I’m tarah; American, white, early 30s, transgender, blank gender, they/them pronouns (or ve/vis/ver if you’re feeling spicy). I’m a furry/scalie artist/game developer, I struggle with self-expression, and I have a long history of not being able to stick with projects after a few weeks (I think it’s performance anxiety, mostly). I’ve had some bad experiences with forums, either by pushing my art on uninterested audiences (several times, whoops) or by picking places that simply didn’t fit me. This place seems like it doesn’t shun the opinions of marginalized folks on topics that directly concern them, which is an immediate plus.
I came to Waypoint from both Giant Bomb and Idle Thumbs, having listened to a fair amount of the Bombcast, Beastcast, and Idle Weekend prior to this. It’s genuinely great to hear takes on the media we consume that extend beyond “is it fun or entertaining enough to be worth the money?” into its inner messages, audience impact, and/or cultural value (or lack thereof).