Saturday, April 18, 2015

Batman v Superman: Dawn of DARKNESS

So the new trailer for Batman v. Superman v. Good Feelings dropped this week, and The Internet has been doing what The Internet likes to do. Some love it; some hate it; most everybody has an opinion. My opinion is probably fairly obvious from that link. I don't want to just whine, though; at least not today. Probably later.

... I opted to do a little something to improve that trailer.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Get Ready to Break The BANK Is More Like It

Oh man. Oh man oh man oh man.

It's like, my initial feeling is that this is rad as heck... but then I realize that it's just another Skylanders/Infinity/amiibo thing. Which means it will combine two of the most expensive toy properties mankind has ever created into one monstrous hybrid of cash-guzzling insanity.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Awesome Animation

Not much to write today (hard to focus when your stomach is engaged in glorious combat with last night's leftovers), but I did find this fascinating series of animation tutorials that I thought I'd share:

I had originally only intended to watch one or two and save the rest for later, but they really sucked me in. Helpful information for any kind of artist or cartoonist, I think; I'll have to add these tips to my toolbox.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Park Is Open

First of all, let's all revisit this and revel in how rad it is:

The first Jurassic Park flick is one of my all-time favorites, and I even enjoy the cheeze of the sequels on occasion.  That slowed-down version of the theme in the above trailer gives me chills. I am looking forward to this more than I'm looking forward to Avengers 2. I understand this probably makes me a bad nerd, but it's true.

One thing that immediately struck me about the trailer (as it apparently did many others) was the scene with Chris Pratt's character riding out with the raptors. When I first saw it, I assumed they were all running from their common enemy... that the raptors would be attacking him otherwise. "What could be so terrifying that even raptors are running from it?" I asked. Eventually as more information came out, I learned that this was not the most likely explanation.

Monday, April 6, 2015

"Mr. Spock. You have the ability to overcome great fear..."

So I was pretty excited to see this come up today:


From the official website:
"U.S.S Enterprise crew members meet Hal Jordan and the entire Green Lantern Corps Green in an adventure that spans space, time and all the colors of the spectrum. Set inStar Trek's 23rd Century, the balance of the universe will be tested when the Green Lantern Corps' Power Rings come into the possession of certain Star Trek characters while a dark and powerful evil looms around every corner. Only the combined power of the Green Lantern Corp and the Federation stand any chance of stopping those who worship evil's might."

Thursday, April 2, 2015

My Mii Plaza Is Getting (More) Crowded

So Nintendo just e-mailed me with this:

... and I am just a terrible, terrible nerd/Nintendo Fanboy because I both desperately want and absolutely detest this. I seldom StreetPass (unless I'm at a theme park or something) and when I do, I feel like it takes forever to play through all the games I already have. As a psycho completist, I want to play them all and not miss a single StreetPass tag; but as a boring old man I don't actually enjoy them all anymore. I stopped playing Find Mii after a few run-throughs; Mii Force is too big a pain; and Flower Town I muscle through but seldom actually like. Now I'm supposed to add two more?

Now, I totally realize how irrational this all is. I don't need to play anything, and there certainly isn't anymore holding a gun to my head to make me buy or play something new. I'm being silly. I just wonder if anyone else gets this weird split perspective, or if it's just me.

... gonna buy the two new games either way. Stupid zombies and fishing.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Providing a Valuable Service For A Valuable Service

I had ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA that one of my favorite webcomics, XKCD, had added a new cloud storage service! I am also completely unaware of any calendar-related reasons this might not be entirely factual. Either way, it seems that some random errors have damaged some of the information backed up in the XKCloud, resulting in the need for the denizens of the Internet to reconstruct it.

Naturally, I was only to happy to assist... I recreated the image that had (almost certainly) originally accompanied the text:

Scientists create new man-clock hybrid.

... you should head on over to the site and pitch in. Be prepared to lose a good chunk of your day, though.