The Nerdy Gamer Wife

dorkly:

dyinganimemom:

i’m actually a mean republican man when i play neopets

  • why can’t i go to the soup kitchen just because i have 100,000 neopoints i doNt WANNA BUY FOOD
  • now you’re sick with the sneezles and you want my hard earned neopoints to pay for your treatments? shouldn’t have gone bobbing for apples
  • hehehe i’m gonna keep refreshing the giving tree and take food from poor people
  • yeah i have an offshore neopets account i funnel neopoints through

i’m the mitt romney of neopets

The 20 Times Neopets and Tumblr Were Great

I don’t think anyone will disagree when I say that Dorkly is a Pokemon-leaning site. As the only Neopets fan amongst our employees, I’ve often remained quiet when we discuss fond memories of digital pets.

But no longer. I refuse to believe that I’m the only one who visited The Money Tree daily, that I’m the only one who played Meerca Chase instead of studying, that I’m the only one who abandoned every single Faerie Quest I started. I know there are others like me out there, I know I’m not alone. Because tumblr.

To see more times Neopets and Tumblr worked together, click here!

owning-my-truth:

agoddamn:

don’t worship people. i’m serious. no matter how good they sound, how popular they are, how stinging their comebacks are, how moral they seem—do not worship people.

this is something that tumblr does constantly, and whether it starts as a joke or not it ends with many people taking it quite seriously

do not hold anyone above criticism, do not make a person synonymous with an idea. every human has feet of clay, and making yourself loyal to those flaws will only make more trouble for you

how often have you seen posts gushing about how amazing and perfect someone is, only for there to be a condemnation of their problematic history ten posts later? rebel wilson, jennifer lawrence, there’s even an entire blog dedicated to pointing out how your fav is problematic. most recently there was conchita wurst, who was worshiped for being a drag queen persona and turned on when people finished reading the wikipedia article and found out about the exploitative reality show she was on.

people can be important, people can say wise things, feel free to value them for that—but don’t elevate them to a position of godliness. nobody can live up to it.

This post is important and also touches on the notion of “dualistic thinking" which people in general, and on Tumblr especially, are incredibly prone to from my experience. People on Tumblr must always fall into two camps of either being "good," and thus being deified in turn, or being "bad" and deserving of vilification and dehumanization. We cling to dualistic thinking because it’s easier for us to handle psychologically than coming to a really nuanced understanding of people as complex individuals. People are complicated and yes, everyone does or says "problematic" things in one way or another- your tumblr "faves" included. 

Even just looking back on history we see this. Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., leaders who are deified in many circles today, were incredibly sexist and homophobic. I know this from reading historical accounts, and it pains me as a black gay person. But at the same time, though, their contributions to the Civil Rights struggle and advancement of black consciousness (for Malcolm X) were pivotal and that legacy lives on to this day. Just as wrong as it would be for me to put them on a pedestal, deify them and ignore the problematic aspects of their legacy, it is equally wrong for me to demonize and dehumanize them and ignore the good that they did do.

By Tumblr logic, though, where do individuals like this fall? Are they “perfect” gods we must worship, or are they devils for the problematic aspects of their legacy? What about your tumblr “fave” who said something problematic but then apologized? 

Nobody is above criticism, and we cannot put anybody on a pedestal. In fact we must criticize and hold each other to a collective standard at which all of our humanities are cherished and valued. At the same time, though, I have no patience for dualistic thinking. I am disappointed when a writer or activist that I like says something problematic, but what I gauge is how they subsequently respond to the criticism and keep in mind that they are human beings like everyone else who can and will make mistakes. Understanding that we are all human, and coming to a more nuanced understanding of people as complex, multifaceted individuals who can and do make mistakes is surprisingly challenging. When I see sincere apologies, though, I take them for what they are, and work to eschew dualistic thinking, even as it presents itself as a reflex for me as well.

At the end of the day, though, I think this is ultimately far better than jumping into the emotional logic presented by Tumblr’s attachment to dualistic thinking- as we collectively wrench ourselves back and forth between seeing these people as either God’s gift to social justice or the spawn of Satan.

(via bouncingdodecahedrons)

89 Features Missing from The Sims 4

bouncingdodecahedrons:

petitecaramels:

sims4news:

Thank you to Bflury on TS3 Forums for organizing this list! I fixed a lot of spelling/grammar/writing issues for you guys…enjoy!

Everything below has been 100% confirmed, excluding the final category.

This is a list of features that were COMPLETELY CUT or REDUCED from previous iterations of The Sims. It DOES NOT include missing expansion pack content that should be base by now (i.e. Weather) or new features promised for Sims 4 that were later cut (i.e. Woohoo Skill).

Lastly, it is important to understand that much of this content will NEVER be in The Sims 4. Things like Create a Style are not compatible with the game engine, and thus cannot be added in future updates or expansions.

MAJOR MISSING FEATURES THAT WERE IN TS3:

  • No create a style (CAST) - NOT possible in future expansions (x) 
  • No modifications to world/public spaces - The park in the demo is a mix of a community lot and public space (x1) (x2) 
  • No “normal” careers - Law enforcementMedicalBusiness, etc. were removed (x)
  • No open world - You must incur a loading screen between each active lot; each neighborhood has 1-5 lots total (x1) (x2) 
  • No pools (x) 
  • No terrain tools other than paint; everything is perfectly flat (x) 
  • No story progression - Sims in the neighborhood age, but do not have children, get jobs, move, get married…etc. without player intervention (x) 
  • No toddlers (x)
  • No way to create/place new lots - And you only have 2 empty ones at the start of the game!
  • No Mac version of the game at release

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I’m so upset right now. I legit want to cry. The Sims have been such a huge part of my life, and I have been SO excited for 4, but now I’m already disappointed. It’s just sad. I’m not sure it’ll even be worth buying now.

If this is all true, I’m extremely disappointed. They better have some great stuff to make up for what they left out. Either way, I’m not buying it. I stopped paying for Sims games after the ten billion expansion and stuff packs for The Sims 2, and after the last billion expansion and stuff packs for The Sims 3 and this recent Sims 4 news, I know I won’t be putting any money into The Sims 4. They’re just milking people for everything they have now. There are other ways of getting these games that don’t involve wasting your money…

This seriously feels like a downgrade. I am beyond disappointed. I had pre-ordered Sims 3, but I haven’t pre-ordered Sims 4. I Agree that they better have some amazing stuff to make up for it.

Source sims4news

Reblogged from Sims4News

deerstalkingdeathfrisbee:

tazzygal:

orihime-strawberry-love:

superduperfitblr:

kendrawcandraw:

Stop sexualizing my body stop shaming my body stop policing my body

BREASTS ARE SEXUAL ORGANS

BREASTS ARE SEXUAL ORGANS

BREAST ARE SEXUAL ORGANS

BREASTS ARE FUCKING SEXUAL ORGANS!!

WE DONT LET MEN WALK AROUND WITH THEIR DICKS OUT BECAUSE ITS A SEXUAL ORGAN!!

GET THE FUCK OVER IT YOUR FEMALE BREASTS ARE

  • SEXUAL
  • FUCKING
  • ORGANS!!!

source: X

Ahem.

BREASTS ARE NOT SEXUAL ORGANS YOU INCONSIDERATE DICK!

Breasts are mammary organs, meaning their true and primary purpose is to nurse babies.

I’ll repeat that for the slow people in the class, you warthog-faced buffoon.

Breasts are mammary sacks. They are meant to feed babies, just like a cow’s udder. They aren’t sexual organs. They aren’t classified as such in biology texts (certainly none of the ones I checked out to answer this post)

Men have breasts, you pile of refuse. Their breasts are smaller than women’s, but they possess the same mammary glands and, properly stimulated, can produce milk. Men can get breast cancer. They can develop larger breasts due to excessive hormones. Their breasts are exactly like a women’s breast, except that since their testicles produce testosterone in high degree, they don’t have enough female hormones in their bodies to start lactating.

So, you pile of putrescence, you’re probably thinking, “If breasts aren’t sex organs then how come guys get horny looking at them and women get turned on by playing worth them, huh?”

The answers to both are so terribly simple that you might just be able to follow them if you pay attention, pig.

Men are enticed by breasts because they’re not allowed to see them. Women are sensitive because stimulation triggers two responses - bonding hormones and lactation.

In case you’re too simple to get this, I’ll break it down further for you. In cultures where breasts are viewed daily, they don’t do much to get a guy hot and bothered. There are hundreds of paintings from the renaissance period and earlier depicting women nursing babies, especially images of the Blessed Virgin nursing Christ, and none of these have ever been considered provocative, because that’s what boobs are for. Meanwhile, in cultures where everyone from baby sister to great-great grandma walk around topless because the weather will kill them otherwise, dudes don’t get raging erections every time they see a breast. They don’t find boobs enticing the way men do in America, where boobs are considered shameful and need to be hidden.

As for women getting aroused by their boobs being played with, you brainless donkey, a woman’s body responds to get nipples bring touched by flooding her body with bonding hormones that help her attach to get babies - you know, the people her breasts are actually supposed to be used by - and hormones that get her glands making milk. Also, please note that many women with large breasts don’t feel any stimulation when fondled, meaning they aren’t sensitive enough to get off on having their boobs played with.

Do me a favor and GET THE FUCK OVER YOURSELF YOU PURITANICAL ASS! My breasts are NOT SEXUAL ORGANS. They are lactation organs designed for my use and my baby’s use. Not for any man’s use or pleasure.

You inconsiderate space herpe.

This just in people cant tell the difference between genitalia and secondary sex traits

Reblogging because Breasts indeed have nothing to do with sex or anything sexual. It is infact society that has turn them sexual.

(via supernatural-explosion)

THIS POST/ARTICLE MAKES ME SO ANGRY/FEARFUL THAT I’M GOING TO REBLOG/SHARE IT WITHOUT GOOGLING IT OR CHECKING THE FACTS TO SEE IF IT’S TRUE OR ACCURATE!!!11!!!!1!1

Just about everyone on Tumblr and everywhere else on the internet.

And I’m not knocking anger. Being angry about things is fine. It’s motivating and can lead to good or better things. The problem is with those who let anger or fear override their common sense, reason, or rationality, especially those who do so to the point that they don’t even care about the truth and would rather just pick up a pitch fork and torch and join the hysterical town mob to go after a straw man. Whether it’s a satirical article from The Onion taken seriously by someone who’s none the wiser, a completely untrue Facebook post trying to stir fear, or a Tumblr post filled with inaccuracies, people spread this stuff far too much.

(via bouncingdodecahedrons)

This is so true and is one of my pet peeves.

dorkly:

tyrannosaurusjones:

Ghostbusters/TMNT
Cover by me, with colour magic by Mike Spicer. Yes, it’s real. Coming soon, so preorder (that part’s really important) at your local comic shop ASAP and help give it the sales figures something like this deserves! This is a subscription cover too, so you need to specifically tell your shops you want this one (if you do…)
Please share it around, tell all your friends.

The 25 Best TMNT Mashups
The internet is full of amazing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan art. Like how the turtles pick pizza toppings, fan artists love experimenting and putting unexpected things together and making awesome mashups.
To see more of our favorites, click here!

dorkly:

tyrannosaurusjones:

Ghostbusters/TMNT

Cover by me, with colour magic by Mike Spicer. Yes, it’s real. Coming soon, so preorder (that part’s really important) at your local comic shop ASAP and help give it the sales figures something like this deserves! This is a subscription cover too, so you need to specifically tell your shops you want this one (if you do…)

Please share it around, tell all your friends.

The 25 Best TMNT Mashups

The internet is full of amazing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan art. Like how the turtles pick pizza toppings, fan artists love experimenting and putting unexpected things together and making awesome mashups.

To see more of our favorites, click here!