“Big Daddies represent BioShock: They are iconic fixtures in Rapture. In BioShock 2, you step into the shoes of the first Big Daddy and assume the role of one of the most feared beings within the city walls. Designing new Big Daddies posed a significant challenge: Not only did the team have to design a playable Big Daddy, but they also had to create other Big Daddies that would still present a significant threat to you, despite the fact that you now also wield a drill.“ - Deco Devolution: The Art of BioShock 2
Rapture, a city where the artist would not fear the censor, where the scientist would not be bound by petty morality. Where the great would not be constrained by the small! And with the sweat of your brow, Rapture can become your city as well.
Meanwhile the salon at number 6 Place Royale (Hugo’s house) bowed to none for social brilliance of a certain kind…Gautier, that exquisite poet and aesthete, still occupied a place at the right hand of the master, whom he treated always with an amusingly exaggerated yet good-humored deference, calling him his ‘Olympio’ and his 'sultan’.
Matthew Josephson, Victor Hugo
there’s friendship there’s Romantic Friendship and then there’s whatever the heck Theophile Gautier was doing with his life