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MERCY MILD CONCLUDING REMARKS
I cannot express how much of a healing process went on during the writing of this series. I am so very close to healing from my unfortunate childhood, and bringing that lost little boy back from where he has languished and into the arms of his older self, who loves him so much. I continue a regimen of both medicine and counseling which keeps me able to function and be the best father and husband I can be to my family. I currently take Lexapro, Abilify, and Xanex. My therapy consists of weekly visits for EMDR and Bio Feedback. Most days are very good for me, and I have no problems, but there are some days where I have flashbacks and need help.
I am no longer ashamed to call myself a victim of abuse. I now hold my head up high and speak out against spousal and child abuse every chance I get. The damage caused by abuse is long lasting and most times never heals. Here I am almost 32 years removed from my abuser, and I am still sick an
Questions for the Communists, Nazis, and Similar.As the title states, I have some questions for people who DA who follow things like Communism or Nazism. So without further ado-
Why do you follow an ideology that committed some of the worst acts of censorship in the 20th Century?
Why do you follow an ideology that stifles(and in nearly all cases punishes) any creativity that is not in line with the central leadership?
Why do you follow an ideology that doesn't permit individual/free-thinking which is practically key for artists and writers?
Why do you follow an ideology that demands that a painting or story's meaning is not decided by the creator or reader/viewer but by the central leadership?
Why do you follow an ideology that has no problem killing or imprisoning artists or writers if they creates things that go against the central leadership?
Environmentalist? Nah.Why I don't call myself an environmentalist even though I believe in protecting and caring for God's creation.
Caring for nonhuman things and creatures is nothing new. God gave humanity the responsibility to care for creation, and since then farmers, merchants, pet owners, gardeners, monks and more have learned by trial and error, from professional to apprentice, how to care for the animals and plants they use; they even became familiar with nonliving things, learning to clean and reserve water, and to use soil carefully. Draining of resources due to mismanagement and overuse has lead to quite a few falls of various cultures and civilizations, and even today we are seeing people becoming sick in urban areas where they are not getting adequate air and water. The connection between a healthy world and a healthy population is undeniable.
For me, it goes even deeper than physical necessity. The frayed relationship between mankind and nature is a stark reminde
Question for Hogwarts
HARRY POTTER: WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD?
HARRY: Hmm, the Triwizard Trophy depends on me guessing this right, so there must be more to this riddle than there seems. Let's think, a chicken, a road, what reason…birdfeed on the other side? He's being chased by something on this si—what, it's a trick question! He crossed the road…to get to the other side!
RON: Maybe he had to save his friend from the bloody Dursleys!
HERMIONE: chicken: a small, flightless bird…
VERNON DURSLEY: CHICKENS DO NOT CROSS ROADS! That's just a load of rubbish!
PETUNIA DURSLEY: I think I saw that disgusting animal leaving the sidewalk while I was spying on the neighbors this morning. I mean, when I was watering the flowers.
DUDLEY DURSLEY: Chicken? You mean like a chicken-sundae? Mum, I want a chicken sundae, NOW! I WANT CHICKEN SUNDAE MUUUUM!
HAGRID: Aw, chickens are borr'n. Let's talk about dragons or giants or someth'n.
DUMBLEDORE: This is a complicated question,
Editorial: Puzzles and Minigames in RPGsSince players spend most of their time in role-playing games exploring and fighting battles, developers might make it a point to keep things outside those various aspects more interesting, which is where puzzles and minigames come into play. If done well, they can be enjoyable diversions, but if not, they can really distract from the player’s experience with a game. This editorial will explore how to do things right in terms of puzzles and minigames and how to make things go wrong.
Some videogame franchises such as Zelda and Wild Arms are partially puzzle-centric, with both series having riddles centering on the use of tools necessary to solve them. Some puzzles may require swapping between tools to solve, while others actually don’t involve tools at all, the game sometimes providing a clue on what to do to solve one of a game’s many tricky riddles. Sometimes, puzzles may come to the point of being difficult and drive a player to seek guidance from a walkthrough, in t
Editorial: The Point of No ReturnYou’re playing an RPG and don’t think twice about keeping more than one save file, instead constantly overwriting the same file whenever you save your hard-earned progress in the game. However, you ultimately reach a point, maybe in a long dungeon, when you wish to turn back and level up a little or purchase better equipment for your party, except you can’t. Congrats, you’ve just encountered a point of no return.
Points of no return, frankly, are an element that simply should not exist in RPGs, alongside the potential to not be able to win a game at all. One particularly notable offender in this aspect is the Squaresoft (now Square-Enix) RPG Saga Frontier, which in this writer’s experience was king of this trope, and one of the main reasons he couldn’t beat the game in over seven years after acquiring it as a present, the thought not having crossed his mind of grinding and/or learning and using a secret skill that was literally the difference
Searching Events!Hello HARPG folks
Iam currently searching for Events/Contests that include Dressage and/or Show Jumping. The whole thing should NOT be 3DE and should NOT be in the snow. Snow outside an indoor arena is fine.
I would be super happy about help
Can Machines Be Villains?
This is sort of Part 2 of my last blog entry. When asking what distinguishes villains from other antagonists, I concluded that the presence of personal malice and deliberation behind a being's actions was the determining factor. Characters like the Predator, Hans Gruber, and the Wicked Witch can definitely be classified as villains because they are knowingly and willingly harming other characters. But what about other famous antagonists such as the Terminator, Agent Smith, and the HAL 9000? Those bad guys aren't of the same makeup as the previous four. They're all at least partially made from artificial elements, and one of those elements may or may not be artificial intelligence. If an entity functions strictly on artificial intelligence, then it's only "thinking" the way that someone else designed it to think. It lacks awareness, free will, and a true sense of what's right or wrong.
With that being said, can a robot, computer, computer program, or any other mechanical antagonist trul
Klonoa 3 petition (Sign if you want it to happen)PLEASE READ
After the answer from NAMCO BANDAI games http://www.namcobandaigames.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=13642&p=97421 here, saying they don't have Klonoa 3 planned, but that they could get interested in working on it if it was more famous, the Facebook Klonoa Fan Club group started a petition. Please sign it if you want Klonoa 3!
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