"The sort of twee person who thinks swearing is in any way a sign of a lack of education or of a lack of verbal interest is just a fucking lunatic." - Stephen Fry
I've seen some folk react with a sort of disdain when someone waltzes into a thread with little more than a Stephen Fry quote but fuck it. The dude is right. I don't take issue with any swearing. Sure, sure. Not in front of the kids. But in a group of adults I'd like to think everyone could handle it like adults. That's to say if you don't like swearing, that's perfectly fine. But you don't gotta be a wet blanket about it.
About the only thing that really bothers me about it is how inconsequential the sims you aren't currently playing are, outside of your own interactions with them. In The Sims 3 they'd go on living their lives and doing things, they were somewhat interesting. There isn't really any of that here, so it's hard not to feel like it's a step back. But I'm still enjoying the gameplay and I'm sure they'll happily sell me improvements and fixes in future expansions and I'll eat it up 'cos I'm a sucker.
Hmm, I'm trying to think of how to put it into as few words as possible. I guess I would say I want "video game journalism" (I don't know what to fucking call it at this point) to contain less political, social justice, and agenda-driven bullshit. I've touched on it before in another thread, but I feel like these pieces are rarely about promoting and encouraging good ideas and more about shaming and condemning everything else that does not fit into certain ideals.
And this too. There's a place for it, but at the moment I kinda feel like every place is that place. I'd just like to be able to read up on GTA without the thesis on the impact of violence in games or click on anything even remotely anime related and NOT be subjected to "Well here's this thing from Japan. Hey there's boobs and upskirt shots in it. I guess this is just for misogynistic neckbearded scumbags."
But that's pretty much why I come here I guess, that stuff doesn't tend to dominate the discussion.
I used to defend Phil Fish. He was just a very opinionated person who often got on people's nerves. Nothing wrong with that, and he had some very understandable frustrations with a few dicks on the internet, even if he did handle it poorly by making sweeping, generalizing statements that caught innocent bystanders in its wave of hatred.
After the heinous and utterly evil actions he did earlier this week/last week, though... I don't support any form of attacking and bullying, but karma's a bitch. The employees of Polytron are the victims here.
I was gonna post something to this effect in slightly more detail, but rather than risk sinking the thread I'll just say I agree with this.
I might have? I'm really not 100% sure. I went into the restroom in question, went into a stall to do what needed to be done. I heard someone come in. Didn't think anything of it. Wasn't long after I heard a girl scream and run out. Now I was in the stall so unless they like, peeked over or under and saw me they couldn't have known there was a dude in there so I don't know what the screaming was about. Perhaps THEY went in the wrong restroom and realized themselves.
All I know is that after I was done I was mighty quick about exiting. Didn't look back to confirm either way.
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That's all I've got off the top of my head but I'll very likely get some more. Excited for a bunch of stuff.