Saturday, January 23, 2010

Charon (link roundup)

Charon by Joanna Kosinska.

And a few more links:

1. Stephen Totilo lists his 10 favorite gaming moments of 2009, including:

You're Welcome (Demon's Souls): It is an amazing and terrifying moment to be carefully playing through a dungeon of Demon's Souls only to have some other player invade your game and rush you for the kill. Even better and more magical is the experience of getting a surprise re-fill of your health bar as a result of someone, somewhere else on Earth, having found a message you wrote into the game world, having decided that message was helpful and giving it a thumbs up. You indirectly helped someone in a game and now, right when you needed it and had no idea it was coming, you get the "thank you" in the form of a health-bar refill.
2. A detailed theory that Kubrick faked the moon landing for the US. It's all somehow tied in to The Shining. For example:
Room 237: In King's novel, the haunted room is numbered 217. In the movie, it's 237. Why? "Because the average distance from the Earth to the Moon is 237,000 miles." It's actually 238,857 miles, but close enough, right? Weidner proposes that the haunted room represents the filming of the faked moon landing itself. "It's just like pictures in a book, Danny. It isn't real."
3. Not for the squeamish - - how to dissect and mount a mouse for study.

*Previously: Charon has downgraded his ride.

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