And here we see the monster from Amnesia: The Dark Descent.
Connor Kenway, always and forever. I only got into gaming seven months before Assassin’s Creed III got released, so he was the first character I really desperately was waiting for. We’ve all seen the trailers, Connor’s badass moves and all the action, a ‘foreign’ weapon, the Tomahawk. All these things were leading to a fucking kickass new protagonist who can jump over people’s heads and hang his enemies with rope darts; but he seemed quite similar to Ezio and Altaïr (who were both hella great!).
Then the story trailer got released, about Connor’s mixed heritage, his struggles, his people, and he felt so real. I could empathise with him only having seen the five minutes and having heard his monologue. Noah Watts created a true masterpiece of character here.
I was so hyped I could barely think of anything else, I drew Connor, I dreamed about Connor, I even searched for fanmade trailers and listened to his monologues over and over again.
The PS3 and Xbox versions were available in october 2012 already and I was so mad because I wanted to play AC3 so so bad. Finally, november arrived, the postman delivered the game a day earlier, it took forever to install and it began. I played for 12 hours nonstop, went to school, went home earlier and continued.
Till now, there’s been no other game that captivated me as much as AC3 did. Connor’s personality was so new, so unknown to me because I had never seen a video game or movie character like him. He was so gentle, caring and kind, his naïvité which wasn’t really naïvité but rather having no experience with cruel people such as Charles Lee or also, Haytham (who is a really amazing character as well) and then how he can just go from sweet man to huge bara killing machine.
Connor fought so hard, struggled but did not stop. He inspired me in so many ways and made my life better. I could feel myself getting picked up from where I’ve been by his strenght and bravery, which I didn’t think possible.
I got carried away but I could still continue to tell you about Connor. I love him so much I can’t summarize it in words. Thanks for your question (:
I’ve reblogged this before but there are some new ones!
These are awesome
AHAHAHA YEP. I know of one SJ blog that deemed myself “too light” to be a REAL PoC, never mind the fact that I’ve been raised amongst a primarily Native American community and have been involved in our traditional affairs since I was a kid. Noooope, every hardship and trial my ancestors endured to ensure myself and future generations of my lineage would live was shot out the door because some SJW deemed my skin displayed on their monitor to be “too light” for their stereotypical expectations~
It just goes to show how ridiculous and militant these children have become here, ha ha~
Now, as for other Natives viewing me as such, not online thus far. Thankfully, other Natives I’m come across here have been pretty awesome. Offline, though? While I’ve never been called “white passing” or “too white” or whatever silly term circulating the Tumblrs, I’ve had other Natives simply mistaken me as Asian (and once even Arabic), but never in a demeaning way. I think it’s because a lot of us are in the same boat, and thankfully all those I’ve met thus far have been mature enough to understand that everyone comes in a variety of skin colors. When I was a kid I got occasional flak for being light skinned, but it was never really bad ha ha~
Personally, I’ve never seen myself as “white passing”, and I have non-Native friends who’ve agreed. If anything, I’m commonly mistaken as Asian (Chinese, Korean, and Filipino mostly) and/or Mexican - in fact, to my knowledge I’ve never been mistaken as Caucasian (at least to my face lol). I even remember that, at a con I staffed at once, we had a Japanese Guest of Honor who was a surprise judge at a cosplay contest. Since I was also a judge at the time, we conversed while passing time, and then he said, “I don’t want to sound disrespectful or anything, and I don’t want you to take this offensively, but are you Japanese?”. I was quite amused, as this guest was born/raised in Japan and whatnot. I told him that I was full blood Native American, and oh man did his face light up ha ha! He told me he was at a con in Arizona where he was mistaken as Native by a group - hilariously enough, after the convention I was talking to my friend and cousin (both Natives), and one of them commented, “Man, (GoH) totally looks Navajo!” (friend who said this is half Navajo/half Ute). Sorry to get a little side tracked, but that story will always be with me rofl~
Anyways, hope that answers your question! ;w;
- the solution to misogyny IS NOT misandry
- the solution to negative body images IS NOT calling thin girls “ugly”
- the solution to racism IS NOT targeting white people
- the solution to homophobia IS NOT hating straight people
- the solution to transphobia IS NOT hating cisgendered people
- THE SOLUTION TO OPPRESSION IS NOT BY OPPRESSING MORE PEOPLE
If you act like a skittish girl, or an obvious attention whore, then of course you’re going to be given a bit of shit for doing so.
However, I think you’ve entirely missed the point. There’s a tremendous difference between anonymous people giving each other grief for their own amusement (and negating the need for social/cultural differentiation in the process, thus putting all users there on an even playing field), and people that act maliciously towards others under the guise of “activism”, while hypocritically acting just as sexist, culturally insensitive, and phobic as the people they’re trying to demonize in the process.
At least when 4chan is hateful, it’s because you’re a human being. They don’t give a shit about your gender identity, sexual orientation, race, body type, social class, or income bracket, so there is no “privilege”.
Everyone is fresh meat to be poked at “for the lulz”.
Meanwhile, on Tumblr, trans women are being told they’re “just men invading womens’ space”. All men are painted as uncontrollable rapists. On more than one occasion, a person’s personal information has been given to a potential rapist just for disagreeing with someone’s opinion. People are constantly being harassed and bullied over how they were born.
At least 4chan has the decency to hate everyone indiscriminately.