That’s what my mom said but I don’t think it’s any different than cutting a hotdog into medallions. Just bigger.
[I wrote this in response to a question about same sex marriage in Tomodachi Life. I’m reposting it so the original person doesn’t get harassed or anything]
The thing about that is that it already existed in Tomodachi Life, in a sense, due to a bug that nintendo patched out of the game. A lot of Japanese users refused to download the patch, and a lot of queer Western players (like myself), have been pretty vocal about wanting the option for same-sex marriage available.
It doesn’t seem like it should be a big deal, but it kinda is. There’s the larger question of why queer relationships are a BUG in the first place instead of something actually allowed and normalized in Tomodachi Life, but also, like—the entire fact that they patched queerness out of the game sits really poorly with me and it makes me intensely uncomfortable.
Nintendo makes a lot of noise about appealing to everyone and connecting people (touch generations, etc), but when it comes down to it they consider queerness incidental at best (e.g. crossdressing in Animal Crossing) and an aberration at worst (Tomodachi Life).
And also, something really important: “not every game needs queer romance” but how many AAA games can you name off the top of your head that actually do contain queer romance in the first place? (Okay, now how many of those are actually respectful about it?) It’s not like AAA games are a market oversaturated with queer shit, BOY I WISH THAT WERE THE CASE, but as it is, it’s us grasping at straws and having even those taken away.
It would be a HUGE deal if Nintendo actually explicitly came out and said, like, anything in support of queer people even if they erased their presence from Tomodachi Life, but that’s not the case, so far that I’ve seen. So as I see it, this is just a particularly transparent example of Nintendo being shitty and backwards.
ARE WE NOT GOING TO TALK ABOUT THIS
HOLY FUCKING SHIT
…. this just brings up SOOO many questions I don’t even have it in me to rant about it.
Just… ‘Julian Snively’???
I’m gonna stick with this just to see where it all leads, but… cripes.
How awesome does this sound though. You get infinite money and once a week you get to take a child to a candy store or toys or us or somewhere they love and buy them as much they want this would be fun given the kid wasn’t a brat.
There is no downside to this at all
This is the best, because it says A CHILD, not your child, so I could pick one of the really poor kids on the streets and go “Your life is going to change right now”, and I could buy everything their family might need, along with a house, a food supply, toys, clothes, and everything they never had the chance to have before. And the best thing is that I could do this with lots of children, and not just one. I could give a lot of children in need a full week of Christmas basically and maybe give them a chance to have a different life. That would be great.
Bless u ^ humanity still exists.
Plus depending on how you define “child”, you could be helping high students who struggling with application fines and even pay for college tuition, room and board, or books
how is this even a bad thing this would be a great thing I’d probably just spend my days finding people in need and just “here, let me help you. All I ask is that, when you have the opportunity, help someone else.”