Harvest Moon: (More) Friends of Mineral Town
True Love Edition
It’s finally here! Everyone’s favorite farming simulator with a dash of homo finally has an update!!
For those who aren’t familiar, Harvest Moon: True Love Edition is a hack of the GBA games Friends of Mineral Town and More Friends of Mineral Town. The hack swaps the player character from one game to the other. This means all you farm-girls can finally date and marry one of the lovely ladies of Mineral Town, and all you farm-boys can woo one of the town’s handsome gentlemen.
Version 2 brings it all together with a full script edit of the game. Now the characters will all use the proper gendered terms when referring to the player. While this does alleviate some of the weird gender confusion in the first release of the game, you’ll still have to deal with the weird mpreg scenario.
To get started, click on the link below, and I hope you enjoy falling in love all over again.
Ai Weiwei, “Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn,” 1995
An astonishingly irreverent piece of work. This triptych features the artist dropping a Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) in three photographs.
When questioned about the work, he suggested that the piece was about industry: “[The urn] was industry then and is industry now.” His statement, therefore, was that the urn was just a cheap pot two thousand years ago, and the reverence we feel toward it is artificial. One critic wrote: “In other words, for all the aura of preciousness acquired by the accretion of time (and skillful marketing), this vessel is the Iron Age equivalent of a flower pot from K-Mart and if one were to smash the latter a few millennia from now, would it be an occasion for tears?”
However, the not-so-subtle political undertone is clear. This piece was about destroying the notion that everything that is old is good…including the traditions and cultures of China. For Ai Weiwei, this triptych represents a moment in which culture suddenly shifts (sometimes violently), shattering the old and outdated to make room for the new.
A little table to how to get rid of all that negative self-talk. We have to learn look at the good in situations too, instead of dwelling on things we can’t change- because you know what? We may not be able to change what is happening but we CAN change how we view it!
Sexual Assault at Brown University: Stand Up For Lena
On April 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM, Brown University students and Providence community members gathered in support of Lena Sclove. Here is her story.
We stand in solidarity with Lena Sclove and survivors at Brown University [content warning: rape, suffocation, battery]
During the evening of August 2, 2013, Brown University student, Lena Sclove, was raped and choked by a former friend, also a Brown University student. A Brown University Disciplinary Panel found that the reported rapist was responsible for four violations of the Brown University code of student conduct, including sexual misconduct involving one or more of the following: penetration, violent physical force, or injury. On October 18, 2013, Lena Sclove was informed that the reported rapist would be allowed to return to campus in less than a year; Fall, 2014. The reported rapist and his victim will be students in good standing at Brown University in the Fall of 2014. It is unfathomable and unacceptable that Lena Sclove will be forced to live in constant fear of her reported rapist while she completes her studies at Brown University, and Brown University will be called on to permanently bar the reported rapist from campus.
Contacts: Robert M. Hoatson, Ph.D., Road to Recovery, Inc. – 862-368-2800
Attorney Mitchell Garabedian, Boston, MA – 617-523-6250