1. … so. He’s the Moon Moon of Royalty, then?

    Dunno yet. King King does have some problems with an Evil Empire, but then it’s fantasy, so of course. Don’t know much about his character beyond trying to make sure that Night Light doesn’t grow up to be a total turd and that he’s got Night Light’s ability to make swords appear.

     
  2. chirart:

    crescend:

    humourandgaming:

    No one complains when Shakespeare makes an all male cast to tell a story about brotherhood amongst men but Square Enix does the same thing and they’re sexist? Go play Final Fantasy XIII, XIII-2 and Lightning Returns if you need a game about an empowering woman.

    Y’all are dumb and need to read some Shakespeare.

    This, thank you.

    1) Shakespeare penned his plays late 16th-early 17th century, Square Enix produces their games in the late 20th-early 21st centuries. Generally it’s common sense to not go “someone in a less socially evolved era did this, why can’t our videogames/movies/books today!?” Like. Pretty sure all of tumblr exists to explain to all of us why that is not the smartest of thinking.

    2) Every preceding FF game has always been (relatively) good about cast diversity, it’s not unreasonable nor is it unprecedented to expect it out of FF15. Call me crazy but suddenly creating an all-dude cast after years and history of not having all-dude games kind of is a step backward.

    3) FF13 is the first game after seven FF games to feature a female protagonist. “This game has your female hero character, go play THAT” kind of treats that game trilogy as a consolation prize. And this is without delving into how the sequel games were progressively made with male-gaze fanservice in mind.

    4) I mean yeah, go read Shakespeare, that’s always good way to spend one’s time. Not going to argue that one.

     
  3. bocchickenbocdoodles:

    I recommend reading What is The Battle of Sekigahara ? beforehand, because some things might be a little confusing in there without it!

    I got a question on the Sekigahara slides about why Yukimura is depicted as a young man in video games. I decided to go super nerdy (ew!) and explain his growing popularity and what he represents in the Sengoku Era.

    As for the question: Even in video games, Ieyasu can’t be a 74-year-old since the beginning. That would be weird (in fact, he is 17 when the Battle of Okehazama happened, and it already kind of looks strange in Samurai Warriors  when he is 50-ish looking in Okehazama). But you still want to contrast him with the much younger Yukimura, and so accordingly, Yukimura becomes much younger than he really was!

    Sorry it’s a lengthy read, but I hope this is enjoyable. Video games and other historical fiction are so much more fun when you know the background info! Again, feel free to send away any other questions you may have, or if there are confusing/unclear/inaccurate things in my slides. Thanks a bunch for reading!

     
  4. 13:21

    Notes: 77039

    Reblogged from seekingwillow

    Tags: reblogalways reblog

    seekingwillow:

    medievalpoc:

    prokopetz:

    cleopatrasweave:

    i drew a bunch of elves of color!!

    This post reminds me of something that happened a few years back.

    I once served as art director for a project where the illustration spec called for characters of a variety of races (in the real-world sense, not the Dungeons & Dragons sense - though the latter was involved as well).

    We had one particular artist, tasked with drawing a series of elves, who didn’t quite seem to get what that meant. Their output was basically “white elf”, “another white elf”, “white elf with a tan”, “white elf looking a bit pale”, “yet another white elf”, etc.

    When this was pointed out, they were like “oh, yeah, now I get it - I’ll totally fix that with my next piece”.

    They proceeded to turn in a picture of a blue elf.

    In the end, we had to provide specific quotas for specific levels of racial representation in order to get the point across. It all worked out in the end, but it’s stuck with me ever since that this artist examined the original spec, looked at our feedback, and came to the conclusion a blue elf was more plausible than a black one.

    In conclusion: this is awesome.

    Read that last paragraph as many times as you need to.

    ___

    Italics mine.

     
  5. 11:16

    Notes: 4

    1. Dad: (watching the Thor episode of "Clash of the Gods" on History en Español)
    2. Me: Hey, did they get to the part where Thor gets into a dress to get back Mjölnir?
    3. Dad: No, it just started.
     
  6. bocchickenbocdoodles:

    Hope my bad English makes enough sense. Sekigahara is truly an amazing epic battle filled with dramas and I can’t possibly explain it all. There are many great books on it, sadly not translated to English, but Shinshaku Sengoku Eiyuu Densetsu: Sanada Juu Yuushi is an amazing animation show, if anyone’s interested in the specifics of the battle.

    I feel like if you played Warriors all this is stuff you know already, but these Sengoku games (especially Basara) assume you know everything beforehand, and I know that must be confusing sometimes…

    Feel free to send any questions you might have about anything! I want to do an actual, nice, version of Sengoku history slides someday… Happy (late) Sekigahara day! 

    History is nice, but as a side comment: what is up with both designs of Sanada Yukimura being all puppy-like? Is this a Thing? I believe that SenBasa!Yukimura is supposed to be 17 (?!), but what about Warriors!Yukumura?

     
  7. So, watched the new FFXV trailer a few more times, trying focusing on different things. And then…

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    Wait a second.

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    That isn’t…

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    Night Light’s dad is King King. King. King. My hopes that the Regis bit of “Regis Lucis Caelum” was a regnal name are dashed. I just…

     
  8. finalfantasythings:

    The Tokyo Game Show 2014 trailer for Final Fantasy XV.

    Final Fantasy XV is in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

    I still want to know how the battle mechanics for this go down. The closest I can guess is a mix of Crisis Core/Kingdom Hearts for Night Light and then something like 12’s Gambit system for the rest of the party? Looks nice, though.

     
  9. finalfantasythings:

    Today marks the North American release for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, and to commemorate it Kotaku has an article (linked in the post title) out asking its readers to make a soundtrack to their dream Final Fantasy game composed of 16 of their favorite FF themes. I thought I’d ask the same of you all!

    1. Prelude or Opening Theme
    2. Town Music
    3. Overworld/Field/World Map Music
    4. Main Character Theme
    5. Secondary Character Theme (We should have at least one other member in our party even if the party calls for 3 or 4. We’re going to limit it to one for this mixtape)
    6. Villain Theme
    7. Normal Battle Music
    8. Town in Trouble/Tragedy/Major Event Music
    9. Boss Battle Theme
    10. Chocobo Theme
    11. Airship Theme
    12. World in Crisis or Heroes Resolve
    13. Final Dungeon
    14. First Stage Boss Battle
    15. Final Boss Theme
    16. Ending Credits/Staff Roll

    To start off, here’s mine.

    1. “FINAL FANTASY [FFXII Version],” Final Fantasy XII
    2. “Breezy,” Final Fantasy VIII
    3. “Movement in Green,” Final Fantasy X
    4. “Tidus’ Theme,” Final Fantasy X
    5. “Vanille’s Theme,” Final Fantasy XIII
    6. “Those Chosen by the Planet,” Final Fantasy VII
    7. “Battle 1,” Final Fantasy IX
    8. “Only a Plank Between One and Perdition,” Final Fantasy VIII
    9. “Saber’s Edge,” Final Fantasy XIII
    10. “Chocobo Returns,” Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
    11. “Ride On!,” Final Fantasy VIII
    12. “Warrior Goddess,” Final Fantasy XIII-2
    13. “Giant’s Dungeon,” Final Fantasy IV
    14. “Enemy Attack,” Final Fantasy X
    15. “Almighty Bhunivelze,” Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
    16. “Kiss Me Good-Bye,” Final Fantasy XII

    What would your Final Fantasy mixtape consist of? Reblog with your responses!

    1. Final Fantasy (Final Fantasy XII version),” Final Fantasy XII
    2. "Kids Run Through the City," Final Fantasy VI - Piano Collections Version
    3. "Blue Fields," Final Fantasy VIII - Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec version
    4. "Under the Apple Tree," Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
    5. Ramza’s Theme,” Final Fantasy Tactics
    6. "Those Chosen by the Planet," Final Fantasy VII
    7. "Battle Scene 1," Final Fantasy II - Dissidia version
    8. "Anxious Heart," Final Fantasy VII
    9. "Those Who Fight Further"/"Still More Fighting," Final Fantasy VII
    10. "Brass de Chocobo," Final Fantasy X
    11. Aboard the Hilda Garde,” Final Fantasy IX
    12. "The Oath," Final Fantasy VIII
    13. "Last Dungeon," Final Fantasy VI
    14. "Battle Scene 2," Final Fantasy II - Dissidia version
    15. "Advent: One Winged Angel," Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
    16. "Elemental Travel," Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals

     
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    krazykitsune:

oldmanstephanie:

comic-chick:




thorsgoddess:




krazykitsune:




tauntaunrider:




krazykitsune:




thorsgoddess:




krazykitsune:




hilliary:









“You don’t want blood on your your pink Barbie dress” 
I can assure you
the only reason a dress of mine would be pink
is that the blood didn’t come out





HOLY SHIT KATIE





yes hello you rang?




holy shit katie put them down.





nEVER




IT KEEPS GETTING BETTER




Steph, please add your pic of you holding all your assassin’s gear!!




eXCUSE U BOY

YOU CAME
TO
THE
WRONG

NEIGHBORHOOD

MY SISTERS OF THE BROTHERHOOD

ASSEMBLE!

    krazykitsune:

    oldmanstephanie:

    comic-chick:

    thorsgoddess:

    krazykitsune:

    tauntaunrider:

    krazykitsune:

    thorsgoddess:

    krazykitsune:

    hilliary:

    image

    “You don’t want blood on your your pink Barbie dress” 

    I can assure you

    the only reason a dress of mine would be pink

    is that the blood didn’t come out

    image

    HOLY SHIT KATIE

    image

    yes hello you rang?

    holy shit katie put them down.

    image

    nEVER

    IT KEEPS GETTING BETTER

    Steph, please add your pic of you holding all your assassin’s gear!!

    eXCUSE U BOY

    image

    YOU CAME

    TO

    THE

    WRONG

    image

    NEIGHBORHOOD

    MY SISTERS OF THE BROTHERHOOD

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    ASSEMBLE!

     
  11. You All Meet at a Robbery: Let’s Experience Leverage

    Thanks to Ninjatwins I have been dragged kicking and screaming into watching Leverage. Cool people doing heist jobs for good. I sort-of remember when this first came out on TV, and thought “Ah. They’re talking about fighting back the corporations. I see what you did there” and thought nothing more of it.

    Then the news of “Hey, you know that there’s pretty much an end-game OT3” broke out on my dash, and I caught a few episodes from Season 4 one day, and yeah. Let’s watch this business from the beginning.

    Scrawled notes of “The Nigerian Job” transcribed for your reading pleasure below the cut.

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  12. chofitia:

    World 2!

    In which I die 4 times, rather than 3. Ugh.

    Failures include 2-2, where I was trying to get the secret Toad House by gathering all the coins and becoming food for Cheep-cheeps. (Seriously, curse my forgetting the physics of this game.) Also, dying twice in the fortress in the same spot because of jumping fail. Oh, and dying to the first Chain Chomp in 2-5. After that last death, I just said “fuck it” to 2-5 and skipped it. My completionist heart is breaking.

    Managed to get the whistle here, so hurray for that, I guess. (I’m going to do a straight run through of the game, though, so they’ll just be in my inventory to pretty it up a bit.)

    Morton went down easily. (I confused him with Roy, so I was wondering why there were no earthquakes. Meh, easier time of it.)

    Let’s Experience Super Mario Bros. 3, World 2: Super Special Championship Edition.

    Managed to get enough coins in 2-2 to get the Secret Toad’s House this time. (Yes, it’s an anchor and not a P-Wing. I don’t care. It’s the principle of the thing.) Started getting a ridiculous amount of deaths on 2-3, for whatever reason (failed jumps into enemies, but it’s still confusing.)

    I went though 2-5 this time and beat it, which makes me feel better about myself.

    Also, even though I died 4 or 5 times on 2-3, I made a net profit on lives; I’m at 17.

     
  13. chofitia:

    So, I’ve had some Nintendo emulators with me for… almost a year, meaning to play through the Mother series along with some other stuff.

    Instead, I start on Mario 3. All-Stars Version, because I’m a classy person who likes classy 16-bit upgrades.

    My muscle memory for Mario 3 is shot to hell. It’s…

    Reblogging myself for Let’s Experience Super Mario Bros. 3: Super Special Championship Edition. (Because I had time to kill last week and decided to re-do World 1 for a lark.)

    It turns out that my wailing and gnashing of teeth during my first run-through paid off, as I managed a near no-hit run of World 1. (It would’ve been a no-hit run, but that pissant Larry hit me once on either his second or third hit.) But no matter. Thirteen lives, the coin ship without even trying, and the two warp whistles that I’m never going to use. No secret Toad’s house, though. Sigh.

     
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    fuckyeahretailrobin:

Decided to make a FuckYeahRetailRobin Bingo sheet.I know it could feature a million variations, but I went with these. Feel free to use, or make your own!

    fuckyeahretailrobin:

    Decided to make a FuckYeahRetailRobin Bingo sheet.

    I know it could feature a million variations, but I went with these. Feel free to use, or make your own!

     
  15. The problems with young writers

    queryquagmire:

    Hi! Sorry if this question is too broad, but what would you say is the biggest problem with writing done by people who are too young or inexperienced? Are the flaws similar, or does the writing depend more on the individual? Thanks.
     Anonymous

    Apology graciously accepted.

    There are a number of problems I see over and over in the writing of young people, especially people under the age of 18. Fortunately, they almost all go away with time, age, and practice. This is not to say that young writers suck, or that they should give up and hang their baby-faced heads in shame. Far from it! For if no young people started writing, we’d have no older-and-wiser writers who cut their teeth writing during their teenage years to produce new books for us all to read and enjoy. They’re just better off practicing their writing instead of trying to get it published before they’re ready.

    So here’s a list of the problems I often encounter when asked to read young people’s writing. If you feel like I’m talking about your writing… I probably am. Let this be a lesson to you.

    1. They mistake their god-given talent and potential for skill. Talent comes naturally. It’s raw potential. Skill takes practice. Hours upon years of practice. Make no mistake: writing well requires skill. Just because your English teacher tells you you have a great talent for writing doesn’t mean you are ready for publication. Practice your skills.

    2. They write autobiographical characters or plot. Spare me from one more main character with suspiciously similar physical characteristics to their author. Spare me from one more mundane “fictional” story about interpersonal conflicts between classmates. While the events of your formative years may be important to you, they do not necessarily make for good fiction. And no one else gives a shit.

    3. They write wish fulfillment or Mary Sues. Couldn’t get the better of that bully in real life? OBLITERATE THEM IN FICTION. Hate your hair/nose/zits/lack of a love life/clumsiness/inability to be good at everything? BE THE PERFECT VERSION OF YOU BY WRITING ABOUT IT. The result is annoyingly two-dimensional writing devoid of real conflict and peopled by cardboard villains and absurdly perfect heroes. Y’know: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

    4. They write about things beyond their experience or understanding without any empathy whatsoever. This may shock you, but 17-year-old Civics and Poli Sci students do not have the answers to all the world’s problems. I once read a painfully myopic story by a 17-year-old girl about the evils of abortion. It was terrible and embarrassingly uninformed. Another time I read an account of the Iraq War (and how three highly-trained Marines could end it within 24 hours) written by a teenage boy that was just downright offensive and oblivious to its own racism and misogyny. The authors in question just had no idea what they were writing about, and instead of doing research, they simply painted the world with broad strokes according to their own naive understanding of current events.

    5. They’re too fucking melodramatic. Laughably so. But it’s ok, because someday they’ll look back on The Trials of Arabella and cringe with embarrassment and sigh with relief because they now know better.

    6. They don’t understand that truth is necessarily stranger than fiction, and therefore their fiction has to actually make sense. The excuse “But it happened that way in real life!” doesn’t count. See #2.

    7. They never edit or revise. NEVER. All too often, young writers finish writing in a late-night frenzy of enthusiastic keyboard-pounding, slide back from their desk, stretch out their hands, and declare themselves masters of the literary universe. They’re high on the excitement of having actually completed a manuscript, and they remember how good and smart they felt while writing it. So in their minds, how could their story possibly suck harder than a promiscuous Black Hole? So instead of rereading what they just finished writing, let alone editing it, they immediately give it to someone else to read. And that someone else will have to suffer through the horrors of a first draft. Spare your friends and loved ones the gross offense to common decency that is your first draft. Reread. Revise. Edit.

    8. They write read-alikes of their favorite books. I was once asked to “take a look” at a manuscript written by the daughter of a friend of a friend who wanted to be “a professional author.” It was Twilight… with different character names and set in the author’s hometown.

    Over the years I have led creative writing groups for high school and middle school students, and tutored seventh-grade reading and writing. All of the above comes from that experience, as well as the experience of having far too many teenagers send me query letters that start with “My English teacher says I’m a really good writer and that I should get my story published.”

    If you’re a young writer, remember this: the great writing you think you’re producing now can only get better with time. So wait. And practice.