Here we go then.
The opening cutscenes and entire first level of Hyrule Warriors from the still United Kingdom release.
So it’s aaaall in English for your comprehension.
I do believe this is the first Zelda game (albeit a spin-off) to feature voice acted sequences since the CD-i games.
I have a bit of a gripe with just how conveniently Link is revealed this time around, but oh well. It’s not the first time he’s been portrayed as a Knight of Hyrule in training.
Remember, likes are great, but reblogs really help me out!
Really liking Hyrule Warriors
I’ll be livestreaming some of it later on.
Yeah, I got it a day before the EU release date which, unusually, is a full week earlier than the North American release date.
Want to get a better idea of what its about without the ability to read Japanese?
I wasn’t talking to you, little light.
Sadly, anything like this (cutscenes, narrative) seems to be very few and far between… :(
People don’t usually think of individual aeroplanes having stories, especially airliners.
After all, for the most part they are just large, mass produced machines in which hundreds of people are crammed in order to travel large distances.
But there are always exceptions.
N102DA was the 12th 767-200 to roll off the Boeing production line and made it’s first flight on the 27th of August, 1982.
But the remarkable thing about this aircraft was who bought it.
At the time, Delta Airlines was having financial difficulties. That Spring the airline had posted its first quarterly loss in 35 years.
In response, the airlines own employees launched ‘Project 767’, banding together with retirees and friends to raise the $30 million to purchase a brand new example of Boeing’s most modern aircraft, the Boeing 767.
In December, the employees presented the aircraft, wrapped in a giant red ribbon, to the airline.
Throughout its career, and across different liveries, the aircraft has always carried “Spirit of Delta” titles.
N102DA was finally retired in early 2006.
Prior to retirement, it was painted in it’s original 1982 livery and flew a farewell tour around the US.
Most airliners meet their ultimate fate in the desert, gradually cut apart for spares and scrap.
However, The Spirit of Delta has been fully preserved and is on display at the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum in Atlanta which has been open to the public since June 2014.
Since 1998, All Nippon Airways and Nintendo have had a promotional relationship where a number of the airlines aircraft are painted in special Pokémon liveries, along with a full Pokémon themed interior and crew uniforms.
With ANA retiring all of it’s Boeing 747s by February 2014, the only remaining Pokémon jet is a Boeing 777-300, JA756A.
Known as the Peace Jet, it entered service 4 months after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
As you can see, Blackbird Airpark in Palmdale, California is home to not one, but two Blackbird aircraft. In the first photo, you can see SR-71A #17973 on the left, and A-12 #06924 on the right, which I covered in a previous post (click here to view). On the far right side of the photo, you can see D-21B #525, and U-2D 56-6721 is in the background.
On May 24, 1987, SR-71A #17973 was flying in the RAF Mildenhall Air Fete Airshow, when the pilot, flying too slowly, pulled up just as the afterburner ignited, overstressing the airframe. The aircraft landed safely at RAF Mildenhall, where temporary repairs were made. On June 21, she was flown to Palmdale for permanent repairs, but it was decided that the aircraft was essentially totaled. She was retired with a total of 1,729.9 flight hours, then put on display at Blackbird Airpark in September 1991, alongside A-12 #06924, creating probably the most stunning Blackbird museum display.
An important reblog, because here is video of that very display in 1987 which ultimately marked the end of its flying career.
Why do people reblog art they dislike???
Realistically speaking? I suppose the bigger question would be why wouldn’t they when it’s the only way to express any kind of opinion on the content?
Tumblr is a social platform after all, and one which does not really allow for discussion without reblogging.
That’s a deliberate design choice and not a unique one on the internet.
Youtube and Google+ integration, for example.
When you comment on someone elses youtube video, that video is also shared on to your google+.
Considering the ratio of positive to negative youtube comments… yeah. :P
Hell, I’m reblogging this question rather than answering directly because there is a character limit.
Reblogging and adding your thoughts is something that can be done for a person to express their opinions to their own audience of followers, rather than as a means of contacting or antagonising the artist or original poster.
It shouldn’t really be compared to, say, leaving nasty comments on a persons own dA page. That’s specifically targeted at an individual.
It’s also part of the tubmlr mindset that content isn’t coming from it’s original source.
Ultimately, your own tumblr blog doesn’t have to exclusively be a collection of things you like, especially if you feel that you have something to say.
The other week I reblogged a post in order to say that inducing tonic immobility in sharks, just to take pretty pictures/videos, is effectively animal abuse, which is something the more mainstream shark hugger does not understand.
It was a point I felt should be made, even if I’d mostly be sounding off to myself, which I suppose is pretty much what I’m doing again here.
All I can really say is that the reblog which suddenly sparked this off wasn’t really even abusive and, to me, didn’t even seem remotely personal.
Marginally ironic that some of the responses, reblogs in-themselves, have been.
C’est la vie, internet.
More Kiwis that are perfectly capable of flight, and not just in flight sim.
Unless you’ve lived under a rock the size of the country itself, New Zealand provides the backdrop for all of Peter Jackson’s film adaptations of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth stories.
A fact that the national airline has been eager to display in order to promote the country (and company) world wide.
The most recent is Boeing 777-300ER ZK-OKO, the Smaug Jet that may just be worthy of bloodydragon117
It made it’s first flight in the livery on the 2nd of December, 2013 when it flew crew members to the Los Angeles premiere of the movie.
There have been more ANZ jets wearing LotR themed liveries, an Airbus A320 and a Boeing 767-300ER, but I couldn’t find any repaints of those for the Project Airbus A320 or SkySpirit 2010 767.
As a side note, Air New Zealands final long-haul Boeing 747 flight will take place on the 10th of September this year (2014), between San Francisco and Auckland.
The 747s have been replaced by the 777-300ER over the past few years with only one still in service and soon to be retired, at which point the entire Air New Zealand fleet will be twin jets.
Searching for a Basking Shark in Endless Ocean 2.
Second largest fish currently alive and one of the species found around the coast of Britain (where the media likes to mistake it for a Great White every couple of years).
First and foremost, the video above is fake. Very fake.
But it’s not a hoax by some random youtuber.
It’s a hoax by the Discovery Channel.
Or rather, this is part of Discovery Channel taking advantage of social media in order to legitimise a ‘fake-u-mentary’.
Let’s have a brief recap.
The premiere event of Shark Week 2014 was a ‘documentary’ called
"Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine".
Essentially, Submarine is reputed to be an exceptionally large Great White Shark that has been an urban legend around South Africa since the 70’s when a bunch of reporters got together and wondered if they could trick the public (sensing some irony here).
In approaching this subject, Discovery Channel decided to create a fictional story.
Shark of Darkness is a ‘documentary’ that features fictional characters played by actors, talking about completely fictional events, but as if it was all real.
It’s not a mockumentary. Those are self-aware.
There is no cast list.
Just a tiny disclaimer that was briefly flashed at the start and a couple of times at ad breaks.
This is all well covered on other sites, such as
What I’m going to talk about is my own digging into the social media stuff which doesn’t seem to have been talked about much, starting with this video which is from the show, but was uploaded over 2 weeks before Shark Week itself began.
The Paula 84 Youtube account was shown in the show, and quite naturally people have spotted it and decided to type it into Youtube.
This actually convinces at least some people that the whole thing is real, since it pre-dates the show and is surely outside of its control.
You’ll also see a comment by one Mel Thurmond.
Melvin Thurmond is another fictional character and the host of the show.
He claims to be a Senior Fellow at the ‘South African Institute for Marine Research’ which, by the way, doesn’t exist.
In his youtube comment, he says:
Paula - I’d like to know more about the details of this video. I’ve been studying sharks in that area for quite some time and this could be helpful in a study I’m conducting. Please contact me at your earliest convenience. Thank you.
After all, if you were to type “Joy Ride Sinking” into your search engine of choice to try and find information about this event that the show states happened this year (2014 for people in the future), all you will find is references to the Discovery Channel show, despite the number of people said to have been killed, witness footage of shark attacks, and the massive daring rescue ‘documented’ in the show etc.
Of course the international media would have had no interest at all in any of these events…
Saying as its the event that forms the bulk of the show, that means that we are supposed to believe the entire thing was put together and broadcast within weeks.
Because it’s not like a TV show full of CGI takes months to make and edit.
Or that TV schedules are planned out months in advance.
Did I mention that the Youtube accounts for both of these ‘characters’ make absolutely no reference to any affiliation with Discovery Channel or any kind of disclaimers?
Because they don’t.
Finally there is Mel Thurmond’s very own blog here
Going by the archives, you would be led to believe this has been active since the start of the year.
Oh, but that much forethought is beyond Discovery Channel
Instead, if you were to go to the activity log in the profile page where users can’t edit entry information, you will instead find the entries for January, February, March and July 12th were all posted on the 17th of July.
But nonetheless, there are no disclaimers or any hint that the blog is affiliated with Discovery Channel.
If you were to Google this guy, the blog would turn up.
So why wouldn’t you think it was a real person?
It purely exists to try and convince people that Mel Thurmond is a real person, thus the contents of the show are also given some measure of legitimacy.
A new low in my opinion, since this kind of exploitation of social media doesn’t come with any oversight or enforced responsibility.