I love Jordan Peele because for years the whites have been giving us the whole "minorities should just make their own stories instead of worrying about inclusion if they want in so bad" and now that he's doing it and proudly saying it they're losing their SHIT because they didn't actually mean it and thought we'd just never get the chance. Lmao.
A plea for creators
If you create things, games, stories, etc, please please please think about NOT putting a cis white guy as your default. A guy as the default in general is bad tbh. We have decades of entertainment that is directly explicitly aimed at cis white dudes, and that needs to stop being normalized.
They get big mad when they're not targeted (not even if they're included, just not being the TARGET) and that needs to happen more so it's not such a shock to them.
(2) A plea for creators
The more normal it can be for say, games to NOT always have guys as the default, the less shocking and angry that's going to be to gamer dudes.
Honestly the current generations are a lost cause. I'm thinking more about the new wave of kids coming into the world. Don't make your entertainment with a cis white guy as your lead because "that's the normal". It's not the normal.
Don't help create another generation of angry gamer dudes.
(3) A plea for creators
This is something I would get in trouble with at different studios. Especially when I was working on kids games, I kept trying to push for the 'normal' stuff (like the free items EVERyone would get) to not be for boys.
Boy aren't the default.
But almost ALL media treats boys as the default, and then they grow up thinking everything is for them, and you have what we have right now, and it's bad. A fundamental change has to happen with creators.
Why the hell aren't there free public showers?
How are you supposed to say you care what happens to the homeless if you aren't providing this service? We're at a point where "not getting hired for hygiene" is just code for "we don't hire people who aren't financially stable enough already to have their own private hygiene facilities".
the perfect game developer conference would be one where we just share knowledge about the craft of making games, things like storytelling and technical elements and solving design problems and big tech corps arent invited and nobody talks about monetization or gimmick hardware or any of that boring crap
Artist and game developer. I make dumbass cartoons. Ex-Tumblr.
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