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MAGICAL MONSTER GIRLS some dumb idea i got and whipped all these girls up, had hella lot of fun
These are adorable. They also remind me of the kids from Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School. Clearly, this is what happens when they grow up.
"We’re trying to appeal to the adult female audience so we skimmed some of the popular titles with that demographic and are pleased to bring you this new fantasy adventure game where your team mates are giant talking pigeons, handsome lawyers in nice suits, and giant horned bull men that you can date."
You can date either the pigeon the pretty lawyer or the bull man and the two you don’t date will date each other.
GAME OF THE YEAR
I’m not the target demographic, but I’m part of the second-largest gaming demographic. So pay attention, game studios:
I would buy the FUCK out of this game.
That is all.
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I had this brilliant insight earlier today that Indonesia is the perfect place to use as inspiration for a D&D setting. You have tons of ocean for seafaring piratey fun, you have thousands of islands who can be home to all kinds of unique civilizations, you have cultural and religious dynamism and conflict and the promise of big sophisticated empires living like five minutes away from tiny unknown villages with their own unique civilization. Plus it’s a setting that’s not European-inspired and not full of white people, which is a breath of fresh air in fantasy stuff.
Then I remembered that Earthsea exists, and hits basically all these points. Well played, Ursula Le Guin. Well played.
ITS A DOCUMENTARY
Manny and the Doctor chatting? Of interest to someone I know.
Me: *heals self*
Enemy: *heals self*
Me: Whoa. Whoa.
Me: What do you think you’re doing?
Me: I just took off half your health bar, and then you go and do that?
Me: Yeah, I KNOW I just healed myself.
Me: It’s different when I do it.
There is an actual game design logic at work here. The PC(s) of a tabletop or computer RPG are expected to get into several fights in a row, often with little chance to rest in between (meaning that they’re often a bit banged up and low on resources when they start later battles). Enemy mobs, meanwhile, are (with a few exceptions) always fresh when they enter the fight. PCs need resources to survive multiple battles, enemies need resources to put up a challenge for one battle. So when it comes to things like healing items, they’re a basic fact of life for PCs, but they’re the cause of a dramatic spike in difficulty when an enemy uses them.
This isn’t necessarily bad, but it does mean that game designers or GMs need to be very even-handed about how they hand out healing capabilities to NPCs.
teal-deer replied to your post “There are a lot of things that suck about losing your parents within a…”
I don’t know what this meeeeeans. Exasperation that I’m getting hung up on petty details? Sympathy for my conundrum? Disappointment at my misplaced priorities? Amusement at my overzealous concern over whether my life circumstances affect others’ decisions? I’M SO CONFUSED.
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There are a lot of things that suck about losing your parents within a month of each other. That, I think, goes without saying.
Some of those problems are a bit unexpected and minor, but still bothersome. For example: I don’t feel comfortable asking the Girl I Like out for a while, because I worry that the timing unreasonably influences her to, I dunno, say ‘yes’ out of pity or a sense of obligation, not because she genuinely wants to. And that would be dickish. (At least one friend has told me to just go for it, and just not bring up the whole Batman thing. I feel like the Batman thing would just hover there like the cowled elephant in the room, though. …Please tell me there’s been a Batelephant somewhere in the past.)
do you ever just kinda wonder what your selling point as a human being or friend is? like, what was the point at which people were like: hey, I’ll keep this human
Apparently some vegans are telling people not to eat honey to support bees.
STOP. STOP NOW.
DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW BEES WORK?
Buy honey (local if possible) -> support beekeepers -> support bees.
I swear people don’t even think this stuff out.
Beekeepers provide bees with an environment in which they can live, and are encouraged to thrive. Bees then have a big huge giant person who can deal with any threats to the hive.
Yes, honey is a winter food supply for bees, but beekeepers (unless they’re dicks, in which case they’d be shooting themselves in the foot) will NEVER take too much honey from a hive, and will always ensure that bees have enough food. Think about it, you’re not going to starve a source of income/hobby, are you?
I had to reblog just for “DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW BEES WORK?" because it made me realize that some people really don’t!
Reblogging for my bee brethren!
Wasn’t that the whole problem of bee movie besides the weird beestiality?!?
There are definite arguments to be made that domesticated species do WAY better as humans’ food supply than they did/would as wild animals—perhaps not as individuals in cramped industrial meat-farms, but as an overall species (compare number of aurochs at their height to the number of cattle currently living on Earth, and remember that those cattle are well-fed and overzealously protected from threats for their entire life). That topic gets complex and nuanced when you factor in overcrowding, shitty food, crude manipulation of the animals’ bodies for our benefit, and so on, and isn’t meant to pardon industrial agriculture for creating fucking miserable conditions for their livestock. It’s mostly meant to argue for why the very concept of agriculturally-kept animals isn’t black-and-white evil.*
That nuance doesn’t apply to bees. Honeybees are 100% better off living under human auspices than not. They live their beeish lives, are protected from every threat that humans can protect them from, and lose some excess honey that they didn’t need anyway (why the fuck would a beekeeper knowingly take too much honey from their bees? Then they don’t have any fucking bees and they’re out an apiary!). Honey is the product of 100% pure symbiosis (except for threats of stuff like parasites and insecticides, but we’re working on fixing those too).
*What end-game do people who want an end to the keeping of livestock envision, anyway? If the entire world magically became sustainably vegan tomorrow, what would happen to the literally billions of cattle and pigs and sheep and chickens in captivity? If they’re set free, they will merrily destroy their local ecosystems before dying en-masse because they’re the result of thousands of years of natural selection creating animals that don’t live in the wild. The more practical solution is that as soon as they become economically unviable to maintain, the herds get reduced. With gunfire. SOMEHOW I DOUBT THAT’S WHAT PEOPLE FUCKING WANT.
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