>mfw legolas is actually the prince of fucking persia
>mfw beorn air drop uwotm9.gif
"OMFG KILI IS KILL! HE DED! Y DOES IT HAVE TO HURT SO BAD!"
-"cuz [the love] was reel"
First of all, happy new year everyone. Last time when I bitched about The Hobbit and how I was disappointed that Smaug wasn't a dragon but a wyvern I mentioned I'll probably write another journal entry that would handle The Witcher or bitch about Windoge 8.1 by the end of the year. I noticed I didn't have time for either of the two things (my friends got me high on Payday 2).
Today the said friends and I had some kind of reunion because we haven't met in person since last year (hehehe). After a while, one of the two friends invited us over to his place where we eventually started to scroll through his Steam collection and decided to try this game which I've told you about in the title (Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Somewhere in October/November a local gaming magazine criticized the shit out of "next gen" games and gave this particular game a score that was nearly twice as high as the score of an average next-gen game) while the other friend and I eagerly watched. I will keep this spoiler-free.
Yeah, this game is amazing. It starts nicely and you'd first think you'd even let your kids play it (because you don't read the ESRB ratings prior to playing the game yourself — admit it: nearly nobody does), but it turns out looks deceive (You may remember the internet-famous counting song). Somewhere along the way game gets from casual and nothing out of the ordinary to "this shit's dark" in under 3 seconds (wow). After that, it only gets darker, swinging between "almost normal" and various degrees of "really dark," "fucked up," and "disturbing." It's most certainly not something that you'd let your kids or — in case you aren't married or in your early twenties, your younger siblings and cousins — but it's still beautiful and awesome game with beautiful and quality story. Graphic is nice, looks cartoony. Oh and did I mention soundtrack, the soundtrack is nice, too. It's also something you could complete in an afternoon — about 4 hours of gameplay.
Here's a screenshot for a taste of graphics:
And a taste of soundtrack:
Damned liesStatistics for 2013:
My most commented (7), as well as most viewed (nearly 2.5k views thanks mostly to Reddit therefore such view skew) deviation this year is "No Keep Is Lying Higher" — and with 27 faves, no less. (This would qualify it to share the place of most faved deviation but divide favs with views and statistics become rather depressing. I see dA's stats algorithm has some sense.)
Most faved deviation would be "The Dragon Peak" which scored 27 favs.
My personal fav would be *drumroll* "Nobody Escapes With My Gold", which performs slightly worse than The Dragon Peak (Currently: 27 favs at 300 views, The Dragon Peak has 27 favs at 292 views. This means this one technically also qualifies as deviation with most favs. However, fav/view ratio is lower (and to be fair, latest couple of favs definitely came through this year — the very last one came as I was writing this journal).
Statistics changes very little if we focus only on last 6 months. "No Keep Is Lying Higher" is suddenly off-limits, so "The Dragon Peak" reaps both 'most faved' and 'most commented' deviation while The Wyvern Peaks takes the most views (three short of 400 — and no, that one has only 21 s.):
Hmm. That is rather disturbing. I've made only 4 digital works this year and they all take the 'top' spots. Okay I actually made about 6 — one is a "G+ exclusive" and the other is this speedpaint I always tend to forget about. But still — photography is nowhere to be seen in this statistics, despite the fact that my photos usually make more favs per 10 views than my digital pieces do, though it seems that 100 views and 20 favs are the upper limits for photos. Which is why I'll trust 500px for this one. I've got exactly two pictures that came to 'popular' stream on 500px. In no particular order: List and Loge.
The rest of the statistics:
I seem to upload a new deviation every 9.4 (which is up from the last year when, if I recall correctly, that number stuck somewhere around 7. I didn't write as thorough report last year). The day I upload my deviations the most appears to be Saturday (8 deviations or 42% of my submissions). I would guess most of the rest falls either on Friday or Sunday. Not completely sure about Friday, but I'm pretty sure I uploaded a nice amount of deviations on Sunday with Friday being the third most common day of the week. The busiest month was July 2013 when 7 (37%) deviations were submitted. The majority of deviations are submitted to the photography gallery (15), while the favourite category was nature > insects with 7 deviations.
Comments per deviation: 1.36
Favourites per deviation: 8
Views per deviation: 91
Comments per day: 0.14
Favourites per day: 0.89
Deviation views per day: 9.63
I'd say that majority of the numbers are down from last year, just like everything else. (Amongst other things I noticed top deviations aren't faved as heavily as they used to be last year).
Oh and to conclude the things with Smaug. I've iteraded enough that I hate how Peter made him a wyvern rather than a dragon (which I don't tolerate). If Peter was to dogefy — rather than wyvernify — Smaug (both visually as well as regarding things he spoke), the whole movie would be hilarious and much more satisfying as the pathetic thing riddled with lame humour both Hobbits movies were. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Smoge — so amaze, much stupendous. Wow.
Sorry guys but I ride the doge train as well.