Trickythumbs’ Blag


Prince of Persia and KOTOR comic art

Time for a little update!

My playlist lately has consisted of Silversun Pickups and Nujabes — two very different types of music entirely. I love it when I’m on this kind of music kick, because it keeps my writing more interesting. When I write to the sound of a song I really dig, my writing just comes more easily and reads much more naturally.

Videogames are of course being played. A lot of my time has been spent with the new Prince of Persia, which I beat in three days. Oh-so-many light seeds. Removing the death mechanic was a good start, however now they need to find a way to make the game feel more satisfying. Peggle is incredibly easy most of the time, but you still get a lot of enjoyment out of the game. Maybe a good path would be to make the platforming elements more cinematic in nature without sacrificing even more player control. But anyhow, I enjoyed it as a rental — plus I found out there were some cool unlockable outfits like a Jade costume for the princess!

KOTOR Issue #36

In comics I continue to enjoy Invincible, NO HERO, Doktor Sleepless and The Astounding Wolf-Man. Whereas the KOTOR comic has switched back to Bong Dazo as artist, whose art just does not gel well with me. I’m probably not alone when I say that Brian Ching’s is a better fit. Now, that’s not to say that Dazo is a bad artist — he certainly is not. I think it’s just his sequential art that bothers me, because I don’t mind his pin-up stuff as much. The thing with Ching is that all his pages typically look quite wonderful whereas Dazo’s are … well … take a look for yourself. Here’s the last issue, featuring Brian Ching’s art. At least Dustin Weaver is more in-line with Ching’s style, so it’s not such a shock when they transition to him.

Anyhow, that’s about it for my ranting.



Image updatery
January 5, 2009, 6:38 am
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I’ve updated the header with a new zombie version I tossed together on a whim, because you can’t really go wrong with some walking dead.

I mean that both in a general way and a literal way. Go get The Walking Dead, you owe it to yourself.



A Quick Post

So the new year has dawned and things are off to a slow start, but I’m sure everything will kick into high gear before I realize it. I’m only a week or so away from being able to purchase my first iPhone (two year plan is about to expire) and thus my mind is currently focused around that new tiny world to explore with my pointer finger. Yes, I meant that to sound dirty and wrong.

As for gaming, the titles I’m drooling over right now are all surprisingly PC games. Champions Online, Dawn of War II, Dragon Age and Starcraft II. I’m hoping we get each of these before June, but that’s probably asking a bit too much. If anything, I’d be happy with waiting until the end of the year for Starcraft II, which would allow me to spend a lot more time with Dawn of War II for my strategy game needs.

Right now my time is being split between World of Warcraft, Persona 4 and City of Heroes. Although I’m also doing things like reading Anathem and World War Z, so, yeah … I’m too busy for my own good as usual. Oh, did I mention I’m trying to work on another D&D4E campaign as well? Although I’m half-tempted to wait until the middle of March, when the second Players Handbook comes out, so everyone involved can use the new classes and races.

Anyhow, that’s a small glimpse into my rather geeky life. I’m probably leaving out a lot of little things, which are very likely littered somewhere in my twitter feed! (@KyleHorner)