when i was like 14, i once wore contact lenses instead of glasses to school bc i had just learned how to put them on and i wanted to show them to my friends right, and this one guy goes and tells me “i thought girls were supposed to become beautiful when they stopped wearing glasses. something obviously went wrong with you” and that was??? so incredibly rude i wanted to cry but i just stood there not knowing what to say bc i honestly thought we were friends
but the girl sitting in front of him (who was also his crush, mind u) hears him and turns around with the most disgusted expression on her face, and calls him out on it like “omg i cant believe you said that have you even seen yourself in a mirror you have no right to tell her shit” and then she turns to me and says “dont listen to him, you look gorgeous with or without glasses” and she probably already forgot about that but i always remember it whenever i feel self-conscious about myself
so the moral of the story is: if u see someone being a jerk to someone else, dont laugh along and call them out on it. stick together and bring all the fuckboys down
it really pains me that even though seunghyun was actively seeking help from a psychiatrist for the struggles he was facing because he was aware he couldn’t face them alone, he was ultimately not able to receive any assistance whatsoever. instead of help, more cameras were shoved in his face, more malicious comments were written about him, and more pressure was placed on his shoulders. this whole situation really just disgusts me tbh.
God damn Peter Capaldi for announcing he’s leaving and then making us watch 12 episodes of him being freaking untouchable in this role. Just unbelievably outstanding. In every scene it’s like he’s saying “lol I’m off, good luck replacing me.”
“Today I feel inclined for the life of ease. It would have to be a very interesting problem to tempt me from my chair. See you, I have affairs of importance of my own to attend to.” “Such as?” “My wardrobe, Hastings. If I mistake not, there is on my new grey suit the spot of grease - only the unique spot, but it is sufficient to trouble me. Then there is my winter overcoat - I must lay him aside in the powder of Keatings. And I think - yes, I think - the moment is ripe for the trimmings of my moustaches – and afterwards I must apply the pomade.” - Agatha Christie, “The Adventure of the Clapham Cook”
Random NPC in Oblivion: “I hear Daedric worship is becoming more common in the Summerset Isles!”
When we all originally played this, it meant nothing. Nothing. We didn’t care. We barely knew where that even was.
There’s a brutal religious civil war taking place in a province of the Empire, and one of the factions is 200% anti-human. And this is BEFORE the Oblivion crisis.
And then the crisis hits, the Thalmor win, and everything that Skyrim is about happens.
Who the hell does this? Who pays attention to this? Who plots out a universal story arc for every game, like 10 years in advance? They’re still using the barely altered pixel map from Arena, for godsake. ZeniMax didn’t even own them when they came up with the lore for this. They had no way of knowing anyone would care. Kirkbride wrote in beast-man slavery and furry porn, and they kept 98% of it. In a AAA game series, that costs like $50 million to make.
Make fun of Todd and the Gang if you will for all the weird physics and glitches and pointless vampire shit, but Jesus Christ: these stupid nerds have maintained nerd control of a mainstream video game series for like 20 years. Nintendo doesn’t even care about Mario this much. Alduin was first mentioned in the lore in the late 90s. Those were DOS games.
And we whine because we don’t always like how they’ve worked this stuff in. Let’s take a moment and chill. NO ONE ELSE does anything remotely like this. We need to appreciate just how statistically unbelievable this series is.