i know i'm a good person

anonymous asked:

So, EA just shut down Visceral Games and I'm afraid Bioware might be next on their chopping block if EA's track record means anything. What do you make of this mess?

I wish i could pull out my good ol’ Excessive Positivity™ for this one, but… yeah, you’re probably correct. With the recent shutdown of the Montreal branch AND now Visceral AND the online only multiplayer direction Anthem is taking (for which my poor flat wallet breathes a sigh of relief because I sure as fuck am not going to be buying that), yeah, I think Bioware is very likely to be the next to be gobbled up by EA. That’s just the most likely scenario at this point. It might not happen next year, or the year after, but sooner than we would like, it’s… just what’s reasonable to assume.

But, on the bright side… we might want to remember that the games we love aren’t made by companies, not really, but the people who work for said companies. And since many members of the core Bioware team had already left (and I’m sure soon many more will follow, well before EA would stop shoving more and more of its gross dick down Bioware’s throat), at least there is some comfort to be found in the knowledge that those creative minds are now free from this particular publisher’s grasp, have a great track record of successful games they have worked on, and are free to pursue other creative endeavors, hopefully with a less soulless publisher. Maybe once there is no more Bioware, there might be new and original franchises popping up all around. I don’t know.

All I know is that I really wish multiplayer only games that are focus-tested to shit would finally go out of style. It’s been so long, and I thought that with Titanfall 2 getting an actually okay single player campaign, we were on the right track to achieving sort of a compromise, or a synergy between those who want to fuck around and those who want to see games become a storytelling medium, but…. come on. Seriously, how many good, original concepts have to be hunted down and killed by this pointless drive to make just one more dark and dreary and muddy and boring online only WWII military shooter? I know there’s been a slight uptick in fun and colorful visuals lately among the big smash hits (what with Overwatch being the most popular online multiplayer that everyone is now trying to copy in all things they can), but… come on.

GIVE ME BACK MY NARRATIVE-FOCUSED SINGLE PLAYER CAMPAIGNS PLEASE AND MAKE THEM PRETTY TO LOOK AT YOU COWARDS

So we were talking about how one of the partners was going to retire, and how the partner I was on audit with today was going to take over as partner on one of our other audits, and I said, “Wow, but you’ve been lead on that audit for years, who else in the office really knows it enough to take over?”

And she replied, “Well, I was thinking you, probably.”

And it threw me for a moment, because I still think of myself as being “new,” but I’ve been working on that audit since I started (so four years now), and I’ve worked on all the parts in some aspect over the years, so I am the person in the office who knows it and auditing enough that I could take over.

And that’s kind of a weird feeling. Because on the one hand, I know I could manage it, even though it’s a bigger one, but on the other hand, everything I do still makes me feel like I’m just faking actually knowing what I’m doing and the more responsibility I get, the more likely it is they’ll realize I’m a big fake.

But on the other other hand, that is probably a big part of why I *do* do a good job, because I am so worried about getting it wrong that I… don’t get it wrong?

It’s been one of those days (weeks if we are getting technical) where the clean speech is so necessary. I’m really happy that Taylor is in my life, sometimes I don’t know what I’d do without her.

idk man the thing that sucks about not being really pretty is that no matter what you tell yourself and what your friends might say, you sort of always know that you’re just not. and i’m not talking about being stubborn and fishing for compliments, it’s just knowing that you’re not conventionally attractive, that people on the street won’t double-take when you pass by them, that people won’t be flustered trying to talk to you. and i know looks aren’t everything but damn it sure feels like it when you aren’t absolutely gorgeous

anyone else kinda terrified you’ll never be able to hold a job in the future because of your mental illness

Oh my god, in last night’s Bob’s Burgers, Bob takes Gene to a laser light rock show at the planetarium (super important to Bob, because it was his favorite when he was a teenager, and this is the last night before they’re closing the exhibit because it’s old and no one goes anymore, also it’s Bob’s birthday), and Gene has no idea what he’s in for, but he gets pumped for it anyway ‘cause Bob’s so excited about it, and finally they get in there and they’re watching it, and Gene has a sensory overload and kinda starts freaking out ‘cause he can’t handle it, so Bob takes him out and they sit in the car for a bit.  Gene’s angry because Bob didn’t tell him it would be so loud and scary, so Bob offers to play the album for Gene at a normal volume, and Gene starts to enjoy it, so he reclines the seats, takes out the cigarette lighter, tells Gene to pretend it’s a laser, and starts drawing in the air, explaining the plot to him (it’s like a full on Pink Floyd or Rush-esque rock opera about a bunch of robot overlords telling rockers that they can’t play music anymore, and one Rebel rising against them).  Gene gets really into it and decides he wants to see the finale of the laser show (which Bob regards as a life-changing experience), so they sneak back into the planetarium (there’s no re-entry allowed) with a few tricks that parallel the story from the album, and watch the climax of the show together (Bob fashions some earplugs for Gene out of a napkin).  On the way home, Bob’s asking Gene how he liked it, and Gene says “I loved it!”, Bob asks him to speak louder ‘cause his ear’s are shot, and Gene yells, “I LOVED IT, DAD”.  Bob yells back “I love you too, Gene”.

I FUCKING!!! CAN’T!!! DEAL!!!! WITH HOW GOOD THIS SHOW IS!!! I know i don’t talk about Bob’s Burgers a lot but this show is flawless and charming and gross and funny all at the same time, the characters are written like people with actual fears and anxieties, and unlike a lot of comparable shows, the comedy doesn’t come from the family being pitted against each other, it’s always the family against the world… I love it, I love it, it’s so pure and refreshing and still somehow manages to be funny without sacrificing it’s heart, and I fuckin’ love it, please watch Bob’s Burgers holy CRAP okay I’m done.

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in a heartbeat (2017)

some people make me feel so worthless, it hurts sometimes, I just wish to sleep for over a week without dealing with anything.

Where did all those feelings go? People spend their whole lives looking for love. Poems and songs and entire novels are written about it. But how can you trust something that can end as suddenly as it begins?
—  Nicola Yoon, The Sun is Also a Star
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Female Awesome Meme: ⅒ Supporting Characters
Tahani Al-Jamil 🌺 

And besides, all the big ticket items are impossible, I’m afraid. It’s not as if you could, you know, “sacrifice your life for others” or “change the consciousness of a nation”… both of which I did, by the way… such fun! 

Me: *Watching The Worst Witch on Netflix* Wow, this is pretty much exactly like Harry Potter/Hogwarts except they’re all girls. I freaking love it, but it’s a total ripoff 

Me: Looks up the book series its based on and sees that it predates Harry Potter by more than Twenty Years.

Me: 

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Sometimes it makes things hard, but Kuroo doesn’t really mind

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Person of Interest posters - My favorite episodes which are not including in top 10 rated episodes on IMDb

I love early episodes of night vale because Cecil was essentially wearing a neon sign on his chest that read “NOTICE ME CARLOS” but Carlos was too busy pointing at various aspects of the town and just going “what the fuck. what the actual fuck.”

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  • Okay, so since it's new year and I don't have internet friends, I thought it'd be a good idea to start the year knowing some new people sooooooo talk to me or whatever
  • Like, please, talk to me, I'm so lonely

*in the middle of battle*


Pidge: good thing we’ve got an ACE up our SLEEVE!


Keith: pidge I swear to god if you use that one more time

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ya’ll y’all wanted a selfie, ya’ll y’all got one two! 📸

I promised this like a month ago now let’s all go back to our simming and pretend this didn’t happen

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So I played the demo of UnderTale and it’s such a cute game :o 

I haven’t been in the best mood so I made this to remind all of you (and myself) that you are filled with determination

Stay Determined~