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The Beach!
November 26, 2007, 03:34 EST
 


I've been living here in SF for almost two years now. Yet today was the first time I had ever been to the Ocean. Seen it for that matter. I got to tag along with Matt and his parents, and we went beach hopping. Got to watch a wave take out Matt. Of course I then decided it would be smart to wade out into the water. Let me just say, once you get over the hypothermia, it's not that bad.



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The Black Friday rule
November 24, 2007, 04:14 EST
 
Thanksgiving is over and Christmas approaches. If you're looking at the store, I need to remind you that the "allow 2-3 weeks for delivery" is no joke. Topatoco is setting its deadlines at December 5 for domestic orders and November 30 for international orders. Order early!



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Or not.
November 24, 2007, 03:55 EST
 
Eh, perhaps I should just take the rest of the week off. My apologies, but we shall return next week.



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Just a heads up
November 22, 2007, 01:07 EST
 
I'm currently on vacation. The first in two years no less. So only one comic this week. Expect it on Friday.



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Dom made me do it
November 14, 2007, 14:14 EST
 


It seems that between the hours I thought I went to sleep and when I got to work today, I drew a comic for Dom over at MegaTokyo. Is this what Edward Norton's character felt like in Fight Club? Only instead of shaking the foundation of society with his alter ego, mine draws... Not very different from my waking persona except there's probably less swearing and belligerence when I'm asleep.

Again, congratulations to the new parents!



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Citations!
November 13, 2007, 01:48 EST
 
The AP story, Scientists Working to Advance Wilhelm Reich's Sexual Energy-Cosmic Life Force Work, found by way of Poe News.

The survey is referenced here and here. I spent half an hour trying to find the original survey before giving up and saying "The hell with it, it's just a comic strip."



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Another Artist Link.
November 13, 2007, 01:37 EST
 
And now, another random artist that I'm jealous of. (as a note, most of this guy's work is Not Work Safe.)

Arthur de Pins Online

Again, a French artist, making me wish I didn't fail that class in high school so that I might be able to read some of this stuff. But perhaps it's for the better. What I like about this particular artist is that it reminds me of the later Mac Hall art style only taken even further. In both cute/chibi and stylized realism it takes the art and goes running with it.

I like how the cute characters are still perceivable as mature in nature. Unlike my characters which always looked like they were Muppet Babies.



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Store stuff
November 6, 2007, 06:52 EST
 
We're clearing out our Slackers shirts in the store. So if you ever wanted a rotting bear carcass on your chest, best order before Nov. 9.



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Head Cubed
November 6, 2007, 03:57 EST
 

So, as shown in the shots from the Threerings halloween party, I created a paper helmet of the Companion Cube. The cube (corner pads excluded) ends up being roughly 9" tall. The front heart disk is larger than the other sides for the visor. I cut out the heart and stretched a thin pink cloth behind the paper. This created a pink, one way hole for me to peer from and creep the hell out of Matt every time I'd tilt my cube head at him.

The cube now rests on my desk below various Disgaea figures. Purpose served. Feel free to use this pattern for your own nefarious purposes. It's kind of hard to follow, so build at your own risk. (And please don't ask for directions. I'd like to not think about papercraft again for a while.) The images are labeled with a "_x4" or "_x1". This is the amount of times you'll need to print each file to complete the cube.

Next time, in Ian's rant; Another awesome french, digital artist that he's completely jealous of.



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Oh for shit's sake.
November 3, 2007, 20:11 EST
 
Is it that unclear? The girls are lingerie shopping and making Ian guess as to whether each article is a 'Top' or 'Bottom'.

*makes various Lewis Black hand wavings*



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The Six Sides of Awesome
November 3, 2007, 04:08 EST
 
Sorry for the two week down time. I've had a lot to take care of. That vacation I have scheduled at the end of the month is looking better and better.

So yeah, check it, the first wave of our winter season merch is up. Not the standard black tee-shirts which seems to be a gamble in this field, but I stand behind them. I particularly like the Cherabim shirt... I'm kinda biased though.

Also new, is our chat page. Well, about as new as 1996.

Had a Halloween party at the office last week. Good times. As you can see in Matt's rant. I was the Cube. I ripped the model out of the game with a directx ripper, then rebuild the model in Maya. (The original model is almost 5k!) Printed it out, Jes cut it apart, then I pasted it together. The front, larger heart is a see-through fabric. The results, pure awesome.

I made my own pattern because the ones I've found thus far where...well... terrible. I'll post my own later. I'm that nice.



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It's been busy!
October 31, 2007, 18:27 EST
 
The end of the month is our deadline for getting stuff ready for the store for the next few months, so that's been taking up Ian's after-job time.

Well, that and the Halloween costumes.

A return to normalcy soon, perhaps?



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A/S/L?
October 27, 2007, 17:13 EST
 
There's a link up in the toolbar now to a java applet for the IRC chat room.



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Oh also,
October 25, 2007, 02:42 EST
 
This made me giggle.



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No Comic this Week
October 25, 2007, 02:41 EST
 
Sorry to do this, just have a lot on my plate at the moment and the comic hasn't been cooperating with me. So rather than get frustrated and emo, just going to pass and get a bit more sleep.

Till next time!



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