Caroline went and bought some blank postcards for some competition and to deplete the remaining stock she’s offering to do you a picture and and post them. Just put your name down! I think there’s a few remaining so grab ‘em before they go!
Posts Tagged ‘Crazy’
So, I’m at Dovestones and just as it started to rain I spotted a dog in the corner of my eye. It was stuck down a runoff channel, a V shaped passage about 6′ tall. Water started to rise so I ran up and down the length of the channel looking for somewhere the dog could climb out of. Only, there isn’t. One end goes into a deep river and another drops down a cliff. A bit of a design flaw really. I can imagine a lot of sheep and dogs getting stuck down there.
I put my camera bag to the side and climbed down to get the dog out!
It must have been down there for a while! All it’s fur was soaking and the poor thing was shivering and crying. Just as I push it to the top, the damn thing runs off!
I ripped a piece of my camera bag off to make a leash of sorts and walk the 2 or so mile stretch down to the bus stop. Only you can’t take dogs on buses! Unless you beg the driver or whatever. So we walk home. Which really did take too long.
We’ve called her Lady! Taking her to the RSPCA tomorrow morning. I’m shattered now.
Abruptly awoken at 11am to my phone, Paul wanted to go buy a BMW 22 miles away. A quick drive around later we realise that it’s Easter and everywhere will be shut. Not wanting to waste the day Paul decides he wants to see mt. Snowdon (bear in mind, we live on the moors outskirts of Manchester, we might be able to see Wales on a clear day but it’s no short trip getting there). We grab my Tom Tom and set off! Tom is also with us, but he’s 20 years older than my Tom Tom so doesn’t have GPS.
Time is getting on. Paul wants to head back, so we’re firing ideas at the chap and we decide to visit Rhyl! 20 minutes from our current location. PS, Wales is beautiful. We get to Rhyl. Park up beside the Sun Centre and go walking. Spot one of them naff beach shops along the way, Paul suddenly wants a dinghy! But not just any dinghy. A 4 man model, a conservative figure judging by the ocean-tank like dominance of the thing, hooked up on the outer wall of the shop. Some chips, a walk, and 2 amusement arcades later we buy it, 2 oars and a “pump up”.
You should probably know I was wearing pants roughly the same weight as me, which tells you I’m light for what I am and they’re heavy for what they are. Unfortunately there’s not much I can do about that, so we leg it down to the beach, avoiding glass, shells and nudists. Then the cold hits us, not wanting to be Barrymored about it we sprint on, throw the boat into the sea and us along with it. It’s cold. It’s the sort of cold that makes you shout “gash!” or “jjj-eeesh!“, the e or a being prolonged depending on how much you’re shaking. I reluctantly, and later I tried sneakily to literally turn the tides in my favor, took the front. Armed with a splinter inducing cheap oar, along with Sir Tom at the rear, we push off into the Irish Sea. Paul is sat in the middle with his Ribena (or similar). But we’re going nowhere. We’re too heavy, Tom pushes the oar into the ground to help us push off – the ruddy oar snaps!
Around this point I give up, leave the boat which probably moved further inshore more than anything and decided to watch them instead. Using Pauls superposh 3 megapixel camera phone I take some snaps and proceed to just strolling up and down the beach with the sun beating down. Laughing at them. Ages later they leave the boat, soaking and now freezing, then they both decide to run and dive into the sea. I’m no scientist but I’d have to estimate the ocean to be -30 celcius.
We go home, the end.
Now these I like! Whilst picking up Excite Truck for a very savvy £19.99 at GameStation I finally found what I was looking for. It wasn’t the Honeyz, it was Nintendo branded sweat bands! God I hope they’re called that… Got a Mario Star one (in the photo it’s keeping my GB Micro warm, with Mario Bros 3 on the inside) and a Hyrule one. Next step is to get into a heavy game of Wii Sports with these. Huzzah!
Storm Brewer is a very very short vid I spent the last few minutes making. A composition of stop motion stills taken one lovely afternoon with some mates on top of the world.
So the pub got caught on fire this afternoon after I finished my shift, nobody was in so there were no casualties. Didn’t destroy the whole place per se, but bad enough that my cousin has to leave for a while. It’s an absolute mess! One of his huge Plasma screens is totally dead, an old TV suffered too, gambling machines, well pretty much everything. PS3′s survived! There was at least £1200 worth of them.
This is incredible. Somebody at Apple actually thought of this as a demonstration of the iPod laser inscription.
Well… I released that much needed update to Sam yesterday so I don’t want to dwarf that out completely, but I’ve been working on something for a while now. Started around July, I wanted to make another stop motion video. With no actors to hand I set about filming items in my room. In the end it became a Blue Monday music video. Didn’t finish it either, it was going to turn into a big action thing where good guys were going to chase the driving Mighty Max. But alas. Here’s what will be the finished piece. I won’t bother embedding the video since it’s in a highish resolution. 15mb, 3 minutes long, quality is alright and wwwwidescreeeeen.
Click here to watch. (Right click and download, it stretches it down to 4:3 otherwise.)
Basically, Sam has become a project for university. It gives me more time to work on it, better crit from actual game developers based at the university and from lecturers and I get forced into making these fun mini creative projects – A visual proposal for Satan Sam 2!
I love being back at university. A previous lecturer said I should have made a graphics book for Satan Sam 1, maybe next year…
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