theguy43

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    • Yet untitled project

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      theguy43

      hey everybody,

      A little project I've been working on for the past little bit...

      It's a cheap blog , but it does get the job done. Please post comments and critics on this thread. There isn't any dialog on the pages yet, its just the graphic design and imagery. However, If i recieve a good response from these board I might feel inclined to release sections of the scripting. (hopfully its good)

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    • I'm Back

      12 years ago

      theguy43

      not much to write right now... but stay tuned for more rants about the degregation of culture, and the downfall of humanity....

      but for right now... enjoy the fruits of my labour in this large comic project that I have been putting together... It has begun to consume my life...

      The blog hasn't featured any actual dialog from the project. Now if I get some response to the artwork in teh project I may feel inclined to share early drafts of the scripting with all you lucky readers (all 2 of you, amber and kyle)...

    • Old Navy, I hate you

      13 years ago

      theguy43

      In my on going saga of hatred... this is a quotation from my reading culture final examination..


      "The influence of this new visually based culture is prevalent throughout the consumer design of capitalism. Commercials are a by-product of the visual culture that has greatly shaped the many of our common values and ideologies. Ideals and beliefs are not force upon anybody through this medium, but rather they are presented in an idolized form. This is presented through an advertisements use of the gaze when presenting any human form. This ideal form is presented heavily through the clothing and cosmetic industry. Old Navy is a recent example of this idealized presentation of not only the human form, but a new cultural ideal. All of their commercials follow the same format of presenting multi-cultural unity through elaborate dance sequences in bland khaki shorts. All the dancers share the common ideal form, females with hour glass figures and males with broad frames; however it is the multi-racial presentation that is most notable. Clothing becomes secondary to the concept of racial unity presented within these commercials. Old Navy no longer sells clothing through their commercials, but rather the ideal of racial tolerance that is associated with bland merchandise. Oddly this commercial presentation of international unity is strongly counter cultural in nature. Rather then embracing individual heritages of a multi-cultural society Old Navy has removed the diverse range of cultural clothing with its branded idealized form. "


      I really hate Old Navy, but if i don't purchase their bland capris then im a racist... OH NO

    • Videogames and Art - the dynamic DUO

      13 years ago

      theguy43

      Life really seems to have gotten more complicated, but not that much.

      Told you I would be writing up an essay on videogame art... that is going swimmingly and I would like to run a sample by fellow patrons of the industry.

      Thus far there have been three distinctly seperate eras in videogame graphics

      1. Rom Era - the very beginning, with pac-man to mario and everything inbetween. Follows a rigidly classical formula of recessional perspective and strict forms.

      2. 64 bit Era - Initiated by mario 64 and the commercial introduction of 3D graphics processor to mass consumer market. (was actually preceeded by the playstation, but didn't have a proper mascot flagship title, but was first console to hold a GPU)

      3. Pixel Era - Started with the video release of Doom 3 at mac world expo that showcased pixel shading technology. original company, Nvidia. Starts the graphics debat between Nvidia and ATI company that sky rockets the graphics processing.

      The essay will focus on videogame graphics in relation to the development of the art history narrative. Might not make too much sense, but I assure you it very exciting to notice all these similarities. Taking the wolflen arguement about artwork being seperated into the classical, and the baroque. basically Classical can be found in renaissance and strict relation to human form as an exact science. Baroque is a more painterly design that can be seen in works like Van Gogh, and Picasso.

      videogame have gone from the rigid classical form to a more fluid one that take on characteristics of the baroque. plus the recent movement into abstraction in videogames is particularly interesting. Games such as Katamari Damacy, and Rez being directly influence by modernist painting.
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      anyways, please leave feedback and constructive criticism. And if you can please advert this concept on your journals. (this essay is really based on gamer feedback because this is completely uncharted territory, I cannot do research for this topic) I will be posting more specific arguement over the next few days, so please stay tuned.

    • Life is full of Little quirks

      13 years ago

      theguy43

      God damn I never know how to title these things... I think I'll just start creating random phrases for them... that sounds like a winner...

      ok where to begin... I am addicted to W.o.W and its scary. Never really played an MMO before this, and pretty sure I couldn't survive another after.

      Um... another thing... those sketches I posted a few posts ago.. Yeah well they are being turned into a painting... rather large one by my standards... Storyboard to come shortly (maybe this weekend)

      Oh another thing... I love to hate.. it really gives me pleasure to see my enemies wane in power. Each hit they take is like a sweet delicious treat that I savour as long as possible. So when I noticed that I'm O.K. was released I was overjoyed. This game is a mockery of Jack Thompson's "a modest game proposel", and by mockery I mean a game based entirely on the design. Wow... Thompson is a sick bastard with a sick mind. I mean the development team continuely states that without Thompson they wouldn't have made this vile game of death and destruction. Fun... check it out... you'll laugh and cry... might even urinate on a disembodied brain.

      I'll leave you with the grand idea for a soon to be great movie .... and before you check out the links... Mr. S. Jackson is one of its stars...



      MOVIED!!

      Oh... and I am sure that Frenchy is going to hate me for this one.

    • Beware the Glory

      13 years ago

      theguy43

      Being the internet culture whore that I am, I found myself immediatly drawn towards the news of my beloved CAD ( Ctrl Alt Del) being turned into an short animation. Then I got alot more exicted when it wasn't just 1 but a whole 12. I immediatly purchased the premium membership required to recieve these little nudgets of comedy gold.

      Today I have witnessed the first in the series. Now the animation was a bit glitchy, and the joke's timing wasn't 100%, but its a transitional phase. For those who have already seen it, They will immediatly recognize the potential found in the pre-opening credit joke. I see a very long and bright future for this type of production. (maybe it will rekindle the old Penny-Arcade show)

    • I've said it before

      13 years ago

      theguy43

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      Russians are Insane

    • Just WOW!

      13 years ago

      theguy43

      ok... you just can't make this shit up

      oh and for a double inuendo... I've gotten back into WoW for a but... if you are on Arthas, just whisper Thugsa (horde)...

      and for the third topic... The essay about the art of videogames is shapping up, and I will be posting the first leg of it shortly for approval. Now because this is a relatively new subject without too many texts on it, I will be creating the narrative of videogame developments. The unleashing of new technologies allow for the adaptation of illustrios imagry in games. For an example of this, I will be examing the series of Zelda as a main topic. Seems the most logical, considering how long it has run and the path it has followed. (except for the second one...)

    • Emo Sucks

      13 years ago

      theguy43

      It sucks so much that it doesn't even deserve to even see my nuts let alone lick the left one.

      Emo is the screaming apathy of a youth culture without any dedication except to their own self-loathing. I mean this is not the first emergance of the teenage angst, but its by far the worse way to deal with it. I mean... as an example... you know what I did with my teen-angst. I wrote, masterbated, and listened to kick ass music... These new age kids just seem to kill themselves. The worse part is that they have all been given globel voices with new blogging services. So if one emo kills it self then there is a cascade effect of sadness and in-turn more killing... fucking lemmings effect...

      Sadly these new kids don't have the same kind of music that we did... best teen angst album ever was "Smash" by Offspring... and there was Perl Jam, Nirvana, and Sound Garden. Songs with duality of empowerment and futility... These modern songs are shit by comparison... what where some of your teen angst albums?



    • Dead Horse

      13 years ago

      theguy43

      Now I'm not one for beating a dead horse, but I hate Jack Thompson.

      The man is completely shut off from modern culture. "terroristic tactics" is how he referred to the email complaints that he recieved. Who would have thought that when you blatently insult the hobby of the growing majority of internet going individuals that you would recieve some aggro in return.

      As I am sure most of you know He offered $10,000 donation to charitible for somebody to make his game. A mod group decided to make his game (with some artistic license). He backed down from his offer... claiming it to be "Satire". Fortunatly the good guys over at Penny-Arcade made that donation to the ESA foundation. Of course Jack Thompson would never take this laying down. So he attacked Penny Arcade with an slader charge, and claimed that all the backlash from his aggresive stance against violent videogames came from them. "they got people to leaflet the area in which I live" is just one of these claims.

      "The video game media has been belligerent and afraid of me. And I must say, I appreciate the compliment." No... no... no... we have called you retarded middle aged white man who is too far detached from reality to relax that they are just videogames. They in no way influence real life. They are a fun time to share with your friend in the comfort of your home. When will you understand that you are argueing over a very small minority of people who are clearly disturbed and should have never been allowed near any form of violence.

      I have been writing this in the wake of a new interview with Jack Thompson. The interview finishes with Jack stating, "It’s a masturbatory activity". Now this got me thinking... Everybody has there own Masturbatory activities, and if you don't then you will go insane.

      Ill leave with a great big... FUCK OFF JACK smiley12.gif I'm going to get some beer.

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  • Comments (42)

    • AaDlRs

      12 years ago

      Merry Christmas!!!! smiley12.gif

    • fizheyez

      12 years ago

      hii

      =]

    • fizheyez

      12 years ago

      hello.

    • fizheyez

      13 years ago

      whats up man.

    • kdogblazer65

      13 years ago

      at least you dont have too much to worry about with your major. That sucks about the weather. That is why I love it here in the Southeast U.S.

      There is never a time where great weather is far off.
      For an example of what I mean, this is a shot from the other day that I took:
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      It was about 70 degrees. That is pretty much the norm here

    • theguy43

      13 years ago

      Iam a fine arts student... we don't really have hell weeks... we just do drugs and paint stuff... its pretty good...
      plus it sort of sucks in canada now... we no longer have our proud winters thanks to somebodies pollution.. hint hint... its wet and cold and disgustingly british outside...

    • kdogblazer65

      13 years ago

      hey, good to see you on. How is life treatin you up in Canada? I hear Kyle is in the middle of Hell Week. Are you as well?

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      Haha now you are half way to 50! nice!

    • kdogblazer65

      13 years ago

      thanks for stopping by the contest. My name is Kenny by the way. I dont think I ever stopped by much when you first got on. Dont be a stranger

    • prelude24

      13 years ago

      hey thanx man :)

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      84' would make you a Rat as well.

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      HEY!!!!!!

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      lord geeze that sounds like work! grr.....i have so much to do before tonight! ugh!

    • theguy43

      13 years ago

      actually... google is a friend...

      "Oil Based Paint Stains

      Carefully scrape of any excess paint. Blot the stain with a sponge with a small amount Turpentine or whatever solvent the paint can recommends. Then mix one teaspoon of a mild detergent (like Dawn) with a cup of luke-warm water. Blot the stain with this solution. Lastly, sponge with clean water. "

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      well i don't either but while driving back to school my rollerblades fell on my painting, its a tragedy i know. but i wanted to get all the red outta the fabric part. Hmm i need linseed oil.....

    • theguy43

      13 years ago

      don't really know... I would suggest diluting with linseed oil... that would prolly be your best bet...

      I dont really wear cloths that I care about when painting.

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      what should i use to get out oil paint from clothes?

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      Hows it going?!?

    • prelude24

      13 years ago

      hey check my journal..when u get a chance, please :)

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      Sure it is! lol i can't be sure ive never actually seen it in person.

    • theguy43

      13 years ago

      sweet... I feel so privileged... I am actually working on that concept work this afternoon... hopfully it will be completed by tonight..

    • 241Deal

      13 years ago

      Great art! You get my first ever check me out award!

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    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      True but i bet up im later! i get that whole time change on my side! Thanks again for all your help.

      Post edited 1/04/06 11:03PM

    • theguy43

      13 years ago

      up? up? I am always up... till all hours of the morning I am up...

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      you still up?!

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      Hows the packing coming?

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      I know google is my friend but. My cousin graduated college with a BA in Art. She has a book about human anatomy for the Artist. has the exact picture im looking for. We looked for a picture of Icarus but no luck. I know a thing or two about Photoshop. Thanks for the help!

      Have a great day!

      Talk to you later

    • theguy43

      13 years ago

      well google is your friend... check out "male back" on the image search for the base image... then bird wing for how the wing looks.. then if you clever with photoshop you could try to do an overlay for a reference, and paint from the reference.. just remember... google is always a friend

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      I'll get a picture today of what i painted last night. Just note that i paint abstract and sketch/pencil draw people. gonna do a oil painting of a person though. Thats my newest goal. Gonna be looking at the back side of a male with his arms spread making his body a T then having Wings come out and stright up. I can't get the picture outta my head. But i also don't have any idea how to draw wings when looking at them from the back, because only pics we could find where pictures from the front. Any ideas?

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      Merry new Year!

    • theguy43

      13 years ago

      same to you man... you should post some more of your art...

    • 241Deal

      13 years ago

      thanks for the invite. great Art BTW!

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      you have a very convincing roommate it seems, and he has a lot of followers. Looking forward to more paintings/sketches/drawings

    • kdogblazer65

      13 years ago

      what up man, I found you by way of Frenchy. Give me a holler sometime.

    • theguy43

      13 years ago

      nothin much... just chillen on a relaxing holiday break... a much needed break from everything.

      as for the artwork I've been putting together TONS of work and should be posting alot over the next few months if pesky work doesn't get in the way.

      and smiley9.gifHAPPY NEW YEAR smiley9.gif

    • BlueNinjaPanda FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      Hello from me. Frenchy says to say hi. HI!! smiley0.gif

    • prelude24

      13 years ago

      hey whats up

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      nice artwork please post more.

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      Well i just wanted to stop by say hi to frenchy's roomie! Hows it going?

    • 241Deal

      13 years ago

      Hi there! belated welcome to RVB. I will drop 25% of my mods on a picture in your images!

      While that sounds impressive...I only have 4 MODS at this time so it's not really that great.

      Hope you have a great new year!

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      13 years ago

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    • Frenchy_52

      13 years ago

      Welcome aboard Drewbie!

      (Doens't John suck?)

      -Frenchy

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