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Looks interesting.

Nolan calls 3D an interesting development. I despise 3D. I despise Warner Bros. making all of their tentpole movies 3D. I don’t see the point of 3D. I’m not a film-tech geek, I can’t talk to you too much about 35mm and 70mm film. I’m not going to be the one to say that the soul of an image is in type of mechanism used (film over digital). Hell, most of the movies I see are in digital format. I can’t remember the last time I saw a movie on film, it’s been a long time.

At any rate, I digress. From my perspective, 3D is about money, not progress. Avatar made a staggering amount of money. Executives like money, so on and so forth. Avatar was a technological showpiece. In terms of plot and character development, it was nothing short of a shitstorm (or if you’re Doug Benson, the movie should be Avatard).

-Connorawshawdewfreekelongdonin

FIRST!
So I decided to share a little something about myself. As most of you probably don’t know, I was obsessed with skateboarding when I was a kid. This went on for about four or five years. I couldn’t skate worth a damn, but I ate it up. If I saw skate magazines, I’d want them. If I saw a pair of Fallen shoes, I’d want them. The long and short of it is, I’ve always been a big fan of skateboarding but I’ve never been a skateboarder. One of my favorite street skateboarders is Chris Haslam. Check it out:

SECOND!
My A40 headset comes in on Tuesday. That is all
THIRD!
Looks Like I’ll need to update my computer CIV V. Not CIV IV, but CIV V. I sank so many hours into Civilization IV that I’m afraid that the sequel might drag me down underneath the waves, far away from society. If you don’t know about the Civilization series, it was (until recently) a pc-exclusive RTS game. Basically it’s all about managing and upgrading a, you guessed it, Civilization.
FOURTH?
Offline? NO Assassin’s Creed for you! Ubisoft’s DRM is retarded. If you buy ACII for the PC, you have to be online to play the game. If your network or Ubisoft’s servers go down, it boots you from the game. Lame.
FIFTH? You’ve got to be kidding me
Like a dumb-dumb, I forgot to tell you guys about the article on Roger Ebert posted on Esquire on tuesday. It’s awesome and definitely worth the read. So, read it: HERE
SIXTH! I’m leaving, seriously? Six. Come on
I know I said I’d post pictures of my painting on LPEP, but I just haven’t had the time to take them and upload them. SO, expect them today. i’ll post a link-a-doodle in a new post so you can check it out.

-Connor

FIRST!
Spike Jonze gets a prank pulled on him by his WTWTA crew. No embed, but click the link to see. Spike Jonze

via /FILM
I still haven’t seen the movie due to location constraints. When I was at State, going to the movies either required a ride or a taxi. The latter being beyond expensive. Back home, I don’t believe our theater actually put up the movie. At any rate, I’m looking forward to seeing it.
SECOND!
Monsters in Real Places Basically, the link says it all. It’s a blog of monsters in real-life photos. It’s pretty cool.

via DRAWN!
THIRD!
Guess what I bought: I’m not an audiophile by any means, but after listening to music through my Sony MDR-7506s, I realized that I really couldn’t go back to how I previously absorbed media. Enter Astro’s A40s. Great sound and a great mic, is pretty much a win-win. Although the price is pretty steep, it’s an investment.

Also, Chocolate Gaming? I’ve been thinking about an idea and the situation is nowhere close to infancy, but I’ve always been interested in LAN parties and video game competitions. IF I ever stumble upon such an event or get into some sort of competition, I think I’ll try and get Chocolate//Robot into the gaming scene, somehow. I know that all of the members of C//R grew up gaming and it has definitely been of one of our favorite hobbies, so I see it as an evolution of a pastime.

-Connor

DId I mention I like Geoff McFetridge? Oh, I didn’t. Well, I do.
Geoff Speaks

via Drawn!

Connor

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New stuff

Long time, no see. I guess, it really hasn’t been that long, but in internet time…well, it’s been almost a year. Yep, that’s an accurate conversion rate.

Anyway, I’ve got some things to share, obviously.
FIRST!

Taylor Lautner in Stretch Armstrong
I don’t dislike Taylor Lautner, I’ve barely seen him act. Yet, I’m entirely skeptical of his chances of success with Stretch Armstrong. He hasn’t had a lead role, as far as I know and he’d be carrying a franchise, that, well I don’t know how many people care about. Also, the script is by Steve Oedekerk. Definitely lowered my hopes. (If I remember correctly, he’s the man behind Kung Pow, not the best movie). Anyway, this is something I thought was interesting, but I probably won’t keep my eye on it.
SECOND!
Tim Gough I found Tim through Drawn! and I’m digging his illustration work. From what I can tell, he’s not really focused on the “technical” side of things. Not to say that there is a certain way for each artist to approach things, but Tim is the kind of guy that I’d look for if I ever needed help with colors or space, not figure drawing or what have you. Again, not a bad thing. In fact, it’s what makes his work so very cool.
THIRD!

Astro So these headsets aren’t new by any means (with the exception of their MGS4 pair), but I’m really wanting to spend an ungodly amount of money. The more I play video games online, the more I realize that being technically superior can give you an edge. At least, having a good headset and being able to hear what’s going on around you is definitely cool. Also, I’ve grown to be a big fan of video game commentaries on youtube. So, if I were to purchase a pair, I’d probably buy a capture card or get some sort of set up so I could record and give commentary.

I’ll be posting some photos and a new “piece” soon, probably today.

-Connor

Thanks to Goodmorning&Goodnight

Here’s the vimeo post: Oden

Beautiful, uplifting, tragic. It’s just good. Everything about it.

-Connor

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