promare, long, queer art
Like a lot of queer art is about humanizing, justifying, or otherwise defending the existence of queer people from a hateful world, whether that is textual or meta-textual. That's great! A lot of queer people need that. They need to realize that they are good and deserve love and tenderness, and to have a chance experience anything other than hate and derision and mockery
Promare doesn't bother with that shit tho! It is utterly uncompromising. These people deserve to exist, and be who they are, done, time to move on. That's step one. Step two is beating the ass of anyone who has anything to say otherwise, with a massive fuckoff robot
I think there's a lot of room for that kind of story. Stories that are *for* us more than they are *about* us. Stories that don't try to depict the breadth of queerness, stories that don't feel the need to justify it. Stories that are just fun as fuck if you're gay as hell, with cute boys kissing and massive robots and shit
Promare was so fucking good like
Not only was it a studio with a history of no-homoing the dudes in their work outside of awful stereotypes just like, letting the kind of relationship that fills their work be a queer masculine one, the story is also about queer liberation, of giving the same 'fuck yeah let's wreck shit' attitude to explicitly queer characters AND to subtextually queer oppression (or at least, oppression that is vague enough that it's easily applied to queer people, signified with queer iconography)
It's not, like, a sophisticated exploration of queerness or anything, because it's a fucking Studio Trigger giant robot fights anime! It's a movie for queer fans of that kind of work, something where their struggle is ended the same catharsis that was given to moody adolescent boys in Gurren Lagann, etc.
Did a big tech refresh!
- My phone is now officially supported by LineageOS so it's running that version instead of the non official one
- New RasPi 4 has my cross-device password database on it and is running Jellyfin for movie watching (maybe! Might need a bit)
- A couple of name changes and config tweaks here and there
Anyway that's boring shit, what really matters is my new phone wallpaper
video game piracy
You probably won't be able to play Dread in five years without having to dig up unsupported hardware. You won't be able to buy it digitally in ten.
Nintendo executives have elected to prioritize business over art preservation. Preserving their work anyway is good, actually
Joined an FC like 2-3 weeks ago, because I want to play the game with people
Made a suggestion last week for a synced clears event, because I want to do old content and I want to actually play it. Said I'd be down to run it, and that I had a whole plan and everything, was told that someone else would put it together.
They announce an unsynced clears night, and to be fair it's really well put together! But it's not synced, it's unsynced. Those are not remotely the same thing.
I offered some pointers for the unsynced night and expressed an interest in running a synced clears night some other time well after the unsynced clears
Admin comes in like "guess our events aren't good enough for you" then kicks me from the Discord and FC when I say that unsynced and synced are different events
deathloop final verdict
I have a lot of complaints about Deathloop, but it still compelled me to finish it, which is more than a lot of other games can say lately
Like even with a bunch of what I would call missteps and missed opportunities, it's still an Arkane game, and there's a lot of good in that
Thinkin about Final Fantasy FC structures again, and how to do old content in groups
Maybe a Journal clear night? People can submit things they haven't cleared yet, and everyone who joins plays the most submitted thing, going down the list until they get bored
Like the problem with casual old content events that pick one thing and finish it is all the story in between each thing, people get bored and distracted
So maybe a better thing is bouncing around between duties as needed
So maybe one night would be the first Ivalice Raid + a chunk of normal raids + an extreme trial synced, or something
Idk! Trying to get a group of dedicated players to do old content is hard. I think it's a bigger problem than people give it credit for
It's not like you can't just queue for most of this stuff, but like, why let new people join your FC if they're not gonna be able to join any activities for months
If you wanna accommodate new players you gotta make the effort, organize events, etc.
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