speaking of story telling, I thought teen titans go was a youtube series where each episode was ~2 minutes long. turns out that’s not the case.

but look at this. it totally works. 

you start with some epic raven action, which seems kinda pointless and self-defeating considering her attack combo, but it’s a good action hook to start the episode with.

next, tension builds with the talk of the mines

and then a reveal: the magic god. 

and then a ham roll of silliness with Robin’s spiel, the magic god’s reactions, the retrieval of Raven, the final trick

and then the sendoff, where Raven and Robin are sent back home (presumably)

it totally works as a self contained (if somewhat random) short. 

a common character in media is the clueless new guy. the one person who has no idea what’s going on in the canon. 

this is really helpful from a story telling perspective because all of the other characters, the one in the know, can explain critical mechanics and the significance of events to this new guy. 

for steven universe, steven is that guy. he’s fairly new to being a gem.

but, watching this show, I noticed something: the gems don’t explain everything. 

but, from my perspective, that of the viewer…they treat the world as consistent with such scarce details that i can’t help but feel a sense of wonder.

i like this show.

cleared out a ton of vestigial code and the export filesize dropped by 20kb! :O

ocremix:

WHOA! LEAKED Super Smash Bros. for Wii U cover!!!!
Credit: DerpDino!

sweet!

ocremix:

WHOA! LEAKED Super Smash Bros. for Wii U cover!!!!

Credit: DerpDino!

sweet!

I really like the new directions Marvel is taking with all of their characters

circuitfry:

rainbownova:

pybooty:

Coming Out Simulator 2014 - a half-true game about half-truths

Coming Out Simulator is exactly what it says it is. It’s a free-to-play conversation simulator based on/inspired by the personal story of coming out of its creator, Nicky Case.

There’s no easy answer in Coming Out Simulator, no optimal ending to be achieved if you collect the requisite amount of points. Case based the game off a pivotal moment in his own life as a teenager. And just like in real life, the moment of “coming out” in this game is traumatic no matter which way the player chooses to approach it.

Ultimately, it’s liberating as well. But that’s not what the brunt of the experience playing Coming Out Simulator is actually like. […] There’s power in exploring a fantasy like the one in Mass Effect 3, but there’s also power in being reminded that “coming out” the way one does in that game is a fantasy, and a pretty far-fetched one for many people who faced far more difficult challenges when they actually came out.

Coming Out Simulator is a game about that second experience. It’s a painful one. But it’s also a necessary one, that I think more people who’ve never had to struggle with their own sexual identity should see for themselves. 

this game made me cry omfg

I have never cried playing a game before
This game was the first

Heh, you can be a tough little fucker in this game, it’s great.

I wanted to give this a try and even though I’ve been a perfectly square cishet envelope for my family’s cubic mailbox mindset, some of the dialog in that game was disturbingly….familiar.

avatarparallels:

owldee:

ygr1tte:

Nickelodeon leak tally as of June 2014

  • 2008: Avatar: the Last Airbender Book 3 Volume 3 DVD was released BEFORE the episodes aired on TV (There wasn’t even any given release date for the episodes at the time).
  • 2008: Children’s adaptation of Sozin’s Comet (the Avatar series finale) comes out BEFORE the finale airs on TV and contains HUGE spoilers detailing the contents of the entire finale.
  • 2012: The Legend of Korra series premiere was found on Nickelodeon’s OWN website after someone discovered the easy and obvious password.
  • 2012: The fourth episode of Korra, A Voice in the Night, leaked the week before it aired on TV.
  • 2014: A Dutch commercial for Book 3 containing some spoilerly details airs months before any official footage of the season was released by Nickelodeon.
  • 2014: Four episodes of the Korra Book 3 Spanish dub were put up in their entirety by a Latin American website before any official footage or release date had even been announced for the season.

you missed:

  • 2006: atla book 2, lake laogai was leaked early on turbonick - the earliest leak i can remember but pales in comparison to what’s about to happen with book 3, so usually i don’t even bring it up
  • 2007: the headband leaked a week early on turbonick
  • 2007: the painted lady leaked - i remember this but i forgot where the leak happened, it wasn’t a nick site
  • 2007: the beach leaked on itunes (i think it was only like a day early, but still)
  • 2007: atla book 3 episodes 6-9 aired in the UK before the US
  • 2007: dobs leaked on turbonick
  • 2007: western air temple and firebending masters (2008 actually) aired in Canada before the US
  • you got the rest

2013: Book 2 Finale released in the Nick site when Korranation challenged the fans if they could get 10,000 notes on a post on the same night.

fascinating

turbro:

blighttown-at-5fps-while-invaded:

therekunoing:

How does this even happen? I have to get most legendaries beaten to an inch of their life, asleep, with every button pressed and my first born sacrificed for some catches. And TPP just throws a ball at full HP and catches a fucking shiny Zekrom like it aint even a thing.

WHAT

There is a .0000014% chance of this happening, I can’t fucking believe it

tpp, still amazing

turbro:

blighttown-at-5fps-while-invaded:

therekunoing:

How does this even happen? I have to get most legendaries beaten to an inch of their life, asleep, with every button pressed and my first born sacrificed for some catches. And TPP just throws a ball at full HP and catches a fucking shiny Zekrom like it aint even a thing.

WHAT

There is a .0000014% chance of this happening, I can’t fucking believe it

tpp, still amazing

playtesting has been interesting

I always receive a suggestion or two which, once implemented, really really helps the game. 

here’s a demonstration of a bunch of visual stuff I’ve added recently

(thanks circuitfry and bito who’s tumblr i don’t know)

congalineofdurin:

toriii-lane:

digitalcrayon:

trashbagtricks:

gaydarjedi:

banesboner:

thank god

*dumps entire bottle of foundation on face*

-eats lipstick-



I’m gonna start wearing makeup in my fucking sleep.





dear god, let it be enough

congalineofdurin:

toriii-lane:

digitalcrayon:

trashbagtricks:

gaydarjedi:

banesboner:

thank god

*dumps entire bottle of foundation on face*

-eats lipstick-

I’m gonna start wearing makeup in my fucking sleep.

dear god, let it be enough