I just got done playing God of War 4 and for me, I’m gonna go ahead and say that the game play was better than the story. Maybe it’s because I’m a woman, single, and child free so; as a result, I can’t relate to the whole father and son dynamic. The story felt pretty boring and it also didn’t help that there were stories within stories that were never completed. However, I didn’t play the game to 100% so there’s a chance those stories within stories did in fact get completed.
In the beginning of the game as Kratos and Atreus also known as Loki, are heading off to spread Faye’s ashes, they discover the forest where their home is has changed. And though they’re fighting creatures and monsters in their territory and though they’re contemplating why these creatures are so close to their home, they never actually look into it. In the middle, or still a little in the beginning of the game, they go to another realm that is in the mist of a war. Loki really wants to help. They do in fact help by bringing light to the crystal paths but they do this because they have to. Well at the end of this mission, it was discovered they made a “grave mistake” by the enemy of this war. Kratos doesn’t care to know more so they move on. Later in the game, you battle Thor’s sons; I’m kind of not sure why Thor’s sons got involved either.
Another thing I was disappointed with was Kratos not telling Loki about his long since gone past family, his past wife and daughter, Calliope. Kratos said he told his son everything and even said, “I’ve killed some deserving and not so deserving” yet never once brought up killing his wife and daughter. Even if he was tricked into killing his wife and daughter by Ares, he did so due to his own rage, anger, and hunger for power; in other words, Kratos is still to blame for their deaths. And though the ashes are slowly fading from his skin, Loki never asked why his skin was of that color to begin with. Some players speculate Kratos will tell Loki of his past wife and Calliope in future games. That there was no need to place all information on the deck. That may be so but for him to have such shame and guilt for killing Zeus yet not them, even if hundreds of years past-is bull shit.
Black Lives Don’t Matter after all. There is a new bill that has been introduced in the House and Senate(each with their own versions) by both Republicans and Democrats. The bill was also voted majority ‘yes’ by both parties. The bill is called the Protect and Serve Act, also known as, the Blue Lives Matter bill. As you can see from reading the bill, this bill will grant more power to the police. It states that a person who is resisting arrest could be charged and potentially get ten years in prison. Now ideally this sounds like a good bill but the Republicans, a group that goes on and on about not wanting to give the state too much power, is doing exactly that. Also the Democrats, a party that goes on and on about minorities needing more protection from the police, should know this bill would more than likely target minorities more than any other group. It confuses me both parties would vote in a bill that goes against both of their beliefs. Yes, it is true the bill has yet to go through the president, and that it also has a chance at being shot down. Some even say the bill is stupid and that may be so, but the fact the bill was introduced in the first place is still alarming.
San Antonio has accepted 20,000 dollars from the queer community to paint the rainbow flag over a crosswalk. This rainbow flag, also known as, the queer/lgbt flag will be plastered over the crosswalk within the queer district in San Antonio, Texas. The queer community themselves raised the funds to paint this crosswalk. I support it! Not only because it shows the diversity within the city. but mostly because the queer community raised the money themselves. In other words, this isn’t coming out of tax payers’ wallets. It’s not coming from the city budget-nope, the money all came from those who are queer or queer allies of the queer community. I think that’s awesome that a community did what they needed to do to bring a fruition to life. A lot of times, I feel like communities would beg or demand money from the state or tax payers so as to do certain projects. I’m looking forward to the outcome of this; I will admit though, I don’t think I ever been to the queer district in San Antonio. I’ve been to the one in Austin on 4th Street though!
Celebrities are committing suicide left and right this year. So far there’s been:
Mark Salling-Glee star was found hanging from a tree next to a baseball field.
Kate Spade-fashion designer was found by a maid tied to a closet door knob.
Avicii-Swedish DJ and producer committed suicide from a broken glass bottle.
Stephanie Adams-this woman who was a playboy model, pushed her seven year old son out of a hotel window. He fell to his death and she jumped after him and fell to her death as well.
It has been said suicide is increasing in the United States and even in countries like England, specifically in London. The main cause being depression, some theorized. The question I wonder though is what is the cause for this depression. I heard from a local radio host one theory: social media, the desire to keep up appearances, save face, and the desire to be loved and the dopamine high that comes with getting a ‘like’, ‘love’ on a status. Hmmm, maybe.