Archive for May, 2006

Semi-Permanent Sydney 2006 tickets arrive

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Tickets for one of my fav style-whore conventions Semi-Permanent arrived today after ordering them two nights before.

I tear the envelope carefully as I don’t wanna rip into the art made by renowned female street artist Fafi.

Ahh! Two fresh tickets! I then proceed to throw the envelope into the bin.

I then ponder how the tickets got here so quick. Pikachu wonders why my picture frames are still empty.

My pot plant looks like grass (more about it later)

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

I can’t get away from my new workspace at The Phlü

Monday, May 29th, 2006

Here’s a sweet way to use the new Apple store’s 24hr camera

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

I’m a sucker for anything sweet, especially this guy’s marriage proposal using the camera just outside the new 24hr Apple store (why you would need a 24hr Apple Store is anyone’s guess). Thanks to Tri for pointing it out.

Snake to appear in the next Super Smash Bros.

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

This is old news but I’ve finally seen the trailer for the new Super Smash Bros. game soon to hit the Nintendo Wii. I’m not a big fan of the Super Smash Bros. series but i really, really, really love the spot they made for the game that was shown at this year’s E3. Nintendo comedy at it’s best right here.

It’s even BETTER to see MORE Nintendo bosses having a good time

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

View Nintendo’s entire keynote speech at E3 2006 here

It’s great to see the Nintendo bosses having a good time

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Here’s an idea: 2mb at your workspace!

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Click image to view entire work space with captions!
(I’m hoping readers out there do the same and share their workspace!)

New music piracy laws are awesometh

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

If you were wondering if ripping music from a CD to your iPod or computer was illegal then guess what, IT IS! Or should I say, it was?

The music piracy laws are no longer in the stone age, and have finally caught up with today’s whizz bang music media systems. Here’s some interesting new changes that I lifted from Jo’s blog. Full article can be read here.

  • Consumers can transfer material from CDs to iPods, MP3 players and computers. But passing on copied material to others remains a breach of copyright.

I’m assuming what they mean by “others” is other people. So yes, I think you can still transfer Shannon Noll tunes to your phat ghetto blaster tapes.

  • They can legally record TV and radio programs for one-off private viewing but not to be played in public.

Can the feds really know how many times you’ve viewed it? I’m pretty sure that they don’t have a device that finds out how many times you’ve viewed your recording of Big Brother Adults Only.

  • Copyright material can be used for parody or satire.

Like I commented on Jo’s blog, “fan-bloody-tastic!”. Now it gives podcast radio-wannabe jocks like me (more on that later) something to work with without living in fear that we’ll be sent to prison like Michael Scolfield if we’re caught.

Be sweet

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Today I was at the library with a dear friend of mine. Immediately after we entered the door we walked to the children’s section of the library. I’ve done this in the past before and people have looked at me weird, especially the high school kids. One time a mother looked at me all weird as if she’s never seen a Chuck Taylor wearing 20 year-old looking at children’s books before. I wanted to flip her off but seeing there were kids around, it wasn’t such a good idea.

As I browsed through the books I realized why I wanted to make something like The Paper Pirate. It was over a year ago when I realized I didn’t want to make something that was just “cool” for my final year of uni. It wasn’t enough for me. To me “cool” is just that – “cool” (not that there’s everything wrong). It doesn’t offer anything else besides being cool. My past works have been just that, superficial eye-candy. I didn’t want to make something than an audience would just awe at visually and forget about it a month later. I wanted this animation to connect. I wanted this animation to make them smile, not because it was funny, but because it provoked something within their hearts. This is what being in the children’s section of the library brought to me early last year, this warm feeling within, often bringing back those happy childhood memories. And this is what I want The Paper Pirate to be: full of heart and most importantly, be sweet.

After browsing some of the books today I came across one that well, made me smile. Not because it was funny, but because the main character was so god damn charming, cute and had so much to offer. The story was short, simple and there was something about the character that really made me warm up to him. The book was The little old man who could not read by Irma Simonton Black.

The little old man who could not read

(Don’t be suprised if i turn this into an animation in a few years)

Ps. I’m still really hoping The Paper Pirate will be done by the time I’m 22. Or I’m just going to lose it. kekeke