Sorry, I’ve kinda downgraded to old tumblr memes… I’ll get back to just reblogging things like I normally do.
No this is not funny.
Whether or not it is a joke, I’ve gone onto the channel and there are multiple videos similar to this, which makes me think they’re fake.
These videos enforce the idea to parents that yes, the answer to stop your child becoming obsessed with games is to DESTROY them.
No. This is not funny. It is things like this that cause events such as the father who SHOT his daughter’s laptop to bits to occur. These jokes enforce the attitude that people are ‘wrong’ for loving games.
For wanting to play games.
For some people (including myself), games are a serious escape from horrid realities. The only escape some people can get. The idea that this man (boy?) is wrong for being so upset is disgusting to me?
This is horrific. This is abuse. This is wrong.
This is a sure fire way to get your kids to hate you.
do people not understand how much video games cost?
Video games are a multi-billion dollar business. Some people are good at it. Very good. Do not squander your child’s talents, help them realize them and strengthen them. There are other ways to get your child outside without destroying their games and everything they work for. This won’t solve anything; this will only set them back further.
do this to your childs anything and they will automatically hate you/not trust you
It doesn’t matter what it is
It doesn’t matter if its their video games or if its their smoking pipe
If you just destroy it/throw it away, you are giving no explanation as to why it’s bad/you don’t want them to have it
This can actually psychologically mess a kid up because you teach them that if someone doesn’t like something, they should destroy it
That can lead to some serious problems with socializing with others and other things
dont do that to people
I had a notebook I used to write in all the time. I did that thing that Margo did in Paper Towns where she criss crossed her writing, but I did it so I’d have enough room to write everything. I took it everywhere wtih me and wouldn’t let my parents even start the car unless I had in in my lap. My dad got really annoyed by this and said I needed to throw the notebook away, what was written in it wasn’t important anyway (it was to me, very much so). So one day he took and ran it through the paper shredder.
Ever since I’ve had an intense fear of losing my notebooks and currently have a colletion of 53 blank notebooks and 16 that have been written in because I’ve started hoarding them.
Long story short, don’t fucking do this to your kids. You think it’s harmless and some people even think it’s clever, but you’re really just an asshole and are causing actual psychological problems for your children.
I have a plush rabbit that I’ve had since Easter of the year I was born (I was about 2 months old when I got it). It quickly became a comfort thing for me and I used to go everywhere with it as a child. When my mum and dad split up was when I became kind of dependent on having it around.
If ever I did anything wrong mum always threatened to take it away from me, which obviously caused my 6-year-old self to kick and scream and cry because I needed it.
One day I lost it for 6 or 7 months (turns out it was in my room the whole time but shh it was very well hidden & neither myself or my mum know how it got there)
That was the point that my mum realised she couldn’t threaten to take it away because holy shit I changed so much in those months.
Seriously, if your child is dependent on something, or takes great comfort in having it around
DO NOT TAKE IT FROM THEM.
It does not matter how old your child is, what their comfort item is, if it’s a video games console - don’t take it from them. If it’s their phone - don’t take it from them. If they’re 18 and still sleep with a teddybear - don’t take it from them.
This also goes for if your child is self-harming. If they have a blade in their bedroom and you find it DO NOT THROW IT OUT. Talk to them about it, be as supportive as you can, but do not think “oh well if I get rid of it they’ll be fine”. It can be seriously distressing and also lead to them becoming creative with what they use.
Getting a job and becoming an active member of society is important, but this is not the way to get your kid to do so. As others have previously stated, this is how to get your kid to hate you. Have a problem with your kids? Talk. To. Them.
Stop acting like your kid’s hobby is hazardous. Video games, comic books, cosplay, stop assuming that something you perceive as strange has a negative effect, because I bet if this boy was into football as much as he was into video games this video would’ve never happened. Destroying what your kid loves will only create hostility, instead, try understanding it and not treating it like trash.
Dear god this is sad
I’ve thought about this gif-set for a while after I saw it the first time. A lot of these comments are really good, and explain a few things that I didn’t know… But honestly, if the guy wanted to get his kid to stop playing video games… he should have forced his kid to play video games.
So, you want this to be your job then, yea? Play the game. Play the game for 8 hours straight. This game is the game that’ll make you the most money, now play it. Don’t stop, don’t rest but for 15 minutes, and maybe 30 minutes for lunch, but keep playing. Play the game 8 hours straight, 5 days a week. Keep getting better, keep playing, play until it’s not fun anymore, play until it’s a job.
You want this to be your career, then you have to be able to handle it as a career. Did you do better this time? What were your scores, your stats? KDR? Were they better? Worse? Why were they worse? You can’t make money off of it if you’re not top tier. Who are some of the top tier players? Can you match them? You’re going to have to if you want to make the same amount of money. You HAVE to do your research, did you get better stats this time? What are you doing wrong then? Can you handle that pressure? If not, get a job.
Mind, this is kind of a different type of psychological warfare on your kid, can’t say it’s any better, but it does drive the point. If your kid can’t handle it, well… It’s kinda sad, but what can you say? That’s when you help him find out what he IS good at, and what he REALLY wants to do.
There’s a lot more to “going pro” then just being able to play the game, and most people don’t actually know that. There comes a point when the game isn’t a game anymore, and it’s just another job. The only way for you to garner any enjoyment from it is when you win… And if you lose, you sit there doubting yourself, wondering what you did wrong, you look over your gameplay, find out what you could have done better, where you messed up. For those of you who like that stuff, then cool (I personally kind of like the idea). Still, “being good” at video games isn’t like making a career of it…
Or I could just be talking out of my butt. This only what I see from the outside, and really only what I feel like would happen for most people. Playing video games for a living isn’t as glorious as many think it to be, and can be just as trying as any other job out there.
i found the video
Are you shitting me?
this makes me smile every time
i’ve seen this at least three times in my dash and i never get tired of how much the tumblr video player sucks.
I really do like good animation. It’s one of the best things, and it always makes me happy. Miku is good here too.