Monday, December 06, 2010

At least I'm not as bad as George R. R. Martin

Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire, A Dance With Dragons, is estimated to release December 2012. That's a potential seven years in the works.

book is only going to take three years and change. So yeah. Take that, Martin. Tsk.

A big 18 page preview of Project: Rophelcopter will be up next week [edit: minor delay on that, maybe I *am* as bad as Martin]. The whole book will be finished early 2011, probably. Available for purchase: ???. Depends on publishing. Will shop it around to agents/publishers when it's finished. If no dice, will self publish.


Onwards with my sci-fi novel reading binge, I started this one yesterday

30 pages in so far. Early impression: Whoa. Holy crap. Seriously.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Now Playing - Super Meat Boy

Crazy game. Similar to N+ but, like, more, and better, and funnier too. Also excruciatingly difficult in parts. Game of the Year so far, easily. Check out this soundtrack:

World 2

World 1 (dark)

-Also playing Fallout: New Vegas. Obsidian, please patch your game. It is teh brokenz. :(

Monday, July 05, 2010

Reality Dysfunction

I just recently finished reading this one. It is part 1 of a trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton. Large scale sci fi space opera w/some fantasy type elements to it. It's a good story approaching great in certain spots. I say good because, without giving away any spoilers here, Hamilton utilizes real world tie-ins in the story that I'm not particularly thrilled about. That's mostly because I think usage of real world historical figures in sci fi is kinda lazy, especially when your story takes place very far into the future (2600 CE). It is a little irksome that almost all of Hamilton's real world tie-ins are from ~1900 give or take 100 years. :/

Mini book review completed, on to the real reason for this post: Organic telepathic spaceships and why they make me giggle/smile in parts of the story where that is not at all an appropriate response to the goings on. In the story, there is a type of new technology called Bitek. Bitek is sort of genetically engineered life forms that function in place of standard metal and wires technology. So: a living, thinking, telepathic space station, for example. Or a spaceship. The funny part of all this is that these Bitek creations all have very cute personalities. So cute that I cannot help put picture them with smiley faces, flying around shouting, "Yay! :D" and making verbal "vroooo0mm! whoosh! pew pew pew!" noises when they are fighting other spaceships. It's hard to take the super grim life and death battles seriously when all I can picture is a bunch of these guys zipping around in the scene. Like this (sorta close to as described, flattish asymmetrical with a "crew toroid" for people to ride in):

Or better yet, ramp the cuteness up even further with my interpretation like this:

pew pew pew ratta tatta zoooooooommm! xD

------------- Next week:
Post E3 rundown: Specifically two-ish upcoming vidya games that I am all gosh darn golly gee omg yes excited about playing.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010


Scanning... scanning... scanning

Would you believe this sort of pencil work is about 3x faster to do than inking? Next book: no ink. Takes too damn long to do. Pencil straight to colours is the way to go.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Makoto in SSFIV, yes?

SSFIV - which is to say, Super Street Fighter IV. Makoto is a character from SF3: Third Strike. She is rumoured to be included in the roster of the upcoming SSFIV. If that is the case, i will be most pleased. Few months away from release and Capcom still hasn't announced the full roster, very irritating.