just one girl's opinion

To anyone who says “[Character] is [insert]sexual and everything else is wrong because I said so! uwuwu”

To anyone who says “[Character] is obviously [insert gender identity here], so if you’re viewing them differently, you’re the worst uwuwuwu”

To anyone who harrasses others and/or talks shit about them because they headcanon something differently and thus, want to invalidate these people’s opinions in any way.

The New Update

I think the main problem with the Lea Michele integration is that until now real life celebrities had only been mentioned in passing which gave the game a touch of realism, but also allowed some creative license with what interactions/relationships the MC has with these real life celebrities. For example in the Harrison pool party quest they mention that Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Pratt are there but then they incorporated Chris Winters into it which kinda of pokes fun at the fact so many famous and popular movie stars named Chris (and highlights why they gave Chris Winters that name in the first place). It was a fun, relevant reference and it worked because it didn’t interfere with the Hollywood our MC lives in.

I think adding Lea Michele as a character has been an unpopular move because she is a real person and it doesn’t really work well with the way the fandom operates. A lot of the fun with HSS and HWU is that we get to use our own imaginations to create backstories not only for our OCs but for the main story-line characters as well. When they put a real person in there it kinda prevents that from happening which takes away from the magic of headcanons as well as the thrill of getting canon information on one of Pixelberry’s characters (if that makes any sense?).

The whole real money thing is a whole other issue and definitely alienates anyone with a budget. People spend a lot of time and energy saving up diamonds and money for outfits, A-Listers, dates, and side-quests and the fact that those payment types aren’t even an option excludes people who are so dedicated to these games. If I purchase diamonds I have already spent money on the game with the belief that I will be able to use them to purchase things I want in game, and that’s my budget for “x” amount of time. Personally I don’t really care if I have Lea Michelle in the entourage, but I love the outfits. And from a business point of view reminding the buyer of the real money value of the outfits as opposed to in game currency is a sure fire way to stop people from purchasing said outfit. I am happy to splurge and spend some diamonds (which can also be earned) if I really want something but I don’t want to also have to dish out a toonie or $5.00 which I view as more of an extra cost and less of a part of playing the game.

Overall I feel that it’s unfortunate that something a lot of people have been looking forward to, the dating feature, was overshadowed with something like this. I really do appreciate all the work Pixelberry does and I love their games but this “celebrity takeover” was definitely a miss. I understand why Pixelberry wanted to try it, and they in no way make it necessary for you to purchase Lea but I think it’s more the direction the game is taking that’s problematic.

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favourite video game characters:

final fantasy type-0rem tokimiya

What happen to the camaraderie, Tumblr?

Can everyone *please* just calm down with all the Doctor Who/Moffat criticism. 

Go ahead, be analytical, critisize. Call out the all the bullshit and lack of continuity. It bothers me too. 

But there are times when it feels like this fandom is filled more with scorn and contempt for the show than the camaraderie and common sense of adventure and awe we all used to share together. 

I’m a nobody, just a small blip on tumblr. But it just hurts me to see so much bashing of a show that taught me how to be fearless

Dear Chris Hardwick @nerdist

If you could please consider this: invite “deceased” walking dead cast members to be on the talking dead more instead of random so-called “super fans.” We super-fans interact with each other all over social media, I want to hear what insight Scott Wilson and Jon Bernthal and Sarah Wayne Callies and the like have to say about the show.

Just one girl’s opinion.

Sincerely,

bethylark