Halo 4

Nov. 8th, 2012 04:30 am
Finished the campaign mode on this yesterday, and since I don't want to spoil it for anybody who's playing and hasn't reached the end yet, all I will say is WOW. They really did a hell of a job getting me emotionally involved in the story, and the ending was absolutely beautiful.

Then I mentioned elsewhere that I'd finished the game and loved it, and got lectured that FPS games should only be on PCs. Augh.
I just wish I could find the words to write about everything I want to write about.
The fact that every single video posted on XBox Live buffers out every 30 seconds or so , when I can use my XBox's YouTube app to watch the very same videos without any buffering problem continues to boggle my mind.
From Seven Psychopaths, which I saw yesterday and recommend very highly:

"You can't kill animals in movies, just women."
One of my favorite webcomics (Skin Horse, which combines my love of comics with my love of Mad Science) had a recent kickstarter campaign where one of the rewards was a cameo appearance. Why do I mention this, you ask?

No particular reason.
My Little Thunderdome: Two ponies enter, one pony leaves!
This time, they managed to get everything right. It did the comics that inspired it justice in every way that the Stallone movie of awfulness did not.

Also, this is one of the few movies that got the 3D format right. If you have the option of seeing the 3D print, that is the one you should buy tickets for.
I don't know who originally posted this image, or to where. I just know that it's too good not to share.

Some people wonder why a grown (or at least aging) man would still read comics. This, right here? That's why. Sturgeon's Law may apply to them (and he may even be lowballing it in this genre's case), but every so often they manage to publish something not just good, but profound and even beautiful. This is one of those.

It's often said that Superman's true power is the power to inspire others. All-Star Superman #10, where this came from, is one of the best examples of him being exactly that.

It's never as bad as it seems. You're much stronger than you think you are. Trust me.
The tray my microwave dinner came in said "Single use only." I know I'm divorced, guys; no need to rub my nose in it...
I finally got around to creating a ff.net account, and posted my ME3 stories over there:


More chapters to come as they occur to me.
It's a pity that Andy Griffith dies, but at least now Keri Russell can afford to buy that restaurant and divorce Jeremy Sisto.
I miss the days when I had an rpg group. I especially miss playing Exalted.
Go see it, especially if you are now, will someday be, or ever have been a teenaged girl. The relationship between Merida and her mother Elinor is an amazingly well written and very realistic mother/daughter relationship, and the backbone of the story.

For the guys reading this? Don't let my previous statement put you off going - just because the women in the audience will appreciate some parts of this more than you do is no reason to avoid seeing the best movie to come out so far this year. GO SEE THIS.
An excellent essay on why Captain America/Iron Man slash fiction has to ignore the fundamental differences between the characters to work: http://bradhicks.livejournal.com/460219.html
Posted in memory of the fallen heroes of the People's Republic of Treacle Mine Road.

Feeling tired and lonely tonight. Working night shift sucks sometimes.
"It's just a poster with a few candles. Very tasteful."

Oh Conrad, don't ever stop being you.
[livejournal.com profile] bart_calendar brings up a damn good point to consider in his post about this:




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