Aries- “What do you mean I’m too old to go sky diving? I’m going sky diving and there’s NOTHING you can do about it!’
Taurus- "You haven’t eaten today? What? Well let me get you some cookies..and a sandwich.. Don’t touch that. That’s ANTIQUE. Hey let’s go to Costco!”
Gemini- “Want to go to the zoo? The museum? Aquarium? Want to go for ice-cream? You’ll never guess what your aunt said to me about your cousin…”
Cancer- “I’m so glad you all made it! I made cookies and brownies and I bought chocolate and I made you a new sweater! I love you!!!”
Leo- “Look at all the new stuff I bought you! I hope you like it, oh I know you’ll like it! How about I tell you about the time I won prom queen in ‘76..”
Virgo- “ Take your shoes off please. Don’t put your elbows on the table. How’s school going? Wait! Who didn’t wash their dishes!?”
Libra- “I got this new lotion.. Would you like some? Do you like my nails? And look at my new painting.. It’s nice, isn’t it? Did you need any advice sweety?”
Scorpio- “You know I love you very much… So much.. Did I ever tell you about when I was in the war? I don’t usually talk about it, but I think you’re ready for it.”
Sagittarius- “Look what I brought you from India!! Oh my goodness and look at this lovely necklace from Spain. You should come with me to my new yoga class, you’ll love it!”
Capricorn- “I wanted to talk to you about college. Do you know where you’re going yet? You know you could go anywhere in life, it just takes hard work. You should really start investing your money.. I’ll help you get started”
Aquarius- “You know back in the 60’s, I had just gotten busy streaking back then. I’m thinking of dying my hair blue, we should go together! How do you feel about "a tofu turkey” for Thanksgiving?“
Pisces- "It’s alright honey.. It’s okay to cry, don’t worry I’m right here. Let’s sing a song, they always make me feel better. Just let it alllll out and tell me everything that’s on your mind.”
“Actually I should be studying for my test, but I’m just hanging out and lamenting about life. I’m burying this cookie in the dirt and…I was looking at the ground while eating some cookies and thought that the grass wanted to eat some, so I’m burying it a bit.” “Why do you think it wanted to eat your cookies?” “I asked the grass if it wanted it. I thought it wanted to eat them. It seemed like it would give the grass some nourishment.”
“사실 시험 공부해야하는데 신세 한탄만 하면서 놀고 있죠. 막, 과자는 땅에 묻고 있고…과자를 먹으며 땅을 보고 있었는데, 풀이 과자를 먹고 싶어하는 것 같아서 좀 묻었거든요.” “왜 그렇게 생각하세요?” “풀한테 제가 물어봤어요. 풀이 먹고 싶어하는 것 같더라구요. 과자가 영양분을 주나봐요.”
This is Fawkes, (aka. Spaz, aaka. Meowshawn) and he’s coming up on 4 years old. He’s been brought up with the costuming so he finds it normal. He’ll even crawl into some if you hold an end open.
When we adopted him we had hoped he would make a great shoulder cat. As a kitten he always climbed up you. Sadly as he got older we realized he has a mild case of kitty CH. He stomps everywhere. Runs into anything at high speed. Constantly slamming his poor head into things. He also is terrified of sudden noises. And he’s such a mommas boy that he cries and sits at the door everytime my love leaves the house. He can’t perform like Nak outside due to his excentricities. But we love our little guy tons! He’s most famous as Meowshawn Lynch on twitter.
Some of you are probably familiar to the quest “Brain
Dead” from “Far Harbor”, Fallout 4’s latest DLC. If not, be
wary, [SPOILERS] ahoy!
A few weeks before Fallout 4’s release, Autumn Leaves, a Fallout : New Vegas Mod was published on the
Nexus. It featured a colorful cast of excentric robots, in charge of a
forgotten Vault where a strange murder happened. Sounds familiar ?
Maybe, to those who played Far Harbor’s “Brain Dead.”
It was only recently that a nice fellow nicknamed
“endolex” brought to my attention that there was several similarities
between the two. Since I didn’t play “Brain Dead” myself, I did a bit
of research on Let’s Plays and Youtube. AND SOON :
Wow, there, people. I knew that Bethesda was keeping an eye
out on mods and taking the best ideas to integrate them in their future installments (like they did for Wasteland Defense for Fallout 4), but this!
Let’s take a look at it for ourselves.
The comparison :
First off, both quests begins with a discussion through an interphone
with the caretaker of the Vault, a headwaiter robot with a rather distinguished
persona. The big mandatory Vault Door opens, leaving the player up for the
exploration of said vault.
Up till now, nothing unusual, as Vaults are popular locations in Fallout’s universe. Is all gud.
The main quest itself, which consists in
investigating the murder by checking the crime scene, and speaking to every robot in the Vault :
The mysterious death of the prime financier of the Vault, who - in both cases - worked alongside Vault-Tec to build the special place.
The importance of voice modulators in the plot, to distinguish the robots
The sexytime moment.
And of course, the mandatory “Let’s discuss paintings
with a robot.”
Then, there’s the Neural Interface Matrix in
BD versus the Neuro Comp Matrix in AL, the presence (and relevance to the plot) of a robotic expert in the Vault,
the feel of the central atrium, the quasi-exclusive robotic cast confronted to a murder, the misleading piece of evidence
(Keith/Rolland), among others.
Now, now, truth be said, I honestly thought Bethesda’s staff
played Autumn Leaves, had a blast with it (I hope) took some things out of it
and made their own thing for Far Harbor. And I seriously think this is perfectly
okay. After all, Autumn Leaves’ inspirations are countless (Asimov’s, Cluedo,
Planescape : Torment, Arcanum, older Fallouts, etc.) and being influenced is a natural part
of the writing process.
Why am I making a post of it? (With quite the big headline, at that.) Well, to raise some awareness of Autumn Leaves, really. Since I witnessed
the interest that “Brain Dead” had raised from the players, I thought
it would be cool to jump on the occasion to tell them that more of this kind
of quests exists. (Though Autumn Leaves lasts around 6 hours vs 1 for BD.)
Since Autumn Leaves was out but a few weeks before Fallout 4, I
always felt that people didn’t have the occasion to discover it by the time they
jumped to F4. On another note, I also fear that people who played Brain Dead
would stumble on Autumn Leaves and ignore it because “Oh, hey, it’s Brain
Dead all over again!"
So, if you liked Brain Dead, want to play a
"Whodunit”, but with entirely different themes, different writing,
different plot, different music (!) different voice acting (!!) don’t hesitate to download Autumn Leaves.
Fandoms can be something great. They support shows so that they come to more seasons and give the makers work and a reason to continue. They give lonely nerds and excentrics (I am also one) a chance to talk with same-minded peeps…
But besides that. A fandom still has the word ‘fanatic’ hidden in it.
The Steven Universe accident is nothing I call new or suprising. There is the same potential in each fandom and it happened not only there. I met the same with my sonic drawings from 2007, but that is another story. So don’t make a bigger deal out of it, like it’s the cruelest thing the internet ever created…
This time it just went more viral.
I wanna make this post short, because I don’t wanna preach here. But keep in mind:
It’s just a fucking cartoon and nobody from the show or makers get hurt when someone makes porn or something else with it. It’s not tasteful but it hurts nobody. The makers won’t get into a corner and try to kill themselves, because they found out about rule34.
Neither will your love to a show dimmer, when you see people don’t like it. A show is made to entertain someone. And when it’s only you… be happy it’s you who gets a kick of the show, why concetrating on others not liking it?
The characters itself are fictional. You can’t hurt a ficitional character, nor will the show get cancelled or changes, because of some out-of-the-norm fanarts…
So when you have a problem with peeps who are not in your image of the right ‘fan’, then go to a doctor… you are a fucking obsessed fanatic (I made a pleonasm…hehe).
Now be a good fanatic and hug everyone who has the ‘normal’ degree of obsession with any show and try to keep it normal.
When you don’t agree with someone, then use something called ‘constructive critizism’, that means talking like an adult.