The single most delightful implication of Dashcon is that now somebody is going to inevitably have to explain to a lawyer, probably several lawyers, and in turn, possibly an entire courtroom, what fandom is, what tumblr is, and all the ins and outs related to them.
i would watch that episode of law and order
Tumblr as a baby
a rebellious teen
awkward puberty stage
and now, as a mature adult
If you haven’t played The Longest Journey, you’re missing out on an incredible, moving experience. I am SO excited to finally finish the Dreamer Cycle in November when Dreamfall Chapters: Book One releases!
Writing female characters is the same as writing any character—male, alien, giant asexual amoeba. Characters are characters regardless; they have to be real, they have to be interesting, they have to be someone players can love or hate, empathise with or be intrigued by. Maybe all of those.
I have never, ever felt that games are less commercial or less appealing because they had female protagonists. Or male ones. Or giant asexual amoeba (there’s a market for that, trust me). And don’t let anyone tell you differently. Players respond to interesting characters. Players don’t NOT play a game because the star is the ‘wrong’ gender. I don’t believe that for a second. If players dislike a lead character, it’s because that character is uninteresting, badly written, badly designed—and not based on whether or not they have breasts or a penis.
In short: developers do not give players enough credit. And maybe even players don’t give players enough credit.Ragnar Tørnquist, creator of The Longest Journey. (x)