Dragon Age Creative Director Mike Laidlaw clarified that horses are the only mount that they wish to publically announce at this time while hinting that additional mount types might be revealed in the future.
Every five or six years I have to take an evening to remind myself how gross Pizza Hut pizza is.
Still a wad of spongy undercooked dough soaked in grease and caked in squishy cold mozzerella?
I’ve worked at two Pizza Huts in my life, in two different cities. One was good and we ate there all the time. That one had a good manager. The second one I worked at, I could say absolutely nothing in our defense. Because goddamn. I warned my friends not to eat there.
But honestly, after tasting Domino’s, I’ll never go back. The sponginess of Pizza Hut’s dough is because all the dough is frozen and then thawed— unlike other places, which make fresh hand-tossed dough.
To be fair this wasn’t even a real Pizza Hut it was a Taco Bell that shoves little undercooked pizza hut branded pizzas through your driver side window.
And in their defense their taco bell menu food is above-average. Like on a scale from normal taco bell to edible food.
Domino’s is pretty good though, but I have to avoid it because its on the list of fast foods that I end up wanting all the time after eating once. X3
i feel there are still a lot of buggy issues in this game for it to be coming out in less than a month
there are some lacking bits, but so far i do enjoy that there’s a story to lead you in. daggerfall covenant seems more fun than the aldmeri dominion beginning, but :U we’ll see. i might end up shelling out the cash money dollahs for it once i’m more stable
Yeah the biggest bug I’m having a problem with is the one where you finish talking to an NPC and get stuck in the NPC screen and the only way to escape is to log out.
Also superficial stuff like the text not matching the VO or coming up in the wrong order.
Secretly thankful my property manager is a noisy, bustling, never-stop-talking type of personality because it ensures she will never notice the small colony of (so far solely beneficial and non-destructive) Norwegian rats I’ve been granting sanctuary in the side yard.
I have to be super-quiet to watch them, if I so much as click the door latch they’re gone in a blink. I tolerate them because they are fat and healthy and adorable and they clean up after the messy finches and asshole squirrels, and also because I had kind of hoped they would attract raptors and snakes (they’re too smart and cautious though, and the dogs next door are probably discouraging most natural predators.) I was a little concerned they might try to winter inside the house, but that never happened.
Still, god help all my wildlife if she ever does see them. -_-
*o* I’m so blown away by how supportive everyone has been about Skyborn launching on Steam….people, you are amazing!!!
I ran across a post someone had compiled of sketches & concept art from the game, so I thought I’d share a little more, featuring Chaska.
I knew I wanted a character with a gross monster arm pretty early on. Before she had a name, she was Little Mutant Child. (At one point, we’d planned on having animated battle sprites, but it turned out to be too expensive. Boo!)
This was the very first sketch of her that I drew (in the corner of a lined notebook; THAT’S HOW I ROLL). Despite all her weird growths and stuff I wanted her to be sweet and a bit girly, and NOT consumed with angst over her appearance.
I ended up using the first sketch as the base for her final portrait because the expression fit her personality so well (probably drove some of it too). She ended up being really cute and I’m quite attached to her now ^_^
Aaaand finally…..here’s special bonus Grown-Up Chaska!!!
Comics I Would Like To Do #5468: retelling the 12 Labors of Hercules where he’s a supervillain/antihero/harbinger of doom and Hera is just trying to do damage control.
Deianeira is her reluctant mortal right hand. Nessus is a tragic hero. There are centaur makeouts*.
All that and I still manage to work in that bit where Herc’s on the Argo until he gets “lost” on a beautiful tropical island with his current paramour/boytoy and Jason’s like “fuck it just leave ‘em,” because I love that part. XD (“Why didn’t I think of that.” - every other Argonaut)
I originally wanted to do this as part of the lore of my Big Damn Fantasy Mythology Story With The Gryphons In It (because a heroic Nessus was an important political point therein.)
I want to do comics but I don’t have time to do comics, an autobiography. ;-;
*(and Chiron’s like “yeah bro, them humans, I know what you mean.. oh wait, ladies? Huh.”)
assholes everywhere excusing unacceptable male behaviour with one of the most damaging phrases ever to exist (via stonelionhearts)
”Boys will be boys” is a cutesy, dismissive way to say “All Men *Are* Like That” (with the implication that everyone should therefore accommodate them, because, apparently, they’re all really just children. What a terrible standard to hold adults to).
I.E. you cannot call someone out for saying “all men are like that” when they are hurt and being accusatory and then turn around and say “boys will be boys” when you just don’t want to hold someone accountable for their behavior.
(Every dude I’ve known who has ever told me “I’m not like that, I’m a Nice Guy” - but excused/sympathized with the men who were - always just wanted the same free pass to be a dickhead so he could still continue thinking of himself as a “Nice Guy”.
Just got out of a sexual harassment training class at work, wanting to scream at myself from five years ago for six months of misery I didnt have to put up with, and moreso my former store for continuing to employ a serial stalker/harasser who has caused them a lot of turnover (both female and male if the girls he was after had employee boyfriends) and victim blaming to shut us up. (Telling me I probably just wasnt clear enough -exactly how many times a day over six months do I have to say no to be clear - and that what he was doing didnt qualify for disciplinary action when it absolutely did.)
Also found out that we actually have a policy against retaliation, so the time he spends defaming and sabotaging the women who finally get the guts to shut him down should have also gotten him fired, instead of just getting me called the store bitch. (And the girl before me and the girl after…)
Also wish I had known all this when I was asked (informally) for help from the victim after me, whose boyfriend had already been forced to transfer because of abuse from his supervisor (the guy.) She didnt feel comfortable reporting him officially, and all I could tell her was it wasnt her fault, he definitly is a problem, I wasnt the first and she wont be the last, but yeah based on my experience management will protect him, not her.
This same store also refused to enforce a trespass on a customer who would come into the store soley to sexually harass the women. It had gotten to the point where every girl in the store new to stay out of arms reach of him because he would find any excuse to touch them (he once wiped a booger on my coworkers shirt) and the male employees were offering to let female coworkers hide in stockrooms or breakrooms when he was on the premises (save aforementioned supervisor who would sympathize with him: “he just likes the ladies”). He fixated for a time on a coworker and would call her at work to solicit phone sex while she was on the sales floor.
(Should also note he wasnt trespassed for employee harassment, he was trespassed on a technicality about bringing his bike in the store. We were told explicit, documented sexual harassment wasnt a real reason to trespass someone.
Everyone knew, everyone insisted management could do nothing (not true). I put up with that store for 3 years, and when I finally transferred to Seattle my next (female) manager boggled at my self esteem issues, lack of trust in my superiors, and lack of knowledge of my basic rights.
Of all the days to have a customer pitch an elaborate fit over a usb cable as a ruse to get the store number so he could call from the parking lot to harrass me for a date and aggressively demand I go out with him
I was all set to give the Schleich toy company shit because of the awful Tyrannosaurus of theirs we have at work that’s like fifty years out of date:
but that abomination isn’t even on their website and instead they have this one:
which is only like… twenty years out of date? Good job?
And their “velociraptor”:
has this sad little attempt at feathers on its forearms, clearly put there by a frustrated artist who knows what a fucking velociraptor is, and that this is, at best, a sad plucked utahraptor with broken wrists, but whose boss just wants them to sculpt movie monsters.
I was drunk lamenting on twitter about how much kids love dinosaurs and how I prided myself at the age of six at being able to pronounce “deinonychus” and “pachycephalosaurus” and this is what adults are still giving them because they’re lazy.
And then I went off on this mom I saw at a zoo one time who looked at a tiger and told her kid it was a lion in spite of the stripes and the fact that she was standing in front of the sign that said BENGAL TIGER and oh my god lady his preschool books are teaching him better zoology than you are.
It really wasn’t very good beer.
P.S. This is Schleich’s most up-to-date dinosaur toy: