I have been kind of ignoring this project for a while cause I figured it would be a generic hack'n'slash that held true to the book only in terms of the setting and a few characters... Still not sure if it's going to be any good, but if this trailer is any indication of the game's art direction and scale, then it is going to be a must play for the visuals alone.
So I picked up the Torche - In Return vinyl at Amoeba over the weekend. I have never been a huge vinyl collector. I pretty much only buy tour records and any hot deals I come across in record stores, but this album has such a stellar layout and I truly do miss the days of having a tangible version of my favorite albums. As seen in the photos it has the album on disc AND record, it's just great.
Also, for fun I included this photo of me rocking out in my 'work' space with all my childish possessions. I wasn't listening to any music when the picture was taken. I wasn't even thinking about music, I was rocking out to the memory of some cool movies I had recently watched.
So about a week ago or maybe more, a friend who I will just refer to as Courtney, female companion of my dear gentlefriend Derek, told me to draw somethin' and when I asked just what I should draw she presented me with this photo:
Most people have seen that my drawing techniques are pretty much incapable of capturing any kind of charm or cuteness, so I did some research (previous post) and took my own swing at the modern turkey as we know it. Here is the current state of the drawing, I wanted to get it scanned in because I will likely ruin it when I add watercolor and/or add a body. Kind of a bad scan, but bear with me. Or shall I say TURKEY with me. No, that's stupid.
I've been pretty pumped on turkey's for about a week now. Eating them on sandwiches and calling people turkeys and stuff makes you forget that they are pretty fantastic looking animals. Their feathers form quite an elegant and beautiful pattern to contrast the disgusting texture of their heads... But even their heads showcase some nice colors and look rather pretty when you blur your eyes a little. Here's some proof that these underrated birds rival the peacocks with their magnifacence.
Think about how much more respect we'd give turkeys if they didn't have those revolting wattles hanging from their faces. This one looks like an elderly man's scrotum.
So I've been listening to a podcast for the past year or so called The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe. It's basically a science podcast that specializes in debunking pseudo scientific claims and practices such as Homeopathy, Creationism, Psychics, Anti-Vaccination bullshits, and the list goes on. One of the most valuable lessons I have learned from this show is to consider sources and do your own research when you are presented with information that seems counter intuitive or just bizarre in any way. They also do a good job of pointing out how bad the media often is at responsibly presenting science-based news.
So recently I've been enjoying the occasional glass of milk. And, like many people I have been told time and time again that milk contains a significant amount of pus. So I decided to do some of my own research on the topic and came to find that this is pretty much total bullshit.
At first glance of all the information that was coming up via Google searches, I was disheartened to see all kinds of articles and reports supporting the notion that milk was full of pus. Then I began to notice that the great majority of these sources were using terms such as "pus cells" and "somatic cells aka 'pus'". So after a little research in the science-minded side of the net I came to find that there is in fact no such thing as "pus cells" and that somatic cells are literally "any cells that make up the body of an organism".
So that's what pus isn't. Turns out that what pus is, is the bacteria gathered by white blood cells to be excreted out of the body in one way or another. The presence of white blood cells in milk is natural and healthy. On a side note, most arguments claiming that milk contains blood are technically true because of this, but any milk that gets contaminated with whole blood (usually in the cases of infection) is marked as a health hazard and disposed of.
I could go on for a little while longer but nobody is going to read this anyway. But just to wrap up my stupid rant, lets consider that blood or pus or some form of bacteria makes it into the pumped milk due to an infection or whatever. In the more severe and obvious cases of contamination it would be thrown out for violation of the FDA's strict dairy guidelines. In other cases of mild contamination, this bacteria would be destroyed during the pasteurization process.
In closing, fuck you guys I'm going to start drinking milk a lot more frequently.
One night when I was heavily influenced by the drug "pot", I opened up Photoshop and went to work on what I thought would be the funniest picture of all time. It ended up falling very, very short, and my execution was sloppy at best... Here's R&B phenom Seal and remnants of his wife Heidi Klum that I failed to erase completely.
I've been diggin' the shit out of this album. Here I have provided it for download courtesy of LucidMedia. For anybody who is into mellow(er) rock in general, I suggest the download. The vocalist is quite superb in his ability to go from soothing and steady to loud and powerful.