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The point of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

the point of pouring a shit ton of ice water over yourself is because when one suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) one of the affects the disease has is a numbness throughout the body, as well as struggling to breathe, and both these are meant to temporarily happen when doused in freezing water. It’s to raise awareness of what ALS feels like and encourage donations towards research and cures.

THIS is how you do awareness.  You take something that isn’t already hugely publicized, you find a way to make it relate to something that someone without the disease can feel, and you make it fun to participate in.  That’s how you get THOUSANDS of new donors in a few weeks.

Guys, even my brother did this today because his historic site got challenged to it by a NY state site.

(Source: aristoxxcracy)

trying-to-resonate-concrete:

"I would have preferred this writer explore these ideas" is an opinion.

"This writer has trouble with certain aspects of story-telling" is a criticism.

"This writer sucks and is talentless" is a mean-spirited insult.

"This writer should die" is a vile, shitty thing for which there is no excuse for saying.

Please learn the difference and please don’t pretend you’re doing one of the two former when you’re doing one of the two latter.

themundaneworld:

Nintendo, really?  This is suppose to be Samus?  This is her new “zero suit”?

I don’t know how much right I have to complain.  I’ve never really been a dedicated Metroid fan, having only ever played the first one when it came out.  But Samus is one of the few women of video games and one of only a handful of characters that are still around from the very first generation of gaming.  I know it’s suppose to be canon is some way but that’s no excuse.  And it’s also really weird to watch a character start off empowered and un-objectified in any way slowly get dragged down over time.  Kind of the opposite of, say, Lara Croft.  She started out as mostly a sex symbol but attempts have been made flesh her out into a more fully formed character.  To how much success is debatable (I also don’t really follow the Tomb Raider series) but at least the attempt was made.  Ever presenting Samus in anything other than her power armor was and still is a huge mistake.

Also, since most people have agreed that Other M was a disaster on all fronts, could you just consider it non-canon and move on?  Does it still need to be the go-to reference for the series just because it was the most recent?  Just let it go and pretend the zero suit never happened.

You are Nintendo.  You are suppose to be better than this.  You decried that gay marriage was too controversial for Tomodachi Life, yet this kind of obvious and blatant sexualization of a previously non-sexualized character is completely ok?  You are suppose to be better than this.

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