48 pixeles

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.

6 thoughts on “48 pixeles”

  1. jhahahahashashsghhhaghaggadgh “voiceless characters who normally exist only to punch and be punched by the protagonist. in their five seconds of screen-time, there‚Äôs no time for them to love, to cruise, to make a romantic connection.” holy shit this is like someone wrote a parody of your blog hahahahahsfhaf

  2. My my, projecting much? The text you quoted does not suggest that the developers of Act Raiser, or any other game featured in 48 pixeles, should be held at fault for not queering the walk-on-and-die characters. It’s just a cool twist on the more typical ‘slash’ art peopled by protagonists.

    As far as sharing goes, I’m sadly leaning toward giving in to their strongarm tactics and making do with Google+.

  3. voiceless character who exists only to be punched

    this is so much better than banning, he has become “exactly what it says on the tin”

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