Best Burger! It’s a simple quick-reflexes cooking game where you press the proper combination of keystrokes to fill the customer’s order.
As the difficulty rises, word recognition turns to pattern recognition when you have deal with customers that speak in hieroglyphics (Egyptian mummy level) and alien pictograms (outer space level).
Well, that’s how the game would work if I knew how to do more than make mockup screenshots!
“Hong Kong is the ultimate abstraction whereby our lives are no longer dependant on mother nature but on artificial life-support systems which feed off mass-produced assemblies of raw materials processed out-of-sight and out-of-mind. As a vision or model of a future city it’s both enthralling and frightening.”
Ghost in the Shell does not have a definite chosen set, but in terms of street scenes and general atmosphere, it is obvious that Hong Kong is the model. Such a choice has, of course, something to do with the theme: on the streets there flows an excess or a flood of information, along with everything this excess brings out. The modern city is swamped with billboards, neon lights and symbols…. As people live in this information deluge, the streets will have to be depicted accordingly as being flooded…. There is a sharp contrast between old streets and new ones on which skyscrapers are built. My feeling is that these two, originally very different, are now in a situation where one is invading the other. Maybe it is the tension or pressure that is brought about by so-called modernization! It’s a situation in which two entities are kept in a strange neighboring relationship. Perhaps it is what the future is.
Akira (1988) vs Stronger - Kanye West (2007)
This makes me so happy.
I love Kanye so much
thinking about kanye west cosplaying tetsuo makes my day sometimes
Damn, can’t believe we’re already at the end of Part 2…taking a break for a few weeks so Andrew can catch his breath, guy has been working his a$$ off on this project. Thanks to all our readers…catch you soon…
Got a hold of a copy of Space Dandy Studio Bones sketch book featuring the work of series animators Norifumi Kugai and Gosei Oda & one of my idols, Yutaka Nakamura. Joy.
"I do not relate to things such as popularity. It is completely vague and unknown to me what it means. I still live basically the same life. I do not have and I do not need material things. My material world is extremely small and limited. …
I own one single suit that I’m wearing right now and in the last 25 years I’ve never had another suit. And the shoes that I’m wearing I’ve been wearing for 3 years and they are my only pair of shoes. I need to replace them because they are starting to come apart. …
I have a car that I’ve had for 12 years. It’s fine, I enjoy life and things are very basic. I don’t have social networks in the Internet for example. I don’t even have a cell phone.”
Q:This is an intentionally vague question, but at what point do you think genre stops being useful?
I used to be really embarrassed about this, but I eventually got over myself: I don’t get the difference between genre and literary fiction. In my head, I know that there is a difference. Literary fiction has literary value of some sort, while genre fiction is pop fiction, meant to entertain or appeal to the population at large.
I know it, I understand it, I can define it, but I don’t get it. I can’t differentiate between one and the other unless I’m given a hint, and then I can work backwards and come up with reasons why a book is one or the other. But inside, I feel like it’s a fake dichotomy.
But I’m in a position where I’m not too concerned about the difference between the two because of my own personal interests and what I tend to write about, so I never had to do the legwork to really crystalize the difference between the two in my head, or seek out someone who could lay it out for me plainly. I don’t have to care, so I don’t, pretty much. I struggled with it before realizing I didn’t need it.
I think genre is always useful. Every story, no matter how fantastic, reflects some aspect of the culture it was created in. Call of Duty Ghosts is garbagio, but its plot reflects certain anxieties of our time. The new wave of war movies means something. Rappers suddenly being cool with going down, after a couple decades of dudes treating oral like a one-way street, means something. Even like…trashy freaky sex novels, the resurgence of practical effects in increasingly explicit horror flicks, there’s reasons behind it.
I feel like those reasons in genre fiction are as valid and interesting as the reasons for stuff in literary fiction. I get a lot out of stuff. If you’re willing to approach a work and put it on the autopsy table, you can find a lot to chew on, and that’s as valuable to me as whatever old novel makes it into the canon. Everything is useful, forever! So far, at least.
Short-sighted POV, maybe, but life’s short! And nobody pays me to write nothing, so I can have whatever dumb opinions and shortcomings I want
Bet you didn’t expect THAT answer! Or maybe you did, every once and a while I ask somebody to explain the difference to me online, so maybe this was a trap you set for me!!
Squarepusher: empirical evidence that jazz isn’t dead, it just smells funny.