I think there's room for both. I love my epic RPGs that take 60+ hours to complete - but by the time I'm done with them, I'm ready to move on to something else. The Last of Us, though, only took me about 20 hours, and I loved it so much I immediately replayed it. I've also been going back and replaying older games like Ratchet and Clank, and I like that they clock in somewhere between 10 and 20 hours. I feel like I'm losing less of my life. All that being said, I don't think I've EVER paid full price for a game. I wait until they've been out for a while and are on sale, and I use Gamefly, which is really cost effective as long as you don't sit on games for months at a time.
@anachronistique How did I not know these existed?!
I have a question I'm hoping you all can help me out with! I work in a small nonprofit. There are three other ladies who work here, and then our male boss. Traditionally we all exchange little gifts with each other at our Christmas lunch. This year I was thinking about getting my fellow women candles (I want to stay away from food, because I hate getting cookies/chocolates/candy at the holidays) - but I don't know what to get my boss. I only want to spend around $10. The candles are great because they're generic and cheap, but now I'm stuck.
I can't remember where I first found out about Fosterwee, and I have no interest in being a parent (birth or foster), but it's one of the only blogs I go out of my way to read every day. So fantastic.
Another former VISTA here! This article really frustrated me for a number of reasons, but I guess what it boils down to is why did the author take the position? At least in my experience, supervisors/CNCS are VERY upfront about how low the stipend is (and I find it really hard to believe she couldn't find out exactly what that was before she started). It's not a perfect program by far, and the rule about no second job is slightly ridiculous, but again - you knew what you were getting into. It's hard to empathize with her position when she sounds so entitled and bitter about something she volunteered to do.