What women in ’70s slasher films tell us about women in games today

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What women in ’70s slasher films tell us about women in games today

Might be of interest to people who read our Tomb Raider thing. Further reading in the form of:

Men, Women, and Chainsaws by Carol J. Clover, who coined the term ‘Final Girl.’

A bunch of film studies papers about the subject linked here.

Hi, it’s Dave! It’s been a long absence! Been spending most of my free creative time on hashing out this book and sending it to people. Writing query letters and synopses and reaching out to agents feels like a lot more work than writing the actual book. The parts where you put sentences together and create an imaginary world from scratch are pretty easy by comparison!

Hoping to get back into the swing of things soon. Have a couple unfinished things with a few kinks to knock out.

Who Are You.

Hi, we’re Dave and Graz, we do a lot of things on the internet! We make videos and livestream together! Dave does a podcast, writes words about video games, and even gives lectures about them, sometimes!

The purpose of this blog is to highlight interesting and cool portrayals of women in gaming, not just based on their characterization, but also their aesthetics and mechanics. This is a blog for pick ups, not put downs. This is not meant to be the end-all be-all of criticism, just a collection of interesting characters and ideas with a positive bent. Please feel free to use the ask box to make your own suggestions, or to throw in your own comments. Thank you for reading.

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