my dad is a senior software engineer at Google
this is his work laptop
he takes it to company meetings
I’ve been told he has received many compliments
did you read the post
Bats illuminated by lightning
This looks like the type of horse that will lure you onto his back and then carry you into a lake.
So is this horse is planning to drown me? I no longer trust beautiful horses.
I would go with this horse.
"Eric, don’t drown her. I shouldn’t have to add ‘please’ when its about not drowning my friends, dude."
Hello! I am 100% Real Horse! Not Kelpie, ha ha, nope, REAL HORSE. Don’t believe the Kelpie hype. That’s what THEY want you to believe. I have made a YouTube video about the Kelpie Conspiracy! Get on my back and I’ll take you to the comment section.
It Came From Outer Space (1953)
THE SHEET IS MADE OUT OF WOOD TOO
Wendell Castle, Ghost Clock. 1985
THAT IS MAHOGANY
I thought this was a joke until I read the description
Currently Playing: ArcheAge - The Joy of QuestBombing
Thanks to a bit of tag searching, I think these are called Cutscene Walkins. I think. (Where another player wanders into the quest cutscene with the questgiver. I really hope ArcheAge doesn’t patch this. I shouldn’t worry, SWTOR didn’t ever. Did it?)
I think these are two of my favorite shots - it’s definitely the hat. And the faraway look in the eyes that says “no, I can never make eye contact…”
Currently Playing: ArcheAge - Random Game Info, UI, That Kinda Thing
Just a few screenshots showing some random examples of things in game. More detail(ish) in the captions.
The character creation is nice. As with most games (that aren’t Skyrim) there’s a limit to how unique you can be - unless you want to be uniquely ugly. There are a LOT of extremely, creatively frightening…things people have created - I’ll let you find those online.
I really like the screenshot options. I have yet to play with all of them and am probably missing out on some quality because I was in such a rush to go see things. Some shortcuts:
F9 - take shot
F12 - UI on or off
Control and F12 - screenshot options menu
Currently Playing: ArcheAge - Baby Leomorphs
There are lots of places to sit, if you so choose to have your character sit down. Which I have to admit I enjoy doing. And so after I had finished my mount quest I sat down to take a screenshot. And look at the fugly-cute baby leomorphs.
And another character wandered by and decided to sit down too. (Hey! We go to the same tailor!)
Not that there was anything more to this - we didn’t chat - but it’s the kind of little thing that reminds me why I enjoy mmos.
Later, when I reach a higher lvl I’m sure I’ll take similar shots of players sitting beside my dead body. Heh. (Inside joke: I suck at pvp. I will however attempt to toss off some heals to others as I die my usual inevitable stupid death.)
Currently Playing: ArcheAge - Harani Racial Quest Chain
I’ve only played up to lvl 18 on this race, and then 12ish or so on the Elf in the beta. And so I feel I’ve gotten the idea of the content for racial quest chains in this game. And I’m not really impressed. Not many of the gamers I’ve watched stream the game seem to be either - these quests are Esc’d out of and you generally won’t see any of this. So I decided to give you a sample of why.
The racial quests lead you to questgivers who give the usual quest cutscenes and text, but after every so many you’ll get a long cutscene that’s entirely full of this kind of artwork. It’s animated, but only in the sense that some of the artwork is cut out and then moves across backgrounds. Very rudimentary. At first I thought this was placeholder art, but there was too much of it. I liked some of it here and there, but it’s not very detailed and much of it is blurry - for effect I assume? And there are these cross-hatch lensflarey lights here and there.
So I might have been able to handle a little of this. But repeatedly, and with a very, very slow pace? No. I don’t mind some of the voice reading, that doesn’t bother me. The writing is NOT interesting. And loads of character names are tossed in, and then those characters can have more than one name and - ugh, just no. The storytelling just is not working. And I think a lot has to do with the pace, and the fact that looking at slightly moving but mostly static drawings just isn’t entertaining.
Anyway, this gives you snips of some of that art from many stages of the racial quest. None of it is spoilery (though I added the tag), and besides won’t make any sense out of order. Actually there’s a lot that doesn’t make much sense even if you do watch all of the cutscenes.
Someone out there may love this - which is fine. It’s just not doing much for me.
Meanwhile I can NOT stop laughing that the god of destruction’s name was Gene.
Currently Playing: ArcheAge - Touring the City of Towers
The graphics in this game are lovely, but this was the first town with architecture that really made me want to explore like crazy. Which I think you can tell by the amount of screenshots I just posted.
I still haven’t explored most of it. Eventually, when I log in, I will…
Currently Playing: ArcheAge - The Joy of QuestBombing, or ScreenshotBombing?
It’s not photobombing but close - it’s when other players wandering around the questgiver show up inside your quest cutscene (or whatever it’s called). Loads of these are probably only funny to me, but hey, I’m the collector of oddness, and this is something odd.
The text of these quests? Not well written or interesting. We’re not talking amazing storylines here. (Quest mechanics are very good, mostly fun, and so far I didn’t have to kill 30 of anything. And I am SO grateful.) If you watch a lot of streams you’ll notice that almost everyone skips the quest text - and this is the reason. Dullness.
So the questbombing/screenshotbombing is one of the few reasons I’ll actually click through all the screens of text. I’m only half reading - I have my finger on the screenshot button (F9).
My favorites are when someone’s mount appears to be nibbling the head of a questgiver. More (a bit) in the image comments.
[There may be more than one of these posts tonight! Because I took quite a few of these. Also there’s always the fear that they’ll fix this in later patches - I hope not.]
Currently Playing: ArcheAge - Mount Quest Highlights
It has been eons since I’ve posted screenshots, out of pure laziness. (At most I’ve popped a few onto Steam.) But I really loved the visuals I saw in ArcheAge via Twitch, and so when it went ftp I managed to log in without waiting. (I know, that was weird. It was also within the first hour of it going ftp, which probably had much to do with it.)
Quick review: I like it. I’m not tossing in any real money yet, but I’m playing when the servers let me in. Which mean I’ll probably be only playing it a bit here and there, until the queues calm down. Whether I’ll put money into it will depend on how it progresses. (Interested? Wait if you can. Servers should calm down in a week or so. Try early mornings to log in.)
It’s apparently heavily PvP the higher lvl you get (or sooner), and I am prepared to die a bit. But then, that’s usual for me and PvP.
One thing I appreciated is that early on you are given a mount in a quest. Which involves nothing more than clicking and spending time waiting on your pet/mount (it’s both) to grow up. Amusing, and so much better than grinding for gold while walking everywhere.
I admit that I picked the race to get this mount - and also because the cat people race in this faction kinda freak me out. (Seriously, the female’s faces are creepily lemur-like. I like lemurs, but that was before I encountered them in the character creation.)
More about the specifics of the quest in the captions. Also I saw several people start the quest then leave their baby pet/mount. If you mouseover the pet you’ll see the countdown to finishing each step - so you stay and finish, no hours of waiting, and then bam, mount, done.
Reblog because I have been sitting a table reading and because I somehow can’t manage both I have a brief struggle where I attempt to find the straw withing looking at it - and fail.
And then I remember I’m not at home but in fact in public and I’ve just done an impression of a fish eating food on the water’s surface.
…I might have done this more than once. Heh.
Attack of the Monsters aka Gamera vs. Guiron . ‘69
This is my favorite scene of the film (the comments for this whole scene are particularly fun). Back in the day when I had this on VHS tape I’d watch it over and over and worry that the tape would eventually break. Which is why having it on DVD is comforting!
Also to be filed under: Just When You Think Humans-In-Monster-Suits Films Could Get No Sillier…This.