Hehe… It so happened that I prepared this post before the release of commercial product titled ‘Borderlands 3’. I was ready for the invasion of hideous monsters from a negative alternative universe … but it turned out to be just an ECHOnet show with cosplayers for stupid kids.
I see now that in the current scenario, my post may seem too brutal and surious (since it was written by an inveterate player of Borderlands 2009).
In order to avoid another misunderstanding, I advise to consider that Klopotinsha sets out her ideas in the manner of New Sincerity (Russian variant of using the term, correlating with metamodernism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Sincerity#Russia)
La fantasía, aislada de la razón, solo produce monstruos imposibles. Unida a ella, en cambio, es la madre del arte y fuente de sus deseos.
I’ve seen some sh*t, amigo. Cultivation of pusillanimity and total dehumanization of characters generated a different outcome for Borderlands story.
IN PREVIOUS ARTICLE I have compared the positive and negative endings of BL2. Personally, I finished BL2 with a good ending and I can’t even imagine what needs to be done to lower karma so low that bad one opens, so I’ve watched it at Youtubes.
Apparently, something was broken inside Gearbox judging by the rapid decline in the quality level starting with BL2 (while the games of the series performed by other studios, TPS by 2K Australia and Telltale’s Tales, were slightly better). Maybe this is due to the psychoactive radiation from decaying flesh of the Destroyer… or someone just became too greedy and initiated the replacement of professional talented employees with units, less demanding for good working conditions.
I didn’t expect it would look so… uh, “EA style”.
And yea, now they have abused even a young bird. I gonna call this monster Negatalon. Pitiable embittered result of mindless neglect and cruelty over animal.
The plastic mask hides injuries received due to the fact that Liebretch’s Mor-decoy, who can’t be trusted with anything, shoved his bird into a small cage.
And this nonsense with repaint in red… why? To spread stupid rumors that Bloodwing had sexual relationships with Woody Woodpecker?
Collar with spikes - is f* sadistic torture instrument. Because of this, the bird is not able to take care of its feathers, normally eat, sleep, fly (birds change the center of gravity in flight using their neck), percept the world around and so on … this literally makes the bird unviable.
Such image causes instant association with the problem of nature pollution. Illustrations like - a bird that dies because its neck is stuck in plastic trash - the second most popular version of the illustrations on the subject after a bird that is all smeared in black fuel oil.
Or maybe this wretched design actually does not symbolize anything and was simply created by ignoramuses who know nothing about birds.
Those who are even a little familiar with birds are well aware that their neck is a very important and delicate organ that cannot be limited in motion. Gps trackers can be attached to tail quills. Objects similar by function to dog collars can be dressed on bird’s tarsometatarsus (legs).
However, I refused even such stylish accessories in Talon’s wardrobe (and adapted falconry anklets for Horse’s mandibles)
Smart(but not yet as wise as his mother was), healthy, strong, noble, proud and fearless Real Talon, raised by Mordecai in love and care, always responds to his voice.
Talon vs. Negatalon
Both birds in this illustration symbolize the results of opposite human actions: bird of love and hard work beat the sh*t out of bird of cruel and inhumane treatment.
(Of course, it would be more correct to depict how the person who takes good care of birds punishes the bastard who created this wretched monster. But I decided to depict birds for aesthetic reasons.)
SUBJECT: SO-CALLED ‘BORDERLANDS 3’ FROM THE CREATORS OF BATTLBORN
STATUS: EVALUATION TERMINATED
POST MORTEM: screw that sh*t
Klopotinsha not going to play so-called “Borderlands 3” from the creators of Batllborn, because this game looks like, uh, if someone tried to sell Sainsrow under GTA brand title. Nuff said.
Time for a nice relaxing song.
NIИ - The Day The World Went Away (Still)
This story with negative BL2 ending (out of BL1 canons) is somewhat similar to my childhood disappointment with the game ‘S.t.a.l.k.e.r’. When the game was in development (as Oblivion Lost), I’ve read several books written synchronously with the scriptwriters of the game and there was something amazing about it. But then the key part of the developers left the project, the concept of the game was replaced with something completely simple and meaningless, and the game with the final title Shadow of Chernobyl came out, well, how can I put this… it came out ПОЛНЫМ ГОВНОМ.
And a few years later, the developers who left that decaying studio created a real masterpiece - METRO series based on the books by Dmitry Glukhovsky (and he also wrote the script for the games) - and these games realized in the best possible way everything I dreamed about when was waiting for True Stalker. (By the way, Metro even has its own Black "Eridians”, reminding of little guys from Peter Gabriel’s OVO. And even a character who performs the function of local Mordecai. And the protagonist like Russian version of A. Shephard. And the third game of the series - Metro: Exodus perfectly embodies everything that I want from gameplay of good and right Borderlands 3! ЫЫЫ!)
So I better watch for the next adventures of Matthew Armstrong (creator of the original sci-fi Borderlands) and keep enjoy the amazing career development of my favorite actor Julio Cedillo (Mordecai NEVERDYING, PROTECTOR OF JIMENEZ, SWORN ENEMY OF AN INCUBUS!)