Tuesday, November 28, 2006

009: Webcomics are stealing my life.

(NOTES: PennyArcade, PVP, RealLife, Least I Could Do.)

Hi again, I'm back.
Webcomics, man do they get to me. I have a few that I regularly read (listed above). I can waste so much time just sitting there reading them, reading the blog posts, looking at the stores and the links to other webcomics that they have. My favorite of all is PVP. It's a great webcomic about a PC gaming magazine and their antics. It has great storylines and great characters, I really envy the ability that Scott Kurtz shows in the effort that he puts into his pride and joy. And now, when I thought that I had my webcomic addiction under control, Scott Kurtz is producing a series, yes PVP will be animated! There's a preview on the site and it's so funny and mind blowing. It's a subscription service though so not only will PVP be stealing my time, it's about to steal my money. But I say that's all good, I can't wait for the series release early next year, it will be a defining moment in webcomics.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

008: Anime World Order Show #39 Doujinshi

Anime World Order Podcast Show #39 - Death Note, D. Gray Man, AWA, and That Show Nobody Else Watched

Since we have another geek on board now, I can go wild! PCGamer will be there as a counterbalance as I will be solely concentreted on the one geek section that I love best: Anime and Manga. And what would be a good way to indulge myself by doing doujinshi for the only anime podcast I listen to - Anime World Order Podcast!

By the way, the doujinshi is a staple. For my section, I'll be doing a fan comic for each new episode of AWO from now on. The people in today's strip are 2 out of 3 of the host for AWO. Daryl Surat love Hokuto no Ken. Clarissa got her name from Lensman's nurse but I couldn't find her character design from 1984's SF New Age Lensman so I think Clarisse from Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro might be a pretty close presentation...

At the time of posting this, AWO has already released a new Bonus episode. So, I guess it'll be another update real soon. See you then!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

007 PCGamer - PC Humour at it's mediocre

(Note: Double Optimised code is possible, just very hard to achieve. And some hardware does have experimental (unofficial) speed enhancing drivers, but I emphasise experimental)

Hi all PCGamer here,
Pete's petitioned me to join his little Geek community, and I'm happy to do so. I can't really draw, that's Pete's forte, but I am very much a geek, so I guess I fit that criteria.
I've been thinking about all the crazy things that people do to their systems lately. I actually heard of a guy that tried to overclock his PSU (don't ever, ever try this, it is very very dangerous, and the fact that we haven't heard much about this guy again isn't really a good sign), and people who do crazy things like running GX2s in SLI. Which if you ask me is a bit of overkill. Who needs 4 GPUs anyway, maybe if you're working for a movie animation company, but even then they use custom hardware that isn't often available to the public anyway. Hobbyists, or general users, who get these is a bit ludicris to me, plus it's ridiculously expensive, and people buy these to overclock! My god, send some my way you crazy bastards, I'll probably appreciate it more than you will. More money than sense is probably apt.
Maybe a good way to have fun, but find a cheaper way to deal with your insecurities I say.

Monday, November 13, 2006

006 - Comic/Manga Universe - Cat Lover

Shownote from Wikipedia:

I just had to sit down and made up actual comic strip for the blog I just post in the morning. You can tell it's pretty rough... This is suppose to be a webcomic, people!

This is a real argument that I had with my friend a couple of weeks ago. (See how late I got around to execute just ONE idea!?) It started from the infamous Goku versus Superman (I'm in the Goku Alliance, by the way), and run up into the heated philosophical discussion about the application of cat ears on girls. In the end, after involving a couple more people who are all kindly pointed out that both of us should get a life, we come to a conclusion that ANIMAL PARTS on GIRLS concept sounds REALLY REALLY BAD when put it in writing... and we should stop.

Lame Timeout...

Gosh, I promised myself never never ever to make a blog without any comic because it'll turn into, well, a blog and not webcomic. But just to let anyone who care, I'm not dead. I just got into 3DStudio Max and I decided to not bore you guys with me posting crappy 3D cylinder from 3DSMax tutorial.

I got a few more gag I'd love to draw. Yes, this time I'll try to make a punch line that actually work. Till then.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Anime Universe 005 - The Birth of Otaking

Shownote from Wikipedia:
Otaku no Video
Pyramid Scheme
Odin: Photon Space Sailer Starlight

I got this idea from being tricked into attending an Amway meeting by a friend... GIVE ME BACK MY SUNDAY!!!!

Otaku no Video is a MUST SEE for any hardcore anime fan. AnimeWorldOrder actually did a really good review of it here. They also review Odin as the WORST ANIME EVER. So you should check that out, too. Much better than anything I have to say. Charge! Otaking!!

I’m nearly into my holiday season... just a little bit more Uni work... then I’ll really be doing more geeky thing!

And I’m out.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Pete Universe 004 - The Wonderful World of Manga

Shownote from Wikipedia:
Ichigo 100%

I had boatload of fun drawing this strip! Anyway, I didn't include Astro Boy in the shownote because, well, shame on you if you've never heard of Astro Boy. Now, Time Patrol Bon is a different story. It doesn't exist on the Internet! Unbelievable, I know! It's the first thing ever that I can't find ANY INFORMATION OR IMAGE about it, let alone a scanlation. It doesn't even exist in AnimeNewsNetwork.com and the only mention of it anywhere is on a Thai blog where a guy there pick up the same limited run re-release as me. And the only reason they re-release it is because the copyright just die out so they don't have to pay a cent back to Japan.

Anyway, Time Patrol Bon is a 6 volumes series of Fujiko F. Fujio. (Yes, he created Doraemon.) T.P.Bon is a story about Bon, a japanese boy in the 80's who became a Time Patrol. Time Patrol's duty is to went back (or forward) in time and make sure that certain important person in the history of humanity stay alive and on course lest the history itself, past-present-future, crumble down.

It's the most educating sequential art I've EVER read, and it's not even under Educational manga section! Instead of reading history book, each chapter Bon went to these important era and through his eyes we see a "comic" version of the turns of event that took place. Beat the crap out of history book. It's not just about observation, though. Many times that Bon could use his equipments to save lives but couldn't because they had to die for our history. The best chapter IMHO is the Witch hunt where Fujiko F. Fujio got guts to draw out elaborate torture scene complete with nudity - just like Berserk - in a children manga to show that we are really really stupid to let that kind of thing happen for real in the first place!

Pick up Time Patrol Bon if you're lucky enough to come across one. I highly recommended it.

I think I rant for far too long today. That's it. I'm out.

P.S. I challenge people to pick out manga titles on the shelves. Which series are they? Hint - like Ichigo 100%, they are all super-moe and all famous enough to have their own anime show.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Pete Universe 003

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Shownote from Wikipedia:
World of Warcraft

Can't help it! I just had to mention Monster somewhere. Not the TV series or the movie, but the manga/anime version by Naoki Urasawa. It's one of the best anime of all time, period. 72 episodes of gold. Get it, experience it, and you'll know what I mean.

What an age we live in. Remember the old day when you settle the dispute with Rock Scissor Paper or Tekken...

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Pete Universe 002

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Shownote from Wikipedia:
Magic the Gathering

Being the only magic player in the immediate 7km of where I live, it's kind of depressing that I can't talk to ANYONE when I watch Magic Pro match than, say, a football match.

Now that I think of it, I actually enjoy watching Magic ProTour match. That's something else to be depressed about.

In case you didn't figured it out yet... I'm a nerd by day, otaku by night. Nice meeting you all!

My name is Pete

Pete Universe 001

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Doujinshi at Wikipedia

I really got this feeling after finish reading this book! No, unfortunately, I didn't find any doujin for the Da Vinci Code, let alone h-content...

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Test Test

Well, I think it's time to get my own blog.

Let's see... The graphic should work.