Monday, May 20, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Room. To. Spare.
Bless you Jonah.
Friday, May 17, 2013
I could totally write endlessly about Star Trek Into Darkness and about contemporary Trek canon and why the movie was super great.
I am going to try really hard not to and just say “go see it.”
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
My bestest comic buddy Poinko and I have talked about doing a large-scale collab for ages. One thing we’ve floated is bringing back one of my old comics, Galactic Hub Serreven. Naturally, we’re both busy and it has proven to be a bit of a task. I did ask him to draw the core cast and I colored the results. I think they turned out quite well.
Galactic Hub Serreven is a spinoff of Cosmic Dash following the exploits of Dorian’s brother Angn. Angn is a bit of a slacker and middle child who has not much done with his life, but all of that changes when for a mysterious reason he is hired as the administrator of a galactic hub of major importance. When he arrives he discovers that the station is incomplete, undergoing a power-struggle between important residents, and that the station’s artificial intelligence has a severe case of distaste for organics. More alarming, the last administrator was found murdered… hence Angn’s hiring.
The core casts comprises of four characters.
Angn D’Lazmuh: A rather unspectacular grey who has coasted through most of his life. There is something to him though, at least that is the implication in his being hired to run Galactic Hub Serreven. He is rather naive and prone to rash decisions during moments of stress. He has an unusual aptitude for RTS-style games and spends his free-time in matches.
DICC: DICC is the artificial intelligence of the Serreven that is separate from the hub in order to facilitate interactions between the administrator and the station. DICC has an air of superiority and has an instant dislike of Angn. DICC is convinced that he can run the station by himself and often tries to cut Angn out of administrative tasks.
Enna Satruvetsky Quilxoss: A syrien waitress who befriends Angn. She has lived in the Serreven for years and has a secret artistic passion that manifests in graffiti all over the station. She does not see eye to eye with her older-sister and actively defaces the signage for her burlesque club. Enna is sweet and treats the patrons of the diner she works at like family.
Galaxitina Satruvetsky Quilxoss: She can be considered the primary antagonist of the comic. Galaxitina runs a popular burlesque club on the station that has given her a level of fame that she used to leverage against other major players on the Serreven. However, Angn’s resistance to her charms and intimidation threatens her power she has built up amongst the major figures on the station.
The comic is a bit more comedic and less action-packed than Cosmic Dash, but features many similar elements and the two series would cross over frequently as the Serreven is a pretty important stop for many galactic travelers.
Would you be interested in reading a comic based on this concept? Please reblog/like and let us know. I am sure Poinko and I could make something work if the demand is out there.
Signal boosting. Tell us if you want to see this as a comic.
Monday, May 13, 2013
So far, these are my picks for standout tracks from Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories thus far. The whole album is pretty goddamn great, but these songs are definitely going to undergo heavy rotation in my playlist:
- Get Lucky
- Instant Crush
- Giorgio by Moroder
I especially want to point out “Giorgio by Moroder,” “Touch,” and “Contact.”
“Giorgio by Moroder” is one of the best love-letters to the synthesizer I have ever heard and is probably one of the best history lessons you can get in an album. The way Giorgio Moroder says “synthesizer” is the most adorable thing ever. His narrative is woven into some incredibly tasty beats.
“Touch” is mostly Paul Williams with some Daft Punk mixed in, but it is very emotional with a wonderful warble in Williams’s vocals. The choral backing near the end is haunting, and the false ending is just damn lovely when it leads into the emotional final verses. I’ve heard it described as a “Disney song” and I totally understand that. Believe me, that’s a good thing. Not a club song, but one that is gonna haunt you for a long time.
“Contact” is pretty much the most “pure” Daft Punk track on the album, and it is a real ball-busting show-stopper weaving some alien into their robotic identity. The appearance by the signature Daft Punk screech (think “Rollin’ and Scratchin’” or “Fall”) is breathtaking. Daft Punk does space and it is every bit as awesome as you’d expect.
Here we have the men and women of Victory City. Art by Dragon
Men (From left to right)
Pantheon, Graft, Frankie Pegg, Bastion, Vorsah, Jotunn, Orion, Striker, Force Fuhrer, and Billy Blast
Women (From left to right)
Dragon, Zafira and Cala al Saffah, Jessica Rowe, Path, Blinkette, Claire Senn, Nadine Rothschild, Veronique Sanguinaire, and Psykhe
For more on all of these characters and more, check us out at http://victoryproject.wikispaces.com
Y’all should check this out.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
I am going to get a lot of mileage out of this gif.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Gotta love Veep.
Overlord: Ch 1 - “Snake”
This is from a novel I am writing called “Overlord.” As of right now it is designed around PoV chapters, not unlike Game of Thrones. In fact, I pitch it as “Game of Thrones meets Breaking Bad.” The main character of the book is a lowly little goblin con-artist named Leezle.
So… about 12 pages worth of writing here, so uh, putting it under a cut. Criticism is entirely welcome and encouraged. This is only about a second or third revision pass, so I am sure there are plenty of issues to be addressed. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it.