An art blog. Sort of. I also reblog stuff sometimes.
You'll probably see a few things about Myst, Silent Hill, Hannibal, Pokemon and more.
Currently there's a lot of posts about Doctor Who since that fandom grabbed me by the hand in December 2013 and said "RUN".
In June 2008, I passed my third year exams at the faculté (History studies) and then, immediately after, suffered some kind of burnout. I was still living at my parent’s home, and they had just bought a computer - the one they had before barely worked. For the first time, I had a real Internet access, and most importantly, I could play games that the previous one couldn’t run.
So I decided to play Myst IV: Revelation (I had already been a Myst fan for a good part of my life at this point… and it was about to get a lot, lot worse. Or better).
I basically lived in that game during ten days, approximately.
And guess what I’ve just dug up?
My Revelation journal!
The text at the top says "I have found the frequency".
Trying to fix Atrus’ machine and talking about his attitude towards his family problems ("the fact that he trapped Gehn on Riven or his sons inside books is typical of his "yeah-I’ll-deal-with-this-later" attitude…").
"D’ni letters all look the same…" "Just like in real life, I’m scared of vast empty places. I spent far too much time in that kitchen, just because it looked like a safe place!" "Looking at the portraits in the living room, I noticed Anna wasn’t there. Maybe Atrus didn’t have anything to take pictures when she was still alive."
Trying to make a map of Spire and failing remarkably. It’s titled "Map of Spire (not finished) (and approximative)".
Getting really pissed off by the Spider Chair (I called it la machine infernale at the time, “the machine from Hell”), drawing chibi Sirrus, and getting really excited because I found the right frequency for ONE crystal out of four.
"It’s 5 PM already and I just noticed I forgot to eat (!), so let’s stop for today." Then getting completely and hopelessly lost in Haven.
Tons of notes on the Haven fauna. "Did Achenar come up with all the creatures names himself?"
Trying to solve the Mangrees puzzle with a malfunctioning mouse is a nightmare.
"I don’t really trust Achenar, but to be fair I don’t trust Sirrus AT ALL, so I kinda like the violent environmentalist better than the affected psycho, somehow." Also trying to map Serenia and bam, CHAOS.
Getting really pissed off by the Ancestors puzzle because it’s completely abstract and you can mess it up by accident. "Done. Ok. What’s next? Next I’m out of the dream. Kay… What was the point??"
"The door is open >:) Color code? It looks complicated O_oU The marbles that Sirrus uses, as Achenar told me? Looks like that disk from Spire? SHIT I HAVEN’T NOTED THE COLORS O_O …had to go back to Spire… I’m so stupid… stupid code… I HATE YOU SIRRUS" "I was so pissed off I turned the computer off." "IT WORKS!!" "I’m, well, ATROCIOUSLY happy to go through that door."
Positive and negative points, and then some post-game thoughts. "What can I say? Waoh. That was like a big musical colorful slap to the face." "Feels like mourning something at the end of the game…" Basically everything I didn’t like was in Serenia.
"It’s interesting that the main colors of the prison Ages are the exact opposite of the colors of the books." "Retrospectively there were so many evidences of Sirrus’ culpability. The thing that broke the bridge and knocked me out at the beginning was one of his bombs…"
(next page) "Achenar would have killed himself on Spire. Sirrus would have been devored after a couple of days on Haven." "There’s no way in hell that Sirrus’ plan could have worked without anyone noticing there was something wrong with Yeesha."
An Achenar quote, and "Long live Myst."
Hi, my name is Atrus and I keep my matches in a fucking safe, behind a combination lock. Because that’s logical.
It’s not like there’s risk of people setting stuff on fire, right?
Pft. True. These are just the thoughts I have when I’m half asleep and have been watching LPs.
My reply was just as random and tongue-in-cheek, mind you! :) I mean, we CAN headcanon that they kept the matches safe after tiny Achenar tried to set the entire island on fire twice, but the truth is that Myst 1 simply didn’t think too hard about these things^^
I cosplayed Ten veeeeeeeery recently, but that would be cheating. Okay, everything is still in my closet, but I don’t think this is what this challenge means.
Let’s try Nine, then (I haven’t worn this leather jacket in years)!
Also had to put a ton of water on my head since my hair is basically impossible to comb and would never stay flat like that in its natural state xD
Something is still missing.
Okay, goofy smile in three, two, one:
That’s slightly better.
Original version (c) Norman Orenstein
This is just a slower version made with Audacity. I use it as an inspiration and background noise for a lot of my paintings.
I don’t care what most people say. I love this movie. And the superior first movie of course.
iampurplemoonshoes a réagi à votre billet “Yesterday I posted this comic, and people have already put a ton of…”
"dear gods that hurt" sums it up for me. The comic hurts (and then some) because it’s good enough to make the reader empathize with Nine. Excellent work (you demon spawn you)!
I had no idea people would react so strongly. It’s a very good surprise to see that there’s so many people who love Nine and empathize with the character. Especially after that pseudo-reset button in the 50th anniversary episode.