Children’s gender roles as imposed on adults. Very ,very, very well done.
why are parents allowed to yell and scream at their children and call them names and just make them feel like shit in general…
but when kids try to defend themselves…. its disrespectful?
what kind of fucking shit parents do you have
is this a new thing to you
what if we just created a fandom for a tv show that doesn’t exist and we build it up really big and make a ton of inside jokes until the internet just accepts it as a real show and it starts getting included in polls and gets it’s own imdb page and a group of outsiders go crazy trying to find dl links
let’s do this guys
SO THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING GUYS
The saddest thing is that most people will find this humorous instead of serious. We’re standing right beside one another, and yet we text others instead of actually speaking to each other. Have you ever sat down and thought about how uncomfortable we now are around one another that it’s so bad that we literally pretend to be texting someone when we’re not, just so it’s less awkward to stand beside people? What’s supposed to strengthen our bonds has taken away from it. It’s time to take our faces out of our phones and notice the world, give a kind gesture to someone, and go SEE your friends instead of just texting them.
I’m going to let that sink in.
Ah yes let me just up and leave school right in between my classes so I can go see the friend 40 miles away that i’m currently texting instead of making idle chit chat with the people around me that I don’t particularly care for.
Fuck your pretentious shit.
"whines evil technology is making people antisocial its not real communication if its not face to face and im a pretentious self righteous shitbaby that asks random people on the street for the time and feels good about it"
Coming Out Simulator 2014 - a half-true game about half-truths
Coming Out Simulator is exactly what it says it is. It’s a free-to-play conversation simulator based on/inspired by the personal story of coming out of its creator, Nicky Case.
There’s no easy answer in Coming Out Simulator, no optimal ending to be achieved if you collect the requisite amount of points. Case based the game off a pivotal moment in his own life as a teenager. And just like in real life, the moment of “coming out” in this game is traumatic no matter which way the player chooses to approach it.
Ultimately, it’s liberating as well. But that’s not what the brunt of the experience playing Coming Out Simulator is actually like. […] There’s power in exploring a fantasy like the one in Mass Effect 3, but there’s also power in being reminded that “coming out” the way one does in that game is a fantasy, and a pretty far-fetched one for many people who faced far more difficult challenges when they actually came out.
Coming Out Simulator is a game about that second experience. It’s a painful one. But it’s also a necessary one, that I think more people who’ve never had to struggle with their own sexual identity should see for themselves.
this game made me cry omfg
okay so HEADCANON: cecil’s eyes look like this
WAIT WAIT WAIT I JUST THOUGHT OF SOMETHING ELSE
THE MOON IN HIS EYE
ACTUALLY GOES THROUGH THE PHASES
You could say….his eyes are the size of the moon
Well, theoretically, as no clocks in NightVale actually work… it could perpetually be nine in the afternoon…
I was ready to call it quits on this issue after the entries from yesterday. I just want to blog silly and pretty things. But life happens, and sometimes we have to address the things that scare and disturb us.
I’m glad everyone sees the beach bombing as a horrible thing. That’s what the response should be. But let’s talk about the use of human shields and courtesy warnings, since you brought it up. Gross combatants use civilians as human shields, banking on the idea that their opponent’s sense of ethics and morality will prevent them from acting violently That Hamas does this is despicable, yes. But what does it say about someone who knows their enemy is among civilians, bombs them and the civilians anyway, and then dares to suggest that their tactics are “surgical” and that their efforts to “avoid” killing civilians are “exemplary”?
This is the most skilled military in the region. Yet for all their hard work, civilians are still dying in droves. F for Effort.
Two Israelis are dead—a civilian hit with a Hamas rocket, and an IDF soldier killed by friendly fire during the ground invasion. No reports of injuries. Meanwhile, there are upwards of 280 dead Palestinians in Gaza, with over 1000 injured. Over 70% are civilians. Is this acceptable?
The ratio of Palestinian vs. Israeli deaths to date is roughly 140:1. Yeah. It’s horrific. It’s tragic. But an accident? Spilling wine on your couch is an accident. Running into someone while you weren’t looking is an accident. Shooting at boys playing football on the beach in front of a hotel full of journalists, readjusting their aim to finish the job, and claiming that they were mistaken for militants? What kind of a whoopsie is that?
If this is an example of this military being careful to avoid civilian casualties, what happens when they stop being careful?
Now, about the warning system. Israel’s got Iron Dome. Superior infrastructure with buildings designed to withstand rocketfire. A smartphone app that warns you of impending rocket attacks send by belligerents. Gravy. As an Israeli citizen, you are nervous and worried, but you can seek some comfort in the fact that you’ve got all of this to protect you, and your likelihood of injury or death is quite small.
Now let’s say you are a civilian in Gaza. You have none of those things. Your sad excuse for an army is literally random angry people shooting bottle rockets over a wall, and there’s nothing offensive or even defensive to speak of here. Your house is not built to withstand any incendiary device. Just before a neighboring superior military power drops a bomb on your house, they blow the shingles off your roof with a smaller bomb and then give you a courtesy phone call to inform you that you have 3 minutes to evacuate or else die in the smoking rubble heap that your home will become. If you manage to escape, where do you go? There are walls at every border meant to keep you exactly where you are. The skies are saturated with planes lobbing missiles on the off-chance that there’s a terrorist lurking in the crowd, and the coast is lined with naval ships aiming at the shore. Your are traumatized, out of money, possibly injured, and there is nowhere to go.
Meanwhile there are people sitting on a distant hilltop with lawn chairs and popcorn watching these missiles rain down on your town. Cheering, knowing the full implications of this pyrotechnics show.
That the only journalists who reported on this, Diana Magnay and Ayman Mohyeldin, were yanked out of the region makes me leery of how this entire conflict is being covered on every news platform. It begs a lot of questions—questions everyone should be asking.
(I was the Anon who asked about the Palestinian boys on the beach). It’s reassuring that your response was so logical. I acknowledge that civilian casualties are always unacceptable. But you have to realise that Israel has been in this situation for a long time and does’t have many options. What are they supposed to do? The Iron Dome isn’t one-hundred percent reliable, and each interceptor costs tens of thousands. They can’t have the whole country in a state of having to accommodate multiple interruptions on a daily basis indefinitely, but when they go into Gaza in any way, they are bound to create a horrific number of civilian casualties and damage to infrastructure. The whole area is in a fucked up situation, generally, and pretty much the only thing everyone seems to agree on is that Hamas needs to go and the Palestinian’s need someone to support and represent them.
Other than that, about what you said about the journalists: of course its ridiculous and wrong that those journalists were pulled, but I personally feel sort of relieved. Not because I want Big Brother to crack down on every reporter who actually reports, but more because media on these issues always backfires on the Jewish community. There isn’t really anything that’s happening that can be stopped by a well-informed public overseas, and broadcasting all the horrific stuff that goes on in Gaza along with all the fake images posted online is not going to help anybody. I know it’s wrong to think that way, and if it was any other issue I would say that people have a right to see everything that’s going on, but in this case the fact is that everything that happens in Gaza is being used by anti-Semites as an excuse to try and validate their opinion by disguising it as valid protest about Israel.
It might not be the most logical view on things, but as a Jew who reads about 200 Jews essentially being barricaded in a Paris synagogue after some pro-Palestinian protestors broke off from the group, a rabbi being beaten in Casablanca, it is frightening. In Melbourne, Australia, a guy who was wearing a shirt with Hebrew writing was beaten up by men who were calling him “Jewish dog” and shouting about Gaza in Arabic; he realised they were trying to pull him away and only managed to save himself because he had IDF training and startled them by swearing at them in Arabic, which he learnt while serving in Israel. My best friend’s brother likes to wear a jacket from his youth movement; it was only luck that someone who knew Arabic and how to defend himself was targeted instead of a teenager who likes his Jewish youth movement.
And it isn’t as if I’m being completely paranoid about this either, because my school seems to consider it a legitimate issue. Yesterday they pulled everyone in Year 9 or above out of class to get someone who organises a lot of security in our community to speak to us about not taking unnecessary risks. Risks like those girls from another Jewish school took on their excursion into the city, when they saw some people handing out pamphlets about Israel and tried to talk to them about it, and those people handing out the pamphlets started to react aggressively when they realised these girls were Jewish. No one was hurt, thank God. But the response from the international community is much more virulent than if this was any other part of the world, and frankly I can’t help but feel panicked when people report on Gaza, even though it is a horrible crisis and people are dying, because for so many people around the world it isn’t about the shit the Palestinians are going through, it’s about punishing the Jews.