this video is bullshit

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For the one word prompt: video games (shhh it's one word), fahc, any character

It was always after a rough heist that Michael would head straight for the games and consoles in the rec room. It was mind numbing in the way he picked up the games. Silent and fuming, he would forget about the time and let the hours bleed past together in a jumble. Video games had logic, rules you could play by, outcomes you could expect. There was a beginning, a middle, and an end—except for Skyrim, holy fuck did that game take ‘open world’ to the next level.

There was always crap spouted about the potential negative effects of video games on the children—always the damn children—about how video games were exposing the children to violence too early. How they were becoming desensitized and that they would likely make children act out violently later in life.

It was all bullshit.        

Video games weren’t the reason why Michael’s biological father was a drinker. Video games weren’t the reason why he dropped out of school at fifteen. Video games weren’t why he decided to join a gang and rob banks and fuck the police. The society was. His shit childhood was. The whole damn system was. Video games were just a means of escape, a means of relaxing after a rough day at work when he could just power up the Xbox and forget about everything else for a few hours.

It was easier that way. Safer, too. Controllers could be replaced if you broke them. Smashing your fist against the mirror because a crew member got hurt? Well, that was a bit harder to fix and explain.

Video games were the safer form of dealing with anger and frustration. Grief. It was easier to forget that Gavin was hurt on a job because Michael’s hearing was beginning to interfere with his work. That he couldn’t hear over the comms that Gavin needed his back checked.

It was starting to become an issue. As the main man behind the use of explosives, he was beginning to notice the effect of it all on his hearing. The constant ringing, the slight deafness to his right ear. It was getting worse, and he knew that soon he wouldn’t be able to do his job any longer.

Late in the night when most of the Fakes had gone off to bed, Jack was the only one still up. She crept in slowly, sitting down next to Michael on the couch as he worked through a standard FPS game.

“Gavin’s going to be fine,” she said. “The bullet only grazed him. Minor tissue damage. He’ll be so. And complain a lot. But he’ll be back on his feet by tomorrow.”

Michael only grunted in response. When his character was killed, he threw down his controller and sat back against the couch.

“I wish you’d tell me what’s wrong,” Jack said. She had a way of gentling the answers out of people.

“I can’t hear shit on the comms. I think … I think I need to see someone.” He flicked his ear. Jack nodded.

“We’ll figure it out.” She put her hand on his shoulder. “We always do. Now come on. Time to get some sleep.”

She stood up and walked towards the hallway leading to the bedrooms. Michael turned off the TV and stood up to follow her. 

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lmao yo i’m convinced melania just tryna outlive this man and collect them billions at this point

To Those Who May Need It

I know that the world isn’t perfect. In fact, the world is pretty fucked up most of the time. I know that things may not be ideal, or may not be going your way. Things might be shit right now. Things might be the absolute worst they’ve ever been. Things might seem like they won’t ever get better. It might seem like you’re drowning in this sea of darkness. You may feel sad. You may feel angry. You may feel lost. Or maybe you don’t feel anything at all. Maybe you feel nothing. And maybe that’s the worst part of it all.
But you have to listen. You have to believe me that things will get better. Things won’t stay like this for all eternity. Even though it may not always be apparent, there are people that care about you. And there are people here willing to listen. You are not alone. You’re not the only one feeling the way that you feel. You are not hopeless. There are so many that care for you and so many who are willing to help. You just have to reach out a hand. You have to speak up. As hard as it might be, as daunting as that decision may feel, you have to take that chance. You may feel alone but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can get better. You can be happy again. And there is someone out there who is willing to help. There is someone there who is willing to listen and guide you. Please don’t give up. You can do this. You are strong and you are brave and you can fucking get past this. I believe in you. It sounds like bullshit because I’m just some dude that makes videos on the internet who’s spewing words onto a Tumblr post at midnight. But here I am. I’m on that list of people who believes in you. It’s not an empty list. We need to be here for each other. We need to listen and reach out to each other and be there to catch each other when we’re at our lowest. You all have helped me more than you will ever know. And I’m glad that I may be able to help you out a tiny bit too. I just want you to know that you can get past this. You are not alone. There are people here for you. You can do this.

Please don’t give up.

I’m sorry, but this is complete bullshit. I get censoring out videos that talk about sex and more explicit things - which these restrictions accomplish to some extent - but this does more than just that. 

For example:

  • You know dodie’s “Sick of Losing Soulmates” video? Yeah, the official music video got taken down, but not because of language. The original release of the song on her main channel is still up with the restrictions on.
  • When you look up creators like Connor Franta, Troye Sivan, Hannah Hart, and Tyler Oakley, just to name a few, in the search bar, their channels don’t show up.
  • Mary Lambert’s “She Keeps Me Warm” official video isn’t available. Some videos of her performing it are up, but not the actual music video, a video that has no adult themes. 
  • Evan Edinger’s video on demisexuality isn’t available. Sure, he mentions the word “sex” a few times, but sex ed/human reproductive system videos aren’t down.
  •  MilesChronicles only has eight videos up with the restrictions. All their videos relating to their gender or sexuality don’t appear on their channel.
  • Troye Sivan’s coming out video (2013) isn’t there.
  • All of Melanie Murphy’s videos - except one - where she talks about her bisexuality aren’t available.
  • Only eight of Stevie Boebi’s videos show up on her channel; only one directly relates to being queer, the other is her identity video where “lesbian or bisexual” is in the thumbnail.

Trust me, there are more; you don’t have to look far to find them. But why does it matter? Can’t you just turn off the restrictions? Well yes, if it isn’t locked. YouTube offers an option to lock on Restricted Mode for the browser. A kid who’s trying to figure themself out and is terrified about it won’t have these resources and stories and models to help them if their parent(s) enable this restriction. Their self journey will be so much longer and harder than necessary because of it.

And what about the younger kids. The kids who are in a heavily sheltered environment where the only information they have about being queer is taken-out-of-context Bible verses. They’ll see the very minuscule number of lgbtq+ videos and feel even more isolated and like a pariah.

We need these videos.

Youtube has been a happy place and a space of belonging for me and so many others, we can’t take lose that. @youtube you said you’re proud of representing queer voices, you better fucking mean it.


UPDATE (20/3/17):

As pointed out by Philip DeFranco - amongst others - this is not only an lgbtq+ issue. We should not be viewing this just as *potential* homophobia, but rather marking people who are different from the societal norm as an “other.”

It has been brought to my attention that some videos concerning mental health issues have also been taken down. As @srgtfuckybarnes said, Hannah Hart’s video about living with depression is no longer available with these restrictions.

This is a bigger issue. It takes people who have different thoughts and opinions and placing them in a light that suggests their views are less than. 

I want to make this very, very clear, though: the intent of YouTube isn’t bad. I highly, highly doubt workers at YouTube sat down and at a meeting and said they were going to censor these types of people. That being said, the result/effect is still negative. How it effects people (in this situation) stands out more than whether or not YouTube is trying to separate people as an “other.”


Thank you to everyone (especially @2022hadmefrickinzazzed) for making constant updates to this. That is very much appreciated.

What the fuck United Airlines????

I just watched the video of them assaulting that innocent passenger who was forcibly removed from his seat that he already paid for just so one of their fucking employees could fly on that flight because their moronic asses overbooked. They drag away the unconscious, bloodied elderly man like a sack of garbage after forcing him out of his seat that he shouldn’t be forced to give up BECAUSE HE FUCKING PAID FOR IT AND WAS NOT POSING ANY THREAT ANYWAY. To demean a human being like that just because they use their power to say “no” and you don’t happen to like it is fucking disgusting and disgraceful.

My family has a SHIT ton of miles with them but we’ve just decided to never fly with them again. My dad even called them this afternoon and asked, “So when will it be my turn to be forcibly removed from my paid seat, beaten, and degraded?”

Fuck them. And fuck anyone who thinks what United did was okay.

to the anon that requested me this challenging request; i’m never going to work on a video for months now lmao

here you go guys! freakin is hinata gay or european parody

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I don’t think I’ve ever  seen this before. it’s from the book signing last fall (2014), and Just when I think I can’t love him any more…

The girl asks him why his mermaid tattoo’s breasts are so saggy, and he looks at his mermaid and says “because everyone should love themselves for who they are, they shouldn’t strive for perfection.”

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An alternate reality in which Jane Shepard comes from a parallel universe because of a random wormhole.