I wish that there was a socially acceptable way to say, “I’m having a bad mental health day and need you to pay attention to me,” without alienating everyone.
or: “I’m having a bad mental health day and need to be on my own for a while so please don’t be mad if I cancel our plans on short notice.”
The Sound of Silence is a horror games that dynamically adapts to a person’s greatest fear. It will deliver a different experience to each player. The game is said to be released in early 2014.
You can view the full concept idea of it here: X
I wish to play this game. Like right now. No one knows my deepest fears, not even me. This shall be good
I WAS SO HAPPY WHEN I GOT THIS MESSAGE
That is so cool dude!
Yes. Colour me very interested in this game. Concept is awesome.
A few months ago I was playing World of Warcraft — as is my wont — and was mindlessly listing gemstones in the auction house. Though I usually try to ignore the in-game chat channels, I couldn’t help but notice one shaman asking for help with his gear. Now, if you’ve ever been on the internet before, you may know that asking even reasonable questions to a group of anonymous people will likely result in some or all of the following: insults, incorrect answers, deliberately false answers, and more insults. The shaman was asking what sort of gear he needed to play his character with a particular specialization (shaman can be either healers or they can deal damage via melee attacks or spellcasting). His questions weren’t being answered and people were mocking his spelling. The shaman apologized, saying he was a 79 year old man and didn’t type very well. The people in the chat channel then mocked him for this.
I looked up the shaman’s gear and found he was wearing a hodgepodge of items that weren’t itemized very well for his intended role (a melee damage-dealer). I bought him several pieces of gear off the auction house and mailed it to his character along with a note with a few tips. I also told him if he ever had any questions, he could ask me at any time.
I got an in-game mail back from him later that day. He said that it’s hard for him to play this game since the younger players don’t have patience for him. He never learned to type in school and his reflexes were slower. “I went through Korea and Vietnam and they were good enough then to keep me alive,” he wrote. He thanked me for helping him and for changing his mind about his fellow players.
Now, whenever I get frustrated with a player who isn’t playing well, I just imagine that the character is being played by my own Korean war veteran grandfather, who will be 83 this summer. I keep checking back on my little shaman friend. He only has two more levels before he hits the level-cap. I think I’ll buy him a present for when he does.
My father is a 70 year old Vietnam War veteran and he has played World of Warcraft with his slightly younger wife for much longer than I ever did. Growing up with a war vet as a parent makes you acutely attuned to their PTSD symptoms, stress levels, and ability to handle their surroundings and daily life, as well as their ability to cope with the demands of their children. I can tell you with no hyperbole that playing video games—first person shooters, MMOs and everything else—has given my father, by his own admission, an astonishing tool for self-therapy, stress management, and the easing of painful memories in the context of “play”. He is likewise slower at typing, and more easily distracted by the eerie beauty of the environmental art (which the rest of us are already spoiled to!), and in general approaches video games slightly differently than people in their 20s.
Laying aside the other thousand good arguments for accessibility in games wrt all people with disabilities (I can’t speak for them because I am average-bodied), consider the medicinal benefits of video games to people with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and to the elderly, who have a far far better chance fighting off Alzheimer’s and dementia with the proper brain stimulus. Video games can provide that, and do.
Dan Holdsworth - Blackout, 2010
My earliest drawing of The Dark Man. The Grinning Man. The Walkin’ Dude. Randall Flagg. From 2007?ish? Maybe? I don’t really know.
Was going through tracked tags maybe 3min after waking this morning, saw this, and freaked the fuck out for some reason…
I definitely don’t have enough hands to facepalm hard enough at this.
im a) poor and b) in possession of a few musical instruments so here is the deal
i will record a cover of any song you can think of for a dollar. the little donate button thing is on my blog in the corner because i dont understand html stuff at all. maybe you can send a message with your donation?? or just send an ask separately. i dont know but what i DO know is that i will not say no to your song unless it is a white power anthem or blurred lines. pretty much anything else though! here are some examples:
- buddup bup bup buhh im lovin it
- anything by kyary
- the boggis bunce and bean song from that movie
- just straight up groaning like injured bruce willis for a full minute
- hey there delilah
- a song you wrote but you dont really know how it goes yet
- a series of dwayne the rock johnson’s catchphrases over various blues riffs
- AND MORE!!!
i have an acoustic guitar, vocal cords, a toy piano, and a girlfriend who doesn’t like to sing but is secretly pretty good at it, so i will try to feature as many of those as i can
thats… thats it the end
I don’t really know HRG at all? But instinct tells me they are probably good people, and being poor sucks beyond words. So people who can spare even a dollar or two, please do this.
wait holy shit you cant reblog anything as Not A Link on this mobile app
like holy shit thats like death star air vent bad
Yeah, discovered this last week myself. Profoundly annoyed by it, I LOATHE reblogging things as links.
Konrad Curze (modern AU)
Tbh if someone made a TV series of this I’d watch the fuck out of it.
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