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grainock:

My New Dark Souls 2 Emerald Herald Print is now for sale!  

http://www.etsy.com/listing/187751408/the-emerald-herald-welcome-to-majula?ref=shop_home_feat_3

Will struggle to think up more of these after this one as there are few memorable characters in Dark Souls 2 when compared to Demons Souls or Dark Souls :(

"A wrenching nostalgia, a lost joy, an object of obsession, and a sincere hope to reclaim it…could these thoughts belong to the beast from the Abyss?"
Another 3 posters purchased to take up all my wall space.  Pretty much creating a shrine to Dark Souls around my computer.  Give me some Demon’s Souls posters and I’ll be sorted!
Roll on April 25th for Dark Souls II! "A wrenching nostalgia, a lost joy, an object of obsession, and a sincere hope to reclaim it…could these thoughts belong to the beast from the Abyss?"
Another 3 posters purchased to take up all my wall space.  Pretty much creating a shrine to Dark Souls around my computer.  Give me some Demon’s Souls posters and I’ll be sorted!
Roll on April 25th for Dark Souls II! "A wrenching nostalgia, a lost joy, an object of obsession, and a sincere hope to reclaim it…could these thoughts belong to the beast from the Abyss?"
Another 3 posters purchased to take up all my wall space.  Pretty much creating a shrine to Dark Souls around my computer.  Give me some Demon’s Souls posters and I’ll be sorted!
Roll on April 25th for Dark Souls II! "A wrenching nostalgia, a lost joy, an object of obsession, and a sincere hope to reclaim it…could these thoughts belong to the beast from the Abyss?"
Another 3 posters purchased to take up all my wall space.  Pretty much creating a shrine to Dark Souls around my computer.  Give me some Demon’s Souls posters and I’ll be sorted!
Roll on April 25th for Dark Souls II!

"A wrenching nostalgia, a lost joy, an object of obsession, and a sincere hope to reclaim it…could these thoughts belong to the beast from the Abyss?"

Another 3 posters purchased to take up all my wall space.  Pretty much creating a shrine to Dark Souls around my computer.  Give me some Demon’s Souls posters and I’ll be sorted!

Roll on April 25th for Dark Souls II!

“When the torches are kindled and men walk on the sandy floors under the echoing domes, ah! Then Legolas, gems and crystals and veins of precious ore glint in the polished walls; and the light flows through folded marbles, shell-like, translucent as the living hands of Queen Galadriel. There are columns of white and saffron and dawn-rose, Legolas, fluted and twisted into dreamlike forms; they spring up from many-colored floors to meet the glistening pendants of the roof: wings, ropes, curtains fine as frozen clouds; spears, banners, pinnacles of suspended palaces! Still lakes mirror them: a glimmering world looks up from the dark pools covered with clear glass.”

“When the torches are kindled and men walk on the sandy floors under the echoing domes, ah! Then Legolas, gems and crystals and veins of precious ore glint in the polished walls; and the light flows through folded marbles, shell-like, translucent as the living hands of Queen Galadriel. There are columns of white and saffron and dawn-rose, Legolas, fluted and twisted into dreamlike forms; they spring up from many-colored floors to meet the glistening pendants of the roof: wings, ropes, curtains fine as frozen clouds; spears, banners, pinnacles of suspended palaces! Still lakes mirror them: a glimmering world looks up from the dark pools covered with clear glass.”


"Middle-Earth lies in ruins"

The Hobbit : The Desolation of Smaug :

Good - Smaug looked and sounded very cool, better pacing than Part 1, Bard was quite interesting, spiders of Mirkwood section was done well, Thranduil was excellent, Gandalf was good as always, fewer scenes with Azog, Martin Freeman was good, more original music, Beorn was cool, main dwarves were developed a bit more and fewer childish gags.

Bad - Azog was still in it, Azog replaced by Bolg or Azog v1.5, Laketown wasn’t good, too much CGI fighting, too much CGI and too many green screen sets, too much added fluff, most of the dwarves are still annoying, made up stuff to tie in with LOTR that doesn’t make any sense, lack of appreciation for the source material, Tauriel : Warrior Princess - dreadful non character that nearly ruins it, awful love triangle with Tauriel, Legolas and the man dwarf Kili, too many references to LOTR as if we don’t get that it’s in the same world, too much ‘fan service’ that actually just annoys fans, film-makers not understanding the material, focus on action, not really “The Hobbit”, lack of attention for Bilbo, repeated lines and phrases from LOTR, credits music was atrocious and the film ended abruptly.

Middle Earth looks awful in the Hobbit.  The score seems to be less inspired, the sets are mostly done on computers, the Orcs don’t look as menacing because most of them are CGI.  The whole thing feels surprisingly lazy, especially from the people who put all that effort into LOTR.


Off to watch The Fellowship of the Ring!

Apparently “The Desolation of Smaug” is better because it deviates from the source material, has lots of cool elves kicking ass, has a romance between the fake Tauriel and Kili, is action packed and has less talking.

Can’t believe how much Jackson has wasted an amazing opportunity.  Despite The Lord of the Rings being nowhere near as good as the novel, it was a fantastic effort.  He is now lazy, big headed and thinks he’s a better storyteller than Tolkien.  Arsehole.

"PC gaming is too expensive. I’m just going to buy the Xbox One and a PS4 with yearly subscriptions to both for online play and games that cost at least a third more than PC games at launch."
— Pleb

There was the immemorial figure of the deputy or messenger of hidden and terrible powers - the “Black Man” of the witch cult, and the “Nyarlathotep” of the Necronomicon.

"Eternal is the Pow’r of Evil, and Infinite in its contagion! The Great Cthulhu yet hath sway o’er the minds and spirits of Men, yea, even tho’ He lieth chained and ensorcelled, bound in the fetters of The Elder Sign, His malignant and loathly Mind spreadeth the dark seeds of Madness and Corruption into dreams and Nightmares of sleeping men". - The Necronomicon of Abdul Alhazred, III, 17 the Translation of Dr. John Dee, circa A.D. 1585