29 11 / 2013
yeah i have my driver’s license
excuse me, it looks like your driver’s license expired almost 15 years ago.
what the hell even happens if a sentient car doesn’t have a valid driver’s license, are they under de facto house (garage?) arrest until it’s successfully renewed
25 11 / 2013
dragons hoard gold and treasure but as far as i can tell they have no use for it as actual currency. dragons dont really need material wealth because they can do whatever they want and no one will sell anything to a dragon (a dragon can just take whatever they want anyway)
possible theories for why dragons hoard treasure:
- like many species of birds, dragons are instinctually attracted to shiny objects for no other reason except to attract a mate with their beautiful nest
- their favorite cartoon is scrooge mcduck
- dragons just enjoy killing/eating rich kings, landowners, aristocrats etc.
- they intentionally manipulate the global economy by withholding material wealth from the market
My personal theory is that dragons eat metals. Their primary food source is troll, which they carry high into the sky and drop, rooting around the remains for their metallic innards and melting things as need be. Their feeding habits and mountain habitat also lead to natural conflict with storm giants - possibly exacerbated depending on whether or not storm giants care about trolls.
Gold, due to its high conductivity, acts as a stimulant to dragons and, like chocolate, is highly sought after but unhealthy to consume in large quantities. Hence, hoarding. Dragons also like to fight armies (human or otherwise) because, again, they eat metal, and who isn’t going to face a dragon without armor? Unfortunately for dragons the refined metals produced by the lesser races tend not to contain the trace elements needed for a complete and balanced meal, and dragons that feed in this way grow weaker due to malnutrition resulting in an easier slay or early natural death.
There was a post complaining about how fantasy settings tend to prefer the European dark ages and ignore how the rest of the world was for the most part in a golden age, which inspired a desert variant of these mineral-eating dragons. They look like manta rays, fly like rockets, feed on oil, and are being hunted both by invasive “traditional” European dragons that have left the mountains to prey on trade routes and Euroesque knights who follow said trade routes and automatically assume all dragons are monsters that ought be killed. These kite drakes are actually peaceful, and scare the hell out of indigenous dangerous wildlife, so they tend to be symbolic of good fortune for the desert civilizations. The Euroesque usually chalk up everyone getting pissy about killing the kite drakes to cultural inferiority, though.
See also: Discworld (book series), The Hobbit (book).
20 11 / 2013
if you own any variety of DS (or are capable of emulation) and enjoy RPGs and yet still haven’t played Radiant Historia, well
19 11 / 2013
the animation in ghost trick is perf, btw
Fun fact! The animation in this game is as good as it is because the sprites in the game are, in fact, 3D models converted to 2D images.
That’s also why the shading is sorta weird— if you watch closely, you’ll notice that the inside of his pant legs and the underside of his sleeves and scarf are always in shadow, even if it doesn’t quite make sense for them to be. That’s because the shadows are textures on the 3D model, rather than hand drawn per-frame or rendered dynamically by a lighting engine.
This technique, alongside the low detail of the models and use of solid colors, lends the game a distinct visual style that manages to be realistic, cartoonish, and noir all at once.
it’s super pretty, okay
07 7 / 2013
Journey, Katamari, Play Station All-Stars, Ratchet and Clank, Sonic Generations, and Tales of Graces f. Ask for more info if you’d like.
i dont think that there’s anyone to play Allstars with here, I forgot a lil’ about Ratchet and Clank, i’m unfamilar with the Tales series. I’d like more
but i also meant like, in the sense of
"where do i start with regards to actually getting this machine what options would be best" because i know that there are a heck ton of options now that the new one comes out in four months and this had been out for Years?
Well, the PS4 will not be backwards compatible and there’s a bunch of cool stuff out for the PS3 right now, so I can’t recommend waiting for the 4 until after it’s been released and we know more about it and the games for it. The original PS3 is the only one that can play PS2 discs, but a number of PS2 games are available digitally. I’m not completely up-to-date on any other technical differences, but the only other major considerations I can think of are memory space, bundled games, and price. The first is the most important as it’ll affect how many games you can install on the system, the second only matters if you want the bundled games, and the third is the obvious limiting factor on the other two.
The Tales series is an incredibly deep, obnoxiously anime action-RPG series. While Graces doesn’t manage to escape having an oft-stupid plot and some terrible anime protagonists, it has the best battle system I’ve seen in the Tales series (in RPGs generally, for that matter) and a majority of good characters. Even the terrible anime protagonists are only half as terrible as usual. There are some genuinely touching moments in there, too. I should probably revisit it and Write A Post sometime, come to think.
22 6 / 2013
can you imagine being the mother of a yu-gi-oh character
you spend the nine months of your pregnancy so excited for your child, and then he’s born with hair like this
and you’re like, “shit, look at that hair. he’s obviously going to be a protagonist. what’s going to happen to him 15 years from now?”
“I don’t want to be a tragic backstory”
Couldn’t you, say, take the kid to an Oracle or whatever, figure out what he’s “supposed” to do, and then go do it yourself? You’d think since prophecies like that end up happening anyway, someone would have thought to get the kid’s destiny (mostly) over with before the kid has to deal with it.
I mean, yeah, bring him along too because he’ll have to do some part of it at least, that’s how prophecies work, but you might be able to save him a lotta pain that way. Make it about a parent’s love for their kid rather than or on top of a coming of age story, or something.
Frankly I would be more concerned about what seems to be his chin attempting to escape