Seeking the Truth
Dedre Plays Majora’s Mask: The Next Day, The First Day

Again, honestly, this game scares me more now than it did when I was younger. I don’t know if it’s because I know more what they’re doing cinimagraphically now (and am catching on to more, themes and techniques and whatnot). I definitely recognized how link’s original voice was just “chipmunked” for the scrub, and how they have sudden shifts in music and tone and imagery to make the scary parts that much scarier and sudden.  It’s so creepy on its own that I keep forgetting this is the game that spawned “BEN DROWNED” (although I’m sure as soon as the elegy of emptiness comes up, that’s all I’ll be thinking about). I remember when I was younger the thing I was most scared of was the enemies as soon as I was able to go into the field (I stunk at combat back then, I died so easily) and I refused to play it any more when I couldn’t figure out how to progress after the first “loop” (curse you three day system and non-linear storyline!!! *shakes fist*).  Now…because I know (or can guess) more of what’s going on, I’m almost afraid to start playing it each time. Also I have homework and I’m afraid I’ll get sucked in, but that’s a whole nother fear in and of itself. ^^0

Anyway let’s see if my save file worked! :D
…it says “BEN”… @_@0
Just kidding it’s all in order! :D Nothing suspicious here! XD

Oh, wow, that’s kind of weird! @_@0 When I went through this last night, a cutscene played after it said it had saved. Now, when starting the game, I’d assume it’d start from the cutscene (since it saved just before it).  But no, it’s starting from normal play mode. @_@0 I guess the cutscene is only triggered once, after that battle, and starting from the save doesn’t trigger it? Or else it saved after the cutscene and didn’t tell me…? @-@000 In any case, I still can’t save on my own.. .TT_TT Hopefully that will be fixed soon.

Now that my bubbles have missed the dog, TIME TO GO SEE MY BOSS ABOUT THAT MASK I DIDN’T GET! :D

I love how this is the only door I literally have to push, and the only place where time stands still! :3 Literally! Also I just realized the background theme for this area IS the “SOng of Healing”!! :D And now Happy Mask Guy is gonna teach it to me! :3 …after he finishes shaking the ever-loving crap out of me in joy… @-@0 
~PIANO OUT OF NOWHERE~
He’s putting in so much emotion and is pressing so many keys for that three-note once-repeated song… @-@0
I love my one-man brass band~!
And time to wave goodbye to the evil scrub monsters that have been haunting my mind! :D
And now I got a mask with the essence of the dead Deku boy! :D HOORAY~! Time to go…do whatever it was he was trying to do before he died, I guess? @-@0 Would love some direction as to what that was…
Oh…crap now Mr. Happy knows I don’t have the mask… @_@0 I feel so guilty. How is he making me feel so guilty?!?
Aaaaaaaaand fireworks. -_-0 Please stop shaking me…
Those eyes are still creepy as frig, but I don’t blame him for freaking out, if what he says about yon mask is true. Now I know why I hate Majora so much; it’s evil incarnate. -_-0
Still wondering why he thought it was such a good idea to FIND this ancient evil mask that sounded like it was pretty-well sealed and hidden in the first place, especially now that he’s worried about something bad happening! -_-0

Here’s how his speech is going down in my head:
"The ancients sealed Majora’s Mask away because it had catastrophic powers!"
~And then I was an idiot and decided to get it back~
"The tribe is gone, so no one knows the mask’s true nature…"
~by which I mean I didn’t believe them when they said it was fucking evil as fuck~
"…but I feel it."
~Now that I’ve already unleashed it into the world and it’s too fucking late, yippee~
"I went to great lengths to get that mask, but when I picked it up my hair all stood on end"
~I made a very, very, very grave mistake, which I will probably not learn from. It’s a terrible fate.~
"AND NOW THAT IMP HAS IT! GET IT BACK BEFORE SOMETHING HORRIBLE HAPPENS!"
~Like it possesses him and tries to bring the moon crashing into the earth in, like, three days. Just hypothetically saying.~
"I’m begging you! I’m begging you! You must do it!"
~Please fix my screw-up while I do this imitation of one of those drinking bird toys~
"REally, you’ll do it for me?"
~I know that was a fast transition, and I know you didn’t actually say anything, I’m just assuming~
"I was certain you would tell me that"
~So I just assumed you did~
"You’ll be fine! Surely you can do it."
~If you don’t, we’re all fucking dead, so I believe in you and stuff.~
"~BELIEVE IN YOUR STRENGTHS…BELIEVE…~"
"I’ll be waiting here for you"
~My beloved. Always.~

It’s weird. Now that I’m not a deku scrub anymore and don’t have a super-ultra-hyper-fast walking animation (with sound effects), it seems like everything in the game (and the character models) are all going in slow motion ( like a computer trying to process too much). @_@0 Weird.

I can talk to the mailbox but not the boy with the Keaton mask. TT_TT
AND IT’S OFF TO THE SWAMPS WE GO!!! :D THE FIRESWAMP!!! HOPE WE DOn’T RUN INTO ANY R.O.U.S.’S!!!

X’D OH MY GOD I have to laugh out loud at these guards. They treat me like a child for the first two seconds, but once they realize I have a SWORD they assume I’m a full-grown MAN in a childlike body!!! (which, strangely enough, is half-true! ^^0 HERO OF TIIIIME~)

These chuchu’s look very ugly. I prefer the ones from windwaker. Also, I remember there being harder enemies and…more of them. Last time.

FOR SOME REASON I STILL DO NOT POSSESS THE ABILITY TO SAVE MY OWN GAME!!! TT_TT

My controller is steadily vibrating while I’m in this tree trunk tunnel and I DON”T KNOW WHY!!! @_@0

Well, I’ve already found things I’ve never seen before! :D A picture of skulkid before he was evil! Who knew what you could find just by following the game’s instructions and walking forwards out the south gate!!! :D AND IT COMES WITH A CUTSCENE!!! Shivering Tael and Skullkid have got to be some of the most adorable things ever TT-TT~<3 AND THIS FRIENDSHIP MONTAGE IS GIVING ME FEELS!!! TT_TT BUT OH MY GOSH I NEVER KNEW THEY ACTUALLY SHOWED HIM GETTING THE MASK AND ALL HOLY CRUD!!!! @_@0 WOAH!!! MIND=BLOWN

I won’t go to Romani ranch just yet, but turning into a Deku looks LITERALLY PAINFUL!!! I MEAN MY EYES ARE MORE BLOODSHOT THAN MR. HAPPY MASK’S!!! @_@0

THERE IS SOME SECRET WITHIN THIS TREE LOG TUNNEL I KNOW IT!!! D:
But the day is burning!! ^^0 Time to go!

I HATE these bats, but I just killed one without even trying! :D

Time to meet Tingle! :D He’s…actually 35… @_@0 Ok…I see why those guards didn’t assume anything now… XD Although I’m wondering just WHO Tingle’s FATHER is that he keeps talking about!!! @-@0

ORIGINAL TINGLE MAGIC WORDS!!! DO NOT STEAL!!! XD

I BROKE THE SIGN BEFORE I COLUD READ IT!!! TT_TT

Whacked a statue with my sword! :D AND NOW I CAN SAAAAVE!!!!! TT-TT~<3 That’s what I’m gonna do! :3 Goodnight Termina!

theabcsofjustice:

That seems like a pretty devastating strategy to use when your opponent isn’t expecting it. Bet you wish you’d taken her words seriously now, Kaiba.

And this is why Ishizu is Boss.

momnar:

Your name is THE ARTIST, and here is where you take a bow and leave your children alone for now. They’ve made it this far. It’s about time we trust these weirdos to take care of themselves.

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To the few who guessed Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared as being the final fandom I’d add, you’ve earned one universal “I told you so”. Use it wisely.

Thank you all very much for the love and support for this past year, everybody. c: It took a lot longer to finish than I expected, but I’m so glad I did. It’s been a lot of fun and totally worth every late night spent on these colorful beasts.

dicksweredinner:

akhrati:

thedirtyoldgentleman:

kaniehtiio:

For thousands of years, we told stories from one generation to the next. Our stories help us to understand how the world is ordered and our place within it. But what good are old stories if the wisdom they contain is not shared?

In Never Alone, players take on the roles of Nuna, a young Iñupiaq girl and an Arctic fox, in an atmospheric puzzle platformer that combines traditional folklore, stories, settings, and characters handed down over many generations by Alaska Native people whose roots and heritage date back millennia. 

Featuring imagery and themes drawn directly from Iñupiat and other Alaska Native cultures, Never Alone features striking visuals, emphasizes the sensibilities and perspective of these indigenous Arctic people and requires players to work cooperatively to succeed in challenging and harsh environments. [x]

Can we also talk about how this is being created by the first indigenous game company in the US?

I saw the dev session at Eurogamer and the story of the studio is absolutely amazing. They had the most beautiful photo of one of the most respected storytellers, a woman in her eighties, utterly delighted by the game, controller in hands.

Definitely pick this up and support the wonderful people behind this game.

This is the type of game I’ve been waiting forever for. 

OH MY GOD YES!!! :D This is the type of culturally-aware video game I’ve been waiting to play! :D This is like Okami, or like Year Walk (except full-length and not scary)!!! And these visuals look BEAUTIFUL and already full of character, like with Two Brothers! :3 <3 I am already very excited!!

ultrafacts:

aussietory:

third-way-is-best-way:

tuxedoandex:

kvotheunkvothe:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.

but why

Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.



The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, &amp; important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.

ultrafacts:

aussietory:

third-way-is-best-way:

tuxedoandex:

kvotheunkvothe:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.

but why

Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.

The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.

theabcsofjustice:

I know he probably means for her to explain it without talking about magic or the past but this just cracks me up. XD

alicethedragonvalkyrie:

Why does the fortune telling school have to be a creepy mansion with fog and dark skies? Can’t they be in a modern building?

alicethedragonvalkyrie:

Why does the fortune telling school have to be a creepy mansion with fog and dark skies? Can’t they be in a modern building?

damedaniel:

[MARIK LAUGHING LOUDLY IN THE BACKGROUND]

damedaniel:

[MARIK LAUGHING LOUDLY IN THE BACKGROUND]

ai-xiaolu:

Hahah XD

ai-xiaolu:

Hahah XD

psuedopurrloin:

SO MUCH ANGER

SO MUCH ANGER IN EATING NOODLES
CURSE YOU, MOKUBA

atemues:

Kazuki Takahashi’s Duel Artbook

theabcsofjustice:

Atem’s super shortness gives me strength. It’s just one of my favorite things about him that he’s this tiny guy with such a large presence.

theabcsofjustice:

Atem’s super shortness gives me strength. It’s just one of my favorite things about him that he’s this tiny guy with such a large presence.

atemues:

Original Artist
バトルシティ編が好き過ぎる
by カリコ

maid-en-china:

In this Field of dreams
Gazing at the infinite possibilities 
The future twinkles
With dazzlingly wonders

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