Author: katethulu

Mountain. Dew. Flavored. Cheetos.

So, I was poking around Topless Robot, as I am known to do on occasion, when I stumbled upon this rather interesting post. This is the picture that the post came with:

mtncheetos

Those are Mountain Dew flavored Cheetos. From Japan (naturally).

Part of me kinda wants to try them just to see what they taste like. And another part of me just threw up in my mouth.

Some People Have Way Too Much Time On Their Hands

As evidenced by this video.

 

Yup. Someone took The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and then made a mod that replaced all the dragons with Thomas The Tank Engine. Now, I’ve only played a little bit of Skyrim, but I simply cannot stop laughing.

Speaking of dragons, I just got back from watching The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. As it is currently rather late and I have to get up early tomorrow to go to work, I shall give my opinion on the movie tomorrow.

I Made A Thing!

I have recently discovered the awesomeness that is 8tracks.com, and have made a mix for the Halloween season. Enjoy!

Track listing:

1. Scream-BoA 2. Always On My Mind-Akira Yamaoka feat. Mary Elizabeth McGlynn 3. Werewolves of London-Warren Zevon 4. Thriller-Michael Jackson 5. American Witch-Rob Zomie 6. Sympathy For The Devil-The Rolling Stones 7. 306-Emilie Autumn 8. Death & Burial of C.R.-KMFDM 9. I Love You, I’ll Kill You-Enigma 10. Hotel California-The Eagles

Exploding Princesses

 

 

I don’t have the faintest idea of why I think this is so god damned funny, but I just started laughing and couldn’t stop. I think that my favorite is Belle.

Something That I’ve Wanted To Write About For A While…

…but just haven’t quite gotten around to it. That topic? The dearth of female main characters in video games.

We’ve all heard this excuse, I’m sure: games with female main characters simply do not sell well. I would like to posit that this is bullshit. Silent Hill 3’s main character is a young woman, and it’s considered to be one of the best games in the franchise. The latest Tomb Raider game was released in March to critical acclaim. Even if Parasite Eve isn’t one of Square Enix’s most lucrative properties it still did well enough to warrant a couple of sequels.

I think that the main reason is that game companies are afraid of alienating men, who they still see as their core audience. Even though an increasingly large number of women are getting into gaming. They think that men aren’t going to be able to relate to a female character.

Well, here’s the answer I have to that: why should I, as a woman who happens to game, be expected to relate to male characters?  Because there are male characters (not just in video games, but across all media) that I do relate to, and I’m sure that there are many men out there who are capable of relating to female characters as well. Why can’t our media landscape reflect the gender diversity of the real world?

I don’t think that’s too much to ask for.