People who indulge in sick fantasy where they talk to generic NPCs to advance a rote and boring script punctuated by obligatory boss fights to rescue make-believe kids from monsters using fantastical powers in unrealistic ways, are just wasting their lives and contributing nothing to society.
Still, Mariska Hargitay is hot, so when it's on at the gym I watch it. Unless Castle is on, because that's better written.
Also, if you want to see Mariska's parents together, look no further than this:
|infinite zest |
Wow. Speed Weed's sure lived an interesting life.
Speed Weed is his stage name. His wife and kids know him as Fast Grass.
Stars for Speed Weed.
|Binro the Heretic |
SVU was pretty much the flavor of "Law & Order" for women who watch Nancy Grace with their mouths hanging open.
My ex used to like it so we watched it every Wednesday (or was it Tuesday) and I like Richard Belzer, Ice-T, and Christopher Meloni for their versatility as actors. I didn't know Richard Belzer and Ice-T did much acting, Belzer and Ice-T being more cameo actors beforehand, and Meloni, well Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Wet Hot American Summer, case closed. But yeah, that was like 14 years ago. I can't believe this is still on and that people still watch it. From what little I recall, the show's writing had the memory of a goldfish, which was fine for regular Law and Order, but not when you're making attempts to really flesh out your characters and everybody seems to wake up next week like a weird Cop-based Truman Show, forgetting everything.
Is this episode where the gamer people all use game term in casual real-life speech? Cuz I remember one like this. "Hey, I need to AFK and use the bathroom!" "Uh, don't bother me cuz I'm LOOKING FOR GROUP at this cafe rightnow!" etc.
|Caminante Nocturno |
So am I to believe that these 'detectives' don't know about the Kingdom of Galagar?
They may seem like terrible parents for having their kid sleep under the stairs, but it'll pay off once he gets his invitation to Hogwarts.
Hahahaha.. probably just as well that I don't have 'em myself, but I didn't think it was a crime to do this. Hell, that's about the size of the space that I have, and I don't even have a door! Just a curtain.
D: I guess every generation has its stories like that, whether it's dad watching the game, mom too busy out shopping.. but still. These people should not have kids. Just like a marriage, you devote the hours you're not at work to your significant other, if my ex was missing so much as a hairclip I'd drop everything I was doing and help her search for it. And we were in our mid-to-late 20s! Then again, if I was missing a shoe or something, she probably wouldn't have helped me.. one of the myriad reasons I'm glad the marriage ended.
It's funny because I have the opposite story to this scene's set-up. I was living in a house that was also a low income second and third floor (basically a halfway house.) We stayed in the first floor and never ever talked to or knew who our upstairs neighbors were. And there was this guy who used to walk around off-campus who everybody called "Old Man Death." I always felt bad about calling him that, because who knows what made him that way, but imagine the meanest-looking old man scowl you've ever seen and double it. One night/morning at around 4AM or so I heard all these yelling and grunting and hitting noises, and sort of figured someone was watching an action movie and it'd be over in a minute, but nope. It kept going until I figured someone was playing a video game way too loud, and none of us could sleep through it.
So I went upstairs and knocked, and lo! It was Old Man Death in the flesh (literally: All he had on was a pair of tighty whities.) And I was just speechless as he was glaring at me, and I just asked "uhh.. do you think you can keep the video games down?" He scowls and says "I DON'T PLAY VIDEO GAMES!" and slams the door on me.
D: D: ! Nice!
I'm not totally in the camp that gaming addicts are necessarily "bad people". I know people get pulled into them so far that they lose sense of what's important in life for certain stretches of time. I was guilty of it for a time myself. But when it comes to parenting, parents need to know the dangers of losing sight of new responsibilities. This does NOT mean that being a parent is the only priority in one's life but it does mean you need to constantly be aware that someone dependent on you and your care.
They did another episode involving video games other than this one. It wasn't any more flattering. I can't remember the particulars, though. It revolved around a teenaged gamer who was overweight and pretty dumb.
I remember an episode about 2nd Life, another one about GTA, and yet another where they solved a girl's murder by playing video games with a retarded boy.
Godspeed, Speed Weed.
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