What am I doing instead of homework? Drawing art nouveau spoonbills of course!
I’m really upset about Amy Hennig leaving ND, because she is — was — one of the few female writers in a position of power to make the kinds of games the industry needed, the kind that showed games can be feminist and thought-provoking and still sell a metric…
One of the many reasons I love Uncharted is because of the women. While I’m not flipping over the writer leaving (yet), I’m reblogging for these points. There is not enough love for the ladies of Uncharted, and it’s a damn shame. Elena is my fav girl in the gaming industry, hands down. Partly because she’s an adorable badass, but mostly because she’s not there to serve as a sex symbol. She actually drives the plot, doesn’t behave like a slut, and proves over and over that she doesn’t need some man to save her.
Plus, I can easily compare her to me. I am incredibly smart, very career driven, and fiercely independent. I fell very hard and very fast for a younger guy with no sense of responsibility, who’s playful and charming and witty. My ‘Nate,’ if you will, was fun, exciting, adventurous, loved to break the rules and was flirty and funny. We got engaged much to early, and the second I had a bad relapse with depression cause by sudden job loss of my dream job, things fell apart. He ran, and told me he wanted someone younger (I’m 5 years older), sexier, more playful, less drama, and no baggage. I’m glad I never married the guy, but despite it all, he’s still my best friend and we still do everything together. He’s too much of a kid and I’m too much of an adult. The conversation between Nate and Elena in U3 where she is trying to get him to stop and go home hit me pretty hard. Because I have had many conversations like that with my guy. The adult trying to get the kid to be smart, yet the kid runs off anyways. I see so much of myself in Elena, so she is very near and dear to my heart.
More love for the Uncharted girls!!!