1. gaslightgallows:

    If there are any gamers or spouses/parents/adoring aunts/friends of gamers on my f-list, this might be of interest. 

    Kisareth, the indie game studio I do editing work for, has its first title out, and the first episode and DLC are available for download!

    Amongst other places, it’s in Lazy Guy Studios’s current bundle of 15 indie games for $2.99. It’s called the Night Sky Bundle, and it’s available until May 4, 2014. 

    Chronicles of a Dark Lord: Episode 1 Tides of Fate is the first in a series of old-school RPGs, following in the footsteps of Eastern console classics like Final Fantasy, Lufia, Phantasy Star and Dragon Quest.


    There is an old-school game with anti-heroes, LGBT characters, polyamory, and lots of monologuing. I will have each and every one of you know that I worked my butt off to make the dialogue in this game not suck.

    Check it out, buy it, signal boost, well-wishes, whichever. :)

    SIGNAL BOOST

     
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  3. Family rant…well, one person in particular.

    In recent months, I’ve been coming to a series of realizations. I can’t pinpoint when, maybe it was last time I was on Cape Cod, or the time before that, but whenever it was, I began to realize just how badly we (and by we, I mean myself, my sister, my stepbrother, and my stepsister) were treated by my stepdad.

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  4. readingwithavengeance:

    disputedjustice:

    thehidingcat:

    stupidmiiverseposts:

    There has only been five female characters comfirmed playable compared to fifteen male characters.

    I’m amazed at those exact numbers because 33% is the point where men will start thinking there’s a majority of women in a group.

    Ewwww.

    From the linked article: “But lest people think that it’s all bad news, we were able to see an increase in the percentage of female characters in family films such that, if we add female characters at the rate we have been for the past 20 years, we will achieve parity in 700 years.

    And

    DAVIS: My theory is that since all anybody has seen, when they are growing up, is this big imbalance - that the movies that they’ve watched are about, let’s say, 5 to 1, as far as female presence is concerned - that’s what starts to look normal. And let’s think about - in different segments of society, 17 percent of cardiac surgeons are women; 17 percent of tenured professors are women. It just goes on and on. And isn’t that strange that that’s also the percentage of women in crowd scenes in movies? What if we’re actually training people to see that ratio as normal so that when you’re an adult, you don’t notice?

    LYDEN: I wonder what the impact is of all of this lack of female representation.

    DAVIS: We just heard a fascinating and disturbing study, where they looked at the ratio of men and women in groups. And they found that if there’s 17 percent women, the men in the group think it’s 50-50. And if there’s 33 percent women, the men perceive that as there being more women in the room than men.

    (via gaslightgallows)

     

  5. Reblog if you say “fuck” more than 5 times a day.

     
  6. bagofsocks:

    bestofcardsagainsthumanity:

    That about sums it up.

    It even rhymes

    (via isparklewhenshesmiles)

     

  7. "Don’t forget that most men with nothing would rather protect the possibility of becoming rich than face the reality of being poor."
    — 

    John Dickinson, from the musical/movie, 1776.

    I sometimes wonder why, given such a huge wealth disparity and inequality in this country, that there’s not more outrage and actions being taken to address this. Even modest tax increases on the rich are met with cries of “SOCIALISM!!!” “COMMUNISM!!!” and other assorted whining. Then I think of this quote, and it makes sense.

    We are delusional. In our heads, we have a fantasy, this ideal of the “American Dream,” where, despite our current shitty financial situation, we cling to this misguided hope that we too will one day be like Scrooge McDuck, sliding down huge piles of cash. So we don’t do anything about the screwing we’re getting by the rich because we hope and dream that we’ll get there one day, and damn if the government’s gonna take OUR riches. We don’t do anything about it NOW because WE here getting shat on don’t want to be “heavily taxed” when we get to accumulate more money than we’ll ever need in a dozen lifetimes.

    In short, we are morons. 

     
  8. blue-author:

    deathisabitch:

    elyel:

    Lets clear this out! 

    Yes, we are the couple from the cat pic, but that story is fake! we didnt wrote it!
    Fortunately the real story is much more happy. Thats why we decided to upload a photo from our families together, our parents and our sisters! We have supportive families that love us and acept us. Is important to us that you share the real story behind this photo because is much more powerful and positive the true story, and we like to spred the positive message that everything always turn out just fine! you dont have to hide this from your family, they just need time to understand. The soon you tell them the soon you stop suffering and the aceptation process begin. 
    Love to all of our followers and please share the real story and the positive message that we want to spred!
    ElYEl


    Aclaremos esto! 

    Si! Somos nosotros los de la foto del gato pero esa historia no es real, nosotros no la escribimos!
    Afortunadamente la historia real es mucho mas feliz. Es por eso que decidimos subir esta foto de nuestras familias juntos, nuestros padres y hermanas. Tenemos familias que nos apoyan y nos aceptan. Es importante para nosotros que compartas la historia real detrás de esa foto porque es mucho mas poderosa y positiva que la falsa, y queremos esparcir el mensaje positivo de que todo siempre termina saliendo bien! No tenes q esconderles esto a tu familia, ellos solo necesitan tiempo para entenderlo. Mientras mas rápido se los digas mas rápido vas a dejar de sufrir y el proceso de aceptación va a comenzar mas rápido. 
    Cariños a todos nuestros seguidores y por favor compartan la historia real y el mensaje positivo que queremos esparcir!
    ElyEl

    SIGNAL BOOST

    Reducing an out of context picture of strangers to inspiration porn is so dehumanizing.

    (via gaslightgallows)

     

  9. cillianhelps:

    it makes me so angry whenever someone on here posts about their family treating them like shit

    like

    that is not what family is for

    that is literally the exact opposite of what family is for

    but “they’re your family so you have to love them”

    *punches wall*

    I think I’m running out of love for certain members of my own family. It’s only been in the last year or so that all the emotional abuse I took as a kid has been resurfacing into my conscious mind, something I thought I safely bottled up and consigned to history. I find myself having to constantly evaluate myself, to make sure I do not become the man my stepfather was, and still is. I find myself slowly coming to the realization that I need to get this man out of my life, or as much out of it as possible. 

    (via gaslightgallows)

     
  10. dlcpodcast:

    TOMORROW, on the next episode of Downloadable Content:

    It’s a love letter to the original portable gray brick! The Game Boy turns 25 this year! Listen as Reid, Doug, Tanya, and Lynn (making her DLC debut!) join Brian as they remember this great console with fond gamer nostalgia. It’ll be up on iTunes, YouTube, and Stitcher!