Posts Tagged ‘daydream’
Recently I’ve been messing around with 3D programs because I figured that it was time I learned something about 3D graphics in order to continue growing as someone who does video production sort of work. When just messing around and creating stuff I had a sudden moment where I felt like a kid just making whatever (and by whatever, I mean a really lame looking boxy space ship).
Then I started thinking about when was the last time I tried to just draw some random stuff.Â It turns out when I try to draw random stuff, I just think about all different kinds of food.
As I was playing with some abstract shapes in 3D it occurred to me more than ever that it’s really ridiculous how much time people in the video game industry dedicate to re-creating real life stuff instead of making new and wacky stuff. Serious respect for those out there who can just create stuff from their imagination that looks like nothing else you’d find anywhere else.
This comic is an outright lie. I shook more hands at this PAX than any other PAX that I’ve been to. The reason being that I entered the Tetris DS tournament (which I got 3rd place for!) and before each game I shook hands with the players. Curse that first person shaking my hand, he made me feel obligated to do it for every other guy I played afterwards!
Also, if you were following me on twitter you know that I was standing in a lot of lines which always means very close proximity with other PAX goers.
Right now my throat is extremely raw from all the coughing. I don’t really have any mucus problem so I don’t even have the satisfaction of knowing that every cough is loosening up something in the back of my throat. Hopefully the Nyquil kicks in soon.
Let it be known that one way that Odwalla wants you to know that their drinks are made from fresh ingredients with no preservatives is that they are classified “extremely perishable.”
At Pax Anna and I pretty much skimped on breakfast and lunch because there’s just so much to do there that we don’t want to miss a single moment. Mostly the lunch time was snacking on cashews and eating granola bars, and one day we had enough time to get some soup which we ate while waiting in line for a panel. Sunday morning we went to get a slightly more substantial breakfast which was when I got the orange juice.
The many times I’ve been to IKEA I’ve tried to remember the URL inside these waterless urinals they have there. Finally I remembered it and was able to look it up. You can see it here, but there’s no explanation page about the bee illustration inside it. You can vaguely see it in the photos on the website. It would be pretty brilliant if this was the actual explanation for the bee inside it. I think most people would have a tough time not aiming for it. Or is that just me?
Actually this contraption which you’ll find at the Union Square subway station is a device for testing the quality of air in the subway. It was fun trying to think about various different things it could’ve been though. I think most people suspect it’s some sort of video monitoring or security device in the subway.
I do this all the time. It always seems to happen precisely during the evening as I’m walking home. Basically, it happens right before I’m ever walking behind a woman down a dark-ish or dark sidewalk area.
Terminator vision is cool and all but you have to think that if this is actually what the Terminator is seeing, it’s rather inefficient for them to have these digital readouts and to work at that speed. If the Terminator is a super computer then they can probably make these assessments in a split second.
I wanted to do this comic sooner after my trip to Canada, but it got away from me.
I’m sure lots of Americans have wondered what happens when Canadians receive American money. From a very unscientific study (googling and trusting the first bit of information I found) American coins are treated just like normal money and people don’t bat an eye when they receive it in Canada, at least in the cities close to the border. Hopefully there’s a Canadian reader who can provide some comments on this. The same page I found also said that you can’t really exchange it for profit.
The real question is, do vending machines in Canada discriminate between American and Canadian quarters? I would imagine that would be the one sticking point.
The subway station nearby where I work is often populated by people who cannot for the life of them swipe a Metrocard. When I see a line of people three or more longer at the turnstiles, I assess their approximate Metrocard swiping ability and if I deem it insufficient I keep on walking towards the larger bank of turnstiles. Even when I end up getting to the other side at the same time as the bad Metrocard swiper I still feel justified because waiting and watching someone attempt to get through is an excruciating form of pain that I don’t feel I need ever put myself through.