims, spiders, snakes, airplanes, heights, water. There’s probably more people afraid of spiders than there are rape victims but we don’t say we live in an Arachnophobic Culture. Arguing about whether it is or isn’t a rape culture is irrelevant though. It should just be acknowledged by all that there is a problem so what are the best ways we can work on it? Men mostly do the same things. A lot of men deny sexism, deny male privilege, deny misogyny and try to say misandry is more prevalent and women have it good nowadays and men are horribly oppressed. Mostly all just garbage opinions from garbage men oblivious that men control 80% of the worlds political and financial power. It’s just all one big pissing contest where everyone wants to be heard but no one really wants to listen to what the other one side has to say. It’s like a stubborn sibling rivalry fighting over a toy. It’s mine! No it’s Mine! No it’s mine! No its Mine! No listen you little shits, I bought it so it isn’t either of yours. The bottom line is that both men and women face issues of violence against them and both men and women have some privileges that the other gender does not. Women face more sexual violence. Men face more violence. There’s a shitload of victims overlapping into each category from both genders. There is a chance of violence happening to every man or woman every day whether they walk alone at night or don’t go out at all. Every man. Every woman. Every day. That’s it. The end. There is no debate. That is the reality of our world.

#YesAllWomen has been good and bad and downright ugly. The good is obvious. Thousands of women telling their stories and being heard and raising awareness. I think some people are going to start organizing in person to do something proactive and work on actual issues instead of having it end at a hashtag on Twitter. I wish women would raise more awareness for other women as well but any awareness is a positive. Obviously the hashtag has been powerful, helpful and positive for many people. I have gained slight positivity from it myself in finding people who share my same ideas that instead of pointing fingers about who did what to who and who gets abused more, let’s acknowledge there’s problems and work on solutions. Those are the people I want to be talking to.

The bad you have to look a little deeper for but it’s definitely there. Like women being validated for things like “I just got catcalled! Some man yelled out “You go girl” when he saw me carrying a folding table to my car by myself” That is what some women call misogyny and people support it and like it and retweet it and also call it sexism and misogyny. Kind of ridiculous and going overboard in my opinion and when I disagree that it’s sexism and misogyny I get called a sexist misogynist.

Then there’s some women claiming they received rape threats and their idea of a rape threat is some psycho troll using a hashtag #RapeAllWomen but never directly speaking to them. In some women’s minds just him using the hashtag in general means they got rape threats. By that logic I have received death threats just because #KillAllMen is a hashtag. These are just baseless accusations with no merit that hundreds of people are agreeing with. I find it pretty silly but I am usually outnumbered in that thought as women tell me to fuck off for being a chauvinist pig and supporting rapists by not agreeing with them that these were catcalls or rape threats.

Women can go to #YesAllMen or #NotAllmen and say the most brutally vicious insults to anyone they want to and it is called cute. People laugh and enjoy it.

As a man, all you have to do is go to #YesAllWomen and disagree politely about what catcalling actually is and you get called a sexist misogynist murder rapist and told to fuck off. “fuck off you piece of shit woman hating dirtbag”.

Another womans post was “#YesAllWomen because when I am out with guy friends people assume I am fucking one of them” so I said “Yea I hate that when I go to a movie or dinner with a female friend they always ask me for the money or hand me the check”. And she said “how is that bad” and my reply was,” they not only assume I am fucking her but they assume it’s my job to pay for her”. She didn’t like that and for some reason told me to “fuck off and practice your misogyny elsewhere”. I thought it was a really bizarre response.

Other women will talk about being called lesbians if they say no to sex with a man and when I say a woman called me gay because I wouldn’t sleep with her on the first date it is assumed I am lying because since #YesAllMen are being prejudged as sexist rapists then how could a perverted rapist misogynist sexist man who does nothing but think with his penis ever refuse sex from any woman. Amirite? Truly baffling replies from a gender that says they wish for equality.

Women can simultaneously be feminist and be misogynist. Women will call for equality and talk about rape culture and the oppression of women and then turn around and start using feminine insults on men like calling them whiny bitches or little girls and so on. Which just reinforces the whole notion that being female is inferior to being male. Women will also fat shame, slut shame and body shame other women and when I point out that it’s not just the men who do this I get told “I am not going to blame women for following in the footsteps of their patriarchal oppressors”. That’s some mighty convenient apologizing. I get told I need to take responsibility for my actions and how I treat people. You know, personal accountability. It’s ok for women though because I guess monkey see monkey do is a thing we can all accept. Which kinda sounds like the old “boys will be boys” excuse feminists are decrying but I digress.

After spending a lot of time in all these different hashtags this past week i’m pretty convinced that at least 50%(and thats being conservative) of these new age feminists are just angry young women who had a bad break up so all guys suck, or had a guy stare at their boobs when they were popping out of their clothes so all guys are pervs. So on and so forth. Just as long as the man is guilty of some wrongdoing with zero context then according to some of these new age feminists it is definitely sexist misogynist female oppression. Same thing goes for the men using #YesAllMen or #NotAllMen. A lot of it is just dudes mad that some girl said no so now they’re all bitches and hoes. Really mature stuff from both genders.

The false equivalencies, propaganda and bad info being passed around by these new age feminists is on par with what the Bush administration put out there to get us into a war on terror. The irrational fear of all Muslims because of the actions of a few is called xenophobic and racist. Well unless you’re a right wing extremist then it’s called rational to hate anything that is outside your bubble. The irrational fear of all men because of the actions of a few is Androphobia and misandry.

Stuff like the below post is what I am talking about when I say propaganda which many “feminists” pass around.

“”not all men are rapists” play a game of Russian roulette, not all the guns chambers are loaded #YesAllWomen”

You can use that on anything.

“Not all white people are racist”…but play a game of Russian roulette, not all the guns chambers are loaded

“Not all Muslims are terrorists”…but play a game of Russian roulette, not all the guns chambers are loaded

“Not all blacks are lazy welfare recipients”…but play a game of Russian roulette, not all the guns chambers are loaded

“Not all airplanes crash”….but play a game of Russian roulette, not all the guns chambers are loaded.

“Not all sharks will eat you…but play a game of Russian roulette, not all the guns chambers are loaded.

There’s also a lovely propaganda piece about M&M’s and how only 10% of them are poisoned, not all are poisoned, now go ahead and eat an M&M. Well ok. I’ll just grab a new bag that you didn’t poison and be fine. k thanks.

There’s several analogies floating around like the ones above and they all have heavy backing from feminists with hundreds of retweets and likes on all of them and they are literally the dumbest analogies ever. They are all false equivalencies and utter rubbish.

Some women I have met on there are very intelligent and rational about the problems with both genders and are looking for solutions. However, all too many just seem to be in a contest to say they are the most victimized minority in society and they just want to tell you how horrible you are if you disagree with them at all. Overall it has been a negative experience and makes me not want to be nice to women I may meet while out. Something I started out supporting has over the course of this past week just gained my ire. Obviously I will always support equality but I wouldn’t want to say hi to a woman in public and have the cops called on me for rape. The male bashing has been that bad. It’s just reinforced even more how horrible some feminists and their ideas are. Not all of them but enough to make me never want to label myself a feminist even though by definition I would actually be one.

The absolute ugly ugly ugly beast out of all this are the obvious insane trolls and Men’s Rights Activists who could actually be doing something positive and working with women on issues both genders face but instead the majority of them just go around telling women they are stupid cunts/bitches/whores/whatever for complaining. They sometimes sound a lot like Elliot Rodgers and they are by far some of the most misguided individuals on the planet who at times can be downright scary people that men and women should distance themselves from or even call the police on. Unfortunately that’s not ugliest thing.

The ugliest thing is being told by some feminists that you are no better than Elliot Rogers because you have rational opinions and valid arguments on gender issues and for writing blogs like this.

Women and men: Misogynists in harmony.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 31, 2014 by angrymrbungle

Body Shaming/Fat Shaming and bullying are a big deal. In all too many cases it can lead to suicide.

I found this on my Facebook feed. Someone took a picture of a girl at a street festival because he thought she was gross and it would be cool to make fun of her on Facebook. So almost 70 likes later and about the same amount of comments, half of which were by women saying how gross this girl was, I decided to make this blog calling this out and highlighting just how many women and men take part in fat shaming and body shaming. You’ll even see later on in the comments that a woman actually took another picture of the same girl and posted it to make fun of her. I would even dare to say that the women are even worse than the men. I was kind of surprised that I was the only person who commented saying this was wrong.

Of course none of these people were brave enough to say anything to this girls face. No no! They  bravely cowered on Facebook behind her back and tore her down. What was her crime? Being out in public with clothes on.

 

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#YesAllWomen are victims #YesAllMen are disposable heroes

Posted in Politics, School & Education, Sex & Dating with tags , , , , , , , on May 27, 2014 by angrymrbungle

I support ‪#‎YesAllWomen‬. I’ve been Tweeting in support of it for a good 2-3 days now. However some of the stuff being talked about goes both ways and I think there’s a lot of people who just don’t know that.

This was a tweet a woman sent out and it is a legit problem for women: “Because I’m asked “What are you a lesbian?” When I say “No.” #YesAllWomen”

But that’s also happened to me. I was into this girl big time and I didn’t want to sleep with her too soon to make sure it was more than just about sex so because I didn’t sleep with her on the first date she told me I must be gay. As if me, a man, could ever resist the sexual advances of a beautiful woman. I must be a big time faggot.

There is also something to be said about men being expendable and women being protected. Even women who say they want equal rights will scoff at the idea of protecting a man from harm. “A real man wouldn’t need a woman to protect them”, “What are you a pussy having a woman fight your battles”. Are you really a feminist if you want equal rights but aren’t willing to take a bullet for a man but it’s expected that a man should take a bullet for a woman at all costs? That doesn’t sound like equality to me. It just sounds like men are supposed to be disposable heroes.

There’s a huge problem with the gender roles and it’s hardwired into our brains at birth. Whether people like it or not sexism is taught to everyone the moment they take their first breath and reinforced throughout your life by your surroundings. Most parents will treat their baby girl and baby boy completely different. They are pushed into their roles of femininity and masculinity and the expectations of females are lowered to that of men. It starts with parents who expect their daughters to be weaker than men and gets reinforced in school with different requirements for physical testing. It’s expected that a girl will take Home Ec and the boys will take shop. If a guy takes home ec he must be a fag and if a girl takes shop she must be a dyke. It might be a little different now in 2014, or it could even be worse but that’s how I remember it growing up in the 70′s and 80′s.

Gender roles are inherently sexist because they dictate what you can and can’t do based on what is between your legs and other than the act of giving birth I don’t see why there should be gender roles at all. Gender roles impose limits on both men and women and automatically cast men into a protector/perpetrator role and women into the needs protection/victim role. That’s wrong but that’s what this culture perpetuates and propagates. We’re all guilty of it.

We say things are changing because women do in fact have more freedoms and power in todays world but I can’t help but think it looks like women have even less respect because of it. We see all these high powered females in the media who are now lawyers, judges, politicians, police officers, fire(wo)men and so on. Women are everywhere now, in every industry, doing the jobs that used to only be for men. That’s great. Yet we still have beauty pageants, porn stars and reality TV shows where women are paraded around and judged only on their looks and are usually fighting over men. And women love it just as much as men. It isn’t just men who are tuning in to Real Housewives(or whatever) to watch super dumb women fight about super dumb shit. I’d venture to say that shows like that are kept alive by their majority demographic of female viewers. Men aren’t the only ones consuming porn. Where I usually differ on my opinion with other people is that I don’t see those things as inherently bad. I don’t see porn actresses, models, prostitutes, or whatever as setting women back. It’s the preconceptions of those people and imposed individual morals that are setting not just women back but setting all of us back. If a woman wants to be a porn star, a housewife or a scientist why the hell should anyone care if it isn’t harming you. Get down with your bad self with whatever you want to do in life.

That’s when it gets interesting to me though because it’s also women that are buying into it, entering beauty pageants, being sex workers and 100% reinforcing it but then women will only denounce men as terrible people objectifying women and that only men are trying to make laws that govern female reproduction and try to control their bodies. I’m pretty sure no one can slut shame a woman like another woman can. It’s just assumed that it’s men though and that women have each others backs but that is far from the case. Take at look at these lovely ladies:

Congresswoman Candace Miller has always fought to protect the unborn.  In June 2013, she presided over part of the debate over H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  She has publicly supported and co-sponsored many bills in the House including the Partial Birth Abortion Ban, the Child Custody Protection Act, the Weldon-Stupak Human Cloning Prohibition Act, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, the RU-486 Suspension and Review Act and the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act.

Ann Wagner represents Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District.  Since being elected in 2012, Congresswoman Wagner has been a tireless pro-life voice in the House of Representatives.  Wagner is a longtime pro-life leader in Missouri and the first woman ever to serve as Chairwoman of the Missouri Republican Party.

That’s just two women out of several that are working very hard to deny women their reproductive rights. Obviously some men are fighting against women’s right too but I would love it if everyone stopped blaming men only and started blaming the real culprits, people of both genders. Here’s a list of several more women in power fighting against womens rights: http://www.sba-list.org/pro-life-women-leaders/national

So as I read and support the terrible stories that the #YesAllWomen movement is bringing to light I can’t help but get mad at the same time because half of them have it all wrong. That’s not diminishing the stories. Those are important and need to be heard but if peoples activism ends at the hashtag and no one truly examines the issues in depth then no one learns anything and we have all lost and just go right back where we were.  I also get mad knowing that when I am walking down the street and a woman is walking towards me from the other way and I look at her with my head held high and smiling and friendly and warm as I usually am and she is looking straight to the ground with a blank expression that I am being pre-judged and labeled as something I’m not, a perpetrator, an attacker, a rapist. Men are simultaneously expected to be the hero and the villain. This is why it’s important that women learn to protect themselves. Not all men know how to fight. I don’t anyway. I’ve been in like 2 fights my whole life. Yet it is expected for men to fight better than women. Women say they shouldn’t have to learn how to defend themselves and that men should be taught to not hurt women or be taught to respect women. I agree with half of that. Men should be taught those things for sure(all people should be really). Women should also be taught that they can stand up for themselves. Not learning to defend yourself may as well be saying you expect a man to do it for you. We live in a world where crime will always be happening and crime is not always about rape or violence on women. Sometimes crime is just crime and people want something you have. Like money.

I remember the Daniel Defense pro gun ad that was news earlier this year. All men and women talked about were gun issues but no one seemed to care about how it depicted the genders. Men as protectors and women as helpless. They show a man talking about protecting his wife and child with guns. Because you know, he’s a man. That’s what men do. Protect women and children because they’re weak. Women are being taught they’re weak. Men are being taught women are weak. It’s so second nature to most men and women that they don’t even see the cultural sexism through gender roles punching them in the face in their everyday life. That commercial is a perfect example of what culture is teaching men and women all across the world. https://news.yahoo.com/video/pro-gun-ad-won-39-185949224.html

Women do need to learn to defend themselves. I am not saying with guns but with anything. Take a self defense class. Learn to fight. The person breaking into your home doesn’t have to be a rapist. They could just be there to steal your shit and you have two choices. Hope someone is there to protect you or learn how to protect yourself. It’s no different for me or anyone. We either learn how to protect ourselves as men and women or we hope someone else is there who can. Personally I’d rather not count on anyone else for anything. But I know I can count on myself.

All in all, sexism and gender roles are interesting to say the least but I think we need to stop looking at ways to fix men or fix women and start looking at ways to change what is being culturally taught to humanity as a whole with how gender roles are. It ain’t good and that ladies and gentlemen, breaks my heart. It’s all very heartbreaking and I’ve only scratched the surface of the depth and scope of cultural sexism, feminism, misogyny and misandry. I didn’t even mention inherently sexist religious patriarchies which do nothing but teach people women are inferior and weak. It teaches both men and women that women are weak and then those men and women turn around and teach other men and women that women are weak. Are you seeing the problem yet? It isn’t just men. It’s all of us. You and me and him and her. There’s no question, we all need to be better. Not just men. Not just women. Men and women, together.

Cool Chick of the Week: Donna Nicholson

Posted in gaming with tags on May 10, 2012 by angrymrbungle

Name: Donna Nicholson

Birthday: September 1st.  I won’t say the year because, yeah, it was a while ago.  Haha!

From: Born in San Jose, CA and currently living in Reno, NV.  We’ll be heading back to California soon.  What can I say?  I love California, it’s a pretty amazing place to live and I’m more than ready to go back home.

Ethnicity: A cool AND fiery mix:  English, Welsh, Spanish, and Italian.

Background: I was shy when I was young.  I’m not shy at all now, so it’s hard to believe that I once was afraid to tell a waiter what I wanted to eat. I didn’t get into a lot of trouble growing up, I was a good kid.  I did alright in school, I was a Girl Scout. Typical stuff.  Then, one day when I was eight a friend of my parents had us over for dinner. They didn’t have kids, so naturally I was bored.  They decided they’d hook up their Pong console so I could play.  It wasn’t even an Atari!  It was the console that ONLY had Pong on it.  That was the day I became a gamer.

Yes, that’s Donna’s Tattoo :D

Career info:   As far as video gaming goes, back in 2003 I opened a local business hosting LAN parties and it did well for a few years.  After a while, business slowed down and we were forced to close our doors.  Four years later I decided I wanted to get active in the community again so I, along with my friends Chelle and Alicia, started a video gaming podcast called “Pink and Deadly.”  We had a lot of fun, and we did very well. One of my proudest moments was when we became the number one podcast in the “Games and Hobbies” category on iTunes in the UK.  After a while my co-hosts had to move on.  Without them I didn’t want to continue the podcast, it just wouldn’t have been the same, so the “Pink and Deadly” podcast ended. The website is still around, but it’s not active.  Chelle and I did a reunion show that was well-received, and we plan on doing more.

While I was busy with Pink and Deadly I decided to apply for the Frag Dolls Cadette Academy and was thrilled to be selected for the Spring, 2010 class.  I met a lot of amazing people during that time and that’s where things really starting taking off for me and my career.  The Frag Dolls truly changed my life. Toward the end of my tenure as a Cadette I started working forPlayerAffinity.com.  I’m currently working for them as a Community Manager and co-host of their gaming podcast “Digital High.”  I’m still active with the Frag Dolls as well.  It’s so much fun it doesn’t feel like work!

At one point, Donna had the number 1 Podcast on UK iTunes

Hobbies: Video games, reading, and travel.

Pets: I have three dogs.  A Jack Russell Terrier named Halo (after the video game), a sweet Jack Russell mix (named Ratchet, after everyone’s favorite Lombax, Ratchet, from Ratchet & Clank) and a Border Collie mix named Bella. She is NOT named after the Twilight character!

Ass to Ass!

Pet peeves:  Rudeness, closed-mindedness, and intolerance.

Favorite foods: Ethiopian.  Yes, I know the jokes about Ethiopian food being an oxymoron, but it is AMAZING.  I also love Indian, Thai, and Mexican food.

Favorite movies:  The Shawshank Redemption, Tombstone, Pulp Fiction, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Aliens, and Bagdad Cafe

Favorite TV shows: Game of Thrones, of course!  I enjoyed Homeland. I’m also a bit of a cartoon freak.  I love Archer, American Dad!, and Family Guy. I was a hardcore fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I have all the seasons on DVD.  I met James Marsters — he played Spike —  at San Diego Comic Con. It rocked. He complimented my hair!  I was squealing on the inside, but kept cool on the outside.

Favorite books:  Gone with the Wind, Frenchmen’s Creek, The Lords of Discipline.  Pretty much anything EXCEPT romance novels.  Yuck.

Favorite music:  I like everything.  Seriously, I can go to a party and whatever they’re playing I’m going to enjoy on some level.

Favorite tech:  My smartphone is my life.  Without it I would surely die! ;)

Favorite travel place:  Hmmm.  So far it’s either Paris, France or Edinburgh, Scotland.  It’s too hard to pick one!

Favorite games:  Jet Set Radio Future, Batman Arkham City, the Ratchet & Clank franchise, Halo: Combat Evolved, Rainbow Six: Vegas, Red Dead Redemption, Uncharted 2, and Unreal Tournament 2K4.  I must give honorable mention to Pong — it’s what made me a gamer.

Favorite consoles:  PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Atari 2600, and of course my PC.

Favorite genre:  Shooters, Action-Adventure, Dance, and Sandbox games.

Favorite generation:  Probably the sixth generation — Xbox and PlayStation 2 era.  When a lot of the community were living at home with their parents because they were still kids, I was a young woman living on my own and simply couldn’t afford to play some of the prior generations.  I played some PC games and Gameboy during the gap.  When the Xbox and PlayStation 2 came out, I had money and could, once again, immerse myself into gaming.

Donna with Carlos Ferra who is the voice of Dom in Gears of War and Leonardo Da Vinci in Assassin’s Creed II

Celebrity crush or girl crush?  I adore Paul Rudd.  He’s funny, hot, talented — the whole package.  The character Jon Snow from Game of Thrones, too.  He has the brooding good looks I appreciate.  Girl crush?  Yes, I have one!  Harley Quinn from Batman Arkham Asylum/Arkham City.  I guess I like my girls crazy.  Haha!

Tell us something about you that no one would expect: Let’s see.  I use to date a professional bull rider.  I also modeled in my late teens, early 20′s, and even some in my 30′s.  Ah! This is super cool! My mom’s side of the family moved to the US from Spain and settled the city of Santa Barbara, California.  My family’s name, De la Guerra, is prominent there.  There’s fiestas, plazas, and streets named after us!  I’m very Spanish, though I don’t look it.

Donna with Chris and Kelly Brown from The Married Gamers website/podcast.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I see myself very well established in my career in the gaming industry. Right now my focus is working with the gaming community, so probably something still in that vein.  The Head of Community with a gaming company would be nice, but really as long as I’m working in the industry and actively doing Community Management work, I’ll be happy.  I also plan on doing more traveling in that time.  Hopefully at least three new foreign lands and some new destinations in the US as well.

The Videogame culture is rife with stereotypes. As a woman, do you feel that sometimes you aren’t taken seriously as a gamer?

Sometimes, yeah, I feel that I’m not taken seriously because of my gender. It’s unfortunate because if you look at the statistics from sources like the esa,  42% of all players are women over 18 years of age, and adult women make up more of the gaming population than boys under 17.  We’re serious gamers now, whether we’re good or not, and the views toward us haven’t seemed to change.  I’m not sure why, but we need to make the community aware that there are a lot of women playing, and they’re being owned by us in their favorite games and they don’t even know it.

My Gamer Tag is EvilPixieGrrr, which is obviously feminine. As a result I’m automatically pigeon-holed as a crappy player before a match even starts. I remember one time I was playing Modern Warfare 2 on a team that consisted of a group of guys who all knew each other and I was the one random playing on their side.  A conversation similar to this went down:

Dude Number One:  “She’s not gonna do a f*cking thing.”

Dude Number Two:  “Who?”

Dude Number One:  “Evil Pixie”

By the end of the game our team had won and I was their MVP.  I wanted to smugly yell at them,  “I just led our team to victory, AND I’m probably old enough to by your mother.  SUCK IT!” But I didn’t.  I laughed silently to myself with smug satisfaction.  I should have been taken seriously, and if my Gamer Tag had been ambiguous, I probably would have been.

It’s more than that, though.  Women should be taken seriously whether they play well or not.  We shouldn’t be harassed when we simply want to do what we enjoy.

First in Modern Warfare 2 Deathmatch. Yea, I take her seriously!

Video games seem to be primarily aimed at men but I know plenty of women that play games like Call of Duty, Halo and Gears of War. What do you think developers and publishers can do to help promote and acknowledge their female fans?

I see a lot of women say they’d like a playable female character in all games.  Right now I’m managing the Ghost Recon Future Soldier forums at Ubisoft, and I see requests coming from women for a female Ghost character. It’s important to a lot of female gamers to have the option.

For me, I want developers and publishers to use smart, competent, female characters. I always loved Elena Fisher from Uncharted because she isn’t a dumb ass.  I don’t have a problem if the character is sexy, but make them formidable as well.  That’s not to say that we can’t have a funny, ditz in a game (remember, I have a girl crush on Harley Quinn), but we need balance. So, more characters like Elena please!

Donna and MongoBear from the “K.D. 2.0” podcast

Any advice for other female gamers out there?

Don’t let the jerks keep you from doing what you love.  And when I say “jerks,” realize there are other WOMEN who will mistreat you when you’re playing, too.  If you want to find a good core group to play with, check out the PMS Clan or the Frag Dolls Community Game Nights.  They’re in place to give women a fun and respectful group to play video games with.  You also need to make sure you report anyone who is being abusive to you when you play.  The only way we can change the climate is by making sure there are consequences for bad behavior.  Too often you hear people say that the insults are “part of life” but it’s really bullying, and it shouldn’t be tolerated.  Other than that?  KEEP GAMING!

Keep gaming indeed and keep looking good while you are!

Donna is a pretty cool chick who’s not afraid of anything and you can keep track of what she is up to at the following places:

Twitter: @FragQueen

FacebookFacebook.com/evilpixiegrrr

Websitewww.playeraffinity.comwww.pinkanddeadly.com

Thanks Donna! You’re awesome!

TLDR The My IGN Community Podcast Episode 3: Moose Sex

Posted in Uncategorized on November 17, 2011 by angrymrbungle

This week Weezin joins us to talk about moose sex in Skyrim, we announce the winner of the TLDR Podcast Logo contest and let you all know the Mo-Cap-Mon Quote of the Week, what The LadyHales My IGN Community Fraud Detection Unit is all about and I rant on Batman, Press2Reset.com, wacko fanboys of Zelda and people feeling left out on My IGN. Plus a whole bunch of other shit. It’s a long one but a good one so enjoy!….or not.

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Moose…

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Angry’s Halloween Countdown, Top 31 Horror Movies #12

Posted in Uncategorized on October 20, 2011 by angrymrbungle

Previous Entries:

#31: Magic

#30 Fallen

#29 The Birds

#28 THEM!

#27 Day of the Triffids

#26 Return of the Living Dead

#25 Phantasm

#24 Triangle

#23 Nosferatu

#22 Carrie

#21 Cujo

#20 Bram Stoker’s Dracula

#19 The Silence of the Lambs

#18 American Psycho

#17 Trick ‘r Treat

#16 The Thing

#15 Creepshow

#14 Frailty

#13 Hellraiser

1984 R 92 minutes

Years after being burned alive by a mob of angry parents, child murderer Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) returns to haunt the dreams — and reality — of local teenagers in Wes Craven’s spine-chilling slasher classic. As the town’s teens begin dropping like flies, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) and her boyfriend, Glen (Johnny Depp, in his big-screen debut), devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world.

Cast:
Robert Englund, Johnny Depp, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Jsu Garcia, Charles Fleischer, Joseph Whipp, Lin Shaye, Joe Unger, Mimi Craven, Jack Shea, Ed Call
Director:
Wes Craven
Genres:
Horror Movies, Cult Horror Movies, Slasher and Serial Killer Movies, Supernatural Horror Movies, Teen Screams
This movie is:
Violent, Exciting, Scary
Availability:
DVD and Blu-ray

I love A Nightmare On Elm Street. Every time i watch this i think it has a terrific energy and strength running all the way through it. I like the way the film starts with Freddy Krueger making his finger knife glove in his basement, then the music kicks in (what a creepy score) as the first teenager is frantically running around his maze-like Boiler Room in her dream state. Freddy is only hinted at in the shadows or ripping through cloth with his glove and I enjoy the way you can hear animals and creepy noises emitting from all around Tina, as she becomes cornered before Freddy comes out of the shadows. A great opening that sets the tone for the rest of the film.

Tina Grey is played by Amanda Wyss, who is really good in her role for the short time she is in this film. I always remember her character in this film the way I remember the Chrissie Watkins character at the start of Jaws, I think you know what I’m coming too. Tina’s encounter with Freddy in her backyard is one of my favorite moments in the movie. It’s dark, creepy, gritty and there’s blood. Heather Langenkamp is excellent in this film. Shes fairly attractive and gives 100% as Tina’s friend Nancy Thompson who starts to have the same nightmares. My favorite moments with Nancy are mostly her scary encounters with Freddy scored to an energetic music beat by Charles Bernstein. I would say part of the movie’s success is down to his chillingly memorable score. I also love the bathroom scene when Nancy falls asleep, absolutely gross and hilarious at the same time. The thing is, these ‘funny’ moments are actual imaginations of how Freddy wants to prey on his victims before killing them, this is done in this first film with a measured discipline, then you watch The Dream Master and Freddy is basically killing kids while being 100% comic about it. This is the one true Nightmare on Elm Street for me. While some of the lines from Freddy were comedic in this one, they weren’t overdone and it was Freddy’s way of freaking out his victims and playing with them. The rest of the movies just became campy horror comedies appealing to the lowest common denominator where the humor outdid the horror and Freddy was playing to the audience and not the characters in the movie.

Another favorite scene in this film is when Nancy is following Tina’s corpse down the hall in her school (after falling asleep in class) and runs into a prefect women who states ‘Wheres your pass?’ Nancy doesn’t respond in kind, and as she goes running down the hall, the girl reveals herself to be Freddy ‘No running in the hallway’ an eerie moment with a humorous one liner that isn’t overdone and doesn’t distract from the terror.Finally, special mention must go to Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger. This actor’s contribution to the character is 100% superb. I think that Freddy Krueger IS Robert Englund and vice versa, even though a lot of his moments in this film are about injecting a scary visual presence, he also creates a sort of mysteriousness before the film’s revelation of: Who is he? Where does he come from? Why is he doing these things? After the third film of the series, Englund would become a Hollywood star and a horror icon. Rightfully so.A Nightmare On Elm Street is a classic horror thriller and to me is one of the best horror movies ever made.

Ok that shit is just creepy. I don’t even know what to write about it other than this is an amazing score that once you hear the music you never really forget it.

Some facts about A Nightmare On Elm Street!
  • The inspiration for the character of Freddy came from several sources in Wes Craven’s childhood. Fred Krueger was a schoolmate of Craven with whom he had shared a paper route, and who had bullied him for several years. In The Last House on the Left, Craven also used this experience as inspiration, calling the villain Krug. Freddy’s appearance (especially the dirty clothes and hat) was inspired by a hobo who Craven saw staring at him through his window one day when he was ten.
  • Wes Craven’s original concept for Freddy Krueger was considerably more gruesome, with teeth showing through the flesh over the jaw, pus running from the sores, and a part of the skull showing through the head. Make-up artist David B. Miller argued that an actor couldn’t be convincingly made up that way and a puppet would be hard to film and wouldn’t blend well with live actors, so these ideas were eventually abandoned.
  • The scene where Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) is attacked by Freddy in her bathtub was shot using a bottomless tub, which was put in a bathroom set that had been built over a swimming pool. During the underwater sequence, Langenkamp was replaced with stuntwoman Christina Johnson. Langenkamp spent 12 hours in the bath during filming.
  • Wes Craven wrote the script and presented it in 1981 to try to sell it to a major studio, but no one wanted it. He said that “It just flew around” for three years until New Line Cinema picked it up.
  • Freddy Kruger was designed by Wes Craven to be the typical “silent” serial killer such as Jason Voorhees or Michael Myers. But in the sequels Freddy developed a cheeky persona that enabled him to be the black humored villain.
  • The original glove was used in A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge, and was also seen in Evil Dead II. However, when Wes Craven loaned the glove to the _A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors’ set, it was lost, and has never been located since.
  • Over 500 gallons of fake blood were used during the making of the film.
  • The words “Elm Street” are not spoken at all during the movie.
  • This was Johnny Depp’s first film.

11 days to Halloween!

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