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The NES Mini is coming back

Nintendo has announced that the discontinued NES Classic will return to store shelves in 2018 due to popular demand. A company spokesperson responded, “Fans have shown their unbridled enthusiasm for these Classic Edition systems, so Nintendo is working to put many more of them on store shelves”

Nintendo also promised to have significantly more of the SNES Classic available for purchase in stores in September than they did with their previous console

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Nintendo Announces Super NES Classic Edition

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo’s follow-up console to the legendary Nintendo Entertainment System, launched in 1991 and introduced what many consider some of the greatest video games of all time – classics such as Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario Kart, Super Metroid and F-ZERO.

On Sept. 29, 2017, this beloved console is coming back to stores in the form of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition. The mini system, which contains 21 pre-installed classic games and can easily be plugged into any high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable, will be available at a suggested retail price of $79.99. And for the first time, players who pick up the system can enjoy the intergalactic adventure Star Fox 2, the sequel to the original Star Fox game that was created during the Super NES era but never released … anywhere!

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition has the same look and feel of the original system – only smaller – and comes pre-loaded with 21 incredible games:

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Josephine Baker was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou, in 1934. She refused to perform for segregated audiences in America and is equally known for her work in the Civil Rights Movement.

anonymous asked:

sooo...I'm still new to the doctor who eu. can you explain to me what Faction Paradox is? because just going through your posts... it kinda sounds... made up? like...what the hell?

This is the most blessed ask I’ve ever gotten

Very quick version: Gallifreyan voodoo cult that uses paradox for their own goals.

Slightly less quick version: First seen in the Eighth Doctor novel Alien Bodies, later got their own spinoff books and audios and comics and short stories and devoted fandom. 

Rather long-ish version: A tangled web of timelines on a truly cosmic scale, in which nothing is sacred, everything can happen and the confines of Doctor Who are thrown clear out the window. The franchise starts off with killing the Doctor and sending him into full-on psychosis (twice) from the sheer trauma of meeting his own corpse; goes on to fill an entire encyclopedia with the story of a Time War; breaks free from the universe on a four-dimensional vessel spanning millions of galaxies and their collective cultural histories while Gallifreyans pretend to be the Faction and other Gallifreyans pretend to be Gallifreyans pretending to be the Faction and the Ship’s Captain is stuck talking to his own severed head loop after loop after loop; has a spinoff novel focusing entirely on Kelsey Hooper from the Sarah Jane Adventures pilot; and doesn’t actually have any stated goals, as such, aside from mocking all that Gallifrey holds sacred by flaunting atavistic displays of blood and bone and sex and joy

Increasingly long-ish version: “It’s never easy, explaining Faction Paradox in a single line. It’s been described as a criminal syndicate, with agents operating in every civilisation from the first to the last; as an all-purpose guerrilla organisation, intent on overthrowing the order of history-in-general rather than any specific government; as a fetishistic death-cult, whose members remain utterly unaware of its founder’s true intentions; as a secret army, preparing for the day when it can launch a mass crusade against any other bloodline that stands in its way; even as a conspiracy of monsters, whose purpose is to stir up a War in Heaven and then pick over the ruins. And none of these descriptions are entirely untrue, although all of them fall short of the mark. If the aims of this group/ cult/ organisation are vague, then at least its roots are well-known. The Faction started life as the bastard offspring of one of the Great Houses – the Houses being those aristocratic bloodlines which have, since long before the rise of the “lesser” species, seen it as their duty to oversee the structure of causality – and in human terms even describing the Houses is a challenge. To call the members of these bloodlines “another race” or “another species” seems to miss the point, somehow: the continuum has depended on their presence for so long that thinking of them as “just a different kind of people” is like thinking of gravity and entropy as different kinds of people.” (Introduction by the creator himself, continued here!)

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