The Daily Dakmordian
When Amy and Rory said goodbye to the Doctor at the end of “Wedding of River Song”, I really wanted that to be the last we saw of them. I liked them and didn’t want another sad farewell - as frequently happens to companions. So after hearing about “Pond Life” I decided to walk away from the show.
Nothing I’d heard about the series since leaving had made me want to go back.. but flashforwards two years and I just watched SF Debris’ review of “Day of the Doctor”.
…I think I may be ready to come back to Doctor Who now. Though I’m still not sure if I wanna see that first half of series 7…
By all means, it may be spoilery, but do watch Chuck’s video on the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode. It certainly made me wanna watch it.

When Amy and Rory said goodbye to the Doctor at the end of “Wedding of River Song”, I really wanted that to be the last we saw of them. I liked them and didn’t want another sad farewell - as frequently happens to companions. So after hearing about “Pond Life” I decided to walk away from the show.

Nothing I’d heard about the series since leaving had made me want to go back.. but flashforwards two years and I just watched SF Debris’ review of “Day of the Doctor”.

…I think I may be ready to come back to Doctor Who now. Though I’m still not sure if I wanna see that first half of series 7…

By all means, it may be spoilery, but do watch Chuck’s video on the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode. It certainly made me wanna watch it.

Well, Wilmuth… You may be a totally useless and generic NPC. However, you DID send hired thugs after me at Whiterun. Who, amusingly, actually didn’t care what I did about it.

Contrary to what your intentions may have been, nothing but good things came of this. I got to practice stealthy assassinations against them, got some nice gear (woot burning sword), AND I am now justified it backstabbing you later (with said sword) and looting your corpse.

Incompetent NPC, you have my thanks.

discovergames:

Hey, fellow indie game lovers: could you all please stop describing games like Gone Home and Dear Esther as “not for the Call of Duty/Michael Bay/shooter crowd”? People are perfectly capable of enjoying smart, quiet indie games AND silly, bombastic action games. I love AAA shooters and I love…

masteredgarallanpoe:

redeaddie:

cosplayisnotconsent:

A great comic telling people to stand up for their fellow fans!

You want to know how terrible that these douche bags can get? I made a Sailor Venus cosplay for my younger sister who looked amazing and proud to wear it. I made sure she wore white shorts that covered her panties and stopped where the skirt ended, (because of the horror stories we heard about perverts taking pictures up cosplayers’ skirts without consent) Turns out there were jerks trying to take pics up her skirt, but started to complain to each other that she was wearing shorts under and it wasn’t fair. SHE WAS UNDERAGE AT THE TIME OF WEARING THIS COSPLAY! Not only were they attempting sexual harassment, but ON A MINOR! Please, reblog this, spread the word, and stand up for other cosplayers if you see/hear this.

they were complaining because it wasn’t fair

I’m reblogging this cause it’s important, but I also want to comment that the whole “panty shot” problem is one perpetuated by the industry itself. Anime, manga, super hero comics, they all do it and this causes people who have no common sense or intelligence to think it’s appropriate to take those sort of pictures.
By all means, be exceedingly mad a fucking sick bastards trying to peek up a teenage girl’s skirt.. but just remember to direct some venom at the people who make the characters and put them in those exact same positions. Or perhaps the publishers who tell them to - it’s hard to place the blame exactly in American comics.
Incidentally, I think the shorts under the skirt was a great idea. They don’t interrupt the costume in any way unless you’re perverted scum.

masteredgarallanpoe:

redeaddie:

cosplayisnotconsent:

A great comic telling people to stand up for their fellow fans!

You want to know how terrible that these douche bags can get? I made a Sailor Venus cosplay for my younger sister who looked amazing and proud to wear it. I made sure she wore white shorts that covered her panties and stopped where the skirt ended, (because of the horror stories we heard about perverts taking pictures up cosplayers’ skirts without consent) Turns out there were jerks trying to take pics up her skirt, but started to complain to each other that she was wearing shorts under and it wasn’t fair. SHE WAS UNDERAGE AT THE TIME OF WEARING THIS COSPLAY! Not only were they attempting sexual harassment, but ON A MINOR! Please, reblog this, spread the word, and stand up for other cosplayers if you see/hear this.

they were complaining because it wasn’t fair

I’m reblogging this cause it’s important, but I also want to comment that the whole “panty shot” problem is one perpetuated by the industry itself. Anime, manga, super hero comics, they all do it and this causes people who have no common sense or intelligence to think it’s appropriate to take those sort of pictures.

By all means, be exceedingly mad a fucking sick bastards trying to peek up a teenage girl’s skirt.. but just remember to direct some venom at the people who make the characters and put them in those exact same positions. Or perhaps the publishers who tell them to - it’s hard to place the blame exactly in American comics.

Incidentally, I think the shorts under the skirt was a great idea. They don’t interrupt the costume in any way unless you’re perverted scum.

discovergames:

gamefaceinteractive:

The promo video for the Night Sky Bundle from LazyGuysStudio, which includes Pathogen Wars and 14 other indie games!  

15 games for $2.99

Gods, there are some really good looking games in here. I wonder how long this bundle will last, I might get some money in the first week or May…

Al Emmo, Inescapable, Chronicles of a Dark Lord, and plenty of other great games here.

What happened to my Skyrim? Everywhere you look it’s cats, lizards, and elves! It’s sickening…

~Hilde in the town of Riverwood.

The presence of racial prejudice in the various Elder Scrolls games is a very interesting choice. Even in a beautiful land such as this, where there are no less than 11 different races, this sort of thing is still happening. Then again, perhaps that’s why.

The first time I overheard someone express a slur or insult, as though they were spitting out something disgusting, I admit to being a little surprised. Perhaps that is what made playing an Argonian in Oblivion feel so awkward.

Honestly, there is a really good discussion here, but for the sake of brevity - and my inability to be succinct - I’ll let someone explore it more deeply. Plus, I’m bare into the game and I’m sure those who’ve played longer would have more to add.

With regards to the quoted character.. let’s just say that attitude influenced my choice to help Faendal instead of Sven.

After a problematic start, here is my Nordic Dragonborn-to-be. As is so often the case, her appearance is based on someone from stuff I wrote ages ago. I wish the hair could’ve been a touch redder (TES follows the rule real is brown), a tad longer, and her eyes greener (not that you can tell either way).
The one thing I can possibly change at a later date is her face, thanks to a DLC-exclusive NPC. I’d like to try making it a bit rounder… but honestly I think that’s as good as it’s going to get.
I felt strange going around as an Argonian in Oblivion, largely because I just couldn’t make the character look how I’d wanted them to. Particularly since.. honestly, I think both them and Khajit look stupid regardless of gender - which is a damn shame.
Well, that and Skyrim is about the Nords so it felt right to play as one. If I start up a second character with a different build, possibly a mage, then I’ll consider one of the other races.
EDIT: If anyone’s curious, her planned build will focus on One-Handed Weapons, Archery, and Light Armour insofar as combat is concerned. No real magic except maybe some perks in Restoration for obvious reasons. Will probably be stealthy, too, and capable of crafting/enchanting whatever I need.

After a problematic start, here is my Nordic Dragonborn-to-be. As is so often the case, her appearance is based on someone from stuff I wrote ages ago. I wish the hair could’ve been a touch redder (TES follows the rule real is brown), a tad longer, and her eyes greener (not that you can tell either way).

The one thing I can possibly change at a later date is her face, thanks to a DLC-exclusive NPC. I’d like to try making it a bit rounder… but honestly I think that’s as good as it’s going to get.

I felt strange going around as an Argonian in Oblivion, largely because I just couldn’t make the character look how I’d wanted them to. Particularly since.. honestly, I think both them and Khajit look stupid regardless of gender - which is a damn shame.

Well, that and Skyrim is about the Nords so it felt right to play as one. If I start up a second character with a different build, possibly a mage, then I’ll consider one of the other races.

EDIT: If anyone’s curious, her planned build will focus on One-Handed Weapons, Archery, and Light Armour insofar as combat is concerned. No real magic except maybe some perks in Restoration for obvious reasons. Will probably be stealthy, too, and capable of crafting/enchanting whatever I need.

Contrary to how it normally is - wherein I frequently talk about a game I’m playing because it’s got problems or is otherwise unenjoyable - games like Skyrim are actually giving me a major case of “crippling indecision” or something to that effect.

Basically, I find myself reading about it and talking about it.. but not actually playing it. I’m so nervous about “doing something wrong” that I am mentally freaking out and will find a lot of little ways to preoccupy myself with that deal with the game, without actually needing to play it.

It’s been paused, listening to the music despite the controller turned off, for the better part of 3 hours now.

I keep thinking back to Alien X in Ben 10. Two personalities in one body that are constantly at odds, and therefore never actually do anything.

There’s so very much to do. So many quests, so many ways to build your character, so many races, weapons, things to steal, people to talk to.. you can marry most everyone, have so many followers to choose from, places to live.

Once I get going, it’s pretty good and I enjoy myself. It’s just getting myself to take that first step that seems to paralyze me.

Skyrim's fun, and it definitely feels better than Oblivion, but wow it still has that overwhelming feeling when you run into so many quests (optional or not) and it’s like “Oh my gods, where the fuck to I even begin?!”