Dragon Age: Inquisition - Discover the Dragon Age video
Not too shabby, eh?
It’s so pretty! My body and my PS4 are ready.
The Book of Topiary (1904), on the noble art of verdant sculpture http://bit.ly/1fLIKaf
nichelle nichols on filming the first interracial kiss on television [x]
Yeah, that’s pretty much the gist of the show.
As promised! The first two minutes of Hannibal Season 2 from EW
"When I get really angry, I start crying. It sucks. Everyone else gets to yell and be scary. I have to be like: ‘No! I don’t want a tissue! Quit comforting me! I’m angry, I swear!’"
I do this! It’s the worst. I always hoped I’d grow out of it or something, but it never happened. Eventually, I started just walking away from an argument before I got mad enough to tear up. I come off as more mature, and no one gets to see me do my freakish angry cry. Win win!
♠ TIME TO MEET YOUR MAKER
Now with Action Movie Trailer Posters, awesum :D
Ha! For those who don’t know, there was a time when we were making the Mark of the Assassin DLC where we considered doing a comedic-style trailer for it…instead of the typical ultra-serious sort. We went far enough with that plan to actually record a few different versions with Brian Bloom, along with a selection of titles (some pretend, along with just “Mark of the Assassin” for safety). You can hear those here.
This was around the same time when we had an opening to that DLC which used Varric’s “exaggerated opening” …it had Varric and Aveline comically trying to break into Chateau Haine to rescue Hawke (the arm-flailing animation of Aveline hilariously running across a courtyard yelling “I’m a distraction! I’m a distraction!” —after which Varric cold-cocked a gaping guard with Bianca— eventually got used for Tallis later on) before Cassandra called “bullshit!” and we got to the real adventure.
Both ideas got discarded, but I don’t remember why. Too silly, most likely. We writers were getting pretty punchy by that point, I’ll admit.
At any rate, these posters are awesome. :)
EDIT: Mary reminds me that it was Nick Boulton (the voice of DA2’s male PC) who did the trailer voice, and NOT Brian Bloom. So there you go.
One of the things I found delightful about Leliana’s Song was the caper-movie style opening credits. I love silly stuff like this and wish more games would do it… but maybe it doesn’t play in Poughkeepsie.
Oooh, follower count dropping! Sorry, I’ve been absorbed in Bioshock Infinite. I just finished a play through on Hard, and I’m considering trying 1999 Mode. The worst parts: the very beginning, before you get a shield infusion and the only weapon you have is a pistol (that Fireman is a bitch!), and the last battle, which is a pain because you’re getting hit from all sides. Keeping the core safe is fairly easy—just set Return to Sender traps all around it and they soak up the damage. But they just keep coming and you run out of ammo too fast!
I’m excited for Burial at Sea ep. 2. One was good, but too short!
I’m also looking forward to Infamous: Second Son, which will be the first in the series for me. It’s set in my home town, and it looks cool, so I’m getting it.
The thing I’m really looking forward to is Playstation Now—I want to play the Last of Us, damn it! I can’t justify buying a PS3 when I only just got a PS4 and I still play plenty of games on my 360. I just hope PSNow isn’t insanely expensive.
I would be looking forward to Elder Scrolls Online, but I don’t think I wanna spend the dough on the game PLUS a fifteen-buck-a-month subscription fee.
Still, it’s all just passing the time on the long long wait for Dragon Age…
Aramaic Incantation Bowl: Scorpion Rider
An ancient Judeo-Aramaic incantation bowl with a seven line inscription spiraling around the interior, invoking protection from demons for Abba and his family. At the center a figure brandishing a spear is mounted on a scorpion like quadruped.
So a year late and I finally played Bioshock Infinite. Needless to say, I LOVED IT TO PIECES. (I guessed one of the end reveals, but was completely blindsided by the other… Damn.)
So Jennifer Hale voiced Rosalind Lutece, right? How amusing would it have been to get Mark Meer to voice Robert? Missed opportunity, or too in-jokey?
Carroll sharing a moment w/ #11 at the end of the game
People are setting off fireworks and shouting and dancing in the street!