Good day fellow human being of planet Earth. I thought I’d give you that welcome because it’s MONDAY and a start to the week. So, you know. Why not.
Listen – some news.
I’ve been animating this little short experimental project this week. I was sitting down at a coffee shop in Plett and doodling. I guess I started getting into free association mode, started doodling this trangle-headed dude. Kind of liked it and drew some more, ended up with 10 pics. Then I scanned them, cut them up in Photoshop, and animated the scenes in Anime Studio. Put them together. First draft above. Decided that if I’m doing a personal project, the most I can do is enjoy the process. And that’s exactly what I did. Great success.
With any luck my bro may do sound for it. Here are some of the original drawings:
I’m also kind of posting things as I go over at the LostMarble forums if you’d like to see how things progress.
I saw something online that suggested a good hack – a plug in a drawer so that it’s possible to charge devices neatly and then be able to close the drawer. Really simple – drill a hole in the back of the drawer cabinet and feed through an extension cord. I did that. Really simple, now don’t have to crawl under desk to charge things. Yay:
I got myself a Nintendo 2DS. I like it because it’s pretty cheap and light, comfortable, and I can get nice games from an online shop with wi-fi. I’ve been wanting to play ‘Zelda: Ocarina of Time’ for ages, I often see it cited as ‘the best game ever made’. That’s quite a lofty statement and I never really liked Zelda since playing ‘Twlight Princess’ on the Wii. I think I stopped playing halfway, and that’s the first Zelda game I tried. Anyways, I’m a couple hours in to ‘Ocarina of Time’ and I see why people say it’s the greatest game ever – I imagine back in 1998 it blew people’s minds. I also see how many games copied it thereafter. Anyways, so far it’s stood the test of time.
I also have got the original 1985 Super Mario Bros 1, and Super Mario Bros 3. I clocked the first game recently using a save / restore point – man, it was pretty tricky. Some old games were actually really challenging. And it’s not like a person could’ve saved in original Super Mario Bros – there were no continues either. If you wanted to clock it, for the most part it had to be done in one go. I suppose a person could pause the game for a day and pick up the next day, but…
Had a halloween party recently. My buddy came dressed as ‘MooseBox’. Classic:
Some other halloween things we made:
Some family friends from Arizona, US got me this SCHWEET Super Mario Bros. 8bit shirt. I dig it LANK.
Also, I recently got 5 of these Goldfish ‘Dog is a DJ’ shirts. I drew it for them on spec and as payment I asked for a couple shirts when they printed them (I think they printed a bunch and sell them at gigs / online shop). They printed really well. I dig them. Dog is from my animated Goldfish videos, this one in particular references my latest music video ‘One Million Views’ where Dog is a bit of a mullet DJ who presses play and poses like this with his arms up, posing for the crowd. Incidentally, the video is creeping on one million views.
Some more great MooseBox fan art from Alfred / @PaperBoxHouse (what a delight checking these):
I made a little ‘OctoCat’ gif. OctoCat is a series of shorts animated by David O’Reilly. It’s made to look like a kid made it (‘Randy Peters’ was his pseudonym for this) and I think it’s absolutely hilarious. Click HERE to watch the full OctoCat series.