Sheik is confirmed by Famitsu to be in the new Hyrule Warriors game, alongside Princess Ruto and Darunia from OOT. More info coming when it’s available!
Yes Sheik!! I’m so glad there will be some OoT elements in this game!
WHERE’S NABOORU! WHERE THE **** IS NABOORU?!!!!!!!! DSDS#EDWEWE
The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here
I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”
Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.
The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.
I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.
this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place
FINALLY AN EXPLANATION
*☆.。.:*・° Little Twin ORAORAs °.。.:*・°☆*
Zero is perfection but have you seen her with her hair down?
with her hair down she’s even more gorgeous~
King’s Quest 6: I Came to the Green Isles to Have a Good Time and I’m Honestly Feeling So Attacked Right Now.
Subtitled trailer for the new Fatal Frame ⊟
Cheers to PepsimanGB for subtitling the trailer Tecmo Koei put out last week for Fatal Frame: The Raven-Haired Shrine Maiden. I was one of the people who asked for subtitles when he offered to put this video together, so it would’ve been a jerk move if I didn’t share this after he went through all that trouble.
Again, this releases for the Wii U in Japan on September 27.
The same thing that powers the entire game: love.
By the end of the game, Weiss has been traveling with Nier and interacting with his friends, on at least some level, for five years. He’s developed a fire-forged friendship with all of them (however belligerent he still is with Kaine) and especially with Nier himself. At the beginning of the game, it’s entirely plausible that, had Weiss been properly reminded of his task (by somebody who isn’t voiced by Albert Wesker) he would have been perfectly fine with fusing with Noir and fulfilling his duty.
But instead he was given an opportunity to bond with Nier, and Nier’s companions, and to a lesser extent the rest of the small Replicant population that we encounter. He banters with townsfolk during sidequests. He has a bit of a rapport with Popola. He likes listening to Devola’s music. And even though he’s crotchety and snarky to Nier, it progressively becomes less from annoyance and more as a kind of affectionate ribbing.
(This in particular is much more prevalent in RepliCant, where Weiss starts the game by being much more gruff and borderline insulting to Younger Brother Nier, but by the second half he no longer uses his dismissive terminology and speaks more respectfully to Nier. This is kind of apparent in the English version, too, but because Nier is already a world-weary older man who takes Weiss’ cynicism in stride, Weiss doesn’t sling the same barbs.)
By the time he remembers his true purpose, he’s gone too far and invested too much in Nier’s quest to just up and decide to finish what was started. And in fairness to Weiss, by the time Nier confronts the Shadowlord, it’s clear that the Shadowlord and Noir have no further interest in actually finishing the ritual. Even if Weiss were to discard the last five years he’s spent among the Replicants — five years where he’s learned, contrary to Project Gestalt, that the Replicants developed souls and fulfilling his programming would cause all of their souls to die at best — it’s far too late to actually put things right.
There’s a joke in the developer interview where the novelist Jun Eishima jokes about how Weiss’ last words to Nier (“I… rather like the name Weiss”) are a confession of ~love~ (and then they go on a tangent that NIER is clearly a well-disguised harem game), but it’s not that much of a joke. It’s not the goofy romance that Eishima suggested, but Weiss absolutely loved Nier as his closest and greatest friend, and was willing to defy his orders — to give up himself and the world — for Nier’s inevitably fleeting happiness.
Grimoire Weiss WIP ~ The Other Mooncry
Acrylic, house paint on book
Here’s a WIP of Grimoire Weiss from Nier that I am currently working on. I got tired of mixing greys so I ended up buying some grey sampler housepaint to work with. Works really well on the book cover. Yes. it’s an actual book I’m using and planning to hollow out whenever I am able to finish this. Mrrp