spoiler alert.. if u haven't played the last of us.. play it before u read this
i want to talk about why the last of us was such a good game
its definitely one of the best games of all time without question
1. the intro
the introduction of the game was just so enthralling
you start out as the main character's daughter
u kinda know she is going to die so as u start out controlling her your head is filled with "oh sh*t what's about to happen!?"
i thought she'd be attacked by a clicker in the house so i was walking around slow as f*ck! LOL
clickers are a really cool enemy.. they remind me of the helghast from killzone.. they're that enemy in games u love to hate.. they have a sort of interesting frightening appeal
another thing i like about clickers is their name.. clickers
the name sorta brings me to a whole other point about the game.. and that's how true-to-life it is
the name clicker is totally like a name that would catch on in real life if people were turning into those things
what i'm saying is.. when you watch tv or news and something happens, the name the phenomena gets is always something immediately identifiable and it sticks
things always start out as like a nickname, next thing you know it becomes a historical thing or maybe even a verb!
the actual name "clicker" is so true to reality, and how we speak and communicate in society that i think its kindof like an easily identifiable marker of the perception that went into the game as a whole
henry was super likable.. he was my fave character in the game.. i loved everything about him.. he was just so cool, i like how he took care of his little brother.. i respected him for that.. he was really friendly and aware too
and his acting was phenomenal.. i mean all the performances were good but man.. the guy who played henry was just intense and so damn natural! wow! (btw my 2nd fave character was joel's brother.. and my 3rd fave character was joel)
the combat in this game is legitimately a few steps above combat in other games.. one thing i have to point out is the fact that after fiddling with the game for the first few hours, i realized that the game is totally intuitive
what i mean is.. you and joel become one.. you don't really play the game by video game rules.. u play by the rules of reality.. like you really have to think "what would i do in real life?" and that will be the key to your success
its not like u run into a room full of clickers and start shooting.. its like you really have to go about it the same way u'd have to in reality.. this makes the game much more compelling than most games
its like a big strategy game and a huge adrenaline rush at the same time.. WOW
5. weapon sounds
exceptionally excellent and add to the brutality and serious nature of the game
the mood of this game is like.. a hopeless sort of mood.. and it doesn't let up.. its brutal and because it doesn't let up, you begin to sortof merge into that world.. u begin to see what its like when need trumps virtue..
the game is just so good because it doesn't do what's fun or appealing.. it does what is necessary and true to this environment, story, and characters
great job.. environments are huge.. no invisible walls.. great and necessary effects at appropriate times.. juxtaposing different scenes, etc.. facial animations.. oh and another thing..
it never feels like a character is doing stock moves in a static environment.. this game really seems like real people doing real things in real environments..
like outside with nothing around joel might just punch someone out.. but next to a wall joel might ram a person's head into it.. or next to a desk he might bash their head on the corner of it.. and u feel the impact of everything
the graphics are not just good looking but also well done as far as like animations or motion capture or whatever.. joel doesn't move around like a spaz like nathan drake did
8. item system
excellent.. having rpg elements really amps it up and takes it from a mindless run and gun to a more strategic game.. and it also allows for more player customization
a lot of the game is left of to interpretation.. this not only lets players discuss a lot but it also allows for very rich and compelling sequels to come in the future
10. real characters
back when i used to play resident evil one thing i quickly realized was that the characters were not normal people
they'd go in a room and see a giant mutant lizard that walks on its hind legs and never would you hear them say "WHAT THE F*CK IS THAT!?"
but in the last of us, characters actually do have those true to life reactions to things
i remember i always had a problem with resident evil because the characters had no fear.. i mean i understood it because they were special ops agents.. but i always wanted to play with a real person who would be saying things like "oh sh*t!" or some kind of normal response to what they were seeing
the last of us was the first game i played where the stimuli was properly addressed.. people were actually talking about what was going on and showing emotions about it.. this makes the game a lot better than a resident evil or an uncharted
anyway.. i just had to speak on that.. the game was literally way better than i ever expected .. a must buy if u don't have it
so i was skyping with angela
angela is basically a girl i talk to..
i think she is fairly cool.. i think she is cool in that she is not arrogant.. and she has a measure of wisdom and she is pretty sincere
wait.. before i move on to what happened with angela, i want to clarify something
here's my theory on why women are so arrogant these days
back in the day it was like men had money and women had sex appeal
these days women have money and sex appeal
as a result.. men are desperately thirsty and women are arrogant
i meet women who have money because they are in the medical field and everyone in that field has stability and good pay.. i'll meet a girl who says she's something like a "phlebotomist"
i'll be like wtf is a phlebotomist!?
i can never understand how women even know about these jobs
anyway i just wanted to get that out of the way
here's what i actually came here to say
so angela and i were skyping and she skypes on her phone so i said show me your new apartment.. she obliged
so she's going around showing me stuff and then she came to the bathroom
when she came to the bathroom she was telling me how big her bathroom was and moving her phone around and somewhere in there she wasn't really thinking and the phone went to her mirror
why wasn't she wearing any pants?
she wasn't wearing any underwear either
she sleeps naked so when we started talking she only had on a shirt cuz she was in bed.. and when i told her to show me around i guess she figured she'd be fine as long as she didn't point the phone down
well.. she was wrong cuz i got an eye full
i saw her vagina and everything.. she doesn't shave down there and it was looken patchy lol
here's another sidenote before i continue.. saying it was patchy isn't an insult.. its a comment..
one day i had a girl keep asking me why guys like shaved vaginas so much
i tried to ignore it at first because i felt it was disrespectful of her to be asking me that because to me its like saying "all my ex boyfriends liked my vagina shaved" which was TMI !!!
she kept asking me that same question over time though- i guess because i never answered her, so i finally firmly said "i don't know"
which is true.. i don't know the answer to that question
but i wanted to say "I DONT F*CKING KNOW... GOT ANYMORE PERSONAL SH*T TO SHARE!?" ...smh
i believe she got the picture though.. i think my tone said it all
anyway.. moving on
so i was so surprised i was like whoa i just saw everything
she's like.. "no u didn't stop lying"
i was like umm yeah i did
she was just embarassed lol
so that was quite unexpected.. but she has a nice shape so no harm done i guess
oh and btw.. some of u are probably thinking she did that on purpose.. but it was a genuine accident, u could tell by the way it happened
just when u thought it couldn't get worse.. youtube is ghosting some comments/commenters now
ghosting is when YOU see the comment u posted but no one else does
you'd have to switch accounts or sign out to see if your comment shows
youtube is suppressing freedom of speech.. that's oppression
and what is with the ORDER of comments? why isn't it chronological anymore.. is it possible to fix?
i'd boycott them but youtube is like wikipedia.. u almost HAVE to use it at some point
sometimes i think life is just one big pile of shit lol
u start out with so much vigor and zeal but over time you just get worn out.. nothing works the way you want it to for years and years and years and one day you just sorta look up and say "f*ck my dreams"
u just wish one day something would go right.. u wish one day something u did mattered.. u wish u had control over something.. u want to stop being pushed around by any and everything in the f*cking universe
i read a quote one day that said women want to feel secure and men want to feel significant
NGGA DO I LOOK SIGNIFICANT TO YOU!?
lol.. i don't mean anything to anyone.. i am just a walking nuisance.. a big f*cking burden to all humanity... i know this because everyone around me wants to take but no one wants to give
i don't blame God for life being so bad because the bible makes it very clear that adam and eve had it made.. once they sinned however, everything went to shit for all of us
so i want to make it clear that when i diss the f*ck out of life.. i'm not dissing God or His creations.. the fact is we sinned and now we live in a fallen world that is straight ass on rye
i wake up everyday and i just hate everything
physiologically.. i think i need to swear off sugar because i noticed when i take in a lot of carbs/sugar.. i get depressed.. it compounds every negative thing in life
u might be asking.. what is the problem ?
a more accurate question would be, what isn't a problem?
most aspects of my life are terrible
i am blessed to have food and water and shelter
but i have no meaning, purpose, social life, career, woman.. i don't even have independence lol
i work for nothing.. there is no reason for me to do anything.. everything i do amounts to nothing
does anyone remember reading about the guy in the bible named saul who was being replaced by david?
God got upset with saul and sent a demon of torment to attack his psyche.. the only way it went away was through a certain type of music
that is what i feel like every day
people ask me dumbass stuff like "why do u make such depressing songs?"
LOL what reality do u live in?
forget about you for a second.. do you even know ANYONE in real life who has the following
more than enough money
the answer is no.. i don't even know who is reading this and i know the answer is no
how do i know?
because i know life is a huge smelly chocolate covered ass-sundae
and just as you begin to bite into it its gnna fart down your throat just to let u know the pain ur about to f*cking endure
have a nice day
I really hope God doesn’t strike me down for this, if anyone wants to comment on it feel free but I want to put my thoughts out there on altar call (i really am just talking about sin altar call btw.. not "get saved" altar call)
I want to tread lightly because my perception could be wrong.. so I definitely welcome comments on this topic
Ok at most churches they have this thing called altar call where at the end they ask you to come to the front of the church if the message applied to you so you can acknowledge it.. and they will also pray for you
I think praying for people is fine but I don’t get why they ask you to come up to the front of the church like that.. why not just pray for everyone without asking anyone to go to the front?
The altar call is normally something that has to do with sin, so it’ll be like “if you have been fornicating then come up in front of the church and we will pray with you”
who wants to go in front of a thousand people and put their business out there like that? I don’t see how this is constructive
Why can’t they just say: “if this message applied to you then acknowledge it in your hearts and prayers and we will also pray with u now” ..and then they could pray for the whole congregation and send everyone home without the pressure that comes along with the typical altar call
The bible does say its good to “confess your sins to one another” ..I understand that, but I guess my interpretation is that- “one another” means APPROPRIATE PEOPLE.. in other words, people you can help or people who can help you.. people on your level.. people you can talk to and explain things to.. like basically, I guess I take it like this:
‘don’t act like you’re perfect all the time.. a person will need your testimony.. when this time comes.. make sure u are ready to confess not only your sin, but also God’s help and deliverance.. don’t just act like you’ve never been through any struggles with sin.. be humble and pray for others who are struggling… and ask for prayer when u need it too’
to me, that^ is a more meaningful expression of your sin than altar call.. I could be wrong.. but that is just my view.. again, if I’m wrong in this then leave a comment please.. I legit want to know what peeps think of this topic if possible
to me, altar call doesn't feel like it is helping.. to me it just feels like peer pressure
To me it seems like you should tell your little cousin about your mistakes.. not go up in front of church every week.. to me that seems unnecessary.. like its so impersonal.. why expose yourself to a thousand people you never met? What is gained by anyone?
if you confess your sins to someone in a more personal way then you can be more real and transparent and really dig into the issue and get feedback.. maybe you'll also even get trust and respect
I’m not even so much against altar call, I just generally feel my walk with God is too personal to just do the one-size-fits-all thing at the end of church every week.. and I’d rather just quietly marinate on the things said in the sermon than have that disrupted by the pressure of altar call
If anyone knows a place in the bible where it says we should do altar call let me know.. and btw.. DON’T LET ME DISCOURAGE U FROM DOING IT.. these are just my personal thoughts
what do u peeps who go to church think? am i just totally wrong in my perception do u think altar call is biblical? do u think churches are doing it correctly? or do u think it needs work? what's the word on the street?
lately i've been thinking about things like influence and connection and long story short- i want to get back to writing and expressing at least semi-regularly
i have a few things i just never put out or whatever so i'll try to just start small and post at least one thing a day if i can
so to start it off.. here are some plenty of fish screen caps i took a while back, but i never commented on:
this profile tripped me out because she spelled her own occupation wrong like 3 times
how do you spell your own occupation wrong?
its not earth shattering, but it just tripped me out
it reminds me of when i was on facebook and this girl wrote: "another exam, oh the life of a collage student"
GENERAL STATEMENT: when your spelling makes me want to pray for you.. you need work
i tend to get trolls coming to my site.. its not like my site is popular so i know people are typing in certain things into google just so they can say something contrary to whatever they may find
i used to comment on everything but now i don't care and i just delete stupid comments lol
i just don't care about being liked or accepted by anyone at all
what some people may not realize is the whole reason i made this site was so i could say whatever the f*ck i want to say without someone trying to shut me down
i feel like people shut you down a lot in life.. i don't know if its just me or everyone... people have a way of trying to make you 'milder' in pretty much every situation
you have a strong opinion? they try to tell you to scale it back.. you feel ugly and dumb? they tell you you're not that bad.. you feel really good about yourself and your relationships? people try to find a weakness to exploit..
i always find that people have this assumption that you didn't think about all the factors in a matter.. they tend not to assume you actually DID consider all the factors but you still reached the conclusion you came to despite having been presented all sides, facts, and opinions
as a result, i find that the erroneous opinions are not worth anything
i call these people trolls because i actually have my own way of speaking (my own website).. they however merely come to my website to comment on something i've said
what i'm saying is.. trolls have no original material.. a troll is like a.... like a conversation leech basically
they have nothing original to say, they merely want to tell another person that their opinion is wrong..
i feel like atheists in many ways are the ultimate trolls because they claim to have no real beliefs or answers but you see them on every religious website telling people that they are wrong.. they have no answers or solutions.. they are utterly clueless, but they enjoy trying to convince other people who are minding their own business that they are wrong
one thing i sometimes think about is how clueless we are as people and how arrogant it is for someone to say they know you are wrong about all your beliefs
some people think they are so damn smart, but in reality.. if no one told you- you wouldn't even know your own birthdate.. in other words.. you trolls don't hold the lease on intelligence.. you are not all-knowing.. you are not even .01% as smart as you like to believe you are
if you are a troll reading this
this site is not for sale or even influence
i am not a perfect person by any means however i am what i am and believe what i believe
if you don't like it.. go start your own website
graduate from your troll-dom and do something constructive
i want to talk a little about people who lie to employers and say they graduated from college when they really didn't and what i think of them
as a legit graduate, i probably should be upset with people who lie and get away with it but i'm not
i feel like if you are an employer then its your job to be a strong gatekeeper
if you refuse to do an education verification then that's on you as an employer
if a person says they went to harvard, then you have to look into that
i used to do verifications as a job and you verify so many in a day that you may let a few iffy ones slip through the cracks.. but some gatekeeping is better than none.. gatekeeping is better than assuming
i honestly can't be mad at a person for lying about their qualifications if employers are ultimately gullible
a lot of times in life, people are merely going to tell you what they think you want to hear... its up to you to try and see around the facades
i also think that if you hire someone who said they graduated.. but they didn't.. but they end up doing a great job.. then you should likely rethink your hiring strategies.. because i honestly think choosing graduates over non graduates is in many cases nothing more than legal discrimination
NOT ALL CASES, (because you need to graduate to be a doctor or engineer) but in many
what does it mean to go to college?
i tend to think people put too much stock in the whole college thing
one of the most pretentious and asinine things i've heard people say about college is in the context of relationships
they say things like "i can't be with a non college graduate because what if i'm talking about something with my other college graduate friends but my spouse can't keep up"
i've heard people say things like that^ many many times and every single time, it pisses me off
first of all.. i don't know what kind of pretentious conversations people think they will all of a sudden be having once they graduate from college
like what in the world do you think you will learn that will make it so you're no longer able to converse with "commonfolk" ?
i mean this is so stupid it boggles my mind
ok so what if your parents didn't graduate, are you now "out of their league?" like did college teach you to think in 1's and 0's? is your mind seeing reality in binary code now?
when people talk like this, i see it as a delusion of grandeur.. like you really think you went to college and now you're smarter and better than other people to the point of thinking on a much higher plain than they
the bible says all there is in the world is the lust of the eye and the pride of life and this is a case where you are indulging in the pride of life.. to the point of complete delusion
one day you will probably meet someone who is younger than you who makes 10 times the amount of money you make and you will say "what college did you go to?" and they will say "i didn't go to college" and you will sit there looking like an idiot as you remember you have $30,000 of debt and you have been giving off an aire of superiority ever since you were issued that cap and gown
get over yourself.. you went to college.. you didn't have your brain infused with einstein's
you just paid someone to give you busywork for four plus years you pompous clown
i played the last of us recently
i have to say.. it was amazing
i've played quite a few games during the ps3/360/wii generation
out of everything here are my top 3 games (in no particular order)
metal gear solid 4: guns of the patriots
the last of us
beyond two souls
i have to point out a pet peeve of mine
people who don't want to hear your problems.
people who don't want to listen or understand you.
people who refuse to validate you in your plights or plans.
i don't understand these people.. what is so bad about telling a person "i feel you" or "i never thought of it like that" or "yeah thats a good plan" or "yeah that sounds frustrating"
why not just let people know you heard them or let people know that you are trying to see it from their point of view?
i don't understand why people refuse to validate another person's thoughts.. its an honor of sorts that a person would trust you with some kind of thought or feeling or information.. so why do people shut others down when they do this?
is it pride? like trying to make it seem like you make all the right decisions while that person next to you is a screw up? you don't "confess your sin" or issue to them- instead you just listen to theirs and offer a criticism that's condescending and not even constructive
the people who don't try to understand others and the people who refuse to validate others only hurt themselves.. how?
well its like this.. they don't feel you when you come to them but one day the tables will turn and they will need someone to talk to or they will need someone who understands
NO ONE WILL BE THERE FOR YOU
i know a girl right now who doesn't validate any freaking thing i say and she goes to a damn therapist.. so she keeps all her life bottled up and doesn't share and doesn't ever become vulnerable and just criticizes people when they come to her with real issues and as a result, THE MORON HAS TO PAY SOMEONE TO LISTEN TO HER
look, no one will want to hear your shit when you don't open an ear to someone else.. and another thing.. even if other people DID open their ear to you in your time of need.. your own guilt (from shutting so many people down) won't allow you to talk to your friends and family
i will even give an example from my own life.. ok my sister and i in 2013 had a lot of issues.. primarily i felt like she was being condescending to me.. like if i'd come to her with an issue or frustration she'd turn it around on me and instead of being like "yeah i feel you" or "i feel that, but maybe you could" ..instead she just shut me down.. this drove me insane for a while and we had some fights over it until i said f*ck it and kinda just gave up trying to have a decent relationship with her
fast forward a few months and here she is calling me on the phone crying talking about how people are judging her for cheating on her husband and how she has NO ONE TO TALK TO
yeah of course you had no one to talk to! you probably shut everyone in your life down the same way you did me a little while prior!!!!
did i rub her face in that or diss her or refuse to hear her and be like "fix your life" and hang up? no, i listened and even met up with her and let her vent and tried to help her get her thoughts out and offer some understanding
and that is the problem with these morons.. they don't realize that one day they will need help too.. one day they will need a listening ear or a favor
so to reiterate.
i am SO over these people who don't understand anyone's life but their own... God don't like ugly so they will get theirs
so to each and every one of you prideful "my ish don't stink" people... WATCH YOUR BACK BECAUSE ROCK BOTTOM IS COMING FOR YOU
AND YOU AINT GNNA BOUNCE WHEN YOU HIT CONCRETE, BITCH!!!