Thursday, February 28, 2008


I've noticed that it's now common place for people to use their mobile phones on speaker mode for music. It can get annoying, and not in the 'noise pollution' way as you may think. After all, out in the real world, there's plenty enough noise vying for competition coming from traffic and the occasional roadwork and such. It's more that the tinny speakers makes any music sound quite bad [and worse if it started off as bad]. So even if they are playing your favourite song, you have to concentrate just to hear some semblance of the original. And it's not restricted to a section of the populace nor musical genre nor a generational thing. I had someone pass me the other day, an older gentleman, and he had some sports casting going on. But I'll leave with this thought. Don't be too angry at them, it is, at least, safer for them than headphones blocking out incoming sound.


Monday, February 25, 2008


Don't know why, I'm loveable. Here's the skinny:~

On February Third, 2008, Nick Cross posted on the progress of his latest animated short. I noticed something in the colouring that I wanted to ask about before [not necessarily Nick Cross], which was the colouring of some moving parts being a lighter hue than the static parts. My thoughts when I saw this as a child on cartoons was that because the cel acetate were stacked, and the moving parts being the top most as they were the ones to be changed most, then that would slightly darken the lower ones, enough to be noticeable. But as He was using digital, I wondered maybe if my long held theory was wrong, as his cartoons were 'painted' like that. Or maybe he just liked the aesthetic. I did start off with a compliment to his progress so far and then asked my question. But I guess something in it set him off on a wild angry comment deleting fit. 

Obviously, in these type of situations, I've learnt it's best to just leave them and their website be. No answers will be gained. The mysteries of the universe still remain as such. HOWEVER, I call forth a rain of one thousand Barriers upon his next Bbq. And late night phone calls from Elmslie explaining to him how anybody who uses Flash to animate is doomed to producing a pile of turds, no matter how much effort they put in it. With the caveat that if JohnK happens to do a few layouts for the cartoon, that will stem the tide of the inevitable, thus making the cartoon look not at all like it was created in Flash [don't ask me about the technicalities of how this works - it's not my theory]...

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Thursday, February 21, 2008


I didn't want to watch this show at first. The name was stupid, the anatomy looked like balloon animals. I was more into what John Buscema and Stan Lee was showing in How To Draw Superheroes - The Marvel Way! But  one innocuous day in Textiles class [you read correctly...] this guy had the teenage mutant comic book and I got curious. After my protests about the show, he tried to convince me that this comic was not much like the show - and one glance at those open pages was all the convincing I needed! Although I think I remember him saying that it was a Japanese import, and judging by what I found on the official comic pages, that could be possible. The official ones look a bit home made, I have to say. Anyway, from that point I was watching the show, and drawing over my school book covers with mutant ninja animals, all with ribbons and arm/knee pads, bandanas, and most oddly, shells. No reference here - it has been branded onto my memory cells. Do you like his mutant turtle vadge?

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Friday, February 15, 2008


My health deteriorates. I was worried that it might affect my drawing abilities. Nope, seems like I still got the panache!

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Thursday, February 14, 2008


Give her your heart, and she might pretend to not notice your fingers as they skim across her breasts.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008


I bought myself the DVD of The Dark Crystal some months ago. I haven't watched it yet, as I don't have a television. What I remember when I first watched it in the cinema was that it wasn't immediately apparent to me who were the good guys in this film. Those gelflings didn't seem trustworthy. It was something to do with the speed that they ran. It seemed supernatural to me, watching on that big screen. They had something to hide. And though I was used to puppets, with the Muppets Movie being a quality film [as is most things muppets], I couldn't figure out what was going on with these creatures. They were too thin to be people in suits [or were they? *wink wink*], and unlike the Muppets, you couldn't see the 'strings'. It didn't help that they had those freakish long fingers. What is a young boy to think?

This drawing is old [from last year], I finally managed to get some interest in finishing colouring it. Mainly because I'm ill. Erm, so blame that on the quality also.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008


I changed my mind about making her take a dump, but some of the clues still remain.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008


Your tangled tales of lies and deceit, grow to choke your very essence. Repent...REPENT!!!


Friday, February 08, 2008


I shouldn't have rushed the colouring.

There's more than one Chuck Jones cartoon with that singing dancing frog story, right? It's not just my imagination as a child? Even when I was younger, I used to be curious as to the motivation of the frog. Why would it only show that one guy that it could sing and dance. Now I know it was just being a WHORE! Or maybe it was based on some Aesop's fable or other moral tale. From Wiki[wiki, wiki, wild wild west]pedia :~

"The story may have been inspired by the real-life tale of Ol' Rip, a horned toad who apparently survived 31 years sealed in the cornerstone of the courthouse in Eastland, Texas. The cornerstones in both cases had been laid in the 1890s. There are also connections to African myths."

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008


I just don't know what to tell you. I wanted the flowers to look 'crappy', but not to this extent. Why is he wearing a moss covered jacket as skin? No idea. What I know is that I started with the beak, and continued pushing the 'wrong' colours all the way to the finish. At least it shows stamina and commitment on my part.

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Friday, February 01, 2008


When I was at University, I glanced up from my desk to see one of my fellow students pick his nose. You see people do this in their cars quite a bit - as if they think their windows are some sort of two-way mirror where they can't be spotted. Still, it's not pleasant viewing. But that's not the most horrid part. He then proceeded to FEAST upon his excavated treasures. That'll teach me to be bored. I told this story to someone and at the first part she was begging me to stop. But I didn't relent ,and ploughed right through to the uneasy conclusion. She wasn't happy with me at all. I brought misery to someone's day.

Anyway, this cartoon hasn't much to do with that incident. It just brought back that memory. The guy looked nothing like this one. He resembled Frankenstein's monster, but that's not relevant.