“So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I’ll see you at the movies.”
-Roger Ebert, on his last post on his website, April 2nd, 2013
Roger Ebert, one of the men most responsible for the modern age of media review, passed away April 4th at the age of 70 after a long, hard-fought battle with Thyroid cancer. His death leaves a gaping hole in the world of reviewing of any kind, and he will be missed terribly. Continue reading →
Put simply, this is a really fucked up way to die. Tsuyoshi Takishita, the Japanese voice actor for Sima Yi of Dynasty Warriors, was walking home when he slipped and fell, dying from his injuries. Takishita’s agency, Aoni Production, didn’t specify how he died, only saying that he died from his injuries. Given how common slip and fall accidents are, dying from this is very uncommon. Usually you’d have to hit your head hard on something — or something angular like a stair step or sidewalk curb — to put your life in danger. Given some Japanese media’s tendency to not give specifics (probably to respect the dead), we probably won’t know what exactly happened.
Some people, namely Prota believe that I have a certain fascination with objects of the box variety. It’s an ongoing joke cause I was stuck playing the Wizard in a multiplayer playthrough of Trine.
For a brief moment, I thought Darksiders 2 was playing with me, the boxes apparently coming to life. Thankfully I was wrong, but it kinda scared the shit out of me when I spent the whole clip focused on the shaking boxes.