This week I've got you an adventure that starts with escaping a room, and the plot unfolds in most interesting ways.
Make way for...
Warning: While not exactly graphic in a realistic sense, the ideas and the imagery can be a bit unnerving. Basically, if you can't stomach a bit of stylistically drawn violence in your stories, you might want to skip this entry.
Today's entry is going to talk about sexual interactions, sexual education, and safety; as seen through two good webcomics.
A certain level of maturity is needed today, and I am going to ask you to please respect that. Make a little self-examination and wonder if you can look at sexual themes with maturity. These comics are technically made for Adults, so I take no responsibility if anyone under the age of 18 reads these. In fact, if you're under 18, or are uncomfortable with sexual content, please skip this entry. Go read Cucumber Quest instead, I promise it's great.
If you are over 18 and feel ok with sexual content, please do keep on reading. Sexual education and sexual relationships are part of life (Unless you're asexual, which is totally cool as well), so it's only natural that some comics would look at sexual themes with a mature, not-for-titilation way.
I just saw the Book Of Life (Which you should watch, if you haven't), and noticed that it had several nods to Mexican legends and folklore, and decided that I should share one of the stories that were alluded to. This story has three versions as far as I know, and I'll tell them all. After all, they're just extended versions of each other.
So, today, I am going to share the story of a man that played a mind game with death, won, and Death decided to give him a boon for it.
Today I'm going to talk about the first M rated game I ever played, and while I have a few misgivings about talking about it, I wouldn't want to leave one of my favourite games and stories out of this blog.
Warning: Disturbing content, sexual themes, blood and implied gore.
I'm sorry, there's not going to be any recommendations this week.
Considering I write about games in roughly half of these entries, am a programmer/developer (though I've yet to release anything), and am indirectly involved, not to say anything would feel to me like saying that all of that's going on is ok.
Better people than me have already spoken about this, and people several orders of magnitude better than me have gotten the brunt of the attacks led under the GamerGate flag. I can only speak my mind.
I have a VERY personal gripe that will be this entry, regarding the latest trend in hero action movies.
I want to make it abundantly clear that I am not going to be saying that there isn't any space for the kind of stories that I will be complaining about, but that
1) We deserve better stories and we shouldn't aim exclusively to the lowest common denominator
2) This is what I think heroes should be, but this IS NOT me saying that we cannot have these kind of characters.
Everyone has the right to like something, and the right to an opinion. This that follows is my opinion, and I don't expect everyone to agree. I just want to put forth this point to the world.
So, after that Disclaimer was presented, let's begin.