When you want an image to use for your character portrait, you have two choices:
- Spend years mastering the art of sci-fi / fantasy illustration. Perhaps attend art school. Hone your craft until you can fully realize your character on paper just as you imagine them.
- Use Google Image Search and swipe something that looks roughly like how you want your character to look.
For whatever reason, most players take the lazy way and opt for #2, despite the fact that there is a 90% chance they are going to look like a brooding androgynous goth / punk elf holding the wrong weapon.
The Biggest Game Ever
How did this niche racing game make a gameworld so massive, and why is that a big deal?
The product of fandom run unchecked, this novel began as a short story and grew into something of a cult hit.
The Best of 2011
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2011.
Lost Laughs in Leisure Suit Larry
Why was this classic adventure game so funny in the 80's, and why did it stop being funny?
What is this silly word, why did some people get so irritated by it, and why did it fall out of use?