Sunday, June 12, 2011

I discovered today...

... that you get to a certain age, and wearing a baseball cap backwards just looks wrong.

I do it anyway.

That time of year again...

... now I get to start watching Star Trek: TNG over from season 1. It's been about a year since I've gone through the show in sequence and I'm so excited!

Monday, June 6, 2011

I wonder whether...

I was looking around my apartment today at my action figures (Superman, The Thing, Asterix, Obelix, Conan), and I had to wonder whether a girl walking in and seeing them littered about experienced the female equivalent of what I do when I walk into a girls room and see Cabbage Patch Dolls and My Little Pony's adorning the landscape.

Still, they don't make My Little Pony's as awesome as this, do they!? Someone HOLD ME!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Journey is painfully pretty

ThatGameCompany make special games, Journey looks to be their crowing achievement, it's just hauntingly beautiful. And that music!

Some screenshots:

Friday, June 3, 2011

I'm so happy I could cry

There's a new Star Trek game in production,this news makes me so very happy. Now pleaaaaaaaaase be a good game. We deserve it.

How to build your own gaming PC, by Eurogamer

For anyone who builds (or has ever tried) to build their own gaming PC, I present this amazing piece of work from Eurogamer on the subject.

Look, your consoles play games just fine. Some of them do other things as well, like streaming movies or facilitating identity theft. You don't need a gaming PC.
1. Should you do this?
Probably not. It's sort of complicated. Take this questionnaire.

Do you know how a computer works?
A. Yes. The hard drive is for long-term storage, RAM is for short-term data, and they both connect to a motherboard, which... [You continue to recite an accurate outline of a computer's workings even though I have obviously stopped listening.]
B. Yes. I type the thing into the Google, and my internet goes to the thing.
C. Yes. I push the lever down, and a few minutes later, my potato waffles are done.
For those who answered anything other than "A," put down the hammer and nails - you are not going to be building a PC today. The fact that you thought you'd be using a hammer and nails should have been a red flag. 
Read the rest here, seriously, it'll put a smile on your face.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Much ablog about nothing.

For the past few weeks I've been feeling increasingly frustrated. I want to blog, but I can't figure out what to blog about. Everything seems so downright trivial! Well, not to me, to me it's actually important, but if I were not me and I was reading about the things the real me isn't blogging about, I'm pretty sure they'd be trivial. 

There's that, and there's the fact that I whenever I think about something truly blogworthy, I'd much rather be lying down. 

Enough! Let's get to the good stuff. Some time back I promised that I'd write about the process of creating a web comic I've been working on, the page below has actually been done for a few months but I'm only now getting around to posting it. I've got a new computer set up here in the Philippines and will at last be getting back to the project. This is actually a page from a third of the way into the book - I decided to start on page 11 you see. There's no text yet (apart from a font style test in the first panel), I hope to post more over the coming weekend.