i think of this whenever i buy anything over $10
This was a strangely perfect couple of posts that should land beside one another!
metalgirlysolid reblogged your post and added:
Please don’t jump to conclusions. While Kojima is always pushing the envelope in many ways, there’s almost definitely not going to be rape included. “while there is no visual depiction, sounds of ripped clothing and struggle can be heard” is probably in reference to PAZ being forced into having a ‘package’ surgically inserted into her intestines, as seen in the Red Band Trailer.
Again, from the ESRB website:
The game includes an audio file in which a female character is sexually assaulted by male characters; while there is no visual depiction, sounds of ripped clothing and struggle can be heard.
Rape is definitely in the game.
Kojima also pretty much confirmed that the “Cosplay” aspect of Quiet was a ruse, to watch certain demographics/press outlets get upset over the sexuality of a character without context, while at the same time, showing how ignorant they are towards violence that isn’t sexually related, or aimed towards women.
I’m not sure how you reached that conclusion. When Kojima debuted Quiet, he made it very clear that the character was designed for sex appeal. When the backlash came in, Kojima insisted that everyone would be “ashamed of their words & deeds”. He stated that the design was meant to be a satire, but he failed to mention how deliberately objectifying his female lead in a very industry-standard way is supposed to be subversive. If that’s a “ruse”, it’s particularly uninspired.
Also, the fact that you call Paz a 16 year old confirms that you have not even completed Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker.
I am familiar with the final twists in Peace Walker, though I had no interest in spoiling them for people who hadn’t played. For the vast majority of the game, Paz is presented as a 16-year-old. When she strips down to her underwear and has a seaside date with Big Boss (for some reason), the player is meant to believe that she is 16. The example stands.
Again, just don’t jump to conclusions before you embarrass yourself. Wait for the game to come out and judge it based on context. MGS has always been a very serious series with controversial acts such as torture, male nudity, and also predicting SOPA 10 years in advance, but that’s nothing SJW’s would get bothered about, so it’s not brought up as much as MGSV has. Hell, you didn’t even bring up Child Soldiers which were even shown in MGSV trailers, which makes me wonder where exactly your priorities are.
Kojima’s use of child soldiers in the Metal Gear series is problematic in and of itself, and that’s certainly worthy of discussion - but that’s simply not what this article was about. I was trying to explain Kojima’s horrendous track record on the subject of sexual assault, and how this is likely to influence the narrative of Ground Zeroes.
As for the precedent of Metal Gear being a “serious series” - do you see the gulf between Kojima’s treatment of censorship, genetic engineering, nuclear proliferation, etc., and his treatment of sexual assault? While he attempts to approach the former with a modicum of seriousness, sexual topics are used for humor and titillation. That’s why people should be worried about Ground Zeroes - Kojima has not demonstrated the maturity necessary to address this topic.
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Oscar nominees Best Animated Feature 2014
Earlier today this article was brought to my attention, in which it becomes clear that some of the Academy voters have little to no respect for the animation industry. They openly admit not having watched the nominated films and/or claiming that animated films are for kids, so they didn’t vote. Even the ones shown in the article that did vote barely motivated their choice.
I find this extremely disrespectful of the animators who poured their heart and soul into making these movies, only to have their work be pushed aside without a second glance by the judges of one of the most prominent and well known film awards out there. As an aspiring animator, I am deeply insulted.
Please note that in this post I am expressing no opinion on whether Frozen should have won or not. I think it’s a wonderful film, just as all the other nominees. I am simply saying that we deserve better.
What they did is disrespectful to the creators of every single one of these films, even Frozen. By barely motivating their choice, they make it look like they voted for Frozen simply because of Disney’s status in the industry. Because it’s Disney, and it made a lot of money, so it had to be at least somewhat good. To me it seems like some of the voters just defaulted to voting for the Disney film, and nobody likes to win by default.
Don’t get me wrong, I too have been guilty of loving Disney simply because it’s Disney, but there is so much more beautiful animation out there and it deserves to be taken into consideration. And if Frozen won, it should have won because the majority of the voters thought it was the best film, not because part of the voters was too lazy to even watch the nominated films.
Wait?! I got solidly into 3rd year?!
NO dude its too hardcore noooooO