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madkinggangrel:

Here is a list of games that I have compiled (all of which most likely don’t need you to download anything) and that have personally made me feel… this weird… fuzzy feeling. These games are adventures, they’re something that will make you have to sit down and think about. I’ll update it if I ever get that feeling again.

You Find Yourself in a Room - manually input text

"Heads up: This game features some foul language and a few heartbreakingly demeaning insults, particularly in the second half. You’ve been warned."

Alter Ego - choices

Alter Ego is an online life simulation browser game. (It’s hard to explain.)”

no-one has to die. - puzzles

"4 people are trapped in a building fire and need your help to escape."

A small talk - manually input text

You wake up. Alone, in a dark room. Alone? No, there is someone talking to you through a console. Will you respond?

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Bars of Black and White - point and click

“You can’t remember the last time you left your room. When you receive a barcode reader in the mail, you discover that the world around you is not what it seems, and must escape the bars of black and white.

"Bars of Black and White" is a game in the room-escape tradition with hand-drawn line art graphics and novel barcode-scanning action. Is the world insane, or is it you?"

The Day - adventure

It’s Tia’s birthday, and she’s looking forward to beating all of her friends with the new card her dad gave her! Beat the other kids by choosing the right cards, and earn more cards until you’re the best of them all!

And don’t go into the woods, or the guards will kill you.

(OP’s note: The ending hits hard.)

Mr Moore’s Last Seconds - platformer [Added: Sept. 7, 2013]

Mr Moore was in a fatal car accident, and his life flashed before his eyes. He remembered the key events in his life, and he was troubled by a few. Take it upon yourself to witness Mr Moore’s life, and help him steer away from fate’s harm.

EDIT: annabelle-comstock added some really great games to this list (I loved Howard Glitch omg)! Click their name for a link to that. I don’t know what they changed their username to, but here were the games they added:

Loved -platformer

A game in which you are guided by the orders of an omniscient entity. Will you follow them?

Viricide -arena shooter

(While not exactly the same type of thing, this is in a way the sister game to YFYIAR) You are tasked with cleaning up the bugs in EXADI, an advanced artificial intelligence, after a virus has damaged her systems.

One Chance -puzzle/choice point-and-click

You have six days to live before the end of all life on earth. You have one chance (literally). How will you spend them?

Howard Glitch -youtube??? game??? (trust me it works)

You and 5 other passengers are trapped in a space shuttle hurtling towards certain death. There is no way to avoid your fate, but you still have a choice. Accept your fate, or escape reality?

Depict1 -platformer

A rather simple platformer, barring the fact that the game is lying to you.

medievalpoc:

behind-the-book:

High School Reading List

Back in May, the #weneeddiversebooks campaign lit a fire to fulfill the desperate need for diverse books in children’s literature. Behind the Book has always championed efforts to find diverse authors and protagonists that will appeal to students since we serve communities of color. For your enjoyment (and enrichment), we’ve created an epic list of diverse books to reflect the diversity in our city; here’s our list for high school students.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Drown by Junot Diaz

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

The Living by Matt De La Peña, a Behind the Book author

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

The Pearl that Broke Its Shell: a Novel by Nadia Hashimi

Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis

A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri

The Book of Unknown Americans: a Novel by Cristina Henríquez

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle

Naughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

For descriptions, click the read more!

(Click the following links to be directed to the Kindergarten, (early) Elementary and Middle School lists)

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This goes right into the “books" and "resources" tags.

I’ve featured quite a few of these books for Fiction Week, and I know that many educators would be interested in a list like this. Thanks for making it.

arcticsirius:

naariel:

Eris?? Goddess of chaos strife and discord?? more like Goddess of animated hairporn jesus lord just look at it.

I need to watch this again

Sinbad.

imakesensejournal:

Reading this now.  My therapist recommended it & it is a very helpful, quick read.  It helps with those of us who have issues with parental guilt & manipulation.  It’s purpose is to help you regain your self worth & develop new ways to interact.

imakesensejournal:

Reading this now.  My therapist recommended it & it is a very helpful, quick read.  It helps with those of us who have issues with parental guilt & manipulation.  It’s purpose is to help you regain your self worth & develop new ways to interact.

hubbellgardner:

Film masterpost highlighting the stories of women of color. Representation of women of color in film is quite scarce, so here are some films I think showcase a wide range of perspectives and experiences that we don't get to see on our movie screens. 

Women of Color in Dramas
American Violet  (2008)
Brick Lane (2008)
Desert Flower (2009)
Dreams of Life (2011)
Heaven on Earth (2008)
I Will Follow (2011) 
Skin (2008)
The Patience Stone (2013)
Things Never Said (2013)
Yasmin (2004)
Women of Color in Friendship/Family films
Arranged (2007)
Chutney Popcorn (1999)
Eve’s Bayou (1997)
How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005)
Radiance (1998)
Real Women Have Curves (2002)
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
The Sapphires (2011) 
Tortilla Soup (2001)
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
What’s Cooking? (2000)
Women of Color in RomComs
It’s a Wonderful Afterlife(2010)
Miss Dial (2013)
Young Girls of Color
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Anita and Me (2002)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Life, Above All (2010)
Linda Linda Linda
Rabbit Proof Fence (2002)
Wadjda (2012)
Whale Rider (2002)
Xiu Xiu The Sent Down Girl (1998)
Yelling to the Sky (2011)
Queer Women of Color
Pariah (2011)
I Can’t Think Straight (2008)
Saving Face (2004)
Spider Lilies (2007)
The Journey (2004)
The Peculiar Kind s1 & s2 (web series) 
Yes or No 1 & 2

hubbellgardner:

Film masterpost highlighting the stories of women of color. Representation of women of color in film is quite scarce, so here are some films I think showcase a wide range of perspectives and experiences that we don't get to see on our movie screens. 

Women of Color in Dramas

Women of Color in Friendship/Family films

Women of Color in RomComs

Young Girls of Color

Queer Women of Color

The Russian Ark: This movie was shot in a single take. The cinematographer Tillman Buttner, used a Steadicam and high-def digital technology; joined with some 2,000 actors in a tight-wire act in which every mark and cue had to be hit without fail to get the whole film in one shot. (x)

(Source: maudit)

nerdwegian:

torakowalski:

throneroom-of-the-damned:

this is very important

link to watch it online

The Losers is *so good.* Everyone here’s seen it, right? I’ll feel like I’ve failed you, if not.

Everyone should watch The Losers. And then write lots and lots and lots of fic.

(Source: fortress-of-the-damned)

heisenfox:

If you’re not watching Sirens on Thursday nights at 10pm on USA, then you’re missing out. Not only is it one of the funniest shows out there right now — being that it’s co-created and executive produced by Denis Leary — but it’s also highly inclusive.

It centers on a team of Chicago EMTs, and focuses on the odd partnership of three men, Brian, who is the new guy, Johnny, a guy with a slow developing emotional range, and Hank, an African-American homosexual who defies all stereotypes the rest of popular media inflicts upon gay men. Their team is fleshed out in Cash, Voodoo, and Stats. And last night’s episode showed that Voodoo is asexual.

It took Brian from confusion and denail, to attempts to understand, and eventually wrapped it all around in a bow of acceptance. Brian went from the ideology that asexuals “just haven’t had proper sex,” to wanting to understand what asexual means — and failing — and finally all the way to realizing that sex isn’t what defines relationships, and that just being around Voodoo is enough for him.

Do yourselves a favor, and catch up on the episodes, and start tuning in Thursdays at 10.

(Source: whyishephil)

pumpkinwhitaker: Hi there :) Do you by any chance have a list of books about autistic characters by autistic authors?

diversityinya:

Hi! After doing some research, it’s pretty clear that there are very few young adult books that fit these parameters. Here are the few that we found:

Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz (Penguin) — Zack Stentz “describes himself as ‘on the Asperger’s spectrum’” (NPR). 

"The screenwriting team behind X-Men: First Class and Thor make their YA debut with the story of a teenager with Asperger’s syndrome solving a crime, a premise that can’t help evoking Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. … readers will be drawn into the mystery and intrigued by Colin’s vision of the world." — Publishers Weekly 

Rogue by Lyn Miller-Lachmann (Nancy Paulsen Books) — Lyn Miller-Lachmann writes about being “on the autism spectrum” here for DiYA.

"An eighth-grader’s Asperger’s syndrome complicates her navigation of an unpredictable—and often inexplicable—world. … An interesting and somewhat enlightening look at a girl struggling but sometimes making bumpy progress in dealing with Asperger’s." — Kirkus

Also, Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis (Amulet Books), which comes out on June 17, 2014, fits these parameters.

Thanks to Corinne Duyvis and Lyn Miller-Lachmann for their input.