This where Alice came from, but not how she'll return.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dr. Horrible in 8bit

I love Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog and I also heard that there is a sequel being made now. AWEsome! The music is great.

Check out this 8bit game version made by DoctorRoc. Here's Act I which is on Youtube.

Check out the whole thing HERE.

DoctorRoc also made that Twilight Interactive 8bit game.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Best tv show Intros

Here's a list of what I think are the best TV show openings, in no particular order.

The Wire

The show was about how all these different systems in the city work, and the opening gives you a glimpse of how comprehensive the show tries to be.


He's doing his normal morning routine but it's suggestively off.


They get more creative with this song. They have different versions of the song for different episodes later on in the show. I think they even it cut it out altogether. It does, however, just give you a weird suburbia feeling.


Well, the song is great and the images are just great. They are also random, but they seem to work well and prepare you for the show.

Twin Peaks

I had forgotten to include this one, but it's definitely up there. Just the song and the simplicity is enough to count it among the best.


Quite frankly, it's artistic. Because the show didn't finish and goes too slowly, I might even say that this opening was better than the show itself. People should take a hint from this opening or do as the next opening does.


I am not the biggest fan of this show, but it has done some great things. This opening is one of those great things. If you are not going to have a great opening like the ones above (with a great song), then just fall back on this quick opening and flash the names during the first few minutes of the show. Simple.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bypass FB Fan Pages...STOP BUGGING ME!

If you are curious, like the rest of us, you'll be interested in the really STUPID FB pages that people make. Always with ridiculous hyperboles (? the plural): MOST AMAZING FB MESSAGE. However, you quickly learn that you HAVE to fan the page and annoy a bunch of people you don't really talk to in your friends group (because you're not going to bother your actual friends). As it usually turns out, though, these are pictures that are not as bad they seem and that you can often get online without joining their dumb pages and encouraging them to continue this trend. Sometimes they are taken out of THE MOST DISGUSTING STATUS ON FACEBOOK. Look, idiots, the guy was an idiot too and did what he was told to do by a bunch of people online. CLEARLY he didn't actually mean he was going to do that.

Anyway, for those of you who are curious, behind in the times, and not assholes, here's a site you can use that will show you what those pages are trying to get you to like. It's called Bypass Facebook Fan Pages and it was created by people like us who are not into being assholes. I personally don't want to encourage this idiotic "like it or we wont show you what you're going to like"...

Lego Art: Lego Classic Photographs

Nothing like throwing Lego into any medirum to make it art. It's been done and it always seems to work. I'll, clearly, make more posts to show this. Here's the first, though. Mike Stimpson takes classic pictures and recreates them using Legos. Similar to the example above, he uses some of the most well-known Classic Photos. Here is a post that matches them side-by-side. His site includes many more, even in the non-classics Lego theme.

Book Covers to Merchandise?

These are pretty cool conceptual book covers for Penguin books. They even have plush toys designed (the Dracula one would be cool) and a Frankenstein USB. They should go ahead and do this. Check it out Amy Fleisher's designs here.

Awesome Wallpapers, Perfect T-Shirts

Chow Hon Lam's Flying Mouse 365 presents t-shirt designs weekly. His goal, apparently, is to make a new design every day. A great place to go find wallpapers, if you're bored of yours.

A few more after the jump.

Monsters and Post-its

Don Ken's blog features pretty cool pictures of monsters. He does this all on post-it notes. Here's the little blurb on his blog:
born in Denmark 1978. I write and direct television shows for kids. I have a set of twins and not much time for anything. But when i have time i draw monsterdrawings on post-it notes... it is a little window into a different world, made on office supplies.

Check out his blog for more pictures.