Science Not Silence
Your unofficial syllabus to climate change (because, of course, it’s real).
By Strand Book Store

Climate change: it’s complicated, it’s real and it sucks. To celebrate Earth Day, we did some (intellectual) digging to discover our favorite environmental reads. Take a peek to learn what you can do to help our planet (please!).

Xya, 19

“I am wearing a thrifted sweater, some diy jeans, Dr Martens shoes, and a grey Calvin Klein overcoat. My style is inspired a lot by thrifting. I love kinda mismatched looks and funky statement pieces. Kinda grandma chic, I guess. I don’t have one style, and I copy a lot from people I just pass on the street. One day it’ll be all black, or the next a bright green jacket with red shoes or something. I love playing with gender so I’m a big fan of styling a fit with a skirt or crop top.”

Feb 10, 2017 ∙ Greenwich Village
Historical Consciousness in Fallout: New Vegas

Buckle up, this is a long post (~2800 words). Will probably go back and do some editing later.

In 1997, Interplay Entertainment’s subsidiary Black Isles released a small videogame called Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game, and released a follow-up the next year in Fallout 2. Black Isles hasn’t existed for years, not since Interplay’s financial troubles (which also forced the company to sell the rights to the Fallout series in 2006 to Bethesda Softworks), but the core membership of Black Isles (including Fallout 2 directors Tim Cain and Chris Avellone) founded a new development company called Obsidian, which you may be familiar with.

In 2008, Bethesda published Fallout 3, transforming the originally grid- and turn-based combat isometric into a 3D, first-person camera format much like Bethesda’s other flagship series, The Elder Scrolls. In 2010, presumably because Bethesda was busy developing Skyrim, Obsidian released a gaiden game called Fallout: New Vegas, set in the Mojave Wasteland (where parts of Fallout 1 and 2 take place), featuring many elements from Black Isles’ planned Fallout: Van Buren as well as a number of factions from the original isometric games.

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anonymous asked:

Dr. Borous, why don't you name nightstalkers, snuppies? It's a cute name! I bet Dr.Dala would agree!

I don’t know how familar you are with Big MT’s operating policies, but there is a very extensive list of things that people are not allowed to do on campus.

#216 - The name of any creation should be somewhat indicative of its function, nature, or propensity to violence.

#216 amendment A - Names that meet the above conditions but are deliberately misleading, either by indication of ‘cuteness’ or utilization of dadaist or memetic humor (i.e; snake puppies, or snuppies - since re-branded Nightstalkers, and Cazadores, formerly known as 'buzzkills’) are not allowed, do to the unfortunate repercussions of various miscommunications, usually involving the 'snuppies’ in question.

- Dr. Klein.


#4 - If Dr. Dala agrees with an idea, check with a member of the Ethics Board or Logistical Operations before proceeding.

#5 - If Dr. Dala suggests any activity that bears any resemblance to a violation of the Geneva Convention, inform the Ethics Board and Logistical Operations immediately.