❀ about me ❀


name: Nick
birthday: June 22nd
zodiac: Cancer/Ox 
single or taken: Single
height: 6’0”
eye color: Blue-green
middle name: Ryan
favourite color: Carmine red
lucky number: I don’t have one?


hogwarts house: The only time I ever checked I got Hufflepuff.
favourite fictional character: There are too many to choose from. Haruhara Haruko, I guess. But not really.
favourite television show: Serial Experiments Lain? I haven’t watched actual TV in years, so I can’t really say any still airing series is my favorite.
favourite season: Fall
describe yourself in a few words: Nerdy, moody, reclusive jerk
future children’s names: Haven’t really thought beyond “it’d be neat to have a daughter with a first or middle name of Lain”.
meaning of your name: “Victory of the people”
ultimate otp: My bank account and a semi trailer full of $100’s
what do you plan to/do for a living: I’m the lead of the IT team for a tech start-up.
starbucks order: Venti double-dirty non-fat chai, hot


introvert or extrovert: introvert
dawn or dusk: Dawn, though only when I see it as a side-effect of staying up all night
righty or lefty: righty
coffee or tea: 
I usually drink coffee because I need it, but I prefer tea.
rain or shine: rain
reading or writing: writing

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9 hours ago 32,579 notes
Wow, though, you seem to have a great eye for photography. how much post-processing do you invest in your photos? Filters? Level adjustments? Just a little cropping?

Thank you very much for the kind words! Composition of a photo is something I think about a lot. Honestly, I’ve discovered it’s something I’ve thought about for a very long time, and just didn’t realize I had been doing it until I started with this hobby.

I’m still learning, as I’ve only been at this for a few months yet (and only can afford so much time to practice). I have been using some amount of post-processing to help make up for a lack of experience, but as I gain a better understanding of what sort of settings a shot calls for my need for correction has dropped. At first I did use a lot of filters and artistic effects and more or less “Instagrammified” my photos.

Nowadays it’s turned into a basic three-step process

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While I’m queuing up some photos from the Detroit Institute of Art, I wanted to link a thing:

Atrabiliarios (Defiant) by Doris Salcedo

This is part of Detroit’s contemporary galleries. It’s four recesses cut into the wall, inside of which are pairs of children’s shoes. The shoes are partially obscured behind a thin membrane of translucent animal fiber. The animal fiber is secured in place by black thread which was used to stitch it to the wall. It’s meant to symbolize the child abduction problems in Columbia, and the fact that they’re largely ignored by the powers that be in the area.

To be honest I may have gotten a detail wrong here or there because I’m writing all of this from memory; it discomforted me too much to photograph. But I still see it when I let my mind wander, sometimes. Anyway, back to blogging.

2 days ago


sometimes things are tough but look at this bun


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6 days ago 135,470 notes


Well my collection is like, the games I’ve bought over my lifetime, so yeah I’ve played a good number of them. But as I got older I started having more money and less free time, so now I think like 40% of my games are untouched?


when you do have time for games though which ones do you pick? do you gravitate towards sandbox games or more linear games or shorter experiences or do you chip away at a long-haul? or does it just depend on what game’s caught your attention at the moment?

(Replying to this waaaaay after the fact cuz I’m trash and don’t look at my URL tag enough, sorry!)

I’m a really big RPG fan, as well as strategy/tactics games (when I was younger I really dug RTS’s like Command & Conquer and Starcraft, but now I’m more into the complexity of turn-based stuff like Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics). I’d say the genre I have the most of is RPG’s, and they date back to NES era. Some highlights of my RPG collection include every major Final Fantasy from 1 to 13-3, Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross, All the Mana games (including Seiken Densetsu 3), All the Suikodens, all the Mother games, All the Xeno* games, a good number of the Romancing SaGa series, Vagrant Story, Valkyrie Profile 1 & 2, All the Mario RPG’s (starting with Super Mario RPG for the SNES). But I also play shooters and action/adventures, racing games and fighting games, metroidvania’s and survival horror, rogue-likes and Twine games… pretty much anything I can get my hands on. Steam and Good Ol’ Games have really helped bolster my collection; my Steam library is right around 400 games right now.

Nowadays, I work so much I literally have what games I’m playing and when on a daily schedule, to remind myself to take a break and play something to keep my stress levels manageable. I actually stream almost all the gaming I do on Twitch.tv, and that more or less works out to playing more actiony games on Saturdays (when my stress levels aren’t already high to start so it’s okay if a game makes me frustrated), and RPG’s and stuff on weekdays. I’m currently finishing up Final Fantasy X HD (just got to Calm Lands on my way to Mt. Gagazet) on the weekdays with Dark Souls 2 to follow, and will be starting Infamous: Second Son next Saturday.

Personally I’m not a huge fan of sandbox games for reasons that many would consider boring (basically I just think the current limitations of technology, combined with the extreme cost of development and problems with achieving any worthwhile ROI in today’s market, mean a successful sandbox game that is objectively as good as a more linear implementation is still out of reach).

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just precisely how bad was 1500s jerusalem at making maps, you ask? well,


nailed it

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oh no, someones defiled the sacred purity of video games. oh noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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2 weeks ago 32 notes


1: Do you try to stay away from walkthroughs?
2: Company you're always loyal to?
3: Best game you've ever played?
4: Worst game you've ever played?
5: A popular series/game you just can't get into no matter how much you try?
6: A game that's changed you the most?
7: A game you'll never forget?
8: Best soundtrack?
9: A game you turn your volume off every time you play it?
10: A game you've completely given up on?
11: Hardest game you've played?
12: Shortest time you've beaten a game in?
13: A game you were the most excited for when it wasn't released yet?
14: A game you think would be cool if it had voice acting?
15: Which two games do you think would make an awesome crossover?
16: Character you've hated most? From what game?
17: What game do you never tell people you play?
18: A game you wish your friends knew about?
19: Which game do you think deserves a revival?
20: What was the first video game you ever played?
21: How old were you when you first played a video game?
22: If you could immerse yourself in any game for one day, which game would it be? What would you do?
23: Biggest disappointment you've had in gaming?
24: Casual, Hardcore, or in the middle?
25: Be honest; have you ever used cheats (like ActionReplay or Gameshark)?
26: Handheld or console?
27: Has there ever been a moment that has made you cry?
28: Which character's clothes do you wish you owned the most?
29: Which is more important, gameplay or story?
30: A game that hasn't been localized in your country that you think should be localized?
2 weeks ago 64,145 notes
Hello beautiful soul.Once you get this you must publicly say 5 things about yourself. Then pass it to 10 of your favorite followers, but not back to me :)

Uhh… five random things…? Just, anything? Decision paralysis… xT

  1. I lived in Japan for a couple months (summer of ‘03 and ‘04), during which time I interned for the International Relations department of the city of Toyohashi, Japan as a document translator (‘03), and as an English teacher for a middle school (‘04).
  2. I really like to cook, especially big elaborate meals. The most I’ve done was making a 6-course Thanksgiving dinner for 14, and a 3-course dinner for 50 (with options for varying dietary restrictions).
  3. I run what most would consider a lot; about 25 miles a week, weather permitting. I’m planning on at least one half marathon this year, and depending on how late in the year it happens I may try to squeeze in my first full marathon.
  4. I have a chubby orange striped tabby cat named Daemon, who has been getting on my nerves because the neighborhood birds have finally started to come back and he wants me to bring them indoors so he can hunt them properly.
  5. Even though I spend a lot of time indoors (because of my career, my hobbies, and just generally being most comfortable at home), I grew up the son of a park naturalist (which is pretty much a volunteer park ranger). As a result the next best thing to being home, for me, is either wandering around off-trail in the woods, or elbow-deep in the dirt of a home garden. Living in an apartment in the middle of a city I don’t get to do either very much :(

Thanks for the questions, Ally! :D

1 am, finally done with the work I needed to do this week.

Time to start my long weekend!

3 weeks ago

Watching Star Wars with dinner, it occurs to me that it’s been 17 years since they edited A New Hope to make Greedo shoot first.

I’m not even really a Star Wars fan, but the idea that a good number of Tumblr users may not realize this happened is kinda freaking me out.

3 weeks ago 1 note

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3 weeks ago 6 notes


is dating someone really worth giving up being able to say ‘that feel when no gf’ 

I woke up with this text post stuck in my head and have been laughing about it all goddamn day. I had to google it so I could find someone to reblog it from.

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3 weeks ago 19,845 notes


if shinji ikari can get romantic interests by crying then so can i

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Daemon and I watched a bird documentary with dinner tonight. He was suuuuper into it, and eventually tried to pounce on one of the birds being filmed… And bonked his head on the TV.

And then he turned around and yelled at me as if I had somehow been the reason he couldn’t catch it.

1 month ago