…how Chinese and Indian immigrants in the US never commit any violent crimes? Is there some kind of reason for this, because obviously it’s not like China and India don’t have crimes in their mainland. Is it because of some kind of Eastern philosophy which means they do not engage in crimes?
It Beats for Her-Veliremus
This is a very short story, but exceptionally elegant and refined in its brevity. This mod lasts no more than 15 minutes, and uses very few in game assets, relying alot on notes, well placed props, and heavy use of atmosphere, it is a nuanced ballad of love and horror juxtaposed against one another, as you hunt down the ‘monster’ residing within Falkreath. What could pass as a generic, in-game quest to hunt down a monster turns out to employ an excellent psychological dimension as well, with a paucity of ‘quest markers’ leaving the quest feeling organic and natural, and the emotions which ensue to be just as raw as the tale itself.
This quest is exceptionally unintrusive, and proves to show how a great quest doesn’t need elaborate scripting or multiple dungeons to be engaging, just an intelligent coordination of notes and atmosphere. Definitely download this one, 9/10.
…if you think about it carefully.
We know that Heisenberg was most destructive when he was acting in a reckless manner rather than merely an evil manner. In this sense, his reckless desire to keep his money sees one of his most beloved murdered, not by his orders, but still, indirectly through his actions. It is then in this light that we realise…was Heisenberg responsible for the death of all the people on board Wayfarer 515 in Season 2?
Heisenberg lets Jane die. It’s obvious that he can do something to help, anything in fact such as calling the paramedics to TRY and resuscitate her, even moving her into a better position…but he doesn’t, and that makes him indirectly responsible for her death. A person who wishes for some dictator on the other side of the world to die and then he gets killed by a mortar shell is not responsible for the death. He might enjoy the news,but he has not contributed in any way. In contrast, the person who sees a child drowning in a shallow pond and refuses to help him, instead bending over and watching the child drown IS responsible, not merely because it is the ‘right thing’ to do(it could be a mass murderer, but that doesn’t eliminate our potential to prevent the death, and the omission is in a sense an ACTIVE form of conduct), but because he has actively withdrawn a very simple lifeline.
So, having established he DID in fact contribute to her death, poor Jane’s father is beyond distraught, and in his grief, neglects himself to fulfil his duties allow a plane to navigate safely, resulting in the deaths of 167 people in a fatal collision between the two airlines. Heisenberg could never have known that Jane’s father was in air control, heck, how could he even have really caused the destruction of the airline? It is because Heisenberg was RESPONSIBLE, for Jane’s death. IF NOT for Jane’s death, then Jane’s father would never have been so distracted by grief. If a person goes on a shooting spree having witnessed their family member die, is the murderer not in a way responsible for that psychological state? Breaking Bad is a show about reckless choices and disastrous consequences and this was one reckless(if not a calculated malicious choice) with the worst consequence possible.
Therefore, Heisenberg is responsible for not 1 murder, not 11 prison slayings, not even merely the death of a great friend, but the deaths of 167 people.
I will literally reblog everything from Deus Ex.
I for one think the idea of the Loch Ness Monster would be awesome. In a world where the entire planet appears to have been colonized by the forces of globalization, wouldn’t the idea of some wholly free, remnant of mystery our ancestors enjoyed be a breath of fresh air?
Lamentably, the latest piece of ‘evidence’ multiple respected newspapers have picked up on as affirming the existence of the Loch Ness Monster is false, and merely a boat’s wake with the boat having been ‘ghosted’ out, a story you can find out more about here=> http://sploid.gizmodo.com/satellite-photo-show-giant-monster-like-biological-sha-1564884841
One comment user, DaveWood111 created a terribly brutal but realistic demonstration of this ‘ghosting’ out, and how the wake of a boat aligns perfectly with the supposed ‘flippers’ of the monster, the actual space where the boat should be thus turns into a supposedly flat head for the fantastical beast.
Many apologies to all those lovers of mythical beasts, maybe a year down the line, this will emerge as nothing more than a promotion stunt for the upcoming Godzilla movie, where it is rumored Godzilla does battle with a flying Loch Ness monster thing.
Oh yeah, this is definitely going to end well! No repeat of Afghanistan whatsoever, what with the overthrow of the dictator followed by the massive civil war between different factions and then the rise of an even bloodier dictator. Why on Earth does the US think it’s a good idea to bomb the heck out of Middle Eastern nations, and create legions of fighters who vow to take down American imperialism, and then when they see a short term opportunity to get rid of a cruel tyrant they dislike, arm those very same people with state of the art weapons and training? It’s like US foreign policy is based on the idea of creating as many heavily armed people as possible who are pissed off at the US in order to justify the existence of staggering military expenditure…
…which means a 24 hour period of paranoia and unparalleled fear stoked by the media and Twitter. ‘Did you know a meteor is going to strike Earth today…April Fools!’, or ‘Did you realise a law has just been passed in this state allowing for you to smoke weed as long as you have a police officer supervising you?’ No matter what, all information on this day automatically beomes disinformation simply by the fact that France’s equivalent of a medieval ‘Jackass’ thought it would be funny to stick fishes on people’s backs.
The first half was just atrocious, with Telltale seeming to embrace linearity tedium rather than attempting to break out of it.
DAT SECOND HALF THO. For anyone who played the first Walking Dead…you’re in for a treat!