I usually ignore these little things, but goddammit, this one got me. I NEVER got over Fred’s death. Never. I was actually thinking about him yesterday. It still genuinely upsets me.
Blast you, JK. Blast you to Azkaban. I don’t care that I’m nearing my mid-twenties. You ripped out my heart. Look. There it is, on the floor. LOOK AT IT.
I apparently have more of my life to waste on Tumblr, so if you like a lot of these things, I’d love to follow some more blogs. :)
But isn’t this everyone on tumblr anyway?
Wow, there is so much wrong with this, I can’t believe how many people are actually liking this. First of all, you should not judge someone just because they choose to do drugs and play video games, especially by comparing it to your own personal interests. I personally don’t do drugs, but I don’t think that I’m better than anyone who does, and neither should you, or anyone for that matter.
Secondly, simply saying that video games kill brain cells in an uneducated statement. Several games require strategy and problem solving skills which stimulate the brain and can actually enhance those skills. While prolonged periods of gaming can have adverse affects on one’s health, they tell you this every time you turn on a game. You know, the giant warning screen that shows up before you can actually start playing. Ever played one before?
So as a matter of fact, I will talk to my children about all the games I’ve played, how I waited at the front door of a game store on the day of a game’s release, and how I stayed up a few extra hours just to beat a particular level before falling asleep. I’ll share the beautiful stories that I have witnessed, and pass down the multitude of video gaming legacies while playing them with my children. Personally, I don’t see how this is different from you doing the same with Harry Potter. I will read books to my children as well, and share the stories that I have enjoyed in books, but I will also teach them to develop their own interests and not judge others because they choose not to do the same.
There are things that games can do that books and movies can’t, and vice-versa. There are many video games (both series and stand-alone) that have just as great of a story as HP, if not better. You should play some.
And you know what? There are plenty of people who read, play games, and do drugs. So if your response to this is “good for you,” don’t even bother.
All of this, plus I’m obsessed with that Ziva GIF.
As a PhD student/teacher/editor/writer who reads, plays video games (a lot), drinks and occasionally smokes, I’d love for you to call me a deadbeat.
Way to overreact over being called a nerd—which isn’t even an insult these days.
To the guys that made well reasoned responce to this Keli girl: