This is awesome.
Also, paging myturtlespeedy, who’s been masterfully throwing shade at people bashing Marvel’s decision.
Can’t wait for these books to start coming out.
Norse God Morning
Only just heard the news about Thor, and I absolutely can’t wait to see how the first issue turns out.
Minecraft Xbox 360 :: Houses
These aren’t the only houses I’ve built in Minecraft, but they’re the ones I’m happiest with so far.
1) My first proper house. Started as a wooden shelter, as many Minecraft houses do, and became a real home. 2) and 3) are interior shots of my bedroom on the upper floor.
4) My ‘Wizard Tower’, made of Nether Brick raided from the fortress, glass, glowstone, and redstone lamps, crowned with a couple of Lapis Lazuli blocks. It’s not the prettiest - kinda boxy, even by Minecraft standards - but I liked the way it came out.
5) My latest build is a windmill. It’s meant to be an approximation of a post mill, but I didn’t have any particular style or reference photos or anything - I just had a vague idea of how it should look, and ran with it.
I’m trying not to look a tutorials too much, except maybe for redstone circuits; it’s a lot of fun figuring out how to make things look good on my own.
Saga is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, published monthly by Image Comics. The series is heavily influenced by Star Wars, and based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. It depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, fleeing authorities from both sides of a galactic war as they struggle to care for their newborn daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the series.
I read this entire series up to date in one afternoon recently. It’s probably one of the best comics I’ve come across in quite a while, and although it might be self-evident from the images, it’s definitely for adults. The combination of fantasy and space opera has been done before, but rarely to this degree of quality and impact. Staples’ art is definitely the star of the show, and Vaughn’s writing keeps the storytelling at a constant state of cliffhanger-level tension. Which is impressive, considering most of the plot revolves around disparate characters trying to raise children in vastly different circumstances that nonetheless ubiquitously reek of constant mortal peril.
Also, I can’t leave out mention of the characters, which are well-developed, mysterious, and generally entertaining. Lying Cat, for example, only speaks to say the word “lying”, and only when someone is lying:
But for the most part, the whole thing’s essentially about families.
I highly recommend it.
I picked up Volume One of Saga (collecting issues 1-5) recently and it was one of the best comics I’ve ever read. Granted, I haven’t read many - but the world is incredible, it somehow manages to be tongue-in-cheek without resorting to cheesy pastiche, and the dialogue is just brilliant.
An incomplete guide to the monsters you will encounter in your life, from the Tampon Imp to Procrastination.
That moment when you realize that Eva-13 wasn’t designated as such because of it being an unlucky number or just trying to be catchy or whatever but because it was really meant to be dual-piloted by the First Angel (Kaworu) and the Third Child (Shinji) hence the 13.
I thought, in the rebuild canon, Kaoru was the 13th Angel. He even says as much when everything’s going wrong - something about “the first angel, cast down to the thirteenth”… So, while I think the thing with him and Shinji is an interesting coincidence, I don’t know if that’s really the reason for Unit 13 being numbered that way.
If there even is a reason. I mean, the creators of this franchise are kinda renowned for throwing in phoney symbolism and red herrings.