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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Game as Liminal Space →

acafanmom:

I’d like to put in a special plug for this one, which is by a friend and has a really intriguing abstract:

There have always been television shows, and films, that from their inception are labelled as ‘cult’ programme that are usually associated with fringe fandoms. Not surprisingly, the transmedia (video games, board games, novelizations, etc.) and products (collector dolls, stills, other collectibles) of these shows/films recognise the liminal space that they occupy, and appeal to a very specific audience/marketing demographic. This can perhaps be most clearly seen in male oriented television shows and their translation to video games. The realm of role playing has for the most part, been a male dominated arena, whether it’s traditional role playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons, or Magic. So what can be made of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer board game (Milton Bradley, 2000), based a show with a strong female protagonist that has it’s roots in the male dominated role playing genre? I will explore the ways in which the game explore and reject gender ste- reotypes, whether or not the board game is “coded” for gender, and if so, how does this compare to the target audience of the show, how the game navigates and transverses the boundaries of both the source text, and the source genre.

— 4 days ago with 10 notes

Oh baby, all I need is one more chance. Won’t you please let me back in your heart. Oh darlin’, I was blind to let you go. But now since I see you in his arms.

(Source: communified, via lexeilou)

— 6 days ago with 20945 notes

20 Day Studio Ghibli Challenge

Day 16 ▶ Saddest Moment: Parting ways with your loved one. 

(via cookiekhaleesi)

— 3 weeks ago with 4101 notes

ursulatheseabitchh:

happicuppa:

pardonmewhileipanic:

omg i just realized that girl is in buffy

HARMONYYYYYYYYYY

Omg I remember watching Buffy through like two years ago and was like OH MY GOD. IT’S HER. I HATE HER.

— 3 weeks ago with 79608 notes
"A few months back, I was asked to participate in a debate on the topic of whether men should have to pay on dates. (I was “the feminist.”) It turned out that the male debater and I didn’t really disagree much on that topic. I said that, generally, whoever asks the other person out pays for that date, and then at some point couples generally transition into sharing costs in whatever way works for them. He was actually pretty happy to pay for first dates; he just wanted women to say thank you and to not use him. I had no problem with that.

I think he said that women should offer to pay half, knowing they’ll probably be turned down. I said, well, sometimes — but what if the other person invited you someplace really expensive? What if you agreed to a date with the guy and he spent an hour saying crazy racist shit to you and you felt like you couldn’t escape? This is what led to our real disagreement.

The male debater felt strongly that if a woman wasn’t interested in a second date, she should say so on the spot. If the man says, “Let’s do this again sometime,” the woman shouldn’t say, “Sure, great,” and then back out later. I said that that was a nice ideal, but that he should keep in mind that most women spent most of their lives living in low-level fear of physical aggression from men. I think about avoiding rape (or other violence) every time I walk home from the subway, every time there’s an unexpected knock at the door, and certainly every time I piss off an unhinged man. So, if I were on a date with a man who I felt was unbalanced, creepy, overly aggressive, or possibly violent, and he asked if I wanted to “do this again sometime,” I would say whatever I felt would avoid conflict. And then I would leave, wait awhile, and hope that letting him down politely a few days later would avoid his finding me and turning my skin into an overcoat.

The male debater was furious that I had even brought this up. He felt that the threat of violence against women was irrelevant, and that I was playing some kind of “rape card” as a debate trick. He got angrier and angrier as we argued. I also got angrier and angrier, although I worked hard to keep speaking in a calm and considered way. He was shouting and cutting me off when I tried to speak. I pointed out that the debater himself was displaying exactly the sort of behavior that would make me very uncomfortable on a date. THAT made him livid.

He then called me “passive-aggressive.”

I was genuinely taken aback. “Actually,” I said, “I call this ‘behaving myself.’” It’s a lot of work to stay calm when you’re just as furious as the other person, and that other person is shouting at you. I felt that I was acting like a grownup — at some emotional cost to myself — and I wanted credit, not insults, for being able to speak in a normal tone of voice when I was having to explain things like, “We can’t tell who the rapists are before they turn violent, so sometimes we have to be cautious with men who do not intend to harm us.”"
— 3 weeks ago with 58819 notes

toothlessrebel:

lettiebobettie:

Hey so I haven’t updated the mural in a year now (yikes!) So I put my room together enough to get more shots
It’s still not done….!;;; but it’s getting pretty close 
This is really crowded it looks bad oop
Anyway I hope you like!

WWWWAAAAAAA

Wow!

— 4 weeks ago with 15743 notes