26
Aug
15

How to get into a creative field?

Lately, I’ve been thinking about getting into television, and possibly animation, but I had barely even an idea of where to start! Thank Odin for Twitter! Before I fell in love with the creator of Steven Universe, Rebecca Sugar,  or even the creator of Sailor Moon, Naoko Takeuchi, There was Gargoyles creator, Greg Weismanweismananimation01

Hurump!. Noah asked the question I was too afraid to ask anyone on top of the animation world’s Mt. Olympus! Damn it! And double damn that answer! After digging around on IMDB and Wikipedia, I learned that Mr. Weisman got his start actually at DC comics after he had tried to make it big in New York and failed, having to return to L.A., where he was discovered by someone at Disney, working on shows like Duck Tales, Raw Toonage, etc until in 1994 he got his big break with Gargoyles.

Yeah… so asking him how to break into animation/television isn’t that great of an idea, as you are basically asking “How do you become discovered for your dream job?” Which the only possible response there is try hard in a related field that you happen to get into? He did suggest focusing in certain areas though, and that full convo can be found here:

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Noah probably should have asked Rebecca Sugar I think, as her career path seems a little more forward. Her education went the route of visual arts, and she went from storyboard revisionist and is now the creator of Steven Universe! More info of course on her wikipedia article.

I have a friend who is going through animation classes as we speak, and I’m thinking about getting some certifications in visual communication as a start once I talk to a doctor about getting back on my meds for ADHD… so yeah. Baby step that stuff, I guess?

Anyways, I thought the whole thing was pretty coincidental, but pretty cool.

26
Aug
15

Oh Daisy…

ConnerTheWaffle, You are totally on my radar, after watching your video on Princess Daisy!

Daisy Is AWESOME (The Life Story Of Princess Daisy) – ConnerTheWaffle

I always liked Daisy and Luigi. Oh well.. guess it doesn’t matter, considering that Rosalina is, Game Theoretically, Luigi and Peach’s daughter.

26
Aug
15

I blame the French… bread.

521Does anyone else ever have problems swallowing food? Yesterday I ate a bite of french bread, and I thought that I had ssuccessfully chewed it enough to swallow, but I was wrong, as it got stuck somewhere in my esophagus. No biggie, I just drink some water a few times and it slightly painfully goes down, right? But I don’t have water… and I’m on the road, 10 minutes away from home. I can breath, but I’m totally afraid.

My saliva gets all stringy, and I can’t swallow enough to make a difference. I take deep breaths to prove to myself that I’m NOT choking, and this will work it’s self out. As soon as I get onto the long street that leads into my neighborhood, I mostly involuntarily throw up some in my mouth, saliva mostly with a little bit of bread. I stop to spit it out, and things are… a little better? I drive home, and run to the water faucet outside, and gulp down some water, slightly painfully, and after a second… I’m fine.

Wheew. Stupid grocery store, trying to kill me with free french bread coupon.

25
Aug
15

Misfile Movie Teaser

There are some sound problems with the teaser below, but it looks okay.

Hopefully, since this is just a teaser, the acting is better in the actual movie?

22
Aug
15

Is the Nintendo Hype Train too much too late?

With Super Mario Maker coming out September 11th, it’s hard to not look at all of the YouTubers and ‘journalists,’ as they make money videos showing the game off! Sometimes they are explaining how certain modes of the game work, whether it is level editing, starting the game, what happens in 100 man Mario, or even if it’s just a simple let’s play. Truly, Super Mario Maker is the best thing to happen to some of these members of the gaming community. Since Nintendo, who caused controversy with their Nintendo YouTube affiliate program last year, is treating people who play ball with them very well, is Super Mario Maker being over hyped and what games will be next to receive this same treatment?

smbcspecialMy roommate is afraid that I’m going to ruin the game for myself. I watch footage daily, but due to it still not coming out for 3 more weeks, I’ve started playing and watching YouTube videos of other games, such as: Super Mario Bros. Crossover, which includes levels and enemies from Super Mario 2: The Lost Levels, as well as the PC game Super Mario Bros. Special.

CartoonDolphinsSince Super Mario Maker is being put to the test and recorded by paid professionals, certain theories about Nintendo’s omission of not just most power ups, but game specific objects, such as the dolphin platforms from Super Mario World, have started to arise.

berthaWhen would I have noticed the omissions of enemies such as Super Mario Bros. 3’s Big Bertha? Or the fact that I don’t even think a partial land and water stage such as the one to the left is even possible? After the 9 days when I’ll have unlocked all of the amazing items that everyone has to wait to unlock? I feel like we’ve been shown everything, but not quite shown the capabilities of everything… hopefully in 3 weeks, this game will still have some mysteries, but I dunno. Maybe some free DLC will extend the wonder that is Super Mario Maker? Sort of like the on-disc-free-DLC for Splatoon? I’m just speculating now… Speaking about speculations…

What game is next? I feel like it might be 2016’s Pokkén Tournament, whose latest trailer can not be seen and heard below. Why? Because I didn’t like the music choice, so I went with another. err, enjoy?

Bandai Namco and Nintendo are pretty tight these days ::cough:: Super Smash Bros. ::cough:: as is series creator Game Freaks for the most part. Will they let just anyone who want an early copy get one? I don’t think so? They might target e-athletes with a large online presence on YouTube, such as Swoozie, or just keep promoting it at large tournaments. I do believe that there will be a lot of videos online, and hopefully that will make the game a huge success.

cover_largeWill Super Mario Maker’s constant informative/entertaining videos make more people buy the game than it would have with just it’s E3 and Nintendo Direct videos? Yes. I’m one of those people who thought it wasn’t worth full price now obsessed fan converts. Will it make us feel like nothing because we’ve already seen so much? Possibly?

Expect a ton of Super Mario Maker posts the closer we get to release, with even more immediately afterwords. Like, a lot more!

21
Aug
15

Flashback Friday: The 1990’s: The birth of escapism?

What were the 1990’s about again? As a resident generation Y member/millennial who’se childhood was mainly in this decade… I got nothing. Was it about escapism? I watched a lot of television, played a bit of SNES, and etc. What were we escaping from then? We seemed to hate society a bit, and we were given an excellent tool to do so, the internet! It boomed! When the 2000’s hit, we had September 11th, 2001. We got really afraid and I believe carried over the escapism up to not eleven, but even further. Broad band internet is such a mixed blessing, huh? Below are some videos painting a better picture of what the 1990’s were actually about than I ever could.

The 1990’s in Ten Minutes

THE 90s DIDN’T SUCK (The Big Picture)

Top 50 Movies of the 1990s

Top 10 Trends of the 1990s

Top 25 Cartoons of the 90s.

I miss the 90’s.

17
Aug
15

Happy Mer-Mun oh lord! She’s transparent!

I found this via Buzzfeed. Umm… yeah… Happy Mer-Monday? Eww… at least it’s great as an art reference?anatomy-of-a-mermaid-27587-1312750340-4




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