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So I had some fun with Mortal Kombat 9, and I figured I would try out Injustice, the DC superhero fighting game by the same studio, since it’s free this weekend on Steam
basic verdict: silly game, wayyyy too washed out visually
like, mortal kombat, a game about the consumption of all that we hold dear by blood-soaked eldritch gods, is about five times brighter than this game, which is about superman and batman fighting.
it really feels like they can’t own the source material and just admit that superheroes are fun, silly colourful creatures who shouldn’t be grunting grimly as they smack each other’s chops in a dishwater palette. superman’s costume is, like, off-grey body with a burgundy cape. it’s like they redesigned every character in the DC universe to look like Arkham Asylum-era Batman!
that all said, it’s pretty silly fun popping fools as Harley Quinn. she does look like she’s dressed for some kind of goth funeral, but the essential jollity of the character shines through which is real nice.
final verdict: this game is 18 gigabytes jeez louise downloading it took forever
Solas in Dragon Age Inquisition is Gareth David-Lloyd
a.k.a. Ianto from Torchwood,
and Vivienne is Indira Varma a.k.a. Suzie from Torchwood,
and Merrill in DA2 was Eve Myles who was, that’s right, Gwen from Torchwood,
and all I can think of is that Torchwood was really bad but someone at Bioware obviously really loved Torchwood a lot and took deep, double-breathed inspiration from it for all future endeavours. They saw that goofy little Welsh sci-fi drama with its misappropriated sense of grown-up morals and something deep in their heart swelled impuncturable. god bless you Bioware/Torchwood ship
I think I’ve finally aphorised why my sister and I are not close, and it’s that
we’re both sort of cool and smug and superior when you get us in a room together,
but I’m cool and smug and superior about wizards, and she’s cool and smug and superior about the volkswagen golf
just found out someone I was friends with back in ought leven for a while turned out to be a rapist
what a weird, horrible feeling
how could you do that to your friend magni or whatever his name was, I think magni. no! muradin! muradin bronzebeard you monster
they decided in wow that he didnt actually die and he just lost his memory and became king of the frost dwarves
this was the dumbest thing because they made such a big deal out of arthas killing muradin being like his ~POINT OF NO RETURN~
but i guess arthas was a big ol softy and just like bonked him on his head
this is to say nothing of the troubling suggestion that the dwarven monarchy possesses some innate superiority that, even as a statusless drifter, muradin was able to become king of an entirely different culture of dwarves with whom he had no social influence. are we to believe that the common dwarf is of some inherently genetically inferior stock compared to their royals. did the titans hew the bronzebeards from stronger stone… are the rabble of ironforge put there by their construction…
let’s be fair here ambi, he was a level 10 mountain king, whoever was running against him in the monarch election probably didn’t have the ability to turn into a giant stone statue immune to such ubiquitous magic spells as cyclone and hex
that said he did shout “for khaz modaaaan” when he did it and that’s hard coded so by frost dwarf standards he isnt a very patriotic king and it probably hurt him in the polls to some extent
edit: also plaid is just sidestepping her complicity in the murder of a manifestly destined dwarflord with startling alacrity over here