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Direct-feed Zacharias poses!

One of the obvious drawbacks of the series move to 3DS is that we can’t really get anything like sprite rips anymore, or at least not until someone reverse-engineers how the 3DS AA games store their models/animations. 

As part of my replay of PLvsPW I’ve been doing, I’ve been trying to do the next best thing - get clean shots of characters’ poses.  Because while AA5’s artbook was nice enough to provide all the tons of poses each character had, no such luck with PLvsAA’s, which only does a limited number of shots for each character, as far as I know.

Of course, you can’t always get what you want - I don’t think there’s ever an instance of Zacharias doing his damage animation without any dialogue.  (At least, there certainly isn’t in the first trial!)

And a few missing frames that didn’t fit into the 10-image limit under the cut:

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Officials confirm Heracles smuggled from Antalya’s Perge

A 20-ton sarcophagus, which was seized at the Swiss Customs in 2012, was smuggled from the ancient city of Perge in the southern province of Antalya, according to Turkish officials, who have closely pursued and examined the artifact. It was reported that a similar sarcophagus was at the Antalya Museum.

Officials confirmed that the smuggled sarcophagus, which features figurines of the ancient Greek hero Heracles on its surface, had been made by the same artist.

The sarcophagus belonged to the Phoenix Ancient Art Gallery in Geneva, against which Turkish officials had opened a case. Aware of the artifact’s location, Swiss officials assigned a prosecutor to the case alongside a Turkish lawyer who was also appointed for the same purpose by Turkish officials. Read more.