A very bizarre bird was photographed in Venezuela recently. Meet the Potoo, which is rarely seen in daylight. - Imgur
what the fuck is that
that looks like a god damn nightmare
are you fucking kidding me it sounds like a 18 year old boy complaining to his mother because she cut off the wifi
OH MY GOD, SOMEONE PLEASE TELL THIS BIRD TO CUT ITS HAIR AND GET A JOB. IT HAS TOO MANY FEELINGS FOR ME.
Graduated high school | Kissed someone. | Collected something really stupid. | Smoked a cigarette.| Got so drunk you passed out. | Rode every ride at an amusement park.| Gone to a rock concert.| Helped someone.| Gone fishing.| Watched four movies in one night.| Gone long periods of time without sleep. | Lied to someone. | Snorted cocaine. | Failed a class. | Smoked weed. | Dealt drugs. | Been in a car accident.| Been in a tornado. | Been to a funeral.| Burned yourself. | Ran a marathon.| Cried yourself to sleep. | Spent over $200 in one day. | Flown on a plane. | Cheated on someone. | Been cheated on. | Written a 10 page letter. | Gone skiing. | Been sailing.| Had a best friend. |Lost someone you loved. | Shoplifted something. | Been to jail. | Dangerously close to being in jail. | Had detention.| Got in trouble for something you didn’t do.| Stolen books from the library.| Gone to a different country. | Dropped out of school. | Watched the “Harry Potter” movies. | Had an online diary.| Had a yard sale.| Had a lemonade stand. | Actually made money at the lemonade stand.| Been in a school play. | Been fired from a job. | Swam with dolphins. | Taken a lie detector test. | Voted for someone on a reality TV show.| Written poetry. | Read more than 20 books a year. | Gone to Europe. | Loved someone you shouldn’t have.| Used a coloring book over age 12.| Had surgery. | Had stitches.| Taken a taxi. | Seen the Washington Monument. | Had more than 5 IM’s/online conversations going at once. | Overdosed. | Been in a fist fight/split one up | Gone surfing in California. | Had a hamster/guinea pig. | Pet a wild animal.| Used a credit card. |Did “spirit day” at school.| Dyed your hair.| Got a tattoo. | Got straight A’s.| Been on the Honor Roll. | Know someone with HIV or AIDS. | Made out with someone. | Played on a sports team. | Snuck out of the house. | Swore at a teacher. | Gone laser tagging. | Had a romantic relationship. | Been on the TV. | French braided. | Skinny-dipped. | Driven a car. | Performed in front of an audience.| Gone bungee-jumping. | Been to Mexico. | Crashed a car. | Sky dived. | Been kissed in the rain. | Made an 11:11 wish.| Drank alcohol| Forwarded a chain letter. | Made a mistake.
I’m extremely vanilla.
wetnasty said: Mr. Gaider: What are your thoughts about the overall lack of People of Color, in particular non-asian, in the video game industry (not characters, specifically with developers and team members themselves)? A lot of companies have published their own data and have attempted to make changes in their lack of diversity. Is this something Bioware/EA is trying to combat or do you think things are fine the way they are?
I suspect this is a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you don’t have diverse characters on TV, kids who grow up watching TV won’t see themselves reflected in what they’re watching…and thus probably don’t dream about becoming TV stars. No doubt this is also true for video games—you don’t see the developers making the games, but you can see the games themselves, and thus get an idea of who these games are “really for” even if it’s not something a kid might actively think about. Thus they may not think becoming a game developer is a realistic dream, and never pursue it.
Ultimately, you need more diverse people applying for positions at game studios before you can diversify the developers themselves. I’m not part of HR, but my impression is that doesn’t happen.
Is that changing? Yes, I think it is—at least, from what I can personally see. You’d have to talk to someone who works in HR to get details on what they’re actively trying to do to encourage diversity…but I wouldn’t be surprised to discover such initiatives exist. Say what you want about EA as a corporation, it’s pretty clear that diversity—both in terms of their products and our company—is something they consider important.
And I agree. It is important, both in terms of broadening the appeal of the games put out by an industry that is starving for a larger audience, and in terms of the creativity of those games—more diverse developers will lead to more diverse games, which is going to make them more interesting in the long run.
Thank you! Great response.
However, that stranger bitch in the comments talking about Asian characters needs to re-read the question and the answer because no one was talking about characters at all. Asian minorities in tech is high, even though Asian characters in video games are not. Yet another thing that needs to be addressed, but separate from the ask in question. At times, almost 3x higher than any other PoC, yet even with that fact, Asians still make less than whites. My comment is purely about visibility, however.
#CommonCore This is how the Government gets the unemployment rate.
What. The. Fuck. Is. This. Shit.
what “progressive” education in america is turning into.
THE FUCK’S THIS SHIT
what the hell is that supposed to even mean? I had to read over the explanation twice, and I’m taking algebra 2.
I’m taking fucking Calculus and I don’t get what the teacher is trying to do.
8+5=13. You can’t take 2 out of 5 and have 3 left over and just sitting in the side with nowhere to go. Math doesn’t work like that. AND, MR OR MRS TEACHER, YOU CERTAINLY CAN’T ADD 3 TO 8+2 BECAUSE YOU STILL GET 13
YOU ALREADY DID 8+2=10 YOU GOT 10 WHY DO YOU ADD 3?! YOU WON’T HAVE 10 ANYMORE YOU’LL HAVE 13
WHICH IS WHAT 8+5 IS SUPPOSED TO FUCKING EQUAL
LMFAO WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS I’M HOWLING THIS MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL.
"After you, Herald of Andraste.”
Alternate title: Nerdquisitor & Rock Starltus
Now I wish you could equip accessories on the characters; Glasses makes Trevelyan 500% cuter.
And speaking of Trevelyan, we know that look, don’t we?
The look that says
You’re doomed, Conall babe.
Anonymous said: Can you please confirm, once and for all, that Fenris is not white? Or, at the very least, isn't entirely white? I realize that people will interpret as they wish, but the fan communities would really appreciate you confirming that he's a PoC. It means a lot, please.
No, I’m not going to get into the middle of this, sorry. The definition of “PoC” seems to vary, from what I can tell, and I’ve seen some fans claim certain characters are PoC’s when they’re depicted as anything other than pale or they’re shown in darker lighting, as well…which, while their enthusiasm is understandable, is just going to lead to hurt feelings if the “word of God” comes down one way or the other.
So I will just leave the work to speak for itself, and fans will interpret as they wish…which they will do anyhow, whether it’s about a character’s ethnicity or sexuality or what have you, regardless of what I say. Please don’t ask me to provide ammunition for more wankery. I’ve already done enough of that unintentionally.
That is just about the most craven answer I’ve seen yet.
I’m almost tempted to slow clap it out for you, dgaider, because that is a fucking achievement.
There is a difference between someone asking for clarification on a point of lore, and someone asking for ammunition. I already end up unintentionally providing the latter when providing the former often enough, thank you, I don’t need to wade into fandom arguments just because people think I should. That is not “brave”.
BioWare will include more representation because it is the right thing to do. We will do that (and are doing that) by including more types of characters in the game. Insofar as arguments about who is what or how much or whatever else someone decides is their cause of the day:
I will pick my own battles, thanks.
Have a great day.
ffs why bother making a post out of the question then? Unless you just wanted to throw a tantrum over this issue? You could have just ignored the ask and noone would be the wiser, instead you went out of your way to tell fans who want to discuss race in Thedas to shut up because it makes you uncomfortable, while emphasizing that you humorously don’t give a fuck about POC trying to identify themselves in your very very very very white series. Nice going.
oop @ the clapback @ gaider….
If people reduce Dorian to Sassy Gay Friend I will be incredibly upset.
If people reduce Vivienne to Sassy Black Lady Friend I will be upset.
They are people, not your Inquisitor’s comedic accessories.
It’s honestly already begun and it’s so fucking annoying
This isnt news, but its an important reminder that a chunk of the fandom needs.
#Prayer circle that Vivienne isn’t gonna end up being our token evil teammate #and end up betraying the party #wherein you might have to kill her if you don’t go along with some truly shady shit to maintain her loyalty #writers have mercy on the sassy enchantress
let the church say “amen”
|how my mother works|
|me:||mom i got all A's|
|me:||mom i cleaned the whole house|
|me:||mom i don't do drugs and i'm not pregnant|
|mom:||is this your cup on the table?|
|mom:||you never do anything right i do for you all day long and you do nothing for me but stress me out you are so out of control you are grounded if you think you had no life before you just wait i cant believe you treat your own mother this way get out of my sight|
I’m tired of being gay, I wanna reroll my specs
you’re not so “happy to debate this” now that i’ve slam dunked you into the trash where you belong, are you?
It exactly that type of over sensitive, activist bullshit that causes people find people like that so annoying.
They preach tolerance but then they can’t even handle someone who doesn’t share their hypersensitivity and happens has their own opinion/perspective that doesn’t match their own.
I wouldn’t waste my time giving that opinionated prig a second glance.
just shut up and drink a glass of steaming hot piss
I’m hoping the person in orange doesn’t have a “no blacks or azns lol sry just a preference” in their profile tho #oop