While Saint Nicholas may bring gifts to good boys and girls, ancient folklore in Europe’s Alpine region also tells of Krampus, a frightening beast-like creature who emerges during the Yule season, looking for naughty children to punish in horrible ways — or possibly to drag back to his lair in a sack. In keeping with pre-Germanic Pagan traditions, men dressed as these demons have been frightening children on Krampusnacht for centuries, chasing them and hitting them with sticks, on an (often alcohol-fueled) run through the dark streets.
Alessandro Puccinelli - Intersections
"Where Sea and Sky collide.
In essence, Intersections is all about that brief moment of time when the water of the sea blurs with the clouds of a stormy sky and creates a unique and abstract fleeting moment. When the fury of the ocean seems to take a breath before inexorably and inevitably starting again with the next wave.”
Can we all agree that Metal Slug has some of the best pixel art of all time?
The Metal Slug team is absolutely fucking crazy
No one said “hey, we need you guys to create like a dozen giant intricately-animated bosses at a totally ridiculous resolution”
THE LIGHTING CHANGES WHEN THE CANNON GOES OFF AND EVERYTHING
THE PLAYER CHARACTERS ALL HAVE LITTLE RELOAD ANIMATIONS IN A GAME WHERE YOU NEVER ACTUALLY HAVE TO STOP SHOOTING
AND JUST IMAGINE THE THOUGHTS THAT WENT THROUGH THEIR HEAD WHEN THEY MADE THESE
AND THAT’S WHY I FUCKING LOVE METAL SLUG.