rane0:

daftprodigy:

did-you-kno:

Video games have been proven to be a more efficient method of overcoming depression than counseling among teens.
Source

NO. NO NO NO.
"FACTS" BLOG, YOUR SOURCE SAYS SPECIFICALLY THAT IT WAS A “SPECIALLY DESIGNED FANTASY GAME.”
IT WAS A GAMEIFIED VERSION OF COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY, A RECOGNIZED AND GENERALLY QUITE EFFECTIVE FORM OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT.
THESE TEENAGERS WERE NOT PLAYING CALL OF DUTY OR WORLD OF WARCRAFT OR PORTAL OR ANY OTHER VIDEO GAME.
THEY WERE DOING COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY IN A SPECIALLY DESIGNED VIDEO GAME. THERE IS NO DATA ABOUT WHETHER THIS GENERALIZES TO OTHER GAMES. YOU CAN’T MAKE THAT GENERALIZATION.
This “fact” is dangerous. It’s dangerous because it could mean that a teenager with depression will not seek counseling, but will instead continue playing video games with the hope that playing their usual games will help them more than talking to another person about their depression and getting treatment ever could.
For crying out loud, Did You Know Blog, properly represent your freaking source material. Don’t distill it down into a crappy quasi-true statement for the sake of notes like this.
And for any of you out there struggling with depression: Counseling does work. Therapy does work. A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy video game used in a psychological study is an effective treatment, but this “fact” image is making untrue claims. Please, talk to someone if you need help. By all means, play video games for fun if you enjoy them, but please don’t look to them to provide treatment.
And as a general statement, please please please look at the “sources” on these “facts” blog posts before you consider sharing them.

Oh my god I hope people see this note. You CANNOT give such gross over simplifications of these kinds of studies.

rane0:

daftprodigy:

did-you-kno:

Video games have been proven to be a more efficient method of overcoming depression than counseling among teens.

Source

NO. NO NO NO.

"FACTS" BLOG, YOUR SOURCE SAYS SPECIFICALLY THAT IT WAS A “SPECIALLY DESIGNED FANTASY GAME.”

IT WAS A GAMEIFIED VERSION OF COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY, A RECOGNIZED AND GENERALLY QUITE EFFECTIVE FORM OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT.

THESE TEENAGERS WERE NOT PLAYING CALL OF DUTY OR WORLD OF WARCRAFT OR PORTAL OR ANY OTHER VIDEO GAME.

THEY WERE DOING COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY IN A SPECIALLY DESIGNED VIDEO GAME. THERE IS NO DATA ABOUT WHETHER THIS GENERALIZES TO OTHER GAMES. YOU CAN’T MAKE THAT GENERALIZATION.

This “fact” is dangerous. It’s dangerous because it could mean that a teenager with depression will not seek counseling, but will instead continue playing video games with the hope that playing their usual games will help them more than talking to another person about their depression and getting treatment ever could.

For crying out loud, Did You Know Blog, properly represent your freaking source material. Don’t distill it down into a crappy quasi-true statement for the sake of notes like this.

And for any of you out there struggling with depression: Counseling does work. Therapy does work. A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy video game used in a psychological study is an effective treatment, but this “fact” image is making untrue claims. Please, talk to someone if you need help. By all means, play video games for fun if you enjoy them, but please don’t look to them to provide treatment.

And as a general statement, please please please look at the “sources” on these “facts” blog posts before you consider sharing them.

Oh my god I hope people see this note. You CANNOT give such gross over simplifications of these kinds of studies.

THE POWER FLICKERED THREE TIMES

jakeenglish:

theskiesabovelife:

jakeenglish:

IF WE LOSE POWER I’M QUITTING

JUST GIVE ME 20 FUCKIN MINUTES FOR MY CHICKEN NUGGETS TO COOK PLEASE

please

(vegan) I hope your power runs out 

thats fuckin nice and all but the chicken is already in the nuggets. the power going out doesn’t save a chicken. it’s a nugget already. sorry

(Source: lalna)

yaminochibi:

chaseketchum:

croctor:

dashdrive:

this oatmeal has god damn dinosaur eggs in it and then when you cook it THE DINOSAURS FUCKIN HATCH IM SO PUMPED

how fucking metal is this. you’re hatching dinosaurs which YOU EAT 

how have you guys not ever had this? this stuff was my childhood.

^same

gallifreyan-gallimaufry:

leda74:

therothwoman:

beowulfstits-archive:

I want to go to this exact point and run around it saying “I’m in Sweden!” I’m in Finland!” “I’m in Norway!” until I get tired
i aspire to great things in life

According to Google Maps, that point is in the middle of a small lake.

So we’ll do it in January when it’s frozen.

actually that’s why they’ve helpfully dropped a big-ass cement block with a bridge surrounding it in the middle of the lake: for the express purpose of doing what OP aspires to do

gallifreyan-gallimaufry:

leda74:

therothwoman:

beowulfstits-archive:

I want to go to this exact point and run around it saying “I’m in Sweden!” I’m in Finland!” “I’m in Norway!” until I get tired

i aspire to great things in life

According to Google Maps, that point is in the middle of a small lake.

So we’ll do it in January when it’s frozen.

actually that’s why they’ve helpfully dropped a big-ass cement block with a bridge surrounding it in the middle of the lake: for the express purpose of doing what OP aspires to do

osamah:

vaporheart-archive:

Oh these pies aren’t homemade, they were made in a factory.
A bomb factory.
They’re bombs.

who the fuck thought up the plot for this episode

osamah:

vaporheart-archive:

Oh these pies aren’t homemade, they were made in a factory.

A bomb factory.

They’re bombs.

who the fuck thought up the plot for this episode