Tumblr Tuesday: Typhoon Haiyan Relief Edition
Direct from the Office of the President of the Philippines.
Inspiring, enlightening updates from UNICEF’s humanitarian efforts around the world. Donations given now help supply health kits, hygiene kits, and clean water to affected Filipino communities.
A look inside the lives of Filipino children currently living in evacuation zones. Citizens of Great Britain can donate £5 by texting DONATE to 70066.
Doctors Without Borders
Documenting their pursuit of a better cure for TB as well as their emergency responses to natural disasters. Cargo teams are currently prepping supplies to be sent to the Philippines, just one of the 60 countries Doctors Without Borders aids every year.
In Other News
Comprehensive but digestible daily round ups of what’s happening around the world. Stay updated on the most recent news from the Philippines, ways to help, and places to donate money to typhoon survivors.
For more ways to help our friends in the Philippines, look here.
Just spreading the word. I’ve been hearing so much about Graphene ever since it was discovered.
He hates Magic in all forms. IN ALL FORMS.
Yes, we feel you. Everyone has this one friend that consistently irritates us with their posts regarding where they at, what they are up to and even the
fuckingunderwear brands they wear. And we understand, you are not bitter, sobrang umay ka na lang talaga. Well, this is your chance, the…
Reblogging this to remind me to share what I find.
Your weekly share of chill, nostalgic music from an obscure band, courtesy of me.
So, I opened up my Mediafire after god knows how long and I find this file called “I believe in a thing called Love.”
When I opened it, I find this.
I don’t remember what it was for exactly. Maybe for extra credit, or an exam or whatever. But apparently I had to make a reaction paper on Love. And of course, because I’m a king of embarrassing myself, I’m going to post the whole thing online, unedited.
I’m going to read it after posting this, actually.
HERE YA GO
Because, you know. Lucifer is the full embodiment of Friendship and all.
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Anyway. Done with Persona, finally! I think I’ll save the True ending for later. Or maybe just watch the anime.
It was a fun ride, but I still think 3 is more… epic. In a literal sense.
So apparently this is the pinnacle of Filipino fiction.
Think I’ll stick to foreign fiction, thanks.
Hope for Man!
I hope he shows up again this year!
As a scary video game. You know I tried, I really did. To like this game. I even went and turned off my lights and played in the dark just to get immersed in the game and atmosphere. But nope. It’s not even remotely scary.
The story, probably, if I had the time to finish it, was probably fine. But the thing is that the game mechanics ruined it. Why do I say that?
Well, fear, at the basest level, comes from the unknown. Why do you think parents are afraid of you going out with that pretty cool bunch of people who smell funny? Cause they don’t know anything about them. Safety comes in routine. In knowing what is coming next and being prepared for it.
So when this game’s tutorial not only gave me a way to fight back, but also told me in a loud obnoxious voice, repeatedly, now to win, it also threw out any semblance of horror whatsoever.
You see, in games like Amnesia, the Dark Descent or Containment Breach, Facing the threat head on almost certainly means death and you are actually not given a way how to fight against your ‘enemy’ and thus must rely on cunning instead of brute force. This scenario creates authentic ‘fear’ in the players by virtue of not wanting to restart the game, and knowing before hand that if they see the enemy, they should hide.
Alan Wake handed me a Flashlight and some guns. Told me to hold the light towards my enemy and then shoot it when it becomes glowy. So, as a gamer it became a system for me.
Shoot 3 times.
Dodge if necessary.
Hurr is dis gaem done yet?
That gave me not only a reliable way to ‘win,’ but also established a pattern, removing any kind of ‘unkown’ in the game. It even gives you a complementary zoomed out, LOOK OUT ENEMIES, BOO! moment every time there’s an encounter. You don’t have to carefully listen to any sound, or try to look before you turn around that corner. No, it does that for you instead. And that’s not terrifying.
So, no. Alan Wake isn’t good.
I googled the images. I couldn’t be bothered exporting my own. Also I don’t usually post hate about games, but this is an exception.