Horizon Zero Dawn’s White Saviour Problem

It’s been awhile since Horizon Zero Dawn has come out, in fact it’s been a year, and after watching so much of its fans talk about it on tumblr, sharing fanart and fanfiction, I finally broke down and borrowed my niece’s copy.

I wasn’t too impressed with its trailer, which depicted its heroine, Alloy, dressed up in an outfit that was part post-apocolyptic and part hipster who just took an DNA test and found out she was 5% Indigenous and put together a quick outfit from the Halloween sale at the local dress shop.

In fact, I discussed my feelings before on what bothered me about the game initially. 

Now, having put more than a number of hours into the game (in fact, I’m close to the end I believe), I find myself enjoying it, yet bothered by the White Saviour Narrative that underlines it.

As it’s been out for a year now, people should know there’s going to be spoilers abound in this, but I’ll still say, from here on there be spoilers.

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Brain Food At The Movies – Episode 4

Hello everyone, and welcome to episode 4 of Brain Food, which has almost nothing to do with the book as Brad Pitt runs around the world to try and save it.

Apparently, only WHITE people did something to fight back against the zombie plague. Everyone else is nothing but victims. >_<

Brain Food – Playwright’s Delight! – Episode 1

Hello everyone and welcome to a special episode of Brain Food I like to call… Playwright’s Delight!

In this episode, I discuss the script of Shawn C Harris’ play, Tulpa, or Anne & Me. I hope everyone enjoys it!

And here it is on youtube as well.

Also, here are the links I mentioned in the video:

Racist Bigot Maryann Johanson defends the Onion Tweet. Read as she completely misses the point about satire, history, racism, the treatment of black women in American history…!

Kirsten West Savali talks about how white feminists dropped the ball in not coming to Quevenzhane Wallis’ defence.