“Ni no Kuni” is Studio Ghibli’s first attempt at a video game along side the wonderful development studio Level 5 (Professor Layton series), and it is going to be released on the Nintendo DS and PS3. There will be hand animated cutscenes, and a soundtrack by Joe Hisaishi, who composed almost all the soundtracks for Miyazaki’s films. They haven’t announced a US release, but they have to … right? Where is John Lassiter!?
Last summer while I still had a part time job (and thus was on the road at 3:00 in the afternoon when this was taken) I saw the Google street-view-mobile driving through the neighborhood and tried to follow it before I got bored and gave up. You can follow my adventures if you start here and keep going up Victoria towards Grand Ave.
But if that’s boring, I’ve chronicled my adventures in three illustrated chapters (1. Oblivious, 2. Realization, 3. Giving Up), attached for your viewing pleasure.
p.s. And yes, I did in fact post this on facebook, but Ben posted that extra adorable lunch video on facebook too, so I think I have the right… even though this is not half as cute.
OR the many faces of chance’s halloween costume
What? Its been two months since everyone went into hibernation mode? No one has posted since before the winter season began you say? Bored? Need some inspiration you say? Well, I’ve got just the thing for you:
Watch closely, as we look back at how Chance’s Halloween costume evolves and changes to match his environment (or moods?):
Initial word vegan correctly representing evil ex-boyfriend #3? check.
Rearranging the word vegan into other words? check.
Rearranging the word vegan into not other words, but possible acronyms instead? check.
Careless evolution into illegible symbols or characters? check.
Drunken reappropriation of tape into random shapes and genitals? check.
Inevitable hammer and sickle? of fuckin’ course!
more halloween party pics here.
I love Picross, PicCross, Nonogram or Paint by Numbers, whatever you want to call it. I bought PixelCross on my phone maybe a month ago and really liked it but wished it had a mode without a timer for a “more relaxed” play. I left a review saying so and the dev totally added it! Not only that but it was at my suggestion and he specifically noted that!
I’m totally famous now.
(I don’t know why the picture is all squished, I did this from my phone)
Brenda’s grad party turned into a marketing think tank, and Allison was smart enough to document it on a napkin which I later found in the trash.
And we’re living it right now.
Here’s why: (more…)
I found this cool desktop and spiffy icons and combined them to make the ultimate Lisa Frank Inspired Theme!!!
In Shambot news, I changed the auto-resize width for the medium and large sized images. Large now perfectly fits the width (580px) of this theme without breaking it and medium (290px) is half the width of large.
But they are ALWAYS such cute boys. Look at all of the these pictures I have amassed this past couple of weeks.
If you’ve ever been in any sort of touristy situation with me, than you’ve no doubt been embarrassed by my technique of canvasing the entire area with pictures and not deleting any of them (even the blurry ones). I even partake in the oh-so-nerdy process of take picture -> rotate 30 degrees -> take picture -> rotate 30 degrees -> etc. Well, today all the awkwardness pays off because I’ve finally found a software which turns my pieces of panoramas into panoramas. I went through the last 5 years of panorama-shots this morning and picked out and stitched together the good ones. It’s all extremely automatic, which is awesome. The software is Microsoft Image Composite Editor by Microsoft Research. Free, but Windows Only!
(many) more after the break!