Cat, I has one. The cat has a favourite toy, and that is a nifty laser pointer, in the shape of a rat. Not that the cat cares, he only cares about catching the red dot. It’s jolly exercise, when he gets too tired and frustrated he falls over in a heap on the floor and growls. And takes a nap, as cats do.
Of course any light source is something to experiment with when you take photos, and here’s one picture from a little experiment that Jed and I did. I’ve proudly named the project “Pink Snot”.
It’s September already! It’s less than 2 month left to November and NaNoWriMo, WOO! As soon as that hit me (owie) I got that ridiculous tugging feeling in my tummy, if it was November NOW I would write at least 5 pages in the blink of an eye. Of course, after all the anticipation, when November finally comes I’ll sit there crying and pulling my hair out by the roots and curse the universe and the plot bunny (existent or non-existent).
Last year the plot bunny arrived quite early and come November 1st I had a clear outline and an entire made up city in my head with several characters with solid background stories. And for the first time, after five years of trying, I did it, I wrote 50 000 words in 30 days. I would like to say I actually wrote a 50 000 word story, but looking back at everything I wrote it might just as well have been prep work, I had so much material I never really got to core of the story. 50 000 words was not enough.
Almost one year later I can’t even remember what the point of the story was. I know I have it written down in a note somewhere, but I can’t remember it for the life of me. I’m sure it was revolutionary. Erm. Yeah.
No real plot bunny has poked up its fluffy head yet, but I’m sure it will. I was thinking about writing a sort of in-game/IRL gamer story based on EverQuestII, but maybe I’ll revisit the city I made up. I can’t make up my mind, really. We’ll see what happens.
Cheese Pirate is a really sweet webcomic based on EverquestII, and if you have been playing for a couple of years there are a lot of references that makes you smile and laugh. And in general I think every MMORPG gamer can relate. Totally worth putting an animated gif on my blog for the first time in years for this!
Templates.com blog postar många intressanta saker om webdesign och digital grafik, så väl som rätt många bra tips och trix.
Jag har länge varit dragen till estetiken runt steampunk. Återigen kan jag tacka nätet för allt fantastiskt man kan hitta! Lyckligtvis har Steampunk nu blivit en slags trend så man kan ju hoppas att det sprider sig in i modevärlden till exempel ;)
Hur som, grym grafik, länkar till intressanta portfolios, so much goodness: here.
OK, today’s catch while surfing around:
Through Jonathan Carroll’s Twitter I found this, Paintalicious.org, a blog with loads of interesting graphics. One post mentions Michelle Arakujo, her webpage and her blog.
Her works draw heavily upon children’s stories, characters with fantastically imaginative narratives that depict the qualities that make people unique. She’s influenced by Tim Burton, Walt Disney, Miyazaki, Kay Nielsen, Klimt, fairytales, performance art, vintage photography, music, literature, animation, silent cinema and world cultures.