spooky_nine: (Video Game - Draenei)

My new goblin omg so excited! I've wanted to play a goblin since Vanilla oh so many years ago. I decided to go with a warlock, and I'm spec'd for Demonology. She's only level 12 since my wrists have been killing me lately, so I can't put in the feverish playtime I usually do.

Are you playing? Are you leveling your main to 85 or did you roll one of the new races? If you rolled a worgen, are you a furry?
spooky_nine: (Misc. - Classy Dino)

So Han’s walking down the halls of Bespin with his old friend Lando. Leia’s there, and lookin’ good. Han thinks he’s off to dinner - maybe some wine, a little flirting, and then back to the ol’ guest quarters with Her Hotness.

But the door opens, and there’s Darth Vader.

Han doesn’t look incredulously at Lando; he doesn’t duck or run away.

What does Han do?

He starts shooting at the motherfucker.

He starts shooting.

Be like Han.

Via randomstuff.filmbuzi.hu


Oct. 11th, 2010 11:23 pm
spooky_nine: (Misc. - Draenei)

I can't have a pug in real life, but I can sure as fuck have one in World of Warcraft.
spooky_nine: (Misc. - Data and Spot)

Echo Park Time Travel Mart )

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spooky_nine: (LG - Telephone)
spooky_nine: (Misc. - Red Beard)

spooky_nine: (LG - Alejandro - Goggles)

Gamervision's follow-up to the critically acclaimed Inglourious Plummers and the cult hit Maniac Mansion is a unique romantic black comedy in the proud tradition of Rushmore and Gigantic.

Josh Henderson stars as Kratos, an orphan teen who just transferred to Spartan Academy. There he meets Athena (Zane Bauer), an alluring rebel with parental issues herself. The two hit it off almost immediately, and find they share much more in common than they originally thought when Kratos is introduced to Athena's father Zeus (Michael Sadorf), the same father who abandoned Kratos at an early age. Determined to reconnect with his son after more than a decade of absence, Zeus forbids Kratos from seeing Athena, yet the star-crossed lovers find themselves inexplicably attracted to one another, despite the newfound revelation of their relation.

Source via [livejournal.com profile] owl_in_shower
spooky_nine: (Me - K - Edward Gorey)
Blizzard decides not to tie real life names to forum posts after public outcry.

Hello everyone,

I'd like to take some time to speak with all of you regarding our desire to make the Blizzard forums a better place for players to discuss our games. We've been constantly monitoring the feedback you've given us, as well as internally discussing your concerns about the use of real names on our forums. As a result of those discussions, we've decided at this time that real names will not be required for posting on official Blizzard forums.

It's important to note that we still remain committed to improving our forums. Our efforts are driven 100% by the desire to find ways to make our community areas more welcoming for players and encourage more constructive conversations about our games. We will still move forward with new forum features such as the ability to rate posts up or down, post highlighting based on rating, improved search functionality, and more. However, when we launch the new StarCraft II forums that include these new features, you will be posting by your StarCraft II Battle.net character name + character code, not your real name. The upgraded World of Warcraft forums with these new features will launch close to the release of Cataclysm, and also will not require your real name.

I want to make sure it's clear that our plans for the forums are completely separate from our plans for the optional in-game Real ID system now live with World of Warcraft and launching soon with StarCraft II. We believe that the powerful communications functionality enabled by Real ID, such as cross-game and cross-realm chat, make Battle.net a great place for players to stay connected to real-life friends and family while playing Blizzard games. And of course, you'll still be able to keep your relationships at the anonymous, character level if you so choose when you communicate with other players in game. Over time, we will continue to evolve Real ID on Battle.net to add new and exciting functionality within our games for players who decide to use the feature.

In closing, I want to point out that our connection with our community has always been and will always be extremely important to us. We strongly believe that Every Voice Matters, ( http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/about/mission.html ) and we feel fortunate to have a community that cares so passionately about our games. We will always appreciate the feedback and support of our players, which has been a key to Blizzard's success from the beginning.

Mike Morhaime
CEO & Cofounder
Blizzard Entertainment

I'm still a little uncomfortable with Blizzard. I like that they seemingly listened to their customer base and made changes based on our concerns, but I'm upset that they even came up with the idea in the first place and didn't see any of the many flaws it had. I'm also very realistic, and I'm sure all of the negative press attention had more to do with this new announcement than the thousands of forum posts and emails.

The last of my paid time runs out at the end of this month. I think I'll re-evaluate my decision to cancel my subscription then.

spooky_nine: (/b/ - FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU-)
So you've heard about the new change Blizzard is implementing, right? That Blizzard is going to make everyone post under their real first and last name on the forums?

I'm outraged. This has so much potential for abuse that I'm shocked. I've written emails to Blizzard and the ESRB Privacy Online program. And I've cancelled my account, explaining that this new change was a direct result of that. Maybe if enough people complain or cancel their accounts this change will be cancelled, or reworked so that people's names will never be associated with their online postings.

Here's (I feel) the most succinct posting on why I disagree with the changes: (thanks to [livejournal.com profile] renegade_mime)

Blizzard has indicated that it does not care to hear women's feedback on the game. I suppose that makes sense, as its target demographic is young adult males.

I didn't cancel my account because without posting on the forums, I wouldn't enjoy WoW. Of course I'd still enjoy the game. I cancelled my account because Blizzard's new "if you're afraid for your security, just don't speak up" policy. The forums are our only voice, our only place to make suggestions and have conversations and get clarifications and be heard by Blizzard. Telling people that if they're worried about their safety, they shouldn't participate, shouldn't make their voices heard, should sit down, shut up, and leave the public space to those who don't have to worry about it, well, that makes me rage.

It's like telling black men living in fear of the Ku Klux Klan that they should just not go to the voting booth today.

It's like telling a battered wife that she should just shut up so that her husband is less likely to hit her.

It's like telling Islamic women that if it's dangerous for them to go outside alone, they should sit inside, rather than trying to change anything.

And ultimately, it will lead to victim blaming.

When this system is implemented, and some poor woman is !!@%d or killed, and her !%@%##/killer was able to track her down based upon her name posted on a Blizzard forum - Blizzard is going to release a press release. It's going to say, that what happened to this woman is unfortunate, but it is up to the user to safeguard their internet privay. The internet community at large is going to agree. She should have known better than to be a woman on Blizzard forums. %@#!* had it coming.

And then something in me will snap. RAGE. I play a warrior for a reason.

And that is why I have cancelled my account.

Just six more weeks of paid time left.
spooky_nine: (LG - Bow)

This is like the third reference to Power Rangers I've seen today. Thanks again, Baader-Meinhof phenomenon.
spooky_nine: (Misc. - Data and Spot)

When my brother and I were kids we'd play "Star Trek". I'd either be Data or Dr. Crusher, and he'd always put one of my headbands over his eyes and be Geordi.
spooky_nine: (Pokemon - Meowth)

Source: Cezaria on deviantART
spooky_nine: (Party Hard)

Academy of Art University class project. Bronze on wax. Process shots here.

ETA: I accidentally posted this image first due to clipboard confusion. Still a work of art though.
spooky_nine: (Classy Dino)
Check out Nikola Tesla's super creepy death mask

If we asked you to imagine what genius inventor Nikola Tesla looked like, what would come to mind? Guess it all depends on whether you're more into sci-fi movies or TV.

If you're into sci-fi movies, it might be the face of David Bowie, looking all distinguished as the eccentric electrical engineer in the 2006 film The Prestige. Or if you're more into TV, you might picture the handsome Jonathon Young, who brings Tesla to life (of a sort) on Syfy's Sanctuary.

What probably wouldn't come to mind is the super creepy death mask above, currently on display at Nikola Tesla museum in Belgrade, Serbia.
spooky_nine: (LG - BR Stripped)
looooooongcat: http://www.goopeg.com/img/ZsXg0uHn.jpg
looooooongcat: hahahah oh wow.
cutthroatstalker: hahahahahaha
cutthroatstalker: i'm sure it's that click and hold thing
looooooongcat: i dont think macs sold a legit single button mouse in like 4 years
looooooongcat: but its still okay to make fun of them
cutthroatstalker: yeah fucking lol
looooooongcat: because thats like saying "the nazis havent killed any jews in decades"
looooooongcat: IT STILL HAPPENED
spooky_nine: (It's Always a Tumor)

Oh god, I remember this show. I don't remember it being half as stupid though, damn.
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spooky_nine: (Mudkips!!)
A couple of days ago I couldn't sleep (okay, every day I can't sleep) and in lieu of doing something productive, like homework, I played around with the Pokemon Trainer Dress Up app. I picked a few of my favorite pokemon and made trainers to match them. I'm inordinately proud of them, so I wanted to share, and perhaps let you in on a little slice of my soul (insomnia and geekiness).

Below )

Make some and show me, so I don't feel so alone.

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] john_mark_karr updated my trainer!

Cherry cherry boom boom )
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