You find yourself in a group of people standing next to a cliff.
Suddenly, someone pushes another person, sending them over the edge. Thankfully, the victim is able to hold on to the edge rather than fall to their death, but nobody makes a move to help them or stop the perpetrator. Everyone, including yourself, simply stands there watching.
Angry that they’ve been pushed, angry that nobody is helping them as they struggle not to fall, the victim screams, ‘Is anybody going to fucking help me??’
That gets everyone’s attention. ‘Why are you mad at me?’ one person asks. ‘I didn’t push you.’
'Nobody is going to want to help you with an attitude like that.'
'You're just as bad as him.'
Nobody makes a move to help.
The victim screams in frustration, their fingers slipping. ‘You’ve got to be fucking joking!’ they shout as they lose their grip.
'You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.' You say as you walk away.
One of the biggest disappointments for me when DC Comics rebooted their universe with the new 52 was the changes made to Amanda Waller. The character went from an middle aged women of size to a younger and noticeably thinner woman.
That younger version of the character has now guided the…
I don’t like the changes to Waller. It just doesn’t feel right.
The Louisiana House yesterday voted to uphold an unconstitutional state ban on sodomy — essentially political jargon for gay sex — as part of its “crimes against nature” law.
In Lawrence v. Texas in 2003, the Supreme Court ruled that sodomy bans are unconstitutional. But a handful of states, including Louisiana, refuse to change their anti-sodomy laws. While the statute technically can’t be used as a basis to arrest people, Louisiana deputies have reportedly made sodomy-related arrests recently, inciting a lawmaker to try to repeal it.
Against all logic or reason, on Tuesday, the state House voted 66-27 to keep the anti-sodomy law in place.
In a letter urging Louisiana lawmakers to reject the proposal, the influential Christian lobbying organization wrote, “Louisiana’s anti-sodomy statute is consistent with the values of Louisiana residents who consider this behavior to be dangerous, unhealthy, and immoral.”
In a hearing earlier this month, Bill Smith, a member of the Louisiana Family Forum, told committee members that anti-sodomy laws save the lives of gay people by decreasing their exposure to HIV.
"I have homosexuals in my family. I’m here out of love and concern for the health of these people," Smith said in April. “The fact is this opens up ways for them to really kill themselves.”
I want to scream and cry and throw things.
Nope. Fuck that state. It’s lost all right to exist as a state. It should be a territory again.
Disney Infinity 2.0 will release in August, Disney has revealed.
The official Disney Fan Club D23 accidentally leaked the launch date in a news post published earlier this week, stating “Disney Infinity 2.0 is coming in August 2014, and a teaser trailer can be viewed at Marvel.com.
"The teaser promises such Marvel-ous additions to the game as familiar Marvel characters, objects, and vehicles—the possibilities are infinite."
Disney has since removed the post, but it is still viewable via Google Cache.
Disney Infinity is due to be formally revealed on April 30, although it isn’t yet known whether it will be an upgrade for last year’s game or a standalone sequel.
Wait. It’s just a sequel? Will it include all the old content? Will owners of 1 need to buy 2.0 and then the toys to unlock areas? I have big questions before I jump onboard. I already skipped skylanders because of it’s mercenary/greedy mechanics and release. I held off on infinity because I don’t want it to do the same. But I really want it to be. And not movie costumes. Those wouldn’t look good in the iconic style.