Success is not a bag of sweets. It’s a bag of light.
When someone else does well, they are not grabbing the fizzers right out of your hand and shoving you to the ground in your party dress, like that freckled brute, Susie Lee, with her pigtails when you were five.
Success is someone having a spotlight shone on them, maybe very temporarily. (And yeah, it should have been you and it’s not fair).
But spotlights aren’t precision laser-focused instruments. Light leaks. It touches on other people, it can be spread around, it can show others the way.
Barbie Portal-inspired Hell: Rock Paper ShotGun has a hilarious review on how the Barbie Dreamhouse game is creepy as hell, including robot lock-down UNTIL YOU GET YOUR MAKE-UP RIGHT.
"Go through the doors downstairs and you’ll enter Barbie’s opulent mansion, built from the tears of the decades of children her organless torso has traumatised. At this point, three screeching idiot friends join her, representing all of humanity: Dangerously thin and brunette, dangerously thin and black, and dangerously thin and a bit rock but not enough to worry anyone. The four of them are pratting about in the living room, playing Barbie’s favourite videogame, when Not-Quite-Rock-Chick gets bored and decides to sabotage the evening. She approach’s Barbie’s massive bleeping, blooping 1960s space station computer that she has, and just starts hitting random buttons to make the stupid game they’re playing stop working. But uh-oh, in doing so she triggers an apparently malevolent AI that Barbie has built into her warehouse-like wardrobe.
I swear I’m not making this up.
The robot, called Closet, and unquestionably inspired by GLaDOS, then brings down massive metal shutters across all the doorways, trapping the doll-things and declaring they will now be forced to complete minigames.”
Link also includes videos of the creepiness.
Love this dramatic re-construction of a One Direction YouTube comment war.
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