Okay this is hilarious and I had to share it. What happens when Siri runs a D&D game? It turns out Siri is the worst GM ever!
I watched Star Trek: Into Darkness on my Birthday and really enjoyed the experience as did everyone who watched it with me. The core actors really have the bit in their teeth and do an even better job at delivering these well-known characters than they did before which is good because Into Darkness invites comparisons. In some cases they are Chris Pine and Zachery Quinto are delivering the same lines previously spoken by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, but always with a twist. Star Trek: Into Darkness is an ‘alternate reality’ Trek following the new time-line established in Star Trek (2009), so it continues to explore the idea of change and consequence a la the Next Generation‘s episode Tapestry. It’s the same yet different, and we see how the characters differing experiences affect them, shaping their characters and sending their lives in new directions.
Primarily Into Darkness is an action movie; it moves from one fast-paced scene to the next with nary a pause, but they keep it fresh by changing the location and type of action. The scenery and special effects are just beautiful; often very colourful I’m sure they are borrowing from the 1960′s Original Series colour palette. It’s a refreshing change from the often all-too-grey movies we are seeing nowadays and gives it its own unmistakable style. Nicely done!
However, the fact that I liked the film isn’t going to prevent me from ripping it a new one! There’s much to praise but there’s also much to criticise. Into Darkness is an exciting, visceral experience but beneath the action, special effects and lens flares it has more holes than a wheel of swiss cheese. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
It’s arrived! I pre-ordered the WAGON Webcomic Battle ‘Geek Deck’ and it’s finally here with six cards illustrated by yours truly. They’re great cards with cool powers that trow a little chaos into the game
The Geek Deck is themed around the power of the Geek, which is to combine the forces of deceptively weak-looking characters and use unothodox strategy to overcome seemingly unbeatable opponents. Truly in this dawn of a new begining, the Geek shall inherit the Earth.
The Geek Deck includes cards from the webcomics:
I’m really proud to share a project with such an amazing group of creators!
Now lets look at the cards: ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
It’s a combination of gritty superhero drama and dark humour. Black Snow is the name of the chain-smoking, alcoholic “superhero” who aspires for fame, but has settled for greed, as he has turned helping people in trouble into a business. He has an incredible variety of super powers, but can’t manage to control any of them.
Michael’s goal is $4000 to make it happen! Rewards include up to three separate volumes of comic books between aproximately 100 – 200 pages each, custom art commissions and the opportunity to design a character for the series. Other rewards include hats, T-shirts, bottle openers and more!
Moonhawk Studios is a great podcast about webcomics, print and web media in general. I was interviewed on their show in July 2012 (here’s a direct link to listen to the episode) and it’s also one of the things I listen to whilst making comics!
Well at the moment Moonhawk Studios is running a Kickstarter to try to raise $300 for new microphones and software to make the podcast better and also produce two holiday specials. In return they are offering their eternal gratitude and various levels of exclusive involvement with the show, like questioning guests (such as your favorite webcomic creator!), writing gags or even taking over the whole show for an episode as guest-host! Check out the Kickstarter for more details.
It’s a great show but the quality is suffering due to lack of new equipment which this fundraiser could provide making it more enjoyable for all. And it is really enjoyable. Even if you don’t back the project just have a listen. Support them if you can.
"Every failure made me more confident. Because I wanted even more to achieve as revenge. To show that I could." -Roman Polanski