My otp is Sandal and Hodor.
I haven’t written anything here in awhile. Possibly because nothing has really inspired me to, and I’ve been using up my recreational writing urges in other places. However, over past last week or so, I’ve enjoyed one hell of a thing. As one can obviously tell from the picture, I’m taking about the most recently released PS3 exclusive, The Last of Us. It’s a realistic, organic, highly emotional story that started with the simple narrative of two characters gaining an unbreakable bong throughout a long journey, and the game accomplishes this with flying colors, if not going above and beyond it.
I chose this picture very specifically. When drudging up a picture to accompany what I write about, I try to avoid something people have already seen dozens of times, but this piece of key art represents so much about the game, the story, the characters, and the world within the game. To start with the characters, you have a gritty man with a heavy looking revolver, looking back at a tough yet conflicted girl. Both are heading forward, the girl more so than the man, but both are looking back, the man looking back with the girl in his sights. The environment and their gear gives you a sense of the gameplay; wandering around cities getting retaken by nature, survival gear at their sides, weapons front and center, the contrast of the sun and shadows giving a fair representation of the choice of stealth or combat, as well as representing the journey itself.
I don’t believe I have more to say about this game for the time being. All of what I have said so far is all you truly need to know about what this game is about, and what makes it great. If anything, going more in depth would just be over-explaining everything, though I could easily imagine that people who don’t have access to it due to it’s exclusivity would want a better idea of things, but there are possibly better places than my blog for that.
To those that are still on the fence for some reason, this game is a must-play. It may easily be the biggest game of the year, from a critic and gamer acclimation standpoint. It’s emotional, fun, compelling, well designed, gorgeous, challenging, and just damn good.
I wrote this on a forum I mod and frequent. I noticed a number of users suffering from depression, and was always stuck in silence when I tried to think of something to tell them. This is me breaking that silence. Hard.
After roughly 1 and a half years, my best friend has made contact with me again. Happy, happy day.
Okay… going to share the dream I had yesterday when I slept for 14 hours because it is too weird to me not to share.
tldr: I don’t always dream, but when I do, I fall in love with a shape-shifter and see some shit.
I am aware that I am not posting at all. Having a bit of a dry spell in more than one area in my life. Will try to at least gets some drafts going soon. Here is some inspirational reggae from Matisyahu in the mean time.
oil on canvas
Would like to point out that this blog is one of my followers. I find that to be insanity. Here is a person(s) who create beautiful works of art, and I write silly stuff and recommendations for anime and video games. I have other blogs that mildly baffle me in the same way… I’ll be sure and reblog some of their stuff as well. Oh. An idea struck me while writing that. What better way to thank the influx of new followers than to reblog some of their stuff and write about them a bit? I could do that.
Would also like to say that these paintings really are beautiful. I have no way to convey my appreciation for it in words, as I’m not quite an art person, but if I had a wall that didn’t already have stuff on it, these would be a strong consideration for occupying that space. Hmm. That compliment seemed very underwhelming… Well, people will be able to see for themselves how great these paintings are. They don’t need my input to appreciate it.