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  2. highkingofskyrim asked: favorite female character/model from the warhammer/40k universe? (mine's shadowsun)

    sisterofsilence:

    warhammermotivation:

    I think so far it’s gotta be Saint Sabbat in all her forms throughout the Gaunt’s Ghosts novels. And the female sergeant.. Criid I think her name is. She’s great, reminds me of Ripley from Aliens, super bad ass woman who doesn’t sacrifice her femininity and motherly aspects. That’s an amazing series with great female characters.

    The Emperor protects.

    -John

    Ooooh, can I play, too?

    Lotara Sarrin. Because badass Captain of the Conqueror and gutsy enough to tell Angron ‘that’s a dumb plan’, too.

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    Oh hell yes!

     
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  4. highkingofskyrim asked: favorite female character/model from the warhammer/40k universe? (mine's shadowsun)

    I think so far it’s gotta be Saint Sabbat in all her forms throughout the Gaunt’s Ghosts novels. And the female sergeant.. Criid I think her name is. She’s great, reminds me of Ripley from Aliens, super bad ass woman who doesn’t sacrifice her femininity and motherly aspects. That’s an amazing series with great female characters.

    The Emperor protects.

    -John

     
  5. equalgaming:

    sisterofsilence:

    doomhamster:

    kateordie:

    comicsalliance:

    FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT

    By Andy Khouri

    “I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”

    That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?

    Honest question, dudes.

    That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.

    So what do we do about it?

    This.

    READ MORE

    This is important.

    "…the deviation, the invading body, the cancer." "We won’t stop attacking."

    Bring it ON, little boy. But be aware this cancer is metastatic, and it’s fucking lethal.

    And as the article says, the plot of the entire toxic debacle, is so:

    'All this happened because a woman didn't like a comic book cover that a man did.'

    And if that doesn’t make it all seem like purile antics to you, I don’t know what will convince you that this behaviour only serves to make you look like a screaming manchild. You may not have noticed, but women comprise half of our species: we’re not going anywhere and the days you could depend on your possession of a penis to shut us up are most definitely over.

    PS. equalgaming you might be interested in this article, if you didn’t see it yet!

    Truth: I get some awful messages like this. I get called names, threatened, talked down too, shouted at, cat-called ect. at games, stores, cons and anywhere else I’m hanging out with other players. 

    Some of the people that do this are people that I normally would consider “friends”. But for some reason you start talking about “nerdy things” like gaming, sci-fi, comics ect. they get defensive and turn against you. Why do they do this? As a co-worker of mine put it “Men like me who play games see it as a time to relax and hang out with the boys. They think that you are trying to take that away from them so they fight back like misogynistic rabid animals. If more women are around or if things start changing to include more women then they’ll lose their guy time.”

    Here is the thing, if men want to be with other men and have fun in an exclusively male place then I am totally ok with that. But it shouldn’t effect anyone else, at all, ever. Do stuff at home with your friends and if they aren’t in the same city, use skype or ventrillo. If a sudden influx of men decided to start getting mani-pedis or blowouts at the salon and women started threatening those men or harassing them, my message would be the same to the women using those places and activities for “girl time”. 

    A lot of the male gamers I am exposed too on a regular basis normally act 1 of 2 ways. Like I am some magical creature that can’t possibly exist in real life so I get worshiped and hit on constantly to see if I can be captured. Or I am the worst thing imaginable, a woman that is trying to infiltrate the brotherhood and cannot be controlled so I am hated but still objectified. Neither of these groups see me as a person, I am not a human being to them and that is the real crux of the issue. That these people are so wrapped up in trying to keep their safe place that they dehumanize others, attack people who aren’t like them, who they find threatening just to keep what they have for a little while longer.

    Sometimes when I call people out on the improper use of the word rape or the use of girl as an insult, I get looked at like they didn’t expect me to say something. “People feel like they have to watch what they say around you Trish.” is something a partner of mine told me. You know what? They shouldn’t say that shit in the first place and if gaming is the last “safe haven” for sexism I am never going to be quiet, I am never going to let that shit go and you will always hear me calling you out on it. You can threaten me, you can call me names, you can treat me like dirt but at the end of the day, I can look in the mirror and be proud of who I am and what I stand for.

    The Emperor Protects!

     

  6. thundersofthenorthwind asked: You are an exemplary and commendable human being, and I hope you know that it's because of debates like these that my interest in Warhammer and the Warhammer universe gets stronger, not the opposite. Valid criticism of a game/setting does not mean that the setting is without merit. It just means there are things open to debate, and I'm glad for you and the people who can see that rationally.

    Thank you brother, I agree with you 100%. It’s so great to hear from all the extremely intelligent, progressive and open minded Warhammer fans. Despite the trolls, everyone has been really supportive and that’s what I love about this community. 

    When I first started getting into Warhammer, my only real experience was Space Marine (the video game) and owning but not yet reading a copy of Gaunt’s Ghosts The Founding. I didn’t even know that Space Marines were divided into chapters. I was at a party and someone mentioned Warhammer40k and since I hadn’t really met anyone that was into it I said “Awesome, I love the Ultramarines!”.. and I got lambasted for being a newbie who like the boring Ultramarines. Add that to a couple random bad experiences and needless to say, my impression of Warhammer fans was dismal. They were elitist snobs who only wanted to have a pissing contest to decide who was the mightiest repository of Warhammer lore.

    Long story short, I read a few more books, learned a lot about the lore and the game (not that much about the game I’m still a wicked newbie about it) and started this blog as a way of participating online. Now I realize that the community is actually really welcoming and insanely talented and supportive. 

    The point is it took a while for me to get into Warhammer which is something I now love. It should have been easier and I’m an organically grown white male! I can’t imagine animosity some girls feel when trying to get WH. I can just hear the condescending “mansplaining” now…

    Forgive the long, winding post. But again, I agree that the conversation makes WH better not worse. Putting it out there let’s people who are new know that there are fellow fans willing to stick up for others and maybe even change a little bit of what they like about WH in order to share it with friends.

    The Emperor protects.

     
  7. Relic of the Emperor! Carry His light to the darkest corners of the galaxy.

    Latest piece I would like to share with you all. More art and tattoos and fun stuff on Instagram my user name is jdenmat.

     

  8. lost-amongst-the-trees asked: Although I completely understand your point about there being more of a female presence in 40k, I feel that using space marines is a poor choice. It would require such an extensive retcon that it would just feel forced. I would however like to see GW make the sisters of battle in plastic, and remove the unnecessary sexuality to them. They don't need boobs, just get a decent sculptor to make their faces female. Also we need some female guardsmen and commissars, I feel like that would help.

    equalgaming:

    warhammermotivation:

    Would it be more elaborate than a Magos Biologis creating a gene altering hyper evolution poison from the DNA of a lictor that would kill a Norn Queen, a being so alien it comes from another galaxy? That seems a tad harder than making girls into Space Marines. 

    I’ve already said that female marines are not the main point of the issue. Although gauging everyone’s reaction is certainly interesting.

    I’m going to piggy back off of this comment because I have gotten lots of messages over the past few hours about women Space Marines and I simply cannot answer them all. In fact, this point has been addressed before here and here for starters. Allow me to be more clear since a lot people seem to be focusing on it.

    I, the person behind the equalgaming blog play a Dark Angels army. So when I wrote to Games Workshop that is what I used for reference when speaking about gender inequality, my own experiences and thoughts and feelings. “How is it fair that men are represented by 18 chapters and all that fluffy lore and then women get 1 dinky metal army that never gets updated and only has a digital codex?” is what I thought.

    Then I decided that it was going to take more that a single email to make a difference. So I made a blog and started to compile a list of ways that GW under represented women in 40K. It wasn’t just a single person’s issue anymore, a single person’s email or a single person’s ideas. Everyone that submitted to the equalgaming blog, asked a question or discussed something in a repost started to mold the message. It isn’t about my personal views, wants and ideas anymore than it is about every single one of theirs. That is why there is an entire page dedicated to everyone’s ideas that sends them in.

    So does Trish, the person behind equalgaming want women Space Marines, hell yes she does! Am I “demanding” them or stomping my feet or crying or trying to strong arm a company into giving them to me, no. Will I be upset if I don’t get them, no. But I will be upset if things don’t change and we don’t get the representation that the fluff and lore says exists already.

    This blog is about equality in the 40K game/universe and how we can achieve that as a whole, not about one specific idea. If you disagree with one idea that’s ok, but stop focusing on it to try and drown out our other ideas and the larger message.  

    I seriously love the idea of a sister chapter for the Space Wolves. Battle Maidens or Valkyries, something like that. Damn that sounds awesome. When they release the Adepta Sororitas plastic and updated kits I’m gonna make it happen.

     

  9. lost-amongst-the-trees asked: Although I completely understand your point about there being more of a female presence in 40k, I feel that using space marines is a poor choice. It would require such an extensive retcon that it would just feel forced. I would however like to see GW make the sisters of battle in plastic, and remove the unnecessary sexuality to them. They don't need boobs, just get a decent sculptor to make their faces female. Also we need some female guardsmen and commissars, I feel like that would help.

    Would it be more elaborate than a Magos Biologis creating a gene altering hyper evolution poison from the DNA of a lictor that would kill a Norn Queen, a being so alien it comes from another galaxy? That seems a tad harder than making girls into Space Marines. 

    I’ve already said that female marines are not the main point of the issue. Although gauging everyone’s reaction is certainly interesting.

     

  10. Anonymous asked: A "social justice warrior" shirt is a terrible idea imo because of how 99% of them behave, but wearing certain kinds of shirts to game shops would be cool. Like, maybe a shirt with fanart of a black woman as a space marine, and see how many jerks lose their shit over it.

    Shirts that say “Battle-Sister” with an awesome skull and fleur de lis? I like that idea…