Resident Evil, Spencer Mansion 1F, by Tom Slater.

Resident Evil is a game that I’ve completed many, many times, so the floor plan ought to be quite simple to remember. But then as I started sketching it out, it occurred to me that I wasn’t sure what I remembered from the Saturn and what I remembered from the Gamecube remake. Hopefully this is fairly accurate to the original.

There’s an L-shaped outside room with herbs and dogs that I know I’ve forgotten, and while I think most of the mansion’s rooms are accounted for, they may not necessarily found themselves in the right place or orientation.

The scale is probably wrong on a lot of rooms, but hey, it was the only way to fit my memory into a rectangle!

[Josh says: I’m sorry, Jill.  I think he’s…

The original Resident Evil was a profound touchstone game for me, very much my introduction to proper survival horror.  I spent an hour on my first go, unsupervised and with no context for the game; after that, I explained to the friend I was visiting who owned the game that I had got myself well and truly out of ammo and low on health.  He laid out the practical fact that I could either suddenly become perfect at the game, or start over and not shoot so damn many bullets at zombies I didn’t need to kill.  It was an enlightening afternoon.

I actually mostly-finished a scale model recreation of Spencer Mansion in Minecraft, back in late 2010 when I was completely sucked into the game, and it was a fun if complicated exercise in recreating a complicated space using not-very-well-suited architectural materials.  So this just kind of warms my heart.  I love the dogs on the right, there.]


I’m sure there are things we can do better. Gotta watch the film, but it was a great team win. We have a group of guys that come in here each and every day, bring the hard hat and lunch pail and work our tails off. A lot of people don’t understand the kind of work that we put in. We’re here in this building a lot. We take pride in our preparation. It’s been showing these past three weeks. We have to continue to try to do that. - Julian Edelman


Smallville 10x08 / Supergirl 1x01

My dearest Kal-El, our love will always be with you. I can already see you carry within you your father’s independent spirit. – But more importantly, your mother’s never-ending bravery and her compassionate heart.– Quickly, before it’s too late. We may not have been able to save our planet…– … but we are confident you will become Earth’s greatest savior. And never doubt that, just as you are a part of us, we will always be a part of you. Farewell, my son.


Kara, my brave daughter. By now you have become the woman I knew you would grow up to be. And though you were sent to Earth to protect young Kal-El, your destiny is not tied to his. There is no correct path in life. You will lose your way many times. What’s important is that you find your way back to the brave girl you always were. Be wise, be strong and always be true to yourself.

The signs as 80s actors
  • Aries: River Phoenix
  • Taurus: Patrick Swayze
  • Gemini: Emilio Estevez
  • Cancer: C. Thomas Howell
  • Leo: Ralph Macchio
  • Virgo: Corey Feldman
  • Libra: Rob Lowe
  • Scorpio: Michael J. Fox
  • Sagittarius: Charlie Sheen
  • Capricorn: Tom Cruise
  • Aquarius: Christian Slater
  • Pisces: Matt Dillon
  • The actors chosen for each sign were not chosen BECAUSE of their sign, but by different factors.