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Children of Men is how all movies should be filmed from now on. How they portray gunfire (and action, combat and violence in general) is about a million times more realistic and terrifying than your average fake Hollywood blockbuster crap. As a viewer, you almost think you might die right there in front of the TV. Everything else was also tremendously believable.

Long, long camera shots with so expertly timed and choreographed action that looks like it's not choreographed at all, but just random violence and other stuff really happening.

(Also saw Sherlock Holmes, which was fun, but a perfect example of the totally fake Hollywood cinematography. They didn't even try to make it look believable half the time.)
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The car escape scene was also expertly filmed.
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Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall is even more brilliant than I thought. The original campaign of Shadowrun Returns was already pretty cool. Dragonfall quickly showed it was better, with many tense scenes and heavy decisions. But at the end, you think you've got it figured out, make some tough decisions, defeat the end boss, and then, after everything is finished, the game blows your mind one last time.

I recommend this a lot to everybody who likes Shadowrun, RPGs, or just cool stuff in general. But maybe not to the players of my RPG group, because I'm thinking about turning this into a tabletop RPG campaign. I wonder if I can do it justice, though.

#shadowrunreturns   #dragonfall  
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Pikachu by Karsten (4).

I'm amazed at how good this is compared to what his drawings looked like just a few weeks ago.
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Some inspiration for not only Shadow, Sword & Spell, but Colonial Gothic. http://buff.ly/1dMS67A
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I want to see The Lego Movie in Dutch and in 2D. Why is that so hard? Movie theaters only want to show the 3D version. I love 3D when it's The Hobbit or something like that, but when I just want to see a kids' movie with my kid, I'd like to avoid the extra complications of 3D. Why is that not an option anymore?

I feel practically forced to download something that I'd really like to see in a theater.
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I wouldn't know how to explain 3D to him.
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Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall is even more brilliant than I thought. The original campaign of Shadowrun Returns was already pretty cool. Dragonfall quickly showed it was better, with many tense scenes and heavy decisions. But at the end, you think you've got it figured out, make some tough decisions, defeat the end boss, and then, after everything is finished, the game blows your mind one last time.

I recommend this a lot to everybody who likes Shadowrun, RPGs, or just cool stuff in general. But maybe not to the players of my RPG group, because I'm thinking about turning this into a tabletop RPG campaign. I wonder if I can do it justice, though.

#shadowrunreturns   #dragonfall  
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Dragonfall was great, a true Shadowrun video game. 
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Karsten loves mom and dad to the lava and back.
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Here's an interesting new scam/spam/phishing thing:

I get an email from "Sway" (findsway.com, apparently a scammy dating site) saying someone at my private one-man company has a crush on me, and 3 of my facebook friends are using it to meet new people.

It's possible that I am more narcistic than I thought or should be, but personally I feel more inclined to just not believe anything these people claim. No idea how they got my email, but they are quite clearly scum.
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I delete any email that comes from suspicious address or that doesn't have a clear and relatable subject line("Custom dice bag question" for example passes, while "Hey man, check out this cool app!" does not.)
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Possibly only funny to a very limited crowd.
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Corporate culuture at GitHub turns out to be totally fucked up: http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/15/julie-ann-horvath-describes-sexism-and-intimidation-behind-her-github-exit/

Even if only 25% of that is true, it's still a complete train wreck of unprofessionalism, very badly handled situations and outright creepiness.

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+Zak Smith Git as a tool is pretty awesome, and github as a service is very convenient. I want to like them, but right now I just can't.

I hope this mess works as a wake-up call and they clean stuff up.
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Martijn Vos is a dad, Christian, gamer (tabletop RPGs, boardgames, strategy games, CRPGs), and freelance web developer (front and backend, Java, Groovy, Ruby, Javascript, AngularJS).
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Traveled to Timbuctoo and survived to return home. Married. Got a kid.