Friday, August 29, 2008

I hate you Don

I was going to do Don's challenge before posting everything in a big dump, but at this point it's doubtful that will ever happen so, whatever.

This was made after Don said that there needs to be more boobs. Afterwards, he said there also needs to be more penises and monkeys. I was totally going to do it, I downloaded the reference pics and everything too, but now I'm out of time. I got the naked guy reference off a site called or some shit like that, no lies (it was a link off a CA reference thread), and the subheading said something like "references for gay artists". Fuck you Don, I went through that for nothing.

MS Paint is great.

I decided to do a paintover of an old sketch. WHERE'S THE LIGHT COMING FROM I DON'T KNOW.

I was going to do the same deal, but my original composition was shit so...uh...fuck that. Finishing pictures halfway is how I roll.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

On Impressionists

When the camera was invented artists were forced to abandon capturing realistic images from life. Interestingly enough, I've seen quite a few pictures that have been painted, not lifelike per se, but with such accuracy that they just look like photos processed though a series of Photoshop filters. Which, is rather depressing actually.

On the other hand, I'm liking Giovanni Boldini. His stuff was tight.

In a seperate note, at the back of Jon Stewart's book, there were a series of ads for fake books. I thought the one on open domain Victorian era erotica was a joke. Then I found Gustave Courbet.

Revolvers, Automatics and Magical Girls

Right to Left.

It's funny because an article came up in my feed on the same day, and now the two are inextricably linked in my mind.

Fate can use a speed loader. Nanoha on the other hand seems to be more of a spray 'n' pray type. Minus the praying.

edit: Yes!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

So this is how Eddie keeps in shape!

My favourite part is when it says, "Total Time: 4:50".

Monday, August 25, 2008

Well, fuck.

My computer died, at the worst of times as usual. It only needed to last another week before all my data is backed up, now I am going to have a hell of a time retrieving the data. Incidentally, my most worthless data is still intact, since I've stored it all online so as not to waste HD space. Hurrah for my magical girl image collection, I guess.

The last time I had a computer die was the week before my media art final and compsci final. The media art final was an website.

The Macbook I'm on right now is in some kind of limbo because it's all ready for Windows installation, but I don't actually have windows. The data partition can't be created until Windows is installed, and I don't want to configure OS X right now either because there's a non-zero chance I'm going brick it and need to start a clean install.

In other news, I managed to cut myself twice on a Dell PSU trying to open it. It remains unopened. <_<

Fuck computers, seriously.

edit: On the bright side, Safari is definately more stable than Fx 3.

Friday, August 22, 2008


Apparently swords = buster rifle as far as magical girls are concerned. vous aussi, Bardiche.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


1. Barcelona's torch lighting is still the best. Sydney's would've been great too, if their machine didn't break for 5 minutes as the torch bearers stood uncomfortably watching.

2. One of the projectors BSOD'd during the opening ceremony. Sorry, I lost the link.

3. China's team uniforms during the op ceremony were terrible. Who thought red and yellow jackets were a good idea? On the other hand, the gymnastics uniforms are pretty slick.

4. Speaking of gymnastics: China's team is fucking loli. I mean, Chris Hansen levels of loli. God, watching Chinese gymnastics is like watching live action Strike Witches.

5. Romania sucks at gymnastics now, because all their coaches fled to America.

6. During the China-USA basketball game, my parents were like, "there's no way we can keep up to the end, they have all these black people". I was trying not to laugh.

7. NBC did a gallery on hand signals in beach volleyball. I'm pretty certain that was just an excuse for them to post ass shots of women.

8. Fuck Tibet.

9. Phelps is a beast. Metaphorically and literally, as in I think he is ready to eat a baby in that picture. I also love that even though it was Lezak that pulled through in the 100m relay, all the headlines were talking about Phelps.

10. Canada is behind Togo in rankings. Thank god Toronto didn't get the games, you'd think they'd learn by now not to go for summer Olympics.

edit: Finally, Ron MacLean has the balls to say it, "...we're breaking all these Canadian records, but you know, records are falling left and right on account of these new swimsuits." I'm tired of this apologetic 'oh we finished 7th but it's a new Canadian record' crap. At least China is doing well, even in areas it's not historically strong in. Let's see what happens on the track.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Tuesdays make me despair...

soph: you dont have a schedule yet?
Peter: I do
Peter: I haven't really looked over it carefully
Peter: it will probably make me despair
soph: lol how many hours a week?
Peter: I don't want to know
Peter: because it will make me despair

Well, curiosity got the better of me and I decided to look.

Now I'm in despair.

It's pretty heavy course load but I more or less expected that. The worst is my schedule for Tuesday: 8:30-11:30,12:30-2:30,4:30-5:30, 7:00-10:00. Fuck! That's 9 hours of lectures and labs! My ridiculous timetable has left me in despair!

Next time on zetsubou channel: Shopping for laptops leaves me in despair!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

That's how the USN rolls!

Only America would operate 4000 ton ships that are so lightly armed.

I'm talking about the Oliver Hazard Perry class. At one point it had missile launchers for SM-1s and Harpoons, but those got removed due to the retirement of the SM-1. As a consequence, it also lost the ability to fire Harpoons.

So it basically has no anti-air and anti-shipping capability anymore. What does it have left? Not much, they weren't very heavily armed in the first place. They have point defense from a Phalanx CIWS and its 76mm main gun. They have anti-submarine torpedoes. Seems like a waste of such a large platform.

Israel's Sa'ar 5 manages to be equivalently armed at a quarter the tonnage (they don't have a big gun, but they actually have AA).

The one thing it does have going for it is that BIW builds durable ships. Too bad that it can barely defend itself.

In a similar vein, there are reports surfacing that, contrary to previous beliefs, the DDG-1000s can't operate the SM-2. Ergo, no serious AA capability either. One has to wonder how they managed to make Raytheon's Standard Missile incompatible with a ship running Raytheon's PVLS, Raytheon's radar and Raytheon's electronics suite. Especially when the SM-2 is fully interoperatable with the current VLS cells on Burkes and Ticos. Especially when the ship is a 15000 ton beast.