Jun. 6th, 2005

egypturnash: (whatever)
Based on the lj interests lists of those who share my more unusual interests, the interests suggestion meme thinks I might be interested in ... )


Jun. 6th, 2005 07:35 pm
egypturnash: (wineglass)
If we were playing the Raggedy Ann And Andy Movie Drinking Game for real, instead of just saying "Drink!" or "Chug!" now and then, I would be so drunk right now. So would Sammi.

We're about to watch the Unico Vs. Evil Puppet Guy now. I think I will end up with theoretical alcohol poisoning soon.

I am so bringing these DVDs with me to Boston for perusal one night after the con.

Later: "Unico and the Island of Magic" wasn't as full of puppet-fetish goodness as we'd hoped. the "living puppets" that people were turned into really didn't do it for me at all. There's some graphic stylization of the West Wind and the dance of Toys that got me amused, but not in the kink-teasing way we were hoping for. And the sounds in the English version were a real mood-killer, in some cases. Ah well.

However, it did remind me that Tezuka is very much the Father of All Japanese Animation. I mean, there was a moment when I realized that the entire production design for the Gamecube Zelda game - the strikingly cartoony one - was completely ripping off the way this show looked. And the design drawings for a lot of Treasure's cartoonier games looked just like the stranger drawings of the Evil Puppet Magician. It's always fun to see the original of something you've seen countless knock-offs of without quite being aware of it.

I was virtually drunk, so I cut it a lot more slack on the utter lack of framerate than I normally would have. There was also just enough really abstract graphic coolness to reward this.
egypturnash: (Default)
I've been saying it's about time to upgrade my machine, when I have funds.

Apple announced that their next wave of machines will be Intel-powered rather than Power PC.

"AAAGH!" people cry. "My brand new Mac is insta-obsolete!" Despite the fact that they have an emulation layer planned, and a fat binary mode, and all that good stuff to ease the transition. "I have to unload it NOW because it's OBSOLETE!"

Maybe it's time to start watching prices of used Macs drop like a rock. And buy one. Sure, man, I'll be happy to take your brand new fifteen-inch deluxe Powerbook off your hands for half of what it was when it was new a few weeks ago. It's got no future. Yep. Sucks, doesn't it? Resale value's shot because who wants to buy a machine that's about to go through an architecture shift?

It'd still be faster than my dual-450 by a long shot! And more portable. And probably good to run new releases of software for at least a year or two into the time when all new Macs are Intel. That's targeted for the end of 2007, and there's a lot of PowerPC Macs out there right now to buy tools for...

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