Leaving Religion

I finally told my mother that I no longer believe in God.

This may not seem like a big deal to a lot of you, but for me it was huge. My whole life I was brought up as a Muslim. My mother is extremely religious and my father is as well, but he didn't really ever teach me anything about it. Even though we moved from India to Norway almost 16 years ago, we always kept our Islamic traditions and tried to follow all the rules that we could.

A year and a half ago my older brother said to my mom that he is having doubts about his religion. A few months past and he eventually became an Atheist. This was a huge psychological blow to my mother who had always been such a religious women. I had honestly not thought much about my religion before this and just blindly did what my parents had taught me. After what my brother did I started thinking more and more about religion as well. I started having doubts. And while I still believe that Islam has taught me a lot of good things, I just could not believe in a lot of the things that it says. I told my mother this and said that the only reason I do anything religious is because I love her, not God or the religion. She told me that she didn't want me to do that for her, and said that I should just stop if that's the only reason I do anything related to Islam. And so I did.

I feel like I've done the right thing, but constant guilt I feel from seeing my mother in pain because of me is really tough. I love her and she's honestly the best mother I could ever ask for, but I just can't believe in a religion just because of her.

Most of you probably don't really care about this, but I just needed to write and share my thoughts. Has anyone else gone through something like this? If so, how did you handle the situation?

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I'm Making a Giant Bomb Card Deck: The King of Spades

Some of you may remember that about a month ago I made this blog about me making a Giant Bomb card deck. I've been kind of busy since then (and I kinda sorta forgot that I decided to do this thing) but I finally finished the second one. It's the king of spades featuring none other than Jeff Gerstmann. Hope the face is recognizable. It was a pain in the ass to draw Jeff's face on the template.

Let me know what you all think and which card you guys think I should tackle next! I'm also open for any ideas you guys might have!

The Ace of Spades card can be viewed in my previous blog.

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I'm Making a Giant Bomb Card Deck: The Ace of Spades

Hello duders!

So, today I decided to would make a Giant Bomb card deck. Yup. I started off with the ace of spades and plan on making all of the cards in a deck and also the cover. Maybe I'll eventually get them printed, who knows? So, here is the first one. Let me know what you think!

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My Pixar and Dreamworks Infographic

Originally posted on Screened.com, but I thought I could share it with the Bombers as well. 
 
Started working on this before Kung Fu Panda 2 and Cars 2 were released (Panda 2 may have just been released) and then just forgot about it until yesterday. So that's the reason those two movies aren't featured in here. Experimented with a ton of different color pallets and ended up with this one. Found a similar color pallet on the interwebs which I tweaked a bunch until I thought I'd found something that was relatively easy on the eyes. 
 
Hopefully the graphic speaks for itself, if not, then I have failed. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. :) 
       
 
As always, I appreciate all the feedback you guys give! :)
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My Dark Knight Rises Fan-Made Poster

Originally posted this on Screened.com, but I thought I'd post it here as well cause, why the hell not?

Been seeing a lot of The Dark Knight Rises fan-made posters lately, so I wanted to take a stab at it as well. I kept trying to fit Bale or Catwoman in there somehow, but it always felt crammed. I'm not completely satisfied with it yet, cause right now it doesn't look that much like it has anything to do with TDKR, just another Batman poster. Wanted to go with a sorta minimalist approach, like Olly Moss. Anyways, let me know what you think of it! :D 


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My Back to the Future Timeline Design

Yo Bombers! 
 
This is something I've been wanting to make for a long time now. Back to the Future is one of my favorite films of all time. Yes, I know that a lot of people have made these already, but I wanted to make one with the different timelines and descriptions for each one plus a neat design!  ;) 
 
Doc explains in the movies that whenever a person time travels to the past and alters key-events, he deletes his timeline and a new timeline is created. 

Ripple effect explanation: Whenever a person travels back in time and changes things in the past, things and people in the future may change. Because of this, the people in the future are sent to the new timeline that the person travelling back in time created.     
 
If you're interested, this is available as a Print. :)

If I've made any spelling and/or grammatical errors, please tell me!   
 

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PS3 Wallpaper I made

So I had this design I made a while back. Decided I'd make it into a wallpaper I could use on my PS3. Thought it looked pretty good so I decided to share it!


HQ Link
 
Might make some more if people like it! :)
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What the fuck has been going on around here?

So I haven't visited Giantbomb in like over a month now due to exams and stuff like that. But when I returned to today, there were a lot of things that I noticed had happened during my time away.
 
Apparently Linkyshinks is banned now? Why did that happen?
Brad has been getting a lot of hate because of his 2 star review on Lost Planet 2? I thought this community was better than that.
 
And what else has happened?
 
I can see that this site has grown A LOT with a whole bunch of new active users. I don't see myself spending much more time on this forum anymore, I'll probably only come here to watch the videos. Screened is probably my new Whiskey Media home.

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My Impressions of The Tester so far

So I've watched all of The Tester episodes that have come out so far, and here are some of my impressions.
 
When I first heard that a reality show about videogames is coming out where the winner will become a tester, I thought "WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?". But I was willing to give it a shot. But so far the show really isn't as fun as some other reality shows. It's been proved that it can work with cooking, singing, business and much more. But with videogames? Maybe it could be done, but this is a shitty attempt.
 
First thing I really didn't like about this show is how they don't use their real names but their PSN names I think they are. Which really sounds ridiculous when you hear some of their names. How can you take someone named Fame Girl or Goof, seriously? 
 
Second thing I don't like, which is probably my biggest issue with this show, are the challenges they get. Some of them have just been pathetic. And the judges try to convince us that they are essential if you want to become a tester. Let me just tell you flat out. Being able to LARP or to catch a football will not make you a better tester. Some of the challenges are alright, like the first challenge in which they got two images and they had to find out the differences. But so far they haven't played a single game in a challenge. What the fuck? I'm guessing they are saving it for like the finale, but I seriosuly doubt I will be watching the whole thing.
 
The guest judges who appear look like they don't know why they agreed to appear on the show. David Jaffe seriously looked embarrassed being on there.
 
Also the whole relationship thing going on is just pathetic. I mean they've been together for only a few weeks and the guy's crying when that Luge girl left as if he had known her his whole life. And by the way, the girl is 13 years younger than him. What the hell? And the editors try to make it all sad with the music and shit. They just fail hard.
 
Who do I want to win? Hard to say cause almost all of the contestants are unlikable. But I'm rooting for Nauseous. He could end up becoming like the underdog, Since the other four people left are getting the most screen time right now.
 
So basically this is a bad videogame show. Wanna see a good one? Watch Button Mashing!
 

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