alwaysstarwars:

Our beautiful new X-Wing

When I was a kid, I checked out a library book that had full-color, detailed pictures of all of the Star Wars ships and described each part and its functions. I pored over the X-wing until I memorized every bit of it. I wanted to be part of Rogue Squadron. The X-wing series were the first EU books I read. This news is like Christmas to me. It’s a NEW X-wing! The natural evolution of the X-wing! And it’s beautiful! And scruffy! And I love it!

I also really want that Batman sign! (at Mast General Store)

I also really want that Batman sign! (at Mast General Store)

I really want that coffee sign! (at Mast General Store)

I really want that coffee sign! (at Mast General Store)

I’ve just now gotten around to playing 2013’s Tomb Raider (I’m about 75% through), and it’s incredible. It will easily go into my top 10 video games of all time.

I love that Lara is strong in this game, possibly the strongest character portrayal in a video game ever considering all she goes through, yet her strength isn’t just defined by how well she can weather everything that’s thrown at her. Her strength shines through just as much in how she treats the people around her, as well as the fact that she’s so much like a normal human being it’s uncanny. Unlike Nathan Drake who’s always wisecracking and seems to flow effortlessly through each challenge, Lara is constantly muttering “I can do this” and “just keep moving” and it’s obvious she’s running on adrenaline, but she adapts to each new situation and embodies the very definition of a survivalist. A truly amazing game altogether, but the creators really outdid themselves when it came to Lara’s development, and they’ve presented a character who raises the bar for all video game characters, male or female, from now on.