Yo I really want that game dev position now. I solved all the technical questions they threw at me really easily - I dealt with some of them directly from making my games. Had enough spare time at the end to chat about vector math in 3D rendering, how the team comes up with game ideas…
They threw me off by asking what my dream game was. I mentioned a bit about Portal and then they asked “OK. How would you design the technical implementation of a Portal”
It went really well overall though and the pay is even godlier than yesterday’s. I am really really hoping I get the offer despite the number of upper years who have applied
No matter how your day is going, it will feel better if you win 5 For Glory games in a row by using Jigglypuff’s rest twice
Finished a few fun smash rounds but I’m still up for more! If you want in, or just want to add my FC for later, it’s 1435-4530-2347. I have been cited as “fun to play against” by a total of 2 people
Comment with your FC if you have me added so I can add you back?
It’s not uncommon that I come across posts on Tumblr that antagonize schools to extremes. I’ve gained a lot of valuable experience and relationships directly from school, so it’s hard to agree. I’m compelled to talk about how much I enjoy life as a student but I usually stop myself because it makes me look and feel like a complete douchebag. Which leads to the point of this text post…
My housing (my room specifically, being connected to the garage) is infested with spiders. I can tolerate them to a point, but eventually the thought of sleeping with spiders in the room overwhelmed me. I used a bug spray, leaving several large spiders dead on my floor in hours. It took a lot of hesitation before I mustered enough courage to vacuum them away.
I am arachnophobic. When I sprayed the spiders, I wondered what would have happened if they became irritated and swarmed me. When I used the vaccum, I feared it would suck them towards me. When I’m near spiders, the thought of their legs against my skin is unbearable. I have completely irrational thoughts that I could never justify to someone who wasn’t arachnophobic, and whether these thoughts are “fake” or not, they’re responsible for real behaviours.
I needed my landlord to help clear spiders and webs in my room. He was very surprised about how far back I stood when he did so, commenting about how a boy of my age shouldn’t be scared of little spiders. He told me there was nothing to be afraid of, since I could just use a vacuum. I didn’t feel offended at all - only ashamed that he was “right”. But as much as I try to become more tolerant to spiders, it never works and I know I’m probably going to be burdened by my problem for the rest of my life.
Spiders are such a trivial example - it’s almost amazingly fortunate how spiders are the one thing that bring me down on a regular basis. But I think my experiences with them give me a really personal way to empathize people with “conventionally unjustified” feelings. No one should be shamed for being sensitive, protective, etc. about a particular thing and some feelings are too personal for others fairly “rationalize against”. No one should be trying to assert their feelings and experience with X over someone else’s, anyway. This is nothing new to me, just awfully relevant after my recent spider fiasco.
6 large spiders were harmed in the making of this text post, sorry
"I can’t believe it…Toph?”
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