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Tue, Mar. 2nd, 2010, 01:27 pm
I'm not very good at updating this thing, am I?

Supreme Commander 2 is LIVE!

Mon, Jan. 4th, 2010, 10:13 am
2010

Long time no post. Been busy, life is good. Not making any resolutions 'cause the self-improvements I'm focused on are already underway. Happy New Year everyone!

http://moninavelarde.com/newyears/

Sat, Dec. 19th, 2009, 08:26 pm
Busy





But not too busy for lolz

Wed, Dec. 16th, 2009, 10:10 am

HOLIDAY LOVE MEME

Because it's been one of those days/weeks.

Thu, Aug. 27th, 2009, 10:18 am
Life and such

Two Weeks - Grizzly Bear from Gabe Askew on Vimeo.



I've been sorta taking a break from the internet for the last couple weeks (except occasionally while I'm at work, wishing I wasn't at work.) I need a change in routine to get stuff done, there's boxes to unpack and art to make and a comic to learn how to put together.

So far I've mostly just read more, played more games and watched more movies than normal, but that's kind of the plan too. Indulging in other peoples' creative output is one of the first things to go when I get super busy and stressed out. The highlights: Sacred 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Ponyo, JCVD, Dexter, Psych, Ryan Church painting dvds.

I'm settling into the new place pretty well, but there are still some things that need to be unpacked or moved to storage, and my bike is sitting in my living room 'til the construction completes. I'm already sick of maneuvering around things, so I expect I'll get the unpacking finished soon.

This weekend will be full up with birthday-related festivities, 'cause my friends are rad. <3 And next weekend is PAX, which, with the concerts and the company and the crazy schedule of panels, is shaping up to be the best one yet! (oh please let Assassin's Creed 2 be playable at the show :< ) And then I think my mom might visit! Yay for mom visits.

And in between weekends are a lot of really, really long days at work, because we're running out of time, and senior artists keep rage-quitting, leaving me and another guy at our Less-Than-Junior paygrades to pick up all the slack.

Fri, Jul. 24th, 2009, 01:22 pm
I know this has been posted all over everywhere

but I still love it. XD It kinda makes me tear up just 'cause everybody's so -happy-

Thu, Jul. 16th, 2009, 08:50 am
Dream log

Since I've been ridiculously busy with the move, I've been trying to keep an early schedule at work lately to give myself more daylight, in at 8 and out at 5 (though more than often it ends up being in at 8, out at 7 like always, which defeats the point..) This went fine for a few weeks, but my body's finally starting to resist it and I'm not getting as much sleep as I should, or something - at any rate I've been waking up before I'm ready and actually remembering a few of my dreams.

Last night's began as a reunion of friends, called together to reveal a comic project for which supposedly only the first page had been finished, even though there were clearly ten or fifteen pages for us to read. The story was very clear in my dream but I remember very little of it now. I did read enough to glean a quirky setting that took over the rest of the dream. (At the time, I was thinking 'This story is awesome, I hope I remember the dream- I should totally use this setting' - but after I woke up, all I remembered is that it was somehow both Victorian and a Clerks-esque convenience store, complete with Lotto machines and fast food and rows of refrigerated groceries. It must have seemed way less stupid while I was asleep.)

Damn, I've forgotten all the funny bits. I should record these before I go to work, rather than after I get here.

Stuff happened. Eventually it evolved into a Sherlock Holmes techno-mystery, presented in the same comic panel style, in which I tried to track down more info on the email hacker that did some major fucking with my life last year, but I was beset with obstacles at every turn. I don't remember how it went, but it devolved into chaos, and I woke up convinced that a few emails I sent last week had gone to defunct addresses. I even stumbled over to my desk, half-asleep, to doublecheck, then after I got out of the shower, I was like, "...wait."

Thu, Jul. 2nd, 2009, 04:35 pm
Best use of Autotune ever

This is right up there with the 'Autotune the news' clips





I dunno about the keytar guy, though.

Edit: OMG XD

Thu, Jun. 25th, 2009, 01:38 pm
Transformers

I haven't seen it, but this makes me lol:

http://io9.com/5301898/michael-bay-finally-made-an-art-movie?skyline=true&s=x

"In a sense, it's the first war movie ever to convey a real sense of the fog of war, the confusion that comes with battle. Somewhere around hour nine, you will understand why friendly fire happens in wartime."

Mon, Jun. 22nd, 2009, 12:42 am
When you're a spy, be prepared for unexpected visitors

I wanted to get into work by 8 tomorrow, which means that now, at nearly 1am, I'm already up way too late. And I'm tired, which complicates matters further. It's just one of those nights when I'm still wound up from a busy day and I can't get my thoughts to settle down enough for sleep.

I'm busy packing. I've run out of boxes and I'll have to find more tomorrow, and I'm hoping that rather than buy them I can find someone who saved a few from their last move or works retail and has a stack of them in the back of the store. Or someone getting rid of them on craigslist. Damned things are kind of expensive, but I move on Sunday and since I worked crazy overtime last week I'm low on time.

I move in a week, holy shit! Everything happened really fast and I still can't believe I'm actually buying a place. It's a smaller place, I'll have some stuff to get rid of, but it's wonderful and it'll actually be mine and I'm very excited. Also, vaguely terrified. I've had about two hours of serious misgivings after every bit of paperwork signed, and then I run all the numbers again and remind myself that it's really no different than paying rent, except for a little extra hassle. And that I'll have a fireplace that works, a balcony with plants on it, and if I want to, I can walk to a beach.

Something about the whole process makes me a little embarrassed that all my furniture is from yard sales or IKEA - and then on the other hand there's really nothing like cataloging everything you own and sorting it into boxes to make you feel like a materialistic consumer whore.

I took a break from packing earlier today to have dinner with spectralbovine , who was in town for a few days, and some other fellow MOBsters from Rice. Great fun! I rediscovered some old friends who live in the area now, and had some good truffle fries (?) and frozen custard (!) and walked around some parts of Capitol Hill that I hadn't seen before. It really is a cool area, minus the parking nightmare and $$$$.

Argh, I never remember my laundry until 1am.

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