You know playing a white dude in a video game wouldn’t be so tedious if we got a wider range of flavors from the default “physically fit dark-haired man with square jaw and stubble.”
I want to play an action game where you’re shooting guys and your character is a scrawny, bespectacled Jewish man who needs to duck for cover and take hits from his inhaler.
Basically I want to be Woody Allen in a video game.
Please make this happen I want this more than anything.
“I generally just make belittling comments and snicker behind death’s back.”
The only type of sexuality that has historical indigenous precedence among Afrikan people is heterosexuality or what I like to call Afrisexuality.
There is no legitimate archeological anthropological literary or oral documentation of homosexuality or any other form of sexual perversion among African people prior to the pathogenic colonization and cultural invasion of foreign peoples, namely those of Caucasoid lineage.
“Though often ignored or suppressed by European explorers and colonialists, homosexual expression in native Africa was also present and took a variety of forms. Anthropologists Stephen Murray and Will Roscoe reported that women in Lesotho engaged in socially sanctioned “long term, erotic relationships” called motsoalle. E. E. Evans-Pritchard also recorded that male Azande warriors in the northern Congo routinely took on young male lovers between the ages of twelve and twenty, who helped with household tasks and participated in intercrural sex with their older husbands. The practice had died out by the early 20th century, after Europeans had gained control of African countries, but was recounted to Evans-Pritchard by the elders to whom he spoke.
The first recorded homosexual couple in history is commonly regarded as Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum, an Egyptian male couple, who lived around the 2400 BCE. The pair are portrayed in a nose-kissing position, the most intimate pose in Egyptian art, surrounded by what appear to be their heirs and wives. This is contested, as many archeologists, including David O’Connor, believe these to two to be blood relatives, most likely twins.”
— History of homosexuality: Africa | Wikipedia
todd + aaron’s title of the year 2012
argh you guys
Ten big-name games with nearly identical protagonists, collection 2 of 2.
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Ten big-name games with nearly identical protagonists, collection 1 of 2.
Click to read captions.
Following up with my last post about Problems With Video Games, I chose these particular games because each of them is (or includes) a single-player campaign in which you cannot change the identity of your character, he (you) just is a white male and you have to deal with it. This is the first post of two, because tumblr has a ten image limit per photo post and the number of games with a white male brunette protagonist is “most of them”.
Note that I in no way am criticizing the design of these games (that’s for another post), and have played + enjoyed most of them. These rosters are purely to point out the near-uniformity of the finalized character designs.
EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: Introducing the DoomGuy (DG), the new unit of measurement for rating how generic a video game character is! The scale goes from 1.0 doomguy (DoomGuy: darkish hair, caucasian, blue eyes, male) to 0.0 doomguys (RayMan, Alyx Vance, etc).
Most of the guys above are at 1.0dg or just below. Thank you for making doomguy your unit of choice.
(doomguy proposed by michael42k in #zumschwarzenferkel)
bringing this back in light of the recent E3 game announcements and their near-universally white male protagonists.
right now I’m going to bed but tomorrow I’m going to work on comics and read and I feel really nice about that
[sfx: vomiting blood]