Roundup of Unusual Size: Action-RPGs, Animal Oddities and Astrocrystals (Oh and Fanboys)

And that’s how Equestria was made.

So yes. Smallish collection tonight, but I’m hoping you’re having a more relaxing night than I am.

Videogames

Via GameSetWatch, Hardcore Gaming 101 has a fantastic history of the Western action-RPG.

Gus Mastrapa, writing in his Pretension +1 column for Joystick Division laments that fanboys are killing the conversation.

And so the military-entertainment complex marches on.

Abandoned Places

Wonderful photo series of Project Buran, an abandoned Russian space shuttle project. I just got a few shivers.

Curios

Here’s your daily dose of creepy from Jezebel: the neo-medieval habits of tomorrow’s ruling classes.

To wash your brain of that, here is a bit of Jungian musing from The Mary Sue on how our fictional crushes inform our personalities.

Wait, wait, I need to creep you out again. WITH NATURE. Or just as frequently, intentional mad science breeding experiments, which leads us neatly into tonight’s next section…

SCIENCE!

Someday I’m going to figure out why astronomy/astrology are a favorite subject of girls’ cartoons (Sailor Moon, My Little Pony) and yet that vanishes as we grow up. Seems very anti-intellectual. Maybe the magic and mystery of space cedes into harder SF and that’s such a heavily territorialized boy space that girls back away from it.

…Yes, I was going somewhere with this. The universe is effin magic.

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Comments

  • Patricia Hernandez  On 05.27.11 at 8:46 pm

    My biggest fictional crush : Morrigan, from Dragon Age Origins. I’m…not sure I want to think about what that says about me xD

    • Kris Ligman  On 05.27.11 at 8:48 pm

      You don’t take no shit from nobody? You are in the process of learning the magic of friendship? You’re harboring a demon baby?

    • Kris Ligman  On 05.27.11 at 8:49 pm

      You suspect your mom is raising you with the intention of stealing your body and living forever?

  • Dog  On 05.27.11 at 10:20 pm

    I refuse to take seriously any crush survey that can’t even get Donatello’s bandanna color right.

    …Also I want a ligur.

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