The ramblings of a stark raving lunatic follow...

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Duke Nukem Nostalgia

Someone pointed me to the 3D Realms site where they've linked a video of Christopher Paul Kline (aka VertexGuy) doing a guitar rendition of the Duke Nukem theme. And what a fucking rendition! Check out the solo at the end.

He's got a couple other guitar renditions from as well that are equally awesome:
Contra - Jungle Jam
Double Dragon Jam

And of course a link to his site. He's got a bunch of mp3s of various other tributes (Brinstar!).

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

So I got my grades today

Opened up that envelope with a fair amount of trepidation, fearing mainly my math grade. All I can say is, HOLY FUCK!

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To mohawk or not to mohawk

So I feel like doing something crazy with my hair, and after some deliberation, I kinna wanna get me a mohawk. Not a stand-straight-up mohawk, but more of a floppy, I-don't-give-a-fuck mohawk. Only potential problem is the teaching gigs; I'm not entirely sure how well it would fly with school administration for someone with a damned mohawk to even be around their precious students, let alone be teaching them. Alternatively I could do something a little less extreme. Which wouldn't be remotely as much fun.

Anyways, so I missed the Massive Black workshop in Montreal, mainly owing to a lack of dosh to buy plane tickets, but I'm consoling myself by doing some figure studies from photos of the figure sessions taken by some of my buddies.

Quick lazy (read: shitty) study of the cute model Android got to airbrush.

And a slightly longer study.

I fully intend to go to the next one in Rome, though. Should be happening at the end of the year, and hopefully won't clash with my fucking exams in November. If anyone's gonna be in Europe end of the year, gimme a holler, because I plan to spend about a month there to hop around visiting friends all over (and I'm totally gonna hit up Prague).

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Light Surgeons

Went down to Zouk last night for an event, after my buddy raved about the Light Surgeons, who were doing the opening set. Seriously cool stuff, with pretty awesome music, and live video editing to go along with it. The fact that they interspersed the video with footage and soundbites from some awesome movies (The Warriors, Apocalypse now, Full Metal Jacket, and Yojimbo were the ones I recognised) only made the deal sweeter. The free Henessy and green teas didn't hurt, either.

Then came the pretty appalling fashion show with models who couldn't walk. -.-

Met up with some more buddies after that, and it remained a fairly light drinking night. Until one of my buddies decided we should join his friend at her table. Bad move. I ended up with seven full seconds worth of Hennesy VSOP washing down my throat. o_O

Anyways, off to Starbucks for some sketching. :)

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Lawdie, what a week

YP finally managed to take leave for the week. That's about as rare as it gets, so this week's pretty much been a week of excesses. Too much smoking, too much drinking. Good LAWD there's been a lot of drinking. And bless the guy, he's been driving me around in the Boxster and paying for pretty much all of the drinks. Just for posterity, I'm gonna attempt to list everything from the past 3 nights (the vast majority are from Wednesday):

6 Malibu Pineapples, 3 Sambuca shots, 5 Apple shooters, 2 Midori Sours, 2 McCallum and sodas, 1 Lychee Martini, 1 Chocolate Martini, 2 Gin and Tonics, 4 Vodka Red Bulls, 1 Vodka Lemon shooter, 1 Vodka Ribena, 3 Scotch and Cokes, half a glass of red wine.

That's just what I can remember off hand. Shouldn't I be dead? o_O Yet I was strangely lucid all three nights. Even managed to get some decent work done on Thursday after that crazy bender.

That said, Morton's Bar has some fucking awesome steak sandwiches. Free during Happy Hour. Woohoo! Nifty setup, too.

I think I need sleep. o_O

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Swag! Woohoo!

So apparently they're giving out swag for merely registering for CGOverdrive. And the swag's pretty impressive for how much I paid. Student discount, plus early bird, plus group rates factored in, I only paid S$160 (about 90-100 USD).

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And I still can't believe I'm meeting up with Steven Stahlberg for drinks when he comes down for the conference.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

$#%&@#% tiger pelt

I swear, if I never ever have to stare at another tiger pelt in my life, it'll be too soon. -.- OFDW17 on CGTalk.

Full res detail shots, kept everything pretty loose.

Step-by-step (475kb gif), if you're interested.

And, the original.