- you join a zoom call. everyone’s mic is muted, but no one is talking anyway. you stare at the squares with faces in them. which is your face? you can’t be sure.
- the news is full of numbers. you try to learn what they mean, but the articles are full of jargon from fields you have no experience in, and you swear the numbers change when you blink.
- you wake up. you sleep. you wake up. you sleep. how many days was that? you have no idea.
- you go for a walk. a shadow follows you down the street, moving when you move, stopping when you stop. always the recommended six feet away.
- every day you get several emails from corporations you’ve never heard of. each company name sounds fake, too vague, too optimistic. “Stay healthy! :)” they say. “We’re committed to keeping you safe! You must stay healthy! We love you very much! We learned everything about you so we can keep you safe! Please believe us we love you so much we’ r e , s 0Rry:):)):))” You try to unsubscribe, but the link just takes you to a blank black webpage. Suddenly, you can make out your reflection in the screen. What’s that over your shoulder?
- you’ve been wearing the same clothes for days, but somehow there is laundry.
If you would like your players to feel less like the above image, you should check out this article. It’s a bit of a read, but if you’ve got the time it’ll absolutely help you design engaging, nonlinear puzzles with multiple solutions.
it did not help that for some reason people liked to tell me that they thought gold was gross and ugly as like… a lustrous metal, rather than the social phenomenon of wealth… so I tried to change my preferences to silver and convince myself that I liked it better than gold
anyway I’m done living a lie I hate money but I’m gay and I love GOLD and if this turns me into a dragon like in that Narnia book then so be it
me: “lustrous yellow is a good color that I enjoy looking at”
also me, nervously imagining what I might become if this sinful appreciation went unchecked:
as a kid I thought it was immoral of me to think that gold was pretty
Wait a second, am I tripping balls?
HELP I CANNOT STOP LAUGHING
Sometimes life is just beautiful.
May you never be forgotten, magical forest accordion man
He’s playing the Lost Woods song from Zelda that’s the important part
Thank you for making real life a little more surreal
What a necessary addition to quarantine days everywhere!
the thing that always, ALWAYS gets me about this video is that his teeth glint when he smiles
But they aren’t documented so they wouldn’t be pa…..nvm
This is a huge misconception for regular Americans. When the government uses the phrase “undocumented” they’re using it incorrectly because if they were truly undocumented then they would’ve be in system. However these immigrants are in the system and they pay taxes, file tax returns and get no benefits that citizens and legal residents get. They also get to see ICE showing up at their doors because the government has their addresses. Fun fact. “Undocumented” workers pays $12 billion dollars every year in taxes. https://www.google.com/amp/www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2016/10/06/how-much-tax-do-americas-undocumented-immigrants-actually-pay-infographic/amp/
Reblogging for info.
“Undocumented” just means “without papers,” i.e. a social security card, valid visa, etc. They’re still on databases and whatnot, they just don’t have the documentation that allows them to reap the benefits.
so if it didn’t click- the government is aware of their presence and gladly taking their money under the table while simultaneously promoting the idea that undocumented people are a threat and encouraging hatred and distrust of them
it’s super messed up, literally the scheme of an evil villain, and it’s really happening
🗣 undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles contribute more to the GDP than the state of Montana and like 5 other states