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New article! Read about Gunman Chronicles, an officially sanctioned Half-Life mod that acts as a stepping stone between corridor shooters and the expansive scope of later titles like Halo.

Gunman Chronicles

The game opens in a collapsing, prehistoric jungle temple where the General’s stooges ambush your allies in a crossfire; the massive breadth and complexity of this scene dwarfs nearly anything attempted before it. The game doesn’t often evoke that sense of innovation, though, mainly because of its close resemblance to its forebears. The ingredients for a more daring shooter are in place, but it plays like… well, a Half-Life mod. A great Half-Life mod, of course, but one working on a larger canvas with the same paints. When you drive a tank across a desert or evade a drone ship patrolling the skies, those moments are exciting and fresh but still distant from the genre’s epic battles to come.

Gorillaz. Probably one of the most interesting and unique bands I’ve ever seen. If you don’t know the band, they do rap/rock/electronic type music and are a major inspiration in making my own band “the crazed side” which has many different genres in it as well. If any of you are looking for inspiration for your own music, check these guys out. You won’t regret it. BTW what’s your guys’ favorite band? #gorillaz #inspiration #band #music #musician #band #epic #genre

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i think it’s a crime i haven’t posted this on here yet… strings and synth and drums. honestly, this is just epic as fuck and i love when it pops up on my drawing playlist.

review: the mistborn trilogy

title: The Mistborn Trilogy (The Final Empire/The Well of Ascension/The Hero of Ages

author: Brandon Sanderson

publisher: Tor Books (2010)

genre: epic fantasy

rating: 5 out of 5 stars ★★★★★

When the big bad has already won and taken power, who will stand up to him? A thieving crew with the combined ability to manipulate metal to enhance their abilities to that of super heroes is who. They quickly discover that on their heels are darker forces than anything imaginable, and an entire religion founded on the enduring will of a single man.

the review below is spoiler free

Sometimes you encounter an author who you suspect has tapped into some unknown font of ability, such is their mastery of story telling and narrative. Brandon Sanderson demonstrates more than mere competence over the sweeping arcs of the Mistborn trilogy - these books are a work of brilliance, a shining example of the originality that still lives in the fantasy genre. By taking well worn tropes and turning them on their heads and building the story on revelations that whip the rug from under the reader’s feet, Sanderson knows how to keep you hooked, and invested, in the tale he has to tell.

The first book stands alone as an excellent tale of revolution, but it is in the latter two novels that the truth of the world Sanderson has crafted emerges.  Following the enigmatic Kelsier and his thieving crew - many of whom possess capabilities that brand them as Mistborn (or Allomancers) who can tap into various metals to manipulate the world and people around them - the reader is taken into a world tiered between two peoples, the skaa who work the fields and mills, and the nobility, who play a constant game of political cat and mouse in a flurry of balls and strategic marriages. Determined to liberate the skaa, Kelsier tasks his crew with a mission of overwhelming odds: to overthrow the Lord Ruler, the one who has appointed himself God of their entire world.

To delve too deeply into the plot of the latter two books would be to spoil much of their intrigue, but the themes that run through them all are stark and evocative. Trust in one’s companions and faith in one’s religion are examined with a keen eye, and the trilogy’s multiple perspectives offer the reader a considerable amount to think over. Revolution, rebellion and the greater good all weave together complex characters who, for all their desire to do the right thing, find themselves compelled by the world around them to simply do as they must.

It is in these characters the themes are most manifest, either through quiet introspection or sudden bursts of revelation and heroism. Group leader Kelsier is arrogant, near garish, but still provides a source of comfort when he appears on the page. Wise scholar and steward Sazed, a man who travels the worlds learning of and storing data on extinct religions, finds himself called to battle both literal and figurative demons that emerge as constructs in a tainted and broken world. The book’s characters have real life breathed into them, and being able to witness their growth, their missteps, and their triumphs, feels a genuine privilege.

In size, the novels themselves may seem daunting - and indeed, as many fantasy novels are, they are huge tomes of several hundred pages - but the story zips along at breakneck pace, cramming enough lore and world building in to please even the pickiest of fantasy fans. If you’re seeking your next big read, this is it.

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A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 || George R.R. Martin & Daniel Abraham || 240 pages
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Top 3 Genres: Fantasy / Graphic Novels / Epic Fantasy

Synopsis: Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.

Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.

Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.

Started on: July 27th, 2015.

liliumgirls answers crap!

tagged by: marshmellowbat  tagging: sherlocksbelstaff justanotherwizardfromtheshire ilovemytablet arosyks oldstarlight 

basics:  

name: Delaney
nickname: Laney, Dee, Del
where do you live: Lower Saskatchewan (Canada)
favorite color: Bluee
hair length: Shoulder length-ish with double sidecut
hair color: Dirty Blonde?
eye color: Blue
siblings: 3, and 4 ‘half siblings’
area of work/study: Ummm media? art? exercise? flowers? mechanics? biology? I don’t? know?
are you under 18: Nopee
do you live at home: Uh? Yes? Does this mean my parents house? Then no
music genre: Pretty much everything but super hard metal/rock, country has to be kept to a minimum and rap music has to be not completely disgusting
movie genre: action/adventure/epic/romance

this or that:

are you: single or taken? Single pringle hit me up hotties
are you: short or tall? Mehh p much average a lil short maybe
are you: shy, loud, friendly, quiet or avoidable: Really depends on who I’m with, if I’m with people I love I’m very friendly and loud
does your future profession have anything to do with: medicine, law, children, animals, or entertainment?  Maybe
do your fears include: commitment, heights, death, needles, the dark, or thunder? Not really, I mean I don’t like needles and death but I’m not like extra scared than normal people u know? 
do you: laugh or stutter when you’re nervous? Hahah probably 
do you: chew on pens, bite your nails or shake your leg? Yeah, maybe not the pen chewing as much
do you: want piercings or tattoos? Yes, but my piercings reject and are too much of a hassle for me, would want tattoos when i have money and know what i want
do you: want to get married eventually, never want to get married or not know if you want to get married?
Most likely marry
do you: want children eventually, never want children or not know if you want children? Probably
have you ever: kissed someone who’s name begins with an e, t, l, j, m, or d? Nope
would you rather: live in the country or the city? This is hard, theres alot of advantages to both, maybe a small city or an acreage near a city

personal:

ever dyed your hair: Yeah, dark blue once and died my tips with kool aid a few times haaha
does someone like you: Like me how? hopefully someone does lmao
have you kissed anyone in the last 31 days: No
ever cheated: No.
ever been cheated on: Don’t think so
do you like your body: To a degree yeah, sometimes more than other times
favorite quote: I’m just gonna stick with butts

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Exploration of The New Cosmos
“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” SIDE A: 15 Instrumentals / Discoveries SIDE B: 15 Instrumentals / Caught In A Drift Side A contains lighter songs Side B contains darker/less upbeat songs See the full tracklist here: http://katelynn.co.vu/post/82394701377/exploration-of-the-new-cosmos-listen-two

elle’s study playlists : 1/? (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ 

 genre : instrumental 

 mood : epic 

 length : 1 hour 43 minutes

Brain to Books Blog Tour Day 7/#1

Kim Troike 30 July 2015 Angela B. Chrysler Brain to Books Blog Tour
Fast Facts:

Author: Kim Troike A.K.A. Caroline Clemens

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Book: Into the Vines from the Vintage Bleu Trilogy

Official Site

Bio

Kim Troike is a female author residing in Atlanta, Georgia. She has written fiction in the adventure, mystery, romance and contemporary genres. Her latest epic…

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Book Rec: The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten ...

Why read: It’s a classic of the epic fantasy genre, the first book in the Wheel of Time saga. It’s one of those series that everyone has heard of and everyone is intimidated by because of the length. I read this for the first time fifteen years ago and reread it recently in preparation for rereading the first ten books so I can finally finish the series.

It holds up to time passing surprisingly well. There were aspects to it, particularly the relationship between Nynaeve and Lan, that I hadn’t noticed the first time I read it. This is epic fantasy that doesn’t forget that people are people, with passions and motivations beyond the main plot. There are characters to love, characters to hate, and characters that are shades of grey that I have complicated feelings about. The plot rolls along and kept me turning pages, itching to find out what happened next. Jordan uses one of the standard fantasy tropes - splitting the characters and alternating chapters with the different groups - to keep the reader needing to read on, but he doesn’t do it to a frustrating level.

If you’ve never picked up the WoT books, give The Eye of the World a try. It’s compelling and highly readable, and you’ll end up caring so much about the characters that you have to keep reading.

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A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 || George R.R. Martin & Daniel Abraham || 240 pages
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Top 3 Genres: Fantasy / Graphic Novels / Epic Fantasy

Synopsis: Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.

Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.

Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.

Finished: July 27th, 2015.

Progress: 46 / 50. 92% complete.

My Rating: ★★★★☆. [4/5]

My Review: [Under the read more - NOT SPOILER FREE]

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anonymous asked:

How do you feel about yuri(girlxgirl)? And writing about it?

i have a couple of femslash ideas bouncing around. they’re all very genre, like sweeping fantasy epic or space scifi conspiracy thing.

and, of course, theyre all either age difference or enemy!slash based LOL

Tagged by replicaaaa for a 11 questions tag, thank youu! n.n

1. Describe your favorite genre of music in 5 words or less, without mentioning the name of the genre.
Uh.. “Epic, fast guitars, fantasy.. dragons?” hahaha, that’s so hard :’)
2. Guitar or keytar?
You’d have to ask Jocke.. :3 (but I’d say guitar.)
3. Hugs or pugs?
Hugs for life!
4. Put your music on shuffle, and write down the third verse in the song here, along with your opinion on the songs lyrics.
Aerosmith - Living on the Edge: “Something‘s wrong with our eyes” and the lyrics are.. they’re nice I guess? :’)
5. Favorite place to be for the summer?
Uh.. I really don’t know. Definitely not where I am right now :’)
6. Write a silly story/anectdote here.
In high school, I kinda drove my physics teacher crazy, because I was always refering to classic rock stuff, like “Yeah AC/DC means “alternating current/direct current“” or “yeaaah that’s like the cover of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon! So cool!” and he was like “What?”, looking so hopeful, like “Oh my god, Diane, are you interested?” and then he was like “Oh.. Okay.” I’M SORRY TEACHER, I LIKED YOU NEVERTHELESS. Does that count as a silly anecdote?
7. If you could boop anyone’s nose (alive or dead) who would it be and why?
Probably Hannes van Dahl’s nose. Because he’s a cutie. That’s all. :3
8. Favorite ice cream flavor?
Vanilla, or cookie dough, or Oreos, or.. Alright, let’s choose vanilla.
9. Favorite song quote?
“The stronger the poison, the sweeter smells the bloom.” Doesn’t that sound super badass? No? Alright then. (That’s from Edguy’s The Asylum btw.)
10. Least favorite food?
Fish. I really don’t like fish.
11. What is your aesthetic?
I have no idea, eheh.

I also have no idea of questions, I’m sorry, you can throw potatoes at me. <3

Tagged by spaceboxingpsycho

apparently it´s cool to do these things, even though i should be studying^^
Oh and it´s never specified but i guess all these questions relate to “favourite: xy”

Color: Unsaturated green i guess
Food: Risibisi (rice with sweet corn and peas)
Smell: Grass after it just rained
Movie: LotR The two Towers
Genre of music: Epic music/ soundtrack
Texture: The cover of my Noragami volumes
Time of day: 10pm - sleep
Day of the week: I guess i like fridays and weekends
Celebrity: Dunno, noone that comes to mind is famous enough.
Drink: Cacao, orange juice
Precious stone: i like my desert roses
Animal:  Axolotl, Snow Leopard and this guy shoebills
Flower:
Dont know the names of the ones i like, but almost all flowers are nice
Video Game: Metroid Prime Triology
Fruit: Apple
Vegetables: Tomatoes
Shop:  Thalia (my local bookstore)
Fashion style: cheap and practical, occasionally fan shirts
Boy´s name: (of people i know) Cyril
Girl´s name: (of people i know) Ylva
Potato chip flavor: Salty
Meal of the day: an apple
Ice cream flavor: fruit sorbet (cause i´m allergic to cow milk yay)
Soda: Afri cola, Now
Season: Spring
Month:  May
Word:
Disney Princess:
only one i´ve seen is Rapunzel so i´d go with her
Insult: lovable bastard ^_^
Eye color: red… unrealistic but cool as fuck
Dessert: pudding
Candy: Zotter chocolate
Restaurant: none really
Language: Swedish
Thing about myself: I dont have any “serious” mental health problems. And i´m able to study gamedesign!

I hate this tagging stuff, but well: Aminoprince and Toramelle, if you want you can take a shot at this. (still dont know how to tag)

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