Isles Illustrated: Islands of Ireland and Great Britain illustrated by Andy Council for Computer Arts ProjectsI like how they see Ireland as a single town and a lot of rain.
Pretty much half of Devon has been taken up by the Eden Project which is in CORNWALL. I like how this is just a chance for everyone British to say ‘Well, that’s not what my area is like at all!” Props to the artist, it’s still kind fo fun and vaguely accurate.
I’VE JUST SPOTTED A HORSE AND SOME GRANITE TORS ABOVE THE EDEN PROJECT. YES! I’ll let them off.
The spinnaker tower looks bigger than the whole Isle of Wight aha. This amuses me.
Does where they put Eden even count as Cornwall? St Austell is nowhere near that
Why is Eden in Devon? Why is the Lochness Monster in the fucking OCEAN?
Where’s the Mars factory??? (Slough)
I’m happy with the inclusion of the Royal Pavillion
Fun fact: Cheetahs only attack pray that runs
jesus that is good to know.
Yup, that’s the point you just stay still and let it do whatever the fuck it wants that doesn’t involved you getting eaten.
REALLY FUN FACT for big cats cheetahs are fucking docile as shit
my grandfather ran a cheetah sanctuary in south africa and hed just lie with them and sleep among them and theyd rub against him and chirp at him theyre big fucking babies
who the fuck would want to run when a cheetah is kissing your head?
also, being one of the smallest species of big cats, cheetahs can be easily overpowered, if you’re strong enough
ALSO WHY WOULD YOU THINK YOU COULD OUTRUN A CHEETAH
Oh my God. I finally understand why Circular Gallifreyan looks the way it does
They’re time lords. They are literally writing with time.
Your Stranger Name - Imgur
The Hooded Eagle
“The All Seeing Thing”
The All Seeing……
The Soul Pooper
Sigh… eventually one of these things will end up with a cool alter-ego name for me.
at my wedding instead of saying “you may kiss the bride” i want the priest to say “you are now canon” and instead of throwing rice i want people to throw small print-outs of their favourite reaction pictures
i hate this website
I fucking love this website.
Of course, you’d get at least one person with a print out of their favourite reaction gif, so instead of having a sheet of paper thrown in your direction, you’d get a whole sheaf of paper. Making leaving the ceremony something of a gauntlet run.
WHOEVER BUYS THIS FOR ME WINS MY ETERNAL LOVE
I OWN THIS
EVERY MORNING HE SAYS SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT HOW THE WORLD NEEDS YOU AND YOU HAVE TO GET UP
AND WHEN YOU PRESS THE BUTTON TO HUSH HIM HE SAYS “DEFTLY DONE, MADAM,” OR “IF IT’S NOT TOO FORWARD OF ME, THAT DID TICKLE, MADAM”
IT WAKES YOU UP WITH THE SOUND OF CHIRPING BIRDS BEFORE STEPHEN FRY’S VOICE
EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE ONE
I need to add this to my collection of alarms.
“Not another fucking turbulence again”
“Primitives. We didn’t have turbulence in my cycle.”
(Source: erargbaby, via reyairia)
I DON’T EVEN HAVE A GODDAMN NAME
__v__ __tth_w _____o
__w__ _dw__d Upp__to_
If Hoyoung Lee’s concept printer becomes reality, you’ll never throw away another pencil stub or buy another ink cartridge. The pencil printer separates the wood from pencils and uses the lead to print documents. There’s even a built-in eraser component that allows you to remove text from a page and reuse the paper, so you’ll be saving money and trees.
See more of bizarre green inventions.
INNOVATIVE MINDS!!! Blooming and blossoming all around! This is brilliant!
This needs to be a thing
Ballista from Black Ops 2.. BUT I CAN’T QUICKSCOPE IN REAL LIFE WHAT THE FUCK
Tau Cannon, Black Mesa (HL mod)
Oh yeah, time to find some depleted uranium.
im fucked literally the last weapon was a dildo in san andreas
Light Saber I think im safe
Crossbow, stealth time mother fuckers
Winter blast 3 Plasmid, fuck yes
Some sort of weapon from Transformers FOC, i cant remember the name.
Nyan cat….I am so fucked
((…Guess I’m gonna be using Kongu’s Air Crossbow against the zombies… *Was playing BIONICLE Heroes PC)))
MK22 Tranquilizer Pistol… Umm.. I hope Zombies can fall asleep… x3
The Mace of Molag Bal… Ok. but I don’t have any soul gems though. fuck!
a lasgun from warhammer…. FUCK
Desert Eagle, I feel pretty good
…A STONE SHOVEL.
I’M PLAYING THE SIMS FUCK
Dual Wielding the Fireball spell from Skyrim.
I’d say my chances are pretty good.
Does anyone actually like James Vega?
He feels like such a random addition and also a waste of a perfectly good squadmate position..
THE FUCK YOU SAY ABOUT MY BABY
JAMES VEGA IS THE MOST HONEST AND THE BEST OF MEN
JAMES VEGA CALLS SHEPARD ON HER SHIT BECAUSE OF WHAT HE THINKS IS RIGHT
JAMES VEGA DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE EARTH BECAUSE EARTH WAS BEING FUCKING DESTROYED, AND YES, CALLED SHEPARD ON HER SHIT, BUT WAS LATER MAN ENOUGH TO ADMIT THAT HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN WRONG AND THAT GETTING HELP WAS THE BEST OPTION
JAMES VEGA— JAMES MOTHERFUCKING VEGA WAS PUT IN A GOD DAMN TOUGH DECISION, SAVE THE COLONY OR GET THE INTEL THAT COULD HAVE POTENTIALLY ENDED THE COLLECTOR PROBLEM AND SAVED THOUSANDS IF NOT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF LIVES
ONLY TO FUCKING FIND OUT THAT HE SACRIFICED A COLONY FOR INTEL ON A PROBLEM THAT HAD ALREADY BEEN FUCKING SOLVED BY YOURS-TRULY SHEPARD-COMMANDER.
AND YOU FUCKING KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
HE GETS FUCKING ASSIGNED TO TAIL THAT SAME COMMANDER AS HER PERSONAL FUCKING BABYSITTER.
FUCKING JAMES VEGA IS BASICALLY THE ONLY PERSON OTHER THAN ADMIRAL ANDERSON THAT SHEPARD HAS CONTACT WITH FOR SIX FUCKING MONTHS YOU FEEL ME
JAMES VEGA KNOWS SHEPARD AT THEIR WORST. GROUNDED, ALONE, KNOWING THAT FUCKING REAPERS ARE FUCKING COMING TO WIPE OUT THE GALAXY AND LITERALLY CAN’T DO DAMMIT WITHOUT DISOBEYING ORDERS
JAMES VEGA SEES THE WORST OF SHEPARD AND FOLLOWS THEM ANYWAY BECAUSE SHEPARD IS THE FAST AND QUICKEST WAY TO SAVE ALL OF THEIR ASSES
GO SIT THE FUCK DOWN
“I find that Mark Meer doesn’t try at all when voicing ManShep.”
I know people have their preference and all that and that’s cool but you guys
Do you seriously think that the voice direction went, “Okay Mark, just read your lines, we don’t care how you sound.”
No I think that sounds rather silly
COULD IT BE THAT THE DIRECTION MAY BE AT FAULT? no way mark meer’s a terrible voice actor rite
this is a topic i have a lot of passion for! i think that mark meer’s voice acting for shepard is—hold onto your seats—really good. on a lot of levels. it might not be everyone’s cup of tea—to be fair, i’m pretty sure it isn’t—and as far as i know, it’s very different from jennifer hale’s take on shepard. which is kind of awesome to me, to see how these two approached the same PC, and brought something different to the role.
when i first picked up mass effect i was warned off playing mshep, or that playing mshep was ‘all right’ if you could ‘get past’ the voice acting. i am not entirely sure what i was anticipating. tbh, my only known experience with mark meer prior was in dragon age 2, where he voiced snazzy sex elf jethann, so i guess maybe i was almost anticipating shepard to sound like a city elf offering to drop trou in a thedosian brothel. (no, okay, TO BE FAIR, i was told that m!shepard’s voice acting was wooden, emotionless, and completely paled in comparison to the subtle nuances of emotion that jennifer hale brought to the role.)
and i agree that jennifer hale does bring a range of emotion that fits shepard exquisitely. i also think mark meer’s interpretation of shepard through voice acting—and the way shepard develops and the voice acting for shepard develops over the course of the three games—is pretty exquisite, too.
let me explain: in the first game, shepard is a blank slate. he’s order, action, duty, protocol, if you’re playing a paragon. he’s a soldier first and foremost, doing what he has to when the alliance calls on him. simple. straightforward. uncomplicated. young. he’s seen a lot; there’s the horror of akuze lurking in the background. but shepard is straightforward; he faces these things the way he’s been taught to. the way he’s been trained to. he doesn’t buckle or waver. he gets things done.
but there are cracks in that. moments. slight glimpses of the man beneath the ceramic plate, under the visor, beyond the weaponry. as shit gets stranger, as the questions of action begin to tangle in the question of morality, the action…gets personal. when shepard dies at the beginning of me2, that sequence—the panicked breathing of a simple man who’s face to face with his own mortality, trapped inside it—is absolutely heartbreaking. it gives me chills. someone who, to that point, was by the books, without the interference of emotion, broken down, stripped raw, flayed heart beating its last, and knowing it all the while… shit. that gets to me. and after that, there’s a change. shepard’s seen things, been places—hell, even come to love strangers—that start to complicate him. to bring out the humanity inside of the soldier.
and it’s that uniqueness of his human spirit that begins to show. there’s a reason why meer’s voice acting is more nuanced, more vulnerable, in mass effect 3. it’s because shepard has grown, and changed. and because shepard recognizes there needs to be a balance—if only he can strike it—between human instinct and a soldier’s rationale. between the so-called ‘objective’ standpoint and the human subjective one. he’s not going to act solely based on facts, can’t play things by the strategy book. he’s dealing with lives. so many lives. and there are real stakes. and he feels every loss. and there’s weariness that creeps in, that scars his voice the same way dying scarred his face.
i don’t know. i, personally, think that meer does an absolutely stunning—and surprisingly subtle—voice acting job that can only really be fully appreciated if you play all three games with his voice acting and get that arc, that narrative, how the character grows and develops and really gets fleshed out. how commander shepard goes from being just another soldier to being this soldier, our soldier, his own person, with all the weak spots, with all the vulnerabilities. the ones he has to shove down and lock up and move past, move through, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. he just can’t let them be important. even if they are. he’s losing himself, but it’s while he loses himself that the audience can see, and hear, and feel, more clearly than ever, who that self really is. you can feel his goofiness. his ability to laugh at himself. he gets the joke. he cringes at the joke. he’s so goddamn human and that helps and hurts him in equal parts. that’s something relatable, super important to the story as a whole. humanity’s on the chopping block here and only someone who’s really human can save it.
i dig it. a lot. and i dig hale’s voice acting too, but i think they approach the roles really differently!
Click a few dots, and this program will try to guess your age. -
It’s part of an experiment to analyze how motor control changes with age. It guessed my age within a year (told me I had the clicking skills of a 31-year-old!).
What about you?
The program guessed I was 30 - I will be 33 in a month.
It guessed I was 40. I’m 27.
I don’t know if that’s a good thing.