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artsyflight:

seerofsarcasm:

persystella:

groot is probs assumed to be male but tbh i figure groot is a lil genderless being. who needs the gender binary when you’re a celestial tree creature. riddle me that.

"Are you a boy, or a girl?"
"I am Groot."

But like, didn’t Groot accidentally grab Gamora instead of Peter at the beginning? And Rocket was all “Learn genders already!” So like. Groot has no idea what gender is. Seems pretty canon to me?

shaelys:

pixeluna:

fysmite:

nintendo42:

fysmite:

nintendo42:

fysmite:

frownyfaceinaseaofsmiles:

fysmite:

lifeforce5assemble:

shaelys:

So I started playing Smite because a few friends wanted me to try it.
And when you start the tutorial, you play an Egyptian Goddess.

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A white over-sexualised Egyptian Goddess…

So right now, I don’t really want to play much longer…

So, is anyone here playing? Should I try to…

Uhh no. First of all, most deity figures from ancient times bear little to no clothing at all. If I remember correctly, Neith is actually one of the characters who they gave MORE clothing too. Although that might be Kali. Actually… I think I have a video you guys can watch. These goddesses are NOT over sexualized. If anything, they are UNDER sexualized. 

SECONDARY SOURCE- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiPZFPYhmzs

This video has literally no academic view on the subject whatsoever. You’d get the same level of conversation from the Smite subreddit.

-D

More goddess in mythological culture like Neith and Aphrodite were often depicted naked and were naked or had very little clothing.  Hi-Rez has spoken to this many times and said they aren’t changing the “small amount of clothing” because it is “accurate.” But heaven forbid a 16 year old boy see the midriff of a female character.

If you think hi-rez sexualizes goddesses purely because of “historical accuracy” you are extremely naive. You are also not considering historical and social contexts of nudity. Nudity isnt always sexual.

The big issue isn’t that they are wearing minimal clothes. The issue is that standards have changed. What was considered natural, beautiful, and artistic back then is now perverted or untasteful, or even evil. The goddesses were seen as the epiphany of their role as a goddess. Aphrodite was naked because she was the goddess of beauty, fertility, and motherhood. Because women were praised for their bodies in those times, artists drew aprhodite naked in the most sexual way they thought in those days. Do that today and you get a drastically different reaction. The question is: do we go with accuracy for models, which means we are underexposing them, or do we alter their appearance to reflex modern values, in which we are overexposing them?

Hi, as a native Italian, I can tell you that ancient art depicted all sorts of deities naked. Regardless of what they represented. Because that’s the natural state of being.

Being nude is not inherently sexual.

What they are doing with the goddesses is nothing short of sexualizing them for a clear reason.

-D

I’m guessing that means you take the stance that the goddesses should reflect modern values over original values. in that case, yes, they are very revealing. I’m not saying it’s all fan service, but to some extent it is. Really, it’s the community’s job to collectively decide if this is right or wrong, and if the majority or vast majority find it ok, then nothing will change. If enough people say they’ll never play the game purely because of aesthetics, they’ll change it. They are a business after all.

I don’t think I made myself clear here.

There’s nothing wrong with women being scatily clad or nude. It’s the way they are being shown that way. Their stances, poses, their role within the game, the way certain features they have are highlighted, how they look. Male vs female body types is a joke in this game. Egypt’s pantheon is definitively whitewashed. The fact two Chinese gods had their movesets moved onto two Mayan gods reaks of some ethnoracist stuff from Tencent.

The community doesn’t decide whether or not something is wrong, they decide whether or not to do anything about it.

And I really don’t care about a business’ priority if it’s actively harming certain groups and/or literal history.

-D

I absolutely agree that the over sexualization isn’t just because of what they’re wearing - it’s the whole package. It’s poses and the emotes, too. A lot of the characters have stupid sexual phrases or moaning noises for absolutely no reason. For some of these goddesses it absolutely makes sense, but I feel like they’re stretching it quite a bit. It just feels like no variety. Every goddess is boobs and sex kitten voice. Well, except Scylla for obvious reasons. 

I don’t mind sexual goddesses, I just wish it wasn’t so many of them.

(Thanks for all that comments, I didn’t think it would have so many reactions!)

My problem is not with the nudity part. you can be nude without being sexualized. But stupid poses, high heels, and the whole way she’s acting, that’s way different. 

I can actually like to play cute half-naked girls. (Some of my gw2 characters are exactly like that). But I like to have a choice.
So what I was mostly asking here was if it was the same thing for every Goddess or if it was just her.  (And, reading all that comments, it seems to be a problem for lot of the Goddesses…)

This is Zeus (or Poseidon) in real life.

This is Zeus and Poseidon on Smite :

If you really think that they choose to put high wheels and bikini armor on some goddesses out of historical respect you are mistaken ^^.

parzival221:

shak1ra:

redevoted:

bowserfucker:

oknope:

imagine reading a book of all the lies you’ve told 

IDK what kind of lives you all are leading, but this sounds like the boringest shit. “Yes I sent that email.” “Yeah, I like your outfit.” “I was sick.” “My mom said no” “No I wasn’t crying.” “Yes I read the Terms of Service”

what about a book of all the lies people have told you

Oh how the tables have tabled

Tables have tabled

thebeautyofmoonlight:

spookynyan:

consultingpsychopaths:

that’s the spirit

OH MY FUCKING GOD DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU JUST FUCKING SAID? DO YOU REALIZE HOW AMAZING THAT PUN WAS? THATS THE SPIRIT???!?!?! THAT IS THE FUCKING SPIRIT YOU DICKSUCKING FUCKBUCKET THAT IS THE FUCKING SPIRIT. THAT IS ALCOHOL. NAY, NOT SIMPLY ALCOHOL. IT IS A SPIRIT. YOU ARE LITERALLY LOOKING AT THE BOTTLE OF BOOZE HE IS DRINKING, AND YOU ARE POINTING OUT THATS THE SPIRIT WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY APPLAUDING HIM FOR DRINKING DURING GRADUATION BY SAYING THATS THE SPIRIT. YOU MY GOOD SIR HAVE SUCCEEDED TODAY. YOU HAVE SUCCEEDED IN MAKING ME PHYSICALLY BOW TOWARDS YOUR GREATNESS.

THATS THE SPIRIT.

THAT IS THE FUCKING SPIRIT. 

That is the best reaction to a pun I have ever seen

(Source : niggablanco)

christophool:

vorticity007:

supaslim:

Guys, let me tell you about orcas.

Orca whales are mean motherfuckers. They cruise the oceans with only two things in mind: one, having sex, and two, eating every poor fuck they find out there that’s smaller than them. They are such badass motherfuckers that even great white motherfucking sharks don’t dare fuck with them, which in my books, places them above the sperm whale as Biggest Badass of the Ocean. And why don’t sharks bother them, you may wonder? Because orcas fucking learned that if you flip a shark over they go into a sort of coma, so now they do it intentionally so they can eat the motherfucking sharks. Not only that, but orcas have also learned how to hunt sperm whales and motherfucking sea birds.

The orca whale lives in a matriarchal pod. Every pod has unique hunting methods and whatnot, which is passed down from parent to offspring- these scary fuckers have formed civilizations. And what do they do for fun, apart from hopping around on the water’s surface and grinning like crazy mofos? They hunt for fun, going so far as to tip over ice floes and beach themselves just for the thrill of killing.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. Orca whales are too damn cute and smiley looking to be heartless predators of the sea. Well, let me counter-argue with this photo:

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THOSE ARE NOT THE TEETH OF A CREATURE THAT WANTS TO BE YOUR FRIEND.

Reblogging for excellent commentary.

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