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Sup guys. Haven't given NG much love lately, so here's a new Tidbits compilation of stuff I've been putting on YouTube. Hopefully there'll be more animations on the event my brain decides to start working.
That is all.
There's a new asdfmovie out, written by TomSka and animated by myself. It is quite sexy.
Another year, another Newgrounds meetup, once again in the belly of London after an Olympics-related absence last year (although I kinda cheated by visiting Namco Station during a YouTube meet that Summer). Snow be damned, here's how it went.
Day 1 - Friday
There was pretty much snow all over the place, but having already booked my accomodation after countless anxiety waiting to get paid for my commission (see previous post), I decided to go for it. The main event wasn't planned to kick off til the evening, but I figured better safe than sorry on account of the snow. Amazingly enough, the trains were actually running on time, which was nice. I do notice silly mistake number one, forgetting to pack my camera battery charger, as it was already down to half battery when I got round to checking it. Thus, instead of having some fancy vlog detailing the weekend's events, this is the only video I ended up taking. I do manage to take a smexy selfcam of myself (see bottom of post).
After having some Burger King, I find the trains from Birmingham to London were working okay as well, only suffering from a slight pause near the end of the journey. After checking into my Travelodge and, after double checking there wasn't anything going on prior to the official meetup, proceeded to spend the afternoon playing Theatrhythm on my 3DS and watching Come Dine With Me. As you do.
After grabbing a dubious combo of sushi and chicken curry that I was uncertain whether I'd regret or not, I made my way over to the White Swan & Cuckoo, arriving a bit early alongside Bahamut before waiting for Luis and the others to arrive. Twas a bit of a modest crowd on account of the snow, but the usuals activities were had. I 'won' a game of pool (sort of) and ripped out a lovely rendition of "I Believe I Can Fly" (blame the Game Grumps). Did find it a little hard to get into any conversation so I more or less spent the rest of the evening taking pictures with my camera (til it ran out of battery and I had to move over to my phone, ugh) and making snowballs out of the lovely snow in the garden area and punching them purely cos they look nifty. We ended up clearing out an hour earlier than usual for some reason (which was later revealed to be someone allegedly pooping everywhere), but it gave everyone a chance to catch the tubes rather than hassle with taxis in the snow. Day one, over.
Day 2 - Saturday
A bit less snow than the previous day, so after some morning cookery programmes and a Starbucks breakfast (why did noone tell me they had such yummy hot chocolate), I headed to the London Eye to meet up with Zictor and StupidHumorKing. After a McDonald's lunch in the company of some evil looking pidgeons, we popped into Namco Station for a bit to blow some money on some games. I managed to win a cuddly Luigi in a crane game, which was nice. After that, people soon started to assemble for the main meet, and thus the drinking and conversationing began. Got to chat with some of the more familiar faces such as Eddache and Tom, as well as have some productive chats with other people. Particularly girls. Always good. Also managed to learn how to free up memory on my phone, which has been plaguing me with a 'low space' message all month. We enjoyed hanging around Namco so well that we pretty much screwed the plans to move on to the other place we had planned, so I ordered some ribs and they were goood. Also people bought me lots of Smirnoff Ice. Also good.
After eventually deciding to leave Namco, we all walked a helluva lot as we followed Tom to another pub (the first of which turned out to be closed), where more conversation was had. Due to how much we were walking, I jokingly brought up the idea of a Newgrounds Fun Run, though some people seem to think it might be a good idea. We eventually ended up at another pub, where we mostly just chatted away until everyone eventually started dispersing. As the pub closed, I eventually parted from the rest as we headed on our tubes back to our lodgings, where I proceeded to watch the latter half of Saving Private Ryan for some reason.
Aftermath - Sunday
After packing up my stuff and having yet another hot chocolate, I pop by Soho to say hello to my brother who works in a chocolate shop, where I was given another hot chocolate. Decided to go to Ed's Diner for lunch where, silly mistake number 2, I foolishly thought I could handle a slick dog, cheesy fries and a coke so soon after having two thick hot chocolates. I eventually make my way back home, again, no issues with the trains. Upon changing at Birmingham and hopping on the train back home, I finally notice silly mistake number 3: leaving the suitcase containing my clothes (including three Newgrounds t-shirts) on the other train. No valuables were lost, but I'm gonna miss them shirts, even if that UK one was getting small on me.
So yeah, aside from that last minute dumbness on my part, twas another good meet. Wasn't any Jungle Speed or anything, though it wouldn't seem right without Bez anyway. Whether Luis decides to put on another one anytime soon is anyone's guess, but let's face it, he is to UK meets what Hideo Kojima is to Metal Gear Solid. He'll say he'll quit it, but he'll always come back.
In other news, I animated this dumb thing based on a Sonic Adventure audio splice mrSimon made.
He also made this soon afterwards.
Oh, and I'm currently animating asdfmovie6 right now. Fun times.
Til next time.
A pleasant 2013 to you all. Can't be any worse than 2012, can it?
Anyhoo, I thought I'd inform you of a couple of new vids that just came out.
And then we have this dumb live action skit I made using the camera stand and green screen I got for Christmas.
So yeah. Stuff to come. London Meet next week. Will probably be there. Laters.
Belated Chrimbles, advanced New Year's greetings and what not to you all. Christmas was pretty decent, as I got some neat stuff like a camera stand and a green screen (time to go to space). I'm sure you've had your fair share of Christmassy toons all over the place. And I'd wager a few bob they were a lot like this.
January 2013 should provide some interesting stuff. Hopefully this week I should have a toon done for this HuHa! thing, and a new installment of asdfmovie to follow soon afterwards. There's also other potential stuff, but I'll keep schtum on that. With any luck (ie. if I manage to get paid and can find someone to bunk with), I'll be attending the good ol' NG London Meet around mid-Jan.
Til next time.
Couple new animations to share with you folks!
First one is this Sonicky thing I released in the Portal earlier this week.
You may or may not recall between 2008 and 2010, I worked with Weebl on various animations for his site. This past month we once again joined forces to make this Nativity themed animation promoting a contest ITN are holding. (It's out in October to give entrants the time to make their films and stuff.) I drew and animated it, Weebl wrote and voiced it and removed the epic beard I stuck on Baby Jesus. =(
Been a while since I made a news post. I was kinda holding off until I finished this vlog I was doing on the Summer in the City event I went to in August (basically a dorky Youtube meetup complete with ballpit), but that's still on the backburner, so rather than bore you with that, I'd thought I'd share a few short animations I made the past couple of months.
First here's a dumb short about PPI, which is sort of a thing in the UK right now:
Next, we have a short about biscuits (proper biscuits, not those flavorless scones you Americans claim are biscuits.)
I'll most likely be producing more shortish stuff in the near future and, when I've made enough, I'll probably release another Tidbits compilation on Newgrounds. Also doing commissions and whatnot so yay.
If all goes well, I should be attending the London MCM Expo at the end of October, possibly in some dubious cosplay? We'll see.
Oh and I'll totally be going to this next January.
Til next time.
Hello there once again, folks! Thought I'd inform you all of a bunch of animations I worked on that have recently been released.
First off, this music video of asdfmovie's Mine Turtle, which was created by TomSka, performed by the talented Todd Bryanton and storyboarded by Paul ter Voorde. I hope to get a Newgrounds version out at some point, but I assume I'll have to wait til Tom's done touring America.
Finally, here's a big showreel I put together, showing off a good deal of my work on web and TV, including the stuff I worked on for CBeebies' "The Lingo Show". You can find a list of all the animations featured here. Oh, and it also features some music by Waterflame.
In other stuff, I recently attended my brother's wedding and am currently incredibly poor til I get paid for a couple of jobs. Hopefully if I can save enough I'll be attending this NG Manchester Boozefest in August.
Until next time!
In other news, last weekend I went to the MCM Expo, which was a fun ol' time of meeting up with peeps, playing vidyagames and watching dudes make out in a huge game of spin the bottle.
There's a full writeup on the event here, as well as video of some poster tube I vandalised with a kawaii penis.
And now to revel in how little money I have again...
Howdy folks. So this weekend, I went to a Youtube gathering in Lincoln. The weekend mostly consisted of hanging out, listening to gig music, eating foods and watching the Avengers movie (which is quite badass). I made a video of it in which I dance like a muppet, get slapped in the face by Matt and generally scare the living shit out of everyone I meet. Enjoy the madness below.
Next thing to do is to try and raise some funds for the London MCM Expo, which will have a fair few Youtubey and Newgroundsy people around from what I can gather.
Oh yeah, I also recently remembered I have this Spreadshirt store so I stuck a few designs in there (open to new ones). I think there's some question as to whether people outside the UK can buy things from there? If not I'll try and look into getting a US one as well if there's enough interest.
Also Colors! 3D is friggin' amazing. That is all for now.