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Zach - 18 - agender (they/them) - INFJ
More info on About Me page. I mostly reblog pokemon and stuff from video games, as well as animals (mostly rabbits), art/tutorials/inspiration from other people as well as some of my own art from my art blog. Furry art too, so keep that in mind. Nothing NSFW here (though possibly suggestive? It's pretty rare if I do). I tend to keep tags light, so if you feel like I need to tag anything, please ask!
I’m doing tmi Tuesday but you have to find the right blog…
*devil appears on your shoulder* hey man….why even bother with lineart….just clean up the sketch….no one has to know…..
the gaming industry annoys me a lot because it has the potential to be the most creative and diverse outlet we have but like. nah. we got cod. and fifa. 0 female leading characters. the exact same slightly rough looking, dark haired, middle aged white dude.. 3/10
Common excuse to defend these all white cishet male characters and narratives is “why not change the industry yourself?”, but honestly, people are actually trying to do that but they get highly disproportionate backlash for even suggesting change. We want to see representation for everyone in big games too, not just small time stuff that people have to dig for to find and play. I love indie games for this, but i really want this industry to be something where people can see themselves in all parts of it, not this semi-underground bit of it.
Also it’s always these gamer dudes who disregard legitimate criticism and yet always want to call games “art”. Well, if the industry doesn’t change to allow criticism of all kinds, then it cant really be art then, can it? If you want so badly to call games art, then put them to the same standards of art and actually allow criticism instead of stamping it out whenever it doesn’t fit your narrow standards.
There’s just something wrong to me about modding and playing online with non-modders, regardless of the mod, unless it’s non-gameplay changing or the game is centered around and made for modding in the first place. You can mess with the game or system in any way you like for offline play, but if you can’t be bothered to find a way to only play online with other modders, there’s just something kinda slimy about it, like regardless of whether you have more skill or not. Like I’m not ever SUPER good at smash, but if I get my ass kicked I’d like to know it was someone playing just like me, and not someone playing with an unofficial controller, regardless of whether they were better than me at standard controls or not. This isn’t to say I have a problem with people playing against each other with different button mapping, because that’s an official change that anyone can make with nothing more than the system and game alone, but if you need to alter it in some way through modding, then I just don’t think that’s right to go against others who don’t, especially in a competitive fighting game.