I’d never heard of Horsey Race 64 (there’s not even an entry for it on the Mario Wiki, which is NUTS) but check out these interview excerpts from David’s book:
Nintendo’s offices at that time were open, but everyone had their own cubicle. People would move around, depending on what projects were being worked on. Me and a few other developers had worked out this - demo, I guess you’d call it, where Mario was a horse, and Bowser was a horse, and everyone in the Mushroom Kingdom was a horse now too. We saw it as a culmination of Miyamoto’s dream of Centaur Mario, which we’d been unable to realize for Mario 3…
…I’d implemented most of the gaits: walk, trot, canter, but gallop was giving me trouble to get it just right. I’d called [Tom] over to help me get Mario’s trot just right when the higher-ups noticed a bunch of us crowded around my desk. His scent was intoxicating…
…At first everyone was excited about this game that we were calling Okay, Wow, Mario’s A Horse Now. We’d only implemented Horsio, Horsuigi, Horsecess Peach, and King HorseBowser, but we had a pet-and-groom mode for each that, years later, would be recycled for Nintendogs…
…you could form this really meaningful relationship with our members of the Horseroom Kingdom: they’d remember who you were and how you’d treated them in the past. You built up trust with them. Several devs were caught staying late just to program in some extra treats for their favourite horses (and yes, I admit, I slipped Horsey Kong a few extra apples here and there)…
…we’d built a Grand Prix mode (named “Sheesh! Who’s The Fastest Horse??”) where you could walk, canter, or trot in a big circle, and it was about that time when the higher-ups started asking if we could strap motors to the horses to make them go faster, and maybe add wheels to them too. I began to realize something had gone very, very wrong at Nintendo…
…”Excuse me, but I think you mean ‘It matters who has sex with WHOM’ if it causes office drama”, I said, but [Min] talked right over my correction, AGAIN…
…the bananas were the last vestige of our original design, left over from when they were character-specific treats for the noble Horsecess Peach. Nintendo wanted them cut, but Miyamoto said he’d quit then and there unless they were left in. He loved his Horsecess, and even though all her data had been erased [on Black Thursday], he wanted her memory to survive. He put his job on the line for her, for those big ol’ bananas she loved so much. And those of us in “the stable” loved him for it…
I could type out the whole book here! Super fascinating. Thanks for the book, David!!
that’s a stock photo, you can find it on Getty with the tags “man, one man only, adult man, beard, facial hair, salty beard, sea captain maybe, glasses (spectacles), cool glasses (neat spectacles), sweater, one red sweater only (no pants), bewildered, handsome, handsome man but also bewildered, chagrined, mario shell, blue shell, mario blue shell only, blank background, one man one shell, friendly, looks like a good dude to be pals with, nice-looking, good kisser”
You can tell this is not a real book because David W. Malki is actually my uncle’s name (the W stands for “Watch out, I’m not the other David Malki”) but he would never have written this book as he is a noted horse racist
This morning in Farringdon, London
But if a guy were to do that it’d be all over the news and the same bitches promoting this would be wildin’ out.
You’re like the 5th guy to say exactly that on my post and guess what, no one really gives a fuck about your opinion so are you gonna keep it to yourself or nah?
Ohkay nah its good. Girls that feel some type of way about rape have an opinion, should they keep it to themselves? And its not cause I’m a guy. I’m a human being and that’s why I can never take feminists seriously. You bitch and complain when it happens to you but find amusement when it happens to someone else. Oh and if your dense self didn’t notice this is a social networking site… Its made to share opinions. So go fuck yourself.
I’m making flapjacks
the Hannibal season 2 promo we’ve all been waiting for (x)
Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Pocket Printer by Zuta Labs
Not only a portable design, but able to print on any size page.
it finally feels like 2014
Every once in a while there’s an invention you never knew you always needed.
Now you can type up your paper last minute and your teachers will never know!
So I saw this today on Pinterest and then found the Etsy link and I have to make a small PSA.
Please do not ever ever ever keep your betta (or any fish for that matter) in a permanent tank this small. EVER.
The seller claims that betta don’t need aeration, filtration, or a lot of water to live a long and healthy life of two years, so a wine bottle is the perfect fashionable tank for them. This is a lie.
Small tanks mean low water temp, which makes betta, a tropical fish, sick. Any good betta tank will have a heater that can be regulated to 80 degrees.
The smallest tank any betta should live in is one gallon, which is nearly three times as much as a wine bottle (or those stupid “betta vases”) will hold. Betta will thrive much better in a three gallon or larger tank.
There is nowhere in this jar for the betta to hide when he’s scared or nap when he’s tired. They do enjoy playing with their humans, but they need some aquarium decor to interact with when you’re not around.
The seller suggests cleaning the tank once a week and that filtration isn’t needed, but bettas eat and poop just like any other fish and create waste that is harmful to them. The small amount of water in this jar should be changed daily, not weekly, to avoid ammonia buildup and remove uneaten food crud. Of course, a daily water change could be avoided with a good sized tank and a nice, slow-current filter.
This person has already sold a number of these upcycled tanks to people who don’t know any better about betta care, and it makes me so sad that their beautiful fish are living unhappy lives.
this is really sad
#why the fuck would you think this was a good idea#LIVE ANIMALS ARE NOT DECORATIONS
*carries a redshirt with me but doesn’t wear it* it’s a metaphor for dying on away missions but i don’t put it on because i don’t actually want to die on away missions
- the fault in our star trek
person on tumblr gets mad about a thing
no one decides to found out anything about the thing and blindly follow
oh my god i haven’t??! i’m going to check it out right this second this sounds like it could be amazing
THIS IS GOLD
Concept art for The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Erika Linder for Malibu Mag. Photos by Jason Lee Parry.
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btw there were rumors that he went after Zac Efron and Taylor went they were younger. you can look up Taylor hanging out with him during twilight. shady as fuck.
so is April National Expose Grimy Dudes month? Damn
wtf what do 3/4 of my followers do because they sure don’t reblog or like my posts
seriously what do you guys do
are you waiting for something
what are you waiting for
(I’m going to show this to my mom, who doesn’t think people can be asexual)