Do you need a new game to play? Do you need something that will waste your time efficiently? Don't fret, here's a list of my favourite time-spending games, all of which are available on iPhone and most of which can be played on Android or PC.
A- Agar.io: Go round eating cells while trying not to be eaten by bigger cells. Survival of the fittest.
B- Battlepillars: Go to war... with caterpillars.
C- Candy Crush Saga(you knew this one was coming): Spend time crushing candies and earning points.
D- Daddy Long Legs: An endless stilt-walker that can keep you occupied with its cute graphics and animated sounds.
E- Escape 3D: Escape the room using your detective skills.
F- Fairway Solitaire: A game of Solitaire with added bonuses and a gopher.
G- Goat Simulator: Be a goat that wrecks stuff.
H- Happy Wheels: Not a very happy game, where you try to make it past a level without accidentally killing yourself.
I- Icy Tower: Get to the top of the tower. Amazing graphics.
J- Jetpack Joyride: Take to the skies on an action-packed jetpack adventure.
K- Kindle: read books when there's nothing to do.
M- Make them Jump: What do you think it's about? You have to make them jump.
N- Ninja Jump: Be an amazing ninja who jumps across walls.
O- Octagon: An actually fun arcade game.
P- Piano Tiles: Loads of music-tapping fun.
Q- Quizup: Find out if you're smart with trivia quizzes.
S- Subway Surfers: Race through the subway and train stations of various countries.
T- The Curve: A simple multiplayer game. Might get frustrating at some point.
U- Unstoppable Square: It's just a square, but it's unstoppable.
V- Vertical Divide: A seemingly simple game that will annoy you forever.
W- Watch Out!: Don't let the big guy hit the small guy. It's that simple.
Z- Zombie Tower: Build your defences and kill the zombies.
Phew. That was hard. You'll notice that I've left out a few letters, because I couldn't find any good games that started with those letters.
Have fun! :-)
Fat means being slightly overweight. Oh, no, let me rephrase that in terms of 'social media': Fat means disgustingly ugly.
Why do people think that being fat is a bad thing? Nobody's perfect. People are different, have different body shapes and colours, why do people think that 'fat' is an ugly word?
Here's the million dollar answer: Social Media.
Social media has convinced people that being fat means you are a social outcast and that you're an ugly human being unworthy of life. I'm not even kidding, some heartless people actually say that. Alright, don't believe me? Here are two pictures that I think will convince you.
Just because you're fat, does not mean that you're not gorgeous.I think that everyone's beautiful, no matter if they're not slim and curvy. This is what social media has done to the world. Make people anorexic and suicidal.
Not to end the post on a bad note, here's a joke.
Art and culture have taken over our world. We see it everyday in movies, books, pieces of art. Most people think it's a waste of time. Why waste your precious and valuable time and money on entertaining little knick-knacks when instead, you could do something more productive. You could use that money to save lives, find cures, stop pollution, etc. There are so many problems in our modern world, why splurge on movies, TV, and culture?
Here's what I think. Without television, music, art and literature, the human race would be nothing. Nothing but a bunch of living organisms struggling to survive. I may have exaggerated that a tiny bit, but it's true. Art and culture give us life. They give our world meaning and emphasis. They tell us to slow down and relax. They are here to provide a source of entertainment and beauty.
Still don't believe me? Imagine all the art and culture in the world. From Shakespeare's works to the Star Wars movies to the pop songs that are rising on the charts. Now imagine life without it. Life lacking any sort of originality and creativity. Life without colour. A world of only math and science, where it black or white, and there's no room for exploration or humanity.
Math is math, a predefined study of numbers. Nothing changes, it's always going to be the same, no matter how deep you delve in. Science is a beacon of hope, but it works in a way that cannot change. Science doesn't really let us understand ourselves (technically, it does, since you can learn how your body and mind works, but that isn't the point).
That's where culture comes in. It is an endless world, where you can create infinitely and you're not restricted by any laws. You can be yourself, express your emotions and feelings through words, colours or dance. There is no right and wrong, only room for new inventive ideas.
Aside from that, it literature and the arts expose us to higher thinking. not as in advanced studies, but ideas out of the normal human mind. How did our world form? Who created it? Could something really of sprung up from nothing? Is there such a thing as nothing? Why are we alive? What is our purpose on this planet? How will we die? How will the world end? Are there other places to explore? Do humans live on other planets? Are there galaxies unexplored that harbour life? Someday, could we venture there? Is it- well, I'm getting ahead of myself, but you see my point.
All in all, humans rely on culture more than anything. It's what paints a black and white world.
I am a Harry Potter fan. A dangerous one, at the least. But this unhealthy obsession didn't come from nowhere. So what did spark my undying interest for the world of Harry Potter? (might include spoilers, watch out)
Why are some people so scared of the dark? Why am I scared of the dark?
It's not like I don't know what's in the dark. I know exactly what's there. But when you're in the dark, you can't see anything. And it's human nature(or just my nature), I guess, to be scared of what you can't see. Even though I know exactly how my room is, when it's dark, it seems all the more creepy.
When I'm in a dark room, whether I know the place or not, I feel a chill run up my spine. It's like I start imagining the weirdest scenarios, and the dark turns from nothing to everything. It's all in my mind, but I hate going to a dark room. I'm not even scared OF the dark. I'm scared of what might be in the dark.
Or maybe it's just because I hate not being able to see anything. I rely on my sight more than anything, and being in the dark is like being blind.
But imagine being in the dark, but with people around you. You can hear them. You can hear the breathing, the footsteps, the familiar feeling you get when people are around you. And that just makes everything better. There's nothing to worry about because when you are with people, all those fears and imaginations of what's in the dark disappears.
So, this is what I think. When you're in the dark, the fear attacks you. (that is, if you're scared of the dark). It's because nothing is there to calm you down. But when there's life around you, whether it's a human or an animal, it comforts you. The dark is only a two dimensional thing when you're with people. It doesn't hurt you because there's nothing to be worried about. You don't have to let the fear envelop you, because, after all, darkness is nothing but the absence of light.
Or maybe this whole post didn't make any sense at all and I'm the only one who feels this way.
Camp NaNoWriMo happens every April, and it's a project to complete a certain amount of words in a month. My goal is between 16000 and 20000 words. It might not seem much from a glance, but when you actually sit doen to do it, you'll realize that 20000 words is a lot. You might finish your story and then realize that you're still a couple thosuand words short. And there's nothing you can do about it because your story's finished, so you have to put in a plot twist or an extra character just to fill up the space.
To stop THAT from happening, here are a couple of tips that you can use to reach your word limit, but not make the story seem like it's boring and dragging on.
1. Develop Your Characters
If you feel like your story is too short, write more about the characters. Let the reader get to know them, be able to relate them, feel like they've known them forever. In a good novel, when you're reading, you'll feel like you know what the main character is thinking and feeling, because you know them so well. A good example of this is The Hunger Games or Divergent, where by the end of the novel, you'll almost feel like you ARE the main character. Go into depth about your characters, their faults, their fears, their personality, etc.
2. Plan It Out
When you need to finish a novel in 30 days, its important to know wher ethe story is heading. You have to lay out the train tracks before you start the train, because you don't want to come to a dead end. Start with a brief synopsis on what your story is about, then go deeper, writing about what each chapter focuses on. Make profiles for your characters, describe settings, have a whole document or a folder dedicated to it.
3. Quantity over Quality
This is one of the rare times when quantity wins over quality. Your goal right now is reaching your goal. The important part is how many words you write, not how good it is. Focus on writing more, you can edit it later, after you've finished your novel. Think of this as a first draft, and later you can ho over it and edit it out properly.
4. Sideplots, sideplots, sideplots.
If your main story is too short, throw in a couple of subplots in there. It can be a father-daughter relationship, a love triangle, a supporting character's struggle, whatever. Have another plot running alongside the story to amek it a little more interesting, ust make sure that your main plot is the focus of your novel.
5. Daily Goals
This works for some people, while it fails miserable for others. Do the math, and set a daily word-count goal for yourself so that you finish on time. This doesn't work for me, however, because some days I have an unstoppable flow of words, otehr days I can only write so much. Whatever you do, just make it a point to write at least once or twice daily, and to write whenever you're feeling particulary inspired.
Racism. It's happening everyday around us, but most of the time we don't notice it. Racism is usually referred to as an aversion to people of colour, or believing that white people are superior to people of other races. Personally, I don't understand why we must define people based on what colour their skin is. Why do people say. "That black man is annoying." Instead of "That man is annoying." One word is the difference between a sentence and a racist comment.
Alright, we all have different coloured skin, right? Inside, though, we all have flesh and blood, we all have hearts, and we all are human. There's no need to divide people based on what colour their skin is, it doesn't make sense. People who have darker or lighter skin aren't wired differently, they don't think differently, they don't act differently, they are just human. If you don't like a person, don't just automatically blame it on their skin colour, because that has nothing to do with it.
Now that I think about it, A packet of Smarties is actually a good metaphor. They are all different colours, but taste the same. They are all mixed up, though. On the outside, they look different, but really, they aren't. Racism can also mean that you think people of a certain race have certain qualities. I personally don't even understand the logic behind that. Just because they have the same skin colour, they are all the same? Just because one person you don't like is of a particular race, doesn't mean all people of that race are like that.
Why must we judge people based on their colour? It's only skin deep. Why can't we learn to accept people as people, and not 'black people' and 'white people'? After all, there really is only one race. The human race. And if we want to keep it alive, discrimination of other races has GOT TO END.
Well, that was just my two cents. :)
What do you think about racism?
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