Sartre on #Gamers


From Anti-Semite and Jew, a look at the mindset of the anti-Sarkeesian, anti-Quinn folks:

…how can one choose to reason falsely? It is because of a longing for impenetrability. The rational man groans as he gropes for the truth; he knows that his reasoning is no more than tentative, that other considerations may supervene to cast doubt on it. He never sees very clearly where he is going; he is “open”; he may even appear to be hesitant. But there are people who are attracted by the durability of a stone. They wish to be massive and impenetrable; they wish not to change. Where, indeed, would change take them? We have here a basic fear of oneself and of truth….

The anti-Semite has chosen hate because hate is a faith; at the outset he has chosen to devaluate words and reasons. How entirely at ease he feels as a result. How futile and frivolous discussions about the Jew appear to him. He has placed himself on other ground from the beginning. If out of courtesy he consents for a moment to defend his point of view, he lends himself but does not give himself. He tries simply to project his intuitive certainty onto the plane of discourse…never believe that the anti-Semite is completely unaware of the absurdity of his replies. He knows that his remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But he is amusing himself, for it is his adversaries who are obliged to use words responsibly, since only his adversaries believe in words. The anti-Semite has the right to play. He even likes to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, he discredits the seriousness of his interlocutors. He delights in acting in bad faith, since he seeks not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press the anti-Semite too closely, he will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past….
If then, as we have been able to observe, the anti-Semite is impervious to reason and to experience, it is not because his conviction is strong. Rather his conviction is strong because he has chosen first of all to be impervious.



Oh, and this happened: 


So, you know, my life has peaked. 

(Extra special thanks to laurennmcc for her company and help this weekend, and for taking the photos above.)




Official Dancing Baby Groot Clip

jenngeek asked: Can you share with the class what was on Carol's mixtape to Jackie? Thanks!


Read upcoming issue CM 9!


1. Highway to the Danger Zone. Kenny Loggins. Produced by Giorgio Moroder.

kellysue I hear you like dancing Groot.

Someone Finally Made A Working Version Of Groot From The End Of ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

Spoiler alert for those who haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy. For the good ones reading this, your prayers have almost been answered. We posted the gif of the dancing Groot from the end of the film, but now you can almost get one of your own.

No, I’m not talking about some small little add-on to the Groot and Rocket action figure, I’m talking about a full-dancing maniac version of Groot like we saw in the movie. Patrick Delahanty is the man you’ll need to thank when the time has come 

Read the complete article here.

And this is why I stopped being part of the Carol Corps

 It can certainly be done. I hope we do it sooner rather than later. But we find ourselves in the very strange position of managing more franchises than most people have — which is a very, very good thing and we don’t take for granted, but is a challenging thing. You may notice from those release dates, we have three for 2017. And that’s because just the timing worked on what was sort of gearing up. But it does mean you have to put one franchise on hold for three or four years in order to introduce a new one? I don’t know. Those are the kinds of chess matches we’re playing right now.

What a disingenuous line of horseshit.

I hope that given the latest Kevin Feige interview with CBR that fandoms, especially comic book fandoms, and in particular female-led comic fandoms like the Carol Corps take the opportunity to accept the fact that corporations like Disney and Marvel do not give a fuck about you.

You are, at best, unpaid publicity machines for them. Nothing more.