A Few Words from a Book by Harry Harrison

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“When girls head for the stars, they are clad in bikinis, or skintight bathing suits made of cellophane or some other flexible and transparent substance. Even when they get out of their space gear they sport bare legs and bared midriffs. So who is it that would like to look at girls with very little clothes on? Why boys of course.”

Paraphrased from a segment of the book MECHANISMO (1978) in which the author, Harry Harrison, discusses the reason for the differences between the space gear worn by girls and boys in the old space opera pulps.

What If Kiki Was a Modern-day High Schooler?

I just came across this cool commercial on my Twitter feed. It was made by the Japanese company Nissin Foods to promote one of their flagship products, the “Cup Noodle”. What makes this commercial so cool is the fact that it features Kiki (and others) from the 1989 Japanese animated film Majo no Takkyubin, (known in English as Kiki’s Delivery Service), one of my favourite films of all time.

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New Fan Art: A Hot Shower Can Work Wonders

I’ve wanted to draw a picture of Rebecca Chambers (from the Resident Evil franchise) for a long time and after watching “Resident Evil: Vendetta“, I finally felt motivated to do one. This is a picture for mature people, so to see the proper picture please visit my pixiv gallery.

Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

 

“Life Is Strange” Prequel Out August 31!

I didn’t know about this until I signed into Steam a few moments ago. Apparently the 2015 adventure game Life is Strange, which was created by French studio Dontnod, is getting a prequel called, rather appropriately, Before the Storm. It was announced at E3, just a couple of days ago.

I thought the original Life Is Strange was a great game. It was beautiful to look at and the story was quite interesting. However, it had its flaws. Apart from the fact that, contrary to the marketing spiel, your choices don’t really affect the game that much, there was also the issue of the whole payoff. It depended entirely on you caring about someone that, in my opinion, wasn’t really worth caring about: the protagonist’s “BFF” Chloe Price. And now Chloe is the protagonist this time round.So I can’t really say I’m terribly excited by this announcement. It may be that this prequel makes Chloe a more sympathetic character, but it’s not going to be easy to make me change my view of her as an angry, self-centred and extremely manipulative individual. I’m actually more interested in the Life Is Strange sequel, which is also in the works. But I’ll keep an eye out for news about Before the Storm too, just to see if my expectations for it change.

Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!