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Day of GOG.com (or, How I Made Up A Holiday To Make Up For The Likely Event That I Won’t Be Going To GamesCom)

I declare August 14th to be my own special holiday where I take a break from hanging around the interwebs and instead spend the majority of the day playing PC games, just so they don’t seem to be figuratively gathering dust on my SSD. I originally wanted to call it “No-DRM Day” because I support the cause, but then I learned that there already exists an “International Day Against DRM” (which takes place on May 6th), so I decided to instead dedicate the day to my #1 source for No-DRM games: GOG.com. The reasoning behind the holiday is this: I really wanted to go to GamesCom because I heard down the grapevine that a certain YouTube celebrity would be there to meet his European fans, so I issued a day-off at my work(training)place so I had ample time to prepare myself both mentally and physically for the big day… Then, that YouTube celebrity cancelled his appearance (or rather, denied it) because he was WAAAY too busy. For a moment, my heart broke into pieces, but the moment I picked up the pieces to glue them back together, GOG.com announced a special party that would take place just outside of GamesCom, where you could have a drink, talk and play with the GOG.com crew and other PC gamers. Whilst I initially gained new hope due to my heartfelt appreciation towards them, I had already dropped the pursuit of going all the way to Cologne in the first place, but I still had that planned day-off, sitting there without a cause. So, inspired by GOG’s little party that could, I decided to instead dedicate that day-off to all the games sitting on my SSD that I had barely touched.

So, for the majority of August 14th, I will be playing nothing but games I purchased from them, and since about 77% of the games in my digital download collection are from GOG.com, that’s a whole lotta games to play and a whole lot of proof that I trust them as a digital distributor even more than Steam or Origin (especially the latter, considering its pretty anti-consumerist EULA, and don’t get me wrong, Steam is still decent for the few games I can’t get on GOG, but… ehhh…).

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metalheadadam:

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shadow1423:

commanderabutt:

spaff-der-kegel-doer:

historynet:

seen on my face book feed(Anti-vaccination, modern)

"studies"

who has ever thought this ever

Don’t let your children drink water it might make them think drinking other clear liquids is okay do you want your child drinking bleach

don’t let your children walk, it might make them think its okay to walk away from home

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure not even people who use heroin believe it is beneficial.

Don’t let your child breathe air. Studies have shown thatin the event of a fire, children who breathe in air are much more likely to breathe in smoke than children who’ve never breathed air.

Don’t have a child. 100% of children grow up and die. You’re literally condemning your own children to die.

What the mother-fucking FUCK.  First off, most vaccinations are given before you’re 5 years old (there are a few boosters, but not a lot and most kids HATE getting them) and won’t remember it.

Second, you wouldn’t be anti-vax if you were old enough to remember polio or smallpox epidemics.  You know why there aren’t any cases of those horrible diseases in the US today?  Because we vaccinated against them for enough years that they aren’t here anymore.

Plus, anti-vaxxers got hold of Africa.  Polio is making a comeback in Africa because people have stopped vaccinating against it.

metalheadswaltzing:

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beenwandering:

help I’m having emotions about a cartoon antidepressant trying to be useful

DID YOU GUYS SERIOUSLY GIF AN ABILIFY COMMERCIAL 

yes but look at it, it cares about her and just wants to help her be able to function. It’s like “I know you’re sad. here, I’ll help you.”

LIKE OKAY THOUGH can I explain why this is exceedingly brilliant??  Because when anti-depressants work right, that’s what they DO.  They don’t make you happy or emotionless or unhealthy in any way, they make you FUNCTIONAL.  They make it so that a depressed person who can barely get out of bed can start to support themselves again and more importantly, start to THINK for themselves again without the permeating presence of depression.

Depression is a cyclical disease, that tells you to think a certain way, and, because you’re depressed, you generally believe it, and then things get worse and worse.  The ONLY thing anti-depressants do is to STOP that cycle in its tracks!!  Which is something to be ecstatic about and celebrated, even if you don’t realize it at the time, because when you’re depressed, getting out of bed is climbing Mount Everest.  Antidepressants help stop that cycle so that one day soon, getting out of bed can JUST be getting out of bed.  They don’t even expedite the recovery process in most cases, they just make recovery POSSIBLE IN THE FIRST PLACE.  So this little guy is portrayed with a fuckton more accuracy than I ever expected from a commercial.

It’s back and adorable

monoclesandtentacles:

having depression is not an excuse to be an asshole

having depression is not an excuse to be an asshole

having depression is not an excuse to be an asshole

HAVING DEPRESSION IS NOT AN EXCUSE TO BE AN ASSHOLE AND GUILT TRIP PEOPLE INTO THINGS OR TO SAY YOU HAVE IT WORSE THAN SOMEBODY WHEN THEY’RE HAVING A BAD DAY BECAUSE GUESS WHAT, YOU DON’T HAVE A SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE PASS THAT MEANS EVERYONE HAS TO PAY ATTENTION TO YOU AND YOU ONLY 

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simnationblog:

Get The Sims 2: Ultimate collection for FREE!!!!

Simply go to “Redeem product code” in Origin and enter: I-LOVE-THE-SIMS

It is for 1 week only, so hurry!

its downloading right now! Is it just the base game or the whole thing?

In case anyone is interested…

i just tried it and it’s legit. ultimate collection is sims 2 + ALL expansions + ALL stuff packs. get it while it’s hot!!

Again, this is legit. I’ll probably only install it on my laptop or something, but I has it! Legit! For free!

As a reminder: If you encounter problems upon starting up the game, this is the forum post you’re looking for.

And yes, this bears repeating: legit, LEGIT, LEGIT! Get it before the end of the month or you’ll miss out big time!

Not sure how many people know this but Miyazaki once wanted to do an anime adaptation of Pippi Longstocking in the 70s

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but it was dropped because they couldn’t get permission from the original creator

BUT HOT DAYUM AT THE CONCEPT ART IT’S LITERALLY THE CUTEST THING…

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(also the protagonist of Panda go panda was probably based on her design)

I heard about it, but I had yet to find visual proof. Here it is!

(Source: miyazaki-ru.livejournal.com)

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