Show newer

Also, the Black Lodge is brilliantly designed; I haven't ever seen the unreality of a supernatural phenomenon depicted in any other work of media in such a practical and analog way

Show thread

That said, there are a mess of plot points that exist only as shock value for early '90s network-TV audience sensibilities, and the entire subplot with James (while he himself is cool) is such a meandering drag on everything else that I don't begrudge anyone for checking out

Show thread

Finishing up my rewatch of the original series, I'm finding more to like about the latter half of season 2 than I thought; Donna and Shelly each starting to have more to do on their own, and Annie busting out onto the scene with an interesting personal story

Show thread

just in case people didn't know about it, have a link to howlongtobeat.com/ which can be really useful for knowing things like how much of a time investment a game is

this is specifically for casual playthroughs and not speedruns
-F

Some songs aren't especially great at encouraging movement on Normal difficulty, and I've come to miss the feeling of just barely pushing through to the end of a song; I think it's nostalgia for the memory of three-starring QOTSA's "No One Knows" in Guitar Hero 1 specifically

Show thread

Back to Synth Riders after a brief holiday hiatus, I think I'm best off starting on Hard difficulty with no-fail off and just dealing with it if a hard cluster of notes causes me to drop out of a given song

I think when I get back into game development it'll be in Unity, for the sake of more easily exporting 3D games to desktop and gaining a skillset that'd be directly marketable to smaller studios

Picked up the Twin Peaks revival OST, partly for the ability to listen to No Stars on demand, partly for the ability to experience a compressed version of the emotional journey of a long-form work through its soundtrack. The last piece of media I did this for was Undertale

Show thread

happy holidays! in a year that's kept us distanced from each other, the time we're able to spend together feels all the more significant. 💞 (🐢|🎨: @Lobst)

My desktop PC is now a Linux gaming rig again (except for online multiplayer and VR), feels good man

I've been trying to avoid that going in the opposite direction, too. "Ah, that company's doing good work, I think I'll reward them!", as though said company was an individual with a conscience and not a shapeless mechanism engineered for self-preservation at any cost

Show thread

I've generally grown to disregard calls for individual consumer activism, now believing they're toothless by nature and doomed to fail (a big change from how I felt five years ago, ha), but there are some companies I still just loathe the idea of giving money to

Level 21 in WaniKani currently, here's my all-star mnemonic team for syllable combinations that are used constantly. When 幸福 (こうふく, "happiness") came up I pumped my fist in celebration

I can't believe if I want to play as Chi-Chi or Bulma, iconic personalities as important to the series as they are, I have to fire up my well-worn digital copy of the Dragonball: Evolution film tie-in game for PSP

Show thread

They just added Master Roshi and I suppose he counts as a shoutout to OG Dragon Ball, but it's such a rich well that's barely been drawn upon partly because flying isn't really a thing in it (but to be fair, also because it's Very Old)

Show thread

DBFZ hasn't yet added the requisite fighter who brilliantly showed up to the martial-arts tournament with a firearm because they'd be dangerously unqualified otherwise; Mr. Satan could fill this category, but Launch is right there

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (Case 2 spoilers) 

BYAKUYA: "Well done, Makoto, you've seen through my ruse. I now know not to underestimate you... when I eventually decide to become 'blackened' and escape on my own."
ENTIRE CLASS: "Wha--?!?!??!??"
BYAKUYA: "Oh yes, that's right, everyone. I absolutely plan to kill one of you and frame another one of you for it, so I can reap the benefits from outsmarting you all with my trickery. None of you will suspect me"

Show thread

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (Case 2 spoilers) 

BYAKUYA: "Whoa, a real live dead body! I think I'll arrange it in a mock crucification pose and write BLOOD LUST on the wall in 72pt bold-letter text using the victim's pooled blood, just to fuck with the high-stakes murder trial on purpose, as a joke"

Show thread

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (Case 2 spoilers) 

I was familiar with the Chihiro thing before starting the game and powered through the relevant case last night, its execution is tactless even from a "we're an anime and we want to use the phenomenon of transness without acknowledging the aspects that give it humanity" perspective. There is no "but" to this statement

There's a phenomenon in dramatic TV where the pilot establishes the story's location, stakes, central characters, and tone in an artfully evocative way, then another writer/director's first non-pilot episode attempts to make it weekly-digestible and overcompensates massively

Show thread
Show older
scalie.club

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!