"I was an English teacher. The demands of the system required that I give out grades, but I never felt good about it. How do you grade someone’s writing? Writing is about revision. It’s about access to self. If a student writes a poem, and it’s the best they can do at the moment, how are you supposed to compare that to the student sitting next to them? How are you supposed to give one a 90, and one an 85?"
-„Don’t play SMTI and SMTII if you are a Christian.“
Sadly many websites claim that SMT and in particular SMTII are against Christianity and that they are somehow ignorant or portray false symbolism etc.
I disagree. In fact I see SMTII as pro Christ and I like SMTII’s Jesus retelling a lot and actually see Aleph as sympathetic.
I have seen far less benevolent depictions for example Final Fantasy Tactics with Ajora who I will use as a comparison to Aleph.
Actually the figures of the New Testament (Aleph-Jesus, Hiroko-Mary and Gabriel who is depicted like in Christian art from SMTII onwards) are pretty positively depicted in SMTII so I don’t see where “SMTII is the most hostile game towards Christianity” comes from.
This is of course just my interpretation and if you see it differently it is fine since opinions on religious symbolism is interpreted in many different ways anyway.
While I’m not a religious person I have been a Christian all my life and I have to say that Shin Megami Tensei and Shin Megami Tensei II actually portray the symbolism just the way I always saw it.
"His grandmother and I are raising him. I worry about putting him into the public school system. I was a teacher for many years. I’ve seen so much confidence destroyed by the standardized system. Every human is born with natural curiosity. I’ve never seen a child who wasn’t inspired. But once you force someone to do anything, the inspired person is killed. I dropped out of school myself in 7th grade. So I know. I taught a GED course for years, so I’ve seen the end results over and over. I’ve seen so many kids who have complexes and insecurities because they were forced to do something they weren’t ready to do, and then they were blamed when they weren’t able to do it. What we call ‘education’ today is not organic. You can’t take something as complex as the human mind, compartmentalize it, and regiment its development so strictly."
More or less how I’m feeling about Persona news and fans as I await Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem information going into E3 2014.
I like Persona and all, but let us main series fans have some fun too - especially if SMTxFE does get a formal reveal. Let it be about SMT and FE, not your Persona character wishlist.
Cuz Persona has like four games between now and 2015. That should be more than enough.
I’d either go with the Digital Devil Saga series or Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, but if you have a 3DS I’d go with Shin Megami Tensei IV. It’s save feature makes the game a lot less brutal
You can’t save your game in this series? I’m confused.
SMT Nocturne has fixed save points that can sometimes be really spread out. In SMT IV you can save your game anywhere.
There are about 31,251 square miles of roads, parking lots, driveways, playgrounds, bike paths, and sidewalks in the lower 48 states. If Julie and Scott Brusaw have their way, they will all someday be replaced with solar panels.
For the better part of a decade, the Idaho couple has been working on prototyping an industrial-strength panel that could withstand the weight of even the largest trucks. They now appear to have cracked the formula, developing a specially textured glass coating for the panels that can not only bear tremendous loads but also support standard tire traction.
By their reckoning, at peak installation their panelized roads could produce more than three times the electricity consumed in the U.S.
The material could power electric vehicles through a receiver plate mounted beneath the vehicle and a transmitter plate is installed in the road.
THIS IS UNBELIEVABLY IMPORTANT AND UNBELIEVABLY DISAPPOINTING THAT IT’S GOTTEN SUCH LITTLE ATTENTION.
PEOPLE THINK ABOUT IT, JUST HOW MANY ROADS THERE ARE ALL OVER THE WORLD AND HOW MUCH ENERGY COULD BE PRODUCED USING THESE LIKE SERIOUSLY “THREE TIMES THE ELECTRICITY CONSUMED IN THE U.S”. IT’S NOT JUST GOING TO HELP REDUCE THE AMOUNTS OF GREEN HOUSE EMISSIONS, IT’S GOING TO CREATE JOBS IN THE COUNTRIES IT’S USED IN. IT HAS SO MUCH EXTRA STUFF IT’S UNBELIEVABLE HOW AMAZING THE ROAD COULD BE.
THESE PEOPLE ARE SAINTS, THEY’VE WORKED THEIR BUTTS OFF AND VOLUNTEERS HAVE WORKED JUST AS HARD TO GET TO THIS LEVEL BUT THEY STILL HAVE JUST UNDER $ 800,000 TO RAISE IN 15 DAYS.
THIS SORTA STUFF IS HOW WE’RE GOING TO CREATE A GREENER EARTH AND IT’S BEEN VIRTUALLY IGNORED BY TUMBLR. WE NEED TO SUPPORT THIS STUFF AND THESE SORTS OF PEOPLE WHO SELFLESSLY DEDICATE THEIR WORK TO CREATING A BETTER WORLD.
PLEASASASASASSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE PEOPLE NEED TO SEE THIS.
Interesting! I read in an article that they would also be slightly heated, so they would melt snow and ice in the winter.
Petition to show this video in every classroom in the world.
There are still points and information missing but I find he managed to break it down into pretty understandable concepts and it has helped me explain my experience to the people around me who are not necessarily familiar with the constantly evolving identities of the world, including my own.
What do you think?
p.s. he talks very fast but if you click the little cog icon on the bottom right corner you can select a slower speed for the video to play in.
if you are gonna refer to a trans person as “he-she” or “it”, don’t talk to me, don’t touch me, don’t come near me, don’t breathe the same air as me, don’t breathe at all, thanks
Then what pronouns SHOULD I use for a trans-gendered person?
Common sense time:
Use the pronouns they prefer. It’s not that hard.
Just a little something I wrote on my Destructoid blog back before SMT IV’s US launch.