Developers and writers alike want games about more things, and games by more people. We want — and we are getting, and will keep getting — tragicomedy, vignette, musicals, dream worlds, family tales, ethnographies, abstract art. We will get this, because we’re creating culture now. We are refusing to let anyone feel prohibited from participating.
“Gamer” isn’t just a dated demographic label that most people increasingly prefer not to use. Gamers are over. That’s why they’re so mad. Leigh killing it. Read the rest
In his poem, “A Brief for the Defense,” Jack Gilbert attempted an answer. “We must risk delight,” he wrote. Life contains everything. Tear gas in Ferguson. Books read on the grass. Foley’s murder. Dancing in New Orleans, till sunrise blots the stars. We’re meat—fragile and finite. But joy is survival. Molly got me tearing up with this piece.
fantastica-sff said: The recent WicDiv review you reblogged mentioned the possibility that Badb might be partially inspired by Helena from Orphan Black. Have you or Jamie been watching this show?
Jamie’s a big fan. I’ve never watched it.
(It’s on the list though)
Wicked Intervention: The Wicked + The Divine #3
by James Johnston
Welcome to Wicked Intervention, Multiversity’s monthly annotation for Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson’s “The Wicked + The Divine”. This week, we experience theatre, puns, and a startling amount of violence. Sounds like me after my second drink.
As always, spoilers are going to be hella abundant. I don’t even know why you would spoil yourself with the damn annotations anyway. Get some control of your life.