hey plague this week ive been a victim to the common flu and i have been popping headache pills and drinking cough medicine like its going out of fashion and it made me think what did you do when you was younger when you was ill?
callum98elsonAsked by callum98elson

I went to work, I guess. I was raised in a “tough shit, deal with it” home. I rather notoriously never got sick, though. I still rarely do. My body is garbage, though. A neurological disorder I’ve had my whole life, constant weird pain caused by nothing, random bouts of losing my vision or hearing or so on. But bacteria and viral outbreaks? Rarely. I guess they really have no interest in whatever the hell is going on in there.

So I got DS2/pc with no previous experience in souls games besides letsplays, and ended up ragequitting. I though about trying again with a ranged build, but you/Pat/others say all ranged combat is nurfed to useless. Any words of wisdom, or am I out $50?
year0tvAsked by year0tv

"git gud"

But seriously, why bother playing it if you’re going to be a filthy mage? DS2 is probably the easiest of the three. All of the games just come down to memorizing how enemies attack, blocking/rolling until the enemy has to reset the animation, then stabbing them once or twice. In the ass.

Plague, or Eli, I want my drawings to look realistic, or at least atomically correct, but I am to lazy to measure all the parts against head size, the advice the internet always gives. Tips/Tricks for fast sketching of framework for a human?
alldayagainAsked by alldayagain

I just do it by eye usually. You’ll have to do it “correctly” for a while before your brain picks up on it. Even I make mistakes, though. Plus since lines constrain the image, heads in illustrations are usually bigger than they are in real life, bodies are longer than real ones are, and so on. Just practice till it looks fine.

Yo plague. Did you just abandon the gauged comic, or are you going to come back to it?
darktowerincAsked by darktowerinc

I’ll probably abandon it. The story was intricate and complicated enough that at the rate I can actually focus on it, it would take me a lifetime just to get through with one arc. On a related note, that’s why I took up writing. You can get through information way faster, without having to thumbnail, panel and draw every little thing.

The first in a series of fusions of the Souls characters of Solaire, Lucatiel and Ostrava.

Here’s a commentary-driven video of the process. Always get the pose right before you get started. Unless you want to hate the final result. More than normal anyway.





Petition to ban old men from writing books just because they don’t know how to use an iPhone

Petition to have the youth in this country to actually educate themselves instead of spitting out some bullshit they read on some shitty post on facebook that’s untrue, and continues to spread like wildfire.

In 2012, young adults have set the record of completing both high school and college and are on course to become the most educated generation in America history. Maybe you should follow the example of ‘the youth in this country’ and do the same.


"The latest best selling hit title, brought to you by the generation that ruined America and is still actively attempting to destroy its future while failing to grasp just how easy they’ve had it compared to every other generation in the history of the world!

That said I can’t wait to complain about kids being born right now. Eyes glued to their god damned Tamagotchis…



“When her kiss transforms the Beast, she is furious. “You should have warned me! Here I was smitten by an exceptional being, and all of a sudden, my fiance becomes an ordinary distinguished young man!””

the 1909 play Beauty and the Beast:  Fantasy in Two Acts by Fernand Noziere, the very first published version of the story where the Beauty is disappointed when the Beast transforms into a human at the end. (via corseque)



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He ended up looking like a psychotic weirdo. Would have sucked for her if he’d turned back, into a sloven neckbeard. She did ask him to grow a beard in that original script…

What I always found odd is how the curse will stay forever when he turns 21, and Lumiere mentions they haven’t seen use in 10 years. Which means he was at least 11 when he was cursed by that witch, maybe younger. (What an understanding witch, cursing some little kid.) Yet there’s a torn painting of him as a 20 year old up in the tower. Also, how did the local population completely forget about the existence of a massive castle less than a day’s travel away, when it was cursed only a few years prior? Seems like it would have been very important to their local culture and economy. I guess the Force curse made them forget. So the boy could fall in love with that lady. So she could be disappointed. What a magical story.


Some Skullgirls animations that I worked on.

My old tumblr was taken down, so please refollow if you can!

How does a tumblr account get shut down? Have you seen the shit on here?

Plague, since you would like non-DS related questions... What's your favorite Disney movie?
velocijasperAsked by velocijasper

According to my parents it was The Fox and the Hound. Even as a child I loved depressing stories. One of my favorites as an adult is The Plague Dogs, so I sense a reoccurring theme.

So I never was clear on the matter and I've heard conflicting versions, but were Gwyn's Black Knights scorched from fighting the Demons or from being in/near the Kiln of the First Flame when Gwyn linked the flame?
jecht832Asked by jecht832

Some of Gwyn’s Silver Knights left with him to combat the demons that were created when the Witch attempted to recreate the Fire. They came back with blackened armor. It was clear to Gwyn through his failure that the era was coming to an end either way, so he took some of the knights with him to rekindle the First Flame. Whether those were also Silver Knights that became black as well, who knows. But that’s why some are specked all over the place.

Some of the reason why a lot of things in DaS1 may not make a lot of sense (what the hell are demons? why are miracles and sorceries separate? if the gods are gone then what are people channeling when they recite miracles to the gods?) is because it’s actually reused content and ideas from Demon’s Souls, where things mostly all made sense. In this case though, it was probably because they came up with the general idea of “burnt knights” early in development and just threw together an explanation near the end. FromSoft tends to come up with ideas first, rationalizations later. If specifics aren’t clear, it’s not always because of storytelling. Sometimes it’s just because they didn’t give a shit and just threw it in there.


This show, “Aoi Honoo” (Blue Blazes), though. lol. 

I love this show I have never seen nor heard of. I’ve watched every episode. In my heart.

Dark Souls 2 is weird in that to me it seems that if the player is passive in their enjoyment of the game, it's plenty fun. It controls well, there are a plethora of unique weapons, and challenges are fun to overcome. But when actively dissecting what's presented, the poorly sewn seams are apparent everywhere. Pat regularly ruins Woolie's fun by pointing them out. Am I on the right track?
akuulgaiAsked by akuulgai

Not really. The opposite of that, actually. It’s a game that wants you to analyze and dissect it. It’s just that normally, in the Miyazaki games, they actually hold up for the most part, minus a few errors in logic. Dark Souls 2, being from different development heads that don’t really give a rat’s ass about such things, is enough of a mess with its own internal logic that while it’s trying to pretend it’s the same kind of game, the more you search for answers, the more disappointing it gets. The “just enjoy it” argument a lot of video game enthusiasts enjoy employing to defend silly bullshit in other games doesn’t work for Souls games since they’re supposedly games that are designed to be broken down by the player. I enjoy watching Woolie’s fun crumble into irritation. It’s validation in its purest form.



Yours truly as Hood Link, the Hero of Trill. My first Otakon and first cosplay…and it was EPIC.

New zelda game looks hellah epic!

I really want to see an entire realized Zelda universe like this. Mostly, I want to see Suge Ganon holding Vanilla Shiek out a window.