I personally believe that we shouldn’t blame the Sims team/Maxis for keeping mum about some stuff. We should be blaming the publishing company instead for making them keep quiet. I bet it’s EA behind the fact the hidden woohoo skill been removed not something the developers did by choice. If Maxis didn’t need EA in the first place EA wouldn’t be able to um boss Maxis around by telling them what they can or can’t talk about or have in their game.
I read the newspaper practically everyday and I like it when disabled people or their families stand up for themselves or for them. Well I think that instead of forgetting about the disabled person in two years time or so that media should check back to see if the discriminators are still working on what they were planning on working on. For instance in April of last year Peter Stelmacovich, who is heard-of-hearing whose was asked to either leave his service dog outside or sit outside because of the dog. The plan was after it became public that the restaurant would become more ‘disabled-friendly’ with help from the disabled man. I’m wondering if the restaurant back down from the plan/deal after the media went away. Or about last What about the story about Steve Simonar who has no arms beat his seat-belt ticket because of the fact he couldn’t wear a seat belt without help? Or why didn’t the guy know about (new rules)? Or what about the backlash for the women Even Synder whose was told in 2010 at a Buffet that her service dog wasn’t allowed to be in the buffet line ‘for health reasons’ and then was thrown out and yet she been at the same restaurant that summer with no problems. This last one is a clear volition of Canada’s Human Rights. What about the family in Oshawa with the autistic son who got a letter that basically said that the kid should be put down like a dog? I mean have the police either 1)found the culprit or , 2)given up?
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The reason why Teen pregnancy in a game or in real life is a bad idea. Its because wether planned (due to a pledge) or due to an accident. That lets say the teen mom keeps the child. She could become a great-great-great grandma by the time she’s 64. When other people her age are just starting to have grandchildren! The reason she’s at least a great-great (if not a third great) grandma is because her daughter, her granddaughter, and her great-granddaughter would all have had kids at the same age that she had her daughter. So that it would be stuck in a cycle that wouldn’t end until maybe the great-great granddaughter says “Screw this, I’m not going to make the same mistakes as my parents, and my mom’s parents, and the grandma’s parents all made. I actually want to go to college to get a better job then my family has been able to get due to lack of education because of having (me/my mom/grandma/great-grandma)” The reason why the four generations prior to the great-great granddaughter’s parents and the mom’s parents, etc are stuck working at least two jobs? Because they had to give up their real dreams of being a lawyer,etc due to having the kid.
Disney did NOT event the Pocahontas saving John Smith Myth. The REAL John Smith (who was either dark haired or ginger, had a beard, and was overweight and was 5’4′ ) was the one who made the entire love myth surrounding him and Pochantas (who by then was known as Rebeca) and another thing Pocahontas’ real Native American name was Matoaka. Years after the supposedly event. John Smith (the real one) is the one who first called Pochantas a “Princesses”. So the argument in Disney-verse about wether or not she’s a princess, can be applied to Real Pocahontas, also because the Real John Smith called her that.
I hate that people say all the Princesses have nothing postive about them (especially the older ones). So this article is going to do in the order of the movie release of their respective movie.
Snow White (1937)
Snow White is kind, gentle, and also optimistic Snow is not wishing for a man at the beginning of the movie according to enlightened princesses’ blog. She is just wishing that someone would treat her nicely since ever since the death of her father when she was somewhere between the ages of 4-6 (and she’s 14 in the movie), she like Cinderella after her, had to become a servant in her own castle. Snow had to run away since with her still alive, she will always be in danger when the Queen was still alive too. Snow was motherly to the dwarves. I mean she cooked and clean in exchange for a place to stay-I mean what else could she have done? Work in the main where she would have just gotten in the way and be called a lazy ass? So what if she was bossy, who would want slobs at a table? Yes she did sing later about the prince, but hey like I said before, as long as she and the Queen are both still alive, Snow is always in danger so the only way for her to get out of danger is to go to another kingdom (like the Prince’s) to be able to have her ‘Happily Ever After” . Even in the OUAT (2012) TV show, even though Snow’s a bad-ass, even in modern day (where almost all Storybook charries are) Snow and her family are in danger every second because of Regina’s latest thing. Yes she was a DID (Damsel in Distress) after she ate the apple, but what do you expect, she was under a SPELL.
Cinderella like Snow before here has been wishing for someone to treat her nicely, after years of being abused and humliated in her own home. I mean seriously, there are no women’s shelters, abuse hotlines,etc back in those days. So staying put was a better situation (and got her a higher one) then if she had just ran away earlier. Unlike Snow White, you can tell she has years of pent-up anger with the step-family. For instance she might have hit the cat if the invitation hadn’t arrive. Also didn’t you see her smirk when she has the invitation and says “Maybe I will interrupt?” since she knows her step-sisters are terribly non-musical. Cinderella also stood up to her step-mother, when she reminded Lady Tremaine, that herself, Ella, was an unmarried women and so was invited to the ball. Also didn’t you see her pleasure, when she got the glass slipper out of her pocket Why doesn’t she yell her head off when the duke is in the house? How about for two reasons, 1)her bedroom is in a tower attic.. so the Duke would have 20/20 chance of hearing her so not a lot of change. 2)If the movie shows correctly her room, faces the barnyard..so the only ‘person’ who would hear her would be Major the horse. I mean when Ella realize the Prince wouldn’t come, she went and got him instead.
I suggest people watch the live-action “Ever After” if they want to see one way Ella’s life could have been a lot worse.
Despite the fact she gets very little screen time in the movie. While yes she’s the title character, but the whole movie is actually about the conflict around her/about her? She still does have a personality. Like her predecessors she has the ability to talk to animals (even though like Snow White, they don’t answer back) and she actually does chores for her ‘aunts’ (gathering berries). Besides she made sure Prince Phillip was the prince of her dreams. I mean most of the stuff she didn’t have any role over. Aurora like the other “Sleeping” princess, Snow White, is a princesses by birth. I mean did she run off with her dream prince after finding out she’s a princesses? No she doesn’t, she goes back to her home castle to due the duty toward her future subjects. That’s saying something. Also most girls would love to be princesses, right? Well us viewers see her crying twice, when she finds out that she’s a princess and is not allowed to see her ‘dream man’ and also when she gets the tiara from the fairies. When she was under the trance, she did break out of it for a moment when the good faries were calling her name. So it not like she was 100% in trance.
People are looking to much as the “Eww Disabled!” or “That’s too bad” (ie. disabled is depressing) side of game and not seeing the potential possibilities of game play
1.train service anims
2. In the base game a blind sim could call a rabbithole centre and ask for a service sim to help them get to places until pets come into the picture.
3. train service animals
4. With IP autistic sims could swim with dolphins in the sea
5 disabled children can ride horses for therapy
1. people thinking that in the movie Bambi. The title character never sees his dad. Incorrect. He sees his dad twice in the movie. Once when he pretends to leap with the older male deer (who are with his father, the Great Prince) and the Great Prince of the Forest looks at Bambi. Then later right after Bambi’s moms dies. “Your mother can’t be with you anymore” and when Bambi gets sad right then, The Great Prince says “Come, my son” I think when Bambi’s an adult the Great Prince helps him after Bambi helps, his mate Faline.
2. Hunchback of Notre Dame adopted father Frollo. Frollo is NOT A MINSTER, HE IS A JUDGE! He’s only a minister in the oringal novel. (I think being a judge gives him more power then he would have been given as an archbishop). Even though I do wish that there was a way to explain as a Judge, why Frollo can’t do what he wants with Esmeralda, since he doesn’t have the celbicay laws would normal be the reason for an archbishop.
3. Jungle Book: Mogli IS NOT RAISED by Baloo (bear) and Baghera (Panther). He is RAISED by the WOLVES until its no longer safe for him in the forest because of Shere Khan.
4. Alice doesn’t have a step mom, its her SISTER who is reading to her.
5.Peter Pan ran away from home. Lost Boys? Don’t remember their parents due to Nannies before they fall out of their prams.
6.Sir Ector in Sword in the Stone IS NOT ARTHUR’S FATHER. Sir Ector is Arthur’s FOSTER FATHER. The real father of Arthur is the King who died, (who name is King Uther)
7. Simba does have a mother..its his dad who dies.
What do Fairy Tale movies, Once Upon a Time and Andrew Loyld Webbers’ Bibical Plays (and also Phantom of the Opera play) have in common?March 30, 2013
What do Fairy Tale movies (Disney and non-Disney), Once Upon a Time TV show and Andrew Loyd Webber’s ‘ Biblical Plays- Plays-Joesph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and Jesus Christ Superstar (and also his Phantom of the Opera play) have in common?
What they have in common is that all of them are doing what our ancestors being doing for decades. They are updating and retelling stories that been told for generations (some more then others). So why are people having a cow about OUAT (Once Upon a Time) criss-crossing stories (ie. Rumpelstiltskin being 1.Rumpelstiltskin, 2.The Beast and 3.Hook’s Crocodile). There’s nothing to have a cow about!
Today in The Toronto Star there was a “Letter to the Editor” or as I know it, the “opinion” section and one of these letters was from someone having a cow about the Toronto Zoo’s admission going up because of Toronto/Canada getting two Panda bears that the zoo is hoping to produce cubs to help with Pandas endanger species in China. They said that the admission was already so expensive and then complained about the price of snacks too. I have some business knowledge (4 years of business class in High School, and also two Accounting Classes). Here’s the author’s own words:
“Clearly the politicians and corporate directors of the zoo are totally out of touch with most people in Toronto as they contemplate raising prices for us to see a couple of cute panda bears.
At current admissions, it costs a family of four $72 to drive to the zoo for a visit without adding on the inevitable high-priced snack foods. Now they want to add another $12 to prices that are out of reach for half the families in the GTA.
It will cost $8 million for the panda exhibit and $3 million a year to care for them. This in a city that can’t afford to provide sufficient housing for the homeless and a zoo that has given away its elephants and has rapidly deteriorating pavilions.
The impact on environmental awareness will be minimal as most people will only see the cute animals and fail to make the connection.”
The part in blue makes me want to literally do a face-palm because I know why food is so high in places like zoos.
The reason food and snacks are so high in places like bowling alleys, movie theaters, zoos, and amusement parks is because the food/snacks is a major profit of the company’s profit. I mean if it wasn’t for snacks in movie theaters, we wouldn’t even have any movie theaters today because snacks (popcorn especially) literally saved the movie theaters during the 30s. Since doing that time period there had to be a lot of promotional events like “Free Ladies Night” which would have literately caused bankruptcy (and it did close some movie houses down before popcorn saved others). http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57570953/popcorn-the-snack-that-saved-the-movies/ and the promotional events is in one of the Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers..not sure which one.
So next time you’re at a zoo/movie theater/amusement park/bowling alley and buy food..don’t think of how expensive the food/snacks are but think about the fact those things (zoos/bowling alleys/amusument parks/movie theaters) might not even be around if it weren’t for the food or snacks you and other guests/tourists are buying.