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This week, it should be clear to this community that games are at a cultural turning point. […] More games are being created by more people for more people than ever before. Two groups are at opposite ends of this moment:

One side has folded its arms, slumped its shoulders while pouting like an obstinate child that has learned they are getting a little brother or sister but wants to remain the singular focus of his parents’ affection.

The other side has opened its arms, unable to contain its love and compassion, because they understand they are no longer alone.

This week, the obstinate child threw a temper tantrum, and the industry was stuck in the metaphorical grocery store as everyone was forced to suffer through it together. But unlike a child, the people behind these temper tantrums are hurting others. It’s time to grow up.

By Chris Plante, An Awful Week to Care About Video Games (via discovergames)

Reblogged from lexxerduglas  85,851 notes

I read several dozen stories a year from miserable, lonely guys who insist that women won’t come near them despite the fact that they are just the nicest guys in the world.

..I’m asking what do you offer? Are you smart? Funny? Interesting? Talented? Ambitious? Creative? OK, now what do you do to demonstrate those attributes to the world? Don’t say that you’re a nice guy — that’s the bare minimum.

“Well, I’m not sexist or racist or greedy or shallow or abusive! Not like those other douchebags!”

I’m sorry, I know that this is hard to hear, but if all you can do is list a bunch of faults you don’t have, then back the fuck away..

..Don’t complain about how girls fall for jerks; they fall for those jerks because those jerks have other things they can offer. “But I’m a great listener!” Are you? Because you’re willing to sit quietly in exchange for the chance to be in the proximity of a pretty girl (and spend every second imagining how soft her skin must be)? Well guess what, there’s another guy in her life who also knows how to do that, and he can play the guitar. Saying that you’re a nice guy is like a restaurant whose only selling point is that the food doesn’t make you sick. You’re like a new movie whose title is This Movie Is in English, and its tagline is “The actors are clearly visible”.

By

David Wong, 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person

This never gets old. 

(via denasynesthesia)

milestaylorcosplay:

spooktercrunk:

abhorticulture:

thecakebar:

Surprise! Gender Reveal Cake
A Gender reveal party is where the parents throw a party (similar to a baby shower) to find out the gender of the baby! 
No one knows the sex of the baby (just the party planner/bakers know!)
The gender is revealed when the parents cut the cake open and the inside color of the cake/desserts reveal if the baby will be a boy or a girl! (pink is usually used for girls, blue for boys of course!)

mine was full of wasps. HUGE WASPS.

"what’s the baby’s gender?" the eager party goers ask, crowded around the cake
slowly, the knife cuts through the first piece. “wasps.” the proud parent-to-be whispers, “wasps.”
one thousand wasps are released from the gender cake.

And now, the weather.

milestaylorcosplay:

spooktercrunk:

abhorticulture:

thecakebar:

Surprise! Gender Reveal Cake

  • A Gender reveal party is where the parents throw a party (similar to a baby shower) to find out the gender of the baby! 
  • No one knows the sex of the baby (just the party planner/bakers know!)
  • The gender is revealed when the parents cut the cake open and the inside color of the cake/desserts reveal if the baby will be a boy or a girl! (pink is usually used for girls, blue for boys of course!)

mine was full of wasps. HUGE WASPS.

"what’s the baby’s gender?" the eager party goers ask, crowded around the cake

slowly, the knife cuts through the first piece. “wasps.” the proud parent-to-be whispers, “wasps.”

one thousand wasps are released from the gender cake.

And now, the weather.

Reblogged from lemonorangelime  16,878 notes

babeobaggins:

frankiemarx420:

Kelston Boys’ High School perform a massive haka in honour of the new Maori carving on campus

I live for this