( The name's Ridy, Random Ridy. Whether I'm random or not, unexpected or expected totally depends on how you see it.
My mind runs like that of light; it touches everything, yet still continues to move along.
Now take a gander at the title of my blog. It says "Who am I?" I'm here to make you think. Look at that title again, when reading it, you have just asked yourself "Who am I?" Try and prove me wrong with that one. But, realistically, I post a lot of video game stuff, stuff from pop culture, and really hodge podge stuff I like. Have fun, because there's no point if you don't. )
In February 2014, The Lego Movie game will assemble for Xbox One, Xbox 360®, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U consoles, as well as Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment systems and PC.
Beginning a few weeks ago, Fallout fans worldwide have been talking about a mysterious site named “The Survivor 2299.” While the site did not directly state that it was connected to Bethesda Softworks (the publisher behind Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas), the imagery used and hints within the source code clearly indicated that it was some sort of viral marketing for a new entry in the Fallout series. And though Bethesda remained tight-lipped throughout, there were countdowns that were seemingly leading to a major announcement. And on December 6th, that announcement came:
The 1st Reveal
Many were flabbergasted by the reveal of the Rick Astley song “Never Gonna Give You Up” appearing on the site (along with the title ‘That’s It Tunnel Snakes’), but we at Dorkly could not be more excited. How exactly is Fallout 4 going to integrate Mr. Astley and/or his hit 1987 song? Given most of the previous entries only had music from the 1950s and earlier, this is a major departure for the series. Here are our current theories:
1. The eponymous “survivor” is Rick Astley.
As of 2299, Mr. Astley would be 333 years old - which is HALF of the number of The Beast in biblical writings (666). Coincidence? Very unlikely. Probably represents the karma system in the game - half-good, half-evil. The real question would be how did the multi-platinum recording artist manage to survive so long? A combination of cybernetic science and radiation poisoning turning him into a ghoul seems like the logical answer. It will be an exciting departure for the series to let you play as a ghoul cyborg instead of a human, and we cannot wait to try it out!
2. The lyrics of “Never Gonna Give You Up” are the real key.
"We’re no strangers to love - you know the rules and so do I.” = Note the use of the word “strangers” here. Clearly referencing the 2008 horror film, The Strangers, which was filmed in South Carolina - South Carolina likely acting as the setting for Fallout 4.
"We know the game, and we’re gonna play it.” = Fallout 4 is a game, which the developers know, and they’re gonna play it for Quality Assurance testing to make sure it’s as bug-free as possible upon release.
"Never gonna run around and desert you.” = What’s another meaning of the word “desert”? Here it’s used as a verb, but it can also be a noun, as in a large, dry, arid area, usually a hot sandy terrain. In the aftermath of nuclear war, it’s possible South Carolina has been reduced to nothing but a desert.
This… manga?… comic?… Oh well. They mean the same thing anyways… This thing that is Fisheye Placebo… is beautifully, amazing. The artwork shown here is got to be the most beautiful depiction of a virus being put discreetly into a computer. Just Whoa…
There are most certainly labels that should require strict qualifications before you can use them as an identifier. Doctor, lawyer, professor, blowfish chef. If you aren’t a Time Lord or haven’t gone to medical school, you should not be calling yourself a doctor.
And I will agree that people shouldn’t misrepresent themselves because they think it will help them fit in or seem cool. For a long time I told people I was 1/64th wombat so they would like me more and excuse my extra furry parts. But looking back, I didn’t need to be a wombat to fit in. People liked me just fine as I was.
That said, there are some labels that should not require extensive qualifications or an interrogation. I’m agnostic. Do I really have to prove that I am skeptical about the existence of a deity? Will I get my agnostic card revoked if I enjoy Jesus Christ Superstar? I own several bibles too. I’ve even read large bits of them. Whenever I stub my toe I call out the lord’s name. I also follow like 6 of the 10 commandments.
The truly offensive part of this is that if a male says they are a gamer, they are not questioned. It is just accepted. Not once have I ever had to prove myself. You don’t need to show how many hours you logged playing Call of Duty. You don’t need all the achievements in Assassin’s Creed. (I’m never going to find all those goddamn flags.) You just have to identify as male and a gamer and you’re in the club.
If you enjoy playing video games, you are a gamer. And even if you feel someone is not as gamer-y as you, it doesn’t really matter. It has no effect on your love of video games.
Women play video games. They are gamers. I know some that are quite passionate about them. They write fanfiction, create mods, and spend hours fashioning elaborate cosplay. Frankly, they put my gamer-ness to shame. But not once have they ever accused me of not being gamer enough. I think if male gamers like this fellow keep this attitude, there will be very little interaction with their lifestyle’s or actual dick.