I also discovered something when I ran the teaser poster through a few Photoshop filters:
Yes, we should take a look back at Fallout 4! It’s a return-to-yesteryear review from a new-ish game reviewer who I think does a good analysis of the core game and the DLC:
I’d agree that Far Harbor was the best writing in the game, though I have many more complaints about Nuka World, starting with how getting all of the decorative items are locked up behind helping the raiders conquer the Commonwealth. I mean, that’s what booting people out of their homes causes: Interior decorating expansion.
Before my home is entombed in frozen water, let’s look at what noteworthy things have been posted around the ol’ interwebzonespace:
• Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld novels, will have his life’s story be the subject of a BBC documentary.
• Mark Hamill is reading Trump tweets in the voice of the Joker. If “reading X as the Joker” became Hamill’s career for the rest of time, I’d be very happy. I’d love it if he’d re-dub every Star Wars film with his Joker-voice, to be honest.
• As I mentioned in Full Frontal Nerdity, DC is rebooting the Green Lantern movie franchise with a John Stewart/Hal Jordan buddy-cop movie.
• From the “no longer in mint condition” file comes several security cameras’ worth of an SUV crashing through a comic book store in Huntsville, Alabama.
• Prepare to be horrified, fascinated, or both as you look at animals without their feathers or fur. It starts with a naked owl and gets weirder from there.
• In my ongoing efforts to remain “hip to what the kids are doing,” here’s a handy list of memes from 2016, broken down by category.
• We have a list of the greatest Spirographs in the world, which is a handy primer for Inspirograph, an online Spirograph toy! I may have to stick a few images from that on a virtual refrigerator somewhere.
I may seem to vanish this weekend. Why? There’s a storm a-comin’:
This is the worst thing winter does to the midwest. Missouri is along that line of “maybe it’ll be warm, maybe it’ll be cold” the nation has, and it causes a lot of weather-related problems. Instead of either rain or snow, we’re getting ice. For three days. The last time we had something like this, we had ice-sheathed tree limbs falling off regularly and embedding themselves into the ground like javelins. You could listen outside and hear the branches breaking with the noise of rifles going off followed by what sounded like shattering glass as the ice fractured. At night, I could watch the cloudy sky light up with power transformers exploding all over the city.
I really hope that doesn’t happen again, but I’m not too hopeful. I like electricity and all it powers. Sure, it’s interesting to see upside-down icicles on the power lines (the icicles form, then the ice on the top of the line builds up until it becomes top-heavy, causing the icicles to turn skyward), but I’d rather have my technology and furnace working. If things turn south, I’ll keep you updated, and I plan on front-loading a few things around the site. Hopefully, the aftermath of this won’t be as lengthy as last time (a week or so, as I recall), though I hope there isn’t much math to after at all. 🙂
Stay warm, everyone!
When you have a 7-year-old and a teacher-spouse, them getting a day off from school doesn’t make for the most productive work environment. I’ll have more cartoons up later on, but here’s something to celebrate me almost freezing my digits off so my offspring could go sledding yesterday. It’s a trailer made from mashing up footage from the penguin-dancing film Happy Feet with audio from Mad Max: Fury Road. Penguins have never been more terrifying:
So these little critters had some help via computer-generated effects, but they’re still the cutest little horrors of the arachnid world:
It’s funny when things converge and dove(pelican?)tail in an unexpected way. First is the Lost Media Wiki, which contains a warning on the front page that might warrant heeding. Anyway, six cartoons from the obscure 1950’s character, “Paddy the Pelican” were recently uploaded to YouTube, making this “lost” media “found.” It’s pretty rough, coming off a bit more like high-effort animatics than a finished show.
Maybe it’s just me, but it also looked like the animators traced characters from several other cartoons to make their characters. Not that I’d “Heckle” whoever drew the crow in the image, above. 🙂
What makes this a greater threat to reality than it appears is that the SCP Foundation has (language warning) SCP-2835. This anomalous episode of Paddy hasn’t shown up on YouTube yet, but it’s better to be informed so steps can be taken should you encounter it. If any of the cartoons you view on YouTube behave in a similar manner, please contact your local Foundation front organization (usually a branch of S & C Plastics) for a post-action interview and dose of Class-C Amnestics.
So to celebrate the arrival of frozen stuff falling from the sky, here’s a cat that’ll probably go on to murder the German Shepard it lives with:
And the war between the species continues…
I’ve recently been made aware of a series of books that I’m currently enjoying about a driven and anti-social necromancer named Johannes Cabal. He has one goal: To find the “cure” for death, which he pursues relentlessly, often making those who get in his way wish he’d achieved his life’s work before they met. Before I get into a more proper look at the setting and other elements, here’s a snippet of a song from the first book that should set the tone somewhat. It’s sung by a group called The Maleficarian Army, a large group of cultists who follow a warlock that was driven mad by trying to cram comprehension of a Lovecraftian universe into his ill-prepared skull. The song is sung to the tune of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”:
Big Squidhead lies a-sleeping, although, in a way, he’s dead.
There are dreams that change reality a-running round his head.
He lies in dread R’lyeh, which is on the ocean bed.
But pops up and down for fun.
If that’s enough to whet your appetite, you know where to obtain printed materials, so get thee hence and seek out the works of one Jonathan L. Howard. For everyone else, I’m going to get into spoiler-y territory, so I’ll put more detailed thoughts after the jump.
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Universal Studios is rebooting The Mummy as a kick-off of their shared “Universal Monsters” universe franchise. It stars Tom Cruise, and it’s about as chock full of Egyptology as you’d expect:
Part of me laughs at the sarcophagus being more Lovecraft than Ramses, but Nyarlathotep is kind of cool. The four-irised eyes seems kind of Mythos-ish, so maybe that’s what they’re shooting for? The movie could also easily lampshade the funky-looking coffin and other “rule of cool” add-ons by having some scholar mention that they’re unlike anything anyone has seen before, etc.
I don’t expect that Brendan Fraser fans will be happy with the new direction, but there’s CGI sandstorms in the new film, too, right?
I was going to say it would be interesting if this was released alongside that upcoming Stargate reboot we’ve been hearing about, but it appears SG-1 shall remain canon for now.