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Male Shaming and Sexual Market ValueThe Rational Male just posted a fantastic essay that really got me thinking. As is commonly discussed on the manosphere, women reach their sexual market peak in their early 20′s while men don’t reach theirs until their mid to late 30′s. Rollo did a bang-up job of plotting this data on a chart so we can clearly see what this looks like:
SMV Curve, courtesy of Rational Male
There’s a lot to be gleaned from this seemingly simple chart, but there is one connection in particular that I would like to draw your attention to. As the feminists have pounded into our heads over and over again a woman’s 20′s are for experimentation and fun, not to be wasted by settling down and committing to one man; and as you can see from the chart this period coincides precisely with a woman’s peak sexual market value.
Up until about age 30 women have a clear and massive advantage over the men their age in the dating field. But after that point the tables turn 180
Sun TzuKnow thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.
If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
by Sun Tzu
We are in a war we don't want fight But we must fight for our life.
7 Reasons Most Millennials Reject FeminismGrowing up in the 90s and 00s, the era of Britney and the Spice Girls, it never really occurred to me that men held a lot of advantages over women (I actually always thought it was the opposite – hello cleavage and high heels!). However, as I moved through high school and into college it became apparent that ‘girl power’ only got us so far and women were still falling behind men in many areas of society such as business, science, politics, and math. Although these differences are fact and not fiction, many women my age, when asked if they’re a feminist, answer, “I don’t consider myself a feminist but…” and then continue on to explain how they hold beliefs that most feminists would consider feminist. This led me to wonder, what is it about the word “feminism” that my fellow Millennials are rejecting? Here’s what I came up with.
1. Spending a few years as a ‘house spouse’ actually sounds awesome – who the
On Humor and Grittyness in Movies/Video GamesI'm getting really sick of the idea that the only good action movies or video games are ones where everything is all serious and dark. It's the whole "gritty" concept blown to extremes. But through all the countless games I've played and movies I've watched, I think that we could back off a bit from being too damn serious and have some fun once in a while.
Take the latest Die Hard movie as a prime example. From the start it's a dark, gritty, almost monochromatic movie with a 20 minute car chase sequence at the beginning so over-the-top that it's almost cartoony. But the way it's shot is atrocious and there's no character development what-so-ever that 40 minutes into the film I was looking at the clock wondering not only "when will this be over," but also "what the f*** did I just watch?"
Contrast that to something like Independence Day. People like to rag on Independence Day because it's so "goofy" and "absurd." But what helps the film is that we're given time to enjoy the characters s
Don't Get CockyBoycotts never work, but crying foul and making a stink on the internet? That seems to be becoming the standard method of enacting change in the recent days. From Microsoft pulling a 180 on it's DRM policies to Nintendo localizing the "Operation Rainfall" games, yelling and screaming like a whiny brat seems to be the best way to get our voices heard.
Nintendo Reversing Let's Play Stance
Nintendo is potentially reversing it's monetization of YouTube "let's play" videos after the backlash they received when they began the process about a month ago. Several YouTuber's have seen their revenue return back slightly on videos originally flagged by Nintendo.
Nintendo Flooded With Region Lock Removal Requests
Since both the XBOne and PS4 are going to be region free, Nintendo is now standing out as the lone company still insistent on region locking their content. Over the past week Miiverse has been flooded with requests from users that Nintendo remove regio
Sorry Mario BrosSorry Mario Bros
Say what you will about Anita Sarkeesian, you gotta admit that people do take note of what she says for good or ill. In this piece of news, it's for the good.
As you might already know, in her latest video she outlined a simple "damsel frees herself" video game. Nothing too spectacular but it showcased how one can subvert the typical trope and make a strong female character out of it. While many were quick to criticize her for not making the game herself (given her kickstarter success), others took a more direct approach and actually made a game in 2 weeks.
The game is called "Sorry Mario Bros," and the plot is that Princess Peach decides to rescues herself by leaving Bowser's castle in world 8-4. You progress right to left through familiar, but slightly altered, original Mario Bros. worlds working your way backwards towards world 1-1. Along the way you can take detours and use Peach's float ability to reach hidden areas and collect "princess coins."
How to Write Helpful Critiques/ FeedbackNow that I have been looking at several literature pieces a week, there aren't a whole lot of comments that provide the writers with feedback. So here's a guide that I thought might be useful for some people on how to provide helpful feedback and critiques.
Before I begin, I would like to say that I have been a part of a wonderful writing group for the past four years. The writing club is where I first learned how to do a critique. I have also been taught some critique techniques during my college studies. In addition to the writing club and college classes, I have been doing my best to leave helpful feedback and critiques here on deviantART. This guide is based entirely off of my personal experience. As I think of more tips, I will be editing this guide.
Make sure to respond to any questions they have asked in the artist's descriptions.
Be sure to find out how experienced they are a
Bye, 'Defense of Marriage' act!---> http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/26/19151971-supreme-court-strikes-down-defense-of-marriage-act-paves-way-for-gay-marriage-to-resume-in-california?lite
...Why aren't more of the people I watch making journals about this...? This is AWESOME!
But, I do know from previous talks on this subject that some of my watchers will absolutely NOT be happy about this, but please remember that this does not mean that the Vatican will be forced to recognize gay marriages, and churches will not be forced to marry gay couples. This is for the sake of people who have different beliefs than you do - people who do not have to follow all of your religion's rules, as they are not involved in it.
Every human being deserves equal rights.
And don't anyone say something BEYOND STUPID like "NEXT WE'LL BE ALLOWED TO MARRY DOGS!", because if you don't see the difference between consenting, loving human beings marrying one another and humans marrying creatures of another sp
Parody vs Pastiche and other Humorous ExamplesJust for fun I thought I'd do a rundown of the most common forms of humor, their definitions, and examples. This is not a complete list by any means, but they are a list of many forms of humor and literature discourse which often get confused of mixed up.
An imitative work created to mock, comment on or trivialize an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of satiric or ironic imitation.
Example: The movie "Airplane" is a parody of 1970's disaster movies. Many of Weird Al's music videos are parodies of other more famous music videos.
A work of visual art, literature, or music that imitates the style or character of the work of one or more other artists. Unlike parody, pastiche celebrates, rather than mocks, the work it imitates.
Example: The movie "Super 8" is a pastiche of 1980's adventure films, specifically imitating the style of Stephen Spielberg's early career,
A story about cops and dogs...in which no one gets hurt.
Because I don't like to dwell on negativity.
Yesterday I remembered one of the only funny/jovial experiences I've had with a cop, which also happened to involve my dog, so I thought I'd share it.
It started when Tadpole brother came up the stairs, telling me that there were "birds outside". ..."Of course. They're not bothering anyone. What's wrong with birds?" Tadpole brother thought for a minute. "Uhh...they're really big birds. And they have really big feet."
...The big feet detail got me interested. That's not a detail that Tadpole brother would be able to make up, so there had to be something up with these birds. So, of course, I go look at the birds.
They were turkeys. And yes, I saw what he meant by "big feet". A turkey has big fat feet, unlike the little birds Tadpole brother usually sees, so it all makes sense now.
So I go take photos of the turkeys, 'cuz they're pretty damn cool. And about 5 minutes later, I hear a walkie-talkie crackle from aroun
Hey dudes, there is no porn hacker, take it easy.So I was ignoring these journals for the most part, they tend to come and go in waves, but since they won't stop this time, I have two things to say.
1. This isn't actually happening on anything CLOSE to a large scale, and you can read all about that here: http://crystal-comb.deviantart.com/journal/To-people-worried-about-hacker-426388614
2. Copy/pasting a block of text will never protect you from being hacked. What happens is, people turn this kind of thing into a more legitimate-sounding version of a chain letter and watch the nonsense spread like wildfire.
So don't buy in - copy/pasting text will never save your dA, your FA, your Twitter, your Tumblr, etc, from hacking, so don't bother with it. Being cautious (changing your password, etc) is one thing, but spreading what it essentially just annoying chain letters is another.
I forgot I wrote this, but it still seems relevant.
Ms. Male Character - Tropes vs Women in Video GameI hate talking about Anita Sarkeesian, but primarily because there’s such anger induced hatred of the woman herself that people tend to gloss over what she’s saying and ignore the bigger issue by nitpicking her to death. That’s very frustrating for me because whenever I talk about her videos or so much as refer to her by name, the response is almost magical. Saying Anita Sarkeesian on the internet is like a magical incantation to summon trolls.
It’s almost impossible to talk about the subject matter (which is the actual issue that needs to be discussed) without devolving into a venom spewing hate storm against the messenger (Anita). And remember, this is coming from someone who DOESN’T LIKE HER EITHER. Her views on “Sucker Punch” were so misjudged and ill informed that it’s almost comical. That being the case, I feel the need to preface this journal with some requests. Please for the love of god if you are going to respond to this journal
woman up) Be a courageous and strong mature woman by appropriately taking action and responsibility.
2) Don't inappropriately play the victim card by cowardly passing off your faults on others. Work to fix what you messed up.
3) Check yourself, admit when you're wrong, apology, and show that you are truly sorry instead of focusing on winning an argument.
4) Pay your own way and stop freeloading off guys and your female friends, acting like someone owes you something just because you showed up.
EXAMPLE (a) - Party girl: "Yeah, I'll get my sister to do it. She ain't doing anything important."
Sister - "No. You need to woman up and take care of your kids."
EXAMPLE (b) - Woman #1: "They better not ask me to do the presentation. Not my fault we lost that account. I was on break."
Co-worker: "What are you talking about? Presentations are your job. You need to woman up and get your priorities straight.
EXAMPLE (c) - Boyfriend: "She said to me she "was angry" and "making sense just gets in the way".
Volpi.You will find that the story you tell
is very rarely your own. In Lucca,
even the smallest pebbles
breathe in the warm sunlight.
Knotted stones and cobbled roads
beat out a paper-dry heartbeat heat
my city breathes in and out,
inhales sparrow air.
It's writing a story.
You are the pen.
You will find that in Lucca
the daisy chains forge fire
in side streets and back alleys.
Teenagers intertwine. Tell me,
odd flower, are you still closed?
Here we are colored wax;
the heat of the city melts us.
We run into each other, rhapsody
of pigments. Operas are our specialties.
Open up; feel the reds.
If not, try and see them. There is a place
of deep knife marks, a street
long as midnight
you may learn something there.
Valentina's voice glimmers like red wine.
You may enjoy intoxications. Still,
know alcohol has no story
and will swallow your own.
Find the sign with the wolf on it.
You'll know the place. Epiphanies ring true as church-bells.
Lucca still guides the wanderers
to well sp
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