hi this is the personal blog of nighs.

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Remembering that there was supposed to be a loveless chapter being released in september was a major motivator to graduating bootcamp asap AND NOW LOOK WHERE WE ARE

thanks obama

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sondheim? more like sobheim.

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sirghostly asked : i've never actually seen loss jpg or whatever please explain to me


this is a long story but its fucking great

okay so back in 2002 a man named tim buckley decided to start up a webcomic about videogames called ctrl+alt+del. this was its first strip

fucking stunning writing, i know. now it was early days, so you could argue that tim was just getting started, but the level of humor rarely went higher than this. despite proclaiming to be about videogames, the strip tended to focus more upon the idiotic antics of ethan (guy on the right), lucas (guy on the left), lilah, a female character introduced later on and zeke, a xbox robot ethan makes later on in order to be Wacky

the “comedy” usually came from ethan pretty much being so constantly a problem that it’s a wonder any of the characters hung around him at all, let alone extended periods of time. jokes were largely a set up followed by violence as the punchline, which might not be so bad if it wasn’t tim buckley’s go to punchilne when he couldn’t think of anything actually funny (which was a lot of the time). and it continually got worse as ethan continued to constantly be a burden to all his friends, yet they inexplicably couldn’t stop liking him and bowing to his every whim, even lucas, the alleged straight man to ethan’s manchild, and lilah, introduced as a No Nonsense Girl Gamer somehow becoming his boyfriend

in case you haven’t gotten it yet, ethan is very clearly tim buckley’s self insert fantasy.

the thing is, despite the comic being very obviously bad, it was REALLY popular. like it was an absolutely huge thing. teen boys absolutely lapped up the tired jokes and sitcom cliches and thats not even getting into the absolutely DIRE chef brian comics. actually no you know what i will go into them. here

this was about 2 years after the first strip, and you can start to see the art and comedy style that would come to define ctrl+alt+del as tim buckley pretty much officially gave up on putting effort into his comic

this was literally how he put together his comics: drawing hundreds of predrawn graphics and then sticking them into 4 panels

and since ctrl+alt+del was so popular, it REALLY went to tim buckley’s head. he refused (and really still refuses) to take any kind of criticism. he became very egotistical (he sued a fan for making a flash featuring the CAD characters) and there are some reports of him doing pretty shady things over the internet

and then he hit on his greatest idea

instead of sticking with comedy in a 4 panel strip format, he decided to introduce drama. characters growing up, getting married, learning responsibility…while STILL sticking rigidly to the comics newspaper esque 4 panel format.

everyone who knew CAD was awful was already making fun of tim desperately trying to introduce pathos into his verse of xbox robots and manchild antics, but his ego was bigger than it had ever been and he couldn’t be dissuaded, and in 2008 he had the storyline in which ethan and lilah get married, and lilah becomes pregnant

and then, just to ratchet up the drama, tim buckley decided lilah would miscarry.

the internet fucking lost it. a moment intended to carry great drama and meaning instead became the funniest unintentional comedy ever written. thousands upon thousands of edits and parodies were made (a sampling can be found here. some of them are pretty gross tho, being ripped from 4chan, so be careful) and its a moment thats become heavily engrained in internet/videogame culture. its gotten to the point where the most simplistic form of representing this comic (a series of straight lines) can be immediately recognisable as making fun of this strip

i didnt explain this in the greatest way and im sure someone can do it more elegantly since i skipped a few things but really the entire history of ctrl+alt+del is an amazing chronicle of one man’s ego

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Im leaving to go to boot camp tomorrow and all i can think about is food.

I feel like shinji waiting to die in unit 01 and he is just like “im hungry”. I cant find a screenshot but thats my gpoy.

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 my name is nighs and i have a thing for murderous germaphobe catboys in turtlenecks with brother issues
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"Every new country she goes to, she gets colored in. Epic".
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Reasons to live: the fact that our digital animation is so good that a /really really/ good Redwall movie (or movie series) can be made someday.

We live in hope! (but on that subject, apparently there is one being made?!?! Says so on…

As much as i love 2d animation (no studios do “traditional” anymore, really), with how many childrens books are getting realistic/mature cgi adaptions i can see Redwall getting the proper “epic adventure” (along with an epic budget) treatmemt.

I personally dont like the look of the tv show but at least we have something outside of the books. A game is also in the works but its by an indie studio (which is awesome, but indie devs have tighter limits/budgets). The imdb listing has every possibility of being real - but there have been several cases of movie claims that just never went anywhere. But im sort of glad they were never made because at this point in time with our technology, theres like *no way* for the cgi to look shitty. Basically Redwall is a big title and im sort of really glad no studio got a hold of it when cgi was in early stages.

I also think a redwall film done with puppetry ala dark crystal style would be really interesting but no one touches puppets nowadays. Maybe even stop motion… lots of possibilities.

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#FERGUSON protestor returns tear gas canister back to sender…
This is Amerikkka 2014

#This is such an important picture #This is the flower in the rifle barrel #I want this picture in textbooks and graffiti’d on buildings #ferguson #I want this picture to be talked about whenever people try to say ‘The people started it!’ #A bag of chips in one hand and a can of tear gas in the other #If you think that this is ‘they started it’ then you can go fuck yourself (via)
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Reasons to live: the fact that our digital animation is so good that a /really really/ good Redwall movie (or movie series) can be made someday.

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I wish someone could print out the next loveless chapters when theyre released in september and send them to me while in bootcamp but im pretty sure comic printouts would be considered contraband