abandonedography:

likeafieldmouse:

Trine Sondergaard - Interiors (2007-12)

Dang, this is nice. 

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twentypercentcooler:

aninventoryofthepossible:

chipsandbeermag:

Warning Signs of Satanic Behavior. Training video for police, 1990

had that paperback of the Necronomicon, which you could buy at any chain bookstore.

Warning Signs of Satanic Behavior: Being rad.

I’ve seen The Miz chat about how he might be real life Johnny Cage, and now here’s Triple H’s damn fine Shao Kahn Impression, and suddenly all I really want is a Mortal Kombat movie filled out with wrestlers.

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mttbll:

Throughout the past year, you may have seen me mention a non-fiction book I’ve been writing, and I’m so glad to finally get to share that project with you: The book is a video-game criticism/memoir hybrid about the 2000 Bioware computer game Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, a title widely praised as one of the best role-playing games ever made. My book will be part of Season Two of Gabe Durham’s Boss Fight Books, a “series of critical, creative, historical, and personal books about classic video games,” launched last year as “the 33⅓ of video games” (for those of you more familiar with that great series of books about individual music albums).
 I’m currently in the editing process with the book, and I’m having a lot of fun: I’m writing about game mechanics and narrative through the lens of a novelist, looking at BG2’s plot design via Milan Kundera, or violence through Martin Amis and Anne Carson, or character creation via Kate Bernheimer and Philip Pullman. I’m writing about the year the game released, which was also the year I dropped out of college, got fired from my first real job, moved back in with my parents and started writing; and about growing up playing D&D and other computer games side by side with my brother Nick, my partner in all things imaginative for the first two decades of my life. And I’m also exploring the experience of co-writing an official D&D novel called The Last Garrison with Matthew Simmons under the pen name Matthew Beard, written the summer I graduated from my MFA program, the same summer I was studying with Gordon Lish and drafting In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods. And of course there’s plenty of both celebrating and critiquing the game itself, one of the most important RPGs of all time.
The first season of Boss Fight Books was funded through a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over $45,000 dollars in pre-orders (far above the goal of $5,000), and so we’ve returned to Kickstarter to launch Season Two, where in just over an hour the campaign beat its target, funding my book plus others about Metal Gear Solid, Spelunky, World of Warcraft, Bible Adventures, and one more title to be selected by the backers. It’s still the best place to pre-order one or all of the new books this season, including mine, so I hope you’ll check it out and order one or all of the books this season: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gabedurham/boss-fight-books-season-2
Thanks to Gabe Durham for letting me a part of the series: I really enjoyed Season One, which saw some excellent books from other writers like Michael Kimball, Ken Baumann, Anna Anthropy, and Michael P. Williams. And thanks to Ken for the cover design for my title, which like all the books in the series depicts some real-world object that relates to the game: In my case, that’s a role-playing miniature, alongside a hamster alluding to BG2 fan favorite character Boo, the “miniature giant space hamster” carried into battle by the barbarian fighter Minsc, whose catchphrase “Go for the eyes, Boo!” has been making gamers laugh for fifteen years.
Thanks in advance to anyone who checks out the Kickstarter campaign. We really appreciate all the support Season Two has already received, and I look forward to releasing this book to you early next year.

"Baldur’s Gate II" and "Matt Bell" are not two things I ever expected to see on the cover of the same book. 
Amazing.

mttbll:

Throughout the past year, you may have seen me mention a non-fiction book I’ve been writing, and I’m so glad to finally get to share that project with you: The book is a video-game criticism/memoir hybrid about the 2000 Bioware computer game Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, a title widely praised as one of the best role-playing games ever made. My book will be part of Season Two of Gabe Durham’s Boss Fight Books, a “series of critical, creative, historical, and personal books about classic video games,” launched last year as “the 33⅓ of video games” (for those of you more familiar with that great series of books about individual music albums).

 I’m currently in the editing process with the book, and I’m having a lot of fun: I’m writing about game mechanics and narrative through the lens of a novelist, looking at BG2’s plot design via Milan Kundera, or violence through Martin Amis and Anne Carson, or character creation via Kate Bernheimer and Philip Pullman. I’m writing about the year the game released, which was also the year I dropped out of college, got fired from my first real job, moved back in with my parents and started writing; and about growing up playing D&D and other computer games side by side with my brother Nick, my partner in all things imaginative for the first two decades of my life. And I’m also exploring the experience of co-writing an official D&D novel called The Last Garrison with Matthew Simmons under the pen name Matthew Beard, written the summer I graduated from my MFA program, the same summer I was studying with Gordon Lish and drafting In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods. And of course there’s plenty of both celebrating and critiquing the game itself, one of the most important RPGs of all time.

The first season of Boss Fight Books was funded through a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over $45,000 dollars in pre-orders (far above the goal of $5,000), and so we’ve returned to Kickstarter to launch Season Two, where in just over an hour the campaign beat its target, funding my book plus others about Metal Gear Solid, Spelunky, World of Warcraft, Bible Adventures, and one more title to be selected by the backers. It’s still the best place to pre-order one or all of the new books this season, including mine, so I hope you’ll check it out and order one or all of the books this season: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gabedurham/boss-fight-books-season-2

Thanks to Gabe Durham for letting me a part of the series: I really enjoyed Season One, which saw some excellent books from other writers like Michael Kimball, Ken Baumann, Anna Anthropy, and Michael P. Williams. And thanks to Ken for the cover design for my title, which like all the books in the series depicts some real-world object that relates to the game: In my case, that’s a role-playing miniature, alongside a hamster alluding to BG2 fan favorite character Boo, the “miniature giant space hamster” carried into battle by the barbarian fighter Minsc, whose catchphrase “Go for the eyes, Boo!” has been making gamers laugh for fifteen years.

Thanks in advance to anyone who checks out the Kickstarter campaign. We really appreciate all the support Season Two has already received, and I look forward to releasing this book to you early next year.

"Baldur’s Gate II" and "Matt Bell" are not two things I ever expected to see on the cover of the same book.

Amazing.

nikkibelladonna said: the new batwoman arc is kate as shepard. help.

nikkibelladonna:

teatime-brutality:

I don’t think you’ll be happy until you’ve grabbed me by the heels and dragged me back to Gotham.

Is she still a vampire too? I heard something about that. Vampire Batwoman Shep sounds like it’d do the trick. 

probably. she got bit in #34, future’s end had her full on evil vampire, and #35 is an indeterminate time skip that takes place in space so we don’t really know.

…it really sounds Batwoman’s being written as a SpiBad story. Excellent.

FFVII - Ghost Hotel

(Source: places-in-games)

Further evidence that Prof. Sycamore sounds like Tommy Wiseau: he completely lacks any awareness, just like Tommy.
(I binged on this webcomic like three years ago and just today rediscovered it and gosh if that’s not one of the best feelings ever.)

Further evidence that Prof. Sycamore sounds like Tommy Wiseau: he completely lacks any awareness, just like Tommy.

(I binged on this webcomic like three years ago and just today rediscovered it and gosh if that’s not one of the best feelings ever.)

prasm:

freakinasheet:

James and the Giant Peach (1996)

YOU’RE FIRED

prasm:

freakinasheet:

James and the Giant Peach (1996)

YOU’RE FIRED

(via sonnetscrewdriver)

Considering the current climate of gaming communities, it’s kind of funny that Bayonetta 2 coming out has turned every dude commenter into feminists railing against folks who think it’s sexist. “OMG SOCIAL JUSTICE, you just CAN’T HANDLE a woman who OWNS her sexuality! Stop being so sex-negative! Quit slut-shaming!”

Since yesterday was Treat Yo Self Day and I’ve finally finished the first rough draft of my thesis, and also because it’s October and I want new exciting spoopy things, I went ahead and bought The Evil Within.

It looks like a sorta hokey but mechanically excellent survival horror game the likes of which I haven’t seen since Resident Evil 4. Which…makes sense, considering it’s Shinji Mikami.

I AM EXCITED.


Luigi’s Mansion - The Mansion

Luigi’s Mansion - The Mansion

(Source: places-in-games)

waryjack:

cranialgames:

teapotsahoy:

vassraptor

coffeeandcockatiels:

Always make sure to start Wandows Ngrmadly.

#ia ia windows fhtagn
I don’t think this boot looks promising.

Wandows

You’ll probably want to enable Fetwgrkifg, in case you have to dgwflged new drivers. 

"Fetwgrkifg" looks Conspicuously Welsh.

waryjack:

cranialgames:

teapotsahoy:

vassraptor

coffeeandcockatiels:

Always make sure to start Wandows Ngrmadly.

#ia ia windows fhtagn

I don’t think this boot looks promising.

Wandows

You’ll probably want to enable Fetwgrkifg, in case you have to dgwflged new drivers. 

"Fetwgrkifg" looks Conspicuously Welsh.

(via takethesword)

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

opinionatedfellow:

specterofcommunism:

metroid other m is character assassination

What a shitty game

Word.

I’m gonna reblog this on the off chance someone comes at it with “Well, the story was bad, but the gameplay…” so I can verbally wrestle them to the ground on how it was just all around Not Metroid Except In Name.

"It’s OK not to be a genius, whatever that is, if there even is such a thing…the creative life may or may not be the apex of human civilization, but either way it’s not what I thought it was. It doesn’t make you special and sparkly. You don’t have to walk alone. You can work in an office — I’ve worked in offices for the past 15 years and written five novels while doing it. The creative life is forgiving: You can betray it all you want, again and again, and no matter how many times you do, it will always take you back."

Lev Grossman manages to smash “you don’t have to be a genius” and “keep your day job” into his great essay, "How Not to Write a Novel" (his book, The Magician’s Land, is out this week)

(Source: annajarzab, via nikkibelladonna)