I was having a conversation with a fairly polite gamergater. They asked me a bunch of questions and I asked if I could reply with a tumblr post instead of a hundred tweets, so this is that post. There was an ongoing conversation before this point, which you should be able to find via the links…
Anonymous said: I remember the days when games were about worlds you could explore and about being good, and not about who's got representation and gender this and sexuality that. I miss those days.
Those days miss you, too. I recently found a yellowed letter under one of the floorboards, and it was addressed to you and signed by those days with a tear-stained kiss of lipstick.
Meanwhile, in the present, those of us who work in the industry and who are—amazingly—able to consider more than one idea at the same time, will continue to create good games about worlds you can explore AND occasionally talk about inclusivity.
If you are feeling compassion fatigue, I think it might be okay to sit out those discussions, at least until you get your strength back. While it will be tough not having you available for close consultation, somehow we will soldier on.
Edu Lobo – Zanzibar
Jackie And Roy – Samba Triste
Janet Lawson – Dindi
Ronald Mesquita – Balanca Pema
Stark Reality – Too Much Tenderness
Serge Gainsbourg - Ballade De Melody Nelson
Serge Gainsbourg – En Melody
Mustafa Özkent – Dolana Dolana
Ennio Morricone - Allegretto Per Signora
Pugh Rogefeldt – Love, Love, Love
The Quik – Bert’s Apple Crumble
Georgie Fame – Somedody Stole My Thunder
The J.B.’s – Gonna Have A Funky Good Time
The Isley Brothers – Work To Do
Super Eagles – Love’s A Real Thing
- ima gonna track it all down