June 2008

…add them together and then complain to the theater- get a free ticket!

First of all, Iron Man. Loved it. It was well done, acted well, funny, amazing on the effects, good story and for a comic book movie, quite exceptional. Plenty of suspension of disbelief, but again, see aforementioned reference to the fact that it’s a movie based on a comic book. Great stuff, and yes I know we’re about 6 months late on the viewing, I’ve been busy.

Have to mention the little shit kid that slipped in just as the movie was starting. We had great seats, and the previews were all dead slient- a good recipe for a good movie experience. No obnoxious kids, no babies, and none of the people who apparently aren’t really there to see the movie, but apparently want to just talk the entire freaking time. No, this “family” slipped in at the buzzer and planted right next to us. Instant red flag: the “Mom” is yelling for a place to sit and the kid is yelling because, well he’s a little bastard. But hey, he’s a kid, that I can forgive. Kids don’t have all their “respect for others” and “don’t be a spaz” wires tightened down yet. That’s what parents are for.

That’s what parents are supposed to be for. Not this group. “Mom” and maybe “Aunt” did no controlling of the kid at all. The kid was cute during the previews- “where’s Iron Man?” the kid adorably shouted at the screen while waving his stuffed Iron Man toy around. Aw, that’s precious or something. Then Iron Man starts, he should be happy and shut up and just LOVE the movie right? Nope, then he gets bored and starts yelling about Spiderman, whining, rolling around on the ground, climbing on the bars (front row) and in general, being a bored, irritable little monster. This is where the parents or the babysitters, or the kidnappers, or whoever is the “responsible” party with this antichrist is supposed to handle this kid. Tell him to be quiet, take him outside, SOMETHING. There was some mild scolding but more in the vein of “hey, knock that off, I’m like, irritated or something” as opposed to “shut your insolent little trap before I tear off your skin and whip you with it”. Short story long, told the theater people outside, more for a “if this happens again, what do we do?” explanation than anything else. They said tell an usher, and gave us two free tickets to boot! Just goes to show what taking the high road will get you. Not as rewarding as say, grabbing the kid, running out and throwing him in the trash can (I still think I could have made it), but with the price of movie tickets, a better solution. And it probably keeps me out of jail.

Sorry about the absence of bloggery and Daily Drawings. I realize I’ve been just far too busy to cram in an additional drawing every day, especially as my time has been occupied with…drawing and painting! I’ve been working on projects for clients that I can’t share over the intertubes, so you’ll have to wait. I think for now the Drawing a Day scenario will have to take a back seat, as I’m far too busy right now…drawing. I know you’ll understand.

Unless you’re bastards. Drawings and art coming soon.

*voice of doom*

Still monkeying with the WordPress backend…

by ncwinters on June 24, 2008

while that sounded dirty, it was not meant to.

Still trying to figure out WordPress. No, I’m not a Code Monkey, and this stuff is still a little new to me, sadly. In the meanwhile, check out the blog on Myspace until I get this squared away.


*voice of doom*

No, I’m not dead…

by ncwinters on June 24, 2008

…I’ve just been busy, thank you very much.

So other than finally get my act together and get you good people your Drawings you’ve been so anxiously craving, I spent some time cathing up on my YouTube. And let me tell you. Whoo boy, there is some crap floating around on the interwaves. While the vast majority of it truly is definitive crap, there were a few highlights. I won’t list some, as the little respect some of you may actually have for me will go down the drain. Some though, are worth mentioning. Namely, Charlie the Unicorn. Yes, I know, you’ve seen it and hate it, but that’s because you’ve only seen it once. Or you only saw it sober. Or you weren’t having the worst of days and the absolute madness of it didn’t make you giggle to tears. Still not buying it? Then you are bastards. I like it, and I laughed. Then I find out a second one has been made. It may have been made years ago, but as I said, I am only just recently getting my YouTubery caught up. Here’s the link, beware of imitations. Charlie the Unicorn Charlie the Unicorn 2

Next on my list is anything by Jonathan Coulton. I first became aware of him through his elegant song at the credits for Portal- part of the Orange Box set for XBOX360. If none of what I just said makes any sense, try to crawl out of your cave once and a while and get some video games. It’s what the kids play nowadays. Once you’ve heard GLADoS sing it, you’re ready for the rest of his set, my faves are Re: Your Brains and Code Monkey. All gems.

With that, enjoy the intertubes, and some recent art. I know there aren’t quite enough Drawings, but I’m throwing in a whole kaboodle (kaboodle?) full of goodies. Daily Drawings, recent artworks and some comics all for your (free) viewing pleasure. Until of course, they start charging for Myspace which they are just about to do. Hurry, email all your friends and put up a bulletin or twelve about it! It’s the same conspiracy that will help you get some of Bill Gates’ money, and help lower gas prices! Hurry! Feed the machine!

Enough sarcasm for one evening, enjoy the art. Oh, thanks to those who came by Alphacult Saturday night. Sorry about no bulletin, been too slammed. Went well, sold a piece.

*voice of doom*