Month: March 2012 (page 1 of 2)

Atomic Moocast #26: Mainstream Nerds

Hello El Moochadores! It’s been a while since this Moocast has gone up and I’ve just now had enough time to get on an update the show notes for Episode #26. An excellent Moocast (in my opinion) where in Chudd and I had a discussion with D20 about modern geek culture going more mainstream.

Music used by the Atomic Moo cast is royalty free and was created and composed by Kevin MacLeod and can be found at Incompetech.com. Please support this site!

Songs used:

  • Kool Katz
  • Fast Talkin
  • As I Figure
  • Funk Game Loop

Additional Music Used:

  • Saftey Dance by Men without Hats, Released: Jan 01, 1983
    © 1983 Bulldog Brothers. Find Saftey Dance on iTunes.
  • Remember the Geek by MCRSI, © MCRSI. MCRSI on MySpace.com.

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Awesome Webcomic: Hominids

Hominids by Jordan Kotzebue

Well, even though I feel completely exhausted and worn out, I have to say that it’s been a good day. I had an interview down in Del Mar that I felt went pretty good, but it was kind of ride to the nearest Coaster station (and even then I had to wait a couple hours for the next train). Once I was back in Carlsbad I stopped by the mall (I have ride past it anyhow) and found a used DVD of Ghost in the Shell pretty cheap, and then because it was buy one get one half off, I picked up a used copy the Macross Plus collection as well. Then, when I got home, I found a package from Utah waiting for me with two (yes, TWO!) tasty loaves of chocolate chip pumpkin bread inside (thanks Mom!). So, once inside my apartment, I ended up wolfing down half a loaf of pumpkin bread, then I passed out on the couch.

Two or three hours later, I awoke, cleaned up, ate more pumpkin bread, and then checked my email. That’s were I found a link to this pretty cool webcomic, Hominids by Jordan Kotzebue. Alright, I really don’t read enough webcomics, and that’s a shame ’cause I feel like I’m missing out on some cool stuff. However, I just read through the first two chapters, and six pages of the third chapter that are available on line. Now I’m very into it (hey, any comic that features a topless albino jungle girl is going to get my nod of approval).

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Evening Moo: Mechawhales, Comic-Con, and Some Awesome Geek Art

Geen Lantern Arisia by jaytablante

Alright… it looks like I’m between projects right now, and I’m not really sure what to do with myself. I finalized a project with a client earlier (and actually got paid on the spot!), and I just finished an upload to my microstock accounts. I know I should hop on to the next thing, but… yeah. I’m tired. So I thought I would do a quick post, and relax a little. I can hear Trog in the back trying to finish last week’s Moocast. Hopefully he’ll have it done soon. Other than that, not much else to report as far as Atomic Moo is concerned.

Anyhow, I spotted the above image on Deviant Art a day or two ago. Every time I look at it I start drooling… I gotta get out more. It’s by photographer Jaytablante. I think I’ve mentioned him on here before and posted some of his work. If you get a chance, check out his gallery. Lots of good stuff in there.

More stuff below…

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Late Night Moo…

No, Chudd and I have not abandoned ship. Well, not yet anyways. The last few days Chudd and I have been extremely busy working (and not making money…wtf?) and we haven’t had much time to jump on Atomic Moo. But, that all changes right now. Chudd and I are extremely dedicated to… whatever the hell it is we’re doing here and we mean to keep on doing it to the best of our abilities. Currently, Chudd has been working on a DeviantART page for Atomic Moo, whilst (yes WHILST damn your eyes!) I have been working on the latest Atomic Moocast. So there are powerful things in the works, but whilst (I did it again because I can!) these things take time to develop I thought it would be cool to see what bits of pop-culture the Internet has spewed forth. Like…

Cool Star Wars Line Art

Via Technabob.com, Check out some amazing line art by artist Sam Hallows.

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Evening Moo: GoT Stuff…

Game of Thrones: You Win or You Die

So, it’s Friday night… Of course I have no money, no women, and I loaned my car out to my brother, so I’m stuck here in my apartment. What do you do in this situation? You blog! It’s been awhile so I thought I’d go through my reader and see if I could find some stuff of interest. And I did. I came across this nifty twenty minute Game of Thrones video. It basically gives you a brief overview of the first season, and and glimpse of the second. Holy shit Daenerys is hot in character and outta character… Any how, check it out and enjoy. I’ve got sketches to vector and files to upload… another exciting weekend…

The Viper: Full-Motion Flight Simulator

Hey El Moochadores! Real quick, I just wanted to share with all of you something I came across on Kickstarter.com. Currently Five high school kids are doing everything they can to make a BSG Viper flight simulator for a project entry into Maker Faire. According to their Kickstarter page:

Our Maker Faire project for 2012 is “The Viper” — a motion controlled flight simulator inspired by the ship of the same name from the hit TV Series “Battlestar Galactica”. Visit our project website to find out more and to follow our progress: the-viper.org.
The basic idea is to mount the fuselage of a small plane (a Piper PA-28) on a motion control platform that is capable of 360 degree rotation on both the pitch and roll axes. The video above shows the basic design we’re shooting for. This design allows for considerably more motion around the pitch axis than commercial entertainment systems, such as those found at the Smithsonian Air and Space museum.

So, (and this is what I take away from what I read and saw) …this is what happens when you have a bunch a kids who’s parents actually give a shit about them and encourage their creativity. Unlike my parents who, honest truth, never called me by the right name, even once. Granted, I was the last of eight kids, but c’mon! A fucking Viper!? Watch the video below and you’ll see one of the kids is in the eighth fucking grade! Okay, okay… I’m a little jealous. It passed. I’m cool now. Good luck to this team of creative teenagers and after checking out the video go to their Kickstarter page and toss them some coin.

Wondercon 2012

Hey El, Moochadores on saint patrick’s day when you were getting drunk and trying to figure out if that cute thing in the corner at your brothers party was a he or a she I was at wondercon in Anaheim. This was my first Wondercon but I have been to almost 10 comic con’s and a couple LA wizard cons. The point is this was not my first con. Now I only went up for day so I can only talk about what went down on Saturday. Now Wondercon is a very small con compared to comic con witch is not a bad thing. The smaller conventions have a lot going on for them its easier to see the things you want to see and meet the people you want to meet, Hell I meet Mike Mignola just walking around. So don’t knok the smaller shows they can be just as fun, and I think your first con should be a smaller won other wise you don’t know what to do at comic con. Well wit that said I am gonna jump right into the negatives the first being parking, now every convention has this issue. But Wondercons second parking lot is a 30 min drive from the convention.

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Atomic Moocast #25: Better Late Than Never…

Well, I guess the title says it all. On this edition of the Atomic Moocast we discuss love, loss, dice, and a little Moonews. Many thanks to Chudd, D20, and Neko_Bijin for their help on this one. So, here we go folks. Strap on those ear buds, wedge your butt into a comfy, chair, and get ready for the best damn podcast your friends don’t know about.

Enjoy.

Music used by the Atomic Moo cast is royalty free and was created and composed by Kevin MacLeod and can be found at Incompetech.com. Please support this site!

Songs used:

  • Kool Katz
  • Fast Talkin
  • As I Figure
  • Funk Game Loop

Additional Music Used:

  • Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant. © Find it on iTunes
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The Morning Moo…

Good damn morning El Moochadores! It’s been a couple of weeks since the last time I was able to sit down and do a post. Two jobs and the Moocast have been keeping me kinda a busy, but good news. I finished a Moocast last night and Chudd is just now at this moment putting it online. Sorry that it is a little late. We recorded the episode about three weeks ago, but better late than never, right? Anywhat, There’s a lot of really cool stuff brimming over the edge of the internet this morning and I scooped up a small bit to show all of you. For example, look up and check out that way niffty (yes I said “niffty” damn you all!) CGI image of Iron Man I found on i09. According to the article it was created by digital artist Victor Hugo (really?) and you can go to his web site and see more of Hugo’s great art.

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Our Precious Bodily Fluids

My friends, I must warn you of a protracted and nefarious scheme to deprive us of all possible enjoyment of our geekish pursuits. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me explain:

When I was a lad, I read hungrily any science fiction paperback I could lay hands upon. The stories weren’t always very good, but they always brought me (I now recognize) a delicious, illicit pleasure. Everything about the book, from the breezy narration to the hard-boiled dialog to the lurid cover art whispered reassuringly to the reader: “Don’t worry. You’re not being educated, or enlightened, or validated. You’re only being entertained. Shhh! Don’t let your parents know!”

"Quickly, take her to Filene's Basement. That way!"

But somewhere a dastardly plan was hatched to make science-fiction respectable. First there came a spate of so-called literary science fiction books that made reprise of every college Freshman Lit. syllabus from Homer to Dickens. Then there came the Academy’s embrace of Science Fiction Studies; suddenly it was possible to take a course in the oeuvre of P.K. Dick at Ivy League colleges! Now we have serious discussion of comic book popcorn flicks in the highbrow news magazines that cater exclusively to the tastes of aging Boomers and yuppie DINKs. We have arrived at a moment when young suits on the subway feel no need to conceal their manga behind a well-creased copy of the Wall Street Journal. O tempora o mores!

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I ask you, how am I supposed to enjoy a guilty pleasure when there’s no guilt in it?  There’s no getting around it: this is mainstream entertainment now.  But if everyone’s a geek, nobody is.

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