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21 April 2014 @ 01:04 am

Hey mods, Idk what happened to my other post but it's gone. I'm re-submitting this.
21 April 2014 @ 12:09 am

In a recent People article, Jill Duggar shares how she got to know Derick Dillard and what factors contributed to her decision to accept his offers of courtship and engagement.

The couple's first Skype conversation was five hours long and involved going through a three-page list of questions.

"It was an interrogation," Jill told People Magazine. "I didn't want to not have the guts to ask the tough questions."

Jill grilled Derick about his relationship with God, whether he drank or smoked, his character, morals, and values, his plans for the future, and (of course) how many kids he wants. Derick only has one sibling, a brother, but both he and Jill want a large family and plan to follow Jim Bob and Michelle's example.

"Both of us want as many kids as God will give us, and we've talked about adoption," Jill told ABC News. "My parents have kept popping them out so we'll see how [our] fertility is!"

How did Jill come up with the questions? She told us that many of the ideas came from the books I Kissed Dating Goodbye and Boy Meets Girl, both by Joshua Harris. She highly recommends those books to other young people.


20 April 2014 @ 11:41 pm

Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks its 25th anniversary Monday with its legacy living on in cutting-edge smartphone games and among legions of nostalgic fans.
The 8-bit portable device was released on April 21, 1989 — the same year Soviet troops pulled out of Afghanistan, the Chinese Army violently cracked down on protesters in Tiananmen Square and the Berlin Wall fell.

Billed as a “handy game machine,” few knew it would turn the console-based industry on its head, starting a mobile revolution that did for gaming what Sony’s Walkman had done for music. It also helped turn Super Mario and Donkey Kong into global franchises, allowing people to change their favorite games on the go just by inserting small cartridges into the device.

Nintendo, which started life as a games card maker that morphed into a global video game giant, did not invent portable gaming. But Game Boy’s discount price and popular software blew away the competition and pushed mobile gaming into the mainstream.

“At one point, portable gaming was synonymous with the Game Boy,” said Serkan Toto, a Tokyo-based games industry consultant. “It laid the foundation for what we call portable gaming today, regardless of whether it is console or smartphone games, because the basic concept is the same. . . . That’s the legacy of Game Boy.”

Mobility was crucial, remembers one 21-year-old man, if he wanted to escape his parents’ wrath. “With a standing console I needed to play in the living room where my parents were watching television — they got angry at me for playing it all the time,” the man, who did not wish to give his name, said as he browsed inside Super Potato, a Tokyo store dedicated to retro gaming gadgets.
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“Nowadays we have so many possibilities,” Mera said.
Today’s hyperfast world of 3-D offerings, where movement is limitless and tricky to master, isn’t necessarily a good thing for people like student Lin Yuki, 21. “Recent games have become so complicated that you can be totally lost on what you’re supposed to be doing,” he said, admitting he sometimes longs for simple games with black dots and horizontal scrolling.

20 April 2014 @ 09:48 pm

Can’t wait one second longer to watch MTV’s newest scripted series?

Faking It is a romantic comedy about two best friends. After numerous failed attempts to become popular, the girls are mistakenly outed as lesbians, which launches them to instant celebrity status. (#Teens.) Loving their newfound high school popularity, Karma (Katie Stevens) and Amy (Rita Volk) decide to keep up their romantic ruse.You’re in luck: The network is premiering the pilot forFaking It beginning today. For 48 hours, the episode will be available exclusively on the MTV App ahead of its April 22 premiere.

Faking It is executive produced by Carter Covington  (10 Things I Hate About You, Greek, Hart of Dixie). The series was created by Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov.

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A spokeswoman for Vogue said Sunday that the magazine will no longer work with Terry Richardson, in the wake of new allegations that the celebrity photographer offered a model the chance to be in the magazine in exchange for sex.

“The last assignment Terry Richardson had for US Vogue appeared in the July 2010 issue and we have no plans to work with him in the future,” Hildy Kuryk, communications director for US Vogue told TheWrap on Sunday.

Earlier in the day, British model Emma J. Appleton tweeted a screen grab of a message allegedly sent from Richardson's Facebook account, which offered a Vogue photo shoot in exchange for sex. Richardson's camp has denied the allegation.

This weekend, Transcendence hit the screens, in which Johnny Depp uploaded his subconscious to a computer which made us contemplate whether or not that’s really a good thing. In honor of the film’s release, here’s a list of some of the top evil computers and if they have any real life equivalents.

(This post includes spoilers for the movies on the list).

Samantha (Her)

It’s an A.I. that develops a consciousness based on your interests which made poor Joaquin Phoenix fall in love with her and detach from humanity completely. However, once it started updating and evolving on its own, it decides to dump the poor sap.
Real Life Equivalent: This could happen if Siri got a hold of your Tumblr. If it assembled all the recesses of your mind from your posts and became all the things that give you the feels. No person of flesh and blood could compare. It would even assume the voice of the most reblogged person. So basically Tom Hiddleston. Game over.

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In a new experiment that is sure to get kids to eat their veggies, global ice cream maker Haagen-Dazs announced plans to sell two vegetable-flavored ice creams in Japan next month.

The "Spoon Vege" flavors, Tomato Cherry and Carrot Orange, listed as containing 8.5% milk fat, according to a press release translated from the Japanese by That's just more than half of what a normal pint of Haagen-Dazs typically has, according to the release.

Slated for release on May 12 in Japan, the company has made no mention in its U.S. press center of any plans to try the flavors in the U.S.

That said, with a growing number of Americans taking up juicing, chances are there would be plenty of interest in a healthier alternative to the typical fatty ice cream.

If Japanese consumers vote favorably with their wallets though, parents in the U.S. might soon have another tool in their back pockets to steer their kids to slightly healthier options for treats.


20 April 2014 @ 11:57 pm


21 April 2014 @ 10:26 am

When Alicia pays a visit to longtime client Colin Sweeney, she finds herself in the unwanted role of witness when a body is discovered in his home. Meanwhile, Eli steps in when an unfortunate picture of Zach threatens to become a public relations nightmare for Peter.
Josh Charles returns as episodic director. Dylan Baker returns as Colin Sweeney. Laura Benanti guest stars as his fiancée, Renata Ellard.