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John Hathway – Magic Rocket Station (another)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at 3:21 am | Image

Time for another dual-monitor desktop wallpaper with a lot going on. Pixiv artist John Hathway puts on some Susumu Hirasawa music and draws Mahocho, a vertical city of magic users that use flying brooms, rockets, and jetpacks to get around. The scale is so big you need a fisheye lens to see it all.

Oh, speaking of witches and brooms, this Wednesday on my weekly Instagib stream I’ll be playing the super rare Magical Chase, emulated of course.

This was actually my wallpaper back in August but I saved this post until Halloween time. Is that bad?

Source: 「MagicRocketStation(another)」/「JH科学 コミケ3日目マ24a」のイラスト [pixiv] via Udon’s Pixiv Almanac; also Bullet Heaven

Street Fighter II: Mastering Great Combinations and Strategies

Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 6:40 pm | Video

Oh, Capcom. When Street Fighter II Turbo came to consoles in 1993, they put out this campy VHS tape of totally valid strategies from old school Street Fighter legend Tomo Ohira. LordBBH compiled a highlight reel of all the character intro voiceovers. If the cartoonish racial stereotypes were any worse, this would be Punch-Out!! Scroll down for the full VHS tape and Mike Z’s parody from the BlazBlue Calamity Trigger limited edition DVD.

Source: SF2 HF – Capcom USA is silly – YouTube and its source Street Fighter 2: Mastering Great Combinations and Strategies (VHS); also BlazBlue Strategy: Iron Tager – YouTube

Vadim Makhorov – Hong Kong Rooftopping at Night

Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 3:30 pm | Image | Video

No, this isn’t from a video game! This is a photo from a rooftop in Hong Kong’s Wanchai neighborhood overlooking Causeway Bay and Happy Valley. Rooftoppers Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov took several trips to Hong Kong scaling skyscrapers, taking pictures, and even hacking a huge billboard.

Ontheroofs doesn't have a page specifically for this image, so if you click this image, it will take you straight to the full resolution image hosted here. The 1024x649 version here is the highest resolution I could find, and it doesn't have a real title either.

Source: 55.jpg via Hong Kong | ontheroofs and What's up Hong Kong? – YouTube via ontheroofs, both via TwistedSifter’s outstanding Picture of the Day feed, and information from comments on Vadim Makhorov’s Facebook

Rob Scallon – Angel of Death

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 6:36 pm | Audio | Video

Hold onto your hats! Versatile string player Rob Scallon just released another Slayer cover. This adds to his playlist of metal on instruments that aren’t metal with the description “If I wasn’t going to play Slayer on my banjo then what did I buy it for?”

Source: Slayer – Angel of Death (Banjo cover w/ solos) – YouTube via YouTube subscription

Kaido – Death of Stars

Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 11:30 pm | Image

While looking around on Pixiv and adding bookmarks, I found out that good artists tend to have really good bookmarks of their own. This is how I find stuff like Anime Galactus destroying some planets. Also, things that users tag as “Futsukushii”, “Hisense”, and “Click Recommended” are usually great picks, and this one has all three.

Actually, she seems sad about this. I guess that's where all the ice came from.

Source: 「星の死」/「カイドウ」のイラスト [pixiv] via Ask’s bookmarks via several recommendations for Ask’s art

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