nuclear import

I see the Pence worse than Trump debate crop up here and there lately, and usually prefaced with a “Trump is more likely to start a nuclear war, buuuuut…” then explain that Pence would be horrible because of his clear hatred for the LGBTQ community. It’s offered in a kind of ‘before we want this asshole impeached, think of how much worse Pence will be.’

But I want to draw your attention back to exhibit A, the likelihood of possibly starting a nuclear war, or global cataclysm, which, I know Pence is morally bad, but nuclear war will definitely kill you…like, it isn’t ‘shucks, I guess I won’t visit China’ it’s ‘shucks, I hate having to smother my best friend to death because they’re in agony from radiation sickness, but we’re all alone in this rubble and I don’t want them to suffer.’

Pence is bad, Pence can be booted like anyone else, and can be resisted like anyone else, but has a directly inverse likelihood of causing an unintended thermonuclear war because of a bad restaurant review.

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Lauren Southern puts forth some interesting thoughts on the importance of nuclear families and the idea of the traditional, hardworking American as well as the harmful ideologies that post modern media brings us.

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OKAY SO I’VE BEEN SEEING A LOT OF HYPE ABOUT THE DOG IN FALLOUT 4

BUT LET’S TALK ABOUT CODSWORTH FOR A MINUTE

Codsworth is a Mister Handy that was the Sole Survivor’s robotic butler before the Great War. Codsworth is reunited with the Survivor after 200 years of roaming around Sanctuary Hills.

He waited 200 YEARS for you to come back home. From what we’ve seen in the trailer and demo, it looks like your house is in pretty good shape for having been through a nuclear bombing- which means he has been protecting your house all this time.

Look at some of his lines:

“Ah, good morning, sir! Your coffee. 175.3 degrees Fahrenheit. Brewed to perfection!”
He knows how you like your coffee DOWN TO A TENTH OF A DEGREE.

“Mister Howard. Shawn has been changed, but he absolutely refuses to calm down.”
He LOOKS AFTER YOUR INFANT CHILD.

“Sir! Ma'am! You should come and see this!” (Regarding a broadcast announcing nuclear detonations)
He recognizes important news and makes sure you see it. If not for him you would not have had as much warning of the bombs falling- you would likely be dead!

“As I live and breathe! Mister Howard? Is that really you?”
YOU CAN HEAR HOW HAPPY HE IS. He has missed you so much! If he had tear ducts they would be weeping with joy!

“It’s worse than I thought. You’re suffering from hunger-induced paranoia! Not eating for two hundred years will do that, I’m afraid.”
“That means you’re, uh… two centuries late for dinner! Ha ha ha ha ha! Perhaps I can whip you up a snack? You must be famished!”

Not only does he recognize that you need food, and immediately wants to help- this implies he’s been keeping food on hand. For two hundred years. JUST IN CASE YOU CAME BACK. And he even tries to cheer you up with a joke!

And then there’s the dog.

>OWNER?
This is not your dog. This is a random stray you just met. It has not been alive for two hundred years, much less been waiting for you for that long. It knows nothing about you. It just recognizes that you are a human and you are not trying to kill it.

TL;DR Codsworth is amazing and loyal and he has not been getting NEARLY enough love in the Fallout fandom since we met him.