What happens when Cori and Ian’s friends all move out to Victoria? Nostalgia!
Do you work in publishing? Do you have a headline you really want to promote? Have I got the animated gif for you!
Because I was feeling like doing something mildly creative, and because Cori asked for it, I put together this little Gundam tribute. Hopefully I can find some way to cheaply get it onto a t-shirt. Perhaps this will be my first piece of merchandise?
Those of you familiar with Magic the Gathering will recognize the above as Clone Shell. In my opinion, it is in the running for derpiest card art, depicting what I can only explain as a mentally malfunctioning Silver Surfer like android at a Gigeresqe roller rink.
But it reminds me of something…
At the request of nobody, I’ve extended my “Keep Calm and Tap for Mana” series of things to include a set of land proxies for those who want to play with them. Simply print the linked PDFs at 100% on cardstock or plain paper, cut along the guides, and slip into some card sleeves (with or without real land cards, depending on your stock) and enjoy!
Thanks to a one off tweet by @michaelrobles, I was inspired to hack together this set of “Keep Calm” Magic the Gathering themed posters. Enjoy!
Keep Calm and Tap for Mana #MTG— Michael Robles (@michaelrobles) February 7, 2013
And of course, the Chat.
Relive moments from your favourite anime, cartoons and TV shows in a new and hilarious light. This special Late-Night Dub-Fight pits the riders of the Desert Bus against each other to find out who can “improve” classic clips by redubbing them live with their imposing improv skills. No one knows what show host Ian Horner has up her sleeves, or what the cast members will say in this all-out assault on your funny bone.
I’ve finally come up with a Kickstarter idea that seems workable, and I can 100% get behind. I’m going to build myself a watch! Well, by “myself” I mean along with my good friend Cameron Lauder. And by “build” I mean design. Kinda.
See, I thought it would be much harder to put together a watch, but after some time in the dojo, practicing my google-fu, it seems that there is a lot less that goes on under the case in a watch than one may think. It turns out that thanks to the ”quartz crisis” (cleric?) the Swiss watch industry got extremely consolidated. And this means that there certain types of swiss watch movements are effectively commoditized.
Which is all to say that I’ve picked out a movement. Possibly. The Valjoux 7750 is an automatic chronograph movement that seems to be extremely popular which means that customization is going to be easy. It also had it’s patent expire in the early 90s, and has a mature (read: quality) ecosystem of Asian copies, which means that it can be cheap. All I need to do is bring Cam around to being on board with a chronograph, and that’s settled.
I also found some initial suppliers for cases, movements, and hands. At this point, I could just put together a one-off watch of my choosing, but I think I might like to see if I can garner enough interest to do a kickstarter. That, and Cam also wants a custom watch, and this could be fun.
That, and we’ve agreed on Futura as a font for the watch face. Which will look stunning.
For those who are curious about what this “Synaptic Chaos Theatre” thing is that I post here from time to time, our friends over at 4GeeksMedia have put together a little primer on our improv troupe. Give it a look, and if you like what you see, you can check out more of Synaptic Chaos Theatre’s work at Synaptic-Chaos.com