The House of Hitstun

Yatsude – Country of a Thousand Nights and Ten Billion Mornings

Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 10:10 pm | Image

That’s my best guess on the translation of the actual title “Sen no Yoru to Hyaku Oku no Asa no Kuni”. Anyway, this is my new desktop wallpaper, and it really is shockingly good. It’s the kind of fantasy town I want to live in, but it’s almost realistic, too. I highly recommend logging into Pixiv to see this in its full 1800×750 glory. I’ve been mildly addicted to Pixiv lately, and I plan to post plenty more of this stuff one image at a time.

Oh Yatsude, your scene splits my dual monitors perfectly so.

Source: 「千の夜と百億の朝の国」/「ヤツデ」のイラスト [pixiv] via 「ヤツデ」 's Works – Illustration [pixiv] via the recommendations page that came up when I bookmarked Yukihiro Nakamura via One Morning Train

Street Fighter IV Ultras Without Cinematics

Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 3:24 pm | Video

In Street Fighter IV, Ultra Combo animations actually move characters awkwardly around the arena, but those transitions are covered up with camera angle changes. This video removes all of that camera work and reveals what happens just outside the frame and between cuts. Gen, Guy, Yun, and Rolento all have Ultras that teleport all over the stage. The wallslams you see aren’t anywhere near near the actual walls of the stage so that the victim isn’t in stuck a bad corner situation after the combo is over.

Source: USF4 Ultras w/o Cinematic Camera, Full Stage View, no HUD (v2) – YouTube via VGJUNK and Shoryuken

Laibach – Final Countdown

Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 12:00 am | Audio | Video

I like these music posts, so here’s another one. Laibach is a Slovenian martial industrial band that has been active since 1980 and are known for their cover songs adapted to their own dark totalitarian style. This one is from their NATO album has 1994 Yugoslav war themes and 1994 CG to match.

Source: Laibach – Final Countdown – YouTube via the NATO album via their version of 2525 played on Geeknights

Susumu Hirasawa – Sign

Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 1:10 pm | Audio | Video

Susumu Hirasawa is a master of massive thundering sound. He wrote this pounding opening theme for the Berserk game on PS2. I have no idea what’s going on in Berserk but this makes me want to watch some Satoshi Kon movies.

Source: Berserk: Millennium Falcon Hen Seima Senki no Shō – Opening – YouTube via I dare you find a more awesome opening. – Anime, Art, Arcade Sticks and Vidya Gaems via [K]ayinworks via Trynant


Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 at 2:34 am | Image

Pixiv is basically the Japanese DeviantArt, full of talented artists I’d never have heard of otherwise. I picked up Udon’s Pixiv Almanac last year at PAX East and I craved more. I’m now subscribed to Pixiv Top Weekly – Top 50 which gives a good balance of quality and quantity. Other Pixiv feeds are available at PixivRss. If people like this post, I may do some more like this in the future.

You can click each image below to visit its posting on Pixiv. If you register an account there, you can download the full resolution image. Also, this is a good time to remind you that I write mouseover text for almost every image on this blog, which you can see whether you’re on my site or reading my RSS feed.

土曜日 by 嗨P
That sky is pretty! I use this as the wallpaper for my Grub menu to choose which OS to boot into. I think I was actually linked to this one by a Tumblr blog I followed, but I forget which one. Sorry.

花咲エコロジカ by 鶴亀@1日目H-45b
This is my current desktop wallpaper. I have a dual monitor setup, so it looks like Marisa is throwing a star bomb onto my left monitor. I actually got this one from a Tumblr I'm going to call F'Yeah Pixiv that sadly isn't updated anymore. It's one of the last things posted on that Tumblr.

オオカミずきん by 靈
I saw this today and got to thinking about the practicality of using a floating balloon as a fish bowl. If you had a large enough balloon filled with about 95% helium and 5% water and fish, it should float. There are further complications though: How would you feed the fish? How do you clean the fish bowl part? Would replacing air with helium have an adverse affect on the fish? Would the uneven pressure distribution break the balloon, dropping water and fish on whatever's underneath it at the time?

大正一〇三年・軍艦島 by 浅野
This reminds me of the Imperial Boy background art I posted here several months ago. So much detail! I'd make this my wallpaper but I can't crop it to 16:9 without losing lots of details.

E-can by ガしガし
Sorry, the animations on Pixiv aren't actually animated GIFs that you would download, but instead a series of PNGs animated in HTML5. You'll have to click through to Pixiv to see the animation. When Mega Man charges up a shot, he starts flashing, but everything else that's the same color as Mega Man flashes too.

Source: 「土曜日」/「嗨P」のイラスト [pixiv], 「花咲エコロジカ」/「鶴亀@1日目H-45b」のイラスト [pixiv], 「オオカミずきん」/「靈」のイラスト [pixiv], 「大正一〇三年・軍艦島」/「浅野」のイラスト [pixiv], and 「E缶」/「ガしガし」のイラスト [pixiv], mostly via Pixiv每周排行 – 前50

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