March 28, 2015

This is Interesting

This fan film is making the rounds and deservedly so. 



Its animation appears to be largely the work of one guy who has published a short exposition on his techniques here. 



The process looks to be very similar to what the late Monty Oum described as his team's method of producing RWBY. That show had a cast and crew of 10 for the first season and 15 for the second.  
That's impressive, but remember that Oum reportedly did the first and second RWBY trailers by himself and this fellow Paul Johnson did the Tie Fighter short himself over a period of about two years.

The gatekeepers continue to stand guard unflinchingly, but their walls are now full of holes.


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What is This?

I can't even....





That didn't help at all.
Allow me to explain...
The issue is not that the fellow defected, it's the buried lede in the last sentence.

 The US negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal

The most disturbing thing is that I'm not even
...shocked.

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Rocinante: 1981-2015

Full disclosure: Strictly speaking, nobody actually died as such. For the vast majority of folks who are uninterested in the first world problems below the fold, here are 3 views of Sakurajima.




(I did not know that Volcanoes sounded like synthesizers!)
 

Note that pressing "MORE" will result in banality and not more 'splodies.
more...

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March 25, 2015

And Now, Some Words From Our Sponsors

I'm being distracted by three papers, a broken tooth, an oral presentation, a kidney stone, a blown head gasket and tests tomorrow and Friday which have combined to distract me from producing content and contributed to my decision to sell out and monetize the blog.


So here are some ads...



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March 18, 2015

Nothing to See Here

It seems that while we weren't looking,  the Chinese agreed to provide Argentina with 5 offshore patrol vessels (actually in this case, small corvettes). The Argentines, for no reason whatsoever, we are sure, have decided to name them the Malvinas class. 



 

This is part of a larger deal where the Argentines got debt forgiven, infrastructure and "stuff" in exchange for mineral wealth, corn and beef. The "stuff" includes several nuclear reactors in exchange for a Chinese spacecraft tracking station in Patagonia and other, undisclosed concessions.

 
Terra Del Fuego, Sri Lanka, Dominica, all those atolls in the South China Sea, the new Nicaraguan canal, and feelers along the Cape of Good Hope.

China has issues to be sure, but the Middle Kingdom also has the choke points covered. 

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March 17, 2015

That Awkward Moment When....


Inquisitive Naga by Bubuzuke

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I Am Unsure

...if this is a Leprechaun or just a really big clover....

...but it was done by Silverbin and seemed topical. 

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March 15, 2015

New Zealand

...has volcanoes, giant squid, tsunamis, colossal squid, earthquakes, sharks, mud pots and kiwi birds. So it makes sense that one needs good insurance there. 


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March 14, 2015

A Question For My Readers

"And now, the REAL battle begins!"

I'm wondering if I was having problems with Crunchyroll's stream or if this episode of Log Horizon was really animated at about 4 fps?
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The Day Was Saved

Astonishingly, the Village Inn was almost out of pies, but at 9:26 PM, we did our bit to save the world. 



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