Asked by Anonymous
Of course there are fanboys! :) in fact, some of my best friends are fanboys!
I’m not sure what you mean by “derision” (since I don’t feel like i’m trying to insult any fangirls in my videos, that’s definitely not my intention! Just good ol’ poking fun that people can actually relate to).
I guess the question you’re asking is why I don’t include fanboys in my videos.
Let’s start with- the future is ahead and has thousands of possibilities- I just totally might do that! :)
Anyway. I get that a lot. “What about the fanboys, hmm?”
Well, to this I usually answer- “Actually, what about the fangirls?”
The reason I made the first "fangirls" video is very much related to how, even this day, women aren’t nearly as significantly represented in the media as they should be. We’re getting there, but it’s simply not enough. And when it comes to Fangirls and Geek girls the situation is even worse- Almost nonexistent in the media (it took years before big bang acknowledged geek girls exist too, and they’re not nearly as fun as the other dudes), Accusations of “fake geek girls” everywhere, and when they do appear, they’re usually creepy, weird, too serious, or just an overly sexualized female geek the background in order for a girl to be there (i understand that’s not always the case, and you can find wonderful female geek/fangirl characters, but they’re just too little of them).
Men and Fanboys get loads of treatment in the media. There’s actually a Movie NAMED fanboys. Knights of badassom? Almost entirely dudes. That geeky larp scene in Role models? yep! also almost all dudes cast.
Even when there ARE girls they usually serve as a token minority (and women AREN’T EVEN a minority!) Or as a smurffette Principle character.
That’s usually the case with geeky scenes in lots of films, television, and other media representations.
I wanted to create an animated skit that has an all female cast (which is rare!) a good hearted comic situation that people can relate to Girls can look funny, girls can look goofy, they don’t have to just serve a purpose of token filling, love interest, or in worse cases the “normal” girls the geeks/fanboys have to woo or try to understand.
Later, the video became popular and thus a little series was created, starring these girls, a series named “Fangirls”. Because they are about them.
What you say btw is true- guys ARE usually accused of trolling. But that’s just because we still think of the default internet person as a guy. We need to change that! :)
This guy is the actual grossest. Lots of things are meant to stay in your head, and not travel the long and arduous road to your mouth. Or your hands! I can’t believe that groping one. Get a life.
Asked by Anonymous
Wow. you are the first person who I am kind of glad asked your question anonymously because I don’t want to know you.
as a reader of my work I want you to listen to me very carefully: you have major major issues. almost every line of your question reeks of complete misunderstanding of yourself as a man and of women in general.
it’s okay to find yourself more interested in something than others, of course it is, it’s okay to like Cyclops more than Jean Grey, but for you to draw the line at women characters not being interesting to you because you are a man or that you think I am being manipulated by some bitching women is really out there.
and as a reader of the X-Men whose entire philosophy is about tolerance and understanding… you are missing the point.
It isn’t obvious, but this is another Smite post! User BehindtheVeil at DeviantArt decided to do some deco New Yorker cover style posters/ads based on the characters from the MOBA game Smite. This character is Arachne, and in game the lower half of her body is that of a giant spider. I think the artist does an awesome job of translating that into a totally different style, mood and presentation. The whole series is awesome, check it out here.
I really like the game Injustice: Gods Among Us. Not only is it a great fighting game (for those that are fans of that genre), it stays true to the nature of the comic book medium and doesn’t feel the need to go any darker than modern comicbooks. The storyline of the game is not your typical fighting game championship, and it certainly takes up more game time. Usually story in a game like this takes place in one-sentence inter-character dialogue at the start of a fight. Injustice actually has what is essentially a DC animated movie where you get to play all the fight scenes via this fighting game engine they have. It’s not an amazing story, it’s not new, original or ground breaking- it’s just good. Solidly, honestly good and you should play it.