I’m literally crying with laughter over this
HIS LITTLE DANCE AT THE END IS SO WORTH IT
Is there anything a natural 20 can’t do?
This is a poster idea I developed to show off the amazingness of tabletop rpgs.
"thats not very lady-like of you"
Why is this not taught universally.
That is a waste of so much fucking money.
That’s not even funny. He could potentially make money gaming and his dad just literally crushed his dream.
yeah the gaming thing could work out, but in the meantime, how about he get a job and at least try to support himself instead of relying on his parents to provide everything for him? call me old-fashioned, but i stand by the father here.
kind of a fucked up way to prove a point, just hide all his shit or something or like sell it and give him the money and tell him to put it towards moving the fuck out.
what a fucking asshole
First of all, if you watch the video it looks like it’s probably fake. Seems staged and the acting seems like… well, acting.
But if it’s not, or if this sort of thing has actually happened, then I’d personally consider this child abuse.
Maybe this guy isn’t really a kid, but to me he seems like he is. Even if he’s not, and he’s like18-19 or in his early 20s, I still stand by the following rant.
Where was that post before, with that kid at Stonehenge playing a Gameboy, where someone wrote a really good post about why a video game might be really important to the kid? It was about how all this time they put into the games means something to them, that these worlds mean something to them, even if they’re fake.
Video games can be very important to kids, especially kids that don’t have a great life at home or don’t have many friends at school. And if this kid has a dad who, you can see in the 2nd to last gif, is ready to RUN HIM OVER WITH THE LAWN MOWER, as well as destroy something that is clearly one of his most cherished possessions, then I don’t think it’s a stretch to say this kid doesn’t have a good life at home. Video games create a world where the player has control, and is often the hero. The player has people who look up to him, people who trust him, people who help him out, even if they aren’t real. The player often does incredible things, things that they couldn’t do in real life. For kids who don’t have opportunities to be loved, looked up to, or prove themselves, video games can be a release for them to feel like they matter.
Kids who play video games all the time aren’t bad people. They’re just looking to feel like they matter. As with anything, too much can be harmful, and it’s important not to become dependent on video games to escape reality all the time, but they are a valid coping mechanism.
And honestly, if this dad really wanted the kid to get a job, there are much better, less abusive ways to do that. Destroying something your kid holds so dear is downright cruel. Taking away the thing that could be the only way he feels important can be crushing and psychologically damaging. This could be the only think the kid feels like he’s good at, and now he has nothing. That is some serious trauma he’s putting his kid through by violently destroying something so important to him, something that he cares so much about and has spent so much time on.
I know there are a lot of artists and writers and musicians on this site. I don’t know if any of them are people who would agree with what the dad did, but maybe they should think about the hypocrisy of what they’re saying if they do. The arts are often not a lucrative career either, not many people can make great money from them, and lots of people would probably say that they should “get a real job.” I’ve seen tumblr stand up for kids who want to go into the arts. How would they feel if their dad took all the pictures they drew, all the stories they wrote, all their supplies, and ran them over with a lawnmower, telling them to “get a job”?
Just because the kid’s dreams might not be realistic, that doesn’t mean his dad needs to run them over with a lawnmower and shatter them. Talk to your damn kid. Be a responsible parent. Help them find something else they might enjoy as a career if video games don’t work out. Work with them, not against them. All you’re doing is driving him to cling to his dreams and coping mechanisms by showing that you don’t care about what he wants, you just care about making him do what you want, making him feel like he has no control and further driving him to fantasy worlds where he does.
You honestly said all the words that I wanted to but couldn’t think of at the time. (Yes watching the video after reblogging this yesterday made me realize the definite possibility of this being staged and shit.)
Being a gamer, and having a parent who is not at all supportive of that has me relating to this pretty deeply. She’s taken away my consoles, my handhelds, even my laptop numerous times thinking that my grades will improve, or it’ll make me more responsible. What she doesn’t realize is that what she’s doing does not help in any way. If anything it makes things worse. Video games are, and always have been, my coping mechanism. With all the absolute shit that has happened in my life, video games were my escape from the real world as a child, and even now. So when she would take away the things that actually made me happy, my grades would worsen, my mood would decline and and I would just sit in my room feeling like shit.
She calls everything that I do on my laptop useless, calls all my games useless. I play video games now not just as a way to get away, but to connect with others, to study them. I’ve found myself on numerous occasions wondering what kind of designs and concepts went into making all kinds of games. The animation, the scenery, the scripting, all of it intrigues me. I want to be a concept artist once I’m out of college, it’s a good job and pretty competitive.
So don’t tell someone to just get off their ass and stop playing video games. Ask why they play them all the time. Does it have something to do with what they want to do in the future? If they have depression or some other illness, is it their coping method? You don’t know anyone’s story unless they’ve spoken every detail of it right to your face, so don’t assume shit.
I really don’t think this video was about forcing someone to give up their dreams.
I’m an artist. I love art more than anything and would die inside if my parents did something like this.
Like I said before on this video. This kid had been out of college for three months and probably just sat on his ass and didn’t even bother looking. If he’s using it as a coping device fine. But the fact stlil stands that HE HAS FUCKING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF LOANS TO PAY AND IS LEAVING IT FOR HIS PARENTS.
I’m 99% sure this wouldn’t have happened if the guy. THE GROWN ADULT MAN (yes mid twenties is an adult now surprise tumblr) was at least LOOKING for a job. You can have dreams. You can pursue those dreams. What you can’t do is expect your parents to pay for everything and support you until you get there. It’s YOUR dream. YOU have to put in the extra work and figure out how to support yourself and accomplish it.
No one is saying video games are stupid or useless. They clearly aren’t. Having a dream isn’t bad at all but freeloading is.
I’m laughing so fucking hard, because this is exactly how I feel.