BatmathI enjoyed the Nolanverse Batman films a lot, but I've just run the numbers:Batmath1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Bruce trained for 7 years (Alfred mentions his absence in Batman Begins) and he sulked for 8 years between Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises. Between that, and including the short time in Dark Knight Rises in which he wore the cowl, Nolanverse Bruce was only Batman for about a year, tops (Joker's line "Let's rewind a year" tells us this).
One. F**king. Year.
"Caped Crusader" the Nolanverse Batman is not.
He is "Bat Temp".
'You're not Batman!'During the grand finale of Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, the future Bat taunts Joker, causing the pasty-faced psycho to scream that line.'You're not Batman!'8 months ago in Personal More Like This
A line that is all I can hear when I look at the recently released photo of Ben Afflicted as he will be seen in Superman 2: The Quest for More Money.
I'm not gonna refer to him as "Batman" when discussing that movie. He's Ben Affleck. It's Superman Vs Ben Affleck, now.
(Edit: My problem isn't the costume. The costume is ace. It's the person wearing it.)
Oh, is that function useful? We'll just remove it.One of my key research tools when developing a story is Google Maps.....or rather, it was.Oh, is that function useful? We'll just remove it.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Google Maps had a Wikipedia layer that brought up links to Wikipedia articles connected to the region you were surveying. It was a brilliant way to learn about locations you have not yet visited, or to delve into an area's history.
A week or so ago, and apparently with no warning, Google removed this function and have now been flooded with complaints.
Is it just me or are big name companies growing increasingly incapable of doing ANYTHING right?
Terror wins.Son of a BITCH! SONY PUSSED OUT ON US!!!Terror wins.1 week ago in Personal More Like This
For f**k’s sake. Terrorists are not under your bed. They are not hiding around every corner. They are not in the seat next to you. The few that are out there only win if you start to think they might be.
In 2005, a gaggle of weak-minded twits blew themselves up on the London Underground. I and 1.2 BILLION other passengers per year still use it. Could another attack happen? Of course. But so could fire, flood, collapse or accident. You could get hit by a bus as you exit the station! There are a thousand-and-one terrible things that could happen to you today and, I assure you, unless you live in some third world sh*thole, the odds of a random yahoo causing you physical harm for political or religious reason is one of the least likely to occur.
By watching The Interview in theatres, you would have been more likely to choke on a popcorn kernel than get caught up in any kind of threatene
Nothing to see, here.There are only a handful of names on my “block” list. You have to have been a monumental prick in order to earn yourself a place on it. I don’t hide negative comments about my work nor do I block people that write them. It’d make the world a very boring place if you edit it to show nothing but praise. The barbs are what make it interesting and provide points to debate and/or argue.Nothing to see, here.2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
I monitor content on DA via “browse” as it changes regularly and has work that the community thinks to be high quality. It’s generally where I spot artists whose material I want to see more of. Over the past few days, though, after posting a response to DA inexplicably choosing the letter “Z” to be their logo, people mentioned that the “Super Pretentious” cartoon had surpassed DA’s own “Boldly” journal on the “What’s Hot” list. Thinking that to be funny as hell, I switched to “What’s Hot” t
EjaculationThat got your attentionEjaculation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now who dares click the link?
The End of the Twinkie?http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2012/11/16/hostess-twinkies-ding-dongs-wonder-bread-going-out-of-business/1708409/The End of the Twinkie?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
World War 3 may just be months away, with much of the middle east currently being blown apart by missiles and the locals setting their neighbours on fire, but the real news is that the Twinkie, the USA's primary contribution to world cuisine, could cease to be.
"You eat those?" I hear people ask. Hell no. Never eaten one in my life. There's something about their unnatural, chemical-yellow colour and that they have a half-life rather than a use-by date that just sets off one too many alarm-bells.
In fact, I'm pretty sure that if you read the print on the pack, you'll find asbestos to be a key ingredient.
Even John McClane can't keep one down, and he took out a building full of terrorists with nothing but his bare feet and a Santa hat.
Which leads to my point: Without the Twinkie, there are SO many lines from SO many classic movies that future generations just a
He got stuck WHERE?I live in a nice, quiet, some might say "dull" part of the world. Certain things will just never, ever happen here..... like a man getting stuck inside 30 tons worth of stone vagina.He got stuck WHERE?6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now, I will defend the intelligence of Americans until the day I die. Much of my favourite writing, movies, games, comics and music comes from over there. They're not an inately stupid people. Every nation has its morons. It's just American morons are the f**king benchmark.
The Queen gets herself a Death RayOK - not really, but as part of her upcoming Diamond Jubilee, ERII is to fire an uber-laser from Buckingham Palace, which is awesome, but does make us look just an itty bit more.... evil.The Queen gets herself a Death Ray3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I mean; our crisis response committee is called COBRA, our military satellite network is called SKYNET and now the palace has been equipped with a great big f**k-off laser cannon.
You'd think we were a nation of super-villains.
Rockstar do it again......regrettably.Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare was fun. Lots of fun. It was also, obviously, a total fluke, because the main Red Dead game was irritating, LA Noir felt dull and empty, GTA 4 was a chore to play and now GTA 5 is loaded with even more trademark Rockstar rage-quit-inducing pleasantries.Rockstar do it again......regrettably.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
With that track record, you'd think a person of (at least) average intelligence, like me, would have steered clear of the game.
I did not.
Lets see what I've done in San Andreas today: I've not shot any Elk because of the insta-death mountain lions, I've driven off a foot high cliff and exploded in a manner that would suggest the chassis of crappy rust bucket I was driving had been crafted from uranium, I've been knocked over in the road and then continuously mown down by other vehicles until dead, I've watched the player-character casually start walking around a vehicle to enter it despite the urgency implied by both my hammering of the control pad and the sh*tloa
Modern games are crap.They're beautiful things. Crafted by numerous artists and fanatical designers, they present glorious and wonderful worlds for us to explore.Modern games are crap.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I sink hours of my time into them, so I can say with a degree of authority: modern games are complete and utter manure.
Because they're never finished.
In the race to get them out the door, and thanks in total to broadband connections, they are buggy and full of holes.
You never get a complete game for the huge sum of money you're expected to pay for them.
Case in point: Borderlands 2.
I've just encountered a bug that renders a mission impossible to complete (The "Get to know Jack" mission), meaning I won't be able to fully complete the game ..not that I could anyway, because the game I own isn't actually finished.
When was the last time any of us bought a title that didn't contain huge chunks missing, held back for the sake of DLC?
Well, I didn't buy any for Borderlands (so I've no idea who the f**k Moxxi is or why I should give
PuritanArt"Your deviation Sonic Screw(driver) was reported for Explicit Pornography. The report was reviewed by a member of the Staff and action was taken, deleting the deviation and marking the report as Resolved.PuritanArt2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Additionally, the following comment was provided:
A member of staff has reviewed this deviation and has determined that the theme itself, or one or more details present in the scene, has made the work unacceptable for submission here.
As such this deviation has been removed in accordance with our policies and should not be resubmitted."
"Explicit Pornography"?! Aw, jeez, guys. You must have the worst collection of porn on the planet to think that was explicit.
A 90s Rochelle Swanson outing was more explicit that that pic, and that stuff got aired, uncut, on terrestrial UK TV (god bless you Channel 5, you made the young Jack jolly).
I believe that, for something to be labelled "explicit", SOMETHING must be visibly going in SOMEWHERE. Such was not the case in the offending image,
Paperman.Astounding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTLySbGoMX0Paperman.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Snow Day.Yaaaaay! Snow day! Snow day! I don't have to go to w.....Snow Day.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*works from home*
Oh, not again....Argentina is getting frisky over the Falklands again. I've no idea if it's just political bluster; a box for the Argentinean leadership to stand upon and rant about so that they can look strong in front of their people, or if the oil reserves in Falkland waters are providing motivation for renewed claims.Oh, not again....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are lots of little specks of land around the world that still fall under post-Imperial British control. That many consider these outposts to be tired relics of the Empire is irrelevant: the people that live on them consider themselves to be British citizens and have voluntarily chosen to remain loyal to the United Kingdom. As such, the United Kingdom is obliged to do all it can to ensure their security.
This is the case with the Falklands.
I'm not quite sure what other agenda the Argentinean government thinks the Royal Navy has in sending HMS Dauntless into the region.
Yes: the Daring Class destroyer is one of the most advanced ships currently afloat and the Princi
No Death Star for you.I didn't know this until now, but the White House is obliged to respond to to a petition with over 25,000 signatures. This meant they HAD to dignify the request of 30,000+ US citizens that the US construct a full sized, functional Death Star with an answer.No Death Star for you.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not quite sure what percentage of those 30,000+ citizens realise that using a planet-destroying laser to take out people on the planet on which you live is an ever-so-slightly flawed agenda.....
Probably won't stop the Chinese, though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGLlbsyYUEw&featurelayer_detailpage#t=1375s
Stop Working for Free!the great silver got this message for you! this is very important. specially here in Da where all people wants you to work for free . with promises of profits in the future. what you say, Fuck them.!Stop Working for Free!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You know what your D'n'D game needs? Penguins.A little something a talented cohort of mine has been working on: http://www.pureevilminiatures.com/realm-of-lorcraft.htmlYou know what your D'n'D game needs? Penguins.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ever since "Lorcraft" cropped up in Sequential Art, I've been working on an RPG system for an actual, pen-and-paper Lorcraft game and have a few really good ideas that should (in theory) work.
It's a ways off yet, though. It's the kind of thing that'll need some serious playtesting, and I have a zillion other projects to conclude first (LITTLEVICTORYLITTLEVICTORYLITTLEVICTORY!)
April Color Contest Started + 1/50 for 150 Raffle!We haven't done a raffle in a while, so let's get one rolling! We will be holding a 1/50 for 150 raffle right now (yes, now, as in while you're reading this you are wasting precious seconds at winning right this very minute RIGHT NOW). All you have to do is +Fav this journal entry to get your name in the running.April Color Contest Started + 1/50 for 150 Raffle!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For every 50 people who +Fav this article, I will give a randomly selected deviant 150 dA points (maximum is 500 faves, so I don't bankrupt myself again). The raffle's names will be drawn on April 9, 2013.
"But Vest, you cantankerous purveyor of sporadic generosity," you muse whilst nursing a hearty stein of frothy cider, "what noble deed have we done to warrant such insanity!?"
Because I think you handsome cads deserve some much-overdue recognition for being the dapper rapscallions you are.
Oh. And to shamelessly promote the April "Twisted Fairy Tales" coloring contest.
The April Color Contest has started! You can select from any image entered into
TF COMICS #1RING OF FIREDTF COMICS #11 year ago in Personal More Like This
First issue of a [projected] 6 part comic series about the events following Mann vs. Machine! Starring EVERYONE eventually : ))) Check it out!
Unstable Cannibal Zombie Bunny NunsI recently learned that the stereotypical "Japanese Fan Girl" is not some sort of mythical sasquatch of popular culture. I know they exist because my work somehow attracted the attention of one.Unstable Cannibal Zombie Bunny Nuns3 years ago in Personal More Like This
She showed up online one day and started posting weird fan-art and (thanks to google translate) weirder messages.
It was amusing, if a little creepy. Especially when someone found a few pictures she had drawn of a decidedly underage version of myself being violated by tentacles.
I let that slide because, hey; she was a Japanese Fan-girl. They're innately odd.
But then it turned out she was actively following me around the internet, frequenting the same sites and forums as me. Specifically B3TA; a place where you really shouldn't go unless you speak English, have a tough skin and an understanding of serrated British humour.
Fan-girl did not, and was subsequently torn to shreds.
Despite everyone's advice, however (including mine and most of the B3TAns) she kept going back. As such, I don't have m
'I want you to remember the one man who beat you'Batman will be in Man of Steel 2, and, going by the reveal they did in San Diego, they're taking cues from the "Dark Knight" graphic novel.'I want you to remember the one man who beat you'1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If so, I really hope they go the whole hog and make Batman old.
If it were my project, I'd write it so Batman had been at the crime fighting game for decades prior to the alien-in-tights showing up. With Superman around, what use is there for The Batman? The authorities have always been gunning for him, but the public had an uneasy tolerance. Now everyone see him as a dangerous liability.
Of course, Batman is the toughest, most cunning man on the planet. If you could just take him out, it would have been done by now. So Superman is asked to deal with him.
The whole story would be based around the conflict of ideals: both support the concept of justice, but while Superman has faith in the system, Batman sees it as totally impotent and has taken on the responsibility of supporting it on his own shoulders.
And Batman would win.
Batman ALWAYS wins.
Remember RememberPeople across the pond often explain Britain's "Bonfire Night"/"Guy Fawkes Night" as the UK's version of their July 4th celebration.Remember Remember1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Penchant for detonating sparking, explody things aside, they're not at all similar.
One is about a nation celebrating its independence (or the defeat of alien invaders, depending how strong your grip is on reality) the other is basically a nation trolling terrorists, rubbing their faces in failure.
That the thwarting of the November 5th gunpowder plot is remembered is arguably one of the two reasons why the Brits are universally unafraid of terrorism (the second being that Fair Blighty has faced down the largest war machines the world has ever seen. A random yahoo that wants to blow himself up is an irritant by comparison). You leave the nations of the UK alone and they fight among themselves in a 600mile long drunken brawl. However, if an outside force so much as prods them with a stick in a manner that they find remotely unpleasant, they unify
Favourite Artists FeatureHey guys!Favourite Artists Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Just thought I'd share some of my favourite DA artists, especially those who don't seem to receive as much attention as they should. ' v' Give them some love!
:iconniking: full gallery: http://niking.deviantart.com/gallery/
:iconyogisha: full gallery: http://yogisha.deviantart.com/gallery/
:iconpepperin: full gallery: http://pepperin.deviantart.com/gallery/
:iconYaphleen: full gallery: http://yaphleen.deviantart.com/gallery/
Deer by YaphleenCloudy floor by Yaphleen
:iconbloodypepper: full gallery: http://bloodypepper.deviantart.com/gallery/
Tiberia and Eleven by bloodypepperFuneral Flowers by bloodypepperLa Pera by bloodypepper
:iconnesmosfactory: full gallery: http://nesmosfactory.deviantart.com/gallery/
Univerne by nesmosfactory Ronces 1 p36 by nesmosfactoryRonces 1 p33 by nesmosfactory
:iconmatsukitchi: full gallery: http://matsukitchi.deviantart.com/gallery/
Going to cafe by matsukitchiCoffee time by matsukitchi:thum