Shoutout to whoever that was pacing me from parliament to woodbine tonight. It's a rare day I get a rabbit I can't drop in rush hour. #biketo
Oh god I'm sorry everyone, someone reminded me of and here we are
The User in ReBoot (1994) is a comic villain who poses a threat to those he encounters, their community and resources. While many have read the opening credit's speculation about the nature of The User as a laudable encouragement of our common desire to find and kill god, some suggest a more literal reading of The User as a prescient warning against gamers. In this essay,
proposing the "Silver Spoon Test", a metric that measures how many sentences an article about how a young person got out of american debt hell goes on before mentioning that they inherited money or property from their family. a bonus of -10 is applied if the article contains the phrase "if we could do it, anybody can"
[FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, AND TWITTER]: "Listen, we can't be held--" *takes down a video for using a popular song per a major label request* "--responsible for our users' content, we're--" *takes down unauthorized use of a clip of a TV show* "--not publishers, we're a platform for communication--" *takes down a streaming movie for copyright infringement* "--we can't be expected to take action every time someone uses our service--" *works with the police to provide info on its users* "--for nefarious purposes..."
Underappreciated gaming classic that I would love to see remade in VR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SBEW7j5yFw
Of further note, having walked through it frame by frame:
-Zelda's new boy-cut hairdo and travelling clothes. There's no way she's not a playable character in this one, given the emphasis put on her perspective over Link's.
- That undead-looking guy, we've met him before, but he looked better. That's a male in Gerudo regalia being resurrected.
- Hands are a recurring motif - grasping, pulling. Not sure what that's about yet, but:
- Welcome back to the Hyrule underworld.
Play the audio track from the Breath of the Wild sequel teaser in reverse.
- A slowly strengthening heartbeat
- A thunderstorm, fading to the sound of a field. The sound of a swarm of BotW's Keese.
- The sudden organ music, reminiscent of the music from inside Hyrule Castle
- A female voice saying.... something. "Oh father, forgive me... something?"
"(In Chinese, the contested distinction between language and dialects is neatly sidestepped by the word fangyan---literally, "regional speech". I've chosen to follow the modern convention to translate this word as "topolect" instead of the problematic and inaccurate "dialect.")"
from that same note
TIL of the term "topolect"
Current Inside-Baseball Status: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nof3EZ2IAk0
Chaotic good. (he/him)
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