Archive for August, 2011

Winner

The winner of my ‘100th post’ contest is Beth Warwick!

Thanks to everyone who posted!

Next time I do a prize, I’ll make it something big! Promis!

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Toronto Trip – Just letting ya know where I am.

Hey everyone. I’m in Toronto.

Crazy…

Not really. Anyways I’m letting you know, I will have a great update for you! A video update! With a guest! And I’ll film it with a real video camera so that it doesn’t lag when it playes!

April and I have been having such a great time! I’ll be sure to tell you all about it! Also, just a reminder about the contest, its still open. Go to my last post (100th post) and enter your name and where you live. You can win a vector drawing of yourself!!!

Alright, I’ll update you all later! Have a great day!

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It’s My 100th Post! (Win a portrait of yourself!)

Well hello my followers.

So you realize this is my 100th post??? Do you know what this means? I am giving away a prize commemorating the fact that I stuck with something for longer then a day!

This is an example of what you’ll win;

This is a drawing I did of myself with Adobe Illustrator. One of you lucky readers will win a drawing, very much like this one (but probably better), of yourself!

The rules; all you have to do is post your name and where you’re from in the comments section, and I’ll do a raffle.

Simple as that. Once you’ve won, I’ll have you email me the photo you want drawn, and I’ll send it to you in a few days time.

The contest will end on August 31st 2011. Happy commenting!

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Photography at its most inspiring.

 These are some photographs taken by Natsumi Hayashi, a young girl from Tokyo Japan.  She creates a very magical feel with her abstract caption of what daily life would be like for someone who never touches the ground.  For these self portraits Hayashi will snap hundreds of photographs, all of herself jumping, until she captures the right shot. This girl is just wonderful photographer.

“The only way to get a right timing for a shot is jumping a lot,” Hayashi said in an interview with the U.K.’s Daily Mail, dispelling our hopeful illusions that she’s the first human being who can actually fly. “Sometimes I need to jump over 100 times to get a right shot” She does this in front of her camera, mounted on a tripod, and continues to do so until she achieves that perfect, natural-looking “levitation.”

 “I got the idea from an English idiom that says ‘to have one’s feet firmly planted on the ground,” she continued. “In Japan, we have the exact same idiom. But I am not a practical person at all. Therefore, I try ‘not to have my feet firmly on the ground’ in my self-portrait photos to show my true self.”

(Full story here at Daily Mail UK)

These are some of her photographs;

 

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(This one is my favourite, just cause the Kid has his hand down his pants!)

Please make sure to check out Natsumi Hayashi’s website for more great photographs!!!

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We drink to much.

This one goes out to Craig and Megan. I wish I could remember what context this was in… but I was so drunk.

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When did I stop posting cartoons?

This was made in February and I forgot to post it… because I thought I already had.

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New Three Musketeers movie is looking extremely anachronistic.

Ok, I BLEEP you not, I haven’t been this excited about an up and coming movie since I found out about the second Sherlock Holms…. (sadly, I found out about it 6 months after the first, so that’s not saying much. )

Anyways. I’m also mostly exited because it’s (you guessed it) another really inaccurate retelling of a classic novel a ‘steampunk’ movie.

Please watch;

So I’m having this feeling that unless you’re into steampunk you’re not going to understand and be upset by the fact that this is not an accurate steampunk film.

Now class. Can anybody tell me why this is not an accurate steampunk fillm? Anyone? Anyone at all?

Well, anyone who has read The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (I have yet to meet another living sole who has) knows that it is set in the 17th century. Specifically some time during the Siege of La Rochelle (1627- 1628).

Now, as you have just recently watched in the trailer above, the Duke of Buckingham is creating an army of really effin cool air ships. (This is where I burst your bubble and place in a part of my steampunk sole.) Air ships of any kind where not invented until the late 18th century. The first attempts didn’t even carry people until 1785!

(Without trying to sound like a complete loser;) This disregard for history’s technological advances throws off Steampunk’s original look. I mean, why not go back another 150 years and whip out your double barrel lazier pistol and see what’ll happen. Here you go King Edward V. Enjoy!

COME ON PEOPLE.

Steampunk is largely anachronistic. I get. You get. Your grandmother gets it. But usually this technological advancement is a result of years of development, which then changes the culture and civilization it’s created for.  (Anyone seen Wild Wild West? Sure the crazy steam powered spider was crazy… but with all the other technological gadgets around them, it wasn’t impossible.)

So, this leads me to the question… why is the 17th century civilization still very 17th century?

(And no one has the answer?)

Because, class, the creators of this film needed something to give it a bit of a thrill for the standerd population (AKA; people with money!). They dont care about the rest of us thinkers. (Another main reason why comic book movies have been getting worse and worse. Don’t get me started.)

I mean you can only do so many bad Three Musketeer movies before we grab our flaming pitchforks. (Example;)

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The Musketeer…….The Three Musketeers…….Barby and the Three Musketeers

Now, maybe this movie will be extremely entertaining.

Or then again… it might not.

At least if the movie’s bad I’m sure I’ll be able to close of any part of my brain that has intelligent thought and  simply enjoy the extensively long and incredibly expensive fight scenes.

…. And if all else fails I’ll imagine I’m having wonderfully romantic sex with Matthew Macfadyn (Mr. Darcy).

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