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The Rumour Come Out. Does Varus Riot is Gay??

Twas few nights before Christmas (25 to be clear)
When the dev peeps of Riot, made something quite dear
Through the vid to the comics, their message was clear
In the year which we live in, Varus was queer;

Well not quite, for you see, in his new shiny Lore
It is now clearly stated that he’s two people more
Kai and his Valmar, those be the gays
Who then merged with the Darkin, through mysterious ways

To be fair, we can’t know
Of the Darkin’s own heart
For perhaps he too also
Likes his men tall and smart

(Or at least)
(Those he won’t tear apart)

So rejoice on this day!
When a step forth was made
For the game and the people
Who have long since League played

We hold hope that in future
They’ll be adding more queer
But for now we’ll be merry
And sing gaily with cheer

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LGBTQ+ representation in games – League of Str8 Peeps – a rant

So here we are folks, another day another rant about Riot and League of Legends. This one is a real bucket-flipper people, for I am about to talk at length about Xayah and Rakan: the League’s latest and straightest champions to date.

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Robocop Vs. The Faulty Ramp

 

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The most brilliant joke about the comedy film, “Robocop”, and make no mistake, it is a comedy, is the faulty ramp. The faulty ramp happens very early in the story, but as Syd Field says, you can usually tell what a movie is going to be about in the first ten minutes.  You will know if you like a movie in that time frame, and you will also know what it’s going to be about.

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Female objectification in games -League of Sexism- a rant

{Warning: the author of this post is by no means slut-shaming and is perfectly fine with people wearing skimpy outfits if they so desire. However, as the characters mentioned below are designed by other people (with a nefarious agenda in mind) they do not have agency over their own clothing and haven’t been described as such. Again, not slut-shaming.}

If you’ve been around on the internet for the past few years, then you’ve probably come across a free-to-play, MOBA game called League of Legends. Chances are you’ve downloaded it and have stumbled upon the glistening mannequins it has opted for in place of female characters, proceeding to puke your eyes out from the horror of it all. Now, quick disclaimer to any Leaguers out there, your game is horribly and sickeningly sexist and no amount of denial/stunning ignorance can disguise that. It might not be the only one out there and there are worse offenders, but it’s a good place to start. Actually, the staggering level of sexism on display is not my only issue with the game, what with there being next to zero representation available –queer or otherwise- but I digress (seriously though, there’s like 3 (5, possibly 6) people of colour in it. What the hell Riot?) You see, in LoL female characters’ bodies do not let themselves be hindered by the restricting laws of physics and/or anatomy. In fact, those rebellious sacks of over-sexualized flesh do all that’s in their metaphysical power to go against the very fabric of reality; from painfully-narrow waists, inhumanly slender figures and unnatural swivel-spines to abnormally large breasts, contorted torsos and presumably boneless extremities, LoL captures exactly what’s wrong with how women are portrayed in the gaming industry. One of the many things this game does wrong is, as usual, the amount of armor any female character is allowed to wear. Case in point, let’s have a look at Morgana’s current splash art.

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Discussing Mark Waid’s Daredevil

It’s no secret that Daredevil is one of my favorite comic book characters, I’ve written about him a great deal on for this site. All things considered, though, I’m still a relative new comer to this world only really giving him a chance in the last few years. Doing so made me fall in love with the character. I haven’t read all of it, but the Miller, Bendis and Brubaker stuff are my personal favorites and made for some of the best comic reading I’ve ever experienced. I came to Daredevil because my love for both pulp and film noir, it seemed like a perfect fit. Finishing Brubaker’s run recently (and knowing I was skipping the Diggle’s Shadowland story) meant I was 36 issues or so away from being able to catch up with the book and for first time to read the book of the stands. So, I cut myself off from the outside world, dug my heels in and went to town. The results were not what I expected.

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Mr. Batmom Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Tim Burton Batman Movies

Keaton is my Batman. Don’t get me wrong, the Christopher Nolan movies were all great but the two Tim Burton ones have a mystique that’s hard to deny, even though for a long time I tried.

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