When I was young I used to look up to some people online, even though they were barely older than me and were sometimes even younger. I was extremely immature and sheltered, it really didn’t take much to be more mature and experienced. I was easily impressed.
Nowadays I look at those people I used to idolize, and with 9 out of 10 of these people I find myself wondering when the hell did I become more mature and experienced than they are. I mean, shit, I’m still immature as hell, but it feels like I lived a whole extra lifetime while they just idled around fiddling with their toes for a decade and didn’t grow at all.
Maybe it’s cultural differences? Maybe my experiences are abnormal? Maybe years of navel gazing made me more self-conscious of my faults and thus more eager to grow out of them? I don’t know. The point is that the pedestals are all broken and it’s really disappointing.
Unpopular opinion: the first Rayman game from 1995 is the best game in the Rayman series and always will be. No other game in the series matches the originality or fun of the first game. Not to mention, no Rayman game has music as awesome as the first (no, Rayman Legends’ music levels don’t count, including cool preexisting songs in your game isn’t as impressive as writing cool new music for your game).
If there’s anything I learned from the whole Dragon Age Keep beta keys razzledazzle, it’s that I do not know nearly enough people who play Dragon Age.
So, uh, anyone? Whether you’re a proud Keeper or one of the poor plebes like me who won’t have Keep access till October, if you post Dragon Age stuff I’d like, let me know! For reference, I’m a pro-mage, Alistair crowning, Fenrismancing fool who’s planning to rub Solas’ shiny bald head fondly and give Cullen lots of dirty looks.
It’s kind of super embarrassing when people post your shitty old art from DeviantArt on Tumblr and actually source and link it and properly tag it
Like can u not
sometimes tumblr’s US-centric social justice makes me so fucking frustrated. Right now sweden’s third biggest party are literally neo-nazis and our elections couldn’t even get onto trending tags today, goddamit.
Okay, so the post is gaining notes and people are confused, so to explain what the hell is going on:
Swedish elections held were on last Sunday, 14th September. We’ve had a right-leaning government the past eight years and after this there will be a change of power. The new party, Socialdemocrats (S) gained a total of 31% percent. The old party, Moderaterna (M) gained 21%.
Sverigedemokraterna (SD) gained a total of 12.9%. Their policy is racist, Islamophobic, anti-immigration, anti-refugee, anti-diversity, anti-LGBT+, and anti-feminist. Basically, they tick every box on the douchebag lottery.
If you’re here to argue that they’re ~not actually~ Nazis: 1) Fuck you. 2) Fuck the horse the you rode in on. 3) I hope you get stepped on by a moose, you ignorant asswipe.
- they literally started as neo nazis. They have used a Neo-Nazi movement as campaign slogans,
- party members have assaulted immigrants with iron pipes (tw for racialised violence),
- worn Nazi symbols
- supported and helped build Neo-Nazi group SvP.
There’s probably more, but I don’t have links on hand.
They’ve been having rallies and demonstrations all over Sweden, and people have shown up just to turn their back on them and protest (this post explains it better).
In the 2010 elections, SD were pretty much considered no better than neo-Nazis and only got 5.7% votes - it put them in 6th place and was just enough to get them into parliament. In the elections before that, they got about 2.9%. In the past four years, they’ve grown exponentially in Sweden.
They’ve also run extremely extensive PR campaigns, appealing to the youth, kicking out members “exposed” of being racist, (note: these members often end up in SvP) and picking up buzzwords from the Socialdemocrats’ ideology.
29% of votes they gained this year were from swing voters who previously voted M, and the biggest gain have been in the south, in small towns and the countryside:
This is not something that’s just going on in Sweden. Europe has seen an influx of extreme-right parties over the last decade or so, often thinly disguised as a party that puts ‘traditional values’ and ‘national interest’ first.
In Greece and Hungary they’ve already been in power. In Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Finland France and UK, extreme-right-wing parties have been voted into the EU.
Because here’s the thing: we’ve forgotten what it looks like. We’ve gotten to the point where we’ve turned Nazism into a cartoonish lampoon of goose-stepping, uniforms and moral lessons that “we’ll never be like them~”, ignoring the fact nationalism is not as cut-and-dry two ends of an extreme but exists on a scale.
People have been apologising for SD’s actions for a while now because they’re not considered “extremist enough” to be neo-Nazis, because they don’t share the same beliefs, because they’ve “publicly denounced” SvP.
But the same people still get hurt. Still SD has the institutional and systematic power and privilege to oppress, degrade and humiliate people of colour, which they already have done. Stop making excuses for them. Stop making leeways for right-wing-extremists because that is how they gain tract.
Please spread this.
Okay we’re going to lay some hard truths down here
Theigno of the With the Will message board kindly extracted a near complete list of words from the new puzzle game at the Digimon Adventure 2015 website, as he has done with the previous game. As previously advertised, it includes words pertaining to the 02 epilogue!!! Many words also seem to be 02-related, specifically themed around Yamato and his jolly band days (which does not negate his future space adventures at the same time, funny how that works).
Here are the words he has found so far, for your viewing pleasure:
Woah woah what? Their professions aren’t actually puzzle answers?
…Uh. Now I feel double dumb, they actually ARE??? What the hell I swear I didn’t see them on the list last night??? What!!!
…Okay so no one lied and I’m super sorry I accused people of lying because they weren’t. Hold on I need to make a post about this. Guh on one hand I’m super relieved but on the other I feel super stupid.