Nelson Mandela, hero to millions, has died at the age of 95.
I just had a memory this morning, that when I was a child, I wanted to ask God which came first: Adam and Eve or dinosaurs. I suppose in a metaphorical sense, that’s still the kind of question I want to ask.
So it’s been a while without updates: I’ve had some big things happen, but I’m sort of waiting for all the loose ends to become tied up to share them here. I have seen things I wanted to share, mainly news articles, but haven’t – that one’s due strictly to laziness. Hopefully everything will reach a satisfactory conclusion soon enough and I can get back to spamming your feeds.
It’s the whispers…oh God, the whispers….
I’ve been sick for a good week now, that annoying kind where you’re not absolutely miserable, but you can do sod-all. The kind where it’s pointless to go to the doctor because all they’ll say is “You’re sick,” but you still shuffle around unable to do even the simplest actions without feeling brain-dead and wheezy.
As such, I’ve been playing a lot of Pokemon Conquest and watching a lot of Internet Stuff. As I consume a fair amount of video game reviews and videos, I’ve been suffering through repeats of the INCREDIBLY annoying add for Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. Nevermind that Assassin’s Creed hasn’t been good since they milked Ezio’s tits off making millions of spin-offs from the successful sequel; nevermind that we were practically promised a conclusion AT FREAKING LAST with the third chapter, which really wasn’t all that good. Nevermind that the plot is trite and boring, or that it’s lost all soul as a series. Here’s the part that annoys me:
Is anyone else in the world just f—ing sick of pirates?
I mean, I have NEVER been a big fan of pirates, in any medium. Certainly not in the equally over-milked “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, though I will say I have fond memories of Sid Meyer’s “Pirates,” and I would play that…Heck, I’m not even all that fond of “Pirates of Penzance!” I prefer “HMS Pinafore.” I guess that’s what I’m saying: why do we have to have YET ANOTHER game about pirates. Couldn’t there be a game where I play as the British Navy? It has all the things people presumably like about pirates (exotic locales, fraught sea battles, uhm….saltwater and scurvy?), and quite a great deal less of the things I don’t like: glorification of groups of people that historically pillaged, raped and murdered. You get cool uniforms, the Napoleonic War, conquest for Queen and Empire, and in some instances, a great deal of homo-eroticism that will never, ever be discussed in public.
…besides, everyone knows ninjas are way cooler.
It’s much harder to do simple folds in Origami when you have a cocktail at 10:30. But somehow the end result is much better!
This is the face of unemployment, right here.
(Actually, if we’re going to be serious, I’m doing more craft stuff because it seems I’m going to be doing a show with my dad. It’s a little harder to get stuff prepared since I can no longer do soap and I don’t have any spare funds to invest, but if anyone’s interested, I will post the relevant dates.)
Learn how to make your own origami dragon by clicking here.
Isn’t it interesting that “malodorous” and “melodious” mean such different things when they sound very similar when spoken?
….well, maybe not that interesting.
It’s….just a gameboy….right? Did the future itself just go back in time? I mean, it doesn’t even have the benefit of being compact! And….does this mean they’re agreeing that, yes, the whole 3D thing was a gimmick? Why else would you do it? I mean, I usually have the 3D on my 3DS turned off, but this seems a ridiculous way to fix that.
Someone….explain this….tell me it’s not real….