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I’m so sore from moving I just want to go back to Toby’s place and lie down dad get back here you need to drive us I cant take a cat on my bike

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#SAINTS SHOP

safetytank:

excitabletortoise:

hamhammers:

clorinspats:

so i was scrollin along on the internet, minding my own business when

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okay wtf they can’t be serious

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they’re serious

this is like a neopets store

i want to shop only here forever its perf

Be careful with your damn pets

So today we moved Toby into his place, and lemme tell you it was eventful as fuck and I want to possibly sock the previous tenants in the face because of it

We came in at 10am and we were grateful we did because know what we found all over the place that Toby and I had checked yesterday

Poop

Lots and lots of poop

Rat poop to be precise, which was confirmed by mum when she moved the stove after a bit of squawking. Except there was pretty much no holes except for one in the apartment, and then when mum described a wellgroomed healthy rat with a white belly. I don’t know about you but I don’t know many wild rats that are multicoloured, and because of a few pellet looking things in a cupboard, along with the cleaning lady telling us the building has never had rats, I figured the little guy on our hands was a pet rat. After a few hours of searching after mum saw it again and one stove in the deck later, the little brown rat with a white chest ran out of the stove and onto the neighbours deck. The poor terrified thing sat there for at least ten minutes before crawling to the other side of deck and then scurrying off. He was quite adorable, and he didn’t run off right away so he couldn’t have been an outside rat.

Meaning the tenants left the poor guy when they moved or he escaped during the move which pisses me off

The building doesnt allow to keep rats already, meaning if the little rat DID escape the tenants couldn’t say anything without possibly not getting a damage deposit back. But I mean the poor thing qas terrified, who in their right minds would do that to their pet? If it hadn’t gone off, either Toby’s cat would have ripped it apart or pest contro would have poisoned it. The SPCA doesn’t take rats to my knowledge, its not like we could have caught it anyway.

I’m just so pissed off at these tenants that obviously didn’t care much for their pet

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#thank you
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What about our fans? Are they privileged? Let me tell you about Anders. He was one of two male love interests in Dragon Age II, and the only one of the two that would actually make his intentions known to the player without the player expressing interest first. If you were nice to him, he would make a pass at you, and you could turn him down, and that would be the end of it. And some fans REALLY did not like that.

Some of them asked for a gay toggle; because in a game where there’s mature themes, slavery, death, and none of which we offer toggles for, encountering a gay character? OOH, beyond the pale. They didn’t want to be exposed to homosexuality.

And this one fan on our forums posted that he felt too much attention had been spent on women and gays and not enough on straight male gamers. For all of whom he personally spoke, of course. ‘It’s ridiculous that I even have to use a term like Straight Male Gamers, when in the past I would only have to say fans.’ The purpose of the romances in Dragon Age II was to give each type of fan an equal content. Two romances whether you’re male or female, straight or gay.

How upsetting for this particular Straight Male Gamer to realize he wasn’t being catered to. This was not equality to him, but an imbalance; an imbalance of the natural order. He did not want equality, he’s not interested in equality. To him, from his perspective, equality means he’s getting less. Less options? Actually, no, the number of options we had in that game was actually the same number of options that he would have received earlier. What was his issue was the idea that there was attention being spent on other groups, which SHOULD have rightly gone to him.

Do ALL straight male gamers feel exactly the same as he does? Absolutely not. In the thread where this came up in fact, there was quite a few guys who came in and identified themselves as straight male gamers and said ‘I actually don’t have an issue with that, as long as I receive an experience I enjoy, I think other people should be able to enjoy that too.’ But if you think that Straight Male Gamer Dude is an outlier among our fanbase, you were not paying attention.

This is Anita Sarkeesian, she’s the author of the Feminist Frequency, a blog which examines tropes in the depiction of women in popular culture. You’ve probably all heard about this, it’s a matter of public record, she announced a Kickstarter to start a web series to look at the tropes in video games and she was subjected to a campaign of vicious abuse and harassment by male gamers. Why? Well, because she represents to these guys the loss of their coveted place in the gaming audience. Never mind that well all know Goddamn well that they’re still at the top of the totem pole. What they see themselves losing is sole proprietorship over their domain. That’s what it is.

Everything that is changing about the gaming industry to accommodate these players, to them, is diluting the purity of gaming which has belonged solely to them. That’s what this is all about. And here’s the thing, I’m pretty certain that our industry fears the scrutiny of those guys way more than the scrutiny of everyone else. Because those are the guys that scream at the top of their lungs, they spend their time on every internet forum, they spend their time making Metacritic reviews. Infuriate them, and you become a target. It’s so much easier to say “Well, that’s what our fans are like. There’s nothing we can do.” And that’s bullshit.

They didn’t set the tone, did they? We set the tone. What we put out there, what we permit, whether it’s on our forums, whether it’s on Xbox Live, the things that we permit we are in effect condoning. What happened to Anita, we the industry, are partly responsible for. We’re in part to blame. And if the idea of moral responsibility doesn’t phase you, consider the idea that the time will probably soon come that this will also amount to legal responsibility.

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BioWare EA Writer David Gaider speaking on sexism and sexuality in video games. (via lolitsgabe)

also known as “Why I Love And Support BioWare Games”

(via optimisticduelist)

Bioware ain’t perfect, but good gosh it does give me the warm fuzzies when one of their crew knocks it out of the park.

(via northstarfan)

thefabulouspretzel:

hyperbali:

HELP

OH MY GOD

featheroftheowl:

Barn Owl by mikejrae

tommcready:

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The sun has come out

Now that there’s a light source to show me I wasn’t seeing things standing in corners staring at me I’m tired and ready to sleep at 6:33am

jbearo sent:

gat out of hell did you mean JEN OUT OF HELL IM JENNY GAT COMIN 2 U FROM HELL

SCREAMS ABOUT GAT OUT OF HELL

tags:
#hell yeah

citoyenprouvaire:

things literally everyone, regardless of gender, looks good in:

  • suits
  • lacy lingerie
  • eyeliner

(Source: multifandomblogging)

I’m sorry but the thing I’m most excited for about Gat Out of Hell is the wings I’m not even lying

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#replies

thetwobosses:

ehcanadianhedgehog:

@ thetwobosses friend do you ever sleep?

I live in Europe, so it’s the middle of the day for me. xDD

Ooookay that explains it haha

(Source: kaileighblue)