If I had to describe it in one word, "weird" would definitely be it. I realize it's a comic book movie but the screenplay seemed to abruptly change directions whenever it felt like it, which seemed to be every few minutes. I honestly don't even know where to begin because there was so much going on in the movie and it didn't mesh well together at all.
I think what bothers me the most about it is that Diana's lasso of truth can now apparently do literally anything the plot demands in any scenario. I'm pretty sure in the first one, it just tied people up and could make them tell the truth. Now it can split and attack multiple targets, grab bullets, latch onto missiles and planes, attach to lightning bolts, give people visions of the past, and be used to connect to another magic user to send messages to all 4 billion people (population at the time) on the planet. It's ridiculous.
Diana can also apparently turn things invisible, something that was never mentioned before and was never mentioned afterward. And was only apparently useful in one brief scene.
I shit you not, it's constantly throwing these curveballs at you for the entire 2 hour and 30 minute runtime. Chris Pine shows up because he Quantum Leaped into some guy's body. Maxwell Lord goes from being a seemingly normal (albeit greedy and corrupt) businessman to a genie that decides he wants to be president.
I honestly had no idea what I was watching. I don't think I could sit down and explain the plot to another person in a way that would make any kind of sense.
I live in an area where sweet potato is just about the cheapest thing I can buy. I started slicing and baking it up the night before, then eating it cold for breakfast the next day. Sometimes I put a little bit of peanut butter on it.
Oh my gosh, you guys! It's DELICIOUS.
I'm just throwing it out there.
I need to know who is keeping demand for these alive
Honestly, I am just so pissed rn. I'm a trans guy with very severe periods that birth control does nothing against. I have PCOS and I know I never want children. Ever. I'm annoyed by them and I can't stand being around children for longer then an hour. Little people who just scream all the time are the definition of a nightmare.
So I looked up sterilisation or hysterectomies. The latter one would a) help me medically and b) be needed for my transition anyways. (as a note, I am not american)
And guess what. Vasectomies are legal for men and amabs starting at 18. All you need is informed consent. You can get sterilized no questions asked and according to people who did that it's very easy to get. Women and afabs getting sterilised is literally fucking illegal. You have to be over 32 and have at least 2 children to get your tubes tied. And the reasoning? sHe mIgHT CHaNGe hER mINd. ItS wOMeNs JoB tO hAVe cHILDREn
What is that? 32? TWO FUCKING CHILDREN. So am I just supposed to life in constant fear of getting pregnant and ruining my life for ever? Guess my life doesn't matter because every single month I am dysphoric as hell and have panic attacks which literally make me unable to leave my bed and make me want to off myself.
But I guess because I am a flithy wOmAN who can't decide anything for myself my happiness and my life doesn't matter. But cis-men, well they can decide everything for themselves. They will never regret being sterilized because they are oh so reasonable.
Why do women and afabs get treated as those vulnerable flowers who need to be protected from themselves? Why is motherhood treated as this end all be all and if you dare to question it you are a broken woman who got lost and is "selfish". (let's just ignore the transphobia in the whole broken women shit for a sec)
No. I don't want to be a mother. I am a man. I was never meant to have those organs so why am I not allowed to take them out? I have known this since I had the ability to form thoughts. Why take away my agency because I might suddently change my mind and want to become a mother?!
Guess I'll go to Poland and get it done there illegally.
I'm honestly enjoying the expansion so far, but you can run your alt through the campaign in less than 3 hours.. That's not me bum rushing content. That's a short ass campaign. There's no way to twist that.
This idea needs to die in 2020. Leveling is not content.. especially when I'm pushed into weekly playlists and lost-sectors I've spent 1,000 hours on to level effectively.
I didn't do that by the way, was able to get to 1200 without doing any old content, but the argument stands. Focus does need to shift to what gameplay loops lie ahead and how replayable those are, but none of that discounts how short that campaign was.
There are so many parallels that could be drawn here, so many metaphors, but if you need it explained to you like that, frankly it likely won't matter what anyone says. You are wrong and you picked an awfully bad hill to die on.
The Liberation Bounty involves defending a marked circle from the Grineer/Infested. Enemies inside the circle will drain the Control Meter; the drain rate increases depending on the number of enemies or how advanced the enemy types are (i.e Bombards or Deimos Saxums). Killing enemies that spawns during the Bounty will restore 10%/5% (Plains/Cambion Drift) of the meter. The Bounty ends if the Control Meter never depletes to 0% when the timer lasts the total 2:30 seconds. The bonus objective is where you prevent the Control Meter from dropping below 50%/25% if the Bounty was done in the Plains or the Cambion Drift, respectively.
This particular Bounty in the Plains is flawed through the lack of player control. To elaborate:
First off, the Control area you need to defend is simply too big in the Plains. Tusk Grineer can easily spawn at the borders of the control area, draining the Control Meter quickly.
Second, Tusk Grineer that are not yet deployed from their Firbolgs or Bolkor (Grineer Dropship and Gunship respectively) will still contribute to the draining of the Control Meter). To make matters also worse, it appears that the dropships themselves also contribute to draining the Control Meter.
Finally, Tusk Grineer can somehow spawn out of thin air. No visual/audio feedback such as a dropship or drop pods. They just spawn.
Certain bases on the Plains such as the large Grineer anenna base south of the Ostwan Range suffers these issues a lot. Grineer Firbolgs will spawn towards the lower areas of the Range, and when they arrive, expect nearly half of the Control Meter already drained if you don't spawn camp them. Then Grineer suddenly spawned out of thin air back at the control area while you're spawn camping the dropships!
This Bounty isn't the only flawed Bounty in the Plains (Capture and Assassination Bonus objective), but it is by far the most unfair of them all. It simply attributes to the lack of fair control given to the player; they don't have control over certain factos.
Recently I watched the documentary Abducted in Plain Sight (2017) on Netflix. For the people that don't know it's about the abduction and sexual abuse of Jan Broberg by family friend Robert Berchtold.
Under normal circumstances I (would obviously) feel sorry for the victim and their family. But in this case I only feel sorry for the victim Jan Broberg (and her sisters) and can only wonder what the hell is wrong with her parents.
Which mother has sex with the man who kidnapped and sexually abused her daughter?! In what world is it normal for a married man, who claims not to be homosexual/bisexual, to give a handjob to a family friend to help him release some sexual tension?! Who allows a 40 year old man to sleep with their 11/12 year old daughter for months?! Who allows their underage daughter to fly to and stay with her kidnapper?! And I could continue for hours...
Were the parents of Jan Broberg really that naive? What the hell is wrong with these people?
The more you try the less you be and the less you see my friends.
Login screen to my bank looks like that. It prompts you to type a few random letters from your password. It seems like a nice keylogger protection, but my question is: does this mean that my bank stores passwords in plain text ? I don't see any other possibility