I reviewed The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug but I put off reviewing Battle of the Five Armies for a long time because I find it rather upsetting to watch. It feels a bit like this movie is trolling me. It has some nice scenes particularly as Martin Freeman does an excellent performance as Bilbo, parts of the movie are very beautiful and well executed but then it will pull some bullsh*t to just ruin everything! Mainly it is CGI battle stunts which are the offenders. We got some of that in The Desolation of Smaug but Battle of the Five Armies is worse, possibly because CGI battles are the meat of the movie. There’s also too much filler which includes the Tauriel/Kili/Legolas love triangle and (shudder) Alfred.
10 Amazing Ice Dragon Sculptures for you to enjoy. These ice sculptures are all amazing so this isn’t a top ten list. But maybe you will choose your favourites?
1. Fire Breathing Ice Dragon
From Lyman Orchards Winterfest, Connecticut. How did they get Dragon made of ice to breath fire without meting itself?
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The Book of Unwritten Tales is a Point and Click adventure game, not an RPG. To quote the trailer: “Story! Puzzles! Humour! … It’s not about muscles, it’s about brains. Players use their heads. They have to unravel mysteries and solve riddles; it’s an enthralling adventure… you can’t even die.” It’s wonderful to find a game that understands the genre so much.
The Book of Unwritten Tales will give a nostalgic glow to old-schoolers and is a great introduction to adventure games. It is reminiscent of classics like Monkey Island & Simon the Sorcerer except with modern graphics and less obscure puzzles. It is suitable for children and whilst some of the puzzles may be a little obvious there are definitely head-scratchers as well. The thing that makes the puzzles ‘easier’ than others in the genre I could mention is that they are more straight-forward and logical, rather than ridiculous and obtuse, which is not bad thing. Out of the three listed: Story, Puzzles and Humour the latter two are definitely the strongest elements of the game, the first the weakest. But two out of three ain’t bad. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone. Once again Epic Fail is participating in the Valentine’s Day Sex Drive where webcomics draw their characters nude in celebration of sex positivity. This is obviously a grown-up thing, for grown-ups to enjoy, so the link below to the art is not child-friendly and not safe for work! The links to some of the other webcomics participating may be adult-only so you have been warned. With that out the way…
In previous years I have drawn all the adult characters from Epic Fail naked for VDSD bar one: Dirk the Paladin. So this year it’s his turn. I give you a naked Paladin flagellating himself as self-punishment for all those bad, naughty thoughts (you know, the really dirty, forbidden ones)? He swears it’s not a fetish.
More sexy naked webcomic art linked below. Due to different time zones they may post at different times through the day so check back.
Vas n’ Ram – 3 Dangly Bits | MonicaNG – MoonSlayer | Nick Greaves – The Great Isle of Prentil | NoiV – The Secrets of the Afterlife | Emy Bitner – Trying Human | Hiro Odan – Bridge University | Jackarais – Bicycle Boy | Krazy Krow – Spinnerette | Nunc Dimittis – Res Nullius | Rd Ashes – Dyerin’s Line | Amy Letts – Epic Fail | Ebenezer Splooge – Portcall Uranus | Ebenezer Splooge – PronQueens | Ebenezer Splooge – Mammazon | Ebenezer Splooge – Hentai Poster Company | Ebenezer Splooge – Magical Virgin Princess Training Academy | Ebenezer Splooge – PronQuest | Andrew Hunter – Delve | F. T. Benjamins – Winners and Losers | Dave Barrack – Grrl Power | Mike Aston and Shaun Nicholls – Lacey Investigations | Captaingerbear – Grant | Niauropsaka – Raspberry Rain | TK Doherty – Nikki Sprite | Lou Graziani – CyBoar | Mark Egan – Bata Neart | Mark Egan – Back Office | Spaces and Tempo – Yestergirls | Jeremy Begin – After the Dream | Heather Meade – dream*scar | R(ed) – Meiosis | argylefox – Indifferently Evil | jeromatic – Jeromatic Tales | jeromatic – Bunny Wiggins | Zach Vanzile – West Tree Academy of Heroes | yellowgerbil – Zoe the Vampire | Asmodeus – Exorcism Academy | John Harrington – The Savage Sword of Sharona | Sean Harrington – Spying With Lana | Peter Anckorn – By The Book | Alli Perry – Out of My Element | Caley Tibbittz Collopy – Eternal Knights | Byron Wilkins – 1977 the Comic | Kami – Get Your Man | The Blood Teller – Alvery Nerveaux’s Secret Case Files | Vas Littlecrow Wojtanowicz – Velvet Rasputin | Bearalzebub – Devilbear: The Grimoires of Bearalzebub | Stef Marcinkowski – Sarah Zero
The Stanley Parable began life as a Half Life 2 Mod and has been developed into a game in it’s own right. You know how most games have a big story and a few Easter Eggs? Not so The Stanley Parable. The core ‘game’ is very short and the majority of it is finding Easter Eggs.