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“ Sometimes the best way to deal with disappointment in one arena is to accomplish something else. ”
Donna Paulsen, Suits
From the New Yorker: THE KISS THAT CHANGED VIDEO GAMES
On the first day of the show, the game’s producers, Kana Ryan and Chris Trottier, watched in disbelief as two of the female Sims attending the virtual wedding leaned in and began to passionately kiss. They had, during the live simulation, fallen in love. Moreover, they had chosen this moment to express their affection, in front of a live audience of assorted press. Following the kiss, talk of The Sims dominated E3. “You might say that they stole the show,” Barrett said. “I guess straight guys that make sports games loved the idea of controlling two lesbians.”
This is an interesting piece about The Sims and how an unplanned, same-sex kiss at E3 in 1999 made people take notice of a game that was almost shuttered.
“ Bad jobs cost companies a lot more than they realize. ”
“ You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. ”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
Nov. 17, 1958: Violette Verdy, practicing at the School of American Ballet, had earlier that year performed “Miss Julie,” which, John Martin of The Times wrote, showcased Ms. Verdy’s talents, beginning with her “intrusion upon the peasants’ midsummer festival, her scornful taunting of the handsome butler with her feminine charms, her voluptuous pursuit of him into the kitchen, and his hideously arrogant contempt of her after he has debauched her” — all which made for “a cruel and fascinating sequence.” Photo: Sam Falk/The New York Times
Literally life changing.