Adult Swim making an unholy amount of sense.
So I’ve been playing Tamagotchi LIFE lately. Downloaded onto the phone.
I wasn’t doing a very good job with my tama at first, but I’ve gotten more into it. Under no circumstance is this app worth anyone’s time. But I love him. He will die soon. He looks like this:
As you see in the top picture, Tamagotchi LIFE is marketed to the niche market of: women who had a tamagotchi as a child and have mostly forgotten and couldn’t care less about the brand. It is, in fact, so heavily marketed to them, that the majority of the tamagotchi enthusiast community have rejected them.
I have nothing more to say. This was a stupid post for a stupid thing. I wish I could challenge other people’s tamagotchis.
“…the secret of the Great Stories is that they have no secrets. The Great Stories are the ones you have heard and want to hear again. The ones you can enter anywhere and inhabit comfortably. They don’t deceive you with thrills and trick endings. They don’t surprise you with the unforeseen. They are as familiar as the house you live in. Or the smell of your lover’s skin. You know how they end, yet you listen as though you don’t. In the way that although you know that one day you will die, you live as though you won’t. In the Great Stories you know who lives, who dies, who finds love, who doesn’t. And yet you want to know again.”
I really like this, especially for: “They don’t deceive you with thrills and trick endings. They don’t surprise you with the unforeseen.”
I’m pretty crazy about Black Crown Project right now. As a game, it’s very decent, and on a decent engine. Away from that, though, the writer’s written separate documents that you simply have to read [or interact with] to appreciate the entire story. I read them at my workplace, now, and I can feel my core person changing slowly, my vocabulary and brain expanding in ways that make me only odder as a person. The writer builds the world primarily through these documents, and I get a feeling that these characters and places are almost “real” to me. As the story progresses, there are “unforeseen” horrors presented to you, and it works marvelously. There are no twists or gotchas — the story itself twists and mangles your expectations.
The game’s full of mystery, but it is not a mystery game; it does not beg you to understand, and you can go through the game without touching these documents, and you will just leave confused and perhaps could believe the story was just being weird for the sake of it. But to discover as I discover, reading these when I can, realizing why someone’s said a thing or why a thing is a certain way, I feel like it becomes me, and so I reflect to the quote posted above. It is familiar, it is like a lover, I can inhabit it when I want to, and I want to. The writer described it perfectly: “outwardly disgusting but inwardly beautiful”. When I was no longer shocked by what was happening every time I turned its virtual page, I began to see deeper, past his thick prose, into a world meticulously created and entirely believed in by its creator.
My strongest writing inspiration was Alexis Kennedy. I feared I was so inspired by him that I would churn out his words, but worse, and end with a mediocre product on top of a fantastic engine. It is now Robert Sherman, and I cannot hope to mimic him nor do I desire to mimic his thick prose; but he writes to such a standard that I have absorbed, that I cannot push anything out until I know that I would read myself. That I have the potential to create Great Stories.
Dragon Age: Inquisition
An alpha preview of the game’s engine and graphical capabilities. Looks good! I think I’ll definitely be getting it, but it is also competing with Witcher 3.
Witcher 3 doesn’t have my biggest inspiration — Failbetter Games — working with them, however.
I have just finished work on a professional game design document for what is to be the first game on the GAM3 platform. Anyone who’s interested in my work can and should get a copy of it.
I wanted, very much, to dislike this post. I wanted to mock him, as I did his awful post recently on his idea of how money really works. But I can’t find it in me. A small part of me wants to cry. Is he wrong? Yes, I think so, in some ways. But the sentiment behind what he’s written, and written well this time, is relevant.
Of course, humans are this way for a reason. Life did have to end up this way. It didn’t have to, but it really, really, reallyhad to.
And there is no denying that at least 127 people are without books. He could have made quite a powerful statement by walking these books around the US. I think it’d be awfully fitting for him.
His work now is blank. He blanked his websites. People will never be able to enjoy his work again through the same means. He will touch less people. Maybe that’s what he wanted. He made a damn web comic, did it really have to go? Mmph. Hrmph.
You know what warms my heart, though? Someone’s made a book club for those who did not receive books. I think that’s great.
It’s my lookback video from Facebook! The crazy shit we used to do. The stupid adolescent pictures in albums past. The time I posted that grandmatold Lily that Santa doesn’t exist. What memories. What larks.
(you will have to view it on my tumblr, it’s a special video)
Forgot I set Google to automatically backup my phone pictures. I came into Google+ today to see a pic of abel on the toilet. (he pooped on the toilet for the first time today, this is my life now) I found this phenomenal shot of me that I took as reference for what I look like with “a beard”, which I grew this week while Boss was on vacation.
By the way, this is my “game face”. Just ask Eve. This face has tanked 900% of my max HP, taken down four players at once, and lead teams to victory.
They did it! Now onto Pokemon Gold, which I’ll see Sunday morning.
I was banned from chatting last night… they banned quite a few botters. People who were spamming democracy and whatever other chat words after the game was done. I spent a good ten minutes on my custom bot script! I’m actually a bit sad, but really, I’m only one new account away from doing it again.
11 Jobs That No Longer Exist Today
Might be getting into imgur. Unsure, but I’m entertained by the site.
I’d say “yeah woo, freedom” but then descend into madness slowly.
Northern Kings is a heavy metal cover band. Which is to say, they play symphonic heavy metal covers of pop songs. The guy from Sonata Arctica is in it!
Based on the latest survey from Gallup.
Seems accurate. I could be less happy, I suppose.