The Sanctum of Oddity

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whattheskell:

It’s not so much the issue of “canon” (there’s never really been one). It’s all the Seltzer & Friedberg-esque pop culture references and trashy reality TV tropes. It’s lazy and obnoxious and reeks of what middle-aged computer programmers think “The Kids” are into nowadays. I’m surprised they haven’t made the Grim Reaper rap yet.

letthemplaysims:

NEW EXCLUSIVE TS4 RENDER!
Juliette Capp and Romeo Monty make an appearance in the newest render, revealed by SimGuru Brian on his twitter. Fans speculate if the sim in the foreground is Patrizio Monty or Antonio Monty, but the hints towards a Veronaville-reminiscent area are pretty clear!
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letthemplaysims:

NEW EXCLUSIVE TS4 RENDER!

Juliette Capp and Romeo Monty make an appearance in the newest render, revealed by SimGuru Brian on his twitter. Fans speculate if the sim in the foreground is Patrizio Monty or Antonio Monty, but the hints towards a Veronaville-reminiscent area are pretty clear!

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simscompletecollection said: I'm pretty confused what you're even complaining about. What do you mean they're making everything like reality tv and such? I'm not trying to be mean, I just don't get what you're saying. And they've always had wacky stories, that have always been completely optional and easy to ignore, but what makes these so much worse?

whattheskell:

The whole bro thing and storylines we’ve seen just come off as pure reality TV trash or lowbrow pop culture references to me.

Going to the gym to work out angrily and “throwing a real rager” as the highlight of gameplay? Making a household based on The New Girl and using the word “friend-zoned”? Obama and Kim Jong-un sims? Turning a self sufficient doctor into a creepy mooch bro? Replacing an Arabic woman (Nighat Al Mahmoud) who died when her daughters were children with a white MILF who’s competing with her daughter for a man? Dying of laughter over a man peeing his pants?

This is what they’re choosing to highlight, and it’s awful. And if they think this awfulness is what we want, then why should I expect the rest of it to be good?

Good marketing should not make you think “Oh I can just ignore that when I buy it” and “Maybe they’ll release what I really want in a later EP!” It’s not my job to convince myself to buy the game, and I’m not going to write fanfic in my head about how fun it’s gonna be when I ignore everything that the creators consider the best part.

The majority of the sims fandom is made up of introverts/girls/women, and we don’t seem to be the demographic they’re targeting. The best of the marketing I’ve seen are the Game of Thrones and Pride renders, which are actually things that appeal to me and my friends, but those have been ruined by everything that’s followed them.

lokicolouredglasses:

fandom-universe:

kungfucarrie:

The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”

"Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.
"B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."
"That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."


(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)
This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.

lokicolouredglasses:

fandom-universe:

kungfucarrie:

The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”

"Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.

"B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."

"That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."

(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)

This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.

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Howard David Johnson, Lemminkainen

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Howard David Johnson, Lemminkainen

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fifthdimension:

A friends’ pet lizard shred his whole face in one go

fifthdimension:

A friends’ pet lizard shred his whole face in one go

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whattheskell:

The Brokes become a homage to Honey Boo Boo, Olive a sassy and urban “Real Housewife”, and the Tricous are “reimagined” as the Duck Dynasty family.

humansofnewyork:

“Do you remember the happiest moment you ever spent together?”“The day we had lunch on top of the World Trade Center, and I got to tell her that I’d finally met someone.”

humansofnewyork:

“Do you remember the happiest moment you ever spent together?”
“The day we had lunch on top of the World Trade Center, and I got to tell her that I’d finally met someone.”

jerryherman:

Elaine Stritch performing “It’s Today” at the 1979 Royal Variety Performance.

Rest in peace.