this is the sort of thing that, had google not recently burned to the ground its most successful social network and one of my favorite ways to experience the internet with my friends, i probably would have shared on google reader. but i’m not bitter.
48 pixeles is a blog my interest in which probably doesn’t surprise: videogame sprites arranged to suggest romantic pairings between queer videogame characters. “queer pixels: less fighting, more loving.” what i particularly like about the blog is that most of the sprites aren’t the heroes or major characters of their games, but NPCs, walk-on roles, voiceless characters who normally exist only to punch and be punched by the protagonist. in their five seconds of screen-time, there’s no time for them to love, to cruise, to make a romantic connection. the author of this blog has given these supporting characters private lives, and us a glimpse at them.