Chandler, Arizona, United States
There's an old saying. If you don't want someone to join a crowd, you ask them, "If everyone were jumping off of a cliff, would you?" Well, I have. So my answer would be "Yes". True story.
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Kids And Choices in Games
with love from CRS @ 8:38 AM
this entry brought to you by spinnerette, "ghetto love"
If you want to frustrate the crap out of yourself, be in the room when a child plays a video game with any choices whatsoever, no matter how obviously inconsequential. My daughter's friend was over and they were playing Animal Crossing. She'd just started the game, and a character asked her "Do you have any money?" And the options were "None" and "A little". And she just sits there.
"I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO PICK!!"
"Well, sweetie," I say. "Do you have any money? Pick the truth."
"I DON'T KNOW IF I DO!!"
"Well then pick 'none'," I say.
"BUT WHAT IF I REALLY DO!"
Oh for god's sakes, then just sit there forever until the end of eternity with the screen forever on "None/ A little" and starve to death from your inability to answer a frigging hypothetical question that, even if it had consequences in the game, which it doesn't, will have no consequence in real life.
I should also say that Celest, my daughter, is absolutely no better at this, and nearly refused to answer the question "I have a crush on you. Do you have a crush on me?" in another game.