Ah, now I get what you’re saying. You are talking about genre more than anything. That one is to be expected as to any adaptation.Shakespeare has been adapted to the big screen’ as well, staring Decaprio, Anthony Hopkins, and others in ‘blockbuster’ productions and didn’t turn out too bad, so I’d rather give this one a chance.
What? Shakespeare’s made plays not books, and they do have visual elements. What you read is merely the screenplay. Plays are by their very nature a performative art or rather performance art. They are meant to be visualized.
Great news. But still I’d rather have it on TV as a full season. It may still end a up as a web series or shortened series from the looks of the way Nickelodeon is handling the Legend of Korra property recently.
Man, the post-apocalyptic Australian outback is scary .
Hopefully the sales of this game sway nickelodeon to definitively renew Lewgend of Korra for a new season on TV (there is some speculation say that there will be a fourth, but until production actually occurs, we don’t know).
Given the low ratings of the show recently, Nickelodeon decided to pull the last 5 episodes, and made them online only. So the series is in trouble. Funny, that they would punish the show (and indirectly the fanbase), when it was actually Nickelodeons fault with their scheduling which caused the low ratings to occur in the first place :P
While it is true the the Reign of Terror was awful, Robespierre’s goals weren’t entirely self serving. He was an extremist and that was his fault, although his rival Danton, who advocated moderation during the Terror could be faulted for his excesses as well. It would be interesting to see an Assassins Creed take on this dichotomy. Plus, my masters thesis was on Comte de Sade, one of the few of the aristocracy who thrived during the Revolution, and I would like to see how they portray him, if ever. He was after all present (imprisoned) during the storming of the Bastille.
I agree. In the Philippines,we practice what is commonly classified as Folk Catholicism, rituals and and practices that most tourists look at as curiosities at best and inferior savage practices at worst. They take pictures, and videos, it’s rare if they ever try to truly understand, why we do these things. What’s even worse is our youth, particularly in the cities are beginning to acquire the same mindset ( Western). Said’s Orientalism has evolved to encompass people within the same country or region that think highly of Western culture but disparages their own.
Yup, all explained in the Wikipedia article linked in my comment (pink) . Burt thanks for the thorough explanation. Still, the ritual, not an easy thing to watch, let alone participate in. Family of the deceased usually don’t undertake the ritual, there is a particular person,_ rogyapas_ , guys who do the ‘butchery’ and props to those guys. I wouldn’t be able to do that job.
At least they didn’t have to watch or participate in a Tibetan Sky Burial. And you thought the goat sacrifice makes you squeamish. The people who do the ‘butchery’ are hardcore, man.
PS DO NOT GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH FOR TIBETAN SKY BURIAL OR BE SCARRED FOR LIFE!
So the gameplay is actually good, we just hate it because of the person attached to it? The people demand an official review!
Sorry, the first thing that popped into my head
Then, I got to mull it over, and now it looks quite fascinating. May try it out later after editing wikipedia.
I didn’t think too much of female sexual harassment in the work place until it happened to my girlfriend. She already submitted a letter of resignation, when about 2 days before her departure, a male co-worker of hers offered to drive her to her house. While on the road he unzipped his pants showed her his penis and asked her to give him oral sex. She of course asked him to immediately stop car and she ran out, and took a cab home. That was about a year ago. She didn’t tell anyone about that incident, until she finally told me about a month after she left the company. My GF laughed it off when she spoke about it to me, making fun of how the guys penis looked like an elongated piece of shit, but I knew it affected her. It hurt her in some way that my limited male mind couldn’t ever know about fully. I can only get this feeling of knowing.
That’s the major problem I believe, with both harassment and representation neither of us cannot put ourselves in the situation of the other. It’s impossible for us to truly know them because we cannot be a woman or a man. What we see sometimes are only glimpses that we tend to fill with our own biases and preconceptions.
Because of the FMV review thing thing and this topic I got myself into doing some research on the video game, Riana Rouge. According to PC Gamer, it is a game mostly headed by women. What they produced that objectified and fetishized women through acts of (bad CG) torture/mutilation/snuff porn and sexual promiscuity through the guise of woman some warped / ’90’s view of women empowerment. Hopefully, Polygon finds the time to delve deeper into production of this game. It would make for a fascinating read.
I think the real innovation they are going for is to combine Game Stream from your PC to the Nvidia Tablet, and from the tablet stream to Twitch. All of this done at the same time, seamlessly. Essentially the Shield Tablet will serve as a node both receiving from your PC and broadcasting what it receives from the PC and also now the including the Twitch feed from the tablet directly to the web. That will probably tax not only your internet connection but also the CPU of this thing, not to mention the RAM, which at merely 2GB doesn’t give that much leeway. And it remains to be seen if they can pull this of without much problems.
Ooh-ooh, start with Voyeur and Voyeur 2!!!!
I played them when I was about 10, and they were really fun games (and made little surft feel pretty funny as well)
To give credit where credit is due, apparently, they didn’t create the patch, they were using the mods created by "Mash" Matt Wells and a readily available for free on the internet
So,um they were really, really benevolent and generous right?:P
But to be fair I was at first quite surprised and appreciative that Bethesda took the effort to create an official patch when I first heard this news from you (heck Polygon never reported this patch news). But then I went to the patch notes and nope they just took another guy’s work. Nope.
I still remember the ‘wise/sneaky’ move they pulled last year making Fallout 1, 2 and Tactics free for a limited time just as Interplay officially transferred the rights to those older games to Bethesda (Zenimax).
They seem to genuinely want to care for gamers while still making money instead of maximizing profit and squeezing us dry. I will continue supporting their efforts.
"we didn’t make any clear clause on how and why someone could legally stop working on the project"
Wow, that’s just stupid, no other way to call that. If you’re new/inexperienced in making contracts, hell, even if you are wouldn’t it have been prudent to hire a lawyer to go over it, especially since a lot of money (that is not yours) was involved?
And I feel pretty sorry for most everyone who got their hopes up, especially for the big money backers: the five who paid $10,000 and the other 5 who paid $5,000, and 1 at 2,000, there is no way they ever got their moneys worth.
Where I come from, those kinds of unfulfilled promises are only satisfied by someone going to a perpetrators house, breaking some appendages, and using what’s left as fertilizer for water spinach.
They’re lucky most if not all Yogscast fans who supported this including, hopefully the big backers aren’t sadistic, serial murderers with connections to a powerful paramilitary or crime group, and whose sole enjoyment was to finally play Yogventures! but was grievously affronted by this cancellation and now swears to devote their entire lives to find the people responsible and literally shove their heads up their butts.
But that’s never going to happen, so everyone should sleep easy.
No thanks. The Battle of the Five Armies isn’t till December, and I don’t want any spoilers.
Wow, the Nerissa ending made me scratch my head, and it was wonderful.
A few odd questions are left hanging:
-Remember the Magic Mirror line "Through powerful magic her whereabouts concealed. Unfortunately for you, these lips are sealed." can mean one of two things: %(spoiler)Faith is Glamoured to look like Nerissa or Nerissa is Glamored to look like Faith. I don’t know what yet.
-What were Swinehearts finds on the autopsy of the ‘Faith’ head?
-Why did Faith leave the Donkey skin in Toad’s premises, why bring it at all to the meet with the Woodsman?
- Could Nerissa be the dead body and not Faith, since the other half of ’Faith’s’ body has not been found and that could have a glamour tube with it?
-Last and most striking point. The Little Mermaid is supposed to be mute, that was important plot point to the Fable and I don’t think Bill Willingham would chosen to remove that detail unintentionally. That is one of the things Bigsby probably realized in the end.
Times like this when you have to count your blessings being a professor and not in the industry. Tenure is a life saver.
A wake up call to everyone who even considers ‘coasting’ on their jobs, don’t care about promotions and do the bare minimum in order to just get by. (there are a lot of people like this)
If you’re not necessary and valuable, you may well be expendable. Hell, even if you are necessary and valuable, you can still be expendable but at least you have a fighting chance of being retained.
Then you would be robbing the world of a lot of it’s greatest minds.
Being an orphan or a foundling does not make you ultimately disenfranchised. Those ‘little accidents, mistakes’ could actually shape our world for the better.
What the couple did was despicable but it does not follow that the children should not have existed in the first place.