you thought I didn’t really notice. But I did. I wanted to high-five you.
Yesterday I had a pair of brothers in my store. One was maybe between 15-17. He was a wrestler at the local high school. Kind of tall, stocky and handsome. He had a younger brother, who was maybe about 10-12 years old. Thy were talking about finding a game for the younger one, and he was absolutely insisting it be one with a female charcter. I don’t know how many of y’all play games, but that isn’t exactly easy. Eventually, I helped the brothers pick a game called Mirror’s Edge. The youngest was pretty excited about the game, and then he specifically asked me.. “Do you have any girl color controllers?”
I directed him to the only colored controllers we have which includes pink and purple ones. He grabbed the purple one, and informed me purple was his FAVORITE.
The boys had been taking awhile, so their father eventually comes in. He see’s the game, and the controller, and starts in on the youngest about how he needs to pick something different. Something more manly. Something with guns and fighting, and certainly not a purple controller. He tries to convince him to get the new Zombie game “Dead Island.” and the little boy just stands their repeating “Dad, this is what I want, ok?” Eventually it turns into a full blown argument complete with Dad threatening to whoop his son if he doesn’t choose different items.
That’s when big brother stepped in. He said to his Dad “It’s my money, it’s my gift to him, if it’s what he wants I’m getting it for him, and if your gonna hit anyone for it, it’s going to be me.”
Dad just gives his oldest son a strong stern stare down, and then leaves the store. Little brother is crying quietly, I walk over and ruffle his hair (yes this happened all in front of me.) I say “I’m a girl, and I like the color blue, and I like shooting games. There’s nothing wrong with what you like. Even if it’s different that what people think you should.”
Big brother then leans down, kisses little brother on the head, and says “Don’t worry dude.”
They check out and leave, and all I can think is how awesome big brother is, how sweet little brother is, and how Dad ought to be ashamed for trying to make his son any other way.
stories like this make me tear up like a big dumb homo
a single tear falls from blogger keely seals’ eye today
it is a momentous occasion for all who witness it (nobody)
Why the hell is a parent trying so desperately to get his 10-12 year old son to buy a game about “guns and fighting” and presses to get him to play a game rated “M” 17+. I personally don’t really care about young kids playing shooters and violent games, as long as they keep their mouths shut about it. (Nothing is more annoying in games than a 10 year old squealer, admit it.) Oh and FYI, Mirror’s Edge has guns and fighting. So “Take That!” dad.
Ezio:It would be if it were doctrine. But it is merely an observation of the nature of reality. To say that nothing is true is to realize that the foundations of society are fragile and that we must be the shepherds of our own civilization. To say that everything is permitted, is to understand that we are the architects of our actions; that we must live with our consequences, whether glorious or tragic.
Sofia:Do you regret your decision? To live as an Assassin for so long?
Ezio:I do not remember making that decision. This life, it chose me. For 3 decades I have served the memory of my father and my brothers, and fought for those who have suffered the pain of injustice I do not regret those years, but it time to live for myself, and let them go…let go of all of this.
“To say that nothing is true is to realize that the foundations of society are fragile and that we must be the shepherds of our own civilizations. To say that everything is permitted, is to understand that we are the architects of our actions that we must live with our consequences, whether glorious or tragic.”—Ezio Auditore, explaining the Creed. (via acfans)
I’d buy it. It could have still shots from the games, & original shots/concept art of the various characters throughout the game, fun facts about some of our favorite characters & important dates from the games.