1. For all the problems with the production of Daggerfall, at least Bethesda didn’t put the cart before the horse.

     

  2. filthkid:

    filthkid:

    millions of real existing people fall in love with straight men. what the fuck

    im still thinking about this. they dont just befriend and hang out with straight men, they get emotional about them. they think ‘this person is the best thing that ever happened to me’. i think there was a time when this phenomenon made sense to me but now it does not.

    look I CAN STOP ANYTIME I WANT OKAY i just don’t want to stop right now

    (via antitheticalstrings)

     

  3. stevencrewniverse:

    From Story Editor Ben Levin:

    This is the demo for the Big Donut training video song from the most recent episode of Steven Universe, “Joking Victim”.  Lyrics by me and Paul Villeco.  Music by me, Rebecca Sugar and Jeff Liu.

    Now this just the first part of the song.  The other verses were separated out so that we could transition between them and make it seem like Steven had been watching the video forever.  But the bonus of this demo is you get to hear me get really goofy at the end.

    In the actual episode, Mr. Smiley (played by Sinbad) sings this tune.  It was one of the highlights of my life to get in the booth and nervously ask a legendary comedian to sing a jingle I wrote about donuts.  But he did it and it was great!

    (Source: ben-levin / ben_levin)

     
  4. ohtinuviel:

    My dear Sam. You cannot always be torn in two. You will have to be one and whole for many years. You have so much to enjoy and to be and to do. Your part in the story will go on.

    (via aetheling)

     

  5. antitheticalstrings:

    yup now is a great time to be playing morrowind

    so is every other time

     
  6. soihatethisname:

    STOP RIGHT THERE CRIMINAL SCUM!

     
     

  7. It’s amazing how pretty much every book in Daggerfall has “Anticlere” rather than “Reich Gradkeep” despite the fact that the change in that state’s name only happened two years before the game starts.  The Iliac Bay has some surprisingly efficient scribes.

     

  8. antitheticalstrings:

    margieargie:

    You could probably make a decent argument for Destruction and Restoration spells to all be parts of different schools, the way the differences are all described.  But at the same time, those sorts of spells are so important to your general adventuring or military mage that it makes sense to set them apart in their own special place.  Of course, you’ve got such a variety of effects that… well, it makes sense in that case why those two schools are the hardest to get experience in per spell well that and game balance cause you’ll be using them so much.

    Isn’t this essentially the point of ‘Response to Bero’s Speech’?

    I’ll have to dig that one out and take a look (one of the things about the Elder Scrolls games is that there’s too many books for me to remember them all…)

    …ah.  Well, the point is more a counterargument to what I just said.  Not a counterargument that seems too interested it representing the other side all that fairly, mind, but a counterargument nonetheless.

     

  9. You could probably make a decent argument for Destruction and Restoration spells to all be parts of different schools, the way the differences are all described.  But at the same time, those sorts of spells are so important to your general adventuring or military mage that it makes sense to set them apart in their own special place.  Of course, you’ve got such a variety of effects that… well, it makes sense in that case why those two schools are the hardest to get experience in per spell well that and game balance cause you’ll be using them so much.

     

  10. If you read the description of Mysticism in Daggerfall it makes a pretty good amount of sense why it might be seen as a “disposable” school later on.  It basically says that it’s an eclectic mix of various little-known/avant-garde new spells that might otherwise have been in different schools.

    The important point here is that Mundus’ schools of magic aren’t so much set rules of the universe* as mortal-made groupings of similar effects to act as a sort of teaching aid.  It’d almost be inevitable for spells to change schools or new schools to appear or old ones to disappear or different places to have different schools.

    *well magic in the elder scrolls series technically comes from outside the universe but never mind that

     

  11. Anonymous said: What's your favored school of magic in the Elder Scrolls games?

    Thaumaturgy, because of despite the fact that it only shows up in Daggerfall.  I just like that word and wish it would show up more often.

     
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  13. "

    Where is the horse? Where the young warrior? Where now the gift-giver?
    Where are the feast-seats? Where all the hall-joys?
    Alas for the bright cup! Alas byrnied warrior!
    Alas the lord’s glory! How this time hastens,
    grows dark under night-helm, as it were not!

    Stands now behind the dear warband
    a wondrous high wall, varied with snake-shapes,
    warriors forsaken by might of the ash-spears,
    corpse-hungry weapons—famous that fate—
    and this stone-cliff storms dash on;
    snowstorm, attacking, binds all the ground,
    tumult of winter, when the dark one comes,
    night-shadow blackens, sends from the north
    rough hailstorm in anger toward men.

    All is the earth-realm laden with hardship,
    fate of creation turns world under heaven.
    Here goldhoard passes, here friendship passes,
    here mankind passes, here kinsman passes:
    all does this earth-frame turn worthless!

    So said the one wise in mind, at secret conclaves sat him apart.
    Good, he who keeps faith, nor too quickly his grief
    from his breast makes known, except he, noble, knows how beforehand to do cure with courage.

    "
    — The Wanderer (translated from the Old English)

    (Source: wizzard890, via nonbinaryjoanofarc)

     
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    Tagged #hanayamata
     
  15. thedummysystem:

    Looks like someone recently watched Evangelion.

    [left: stills from Free! Eternal Summer, episode 9; right: stills from Neon Genesis Evangelion episode 1 and opening, Evangelion 1.0, Evangelion 2.0 and Evangelion Q]

    (via ikimaru)