Till Sea Swallows All

It's Rilgon from Stabilized Effort Scope, but in low-effort Tumblr form! Posts about all the gaming and crap I do, plus amusing anecdotes and what have you. Plus hockey rambling.

#FollowMerlwybToTheDepthsofHell #GOSTARS

Oct 20

abbygubler:

repeat after me:

there are white people suffering in the world

but the white people who are suffering are not suffering because they are white

(via modanos)


Oct 19

First off, I’m gonna preface this post. I’m writing my personal reactions to this douchebro’s antics, but I highly recommend that instead of/in addition to listening to me, you go and seek out some of the womens’ opinions on this shitshow. Just a couple of great posts that I’ve seen that have been reblogged regarding this can be found here and here, but I’m certain there’s more. Go out and seek the actual voice of NHL fandom on tumblr - the goddamned fans.

So let’s start this off right. A dudebro did something really dumb on the internet. I’m pissed off about it. If either of these things shocks you, you don’t know me very well, but this time it did something more - it impacted something I like a lot. It went after the hockey fans on tumblr. A fandom consisting of a whole lot of talented, creative, and altogether more avid fans of the sport than I am. Some little asshole, so stuck up his own ass, wrote a treatise about how he became the “face of the NHL” on tumblr, and even acts as if he acted to create the very notion of an NHL fandom on tumblr altogether. Glossing over the very ridiculous notion that one can “create a fandom” - certainly, one can centralize a fandom, help catalogue its terminology and history, do all sorts of helpful and community building things, but create a fandom? nope - it marginalizes and silences the voices that make up the goddamned fandom he is so fond of preening himself about.

As the second link I provide above also goes into, it is galling that a dude would rant about an “untapped market” and gloss over the fact that this market is made up of a demographic horrifically maligned by the “typical” hockey fan. My significant other, puck-hexxed, is a hockey fan too. Hell, if you were to sit both of us down and give us a battery exam of hockey terminology, mechanics, history, ability to identify players by picture, historical names and events of our chosen team (the Stars), etc., she would soundly destroy me. I kinda typify what people talk about when they talk about “fake fans” - I like hockey, and I want my chosen team to do well, but I am not someone immersed and invested in hockey and its culture. She is. One of the biggest things she was excited about when we moved in together was that she was actually in a NHL hockey market and that we could go to hockey games together and she wasn’t hours away from hockey. Then the ‘12-‘13 partial lockout happened and that was a pile of dreck but I digress.

The point I’m getting at is thus - if you dressed her and I both up in Stars paraphernalia and dropped us off in a random crowd, I bet you 100000 to 1 that the first person who would be grilled on the “validity” of their fandom would be her, not me. Women fans are belittled, talked down to, and dismissed both by the average fan and by the NHL itself. It’s something that pisses me off as a guy who believes in the validity of feminist thought and is constantly looking to not make the same mistakes that most straight white dudes make. To watch another dude not only do the same dismissive and reductive thing but also for his own benefit is galling in the extreme. He goes on about how he wants the NHL to be “aware of this untapped market” but neglects to promote the voice of that market - he chooses to promote his own voice instead (a criticism levied a lot against would-be “allies” - one that I’ve even had levied at me, for good reason; that is why I preface this rant beseeching the reader to go out and find the real face of NHL fandom on tumblr: the devoted, fanatical, and wonderful women who are a lot wiser and invested than I am).

We can be better than this. We should be better than this. The very notions of “fake fan”, “bandwagon fan”, “puck bunny”, etc. are all honestly abhorrent to me, because a community and a fandom takes all kinds - yes, it even takes people like me who like the sport and like games but am nowhere near the sort of immersed, diehard fan AS WELL AS people like the women currently incensed by this dude, who are adamant hockey fans with scores more investment and historical knowledge than I am AND the capability to find Sidney Crosby’s ass amazing.

In short, no one fucking person is the “face of the NHL” on tumblr. We all are, because we love the fucking game. Stop wagging your own dick all over, stop erasing the women who form the foundation of this community, and stop helping to further extend these frankly idiotic and demeaning notions that permeate “average sports fandom”.


Oct 18
lokis-rainbow-succubus:

theserif:

fromthemindofatwentyorotherlycan:

aspergian-geek-stream:

Batfind by chochi

HOMYGAWD SO CUTE

The boxes have Braille.  Oh my god the boxes have Braille and the bats are so cute and oh my god I’ll take twenty!

OMG SO ADORBS
bexlogic
 !!!!

can I just say for the record that her apron says “scan the cook” and how happy in my soul that makes me

lokis-rainbow-succubus:

theserif:

fromthemindofatwentyorotherlycan:

aspergian-geek-stream:

Batfind by chochi

HOMYGAWD SO CUTE

The boxes have Braille.  Oh my god the boxes have Braille and the bats are so cute and oh my god I’ll take twenty!

OMG SO ADORBS
bexlogic
 !!!!

can I just say for the record that her apron says “scan the cook” and how happy in my soul that makes me

(via woif)


Oct 17
mydrunkkitchen:

brightblueinky:

coldalbion:

yukonstar:

anachronistichybrid:

[source]

Guh, flawless. Non-Westernised interpretations of the steampunk genre FTW. 

Wow

I’ve been REALLY wanting to see an Indian take on Steampunk so I am so pleased you have no idea

das purdy kewl

Holy crap.

mydrunkkitchen:

brightblueinky:

coldalbion:

yukonstar:

anachronistichybrid:

[source]

Guh, flawless. Non-Westernised interpretations of the steampunk genre FTW. 

Wow

I’ve been REALLY wanting to see an Indian take on Steampunk so I am so pleased you have no idea

das purdy kewl

Holy crap.

(via svaldhur-the-peacock)


Oct 16
kelesti:

free him

what a horrible way to use Polymorph Any Object

kelesti:

free him

what a horrible way to use Polymorph Any Object


Oct 14

10/9/14 Blackhawks @ Stars: you come into my house how dare u [X]

I’m sad that there’s not a gif of Crow lifting his leg when Fids was trying to get up (which ended up tripping him again) because fuck that shit, fuck throwing his stick away, fuck corey crawford.txt

(via puck-hexxed)


silvaniart:

Oo-de-lally Assemble

silvaniart:

Oo-de-lally Assemble

(via dixie-chicken)


Oct 13

So, my friend is stage managing Macbeth and made this status today…

the-enochian-starchild-earendil:

fuckingmultiverse:

letsgivethesekidsashow:

honeychildplease:

image

I’m quite pleased with this.

Rapping this out loud in my empty classroom like swag.

WALK INTO THE CLUB LIKE WADDUP I AM A BIG SCOT

I’M SO PUMPED ABOUT SOME VISION THAT THE WITCHES GOT

I WILL BE THANE, SO SAYS THE PROPHECY

THAT PEOPLE LIKE “DAMN, MACBETH DESERVES GLORY”

I reblogged this so fast guys

(via onionhighonionandrenown)


Oct 12
unamusedsloth:

Oh, right. The 10K. The 10K for Disneyland, the 10K chosen especially to run around Disneyland, Disneyland’s 10K.
That 10K?

Yes, that 10K.

unamusedsloth:

Oh, right. The 10K. The 10K for Disneyland, the 10K chosen especially to run around Disneyland, Disneyland’s 10K.

That 10K?

Yes, that 10K.

(via onionhighonionandrenown)


Page 1 of 186