it was like this game was made for me

If you’re outside of their target market your opinion is as irrelevant as a vegetarian judging how you ordered your steak. A man in his late 20s complaining about Justin Bieber – not seriously considering and critiquing his work, just complaining about his very existence – is like if I walked into Hot Topic and made a scene because their Pokemon sports bra doesn’t fit me. Well, it would have been nice if it had, but they weren’t making it for me. I’m sure Bieber appreciates his 40-year-old fans, but they aren’t paying his bills and government fines.

It’s easy to dismiss something that wasn’t made for you as having no value, while forgetting that countless people think the same thing about all the stuff that you like. Your timeless song that helped you through that junior high breakup was some out-of-touch adult’s proof that music was objectively better when they were getting dumped by the cutie from English. Your favorite video game is the crux of someone’s rant about how games are a useless medium for immature adults. You know, the kind of idiotic sweeping generalizations that make us want to scream because they contribute nothing to anything, except for when we’re insightfully making them.

Complaints about pop culture way outside of the complainer’s demographic are most common with stuff marketed at teens because, well, a lot of it is fucking terrible. I read The Maze Runner, and the author belongs in word jail. But one of the shittiest things an adult can do to a teenager is mock their interests just because what’s new and novel to the teen is old and boring to them. Maybe it’s objectively bad, or maybe it just doesn’t push the right buttons in your brain. But unless it’s fascist propaganda, like the new YA hit The Fault In Our Cucks, it’s really none of your business.

How To Deal With Pop Culture That’s Not Made For You

neilandtodd  asked:

dan was so proud of 14 year old phil. like he was fucking beaming the entire video. he's so proud of his weird creative amazing boyfriend. also when dan said 14 year old phil and 14 year old dan would be friends i screamed bc dan was 9 when phil was 14 and phil was 18 when dan was 14 like doesn't that make you emo

that whole video made me emo

literally the entire video dan rarely stopped smiling and complimenting various aspects of the game (and playfully poking fun at certain parts, it was phil ripping himself to shreds) and you could tell that he was just unbelievably proud and quite honestly i can imagine dan being the one editing it as soon as they finished filming and wanting to upload it the same day so people could see it as soon as possible

the ‘fourteen year old dan would be friends with fourteen year old phil’ part broke me?? ten times over??? it really reminded me of “i didn’t have a best friend for the first eighteen years of my life” which triggered the waterworks to start building up

let’s chat about dnp

The Iterations of Arya Stark

Within A Song of Ice and Fire, there are a number of Arya proxies you can find, both by look and by personality. I think it’s interesting to study them side by side to see what the characters have to say about her as a person, as well as the authorial intent, parallels, and possible foreshadowing. There was Lyanna, a wild beauty by most standards; Ygritte, the fiery first love; Meera, the ever-protective sister and huntress; Margaery, the cunning pretender; Jeyne, Lady of Winterfell; Leaf, a small vessel of old magic; Willow, a fierce little girl who acts as a queen; and finally Alys, the grey northern girl with a frosty winter crown. 


“Lyanna might have carried a sword, if my lord father had allowed it. You remind me of her sometimes. You even look like her.” (Arya, A Game of Thrones)


Something about her made him think of Arya, though they looked nothing at all alike. “Will you yield?” he asked, giving the dirk a half turn. And if she doesn’t? (Jon, A Clash of Kings)


Jojen was so solemn that Old Nan called him “little grandfather,” but Meera reminded Bran of his sister Arya. She wasn’t scared to get dirty, and she could run and fight and throw as good as a boy. (Bran, A Clash of Kings)


A few days past, he had taken Ned aside to show him an exquisite rose gold locklet. Inside was a miniature painted in the vivid Myrish style, of a lovely young girl with doe’s eyes and a cascade of soft brown hair. [..] The maid was Loras Tyrell’s sister Margaery, he’d confessed, but there were those who said she looked like Lyanna. (Eddard, A Game of Thrones)


The girl was slim, and taller than he remembered, but that was only to be expected. Girls grow fast at that age. Her dress was grey wool bordered with white satin; over it she wore an ermine cloak clasped with a silver wolf’s head. Dark brown hair fell halfway down her back. And her eyes…

That is not Lord Eddard’s daughter. (Reek, A Dance with Dragons)


A cloud of ravens was pouring from the cave, and he saw a little girl with a torch in hand, darting this way and that. For a moment Bran thought it was his sister Arya…madly, for he knew his sister was a thousand leagues away, or dead. And yet there she was, whirling, a scrawny thing, ragged, wild, her hair atangle. Tears filled Hodor’s eyes and froze there. (Bran, A Dance with Dragons)


Gendry was the closest thing to a man grown, but it was Willow shouting all the orders, as if she were a queen in her castle and the other children were no more than servants.

If she were highborn, command would come naturally to her, and deference to them. Brienne wondered whether Willow might be more than she appeared. […] Brown hair, brown eyes, skinny….could it be? Arya Stark’s hair was brown, she recalled, but Brienne was not sure of the color of her eyes. (Brienne, A Feast for Crows)


The girl smiled in a way that reminded Jon so much of his little sister that it almost broke his heart. […] The snowflakes were melting on her cheeks, but her hair was wrapped in a swirl of lace that Satin had found somewhere, and the snow had begun to collect there, giving her a frosty crown. (Jon, A Dance with Dragons)


And as promised, more RBACC spammery! Say hello to my favorite new thing in the entire hood: Old Town

Nested on the cliffs just above what will soon become the beachfront city centre, this fascinating fortress was made in the likeness of similar fortified towns that can be found all across the Mediterranean. I loved the idea of giving my hood a bit of ‘history’, and in addition, having an ‘old town’ gives me the perfect excuse to mess around with castle lots without actually having to play a strictly medieval game. My wizard and elven families have all been moved here, as have the vampires; I also plan on adding some touristy community lots, like a museum and a clock tower, but all in good time. For now though, this is what I have. Pics are captioned.

I really didnt like how breath of the wild never properly explained the significance of all that blue. It just made me miss the iconic green tunic even more and it felt like they had gotten rid of it for nothing???

anonymous asked:

I want to be your friend but you are so cool but I am so not cool what do I do you are the graceful space queen striking fear in the hearts of your ememies and awe in the eyes of your allies and I am a mashed potato in the mud I'm so sorry (for what I am sorry, I shall never know)

i am also a potato

like normally id be more reassuring and stuff but right now i am an insomniac potato who slept 3 hours last night and then played a video game made for 12 year olds for another 6 and forgot that its mothers day and i was meant to give my mum her card at breakfast whooops

rumours of my coolness are greatly exaggerated and i am a meme nerd like everyone else i just. dont usually show that on this blog because its got. so many followers im faintly intimidated to be human here.

if u wanna be my friend come talk to me. i! love! attention! but also be warned that like. 5 different friends of mine have messaged me recently going ‘hey what’s up we havent spoken for months’ and the answer is ‘i am fine i just literally forgot about time passing and am so so bad at maintaining social relationships’ so theres that

but yeah sure go ahead come at me friend

Hey everybody!!!Let’s play a game!It’s named ‘Guess the Gemsonas!I used some bases made by @artifiziell to help me improve my drawing skills to draw these guys!!So,the rules are simple:guess which gemsonas i drew here(one is mine! 😉) and write in replies the number,the gemsona’s name and tag the person who the gemsona belongs to!After that,i will draw them completely and you will find out if you were right or not!If this is succesful,i will draw more gemsonas like this!So,let the game BEGIN!!😊😊😊

salvachester  asked:

hey, anon. I'm begging you, come to my askbox. I'm just itching to tear you a new one. Two can play dirty at this game, except, I'm not a coward like you, you pathetic, spineless cunt. - hon, don't give this troll any more time, just block her sad ass. Love you <3

lol, well, I think I might’ve scared ‘em off. You’re too sweet though! Thanks for this, it made me smile. Also, the only reason I haven’t blocked her is because I want to see what other useless things she could throw at me. Makes me giggle how stupid some people are. 

Tbh I would just prefer at this point if bioware just made all the characters potentially romanceable by ur character no matter ur gender. Like ordinarily I’d be all about having some characters gay some bi etcetera but just the way it’s been played up to and including now? With these mass effect games? Like I just honestly want to be able to romance the women I’d like to romance in those games without bioware shutting me down cuz they’re all straight

drbread  asked:

so my hypothesis is that calling the player character "lone wanderer" in fo3 was actually an unconscious commentary on the game's content; all there is to do in the game was wander around not interacting with NPC in any way besides via guns

lmao that definitely feels like an accurate analysis. i mean, i always found fallout 3 to be one of the loneliest-feeling games on earth. which made fallout: new vegas almost jarring at first because it was like.. people talking to me? interacting with my character? amazing 

I don’t think I ever shared this story so I’ll share it now.
By far THE best interaction I had while working at GameStop was when this older woman, probably in her mid to late 70’s, came in asking for games she could play that were similar to The Witcher 3 because she had completed the entire game, despite hating the game mechanics.
When I asked her what she liked about the game that made her want to finish it, she looked me straight in the eye and deadass said, “Geralt.”
So basically this elderly woman completed every single mission in The Witcher 3 solely because of how hot she found Geralt. I died. And set her up with a copy of Uncharted after she gave Nathan Drake her Hot Boy™ seal of approval.