If you think about it, the games themselves are very similar to their protagonists, AC1 is old and legendary, but very simple and traditional, like Altair. Ezio’s trilogy is the most well known and popular, innovative and fresh, as was Ezio. AC3 was revolutionary, but not very well spoken of and often forgotten, like Connor. AC4 was adventurous and lively, and also very different from the rest, like Edward, in terms of protagonists. And AC Unity had so much potential and was innovative in many ways, but still ended up being anticlimactic. Just. Like. Arno. Now for Syndicate…

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Alex Grey - Progress of the Soul pt. 55

“Gaia” 1989, Oil on Linen.

The day after our daughter, Zena was born I had a vision of Gaia, the World Soul. Gaia was the tree of life or web of life with her roots in the subatomic, atomic, molecular, and cellular levels of matter (mater/mother) reaching upward through the oceans, stones, soil, grass, forests, mountains, lakes, rivers, air, and atmosphere to nurture all plants and creatures. A natural cycle of birth, sustenance, and death was woven into the tapestry of Nature, Gaia continuously gave birth to life through the love energy in her heart. The future generations of humanity were symbolized by a human mother nursing in Gaia’s cave. Gaia’s body was being ravaged and destroyed by man, reflecting the present crisis in the environment. A diseased and demonic phallus had erected structrues all over the earth to suck dry Gaia’s milk and turn it into power and money. The wasteland of a disposable culture was piled high and was seeping into the microgenetic pool causing diseases and defects in the Great Chain of Life. Emerging also from that microgenetic level – but on the side of Nature – was an evolutionary alarm represented by a large “seeing” hand which catalyzed the collective will of the people, enabling them to see, with eyes of unobstructed vision, the actions necessary to stop the destruction of the world soul.


This expression indicates Player’s confusion and lack of understanding. When confronted with game mechanic he cannot understand, Player mumbles “b-b-but muh supply lines” or “muh supply lines muthafucka”. This is usually followed by getting encircled and losing all his panzer divisions.


43 Hours on Unity of Command

If Élise had done as her father asked and made Arno a Templar, he never would have been manipulated into killing Lafrenière, because he would recognize Germain as an enemy of the order. If that didn’t happen, Germain wouldn’t take over the order and the revolution would be avoided.

Except Bellec would probably still kill Mirabeau and try to start the revolution because he’s a freedom fanatic.

In Assassin’s Creed there are no happy endings, only bloody ones.

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Monster Hunter cosplay photos from Anime Expo 2015, part 1

Phew! That’s a lot of hand-crafted weapons and armor for one day; but notice how the blog title says “part 1”? Yeah, turns out uploading a blog post with over 75 pictures is not advised (even the 26 I squeezed in here is a questionable practice), so check back tomorrow for more awesome hunter gear and… Guildmarms!

Btw, huge thanks to Kinokashi for putting together this annual call out for Monster Hunter cosplayers. This was their 3rd gathering and it keeps growing, so get you cosplay ready for next year! =)