Alright, let’s see what we have today. First up, Run For Your Lives is coming up. I did it last year as a zombie and it’s a great time, if you want to join me as a zombie (or meet up afterwards at the party), let me know:
Robyn Miller talked about Myst at this year’s GDC. A good friend was at the talk and sent me notes right after it ended and I am forever jealous. Forever.
I saw this on Facebook, and giggled. You know, since I’m five:
So far, I’ve been as impressed as I can be with the new Pope. He’s even reached out specifically to the Church of England, and it rumored that he will be the honorary chair of the 2018 Lambeth Conference (although honestly, those are contentious enough as it is, it may cause a lot of added drama). Guess we’ll have to see what the new Archbishop of Canturbery will do as well.
The man who is Virginia’s attorney general, and running for Governor, is arguing that sodomy should remain illegal in their state. And just so you know, even though anti-sodomy laws have been struck down by the Supreme Court because they were only used to invade the privacy and prosecute the LGBT community, it technically is any non procreative sex. Strangely, he won’t answer any questions about his own sex life when asked, you know, just to see if he’s complying with the laws he’s fighting to keep on the books.
And lastly, awesome video showcasing music from the Legend of Zelda:
Couple quick things, and I’ll be back real soon with more (I think Google Reader is eating some of my saved items, so I need to get through them real quick!):
This comes from the Maddow Blog, not sure if it’s is real or not (I’m guessing not), but fun nonetheless:
It looks like we finally have the official Zelda timeline. Gamers knew it existed, but I honestly never thought we’d see it. I’m hoping the book this comes from gets translated and released in America. Check it out here.
Nerve has a great list of what the internet does best: summing up the killing of Osama bin Laden in gif format. Check it out. Also cool, his death made the NYT stop the presses. That never happens, contrary to popular belief!
My friend Steve’s girlfriend, Mallory (who I did not know had a blog, but now I’m going to subscribe to it), has a fantastic post entitled “The Death of One.” It’s worth a read, please check it out.
Apparently this is a urinal in Germany, specially coated with a thermochromatic paint. The weirdest thing I think is the person taking the photo of two men peeing:
Go Nintendo has an awesome article up about the new Zelda game, Skyward Sword. Watch the video, and then listen to the music, which has been extracted and then played backwards. Absolutely amazing!
I’m also excited about the new Zelda (Skyward Sword), Kirby’s Epic Yarn, and Metroid: Other M. I’m somewhat excited for the new Goldeneye, and I think it’s an awesome throwback, but I was never really good at the first one, but I can see the nostalgia and potential.
I’m not a huge fan of the new art style for Zelda, although I can appreciate that it was inspired by Monet (no, really), I think I just need to get used to it:
And here’s the trailer for Kirby:
Also, how awesome is this orange(ish) 3DS:
The new Donkey Kong Country looks great, but again, not one that I’ll pick up, but here’s some info in case you’re interested.
The new Professor Layton looks awesome, although I still have to play the second in the series:
And likewise, I’m not if I’ll pick up Mario Sports mix, but it does look interesting, if a mini-game fest:
Ok, nerd mode is now off. How about some fun news:
One of the stars of “The Guild” has his own webseries called “The Legend of Neil.” It is really funny, based on the Zelda series, and very, very inappropriate (don’t watch at work!). However, it is in danger of not being renewed for its third season. Take a second to watch the season 2 finale, and I’ll post my favorite episode, the musical (Season 2, episode 3). Check out the entire series here if you want to start at season 1 episode 1.