Peak Oil

Two thing you should know: I an not easily upset and I generally have a very relaxed attitude to future doomsday-scenarios, especially if they are on the internet.
That being said, this article actually scared me. There are a lot of numbers and speculations in there that could be spiced up to help sell the authors point, but the fact remains that oil is a limited resource. I believe this. Also, for months now I have noticed how gas-prices in Denmark have slowly climbed and thought that if it continues at this rate things will look bad in 20 years time. Reading the article didn’t make me feel better in any way.

I hope I can find this text, twenty years from now, and smile at how ridiculous it sounds but for the time being I don’t think so…

XSI

I find it kinda funny that, if I want to jump to the last frame of one of the particle simulations that comes with the trial of XSI foundation, it takes longer to calculate the position of the particles than it does if I just let the animation play out from frame 1…

Tuesday means Webcomicday

At least. Today is does. I would have done this yesterday, but we have exams this week so I forgot.

I don’t really like the artwork in this one (big surprise) but the point is to get it done, not to make it pretty. And since it’s done, it’s up.

I have also gone away from the old system where I use the name of the comic as the headline. I thought that would make it easier to find the post that goes with each comic, but who am I kidding? Nobody (except you) reads this stuff anyway. And I liked this title. Titles FTW!

Monster House: A Review

Yes, I have seen it. Also, slight spoiler warning.

Lets start in my area. The animation was motion capture and looked mostly like motion capture. I still believe that it works in many cases, but somtimes it just look horrible. Same with this movie. There was a basketball that especially bad. I mean, really bad.

Characters were ok. There were one or two moments where the humor was just so brilliant because it felt exactely right for the character saying it. I also liked the girl alot. “Are you guys mentally challenged? If you are I’m certified to teach you baseball” is just funny. The pair of policemen were also quite funny. Most of the time though, the characters were just adaquate.

Story was also desent. The later part is not to strong, story wise, but the twist is mildly surprising.

The star of the show was the House though. It is really well thought out and animated. I really like the way it comes alive and stuff in the end. Good stuff. Inside of it was not as good as the outside though.

All in all, I was enjoing myself enough to want to watch it again, given the opportunity. There are some funny scenes and some scary ones for younger audiences.
And I was among the first couple of hundred people in the world to see it. That kinda neat.

Wow I almost sounded all professional and stuff.

I will refrain from giving a score. Not because I am afraid of having an oppinion, but because I am afraid someone will hold it against me later on.
I have seen to many american police shows.

Back In The Cold… Hey!

So after a week of scorching heat in Annecy, we get back to Denmark only to find that it is even warmer here. Bummer.

But the trip was very nice. Beautiful location, good food and free movies. Renaissance and Wallace and Grommit came of as the two most interesting films for me, but the advance screening of Monster House was also surprisingly good.

Also I updated the gallery with some sketches from down there. So many girls, so little paper…