The Chromatic Life – Ep 02, with @isitis

Episode 02 – Bronies Ain’t My Homies,

The Chromatic Life with our first guest

JP Fairfield!


Listen on the site // Download the MP3

Who We Are:

  • Javier Payano – Teacher, Streamer, and now a Podcaster
  • Matthew Lancaster from the Geeked.FM Network
  • Tanya DePass from Fresh out of Tokens (creator of the #INeedDiverseGames hashtag and organization)

Guest: We have a guest for our second episode!  JP Fairfield of Nerdgasm Noire and Operation Cubicle!

  • Twitter: @isitis
  • Website:
  • Nerdgasm Noire: @nerdgasmnoire /
  • Operation Cubicle: @operationcube /
  1. Brianna Wu tweeted about Splatoon’s non-violent game design.  Splatoon is a masterpiece of inclusive, non-violent game design.  And it’s sold 1 million copies in under a month!!  
  2. PC Master Race Hates Batman! 
  3. I, Racist by John Metta
  4. Taking over spaces designed and meant for children – Steven Universe, Bronies, etc

What are we playing/watching?

  • J.P.: Monster Hunter 3U, Splatoon, Heirs (Korean Drama)
  • Tanya: Witcher 3, Mortal Kombat X
  • Javier: Batgirl: A Matter of Family, Super Time Force, So Many Me, What happened, Miss Simone?
  • Matthew: Forza Horizon 2 – ALWAYS Minecraft, Rayman, Skylanders (KIDS ARE OBSESSED)

Social Media Business:

You can find the show on Twitter @ChromaticLifeFM

Send your questions and feedback to

Your hosts can be found at:

  • Tanya: @cypheroftyr
  • Matthew: @Lanksalot81
  • Javier: @JavierPayano

Fresh Out of Tokens #5 – The Great Gita Escapade with @xoxogossipgita!

Gita Jackson

We have Gita Jackson in the house! We talk about games journalism, being seen for your work, along with podcasting and much more! Thanks for the support! Now we have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop.

We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with Chachibobinks who designed our supercute new logo.

We’re also pleased to announce that we’re now part of theGeeked.FM network!

We had questions for Gita from our listeners:

Deborah Budding (@Nebula63) asked: Gita, how are you managing to be so awesome at such a young age?

Shareef Jackson (@ShareefJackson) asked: What advice would Gita give to someone that wants to try out dating sims?

What we’re playing:

Gita: Fire Emblem: Awakening

Tanya: Witcher 3, Rust, Mass Effect

David: Wasteland 2, Papo & Yo, Massive Chalice

Article: My E3 Meeting With A Pro-GamerGate Developer Kotaku

Where to find our guest online: Gita is back on twitter!@xoxogossipgita

Planning on streaming on twitch sometime after the 4th:

Catch up with Wardrobe Theory and Gita’s other works over at PasteGames

Why this lifelong Batman Fan Doesn’t Like Arkham – Gita, PasteGames

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D.: @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: //

#INeedDiverseGames Patreon

David L. Reeves – Patreon, @RedConversation, twitch

In which @GeekMelange cuts to the heart of my issues with white allies getting credit for parroting POC

I was on Heroine #29 to talk up #INeedDiverseGames over at @BTApodcasts

I had a great time talking with Kateylee of BTA! :D

This week on Heroine, I had the pleasure of speaking with Tanya of #INeedDiverseGames! Tanya started a Twitter phenomenon with that hashtag, and it has grown and evolved into an entire community of people who are seeking more diversity in their games. We chatted about how the hashtag started, how it evolved, and what the future of I Need Diverse Games is!

If you’re looking to follow Tanya or #INeedDiverseGames, find the links below:

Website || I Need Diverse Games Twitter || Twitch || Patreon || Facebook

Fresh Out of Tokens Podcast

Tanya’s Personal Twitter

A bunch of different directions to go in…but I’m stuck in the center.

Ever have a crossroads moment in life? Like you see several options ahead of you but can’t decide which way to turn? 

One path is to really push Patreon + writing freelance into enough to live off and quit my day$job. Another is hang in with all the crap ass changes at day$job, use tuition benefit for a couple terms and then go back to school FT.

A third option is to stay in higher ed for now, but get out of current uni job. Maybe find something where I can use my STEM degree.Or go after a games job, full time or at least enough to pay the bills and have a bit left over. Relocating is also a consideration. The relocation piece is tough for a couple reasons. I grew up in Chicago, my partner of 15 years is here & he’s bought a place. So I wouldn’t expect him to try and sell in this market to come with me for something that may or may not pan out. If we were married it would be a lot more difficult. But I could pull up roots and go for the right gig. The thought is just scary.

Another option is to monetize what I’m doing with streaming, etc and save all that for a cushion in case anything falls apart. I’ve made a lot of great connections via the diversity in gaming work and that’s lead to writing opportunities, etc. But cost of living and the necessity of a place to live, electricity, water, food, etc means I can’t just go pursue dreams with naught but hope and a laptop. :/

So I dunno, this is more of my usual am woolgathering in real time about stuff running around in my head. Making decisions is hard, weh.

This post collated from some early am nattering on my part. Thanks to eshat0n for the gif.

I got to spin the @DialogueWheel again! This time @BiancaJAnd joined me :D

Date Night with the Dialogue Wheel #33 – Crit Tokens

Chachi and Tyler chat with special guests Tanya (@cypheroftyr) and Bianca (@biancajand) about diversity in Dragon Age, namely the handling of Mother Giselle. Other discussed topics include Fenris fanart, Miles Morales, and much more.

Thanks to ChachiBobinks and Tyler for having me back, and for welcoming Bianca to chat along with me! I always have fun with the fine folks on the show. I also get to have awesome Dragon Age conversations! :D

Exclusionary Geek Culture Misunderstands Diversity on a Fundamental Level


Snagging this from FemHype cause it’s spot on.

Originally posted on FemHype:

Dragon Age Inquisition

About two weeks ago, I wrote an article titled “Fight Club:  How Masculine Fragility is Limiting Innovation in Video Games.” It was a very serious article written in very serious, academic language, and it’s been circulating in some very serious, highbrow sort of ways. I, myself, however, am not a very serious person. I can only maintain the illusion of being academic and adult-like for so long before I turn into a pumpkin. But, pending my inevitable assimilation into the ranks of gourd-kind, I felt I needed to address something that came up in the comment thread of that article.

It’s not uncommon in conversations about diversifying video games to find people who just … don’t want to. They’re probably the same kind of boring, backwards nincompoops who get mad about people liking themselves and people who use “Googled” as a verb. Y’know, staunch enemies of progress. Every cultural…

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