ive been scrolling through tumblr and been reading people post “o I never found a valentine” and junk like that
so i say we do some old kindergarden shit on valentines day and stick together like we used to.
we should send each other drawings, cute pics, compliments, videos, whatever to each other
were all getting valentines this year
reblog so we can try to spread this
aww this is a cute idea :)
Where to begin? Dragonborn is aesthetically great. That’s a good place to start, I think. The music is a three-way mix between the Skyrim soundtrack, a few new tracks and, best of all, some of the old Morrowind songs. Visually, Solstheim is distinct from Skyrim as I knew it would be. The south of the island ow looks more like Vvardenfell than the Solstheim I remember from Bloodmoon ever since the red Year, but more on that later. The north is mostly glacial ice, with a small band of snowy pine forests in between. The things that reappear from Morrowind like bonemold armor, Redoran bugshell houses and Telvanni Mushroom Towers look like graphically enhanced versions of the same visual style of it’s predecessor. Apocrypha, the realm of Oblivion the player will get to visit, is an infinite library that is visually distinct from all other locations in the series so far and is, in terms of gameplay, a lot more of what Oblivion should have done with it’s Daedric realms.
The lore books are good, adding some new info on Solstheim and finally explaining “Red Year” in detail. Also, we learn what the Dunmer people think of the Tribunal 200 years after the events of Morrowind. Really, the whole DLC, being both the first time a location appears twice since Arena and the second time a character has recurred in the series is a load of fanservice for Elder Scrolls lovers.
There are two main plots, the Dragonborn story which has a lot of awesome buildup and a lackluster-but-not-terrible ending and a villain whose character arc can be given the same description and the Telvanni plotline, where you work with the wizard Neloth. The latter is my favorite quest line in all of Skyrim and it’s DLCs. Both are interesting, but while the Telvanni arc is better written the Dragonborn story has a lot more gameplay rewards like several new Shouts and weapons.
All in all, the best Skyrim DLC yet and I hope they top it with the next one, whatever that may be.
A Guy Steals a Loaf of Bread: and shit goes down
(Source: dropofthecasing, via dexbonus)
i tried to illustrate vivec’s trial because it didn’t make any sense before so i made it make more sense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
And that’s where Vivec went between Morrowind and Oblivion.
So my little vacation from writing in a serious capacity has extended from the release of King of the Water Roads until a few days ago. I dug up a dusty old project and have determined it’s time to give it a try from an adult perspective (I finished the first “draft” at seventeen, with the expected results). I know more in terms of how to write, mythology, fantasy and just plain life experience, and I still have faith in the core subject matter, so I think it could work.
Soup kitchening it up w/ @epicmealtime.
EHRMAGEHRD MDK AND EMT!
Was insane. Apparently the hardest project to pass through the office in some time landed right on my desk Monday. It got so crazy that I was drinking shitty vanilla brandy just to keep my shoulders below my forehead-level.
By today, I was basically delirious with tiredness. To the point where, as I walked home from lunch, this was my thought process (I’ll try to preserve the cadence via use of italics):
“I wish I could find a vending machine, I could kill a soda right now. And a deer. Then I’d eat the deer… while drinking the soda!”
Yeah. Also, it snowed. It was really pretty, but all of my shoes have holes in them. So that’s a thing. But I worked a lot, so I get paid a lot.
…Buy my book!
Only in reverse order.
The usual is, of course, that I would love for you all to tell people to buy my book. And yes, I know that I’ve linked it before, but my hands now have an impulse reaction to wrap the phrase “my book” in the link the first time it’s said in a given conversation. In any case, while I’m not an impartial judge I think people will enjoy it.
The second, and this is related, is a confession. I really don’t give a damn about the Wii U. I like Nintendo. I grew up on Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is my favorite game from before the era of behind-the-back cameras and 3D motion. Ocarina of Time is my favorite game of my childhood period, and I still love to play it and all main console Zelda games when I get the chance. But do you notice a pattern? The only game that I consider among the gaming greats on a Nintendo console that isn’t a Nintendo IP is Tales of Symphonia for the GameCube. And beyond that, I’ve played the Mario game already. The only game I’m looking forward to on the Wii U is the only Nintendo franchise that really interests me anymore, the inevitable eventual Zelda game.
The note is, really, related to both of the above. One of the many, many reasons I want the book to sell is to justify getting a Wii U. Because I want to play whatever new Zelda games come, but my days of buying consoles based on interest in a single game are on hold until I make another digit or more a year. I mean, I bought the xbox based on KotOR and I found many other serieses, like the Elder Scrolls, that I like better, and bought a 360 for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and have found many games but no serieses I like better, but I’m older and more cautious now. Too cautious to try that trick a third time.
And here’s the tech, related to all. Libboo’s system is there to gamify selling my book, and the books of others on their site. Members (and joining is free) get points for every time someone clicks a “buzzer” link, which can be got from the book’s page. The buzzers with the most points at the end of the week get free copy codes to use or distribute as they see fit. The best buzzers on the site get a free nook with all the books published via Libboo on them. And the week’s counter just reset, so now is the perfect time to join.
Well, this upcoming week is looking pretty busy, on account of we’re still recovering from the aftereffects of Sandy hitting New York, where our parent company is based, so I won’t be on very much. Hell, I might not even be able to star at the countdown timer for the RvB season 10 finale because I’ll still be out. You guys can help with that by convincing people to get enough copies of my book that I can write full time.
Because after all, “it’s good to have ambition.”
I have a book out!
King of the Water Roads is for sale on Libboo for $1.99 a pop. But here’s the trick, Libboo offers prizes for registered buzzers who plug books a lot. Since I am a registered user, that means I am eligible for prizes on my own book.
So, who wants to compete with me? Who wants to beat me at my own game and sell more copies of that book than the writer himself? If you do, just try me. Even if you don’t, it’s a super cheap fantasy novel and it’s pretty short, to boot, so you can get a nice little chunk of story to fill a weekend. Make sure to tell all your friends!