Playboy’s catcall flowchart.
I’m reblogging Playboy. Somebody stop me.
Putting consideration into the weight of the words I use isn’t enforcing blandness. In fact, refusing to change because of “political correctness” is more bland than doing so. Bigoted jokes and content rely purely on the audience being “in on the joke” and nothing else, they’re little better than memes in terms of originality. Resorting to tired stereotypes and “shock” values isn’t exciting or explorative, it’s boring monkey-see-monkey-do.
I guess what you’re trying to get at is that if an artist tries to please everyone, their work will become bland and boring - and I agree, in a sense. I think that art that isn’t challenging or insightful is dull. But there’s nothing insightful or challenging about enforcing society’s pre-existing power structure. There’s nothing brilliant about creating content that comforts people who are already comforted by every other aspect of media. So I try to create art that is appealing to those who feel disrespected or ignored by other media, and I cannot do so by ignoring criticism from that very audience.
I guess what I’m saying is “offensiveness”, as it’s described by society, isn’t actually offensive to the audience most media is marketed to. It’s safe and familiar, and it has become so at the expense of marginalised people. And I don’t care for it.
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This… 1000 times this.
Gaming is about having fun and it gets better with the more people you share it with. Phenomenal advise.
people say dolphins are smart but there not smart enough to not be Shity grey rubber tubes flappin about in the gotdamn ocean