HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Let’s hope this is the best year for HL modding ever.
As some of you may know, I have been away, but I’m back for 4 days and then off for another week.
I’ll be posting some maps and mods when I get back, but nothing before.
What have I missed in the last 10 days?
And what plans do you have for 2017?
Each month I create a “General Chat” post for readers to post whatever they want within the limits of being a family-friendly website.
Please don’t post reviews, questions or comments about maps and mods listed on the site – post them on the respective post – all those comments will be deleted. I do this to ensure that when a reader visits a map or mod page, all the information is in one place.
Back in June 2014, I started to use a poster from a classic Sci-Fi movie as the background for the post image.
Starting in June 2016, I started to use images taken from old FPS games.
And now, for 2017, I will be using images inspired by Sci-Fi book series
This month it is Duneby Frank Herbert.
“Set tens of thousands of years in the future, the saga chronicles a civilization which has banned artificial intelligence but has also developed advanced technology and mental and physical abilities. Vital to this empire is the harsh desert planet Arrakis, only known source of the spice melange, the most valuable substance in the universe.”
Without doubt, this is one of my favourite series. I’ve re-read then twice, so I’ve read the complete series three times. I generally, love Hard Sci-Fi but this is Soft Sci-Fi. If you read what Herbert had planned for the full series you would be amazed, at least I was! I tried to read a book written by his son and collaborators but just because they contained Frank’s ideas didn’t automatically make them good. In fact, I hated the one and only book I tried and won’t try again.
The image is a crop from Angelitoon, taken from his Devinat Art page. It’s his birthday today which is a wonderful co-incidence as this is the day I updated this page with the new monthly theme idea and his image.
I’ll be using art I find on Deviant Art as the “featured image” image.