The House of Hitstun

Bill Wurtz – i’m a huge gamer most of the time

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 at 6:00 pm | Video

Oh cool, Bill Wurtz just popped up in my YouTube feed! Time for me to step away from my subreddit about floaty things for a minute and post this to my old social media places! I’ve been a huge gamer my whole life. Though recent changes have taken priority over games, I still play Wordle, lichess, and retro games. I miss my stream and I want to reboot the stream when I can.

Source: Bill Wurtz via the YouTube app home screen

Wordle the Fighting Game Character Tier List

Friday, April 1st, 2022 at 5:55 pm | Image

After playing Wordle for three months and becoming a mod on /r/wordle, I’ve analyzed every possible starting word for greens, useful yellows, narrowing the solutions, and trap avoidance. Now, here’s the culmination of my. Research: a fighting game character tier list! Every character here is playable and ranked by their effectiveness in Hard Mode. Go run the bracket on those puzzles!

Source: My Tiermaker and my own Google Sheets analysis

Katsu Somehira – Harta #91 cover

Thursday, February 17th, 2022 at 3:00 pm | Image

Harta #91 cover by Katsu Somehira

Oh, hi blog! Katsu Somehira draws the illustrations for the seinen manga magazine Harta. This one rocketed to the top of /r/FloatingIsFun, besting another Katsu Somehira art and another garden in space. I’d totally move to a space station permanently, free from gravity forever. Of course, I’d like to bring my family and raise them in space as Newtypes.

Source: Katsu Somehira’s Tumblr via RSS feed; also Twitter

Tool-Assisted Speedruns Out of Context

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 at 7:30 pm | Video

In only one week, @TASNoContext speedran becoming my new favorite Twitter account. TASVideos publisher EZGames69 posts short clips of old games freaking out when they receive frame-perfect sequences of gamepad input. Already, the tool-assisted madness has consumed Contra III, Sonic 2 and 3, Pokémon Yellow, UMK3, Donkey Kong 64, and dozens more.

Edit: In less than a year, the Twitter account is retired because some idiot billionaire bought Twitter and did his own speedrun of destroying it. Tool-Assisted Speedrun Clips has moved to Tumblr.

Source: @TASNoContext media posts after their clip of pirohiko & FinalFighter‘s TAS of Mega Man

Katrina Yu – Witching Activities

Sunday, October 31st, 2021 at 4:00 pm | Image

When foraging for /r/FloatingIsFun content, sometimes I find something with a special mass appeal. Katrina Yu is a crazy talented photomanipulation artist that loves levitation. This gallery on Bored Panda features her as a witch going about her daily life. There’s plenty more from her on Reddit, Behance, Flickr, Tumblr, Instagram, and Redbubble.

Have you ever wondered what witches do on their ordinary days? I like to think that they’re always there, living among us and witnessing the world’s ordinary miracles. So this for Halloween, I imagined a daily life of a witch and tried to recreate it through my work.

Source: Katrina Yu