Community goes 8-bit

The last episode of this season of Community is titled “Digital Estate Planning”. The episode revolves around the study group having to play a video game to help Pierce keep his family fortune.

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The 8-bit game, reminiscent of Nintendo titles from the 1980s and ’90s, complete with the cast’s avatars. The three-part season finale kicks off Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and then continues at 9 and 9:30 p.m.

& the Holy Grail pt3

Irregular Webcomic! #105 Rerun

Comic #105

2012-02-29 Rerun commentary: Yeah, a plot hole that always bothered me in the movie. His father was dying anyway. Why did Indy risk his own life to test the Grail, when he could have just tried it on his father first? If he chose correctly, it’s all good, but if he chose incorrectly, his father would die no matter what he did, so there was no point in trying it himself.

Of course it was a stressful time and maybe he simply wasn’t thinking that pragmatically. He wanted to save his father more than anything, so putting himself in the firing line first, so to speak, isn’t that much of a stretch. But still.

(Via Irregular Webcomic!.)

& the Holy Grail pt2

Irregular Webcomic! #103 Rerun

Comic #103

2012-02-27 Rerun commentary: I always thought that was a great line in the movie. But yeah, understatement much?

Alas my special effects skills were not yet developed enough to show the transition from Colonel Haken to skeleton. If I remade this comic now, wowee… it’d blow you away.

At least, I can say that and not have anyone be able to prove otherwise.

(Via Irregular Webcomic!.)

& the Holy Grail

Irregular Webcomic! #99 Rerun

Comic #99

2012-02-22 Rerun commentary: Guarding the Holy Grail for that long must have been really, really boring.

Talking about the movie scene of which this strip is a parody: What did that knight eat, anyway? Did he live off the life-giving essence of the Grail and not require any other sustenance? You’d think he would have aged a bit more gracefully.

In this strip we see the use of LEGO castle walls as backgrounds. These are great pieces for backgrounds, as they’re fairly large, which means you only need a few of them to throw together quickly to make a large background. And they have interesting shapes which gives the background some texture that you don’t get with a neat wall of monocoloured bricks.

(Via Irregular Webcomic!.)