I Longfic, Therefore I GRRM

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I sympathize ugh! I think that’s the main reason Order of Ecclesia is still my favorite even if it’s not the best of the best in the castlevania franchise. Bonus points since the character designer was a woman too.

I’m going to be playing that next, so that’s awesome. (Previously to this I’ve played Harmony of Dissonance and Aria of Sorrow, as well as the Player 2 on Harmony of Despair — my boyfriend leveled up a Shanoa for me. :) )

Well, after pondering the state of women as sexual objects in Triple A gaming I went and finished the Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin game my boyfriend leant me. I had a lot of fun switching off between the generic human guy who isn’t a member of the generic human guy protagonist clan but my as well be and the mage girl. And it was fun collecting their tools, like when the guy got a bunch of boots and combat gear and protective male and the girl got … dresses, jewelry and different types of high heels.

[flops on the ground in frustration]

AND I LIKED THIS CHARACTER! I LIKED THIS GAME! THEY AT LEAST HAVE PLAYABLE FEMALE CHARACTERS UNLIKE THE NEW SERIES WHICH I THINK BASICALLY FRIDGES THEM AAAAAARGH.

dependsoncontext:

fuking-homestuck:

j-z-millier:

louxisalhama:

spaceisforlovers:

jethroq:

danadelions:

ja ja ja ja ja
a spanish person laughing or a german person during sex???

you decide

Finnish person struggling to remember what they were about to say next

polish person trying to get themself noticed

portuguese person trying to hush other people

Chinese person trying to do calculations

swedish person wanting to get out of a conversation

Language is beautiful
arthistorianmindswirls:

John William Waterhouse, I am Half-Sick of Shadows, Said The Lady of Shalott

arthistorianmindswirls:

John William Waterhouse, I am Half-Sick of Shadows, Said The Lady of Shalott

theredshoes:

Every year before the Days of Awe, the Ba-al Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidic Judaism, held a competition to see who would blow the shofar for him on Rosh Hashanah. Now if you wanted to blow the shofar for the Ba-al Shem Tov, not only did you have to blow the shofar like a virtuoso, but you also had to learn an elaborate system of kavanot — secret prayers that were said just before you blew the shofar to direct the shofar blasts and to see that they had the proper effect in the supernal realms.

All the prospective shofar blowers practiced these kavanot for months. They were difficult and complex. There was one fellow who wanted to blow the shofar for the Ba-al Shem Tov so badly that he had been practicing these kavanot for years. But when his time came to audition before the Ba-al Shem, he realized that nothing he had done had prepared him adequately for the experience of standing before this great and holy man, and he choked. His mind froze completely. He couldn’t remember one of the kavanot he had practiced for all those years. He couldn’t even remember what he was supposed to be doing at all. He just stood before the Ba-al Shem in utter silence, and then, when he realized how egregiously — how utterly — he had failed this great test, his heart just broke in two and he began to weep, sobbing loudly, his shoulders heaving and his whole body wracking as he wept.

All right, you’re hired, the Ba-al Shem said.

But I don’t understand, the man said. I failed the test completely. I couldn’t even remember one kavanah.

So the Ba-al Shem explained with the following parable: In the palace of the King, there are many secret chambers, and there are secret keys for each chamber, but one key unlocks them all, and that key is the ax. The King is the Lord of the Universe, the Ba-al Shem explained. The palace is the House of God. The secret chambers are the sefirot, the ascending spiritual realms that bring us closer and closer to God when we perform commandments such as blowing the shofar with the proper intention, and the secret keys are the kavanot. And the ax — the key that opens every chamber and brings us directly into the presence of the King, where he may be — the ax is the broken heart, for as it says in the Psalms, “God is close to the brokenhearted.”

— Rabbi Alan Lew

It’s weird that I’m not Hasidic and find their traditions alienating but I absolutely love Ba-al Shem Tov stories. He’s like a Jewish superhero.

Okay, after watching that last Feminist Frequency I have to clamp down on the urge to throw all my video games in the trash. :-/

ozziescribbler:


temporalgearshift:

i actually had this conversation today

That’s it, WE CAN ALL GO HOME NOW. There won’t ever be a better graphic that summarizes sexist double standards in today’s geek culture.
THIS IS OUR CULTURE IN A NUTSHELL.

ozziescribbler:

temporalgearshift:

i actually had this conversation today

That’s it, WE CAN ALL GO HOME NOW. There won’t ever be a better graphic that summarizes sexist double standards in today’s geek culture.

THIS IS OUR CULTURE IN A NUTSHELL.

ennish:

deneuveing:

lyrafay:

ask-queen-mikasa:

homosexual-titan:

THIS VIDEO WAS SO SATISFYING

This gives me life

How music changed from 2000-2013. 

i feel so fucking old right now…

Anyone else notice how more songs were in a minor key at the beginning of the video?

My first significant thought watching this was “oh, I guess 2009 was when I officially ‘got old’” but I started liking stuff again around 2012. Not sure what that means.

I’m sick and I got off a plane at 4 pm so my ears have been stuffed up for SIX! FUCKING! HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!

fynechina:

meanwhile, in the Untucked lounge

fynechina:

meanwhile, in the Untucked lounge