August 21st, 2014

I just discovered this little animation of Drizzt Do’Urden and company. It was made over 14 years ago in 2000 by Ben Dai and Bruno Velazquez during their fall semester at the California Institute of the Arts. 

They both used the animation to later get into the gaming industry. Ben went on to join the Blizzard Cinematic Team and Bruno joined Sony’s Gods of War 2 team.

Bruno says in his blog that the “film was inspired by characters found in novels written by R.A. Salvatore which include Drizzt (Dark Elf), Bruenor (Dwarf), Wulfgar (Barbarian), and Entreri (Assasin).”

and “as many of the Drizzt fans have noticed, we took several artistic freedoms in the portrayal of the characters as well as with the actual events as compared to the novels.”

Back in 2007, he mentioned that they would consider doing a 3D version with enough interest. Can you imagine this with the details of the Blizzard cinematic??? o m g. Now I feel compelled to go hunt these guys out and beg them to start a kickstarter campaign! 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5ZM1B-wrys

http://elanimador.blogspot.com/2007/03/road-to-mithril-hall.html

#drizzt #bendai #brunovelazquez #animation #year2000 #project #animation #2d

Rock wall

Trying to convince @Azyxa that making our double height wall into a rock wall is a totally an awesome idea!

I think I just need a self-retracting lifeline, an easy harness, and some creative holds.

Movie poster with flip and az

Movie poster with flip and az

The Austin Film Society hosted the Texas Premiere of the film Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. It was a fun event! Very fun to see a mini version of the red carpet and film premiere stuff. Robert Rodriguez was a very cool dude and learning about the process of making this movie was super cool. 

I really enjoyed the film and even in 3D! It worked well with the limited amount of color information and the simplicity of the graphics. This sequel made me want to actually read the graphic novel. I thought the story telling was all done super well. The artistic detailing is very true to Frank Miller’s vision. Even the nudity was super classy.

We hit the after party as well but didn’t stay long. We did totally score an hors d’eourve from the VIP section though. wohoo! oh the small victories of life! :D

August 20th, 2014
Yay, love that you can find something to eat downtown at 11pm! #starving #219west #sliders #fries #atx #austin (at 219 West)

Yay, love that you can find something to eat downtown at 11pm! #starving #219west #sliders #fries #atx #austin (at 219 West)

Going to the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Screening

I’m dragging @Azyxa and Flipmax to the screening of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For at The Paramount Theater…. .in 3D.. lol.

Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller, and Steve Tyler are going to be in attendance with Robert giving an opening speech to the film.

Should be interesting!

#atx #austin #afs #sincity #frankmiller #robertrodriguez #film #premiere #screening

50 YEARS OF THE DOCTOR

Well ain’t this cuter than 10 cute things!! :D

#thedoctor #who #teepublic #geek #tshirt
Teepublic -https://www.teepublic.com/show/50709-50-years-of-the-doctor

August 19th, 2014
I agree, Daisy… too tired to look at more magic cards tonight… Zzzz #azyxa #neverstopsscheming #mtg #magic #daisy #morkie #dog

I agree, Daisy… too tired to look at more magic cards tonight… Zzzz #azyxa #neverstopsscheming #mtg #magic #daisy #morkie #dog

August 18th, 2014
I found an MTG Groot! He he! Gaea’s Touch! #mtg #magic #green #gaeastouch #enchantment #groot #iammana #lol

I found an MTG Groot! He he! Gaea’s Touch! #mtg #magic #green #gaeastouch #enchantment #groot #iammana #lol

The Perfect Bacon Bowl…uhhh Sometimes “could” and “should” are vastly different! #bacon #bowl #heb #wtf #atx #austin  (at H-E-B plus!)

The Perfect Bacon Bowl…uhhh Sometimes “could” and “should” are vastly different! #bacon #bowl #heb #wtf #atx #austin (at H-E-B plus!)

Running errands this morning. Zzzz. At the car wash…yeah. /dance  (at H-E-B plus!)

Running errands this morning. Zzzz. At the car wash…yeah. /dance (at H-E-B plus!)