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Injustice: Gods Among Us - Man, Fighting Games Have Some Issue

8bhero:

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Okay, let’s get this out of the way really quick: Injustice: Gods Among Us is a pretty solid fighting game. There’s a big roster of characters with unique movelists, and they’re pretty balanced overall. The stages are destructible, and that’s cool. I also like that there’s a story mode. I think all fighting games should have that as an option. So yeah, gameplay-wise, Injustice is a pretty fun rental. It’s not without its’ flaws though.

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Just about every female character in the game is either completely physics-breakingly disproportioned, or costumed like our poor Harley Quinn above. Because it’s not a real costume if your panties aren’t exposed. Poor Wonder Woman has Barbie Syndrome, with a gargantuan pair of breasts and a waist and legs that are too small to support a toddler. Most of the women walk like extras from Evil Dead, chest thrust forward and legs swaying wildly. Frankly, it’s a bit scary. The first night my wife and I played the game, we spent hours just walking back and forth and laughing hysterically. Probably not what Nether Realms intended.

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Currently Reading:

Moonshine by Alaya Johnson. 

Imagining vampires at the heart of the social struggles of 1920s, Moonshine blends a tempestuous romance with dramatic historical fiction, populated by a lively mythology inhabiting the gritty New York City streets.

Zephyr Hollis is an underfed, overzealous social activist who teaches night school to the underprivileged of the Lower East Side. Strapped for cash, Zephyr agrees to help a student, the mysterious Amir, who proposes she use her charity worker cover to bring down a notorious vampire mob boss.

What he doesn’t tell her is why. Soon enough she’s tutoring a child criminal with an angelic voice, dodging vampires high on a new blood-based street drug, and trying to determine the real reason behind Amir’s request — not to mention attempting to resist (often unsuccessfully) his dark, inhuman charm.

(summary from Goodreads)

nicolrene:

I just have to share because this is the coolest of all the websites. You type in a book that you liked and it brings up a list of at least 10 books that you would probably enjoy as well.

So if you’re looking for a good read, check it out.
www.whatshouldireadnext.com

(via hungry-for-books)

Currently reading an ARC of Rose Under Fire

I am super excited about this one, and I can’t wait to see where it goes.  Code Named Verity was an absolutely fantastic book, and I’m looking forward to falling in love with Rose. 

RE: My last post

8bhero:

The full version of the pic is somehow so much worse.

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UGH EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE GO SIT IN A CORNER WHOEVER DESIGNED THIS AND THINK ABOUT YOUR LIFE AND CHOICES.

So… This was in the back of one of my comics

8bhero:

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I’m not really sure how this is considered okay. I’m so sick of the idea that there are different tiers of nerddom that are somehow better than others. Not only is the idea of “pretend nerds” a bit preposterous, but even sillier is the notion that there is a right and a wrong way to enjoy comics, video games, and nerdy TV. If the way that someone else enjoys their hobbies gets on your nerves, perhaps you’re a bit too invested. I would love to see the various nerd communities become as welcoming and accepting of a place as they really should be. Most of my hobbies started out as a search for a place of escape from an otherwise shitty life. Do we really want to make that place such a hostile and non-welcoming place for people that are so often hurting and looking for a place to belong?

And yes, I know, I’m reading a good bit into one ad, but it’s representative of a trend that really drives me bananas.

I have a lot of FEELINGS about Batgirl by Gail Simone.

Anyone else in love with this character?

Also issue 20 was fantastic, and the ventriloquist has never been so creeeeeeeeepppy (but in a good way).

copperbadge:

Not gonna lie I want one.

[From Ultimate Comics: Spider-man #23, 2013.]