Alright folks: I'm usually not one to publicly hate on something that I'm not personally into, even if I tend to get easily annoyed by things that are hyped very suddenly. For the first time in years however, something managed to create an exception to this rule: Pokémon Go. A thing I not only have to hear of no matter where I go on this internet, but because of which I must hear some of the most absurd and cancerous things that have to do with humanity as a whole. So we all know what time it is... it's rant time!
Apparently, in the never ending quest of companies to find dumber and dumber ideas with which to impress us commoners, there emerged a new concept: Video games that use the player's real life location and real world maps as part of the gameplay, ultimately requiring players to meet and interact in real life. For reasons beyond me, such a game immediately had the masses running for it like drug addicts for heroin... which isn't explicitly the reason why I hate it, though it's what leads to that reason; People not realizing there's a gap between a game and real life which you shouldn't be breaching. Unfortunately, as is always the case in human society, things end up being upside down and shattering the barrier of reasoning.
Up to this point, Pokémon Go has been involved in nearly every bad thing out there, and found itself in every place it shouldn't be: It's lead to the discovery of dead bodies, people being robbed at gunpoint, child predators kidnapping kids, and many more "wonderful" things. It's said that both criminals and the police are learning to play the game now, in order to use it in their retarded activities. Apparently the game has even been mentioned on television in the news, which makes everything even more chilling!
I will make my view clear, whether others share it or not: Video games are meant for people to enjoy in their privacy or with a specific group... whether that's in their home on a computer, in a gathering with friends via mobile phones, or even at an organized gaming convention. Real life on the other hand is where we all carry out our miserable lives, and interact with every atrocity and piece of crap the human mind is capable of conceiving. Please: Don't shit on both the gaming community or the Pokémon franchise, by creating an abomination of a game that makes real world dementia part of its very gameplay! Make your own applications for robbing and killing people, abducting and sexually harassing children, or catching the idiots who do so if you're on the law's side... we don't want our games and software dragged into your bullshit! Criminals don't need to play Pokémon games, the police doesn't need to know what Pokémon is, and the news should mind its own business and report on actual real events! Certain fandoms already have a bad rep, and the internet already has enough laws made by paranoid conservatives who don't understand how anything works. Everything has its place... let's keep it that way.
I could probably say more, but I don't want to further my hate on this game nor exaggerate with some of my views. In a nutshell, I find it absurd disgusting and ludicrous that a simple colorful game exceeds both its intended audience and its intended use this way, and needs to fall victim to the broken reasoning of the human mind. I'm once again left asking myself the question "what is safe from the vermin of the masses once they find out about its existence".
My name is Taoki, also known as Mircea Kitsune. I was born in 1989 and live in Bucharest in Romania. I'm a computer nerd, interested in gaming and everything open-source... currently a contributor to several FOSS game engines as well as a 3D animator. Since 2014 I've taken a stronger interest in science... particularly quantum physics, biohacking, and consciousness. I've been part of the furry fandom since 2005, which I joined as a consequence of being trans-species (otherkin).
For those interested in my non-physical identity: I identify myself as a "fox person" (intelligent bipedal fox). I'm a relatively young female kitsune, with red fur and black paws / forearms / forelegs, and crimson long hair. I have a short pointy muzzle, larger human-like eyes, and slightly thinner limbs despite being somewhat chubby. Other traits might vary.
While I try to be open and accepting of different opinions and beliefs, I prefer to avoid people who can't accept me for what I really am, while I won't tolerate anyone who harasses me over it. If you think that physical appearance alone defines one's true identity, or that people who are different are dangerous / sick / misguided, please leave me alone. I tend to be untrusting of "normal" people (most non-furs and non-kin) due to bad experiences, and apologize for any misjudgment I myself might carry. My dream is to create a world where everyone who's different can have their voice heard and their experiences shared, and the ability to live a normal life as who they truly are.