Anonymous asked: Hey Max, I want to start writing a bit more than I do now, but I want to write in a place where at least someone will see it. You mentioned having a live journal before, where would be the best place today to post that kind of stuff.
I used Livejournal because that’s what my friends used. Now I use Twitter the same way, in shorter form. It’s where I have an audience.
Tumblr’s not a bad place to write stuff, though you’ll probably get more traction reblogging pictures of butts and screencaps of TV shows. There’s also Blogspot, though there’s less of a community there, last time I checked. It’s technically very possible to use Facebook and Google+ as blogging platforms. Shit, there are people who blog on Instagram, though that’s completely missing the goddamn point.
Just go write stuff. And after you write it, link people to it. Keep doing it until people are reading it on their own. That’s really all there is to it. It’s not gonna make you rich, but it’ll get you in the habit of writing. Hell, writing internet comments is good practice.
dilancreroyalty asked: SO...How excited are you with Pokemon XY? The new pokemon, the rumored Fairy type? The look?
Honestly, I’m not that excited. Black and White were awesome because it was a whole new generation, and sort of a fresh start for the series. I’ve always liked Pokémon for the little animals, less for the stats and collecting and battle stuff, and certainly not for the absolutely buttfucking abysmally clunky menu systems.
The look of the Pokémon I’ve seen so far haven’t really impressed me. I like Chespin, though everyone else seems to be crazy about Froakie and Fennekin. To me, they just look like lazily drawn cartoon animals, and with the exception of the goat that’s covered in leaves who you can ride on, I feel the same way about the rest of them that have been revealed.
Considering how much money is behind Pokémon, and how much money it makes, it sort of bums me out that nobody at Nintendo and Game Freak has sat down and been like “Okay, there are millions of people who will buy this game no matter what, because they’ve bought every game in the series, but what if we actually tried some new shit.” But of course, that won’t ever happen. Because Japanese Businessmen, and other reasons.
Go look at Ni No Kuni and Skylanders and Monster Hunter 3, and then tell me I’m wrong for being underwhelmed by what Pokémon’s bringing to the table in 2013.
kokilollykariya asked: Hey Max, what is your most favorite cosplay moment/least favorite?
My favorite cosplay moment might be Chaka Cumberbatch’s Captain America:
…and my least favorite cosplay moment might be the fact that some people have a problem with a hot black chick dressing up as Captain America. Seriously, fuck everything about that.
A black woman can’t dress up as Captain America, defender of truth and freedom and justice and the goddamn American way, because some rotten little MRA basement-dwellers don’t think it’s “canon?” That’s the definition of missing the point.
I’d love to pretend that I’m outraged by this for the sake of feminism and equality, but I’m more just embarrassed and furious that there are dudes out there who’d do something to prevent an attractive woman from dressing up like a superhero. Those guys don’t deserve nice things, eyesight, or functioning genitals.