RIP - H.R. GigerKooky Swiss artist and master of f**ked-up imagery, H.R. Giger, has died: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27390345His work was brought to prominence, obviously, by the design of the titular Alien in Ridley Scott’s film, but he was also more or less the godfather of “biomechanical” science fiction/horror illustration.I can’t say I was ever a real fan of his work. Most of it made my flesh crawl. It was art, but it was utterly repulsive.Why mention his passing, then? Well, love or hate his style, its effect on the science fiction/horror genres is undeniable, and they wouldn’t be the same without him.
Expiration DateI love the Team Fortress 2 short movies. They're like little Pixar films......just with violence, blood, dismemberment and a general disregard for health, safety and human life.Usually they're quite brief, but the latest to surface is a whole 15 minutes. Positively feature-length!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLlLQ3LmZWU.It's making me want to revisit those TF2 "auxiliary units" I designed a couple of years back.
Fiction.How redundant is it pointing out these following statements?There's no such thing as a gigantic mechanical robot fighting off alien monsters. There has never been a report of a man being bitten by a radioactive spider and becoming a hero. You can't summon a mini-tornado at your own beck-n-call, don't matter how much into the occult you are. The odds of a young male teenager having a harem of sexy girls at his every turn is nil. There aren't bipeds of animals that are supposed to be quadrupeds flying spaceships in the galaxy above us. You can't legally hunt and catch thousands of different animals and use them to protect you from other animals and people in a sports-like venue. You can't eat a flower and ignite fire from your hands. I can go on and on... this journal is probably being expressed because of recent built-up distaste for people bullying others because of what they like when it comes to fiction. Just to reestablish what it even means, here it is, straight
RIP Rik MayallOne of my fave comedians has died.Pretty much everything Rik Mayall starred was in was over-the-top, offensive and purile.....and it always had me in stitches.Farewell, Flashheart!http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27770266Edit: Now this is how you do a tribute
He got stuck WHERE?I live in a nice, quiet, some might say "dull" part of the world. Certain things will just never, ever happen here..... like a man getting stuck inside 30 tons worth of stone vagina.http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/27971248Now, I will defend the intelligence of Americans until the day I die. Much of my favourite writing, movies, games, comics and music comes from over there. They're not an inately stupid people. Every nation has its morons. It's just American morons are the f**king benchmark.
'Slendermaid': now a thing.Photos taken within the Fukushima exclusion zone.Witnesses describe it as an oily-black creature with either very stunted legs or an actual fish-tail. It strides around on abnormally long arms.Image drawn by a child in Souma, over 30KM north of Fukushima.Feel free to post any evidence you may have found yourself in the comments section.(And by that I mean: doctor your own photos to perpetuate the myth)
Ah, Now That...that was fun.Two months and eight days, 64 chapters plus an epilogue, 134 single-spaced typewritten pages, 74478 words and countless hours later, Everlasting Snow has finally come to a close.And, to tell you the truth, I have no idea where to start.Let's start just over a couple months ago, with a girl, a laptop, and a movie. One that changed her life. For the better. One that connected with her on such a deep level that no amount of writing or creating could get it out of her system, and never will. One that revived her love of writing, something she hadn't done in years because it never gained any recognition, she never felt it was good enough, and life events just left her feeling so trampled upon, further deterring her from putting the pen to the paper.And so, never before so inspired and just recently discovering the world of fan fiction, she opened her laptop, brought up Microsoft Word, and began to write, not helping but feeling that a certain winter spirit (th
Biweekly feature vol.1Hello everyone, I'm very happy to present the very first of the manyfeature journal. I'll be doing this every 2 weeks so this will allow thefeature art work to get a decent amount of views.The feature journal is where I'll be posting some art works from artiston DA that you guys suggested that don't have many views or favoritesand that deserve more. For the feature journal I have picked suggestionsfor different category to make it more diverse.Again, thank you allfor posting suggestions in my previous journal, sadly space is limitedso I will not be able to feature all the suggestions.For the next feature,If you have a piece from an artist that you really like and feel likethat they need some exposure, wither its photography, Crafting,Painting, Drawings,etc please post below. Please make sure that they arelegit (not stolen art) and has below 1,000 faves.without any more delay Lets get started : )Photography
Dude, where's my Droid?It’s weird to know that we’ll see AI driven machines within the next two decades. Maybe even the humanoid automatons of science fiction.It’s all being taken very seriously by certain parties. Some scientists have approached the UN and asked for the issue to be addressed in a more formal capacity, with a hope that laws against these machines taking certain roles will be put in place. Specifically “killer robots”. They don’t want to see a machine deciding when it’s right to pull the trigger.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27343076That concern is perfectly understandable, but there’s another that is less touched on: are robots getting too cute?http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-
How to interview a politician.A tiny snippet from Jeremy Paxman's interview with Silvio Berlusconi.Some might not know who Berlusconi is: he's a media tycoon, 3 time Prime Minister of Italy and is generally regarded as the face of political vice and corruption in Europe.Many won't know who Paxman is: he's the brick that the BBC throw at people like Berlusconi. His questions being so blunt that it's nigh on impossible to wriggle out of answering them without looking more of a prat than you did at the start.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rEqiC8ItM8I'm pretty sure that Paxman also hates that fact that you, whoever you are, share the same planet as him:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVaZwJn-ZcMThese aren't outtakes. This stuff airs
The Happy World of Haribo...oh...OH...OH, GOD!!!I like to take a bag of Haribo gummy sweets with me when I go to the cinema. It's cheaper than buying the over-priced rot they sell in the foyer, and thanks to the industrial waste they're quite obviously made from; it can take the length of a movie to chew through a bag of the things.I may, however, have to rethink gnawing this brand of confection in light of an article that just popped up: http://www.buzzfeed.com/michaelrusch/haribo-gummy-bear-reviews-on-amazon-are-the-most-insane-thinGlad I didn't take a bag of those in with me when I went to see The Hobbit.
Negative waves.A few people are whining amid the comments that I’m being negative about recent movies and video games.Well, kids, I’m negative about them because: they’re crap. Not in a “oh, everything was so much better in the olden days”, view-through-rose-tinted-glasses, “I don’t like new things”, luddite’s view “crap”. I mean they’re flat out sh*t.I’ve played a hell of a lot of games and watched a hell of a lot of movies. There is quality out there in spades, all of it providing comparisons for us and benchmarks for them to aim for. The problem is that, recently, all that good seems to have been looked at…..and then studiously ignored.THAT’s why I rage on about this stuff. That, and the apparent apathy of the collective masses who are quite happy to bend over, take the endless mediocrity and pay for the privilege.Nothing seems to be fun anymore. I used to leave the cinema with a spring in my step, the s
A Song to My MotherHahah yes, my lil sis was singing. Le vu lanVietnamese Mother/Father's Day combined. Decided to surprise my mom with a song about mothers. And got a surprise in return.Note: lol my mom and I hug like 3 times a year.We see each other 10 minutes a day.We'd fight for 7 minutes.^^' I love her, but we don't always get along.