Thursday, November 27, 2008

Final SLASC logo


Here it is... the "final" logo design for our organization, known as SLASC (should it be SLAC? Airsoft is one word...) I may do some more color variants or otherwise mix it up for variety's sake.

The main idea should read fine no matter what format it's in; the silhouettes with safety glasses and orange tipped weapons. If you have happen to have any interest in a personal version/color scheme or something, I might just be inclined to oblige...*shrug*

As for t-shirts or whatnot, Cafepress or Red Bubble are a couple options...aaaand, it might also need a little more earthy tone treatment if you'd want to wear while you game, don'tcha think?

Also, listen to Bad Reputation by Freedy Johnson. I think you'd like it.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Salt Lake Airsoft Club

I like our little airsoft club. I decided we might like some sort of logo or graphic to represent the club on facebook (at least until someone makes a better one). I am not experienced in logo design, so it's a little basic. Here are a few variations on the concept.













Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Veiny Day

Over the past few years, particularly in the past 10 months or so, many have pointed out my extreme veinyness of the arms...sometimes to hilarious results, as when I convinced my cousin's 3-year old they were angry worms.

x1000 microscopic view

I've been like this for a while...at least as long as I've been Auschwitz skinny. There never seems to be much distance between my blood and the outside air. I guess I always figured my blood just really loves sunlight; sometimes it'll just show up at the surface all over me for no obvious reason, sometimes with lawn chairs.

People are quick to point out this phenomenon in celebrities: Angelina Jolie for example. As the article points out, usually the bulging veins are associated with working out and growing muscles and are more prominent when there's less body fat to conceal them. As far as my arm-worms are concerned, the "lack of body fat" part I understand, but the other part not so much. I'm not complaining though...they aren't unhealthy or bad or anything, in fact apparently chicks dig 'em, so actually, I'm pretty sexy.

It can get a little out of hand sometimes...I mean, this is what Stallone looks like now:













However, as long as I don't screw with biochemical agents or steroids or superpsychokinesis I should be able to at least delay my inevitable fate:

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Summer Movie List (Update)


Well, I had planned on seeing more of these by this point, but not surprisingly most of them I've not been able to find...and most of those I did find just sat in my house for weeks while I painted or played Mario Kart instead, all the while jacking up my library fines.

I've seen an alarming amount of movies in theaters though, my favorite among them (big surprise) is The Dark Knight. While not the most perfectly crafted film, it's easily the "greatest" when it comes to it's message, style, and acting.

The Man Who Laughs (***)
The Wages of Fear (watched half, got bored :/ )
Ivan Vasilivich Back To The Future (never watched it...)
Stalker (same, lol)
Mind Game (if I can find it [I couldn't find it])
Into The Wild
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Little Miss Sunshine
Tekkon Kinkreet
The Golden Age
3:10 to Yuma (****)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

The Dark Knight (****)
Iron Man (***1/2)
The X-Files: I Want To Believe (***)
Speed Racer (***)
Indiana Jones 4 (**)
Martian Child (**1/2)
A Fish Called Wanda (****)
5 Fingers of Death (***1/2)


Monday, June 16, 2008

My Will

A birthday discussion with my family on the subject of crab meat somehow transformed into one concerning the mode and manner of my burial. Though there was some humor surrounding the details I presented, I'm pretty much dead serious about my vision. For the record, this is how I would like to be buried:


If there are any other questions, consult your local vampire.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Summer Movie List

The Man Who Laughs
The Wages of Fear
Ivan Vasilivich Back To The Future
Stalker
Mind Game (if I can find it)
Into The Wild
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Little Miss Sunshine
That one anime that looks super weird that Angela told me about...Tekkon Kinkreet!
The Golden Age
3:10 to Yuma
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Friday, April 11, 2008

This makes me have joy...I really have a shallow sense of joy




















http://studiojfish.livejournal.com/79805.html

Classic Zelda Artwork that isn't total crap, it's so beautiful... *sniff* It's hard to explain why I like the older Zelda style and look as opposed to post-Link's Awakening's style (starting with Ocarina of Time) but I just do. Especially in Zelda 1 and Link's Awakening there's a sense of mystery and almost poignant desolation to the world you're adventuring in; something I just don't get from the newer games, and it really comes through in the old artwork.

You can see this not only in the environment but in the characters of the GameBoy game...with one suspecting exception they all seem to be ignorant to the fact that their island is a fantasy; probably merely a dream to the shipwrecked Link and/or the "Wind Fish". I'm always a little saddened by the idea that people living in my dreams cease to exist when I wake up...what about their hopes and dreams huh? WHAT ABOUT THEIR DREAMS?








Link could do without the 3-inch nose though...

Monday, February 18, 2008

Sin and Punishment: Successor to the Earth

This game is great. It has the most confusing plot I have ever encountered...the N64 graphics are full of strange clipping errors and awful textures(though the Wii's N64 emulation job makes it bearable)...and the english voice acting makes me want to shoot myself...but strangely these all come together with the solid gameplay and contribute towards making this one of the most enjoyable games I've ever owned. Very charming.

Most of all I like the art style. This is the artist apparently.

This game's style was very inspiring to me back when I was first getting excited about the game in 2000. Although I kinda had a falling out with actually drawing anime-style myself, I still find this spectabeautaculous.

Here then is my lil' Sin and Punishment art database:

Until I find some more high quality pics that is about it...el-oh-el!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Some more Japanese Buildings












I must post a link to this site, where I found a few of these: http://www.phoenixanime.com/japan02/index.htm

Suburban Japan

Over the past few years as I have played more and more first person shooter games (especially Half Life 2 and its Mods) I've become more and more intrigued with architecture. I find satisfaction in running around city streets, in and out of buildings, houses, apartments, churches and whatnot, practically getting lost in them usually while having a gunfight with someone.

The Source SDK Hammer editor makes this fantasy a (virtual) reality. Lately I've been messing with it trying to create my very own little city blocks to frolic around in. Sometimes I'll try to recreate a locale from Cowboy Bebop or Pulp Fiction where a crucial gunfight scene takes place, or just some place I see in a photograph.

As I've researched these sources what has really caught my eye is the way many Japanese neighborhoods are set up and their houses are constructed. The condensed nature of these places and the unique architecture makes them absolutely ideal for what I've been trying to do. At this point I'm quite enamored with these Japanese buildings' style... not so much the temples and archaic Japanese style architecture but the more modern, industrial looking suburban Japan.

Without further ado, here begins my collection of reference sources. Credit goes to those who took these photos or just put them on their websites. I can't imagine anyone else seeing this, let alone having a problem with me posting these, but if you do, tell me I guess and I'll take them down.



Beautiful, beautiful concrete!


Another thing that I find freaking awesome is the commonly seen tangled mess of wires that crisscross everywhere.