December 2008 Archives

You Can't Run From the Law, Little Baby.


Happy holidays, everyone! It's the season for giving and all that, so here's a splash for the occasion. Even villains like getting gifts from time to time... as long as it's the right gift. Certain things just don't make for very good presents: socks, fruitcake, ornamental candles, and of course, eyepatches. Nothing says "Happy Holidays!" like a constant reminder that someone you hate smashed your eyeball. Bad empath!

In an unusual development, I actually made a new oekaki. OHP-themed, even! But it's naughty, so don't look at it if you're at work. Unless you happen to work somewhere porn is okay. Then, by all means!

I'm gonna try to have the next ep. up by the end of the coming weekend, since I've got a few days off. See you next year!

Oh, Unfathomable Firmament!


Home again, home again! Episode 267 is finally up, and the girls are once again safe and sound in their rental sanctuary. While Mai's eager to put Ruby on trial for her little stunt, Rika has already moved on to... greener pastures? Oh yeah, I went there.

Started on this year's holiday splash, which should be up this weekend. It's always tough deciding who to include in these things, because no matter how much we'd like them to, most aliens just don't give a shit about Earthling holidays. But even aliens like getting presents, and most of them also like getting hammered; combine the two, and they'll probably warm up to the whole affair. Julian and the villains have yet to make an appearance, so maybe I'll rectify that this time around!

Episode 266 is up, and they're off! The girls are down one purse and one jacket, but apparently up a couple of 'souvenirs'... This really hasn't been a good night for Ruby or the maƮtre d'!

Holy fuck, where did 2008 go? This year flew by, and I've got nothing to show for it! Actually, that's not entirely true. I've been really happy with the art in OHP this year. My goal's been to push a much toonier style and shed a lot of the anime-inspired baggage. What's resulted is a weird hybrid of styles, often fluctuating wildly from panel to panel, but one that I'm enjoying a lot. There's nothing wrong with an Eastern influence, but these days I'm feeling that cartoons seem more alive with a more fluid approach to drawing. I've been on a Bakshi kick lately, so maybe he's to blame. Is anyone else freakin' excited about The Last Days of Coney Island, whenever it finally comes out?

I never thought I'd be pumped about a game coming out of EA ever again after my nine-month stretch at Redwood Shores, but I'll be damned if Mirror's Edge isn't totally amazing. Is this the dawn of a new age of puzzle-platforming? Don't be dissuaded by the lukewarm reviews this thing's getting, it's one of the most refreshing takes on first-person gaming since Portal (though definitely lacking some of its polish). Despite a short story mode, the core gameplay mechanics are so intuitive and so much fun in execution that the prospect of multiple play-throughs is actually sort of appealing. I think one of the worst things to happen to the game industry was when RPGs fooled people into believing that games needed to be more than 30 hours long in order to be good. I understand that with retail games costing 60 dollars a pop these days, people want more value for their money... but length is about as useful a measurement of "fun" as graphics. Play fun games because they're fun, not because they take a long time to finish!

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