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"To be fair, imagine you had just arrived in 2018 from Victorian England and discovered Take On Me, what are you supposed to do, not blast it loud enough for your family to hear it all the way back in 1876?"
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NOT GOING TO LIE,,, ive been listening to a few hour long video essays on like. creators and parasocial relationships and im 👁️👁️. We Live In A Society
If you have the time and energy for it / usually do things while listening to stuff as a background and like long ass lefttube video essays I'd DEFINITELY recommend these two videos by StrucciMovies!!!
like. WOW!!!! WOW!!!!!!! i am! going bonkers.
i dont even kno if anyone here speaks spanish or if im just throwing stuff into the void
regardless i will continue to do so because i did not spend ten years on nothing
i speak enough spanish to say that i don't speak spanish. (Yo no hablo espanol.)
see i like fer.al but think there is something be said abt how encourages the opposite of "leave place better than you found it"
is not big quarrel with game just...thing on my mind, as i run through pretty fantasy forest collecting stuff with the implication that am killing bugs and bats and stuff, pulling up rocks and plants and putting them in my pack,
is just something i think of. think this game have space to make statement if they want to about environmental stuff. obvs not want compromise core mechanic of game! but think would be cool represent more sustainable ecosystem instead of current world you take and take from and then grows back when you're not there.
(honestly when i started i did not harvest all the things bc i thought they wouldnt be able grow back if just clear-cut all of them. turns out they do just reappear which was not sure how feel abt that on one hand means no micromanage things on other hand it feels...off. misrepresenty i guess. do not want to destroy beautiful forest but game says is ok take take take no repurcussions.)
(i would like to see some discussion of this theme in game lore, maybe smth where npc says Sparks need change ways to some-other-thing instead of harvest everything all time, then see if players do that or not and update world from there? just think would be neat. would be neat make players think about what they're doing instead of just take all the time cuz maybe habit would carry over irl, habit of leave place better than found and stuff.)
what do you think?
really wanna address @kidd 's thoughts about Sinophobia in a separate post if they don't mind
I don't really know why this happens, but i guess, people really want to have something which is easy to hate on? Because when the actions of Chinese government started getting viral recognition, very few people started saying "Chinese government is bad". Most people just said "China is bad. I hate China" and so on. There was a wave of hate for everything made in China (which is a lot of things) or funded by China and it never really stopped.
The same thing happened to Russia before that. No one on the viral internet post says "Russian government is bad", everyone just says "Russia is bad". And if Russia is bad, that means it's cool and woke to boo Russian contestants on song contest, and uncool to even reblog pictures of Russian forests. Bad! Country!
It's so easy to label a whole nation or country as "bad", and i imagine that sinophobia got even worse since the virus... Why is this kind of logic, logic of someone who straight up writes war propaganda, is still allowed?!
sinophobia is word for be racist to Chinese people right? if so then i wrote an essay on that! it has indeed gotten worse since the virus. lots worse. can share essay if people want read, was for english class but yeah my topic was racism+covid. was suppose compare with witch hunt in the crucible (assignment find historical thing where harmless group gets accuse of smth not their fault, mob mentality etc).
yeah is sad..people make generalization, try simplify complicated things...
which person you mention straight-up write war propaganda?
(also i havent seen original post so if something i say very off-topic is prob bc i dont have context ehe)
seeing a well-meaning but ultimately stupid post circulating tumblr about the new pokemon unite game. the OP does the whole tumblr song and dance about how you're a horrible person if you support the game because it is being funded by Tencent.
if after reading that, you have questions, let me elaborate with some Lore before i explain my opinion
pokemon unite is a MOBA coming to the Switch and mobile devices, created by a partnership between the Pokemon Company and Tencent. i believe it is intended to be free to play.
what is Tencent?
what isn't Tencent? it's an insanely huge conglomate with international reach that is owned/operated in Shanghai, China. most people are familiar with the fact it owns Riot games and therefore League of Legends. it became notorious in social justice circles for censoring any pro-Hong Kong politics (and players) in Riot games. however, Riot is not the only company Tencent has its claws in.
while it is one of the biggest gaming companies--if not The gaming biggest company--in the world, its reach is well beyond gaming. Tencent offers streaming services, social media, teaching platforms, AI software, facial recognition software, movie production, e-commerce and online payments, etc. what it doesnt own, Tencent invests in: it has invested in Discord and Reddit, for example.
I can't even compare it to a western equivilent. it's way too big--it's like if Facebook, Google, Disney, and Amazon were a single company. it is everywhere. and it is watching. so...
are you a horrible person for supporting/playing Pokemon Unite?
no!!!!!!! Tencent is something that is so insanely huge and powerful that many people CANNOT not consume their products/services. living in China, I literally have no choice but to use Tencent and their services in daily life. my work depends on their services to function. it doesn't make me a bad person, nor does it make pokemon fans bad people for playing a free game by the Pokemon Company.
besides, again, even if you don't play tencent games, you very like use a product or service owned and/or invested in by Tencent anyway. if you're european or american, you likely use services/products free of Tencent that are just as awful in their own ways (FB, Google, Amazon, Apple, etc).
what's important is to be aware and remember there really is no ethical consumption under capitalism. don't let ignorant people who underestimate how powerful Tencent is make you feel shitty about enjoying a free pokemon game.
I think i saw this post too, and i really don't like how it's worded. They could have just wrote the facts as they saw it: the game is funded by Tencent, like many other things, Tencent is doing terrible things, in case you don't know it, period. But no, they just chose to write "if you claim to support black lives and at the same time want to play this game, you are a hypocrite". It doesn't even matter if you know who supports who, you are a hypocrite anyways. "Mom, can I play this game about cute pokemons?" "Absolutely not, you racist piece of crap!! Get out of my sight!!"
I think people being guilt tripped by those kinds of posts are the very reason those posts spread.
that is exactly the post i saw. i have since seen another one on the same topic which was worded a little better.
but even with the better wording, i do not agree with shaming people for enjoying a game sponsored/invested in/owned by tencent--even if they do know how terrible Tencent is. while well meaning, it is so...delusional to think not supporting one tiny free game by the company will matter. Tencent is just too big.
americans especially shouldn't be jumping on Tencent when we depend so much on Amazon, Disney, Google, and Facebook--all awful companies with their own amounts of human rights violations and censorship. i might be being too sensitive, but it comes off as so self-righteous and a little racist to target Tencent.
of course, if you somehow live your life without any of the mentioned companies above, then talk all you want i guess. but tencent is so ingrained into chinese society and daily life that calling anyone who supports is a bad person is just evil. it's a result of global capitalism and a monopoly that has been allowed to grow far too powerful.
oh oh this make sense. yeah me i try minimize supporting company like amazon google etc but they still everywhere =| most i can do is just Not Buy Things but am still young so dont control money in the house, could probably do more than i am right now against them but have other things to worry about so dont really get around to it.. [more ramble under cut]
is scary to think is company so much bigger than companies i am familiar with. didnt kno they could get that big honestly! is it so big bc it not have competition?
sometime i feel like i am behind in perception of world, spend so much time school learning history not present that could prob tell u more about ancient china than china now, at least if i remembered all the stuff they taught
Since this just happened to me, heres some friendly advice:
Never let someone pay you in exposure, reputation, or "opportunities".
You are valuable, and your time and efforts are valuable. And chances are, theyre trying to get you to do something really time consuming and expensive for free.
You deserve better.
wheres the fun exciting jrpg where it just starts off each day with you taking all your various medications, vitamins, etc etc
honestly for long time i been think of make game representing my daily life
could be powerful tool illustrate ones own experiences portray them to others...maybe someday if i do that could try make it so easy for anyone make game abt their life, could be neat tool communication
also would have hunger/thirst etc bars hidden unless u go to special place to look at them (i have big adhd i forget to eat and drink)
prob also some currency would have to spend on actions, would have hidden number generated at start of each day = how easy tasks will be for brain today, if not easy have to spend more to do things (adhd med would make slightly more likely easier number but still is random chance still could get low)
also time-counter at corner of screen would not say time would be more like morning/midday/afternoon/evening/night etc, and would be random timeskips of a few hours whenever go near mirror or just sometimes randomly
often would get stuck w no more task currency and not be able to do things. would be frustrating for player but, well, is frustrating for me!! no more currency, just end up do low-effort thing like look at waterfall or message friend.
also would be things like meltdown or panic!mode where not fully in control of character, if meltdown too bad just have to watch them flail around onscreen, only sometime be able control movement...depending on how meltdown+anxiety bar is doing dialogue be different, at low levels character start hunching over talk simple and make noises that wouldnt otherwise (is strange bc people who dont kno im autistic can still get read that Somethings Wrong when im low-energy like that, people im not around all the time seem put on edge/discomfort at seeing my discomfort and the big difference in how i move and bodylanguage)
would be something like brain-bar too where when walking around when brainbar is low would cause random minigames to pop up themed abt objects i walk past, best way i can think of to describe the ping-pong around the house of adhd, just keep distracting. need have high brain-bar but brain-bar go down so fast, i guess would represent just stimulation/engagement in general
sometime character would not obey controls, like if is friends fighting in chat online would not be able do anything except check chat or pace room
and when meltdown/anxiety bar low then certain things would make bars go down even faster, like if step on lines or do thing Wrong or wear the wrong shirt
+would be debuff from being around lots people but also other debuff from being alone
+would get energy from be outside or around happy plants
+sometimes if brain bar low also get play through daydream sequence >=3c or storyplanning, player get play as story character and act out scene before can proceed...
if was game of your life, what would mechanic be like? =0
stella not see this enough & want say
you not bad person for intrusive thoughts ... no matter how violent or awful
you deserve love & whatever help can get, to feel safe in own body & own head
on flipside, if you not someone w intrusive thoughts:
pls not reject person if admit to intrusive thoughts
intrusive is intrusive because thoughts make distress, & not mean any real desire
is scary & unfun, & not everyone in position where can work through - "just refuse think" also tends make worse, cause can force focus back there
intrusive thoughts by definition unwanted
@babushka said: "#you are not your thoughts #even in general i think"
yeye is important thing in meditation! the idea that thoughts are not you, just things that happen to you, and theyr influence by so many other things so when upset at self for thought just remember: it didnt come from you and it doesnt have to be you; what is you is your choices and random thought is not one of them
doodled my fer.al avatar.
oh ive heard abt that game, whats it like?
basically you explore and find stuff to craft other stuff, no set storyline to it. it's massively multiplayer, the character design's pretty nice and it's rather relaxing. plus there are small minigames.
but man, it does eat your computer ram.
you can also dye shit that you buy / get from chests and whatnot.
and you have an entire sanctuary to yourself that you can pretty much customize to your likings.
it's very neat.
mind you, there's a 30-decal limit on creatures.
ace flag w/ badger, aroflux flag (less eyestrainy) with deer, trans flag w/ wolf.
tiny art things that are Good.jpeglovecubus -
positioning the jaw slightly depending on if their mouth is open
barely noticeable flyaways in hair
the lower eyelid moving when the cheek is pushed up
d i m p l e s
feel free to add
- teeth, esp if they're drawn in that sort of lines style
- sharp teef
- sclera that aren't white
- oddly-coloured pupils and oddly-shaped pupils (i.e: goat or heart pupils)
English alphabet: a, b, c, d, e, f, g...
German alphabet: a, b, c, d, e, f, g...
Russian alphabet: a, b, c, where's the hedgehog, i...
the joke wokrs because russian alphabet goes: а, б, в, г, д, е, ё, ж, з, и, к... and so on. the letters i wrote in bold form a phrase "где ёж", which literally translates to "where's the hedgehog".
it's could that your letters lined up end up spelling words. English doesn't obviously.
English got the "seven ate nine" joke so it's 1:1 i think
'no' is also a word.