New Found Love

This is my new man;

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This is Geralt of Rivia, he’s a monster hunter by trade, not really human, went through some mutations that ultimately made him a ‘witcher’, which pretty well just means he’s harder, better, faster, stronger then normal humans, oh, and he has these cool cat eyes.

He has 2 swords, one steel one, for human enemies, and a silver one, for monsters. Along with his epic badarse combat skills and added agility and strength, he also can stun target, control peoples will and decisions, and shoot fire from his hand!

I’ve spent a lot of time with Geralt over this past week and a bit, we play a lot together.

I play with him a lot… I mean, I play as him, damn…

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(Oh Geralt, you are a beautiful beast)

At least he’s a man that won’t leave me! Till the death of the xbox shall we do part.

Ahaha, tricked you into thinking I was talking about a real person. This is the level of my loneliness at this point in time…

But seriously, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been simultaneously taking over my life but calming me down and getting me through the days. It’s been a great change playing such a huge, open world RPG (role-playing game for the non nerds) as an already established character. I feel like I’m getting to know Geralt on a personal basis, moulding him into the person I want him to be. Since there’s a lot of story and side quests, they added a glossary of things like monsters and characters you meet, just so you don’t forget story lines. Even though you have an already established character and a main story line, the dialogue options are up to you. You’ve got the choice to make Geralt a noble hero, or a bounty hunter only in it for the money.

I would show you a map, but in all reality, it would not do justice to the sheer enormity of how big the world is that you’re riding around in. It’s awesome, there’s so much to do, you don’t have to stick to the main story line, you can always just explore all the unmarked areas, or do the pile up of quests you’ve got from talking to randoms, or killing the monsters in the witcher contracts that are on the notice boards in just about every town.

I mean, sometimes your quests aren’t even violent in nature, a lot of times people want you to use your ‘witcher senses’ to find other people, or things. I mean, there are times where Geralt merely finds frying pans for weird old ladies.

frying-pan (Sometimes these peasants really crack me up)

Due to the sheer enormity of this game, and I don’t just mean the map. You have alchemy thrown into it, where you need to search for plants and kill certain monsters for parts, the crafting system, where you’re collecting junk to break down and turn into weapons or armour. The in depth combat system, where you actually need to manually dodge or parry, and every monster has a different technique to kill them with. Really, it’s a breath of fresh air to not just sit there and bash the same button till the enemies are dead, like most games.

It can get glitchy as hell though, ranging severity from the funny not rendering properly to the downright aggravating, your whole games crashed and your stuck kind of glitchy. Nothings perfect though, so hopefully with more updates they’ll fix it. Probably not on the xbox though, it’s kind of the consoles fault as well.

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(Son of a glitch… Oh dear Geralt, how are you ever going to stay on your horse in that position?)

 You also get a horse to travel the countryside with. Geralt names all of his horses,and this ones name is Roach.

I sort of giggled at that, how appropriate a name considering bud just goes hand in hand with gaming.

This horse is great at first, turned into the bane of my existence after 2 hours in. He will get in your way, in every conceivable way possible. He will also stand in your way, he won’t move, even if you got off him the wrong way, and you really need him to move so you can get back onto the ledge before you topple off the cliff you stopped on. He has a tendency to get stuck in trees and bushes. He’s also slightly ridiculous in where he can and cant go. Gets stuck trying to jump over small fences, but somehow manages to slide down embankments.

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(Sometimes the only way your horse can get down embankments, is on two legs. The struggle is real!)

I know I’m not a reviewer, or the best of gamers, and I know a lot of the people that read my stuff don’t really game, but I had to talk about a thing I like for once.

It may be little, but it’s something.

Oh, and happy 1st year anniversary to me and this blog I Like Things. Been exactly a year since I started.

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Trigger Warnings, Trigger Warnings Everywhere…

I hate the pc culture.

More then hate it, I loathe it.

It’s pretty ironic that the people saying that violence is not the answer, are now all over social media fighting for causes. We’ve moved from actual violence to words, it’s still fighting, but I guess humanity has not grown out of its need to fight something.

Pc culture has perverted the idea of freedom of speech. 

Pc culture is killing humour.

Pc culture is nothing more then censorship, with a fancy new title.

In real life, you have a right to privacy and you also have a right to feel safe. We choose to look away from the tv, put down the newspaper, switch off from the world around us. The internet however, does not belong to you, it is for everyone. When you choose to go online, it is basically like walking through a really crowded shopping centre (mall). In that shopping centre there are a tonne of people spurting obnoxious opinions or walking into you and not noticing. We don’t expect people to bend to our wills in places like that, we accept that we are all there for a reason, to look at the shops, to buy stuff, we coexist with those people while we go about our business. The internet is a free reign place, just like a shopping centre, if you’re triggered by people in shopping centres, it is not up to every person in that shopping centre to not make you feel triggered, you just don’t go, or you don’t stay long.

Why do people expect others online to make sure that they don’t get triggered?

The thing is, I see it as bullshit that freedom of speech has been put into 2 categories now, freedom of speech and hate speech.

To me that is such a backwards statement, considering freedom of speech covers ALL speech, the moment you put something into another category you are basically making the whole concept of freedom of speech void.

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Look, nobody is ever going to agree on everything, and yes it does suck that people still have some bigoted views on stuff. I’m not saying don’t argue back with them, the beauty of freedom of speech is that it’s open dialogue and we all say what we want.

But it just feels like, everybody has this need to be offended by something.

And if you’re a ‘social justice warrior’ who needs to ram your loud opinions down the throats of everyone who doesn’t agree with you, then you’re just as childish as the people you are fighting. Like watching a match of tennis between a giraffe and and a hippopotamus, fucking pointless because neither of them can hold a ratchet and hit the ball, so it just goes nowhere, just a bunch of animals making noise at each other. Because these arguments don’t change shit, they don’t help anyone, it’s just an excuse to be a self-righteous opinionated fuck.

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Think about it this way, you’re prepared to fight tooth and nail from home while you’re behind a keyboard. It’s the safe way to fight. What would you actually do if you got faced with that same bigotry in real life, like in a violent situation? Would you risk your own safety defending a person that you don’t know? Would you actually try and help? Because if you wouldn’t then you ARE just an opinionated fuck who merely uses social media as a way to fight. You don’t stand for fucking anything, you’re just a child who needs validation that you’re right. Don’t pretend that you care about anyone asides from yourself.

But the beauty about the Internet is that you’re free to have those opinions. Free to have them, but nothing is ever free from criticism, this post included.

As much as I’ve put a lot of warnings up in the past for some of my posts, this is going to stop. If you can’t handle what I say, then don’t read my shit, it’s not up to me though to make sure people are going to be ok. We all have issues, we have all been through shit in our lives, what happened to hardening the fuck up? Facing shit head on?

There are so many rules to what’s appropriate and what’s not. Why is it now that if you choose not to talk about your problems, then you’re clearly not dealing with them? Why is there the argument of ending the stigma on mental illness, yet at the same time I’m reading references to people who don’t have mental illness as ‘normies’ or ‘atypicals’.

It’s fucking backwards guys, how do you expect to end any stigmas if you choose to segregate yourselves into the two categories of ‘mentally unwell’ and ‘normal’. It’s hypocritical, don’t whinge about the how fucking hard it is for you while simultaneously shunning the people who can make a difference and help.

I see people using the argument of freedom of speech used to get across opinions and then used again to shut people up in their opinions.

And my favourite one, the people who claim others aren’t open-minded while their own views are one sided. I’m sorry to tell you guys, but being open-minded is a viewpoint that not many people possess, myself included. Because being open-minded means you can see the value in all opinions.

It’s such a broad thing, like saying I don’t judge anyone. Fuck off you do, that’s a bullshit statement and you know it, we all judge, but that doesn’t mean that we act on those judgements.

The thing is, pc culture will never work properly, cutting out hate speech is not going to help anything, censoring everything that may offend people even a little is petty. We need to allow it so that we as people will always be challenged in our own morality. So that we learn to be better, to make changes in our own ways of thinking.

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If you think that changing the world is cutting out all the shit that is unpleasant to you, then you need to think about what world you want to create.

I’d rather live in this supposed ‘corrupt’ world then a world created through pc censorship.

But this is just merely my own obnoxious opinion.