Now on TGWTG: A Quick Guide To Classic Who - Season 20 (The Fifth Doctor)
In Hagan’s look at this anniversary season, she finds echos of the future, big old snakes, more Moffat than one would expect, the Brig being back, enormous continuity hickups, the center of the universe, sailboats in space, bird hats, masterful historical inaccuracies, the most ill-fated of all companions, a fun multi-doctor story and more!
It was only a matter of time until somebody would be foolish enough to challenge the Lecher Bitch. Now it has happened, and they are soon to find out that there is no challenge that won’t be obliterated by the mighty Hagan!
A Quick Guide To Classic Who - Season 25 (The Seventh Doctor)
The Quick Guide rises once again as Diamanda Hagan brings you the season in the seventh Doctor rose to greatness and took the whole show along for the ride.
Behold the awesome continuity- and scripting porn that is Remembrance Of The Daleks, which includes re-visitation of lots of Dalek elements and the introduction of the some enduring ones, and one of the most glorious scenes in all of Whovian history (as well a cameo one wouldn’t expect).
Hagan also takes a look at The Happiness Patrol (and explains why it’s not so bad, after all), the last classic Cybermen story (which also involves Neo-Nazis somehow), and what may be the most meta episode of all time (which succeeds where Love And Monsters failed).
All this and more in this Quick Guide To Classic Who!
Never fails. Something happens every week that makes me happier and happier I don’t identify as a ‘Gamer’. I pity the many decent gamers having to share their passion and label with a loud and sociopathic mire.
There was one game bit mentioned in @femfreq ‘s latest video that I felt was justified in context - The Arl of Denerims son from Dragon Age bringing his men into the alienage and raping the elves. Because the elves are 8th class citzens and it’s showing how oppressed people are treated like objects by the powerful. It’s demonstrating the intersection of racism and misogyny in that world. My first playthrough in DA:O, I played a City Elf Woman and I used that experience to build my character, it influenced how I played. Basically, I played the character as a coldly angry survivor who HATED humans for how she and her people are / were treated. She was almost raped on her wedding day and I had the character never remove her wedding ring to remind her.
But here is the thing. For every well-thought out example of misogyny that has a narrative point, there many more that don’t. Unless you played DA:O as a city elf, with the right mindset, the context is lost on you and its just another piece of ‘thrilling misogyny’.
So, although i can’t agree that example should be with the others, I can’t argue that it should be removed, either.
All the juvenile misogyny in games has pretty much poisoned the well for its use in intelligent games.
Some thoughts by Diamanda Hagan on gamers, misogyny, Tropes vs. Women, Dragon Age, and rape in game narratives. (Via Twitter)