Badass Lightning in a train, alongside Sazh who’s a goofy black guy with guns, fights machines in an artificial city controlled by an evil authority. Sazh tells Lightning “You’re a Soldier, right?” to which she replies “I was a Soldier”. Wait… wait… wait… aaah Sazh’s got a chocobo in his hair. That’s new. I wonder when Sephiroth will show up…? Even the battle theme follows the same pattern as FF7’s.
I think SquareEnix has too much faith in FF7’s success. The opening cutscene reminded me of the opening to Advent Children, a lot of the characters have weapons that can be folded just like Cloud’s in Advent Children again, Snow has a team of rebels that are quite similar to Avalanche… I certainly hope they’ll be able to surprise me eventually.
So far, I think only the graphics designers deserved their paychecks. It’s a very beautiful game. I mean, sure, I’m ranting, but the game’s enjoyable nonetheless. I just think the obvious “similarities” (or identical aspects) between 7 and 13 are quite pathetic.
PS: What’s up with Hope’s mother? She looks like she’s 16 years old! As a matter of fact, every single female character I’ve seen so far are all “perfect” and dangerously thin. I don’t really want to rant on this topic again, but I’m still pointing it out…
While I already knew for a fact that games from EA are not particularly quality products, I downloaded the demo for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (quite the original title there) without noticing it was produced by them. After 5 to 10 minutes of poorly designed Dark Souls / WoW / Mass Effect wannabe gameplay, the tutorial tells me “Sneak up on an enemy and press Square to perform a stealth kill”. I do just that, and oh! What’s that? A crash?
Seriously… trying to advertise a game with a crappy unstable demo? It’s the first time I see a demo crash, and I wasn’t even trying to do something that I shouldn’t have done. I’m impressed.
“Deform To Form a Star, the song on the album, is about the idea that perfection is kind of boring, and in order to create something really special it has to be slightly deformed in a way, or not deformed but slightly imperfect, you know? Perfection is, I think, something that human beings find is very boring. You know, supermodels[…]for example, are not…They’re not sexy are they, supermodels? They’re almost androgynous, they’re almost sexless, they’re perfect…and it’s almost like the fact that we need to see quirks and we need to see imperfections to make something appealing to us.”—Steven Wilson, during an interview for Classic Rock Germany. This man is amazing. (via valanirii)
“Let me level with you for a second. Electrical Engineering is pretty smart. General Relativity…it’s pretty fucking smart. The Intro Stage of Mega Man X-FUCKINGGGGGG GEEEEEEEEEEEEEENIUSSSSSSSSSSS.”—(via lecocoageek)
People who find androgynous men attractive are still a relative niche I’d say, being on sites like Tumblr just makes it seem far more prevalent. Maybe in Japan, yeah, but you don’t live in Japan. That said, what is your alternative here: either women have no preferences at all or they prefer you in order to save you insecurity?
You need to realize that your shaming of people who alter their appearances in ways that you don’t approve of is just as bad as marketing companies trying to convince people they need to look a certain way.
Artistic decoration and alteration of the body has existed pretty much as long as human civilization has — this is not a new development conjured up by cosmetic companies, they simply took advantage of that already-existing desire and exploited it to insane levels.
We have the ability to change ourselves and people should take advantage of it if they want. The world does not exist to seek your approval.
Oh but I’m certain they do. I’m God, I’m always right; everybody should bow down before me wait what.
I expected you to post a reply against my opinion, since you do wear make-up & spend lots of money on clothing & accessories yourself. Without any doubt, if someone is against something you like, you have to be against him; it’s just human nature.
Please understand that I’m not against every single type of “body decoration”. Hell I’d be a nudist if that was the case; I’d never shave ‘nor cut my hair, etc. What bothers me is the fact that said-alterations do not look natural at all, and even go to the exact opposite of what we naturally look like. Note that I don’t mind aesthetic alterations if they are for theatre / artistic performances, but everyday-life situations with such modifications just sound wrong to me.
While I do understand some of your points, you clearly go beyond pure & simple objectivity when you tell me I’m “just as bad as marketing companies trying to convince people they need to look a certain way”. Said “companies” do so in order to make money. Quite simple. However, what most people are unaware of is that these marketing schemes have immensely negative ramifications on people. People are more and more inclined to judge others by their appearances; if they don’t look like top-models or actors/actresses as much as they can, then they’re dirty losers, or just clearly not worth our time. Consequences? Low self-esteem, high dependence on cosmetic products, spending huge amount of money on clothing & accessories not as a hobby but as a way to shield themselves from negative judgment, and what’s more…? Anorexia (which is supposed to be a mental illness, but I’m fairly certain it’s caused by the overwhelming pressure the media imposes on people), and even suicide… now tell me it’s right to take people’s money with such consequences.
This is much more serious than it appears, and that’s why I react in such a way. Of course it seems like I’m exaggerating, it’s just make-up, it’s just clothes… but this goes beyond just ‘choosing what we look like’. You don’t have to agree with me, and I don’t judge you for dressing the way you do; I just don’t want any “way to dress” to be idolized, especially if it implies huge spendings & body alterations.
Oh, and by the way, saying “Artistic decoration and alteration of the body has existed pretty much as long as human civilization has” would be a great argument to defend sexism, religion, royalty… it doesn’t help your point at all.