Zaewen

Feminist gaming blog with a heaping dash of science and politics

Category Archives: Zee Gets Personal

Out with the old, in with the new: 2013 to 2014

2013 was a pretty turbulent year for me. This time last year I was stuck in a dead-end, low-paying job in the middle of nowhere California. I was trying to claw my way up to a better position, but each time I tried to branch out I got kicked back down. In March my husband (who was also having a helluva time but that’s his story to tell) and I decided that we’d had enough and it was time to move on. So we packed up (most of) our shit and high tailed it to Seattle (I just realized that’s like a deer metaphor).

high-tailing-it

Quick! We must go to Seattle!

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Jockey Bras: Yes, it’s like a jockey strap for your boobs

I have the dubious distinction of belonging to the segment of the population that is, shall we say, well endowed. Blessed in the chest. My cups runneth over. To put it straight, I’ve got big boobs, and not to make mountains out of molehills (though I would like to make molehills out of mountains, or at least settle on maybe some nice rolling hills) but having big boobs can suck. A lot. Especially when you’re looking for bras. Which is where this product review for the new Jockey bras comes in, but first: some back story. Because we all know boob talk is the best talk, and I do love to talk. Read more of this post

It’s been over a year since my last real post

And let me tell ya, it’s been a bit of a wild year.

Up until about May of last year I was unemployed, and had been for quite a while. I really enjoy blogging and getting my thoughts down on (virtual) paper and my extended period of nothing-else-to-do let me have a fun time of it even though being a female blogger, and a female feminist blogger at that, can be very stressful and tiresome. Which would be why my writing was never really consistent, but my year long absence had more to do with my employment than anything else. Trust me there are still a bunch of things I have to say and I plan on saying them, but this year has been absolutely exhausting. Read more of this post

So I get comments on two year old posts…

Ethergeist June 12, 2013 at 8:41 am

I cannot understand why there is always a complaint about how there is a lack of female protagonists – Here’s why: When game companies make female protagonists (as evidenced by your article above) there are complaints about how “sexist” or “scantily-clad” they are – are you “slut shaming?” – I doubt it – my point is this: EVEN MALE PROTAGONISTS look NOTHING like the males who play the games – their “best features” are also exaggerated – If we wanted to see things in video games that mirrored real life, we just wouldn’t play them. So, get over it, and if you think that there are not enough female protagonists, or that they are “over-sexualized” or whatever – Make some games with female protagonists that you want to see – it is easier, and more possible today than ever before. And above all, stop complaining.

*slow clap*

Well done, Ethergeist, well done. You sure told me. And on a two year old post, too! Woo boy, let me tell you, past-me is so getting over it right now. Hot damn.

In all seriousness though, who got your boxers all in a bunch? Was it this tweet by Feminist Frequency? I bet it was. Otherwise it’s kinda hard to imagine that someone of your estimable critical thinking skills would google “lack of female representation at E3” or the more likely and ever so classy “women bitching about bitches at E3” and go back the however many pages it took to get to my lil corner of the backlog woods. Read more of this post

She’s Aliiiiiive!

Well, sorta anyways. It’s been a hell of a start to a year, busy as all get out, but it’s finally starting to calm down now. (Perhaps I shouldn’t say that, don’t want life throwing me yet another curve ball *knocks on wood*).

I’ve finally gotten enough free time to start playing games again and right now I’m in the middle of two games and eagerly awaiting a third game to release tomorrow (bet ya can’t guess which that is).

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