There’s conjecture among Joystiq readers that the female figure in the Zelda art released earlier today. The folks at 4 color rebellion seem to think the same and offer this evidence.
To a Western audience, the thought of a living sword likely sounds a bit odd. But several Eastern myths tell stories of the spirits of warriors inhabiting legendary swords. (Chrono Trigger players will remember the Masamune, a legendary sword inhabited by the spirits of two powerful creatures with the ability to merge.) It’s less common to find a story where a female spirit inhabits a sword, but given the Zelda series’ affinity for androgynous characters, it’s not surprising.
With Nintendo revealing Metroid: Other M as a “new, edgier” take on the Metroid universe, it’s reasonable to think Nintendo may be ready to take a risk and give the world a more mature (though very unlikely M-rated) Zelda title.
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.
-William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18
I love you like a fat kid loves cake.
-50 Cent, 21 Questions
Click past the break for the YouTube embed test and footage of Puyo Puyo Box.
I just finished submitting one of my short stories to three prestigious literary journals.
I’ll probably spend an hour or so tomorrow planning out the second wave of submissions so I can be better prepared for the rejection letter if and (most likely) when they arrive. At the least, if I have a plan in place, there won’t be as much time to dwell on the sting of having a story rejected.
Have no fear; I’m not basing my personal assessment of my writing skills exclusively on whether or not three of the top literary journals in America reject my story. Of course, if the story is accepted in any of the three journals linked above, it will do wonders for my confidence in my writing skills (and serve as cause for joyous celebration).
From The Miscellany of a Japanese Priest (Being a Translation of Tsure-zure Gusa):
All this medley of beauty and magnificence coming and going allows me little time to look at (the procession itself). But at sundown where have all the lines of carriages and ranks of people gone to? In a moment hardly any are left. The rattle of carriages is heard no more, the blinds and the mats are all cleared away, and while I watch nothing is left save solitude, reminding me touchingly of life itself. Truly indeed to watch the high road is as good as looking at a procession.
If you are receiving the “Unable to initialize network” error when launching the Homebrew Browser application from the Homebrew Channel, press the Home key to return to the Homebrew Channel, wait for the globe icon in the lower-right corner of the screen to stop blinking and remain solid, and launch the Homebrew Browser again.
The globe icon in the Homebrew Channel indicates the network connection status. If the icon is blinking, the Wii is still trying to establish a network connection. If the icon is lit and solid, the Wii has established a network connection.
If the globe icon continues blinking after 30 seconds or if it is grayed out, check your Wii’s network connection settings.
I recently purchased a copy of The World’s Great Letters at a local book sale for $1.50. The book was published in 1940 and contains the text of letters written by:
- Alexander the Great
- Saint Jerome
- Christopher Columbus
- Leonardo da Vinci
- Henry VIII
- Benjamin Franklin
- Thomas Jefferson
- George Washington
- Thomas Paine
- Napoleon Bonaparte
- Ludwig van Beethoven
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
- John Keats
- Robert Browning
- Edgar Allen Poe
- Charles Dickens
- Abraham Lincoln
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Emily Dickinson
- Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- William Randolph Hearst
- Mark Twain
- George Bernard Shaw
As if purchasing a collection of such letters for $1.50 were not already a bargain, I found a postcard advertising The Sporting News. The text of the postcard reads as follows:
DON’T MISS THIS!
You can have the next TWELVE BIG ISSUES of The Sporting News for only $2.00.
You will receive coverage of all developments in all pennant races in the minors as well as the majors, including World’s Series Games. Mailed direct to your home or office for just $2.00.
Send remittance within five days and receive THIRTEEN issues instead of TWELVE.
C.C. Spink & Son
2018 Washington Ave.
St. Louis 3, Mo.
Click past the break for scans of the postcard.
I established the Springfield Gamers Forum in Sept. 2007 to create an online meeting place for Springfield, Missouri area gamers. Despite advertising the forums on MySpace and Facebook and posting flyers at local attractions like 1984, the forums never really took off.
I still check the forums daily and post once a month to prove that I’m still watching for activity.
If you live in the Springfield, Missouri area and enjoy video games, computer games, tabletop games, and/or pen-and-paper role-playing games, check out the Springfield Gamers Forum, register an account, and post today.
Main Character: Akira ISHIDA
Yukari Takeba: Megumi TOYOGUCHI
Junpei Iori: Kousuke TORIUMI
Mitsuru Kirijo: Rie TANAKA
Akihiko Sanada: Hikaru MIDORIKAWA
Aegis: Maaya SAKAMOTO
Ken Amada: Megumi OGATA
Shinjiro Aragaki: Kazuya NAKAI
Fuuka Yamagishi: Mamiko NOTO
Takaya Sakaki: Nobutoshi CANNA
Jin Shirato: Masaya ONOSAKA
Chidori Yoshino: Miyuki SAWASHIRO
Pharos: Akira ISHIDA
Shuji Ikutsuki: Hideyuki HORI
Igor: Isamu TANONAKA
Elizabeth: Miyuki SAWASHIRO
Kurosawa: Hirofumi TANAKA
Takeharu Kirijo: Kouji TOTANI
Eiichiro Takeba: Masashi HAMANO
Ryoji Mochizuki: Akira ISHIDA
Natsuki Moriyama: Yuka KOMATSU
Metis: Chiwa SAITO
I fixed the Contact form by installing the Really Simple CAPTCHA plugin required by the Contact Form 7 plugin.
Oy. That brings me to a total of 13 active WordPress plugins. Good thing I’m not superstitious, eh?
Now I wonder if I can find a small icon of a black cat to make the favicon.ico for Brainstorm Warning.