Let me know what you think about the movie. I want to know if I'm the only person who was super okay with it (again, not reading the comics probably has something to do with it). I'll withhold all comments and stuff til then. :) I do agree, though with low validity, that I can't imagine Iron Man without Robert Downey Jr. In fact, when the inevitable reboot comes along decades later, I feel like I'm gonna be disappointed.
Also, looking back, I think I understand now what you meant by being upset with Disney. It has to do with their decisions about Star Wars, right? I've only just found out about them cancelling Clone Wars and shutting down LucasArts for example. I'm not exactly on the ball. D: Then again, you could've been talking about the animation side, heh, I dunno. Sounds like typical Disney, except this time we can't blame Eisner for it. :\
Finally, I ended up getting my Mega Man/Sonic comic (didn't know it was double sided), and the other 4 were all comics compilations targeted to kids. For example, the Kaboom comics with the Adventure Time, Regular Show and Peanuts material. Another one was really cute, it had Owly among others, Owly always makes me sad for some reason. :(
The neatest revelation is that the Viz Kids collection had finally translated some of the Pokemon 4Koma. I'm ambivalent,though, because while I'm happy this is finally happening... it's the wrong guy. *headdesk* Arararghhh it's just so flat! What's worse is that I was right and they still aren't that amusing even in English. *rolls over* _-_
Oh well, I'll take what I can get. If it gets more people into Pokemon 4 Koma and the perspective of the creatures, that's not a bad thing.
No and yes! I'm going to see Iron Man this Sunday. Gettin' the whole crew together to see it. :3 It's funny you mention that too, cause I'm actually a big fan of the IM movies over the comic. Like, the comic touches on some really great themes.. but Robert Downey Jr. *is* actually a recovering addict, so I think he lends a lot to the character that the comic Tony Stark just doesn't capture in it's entirety. Weird, right? :p
And I am hitting the shop so hard today. There's a lot of really great Walking Dead stuff dropping, so I'm all up in that. And actually (I'll have to look it up, because I don't remember what it's called) but I recently picked up a book of super old-school Japanese comics (like... the kind that includes a 21st century disclaimer because they're *that* old and super racist) but it's real early Japanese/Western style art. I think you'd like it a lot (not the racism, but you know what I mean :p)
1. I just saw Iron Man 3 last night with my friends. I can't remember any of it right now (not that it was unmemorable, I just don't have the best recollection abilities), but overall I liked it. Funny enough, everyone else in the car had some issues, but then again, everyone else reads the comics. Which leads me to...
2. It's free comic book day, which you probably already know. Some of us may go to the local comic shop (I know at least one of my friends is), but I'm about to head off, because I gotta get me some books. By which I mean Mega Man if they have it, but I'll see what else they're handing out.
Just a couple of days ago we've started conceptualizing two games. One of them could probably be completed in a weekend or two, which I'm probably going to work on. I tend to stick to making simple, low scope games.
How do you read orange text against a translucent yellow with green and blue flora in the background?
Glad you're actually getting somewhere with the game dev stuff though! It must be nice to actually do some work of substance. Not that theorizing doesn't have its own rewards.. but it sounds like you're having a good time working towards a more palpable, obtainable goal.
Thanks. :3 Sorry I haven't been very active much, but that's the nature of a difficult arse school.
Well, TBH I was active, but only participating in small discussions here and there and saying that Disney would do barrel rolls if he realized how cheap his animation studios were getting. But on the plus side, we're really cranking up the actual game dev stuff here. So now I'm actually "doing" as opposed to just learning theory. That and thesis drama. You want to make a person feel miserable...
I need to go through more galleries, but maybe over the weekend or something.
Promotion? Like what, a mod or something? C'mon, I'm not psychic. :P But otherwise, congrats on the bump up or somethin', I guess.
I apologize if I don't seem very excited. :( I am happy for you, and I'm trying to separate myself out of it, but it's hard for me to think that being a mod is a good thing... again. I didn't even like being the administrator for forums and oekakies I've owned in the past. I guess some people enjoy it well enough, though. That ultimately lies in your hands. Do what you can with what you've got.
Actually, I feel like Benson put it best, albeit about pies... it's been dubbed over, but the script is the exact same.
Hah, one other thing. About that style comment, I'll admit I can be guilty of that, too (I've done all three, I'm sure). In my defense, I jump around from one style to the next with intention. I just get bored drawing the same thing all the time the same way. Plus, I enjoy doing intentional off modeling anyway. I probably don't make the most reliable animator because of that. Disney would hate my guts. XD;
My personal style is probably closest to what my current avatar looks like. It's a blend of everything that's ever influenced me ever, but mostly illustrations from the 1920s + newspaper comic artists with a touch of manga style just because it's undoubtably adorable.
Ah, it's not like I'm here every day, once classes started up, it got real. I heard next month is gonna be the hardest.
I sent a PM going on about comics I've read. It was longer than usual, so I did it to spare everyone from swimming through text.
On a different subject altogether, why does it seem like all the cool art (of anything, really, but we can include Pokemon) is on Tumblr nowadays? I guess Tumblr's just more trendy for twenty-somethings than Deviant Art? Then again, I'll admit there's a lot of derivativeness to be found within Tumblr, too (almost everybody either does super derpy or faux Adventure Time/Scott Pilgrim), so it's not like it's super original. The production values seem to be better overall, though, I guess because most of them are art/animation students trying to break into the industry. If you do a Google image search on anything, based on the style alone you can tell what art is on Tumblr vs. what's on DA.
That's not to say you don't have people who treat it as a portfolio, who have some really neat stuff.
Frankly, I don't care for either site wise (Tumblr's annoying, DA has an ugly color scheme, yadda yadda other silly little things), but cool art is cool art either way, I don't care how it's delivered. I never minded actual blogs, though. Or personal websites. :P
Fooo brother. Sorry I didn't respond! I've been in a bit of a haze and running all about. Just got to my VMs @_@;
Ehhh, Scott Pilgrim. It's not my cup of tea, but bless them (and Kick Ass) for bringing comics to new people. A lot of people feel daunted by the story lines of other characters, so these new geek-chic comics are a perfect conduit into the heavier stuff.
It's not quite like they were *leading up to it*. It's more like... anyone who is well aware of the event can pick up hints of it. It's kind of like seeing what you want to see, you know? All that stuff at the end of the third movie (or at least.. think it was the 3rd?) with Magneto and Xavier talking. "Endless search for Hope" on the back of the death of Jean Grey, the original host of the Phoenix Force. "Hope" being Cable's daughter (who was living in the future at the time Hope was growing up -- something Xavier can see!) and the next heir to the Phoenix. Magneto says something to the effect of "you can't prevent the disasters that are about to happen". SPOILER Xavier died (again) in AvX so... ya...
Like I said, it's just vague enough for diehard fans to milk something out it of. Idk, but I do hope they make the movie! The series AvX was only like.. 6 books long or something. They've made movies (and butchered) out of 600+ series sooo...
That's what you consider a wall of text? Oh no, that's maybe a page in a book at best. If the font size is large enough, anyway. I've read things that go on for length and still aren't enough to turn me away unless it's over my head. If I can write them, I can certainly take them, too.
The problem is that we gotta be mindful of VM real estate.
Well, there's no doubt you know probably everything there is to know about anything related to comics. That is, relative to myself, who knows nothing aside from what he watches in the movies. That also answers that question, yeah, I've seen all the X-Men movies, except maybe one. I think there was a Wolverine movie, but I never saw it. Honestly, Wolvie was never my favorite. I don't even think I have a favorite, I just thought that Wolverine specifically was a spotlight hog, though. I was happy as heck when Scott died off at the beginning of the 3rd movie. Man, I was so tired of his whining.
Did you ever get into any of the Scott Pilgrim stuff? I really only like the game and the movie. I never read the comic, but my sister said that the books were hard for even her to get into, and that she also preferred the other two. At first I didn't want anything to do with the movie, you know. Another Michael Cera flick and all, but it turned out to be really cool, or at least it seemed to be a movie that was aimed at me (and I barely get a chance to say that considering I usually only watch animated films and the occasional superhero/sci-fi flick). So many references that I actually got, and felt like they fit at that. The game is easily the best thing with Scott Pilgrim's name attached to it, though. At least that's how I feel about it.
Avengers vs. X-Men would be interesting, but I never got the impression that they were leading up to it. As for Batman, all my knowledge of it comes from a few Batman video games on the Sega Genesis (and nothing newer than that), Batman Returns, the three latest movies, and Batman: The Animated Series. That's probably not bad, but it's certainly not good.