Breaking the Narrative Episode 21: Praise Unto the Golden LOLCow

Well this is gonna be fun, a piece on Clinton. How can I touch upon this specifically?  Do I do the recent issues with her emails? Nah- too easy. Do I attack her shit work as Secretary of State or Senator to New York? Mmmmm, tempting but no. I’m gonna dig into something that is a set up for a future article I have planned.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 20: Go Gaelic! The History of Samhain!

Blessed Samhain to all the happy readers of this website! Oh what did I say? Samhain (pronounced Sah-win) is the traditional holiday name of what most call Halloweeen or All Hallows Eve. I approach this since like I said in the previous article I am a Gaelic Pagan.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 19: Something Spooky This Way Comes! Anita, You’re The Creeper!

Well, for once I’m starting to get ahead of some of the commentators. Sadly this means I have to watch a Feminist Frequency video straight up… Ok, UBlock is on…. my references are on my second monitor. Let’s get going and Hammer this in!…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 18: Alright Kotaku, its your turn! Smack the #HipOfBabylon!

I’m going to be straight up on this, I’ve been dealing in matters of #GamerGate since a week before my son was born, so since early September 2014. The way I found out about it is because I was introduced to MundaneMatt via ReviewTechUSA. Feel how you will about those two channels but I’m setting the stage of how I’m approaching this article; as someone who has been hardline on ethical practices and anti-censorship when it comes to any form of media.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 17: Graduating in Mentoring! Become the Great Teacher Onii-Chan!

Alright, about a month ago I showed several examples of video game mentors. I asked you for examples in the comments, and it wasn’t a complete botch.

You readers need to get a little more hands on with my stuff! I don’t think I ask for that much do I?…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 16: Who Likes Big Butts and Can Not Lie?

Well, here we are again, dealing with the insanity that is Feminist Frequency. Most of you have already watched the episode done on this: XxFirermahgerdden the Rezerkening 420YOLOSWAG Chat 43.69xX: OVER 9000 BODY TYPES! I am going to approach this in ways not approached during the show.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 15: Cosplay is not Consent? Then Why Did You Jump On Me?

So since the past few years have seen a lot of signs talking about cosplay, slut shaming, and groping at various geek culture conventions. I couldn’t help but poke my head into this because of my own experience. Full disclosure here, I have been going to anime conventions since 2003 when I was 17 at the first Ikasucon in Cincinnati, Ohio.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 14: It Was Only a Matter of Time Mary Sue! More to Moe~!

Well they just HAD to prod me didn’t they, they just had to poke this white tiger in the middle of the jungle didn’t they? As you can tell from the title, today’s victim narrative is our ‘friends’ at The Mary Sue. The subject matter?…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 13:A Feminine Touch, Oh My! Female Mentors in Video Games.

Last week we started this two-parter with male mentor characters in video games. Now I hope you did your homework and commented on it with something productive because some of that is going to be touched upon later on with this one. If not that’s ok, I’m planning on in a month or so to do a part three based purely on what I find in comments for both of these articles to finish up on ideas of how to mentor men and boys realistically.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 12: Grow Your Manliness! Examples of Male Mentoring and Role Models from Video Games.

This time around, we are starting out with a two part bit on mentors and role models. This first episode is on males because it’s the theme of the site, and it would show men in games as more than violent brutes and the like. So what sort of examples are we going to look for?…