this is never going to not be funny
When this blog first took off back in November 2013, I could not have predicted that I’d have passed 30,000 followers less than a year later. It is highly improbable and amazing that the very first person who followed me, ninastestanin, would end up doing countless GIFs and putting tremendous effort into the most random stuff featuring me and my characters. She is, as I have said many times, the best follower a Tumblrmanz could ask for. Though we rarely talk, I consider her a friend, right along with tk-arma, justjingles, studleyavacado, impscorner, and I’m sure tons of others that made me feel incredibly welcome when I first arrived. (Not tp-mac though, fuck that guy.)
Her birthday was yesterday, and this is a little bit of reciprocation. She is the only person I know of who is a total Chris-from-Murder-Brothers fangirl. Consequently, this is my OTP. I will probably never post something this indulgent ever again, so enjoy it.
Happy birthday, Nina. I’ll stream soon, and we’ll have fun like the good ol’ days.
I hope Rosianna will forgive me posting this video she made six years ago after meeting Hank and me for the first time.
Today, Rosianna Rojas is my close friend and colleague. (She is often called my assistant, but she does many things—from project management to helping shape the strategic direction of our educational and charity projects.)
And six years ago, when we met for the first time, she was a self-described fangirl.
This term has become pejorative—fangirls are dismissed for their over-the-top enthusiasm; they are described as rabid and obsessive and ridiculed for screaming/shaking/crying.
As pointed out in this great post by Emily, there’s a lot of misogyny involved in this way of imagining teenage girls and their interests. The truth is, many of the brightest and most enthusiastic young people today are fangirls, and if you’re a creator with those viewers/readers/whatever, you’re lucky as hell to have them. It’s not just that they’ll grow up to do important and fascinating work; they’re doing that work now, online and off, creating art and community and nonprofit initiatives and much else.
So Rosianna, on your birthday: Thank you. Thank you for watching vlogbrothers starting on January 1, 2007. Thank you for sharing your talents with the nerdfighter community all these years. Thank you for your professionalism and wit and unironic enthusiasm. I am your biggest fan.
For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to a new device. A 23-year-old quadriplegic is the first patient to use Neurobridge, an electronic neural bypass for spinal cord injuries that reconnects the brain directly to muscles, allowing voluntary and functional control of a paralyzed limb.
dis bitch look like a above ground radish
No ones going to question the gun
Thank you to Bflury on TS3 Forums for organizing this list! I fixed a lot of spelling/grammar/writing issues for you guys…enjoy!
Everything below has been 100% confirmed, excluding the final category.
This is a list of features that were COMPLETELY CUT or REDUCED from previous iterations of The Sims. It DOES NOT include missing expansion pack content that should be base by now (i.e. Weather) or new features promised for Sims 4 that were later cut (i.e. Woohoo Skill).
Lastly, it is important to understand that much of this content will NEVER be in The Sims 4. Things like Create a Style are not compatible with the game engine, and thus cannot be added in future updates or expansions.
MAJOR MISSING FEATURES THAT WERE IN TS3:
- No create a style (CAST) - NOT possible in future expansions (x)
- No modifications to world/public spaces - The park in the demo is a mix of a community lot and public space (x1) (x2)
- No “normal” careers - Law enforcement, Medical, Business, etc. were removed (x)
- No open world - You must incur a loading screen between each active lot; each neighborhood has 1-5 lots total (x1) (x2)
- No pools (x)
- No terrain tools other than paint; everything is perfectly flat (x)
- No story progression - Sims in the neighborhood age, but do not have children, get jobs, move, get married…etc. without player intervention (x)
- No toddlers (x)
- No way to create/place new lots - And you only have 2 empty ones at the start of the game!
- No Mac version of the game at release