As someone who grew up in the Bay Area, this doesn't surprise me at all. Sure, my high school was super diverse, but it was also super self-segregated. Band and athletics were the only activities that reflected the overall demographics. » 10/23/14 8:48pm Thursday 8:48pm

I don't know if it's confirmation bias, but I'm seeing more thoughtful, reflective game editorials on Kotaku, and just wanted to say I'm really enjoying them. The writing game over here seems to have come up a few notches over the past couple of years. » 10/19/14 2:48pm Sunday 2:48pm

Thank you for writing this. This sort of shit is exactly why I ignore mainstream fashion press. I'm desperately trying to learn to accept and enjoy my body instead of constantly critiquing it and our culture makes that shit HARD. I read a number of awesome plus size fashion bloggers and think those ladies look… » 10/18/14 1:21pm 10/18/14 1:21pm

I hope the teenage girls reading this thread can appreciate the realness because pre- and full-teen me and my lady friends never talked about this stuff and learning that other ladies understood this shit (um, eh, literally) was a revelation once the internet evolved to a state with such message boards. (I'm so old,… » 10/17/14 7:27pm 10/17/14 7:27pm

I think that's an excellent question. I think one of the reasons it works is that the writers treat Jen as no better and no worse than Moss and Roy. She may not be an IT expert, but she's as big a dork and she *does* have skills that Roy and Moss lack. And none of them are held up as noble, unfairly put-upon geeks;… » 10/16/14 6:12pm 10/16/14 6:12pm

I was a high school English teacher in a former life. This shit is pretty much what I would get from my ambitious-but-not-well-read students. There are so many good writers and editors out there. It makes me so sad that ego gets in the way of hiring or letting these folks get to work. » 10/16/14 6:11pm 10/16/14 6:11pm

That's great and all, but will Apple and Google truly allow their employees to be off the clock enough to raise these possible-future-children or will they silently punish those workers who occasionally put their families first by taking a sick day to care for an ill child, take family vacations, etc.? Nannies can… » 10/14/14 1:13pm 10/14/14 1:13pm