if you don’t walk into hot topic and have a compulsion to buy like those alice in wonderland charm necklaces or try to convince whoever you’re with to buy the really badly printed supernatural car cover for you or those cat tights then you can’t be my friend
Backstreets of Nakano, Tokyo. In Japan everyone is very precious about their belongings and cars are no exception. They’re always ridiculously clean when on the road and under a cover when parked at home.
Nintendo Announces Upcoming DLC Details for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild!!!
The Dark World- An entire second map the size of the regular world with all new quests!
The Triforce Quest- A new main quest featuring the classic icon within the new “Great Pyramid Shrine” dungeon!
Two New Divine Beasts- Vah Gamerah based on the form of a turtle, and Vah Umbertus, based on the form of a walrus!
All New Weapons and Armor- Including the “Guardian Buster” sword, the “Bust Guardian” shirt, and the “Proton Pack” which can trap those pesky wizzrobes!
Mini-Games- “Waffle Making” and “Snot Rocket Distance!”
Unlockable Playable Characters- Ganondorf, Zelda, and Samus!
A “Nude Code”- By popular demand for Prince Sidon!
New Main Bosses- Including “Soilblight Ganon,” “Leafblight Ganon,” and the horrifying “Fusarium Ear Blight Ganon!”
Two New Runes: “Flame,” which can burn any substance in Hyrule, and “Guilt,” which makes enemies feel really bad about trying to hurt you, sending them into despondent hours of self contemplation and regret!
New Sheikah Slate Features- Including solutions to shrines in the “Sheikahpedia” and the words “Don’t Panic!” inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover!
Cars- Purchase and maintain cars with which you can drive across the plains of Hyrule. Customize your tires and paint job, keep an eye on your gas meter, and register your license plates with the Hyrule DMV! (75 Rupee surcharge per form filed in Lanaryu)
Mod Abilities- Including the ability to turn all Bokoblins into Macho Man Randy Savage!
Lent- Observe Lent by abstaining from meat for 40 days of game time!
It was my sixth day of First Grade at Beaumont Elementary in Devon, Pennsylvania I was a 5-year-old new kid Mrs. Kowalski was still learning our names The School Board decided not to tell the students what happened Didn’t want 7000 children in a panic Thought we were safer in school Than with distraught and distracted parents on highways It was just another Tuesday
I don’t remember 9/11 I remember the weeks that followed The red eyes of adults around me The fantastical and horrific stories The tears and denial of friends who lost loved ones All burned into my psyche
I don’t remember 9/11 I remember my parents going to New York a month after the attacks for their anniversary They brought back gifts from the Toys R Us in Times Square And stories of dust covered cars that would never be reclaimed
I don’t remember 9/11 I remember hearing that we were going to war I remember my fear for children like me who would get hurt I remember resigned acceptance “We’re just getting the bad guys,” people said “You’re too young to understand”
I don’t remember 9/11 I remember my confusion when my father couldn’t walk my mother and I to the gate at Philadelphia International “But the last time we visited Aunt Theresa you waved goodbye” What I would’ve given to go back to 1999
I don’t remember 9/11 I remember the dead Young Americans fighting out of grief and misguided patriotism Iraqis and Afghans and Pakistanis slaughtered out of revenge I remember pushing a bully down a slide on a playground when he asked my friend if her parents bombed buildings A week later he tripped me going down the stairs, spraining my ankle “Al Qaeda supporter,” he whispered
I don’t remember 9/11 I remember a war I remember being desensitized to images of gore and destruction I remember a norm of hatred and aggression in the name of patriotism and security I remember learning of the ever-mounting debt being saddled on my generation Debts that my grandchildren will still be paying off Debts of money and of blood
I don’t remember 9/11 I remember traveling to other countries Being reminded to exercise caution when telling people we’re Americans I remember the surprise on their faces “But you’re so nice” “You don’t look like war-mongers”
I don’t remember 9/11 I remember the nausea I felt when we learned in school that we armed and trained Al Qaeda and the Taliban That we caused the Iranian Revolution That we fund corruption and war when it fits our needs That we’ve murdered millions in the name of freedom That we are a nation of terrorists ourselves
I don’t remember 9/11 I remember years of teachers glossing over the early 2000s “You know this already” I remember finally speaking up Asking Mr. Palmatier to go over the events of that infamous day I remember his stunned silence as he looked at his 2nd period AP US History class “Sir…we were 6…we don’t remember”
I don’t remember 9/11 I remember the fear I feel every time I fly Every time I ride public transport Every time I’m in a crowded area Every time I’m at a national site
I don’t remember 9/11 I remember visiting memorials on a frigid day in December Sleet masked the tears on my face So much death and destruction An endless war A generation that grew up on fear A generation that could learn Learn to empathize Learn to love Learn from the mistakes of those who came before us
I don’t remember 9/11 But I can’t forget everything since I won’t forget