Oh wow! Jon Oliver really hits this subject on the head, and WOW! The 2015 mascots for the US government are amazing!
Today,, I have something serious and personal that I want to talk about… last Saturday’s Pose Off at Louisianime 2015, which I used to announce to the attendees that I had been doing this event, created by my group, for the last 10 years. Anniversary was technically during Anime Matsuri, as it was officially named and performed that Easter Sunday, 2005 at Kamikaze-con in Houston, Tx after the sparks of it’s creation started at Ushi-con 4 in Austin, Tx.
Someone in the audience said something, and well… I wanted to let them know, that other people can do the pose off as well. and if there was one next year, and if I was the one to do it… we will see what happens. 10 years is along time. My friends who helped make it some what of a temporary staple at conventions have stopped doing it, and some of have even lost touch. I brought it back though when Louisianime was purchased by my friends, as it just made sense to do the event there so it wouldn’t fade away…
But damn. 10 years. Will I be going to conventions in 10 more? Will I still be doing this when I’m 40? People have asked for permission to do the Pose Off as far away as Canada and Denmark. While I used to get upset seeing stuff like ‘Captain Morrigan’s Ultimate Pose Off Challenge, Kamikaze-con II coming back and attempting to have a dude do three pose offs in basically my back yard, I’m over all of it. I don’t need to do this event to ‘get a free badge,’ as I’ve never gotten one for just doing The Pose Off… not even from a former member of my group who owned Louisianime!
I did this event for everyone, myself included, to have a good time. Friends of mine told me that they were doing my event at a convention, and well… I was happy. We always wanted this thing to spread like wildfire, and if after 10 years it could somehow spread like wildfire so it can continue one without me to EVERY SINGLE CONVENTION, then honestly? That’s really for the best!
Does this mean that I’m done with either The Pose Off, or conventions even? I don’t know. I can sort of see a road in front of me where that’s the case, as I’ve lost a lot of my enthusiasm/vigor for the event, as well as the excuses for why I originally went to conventions, but does that really have to make this the end? I don’t think so quite yet. I’m reminded of this scene from Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary special:
I’m going to Fiesta Equestria a [Brony] convention in June, I’m planning to volunteer for Delta H con in August, and I want to attend Oni-con in October. Will I be at Louisianime 2016? … … … Probably? I mean, the owner of the convention sleeps in literally the room next to mine. Chances are pretty good. Will there be a Pose Off? Maybe someone will perform one that I can watch? Maybe help with? With my track record though, I’ll probably end up doing one. Until then…
See You Next Time, Space Cowboy.
Confession time! I liked the old Supergirl movie! I know, crazy right? Here’s hoping that Supergirl the TV series is great, and better than Smallville… like REALLY VERY MUCH better than Smallville. The trailer looks… funny. That’s, something.
Anita Sarkeesian has released a new video on her youtube channel: feministfrequency on Jade from Beyond Good and Evil. The video is pretty good, but people are accusing her of hypocrisy over a character trying to expose a cover up, and Anita being part of… some… anti-GamerGate… cover up?
I guess I just don’t get Gamer Gate. Anita’s not really part of the media, she’s making educational videos about old video games, and while you can say that coming from the field of education that she’s coming from a place of bias would be fair… but what cover up?
she doesn’t get free video games like video game news outlets/youtubers, hell… she get’s no new income off of the actual videos these days. So… what cover up?
Getting back to the main topic, what’s actually in the video, a phrase that I have problems with is ‘women of color.,’ especially in relation to Jade. but apparently asking Google what race Jade is is… ambiguous. Black? Asian? Hispanic? Arabian? Does ambiguous race/ethnicity automatically make someone a person of color? I guess?
PR Manager Tyrone Miller has said that Jade has no established ethnicity, as the game is set on an alien world. Miller did once state, however, that if there was ever a film version of Beyond Good and Evil, he would want Shannyn Sossamon playing her, who is of Hawaiian, French, Dutch, Irish, Filipino, and German descent.
So Jade might be white-ish like me? I’m English, Irish, and hispanic. We can agree though that making her ambiguously tan though makes her much more approachable as a character, than if she was pale white, or some weird color like Blue… no offense to the Na’vi (Avatar) or Nocturne (Nightcrawler’s AU daughter)
Argh! All of this tangenting is exactly why Anita’s choice for this video is a million times better than her previous choice, The Scythian, from Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery. When you have a well defined character, there is always something to talk about, especially when you have ADHD like myself. Long story short, latest FemFreq is great, you should watch it and later play Beyond Good and Evil. Nuff said.
I didn’t have any video of the mermaid from Dead Rising 2 uploaded this morning, so to make up for it, here’s a quick vid I uploaded earlier today of Chuck Greene rescuing in! No commentary though, so it’s not a Gaming With Sean or a Let’s Play or anything like that.
Anyways, I hope everyone enjoyed?
Dead Rising 2 as well as Dead Rising 2: Off The Record (Basically the same game) have a mermaid in it! What’s this? A mermaid in my comedic zombie horror title? What, what, what?! Unfortunately, 21 year old Tammy Blaine, is not actually a mermaid, but a… mer-suiter? Wait no… a Mermaid performer. That sounds classier.
Chuck, or Frank, finds this entertainer in the ‘Stranded Siren’ case file at the Atlantica casino. She explains that she can’t take the fish tail off due to the fact that she is going ‘commando’ See what I said earlier? CLASSY
Since it was Mer-Monday, and despite the fact that Tammy has such a small role in the game, I felt like sharing this due to the fact that I’ve been playing the Dead Rising series a bit more lately. Great series btw!
Anyways, it must really suck to be a mermaid performer in a zombie outbreak, huh? Even after rescue she was stuck wearing her tail.