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gaming: Indie Game Spotlight: Untitled Goose Game  Oh, boy, do we have an extra super horrible Indie Game Spotlight exclusive for you today! We’re talking, of course, of Untitled Goose Game, a slapstick simulator, where you play a goose hassling a town full of people who would very much like you to stop hassling them, please. It feels a bit like playing the videogame version of an old cartoon, complete with reactive soundtrack. Everything that happens in the game is very low stakes (the goose doesn’t get involved in political scandals, or drive a car off a ramp etc.), but there’s a lot of room for comedic performance in doing things like stealing clothes off a washing line and dumping them in a pond. The team at House House shares roles a lot, and so the game was predominantly designed collaboratively by four people. We chatted with Stuart Gillespie-Cook, who mostly works on animation. Also within House House is Jake Strasser, largely responsible for the design of levels and environments, Nico Disseldorp who does all the programming, and Michael McMaster who mostly works on art direction and UI. The iconic sound effects were made by Em Halberstadt, and Dan Golding designed the music. There’s also art from Kalonica Quigley and additional UI programming from Cherie Davidson. Stuart Gave us the lowdown on the curious title, the game mechanics, and dream crossovers. Read on! What’s the story behind the title of the game? This more or less happened by accident; at first, we just needed something to put on a video we were submitting to a festival. It’s become one of the best things about the game, and I’m so glad we stuck with it. I will say it’s a weird thing to explain when your very not-online hairdresser asks you “oh, what game are you working on?”  How did the team come up with the animation style? The whole visual style of the game is designed to be nice and clean, very readable and approachable. The animation specifically takes a lot of inspiration from slapstick and pantomime—with big, over the top reactions that are impossible to miss. We wanted to squeeze as much emotion as possible out of these people without facial expressions, so everything has to be evoked with body language. We also lean heavily on two dimensional, hand-drawn effects that are lifted from comics—lines to represent the direction of a honk, stars when someone hits their thumb with a hammer, etc. Untitled Goose Game offers a unique take on the puzzle genre. What other mechanics can we expect? Because it’s a game that’s largely about interacting with a bunch of people, the game borrows heavily from AI systems in stealth games. Playing with a character’s awareness of where the goose is, where they left their stuff, where that sound came from etc. is a big part of the comedy of the game. So, while it’s less restrictive than most stealth games, and there’s no real fail state (ie. if a character sees a goose, they’ll think “ah, there’s a goose” rather than “I’d better shoot and kill that spy”), those explicit behaviours that are so present in the stealth genre are really important in our goose game. If you could have the goose cross over into any cinematic or game universe, what would it be and why? It would be nice to see the goose chase Postman Pat over a hedgerow. That era of British children’s television has been a huge influence on the game. Otherwise, we’re always open to having the goose in Smash. Are you ready to fulfill your wildest dreams of becoming a mischevious goose and harassing people? Of course you are! Check out the website to find out how you can get your hands wings on Untitled Goose Game! : gaming: Indie Game Spotlight: Untitled Goose Game  Oh, boy, do we have an extra super horrible Indie Game Spotlight exclusive for you today! We’re talking, of course, of Untitled Goose Game, a slapstick simulator, where you play a goose hassling a town full of people who would very much like you to stop hassling them, please. It feels a bit like playing the videogame version of an old cartoon, complete with reactive soundtrack. Everything that happens in the game is very low stakes (the goose doesn’t get involved in political scandals, or drive a car off a ramp etc.), but there’s a lot of room for comedic performance in doing things like stealing clothes off a washing line and dumping them in a pond. The team at House House shares roles a lot, and so the game was predominantly designed collaboratively by four people. We chatted with Stuart Gillespie-Cook, who mostly works on animation. Also within House House is Jake Strasser, largely responsible for the design of levels and environments, Nico Disseldorp who does all the programming, and Michael McMaster who mostly works on art direction and UI. The iconic sound effects were made by Em Halberstadt, and Dan Golding designed the music. There’s also art from Kalonica Quigley and additional UI programming from Cherie Davidson. Stuart Gave us the lowdown on the curious title, the game mechanics, and dream crossovers. Read on! What’s the story behind the title of the game? This more or less happened by accident; at first, we just needed something to put on a video we were submitting to a festival. It’s become one of the best things about the game, and I’m so glad we stuck with it. I will say it’s a weird thing to explain when your very not-online hairdresser asks you “oh, what game are you working on?”  How did the team come up with the animation style? The whole visual style of the game is designed to be nice and clean, very readable and approachable. The animation specifically takes a lot of inspiration from slapstick and pantomime—with big, over the top reactions that are impossible to miss. We wanted to squeeze as much emotion as possible out of these people without facial expressions, so everything has to be evoked with body language. We also lean heavily on two dimensional, hand-drawn effects that are lifted from comics—lines to represent the direction of a honk, stars when someone hits their thumb with a hammer, etc. Untitled Goose Game offers a unique take on the puzzle genre. What other mechanics can we expect? Because it’s a game that’s largely about interacting with a bunch of people, the game borrows heavily from AI systems in stealth games. Playing with a character’s awareness of where the goose is, where they left their stuff, where that sound came from etc. is a big part of the comedy of the game. So, while it’s less restrictive than most stealth games, and there’s no real fail state (ie. if a character sees a goose, they’ll think “ah, there’s a goose” rather than “I’d better shoot and kill that spy”), those explicit behaviours that are so present in the stealth genre are really important in our goose game. If you could have the goose cross over into any cinematic or game universe, what would it be and why? It would be nice to see the goose chase Postman Pat over a hedgerow. That era of British children’s television has been a huge influence on the game. Otherwise, we’re always open to having the goose in Smash. Are you ready to fulfill your wildest dreams of becoming a mischevious goose and harassing people? Of course you are! Check out the website to find out how you can get your hands wings on Untitled Goose Game!

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seagog: i’m going to take a moment to deviate from my usual posts, so bear with me: the actress starring in the 2020 Mulan remake, Liu Yifei, has just voiced her support for the Hong Kong police. these are the police who have been brutalizing protestors for several months now with batons, tear gas, and rubber bullets, and recently blinded a young medic in one eye. Liu has a social media platform of 65 million followers, and has been in the national spotlight since her casting - her words have influence and impact. her conscious decision to stand by the HK police sends a clear message: that violence against civilians is acceptable as a means of control, intimidation, and suppression. this breaks my heart. as a person of Chinese descent, Mulan’s character was a source of inspiration and empowerment throughout my childhood, and I’m sure I wasn’t alone in my excitement to see the remake, but I’m even more saddened and disgusted by Liu Yifei’s support of the police. note that Liu is a naturalized American citizen, and reaps the benefits of freedom and democracy in the US while supporting those who are fighting to silence it in China. if Mulan were real and here now, she would be out on the streets of Hong Kong, fighting for the fundamental rights of 7 million Hong Kong citizens. please, please, please consider boycotting this movie. skip it, pirate it, do what you need to do, but show that you won’t stand for police brutality. : JUPPORT HK PROTESTORS 'BOYCOTT MULAN seagog: i’m going to take a moment to deviate from my usual posts, so bear with me: the actress starring in the 2020 Mulan remake, Liu Yifei, has just voiced her support for the Hong Kong police. these are the police who have been brutalizing protestors for several months now with batons, tear gas, and rubber bullets, and recently blinded a young medic in one eye. Liu has a social media platform of 65 million followers, and has been in the national spotlight since her casting - her words have influence and impact. her conscious decision to stand by the HK police sends a clear message: that violence against civilians is acceptable as a means of control, intimidation, and suppression. this breaks my heart. as a person of Chinese descent, Mulan’s character was a source of inspiration and empowerment throughout my childhood, and I’m sure I wasn’t alone in my excitement to see the remake, but I’m even more saddened and disgusted by Liu Yifei’s support of the police. note that Liu is a naturalized American citizen, and reaps the benefits of freedom and democracy in the US while supporting those who are fighting to silence it in China. if Mulan were real and here now, she would be out on the streets of Hong Kong, fighting for the fundamental rights of 7 million Hong Kong citizens. please, please, please consider boycotting this movie. skip it, pirate it, do what you need to do, but show that you won’t stand for police brutality.

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femestella: After years of underrepresentation, bisexual individuals are finally starting to get some spotlight. While gay and lesbian folks have gone mainstream with the help of Will Grace and Ellen DeGeneres, bisexuality has often been pushed aside and stigmatized. Identifying as bi has often been considered a pit stop on the way to coming out as gay and was rarely recognized as an identity in its own right. But now more than ever that’s beginning to change. Of course, there have been a few bisexual TV characters before (The Good Wife‘s Kalinda Sharma, The OC‘s Marissa Cooper, SATC‘s Samantha Jones) and trailblazer celebs who have led the way (Anna Paquin) but it was always just one or two here and there. Not to mention that bi TV characters were mostly white women who were merely treated as sex objects and not complex people. Continue reading here : FEMESTELLA THE BEST BISEXUAL MOMENTS IN POP CULTURE 2018 femestella: After years of underrepresentation, bisexual individuals are finally starting to get some spotlight. While gay and lesbian folks have gone mainstream with the help of Will Grace and Ellen DeGeneres, bisexuality has often been pushed aside and stigmatized. Identifying as bi has often been considered a pit stop on the way to coming out as gay and was rarely recognized as an identity in its own right. But now more than ever that’s beginning to change. Of course, there have been a few bisexual TV characters before (The Good Wife‘s Kalinda Sharma, The OC‘s Marissa Cooper, SATC‘s Samantha Jones) and trailblazer celebs who have led the way (Anna Paquin) but it was always just one or two here and there. Not to mention that bi TV characters were mostly white women who were merely treated as sex objects and not complex people. Continue reading here
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After years of underrepresentation, bisexual individuals are finally starting to get some spotlight.While gay and lesbian folks have gone mainstream with the help of Will Grace and Ellen DeGeneres, bisexuality has often been pushed aside and stigmatized. Identifying as bi has often been considered a pit stop on the way to coming out as gay and was rarely recognized as an identity in its own right.But now more than ever that’s beginning to change. Of course, there have been a few bisexual TV characters before (The Good Wife‘s Kalinda Sharma, The OC‘s Marissa Cooper, SATC‘s Samantha Jones) and trailblazer celebs who have led the way (Anna Paquin) but it was always just one or two here and there. Not to mention that bi TV characters were mostly white women who were merely treated as sex objects and not complex people.Continue reading here: FEMESTELLA THE BEST BISEXUAL MOMENTS IN POP CULTURE 2018 After years of underrepresentation, bisexual individuals are finally starting to get some spotlight.While gay and lesbian folks have gone mainstream with the help of Will Grace and Ellen DeGeneres, bisexuality has often been pushed aside and stigmatized. Identifying as bi has often been considered a pit stop on the way to coming out as gay and was rarely recognized as an identity in its own right.But now more than ever that’s beginning to change. Of course, there have been a few bisexual TV characters before (The Good Wife‘s Kalinda Sharma, The OC‘s Marissa Cooper, SATC‘s Samantha Jones) and trailblazer celebs who have led the way (Anna Paquin) but it was always just one or two here and there. Not to mention that bi TV characters were mostly white women who were merely treated as sex objects and not complex people.Continue reading here
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cheese-pizza: imransuleiman: 1985: National Geo make millions from ‘Afghan Girl’ portrait 2016: Still has the status of a refugee and may spend 14 years in jail because of her papers I fucking hate this picture and everything it represents. Steve McCurry made millions off of this picture and its what launched his photojournalism career into the spotlight. While the woman in this picture got absolutely NOTHING and lived an awful and horrific existence. And calling her “Afghan Girl” is so disrespectful. Her name is Sharbat Gula and her life could have been made 1000X easier had McCurry shared his wealth with her - or even if he couldn’t find her, to share it with of refugees who he exploited. And honestly the idea of a white man going into wartorn nations (that are that way bc of american imperialism) to take pictures of refugees to profit off of their pain and trauma is gross   : VOL. 167, NO. 6 JUNE 1985 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC GREAT SALT LAKE: THE FLOODING DESERT 694 U. S.MEXICAN BORDER: LIFE ON THE LINE 720 JAVA'S WILDLIFE RETURNS 750 Along Atghanistans War torn Frontier Haunted eyes tell of an Afghan refugee's fears 772 FAIR SKIES FOR THE CAYMAN ISLANDS 798 SEE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER EVERY SUNDAY ON NICKELODEON CABLE TV National Geographic/Steve McCurry cheese-pizza: imransuleiman: 1985: National Geo make millions from ‘Afghan Girl’ portrait 2016: Still has the status of a refugee and may spend 14 years in jail because of her papers I fucking hate this picture and everything it represents. Steve McCurry made millions off of this picture and its what launched his photojournalism career into the spotlight. While the woman in this picture got absolutely NOTHING and lived an awful and horrific existence. And calling her “Afghan Girl” is so disrespectful. Her name is Sharbat Gula and her life could have been made 1000X easier had McCurry shared his wealth with her - or even if he couldn’t find her, to share it with of refugees who he exploited. And honestly the idea of a white man going into wartorn nations (that are that way bc of american imperialism) to take pictures of refugees to profit off of their pain and trauma is gross  
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<p><a href="http://pettyrevenge.net/post/171484777988/coworker-keeps-sexually-harassing-this-woman-so" class="tumblr_blog">petty-revenge-stories</a>:</p><blockquote><p><i><b>Coworker Keeps Sexually Harassing This Woman, So <a href="http://www.iknowhair.com/coworker-keeps-sexually-harassing-this-woman-so-she-gets-the-best-revenge-ever/">She Gets The Best Revenge Ever:</a></b></i> Sexual harassment is in the spotlight at the moment, with women all over the world finding the courage to stand up for themselves and speak out against something that has been tolerated for way too long. Read the story<i> <a href="http://www.iknowhair.com/coworker-keeps-sexually-harassing-this-woman-so-she-gets-the-best-revenge-ever/">here</a></i>.<br/></p></blockquote>: <p><a href="http://pettyrevenge.net/post/171484777988/coworker-keeps-sexually-harassing-this-woman-so" class="tumblr_blog">petty-revenge-stories</a>:</p><blockquote><p><i><b>Coworker Keeps Sexually Harassing This Woman, So <a href="http://www.iknowhair.com/coworker-keeps-sexually-harassing-this-woman-so-she-gets-the-best-revenge-ever/">She Gets The Best Revenge Ever:</a></b></i> Sexual harassment is in the spotlight at the moment, with women all over the world finding the courage to stand up for themselves and speak out against something that has been tolerated for way too long. Read the story<i> <a href="http://www.iknowhair.com/coworker-keeps-sexually-harassing-this-woman-so-she-gets-the-best-revenge-ever/">here</a></i>.<br/></p></blockquote>

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