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Hatoful Boyfriend, the pigeon dating sim, is on sale until May 11 2015 - 75% takes it from £6.99 down to £1.74, for OS X, Linux, and Windows. Or, there's the Collector's Edition, which apparently adds the soundtrack, a comic, wallpapers, and yearbook. (The usual prices are $10 and $15) "Congratulations! You've been accepted as the only human student at the prestigious St. PigeoNation's Institute, a school for talented birds! Roam the halls and find love in between classes as a sophomore student at the world's greatest pigeon high school. Finding happiness won't be easy, but it's not all academic - there's always time for a little romance in this delightful remake of Hato Moa's popular visual novel / avian dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend!
Please Note: No birds were hurt in the making of Hatoful Boyfriend. In fact, many found love."

A luscious 3D platformer from the minds behind Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country wanted funding, and got it in spades: they were hoping for £175,000 for Yooka-Laylee's creation, and have £1.4m with 40 days to go. =:D

Via schnee: there's an IGG funding campaign running for *ahem* Tiny Equine Stockings - as they put it, "Socks for people who like miniature horses!". Surprisingly enough, they're available in different varieties: Clever Horse, Smart Horse, Timid Horse, Apple Horse, Speedy Horse, Party Horse, and Fashion Horse. =:D They do look really fun. ^_^ [Edit: well, poop. It ended earlier than I'd thought, and without having reached its target. Maybe they'll try again?]

On "taking action", this Wondermark comic is perfectly on the money. Perhaps worth bearing in mind on Thursday, for UK peeps. =:)


An interesting surprise just hit the App Store: Grim Fandango Remastered. I never got to play it the first time around - and this time, it's cheaper too, at a princely $10.

Saturday's film was a random selection - I hadn't heard of it, so we went for it. =:) "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" is a Korean drama from the 15th Century, telling the tale of a famous battle that saw 12 battleships defend against the invaders' 330.

An interesting weblog, if your geekiness extends into image sensors (DSLRs, smartphones, et al): Image Sensors World.

Hm. The thought occurs that the Clapham South deep shelter tour is on October 8 2015, by which time I may be a few thousand miles away. Still, not such a bad problem to have. =:) If I do wind up having to miss it, and if it's transferable, would anyone be interested in buying the ticket? It's quite a rare opportunity. ^_^

This Dinosaur Comic? Yep, it's true.

Competition of the week: an absolutely outstandingly beautiful bracelet, worth £75,000, and apparently open to entrants worldwide.

From the "it seemed like a good idea at the time" beer naming department: Flaming Ass Owl, an Imperial Porter, at 9.2%. Really rather good! The malt's been smoked, and a touch of spicing added too - but despite the monicker, actually with a gentle touch.

Drink of the day: 3 shots Thornton's, 2 shots Juniper Green gin (though any would probably do), 1 shot Aqua Riva tequila (best to use that, if possible), and a dash of Boudin Curaçao, plus a bit of ice. It's like the best chocolate ice cream, all molten. Very dangerously easy to drink. And fortuitously, discovered on Election Night. ^_^
 
 
 
 
 
 
Via schnee: there's an IGG funding campaign running for *ahem* Tiny Equine Stockings - as they put it, "Socks for people who like miniature horses!". Surprisingly enough, they're available in different varieties: Clever Horse, Smart Horse, Timid Horse, Apple Horse, Speedy Horse, Party Horse, and Fashion Horse. =:D They do look really fun. ^_^

Unfortunately, the campaign's ended by now (unsuccessfully so, too). They might still be available, of course.
Damn! I'd thought it had a week or so left. =:P Still, I suppose its goal wasn't looking feasible - but maybe they'll work something else out. Those designs are far too cute to abandon.

Edited at 2015-05-07 10:15 pm (UTC)
Hatoful Boyfriend! Some amazing moments in that. I got it in the Valentines Humble Bundle.
A work of art.
It does seem to've gained a lot of praise. Absolutely, the premise is very light-hearted, but by the sound of the reviews, there's actually quite a lot of depth in the various characters and back stories.

It was in a Bundle? Poop! I must've missed that one. Still, at least I've caught it now in about as good a deal as I'll find anywhere else. ^_^
I don't know. Standard Japanese horror. "You know what this means!?" "No... what?" "LET ME SPELL IT OUT FOR YOU SO OUR AUDIENCE KNOWS TOO." "Oh, now I feel lots of feels."
Eep! It veers off in that direction? I'll be prepared..

BTW, seen the original series of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni? Starts off all very light-hearted, and soon descends into murder galore - most of the time. The storyline's sort of a horror version of Groundhog Day - each time, events unfold somewhat differently.
Ooh, that sounds neat. Kind of like Madoka Magica, which I finally finished watching recently. I thought I sort of knew what was going on, but it ended up wrapping up pretty nice.

I'd heard of the tawdry/St. Audrey connection, but I didn't know of the origins of St. Audrey. Thank you.

*tackles* Gotcha! =:D

It's great to see you here again! As they say, please, don't be a stranger. ^_^

Will you be holding a Eurovision bash this year? Unfortunately, I'll likely be missing it live this year - I hadn't realised, when the booking was made months ago, that the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular would be on the very same day. =:P I could rush back to the warren, but following a huge event like that, I suspect I'm going to be much more likely to enjoy an evening at the White Horse. (On which note, I don't suppose you'd be interested in their American beer festival in July? They're a pub that maintains very close connections with a number of breweries, including Brew Dog, Mikkeller, Brooklyn, Sierra Nevada, and more. Last year, they had casks from brewers I didn't know even did casks, like Sierra Nevada's Torpedo on cask - ye gods and little fishes, that was sublime! I'll be there on Friday the 3rd, after getting out from the Charing Cross Jubilee line tour)
At first I thought it said hateful boyfriend, I thought who'd wanna play that?! Then I saw it was a pidgeon dating sim.. and thought, who'd wanna date a pidgeon!? :P