While I do feel like I can still improve at my kung fu I was thinking to myself that my body will only gain more and more joints that I can crack at will, and there’s no logical reason that any of them would stop in the coming years.
Posts Tagged ‘getting old’
Running around and playing at the beach will tire a kid out, but it turns out that relaxing at the beach will also tire an adult out. Or maybe it’s just that it’s so relaxing your body doesn’t want to do anything for the rest of the day. Or the alcohol that a friend brought, probably that one.
Seriously, cooking and making your own food is good just because it’s good to know stuff about what you’re eating. It’s very easy to think of food as something that’s like an element that is just itself instead of something comprised of ingredients that may or may not be good for you in certain quantities.
The first time I made ice cream and realized that it was mostly cream I sort of thought to myself “Uhhh, what did I expect?” but it was something I had just never thought of before. Yet I still think a cup of heavy cream in baked ziti seems like a lot even though I’ll basically have a cup of heavy cream for dessert, just in ice cream.
Since I’ve been having a very busy month of freelance I felt confident enough in my finances that I can go to PAX! Also, PAX is an invaluable event to go to since I’m trying to get more work cutting trailers for indie games. Also, now that I’ve done some more work I should have better opportunities to network and meet other people.
Speaking of which, here’s another trailer that I recently completed. This game is called Deep Under the Sky where you play a space jellyfish flying around Venus! It’s from Colin Northway who is the creator of the game Incredipede. I got in contact with Colin because Incredipede was one of the games featured on the Humble Weekly Bundle celebrating open source games that I cut a trailer for.
This one was fun to cut because it was all about the movement and flow of the game which can be very hypnotic provided you don’t try to bash your way through the puzzles. It’s coming to iOS and Android on Wednesday August 20th and PC/Mac on Friday August 22nd!
I love sound effects and making sounds. I took some sound classes at NYU too but haven’t done any sort of design or recording since then. The closest I’ve come is probably just inserting premade sound effects into trailers I’ve cut. But I still have plenty of moments when I’m thinking “This is a great sound.”
One time in college I had a really stale piece of a baguette and decided to record myself ripping it apart slowly. I then layered the breaks on top of each other and ended up with this really gross flesh tearing sound. Maybe I’ll set up a microphone before I go to bed and then first thing in the morning record all my joints cracking.
Apologies if this was all REALLY GROSS to read about.
I was browsing the free TV shows on Amazon Prime last night when I remembered this story from freshman year of college. This is a story that isn’t THAT old but holy crap does the existence of YouTube make me sound OLD in this. Okay maybe 14 years is old for a story. Dammit.
So you know how nowadays you’re having a conversation with friends about a clip from an old TV show and within a few seconds one of your friends has already found it on YouTube? Well that was happening with my friends and I when we were in college. Sort of. We were talking about old TV and the topic of the Star Trek episode of Reading Rainbow came up. Also we were talking about the one episode of Young Indiana Jones which had Harrison Ford in it as “Old Indy.
I forget which one of us knew about the Museum of Television and Radio in New York, but next thing we knew we were heading uptown on the subway to the museum. Then I think we paid some sort of admission and went to a room with a bunch of very old computers (even for that time) where we searched their archives for the episodes that we were talking about. Then we got a small screening room where they were queued up for us and we watched them.
At the time we thought it was amazing that we could do this so easily.
Whenever I’m on the ground the cats tend to come and lie down next to me. Sometimes this means we’re both stretching at the same time. Not quite as synchronized and adorable as in the comic, but still pretty cute.
The Steam Winter sale has come and gone. I got a handful of things for cheap, but the last thing I got was YNAB (You Need a Budget) which is one of the few non-games in the Steam store. I tried a demo of it before but didn’t get it because I have an Excel sheet which works pretty well for me. But for $15 instead of $60, sure why not?
Title quote totally stolen from Breaking Bad. I’ve been hitting one of those game fatigue moments where I have a lot of games but I’m not terribly interested in them. Reminds me of when I was a kid and I’d be doing something involving a screen (though back then there were far fewer of them), and my mom would tell me to sometimes take a break and go outside to look at the sky.
I don’t know where the cut off point is, but it’s somewhere in the mid to late 20s where you stop caring about sounding/feeling sexy all the time and you’ll just have a full on conversation about ways to pamper your body where the sun don’t shine.
If you’re dating and want to simultaneously attract people in their 30s and older while simultaneously turning away people in their 20s and younger this is probably a surefire way to do it.