Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Bring socks!!!! #homeless #donate #homelessness
As are toiletries!
I would also advice NOT to buy wool socks because yes, they are warm, but wool shrinks very easily, some people are allergic to wool, and wet wool is one of the most uncomfortable things in the world.
Thick cotton socks would be best, they’d last the longest and be the easiest to take care of and clean.
Cotton is best. Always cotton
I feel the need to STRESS the necessity of socks. For the event AMOK through Random Acts this year, we went to DTLA to pass out donations. At one point we basically ran out and some of us broke off from the group to buy some more items. We ended up at a convenience store that had two boxes of cotton socks. We bought them and as we were walking one man asked us if we had socks. And we said “Yes.” and gave him a pair and then suddenly we were surrounded by individuals all asking for socks. We were out of socks in a few moments. I can say from personal experience that socks were the most important article of clothing that they wanted.
And as far as toiletries go, tampons. TAMPONS AND PADS. One woman was so excited, gracious, and thankful to receive tampons and pads, as it is a donation that seems to be overlooked. So please, of donations that could be given, while all articles of clothing and food and other necessities are more than welcome, socks and tampons and pads are largely needed.
aka “Elitism is my middle name”
Oh fuck you, Steven.
Right, I was never a massive fan of the Doctor-Rose romance, but it did make a sort of sense. At his hearts, the Doctor fights for the underdogs, the people oppressed by the establishment. Even when he works with members of the powerful elite, he does so with a sneer and a critical whit. When he is with actual normal people he is at his happiest and most relaxed. That’s why he and Rose worked as an idea.
The fact that Moffat has the Doctor chumming up with Winston Churchill and this statement above shows that he fundamentally interprets the Doctor as a power fantasy, rather than as a liberator or friend. That’s the major difference between Moffat Who and Davis Who.
Not to mention Richard Nixon …
I also think that Reinette’s lines “One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel” and “The Doctor is worth the monsters” get it fundamentally wrong. The companions don’t simply tolerate the unpleasantness they encounter because that’s the price for the privilege of basking in the Doctor’s dudely awesomeness. They travel with him out of curiosity and a sense of adventure, and a side effect of the travels is discovering their own power and awesomeness. Like Rose says, “It was a better life. And I don’t mean all the travelling and seeing aliens and spaceships and things. That don’t matter. The Doctor showed me a better way of living your life. You know he showed you too. That you don’t just give up. You don’t just let things happen. You make a stand. You say no. You have the guts to do what’s right when everyone else just runs away …”
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Moffat does not understand Doctor Who at all and should quit immediately.
He was good as the occasional writer for an episode but he’s even lost the one thing that made him good back then: scary the shit out of people.
My colleague Dieter Bohn is wondering whether to buy a Wii U. I’m here to convince him that he should. Nintendo’s Wii U launch was the company’s biggest disaster since the Virtual Boy. The console…
do you ever get sad over something that happened a long time ago because i do
I was super excited for Hyrule Warriors until I found out that there is no online co-op. Way to take a step back Nintendo.
I mean, this game would have great PvP! Have two teams, kill each other and whoever gets resource capped or most resources at the end of a set time wins.
Maybe they’ll add it as DLC later on. They should, it would be a shame if they didn’t.
Well, Hyrule Warrios is a spin-off of the Dynasty Warriors series, which has never had PvP as far as I’m aware but has had co-op. So you shouldn’t be surprised by a lack of PvP in this one. Although it is strange that it has no online co-op when the Dynasty Warriors games do.
But what’s wrong with actually playing with your friends in person? Not everything needs to be online…. Every time I see a great multiplayer game with NO local multiplayer, that’s incredibly disappointing, because it forces you NOT to actually get to go over and visit your friends and play with them. This coming from a very anti-social person.
Plus, that way you don’t have to worry about lag and you can actually have real human interactions and have a great night. I’ve had way more fun going over to a mates place, or vice versa, and having a gaming night. Sure, you can do that online but it’s not the same, you can’t have the same level of fun and interaction with your friends. And in person, you don’t have to keep gaming to keep having fun with your friends, it can evolve into something entirely different, anything can happen.
And creating fond memories with a friend is always good but not as doable if you’re not actually with that person
“The story about where volcanoes come from”
This is the most beautiful story I’ve ever read about the creation of volcanoes
This is my favorite part of all the AT comics.
Wait, what!? By AT, do you mean Adventure Time? I thought it was just some random cool thing
Yeah, it’s in the first issue of the Fionna and Cake series by Natasha Allegri!
"If you can’t see the love in my eyes, come a little closer."
Photos via Cat Act
If you don’t think cats are awesome you are wrong. Sorry, it’s scientificly proven.
TFW cats are prettier than you