born-again celebrities…

born again celebrities & the dungeon of ivellon (oblivion mod) all after the break…

born again celebrities…

i have no idea what brain fart occurs when celebrities instantly become religious. think about it – you are more famous then 99% of the people on the planet, you can do no wrong at the box office or tv set or whatever medium you’re good at & then… you find jesus. wtf?

the thing (ok, one of many things) i don’t understand is that, once these people become religious, they become uber-religious. it’s never just mildly religious or somewhat religious… these guys are trying to outdo jesus himself in their religious-ness. enough!

look, hollywood is a cesspool of free sex, booze & drugs. everyone knows that going in. so, why do these particular people snap? why do they suddenly wake up one day & go “oh my god! hollywood is just one big silicone-injected orgy with a powdery cocaine topping followed by a whiskey chaser!”

i have no idea why i just wrote all of that. i think what triggered me was seeing kirk cameron trying to demonstrate that a banana was intelligently-designed. kirk cameron. yeah, that guy.

i mean… is it a challenge? i’m thinking that some of them just aren’t into it & are only pulling this crap to see if they can get the flock of really gullible people to follow them. think about it – religion has a ready-made pool of people who will follow anyone… anyone. so, for a bunch of actors who are used to shaking hands & kissing babies & have to look good for the camera… well, these people just ought to be puddy in their hands. televangelists have to work at it but actors & actresses… they do that kind of stuff all the time, right? it just comes naturally.

or maybe it’s more like down-shifting. after all… think about it – the truly religious actor-converts really aren’t a-list people, you know? willie ames… look, willie… loved you in “charles in charge” but, um, well… “bible man”? right. good choice. glad you’re enjoying yourself. and kirk cameron? you were some sort of late 80’s, early 90’s sort of teenish idol… can’t remember what you used to do… but now you’re saying that god invented bananas because they’re easy to grip. actually, the bananas we all know & love were cultivated by humans over milleniums but you know how religion loves to dabble in the details. and stephen baldwin? ok, there are so many baldwins, i can’t even remember which films he were in. i think that’s what happened to the baldwins… there were too many baldwins to choose from & they all canceled each other out.

you know… the alternative is to just not snort crack off of some prostitute’s butt at the next hollywood orgy. just a suggestion for next time.

the dungeon of ivellon (oblivion mod)…

i’m done with this mod. ok, no offense, but here are some pointers that i didn’t necessarily like from this mod…

  • no diversity! the same dungon, different level. really, you see the same stone walls, the same stairs… folks, if i’m going to climb these stairs a billion & a half times, at least differentiate the levels somehow… do something different… decay the levels somewhat. i dunno…
  • let us in on the clue! hey, i like the old-style rpgs, too. however, i don’t have 2 hours to search for some body part. i don’t. i know others do. good for them. glad that they’re them. but i don’t. let me in on the secret. i get it – you want me to “make my own gravy,” so to speak. that’s a truly noble cause. no sarcasm. glad that you did that but, at some point, let us dumbsases get a hint as well. maybe, in the later levels, you can gently reveal the answer so that the smart people figure it out before & then the dummies (like us) get it explained to them in levels below. that way, smart people can say that they figured it out earlier… or something.
  • turn the fcuking lights on! yes, it was cute. constantly having to use magic spells to illuminate things. very cute… for about 10 minutes. now turn the lights on. yes, i know you can light torches & crap… turn the lights on anyway. turn them on.

lest anyone think i hated the mod, i didn’t. i thought it was a neat mod, it involved the player. i’d like to see if this guy can do a conventional mod that doesn’t require a “da vinci code” motif surrounding it. all around, good job, keep up the good work. however, it leaves my hard drive now. bye bye.

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