if you ever feel like in a video game where you can make characters, ur spending too much time on one character and feel bad that ur not making new ones + working on others just remember that i have 246 hours on one character on dark souls 3 alone (that isnt even my “main”), out of my 410

Unlike many platformers of the time, Kid Chameleon chose to have a fairly complex health system, with the player taking variable amounts of damage even when jumping on certain enemies. This is also represented through the mask system, which provides the player with different health totals based on the mask chosen. In presenting health in this way, the game was able to better reinforce the different attributes that each mask (and the base character) possessed, as well as allow the game to be much less openly difficult overall.

‘He's very sexy’: Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale and other actors on le Carré
Leading actors including Rachel Weisz, David Harewood and Damian Lewis reveal what John le Carré is like to work with

Tom Hiddleston played Jonathan Pine in the BBC adaptation of 
The Night Manager   

I had read Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy when I was young, but not The Night Manager. When I read the script for the first episode, I was thrilled and fascinated by the prospect of playing Pine. I read the novel many times after that. When it came to preparing for the series, le Carré was very present and actively involved. After a cast read-through of all six episodes in one sitting, we withdrew to a draughty anteroom behind a council hall in central London and listened to his generous feedback. He stressed in particular the delicate and almost parental nature of the relationship between agent runner and agent, in this case between Angela Burr (Olivia Colman) and Jonathan Pine. His attention to detail was forensic, and his insight invaluable.

Our fascination with spies stems from our natural curiosity about questions of truth and identity. Even as children, we develop a deep understanding of the transgressive act of lying. And yet spies must lie, or dissemble, for the greater good. John le Carré is the architect of our understanding of the world of spies. There is, behind the curtain of power, a complex network of interests and relationships, upon which depend our national security and prosperity. He has always understood that. He takes us behind the curtain. He is also one of the most sophisticated analysts of the British psyche, and the creator of the most thrilling novels of the past half-century. He understands that within the British cultural identity are contained many complex contradictions; that our sense of ourselves, and of our place in the world, is not fixed or clear.

Spy stories satisfy some innate curiosity within us, and le Carré’s are the best. They are emotionally and intellectually completely satisfying, politically resonant and genuinely thrilling.


[nick+schmidt]“ever since i’ve known you you’ve been there. you’re always there even when i don’t want you there you’re there. that’s what a husband does. you fight for me, that’s what a husband does. you care about what i eat, that’s what a husband does. you cook for me even when i don’t ask, that’s what a husband does. when i pass out you comb my hair so there’s no knots in it, that’s what a husband does.”