Wouldn’t have thought anything could redeem the episode after Mako’s leech speech, but here it is.
Have any of you TF2 fans seen these? These are redesigns of your favorite wacked-out mercenaries by a Swedish artist named Johan Wahlbäck. I totally dig the psuedo-futuristic tactical look.
((SO MANY POUCHES I MUST BE LOOKING AT 90S COMIC BOOOOOKS!))
(( POUCHES FOR EVERY TYPE OF BULLET. THEY GOTTAM.))
BECAUSE I ADORE THESE <3
These are very nice, but looking at them, I just feel immensely happy Valve didn’t take this route at all in their visual design.
Now here’s some candy-making skill! Watch this candy dragon get drawn with what appears to be melted caramel/sugar or malt (mak ngah) somewhere in China. Despite the many videos found online of this art, the caption of this video (and comments below it) have suggested that it’s sadly a skill fading from the culture…
I’m not sure I’d have the heart to eat it! O_O
A well-known speaker started off his seminar holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?” Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.” He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill. He then asked, “Who still wants it…?” Still the hands were up in the air. “Well,” he replied, “What if I do this?” And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. “Now, who still wants it?” Still the hands went into the air. “My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We may feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who do love you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by who we are. You are special; Don’t ever forget that.
TL;DR - a piece of paper is an accurate metaphor for the value of your life
Someone should bring that trick up in those “sexual education” classes where they do the thing were they crumple/dirty/etc a sheet of white paper and liken that to the value of women after having sex.
Fight the metaphor with the metaphor and all…
“A Beluga whale has become a sensation at an aquarium after learning how to blow halo-shaped bubbles. The extraordinary sight was captured on camera by photographer Hiroya Minakuchi at the Shimane aquarium in Japan. He said: ‘This beluga started making bubble rings when she was seven. And a couple of years ago she developed her technique. Now she blows the water from her mouth to make a current, which is not visible for us underwater. She then blows air from her blow hole into the current and that makes a ring shape.’”
for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.
their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.
HOLY SHIT THIS IS RAD AS FUCK
omg that is just so cool aaaa
Russians get shit done apparently.
i cant find who said it but someone said you should switch great and high tier
which is silly because vengeance is something you can apply to make a good (anti)hero as well, so I wouldn’t say it’s a better qualifier for a villain compared to something that you would hate somebody for, like pathetically having their hands tied and still doing what they can to do bad things with full conscience
also the fault in ozymandias’s solution is that he did the typical machiavellian bullshit “kill them in front of your foes so they know fear” thing that mostly doesnt even work because half of machiavelli’s shit is politics for the sake of politics
not “oh it’s just sociopathic” no thats dumb that’s not even what that word means you dummy
the problem I always had with Watchmen was that a bizarre bombing in the middle of a major metropolitan area during the cold war would NOT end with everyone dropping their weapons and hugging. It never does. The only reason nobody got nuked in the cold war was because there was never really a shot fired.
so really Ozymandias’s “perfect faultless plan” boils down to “hey im gonna nuke a city and presumably the entire world will realize how futile war is because everyone’s dead”
not even Japan surrendered after being nuked, and they got hit fucking twice and were bracing for a third
(they surrendered because russia was marching for a land invasion which Japan would definitely not survive)
i agree that that’s the best kind of villain
but Ozymandias is a really goddamn far stretch for someone to fit that description
like really the only reason his goal was better than the “hero’s” was because night owl was a washup and rorschach was outright fucking crazy and honestly did not deserve to be right about anything
so it’s like an anti-villain I guess? An anti-hero is usually born of being maladjusted but still better-adjusted than the horrifying villains, so Ozymandias would be the antithesis to that idea.
This is a case of someone using the word ‘villian’ instead of the term antagonist, which had a much broader meaning than the villian archetype.
And of course the antagnoist’s goals are usually parallel to what the protagonist/ hero wants to achieve, ie putting order to chaos. Watchmen merely provided an excellent example of turning this classic plot device on it’s head.
Ozymandias belongs to the top of the list because he logically fought fire with fire when the protagonist’s methods to stop him and his plan failed. If the Comedian revealed everything before he got murdered, Ozzy would have been caught sooner and World War 3/nuclear fallout would have taken place, regardless if Dr. Manhattan would actually be there to save the Earth or not instead of fucking around Mars with all of time happening at once around him.
Ozzy gave more shits about the world than an immortal nuclear blue guy and succeeded in his plan. He really is an Elder God Tier Villain.
Whoever made that picture, don’t let Coelasquid see you’ve put Ocarina or Time’s Ganondorf in this “Shit Tier” of yours!…
Ganon the eternal power-hungry pig monster, in about any Zelda game, would have passed, but Ganondorf- as she argues much better than I do- is specifically one instance of a Zelda villain that wasn’t that one-dimensional in backstory/purpose.
Don’t ride shitty scooters on gravel :’)
Don’t run through rosebushes
“safety scissors” are bullshit.
Don’t wrap your finger in wire…
Being born 3 months early and don’t step on nails, that hurts.
Don’t trip on rocks and fall chin-first onto concrete.
Don’t fall off motorcycles or get hit in the chin with a trombone, kids.
Don’t pretend to be Spiderman and climb up trucks then get stuck between truck compartment and the back part thing.
Don’t run full pelt at concrete stairs.
Don’t fall off a swing face first.
Don’t swing your leg over wire fencing.
Don’t sit in front of an adult on one of those old model ATVs and press your puny children ankle on the super hot muffler whose safe placement the engineers obviously didn’t think too hard about.