wearethetay:

jedavu:

Charming Illustrated Cinemagraphs Reflect The Idyllic Mood Of Lazy Summer Days

by Rebecca Mock 

You can feel each one…

These are amazing. I must find more.

(via wilwheaton)

Have you ever played King of Tokyo?

If your answer is no, you should immediately go to your nearest hobby, game or comic shop and pick it up.

A couple of nights ago some friends came by for a game night, which we do very semi-regularly, and they brought a recent purchase, King of Tokyo.

Nick (my man) and I were very surprised to find the board was a small square with two circles on it, one named Tokyo City and the other Tokyo Bay. It turns out the game board does not play any part in deciding the winner of a game. We keep score using our own character “sheets” and the honour system.

The purpose of the game is to become King of Tokyo. King of Tokyo being the name of the monster who destroys the city.

photo from official site

Each player chooses a character from a number of classic B-Movie giant monsters, including The King (Kong to be presumed), Meka Dragon, and the truly terrifying Cyber Bunny.

The monsters compete against each other to take the city of Tokyo, hold the city of Tokyo and ultimately to destroy the city or be the last monster standing.

King of Tokyo is in essence a dice game. Each turn a player rolls 6 dice, trying to make 3 of a kind or more to gain Stars (reach 20 Stars to win the game i.e. destroy Tokyo), Lightning Bolts to gain energy cubes (used to buy power ups), Hearts to up your life or hit points (if you drop down to 0 points you die), and Claws to attack the other monsters.

It’s a very simple game, quick to learn and to explain to new players. But there seems to be an almost infinite number of ways the game can be won or lost.

We played three games. The first was won by killing all of the other monsters. One player went down early, but the killing blow at the end took out every one else at once.

The second game was won by achieving 20 stars. No monster was killed, and three players were very close to achieving a win by stars.

The third game came down to a head to head show down between two players as one by one the rest of us were felled.

Our first game lasted roughly 30 minutes which is probably at the higher time limit, and in two games one player was killed relatively quickly, though one of the games ended with all players still alive and well.

I definitely recommend playing this game. Though if you have small players with small hands, you might want to source a dice cup of some sort. I could barely fit all 6 dices in my hand, they are quite a bit bigger than your average 6 sided die. 

*** While looking for a photo of the game, since I took none while playing (what is wrong with me?), I discovered that this game was created by the same person who made Robo Rally, another simple, but very fun game.

yo-sean:

#selfies to #getOutTheVote #OntarioVotes @cinn48

Hey, it’s me on election day! Great energy on that day! We worked so hard for so long and had great results :-)

yo-sean:

#selfies to #getOutTheVote #OntarioVotes @cinn48

Hey, it’s me on election day! Great energy on that day! We worked so hard for so long and had great results :-)

sassyscans:

From the Sassy August 1991 issue - yes, it’s Milla Jovovich!

Some vintage Milla for adicat.

Also proof that in the 90s you could be emo and fashionable!

iscahmckrae:

crimson-11-delight-dustafterrain:

andrewgiraffields:

 #remember when sookie was played by a fat actress and there were literally no jokes about her weight on the show? #remember how she wasn’t defined by her weight? #remember how she got to date and get married and have kids and not be just the token funny fat friend of the main character? #remember when she ~got her life together and was happy before lorelai and that wasn’t seen as threatening?

remember how her insecurities (which she did have, because doesn’t everyone?) had nothing to do with her appearance and were more about her artistic failures, her ability to be a mom, her “annoying quirks” she thought Jackson would get tired of?

remember how even though she was often clumsy forgetful and disorganized she was still portrayed as a competent adult? remember how her decision to get married and have kids didn’t diminish her career as a master chef and entrepreneur? remember how she was a bubbly and funny supporting character without being shallow or unintelligent?

(Source: halpertjames, via tookieclothespins)

adicatdreaming:

YES.

i am sobbing,

this is perfect

Yup.

(Source: longwinter)

pixiewaffles:

Daniel Gray and Kathleen Starrie - An igloo constructed out of milk cartons filled with colored water and frozen 

Oh shit guys start saving your cartons let’s do this

Beautiful!

(Source: likeafieldmouse, via adicatdreaming)

You can feel good about failure. Failure means you did something. You finished the story even if it wasn’t what you’d hoped. Failure means you’re learning. Growing. Doing.

Chuck Wendig - Terribleminds (via wmilam)

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fearsomebeardsome:

Nick
Nick: I’ve had it for about two years and had it quite short, but grew it out more this last summer. My friends say it’s the best thing I could’ve done.
Me: Why?
Nick: I don’t really know.  Maybe because it grows in fuller and most of my friends’ beards don’t do that.
Me: So you must be happy with it.
Nick: I am but sometimes if I’m going for a job interview I wonder if it’s all right or if I can pull it off.

That’s my man! Fearsome :-)

fearsomebeardsome:

Nick

Nick: I’ve had it for about two years and had it quite short, but grew it out more this last summer. My friends say it’s the best thing I could’ve done.

Me: Why?

Nick: I don’t really know.  Maybe because it grows in fuller and most of my friends’ beards don’t do that.

Me: So you must be happy with it.

Nick: I am but sometimes if I’m going for a job interview I wonder if it’s all right or if I can pull it off.

That’s my man! Fearsome :-)

Man of Steel review, sort of (in which I don’t really talk about Man Of Steel)

Last week I finally got to see Man of Steel. Despite the immense amount of controversy around this film, I think I went in pretty open minded.

Well, to be fair I had my own original issues around seeing it, and those came with me. 

When the film was originally announced I was interested and excited, but a little reserved. At the time I think it was only Christopher Nolan who was attached. I have really enjoyed his films, that aren’t Batman films, so I found it interesting, but not something to either win me over or scare me away.

I enjoyed the two Batman films I saw, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises. I’ve never made it through The Dark Knight, it never grabs me enough to keep me watching. And I didn’t see Batman Begins in the theatre, I think I saw it at least a year after it had been released.

Let’s also be clear, Superman is currently one of my two favourite superheroes in a moving visual medium. He’s not my favourite in comic books (I’m not even sure I have a favourite), but when it comes to movies and tv I love watching a Superman story.

Despite 10 years of inconsistent storytelling I watched Smallville religiously. I grew up with Christopher Reeve’s Clark Kent and thoroughly enjoyed Superman Returns.

I was conflicted about the upcoming Superman film, Man of Steel, and became more conflicted with every announcement. Zack Snyder, love his films, but for Superman, hmm, weird. Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as the Kents, amazing actors, but as Clark’s parents, hmm, weird. Amy Adams as Lois Lane, what the hell? 

And then the trailer came out. I waited to see it on the big screen since I knew I’d see it there. I watched it. I felt nothing.

I didn’t understand how to feel about this film. I should have been excited, very excited, but mostly I felt not excited, which lead me to confusion. 

So all of that came with me when I finally watched it on Friday night and it didn’t take me long to realize why I’d never gotten excited about the film. Man of Steel is not about MY Superman. It’s just not a story about a character I know and love. It’s a story about a doomed race with one idealist who sent his son to another planet in the hopes that he could be the redemption of his race. It’s a story about a boy who was raised by a family who worried more about future of their race than about moral good. It’s a story about a being with super human powers who was taught to hide them for the good of himself and all mankind, at any cost.

This is not the story of an innocent person raised to be good beyond all expectations who was given the gift of super powers by a far away parent. This is not a story about MY Superman, or even MY Clark Kent.

And for that reason, I have no problem with anything that happened in the film. None of it has any bearing on stories told about MY character. This is a what if story.

And for that reason, I am sorry to hear that the first major live action appearance of Wonder Woman (a favourite character in comics) in decades will be in a sequel to this film.

I do feel cheated that I will not get MY Wonder Woman in Man of Steel 2. And I worry that since it will be the first time many people will see her character on screen that they will think that is her, and not a what if story with her in it.

But I console myself with my recently found favourite illustrator of Wonder Woman, Darwyn Cooke!