This merchandise Monday is celebrating some Summer heat with the Balrog – Demon of Shadow and Flame Statue:
Rivalling Erebor in its prime, the great Dwarf city of Dwarrowdelf was a celebration of the wealth and power of Durin’s folk. But, as it would come to be understood in aftertimes, the Longbeards delved too greedily and too deep…
Far beneath the ground, tunneling for Mithril in sunless black rock, the Dwarves disturbed something that had remained safely entombed since ages past, a being of unfathomable terror, relic of a time of gods and giants, a creature of which like should never walked again in Middle-earth and for whom there were few equals remaining in the world, a Balrog of Morgoth. A demon composed of shadow and flame, the Balrog could be harmed by no blade or device of Dwarf design. By the hundreds, Durin’s people and the Dwarf King himself fell before the beast, after named Durin’s Bane.
As you know; our boy Gandalf took the Belrog down. Who is your favorite evil creature/person from Middle Earth? I like Carcharoth 8-)
Its been exactly 1 year since Nelson Mandela passed; so naturally its a big deal here in South Africa:
I’ve kept the newspapers above from the day the news broke of his passing. On this day you can honor his legacy by wearing one of his print t-shirts. Does anyone else collect newspapers from the day a major worldwide event occurred? I also have newspapers from the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the day the tsunami hit Phuket.
Here’s a cool infographic breaking down the uniqueness of superhero skin:
What type of skin do you have? I have transparent/vampire skin. It never tans and reflects the rays of the sun to reduce rising global temperatures. I use mostly Loreal skin care products; including the Body Shop. What do you recommend?
Oh my word… So of course i’ve been playing Alien Isolation on and off. I find the scariness level so high that at times it’s really not enjoyable to play. I know i’m getting emotional about this, but when progression is dependent on a gamer not being scared – no progression takes place at all lol:
Ok; i am progressing, but very slowly. Gamers who play with headphones on are too brave. The music and other sounds booming from Sevastopol Station are too real for my emotions. This game is so intense i feel like my blood is clotting because its pumping so hard.
I’ve encountered the alien twice so far – in cut-scenes only thankfully. The most recent encounter was when it killed some employees on the station; after almost falling on top of me from an overhead vent:
I knew things were starting to get serious when they gave me my first gun and a motion detection scanner. At first i struggled with figuring out how to craft/select items and de-code some of the puzzles, but i’m getting the hang of it now:
Alien Isolation First Gun
I’m at the point where i’ve just made contact with my ship; and now an annoying alarm is sounding in my communication room. My objective is to get out of the room – without detection i assume. This assumption comes about because of these psycho robotic guys who try to prohibit you from accessing certain areas. Word of advice – don’t hit the robotic guys in the face with a wrench; they will stalk you and kill you:
Alien Isolation Robots
Is anyone else playing Alien Isolation? What are your thoughts (let’s start a counselling group for those sleepless nights)?