Who watches old toy commercials?

People who are editing the Watchmen movie, that’s who. I just got off the phone with a rep from Warner Bros. about my Veidt toy ad. He told me that “the editorial staff just loves it”! They liked the tone of it, and it’s sounding more and more like it’ll end up somewhere in the movie, as long as the film isn’t cut too short. I had uploaded a DV version to their media server just the otherday, but the reason for today’s call was they need a higher-quality version. I’m taking this as a very good sign, provided I can get them the ‘quality’ version of the ad. Oh, if only I had shot this on Betacam!

*My apologies to Paul, who is apparently tired of hearing about this.

Just a sweet, sweet fantasy

I have less than a week to use my one song credit for the iTunes store and I still haven’t decided what song I want to buy. I would spend it on Positively 4th Street if I didn’t already have it, since I find that song positively hilarious. This guy’s some friend!

But I have a feeling my money’s going to be on this.

What can I say, I’m a Tom Tom Club fan.

Is this all there is?

I was picking out my tenth pizza from the Ralphs frozen food section when it hit me. I had just signed up for fall classes at Santa Monica City College that day, and I realized I was still eating the same thing now as I was the first time I was a student. I came to LA a student at UCLA and a decade later ended up a student attending a city college, with precious little to show for in between.

I have to keep telling myself this is all just part of starting over at level one, but it’s small comfort.

Buttoned Up

Thanks to CafePress, I have two new buttons.

Watchmen & Invisibles

I’m sure any geek can guess the first one, but with all those weird comics you read, are you going to tell me you don’t know what the second one means…?

It’s written all over your frontal lobes, love.

I’m rolling up a new character

Grant Morrison did it when he was 30 and I’m going to try and roll up a new character for myself this fall. According to D20 Modern rules, a character past third level can multiclass, so I’m going to freeze my 5th level Programmer class and start over as a first level Animator. It sucks to be starting over at level one, but I was wasting all those experience points on skills outside my class anyway (Perform: Stand-Up???), so at this point changing classes would just be easier.

So far I’m spending my skill points on Photography, Animation, and Music Theory. And one point in Disable Device, just in case. Below is my character sheet, in case you thought I had already put up the dorkiest thing imaginable on my site.

Character Sheet
Emergency 411 Video

E411: I blew it out the god damn airlock.

When you find yourself adrift in outer space without a spacesuit, the first thing to remember is don’t panic.

Seriously, it uses up your precious O2 that much faster.

I’m overthinking a 40 second cartoon

But on the plus side, I’m doing a lot of baking.

Space Suit

Dave Bowman: You see, something’s going to happen. You must leave.
Heywood Floyd: What? What’s going to happen?
Dave Bowman: Something wonderful.

Weak Nights is all new! Again!

We have a new website, lots of new content, and we’re all really excited that one of our new writers is a real live lesbian! (Weak Nights is already thick with gay men.)

Head on over our new site, unless you just came from there, in which case go back now!