From Fun to F@*% This: When Video Games and Happiness Don’t Collide

Video games at their core are supposed to be entertainment. For many of us, they’re a stress relief of sorts or an escape. But what about when video games and happiness no longer intersect? As Elsa says, it’s time to let it go.

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Thank you for the post. Although I definitely am not a trophy seeker, I too have experienced rage/quit moments when I’ve get to a point in a game where I get stuck and no matter what I do, or how it’s explained on How To YouTube videos, I just can’t overcome the challenge.

When I was kid, this was the point where I threw a tantrum or drove my Colecovision controller straight into the game console, destroying them both. Obviously that never helped matters.

Thankfully, I’ve grown up at least a little over the years, and now when I reach that point where the game is no longer fun (ex. Tom Clancy’s the Division), I shelve it for a while and work on another one. If I’m able to go back to the game because it’s added either new content or my attitude has changed then great, but if it’s started gathering dust after several months I just sell it and leave it at that.

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The First Titans Trailer Is a Brutal Introduction to Another Very Dark DC Universe

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If you’ve ever wanted to hear Robin say “Fuck Batman” before knocking the hell out of and killing a couple of street-level criminals, then allow us to show you the very first trailer for DC Universe’s upcoming live-action Titans series. Suffice to say that Teen Titans Go!, this is not.

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Going to be honest, I don’t know how exactly I feel about Titans at the moment, but trying to compare the new series to Teen Titans Go is a non-starter.

I actually picked up the first issue of the New Teen Titans back in 1980, and although the team itself were teenagers many of the themes they dealt with over the last 4 decades, including Roy Harper’s addiction to heroine, were pretty heavy. Some would go so far as to say rather dark, and the team was definitely not portrayed as those cool cats from the 60-70’s. Which is why I’m confused with all the hate for the first trailer.

I mean, yes there was some stuff I found a tad…dismaying, but I have to keep reminding myself that just like many of the other TV adaptations there is a reason for them. I personally wait until I actually see the first episode before labeling the series as crap.

How to Deal With Blamers | PairedLife

A ‘blamer’ is a type of narcissist (meaning they have an inflated sense of self) who, in their own eyes, can do no wrong. Everything that happens wrong around or to them, whether their own fault or not, they immediately place the blame on the other people in their life

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Wow. As I read through the list of the Personality Traits of Blamers, as described by the columnist, one person’s name literally jumps to the fore.

The conventional wisdom about not feeding trolls makes online abuse worse – The Verge

“In many cases, ignoring a troll can carry just as dear a price as provocation.”

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So true. I’ve lived through many situations where by staying quiet, I allowed a situation to impact my life for year, instead of confronting it.

Pacific Rim Uprising. Why All the Hate?

I loved the first movie, Pacific Rim and Uprising was a fantastic sequel except for the title itself.

The film was a natural progression from the previous movie without the usual rinse/repeat. The story, taking place 10 years after the Rift had been closed makes absolute sense and leaves more than enough still; for a third film if Del Toro is ever allowed to make one to wrap things up with a tidy bow.

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Suicide Attempt (Obviously, this was wrote after the fact)

I tried to commit suicide. Honestly, I didn’t really want to die when I decided to swallow every pill in my apartment, but I also knew that I wasn’t prepared to continue living the way I was. Despite my best intentions I had returned right back to the manipulative, lying addict who would do anything to get his next fix.

I had gone and applied for another credit card, knowing full well that I would be unable to pay it back and maxed it through cash withdrawals. I had taken advantage of my parent’s generosity and made unwarranted purchases on their AmEx. I owed serious money to a drug dealer from fronts. I did everything and anything I could because somewhere inside me a voice was telling I no longer mattered and that anything I had accomplished was meaningless.

I changed my mind within 15 minutes after, calling up my friend to get the dog and the EMS to come get me. I was then taken to Toronto Western Hospital where I spent the remainder of that Thursday evening drinking a charcoal shake instead of having my stomach pumped, being monitored by concerned doctors and nurses, before finally being advised I was being held under a Form One for the next 72 hours and transferred to the PESU (Psychiatric Emergency Services Unit).

I stayed in PESU for a week, before being transferred to the PISU (Psychiatric Intake Service Unit) at Toronto General Hospital, where I stayed for another week and a half having my medications adjusted, my general physical and mental health, while plans were made for me to continue my care with both the Community Mental Health Support Services and the Community Addictions Support Services Units, all under the umbrella of the University Health Network to ensure that all involved in my care stay in the loop.

I just want to thank all the UHN staff for their help and support, as well as the love from my family and friends. I’m on the mend. It’s going to be a slow process, trying to work through all the pain and suffering and get to the root of all that’s been dragging me down time and time again, but it’s been a long time coming.

Supes VS Batdude

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gothan City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs.… More

Directed By: Zack Snyder
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 2 hr. 31 min.
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Release Date: March 23, 2016

I’m going to be very honest. Despite the rampant criticisms by alleged “film critics”, perhaps paid off by Disney, this movie was definitely not as shaky as they professed. What’s even more surprising are the Flixster user score versus the number of negative reviews that are placed up front for everyone to see, especially by a website owned by Warner Bros.

Ben Afleck did an excellent job taking on the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman and it should be interesting to see what he offers in the upcoming solo movie. Henry Cavill, despite the crappy hair job, is still proving to be a fantastic Superman. Even Doomsday was well executed.

Probably the only genuinely muddled scene was the dream sequence Bruce Wayne has, with the Omega symbol easter egg accompanied by parademons, all hinting towards the eventual appearance of Darkseid with an ominous warning by what could be one of Jack Kirby’s New Gods. The ending too had a few scenes that were badly sequenced, but so what?

Now, if i were to crap over anything it was Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal of Lex Luthor. Having Luthor come off as socially inept and insane was BS. Luthor first and foremost has always been a brilliant businessman with a hate on for aliens. I don’t blame Eisenberg for the role he was cast however. That mistake lies directly on Zack Snyder and whatever deviant he hired as screenwriter.

Still, much of this movie should be considered a tremendous success for DC and I look forward to the Justice League movies, providing Disney and Marvel fan babies can restrain themselves from trashing the movies long before they come out.