Friday, January 27, 2012

Hi there!

Just checking up and saying a friend's house; he's playing MineCraft and I'm blogging. Obviously. BTW, I just rendered a twelve-second long animation for the intro to the H2G2-5. It's not in the movie, but it's very funny, if I do say so myself. But I got a question for you guys. It's 200 frames long, and I rendered it at 23.98 fps. But when I watch it in QuickTime, it cuts some of it out. Any advice?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell... (Read the below post first!)

After a night spent pizza-ing and Hitchhiker-ing, and a 12:00-6:30 spent talking and Simpson-ing, all the Sea Scouts slowly drifted to bed, but not me! I stayed awake, and, having nothing to do awake, I turned to what I usually turn to in my time of need: The computer. Morespecifically, my sister's red Dell laptop, which has been through thick and thin with me: From the deserts of Nevada to the deserts of Utah to the deserts of Arizona to the frozen deserts of Maine.
     So, yeah, I decided to open Blender 2.54 and build a Pokemon Magnetite like MeshWeaver always does, but it turns out I've gotten a little rusty on my Pokemon stuff since age ten. I still haven't gotten around to selling my cards on eBay. So I decided, since animating the H2G2-5 always gets me irritable, to make Marvin. not LEGO Marvin, not even the cute, white plastic Marvin we (meaning I) all know from the 2005 movie, but the real, classic 1981 BBC TV series Marvin. Half an hour later, he's finished.

I took this...

...And turned it into this!
So, yeah, just wanted to convey to you that boredom is the best motivator.

Aych! (Eye-ch)

Would anyone like to guess who, what, when, where, and why, I am? The Who is three Sea Scouts, one of them my sister, the What is a red Dell laptop and an iota of Wi-Fi, the When is 5:40 AM on January fifteenth, 2012, the Where is the Maine Maritime Museum, the most haunted place in Southern Maine, and the Why is because it's so damn fun!!!
     Yes, it's true, we were meant to go to bed at 2:00 AM, but after watching The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (by a curious coincidence) and Crossroads, we wanted more. More! So we snuck onto YouTube and watched The Simpsons Movie. When that was finished, it was 4:00, and we had no intentions of going to sleep (except one of us, who had to go to college in the morning), so we broke out the laptops, the FaceBook, the AngryBirds, the PenguinSlash, and the Google Chrome! And I'm hoping to go around the Interwebs recruting followers after I'm done posting. So...yeah. I'm done posting.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


My dad and I finally got the Internet up and working on our Windows Vista®, so I'll be able to post a lot more than I have been. This is the first step of re-building a thriving blog!