it really aggravates me how many people are singing arcane's praises. It does admittedly seem like a cool show and I absolutely understand that people aren't wholly aware of its ties to as garbage of a company as riot and by extension blizzard/activision but ugghhhh

I've only seen like 3....4? people online talk about how perhaps watching the show isn't the greatest idea while everyone else seems to be falling over themselves to watch it sigh

obvs like the bad people here are always going to be the companies themselves, knowingly and most likely deliberately using the show as a very clever PR smokescreen for all their shitty behaviour, and it's also totally understandable how people will, knowingly or not, buy into that, but man is it disheartening to see it play out in real time so vividly.

I just think what annoyed me the most was some person saying something along the lines of "it's fine to like/watch the show but remember the company did all this bad stuff" and I get so frustrated, like do you think the CEOs give a shit what you say about them online as long as your views are giving them money???

idk, gigantic videogame organisations are a fucking mess, the internet are a mess, internet feminism/liberals are eating themselves alive, i'm just tired

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the fact that people at large seem so oblivious to the fact that corporations are intentionally weaponizing the addition of LGBT+ characters into their shows is the most aggravating thing on this fucking earth to me rn.

On top of that it's just frustrating tbh to always kind of have a suspicious, negative emotional reaction to the inclusion of LGBT characters in shows because of it. I kept having that reaction for a while and felt a bit weird in myself for it

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but the more i thought about it it's because like 80% of the time those characters are a deliberate """diversity win"""" attempt and it's so transparent it makes me want to scream

a lot of the time it is possible to appreciate them beyond their origins but idk, the more cynical i become the less I can interact with any kind of "mainstream" media production anymore

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