"While I love pretty much every aspect of Skyrim, it’s hard not be devastated by the melee combat game. It just feels like better cinematic moves could have been put in to improve it significantly, like parrying, dodging and what not."

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If only it had the combat system of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare! Where you have to aim correctly to block and weapons and strikes feel like they have weight and power!


Chances of sleep tonight are minimal.
Its half three, I’m due up at half six.
Thats three hours away and guaranteed it’ll take me an hour to fall asleep considering how awake I am.
Add to that the very obvious noise of a flatmate “getting funky”, if you catch my drift, down the hall.
The walls in this place are made of paper I swear to god.
Now I’m feeling panicky that I’ll only have 2 hours sleep which will definitely ensure I don’t sleep won’t it.
I hate halls, I’ve decided.

I’m not saying digital photography is bad, but it seems like everyone is developing a digital attitude. It’s as if they think all they have to do is abbreviate what they do. That, and art has come into fashion, so everyone is trying to use techniques to turn what they’re making into art.

Everyone seems to think that pictures of nothing special have low levels of expression, or are some how wrong, but in fact that is the most important thing. It’s the world, the photographic subject, that is doing the expressing, and the photographer has to remember that he is the one who has the privilege to be capturing that expression. Using the subject or the era or something to mould something, that’s not the essence of photography.

I say this every year, but a sense of love for the subject isn’t there, I feel it’s getting more and more diluted. There are a lot of works with pictures of people dying, but I think people should stop making that kind of stuff. Or if they do make it, don’t send it to this contest. More than that, what’s important now is to take pictures at a moment where the subject is vibrant and alive.

More than technique or expression, first get a sense for the person and cherish the time together with them. The person right in front of you is much more important than any kind of grand concepts. If you can remember that, the result will come naturally.

I think maybe everyone has convinced themselves that they know how the world works, or that they can see what is coming next. But if you just keep shooting, you’ll eventually figure it out. To keep on shooting is to embrace life.


-Nobuyoshi Araki

excerpt from his statement at the Grand Prize selection open-committee meeting for the 2009 Canon New Cosmos award.


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Bow Types


Recurve Bow:


Mongol Bow:

Compound Bow:

And there are many others out there. If looking for bows to fit a certain time period and culture, research it! If looking for a bow for a fantasy thing, or maybe sci-fi bows that shooting laser arrows, also research it. See what bow fits your idea, world or character. 



Seems like IKEA are really shaking things up this year. In addition to the previously announced TV set, they’re also going to release a digital camera made of cardboard called Knäppa (“Snap”). It’ll hold 40 photographs at a time and plugs directly into your USB port. While it’s not the prettiest camera the world has ever seen, I do love the idea of a screen-less digital camera that brings people back to the wait-and-see days of film.

This is great.

Looked it up and turns out its not for sale to the public :(

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