we have no king but caesar

Suppose, for instance, that men were only represented in literature as the lovers of women, and were never the friends of men, soldiers, thinkers, dreamers; how few parts in the plays of Shakespeare could be allotted to them; how literature would suffer! We might perhaps have most of Othello; and a good deal of Antony; but no Caesar, no Brutus, no Hamlet, no Lear, no Jaques –literature would be incredibly impoverished, as indeed literature is impoverished beyond our counting by the doors that have been shut upon women.
—  Virginia Woolf (A Room of One’s Own)
fallout: new vegas, as written by bethesda
  • male characters have flirt options with veronica. female couriers do not.
  • while youre away from vegas, a runner comes up to you with a message. you read it and find out the king was ambushed and has died, oh no! you become the head of the kings
  • vulpes inculta is marked as essential. caesar is marked as essential. easy pete is marked as essential
  • julie farkas is actually evil! she runs inhumane experiments on freesiders! you have to kill her, and then you become the leader of the followers of the apocalypse. also, the followers are badass soldiers for some reason.
  • everyone in vault 3 is always hostile. there is no speech check at the beginning.
  • upon completion of How Little We Know, you become the manager of gomorrah and leader of the omertas, just because
  • if you bring swank three pieces of evidence detailing benny’s actions, swank solemnly says, “now aint that a kick in the head”
  • vipers? jackals? fiends? i think you mean raiders, raiders, and also raiders
  • selling arcade into slavery nets you bad karma but is ultimately considered the “good ending” for arcade
  • you go to the great khans in red rock canyon and they ask you to clear out a camp of three (3) ncr troopers. you become the leader of the great khans.
  • all the white gloves are hostile to you unless you have the cannibal perk, for whatever reason. once you kill them all, you become the owner of the ultra-luxe
  • goodsprings has victor’s shack and easy pete’s bed. you have to build the rest of the town yourself
  • upon completion of the main quest, if you sided with the legion, caesar fears you have surpassed even him, and orders you killed. you kill caesar, and take control of the legion. you own new vegas
  • upon completion of the main quest, if you sided with the ncr, president kimball thinks youre a swell guy and gives you control of the ncr. you own new vegas
  • upon completion of the main quest, if you sided with house, he gives ownership of vegas to you, considering his work complete. you own new vegas.

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                   — so i get home from watching beauty and the beast and logan
                        and dad’s smack dab in the middle of season 1 of rome.

                        i’m NOT sorry that i love atia in this tv series. >u> 

                        *half dives into drafts*

Updated: The Killers Debut New Song?

It appears The Killers may have debuted a new song or a work in progress tonight during their show at the Caesars Windsor Colosseum in Ontario.

Before we go any further, it should be noted that this could be a cover of an obscure song.  However, repeated searches have not returned any likely matches.

The new song, work in progress, or obscure cover featured Brandon Flowers on the piano between ‘Losing Touch and ’Bling (Confession of a King).  In past shows, it is not uncommon for Flowers to briefly take to the piano for a stripped down reprise of a song performed earlier in the show. 

The only recordings posted so far come from Twitter and are two 30 second snippets.

The lyrics appear to be:

First tweet/ Part 1:

Have all your hopes been met?
Have all these years been worth it?
Am I the great regret?
Has any…

Second Tweet/ Part 2:

…has every heart gone blue?
Have all the songs been written?
Oh I just need one to get through to you

UPDATE:

Tumblr user @canitbethewayitwas has uploaded what appears to be the full length video of the song in question.  You can view that video directly on their Tumblr.

I have filled out the lyrics as I hear them:

Have all your dreams been fallow?
Have your hopes been met?
Have all these years been worth it?
Am I the great regret?

Has every ship gone sailing?
Has every heart gone blue?
Have all the songs been written?

Oh I just need one to get through to you
I just need one more to get through to you
I can’t take back what I’ve done wrong
I just need one more, one more song

The Godzilla fanbase is fun because it remembers its history.  There are Jojo fans who have never read the manga, there are Doctor Who fans who have never seen anything pre-2005, but then with Godzilla fans some of the most popular monsters haven’t shown up in DECADES.  Even ones like Varan, who last appeared in the 60s, may not be popular, but are certainly respected in the same way one respects an old friend.  It’s nice.  I mean hell, there are King Caesar figures at Toys R Us RIGHT NOW, and the last we saw of him since 1974 was about a minute of new footage from Godzilla: Final Wars.  In 2004.  I don’t know, it’s just nice.  Loyalty is nice.