Caught up in work and Breath of the Wild (status: I suck at Trial of the Sword), so here’s a typical assortment of cheesecake. I really need to catch up on filling in names sometime…
I briefly investigated “Master Mode”, the harder mode for BotW, and it’s pretty pointless for anyone who hasn’t mastered controller combo moves, even with a heaping helping of cloned amiibo to drop piles of loot from the sky and overcome the enhanced weapon-frailty system (even in the tutorial zone, you need two or more weapons to finish a fight, unless you can trigger a flurry-of-blows combo reliably).
There appear to be some actually interesting changes that I’ll likely never really get to, like the floating platforms with monsters and lootable chests. I pretty much gave up on it after reaching Hateno and upgrading all of my runes. I probably wouldn’t have gotten there so easily without the amiibo horse drop (Epona, for those who know the series).
The widely-available cloned amiibo NFC cards are quite useful, and the art on them is cute enough that I’d like to find out who drew it and see what else they’ve done; the current set has 24 cards, and the two sets I’ve used had different serial numbers, so you could scan them all every day for double the loot. I also acquired an old Nexus 5 for a few bucks, loaded the TagMo app, randomized serial numbers with the pyamiibo library, and picked up a pack of 50 NFC stickers for a decent price. You can get the tags even cheaper from Ali Express, but Amazon’s a lot quicker. Besides, I’m still kind of miffed at Alibaba for buying up our building.
(the mini cards, by the way, are the same height/width as a Switch cartridge, making them easy to slip into a case for travel)
Unrelated, while typing the above, my power blipped. This is apparently the new normal in Californistan.
Yuu has been posting on Pixiv for 9 years now, and has improved dramatically from those early sketches.
Here’s a little something to warm your cockles. If you have cockles, anyway; they can warm something else if you like, I don’t judge.
We’ve secretly replaced our shipgirls with Folgers Crystals. Let’s see if the recommendation engine notices.
The best part about photographing pretty girls in and out of their clothing is when they relax enough to get playful in front of the camera. In the later years, Playboy had a habit of cutting out any signs of personality that didn’t fit the image they wanted to project of a model, but back when they still had photographers and editors who knew what they were doing, a lot shone through.
One of the reasons I like Japanese glamour photography is that they like to show personality. The idol industry is pretty much driven by creating “characters” for them to play when working, usually based on exaggerating aspects of their real personalities.
That said, when it comes to goofing around in photos, it’s not enough to be dressed up by the Hello!Project costume designers…
And by that I mean
Serious Sirius and Formidable from Azur Lane, equipped
with rather remarkable flotation devices. Like most warships, they
often find themselves exposed, even with allies to wash, er, watch
Formidable’s standard outfit made it a bit challenging to find pics that didn’t need to go behind the NSFW tag, even after relaxing my usual rules a bit. Not that Sirius was easy.
A little something to stir up my Pixiv recommendations, which are a bit heavy on foxgirls after that last post.
“Cheesecake. Cheesecake never changes.”