For all its retrofuturistic appeal, awesome gameplay, fantastic graphics, and stunning storytelling and in-game universe, Fallout is/was for a time very much the real world. At least as far as the aesthetics and sheer enthusiasm for the atomic bomb are concerned.
Case in point:
Miss Atomic Bomb.
Yes, this used to be a thing. The pageant was held in Las/New Vegas. Depending on the time and universe you prefer.
Today’s Non-Euclidean Æthercast is a happy rant about my experiences as a teacher when you teach children who are also gamers and cosplayers.
All in all it is a win-win: Pupils are more attentive if they like a teacher and a teacher sharing their hobbies is (as far as my experience goes) more likable and also approachable. Case in point: A number of my pupils have added me to their list of friends on Steam.
And this is Jukedeck I was talking about concerning the background music. (yes, I actually said juckebox in the podcast, I know and noticed it too late…)
This post is brought to you by my newest patron, Alexis Maddock-Tarleton.
Recently, I have started recording some let’s play videos, mainly Fallout: New Vegas,it has been a favourite of mine and it is wonderfully atompunk anyway. This is one of those let’s play videos, with German commentary, because German simply sounds more evil.
First, I go and hunt myself some Deathclaws (they respawn every few days anyway, no harm done. Deathclaws simply have an insane breeding rate).
Next, I go and make the Mojave wasteland a better place by getting rid of a party of Legion troopers who are out to get me.
As I have stated in a previous post, I have sojourned into the realm of cosplay and went to my first event today. Well, I have been at the RPC (Role Play Convention) in Cologne before, but today I went in full gear.
The gear I chose was that of a post-Great War Innsmouth Ranger. A (up to now) slight variation on the NCR ranger of Fallout: New Vegas.
And may I say: I got a lot (and I mean: A LOT) of compliments for this helmet. After the sixth I stopped counting. The craftsmanship and overall quality found many admierers, so well done, Brazen & Bold Productions and Deadbeard Props. You really know what you are doing!
The helmet will get its own dedicated article and review in the near future.
Since I do not have any other specific equipment yet, except for the Cthulhu pendant I featured here several posts ago, I went for completely black attire. To signal my generally non-violent intent, I also carried this sign:
The sign proved to be a great success and I was able to give a huge number of hugs to a diverse range of RPC visitors and made quite a few friends:
So the first mission was a success. I shall continue with another mission eventually and there is also more to tell about the RPC but this will have to wait for another day. I had a day full of concentrated Awesome at the RPC and it si time to rest, now!