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I am half-tempted to buy a core membership just so I can change my username so certain people can't find me.
I know I've written rants on this before and now that the social justice is out of my system I'm gonna rehash it. As a general rule, I like playing as women more than males in video games, so I'm biased. From the types of characters I create, you should know what type of characters appeal to me so it gets on my nerves that I can't PLAY as those characters or that they're just sideshows in games...or movies for that matter.

There are a few times where the way female characters in games were treated pissed me off.

1. Shalua Rui. Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus is a pretty dismal game. As a shooter it's too easy, and as a Final Fantasy game it adds nothing to the franchise, and Vincent Valentine is so angsty that he probably cried every time he jerked off in middle school and listened to My Chemical Romance while making shitty Warriors OCs.
But then there was this jarringly weird character. First time we see her she's in this club dress that looks like it was put through a shredder and a lab coat, and it's clearly visible she's missing an eyeball and one of her arms. She can also handle a gun pretty competently. She's one of the stronger types and even as a love interest, she was pretty cool.
Aaaaand then she was killed off by a particularly rapey looking Azule the Cerulean.
Why is this bad?
Shalua Rui offered potential to completely turn that game's story around. As a love interest, she offered a way for Vincent to come out of his shell, be more human and thus relatable, and let go of the past. She offered to DEVELOP his character, but her death was always forced to me because it meant some writer or producer or someone on the team DEMANDED the status quo be upheld, and thus his character was never allowed to evolve beyond tearfully shouting "LUCRECIAAAAA!" at Lucrecia's corpse.

2. Metroid Other M. Just this whole game. This entire fucking piece of shit. Metroid: Other M...or "M.O.M" was so debasing to Samus that the fanbase hated it so badly that Metroid is dead as a franchise. Samus, who took inspiration from Ripley from the Alien movies, was always a silent (possibly mute) character who coldly gunned down anything in her way behind a suit of hyper-advanced power armor. She had nothing but her gun, her ship, and her wits.
So what does Team Ninja do?
Make her an insecure, maternal, daddy-dependent bitch who can't walk 3 feet without his fatherly approval.

3. Metal Gear: Rising: Revengance. I've talked about this before, but it gets under my skin how good of a cahracter Mistral was and how she was just shoved to the side for sex appeal and for that fuckbag Jetstream Sam. I don't know, maybe I'm biased because if given the chance I'll always play as a chick in video games, but I tend to take to female characters better. So here's Mistral. She has a cool backstory parallel to Raiden. She has like 16 arms. You kill her in 10 minutes.
wat.
Okay now first of all, Jetstream Sam is supposed to be an archvillain. He follows Raiden, philosophically challenges him, and fights honorably. SO WHY NOT DO IT WITH THE CHARACTER WHO CAN DIRECTLY RELATE TO HIM?! JUST SWITCH SAM WITH MISTRAL! IT'S NOT THAT HARD!
Furthermore, her boss fight was lame. Raiden has the ability to hold swords in his feet. Mistral has 16 hands. SHE CAN'T HOLD 16 SWORDS?!?!?
I've been curious about this stuff because certain types bring up the past quite often without going into detail. Black Lives Matter seems to like bringing up Malcom X a lot, so I looked him up and I think I need to see the Malcom X movie because that's a fucking damn good story I can't believe was real. It's sad to have a man like that have a life cut short.

Then there's the LA riots, which closely resemble the Ferguson Riots. Though Ferguson didn't get nearly as bad, as I don't recall any rooftop snipers protecting their stores as happened in South LA. Then the batshit craziness that was the Nation of Islam...

Like what the fuck, American schooling?
Why didn't you teach me this?
Some obscure crime against humanity like the Tuskagee Syphilis Experiments I can understand, but this other stuff? I didn't even learn about the Cold War until I graduated high school, never learned jack about WWI, I had to research the Cuban Missile Crisis to know what that was...LIKE I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HOW CLOSE WE CAME TO BEING A RADIOACTIVE CRATER.

What is the point of watering down history so much? Doe it have something to do with you upholding the American status quo in the minds of your youth in order to have a thoroughly stupid yet enthusiastic workforce?
I'm not really even going to go into the politics of this, I'm just kind of angry that I'm learning about this shit after I graduated high school and dropped out of college.
I know I'm too stupid for college but please, don't TREAT me like I'm dumb.
Why does this exist
Who did this
you're fired.

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MevrouwRoze Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
It's Like One of My Japanese Animes!_Sailor Moon by MevrouwRoze
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Chwen-Hoou Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
Thanks for the fav.
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dan-zigg Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
So... Thought I'd drop by again. :p
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sorry
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dan-zigg Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
I know things are tough, but I just wanted a lil' update.
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been playing arond with Mara for a bit so I might just base a picture offa her.
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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Feaster.
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badass-artist Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!!
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artmatrix Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for all the :+fav: :bow:



Happy New Year :dance:
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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:holly: :holly: Merry :santa: :rudolph: Christmas :holly: :holly:
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artmatrix Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thanks for the :+fav: :bow:

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StalinDC Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
Thanks for the fav!
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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
youtu.be/2NELoeryg9M Thanks for the fave.
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mm-hmm.
I have my own Halloween mix.
that song's a bit depressing.
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badass-artist Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You!!!
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kcspaghetti Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:icongrin--plz: Thanks 4 the faves!!!
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artmatrix Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

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I wish to thank you for your  :+fav: :boogie: :hug: :iconthankyouplz1:



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thrill-killa Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favourite! I see you're into the Extreme-G franchise too. Nice :)
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep.
As long as its been since XGRA, there is a possibility that we will get another game. Throwback Games took a while to start making games.

Also of interest; I was looking for an image for my story when I came across this:
www.indiedb.com/games/tr-zero/…

Extreme G fans are fucking hardcore.
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thrill-killa Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's fucking cool!

A few of the pictures I have made recently are influenced by XG, but I have yet to upload them.

Are Throwback finally doing something with it? I thought the rights got sold onto WePlay or some shitty-named company like that?
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Throwback was formed a decade ago. Only a few years back did they actually start making games on a regular basis. They have a few titles out and if they purchased the rights to Acclaim's library I should well think they want their money's worth. It's not a huge market but the Extreme G fans I know are still patiently waiting.
It's weird. I know the games are flawed when compared against others. Even XGRA had some AI flaws and yes...Deathstrike was the cheapest thing in a racing game since the blue shells from Mario Kart.
But the writing in that series was amazing. It gave life to a game that already had things going for it. The scenery, the sounds, the fucking soundtrack of...EVERY game...
It would be a huge waste if someone didn't try to reboot it or be inspired from it.

As for being sold to Weplay...I don't know.
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DreamerOfExistence Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
Yo! Just would like to say thanks for favoriting Selfie by DreamerOfExistence

Means a lot to me that you like my work. Feel free to talk to me sometime. Don't be a stranger yo! Hope to see you soon.
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macromega Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Thanks for faving "Oopsy 2!"
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Lisa22882 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
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DavidID Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
Thank you for faving.
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