28th February 2014
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[Obviously, this will contain SPOILERS for Left Behind; you should play it before reading this if you want to be surprised!]
There are topics that mainstream video games rarely tackle, but lately, the list is getting shorter. It got shorter yet again last week. It happened in a PS3 game, or rather, in an expansion to a PS3 game from last year. It’s something I can’t not talk about. Spoilers for The Last of Us: Left Behind follow.
As it turns out, Ellie and Riley were more than just friends—they were romantically involved. Near the end of Left Behind, as they dance atop a counter in a department store, Ellie finally asks Riley to stay with her, to give up her dream of joining the Firefly resistance and just… stay. Riley agrees, and so Ellie does the most natural thing in the world: She kisses her.
"Sorry," says Ellie, smiling.
"For what?" asks Riley, smiling back.
This is a really big deal. Not just because it was a sweet moment for a beloved character—though it totally was that. It was a big deal because video games have never suffered from an overabundance of queer characters (let alone two young women in a queer, mixed-race coupling), and the fact that one of the most popular characters in one of the biggest games of the last several years just “came out” on Valentine’s Day should be treated like the event that it is. Ellie totally likes girls, you guys! How cool is that?
This really is a HUGE fucking deal. It was a big deal that Ellie was prominent on The Last of Us game cover, and it was a big deal that Ellie was a non-sexualized, adolescent, playable female in the main game campaign. And this DLC just made her character even more important and a “big deal” because inter-racial queer coupling in a AAA video game? Fucking. Big. Deal.
And the fact that it feels so natural and organic, and it’s treated exactly as what it is — two teenagers who have feelings for one another — makes it all the sweeter.
26th February 2014
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this the rawest shit i ever seen in my life
21st February 2014
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Kate MccGwire’s Feather sculptures
Kate MccGwire’s feather sculptures are awe inspiring in their detail; they are the type of thing that is marveled. Gathering, peeling, and layering are just a few ways she constructs her work. The materials, vibrant colors, and tactile quality gives them an uncanny feeling.
16th January 2014
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it’s scary cause i almost can’t tell the difference.
11th January 2014
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I dare you to listen to this loudly in your car and not have fun and enjoy yourself. It’s catchy and easy to sing along with, like Gogol Bordello usually is.
Gogol Bordello — Start Wearing Purple