Liked CL4P-TP so much that it’s the centerpiece of my Warmachine army.
A while back, and with a younger Geek Baby, I talked about how a baby is a lot like a bad boss. As the Geek Baby has grown, I’ve come to think of another strong analogy for what I am reminded of.
Beyond looking good in yellow and being short and fast, a baby is a lot like CL4P-TP, or Clap-Trap, from the Borderlands video game franchise. A prominent NPC in the first two games, and a playable character in the third game… the game 1.5? The Pre-Sequel. Clap-trap is always good for a laugh, for an annoyance, and sometimes for the plot. In the second game, he is your early-game tutorial. He’s the antagonist of a DLC in the first game.
And he’s incredibly quotable.
So here are my top five reasons that a baby is a lot like CL4P-TP.
This is a Comp Geek tradition, but it’s my first year partaking! David and Holly have already done theirs, so now it’s my turn. 2015 went by so fast that I had to Google which movies and video games came out this year because most of the ones I was thinking of came out last year (Interstellar, Dragon Age: Inquisition) and I was incredibly confused…It was a busy, hectic kind of year, but it definitely had some awesome geekness hiding in its folds Continue reading
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Tagged Age of Ultron, Borderlands, Borderlands 2, Death Comes to Pemberley, Etsy, Gloom, Jessica Jones, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, once upon a time, Portal 2, Practical Magic, Rob Dougan, Spectre
Wow. That trailer. I pretty much have this to say: if you’re going to make an action movie, make one like this. Make one so over-the-top, so ridiculous, that every explosion, slow motion moment, or whatever, seems like it belongs with some classical music as well. This trailer has made us laugh out loud, made us smile, made us want to see this movie.
Due to the Geek Baby, we will sadly not be seeing the movie in theaters. Will definitely have to be rented at some point, though, if not bought! I have actually never seen any of the Mad Max movies that I can remember (though I think Holly has), but I do know that they are a major influence on one of our favorite video game franchises: Borderlands.
I watch that trailer, and I see Borderlands in movie form. For instance, I see Borderlands 2:
If you end up going to see Mad Max: Fury Road, opening today, let us know what you think – but no spoilers, please!
Alright, so I haven’t done a ton of the painting yet, but I wanted to get a bit of paint onto everything before the Platypus Con starts tonight! A lot of the work was really from my friend airbrushing most everything yellow. That’s right, yellow.
There’s a good reason for that – and not just that he luckily had yellow airbrush paint sitting around unused. I have figured out a theme for my army – Hyperion. Hyperion from Borderlands, and especially from Borderlands 2 and from the PreSequel. And lines like Handsome Jack saying “just slap some Hyperion Yellow on it.” So I did that.
So allow me to show off some of what I have painted so far! This is my Convergence of Cyriss Warmachine army, Hyperion style.
Just slap some Hyperion yellow on it!
Note: I do not have all the credits for the images I have been working from for painting inspiration, but everything is originally from Borderlands games, copyright as due.
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Tagged Borderlands, Borderlands 2, Borderlands the Pre-Sequel, CL4P-TP, Convergence of Cyriss, Handsome Jack, Hyperion, Loader, Painting, Platypus Con, Warmachine
We didn’t really plan on what to talk about, but we were sure that there was enough to talk about with Borderlands the Pre-Sequel that we could both write a post about it! So yesterday Holly wrote her first impressions, and I was going to add mine today.
We’ve talked about it before, and more recently, but we do really love the Borderlands games. At first look: ridiculous. But then you see that they are split-screen cooperative, which is a dying breed in console gaming. Then you see that it is an RPG – a treasure-hunting, random-loot-generating, skill-tree-having, Diablo-style RPG. And I love those!
And while it is a shooter, and a somewhat violent one at that, with cell-shaded graphics and completely unrealistic villains and situations, you’re not in the thick of it quite like you are in the really hyper-real shooters these days. The developers also love their community – coming out with a constant stream of substantial DLC (we’ve already bought the Season Pass for this one!), and using social media to distribute unlockables to everyone. And they decided with this game to stay on the “older” generation of consoles, rather than move on to the new ones – because that’s where their fan base was.
So that’s why I was excited for the game… what have I taken away from it, other than what Holly’s already described?