PREVIEW: The Flash #1
Wally West has never been quicker, more fulfilled, more heroic. His loving family is around him. And yet something is off. Very off. His evolving understanding of his powers has opened Wally to new avenues of sci-fi adventure and attuned his senses to strange new ideas. Something whispers from the dark vibrations beyond the Speed Force, and as Wally experiments with...
#flash #dc #comics #Si Spurrier #Mike Deodato Jr.
@davemark @wklj The site uses #Ruffle now, a #Flash emulator built in #Rust. It's not perfect, but it works reasonably well. They also uploaded a lot of their videos (and occasionally upload new ones) on YouTube to homestarrunnerdotcom, though some #EasterEggs are missing. If you want to indulge your nostalgia on Mastodon, there is the Homestar Screens bot @grapenuts_robot, which shares random screens from the series, though it lacks #AltText. #OnionBubs! #OnionBubs!
So excited to see pics of the first printed copies of Soul to Soul: Tiny Stories of Hope and Resilience! This beautiful book, illustrated by European artist Anya Lauchlan, will be available for pre-order on October 1. The publication date is Dec. 1 - right in time for the holidays. Tiny stories to lift readers up in the moments they need a little cheer. For inquiries: Huntsville Independent Press: https://www.huntsvilleindependent.com. And #writingcommunity, check out this wonderful press for your own work and submissions.
Someone in my midtown manhattan facebook "buy nothing" group posted this tongue in cheek #FlashGive which I found hilarious because I have almost as many mystery sauces in my own fridge.
#flash #give #free #stuff #NYC #midtown #manhattan #facebook #group #buy #nothing #neighbors #pickup #mystery #sauces #maybe
The correspondent by Francesco Centore
#correspondent #journalist #tv #people #sunset #dusk #street #streetphoto #streetphotography #streetlife #candid #urban #urbanlife #city #citylife #myspc #vatican #rome #italy #flash #strobe #frontal #r127319 #flickr #thingsdavidlikes
From 22 Sep: Write About Your Cryptid (Or Monstrous) Crush With Us In Our Flash #Fiction Challenge #AmWriting - Flash fiction. Cryptids. Romance. What could go wrong? https://ideatrash.net/2023/09/write-about-your-cryptid-or-monstrous-crush-with-us-in-our-flash-fiction-challenge-amwriting.html #writing #amwriting #challenge #flash-fiction
DC Preview: The Flash #1
WALLY WEST RACES TOWARDS THE FUTURE WITH A NEW ALL-STAR CREATIVE TEAM!
Mal dia de colada, tres camisetas manchadas.
Puto rojo #flash ⚡ :comics_dc_flash:
"When I was young, my father loved to tell me the story of the man who buried gold in his backyard. Worried about thieves, he drove a sign in the ground next to the freshly turned earth, one that read, 'There is no gold here.' The next day, the gold was gone."
New #flash by Elena Zhang!
Kennt sich von euch wer mit Superheld*innen aus und kann mir sagen, was man für "legacy hero" auf Deutsch sagt?
Habe leider keinen Satzkontext, nur einen Listenpunkt als Charakteroption in einem generischen Superheld*innen-Setting.
The actors did an excellent job. Michael #Fassbender was amazing as both his past and present selves (even if his future self's growth was unearned by the #narrative). Marion #Cotillard's character was compelling, and she played her #arc as well as she could given the runtime she was given to develop it. Jeremy #Irons was amazing as always, no matter how awful the film (see Dungeons & Dragons, that incredibly terrible film that came out in 2000).
But the narrative was, at best, incomplete. The #ending was rushed and unearned and resolved nothing. The #film seems more like a #pilot for a #television #series than it does a film. And they wanted to make it into a franchise.
Well that was the problem, wasn't it? You build a #franchise out of a successful first film, and you don't make a successful film without some form of #denouement: a complete, coherent #story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. Give us none, and why should we trust that you ever will? #Universal's attempted Dark Universe franchise failed for the same reason; they counted their eggs before they'd hatched, and that's how you end up with stillborn chicks.
I don't make the rules.
#Flash #Flood emergency in #Leominster the other night was a "200-year" event. ..."The city has not seen such widespread damage since a 1936 hurricane. He said most buildings downtown flooded and some collapsed. " #MAwx https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/2023/09/13/flash-flooding-massachusetts-new-england/16d7887c-51ee-11ee-accf-88c266213aac_story.html
Steele's pioneering work - in #Hypercard, then #CDROMs, then #Flash - helped define the look-and-feel of the old, good internet; an #urbanist feel that owed a debt to #Toronto's most beloved adopted urbanist, #JaneJacobs. Steele and Mackerel made things that were beautiful and human-centered, human-scaled and human-adaptable.
'Tiger Mum' by @pleomorphic2
[CW: Reference to infertility]
Tiger Mum is at yoga with Buffalo Mum. Tiger Mum glides through chathuranga to upward dog, feeling her sleek muscles ripple under her animal-print tights. They are an expensive dri-weave.
People are worried about the #unity price changes and their future without potentially using the engine.
Some people feel stuck because they invested their skillset on the engine.
I remember a familiar situation, which was the death of #flash
Although for different reasons, it's the same feeling. You need to learn how to make games and digital experiences, not how to use a tool.
Flash devs learnt this the hard way, now you too unfortunately.
Good news is that alternatives exist use them now!
Just read #New52 #JusticeLeague Origin and can finally see how closely it was adapted for the Justice League War #animated #movie, as well as its influences for the #liveaction Justice League film by #ZackSnyder.
The flash floods are happening uncomfortably close to home
#Leominster declares #emergency after #catastrophic #flash #flooding #MAwx (gift link) https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/12/us/leominster-massachusetts-flash-flooding.html?unlocked_article_code=erTG91GGEt8Cs268PNELP9QCBwXOGBhgJ5QKgbyUIg11jzTZRn3gONrdjmAFdaNQ_kKGRjuQlABqTZ8Umy0Ark8dlDcWJ5Y-S4Ql0DCebpWRwRm4YlvcLyABpXhJB4joN-crH2sT1BuQ_CejXcCQVanxnMSl6Yo14zRK7rgMJTVYxS7hNV3R5TAoxXKF0rTIdAOf-a8YuFFhQM9dKSVy2ORInITeeAuIZZmIXn6w1YP8Lmzh677swTXcXp4PybnML2PWx8h-UluAbNntMBVMkq4uj4_OKiOu4wI9S7bSeeNNP9TpnoCG2zAtaLYPROX-tWdf49NGZC0PiBSrUWep3mpqjZPflBhCIv7Pew&smid=url-share https://m.ai6yr.org/@ai6yr/111052570045132140
#Leominster declares #emergency after #catastrophic #flash #flooding #MAwx (gift link) https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/12/us/leominster-massachusetts-flash-flooding.html?unlocked_article_code=erTG91GGEt8Cs268PNELP9QCBwXOGBhgJ5QKgbyUIg11jzTZRn3gONrdjmAFdaNQ_kKGRjuQlABqTZ8Umy0Ark8dlDcWJ5Y-S4Ql0DCebpWRwRm4YlvcLyABpXhJB4joN-crH2sT1BuQ_CejXcCQVanxnMSl6Yo14zRK7rgMJTVYxS7hNV3R5TAoxXKF0rTIdAOf-a8YuFFhQM9dKSVy2ORInITeeAuIZZmIXn6w1YP8Lmzh677swTXcXp4PybnML2PWx8h-UluAbNntMBVMkq4uj4_OKiOu4wI9S7bSeeNNP9TpnoCG2zAtaLYPROX-tWdf49NGZC0PiBSrUWep3mpqjZPflBhCIv7Pew&smid=url-share
Describe a character named September.
She was born as the world around her was preparing for a long, cold death. She didn’t scream, cough fluid from her lungs as expected, but was still, her chest unmoving. She seemed dead, save for bolting upright, and fixing eyes on me that looked like a fish left out too long.
I took a screen shot that captures so many things in one spot. First, it shows off how janky my #selfhosted #server at my #colo is. Second, it is kinda awesome that this even works at all. Wanted to let y'all have a laugh at how ridiculous this is.
I use SSH port forwarding to tunnel to internal IPs, #xenorchestra provides a web-based view of VM consoles. Then I have #windows10 running in a VM. #Xen Orchestra lets me get a keyboard and mouse on the graphical console of the VM in a garden variety web browser (#firefox, of course)
But wait! It gets dumber. My janky Cisco server has an #adobe #flash based management interface. So the only way I can do remote management is to have a way to reach the integrated management interface with a web browser that supports Flash!
So the VM runs Win10, so I can run #Basilisk which managed to get Adobe Flash to connect to the internal management interface. This is kinda embarassingly cobbled together. But it was CHEAP. (32 cores, 256Gb RAM for $500, plus $150 to replace a failed RAID card 4 years ago)
Not everybody shares their embarassing dirty laundry. I had it all in one screenshot, so it seemed fun to share.
'Release' by Matt Paul
My fiancé’s sister Marcie convinced me to come on the promise of catharsis. How it goes, she says, driving us to the park, dashboard fan parting her ocean of curls, is you write down something you want or want to let go of, set it alight, then feel your chakras smile as it floats away.
My wince must have made a sound.
From 02 Sep: Join Us For Our Labor Day Weekend Flash Fiction Writing Challenge - Join us for a writing challenge this long weekend! https://ideatrash.net/2023/09/join-us-for-our-labor-day-weekend-flash-fiction-writing-challenge.html #craft-of-writing #writing #challenge #flash-challenge
🇬🇧 I watched #Flash and it's a pretty good movie 😉 I think I heard rather poor reviews of it while it was in theaters 😉 They messed up the CGI of the characters (faces) quite a bit and in general there was too much of it, but rest is OK.
🇵🇱 Obejrzałem #Flash i jest to całkiem niezły film 😉 Wydaje mi się, że w trakcie jak był w kinach to słyszałem o nim raczej słabe opinie 😉 Zepsuli dość mocno CGI postaci (twarzy) i w ogóle za dużo tego było, ale poza tym OK.
Coming up on the 20th anniversary of one the Internet's greatest meme songs - "Badgers" 🦡 Sept 2nd, 2003. Seems like an eternity ago, but still fresh in the head. Figured Badger-fan @BadgerBadgerBadger might want to know, as well. 👋
The official video on YT doesn't loop endlessly like the Flash original, tho. 😢
"Badgers" on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIyixC9NsLI
I just realized that the major reason that The #Flash (2023) is so watchable is Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne. I’m so slow witted.
I mean, once they go ”Back to the future” the storytelling picks up too, and Ezra Miller is working hard, but it was Bruce Wayne, General Zod, and Kara Zor-El that glued my attention to the film instead of my phone
The big #impact #flash on #Jupiter on August 28 (afternoon UTC) has been imaged by quite a number of Asian observers - here is a composite image from the best data available so far: https://nitter.net/OASES_miyako/status/1697120198204195152
This works nicely as a Flash Fiction/Non-Fiction statement of intent - "I’m producing too many stories at once because what I want is for you to feel, around the story, a saturation of other stories that I could tell and maybe will tell or who knows may already have told on some other occasion, a space full of stories that perhaps is simply my lifetime, where you can move in all directions, as in space, always finding stories that cannot be told until other stories are told first, and so, setting out from any moment or place, you encounter always the same density of material to be told. In fact, looking in perspective at everything I am leaving out of the main narration, I see something like a forest that extends in all directions and is so thick that it doesn’t allow light to pass: a material, in other words, much richer than what I have chosen to put in the foreground this time, so it is not impossible that the person who follows my story may feel himself a bit cheated, seeing that the stream is dispersed into so many trickles, and that of the essential events only the last echoes and reverberations arrive at him; but it is not impossible that this is the very effect I aimed at when I started narrating, or let’s say it’s a trick of the narrative art that I am trying to employ, a rule of discretion that consists in maintaining my position slightly below the narrative possibilities at my disposal.
Which, if you look closer, is the sign of real wealth, solid and vast, in the sense that if, we’ll assume, I had only one story to tell, I would make a huge fuss over this story and would end up botching it in my rage to show it in its true light, but, actually having in reserve a virtually unlimited supply of narratable material, I am in a position to handle it with detachment and without haste, even allowing a certain irritation to be perceptible and granting myself the luxury of expatiating on secondary episodes and insignificant details." – Italo Calvino ("If on a Winter's Night a Traveller", 1979) #writing #story #flash #quotes
The #Flash (2023) … The beginning is gag inducing, and left me angry for having committed myself to watching it. But the following 110 minutes or so, when they rip off back to the future (flashture?) - completely openly - is actually wonderfully entertaining and somehow frankensteiningly relateable, and it makes up for the opening cringe show
I just kind of wish they would have left the opening on the cutting room floor once they could screen the whole thing
Oh and the cameos are gold
OK, I was not expecting the new #Flash movie to be *that* good.
Usually superhero films leave me cold. But this one was funny, smart, and had a plot which didn't descend into tangled nonsense.
The cameos were an absolute treat (especially Senate House!) and were justified by the story.
Absolutely excellent. Much better than the recent MCU stuff.
(Yes, I know Ezra Miller is a 100% weapons-grade arse.)
2) Craving some old Flash games? Between emulators and archives, you just might be able to finally replay your favs
Watching the #Flash movie. I grew up with this comic and honestly, the creative license they’re taking with these characters is starting to annoy me just a little. What Barry Allen and Iris West are supposed to look like, in attached pic. Aquaman was also blonde. They cast Superman right, Wonder Woman right, Tony Stark mostly right and Green Arrow close (minus the swashbuckly goatee). But Flash was my favourite and he just doesn’t look like Ezra Miller and Iris sure as shinola doesn’t look like whoever is playing the character now. </rant>
As much as I like Ruffle, I really gotta say I'm disappointed it took flash shutting down for development on flash emulators to even kick into proper gear.
In a proper world, Adobe should have been made to develop an official flash emulator before ending support.
At the co-op to get coffee.
I immediately join them and lurch over laughing. The barista comes out and has no context for this until I say "It's from a flash cartoon" then "SHUN THE UNBELIEVER! SHUN!" and they remember it and start laughing too. 🤣
There's been a lot of people dunking on the #Flash movie lately for some reason, and I gotta say, they're wrong. Killer Queen soundtrack. Max von Sydow. Brian Blessed. Timothy Dalton. "I love you!" "I know, but we only have 14 hours to save the Earth!". Flash might be one of my all time favorite movies. You haters need to sit down.
Bizarre #millenial skills: still being able to recite every single word from some weird #EarlyInternet #Flash videos (and randomly singing the songs from them at your cats), but not remembering why you walked into the kitchen just now.
I remember playing this #Flash game for hours. It took a moment to remember the way the moves worked, then it all rushed back. Thanks for preserving these, @internetarchive ! https://archive.org/details/1100_addiction_solitaire
"Friday Flash Fun Forever"
Rhaomi posted a labor of love featuring the Flashpoint Archive preservation project with over 145,000 preserved Flash games, plus highlights, more emulators, more games, tips, background, new software and more. If you miss Flash Fridays, definitely *don't* miss this post!
Why am I just now learning about Flashpoint Archive?
This amazing gaming preservation effort has kept thousands of flash games and animations alive!
For those of us who were around for that era we can relive our favourites and for the next generations they can experience all the weird and wacky content for the first time!
Really enjoyed creating this cute little animation loop to show some of my skillset on my portfolio!
Completion time was roughly 2 weeks, from conceptualization to finished product. Flash was the first creative program I ever used as a kid, so relearning it was a surprisingly emotional experience. Like returning to a long-forgotten home. 🥺💖
Anyone have experience repairing Canon flashes? I fried the bulb last year and was hoping I could just swap in a new one. But after taking it apart the soldering looks a little beyond my skill level. Also read that one should discharge the capacitor, a word that I know but I'm not sure how one does that. It's a 600EX-RT. Ten years old. Alternatively, can anyone suggest a replacement, ideally one that accepts feed from an external battery pack? Because I have a birthday next week and I've been good. #photography #camera #repair #electronics #ExternalFlash #flash #canon
Когда-то был активен официальный сайт punk-o-matic.net, где можно было выложить свои песни, или слушать чужие на встроенном плеере. Сейчас он не активен — кажется, когда-то его взломали, и автор решил его не восстанавливать. Игру все еще можно скачать на сайте разработчика https://www.evildoggames.com/punk-o-matic-2.html, там же есть конвертер песен в MP3. Она все еще есть на newgrounds, конечно, но сейчас в браузерах уже нет флеша, поэтому она, скорее всего, не запустится.
Для линуксов можно вытащить .swf-файл из .exe чем-то вроде https://github.com/laenion/dump_projector и запустить флеш-плеером. Я так пробовал, но не мог победить очень большие задержки аудио. Но все равно поностальгировал.
Прикреплю пару треков, чтобы было понятней, как это все звучало. Я собрал небольшую коллекцию у себя на сайте: https://iliazeus.github.io/punkomatic/. Для этого написал небольшую библиотеку для воспроизведения их в браузере: https://github.com/iliazeus/punkomatic-js.
Во времена флеш-игр, одной из моих самых любимых была Punk-o-Matic 2. Это даже не сосем игра, а скорее этакий музыкальный секвенсор — там можно из отдельных риффов собирать себе панковские песни. Потом их можно было "играть" а-ля Guitar Hero. Можно было конвертировать все в табы для реальной гитары. А можно было импортировать-экспортировать данные песен целиком и делиться ими.
Rewatching #Flash: Earth-2 Barry Allen has Bruce, Hal and Diana on his speed dials. What no love for Clark?
“It is still impressive how far ahead Macromedia Flash was in terms of interactivity and design on the web. To this day, we’re still trying to do the same things we did 20 years ago with Flash.” — Tobias Schneider
Flashpoint: A tribute to Flash games
I think the main thing is we live in poetry and then relate those experiences as prose. You get back to the original poetry by stripping away all the extras added after your experience. This can be societal expectations, self curation, attempts at settling ambiguity, etc. But none of it has much to do with your actual life. #writing #poetry #flash #story
Illuminated using two off-cam Godox V860IIc #flash guns. I was too lazy to change lenses since my out-of-the-window birding today, so this was done using same Soligor #VintageLenses stack as my Blackbird photo earlier today.
As you can see, there was no need to change the lenses. Exceptional sharpness, clean #bokeh, suitable depth of field, beautiful and faithful colours and no optical aberrations to speak of. This is #unprocessed #SooC Jpeg.