a/Pigeons · 3 Subscribers
In case you somehow haven't heard of this already, there's a dating simulator on Steam called Hatoful Boyfriend where you play as the only human student in a highschool full of pigeons, and you get to decide whom to date.
Yes, this is a real game. I played it because it sounded ridiculous, but once you get past the absurdity it actually has a pretty deep story and lore. It's sweet, touching, sad, and downright disturbing at times.
Ryouta is best bird and I will die on this hill. Do not besmirch the noble rock dove.
A couple months ago, Spies in Disguise came out. This movie features super-spy Will Smith being a badass action hero … until he gets framed for treason and is accidentally turned into a pigeon by a naive colleague who wants to rehabilitate the CIA into a nonviolent, nonmurderous organization.
The movie is weird. It's naked pro-CIA propaganda, dolled up with some really cute pigeons and a decent amount of bird-based humor. I have to recommend it for entertainment, but also urge anyone interested in seeing it to pirate it because paying for propaganda is stupid. Due to the spin, I really only recommend it for adults while under the influence of some good mind-altering substances, but if you show your kids it, make sure they understand two important things:
- The CIA is bad.
- Pigeons are not CIA stooges and are not complicit with the CIA's crimes, so it's ok to still love them.