I've played Pokémon games for the majority of my life, though I've recently had kind of a falling out with the franchise since there have been a lot of questionable decisions in the most recent games.
Anyway, we now have gotten 8 generations of games which follow quite closely the same formula: fire-grass-water starters, route 1 normal rodents and flying pokémon (usually normal-flying), pikaclones, dragon pseudo-legendaries, early game bug pokémon that evolves quickly and is generally unuseful, etc. It may be a small thing, but I wish they'd get more creative: maybe asking for a different set of starters is too much, but I would love to see a route 1 dragon type pokémon with poor stats, maybe Ghost and Dark types that are usually found in mid-late game populating the early game, having a differently typed pseudo-legendary, etc.
What do you think? Do you think this could help bring some fresh air to the franchise? Or would you rather they stuck to the known formula?
I remember my first playthrough I started the freedom trail quest, I got all the way to the railroad hq and I got to the puzzle door and thought to myself "FUCK i didnt pay attention to the markers and i dont know the code" but before i left i jokingly said "huh what if the passcode was literally just the railroad theres no way it's that simple" Imagine how i felt when i popped it in for shits and giggles and the door opened up Would have been cool if the passcode was randomly generated each playthrough, this small simple moment still sticks with me and is one of the first things I think of when I think of fallout 4
I mean yeah it is fun to watch once in a while when the textbook greedy capitalists get an occasional kick in the butt, but come on. After settlements are done, it will be business as usual and the money that changed hands will in time trickle down again towards the capitalists who made the system this way. I honestly think capitalism is a great filter in a civilization's lifetime and once a planetary civilization goes this way, collapse is inevitable.
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I'm a Virtual Advocate for all things related to Sexual and Gendered Violence (Disability right for those of us with PTSD/CPTSD, Anti-poverty, Women's Rights, LGBTQ+ rights, etc...). I'm trying to start a very ambitious non-profit eco-community for women with trauma from gender based violence to recover in safety and tranquility. I'm personally a survivor multiple times over.
I just got made an admin for an online disability rights group. The group founder messaged me and asked me specifically to help him (cis, white, male). The founder and I discussed the rules and expectations. We agreed to keeping the group focused on the single issue and not letting topics veer too far off course.
I wasn't even admin one day when people started conspiracy sh*t-posting in the group. It's a polarizing political issue in my country. I started warning people in comments if they were getting close to crossing a line, but then felt like a bully and it was tedious. I made a group-wide post about staying focused on the issue and not getting divisive - we're supposed to be a safe and inclusive space. It's a new group there are going to be people testing boundaries. Most people were supportive.
Welp, someone had strong religious views and got triggered when I asked her not to make shaming statements on people's posts ("This makes God cry..." was her comment). Next thing I knew she was replying to my comments with: "^^^^ This person is obviously a God-hating d*k*.
I have never been spoken to that way in my life. Misogynist slurs tend to bounce right off me because I've never fully seen myself as "female" or thought that it mattered what gender I am. We're all human. The founder stepped in because I asked him to (I recused myself because it was personal so I had a conflict of interest). He decided to have a "chat" with her and sent me screenshots of the conversation. She just kept at it... Then he sends me: "I'm getting annoyed with her and she's close to getting a ban because she won't stop with the religious talk."
At this point I had been slurred 3 times in their conversation - she just kept using that word and saying I was going to burn in hell while he failed to address it at all! I told him if he wasn't offended by the homophobia that I was out as admin and of the group. I told him multiple times that in our county, that is illegal hate speech and she came off like someone from the far-right extremist camp. He let her off with a... keep reading on reddit ➡
Shake Milton tonight against the Heat : 31/2/7 and 3/4 from 3
Also had 2 steals and 1 block
I opened the box and looked at the mangled bloody mess and twisted wire hanger sitting at the bottom as she whispered in my ear "It was twins".
Over the last few years, there seems to be a general consensus that The Bachelor franchise is past its golden age. Many have blamed casting, each season dubbing the contestants "mean girls" and complaining about the over influx of drama and villains.
I believe the true issue with the franchise is not on camera, but behind the scenes. The production and editing teams have failed for multiple years to find the right balance between romance, drama, and comedy. For Peter's season, they chose infinite chaos with no sign of a status quo. This exhausted the viewer base and left us with no one to root for, not even Peter himself. For Tayshia's season, they traded in a drama overload for a romantic focus. While more in line with what fans have come to want and expect, this left the season very monotonous and at times bland. Now, Matt's season faces similar criticisms to Peter's.
Every season is going to feature unlikable, non aspirational contestants, as well as more down to earth ones. Yet, the show's major flaw is choosing to edit situations in such a black and white fashion. Since week two, Katie has gotten to be the moral compass of the group, shutting down conflict and calling people out. That is her one way at the moment. No other woman in the group is shown in a similar light, despite claims after the fact in podcasts and on social media that Katie was not alone in standing against the bullying. The way The Bachelor franchise functions is to give each contestant a trope and nail them into it. Women like Katie get to be the audience proxy, the funny yet relatable woman who we can live vicariously through. Victoria manifests herself as the 2000s movie high school bully we always hated, and that's all. Rachael is the shy, "good girl," there to make a connection. Each woman on this show is nailed into a character trope as though people are one-dimensional and formulaic.
The reality couldn't be more different. Let's flash back to Nick's season, in which Rachel and Vanessa had a squabble that was wiped from the screen. The Bachelor editing team instead painted Vanessa as uptight but ready for love and Rachel as fun and outspoken. Neither of them were allowed to be dramatic or involved in conflict. The franchise has a recurring issue of boxing contestants in to narratives, rather than allowing the actuality of what happened to air in all of its nuance.
Comparing The Bachelor to The Real Housewives, a franchise whose editing team seems to understand the audienc... keep reading on reddit ➡
Short story, my father has anger issues. Ive been dealing with it my whole life. Moved out (escaped) at 18, I'm 38 next month, and still, I'm just like him sometimes.
Neighbor kid broke my son's minecraft sword. Its just a plastic piece of junk. He was whacking it on a tree, and snapped it. My son runs in, super concerned. It was cracked at the hilt, but not in two pieces, yet...
What do I do?
"Well thats what you get for letting people abuse your things!" And I snapped in two. And told him to throw it in the trash.
I then hear him crying on the back porch. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH ME?! I instantly went online and ordered him a new one, it will be here in two days but still, it doesn't make my actions right. Why do I still have these moments? My dad did that same shit to me, all the time, and I hated him for it.
I did call my son back in, and apologized and showed him my amazon order confirmation, and he was happy, but still, I was a cunt, and I fucking hate myself.
To Add insult my son said he'd be happy if I had just duct taped it. He's such a sweet boy. Doesn't care what it looks like.
Break the cycle guys. If your dad was a dick, learn from it. Be better.
Edit: Wow, I've read every comment and responded to a few. I appreciate the understanding and the kind words. If there was one thing I did learn from my dad, it was to always do the opposite of what he did. We have a better relationship now, but the damage is done. I'm not even sure he even knows what he's guilty of. Pretty sure its an undiagnosed combo of Bi-polar Narcissism. I've done research. He's great with my kids. He was always cool with my friends. However, one slip, and he's losing all visitation. Anyway, enough family drama.
I posted this to help raise awareness. If anyone else reads this, and makes a realization about themselves, read the comments below, and try to be better. Only we can break the cycle guys. Thanks again Brothers!
It seems to be a trend that many people here are against cloud-centric solutions and technologies. Is it just because a traditional "sysadmin" is more of an internal IT/On-prem sort of role? The "old man yells at cloud" seems to be very much the norm here.
I used to be among the anti-cloud crowd myself, but I've been converted due to the roles I've been in recently and now I'm cloud-focused 100%, even have my Azure "expert" certifications. It just makes a lot of sense the majority of the time for the environments I've helped migrate over the last 2 years.
However people here seem to be clutching their patch cables and swearing up and down by their office VPNs that keeping on-prem servers is STILL the way to go, even after offices are starting to close down and rent leases aren't being renewed.
Maybe I'm just not seeing most of the opinions out here, but that's the vibe I've been getting from this sub over the years I've followed it.
EDIT: thanks for the replies. The big theme seems to be having to convince naive C-levels that cloud isn't a magic bullet that the vendors are trying to sell it as. Terrible legacy code is going to stay terrible even if you move it to the cloud. I totally agree, and like to use migration as a way to do "spring cleaning" for your LOB software, but alas that costs dev money, and heaven be damned if you dare suggest trying to spend money on updating 15+ yr software the business critically depends on. Thanks for the insight lads!
My titan would like it.
C'mon Bungie, can you put just a bit more effort into your cosmetics?