One of my favourite pictures I've done🏙
To accompany the hang out spots posts that i've made, I decided to make short clips of these places just as an added bonus.
Will be doing these one by one.
First up, the pond area underneath the North Oak sign.
Vince: Dino isn’t answering.
Val: I’ll call 'im.
Vince: I’ve called him six times, what makes you think...
Val: *over holo* Hey, Dino.
Default male V supremacy
Another Cyberpunk 2077 hotfix everyone
Xbox Snags MLB The Show for Game Pass and RIP Mario w/ Special Guest LookItsMikeO | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 83
This week Joel and Ben welcome special guest Mike O. from The Gaming Morning Show, and Twitch.tv/LookItsMikeO. They discuss Xbox snagging MLB The Show 21 day and date on Game Pass, a former Sony PlayStation exclusive. What does this mean for Sony? We also discuss the death of Mario, Cyberpunk 2077‘s Circuit City receipt length patch notes, and much more! Games We Played: Outriders, Leaf Blower…
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Here’s a top tip from someone who is an Internet Ancient and was around for every round of the Mass Effect m!Shep vs f!Shep wars:
Anyone who starts dunking on masculine or feminine V and saying the other is better? Just block ‘em. Saying ‘Oh, well, I prefer X’ is fine and dandy, but if they start tearing down the other to justify it? Bockity block. It’s just stirring up shit that never needed stirring in the first place
The ME fandom fucking SUCKED until people pulled their collective head out their arses and realised it didn’t matter. And Cyberpunk has enough negativity oozing around the fandom, without people claiming one V is better than the other and making it A Thing
Me at work:
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Pic by @dartheldur
I’m having some thoughts about Kerry, Johnny, and how they’re kinda visually and theme-wise tied to an angel/demon motif.
Their color schemes are the first thing that comes to mind. Johnny’s color scheme is definitely black and red (black hair, dark eyes, black tank top/vest with the red Samurai logo, red pants and black shoes), which is commonly used in villains or anti-heroes. Kerry, on the other hand, is associated with white, blue and gold (I’m talking about his 2077 design; fair hair, blue eyes with a golden ring around the iris, blue eyeshadow, white tank top, golden jewelry and implants, and his sleeves feature a lot of blue-ish ink). These colors are usually asociated with more clasically heroic characters. They’re also often associated with demons and angels, respectively.
Kerry’s custom revolver, the one he gives to V after “A Like Supreme”, is called “Archangel”, as is the Samurai song he’s most associated with (that’s the name of the track that’s used in the boat thrashing sequence in “Boat Drinks”). An Archangel is one of the higher angels, and they’re most commonly potrayed as good guys (though that varies depending on different works). There’s multiple archangels, most well known being Michael, Gabriel, Raphael and Uriel. We’re not given any hints as to which archangel specifically are referenced in the game (if any), so we have to stick to the broad concept.
Johnny is referred to as a demon multiple times in the game. During Hellman’s interrogation, he can ask if Johnny ever tried to take control over V’s body by bargaining and pleading, which to me calls back to that image of a demon tempting innocent people and making them sin. The logo of Samurai, and also the one Johnny has on the back of his vest and on his tank top, is an oni, a type of yokai that resembles an ogre and is usually potrayed as “evil”.
I think this themeing is there to reflect Kerry’s and Johnny’s legacies. Johnny died disgraced, a terrorist who killed millions, while Kerry is still alive, continues to make music and is beloved all around the world. Kerry and Johnny are also foils to eachother: both Johnny and Kerry were members of the same band, but while Johnny fought the corporations and died tragically, Kerry was more willing to work for them, and is now famous and rich. I have no doubts that Kerry is probably looked at by the public and corporations as “Johnny Silverhand, but if only he saw how futile and dangerous his efforts to fight back were, and instead joined us and used his talent for good”.
But does that mean that Johnny and Kerry are complete opposites, with Johnny being “bad” and Kerry being “good”? Absolutely not. After all, Satan is often depicted as a fallen archangel.
For starters, let’s look at Kerry. While his design features white, blue and gold, it also features a lot of black (the vest, pants, and boots). Archangel’s (the gun) description is “an angel of a weapon with a devil’s attitude”. While Kerry is still tied to his label at the end of his questline, he doesn’t want to relinquish all the control over his art and himself over. He still breaks his partnership with Kovachek (and burns his yacht), and his romanced “Path of Glory” ending implies that he’s not going to make his new manager’s life any easier. Sure, Kerry might still be used by his label to generate profit for them, but he’s not about to completely give up his autonomy and identity (aka: not be a good boy and obey them fully).
Johnny actually gets an explicit reference to an angelic being, though on a bit of a smaller scale. In “Nocturne (...)”, he refers to himself as V’s guardian angel. The figure of a guardian angel is more personal and closer to humans than the archangel. While Johnny will never manage to change his legacy and reputation of a terrorist and murderer, he still has a chance for at least one person, V, to see him as their protector and someone who looks after their well being (and in the “Temperance” ending, being this kind of figure can extend to others under his care, like Steve).
Call it yin and yang Call it Sturm and Drang Call it fucking anything I'ma call it
some more cyberpunk photos i took
Call it what it is. A gun show.