necrotelecomnicon you should caption all your photos from now on with ‘calm down i was only out buying parsley’
I’m so confused why is this so funny
Did you HAVE to pick the worst picture of James ever?
I needed one where I could shop parsley into his hand :<
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cut canvasses creep the fuck out of me though so
Maybe put it on a canvas instead of someone’s property, and we can all be happy.
If you look at art and how its evolved over the decades the most defining/iconic moments in its history happened when the artists got creative and decided to break every rule the artists who came before them set. After all art is about creativity. Graffiti broke a huge rule it took art and instead of throwing it on a canvas it threw it up on the street. It made people question what could be considered art, the same way the first picture made people question what could be considered art. I wouldn’t be happy with graffiti going on a canvas because its illegal nature is what makes it the most important moment in art history a moment where artists all around the world snapped and began risking their freedom for their art.
Maybe put it on a canvas instead of someone’s property, and we can all be happy.
My father was a garment contractor in LA. In the late 80s, he owned the building where he had his factory. He thought it would be a cool idea to commission local graffiti artists, usually young Black and Latino men looking to stay out of trouble, to paint murals on his buildings. After all, he runs a garment design/manufacturing company, and creative signage is great advertising.
One day, he showed up to the building and the city just painted over the murals without permission or notice.
First, the city told him he couldn’t have graffiti art on HIS building because it brought down property value. After he complained, then they said: ok you can do this, but you need a permit. After he got the permit, then the city said: ok, but you can only use these artists. Of course, these artists were all White graphic design students from USC, and of course they charged 3x more.
There is a prejudice against this type of art, and it’s racial. Banksy vandalizes folks buildings all the time, and folks treat him like the Messiah. He ain’t doing nothing new that Black and Brown folks haven’t done for decades.
It’s kinda icky how that person assumed banksy is white, because last time I checked, nobody really knows who they are.
Agreed but if you really automatically call the top picture “not art” and such you’re ignorant af
"Erie begins in October 1966, when the Fermi 1 Nuclear Power Generator suffers a partial meltdown, and locals begin disappearing from a sleepy Michigan town. Oliver Victor is a Red Cross Investigator sent to find missing locals, but quickly finds himself trapped underground and being hunted by a product of forced-mutation experiments."
I’m not going to lie to you, the monster looks like a mix of a duck and the tank from Left 4 Dead, but this still scared me. You’re first tasked to simply examine unintelligible papers left around, spray paint dangerous areas, and occasionally collect dead cats for some reason. I began painting boobs on walls but these quickly became vertically inclined. Chased by a hilariously badly clipping duck-gorilla thing I had to run from in tunnels and such. Now this is called a stealth game but “stealth” implies aversion of detection and this thing has clearly been coded to be able to seek you out, so it’s more of a forced chase section stretched out into a game; where you narrowly escape being pecked to death by taking shortcuts through ventilation shafts. It’s quite obtuse: directions are entirely your prerogative to make and when you’re panicking it’s quite hard to do this effectively, so if you do resort to a guide to find the door you missed out lack of attentiveness, don’t feel bad even though I do for doing just that. This did scare me largely due to it being an un-navigable maze and excellent sound design. It left me uncomfortable and I’m still a little edgy about it, my only consolation being that it’s nose in that fourth picture looks like a clitoral hood.
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EVERYDAY THE SAME DREAM is an art game about alienation and refusal of labour. You are a faceless, unnamed man going about his business. The game has alternatives endings. Will you end up going to work and working in a little cubicle like every day, or will you take another route and do something different for once?
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OK LEMME TALK ABOUT EVERY DAY THE SAME DREAM.
My history of game design teacher had us play through this game for ten minutes one class, and then played it on the projector.
At first no one seemed to really get it, it just seemed like a daily life simulator with catchy music (the music carries the game beautifully, don’t play it on mute if you can help it).
Then some of the other students began murmuring and questioning the point of the game after a few play throughs.
Yes, there are different ways to end the day, but the game has only one true ending, which is reached after ending the day every way possible.
Don’t judge the game by the minimalist graphics and simple gameplay mechanics. Every Day the Same Dream is a brilliantly crafted and for some a highly therapeutic experience.
Things you do one day can and often will affect the following days, (your wife leaves you, the homeless man vanishes, you lose your job, etc.) Until you’re left with only one final option, which I won’t spoil.
To paraphrase my professor, this game makes you look for a deeper meaning, not just in the game but also in yourself. It takes you to a place within yourself you need to be to understand yourself and how you interact with the real world.
Play it all the way through and see for yourself.
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Q:Do them all! >:3
A:Favorite Game of all time?
That’s a ludicrous question
B:Favorite Series of all time?
See above but I’m very partial to the Jak & Daxter series.
C:Least Favorite Game of all time?
I just played a game called Erebus and it was everything wrong with first person exploration horror games put into one horrible mess.
Probably Mirror’s Edge, but there’s a lot of good ones.
Ratchet & Clank 2 was stellar
F:Biggest Let down?
Mirror’s Edge in retrospect or Half Life 2: Episode 2.
G:What’re you currently playing?
Thief 2, System Shock 2, The Basement Collection, Bioshock Infinite, and Yume Nikki
H:Favorite local multiplayer game?
THUG and THUG 2 are fun. Burnout, too.
I:Favorite Online multiplayer game?
Don’t play much but probably Left 4 Dead.
masterrace and/or PS2
K:Game you’re most looking forward to?
Mirror’s Edge 2.
L:Favorite Licensed title?
The official King Kong game was very good and if it were released outside of the movie I’m confident it would have received more praise.
M:Favorite Game of last year?
I don’t really keep track of year.
The spider in Limbo or Big Daddies.
I’m diverse in genres but I’m beginning to love horror.
Q:Any Guilty Pleasure Games?
Not really. I like Mirror’s Edge and recognise how bad it is but I maintain that first person parkour is vastly superior to third person when done well.
R:Most underrated game?
Well per King Kong, that deserves more love. QUBE was written off as “portal with blocks” but I think it was good. Deadpool was better than I expected and did well for what it was.
S:Most overrated game?
It’s typically served with chips.
T:Best game memory?
That one time I totally shat myself in Amnesia. Nah, probably when I was bought Jak 3 for my 12th birthday. That or Pokemon Stadium on 64.
U:Favorite Handheld title?
The Killzone PSP was surprisingly good. Mercury is a lovely little physics puzzler. Daxter was by far the best. On iOS, Osmos was good, as was Quell.
V:First game you remember playing?
Spyro 1. Wonderful series which I still play from time to time.
W:Any games you regret getting rid of?
I’ve re-purchased Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland more than once. R&C 3 too.
X:What you’d like to change about your favorite franchise?
I’d like it to stop being a franchise.
Y:What game would you want your child to play first?
Z:Game character you most associate with?
None of them because I’m a useless piece of shit with no sort of power or great will to achieve anything any game character ever could.