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Blizzard's Long History of Manic Pixie Nightmare Girls and Fear of Women

vice.com

Nico Deyo comes in holding no punches: 'The inhuman coloration to their skin and general lankiness denotes an otherness, but everything else feels oriented towards sexiness, creating a line of mean, angular villainesses—like fuckable Lamborghinis.'

  • #article
  • #games
  • #feminism

A Short Hike

adamgryu.itch.io

This game was a surprise delight! If you’re a fan of Animal Crossing or Night in the Woods you will definitely love this game as much as I do. You can reach the ending in around 2 hours, but there’s so much about this delightful game that will keep you coming back, even after you’ve finished the story.

  • #games

Well it's an essay about Jon

spacetwinks.itch.io

A lot of people talk about 17776 by Jon Bois, but I was initially introduced to his work through this: a non-linear essay about Jon Bois that is probably more than 17776 words long by Colin Spacetwinks.

  • #twine
  • #criticism

one night, hot springs

npckc.itch.io

npckc is probably one of my favorite indie game creators. npckc rose to popularity with this game about taking your trans friend to a onsen, and it’s just so good.

  • #trans
  • #games

Hatsune Miku Project DIVA MEGA39

miku.sega.jp

Hatsune Miku comes to Switch! I’m so excited!!! No word on the western release quite yet except that it comes out this year. I’m importing the collectors edition, of course lol

  • #games
  • #miku

Website Carbon Calculator

websitecarbon.com

A few days ago I was pondering what the environmental difference in buying an ebook from amazon versus buying a physical book was. A day later I found this tool to determine what the environmental impact for visiting a website is.

  • #environment
  • #green

Combos, a podcast

anchor.fm

Ash and Molly mix two great tastes together for one great podcast. I love this podcast so much and I am happy to have it in my podcast app thingy.

  • #video
  • #podcasts

SIMON WECKERT: Google Maps Hack

simonweckert.com

This is amazing. Ever wanted to clear out major streets in your city? It just takes 99 phones, and you can safely walk anywhere you want.

  • #google
  • #hack

Playdate Pop Up - Welcome to 2020

playdatepopup.com

It’s good to see Panic shamed in to doing right by the game pop up after throwing their weight around like nasty bullies. It’s a shame they needed to be shamed at all, they should be better than that.

  • #games
  • #panic

Rae the Doe

raethedoe.com

A webcomic about a gay disaster, a punk skunk, and lots and lots of puns. Created by Olive Rae Brinker. Updates Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

  • #webcomic

byte - creativity first

byte.co

vine 2.0 is here, and it’s called byte. out now for iphone and android. i don’t know how to link to my account but i’m ‘melkat’ — please follow me

  • #ios
  • #apps

Temtem

crema.gg

This Pokemon-like MMO came out in early access this week. From what I’ve played it’s pretty solid for a very eary-access game. It focuses on 2v2 battles and unique creature types. You can also make queer characters! Choose from (limited) pronouns, and the main rival in the game is even non-binary! (extra props: they ban transphobic players!)

  • #games
  • #pc

Melanie Kat

melaniekat.com

Hi my name is Melanie. This is my webpage with links to a lot of things that I do.

  • #me
  • #introduction