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Why not? I’m here on the ground with my nose in it since the whole thing began. I’ve nurtured every sensation man’s been inspired to have. I cared about what he wanted and I never judged him. Why? Because I never rejected him. In spite of all his imperfections, I’m a fan of man! I’m a humanist. Maybe the last humanist.
The Devil’s Advocate. Not a great film, but I do like Pacino’s performance and he has some great lines.

Service Industry - a culture of slavery

I remember my first bad call at the call center. I was shocked, the person was an internal employee, so we’re all on the same “team”. She treated me like shit, like I was the dirt beneath her feet. 

I went to team leader and said what happened. Response: Yep, people will do that and its okay but you still have to be super nice and pleasant to them. 

Smile and nod. A culture of low-wage slaves. Many years later I’m still blown away by the rudeness of people on the phone. How it makes them brave. Yes, people are rude in person too. But on the phone gives them power.

This is not okay. I don’t do it to people I call. They may frustrate me and anger me, but they are still a person. 

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Conception 2’s Classmating seems innocent, but the rest of the game… ⊟
Despite being about creating babies with your high school classmates, Conception 2 is surprisingly chaste in regards to its signature feature. “Classmating” is successfully portrayed as totally innocent and nonsexual, at least in the couple of hours I’ve played.
Which makes it so much more jarring when the game gets bawdy elsewhere.
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I need a Vita to play more Atlus games…
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Conception 2’s Classmating seems innocent, but the rest of the game… 

Despite being about creating babies with your high school classmates, Conception 2 is surprisingly chaste in regards to its signature feature. “Classmating” is successfully portrayed as totally innocent and nonsexual, at least in the couple of hours I’ve played.

Which makes it so much more jarring when the game gets bawdy elsewhere.

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I need a Vita to play more Atlus games…

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Chasing the Wyrm: Christopher Yan - Office of Arcane Affairs

"I work for the Office of Arcane Affairs. 

You have never heard of us. 

If the CIA finds out al-Qaeda has a guy who can bend spoons, they call the OAA, and they send me. When the Office of Naval Intelligence has reports of a strange, giant, glowing squid, “Hey OAA, can Topher scuba dive?” An infestation of rabid, gun-toting, were-jaguars in a South American jungle? No problem. Topher can fix it. Nothing worse than spooked spooks who don’t have a clue what they’re dealing with. 

But that’s my job. Because being a wizard means I’m the only one who can handle it.” 

To protect its interests, the U.S. government projects its power militarily, economically, and magically. It leaves the last to the Office of Arcane Affairs. 

Christopher Yan didn’t ask for the job. A wizard born with the power to warp reality, the OAA calls on him to neutralize all arcane threats. Part spy, part fixer, part assassin, Topher searches for a way to make his unique gift serve both his country and his principles. When he makes an enemy of a rogue wizard serving a dying insurgency, he learns the limits his conscience can bear.

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