Jon Snow’s death mirrors Julius Caesar’s assassination

Julius Caesar was the dictator of the Roman Empire; and Jon Snow was Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch – both leaders in their time (and worlds – real and not); they seem to have encountered a similar fate.

Julius Caesar assassination

Julius Caesar assassination

On the day of his death; Julius Caesar received a petition from Tillius Cimber, asking Caesar to recall his exiled brother. Similarly, Olly came to Jon Snow to tell him that a Wildling had information on the whereabouts of Jon’s uncle.

Caesar’s conspirators surrounded him; just as Jon was surrounded by his Watch brothers.

Caesar was then stabbed 23 times by his conspirators. Jon was stabbed multiple times by his Watch brothers.

Jon Snow

Jon Snow

Suetonius reported that some conspirators recall Caesar’s last words to be, “you too, child?” In response to Brutus also betraying him. If this is true; this is akin to Jon saying, “no Olly, don’t…” before Olly stabs him.

Jon Snow death

Jon Snow death

After the assassination of Caesar, the conspirators walked Rome shouting, “people of Rome, we are once again free!” Every time Jon was stabbed by his Watch brothers; they said, “for the Watch.” Both the conspirators and the Watch brothers wanted to free their community of leaders who had an alternative vision to what they believed in.

Both Caesar’s and Jon’s bodies were left/abandoned where they had been killed. What do you think – does Jon Snow’s death mirror Julius Caesar’s assassination?

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Offworld Trading Company

Seeing as though we are going through our 6th mass extinction; the probability of humans seeking resources off-world is very real:

Offworld Trading Company

Offworld Trading Company

Offworld Trading Company is a real time strategy game that takes players to Mars:

Your Colony

Your Colony

This off-world adventure is all for profit. Mine your way over the surface of Mars to economic victory:

Life Beyond Earth Begins

Life Beyond Earth Begins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offworld Trading Company is $39.99 on Steam. Let me know what you think?

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Merchandise Monday #40

Happy Monday! Here is some more from our Star Wars and Disney collection:

A New Hope figures

A New Hope figures

I really want to collect all the diorama scenes available. I want a Jabba’s Palace one so bad! I cant wait to see what other merchandise becomes available as episode 7 nears:

Han and Chewy close up

Han and Chewy close up

Has anyone else been hoarding Disney Star Wars toys? Please share :)

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Sand Sculptures

Who doesn’t love a day at the beach? Besides the surf and sun; there is art abound on the beach…

Darth Vader

Darth Vader

The artists who created these sand sculptures have some true talent and patience. Imagine creating something; knowing that it was only temporary? I’m an artist; and the thought of my artwork getting washed away is heartbreaking. Anyhow; enjoy these sand sculptures:

1.

ET

ET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Gollum

Gollum

3.

Indiana Jones

Indiana Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Pirates

Pirates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Toy Story

Toy Story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Underworld

Underworld

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you ever built an epic sand sculpture? We just used to build with those pre-moulded ‘castle’ buckets.

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Mario Builder

Has anyone every downloaded Mario Builder (or Mario Maker)? I hear that there is a new version coming out, but I have never tried using it myself:

Mario Builder

Mario Builder

Apparently you can build your own levels, and share them for others to play. If any of you decide to build a few levels and need a tester; just give me a shout! I’d love to see your level designs 8-) gonna save me a princess…

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Apollo 11 Game

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to go into space! Let’s go for a moon walk with the Apollo 11 game…

Apollo 11 Game

Apollo 11 Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You get to command the mission vehicles. Take-off and navigate your way through 7 levels:

Apollo 11 In-Game

Apollo 11 In-Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This game is the only NASA collaboration game to date. It is near-accurate; where you can land your lunar module at the actual splashdown sites from the real mission:

Apollo 11 Splashdown

Apollo 11 Splashdown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re-entry can be a bit of a stumbling block; calculate that angle/speed correctly!

Re-Entry Apollo 11 Game

Re-Entry Apollo 11 Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seriously think about it – would you like to go on any space mission? Which ones? Mars for me; if the technology has improved for the occasion.

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Elvish Weapons

When faced with the choice of what weapon you’d like to posses; I’m sure most would go for whichever weapon represents the best technology for that particular world.

Legolas Weapons

Legolas Weapons

However, I think the style of the weapon is just as important (I want my weapon to be a unique work of art). Elvish weapons are both decorative and functional – what more could you hope for in Middle Earth:

Tauriel Weapons

Tauriel Weapons

Which of the above pictured Elvish weapons would be your first pick? Look at the crazy backward barb styles on Tauriel’s arrow tips!

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Mad Max Cars

The vehicles used in Mad Max have some unique artistic flair, but they weren’t designed this way for show. Of course the designs of these cars have the output of some sinister functional purposes:

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Nux's Chevy Coupe

Nux’s Chevy Coupe

2.

Max's Interceptor

Max’s Interceptor

3.

The Doof Wagon

The Doof Wagon

4.

Rock Riders Motorcycle

Rock Riders Motorcycle

5.

Furiosa's War Rig

Furiosa’s War Rig

6.

Ploughboy

Ploughboy

7.

Big Foot

Big Foot

8.

The Buzzard Excavator

The Buzzard Excavator

Which is your favorite Mad Max car? Would decking out a vehicle be on your priority list at all in a post-apocalyptic dystopian world?

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