after platinum

Guess who got emotionally scarred again by playing the Platinum Demo after finishing FFXV?

Me. I did. I never played the Platinum Demo (nor Episode Duscae, bad move on my part). So when I saw that it was still available, I tried it out.

DON’T DO THIS GUYS. 

Playing as cute baby Noct when you know how his fate turns out is going to HURT. A LOT. 

Especially when you:

- learn that one of Noctis’s most treasured gifts from Regis was a soccer ball that he had always asked for. Then what he just wanted was for his father to play with him. But since Regis is a busy king, he can’t. So Noct would just wait by the Citadel steps every sunset waiting for Regis to come home, but no one shows up. So he just learned to ‘not care’ anymore. (tears)

- You’re led to believe that his ‘safe place’ is the Citadel, Insomnia. But after you fight an Iron Giant, baby Noct’s real ‘safe place’ appears: the REGALIA. It’s because when he’s riding the Regalia, he gets to be with Regis all the time. (then he gets to be with Prompto, Gladio, and Ignis later on) This makes the whole crash at Gralea and Noct saying goodbye to the car all the more painful. (It was already painful to begin with; but knowing this makes it especially tortuous). 

Noctis has been dealt such a shitty hand. Best worst sacrificial lamb ever. He needs a real happy ending! 

TABATA WHY DO YOU MAKE US CRY ALL THE TIME?!

sourwolfstories top 5 - celebrity

1. Play Crack the Sky by WeAreTheCyclones

Excerpt from “Hale Pulls the Plug on the Future of Rock,” Rolling Stone, Issue 1203 – Oct. 2014
“Fans and music industry vets alike are left reeling in the wake of bassist Derek Hale’s sudden departure from Smokes for Harris. At a time when the foursome from Beacon Hills, California seems to be on the cusp of rock superstardom after just one double platinum record, Smokes has everything to lose.”

Excerpt from “Smokes for Harris: Gladiator,” SPIN.com – Feb. 2015
“Smokes for Harris gives in a little to the pop punk of yesteryear in their sophomore effort, but rather than pandering to fans of a lost era they elevate the genre in a way that hasn’t been seen in quite some time. Frontman Stiles Stilinski works double duty as singer and primary songwriter and proves that he can handle the task even without former bassist Derek Hale.“

2. my heart’s been offline by thepsychicclam

31/M/New York. Rich, lays in bed all day, likes to read (aka Derek Hale, son of an Oscar winning actress, brother of one obnoxious reality star and one rebellious fashion designer, hates the paparazzi so much he’s a recluse)

26/M/California. Boring office job, likes to read (aka Stiles Stilinski, co-owner of a 100 acre organic farm with his dad and two best friends, writer of obits for a newspaper, has absolutely no life)

Or, where Derek and Stiles meet online, and Stiles has no clue Derek’s part of a famous family.

3. Midnight Wolf vs Abominable Snowman by KuriKuri

Derek almost makes the mistake of saying, It’s not fanart, but he manages to catch himself, biting his tongue. This stranger, who’s already identified himself as at least a casual fan of Midnight Wolf, doesn’t need to know that he actually is the artist and author, not just another fan.

4. Trust Fall [Into My Bed] by ofherlionheart

Stiles’s eyes light up. “Did you see him, though? No wonder the dude is an Oscar winner. He’s amazing. I mean, I’ve worked with, like, Liam Neeson and Natalie Dormer. But Derek is something else – I don’t know, I can’t describe it. There’s just this, this thing about him, when we’re in a scene together, it’s so easy to just click with him, and you know some people hate how much I improvise, but Derek just takes it and rolls with it and adds stuff of his own –” He breaks off when he finally notices Lydia smirking. “What?”

“You’re rambling,” Lydia observes.

“And?”

“I guess you aren’t too tired to talk about Derek.”

In which Oscar-winner Derek Hale and sidekick-to-the-top-guns Stiles Stilinski are thrown together to star in a new, powerful film. Mix in feelings, long days, late nights, terrifyingly omniscient agents, the Hale clan, Canada, and some UST, and come out with a long story with liberal amounts of UST and fluff.

5. #OTP: Assholes in Love by stilesanderek

After being outed as bisexual in a sex tape scandal by his ex-girlfriend Kate, Derek struggles to find an acting job until he finally lands a promising role in an HBO supernatural show called Shapeshifters, in which he plays the main character. Derek instantly falls in love with the cast, with whom he has immense fun with, especially Stiles, whose relationship with Derek consists of mainly sarcastic and teasing remarks.

Which is why when Jackson shows him a fanart of Stiles and him having intense sex he gets confused and doesn’t understand this whole “Sterek” thing Jackson is talking about.

Norman Jayden always draws the shortest straw in Heavy Rain

Aka Heavy Rain is a dick to Norman Jayden

I know that I’m about five years too late to the party and that the Heavy Rain fandom seems pretty much dead by now, but I just need to get off my chest how badly Norman Jayden is treated in this game, more so than the other three playable characters imo and why.

Spoilers, obv.

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On this day in music history: March 23, 1979 - “Van Halen II”, the second album by Van Halen is released. Produced by Ted Templeman, it is recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood, CA from December 1978 - January 1979. Issued only thirteen months after their multi-platinum debut, the band complete their second album in only three weeks worth of studio time. Many of the songs on their sophomore release had been written prior to the band’s first album, having been previously recorded as demos in 1976 and 1977. It spins off two singles including “Dance The Night Away” (#15 Pop). The yellow and black Charvel guitar pictured on the back cover of the album is buried with Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott. Abbott, a long time Van Halen fan meets his guitar hero, and tells him how much he admires the guitar. After Abbott’s death in December of 2004, Eddie Van Halen attends his funeral, and places the guitar in his casket. First released on CD in 1987, it is remastered  and reissued in 2000 as a standard red book CD with HDCD encoding. Out of print on vinyl since 1989, it is remastered and reissued as a 180 gram vinyl LP in 2010 by Rhino Records. “Van Halen II” peak at number six on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 5x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

anonymous asked:

It's not just one tweet. Harries are out in full force to diminish how well Niall's single has performed. It's been intensifying after This Town went platinum in the US. An innocuous tweet from him about sports, elicits bashing from them and they don't even follow him. Harry/Zayn stans were spreading screenshots of an altered Wiki page for his single where they removed its platinum certifications. This happened yesterday. Weird phenomen to try and bring down a band mate to raise your fave.

Again…thank you for not lumping the vast majority of us who also love and support Niall and have done nothing of what you speak of.

Knock this shit off. I don’t care who’s doing what…don’t contribute to it by making it worse with inflammatory exaggerations like “out in force”.

You are quite simply wrong.

I support all of them and will unfollow anyone who cannot do the same.

Chloe Moretz gets new tattoo under breast

Los Angeles, March 17 (IANS) A week after debuting her platinum blonde bob, actress Chloe Moretz has got a new tattoo under her breast.


“It gets better than this,” reads the 20-year-old actress’ new tattoo, reports aceshowbiz.com.

Moretz’s new inking was unveiled by a tattoo artist Dr Woo on his Instagram account on Wednesday. He shared an image, which has since been removed, showing the “Dark Shadows” actress taking a mirror selfie.

The tattoo artiste captioned the image: “Some healed ones on Chloe Moretz.”

Additionally, the Los Angeles-based tattoo artist posted a photo of Chloe showing off her rose tattoo.

Moretz’s other tattoos include a signature of her grandmother Janette Duke, on her back. She also has a rose and cross on her back, her family’s initials on her thigh, as well as CK on her ankle in white ink.

–IANS

dc/rb

Final Thoughts on FFXV

So, I finished the game a few days ago and needed an outlet for my thoughts and feelings because oh man did Chapter 14 bring the feels train fast and hard. To the point where I am giving PSA’s at work about it to my co workers who are playing the game.

 

Before I start, I just want to say that I had been following the game development for a few years now and was undecided after playing the Platinum demo how much I was going to like the game.  I am a traditionalist when it comes to Final Fantasy games and when they change things to much I don’t like it (looking at you X-2).  So when I saw the battle system I was a little skeptical that I would like it.  But none the less I gave it a chance especially after all the hype and how well done the Brotherhood anime was.

 

With that said, there a few things I need to get off my lady chest:

 

- The throw away dialog and puns in this game were just everything. (What are you my mother?  Mums the word ahahaha)  And the animation in battles and while driving were so fantastic (Ie when your driving Gladio and Prompto start plugging their nose and getting mad at Noctis like he farted in the car.  Like omg lol that is such a bro thing I can’t even.)

 

- I am fairly certain Regis somehow sabotaged the car to delay the journey long enough so they wouldn’t be anywhere near the Crown City when the NIff’s pulled their bull shit.  I mean Cid more or less implies it in the game and Regis doesn’t seem that stupid to not know it was a trap and wanted to save his son. (hence why the wedding was to be in Altissia)

 

- How did Gladio get his orginal scars?  Did he get into a fight about cup of noodles defending their honor?  Also what the fuck happened when he went off those few days on his own.  I mean I have theories (see my post below about Gladio and the Cup of Noodles cult) but damn it I will riot in the streets if his DLC doesn’t explain it.

 

- I really want to know more about the girl Galdio is seeing 10 years later.  I mean he is obviously smitten with her to bring her up to them the eve of their taking the city back.

 

- Iris is queen.

 

- Prompto’s heart belongs to Cindy.

 

- Prompto’s heart also belongs to Noctis (I didn’t get Promptis until I played the game and my god do I ship it.  I ship it so hard.)

 

- Is it ever explained why Cor is called Cor the Immortal?  Maybe his DLC will explain it but I imagine it’s because either he is really immortal or its a derogatory term used towards him because he always seems to miss the big battles?  I am thinking the later because he doesn’t seem to happy about being called that.

 

- I feel like Noctis and Luna had this Romeo and Juliet thing going on for awhile.

 

- I wish they went into their relationship more in the game…I mean obviously there was more to this engagement than just political reasons.  They obviously cared for each other.

 

- The Chocobo side quests were everything in this game.  I mean they might be my favorite Chocobos in a final fantasy game of all time.

 

- I may or may not have driven the Regalia in first person view so I could turn the camera directly on Ignis and just stare at that beautiful man’s face for hours.

 

- “That’s it!  I’ve discovered a new receipe” will now become a trigger of mine.

 

- Sorry Phichit from Yuri on Ice!! but Prompto Argentum is the new king of selfies.

 

- Also sooooooo many butt shots in this game.  I mean come on Prompto….we get it you have a thing for butts…expecially Glaido’s butt.

 

- Prompto really did take the best pictures.  I mean dude’s got a gift. (Also I was undecided if I was going to enjoy this feature in the game but my god if it was not my favorite thing to do out of all the guys special skills.  I loved to see what pictures Prompto took today)

 

- Speaking of Prompto…all this time I thought his insecurities stemmed from being a ackward fat kid (can so relate to that) but nope, not at all.  Dude had the darkest back story of the game.  I mean after Chapter 13 I just wanted to bundle him up and protect him at all costs.

 

- Also, apparently he was adopted as a baby but how did he know he was an MT?  Did he just make the connection while they were traveling or did he always know?  Or did Ardyn tell him?  So unclear.

 

- In the beginning I kind of hated Noctis.  I thought he was just this emo trash kid who was sheltered in life and didn’t want to grow up.  But by the end of it all I was literally on my knees bowing to the almighty true king.  I mean jesus did he redeem himself in the end.

 

- I’m not ok with the fact that Prompto never met Lunafreya or saw Pryna again.

 

- I was more upset about Ignis going blind than I was about Luna getting stabbed.

 

- Ignis being blind the rest of the game was worse than if they just killed him off.  It was so sad to play pretty much 4 chapters watching him struggle.

 

- I am fairly sure Cid lived with Ignis during the 10 years Noct was gone.  Like Ignis took him in and took care of him while they were in Lestallum.  Iggy is such a stand up guy.

 

- Ardyn just screamed stranger danger throughout the whole game.  I mean in Lestallum I was screaming at my tv for them to not go with him.  Like really that red convertible was literally a big white shady van.

 

- Also I feel no sympathy for Ardyn at all.  He was a sick twisted mother fucker.  I mean he had the images of all his ‘kills’ hanging above the thrown.  That is a sick and twisted man-demon.

- However I do feel sympathy for Ravus.  Poor bastard loved Luna so much and was really the casualty of this shitty war between Lucis and Niffilheim.

 

- The Final Fantasy call backs in this game we great (the soundtracks from old games, Wedge, Biggs, the Spira bank etc etc)

- Noctis sitting on the throne after defeating Ardyn killed me so much.  He was so strong and just accepted his fate.  Poor guy never had a chance for anything else.  God damn destiny.

 

- Nothing in life has ever made me cry sobbing ugly tears like the camp fire scene during the credits.  I mean I was crying the minuet they were all sitting there silent not wanting to bring up the big white elephant in the room and then Noct just telling them he made peace with his fate and fucking Prompto just sobbing and god damn it even Galdio had tears in his eyes I just couldn’t take it.  It was too much.  I am still not over it and never will be.  I re-watched the scene again on Youtube a few times and I still ugly cry.  No scene in a video game has ever made me that emotional before.

 

- The scene at the end with Luna and Noct I thought was nice but so sad.  Why couldn’t the six just grant them their lives back for being so pure and good?

 

- Also, I am certain the chocobros lived.  I think the scene in the afterlife was just Ardyn hallucinating and Noct drawing on their bond to finish them off.  Otherwise why all the emphasis on rebuilding and Gladio making note of the structures being save able and the whole walk tall speech?  Noct was leaving the rebuilding process to them.

 

- My ending head cannon would be Noct and Luna coming back and the chocobro’s meeting them on the steps of the Citadel and everyone reuniting and Noctis introducing her as his fiance and Luna healing Ignis’s eyes so that he can finally see dawn and everyone giving Gladio shit about the girl he’s been seeing and then teasing Prompto about pursuing Cindy for 10 years.

 

 

In the end I got an epic bro road trip that turned into a runaway feels train that came crashing down hard.

 

But I still loved the game anyways.

Equalists motif
Jeremy Zuckerman
Equalists motif

Another leitmotif compilation for you all! This is (primarily) the leitmotif used for the Equalists in book 1, and generally also for the sinister or corrupt (i.e. Tarrlok and his taskforce or metalbending cops). Compiled chronologically with their use in the show.

Note how the first half dozen or so iterations are primarily very sinister. From when Amon declares the revolution during ‘and the winner is…’ onwards the leitmotif goes into increasingly action- and warlike variations, concluding with a hint of tragedy with Beifong’s sacrifice. 

I have a feeling a hint of the leitmotif is also used in the finale (in the track ‘Hiroshi and Asami/Korra Airbends’) in the hallway before Korra airbends, or at least pieces of its specific arrangement of notes - but if it is, it’s altered too far to be fully recognisable as such anymore, so I left that out of this compilation.

Have fun and remember - Amon is the solution.