remember these, kids? they used to be so popular on deviantART way back in like 2008 and i remember i used to be so pumped about doing one, though i never really did. so, last night i even had a dream about doing one of these, so i put together some scenarios and here we are, haha! feel free to reblog or save the template for yourself if it catches your fancy!
This looks like it’d be a disaster and I want to do it.
I can’t seem to manage anything I actually like lately, even if I have time, so maybe a little of this could help?? Sorry, everyone u_u
"video games aren’t art"
then explain this fucker
"It’s no use!"
I don’t know about you guys, but I love Silver a lot and I just had to draw him.
So here, have a Silver~
Some people can hold huge amounts of information in their mind and even manipulate it, trying out different ideas, while other people can only hold small amounts. Why do people have the particular capacity they have? How can we investigate these differences between people? It turns out the key to answering these questions is to get people to remember information in only one of their five senses, for example, vision. By doing this we narrow down the field of things to investigate. We can look at the precise brain anatomy related to just that one sense in different people and figure out which parts of their brain allow for greater information capacity. This is exactly what we did in our Cerebral Cortex paper. We found that people with a physically larger visual cortex – the part at the back of the brain that deals with what we see – could hold more temporary information in their memory. This is interesting for a number of reasons because it suggests that the physical parameters of our brains set the limits to what we can do with our minds.
The larger your visual cortex the more visual information it can hold. But the “visual cortex bucket” has to actively hold on to the information. It takes voluntary effort on your behalf to continually hold this information and then use it.
It is worth noting that size is not everything. Many other brain factors can and will influence your mental life and indeed your working memory capacity.
These factors include the degree of internal connections between different brain areas, the level of neural transmitters, the hormones in your body and brain, and of course the amount of stress you are under.
In our study, we found that both the thickness and the surface size of the visual cortex independently predicted how much people could hold in visual working memory. So indirectly at least, it seems that your parents or ancestors might have passed their visual cortex down to you, or at least its size.
now this is what i like to see… if i’m gonna buy some fancy new Strong Product i wanna see it beat the weaker version of itself into total useless garbage…… its called innovation and i’ve never been so happy to be a capitalist…
sometimes i wonder if this website is okay
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It’s the same reason why a lot of women won’t speak out when they’re harassed, groped and abused: the onslaught of misogynistic “get in your place below me, bitch” is overwhelming not only in its strength, but its anonymity and lack of accountability. Places like Twitter and Tumblr and online communities sit on their hands and do next to nothing to stop this kind of violence.
I’ve seen comments saying that Anita receiving online abuse doesn’t mean her arguments are correct. Well, is anyone really saying that her video game analyses are 100% correct? Or are they saying “hey maybe the fact that someone speaks up about a serious issue is being threatened with rape and death and having their personal details spread around says that there’s a very real problem with the attitude towards women in our society, and the way that companies like Twitter do jack shit to combat it?”
People derailing the argument with “but men also suffer from violence” (true, and I’d like the see someone objective analysis of this that doesn’t involve shitting on female-targeted violence AGAIN, and we are all capable of seeing multiple problems that don’t have to claw the eyes out of each other to be valid) and “it’s just words” and “it’s a publicity stunt” need to go sit in the corner and engage some logic circuits for a change.
Not to mention that even when male-written articles are just flat-out fucking wrong, it’s not common for them to be responded to with this amount of vitriol. Thank you for posting about this, protowilson.
Even though I find Anita’s analysis of games to be incorrect (despite there being a goddamn goldmine of evidence for sexism in gaming, I can see from her effort that she’s approaching it from academia, which still doesn’t understand how to approach gaming), I don’t see why rape, death threats, and anti-feminist commentary are the responses.
This shit doesn’t happen to men this frequently*, yet it’s considered common place and acceptable. If you disagree with Anita, just fucking say why. You shouldn’t be covering for people who are sending her death/rape threats and urging her to kill herself.
Cause, just throwing it out there, but the people responding to her like that? They aren’t doing it because they carefully analyzed her videos and disagreed. They’re doing it because “GET TEH WOMENZ OUT OF VIDYA GAEMS AND BACK IN TEH KITCHEN”. The instant that people run to defend THAT group is the instant that you show just how severe the goddamn problem is. Who cares how wrong she is; fucking critically analyze it.
*Yes it does happen to men, yes men receive death threats when they’re wrong, yes men receive rape threats, but no it does not happen to the extent that it happens to women, and it IS NOT COMPARABLE
I was going to say that it’s as if some people don’t understand how to have a discussion, and then I realised that some people don’t even want that. They just go straight to the abuse because that’s their tried and tested and proved method for shutting down dialogue.
I’ve not watched any of Anita videos, but I’ve seen the criticism of them (cherry picking etc), which may very well be true - I couldn’t personally comment. But you know, it’s possible to criticise the cherry picking without resorting to calling someone a slut, c*nt or whore, sending rape and death threats, or invalidating their whole argument. To do so is the equivalent of a violent, untrained child pitching an almighty tantrum fit because someone didn’t give them enough lollies and now “EVERYONE WHO EVEN LOOKED AT ME FUNNY WILL PAY”.
I don’t understand how acknowledging violence issues in media has to be a pissing contest in who has it worse. Chronic female-targeted violence is an issue, depictions of masculinity are an issue, transgender violence and ignorance are an issue, any rape is an issue. There are a number of issues that need to be addressed and resolved. A person focussing on one does not invalidate the seriousness of the others. Can’t we all just work our way to stop being colossal assholes to each other for 5 damn minutes?