The Invisibles of Ohio University

Steve Schall has been working for the university for 18 years, yet out of all the students I asked, not one had heard his name before.

So is it a privilege to have your existence recognized? For some of us, it is. The Resident Custodial Services at Ohio University are rarely seen, let alone thanked, for the vital work they provide to the campus area.

“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.” – Ralph Ellison

For more on the topic of work-related invisibility, read Peter Magdola’s, “Teaching, Learning, and Campus Custodians: Untidying the Conceptualizations of Wisdom in the Academy.”

Feeling down? This Elder Scrolls news will make you fall in love all over again.

Whether your Valentine’s Day is filled with love or a little lacking, our best friend and developer, Bethesda, will always be there. Here are the week’s top five updates on The Elder Scrolls (TES) universe.

The Elder Scrolls Comes to Nintendo

#Skyrim at home. Skyrim on the road. Your adventures begin on #NintendoSwitch this fall!

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The Elder Scrolls Skyrim Special Edition will come to Nintendo’s new mobile platform, Switch. The two companies have never partnered before now, meaning Nintendo players couldn’t play their favorite TES games on their preferred console; that all changes this coming fall.

It has to be the dopest news since a flipped sweetroll (volume warning):

H.P. Lovecraft reference in TES?

Hermaeus Mora, Daedric Prince of Knowledge and Fate. Photo via UESP/Legoless

This tentacle-ridden god presides over the realms of Fate, Knowledge and Memory. Speaking of memory, Hermaeus Mora reckons images of Lovecraft’s signature character Cthulhu. Mora is arguably the most intriguing deity in The Elder Scrolls as no one really seems to know what powers he holds over mortals; no one except the Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages. 😉

These TES game deals are truly magical

Skyrim Special Edition screenshot. Photo via Flickr/Joshua I Ezzell

Destructoid has reported a massive sale on The Elder Scrolls games and much more from Bethesda. The website hosting the deals is known for good bargains on PC games, but this takes the cake. Skyrim, the game that is still massively popular six years after release, is being sold for just $24. Now that’s an arrow through my heart.

Getting caught stealing? Just put a bucket on their head, man.

This fantastic bug in the game’s software is apparently no bug at all. The non-player characters’ AI actually have a functioning line of sight, instead of the pesky “know-it-all” feeling some games have. Now go, my children. Loot so much you put the Gray Fox to shame!

The Ayleid Mystery: Who the hell are they anyway?

You know, for a race of elves being so central to multiple games’ storylines, not much is known about them at all. Thankfully, YouTuber ShoddyCast has us covered with this explanative episode on the background behind the elusive Ayleids.

 

This weekly newsletter brings you the best of the Elder Scrolls news, updates, easter eggs and secrets from all corners of the web. For any questions, email sam.j.campbell@icloud.com

 

 

8 dogs that have had enough of your sh*t

Admit it. We’ve all teased our four-legged friends here and there, whether it be a faux ball throw or grabbing their tails. But you know it’s gone too far when your dog starts to look like De Niro on a Monday morning. (Just guessing here, but you get the image.) Here are 8 canines that have a real bone to pick with their soon-to-be former owners.

1. The Switcharoo

Photo via Flickr/waldopepper

“Nah, that’s cool. Lure me in with a solid kibble shake then snag me with the leash. Joke’s on you – I’m holding this one in for that first bite of pizza you ordered.”

Ding dong.

2. Christmas Joy

Photo via Pixabay/evastupica

Meet Joy. She is 8 years old, has two boys and a supreme hatred of both fields and hats. Every year, Christmas comes and she just stops giving a damn. This is why her existential crises haunt her.

3. On fleek

Photo via Flickr/-kasey-

Oh, boy. Roberta did not ask for this, and nor did she want it. As far as she’s concerned, her owners can envy-cry over the Kardashians alone tonight.

4. Why?

Photo via Flickr/Drew Mokris

5. One big letdown

Photo via Flickr/Randi Deuro

You just couldn’t leave well enough alone, could you? Tom had his sights set on Malibu this year. He would have settled for the standard half-assed dinner at Chili’s, but no. Party hats and a “quiet dinner at home with the kids,” will just have to suffice.

That’s okay though. Thanks to your years of incessant “cute talk,” he’s already dead inside.

6. A walk in the park

Photo via Flickr/wombatarama

Craig was sure he heard her say “scenic” when she mentioned the walk. “Given the utterly disappointing aesthetics I have thus far encountered, I’m baffled she even knows the word.” What has lead her to believe anything this common and mundane could even be considered photo worthy?

No matter. Greg has his eye on the squirrel carcass just 2 meters away from being his family’s next pillow-present.

Craig: “Do it.”

7. The classic

Photo via Flickr/Monster

Ah, yes. This.

As if this didn’t haunt every dog’s waking moments. Either you throw the ball or you don’t, man. We can’t read your mind. And your insufferable laughter following our chasing of the ball you didn’t throw? That’s not impressive. We’re still dogs.

8. You pushed too far.

Photo via Max Pixel

Here we go. I knew this day would come. You just pushed Ivan too far. He agreed to check his temper if you didn’t bring up his past in the dog park anymore. You remember, the “tail painting” incident? Except the paint wasn’t paint?

Yeah. He wasn’t proud of that. But you had to mention it in front of his girl, didn’t you? Well now, ironically, he’s heading somewhere two letters away from the sandwich that started this mess. Don’t even worry about how he packed his bags, or how he’s getting to Germany by car. He’s gone.

Probably rooftopping in Tokyo by now. He’ll send postcards, though, I’m sure.