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victoriousvocabulary:

ARBORIFY
[verb]
1. making into a tree-like condition or in a tree form and branching structure.
2. the process by which humans or humanoid creatures are transformed into trees.
Etymology: Latin arbor, “tree” + -fy, suffix from -ficāre, “to do, make”
[Chris Rahn - Daphne]

victoriousvocabulary:

ARBORIFY

[verb]

1. making into a tree-like condition or in a tree form and branching structure.

2. the process by which humans or humanoid creatures are transformed into trees.

Etymology: Latin arbor, “tree” + -fy, suffix from -ficāre, “to do, make”

[Chris Rahn - Daphne]

coeurandrogyne:

fauxmosexualtranstrender:

theroguefeminist:

comfemgem:

the-insanity-of-a-manatee:

this post is fucking disgusting

tbh being able to change pronouns at any point in a game would be pretty rad.

the funny thing is the new pokemon games actually solved some of these problems (at least with skin color) but you know, who wants progress amirite?

non-binary choices for game characters would be amazing. 

and now I feel dysphoric and shitty and worthless because apparently I’m not worth anyone’s time or attention, and even expressing my discomfort is an annoyance to Normal People.
this system was built for you. it caters to you. your gender is represented here which means we just want EXACTLY THE SAME SHIT you already have.

The ‘funny’ thing is it wouldn’t be difficult to enter a preset non-binary option, as far as I can tell. The script already makes pronoun changes based on which option you choose in the beginning of most games anyway, so adding a third option would be as simple as adding the extra set and using the same switch to change any non-pronoun gender-specific messages (“What a cool girl.” “What a cool boy.” style things) like there’d be already. Using, for example’s sake, ‘they’ as the third option. So instead of asking ‘Are you a girl or are you a boy’ it would ask “What pronouns do you want to use?” and then give “He/His, She/Hers, They/Theirs” or something of the like.

It’s probably not that hard to allow custom pronouns, either, using a system similar to what makes the names chosen at the beginning of a game appear throughout, and either use mostly gender neutral language through the main script (which games like pokemon seem to do most of the time anyway) or like the above default third option have a script that edits the same things that are edited between the male and female scripts.

And something that lets you change this stuff half way through the game would pretty much just be changing the switch via like an NPC or your options tab. All of my experience with game editing comes from RPG maker, which I know that’s not exactly the height of game-making but it’s also not exactly the most flexible tool ever, and I’m pretty sure I could make such a thing work without TOO many problems if I actually TRIED.

It’s not like it’s as complicated as adding a new game mechanic, nowhere close, and people acting like it’s being whiny to ask for what non-fluid people on the binary get by default is all the more ridiculous because of this. It’s not even a difficult thing to add, just the same amount of a challenge as it is to add a second gender option to begin with.
(Tangentially related: I’m playing a game called Rune Factory 4, and while it lacks the ability to change the pronouns used, once I finished the main plot I was allowed to change my character to the female MC sprite (I’d been playing as the male character). While the game still treats my character as male, outside of a wandering NPC who commented ‘you look cute as a girl’, only letting them court female characters, the previously-male graphics outside of the save-screen are all female so far.
Also? There’s a commonly appearing NPC named Mistress Trupin who comes along and will let you change your name. I doubt it would have been all that hard to have allowed her to change your character’s gender, too. Even if only between male and female since the dating mechanics rely on it.)

coeurandrogyne:

fauxmosexualtranstrender:

theroguefeminist:

comfemgem:

the-insanity-of-a-manatee:

this post is fucking disgusting

tbh being able to change pronouns at any point in a game would be pretty rad.

the funny thing is the new pokemon games actually solved some of these problems (at least with skin color) but you know, who wants progress amirite?

non-binary choices for game characters would be amazing. 

and now I feel dysphoric and shitty and worthless because apparently I’m not worth anyone’s time or attention, and even expressing my discomfort is an annoyance to Normal People.


this system was built for you. it caters to you. your gender is represented here which means we just want EXACTLY THE SAME SHIT you already have.

The ‘funny’ thing is it wouldn’t be difficult to enter a preset non-binary option, as far as I can tell. The script already makes pronoun changes based on which option you choose in the beginning of most games anyway, so adding a third option would be as simple as adding the extra set and using the same switch to change any non-pronoun gender-specific messages (“What a cool girl.” “What a cool boy.” style things) like there’d be already. Using, for example’s sake, ‘they’ as the third option. So instead of asking ‘Are you a girl or are you a boy’ it would ask “What pronouns do you want to use?” and then give “He/His, She/Hers, They/Theirs” or something of the like.

It’s probably not that hard to allow custom pronouns, either, using a system similar to what makes the names chosen at the beginning of a game appear throughout, and either use mostly gender neutral language through the main script (which games like pokemon seem to do most of the time anyway) or like the above default third option have a script that edits the same things that are edited between the male and female scripts.

And something that lets you change this stuff half way through the game would pretty much just be changing the switch via like an NPC or your options tab. All of my experience with game editing comes from RPG maker, which I know that’s not exactly the height of game-making but it’s also not exactly the most flexible tool ever, and I’m pretty sure I could make such a thing work without TOO many problems if I actually TRIED.

It’s not like it’s as complicated as adding a new game mechanic, nowhere close, and people acting like it’s being whiny to ask for what non-fluid people on the binary get by default is all the more ridiculous because of this. It’s not even a difficult thing to add, just the same amount of a challenge as it is to add a second gender option to begin with.

(Tangentially related: I’m playing a game called Rune Factory 4, and while it lacks the ability to change the pronouns used, once I finished the main plot I was allowed to change my character to the female MC sprite (I’d been playing as the male character). While the game still treats my character as male, outside of a wandering NPC who commented ‘you look cute as a girl’, only letting them court female characters, the previously-male graphics outside of the save-screen are all female so far.

Also? There’s a commonly appearing NPC named Mistress Trupin who comes along and will let you change your name. I doubt it would have been all that hard to have allowed her to change your character’s gender, too. Even if only between male and female since the dating mechanics rely on it.)

dingdongyouarewrong:

atomicbassist:

team-lads-and-gents:

i wish puberty took you to a customize your character screen

do you realize how many people would be dragons

exactly

Just last week, a 7th grader with a curvy build came home upset about this. She had worn an outfit with a skirt and leggings, and in the morning, a teacher had said to her, “Cute outfit.” But then her homeroom teacher pulled her aside at the end of the day and said, “You know, another girl could get away with that outfit, but you should not be wearing that. I’m going to dress code you.” Juliet Bond and the child’s mom were discussing the incident, not certain if the message to the child was ‘you’re too sexy’ or ‘you’re too fat.’

The kids also report that the teachers have been discussing ‘appropriate body types for leggings and yoga pants and inappropriate body types for yoga pants and leggings.’

Bond says, “This is concerning because it is both slut shaming and fat shaming. If a girl is heavy or developed, the message is that she cannot wear certain clothes.” Neither is acceptable. We should not be sexualizing kids, nor should we be making them feel that they can wear leggings as long as they remain stick thin. Bond asks, “Why are the girls being pulled out of class to have assemblies on whether they are wearing the right clothes, while the boys remain in class, learning and studying?”

I don’t have a problem with a school having a dress code; in fact, I attended a school that didn’t allow jeans or shorts or shirts without collars, but I do have a problem when the dress code is discriminately based on gender and body type. There is a big difference between telling all students to dress respectfully and telling curvy girls to dress in a way that doesn’t distract boys.

The Real Problem with Leggings Ban for Middle School Girls: Specific Targets | Alternet (via becauseiamawoman)

YUP! All the girls in my school were kept after weekly assembly a handful of times to be reminded that it was our responsibility to follow the dress code as modestly as possible because we were a “distraction” to the boys. I remember hoping that the boys would be held back after the next assembly to get a talking to about blatantly playing with their junk through their pockets in class but no dice. I guess having to see my classmate scratch himself for 40 minutes out of my peripheral isn’t distracting enough to merit a comment but my inability to find a blouse that covers my chest fully and can be tucked in is damaging to our school’s legacy.

(via rampaigehalseyface)

How is this 2014 and little girl’s are getting slut-shamed.

(via emmersdrawberry)

spazzunion:

r3d1sth3b3stcolor:

falcon-knight:

ok STORYTIME

my mom gave me this gift for my birthday

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at first i was like

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please don’t tell me it’s a sex toy

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but then i was like

oh it’s a necklace in which you can put a special pearl

and i-

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make a wish?

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i think i just became a magical girl.

coolest fucking gift ever

I GOT ONE OF THESE THIS WEEKEND AND I SLICED THE SHIT OUT OF MY FINGER TYRING TO OPEN THE CLAM. IT HAS BEEN SEALED BY A BLOOD PACT.

(Source: makotroytachibolton)