"When I started making those weird voices, a lot of people told me how whack it was,” she says, “‘What the fuck are you doing?’ they’d say. ‘Why do you sound like that? That doesn’t sound sexy to me.’ And then I started saying, Oh, that’s not sexy to you? Good. I’m going to do it more. Maybe I don’t want to be sexy for you today."
— Nicki Minaj (via justaboat)
(Source: youwantsum, via machinery)
"Jayanth hoped to take full advantage of the opportunities that alternate-reality storytelling presented her as a writer. The fantastical aspects of a story, “enable us to tell the kind of story we wanted to be able to tell, to redress some of the colonialism, sexism and racism of the period. If you’re inventing a world, why not make it more progressive? Why not have women invent half the technologies, and pilot half the airships? Why not shift the balance of power so that Haiti rather than barely postbellum United States is ascendant in the region? Why not have a strong automaton-using Zulu Federation avert the Scramble for Africa? Why not have characters who play with gender and sexuality without fear of reprisal? History is full of women, and people of colour, and queer people, and minorities. That part isn’t fantasy—the fantastical bit in our game is that they’re allowed to have their own stories without being silenced and attacked. That their stories are not told as if they’re exceptional.”"
— 80 Days is the alternate-reality, anti-colonialism adventure we all deserve - Kill Screen - Videogame Arts & Culture. (via brutereason)