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squirrel squirrel @lemmy.blahaj.zone

formerly /u/squirrelrampage on Reddit

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Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition trophies emerge, suggesting a release soon
  • There is a legitimate reason why we may see "something" in the future.

    Ubisoft accepted subsidies from the French government for the production of BGE2, which puts BGE2 in a similar place like "Skull and Bones": "Skull and Bones" was partially financed by subsidies from the Singaporean government. So BGE2 is trapped in the same weird limbo "Skull and Bones" was trapped in for years. Ubisoft has to figure out whether they actually want to finish the game or write a big, fat check to the French government.

    We all know how that turned out for "Skull and Bones", so I am not going to get my hopes up.

  • Landlords ruin everything

    arstechnica.com The rent is too dang high in Cities: Skylines 2, so the devs nuked the landlords

    It was getting so bad, people were actually suggesting building more homes.

    The rent is too dang high in Cities: Skylines 2, so the devs nuked the landlords

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/16532898 >cross-posted from: https://lemmy.sdf.org/post/18232199 > > > The rent is too dang high in Cities: Skylines 2, so the devs nuked the landlords

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    The Chilling Reason You May Never See the New Trump Movie

    www.nytimes.com Opinion | The Chilling Reason You May Never See the New Trump Movie

    Hollywood shouldn’t pre-emptively capitulate to the MAGA movement.

    Opinion | The Chilling Reason You May Never See the New Trump Movie

    cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/10537732

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    www.gamesindustry.biz SAG-AFTRA: We want to exhaust every option "without having to pull the trigger on a strike"

    It's now been eight months since SAG-AFTRA members voted in favour of a strike authorisation in the games industry due …

    SAG-AFTRA: We want to exhaust every option "without having to pull the trigger on a strike"

    cross-posted from: https://beehaw.org/post/14428196

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    www.vox.com Here are all 50+ sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey

    They span nearly half a century and paint a picture of a serial predator.

    Here are all 50+ sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey

    > They span nearly half a century and paint a picture of a serial predator.

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    The Manufactured Authenticity of Brett Cooper [Video essay by José]

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.blahaj.zone/post/13231611 > A lot of people dismiss Brett Cooper as a female Ben Shapiro, and while there's a tiny bit of truth in that, I think there's a larger story here about how these right wing media figures take shape, and what it says about our desire for authenticity.

    > This video is really just a brief exploration of the idea, and some reflecting on how operating in this YouTube space incentivizes the performance of authenticity for financial gain. Something sadly not unique to being a political talking head.

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    The Manufactured Authenticity of Brett Cooper [Video essay by José]

    > A lot of people dismiss Brett Cooper as a female Ben Shapiro, and while there's a tiny bit of truth in that, I think there's a larger story here about how these right wing media figures take shape, and what it says about our desire for authenticity.

    > This video is really just a brief exploration of the idea, and some reflecting on how operating in this YouTube space incentivizes the performance of authenticity for financial gain. Something sadly not unique to being a political talking head.

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    The abs that shook the pillars of civilization
  • Your quote reminds me of one of the biggest misconceptions about Judith Butler's work who wrote so much about gender....

    People constantly misquote them and say that Butler wrote that "gender is a performance" and assume that Butler meant that gender is fake.

    What Butler Butler actually wrote is that "gender is performative", ie. it involves a performance that communicates our gender identity to others without the performance being the end-all-be-all of gender.

  • The abs that shook the pillars of civilization
  • The """alpha male's""" masculinity is so fragile, they threw a conniption when seeing a picture of a fit woman.

  • LGBTQ+ @lemmy.blahaj.zone squirrel @lemmy.blahaj.zone
    www.latimes.com Lynn Conway, leading computer scientist and transgender pioneer, dies at 86

    Lynn Conway, who died Sunday at 86, was a leader in the development of personal computers and microprocessor technology, and a symbol for generations of transgender individuals.

    Lynn Conway, leading computer scientist and transgender pioneer, dies at 86

    > Lynn Conway, who died Sunday at 86, was a leader in the development of personal computers and microprocessor technology, and a symbol for generations of transgender individuals.

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    X is about to start hiding all likes
  • No, you see it's not like education makes you see past your own prejudices and that makes you more liberal. If you are liberal you get awarded an education by the shadowy cabal that controls the education system with DEI measures! This guy only wants a tRuE mERiToCrACy where disenfranchised, downtrodden bigots get a chance to attend university where they are taught about the superiority of their white Aryan race.

    /s if it isn't apparent.

  • LGBTQ+ @lemmy.blahaj.zone squirrel @lemmy.blahaj.zone

    Map shows UK hotspots homphobic hate crimes

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    arstechnica.com AI trained on photos from kids’ entire childhood without their consent

    Kids "easily traceable" from photos used to train AI models, advocates warn.

    AI trained on photos from kids’ entire childhood without their consent

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.zip/post/17215365

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    Dragon Age: The Veilguard | Official Reveal Trailer

    > Rally the Veilguard and defy the gods in Dragon Age™: The Veilguard, an immersive single player RPG where you become the leader others believe in. Learn mor...

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    The raging misogyny of the creators behind "Black Myth: Wukong"

    www.tumblr.com Why you shouldn’t support the upcoming game Black Myth: Wukong

    Simply put, the creators behind Black Myth: Wukong are raging misogynists. Founders and creatives of the studio have: Joked about former female employees hypothetically doing prostitution Used sug…

    Why you shouldn’t support the upcoming game Black Myth: Wukong

    > Simply put, the creators behind Black Myth: Wukong are raging misogynists. > Founders and creatives of the studio have: Joked about former female employees hypothetically doing prostitution. Used suggestive/objectifying/derogatory imagery & phrasing in their hiring flyers…

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    variety.com Gainax, Japanese Anime Firm Behind ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion,’ Files for Bankruptcy

    Gainax, the troubled Japanese anime firm behind ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion,’ has filed for bankruptcy.

    Gainax, Japanese Anime Firm Behind ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion,’ Files for Bankruptcy

    > Gainax, the troubled Japanese anime firm behind ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion,’ has filed for bankruptcy.

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    Georgia to introduce Kremlin-style anti-LGBTQ
  • Without doubt, it will. Though the GD party is not keen on joining the EU anymore anyway and favor Russia. Laws like this will make it easy for the GD to blame the EU when the EU makes the inevitable decision to suspend Georgia's admission process.

  • Boys Run the Riot, Visual Kei, and Gender Euphoria Through Fashion

    www.animefeminist.com Boys Run the Riot, Visual Kei, and Gender Euphoria Through Fashion - Anime Feminist

    Gender identity, self expression, and ethnicity are so intertwined that it would be hard to discuss one without discussing the others. As a Japanese trans man, all of these things have come into play in relation to my self-expression and identity. One of the things I found solace and euphoria in, as...

    Boys Run the Riot, Visual Kei, and Gender Euphoria Through Fashion - Anime Feminist

    > Gender identity, self expression, and ethnicity are so intertwined that it would be hard to discuss one without discussing the others. As a Japanese trans man, all of these things have come into play in relation to my self-expression and identity. One of the things I found solace and euphoria in, as a teenager, was clothing.

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    Georgia to introduce Kremlin-style anti-LGBTQ
  • Technically this year, but already after the last elections in 2020, there were credible allegations of election fraud in favor of the ruling GD party which resulted in massive protests. Since then GD has only tightened its hold of the country's institutions and has suppressed civil society. You can see why the upcoming elections aren't looking promising...

  • LGBTQ+ @lemmy.blahaj.zone squirrel @lemmy.blahaj.zone

    Georgia to introduce Kremlin-style anti-LGBTQ

    www.dw.com Georgia to introduce Kremlin-style anti-LGBTQ+ bill – DW – 06/08/2024

    Georgia's ruling party has proposed a package of legislation to restrict LGBTQ+ rights — yet another initiative that is seen as a Kremlin-style repressive policy.

    Georgia to introduce Kremlin-style anti-LGBTQ+ bill – DW – 06/08/2024

    > Georgia's ruling party has proposed a package of legislation to restrict LGBTQ+ rights — yet another initiative that is seen as a Kremlin-style repressive policy.

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    Uh Oh! Conservative Brits Take EIC Roles at Two Major US News Orgs

    www.assignedmedia.org Uh Oh! Conservative Brits Take EIC Roles at Two Major US News Orgs — Assigned

    The Washington Post and the Daily Beast have featured responsible, factual coverage of trans issues. That’s now threatened as two editors who helmed culture war focused papers have been put in charge.

    Uh Oh! Conservative Brits Take EIC Roles at Two Major US News Orgs — Assigned

    > The Washington Post and the Daily Beast have featured responsible, factual coverage of trans issues. That’s now threatened as two editors who helmed culture war focused papers have been put in charge.

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    egg_irl [Transfem meme]
  • So much this.

    It is the very definition of being cis to not understand wanting to be a different gender than the one being assigned at birth. People who are uncomfortable with their assigned gender are not cis.

    But many need a while to realize that other people do not feel the way they do.

  • egg_irl [Transfem meme]
  • WillStealYourUsername has already given a very good overview, to add to that...

    It is a highly individual process and while many trans people share certain experiences, no two trans people will have exactly the same kind of journey.

    While the public perception of trans people is very much focused on the rather rare cases of young children who will insist on being trans from an early age on. While these cases definitely exist, far more trans people are going through a gradual process of realization. There may be a final "egg crack" (the moment of final realization), but it is usually preceded by a slow process of smaller realizations and it is nowhere near a linear process...

    As WillStealYourUsername describes so well, in hindsight all the signs and individual quirks make sense, but most people have to attain a certain level of self-acceptance before being able to recognize the various symptoms for what they are.

    In my personal case, it was an intense jealousy of fem people that would never go away and culminated in a moment where I had an emotional meltdown over a fictional character who transitioned from male to female in their storyline. That's when I finally realized that I could do the same thing if I got my shit together and accepted being trans.

  • egg_irl [Transfem meme]
  • Yeah, I was pretty much convinced of the same thing while still in school: How could my class mates not want to change their gender? It's the most amazing thing in the world to do! Who would say no to that?

  • We wish you a merry notification bell
  • A little long maybe, I assume it won't be long until it's just "likensub".

  • Meta’s new AI council is composed entirely of white men
  • I would prefer to burn Meta/Facebook to the ground too, but that doesn't mean people shouldn't point out Zuckerberg & Co.'s obvious sexism and racism.

  • The Citroen 2CV has always been quite controversial for what it is, what do you folks think of it?
  • Some notes for those unfamiliar with the 2CV: The manufacturer, Citroen, intended the 2CV to be as cheap as possible. It was introduced in 1948, in an era when cars were beginning to become more common and it was meant to serve the lowest end of the market, a car that everyone could afford.

    Many of the 2CV's shortcomings were ways to keep production costs low and it was pretty ingenious in that regard. It saw some revisions over its 40 years (!) of production, but the core idea remained the same: It should be affordable.

    When production ended in the late 80s, it was still selling relatively well, but new emission standards foreshadowed its obsolescence and the huge amount of manual labor that was required to produce it made it unprofitable for Citroen.

  • Trans "Dead By Daylight" star Zoey Alexandria dies aged 29
  • No need to thank me. I am just as grief-stricken as you are.

  • Microsoft closes Tango Gameworks, Arkane Austin and others
  • I can see why Arkane Austin was shut down after Redfall failed, but I do not get why they'd shut down Tango Gameworks after the success of "Hi-Fi Rush" and being MS' only Japanese studio.

  • Controversy and Censorship
  • How often does it need to be said? Do not preorder games based on what they looked like in the trailers!

  • What's a piece of media that is meaningful to your transition or coming out?
  • It may sound silly to some, but "Guilty Gear Strive" - i.e. Bridget - was very important to me. Once I realized that I was envious of a character from a game who could have something that I had not (a transition), it was the final crack in the egg. If I wanted to have what Bridget had, I had to pursue it IRL and I do since then.

  • Tesla to lay off everyone working on Superchargers, new vehicles
  • Seems like Elon thinks he can use Teslas as compute resources without the cars being charged...

  • AI Is Poisoning Reddit to Promote Products and Game Google With 'Parasite SEO'
  • Yeah, the "landed gentry" of the mods and the courageous admins fighting to freedom against their oppression.