Well I gotta say, spewing off about how sick I am of the constant politically correct injections into everything and being the asshole for disagreeing with it and actually having some people here understand and not condemn me was really relieving. That post was mostly about how much it sucks to be the jerkwad for not going with the tides while America forces hypocritical BS equality and double standards masked as human rights and morality into every other thing I see. This time I want to actually point out some of the things that have taken the social justice warrior (SJW) PC crap a bit too far.
Granted, I'm likely more annoyed with it all than most, so I don't expect many, if anyone, to agree with me. I hope you can at least see my point though.
I think just about any point of view can be understood and unoffensive if explained well, but I'm not great at that so if anything I say comes off as hateful, know I don't mean it that way. I honestly do not have any hatred for any specific type, sex, sexuality, or color of person. I hate the forced injection of things that "modernize" established stories and characters though, and when the straight white guy is treated as the bad guy inadvertently through every other thing being attacked as wrong, oppressive, or unfair. There are times when it is called for to stop something bad and usually that just doesn't happen, like when that stupid Hatred game came out some months back, but in too many cases the new way of the 2015 times just craps on what was once okay because everything needs to be specifically most acceptable to anyone of any minority type.
Anyway, just in the last few days I have seen things that I wont necessarily say all bothered me so much as made my shoulders slump or my head shake to see the usual expected dumb junk.
Its possible I'm wrong about some of this because where the social justice idiots are seeing something horribly unjust in almost everything now, I am starting to assume its social justice idiots at work in most of what I see too. Street Fighter 4 censored.
No big deal and some of it would have likely happened on its own naturally since the game is still in beta, but I hear they changed a few camera angles that zoomed in or panned over the bodies of female characters like Cammy and R. Mika. In fact Mika's super ultra whatever combo where she smacks her own butt then smashes the opponent with it now has the whole butt smack thing off camera altogether. The reason they made these specific changes was because of complaints about the oppressive sexualization of women. At the same time they revealed their new Ryu outfit which was immediately dubbed by fans as "Hot Ryu", where he is shirtless with a beard. I think it looks great myself. Ryu looks very confident with no shits given. I won't be bitching on any forums about the sexualization of Ryu no matter how the camera pans down his hulking form. Street Fighter always had some sex appeal, but through respectable strong characters who aren't all ashamed of their physique. In the brand new super equal world, don't some lesbians enjoy sexy shots of cleavage in a game just like some men do? Is it really an attack on females and oppression and objectification from men? I remember when something had to ACTUALLY objectify women to be considered over the line but these days pretty much any focus on the sexiness of females is an issue for SJWs to pounce on, while if its less clothes and more sexualization for men its 138% okay (see True Blood, 50 Shades, Twilight, and plenty more). Its hard for me not to feel like (dont hate me for my admittedly rude bluntness) that fat homely jealous man-hating women are crapping all over the fun for others who like to see sexy women here and there, and pooping on the women who aren't ashamed to show off a bit of what they have to be proud of. The human body can be a beautiful thing. Showing some of it isn't always bad, even if it isnt exactly conventional or logical. Entertainment is entertainment. Clearly we won't ever all like the same things but its messed up to say that now this is okay while this isn't when they are the same things.IDW Comics. Finally just too far for me.
GAH, I loved the IDW Transformers comics. Especially More than meets the Eye. The stories were so varied and great and so deep and meaningful for what they were, with always some crazy unexpected new adventure while fleshing out known and unknown characters and adding new ones you couldn't help but like. Plus they did so well at keeping the G1 beloved characters as those characters, despite some changes that were mostly for the better. (SPOILER ALERT AHEAD)
Although my first reaction to the Chromedome/Rewind love thing was that romance didn't really belong in a Transformers comic and gay love felt a bit forced with how America is lately, it made perfect sense and didn't bug me at all. I was really sad when Rewind died, and his final "I love you" message to Chromedome drove that home well. I was happy when they found a way to bring ole Rewind back too. They explained that Transformers rarely had romantic relationships at all and they were somewhat taboo or even embarrassing because there was no biological attraction for reproduction, but of course any beings with personalities so human-like that live for thousands of years would have to have some feelings beyond friendship develop occasionally right? Well most of the Transformers are guys so if and when it happens, it will probably be kind of gay. I can guarantee you when the guys writing and drawing the old 80s G1 TF cartoon were doing their jobs, they didn't know their characters would last through time so long and be so much more fleshed out as a society as to make them mostly gay just because the show was for boys and didn't feature many female robot characters. But whatever.
But then as I read through forums about each comic that comes out I see more and more praises to IDW for being so brave, modern, and equal. That way of handling the Transformers got them the rights to do Jem, TMNT, and GI Joe, and they quickly announced that they are adding gay characters to all of those comics too.... turning it into the PC social justice mess injected into everything instead of just a solid story idea someone had that they weren't afraid to go with. Then I read my next issue of MTMTE and Brainstorm admits he had a boyfriend too and that love was why he did it all. Then a couple of issues later it becomes apparent Cyclonus and Tailgate aren't just going to be friends, although that is basically Pedophilia without the sex part. Then Cyclonus' human avatar is a stern sophisticated woman, and not like Ultra Magnus uses his best Earth friend's image as his, or how Whirl uses a little girl with an eye patch and machine guns because he is batshit nuts. It was in more of a crossdresser-y "look how PC and brave IDW continues to be" way, in my opinion. Kind of starting to push it. Then in the next one page after page of head nuzzling hand holding "I love you so much" focus with Chromey and Rewind again... I start to feel like its a bit played out, and we could have moved on a while back if it wasn't getting IDW so much 2015 SJW credit. Then the deal was sealed for me when I looked into it online. Nobody will dare to say it is getting to be a bit much, but when asked if Nautica or other new fem bots will end up with Skids or any other male bot they seem to possibly like, the answer was a big no. The reason- because when a female character gets into a relationship with a male one she becomes "Ironhides girl" and such, losing her own identity. That is bullshit my friends. Women's lib PC SJW garbago.
Damn I sure loved those comics... Now I feel they are trying too hard to join a bandwagon I'm real tired of.
You guys watch the show Sense 8? Things in that first show felt so much like forced injections of social equality in your face whether you like it or not that I was done with the Wachoski brothers altogether the second the dripping rainbow dildo came out of the transgender and hit the floor with a splash. And of course that scene is mostly praised as so brave and awesome and 2015.Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 not coming to USA.
I play DOA and its a decent fighting game series, though kinda silly with all the half naked girls and overly bouncy boobs. There is some sexy there, but to me its often more laughable than anything.
I remember renting the first DOA Xtreme volleyball game for Xbox back in the day and being surprised at what a solid and fun volleyball game it was. I ended up keeping it rented for a good week because my friends (including 2 females) really had fun playing 4 player while we got drunk and stoned. For us guys it was a little extra fun seeing the DOA girls in bikinis as a bonus, and though we all knew it was silly amounts of sexualized, nobody was mad. We knew it was all in good fun.
The second game didn't have the volleyball, and thus I barely played it because seriously, if its just about the dumb over-bouncy boobs I can watch porn...
Well a new one is coming (DOAX3) and it looks like the Volleyball is back. Could be fun, but due to tons of 2015 human rights revolutionist complaints, it isn't coming to the SJW USA.
One website that sells Japanese games (PlayAsia) posted either on their site or on twitter: “#DOAX3
will not be coming to the US due to #SJW
nonsense, however, we will have the English Asia version available."
This made so many people angry that retailers outright boycotted the company and posted remarks condemning anyone who ever buys from them again.
Wow... It really is just stupid as balls how far this is going. What about the sexual freedom of straight guys who might like that stuff? Oh, that shit is weird, inappropriate, and shunned now, just like 20 years ago gay and biracial stuff was. Does this mean some people were always wrong and the new popular views are right?Tomb Raider.
Barely worth mentioning this, but lets do it anyway.
I loved the last Tomb Raider but I did notice they made sure to keep Lara fully clothed throughout the entire game. Previous games sure weren't sucking because Lara continued to be a sex symbol though and the extra clothing in the last one wasn't what made it a much better game. Tomb Raider literally started out as a neat exploration game that likely would have been a sleeper hit lost in time if not for the strong and sexy lead character Eidos gave us then. Lara became a huge hit, and she was outright stupidly sexualized with her huge boobs and lips, and tiny shorts. Later games didn't deliver on gameplay so much so their only real selling point was pretty scenery, including Lara wet from rolling through a puddle with her shorty shorts on. I thought that since that last game did a great job of giving us an excellent game without any signs of short shorts, bathing suits, double Ds, or mega lips, they could loosen up and let Lara become the sexy and proud gal we came to love long ago just a little next time, but nope. Next game has her pretty much in a coat in the winter most of the time. I really don't care, and I do get it to an extent, but this is another character known for her sex appeal and changing that is just another PC SJW women's lib deal. I myself would like the to see Lara tastefully sexy in modern graphics. For me and lots of other people who likely wouldn't want to admit it, it adds to the fun of playing a Tomb raider game.
Now it feels a bit more like a girl power survival and man-killing game series.
Henry Rollins took it back.
This certainly isn't recent but it came to mind wile typing that book above. When Robin Williams Killed himself a lot of people including myself were shocked, hurt, and even a bit angry. Henry Rollins said in his weekly blog thingy that he was angry at Williams for what he saw as a selfish act. The man was as brave and forward as any Wachkoski brother with a rainbow dildo scene, yet he got bashed to hell for speaking his mind and when people started saying ban and boycott, he put out a public apology.
Its just sad when people can't have their own opinions and share their feelings and views without those who have the more popular and often just judgmental view literally threaten a person into retracting their shared thoughts.
Happens all the time now though in our global high speed social communication world.
I do hope its just a phase that passes.