familiar series

The Brotherhood Sisterhood of Steel (FO3 & FO4)

  • Proctor Ingram, head of engineering and the Proctor for the Order of the Shield, based on the Prydwen (2287)
  • Senior Scribe Neriah, head of the biological research department of the Brotherhood of Steel, based on the Prydwen (2287)
  • Star Paladin Cross, third highest ranking Brotherhood of Steel member in the Citadel, bodyguard and trusted adviser to Elder Lyons (2277)
  • Sentinel Sarah Lyons, commander of the elite Lyons’ Pride squad, based in the Citadel (2277)
  • Scribe Haylen, field scribe of the Brotherhood of Steel, based in the Cambridge Police Station (2287)
  • Knight Lucia, works in the supply depot at the Boston Airport (2287)

Okay… There’s been a bunch of Silent Hill stuff popping up on my dash and I just feel like flailing about something.

So even if you’re not super familiar with the series, if you’ve seen anything, you’ve seen this guy:

Originally posted by adrenalizeme

Pyramid Head.

He’s kind of the big boss of Silent Hill 2, and regardless of how much sense it does or doesn’t (mostly doesn’t) make, he appears throughout the rest of the series and the movies. He’s the biggest, baddest, and most overtly malevolent force in the whole of the Silent Hill universe.

Want to know how he’s first introduced?

Originally posted by ebrietas-chan

Like this.

No cut scene.

No jumpscare.

No swell in the music that sounds like someone either tased the entire string section or pushed a percussion cabinet down the stairs.

You just sort of find him behind an unsettlingly out-of-place set of prison bars.

And he just stands there, impotently staring at you while your radio goes ballistic with static. You’ve never seen him before. You’re not even really sure what he is at this point… just this reddish shape at the edge of your flashlight beam.

This, my friends, is how you do subtle horror. You make the player do the work for you. Because trust me, at this point in the game (which is a few hours in) your imagination is on overdrive, along with your heart rate and blood pressure. 

It remains one of my favorite things about this series. It wasn’t afraid of being oblique and subtle. The creators of Silent Hill understood that horror is probably one of the most voluntary of narrative experiences. You have to suspend the so much belief to get the full experience. 

So they have to seduce you. This is a seduction through and through. A tease of ankle under the hem of a very long skirt. They make you want to see more, even as you’re already white-knuckling the controller. 

<3

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“It’s the Doctor!” “Quick, shut the door!”

“Hey, Clara, let’s stress out the TARDIS by taking the hand brake off!”

“Got all the bugs out of your helmet, Clara. You’re ready for space!”

“Now you see me…now you don’t!”

“Beam up those ladies, Scotty!”

“Trust me, Clara, it’s a science experiment! Now put these cables on!”

“Looks like your teleporter’s a bit faulty, Ashildr!”

This door swings both ways. It goes back and forth. In comes a southern breeze or a cold wind from the north.

“I need a hug, Jenna!”

“I’ll take her, Grant. I was a father once.”


I think I’m starting to like the ‘Reverse the GIF Polarity’ trend. Makes the Doctor a bit of a jerk at times, though! XD I chose these scenes since they seem like the actions can go in either direction instead of ridiculously impossible movement. Unless there’s no gravity, falling upward from a great height in Heaven Sent is one example. ;)

“Defying gravit-eeeeeee!”

These are all my reversed GIFs. I made them, so if you see them anywhere else online, they were borrowed (or I posted them at other accounts). Please credit if you share elsewhere! :)

One day, I hope I’ll be able to write exposition half as good as this…

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INKTOBER DAY 28:
Draw your OTP dressed in matching, coordinating Halloween costumes
I got here Pearl (dressed as Lisa) and Amethyst (dressed as Archimicarus)***She’s laughing cause she looks like Pearl with the costume on and Pearl is trying not to laugh**
They are of course from Steven and Connie’s favourite book series: Unfamiliar Familiar
Garnet Approves and Steven is almost shaking with happiness over the whole situation

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infinite list of favorite characters

Snow 
↳ “Don’t get me wrong. It’s a dream vacation. I mean, I load up, I go into space, I get inside the maximum-security nuthouse, save the President’s daughter if she’s not dead already, get past all the psychos who’ve just woken up. I’m thrilled that you would think of me.”

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When the world falls down around you and hope is lost,
When you find yourself alone amid a lightless place -
Look to the distance. Know that I am there and that I watch over you always.

♥♥♥ Happy birthday @kousuisetsu ♥♥♥

Three words that every fandom implicitly understands:

“Oh. That episode.”

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From The Witch’s Familiar, the Doctor saves Clara from the Dalek casing with Missy hinting about the Hybrid. It was a very heartfelt and tense moment of the episode, one I still get teary at whenever I watch. Both expressions on their faces were so sorrowful and full of anguish. :(

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Some extra notes on this comparison between The Spirit Morph Saga and His Dark Materials Series: the roles of Pantalaimon and Will seem to be sort of mixed together in Archimicarus, which is why I used references from both, yet Will also shares something with Lisa, because she seems to have lost an eye or got a patch at some point, whereas Will lost two fingers and spent a good portion of the 2nd book with a bandaged hand. Also, the 3rd book on TSMS mentions the Underworld, while in the 3rd book in HDM the Land of the Dead is crucial. I personally always found funny the part where Steven asks Connie what a familiar is, because I tried to introduce a friend to these books when I was 13 and her first question to me was “should I know what a dæmon is?”.

gibbeynator  asked:

What are the best episodes of MST3K for someone who hasn't seen anything of the series to watch? I want to watch the upcoming reboot, but since I have no familiarity with the old series, I'm afraid I might not be able to fully appreciate it.

It’s not a reboot, but a continuation. =)

And 9 times out of 10, the good news is you don’t need to know anything walking into it, because the theme song gives all the backstory. Season 8 had an ongoing plotline (which I quite enjoyed), but you don’t really NEED to follow it closely to know they’re parodying sci-fi tropes. I can’t think of a single dud in season 8 (although some of the movies are just more unpleasant to sit through, like Invasion of the Neptune Men). Still, generally-accepted good ones to watch are: Manos the Hands of Fate, I Accuse My Parents, Space Mutiny, and Pumaman. ^_^

Season 1 has a different voice for Tom Servo than the rest of the show, in the middle of season 5 the main human host changes from Joel to Mike (their riffing styles are a bit different - the Joel era on average was generally more laid back and relaxed, like a few friends just BSing while watching the movie together) while the Mike era was about zingers and getting the jokes really in there. In season 8 Crow’s voice changes and I’d really recommend watching all of season 8 in order because of the storyline that introduces a bunch of characters, but it’s okay if you’re more interested in the riffing.

hello gamers! Today I’m playing Nancy Drew: shadow at the water’s edge. If you’re not familiar with the game series, it’s a point and click game that’s heavily puzzle based, and I’m playing on senior detective mode, which means when I beat this game without using any help from the Internet, it is exactly the same as passing whatever test you take to be a certified private investigator.