Another week, another issue of Tomb Raided. And what a busy week it’s been. Not just here at The Archaeology of Tomb Raider but all over the TR fan community. The TR fan community is nothing if not dedicated.. :)
Before we look at what others have been up to over the past week, here’s a brief recap of some of the recent posts you may have missed here at The Archaeology of Tomb Raider:
- Lara’s Travels: Strahov District, Prague - A look at the real-life Strahov district, which was briefly seen in Angel of Darkness.
- Rise of the Tomb Raider Will Be at E3 2015 - This is self-explanatory..
- Rise of the Tomb Raider Concept Art – Pre-E3 Collection - A gallery of Rise concept art released thus far.
And now, without further ado, let’s take a look at what others have been creating and tweeting this week.
Guns & Grapple Interviews Camilla d’Errico
Guns & Grapple admin Jaden Morretti has published an exclusive interview with Camilla d’Errico, the artist behind “The Depths”, a piece that was inspired by the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot.
“The Depths” was one of the artworks that was spotlighted during the Tomb Raider 15th Anniversary celebrations back in 2012 and it remains a fan favourite. You can learn more about d’Errico’s work and her thoughts on the TR franchise by reading the interview over at Guns & Grapple!
Punished Props Builds Replica of “Rise of the Tomb Raider” Bow
Bill Doran from Punished Props has built a replica of the wooden bow from Rise of the Tomb Raider. Check out the video below to see how he constructed his replica bow and find out what tools and material he used to create it.
Cosplayers, there’s a treasure trove of information on creating replica props and costumes from other game franchises over on the Punished Props site so be sure to browse through its archives.
The Mental Attic Takes on “Angel of Darkness”
Kevin K, the blogger behind The Mental Attic, has begun his playthrough of one of his least favourite Tomb Raider games, Angel of Darkness.
Click the video above to see the first installment of “Classic Play - Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness”!
Inna-Vjuzhanina Shares A New Tomb Raider Sketch
TR fan artist Inna V has published another of her amazing TR-inspired sketches over on her DeviantArt page. This time around, she’s gone for a jungle theme.
You can find more of Inna’s fan creations over on her DeviantArt page. And if you’d like to learn more about the artist herself, check out this interview with Inna and her partner-in-crime, Ana!
José Pays Tribute to Tomb Raider 3’s Kayak Sections
As part of his special #ThrowbackThursday series, TR fan and friend José C created this sketch to pay tribute to (and mock) the kayak from Tomb Raider 3’s South Pacific levels.
Somehow, I doubt we were the only ones who struggled to steer that thing in the right direction. Visit the Facebook page to see José’s TR2 sketch or follow him over on Twitter.
Tweets of the Week:
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Harry @ MoTR (@H4RR7H) May 17, 2015
May 15th 1985 - Lord Richard Croft went missing #TombRaider http://t.co/KYCsItDuvW—
Dates in Movies (@DatesInMovies) May 15, 2015
Sometimes, when I feel like laughing non-stop for about a minute and a half, I'll look at how I used to draw arms... http://t.co/soFdW0UUUs—
Wil (@WilWolferine) May 16, 2015
#soLaraCroft 3 knuckles on my right hand are scraped, bruised or scabbed. #NotsoLaraCroft the injuries stem from a vicious freezer de-icing—
Noelle Adams (@pfangirl) May 15, 2015
"Cleopatra represented herself as the reincarnation of an Egyptian goddess, Isis." -- People fell for some shit-tier scams back in the day.—
Meowski Catovitch (@catovitch) May 15, 2015
this masterpiece leaves me speechless... SIMPLY PERFECT! God bless the talented artist! #TombRaider #LaraCroft http://t.co/j75ZusDCco—
Eleanor Croft (@LeleMJCroft) May 13, 2015
Been hiding under a prehistoric rock? @LEGOJurassic got an awesome new trailer today! | goo.gl/SdObjw | http://t.co/ukOhaCR1TV—
(@JHNGAMES) May 14, 2015
Thanks @Aliceisastudent for tracing lightbeam puzzles in ruined temples back to Egypt. I think it all started here... http://t.co/R5CIRT1LQ1—
Dunstan Lowe (@Paigniographos) May 13, 2015
When you know your cosplay won't be finished on time so you're like fuck it, I'll get Lara out again 👌—
Helen (@Lady_Scion) May 13, 2015
Finished replaying #TombRaider AOD and getting game footage! The final scene always leaves me with so many emotions. What a ride, Core.—
Katie Fleming (@Katie_Fleming) May 12, 2015
Photoshoot #TombRaider "beach" - #LaraCroft #Tonnerdoll is finally online! What do you think ? custom-tonner-laragwen.weebly.com http://t.co/5mtHuCJ042—
Laragwen (@Laragwendoline) May 13, 2015
Nearly there. Only 4 more to go until ultimate #tombraider nerdyness! (All 50) http://t.co/2xoblUWy7W—
Jack Pemberton (@JackPDesign) May 12, 2015
That's the shadow of a Velociraptor's tail... #TombRaider http://t.co/rfGX51dLnT—
Eleanor Croft (@LeleMJCroft) May 12, 2015
That boat level though… #GamersUnite http://t.co/7ZbFn3FJPN—
The Gamiest Gamer (@RETR0JOE) May 11, 2015
Lara is getting really into her archeology these days #tombraider http://t.co/I0aLU4X5IR—
Helen (@Lady_Scion) May 11, 2015
Lara Croft showing off her #strengthie in solidarity #WithStrongGirls everywhere! @ONECampaign one.org/international/ http://t.co/thLVj5QQG3—
Noelle Adams (@pfangirl) May 16, 2015
Stumbled across this screenshot from the editing of my #Legend playthrough. Lara letting out her inner queen... http://t.co/xExQoSr5B3—
John T. (@JHNMCHLTNR) May 04, 2015
I dragged myself off GTA to do some writing (achievement unlocked, in a manner of speaking)—
Malcolm (@hailearendel) May 16, 2015
*Insert joke about Tomb Raider's terrible camera* #tombraider http://t.co/Q1jFOwg7s5—
Jenny Scott (@VampiraJen) May 17, 2015
Just did that thing when you walk into a spiderweb and turn into a ninja.—
Rivendell (@illucifer) May 17, 2015
Gonna have a cheeky Tomb Raider—
Dean Veritiero (@SirCroftScion) May 13, 2015
@TombRaiderArch Recognise my dress up from Saturday? 😁 Someone asked are you Elton John? Erm, guns and boobs? http://t.co/QOmmQQ9lyi—
Dave Foy (@HXfoyboy) May 12, 2015
That’s all for this week, folks.
If you run a fansite or have created something you’d like me to feature in a future edition of Tomb Raided, please leave a comment below with a link to your work. All submissions will be reviewed and will be published on this blog at my discretion.