"Yeah but video games are a waste of ti-"
VGX 2013 Game of the Year Nominees
but no really why the fuck did GTA V win
every other game was either really heartfelt and moving and absolutely fantastic with great character arcs and scenery and stories that blew me away. Bioshock Infinite left me in stunned silence after the game was done, having created this beautifully realized world and wonderful story that truly did leave me in awe. Elizabeth was a powerhouse character in a variety of ways, and the Burial At Sea DLC’s give her a fantastic character arc (in addition to the beyond amazing one in the game). Tomb Raider was a much needed reboot of a franchise that was marred by its past (sexualization, etc.). It allowed the title character to become a fully realized human being, not dragged down by sexualized male gaze bullshit and given real emotions and problems. The game play and the environments were beautifully done and the AI system was a nice perk (instead of waiting around, the AI’s would interact and do things on the island instead of just waiting to be killed like most other systems). The Last of Us was a nice change from the ‘horror-zombie-apocalyptic’ game craze, and instead focused on a heart wrenching narrative and characters that put real actors to shame.
even Super Mario 3D World offered more to the table in the way of enjoyablility and cooperation than GTA V (looking at you GTA Online users)
GTA V gave us three middle aged white dudes who were terrible people for the sake of being terrible, a misogynistic and bullshit characterization of pretty much every female in their game, a power trip story arc that focused on blowing shit up, killing people, and stealing things, etc, and a pretty looking sandbox environment that, in comparison to the scope, design, and feel of the other games listed, is bland, boring, and wow its an island with a realistic city based on Los Angeles such creativity
why the fuck did GTA V win
thats so fucking true though.
maybe its because im the daughter of an ex-librarian, but when i was little, i found no greater joy than when we went to the library and my mom would let me get as many books as i pleased.
think about it
a building filled seemingly endless tales and knowledge. a safe place for students to take refuge when they need to study— or just need some peace and quiet for a bit. a place where- contrary to popular belief, you could stay ‘till the end of your days and never get bored.
A place where you can go and become so utterly immersed in a story, it seems you re actually living it. the laughter is real. the tears are real. the fright is real. its all so fucking r e a l.
its a place where you go and become someone else. not that anxious shit who can barely finish a sentence without stuttering either a vague sentence that clearly didnt answer their question, or an over explanation that ensures they’ll never ask you again because youre weird and obsessed.
A library is a safe haven for all who wish to escape.