Akata Witch

Akata Witch is Nnedi Okorafor’s stab at the ‘magic school’ subgenre, and unfortunately it’s kind of a mess. Like her other two books, it really shines in just how unique and exciting its ideas are, but the worldbuilding is nonexistent and I thought its messages ranged from muddled to bad.

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[25] The Other Pokereviews, Part 63

Today we have a Guzma origin story that makes him the privileged Z-user; a gay love story that spends a page tooting its horn about how it’s God’s gift to the queer community; and a well-written Nuzlocke fic that somehow manages to make everyone look even more horrible than normal. Also, someone writes a gigantic rant about me in their author’s note instead of just blocking me.

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The Other Pokeauthors, Part 62

“You seem to be convinced that the convention of the English language is to not capitalize the names of Pokémon, but this is clearly false. The convention of every single person using the English language to write about Pokémon, except for you and perhaps handful of others on this website, is to capitalize them. While you may not like it, the English language has adopted this new convention to talk about these new entities. It doesn’t frankly matter whether “a Pilot’s eyes” is correct, because we not talking about pilots, we’re talking about Pokémon. To use such a condescending example despite its irrelevance is to discredit yourself as an authority. “

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review brigading on Steam is infuriating

When people accuse the gaming community of being entitled pissbaby manchildren this is what they’re referring to.

These concerted hate campaigns against devs make me angry as a creator, reviewer, and consumer. They destroy the integrity of the review system, make it impossible for consumers to evaluate games, and hurt small developers.

I don’t have anything else useful to say, you’re my captive audience and I needed to vent. It just seems to be happening with more and more frequency and I wish there were steps Steam could take to stop it but I don’t think there are.

I cannot imagine how it is possible to exist with this level of entitlement. Fuck people who do this.

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We Have a New Like Button

Unfortunately we’ve lost old likes (which is sad because I was really enjoying all that sweet, sweet internet validation lately), but on the bright side this one is less obtrusive and not affected by comment editing.

Two questions:

  • Do we want a thumb or a heart
  • Do we want upvotes and downvotes, or just upvotes? Leaning toward the latter since we’ve gotten downvote spammed in the past.

Pokeauthors Special Spotlight: Armchair Therapy 2

An author discovers the blog and has a meltdown because showing what people objectively said is defamation now. They express this concern by posting conspiracy theories about me everywhere, because my critics are hypocrites. I tell them to think positive and stop sending me death threats.

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The Other Pokeauthors, Part 61

“I find it very funny that i originally posted this on FictionPress & i was told that Pokemon stuff don’t belong there & i need to post it here & when i do, i’m now getting told that my story isn’t allowed here for my writing style? WTF can a guy post his story he worked on for 2 years & have people review the story itself instead of where its at or how i write it?”

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