ski castle

Das Allgäu is a region in the German South. It covers the south of Bavarian Swabia and southeastern Baden-Württemberg (plus parts of Austria). The region stretches from the pre-alpine lands up to the Alps. The main rivers flowing through are the Lech and Iller. The region is sub-divided into:

Das Oberallgäu (in Bavarian Swabia, in the state of Bavaria)
Das Unterallgäu (in Bavarian Swabia, in the state of Bavaria)
Das Ostallgäu (in Bavarian Swabia, in the state of Bavaria)
Das Westallgäu (mainly in Upper Swabia in the state of Baden-Württemberg, but also a very small part in Bavaria)

The western Austrian part is the Kleinwalsertal in Vorarlberg, accessible from Germany only. The region is noted for its beautiful landscapes and is popular for vacations and therapeutic stays. It’s well known for its farm products, esp. dairy including Hirtenkäse (“herdsman’s cheese”) and Bergkäse (“hill cheese”). Besides tourism and dairy, another important economic sector is the building of industrial equipment and machinery, such as Fendt tractors. The alpine regions of the Allgäu rise to 2,000 m in altitude and are popular for winter skiing. The famous Neuschwanstein castle is located here. Famous people from the region include Ludwig Ganghofer (writer of Bavarian homeland novels), Max Ritter von Mulzer (WW1 pilot), Ernst Walter Mayr (leading evolutionary biologists of the 20th century), Klaus Nomi (countertenor & one of the first prominent German victims of HIV/AIDS), and Mario Götze (football player & scorer of the goal that made Germany the 2014 FIFA World Champions).

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LSD Dream Emulator, Playstation 1, 1998

Under many acronyms “In the Life Sensuous Dream” “In Limbo the Silent Dream” LSD Dream Emulator never actually directly nods its head to the drug it is popularly associated with. Created in 1998 by Japanese digital artist Osamu Sato under the publisher Asmik Ace entertainment, LSD gained a surprisingly cult following due to the game’s eccentric nature of content and gameplay.

Being an adventure game created in a time of early 3d polygonal graphics, LSD’s “gameplay” consists of walking and and exploring dreamscapes designed and created by Sato based heavily on the dreams he and his friends would have.

 Where this game is most interesting isn’t necessarily through its visual presentation (as fascinating as it may be) but through the gameplay loops provided to the player. The game is set up as a cycle of ‘days’, each finished dream completes the day. Dreams tend to consist of you waking up in the same spot and transporting to different worlds (all of which have thousands of variants in textures and soundtrack) by walking into walls and objects, after around 10 transportation or events that cause the dreamer to “die” the dream ends. At the end of each dream the player is ranked in a graph, the Y axis being “upper” or “downer” and the X axis being “static” or “dynamic”. There inn’t a designated point of preference in the graph or even an explanation directly in game as to how to achieve each and what even each of the points in the graph mean. The general consensus is amongst its online cult following that upper tends to be more cliche “dream like” events with pink skies and castles, whereas downer dreams tend to be gloomy and scarier. Static dreams tend to be plain and repetitive whereas Dynamic are varied and filled with multiple events and interactions.

So the goal (or for me seemed to be the goal) was to achieve the most dynamic dream possible which amounted to tremendous failure. Upon further research online I found out something truly fascinating and rather postmodern for its time about this adventure game. It truly tracks your subconcous and rewards those most willing to “feel” the game and “experience” it as opposed to just “playing the game given”. If one walks around looking for bright interactive elements, walking into them in hope of finding an exciting dream you are met with mixed results. Sometimes just ambling into the nearest wall because it “feels right” leads you to the greatest success.

The game encourages this by being filled with an array of subliminal messages. Be it through small arrows, shaped textures and contrasts in colour, the game wants you to truly experience the dreams in the way a dreamer would, subconsciously urging you to do how you feel not not discover the basic challenge to reward gameplay loop that every other video game provides one with.

To me this vastly postmodern approach to videogame development is truly inspirational. Although unsure as to how interactive I intend my media to be, I can certainly see that playing with expectations that previous contributions to the media prior has created causes your media to have head turning effects.

f(x)[Amber]- Marriage Profile
  • Proposal:

Really cute. She’d give you a back hug then show you the ring. “Marry me jagi?” She’d attack you with kisses after you say yes.

  • Wedding:

Theme/Colors-

Size-

Little over medium. f(x), her family, her close friends, your family, and your close friends

Photos-

She would have to be kissing you in at least one photo. And don’t expect her to wear a dress cause she’s said before that she will not wear one on her wedding day.

Originally posted by 4smols

  • Honeymoon:

Bavaria, Germany. Neuschwanstein Castle(inspiration of Sleeping Beauty’s castle), Oberstdorf(ski resort, hiking, sledding, and skiing), Ingolstadt(museums, shopping, and zoos)

  • Honeymoon Period:

3 ½ Years

Originally posted by quietlim

  • Married Life:

Where you live-

Staying Seoul for awhile but then eventually moving closer to family.

House-

Romance-

She’d keep the romance up forever. Always giving you back hugs, cute gifts, kiss attacks, and tells you every chance she has that she loves you.

Chores-

Would deal with dusting, cleaning the kitchen and living room, and will vacuum.

Originally posted by bruins-and-kittens

  • Family:

How long until you have kids-

1 ½ Years

Pets-

Jackjack and probably getting another dog

How many-

2

Gender-

2 boys with a 3 year age gap

Teenage Kids-

Sometimes is the cool mom other times is the embarrassing mom. Will support her children till the end and gives them enough space for them to learn on their own. And in public her kids will try to get as far away from her as they can cause she will purposely embarrass them.

Originally posted by mmmmmilikeamber

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How Nancy Got Her Cases
  • Secrets Can Kill (Original and Remastered): Aunt Eloise is a librarian at Paseo Del Mar High School, which is where the student, Jake Rogers, was murdered.
  • Stay Tuned For Danger: Aunt Eloise's friend told her about the threats against Rick Arlen in New York before Nancy left Florida after she solved Secrets Can Kill. Aunt Eloise also owns the apartment Mattie Jensen lives in, who Nancy stays with during this case.
  • Message in a Haunted Mansion: Rose Green, who is renovating an old mansion into a bed and breakfast, is a friend of Hannah Gruen's, Nancy's housekeeper, whom naturally asked Nancy to help Rose figure out who is behind all of the accidents.
  • Treasure in a Royal Tower: Nancy was taking a vacation at the Wickford Castle Ski Resort, until she gets snowed in the resort and a case arises after the castle's historic library gets vandalized by one of the four people snowed in with Nancy.
  • The Final Scene: Nancy is visiting the Royal Palladium Theater with her friend Maya Nguyen, who is interviewing the star of a new film, Brady Armstrong. A case suddenly arises as Nancy finds herself trying to find Maya before the theater's demolition date in 3 days.
  • The Secret of the Scarlet Hand: Nancy lands an internship at the Beech Hill Museum of Washington, D.C. She finds herself investigating shortly after a piece of a Mayan exhibition is stolen, but all the scene had as evidence was a note with a scarlet handprint on Mayan stationary.
  • Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake: Nancy's father, Carson Drew, has a friend named Sally McDonald, who recently bought a house in Moon Lake, Pennsylvania. Sally flees from her house on the day Nancy comes to visit, because ghost dogs have been haunting her. Nancy decides to investigate of what has been going on with these supposed ghost dogs.
  • The Haunted Carousel: Paula Santos, a friend of Carson Drew's, reaches out to Nancy and asks her to come to the Captain's Cove Amusement Park in New Jersey to figure out who has been messing with the park, turning on the carousel in the dead of night, turning off the rollercoaster mid-ride, and stealing a carousel horse.
  • Danger on Deception Island: George sets up Nancy to stay with her friend Katie Firestone in Snake Horse Harbor on Deception Island, which is part of the San Juan Islands off of the coast of Washington. The case arises very early into the game as Nancy almost immediately finds out that Katie's boat was destroyed.
  • The Secret of Shadow Ranch: Nancy is invited to a vacation in Arizona to stay with Bess, George, and their Aunt Bet and Uncle Ed. Bess and George experience plane troubles, and Aunt Bet and Uncle Ed are at the hospital. Nancy stays at the ranch with the ranch hands and decides to figure out who has been behind all of the mischief on the ranch.
  • Curse of Blackmoor Manor: Nancy's neighbor asks Nancy to travel to Blackmoor Manor in England to check on her daughter who recently married whom has been sick and practically bedridden, but nobody knows why.
  • Secret of the Old Clock: Nancy drives out to the Lilac Inn in Titusville to visit Emily Crandall, who she only knows through a mutual friend named Helen Corning. Emily requests Nancy to take the jewelry home and store it in her father's safe, until a fire drives them out of the house, and when they come back, it's gone. Nancy decides to stay to help Emily find her mother's jewelry and help find out why weird things have been occurring.
  • Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon: The Hardy Boys invite Nancy on a trip to Blue Moon Canyon, Nevada to find Jake Hurley. Lori Girard, who doesn't know Nancy personally and sometimes calls her Amy or Natalie. Lori soon disappears, so it's up to Nancy to find Lori and Jake.
  • Danger by Design: Amy Grunhild, a client of Carson Drew's, asks Nancy to fly out to Paris and work undercover as an assistant for Minette, to figure out why she has been acting so strange and why she is falling behind on her clothing collections.
  • The Creature of Kapu Cave: Nancy lands an entomology internship in Hawaii with Dr. Quigley Kim. She arrives and somehow meets with the Hardy Boys, but soon becomes isolated on an opposite side of the island than them. Nancy investigates after she arrives to Quigley's camp and it was thoroughly trashed.
  • The White Wolf of Icicle Creek: Chantal Moique, the owner of Icicle Creek Lodge called Nancy Drew, because Bet and Ed Rawley recommended her based on the case she solved at Shadow Ranch previously. Nancy goes undercover as a maid and cook at the lodge to figure out who has been behind the accidents at the lodge and the area around it.
  • Legend of the Crystal Skull: Nancy visits New Orleans with Bess, and goes to check on Ned's old friend, Henry Bolet. Henry's last family member, his great-uncle Bruno, left him the estate. Nancy soon finds out that Bruno was a holder of a crystal skull called "Whisperer" that could save him from practically any cause of death except murder. Nancy and Bess team up to try and find the crystal skull before it ends up in the wrong hands.
  • The Phantom of Venice: Prudence Rutherford, who Nancy helped in Secret of the Scarlet Hand, sends her to Venice to stop art theft. Prudence herself loves Venice and is for preserving the city's art. Prudence gets Nancy a spot at a palazzo she used to own, and she is undercover as just a tourist. She teams up with the Italian secret police to stop a ring of art thieves with code names of masked characters.
  • The Haunting of Castle Malloy: Kyler Mallory was an exchange student a few years ago who stayed with Nancy in River Heights, who asked Nancy to be her maid-of-honor at her wedding in an old family castle in Ireland. When she gets to Ireland, her car ends up getting driven off the road by a mysterious figure running across the road. And then, Nancy learns that Matt, the groom, is missing. It's up to Nancy to save the wedding.
  • Ransom of the Seven Ships: Bess wins a trip to Dread Isle and invites George and Nancy. Nancy arrives a day later than George and Bess and finds that Bess has been kidnapped. The mystery truly arises when Nancy finds out that the kidnapper already thought out kidnapping Bess in return for El Toro's treasure.
  • Warnings at Waverly Academy: The headmistress of Waverly Academy asks Nancy to figure out who has been behind the Black Cat accidents. Nancy poses as a high school senior named Becca Sawyer who transfers to Waverly to figure out who really is the Black Cat.
  • Trail of the Twister: P.G. Krolmeister asks Nancy to travel out to Oklahoma to investigate why the storm research team he sponsors has been having mechanical issues with their equipment and having deadly accidents. Nancy is going undercover as an intern to replace the previous one named Pete that left with a broken leg.
  • Shadow at the Water's Edge: As a reward for solving the Trail of the Twister case, P.G. Krolmeister sends Nancy, who teaches English to Japanese children in the day, to Japan as a reward. But, the ryokan (inn in Japanese) she's staying at soon is filled with spooky spirits supposedly from the past owner of the inn, Kasumi, the mother to Miwako, who runs it currently.
  • The Captive Curse: Markus Boehm calls Nancy Drew to investigate what's been happening at Castle Finster with its current monster sightings. Soon, Nancy finds herself raveled in the story of the monster and the girl in the dress.
  • Alibi in Ashes: Nancy Drew finds herself as public enemy number 1 and framed as the arsonist who lit the old Town Hall ablaze. She, with the help of her friends, has to clear her name and find the real arsonist before its too late!
  • Tomb of the Lost Queen: Franklin Rose from the Beech Hill Museum, in Secret of the Scarlet Hand, recommended Nancy Drew for the position to join archaeologists to uncover a recently-discovered tomb. Nancy travels to Egypt to figure out what happened to Professor Boyle and to the team of archaeologists that vanished at the same site over 60 years ago.
  • The Deadly Device: Victor Lossett calls Nancy to figure out who really killed Niko Jovic. Police originally suspected Ryan Kilpatrick the most, but it's up to you as Nancy Drew to figure out who killed Niko Jovic.
  • The Ghost of Thornton Hall: Savannah Woodham calls Nancy to tell her about the case at Thornton Hall on Blackrock Island. The Thorntons originally think Savannah's coming, but Nancy arrives in her place. It's up to Nancy to figure out what happened to Jessalyn and why Charlotte is haunting the house!
  • The Silent Spy: Cathedral reaches out to Nancy to try and convince her to come to Scotland and stop Revenant, the terrorist group that her mother went to Glasgow to stop about 10 years ago. Its up to Nancy to decode Kate's notes and figure out how to stop Revenant again, and hopefully for all.
  • The Shattered Medallion: Nancy and George are chosen to be on a TV show called Pacific Run, which is like Survivor in a sense. George quickly gets injured and leaves this season's cast, but Bess fills in. It's up to you as Nancy Drew to figure out who hurt George, as well as figure out what is up with Jin and Sonny!
  • So, I made this because I remembered Deirdre telling Nancy that she has been giving her number out for awhile, so I think the cases that were started due to Deirdre giving out Nancy's number are Warnings at Waverly Academy, The Captive Curse, The Deadly Device, and possibly the Silent Spy (because in the trailer with the mysterious phone call.)