Another instance has arisen of a female geek receiving threats and harrassment in response to criticism she’s made. This time, the target was Janelle Asselin, after critiquing the cover of the Teen Titans relaunch. Dr. Nerdlove has written up a summary of the shitstorm in which he calls out geek men — all geek men — for standing silently by and allowing this to occur. Continue reading
Spoilers ahoy, just in case I’m not actually the last fan of FiM to see Equestria Girls.
Yeah, I actually did put off watching Equestria Girls until just recently. I think, at some level, I may have been doing so because as long as I didn’t watch it, my worst fears couldn’t be realized. But as it turns out, the whole thing is hilariously anticlimactic. For all the hype and all the backlash surrounding it, Equestria Girls turns out to be just okay.
For the team behind FiM to produce something that is “just okay”, you’d think something would have to go horribly wrong. Well…sort of, and sort of not. There are many components of the movie that are excellent — some even exceeding the usual quality of the show. But a few substantial missteps, mainly involving the overall structure of the story, result in a movie that is less than the sum of its parts.
Okay, enough of this serious shit. You know what I feel like talking about? Storytelling in videogames.