Bats illuminated by lightning
THIS IS WHAT LOVE LOOKS LIKE.
This is actually really cool
This is an illustration I did for the August 2014 issue of Popular Science Magazine. The assignment was to show a scifi take on human aging in the future. I wanted to do something relatively positive, so I drew a lady whose life has been been prolonged through cybernetic enhancements and augmentation, so she gets to spend time with her great-great-great-great grandchildren.
Thanks to AD Michelle Mruk!
this is beautiful
A Wooden simulation of a water droplet as it impacts a body of water.
what’s a pirates favorite letter?
if it’s rrrrrrr i’m going to kill you
you may think its r… but his true love be the C
i fucking hate this website
seriously, if you ever needed a reason to play mother 3, just look at its enemy descriptions
the fan translation team did an absolutely masterful job with this; I followed the development blog back around 2006-2008 or so when the fan translation was being produced and the level of dedication to making sure every single element is as perfect as possible that was put in is just extraordinary.
a couple noteworthy examples: when Itoi originally wrote the script to the game, he read the entire script aloud so he could be sure it flowed properly (Itoi’s efforts in writing the script could be another entire post—for instance, in all of the Mother games, he uses almost no kanji at all to make his games as accessible to children and people who speak Japanese as a second language as possible), and this exact same process was carried out by the translation team; syllable by syllable, the translation was made as perfect and readable as possible. second, notice how the text in those images above aren’t fixed width—the letter “i” takes up much less horizontal space than the letter “M”, for instance. this functionality wasn’t present in the original Japanese game, and the translators implemented it (along with a huge number of other features) without having access to the original code, which is just an absurdly monumental task. third, the game was carefully made to match the style guide Nintendo uses so that it would be indistinguishable from an official translation; the health and safety warning, for instance, was replaced with the English version, and they were extremely careful to use phrasing such as “press the A button” instead of just “press A”.
the Mother 3 fan translation was absolutely the result of devoted fans going above and beyond anyone’s expectations for what a fan translation needs to be, and they did it as a labor of love for this incredible game. it should be a top priority for anyone who’s never played it.
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this looks like something out of Shadow of the Colossus
This is probably the coolest GIF I’ve ever seen.
now there’s some perspective.
I once saw a storm roll like this once. It was beautiful.
It was sunny as my friend and I were walking to another friends house and I hear this roar, look over and it’s a hail storm coming right at us and within seconds we were running in it to get away.
So I’m not done talking about The Ultimate Computer. LOVE this episode (written by DC Fontana too!) and it’s AMAZING in terms of Jim’s characterization. It hits some consistent notes in his character — such as the fact that he loves being a captain, it’s his first and best destiny, and he fears becoming obsolete.
What I really love though (and a fact which the episode even comments on) is how self-reflective and self-aware Jim is. His negative reaction to the M-5 is partially due to his doubts about its ability to perform but he’s aware enough of himself to question his own motives. He’s not so arrogant as to believe that he must be right — instead, he listens to Daystrom’s points and reflects on them: could he actually be worried about losing the power/prestige of his position? Or are his concerns legitimate?
It’s one of those moments of self-reflection, of introspection, that gets lost when popular culture tries to handle Kirk. There, he’s painted as an arrogant, brash, dismissive, “my way or the highway” man when he’s NOT. He’s thoughtful and measured, but he is DECISIVE. Decisive does not mean exclusionary, though. Jim will listen to the concerns and thoughts of others, but what makes him a truly great captain is that, in the end, he takes the information provided to him and tries to make the best decision possible. He’s humble enough to know, though, that he’s only human and so tries to pick apart his own perspective and look for bias when he can.
It’s just a wonderful character moment for Jim and I wish it was something more popularly acknowledged about his characterization.
that one plot point you told absolutely no one about because you want to retain the shock factor
but at the same time you desperately want to share so whenever you think about it you just squirm anxiously and are always on the verge of blurting out
Imagine if the series had ended right after this moment.