Fallout In real life
I grew up in Arizona and thus had the chance to visit a lot of these places before I saw them in the game. Walking around all of these places that I had actually been was surreal and amazing.
when a natural disaster happens to a country and people draw fanart of that hetalia character in pain
i will own you
you will be mine
Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception).
Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularly, how do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them?
— Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format.
To my understanding LPS has higher viewing figures among little kids than MLP does. I only bring this up to say that I’m really really happy that said kids are being exposed to messages like the above when watching this show (though MLP does have good messages too).
And let’s not forget that LPS has also had it’s share of “There’s no one way to be a boy.” type messages as well (i.e. when Zoe and the male characters played that princess board game, when Russell won a beauty contest & was moved to tears of happiness over it, etc.)
I fucking love this show.
He never saw it coming
Someone liked this old thing and made me want to revisit the idea behind the piece
I originally started this to make into a shirt design but it didn’t translate well once I tried putting it on shirts (plus I want to move away from the whole making money off of memes thing)
You guys are probably tired of this meme anyway hahaha