“Give a man access to drones, tanks, and body armor, and he’ll reasonably think that his job isn’t simply to maintain peace, but to eradicate danger. Instead of protecting and serving, police are searching and destroying.”—Greg Howard (via eltigrechico)
Stayed up to see the entire Braves/Nats game. Last out came at about 2:30. It was actually a pretty good game until the 11th inning. Then the Braves did what they do best since the all star break: disappoint.
And no matter what I tried I couldn’t sleep last night. I think I got maybe 15 minutes? Maybe. Today is going to be awesome.
“Perhaps the only real issue I had with the beta — aside from the fact that it had to end — was the game’s story. After multiple binge sessions through the game’s early stages I still have no idea what Destiny is about. The world is an interesting mixture of science fiction and fantasy, and a Bill Nighy-voiced character in a cloak droned on for a while about the golden age of humanity and a giant orb in the sky, but it all just kind of washed over me in a wave of sci-fi gobbledygook. I know that I’m a guardian of some sort, fighting to save humanity from an alien darkness, but that’s about it — and thankfully it seems that I don’t need to know more to enjoy the game. Knowing the backstory of the aliens isn’t a prerequisite for having fun shooting them in the face.”—
I totally agree with this - after the beta, I don’t have a good concept of the players involved, but, I suspect that Bungie will make that clear with time. At least, I hope that they do, because the beta twigged all my rich world-building neurons, in the way that many of their early games did. I am very hopeful to better understand the Guardians, the Traveler, the speaker, etc. as well as the aliens.
This looks to be good fun, and I’m excited to see it.
“It is easily the most fucked thing I have ever seen in a Transformers movie, and remember, this is a franchise that gave a robot testicles. How easy would it have been to just say the law allows it? Or that this kid is maybe a more socially acceptable 18-years-old? How easy would it have been to not bring up their age difference and Texas’ statutory rapes laws at all?”—
The season finale of Game of Thrones has everyone talking about what went down but most of all about what didn’t happen. Alex Graves, director of “The Children,” has addressed to Entertainment Weekly the speculation surrounding the possible inclusion and the ultimate exclusion of the hair-raising epilogue from A Storm of Swords. Major spoilers to follow at the link!