Earthbound was one of Nintendo’s first successful role-playing games that managed to bridge the gap between Japanese and American audiences. It contained experimental game mechanics that have become the norm in RPGs, plenty of satirical humor, and an emotional and interesting plot. Since its arrival in 1994, Earthbound has gone on to become one of the most praised titles in history and it considered a pioneer in role-playing games.
Where did we put our black nail polish and that Siouxsie And The Banshees CD? It's World Goth Day! "According to the World Goth Day website, the day 'is exactly what it says on the wrapper – a day where the goth scene gets to celebrate its own being, and an opportunity to make its presence known to the rest of the world.' Though the goth subculture wasn’t really established until the early 1980s, the groundwork for its emergence began to be laid in 1967, when music critic John Stickney described The Doors’ sound as “gothic rock.” That same year, Velvet Underground would release a track that Kurt Loder (yep, that Kurt Loder) would go on to describe as a 'gothic-rock masterpiece.' In the late 1970s, 'gothic' became a way to describe a new post-punk sound characterized by bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees and Joy Division. Later, Bauhaus would break onto the scene and their single 'Bela Lugosi’s Dead' has come to be regarded as the birth of gothic rock as a genre unto itself." Read more: http://sweatpantsandcoffee.com/sweatpants-pop-culture-world-goth-day/
#MondayBlogs Feeling overwhelmed? Start with one tiny thing. "When Thoreau said most men lead lives of quiet desperation, I’m pretty sure he was talking about cleaning the bathroom. Or the mountains of laundry that loom menacingly on couches throughout the land. Or the 573 unanswered emails that glare at you accusingly every time you log into Outlook. I took some 300 level literature courses in college, so I know what I’m talking about. Trust me. It’s very easy to convince yourself to do nothing if you feel like you are already failing. You had a donut for breakfast, so why bother with a healthy meal? You’ve already wasted half an hour playing Candy Crush or gleaning crucial information about what your friends had for lunch from Instagram or Facebook or clicking those fascinating links at the end of each Buzzfeed article you read. What are another few minutes?" Read more: http://sweatpantsandcoffee.com/just-one-thing/
Who says that playground equipment is just for children? On this week's Fantasy Break, we're exploring five of the most fun adult playgrounds around the world. Enjoy, and vote for your favorite in our poll!
Book recs for fantasy and adventure lovers! If you’re up for over the top narratives with a dose of 'I don’t believe it, but I could see that happening,' if you’re looking for books that take things right up to the edge of credibility and dance on it, and if you’re looking for that scene that makes the audience shout 'AW, HELL YEAH!' then you’ve come to the right place. http://sweatpantsandcoffee.com/sweatpants-books-shelf-awareness-books-that-make-you-shout-aw-hell-yeah/