You know what book series is not mentioned nearly enough and talks about a very important issue in a brilliantly and cleverly imagined science-fictionistic (is that a word?), futuristic world?
Yes! I believe he also did Midnighters which is rad in its own right!! :)
Uglies is a series that fundamentally addressed my issues with aesthetic and acceptance during a time in my life when I really needed SOME kind of guiding light on the topic that I wasn’t receiving elsewhere. I have a lot of fondness for it, but beyond that it is masterfully written and it baits your brain into thinking of all kinds of alternate patterns. I would absolutely recommend it to ANYONE but if you have ever suffered from any kind of dysphoria or aesthetic driven internal battle, it may offer comfort to you that you wouldn’t expect. :)
Do you try to stay away from walkthroughs?
Company you're always loyal to?
Best game you've ever played?
Worst game you've ever played?
A popular series/game you just can't get into no matter how much you try?
A game that's changed you the most?
A game you'll never forget?
A game you turn your volume off every time you play it?
A game you've completely given up on?
Hardest game you've played?
Shortest time you've beaten a game in?
A game you were the most excited for when it wasn't released yet?
A game you think would be cool if it had voice acting?
Which two games do you think would make an awesome crossover?
Character you've hated most? From what game?
What game do you never tell people you play?
A game you wish your friends knew about?
Which game do you think deserves a revival?
What was the first video game you ever played?
How old were you when you first played a video game?
If you could immerse yourself in any game for one day, which game would it be? What would you do?
Biggest disappointment you've had in gaming?
Casual, Hardcore, or in the middle?
Be honest; have you ever used cheats (like ActionReplay or Gameshark)?
Handheld or console?
Has there ever been a moment that has made you cry?
Which character's clothes do you wish you owned the most?
Which is more important, gameplay or story?
A game that hasn't been localized in your country that you think should be localized?
As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.
Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.
Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.
In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.
Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.
These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.
While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.
We are forced to live in a system that steals from us daily, Kill snitch culture.
Important things to keep in mind!
- never take from ‘mom and pop’ type store. Its likely you’ll actually harm them, whereas taking from a walmart wont effect much.
- never take items that a worker is assigned to monitor (usually super expensive items), theyll be in trouble for it. and its usually a minimum wage worker and usually they lose hours or pay, or they even get fired.
- similar to the above, never take things that are usually locked up for the above reason
- if its a store you know gives their near-expiration products to workers/charity, try to avoid taking the near expiration products.
- if youre taking clothing, avoid leaving hangers. it sounds weird, but itll make it seem like it was more likely an error in the computer than a theft, since the empty hanger sitting there will seem suspicious.
- also for clothing, try not to take more than one item at once, as it will look suspicious if theres 10 medium shirts missing, and it won’t be written off as just a stocking error. and it will lead to workers being penalized
- basically just always consider ‘will this harm a worker’ and if the answer is yes then dont do it
like i was homeless for a while when i was younger and i tried to follow those guidelines to avoid doing harm to people who were probably not much better off than me while trying to get food for myself.
Holy crap, is there like an unspoken thieves code or something?!
it’s a thing. I won’t even lie. I watched someone slip a nursing exam book in their bag at the store I worked at. She made eye contact with me and the blood drained from her face. I simply gave her a sympathetic nod and walked away.
I live in a small town and I knew she was a waitress at a hotel my sister works at, and people at that hotel don’t tip well during off season. Nursing exam books are 50+ bucks. Being a med student myself, I didn’t even breathe a word, and when inventory came up later and the book was missing, I suggested it was likely a mislabel, and the manager wrote it off.
Sometimes, thievery is a necessity. Don’t send people to jail over petty things.
"I’m 87 years old…I only eat so I can smoke and stay alive.. The only fear I have is how long consciousness is gonna hang on after my body goes. I just hope there’s nothing. Like there was before I was born. I’m not really into religion, they’re all macrocosms of the ego. When man began to think he was a separate person with a separate soul, it created a violent situation.
The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness.”
- HARRY DEAN STANTON