The cognitive dissonance caused by a society that tells its children to “follow their dreams” through messages in films, literature, etc. and then punishes them for not choosing safe, money making careers in adulthood is fascinating, to say the least.
…Or that tells you at 14 that picking your GCSE subjects is a huge decision that will change your life and you need to strive for a A grade, but then afterwards doesn’t give a crap as long as you got five above a C.
Anonymous said: I remember the days when games were about worlds you could explore and about being good, and not about who's got representation and gender this and sexuality that. I miss those days.
Those days miss you, too. I recently found a yellowed letter under one of the floorboards, and it was addressed to you and signed by those days with a tear-stained kiss of lipstick.
Meanwhile, in the present, those of us who work in the industry and who are—amazingly—able to consider more than one idea at the same time, will continue to create good games about worlds you can explore AND occasionally talk about inclusivity.
If you are feeling compassion fatigue, I think it might be okay to sit out those discussions, at least until you get your strength back. While it will be tough not having you available for close consultation, somehow we will soldier on.
They are soooo feaking cute!!! <3
Cute fucking idiots.
Oh, how I do love my bats.
I have a new hobby.
When I get patronizing and/or unoriginal messages, I’m going to use disgusted one word responses.
It’s a lot of fun. :D
I’ve been thinking about this, and I’ve concuded that it’s probably the best way to go (both on dating sites and out in the wild.)
It doesn’t suggest that you’re in any way intimidated or impressed, it succinctly expresses a response without instigating further dialogue, and it doesn’t take up too much of anyone’s precious time.
I’m gonna try it myself. :-)
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog.
I feel like I’ve been preparing for this image all my life.
The internet is over, everyone can go home
It’s just as beautiful as I always imagined.
My life is complete.
Life is over as we know it
I love it when a holo-alaphabetic sentance actually makes sense.
The thing I really like about Utopia is, it’s so easy to tell all the characters apart.
One of the downsides to sleeping at night is that there’s naturally going to be quite a lot you miss out on that the world doesn’t do during the day (or that you can’t see).
Some places are lucky enough to get plankton in the water that glow naturally in a fey blue. It’s so striking to me that nature is consistently the greatest artist around