Monday, January 12, 2009

Studio 2.0

My new work area is pretty much complete! here is a virtual tour!

here is a general shot of where I am right this very second. We have my drafting table on the left, where I keep my paints, brushes and drawing utensils, and on the right we have my new computer desk and chair, computer, printer/scanner and various chachkas.

facing the opposite direction of my work area we have my drum set. It hasn't seen as much use since I stopped taking lessons, hopefully i can afford to start again.

Here is a little closer shot of my drafting table. I has lots of scuffs and paint marks, despite that its still pretty smooth! its served me well. That mirror is there for when I do a self portrait, or when I feel like gazing into my beautiful eyes.

Close up shot of my computer! Its a very nice desk, lots of room. best part though, which unfortunately you can not see in this picture, is the cup holder! That's right i got a freakin cup holder to the right of my monitor! that's a sign of a quality desk. Also on top of my computer tower is the install disks X3, a space sim game. I really wanted to like it the first time I played it but I eventually gave up and deleted it. well now I am going to give it another shot, I hope I will like it!

Close up of some of my robot statues. (they are not toys)

To the left is some cards made by my good English friends, Rob Laro and Anneka Tran and a little Tiki God that I got a while ago. It shall bring me good luck.

This is a little collection of unique soda bottles I have put up. It originally started with The Leninade, which I kept because it was cool, I am slowly adding other bottles up there. Also there is a little bear head that I got for chirstmas from Anneka

Anyways that about wraps it up! I shall leave you with this wonderful myspace shot of myself, kickin back in my new chair.

art will come soon

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!

Its my birthday today! i am now 19 years old. this is very cool. I got a nice desk as a present and i am currently reorganizeing my work area and once its all set up i shall take pictures for your enjoyment! huzzah! maybe some art too? ok sure some art.

I am playing Okami and Odin Sphere for the ps2, both are very beautiful games for different reasons, but so far only Okami has really grabbed me. I think i need to spend more time with odin sphere to get into it.

I also bought the trades 5 and 6 of The Walking Dead. It has been a long time since i last read trade 4 so my mind is kinda fuzzy on everything that happened, but its slowly coming back to me. Very cool stuff.

that's pretty much all i got to say, shower me with compliments and poems about my greatness because its my birthday. peace yo.

P.S. My cat just pooped and it is really the worst smelling thing i have ever smelled ever.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Trouble in video game land

A lof of crazyness has been happening lately in the world of video games. First of all, 1up gets bought out by UGO. Lots of people lose their jobs. Big ass bummer, I just hope everyone lands on their feet, maybe form their own site or maybe the giant bomb crew could scoop up a few, that would be fantastic I think. No more podcasts for me, which is very very very very very sad, but not as sad as whats happened to these people. Best of luck dudes.

secondly there is some crazyness going on with bobs game. A dude named Bob wants to make a nintendo ds game, or actually, apparently he did make one, and is waiting for nintendo to approve his license, so he can get some dev kit software. Nintendo is not approving him, and so now hes having a 100 day protest.
here is a nice quote from his website.

Nintendo, you cannot continue ignoring me.

There is nobody like me. I have created the entire game, start to finish.
I am far better than Miyamoto, Itoi, Kojima, Carmack, and Wright COMBINED.
NONE of these "designers" could create the entire thing if their lives depended on it!
They rely on the assistance of others- and take all the credit. They don't even deserve their titles! I have bested them all by far.

"bob's game" is a game by ONE PERSON, and it's one of the GREATEST GAMES EVER MADE- if not THE BEST.
I stand alone on a mountain no other has even dared to climb. I have swam across the ocean only cruise ships could cross.
I have walked through the desert of no return. I have stepped in the footprints of none, a path never taken.
I have MADE HISTORY, and history cannot be undone. It's too late, Nintendo.

No man has ever accomplished what I have accomplished at 25 years old- it's no wonder you fear accepting this truth!
My work has humiliated your teams of engineers. One young man- singlehandedly- has made their lifetime of work seem like child's play.
How can they possibly compete with such overwhelming skill? It's not even fair, is it? That's too bad, Nintendo. I'm real, and I'm here.
You can't ignore me forever. I AM RIGHT, AND IT WILL WORK.

I am a GENIUS, and I will be around for the next 40 years- eating away at your company until it exists no longer.
I will find way after way to slowly destroy your bottom line, and your business will fail.
The name NINTENDO will be forgotten, a discarded husk like so many others.
"bob's game" will live on FOREVER.




So yah he sounds pretty crazy, but who knows maybe he really did make the greatest peice of software ever made by one person. more info HERE

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Some weird side effects of having a cold

One thing that ive noticed while living with this cold over the last week, is that I cough a LOT!
I have been coughing so much in fact, that my stomach area hurts all the time! I have been getting a serious workout with this cough, if this keeps up, ill be having rock hard tastey abs washerboard style.

Me in 2 weeks

anyways I hope i get over this before my birthday, because that would be a big bummer to be sick then.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

happy 2009

what better way to ring in the new year then to sit at home alone with a cold! Hurrah!

here is to a fruitful 2009.



I have been playing Fallout 3 and Farcry 2. Fallout 3 is awesome, If you can get past its many flaws, there is a lot of fun to be had in Farcry 2. I have been listening to some new music as well such as Tom Vek, Radio 4, Whitey, and The Mutts.


Battle Star Galactica is awesome.