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Tuesday, May 16th, 2006 - 12:38am - [Direct Link]
I'm filling out some scholarship stuff (a scholarship is where people give you money to go to college with the purpose promoting themselves in some form), and I ran across one that was very interesting. They didn't want me to answer the generic questions, "Why do you want to go to school and how would this money help you?" They answered some rather unique ones. One of them, which I will answer now, is:
Describe the best practical joke that you have ever pulled on someone or that someone else has pulled on you.
One morning many years ago I found myself awake at an early hour. It was a school day, so I would be going to school and my mother to work. My mother is not a morning person, and was still asleep. I calmly walked into her bedroom, and I knew she was paying attention because her eyes opened barely long enough to see I wasn't an axe murderer than closed again. I knelt by her bed, saying, "It's ok mom. I already called the fire department. You can sleep a few minutes longer." Thirty seconds later her eyes shot open.
Saturday, May 13th, 2006 - 3:27am - [Direct Link]
I've been pestering a friend of mine to start a webcomic for a while, and with the help if his girlfriend he's finally gone and done it!
The comic, called ehunno, can be found at http://ehunno.tragically1337.net/ but will be found at http://www.ehunno.com/ as soon as the whole registration and nameserver mess clears up.
I spent most of today setting up a slightly modified version of Trivium's comic engine on his server. The Trivium comic engine (and before that, the Morrowind comic engine) was supposed to be a "professional" project for me that I would eventually finish and sell/give to people that wanted to make webcomics, and it would be so easy to set up and use that anyone could do it. I never did finish it, so it's got little holes all over the place, but it works well enough for my needs. I had to mess with it terribly to get it function on his server with most of his layout. And there were a few tweaks he wanted to make it behave differently.
The deal that I made with them is that they'll update twice a week while I'm updating Trivium three times a week. I'm looking forward to what those two come up with!
Tuesday, May 9th, 2006 - 8:45pm - [Direct Link]
I have a friend and his girlfriend who decided to start a webcomic. It's been a long time coming, and I made a deal with them.
They're both fans with Trivium, so if I update Trivium three times a week, they will start their comic within a month and update two times a week.
Of course, this also means that the Morrowind Comic will have to update more often.
Monday, May 8th, 2006 - 3:28pm - [Direct Link]
Everyone please welcome Phoenix to Gimpystick!
Friday, May 5th, 2006 - 11:51pm - [Direct Link]
Some number of months ago (more than half a year, I think) I discovered a program called The Rasterbator. It takes an image and turns it into "dots" like newspaper pictures, but at a much larger size. This lets you grossly enlarge an image without the "jaggies" or "fuzzies" that happen when you make it too big.
I used it, because it was neat and it's fun to try out neat things. I finally settled on a Skaarj picture that looked rather cool. But there were two problems after I used it.
1) I didn't have a paper cutter to put all the pieces together.
2) The printer ran out of black ink halfway through the printing.
The second item went unnoticed until just recently when I was putting it together.
In any case, the printout was 7x5 pages, and made for a very large poster. Here it is, with a reference shot of me (cut off about at the knees) in the lower right corner. The image has been edited to remove clutter and a doorframe.
Thursday, April 27th, 2006 - 2:31pm - [Direct Link]
The Nintendo Revolution is now called the Nintendo Wii.
If you ask me, that's wii-tarded. Only someone as wii-tless as Nintendo could come up with that. Is their online service going to be called "wii streaming"?
And the jokes just start getting more and more dirty from there. "Hey guys! Come down stairs and let's play with my Wii!"
Bad choice, Nintendo. Just... no.
But se-wii-ously. I don't care what they name their little white box. If it's fun and has good games, I'll buy it. From what they've announced so far it sounds like something I'd enjoy. I'll just never call it by what it is and wii won't have any problems with each other.
Thursday, April 27th, 2006 - 12:20am - [Direct Link]
I went to the zoo today! Yay! Well, it's after midnight... so yesterday. My purpose there was to draw some "life drawings" for my art portfolio to submit to the college I'm trying to get in to. Unfortunately, zoo animals don't sit still very well. Fortunately, I brought my camera.
Now life drawings can't be done from a photo, because you need a 3D reference to draw from. So while the only life drawing I did was of a sleeping parrot, I did get some neat pictures. And here they are:
The zoo is called the Cougar Mountain Zoo, and it's about a block up from my house. All I had to do was walk up there and pay the fee. I had been smart enough to bring extra batteries for when my camera died, which turned out I needed, but I didn't bring an extra pencil. And it just so happens I dropped mine somehow on the way to the zoo, so I had to borrow one from the nice people there.