When I was a freshman in high school, I made a series of battle plans along with my older brother and his friends that detailed how we’d take out our entire school once we obtained guns and bombs.
This happened while huddled over my dining room table, and it was funny. We drew blueprints. We made maps. We organized lists of ammunition and inventory and all the different things we’d need to make our military raiding of our own school a success. We figured we’d all have cyanide pills to take ourselves out before we got arrested. We knew we had to take over the nurse’s office first – it’s where all the medical supplies were and it also had no windows, which made it a perfect place for our final showdown when we were inevitably backed in by police as we burned out in a blaze of glory in our bold last stand.
I’m mobile so I know this is only going to reblog as a link, but its a good response about what happened this weekend, and worth the read.
Sony’s way in the red lately, if this is true, it could mean some pretty interesting things going forward. O.o.
"It took me much longer than I expected while being not particularly hard and, frankly, wasn’t a very enjoyable experience," prenatual writes. "The ghost playstyle requires that you don’t interact with the environment or enemies in any way whatsoever, so most of the time the sneaking boiled down to finding holes in enemies’ patrols and swooping past everyone. No distractions or anything fancy."
2 hours?! WTF. Like half a chapter took me that long.
Also, why? Why would you do that to yourself?
The second downloadable episode for BioShock Infinite, Burial At Sea Episode Two, will feature an optional mode which challenges players to complete the episode stealthily and using only non-lethal methods, Irrational Games announced today.
Dubbed “1998 Mode,” the optional challenge appears to be inspired by Thief: The Dark Project, Looking Glass Studios’ first-person stealth game released in 1998. Irrational even created a piece of artwork for Burial At Sea Episode Two's “1998 Mode” that harkens back to the original Thief's trapezoidal box art, seen below.
SO THIS IS A THING, A THING OF BEAUTY, THAT I HAVE BROKEN heyheyrenay WITH. PRODUCES SUCH WONDERS AS
- "The Maltese Shah’s Bodacious Maiden"
- "The Assyrian Cad’s Sleep-Deprived Wedding Planner"
- "The Scottish Paper Company Sales Representative’s Tasty Feminist"
GO FORTH INTERNET AND ENTERTAIN ME FOREVER.
(ALSO y’all should totally write things based off these titles and submit them for the funnies. :D)
And yet fanfiction is an inherently transformative work which, by its very nature, strives to address or change some flaw that exists in canon, even if that flaw is “why isn’t there more of this thing?!” Fanfiction has addressed the lack of gay men by making straight characters gay; it’s addressed countless cultural misappropriations with wildly varying AUs; it’s addressed canon plot holes and timeline issues with fix-it fics and crossovers. Fanfic is the show your show could be like, if only you dared to dream.
But for all its transformative nature, fanfiction and fandom still suffer from a real dearth of femslash. Beyond the simple fact that very few girls exist in canon materials, the societal emphasis on the male gaze seems to have affected fanficcers’ creativity to such an extent that even in our own fantasies, we cannot give women a fair shake. Just as the answer to “Why is there so much slash?” cannot be boiled down to “ Well, straight girls are horny”, the answer to “Why isn’t there any femslash?” cannot be boiled down to “Well, straight girls don’t care.” The bias against female characters and female pleasure is an ingrained, institutionalized problem which won’t go away on its own."
Since authors have been revealed, I can tell you what I wrote for Yuletide this year! It’s no surprise that I love Legend, but I’ve never written for it before and I really enjoyed doing so.
Is the key to innovation as simple as being better organized? Web designer Ryder Carroll thinks so, and he’s created the Bullet Journal system to help you get stuff done:Bullet Journal is an all-new system for note-taking that’s better than any schmancy designer notebook.
slash is a card & storytelling game where you try to create the best fan-fiction romantic couples. Hilarity often ensues.
slash: romance without boundaries is a card & storytelling party game of relationships across all canons of pop culture, history and literature. Players compete to create the One True Pairing between characters in their hand and the character the matchmaker has played. If the matchmaker selects your card you get to keep both cards played and add them to your score pile. But, if another player is jealous of your victory she may challenge the matchmaker and narrate the story of the TRUE OTP (as she sees it).If the rest of the players side with your logic, your passion or the sheer entertainment value of your tale, you score the OTP.
slash is a game that invites you to create your fan fiction on the fly. slash attempts to coax a few sentences of make-believe from you to justify who your favorite wizard, space pirate or superhero REALLY belongs with.
The words are easy. Saying them is hard.
An appreciation blog for every Dragon Age fan’s favorite younger sister, Bethany Hawke.
So, perhaps unsurprisingly, I did it - I created a new blog dedicated to all things Bethany. Come, follow, appreciate! (Or at least reblog to advertise it? :D)
If you have any Bethany-related art, fic, meta, or other creative endeavors that you’d like to submit or point us towards, come submit it! All versions of Bethany are welcome and encouraged. :)
Speaking of that Fairytale game, the Kickstarter for it has been over a while, but it raised so much money they’re making a ton of variations of the game. AND they have a miniatures campaign to make a new game with the same characters (and the games and minis will tie together). If you back the miniatures campaign, you can actually get the original game as one of the addons. Check it out and get yourself a bunch of cool fairytale games and characters: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/682539325/fairytale-games-the-miniatures-campaign
There’s about 40 hours left to the campaign, so time is limited.
Michelle Rodriguez Coming Out Bisexual Is A Big Deal
A few years back, my friend hired Michelle Rodriguez to DJ her party and took her out to lunch the…
Solstice, our fantasy mystery about people and their secrets, is finally available for pre-orders. Along with a chunky preview build for everyone who decides to support us with their purchase!
We hope it’s worth the wait and that you’ll like it even more than Cinders. If possible, please share the news among your friends and networks. Thanks :).