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Emerald City Comicon May. 12th, 2008 @ 01:11 am
Was amazing.  I haven't been so stoked after going to a convention in some time but this one is too good to not write about.  Also, I haven't written in this damn thing in months, so hey....how's it hanging?  More to the point of why I am stoked.  I got some commissioned art from two of my favorite web comic artists.  So, I have this love for the Cthulhu mythos as well as a love for PVP Online.  Well, I met Scott Kurtz and not only did I buy his "How to make webcomics book," I also had him draw me this:

Best Sketch Ever

I also met Jeph Jaques, author of Questionable Content.  I didn't get to say much to him since he was busy drawing stuff for people all day but good news...  He drew for me too.  Check it.

Other highlights were finding some awesome posters and comics regarding Cthulhu and Warhammer which I snapped up, as well as the special edition Illidan figure from WoW.  It now basks atop my fridge, where it will no doubt collect dust, in all its glory.  Met Mike and Jerry from Penny Arcade and had them sign a poster I bought.  It amazes me how humble they are since they're going to throw a convention that will no doubt blow this one out of the goddamn water.

If any of you watch Battlestar Galactica, I got to go to a QA panel with Jamie Bamber or however you spell his name.  He plays Apollo on the show.  It's amusing to me since he actually has such a strong English accent as opposed to the show, hearing him talk for an hour is somewhat odd.  It feels like he's dicking with you and then you remember that's his actual voice.  I did get to ask him a question which was neat.  Can't say I've ever gotten to ask a celebrity something on the other end of a microphone.

Saw Iron Man which was by far one of the best comic book movies I've ever seen.  Stay after the credits if you don't know, it's well worth waiting to pee.  After the movie we had a grand time getting accosted by a homeless man asking for dimes.  I actually thought either Dan was going to get a shiv in his ribs or we were going to kick a crazy methed out bum through a window of Gameworks.  Turns out bums love dimes but god damnit do the hate pennies.

-out
Current Mood: geekygeeky

ZOMBIES!!!! Oct. 21st, 2007 @ 05:31 pm
So, my girlfriend calls me up about two hours ago and tells me that there are about 100 zombies walking down the street. Just you know...'hanging out.' So, I ran downstairs with my camera and managed to get some quick pictures and throw them online.

This was in the Fremont area of Seattle and I have no idea what this was for or who organized it. Pretty awesome though.

Dead Walk

This is for Tony if he checks this. DAVID BLANE!!!! Oct. 3rd, 2007 @ 01:13 am



Holy Shit Awesome Jul. 9th, 2007 @ 10:39 am
  So last night was by far one of the coolest night ever.  I went to the Deftones/ Dir en Grey show here in Seattle.  Fortunately I got hooked up with a free ticket and also a backstage pass.  Watched a band called Fall of Troy from backstage and they were pretty cool.  Apparently a local Seattle band but they were good.  Next up came Dir en Grey.  I think that most the crowd for the show were here for them and they went nuts.  It's funny not seeing them in their visual kei stuff.  It actually took me a moment to recognize who was who in the band.  Standing back stage less than five feet from them before they go on was pretty electrifying.  The performance was more so.

  Afterwards I went and hung out with some random people in the dressing room and met some of the guys from Fall of Troy.  All really great guys and I believe they have a myspace as well.  I'll be looking that up later I am sure.  After a bit Dir en Grey came back after their signing.  It was pretty intimidating trying to start up any conversation with them but I ended up talking to Die.  He's really the only one that can speak English aside from their manager.  I talked to him and Matt from 10 Years and also took a shot of Jaegar.  So essentially I got to take a shot with my favorite member of one of my favorite bands.  Rock on.  The only members I didn't get to talk with much was Kaoru.  Kyo and Shinya were painfully shy but seemed pretty happy when I told them they put on a good show and the last time I saw them live was back in 2002 in Osaka.

  When I left I talked to Die some more and managed to get a  picture with my phone.  Now I just need to get that shit on my computer.  They were all really cool laid back guys.  I guess it also helped that I didn't freak the fuck out like a crazy fan.  Funny thing though, I didn't even watch the Deftones because I was backstage with Dir en Grey and I didn't want the off chance that I couldn't get back in.  So worth it though.  By far one of the coolest night ever.

So Graham, I guess you don't have to suck it since I didn't see your most favoritest band.
Current Mood: enthralledAwesome

Self portrait Jun. 28th, 2007 @ 08:30 pm

edit*  I know I am a bit paler than this as well but pale is boring to texture and just makes it look flat.  So look at this and imagine I actually go outside from time to time.  (I swear I ride my bike)

so, making this in 3d right now.  It's based off an older picture from about 2004 so my face is a little bit slimmer.  Not that it's fat now, but I was a bit skinnier in general then I think.  Also, it's not sporting my mustache...yet.  I don't know if I'll add it or not.  We'll see.  Anyways, it still has some way to go as the top of the forehead is somewhat drab and this will be a full body when completed.  Lemme know what you think.
Current Mood: nerdyDon't call it a comeback.
Other entries
» dorkdom
So, today I hit level 58 in WoW.  Seems a bit dorky, I know but it's the first character I've gotten high and I can finally go into the Outlands.  I've been wanting to get to the expansion content for some time now and I'm finally there.  Work kicked my ass today.  We got 4 pallets for electronics today which sucks when we normally get 2 and that takes me most of my shift.  I should be going to bed since I have to get up at 4 but I hate having to go to bed early and awake early on top of it.  Tomorrow will prolly be long because of it but I guess I'm asking for it.  >.<

TO SLEEP!
» Dear Tony, oh and other people too I guess
Today I had some Lebanese food at the Solstice festival.   It reminded me of when we would crash at your place and your mom would wake up in the middle of the night and make us food.  I always felt bad because she couldn't sleep but I was always somewhat thrilled because the food was excellent. 

Damn... that really was some fine food.

Solstice was fun.  I took a number of pictures, mainly of the different cars they had there.  I'll post them later when I can.  I haven't talked here in forever.  The last time I posted was a month before we moved out here.  Now, we've been here for about 3 months and it's awesome.  I even met some contacts in the game industry although jobs have not happened yet.

I'm going to try and post in this beast more often.  Seems kind of pointless to have this and not post.  Otherwise though, things have been going well.  For those that didn't see it here's some pictures I made available on Myspace.

Roadtrip
and also of the party before that.
If for some reason you can't see photos let me know.

Pictures of the apartment are old so I'll have to get some new one of that too.  Like I said, I'll upload some stuff later.
» Seattle
So, if you haven't heard from Liz or her journal, we got a call back from EPI apartments in Seattle.  Seems a studio became available and they'll hold it until mid-march.  So I guess we'll be in Seattle this time next month.  It's pretty much in the bag at this point as they just need to do credit checks, and we have a co-signer to back us.  Things are finally panning out which is sweet.  I've got alot of shit to do now though.  It's going to be a busy month ahead.
» Taste Test # 75987459827
Today while Liz was at work we replaced her scruffy boyfriend pictured here.


With this gentleman here.



Let's see if she notices.
» Website
So, I haven't posted here in a bit but I've been busy. Anyways I updated the crap out of my site. Chekc it out if you have some free time.


http://www.mikebarrington.com

Let me know what you think.

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