Author: Carly Smith

The Story of Our Tits: A Roundtable About Breasts

Breasts! A surprisingly controversial topic for appendages that occur on many humans. In a recent discussion on how to discuss breast and bra size, we realized that this topic really needed to be discussed out in the open, much like our previous discussions on body hair. We at WWAC are always ready to talk about things that potentially make people uncomfortable, as is artist and writer Jennifer Hayden, who’s graphic novel, The Story of My Tits, is out this week. Review to come! Okay, first off, who taught you what you know about breasts (or what you thought you...

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Read Only Memories’ Cute Robots of the Future and Respect for Identities

Read Only Memories MidBoss October 6, 2015 It almost feels like we—fundamentally flawed, imperfect humans—will always find something to fear. However, in Read Only Memories, queer identities are accepted without question, and that’s not only a breath of fresh air but something that should be expected of game developers by now. LGBTQA+ fiction frequently focuses on the pain of being someone who is not cisgender or heteronormative. Considering the way our current society treats LGBTQA+ people, those storylines are entirely valid. However, there’s more to someone than how society perceives them. We can have action heroes who are transgender...

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What We’re Playing: October

Here are the games that will be keeping us busy this month. What are you playing? Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel 2K October 14, 2014 PC I tried the original Borderlands game a few years back but got tired of the grind. I appreciated the gameplay and the way the story is parcelled out through discoveries as you proceed, but the constant fetch quests got tiresome quickly so I set the game aside. Recently, peer pressure, a Borderlands Humble Bundle sale, Jo’s game diary, and this piece on Lilith and scary, magical women, inspired me to get back into the series....

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Copyediting: What Even IS That? Four Copyeditors Discuss The Matter

Back in May, Claire—WWAC’s Features and Opinions Editor—and Jasmine—the co-editor of The Psychedelic Journal—had a little roundtable discussion on editing and what it’s all about. This got us—the copyediting team here at WWAC—thinking. Perhaps we should have a little roundtable of our own. “Copyediting?” “What even is that?” “Why do you need a copyeditor?” “Don’t you just write some thoughts out into the computer, maybe have an editor look it over, and then press publish?” “I heard that *insert big publication name* fired all of their copyeditors. Why does a publication, like WWAC, need copyeditors then?” Sometimes I feel...

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Out with the Old, In with the New: Gaming’s Attempt to Diversify Leaves Out the Women Already Here

Can you really encourage someone to enter an environment that devalues their experiences and knowledge because of their gender? More men in game development say they want more women in gaming, but they do nothing to make the industry more accepting of women. All eyes have been on the gaming industry since one year ago. Mainstream media began covering sexism in gaming after #GamerGate, which began as an ex-boyfriend’s attempt to harm game developer Zoe Quinn, adversely affected women making and writing about games. Out of this there have been strides from Intel to commit to workplace diversity as well...

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