Let me talk to you about this year’s VGX, Spike TV’s annual video game awards.
I watched this live last night, and I noted immediately that Joel McHale, funny guy and known for doing well with scripted comedy and in an entertainment show format, was really being saddled with lame jokes on his TelePrompter. You could read on his face how beneath him the material was.
And then, he began to realize it.
What followed was three hours of comedian Joel McHale not giving one fuck about video games, video gamers, or video game award shows.
Normally, I would be upset about this, but here’s why this is great:
The VGX (formerly Spike TV VGAs) have never been a source of reliable games journalism or particular integrity, so seeing them flop around like a dry fish was entertaining in its own right.
In many fundamental ways, the production of this show was botched (as noted in the above video): The camera angles, the floor direction, right down to the choice of a popular comedian who clearly does not care about video games and is here to get views and be paid. It’s not Joel’s fault he doesn’t care for video games, it’s Spike’s fault for hiring such a guy to talk about video games for THREE HOURS.
Watch the video, and you’ll get a taste of how hard I was laughing last night at the debacle-in-the-making that was the VGX 2013.
why are girls so cute like god damn curves and boobs and those legs and their hair and their skin and their voices and just like hot damn girls in thigh highs and maid outfits and oversized sweaters and messy hair and piercings and dresses GIRLS
I read this, and then I look in the mirror and think ; I am obviously not one of those
do you identify as a girl THEN YES YOU ARE APART OF THE CUTE PARADE
"Of course, this is one of the profound ways in which oppression works—to mire us in body hatred. Homophobia is all about defining queer bodies as wrong, perverse, immoral. Transphobia, about defining trans bodies as unnatural, monstrous, or the product of delusion. Ableism, about defining disabled bodies as broken and tragic. Class warfare, about defining the bodies of workers as expendable. Racism, about defining the bodies of people of color as primitive, exotic, or worthless. Sexism, about defining female bodies as pliable objects. These messages sink beneath our skin."
Eli Clare, “Stolen Bodies, Reclaimed Bodies” (via genderqueer)
Trauma is always embodied. Oppression is traumatic. Therefore oppression is embodied.
isn’t it weird to think that if you were raised differently, if you lived somewhere else, if you said yes to that boy who asked you out in eighth grade, or if you played a different sport your life would be completely different? One little thing, one little choice can change your entire life.