The problem here is that these squealing man-children, so desperate to keep women out of their precious games, want it both ways. They want gaming to be taken seriously as a culture and art form, while at the same time throwing an unbelievable tantrum when subjected to serious criticism. This is ludicrous and immature on so many levels. Gaming isn’t for you, anymore. Gaming is for everyone. Everyone gets to have their say, to make their criticism, and gaming doesn’t need you to defend it.

The only thing left for these people to do is put their toys back in the pram and huddle together as the tide rises against them, until they wake up in five year’s time and realise that Assassin’s Creed 7 was actually a pretty good game, even though they had to waste three precious seconds flicking the gender over to ‘male’ on the character creation screen so they can feel comfortable again. Change is inevitable, especially when half of the freaking gamers in the country are women and actually want to play some games that don’t treat them like disposable trash.

So, here’s another change for you: if you really think feminism, or women, are destroying games, or that LGBT people and LGBT relationships have no place in games, or that games in any way belong to you or are “under attack” from political correctness or “social justice warriors”: please leave this website. I don’t want your clicks, I don’t want your hits, I don’t want your traffic. Leave now and please don’t come back.



I don’t know who painted this cover. And it’s killing me.

Typically, the Canadian edition of a classic pulp magazine will be more or less the same as it’s american counterpart, cover date may be different, and the adds and back cover may point you to different brands of cigarettes and laxatives, but the stories and art, generally, are intact.

But not always.

The cover painting for this, the May 1942 Canadian edition of Black Mask magazine (contents of the december 1941 American issue), does not share it’s original’s cover. And here’s the thing, I like the Canadian cover better.

And i have no idea who painted it. None. Sigh.

On the plus side, it’s got an Erle Stanley Gardner story, and that’s cool right?:)

Black Mask, May 1942 (Canadian Edition).

Last image is of the original dec 41’ american issue).


Most of us do not take these situations as teachings. We automatically hate them. We run like crazy. We use all kinds of ways to escape — all addictions stem from this moment when we meet our edge and we just can’t stand it. We feel we have to soften it, pad it with something, and we become addicted to whatever it is that seems to ease the pain.
 Pema Chödrön (via purplebuddhaproject)


"They should be allowed the opportunity to earn return to their country, their communities, and their families, upon their agreement to a period of alternate service in the national interest, together with an acknowledgement of their allegiance to the country and its Constitution."

Presidential Proclamation 4313 of September 16, 1974, by President Gerald R. Ford announcing a program for the return of Vietnam era draft evaders and deserters., 09/16/1974

(Not the first controversial pardon issued by President Ford in September 1974.)