Jacob: If I asked you where the hell we were, would I regret it? Newt: We’re safe. Jacob: Oh good. Newt: We’re in a small prison cell in the Headquarters of the Magical Congress of the United States of America. Jacob: This is obviously some strange usage of the word “safe” I wasn’t previously aware of.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (honestly not sure which version)
Some time ago you talked about things that get you excited in games (like the dialogues in Uncharted 4). There are any upcoming game this year that are you looking for?
Persona 5 in two weeks, hands down, end of story. There are very few games I actively look forward to - the majority of games are usually more of a “Oh, that’s coming. I’ll probably get it” type acknowledgement than anything else. I know how much work goes into AAA game dev, and I enjoy my time with them, but they don’t really excite me much. I like playing them, and they’re interesting, but I don’t feel like I’m missing out if I wait a bit and pick it up later (or sometimes not at all, like how I never purchased a WiiU). My exception to this is the Persona series. I’ve been a huge fan since playing through Persona 3 on the PS2, and I love it from so many different angles. It is the one series I actually get excited about.
For those who are unfamiliar with this series, it’s an utterly bizarre combination of Pokemon-style battle and collection gameplay, Visual Novel Scheduled Dating Sim character and relationship building, and randomly-generated dungeon crawler all wrapped up in an urban fantasy JRPG setting, and it is wonderful. I didn’t think that such disparate core gameplay systems could work so well together, but they synergize like peanut butter and chocolate in a way that got me hooked from the get go.
The metaplot moves forward through day-to-day scheduled gameplay, where the player’s protagonist character meets and befriends characters in a Japanese high school setting over the course of a school year. Each character relationship is represented by a specific tarot arcana, and the strength of your friendship with that character also affects the strength of the pokemon you can collect and summon of that tarot arcana. The pokemon are necessary to battle the enemies in the randomly generated dungeons, which you must complete in order to advance the plot, which opens up access to more of the individual character storylines, which let your pokemon get stronger, which makes the dungeons easier, which lets you advance the plot… and so on. The relationships you build with your teammates translate into improvements in battle. The pokemon you collect also help build closer relationships with your friends. The money and items you collect in the random dungeons are used to buy better equipment, but also gifts for friends and toys and books for stat increases. It’s a fantastic multi-level synergistic feedback cycle that kept me playing for hours because of how many connection points there are between the different core gameplay systems.
From a developer’s perspective, Persona 5 specifically has got me very interested in their presentation and user interface design. The game is highly visually stylized, and that extends to the UI as well. But it isn’t something particularly basic either - the fonts,
the color scheme, the lettering are all highly stylized as well. Just thinking about how they managed to get the fonts to work with that kind of stylization must have been a huge design challenge… especially because they knew they had to localize it to a whole different writing system, while still maintaining the style of the game. I’ve done localization before - fitting stuff from other languages into limited text space is already a challenge, but doing so while adhering to this gorgeous visual style guide is a super daunting task. Are they only rotating or highlighting specific letters? Is there some kind of special preprocessing pass for the the text? Is everything drawn separately and simply treated as a texture? My mind is abuzz with possibilities.
As a player, I love great character development, story development, and deep RPG combat systems. As a developer, I really like seeing how different and deep gameplay systems interact and intersect with each other. The Persona series has managed to keep me fascinated as both a player and a developer for quite some time. Combine this with the
genre-bending fusion score by Shoji Meguro and I’ve got a game that I’ll easily sink 80+ hours into without blinking and still go back for more. Persona is the only game series I actively avoid spoilers and marketing for, because I know for certain that I will be buying it and I want to remain as unspoiled as possible.
Being a college witch on the go, I found that it’s useful to have some things to do quick simple discrete spells on the fly.
So if anyone else wants to make one or wants a jumping off point for theirs. Keep in mind nothing I use here are absolute musts. Your practice is yours so the stuff you would require for spellwork might be vastly different than the stuff I would require to do it. Also mine is not everything I would want, but since I’m a dude who doesn’t have the luxury of a purse (and space in my messenger is at a premium) it had to be small and compact.
I wouldn’t count this as an altar either, just a spell kit, though I could probably figure that out as I go.
The contents and what they’re for.
1. An altoids tin, its the box I found to keep this stuff in and its durable.
2. 2 rubber bands, for keeping the box closed and bindings.
3. A tin of matches and strike boards. The tin I found at a healthfood store and is meant for balms and stuff.
4. 3 candles two black and white and one just white. For spells and filtering energy (in the black and white ones, the plain white one is multiuse)
5. Oils in .25 dram bottles, I’m an oil whore, what can I say. Some are homemade others were purchased from a witch shop near me. There is lucky mojo, alpha (self confidence and courage during discussion, seriously useful), academic success (This one is basically a crown of success oil, but the shop sells it as academic, its a college town what can you do?), crown of Amethyst (focus, protection, calm and clairity).
6. Black salt in jar for protection and I use it as a sort of magical fire extinguisher if I fuck up or theres something fucked up near me.
7. Lavender heads in jar, a power herb for me and a fantastic multi use one at that. this is like rosemary to me.
8. A pewter pentagram pendant. This can be used as a pentacle in a pinch as well as strung through with the thread to make a pendulum. Its an important symbol to my practice as its the symbol of magic, will, and elemental power.
9. Thread, bindings,knot magic, cat toy
10. A quartz crystal. I got this in a crystal grab bag and I thought it would be perfect for this. It’s small and can be charged to do anything. It also makes for quite a nice wand if I need one.
11. It’s in the tin but it’s a velvet bag in black to make a quick spell sachet and muffle and protect whats in the box.
12. Salt packets from the cafeteria. You kn ow what salt is for.
So that’s my portable kit, I hope that all of you out there can find this useful and maybe consider your own portable craft needs.
is it bad that when it comes to daisuga i can't ship either of them with anyone else? it just doesn't seem right. i'm open to any other ships but just none that involve daichi or suga with any one else other than each other :(
Not at all!! I’m a firm believer in everyone being free to like what they want, how they want, provided they aren’t hurting or being a jerk to anyone else in the process. DaiSuga are my OTP, and for me they feel the most right together (like, so right it almost hurts when I spend too much time thinking about it, because the intricacies of the way they balance and support each other are so beautiful), but I also have a lot of fun imagining them in parallel universes where they’re with other people. They’re such fantastic, multi-layered characters and I love the way different parts of them are highlighted depending on who they’re paired with.
I think this may also be related to the fact that I don’t think there is only one person who can be good for someone else. I do think Daichi and Suga are a perfect match, but I also believe they would be able to make meaningful, probably really beautiful connections, with other people if they didn’t have each other, and I love exploring those new dynamics.For me, I can play with those things and not feel like anything has been taken away from the purity that is DaiSuga together, because that remains untouched in its own universe in my mind, and there’s a wonderful feeling of coming home when I write them together again.
For you, it may feel too real to pair them up with other people, like imagining one with someone else is hurting the other, and that’s okay!We all visualize and imagine things differently.I don’t think there’s anything wrong with you only enjoying it when Daichi and Suga are paired together, nor do I think there’s anything wrong with people loving them in multiple ships. We ship these characters because it makes us happy and excited, so you do whatever works for you and don’t feel obligated to do anything else. Just be respectful of those who may see things differently, as they should be respectful of you.
Really, truly, the best Bellarke fanfiction out there.
Well, according to me. Many of the below contain adult scenes, so proceed with caution. I give the rating listed by each separate site’s rating scheme, so as usual, AO3′s “M” may not be equivalent to fanfiction.net’s “M,” and anything posted to Tumblr is listed as unrated unless given an official rating by the author.
@Regrann from @goinggear - @sogknives has some fantastic new multi tools which break the mold on the old multi tool shape. Definitely looking forward to these guys mid year.
#SHOTShow2017 #SHOTShow #SHOT #multitool #knife #knives #EDC #everydaycarry #camping #hiking #backpacking #outdoors #getgoinggear #goprepared - #regrann
@wanderingnork I AM ACCUSING THIS WONDERFUL PIECE OF IMPOSSIBLY TALENTED GARBAGE FOR WRITING THE MOST AMAZING FANFICTION, FROM LEGEND OF DRIZZT, THROUGH IKEA AUS, TO MULTI CHAPTER FANTASTIC BEASTS FIC.
ALSO FOR BEING AN AMAZING FREAKING PERSON WHO IS RIDICULOUSLY SWEET AND SUPPORTIVE AND WHO HELPED ME THROUGH SOME MAJOR CRISISES? CRISES? YEAH THROUGH SOME DIFFICULT SHIT.
NORK YOU WONDERFUL LOSER, FIGHT ME. TELL ME ON WHAT CONTINENT YOU LIVE AND I’LL HIJACK A PLANE, FLY OVER THERE, AND KICK DOWN YOUR DOOR WHILE HOLDING A 17FT TALL CAKE AND A REALLY, SUPER COOL LOOKING ROCK AND AT LEAST 14 PUPPIES BECAUSE YOU ARE AMAZE. NEVER FORGET ABOUT THAT
霊 // 光 (SPIRIT//LIGHT), 2014 Maiji/Mary Huang watercolour and white pigment ink pen 11" x 15"
Everybody’s favourite Spirit Wave masters wahoo! Or, everyone’s favourite irascible psychic delinquent and his no-nonsense ass-kicking grandma!!!! in her younger days.
Individually, Genkai and Yusuke are both such fantastic, multi-dimensional, compelling, larger-than-life characters. I have so many adjectives for them: badass, sarcastic, idiosyncratic, charming, adorable, gutsy, heroic, hilarious. Their dynamic together as teacher and student/dysfunctional but loving surrogate family only makes them even more awesome.
I love them so much ヽ(；▽；)ノ
Thank you again to my dad *^▽^* All the kanji in the piece is sketched from his nice calligraphic handwriting.
alright, tho the info boxes aren’t filled up, i have picked my muses & the list is there!! most of em aren’t even popular / known characters smh, which is why this multi - muse blog is fantastic slaaaaaaaaaam—