“fernweh [feyrn-vey]”—(noun) This wonderful, untranslatable German word describes the feeling of homesickness for a far away land, a place you have never visited. Do not confuse this with the english word, wanderlust; Fernweh is much more profound, it is the feeling of an unsatisfied urge to escape and discover new places, almost a sort of sadness. You miss a place you have never experienced, as opposed to lusting over it or desiring it like wanderlust. You are seeking freedom and self-discovery, but not a particular home. (via dietcrackcocaine)
First impressions of the smash bros demo: VERY SMOOTH.
I don’t think I’ve ever played a game of smash where the characters were so responsive. Either that or our controllers are just whack from playing so much smash. Either way, it’s a wonderful experience to see my chosen fighter dish out attacks appropriately.
I thought being on a small screen would be incredibly disconcerting and the controls would be difficult to get used to, but for those of us that regularly play handhelds it’s surprisingly simple to get the hang of. As long as you’ve played a smash bros title, you’ll know what all does what. I had one of my friends play that doesn’t do handhelds so much and he said it felt “weird”, so maybe it’ll take longer to adjust for those you getting a 3ds solely for this title.
The actual graphics are gosh darn gorgeous for a handheld game. I know that the 3ds was a serious step up from its predecessor anyway, but I’m blown away by just how pretty it is. Even with only 5 characters and 1 stage, I found myself pausing to look at everything. The colors pop and everything is pretty crisp and easy to define.
“I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.”—: I am not Mike Brown. (via asgardian-feminist)