Sunday, April 27, 2008

a new moleskine

Saturday, April 19, 2008

sketchbook stuff with a bit photoshop over it:

I never watch live concerts and the idea of buying/watching dvd´s of concerts never appealed to me.
Music is something that is more of background noise than something i can concentrate on, so watching a concert for over 2 hours is a bit much (this is also why audio books wont work for me).
I stumbled over the following live appearance by simone white and i watched it through (the whole concert is on FABCHANNEL)

its sweet, it feels honest, good times

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

open canvas doodles


- played through onimusha 2 (liked it overall but hated the power- rangers- like design choices on some characters)
- played through metal gear solid 3 and loved every cut scene infested minute, the boss fight against THE END was worth it alone.
- read some books a pretty bookstore lady suggested to me and was dissapointed in all of them
- i really like the instrumental songs from the new KAKI KING album -> myspace

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

the Tatzelwurm

The following are sketches and something more polished about the TATZELWURM.
Up until recently a creature I had never heard of, but that everyone else seems to know.

This is what Wikipedia writes about the Tatzelwurm:

Reports indicate that the creature has a snake-like body between 2 and 6 feet in length, with two clawed front legs, but no hind legs. It is sometimes reported to have the face of a cat. Local folklore holds that the Tatzelwurm is able to defend itself by expelling poisonous fumes that are capable of killing a human.

more finished things


I read through Jpod in a very short amount of time.
Not because i was so hooked and into it but rather because there was not much to read.
Its a thick book without any real content.
Lots of jokes about google, cunnilingus sites and haha, video games!

Its the equivalent of a popcorn movie, its shallow entertainment.
Read it if you really liked MICROSERFS or want to see how many times an author can set himself into a story as a character that is NOT the main protagonist.

It was pretty much the opposite of THE ROAD.
While The Road is dry and sparse but very effective,
JPOD is loud, dancing on your head while being on acid and not touching at all.

Splinter Cell for the PS2

Another thing i finished is splinter cell on the ps2.
Its not really the newest game but i wanted some stealth action and the MGS collection is not yet out in Europe.

This was not the first time I played as Sam Fisher, I tried it once on the PC (at a time it was new) liked it, but then ran into a graphic glitch that broke the game for me.
Seeing that it was only 3€ on Amazon was also nice in thinking what game to tackle next.

And it was a good run!
It took some hours to get used to the camera and I died ALOT but overall:
A good experience!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

something from the sketchbook:

i finished THE ROAD yesterday and it was good but it also took me some time to get into it.
from the wiki entry:

"It is a post-apocalyptic tale describing a journey taken by a father and his young son over a period of several months across a landscape blasted years before by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed civilization and, seemingly, most life on earth."

Its hard to write something about this book. There is not much dialog, not much "action".
But it conveys something real between the main protagonists and you really get a glimpse of the shattering loneliness they both endure.
Its also going to be a movie and i´m looking forward to seeing it being translated to the big screen.
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN turned out great, this could be just as good.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

a book report

two books I've been enjoying in the last week:

1_the autobiography of steve martin.
a book about working hard on the thing you love, meeting girls and having trouble connecting to once parents.
the only bad thing about this book is that its short (around 250 pages) and that it ended with me wanting more.
i guess that not a real downer though.

2_grand central winter by lee stringer
recommended if your interested in looking into the life of people living on the streets of new york.
the writing is good and the stories are full of high and very low points in life.

And while on the subject:
Dark Days is a documentary about people living in the subway tunnels of new york city.
Below are the first 10 Minutes, you can watch the whole movie on Google Video