Archive for March, 2009

Photo Phriday 18

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Things are getting a little crazy here at Casa de Amu. Things are so hectic trying to figure out where to go with more than a few ideas that we can’t keep much straight.

Osokun’s having the same problem. Too much going on and things are getting muddled in the midst of it all. If things work out the way we’d like, we’ll soon have some Amu’s World merchandise for fans who want to support the comic. stay tuned as we try and slowly figure all this stuff out.

Zombies vs. Japan: Kids Win!

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Confession time. I’m a tiny bit of a Japanophile. Not ridiculously so, but I’m into the history, culture, language and trends that spring from that faraway island (far from me, that is.) Loving Japan as much as I do, I also must confess that Japan is pretty freakin’ weird.

Children defending their home from zombie invasion on Japanese television. Yep. Weird. Totally prepared for Zombie Apocalypse, but very weird.

Re: Ninjas Watch The Watchmen

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

It’s a common thing for writers to pull from their own lives elements that get included in their work. Great writing, and great ideas come from experiences. Being witness to something, and having thoughts and emotions about it are key to providing solid context to the written word. Making stuff up is fantastic, but making stuff up that you know about is where the really great stuff comes from.

I don’t do this often enough, but Today’s comic is one of those times I’ve culled from my own life. I finally got to see The Watchmen again this past weekend, and a few weeks into it the moviegoers were quite different from when I saw the movie opening weekend. One time I actually reeled in reaction to one particularly dumb observation. Yes, the above gaffes were actually spoken.

I think what bothered me about it the most is that this wasn’t a teenager. This was a well dressed adult, likely with a job who is otherwise a functional human being. This person confused Reagan for JFK. They also wondered why that dead guy kept coming back up if he was dead already. It was a heck of an evening to endure, I’ll tell you that.

Also, an apology for those unfamiliar with either the graphic novel, or the movie versions of The Watchmen. This comic will be very confusing to you. If you get the chance, dig into BOTH of them. This story is well worth your time in either medium.

Chirp Chirp? I mean, Tweet?

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Photo Phriday will be late today, but as we wait I thought I’d bring up to anyone on Twitter that they can find me here. A word of caution, however. I’m known to say what’s on my mind, and don’t tend to censor myself (I say bad words lots.)

I twitter far more prolifically than I blog, so if you want to see what’s on my mind and don’t mind some colorful idioms then feel free to follow.

Photo Phriday 19

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Do these pants make me look fat?

My apologies for being late with this. I’ve gotten myself into a pattern where I keep forgetting to take photos. Maybe it’s my diet. I haven’t been eating very well the past couple of weeks, so Amu and I are taking measures to make sure we aren’t chowing down on the bad stuff anytime soon. I’ve absolutely noticed that my pants are a bit tighter, so this is for the best.

This Is A Tribute

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

So it appears I’m not as up to scratch on gaming news as I may have thought. Seems some news slipped by me and now I’m late to the game. This is odd, because not only is it one of Amu’s favorite franchises, but we’ve got an homage character from the game in the strip

Katamari Damacy Tribute will be making its way to the PS3, umm, sometime. I remember when we first heard about the game on G4’s Pulse (I think) back before Kevin Pereira went from cool, witty, dorky guy to smarmy, trendy, frat-like guy. He’s still one of the better things on that horrid, SpikeTV Junior channel (sorry, that’s pretty much what G4’s become), but we liked him better prior to the ‘cool guy’ ego.

At any rate, we’ll be keeping an eye on this as it gets closer to release, and if I’m lucky I’ll have a PS3 by then.