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King Richard III
Dunno how many of you have heard this, but apparently the remains of King Richard the 3rd have been found and dug up in a car park in England. The DNA testing confirms that it was the notorious "evil" King who was killed during a battle and his corpse and remains put up on display and buried unceremoniously without a coffin near a church.
If you'd like to know more you can see an article about it here: www.cnn.com/2013/02/03/world/e…

PS4?
Sony is teasing something big to be announced at the end of February and everyone is naturally speculating that it's probably the announcement of the PS4. If this is true, it'll definitely be a shock to me since Sony never announces new consoles or hardware before E3. Only Nintendo seems to relish in announcing things with a blatant disregard of conventionality, so it would be very unique of Sony to do the same and announce a new console WELL before E3. Of course this is all still just rumors and speculation, so for the moment I'm gonna play devils advocate and say they won't have a new console announced until E3 at the earliest. Prove me wrong Sony!

Alicorn
Bronies are really freaking out over the prospect of Twilight Sparkle becoming an Alicorn for the season finally. All I gotta say is... can we please stop freaking out over this? Please? Getting wings and a slightly modified mane is not enough of a reason to throw a tantrum. Just trust the writers of the show... please?

Geek Girls PSA
Recently a video from a nerd group mocking the TV show Portlandia made a PSA about nerd girls and how they shouldn't call themselves nerds because nerd is a negative word describing socially awkward medically inhibited individuals, not someone who just saw "The Avengers" for the second time. www.indiewire.com/article/tele…

What's really pissing me off is both the double standard and the pervasive misogyny that geek culture seems to be struggling with right now. What's worse is that most of the arguments against nerd girls boils down to: "If you're attractive, you can't be a geek," or "just because you like a nerd show doesn't make you a nerd."

I really don't give a shit if "attractive" women dress up as "attractive" video game/comic book characters and attend conventions. There is NOTHING WRONG with that, and men who continue to try and find excuses to not allow these people into their domain are practicing exclusionary tactics, sexism, and being elitist dickwads. You do not have to "quiz" women to "prove" they are just as geeky as you are, and doing so makes you look like an asshole. And frankly I am getting really tired of all the hate against gamer girls and this ongoing "war" nerd culture is struggling to get through.

I just want it to end. Let people enjoy whatever they want and stop trying to dictate terms and conditions you have NO RIGHT to demand.
  • Listening to: Sidescrollers
  • Watching: King of the Hill
  • Playing: Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning
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Starlit-Sorceress Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
A big YES to your geek girl comments!! Someone who saw Avengers twice may not be as nerdy as someone who's read every single Avengers comic book, but everyone should be welcome to identify as a nerd if they feel the calling.

Nerds routinely get made fun of for liking things "too much." Who are we then to make fun of people for not liking things "enough"??
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LateNightTelevision Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Eh, I think the Alicorn thing is a bad decision, one made too soon, at least.
-and obviously motivated by the marketing team rather than the creators of the show.
It's ultimately bad, but not quite as bad as people are making it out to be. Not bad enough to warrent this level freakout, at least.
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LateNightTelevision Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
I figured I should update and say I don't actually mind Twilicorn anymore. I still think it's very much a "too soon" situation, but eh, nothings perfect, I'm sure the writing team will do a pretty good job with it.
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DTJB Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Naw, PS4 sounds like a generic name; too predictable. Needs something that sounds snazzy.

Hate against geek girls? The hell? Are we still in high school or what?
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HectorAdame Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If an attractive girl likes the same "nerd" shows as me, then I'm not gonna give a fuck if girls can't be allowed to be nerds, talk with her, be friends with her, probably go to a steady relationship with her and so on till we die together.

Seriously, nerd guys, if you're struggling to get an attractive woman, then a nerd attractive woman is a dream come true!! Someone beautiful who likes the same shows or the same games as you!! Don't you like that idea?
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Robo-pie Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
but, 'nerd' IS supposed to be a derogatory word for a social failure. 'geek' is the word people are TRYING to use, but there are a few people conflating the two and most don't correct them
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dempsey23 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Attractive girls are at the gate! To arms, men! TO ARMS! lol
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AceJunior28 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I think the rage towards girl geeks comes from how most girls mocked the nerds for a long time. So to see the sudden transition to the nerd-culture, most guys will think the girls are faking it. I'm not sure where I stand on this topic, since I know "real geek girls" that have questioned of the girls on their nerdiness. I dunno, just putting it out there.
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Popgal120 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
you have no idea how much i agree with you on the whole geek girls thing
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Iylish Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the bit about nerd/geek girls. I wish more people thought like you!
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