This looks so awesome and also a bit of an inconvenience and completely unnecessary.
I want one.
The Best Birth Control In The World Is For Men by Jon Clinkenbeard
If I were going to describe the perfect contraceptive, it would go something like this: no babies, no latex, no daily pill to remember, no hormones to interfere with mood or sex drive, no negative health effects whatsoever, and 100 percent effectiveness. The funny thing is, something like that currently exists.
The procedure called RISUG in India (reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance) takes about 15 minutes with a doctor, is effective after about three days, and lasts for 10 or more years…
Oh, and when you do decide you want those babies, it only takes one other injection of water and baking soda to flush out the gel, and within two to three months, you’ve got all your healthy sperm again.
The trouble is, most people don’t even know this exists. And if men only need one super-cheap shot every 10 years or more, that’s not something that gets big pharmaceutical companies all fired up, because they’ll make zero money on it (even if it might have the side benefit of, you know, destroying HIV).
can this replace the normal contraception methods we have pls
I’m just going to keep reblogging this until people start paying attention, because people aren’t.
Still pisses me off this isn’t getting popularized
Like what, so females should have to change their fucking HORMONES? Why don’t dudes do THIS
::facepalm: Oh for fuck’s sake. You mean women endure migranes for years and all sorts of OTHER side effects like painful boobs and random sobbing when the estrogen dosage isn’t right and THIS was available? For fuck’s sake.
If you caught Episode Two of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, you will have learned about how, over time, dogs evolved from wolves into the breeds we know now. (And if you haven’t seen it, definitely check it out.) But Neil deGrasse Tyson didn’t touch on this specific evolutionary detail:
Wolves howl and dogs bark. So why do dogs bark?
You forgot some:
Good god it got better.
Massive post of hell fucking yes.
Am I the only one who’s disappointed that John Travolta’s example wasn’t of his amazing role in ‘Hairspray’?
An old tree stump with grass growing over it, Faroe Islands
are you stupid thats a unicorn
oh what I have to draw this
I love this unicorn
Could you live on $8 or $9 dollars an hour? A computer game made by the Urban Ministries of Durham in North Carolina and an advertising firm called McKinney lets you play out life with a low-wage job as a single mom. The objective is to make it a month, juggling getting a job, rent, a place to live, food and coping with the costs of repairs, things for your child, insurance, etc.. Actually a very hard game to play and full of reminders of the difficulties of life on that kind of salary.
Seriously, if you haven’t played before, play it now. If you have played before, play it again. Especially important during this election season.
just playing this game alone made me really stressed and anxious
ALL THE HATER ANONS, PLAY THIS
This game is amazing. Play it, play it, play it! I shared this with a professor who then had her students play it. So real.
So here’s the first real look at what I have in mind for my adventure game!
The first image is a piece of scenery concept art that I think sums up the vibe I’m going for pretty well. The game will be set in fall and winter, and the scenery will combine wide, open nature landscapes with high-tech sci-fi elements, like that space elevator on the horizon. I think it should be a pretty fun aesthetic to work with, and it’ll help give the game its own identity.
Here we also have the stars of the game, and one secondary character. Aren’t they cute? Here’s some more info about them:
- Andromeda (or possibly Andie or Annie for short, still thinking about that) is the game’s protagonist. She’s a cheerful robotic deer whose main goal in life is to explore the world and do random good deeds for people to help make the world a nicer place. She tends to get in over her head, and can be a bit naive at times, but she’s smarter than most people give her credit for. The fact that most people see her as childish motivates her to work harder to prove herself.
- Naomi Rockaway is Andromeda’s girlfriend. She is a dog. She’s somewhat of a sarcastic slacker who tends to get herself into trouble, but she generally means well and values her friendships. She has robotic legs from the knees down, probably because of a car accident she was in a few years ago (but don’t hold me to that). She’s a lab assistant at the robotics lab where Andromeda lives, but she’s not that great at her job and tends to joke around too much while working. It’s also probably worth mentioning that she’s trans. She’ll be joining Andromeda on her adventure, so she’ll be there for almost the entire game.
- Dr. Beaumont is the scientist who created Andromeda. So she’s basically Andromeda’s mom. She’s an alpaca. I don’t have much to say about her yet. I guess she has a long neck? That’s something.
So yeah! This is what I’ve got so far. I think it’s a pretty great start, and I’m excited to come up with more characters, locations, and story details to flesh out the game. I also have to start actually working on the engine in Unity so that this becomes an actual game and not just a series of ideas.
"An adventure game about dialogue, exploration, atmosphere, and helping people."
I’m super excited about this game. I’ve been trying to find an RPG which at least allows a player to talk away their conflicts, if not make it the sole option (or, at least something which is non-violent).
The closest I’ve seen before has been people playing games like Fallout: New Vegas, and practically breaking the game to make it work.
There is another game currently in development that also stresses the pacifist route which I heard about a few weeks ago, but I can’t find the link for it now, unfortunately.