i guess ive mainly heard there's no difference, but do you have any preference for unity over unreal? also congrats on smugglecraft!!! im getting it for my lil bro!
Thanks yo!! I’m glad to hear hype for the game!
So I’ve never used Unreal so I can’t say too terribly much about why I don’t use it; I’m sure I could learn it and I’m sure it has a pretty neat workflow, but I’ve just learned so much about Unity over the years that I have no real reason to switch to it; I can already tell the kinds of stories I want to tell knowing what I know about Unity. Unity overall seems more accessible, and its component based system is a workflow that I can really wrap my brain around, so I guess I just got really comfortable with Unity.
There’s a lot of stigma about how “Unreal inherently looks better than Unity” and “you can tell this game was made it Unity”, but these kinds of arguments are bullshit. Sure, if you use nothing but default assets, you’ll be able to tell when a game is made in Unity, but a good games artist wouldn’t do that. It’s not that Unreal just ‘looks better than Unity’, their default assets just look better. If you were to take PBR assets, load them into Unity and Unreal, with similar shaders side by side, it would literally look the same give or take a few pixels, and gamers ultimately can’t tell the difference.
How do you adress the "DNA contains specified information" aspect of intelligent design?
I can elaborate, of course, but this is a nonsense argument. When I hear this, I say: sure, I’ll grant this. Then I add that DNA preceded humans. I don’t shy away from reminding ID advocates that they’re also the same people who believe that humans were specially created and are responsible for a Fall. This Fall, to them, explains harmful mutations, genetic predispositions, viruses, and diseases. Yet, DNA, which contains specified information, contained harmful information before the advent of modern humans. In other words, detrimental viruses, diseases, mutations, and predispositions existed in organisms long before humans. In fact, one of the hallmark evidences of evolution are the retroviruses in our DNA, retroviruses that detail a long and elaborate evolutionary history.
The argument, to anyone who has more than a perfunctory grasp of genetics, is a shot in the foot. I’m certain that the only reason ID advocates use the argument is because genetics isn’t a household topic; lots of people don’t know much about it, so it’s easy to exploit their gullibility. For science enthusiasts and avid readers, however, this argument has absolutely no sway.
There’s a logical handcuff to be had here; the ID advocates who are also Christians can draw only two conclusions if they accept that DNA contains specified information: a) DNA contains harmful information that predates humans and thus, the Fall, whether allegorical or literal, simply never happened; so the Biblical narrative of our history is wrong; or b) god coded all information, including harmful information, into the DNA of humans and in fact, every organism to ever live. Both (a) and (b) have some crippling implications for their beliefs; the former contradicting their religious myth of human history and the latter implying that their omnibenevolent god has a malevolent streak. Like I said, it’s a nonsense argument because despite them thinking it’s a strong argument for ID and their religion, it actually entails devastating implications, indeed ones that threaten their beliefs.
re that post you reblogged about the queen: she is a living symbol of the UKs class divide, the whole royal family are, and by celebrating the monarchy people are celebrating the fact that some are born into ridiculous amounts of wealth and others are born with nothing. The monarchy needs to go, this has been a psa
I really can’t understand how some people can be just, idk, “omg what a cute old woman” without even taking into consideration the fact that royal families everywhere are a heritage that we should just… throw away as soon as possible… without any hesitation.
Like I don’t fucking care if she’s personally a nice person, this fucking woobyfication has to end sdkjfghsjdfhgkjsdf
I'm sorry to send this because you must be getting lots panicked asks like this one right now, but I've suddenly lost all hope of Reylo after this whole vanity fair fiasco. I'm an og who doesn't have a tumblr or anything but has been DEEPLY emotionally invested in this ship; it was actually my sexual awakening, and very meaningful to me. I can't latch onto any of the pro reylo arguments right now, and I feel so lost because I feel like I've wasted a year and a half on something that wasn't real.
i’m sorry i don’t know how much assurance i can bring but like
when u say it isn’t real……. none of this is real. it’s an epic space opera with cheesy tropes and laserswordfighting and heartfelt emotion. we’re a bunch of ppl celebrating smth that doesn’t actually exist. star wars isn’t the most perfect basis for our attention–it’s riddled with plot holes and breaking of its own rules and a lot of other mistakes–but it gives us basis to imagine a slew of possibilities for this universe and these characters. there’s a reason it’s survived for 40 years and it sure isn’t bc it’s perfectly well-written and executed. fandom is inherently transformative of the fiction it takes in. that’s what makes it so awesome.
what happens between rey and kylo in future installments is what you make of it. nothing will ever be able to take away from what happened in the force awakens and the experience you’ve had for the past year and a half unless you let it. if you ask me, none of this was for nothing.
i met some of my best friends and my girlfriend and even made a few enemies over this stupid story about magical monks in space and tragedy and true love because i want the scrappy brave desert rat and the angsty hotheaded estranged prince to get together. that’s amazing.
i’ll stan for canon reylo all day long but at the end of the day i think what attention and love we bring to it makes it real whether or not they smooch in canon. i mean hell i got inspired to write fanfic about something as stupid and insignificant as rey’s shirt just the other day. when rey and kylo so much as look at each other in tlj i’m gonna swoon.
i hope to be inspired by the new content. i’m a writer and an english major and making something out of nothing is my job and what makes me happy. keep on staying emotionally invested in reylo if it still makes you happy too. canon purity meaning ain’t got nothing on what you make it mean.
I'm alone in the group chat so I'm putting this thought here. We all agreed that Joon had shifting abilities in the past, like he could change snake species at will. Well, as person who talks to themselves sometimes, I can see Joon planning an argument with Jin or someone and just... switching snakes in order to mimic having a conversation. Just randomly. Like he'll be a black mamba one minute and will move to the other side, switch snakes, and carry on. And then Jin walks in on him. I want it
And watch a movie theater do an all men showing for like the new Batman movie or like Bladerunner 2049 or another male lead action movie, y'all would want that theater to shut down
To be honest, I don’t think anyone would care as much as you do. Anyone with a brain can go to another theater that same night or wait one day. Your arguments aren’t very good :(
Listen, I know you’re upset for whatever reason, but let me tell you some things. My mom, a special ed teacher of 25 years has been talked down to (ive watched) by several men who have only been teaching one or two years, saying they know the game, and that shes just better with kids because shes a woman. I’ve watched friends of mine get disrespected in front of me because they are girls. They’re “just better at house work, kids, cleaning” because they’re girls. Actually hell, two stories about my last boss. Shes a 40 year old, 4-5(cant remember as ive had a little brew) tour former marine vet, who commanded her own platoon. In the two years I worked with her the insane amount of respect i got compared to her as a NEW HIRE (me) compared to her as a PROJECT MANAGER by other men was insane. Several times they would look at me and ask if I understood when she was the one asking the questions. Not to mention, she once told me a story she got made fun of doing menial labor because “that is a mans job and it doesn’t look feminine or cute when a girl does it. The fact that that story still bothered her several years later says a lot about how our society hasn’t gotten better. This woman was a fucking warrior and people treated her like she was below them because she was a woman.
So you know what, this movie, about a bad-ass female warrior princess isn’t just for comic book junky gate-keeping fanboys, its for women to see a super hero movie where the lead is a bad-ass woman. So if every theater did woman only screenings for the first week, my ONLY complaint would be that I couldn’t contribute to the tickets sales.
One night at one theater isn’t going to kill anyone as a matter of fact, I support it
HOWEVER you did remind me to call my mom and we made plans to go see WW together, so thanks!
Y’all seem to think that ‘Respect’ing other human beings means simply being nice to them, accepting their views, and excusing their actions. But…?
Respecting a person as a PERSON means that you’re acknowledging that they exist. That’s it. Speaking about them, as if they are real. That’s what it means to respect a person as a person. You can disagree and downright condemn a person’s beliefs while still acknowledging that they are a person. Because we, as people, are perfectly capable of doing terrible things and still being people. We’re capable of bad, just like we’re capable of good. The point of respecting a person as a PERSON is not accepting their views. It is not sympathizing with them. It is not giving them the benefit of the doubt. And it is not allowing them to continue to hurt you or your people without consequence. It is not excusing them. It is not surrender.
Respecting a person is realizing that they are still a person saying these terrible things. Not excusing, forgiving, approving, or supporting these terrible things and ideas, but knowing that it was a human itself behind these actions. A person is not suddenly subhuman just because they have terrible ideologies. They’re still a person. Because people do and can have terrible, unforgivable beliefs. And do do unthinkable things. But respecting them as a person is not forgetting that they’re a human. You’re not fighting a monster (Though, a monster in this context would of course be the harmful ideals spread, and the stigma that it both caused and was generated from. Etc.) But you’re fighting another human being.
Now, this by no means should ever weaken your resolve to fight and rise against ideas, campaigns, people that seek to degrade you and oppress you and make “jokes” (can you tell that I literally do not support Felix worth a damn.) at the expense of your suffering. If anything, I feel as if viewing them as a person (read: not forgiving or excusing them. But acknowledging that they are a person.) can only strengthen your fight. The second you fight as if you’re fighting a human being, is the moment that people around you begin to understand why you’re fighting and gain the will to fight themselves. Because they’re humans too.
People on this site are so quick to completely forget the humanity of the other people on this site over something as remedial as shipping Peridot with Lapis over Amethyst. Do not weaken your own arguments, your own voices, and your own points by dropping your voice as if it were to regard and speak to subhumans.
Do not let the forces you fight drop your battle from your own hands. You hold it firmly, back straight, and presented at the human being that pushed you, and didn’t expect you to push back. Make them realize that they are not subhuman. Let them know that you, as a human being, are speaking to them, as a human being, on a battle field that they do not want to to be leveled and fair. Let them know that they are not subhuman, even if their beliefs are garbage. Let them know, they’re not lesser as people.
But as a human being, their actions are unacceptable. And inhuman. Allow them the privilege to feel ashamed. Do not give them the idea that, as a ‘subhuman’, these actions are expected and allowed of them. Let them know that it’s wrong. Let them know.
And that you, as a human being, will not stand for it.
Don’t excuse them. But see them for what they are.
Keep your vision clear, and your voice true. Know that you do not owe them kindness. But know the force that opposes you.
Know them in a way that, in some cases, they will refuse to know you.
Imagine living in a city where there are no monuments, no buildings from before 1970, no proof that you had grandparents or parents, no history at all. Wouldn’t that make you feel like you were just a passing fad, that you could be blown away like leaves?… for any community to feel substantial and able to change without losing themselves, a history is absolutely crucial.
Emma Donoghue, talking about LGBT history and LGBT historical fiction
Aries in the 7th - attracts/is attracted to partners that bring out the life in them. assertive partners, competitive partners. may have pushy and aggressive partners. relationships can consist of arguments and confrontations. a partner that is strong-willed, childlike, spontaneous, self-sufficient, protective, and highly sexual. an independent partner.
Taurus in the 7th - attracts/is attracted to partners that are stable, reliable, loyal and secure. a partner that will stick with you through everything. someone more down to earth, practical and perhaps good with money. someone that cares more about material things so it can compliment you well. a sensual, realistic, grounded partner that can bring more sensuality to the relationship. someone possessive.
Gemini in the 7th - attracts/is attracted to partners that stimulate your mind. someone that likes fresh starts, and can give you a strong mental connection. you fall in love with your mind. someone not very possessive and will not restrict your freedom or limit you at all. someone that can show you new things and can hold a solid conversation with you. a partner with similar interests, and can show you new interests as well. someone that brings variety into the relationship.
Cancer in the 7th - attracts/is attracted to partners that can bring a feeling of security into the relationship. perhaps someone conservative, sentimental, sensitive, and nurturing. someone that remembers the important things. a highly emotional relationship. the relationship can fluctuate over time but always needs to come back to its safety. a partner that feels like a safety net. a possessive, private relationship.
Leo in the 7th - attracts/is attracted to partners that make them feel like a star. someone that brings out the talent, creativity and fun in them. a strong partner that makes you feel proud and vice versa. a lively, social and friendly partner that worships you or vice versa. a relationship for you would consist of a little drama to keep the feelings aroused. romance, ideally, would never die for you.
Virgo in the 7th - attracts/is attracted to partners that they can “fix”. a practical, reliable and steady partner. someone able to handle many tasks at once. someone that values realistic communication and can help you get in touch with reality. understanding of your dreamy and sensitive ways. someone that will help you when needed.
Libra in the 7th - attracts/is attracted to partners that possess social grace, charm, politeness, and good at communicating. someone that can just know how to charm you and be romantic, keep the relationship positive and compromising. someone that avoids confrontation and keeps fighting and conflict at a minimum. someone that can help you relax and see the middle ground to two opposing sides.
Scorpio in the 7th - attracts/is attracted to partners that empower you and are possessive. brooding, dark and mysterious types that are powerful and strong. someone loyal. someone private and emotionally intelligent. intense and intuitive, can tell exactly how you’re feeling at all times. may have power struggles in relationships. sex will be important in the relationship.
Sagittarius in the 7th - attracts/is attracted to partners fiery souls that have a need to learn, experience and be more than what they already are. those with philosophical sides to them, teachers, etc. there can be multiple marriages with this placement because sagittarius rules expansion and “more more more”. there’s an attraction to those that can teach you something or someone you can learn from. athletic, spontaneous and easy going partners. a foreign partner, one from a completely different background/ethnicity/nationality, or long distance relationships. a partner that is friendly and maybe a little go lucky too.
Capricorn in the 7th - attracts/is attracted to partners that are stable, reliable and mature. there can and probably will be a large and significant age difference between you two in the relationship. you may attract strict and colder partners, ones that can provide you with security and guidance, and can teach you to control your emotions more. a partner that needs your suport and nurturing. a relationship where the two of you take care of each other. relationship/marriages may take a while to happen, you don’t settle down quickly or easily, and need commitment.
Aquarius in the 7th - attracts/is attracted to partners that will fuel you mentally and give you the space you need to be yourself. you want a partner that is individualistic, unique and can introduce you to new ideas. typically the relationship would start through friendship and continue the friendship bond throughout the relationship. a partner that isn’t so clingy and capable of doing their own thing when need be, and can let you be yourself when you want and need to be.
Pisces in the 7th - attracts/is attracted to partners that they can fix, similar to virgo in the 7th. a partner that is artistic, compasionate, sensitive of your feelings. someone that calms your nerves. someone you may need to clean up after. there can be delusion and dependency in these relationships, and you may attract addicts, alcoholics, mentally ill or unstable people, criminals, shady people, etc.
Okay can we all just enjoy the Tokyo Ghoul series the way Ishida is writing it? Its very disappointing too see negative reactions to the recent spoilers of Tokyo Ghoul :re, this is Ishida’s story. Ishida can do whatever the hell he wants with his manga and I guess no matter what people are gonna be piss babies about it and leave the fandom because a ship they wanted wasn’t canon or whatever.
Like seriously if the spoilers here or the next chapter prove that TouKen or KenTou is canon to Ishida then so be it. Its Ishida’s story. Regardless of who Kaneki ends up with it shouldn’t matter as long as he’s happy.
Lame adaptations and sequels are always like, “how can Mina go back to her stifling Victorian marriage after her experience with the dark, seductive Dracula??”
Meanwhile, Mina marries her best friend, who she’s known since they were children, who she share common interests with, they build a home together, work as partners, make immense sacrifices for each other, support each other through their traumas.
Guys, a marriage isn’t stifling and restrictive just because two people… get along, I guess?
When you walk away from a toxic situation and the universe immediately aligns you with someone who's mentally, physically and spiritually grown, the internal arguments you have with your former self can be so brutal. I guess its all apart of growth. Hindsight.