She pointed out the sexism in video games, so men threatened her until she fled her home

On Monday, Anita Sarkeesian posted a segment titled “Women as Background Decoration.” It examined how gratuitous sexual abuse and violence permeates contemporary video games. By the next day, she had received so many violent threats that she had to flee her home. And these weren’t idle Internet threats — some contained accurate identifying information about Sarkeesian’s home and family, enough for law enforcement to get involved.

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The people who say that there’s no sexism in gaming; do they ever wonder why “trolls” consistently target people who point out sexism and take it to these extremes or is the whole thing just random chance to them every single time?

Wow. I watched this video a few months back, and I had no idea this had happened. I ultimately stopped being an active online gamer due to the harassment. Getting a message saying “hey whore” every time I logged onto PSN. Or being told a variety of sexually explicit things while playing online… it’s exhausting. Poor girl.

I have very good news :)I succesfully created my first ts4 mesh! Thanks to Kuree’s CAS Cloner and s4pe, Grant’s ColorMagic and Cmar’s geom exporter I have a standalone file with properly matching color swatches.
I edited the flared pants and made the leg opening a bit less flary.
Now they look very similar to my TS3 Stylish Comfort Destroyed Jeans :)

To make this creation perfect, I just need to be able to edit specular, normalmap and be able to make a custom thumbnail for it :)

The CC tools for Sims 4 are getting more stable <3
All my off-shoulder chunky knit pullovers are working at once now! I had quite some trouble getting them to work before.
Unfortunately, I haven’t found out how to edit these stupid normalmaps. On the jeans, the original pockets of the jeans still shine through :/
I recycled parts of my Stylish Comfort Destroyed Jeans to create them :)

I’m not going to release them yet, I want to wait until we can edit normalmaps and speculars, but I want to show you what I came up with :)

I do have a set of default replacement multicolored eyes which are almost ready, except for the pretty pictures :) I created them some time ago. I am pretty much sidetracked with creating stuff for the German Sims Magazine… Hopefully I can get them ready on the weekend.


So I got nominated to do the ice bucket challenge by my auntie and I’m sick of seeing half naked people with horrible clothes do them so I decided to serve some GLAMOUR.

ALSO I’ve just found out someones already made a custom mesh… the game isnt even out! SENTATE SIMS 4 2014 :D

Love your outfit! No one I’ve seen doing the challenge has used an umbrella before, but I guess it’s not forbidden, very clever :)

Five things I like about me

I got tagged by the lovely lilmisslau!
"Once you get this you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and then send it to 10 of your favourite followers. Thinking good thoughts about yourself is hard but it will make you feel better so give it a go, for the sake of spreading positivity."

1) I have no scruples to say no/refuse a request if something is too much for me. This might seem selfish to others, but it is one of the few things I do to protect myself. Life is too short to constantly force yourself to do stuff that you don’t want to do.

2) I love that I’m good with computers and that I can be creative using it. I like teaching others and let them benefit from my skills.

3) I like that I am forgiving.

4) I like that I haven’t given up on my dreams.

5) I like that I’m very kind, patient and good at explaining things.

Whew, that was much harder than I thought :/
I love all my followers - so anyone who wants to give it a try, go ahead - I tag you :)

Blackys Sims Zoo - Unser Bericht von der Gamescom und Infos zu Sims 4

I finished my Gamescom article! If you understand German, you can read it here (I don’t know if a translator would be much help). I don’t think covers anything really new, as the other articles are all online as well, it reflects my personal experience with the sims 4, what I liked and what I missed.

I hate being sick.

My cold/flu/sickness is getting on my nerves… I hate being sick :( rewatched two seasons of doctor who so far (good thing that I own all 7) and write my gamescom article in my brighter moments. My nose is running constantly and my head feels like it is surrounded by layers of batting. I can’t hear properly (don’t wanna know what clogs my ear), I can’t think properly, it’s driving me mad…  I want to function, I have to function, I need to get things done…
Sorry for being whiny, but today I’m allowed to.
*goes back to hide under the covers*

ellesmea asked:

Hello, I saw your comparison post about Sims 3 and 4 and I noticed there was the sims 4 body map/texture in image of the sims 4 feet. Could it be possible for you to send the real size map to me ? Or could you explain me how to find it ? Thank you :)

hello :) sintiklia extracted the sims 4 meshes, you can get the meshes and extract the real size map from them. Look here:

the tutorial on how to extract sims 4 meshes is here:

heya everyone! Sorry for still not posting much. I caught the flu at the gamescom, I suppose my immune system wasn’t up against germs of thousands of people :(

Nursing myself back to health with tea, Doctor Who and warm blankets. I’m writing my article about sims 4 for the German forum blacky’s sims zoo. It will be in German and I’m not allowed to post infos about playing the sims 4 during gamescom here on my blog (that’s because I got invited as a member of blacky’s sims zoo, not my own site and it would be unfair to the other attendees of the event) but I’m sure there are lots of english infos available by now :)
All I can say that I will buy the game now - it’s not so bad after all and I laughed a lot during gameplay.

It was amazing to meet other sims fans from around the world and I had a blast :) Torsten, our German EA community manager, was really nice too and I met Sherry Dandan and Simguru King :) they were all very friendly.

Hope you have fun with the sims 4 demo, by now everyone should be able to get it - and I definitely liked it!

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