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Lately I’ve geeked out on Minecraft.  If you don’t know (shame on you), it’s the best open world/sandbox type game in existence.  It’s like Legos for big kids.  I’ve seen everything from mile high skyscrapers, to little cabins in the woods.  Basically, you can take any item in the world and create something else.   It’s simple and completely fun.  Anyone can pick it up and get the hang of it.  It runs on just about any somewhat current computer, even through a web browser if you wish.
I found this on Etsy and had to buy it.  I figured it would class up the office a bit.  Now to find a decent 11x17 frame for it to go in to. 

Lately I’ve geeked out on Minecraft.  If you don’t know (shame on you), it’s the best open world/sandbox type game in existence.  It’s like Legos for big kids.  I’ve seen everything from mile high skyscrapers, to little cabins in the woods.  Basically, you can take any item in the world and create something else.   It’s simple and completely fun.  Anyone can pick it up and get the hang of it.  It runs on just about any somewhat current computer, even through a web browser if you wish.

I found this on Etsy and had to buy it.  I figured it would class up the office a bit.  Now to find a decent 11x17 frame for it to go in to. 


victongai:

Thank you Hi-Fructose for the neat write up! http://hifructose.com/2012/10/17/victo-ngais-action-packed-illustrations/

hifructosemag:

Originally from Hong Kong, New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates action-packed artworks with an expressive approach. Her compositions are always spiraling and moving, engrossing the viewer into worlds where mysterious floods, ghostly hauntings and supernatural beasts are all fair game. Ngai uses a subtle, dusty color palette and loose line work, filling the backgrounds of her pieces with patterns reminiscent of Buddhist painting and Asian textiles. Her works are busy but never overwhelming, with every detail arranged in an order that can’t help but make sense visually.

MORE: http://hifructose.com/2012/10/17/victo-ngais-action-packed-illustrations/


I started reading Saga by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples.  It’s been a really impressive read and the art is fantastic.  It’s monthly and only 4 issues are currently out since its March debut.  It reminds me of Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and Lord of the Rings balled into one.  Highly recommended and the first issue is only 99 cents on ComicsX for iPhone and iPad.  Not recommended for Children.

I started reading Saga by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples. It’s been a really impressive read and the art is fantastic. It’s monthly and only 4 issues are currently out since its March debut. It reminds me of Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and Lord of the Rings balled into one. Highly recommended and the first issue is only 99 cents on ComicsX for iPhone and iPad. Not recommended for Children.


My inner geek loves music that follows a cheesy sci fi story.  Gary Numan is top on my list with Replicas being my favorite album Numan is involved in. He later switched to more “traditional” lyrics in his songwriting, but this is from a very cool period of his career with Tubeway Army.  He keeps it simple and sprinkles some robot rape on top.  No big deal.

I was really into Coheed and Cambria for a while.  Claudio Sanchez wrote a comic book for each album laying out the story, whereas the songs gave you the basics.  The story just got to be too damn much.  There were mages, sorcerers, and the FBI.  Not to mention the main character had a gun for an arm and was half robot. 

Many attempt, but few can get it right.  For long, anyway.


currently spinning thanks to www.soundstagedirect.com


This. is. amazing.  If only you could buy a print of it….

victongai:

Utopia, Frogfolio

Victo Ngai

Every year Dellas Graphic launches a calendar project called the Frogfolio which led to tons of award-winning pieces in the past 16 years. The past talents include Brad Holland, Etienne Delessert, Chris Buzelli, Yuko Shimizu, Sam Weber, Sam Bosma, Jillian Tamaki, Bill Mayer, Ellen Weinstein, Joohee Yoon.etc. It’s a great honor to have my name be part of the artists I highly admire. 

The subject matter is completely open ( as long as there is a frog in the picture), so I took full advantage and had tons of fun working on this piece. Thank you AD Jim Burke for having me on board!!


The new table.  A Denon DP-47f.  I was using a Technics SL-1300 for the past two years and always kind of disliked it for the lame switches.  This Denon has some nice features like a sensor to detect record size and is completely automatic.  I wanted it so I can just load up a record, hit start, and not worry about anything.  I took it to Modular Electronics in Roswell for a tune up, I should be getting it back today.

The new table.  A Denon DP-47f.  I was using a Technics SL-1300 for the past two years and always kind of disliked it for the lame switches.  This Denon has some nice features like a sensor to detect record size and is completely automatic.  I wanted it so I can just load up a record, hit start, and not worry about anything.  I took it to Modular Electronics in Roswell for a tune up, I should be getting it back today.


How cool is this?  I almost want to stick my gum on the bottom of it.

How cool is this?  I almost want to stick my gum on the bottom of it.