Friday, June 30, 2006

Puppy Love 2

Like I promised, the second Puppy Love strip is published. To keep it simple and tidy I created a new blog dedicated exclusively to the comics.

Jane's character, Halaleset, and her demon make their debut in the strip.

The Puppy Love blog is dedicated entirely to the strip. Check it out!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Spider-Man 3 Trailer

What can I say? It looks really good. The second Spider-Man movie was better than the first one and it seems the third might be the best one yet.

It might take getting used to the new design of Spider-Man alien costume (the one that later becomes Venom), but it does look nice and creepy. The trailer shows a lot, but at least in a way that doesn't really spoil the story and we don't get to see Venom at all (unless I missed that bit). There's almost a whole year of wait, so probably there will be a more spoiler-filled trailers later on which I will try my best to avoid...


Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Europride 2006

I've never been to a Gay Parade before. I always thought they were crude events meant for loud attention seekers who think being gay makes them special. I was feeling strongly against the concept of "gay community" as I always felt I have much more in common with gamers or horror movie fans than with people who are sexually and romantically attraced to members of their own sex.

I never wanted to be defined by my sexuality and just live my life as a normal human being.

I got it all wrong, it didn't matter how I viewed myself as much as how others viewed me. There are many people in this world who believe I should die and eternally burn in hell because of who I am and many more who fight to prevent me from having equal rights. Even in the UK. A Jewish man can marry a Christian woman so there's no real "religious" reason for preventing gays from marrying. Calling it "Civil Union" is another way to remind gays that they are second class citizens, not much different than walking around with a little pink triangle. It's a lot like the joke in South Park where married gay couples would have exactly the same rights, but will be refered to as "Butt Buddies".

There are many people who do fight for gay rights and I should help when I can. I'm not going to become the new Peter Tatchell, but I'll do what I can. I'm starting small by volunteering to be a Steward at the parade this Saturday. My friend Jane is joining me and I explained to her that, no, she doesn't have to pretend to be Lesbian to help!

I went to the briefing last Saturday and they covered most of the issues we will have to deal with. I'm sure it's going to be a very interesting and very tiring day.

In conclusion, the more I think about, the more I realize that gay parades piss off all the right people. So yay!


Friday, June 23, 2006

Puppy Love

I got back from my great trip last week, but didn't have much energy to write since I was still jetlagged. Over the weekend I'll try to write a mini-report and put some pictures.

I don't write much, mostly because I can't write about the really interesting things that going on in my life - for the following reasons:

1. It might jinx good stuff that might happen.
2. It's unproffesional to discuss projects at such early stages
3. Signed NDAs.
4. It's just stupid, OK?

But I found a way to inject life into my blog. Depending on how popular it will turn out to be, I'm starting a weekly comicstrip called Puppy Love. It's the adventures of my character from World of Warcraft, Puppy the Rogue.

If you play on the European server Venture Co and you want your character to have a cameo, please let me know.


Sunday, June 04, 2006

Oh Canada!

I know I've been writing less and less, but at least now for the next couple of weeks I have a great excuse. We went on a trip that includes a few days in Vancouver, Canada, a cruise around Alaska, a bit more Canada afterwards and finishing with a few days in the sun in LA.

We'll be boarding the boat today and I won't have Internet access (or to be more accurate, it'll be too expensive), so I wanted to quickly post this picture. Vancouver is littered with these colourful bears and this one is one of the best.