Stories of The Shepard, Volume 1
Tell me another story about The Shepard!
It’s getting late, but okay, one more story. MY SWEETS
I actually spent a good bit of time on these and I didn’t turn out as pleased with them as I’d hoped. :[ The original textless A5 watercolors are for sale ($60 plus shipping), though some are claimed already. Send me an email at skoolmunkee at gmail dot com.
I’m also hoping to announce some commission options this week, so if that’s a thing you might want, keep an eye out.
Some nerds were so mad about that “sexism in video games” Kickstarter that they made a competing series to prove that somehow an industry almost entirely staffed by men that makes products intended for men is actually discriminatory against men. This is what happens when women try to voice their opinion on how society treats them: hordes of men feel unreasonably threatened and scramble around like idiots trying to bring the discourse back to a place where men are in complete control, either through harrassment and threats of violence or by making some garbage like this. If you hear anyone trying to pull this embarrassing bullshit, do your duty as a decent human being and rub some dog turds on their face and neck and maybe pee on them too
“Why does mainstream media think gamers are misogynistic, entitled teenage male shitlords????” BOY IT SURE IS A MYSTERY
All I see is a collage of strong male power fantasies.
Sometimes I really hate what mainstream journalism does to scientific studies.
The original study mentioned (which had its own problems) was examining Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP), a subsection of Transfer of Training (TOT), in which actions you learn in one situation are transferred by your mind to another task. The mainstream media reporting this study interpreted the results to mean that gamers literally cannot distinguish between fantasy and reality (though the linked article mentions that the original paper uses numerous unfortunate phrasings that indicate similar misunderstanding of the results). PC gaming publication Rock, Paper, Shotgun tries to set us straight, but I fear that the lie will be halfway around the world before the truth gets its shoes on.