There’s going to be a bunch of free updates coming in the next few months for The Sims 4, which includes ghosts. The ghosts will have unique behaviours and interactions based on how they died (for example, if your Sim died in a fire they’ll have the ability to set fires as ghosts). According to the trailer, your Sim can actually die from laughing too hard. Huh.
Star Wars costumes - more specifically Princess Leia, Yoda, Darth Vader, and Luke Skywalker’s X-wing pilot outfits - are also included in this update, which is currently available for the month of October.
Though, most importantly, I think the biggest update will be the return of pools - which is expected to come in November. The game’s lack of pools - which has been an ironic staple in The Sims series because it’s such a popular way to kill off your Sims - has been a gigantic controversy. I’m pretty sure the mortality rate of Sims will skyrocket once that update is here.
December will also have its own update, with some new career paths and rewards.
My interest in The Sims has returned with the news of these updates. I might just have to get The Sims 4 now. Goodbye, social life.
I just don’t understand where this concept of ‘fake geek girls’ came from. Like, AT ALL.
Cus when I look for fandom related stuff like 90% of the fan art and the fanfiction and the meta, zines, comics, etc. Like 90% of the shit that I’ve seen is created by women & girls.
And all that stuff take’s a lot of work and research and critical analysis and staring at reference photos for hours.
We are literally the most well versed and invested group in the fandom. So, like, What the fuck boys? You mad you can’t keep up?
I saw an argument, and I can’t find it now, but it totally made sense, that there’s a gender split in fandom. Male fandom tends to be a curator fandom; male fandom collects, organizes, and memorizes facts and figures. Male fandom tends to be KEEPERS of the canon; the fandom places great weight on those who have the biggest collection, the deepest knowledge of obscure subjects, the first appearances, creators, character interactions.
Female fandom is creative. Females create fanart, cosplay, fanwritings. Female fandom ALTERS canon, for the simple reason that canon does not serve female fandom. In order for it to fit the ‘outsider’ (female, queer, POC), the canon must be attacked and rebuilt, and that takes creation.
"Male" fandom devalues this contribution to fandom, because it is not the ‘right’ kind of fandom. "Girls only cosplay for attention, they’re not REAL fans!" "Fanfiction is full of stupid Mary Sues, girls only do it so they can make out with the main character!" "I, a male artist, have done this pin-up work and can put it in my portfolio! You, a female artist, have drawn stupid fanart, and it’s not appropriate to use as a professional reference!"
In the mind of people who decry the ‘fake geek girl,’ this fandom is not as worthy. It damages, or in their mind, destroys the canon. What is the point of memorizing every possible romantic entanglement of heterosexual white Danny Rand if someone turns around and creates a fanwork depicting him as a bisexual female of Asian descent (thus subverting Rand’s creepy ‘white savior’ origins)? When Danny Rand becomes Dani Rand, their power is lessened. What is important to them ceases to be the focus of the discussion. Creation and curatorship can work in tandom, but typically, in fandom, they are on opposite poles.
This is not to say that there aren’t brilliant male cosplayers or smashing female trivia experts, this is to say that the need of the individual fan is met with opposing concepts: In order for me to find myself in comics, I need to make that space for myself, and that is a creative force. Het white cis males are more likely to do anything possible to defend and preserve the canon because the canon is built to cater to them.
This is genuinely the best post I have ever read.
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Instead of downsizing, we’ll sell over 250,000 issues. The staff are the ones that make the magazine; if I can’t protect the staff, then I can’t protect ‘First Class’.
Omg what that’s so I don’t even know it seems so random xD
it’s not so random with her character she always says shit in english every now and then, but then again like i doubt anyone can even understand her when she does so really what’s the point, lol.