Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility
Don't look at me cross like that. Yes, I feel that an Austen classic would make a great video game. It would kind of be like the Sims, but there would be some serious social rules and plotlines to go by. It would be really fun. (And not fun like Medieval Sims was supposed to be fun... that one sucked.)
Yeah, I am baked- legs, arms, shoulders, face, and there's a perfect triangle of red on my back where my swimsuit straps cross. It's freezing in this house, but I don't want to put on a shirt with sleeves because my skin feels like someone's holding a bunch of matches close to it. It stings, but that's what I get for falling asleep on the inflatable shark. >.<
Now then, where did I leave off here- orientation? Oh boy.... well, since then I've seen Transformers 3 (twice), had dinner at Olive Garden with Miss Harper, gone to my first rock concert, babysat my cousins, played Risk at Mr. Madajski's, attended the midnight showing of Deathly Hollows Part 2, helped Lindsey's aunt with her Chemistry class, went camping with my friends, and purchased a laptop, which I'm picking up at Best Buy this Thursday. And in my spare time I was either working or playing one of these two games:
I can't decide which one I like more out of the two. They're pretty disimilar games: Assassin's Creed has got an open gameplay which allows you to go anywhere and decided when to finish objectives, and Madness Returns has a set path that you follow, and you solve a crapton of puzzles to move through the map. Assassin's Creed is probably the more sophistocated video game, just because the story is more compelling and is actually making me wonder what happens at the end, whereas Madness Returns is kind of predictable. She has to save Wonderland in order to restore her own sanity. Yep, we got that from the first game. :D Well, the sequel was made by popular demand, and the public basically wanted an extension of American McGee's Alice, so I suppose the game creators could only deviate so far from their first story. At least this time it's really more about her figuring out what really happened to her family and putting her memories in order. Thanks to those nifty new developments in the graphic design field, it's certainly more disturbing that the first game and quite gore-heavy. I've often found myself with my hands over my mouth during some of the cut scenes. (I can never watch Saw.)
The first book that came to mind was Max Brook's "World War Z." The world is being overrun by zombies and you're a soldier in the fight to take them out. It's kill or be killed/ Maybe you could jump to other countries instead of always fighting in the same place. In a later level of the game, you'd be hunting zombies in the catacombs beneath Paris. That was one of the scariest parts of the book, The undead could be hiding anywhere down there and if you get stuck in a crevasse or if the light on your mining helmet goes out you're a goner. It'd be like DOOM, only better. Zombies vs. The World!
My knee-jerk reaction is to say House of Leaves. But in a way, I've already played it as a video game. Way back in the days of the original NES. It was called Ultima: Exodus and it was hours of trekking through an endless gray labyrinth where you got hopelessly lost, couldn't get out again, and then BAM something would kill you from out of nowhere leaving you with no idea what just happened and whether you really saw what you thought you saw. As for the plot, it was exactly like being in a disintegrating room while trying to read a book you had to hold upside down.
But novels that would make good games. Hmm... Possibilities...
Kushiel series: Imagine a game where you actually want your character to take damage. Also, rated "M" for Mature...
John Dies At The End: As a game this would have the techno-horror of Resident Evil and House of the Dead meeting the cosmic horror of Silent Hill, then combined with the cynical humor of the Fallout games. Come to think of it, why hasn't anyone tried that already?
A Song of Ice and Fire: Seriously has there ever been a more video game-ready tagline than "Winter is Coming?" Take control of one of six warring factions! Gain bonus points by sexing the midget! FEED YOUR ENEMY'S MANHOOD TO THE GOATS!
Любимый фильм- глупая и досадная "Лихорадка субботнего вечера" (suturday nigt fever), музыка Bee Gees великолепна- в России такую никогда не напишут,а римейк будет сплошной секс-отупизацией. Уверен в этом(.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA XDD I can't refrain myself from using that pic. Hahaha. Anyway, I learn the hardest way that regret solved nothing. So whenever I feel like I could do better at something, instead of regretting it, I'll try to do better at my next chance instead. I don't know if it's any different, but it sounds different for me *nonsense*
Hrm. I'm not... very schooled in the way of cure research, but in the spirit of my new experiment, I will answer this anyway. And my answer is this: I would like to think so, but I seriously doubt it. It's the politics of affliction... I'm guessing we'll screw around with the human genome and cure cancer first.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas! Collect drugs, score points, escape from cops and myriad hallucinations, raid hotels, ride around in Vegas in a convertible--and with the added bonus of a two-player option. Don't say this wouldn't be one hell of an awesome game. Like Grand Theft Auto, only with more drugs and humor.
To be honest, none. I mean, I love video games as much as I love books, but I would most likely throw my controller at the television if the adaptation were less than perfect (as it most likely would be). My inner nerd just wouldn't stand for that shit.
OMG... this is so hard. I don't know which to pick. I've loved all the ones that he's done. I can break it down into genres I suppose...
Romantic Comedy: Sleepless in Seattle
Comedy: Forest Gump
Drama: Erg... It's a tie between Saving Private Ryan and Philadelphia
Suspense: Apollo 13
Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. I haven't seen Larry Crowne? (That's the new one that came out, I think). I don't remember Splash or Joe vs the Volcano
I think there already is a cure for AIDS, and for most diseases in society today, but since the government wants to whittle down the population to a more controllable level, they don't let the general public know about the cures for these diseases.
I actually did find a fifty bucks in a grocery store parking lot once. I went back to customer service and gave it to them. They gave it back to me after a month when nobody claimed it. Maybe it was a waste of time, but it felt like too much money to just walk off with. I've left things behind and have them either turned in somewhere or left alone. If I lost my wallet or money somewhere, I'd like to think someone would do the same for me.
I think there will, with the way technology is advancing and what we learn from that technology. For instance, they just set out buoys that map the entire ocean floor, not just the shallows. They've been finding large sea creatures with these buoys as well. Which I think is amazing. They've also narrowed down genetics to recognize certain traits that belong to certain genes. If they can do that, they can figure out a virus. There'll be a cure someday soon, I expect.
I hold out hope that this will happen, but I am not sure that it will. This is why we need to focus more on science in schools and on encouraging many people to become doctors, researchers, and scientists. We're on the way but we need to plant the seed in young people now, and encourage them to become the ones who make these discoveries. It is possible, if we can manage to do this.
My hope is that we will make steady progress towards a cure. It would be wonderful to be able to at least stop the progression of the disease like we are able to stop the progress of cancer which would allow people with AIDS to go into remission.
Yes and NO
Yes because they have already had huge breakthroughs and some people have already been cured
NO because Treatment brings in more money from selling the treatment drugs to people, fear from the disease sells test kits and condoms, and they can get all the sympathy money in the world until there is a "cure"
so long as we are ruled by a greedy 1% this is how it shall always be. and do not kid yourself. killing them all would only have them replaced in a decades time by a new upper crust. History proves that very well. Humans have many qualities. Greed is a big one. it can be harnessed for good like being greedy for something that many can benefit from or it can be selfish like greed for ones own sake.
Some humans will always be "evil" Some will always be Altruistic, many will be followers and want leaders. we are after all pack like animals. that mentality will be with us for a LONG LONG time. of course by then we will no longer be humans
I think that there will be a viable cure for AIDS when I'm at the latter part of my life. I think that there are some strides towards an AIDS cure right now, but as to a complete cure for it, it is still in-progress.
No, because big drug companies make too much money off that, and most diseases, to be interested in actually curing them.
Betterment of mankind? An end to disease?
When it's a million dollar a day industry while people are sick? Not going to happen.
That's just the twisted way of the world.
That said, I wish it wasn't true, honestly. I've seen people die that way, and I know it's godawful; nobody should have to suffer that.
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no. people seem to not really care about something untill that something effects them. it sucks.
but it's true, i think. people just wont care enough to put money and resources into aids research
enough to erradicate it and find a cure. this is kind of dumb though, because we are only slowly
finding a cure this way. like we find better ways to treat aids, and better ways to be supportive
to aids pateints and we understand their struggles better and better........ i'm 31 year old.
i think it's important to understand we've come a long ways though. there used to be so many
stigmas about the illness, like only gay people get it, or only crack addicts get it. and even
worse, it came "from people having sex with animals" "it came from anal sex" i know this is
extreame, but in the early early 90's, people were very anti-aids, now lots of us understand it
better, and although i do not have aids, i think thats a start and what people who are effected
by aids want.
I remember when AIDS burst into the news nearly three decades ago, and when it hit home with the death of a colleague about ten years later.
There was so much we didn't know then. And although a cure has yet to be found, we know so much more today. That AIDS is no longer the death sentence today, at least in America, is a testament to the strides our researchers and professionals have made. Yet it's also a danger, as the cure is not yet here.
Nevertheless, looking back at all the progress, albeit slow, I can't help but be optimistic that we will someday find a cure.
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No, but there are a lot of diseases that aren't "curable" - the common cold, flu; we are only treating the symptoms while our bodies fight the bug and while they typically aren't deadly, beaucoup die from influenza every year. There are some that we can innoculate against but all that is is a presumably controlled case of the disease (malaria, mumps, etc), you can die from the vaccine and you can still get the disease from another vector but the hope is that your body will be prepared for the fight. People are unrealistic if they think every disease can be "cured"; smallpox, polio and TB are alive and well, they just aren't common in the US.
I do, because a man in California, also known as "the Berlin patient", has been functionally cured. Will it be a cure for all? Scientists are working on that. But right now they've got a damned good lead and a damned good idea to work from.
well one of the best experience of my life and was doing an Aids walk with Ike,Taylor and Zac . Hanson as a band has always carried for others and have been proactive in getting others to give what they can to change peoples lives . I love this attribute about them . I personally only could do one walk with them in 2008 , but it was great to know I was sacrificing a little for the Good of some one else less fortunate than me .
I am optimistic that there will be a cure for AIDS in my lifetime. I am almost 30 so I could have up to 70+ years left to live. I have already tales of a vaccine and also read an article on yahoo about a man who was cured of HIV. It was a dangerous procedure and probably quite costly too. I think it was also mentioned in the article that it may not work on everyone. I think there are some people who are actually somewhat immune to HIV. I hope I am...
Here's an article about the guy cured of HIV. I did not read this exact article but I think its about the same guy I read about.
Not that I am a fan of abortions but we should really use the poor aborted babies for stem cell research.
I certainly hope so. As an HIV/AIDS activist & board member of our local HIV/AIDS awareness organization, the efforts of the researchers, organizers, doctors, pharmacies, & activists are tireless. This disease is so sickenly vile & it's horrible to see what a person has to go through once they are diagnosed with full-blown AIDS. The amount of time I have spent on research, either in school or on my own, would probably equal the amount of time it takes to complete medical school. It's devastating & quite frankly pisses me off when I see just how evasive & for lack of a better word, sneaky, the HIV virus is. It hides itself quite well & loves to replicate. Yes, it is quite possible these days to live with HIV & never develop AIDS, in fact it is astounding the strides that have been made with anti-retrovirals in the past 15 years alone. Which is why not only is safe sex & not sharing of needles a must, but so is regular testing.
Each month or organization has a free testing night, to which anyone can come in for anonymous or confidential HIV testing & receive their results that night. And with the advancement of the testing now, one doesn't have to wait weeks to know their results. HIV is preventable. While it would be great if people were/would stop prostituting themselves, using IV drugs, or just being with random people, the reality is that some folks have no desire to stop their lifestyle. In that case, all we can do is provide them with the means to have safe(r) sex: condoms, oopportunities for regular testing, clean & sterile needles (or at least the tools & knowledge of how to properly clean the needles). We can't make someone care about their own life, they have to do that on their own. But, after having seen things from a participant's side & not just an outside observer ... it's still an uphill battle. The funding is so necessary & crucial; however, education is just a crucial, especially for our youth. They should not be led to believe that sex is bad because of STDs, but at the same time they should be aware of what's out there in order to make their own informed, responsible, safe decisions.
I believe a cure is possible .... but we still have a very long road ahead of us.
sure - конечно...
но оно не всем будет доступно.
вчера прочла один постик и меня "затошнило" на уровне органов, но на уровне молекул, как бы мне не ..на уровне клеток как бы не схватить СРИД.
энергетически это ослабляет чтение таких блоков.
если не убъет, то сделает сильнее. убъет , конечно, если приблизиться ближе.
самое главное не терять себя из виду....
помнить о том, что МНЕ дорого... что я несу воей волей в ПРОСТРАНСТВО...
только вибрации ... вибрации того, что по душе, а что не резонирует.
что-то снилось, но я прицеплена к тому посту и видимо отвечу...
а здесь отвечу.
все так и не так . как всегда - это только одна сторона медальки или одна грань алмазика, а там их граней много, всех кто соприкоснулся имеет свое видение и ...вот так
мое (основное) что там отношения глубже чем "влюблённость" там завязка им надо поговорить по душам в парке (можно на природе, если он все еще "готов встречаться ТОЛЬКО на природе" (с) Валерио ) я тоже готовавстречаться ... в любом месте хоть на том свете.
или между мирами...
It is not in Big Pharma's interest to find a cure for any disease. Since they fund most of the research, I don't believe we'll see cures for anything until that stops. It is better for the pharmaceutical companies to manufacture medicines to treat symptoms; medicines that people will be on for years or life. So, although I think a cure probably already has been found, we won't ever know about it.
No, never, because the pharmaceutical cartels, oops, I mean pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer and Astra/Seneca will never let it happen. Abbott's latest drug Kaletra is substantial proof that it's more profitable to soak the sick of all their money then actually cure the disease. Look at cancer, that's been around for untold years and still here. We can get a man on the surface of the moon, but we haven't cured cancer?
I wish there would be, but I really don't think so. I've taken a course in HIV and it gave me an appreciation for just how intelligent this virus is.
It's a virus which works in an incredibly intelligent way, and hides in random places inside our DNA to protect itself. In order to "cure" it, you'd need to be able to not only stop replication and the life cycle of the virus (which is how our current drugs work), but also be able to get it OUT of our existing DNA. Since it hides in random places, there's no one way to excise it. And as soon as you figure out a way, the virus has mutated and your drug is useless. Even in the case of the patient who was "cured" of HIV because he got a certain bone marrow transplant (which was specific to him and wouldn't work on a large scale), the actual cells in his body which had the virus in them STILL have the virus (it just won't replicate any more because the transplant made that impossible).
No, I don't, since alot of people in the science and government are wasting time and effort in other things, such as the value of spit, or trying to fund the right wing nutcases, like the 700 club, or whatever have you. If they told those right wing religious nutcases to fuck off, and put more time into science, then maybe, but until then, there won't be any accomplishments/ Also, with the preaching of abstinance, it doesn't work. Fuck those religious nutcases who tell people to reamin virgins, They don't know what they are talking about. Enough said.
No, I don't.... I don't think it will be cured in anyone's lifetime. I do however think drugs will get better, I mean they are already better then what they were ten years ago. So again... no, I don't think there'll be a cure but I also think it'll just be like having a cold and not so many deaths especially in America.
and medicine for aids tends to be pretty good anyways. i mean, magic johnson has it, and shit, he's been alive for a long time now. they said on the news that they cured someone of aids and they're going to try to make it into a medicine. so yes, there is a cure. it's just not here yet.
i used to regret a lot of shit i did in the past, like attempting suicide and cutting myself and losing friends i thought actually gave a shit about me, but i don't want to live my life full of regrets anymore. i'm just going to try to enjoy being alive and realize that life isn't as awful as some people think, and i think so far i've been good with that so far.
so really, i don't have any regrets. live life to the fullest, etc.
i'm willing to do it for karis. and she said she's willing to do it for me too. it's just the issue is that we're across the fucking ocean and i still need to get a job, passport, etc. at least karis has her passport now, so i know she's taking steps. we just both need to get jobs, save up, and maybe we can see each other for a little vacation or something. that would be fantastic.
i seriously make up my own songs and beatbox and sing stupid songs to my pets all the time.
i guess it just means i'm in a good mood or i'm bored, because i do it OFTEN.
especially when i'm cooking or making myself something and i'm hungry.
the most common food that seems to happen with this is ramen.
that would never end though, cause chinese food is digested in literally five fucking minutes so that would be the eating contest that would go on for YEARS and there would be no winners.
I would really like to think so, but sadly it seems that AIDS research seems to be put on the back burner these days. It used to be that we heard about break through once in awhile, I can't recall the last time I have heard any progress on it. Makes me wonder if it's been shelved at certain research companies for more lucrative situations.
Other than Local News stations and Entertainment Tonight I usually hear about news worthy topics from the web or my friends. Heck, I didn't even know Playstation Network got Hacked a while back until I visited my friend who commented.
I guess I'm a little out of the loop now a days.