If you’ve never watched Psych, you should really rectify that. It’s on Netflix, it has eight seasons of awesomeness, Christmas episodes, a musical, and an excellent and most fitting series finale. Plus, it has one of the best biracial crime solving duos of all time (next to me and my friend Steve, but we don’t solve as many crimes).
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Today, 3 years ago, I started a little project called 1amgeek. It was my little attempt at bringing geek related news (trailers, movies, video games, tv, science, media, etc) together in one place for my friends who sometimes missed info here and there. It was a fun distraction during my early years in grad school. It served as a break from having my head buried in astrophysics all day. A chance to let my geek flag not only fly, but to be able to share it with others.
Tuesday Friday Tunes: “With A Song (A Zelda parody of “When I’m Gone”)” - Danny and Tori | 2-Player Co-op
I’ve been bad about doing Tuesday Tunes lately, so here’s one late (again), but it’s enjoyable. A wonderful play on Anna Kendrick’s “When I’m Gone (Cups)” with a Zelda theme. Danny and Tori, aka 2-Player Co-op are awesome, and I recommend checking out their other video game related tunes here. And support them by buying their music, you can even name your price.
So…Photoshop has been crashing on me a lot in the past few weeks which has led me to not be posting anything new lately. Don’t worry, my well hasn’t run dry, it’s just the pulley that brings the water up is on the fritz. Hopefully I’ll have something new to post soon. I’ve got a lot of ideas. One of which is very ambitious and I could never pull off on my own, but I’d still love to try it anyway. We shall see.
I think I’m going to try and get into the comics so I understand the characters more. One of the big risks for Disney and Marvel with GotG is the fact that the group isn’t as well known as the Avengers. That’s why I’d like to be prepared for the oncoming awesomeness.
Do you know anything about comics? What comics do you read?
Tuesday Tunes: “When Can I See You Again?” - Owl City
Straight off the Wreck-It Ralph soundtrack and into your ear holes comes this little tune to get you smiling. Seriously, if you haven’t seen Wreck-It Ralph, change that immediately. Then you’ll appreciate this song a bit more. It’s an amazing movie. One of my favorites.
To make 2015 as close to the vision of the future seen in Back to the Future Part II, Nike is working to create real power laces. In other words, come 2015 we won’t have to tie our laces ever again. Hopefully this means that Nike will make a new version of Marty’s 2015 Nikes equipped with this new technology.
So Mattel, it’s your move. You’ve got a year and 8 months (October 21, 2015) to create a working hoverboard. Make our future THE FUTURE.
"Xbox, go to Xbox Fitness" - Exercising with Xbox One
In case you weren’t aware, the Xbox One comes with an app called Xbox Fitness. Basically, it’s like a library of fitness video tapes (remember those) that uses the Kinect to track your movements and lets you know how well you’re doing in order to give you active feedback. This was one of the features I was looking forward to using when I got my Xbox One, and since I got it in November, it’s pretty much the only feature I use.
Tuesday Tunes: “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” - Suburban Legends
Yes, this is a cover of that song from Toy Story, but I tend to like covers. Plus, this one is done by a peppy ska band called Suburban Legends which I got to see live with Reel Big Fish and the Aquabats. They were a lot of fun, so if you want to hear more by them use the Internet to find them.
Now, crank your sound box and let the music move you. And if you know the words, sing along.
The next generation is gaming here and so far I’ve only played a few games, all purchased digitally, on my PS4. My question is, what’s your next gen plan? To go all digital? All physical (disks)? Or a little of both?
3 Big Things are happening tomorrow. 2 of which relate to you. 1 is mostly for me.
Do you remember The Reaped Effect posters I did? The ones that are no longer available for sale? Well, I’m planning on bringing those back through society6 tomorrow. I’m telling you this now so that you can be prepared to click buy as soon as possible so EA doesn’t get a chance to take them down before you can grab one. So, be on the look out for that post tomorrow, probably in the afternoon.
The next New Year New Stuff contest/giveaway will start tomorrow so be prepared for that. It will start at 12:01 am tomorrow to be exact, so get ready to enter that for your chance to win some free stuff all for doing practically nothing.
Lastly, I’m going to see The Lego Movie tomorrow. It’s a movie, and movies can be awesome, and it’s about Lego, and Lego are always awesome. Therefore, the movie will be awesome. It might help me get into the spirit of writing reviews again. We shall see.
As always, enjoy life Internet.
PS: Feedback, feedback, feedback. I know it must be annoying to read stuff like this, or contest posts, or anything that I write because all you want is the stuff for your eyeballs. The pretty pictures and whatnot. Well, I write this stuff out so I can get your feedback. Do you care about the contests and winning free stuff? Do you want more ways to purchase my art? Are you even reading this anymore? I like feedback. It helps me know that the Internet isn’t entirely a one way street. So share some. Reply to posts, send messages. I promise to respond to everything. Yup. EVERYTHING. While you think of something to write, here’s something for the looking balls in your head. A previously unreleased piece I did about a year ago.
1. I’m going to start blogging at least once a day from now on. I’m going to try to upload sketches, pieces, and maybe just some ramblings once a day. So expect that, starting with a sketch after this post.
2. What do you guys want as a prize for this month’s contest? Seriously, you name it and I’ll try to get make it happen. Just keep it reasonable.
3. I want to start working with you guys: my followers, the community of tumblr, the Internet, everyone. Particularly, I want to work on t-shirt designs, so if you have ideas I’ll mock them up and you can sell them. That’s right, all the profit is yours, just allow me to promote the design. I call it TeemWork. Sound good? Let me know.
I spent most of this Super Bowl working on art projects (apparently the Broncos were also working on things other than football). I’ve been playing around with A Link Between Worlds piece to go with The Legends but I just don’t like how it’s coming out. Also, I have a new Samus piece in the works. Meanwhile, my sketch book is overflowing.
I feel like I’ve lost a bit of my artistic mojo so I’m going back to the beginning and doing more sketching and basic stuff to help me get my groove back (just like Stella). This in part explains the lack of new postings in the past month but hopefully that will change soon. Starting with a Link Between Worlds piece to add to The Legends series.
CONGRATULATIONS TO AMY (@SOLEMNSERENADE) FOR WINNING FIRST PLACE AND PATRICK FOR WINNING SECOND PLACE IN THE FIRST NEW YEAR, NEW STUFF GIVEAWAY!
Thank you to everyone who participated and entered. I actually learned some interesting things about what games people are looking forward to this year (not many Nintendo games on the horizon I guess).
There will be a new giveaway/contest starting on February 1st, which is about a week and a half away. I’m working on a prize theme for that one but I need some input. Who would be interested in winning a year subscription of PS+ or Xbox Live?
Will you be making a "Legends" poster for A Link Between Worlds?
I’ve been thinking about it and if I can come up with something without forcing it then I totally will. I also have an idea for a whole new collection of Zelda posters so if I do that it will also need to include a design for A Link Between Worlds.
Thanks to all who entered. I’ll be picking a first and second place winner by Wednesday. For those of you who missed out or don’t win this time around, stay tuned for February’s contest for another chance.
Sorry for the delay folks. Happy New Year! Let’s kick off 2014 with some free stuff shall we? I know you want to know the rules and all, but how about we get down to the free stuff first? January’s first prize is one of my favorite games from 2013, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The second prize is a signed copy a 12” x 17” photographic print of one of The Legends (your choice). So, if you haven’t guessed already, this month’s prize theme is Zelda.
How to Enter
Answer the following question: What game are you most excited for in 2014?
You can reply to this post, send a message, or tweet @Archymedius. Only one entry per username. The window to enter is from now until 11:59 pm (eastern) on January 19th. The winners will be chosen at random and revealed by January 22nd.
As mentioned previously, only enter once per username. Also, all entrants, at least for this first contest, must be from North America (I’m hoping to change that in the future).
What to Look Forward to
I plan on doing these contests every month, generally starting on the 1st and running through the 15th. There will always be a first and second prize, but don’t always expect video games or art. Sometimes there may be movies, gift cards, or whatever else I come up with.
So, let’s get this party started!
Oh, and be sure to reblog so you’re friends can get in on the action. Though, I guess if you want to improve your chances then you wouldn’t want to do that. So, that’s up to you. But a good friend, say a hero of time or something, that type of person would reblog this post. Just sayin’.
In particular you’ll want to stick around through the New Year if you want a chance to earn some free stuff. Starting January 1, 2014 I plan to do one giveaway a month. Prizes will include art, games, and maybe some other stuff. We’ll see how things go. I figure I should probably give back to all my wonderful followers and I think this may be a start. What do you think?
Dear Romans, Geeks, Nerds, Countrywomen, Time Lords, Vulcans, Starship Captains, Pirates, Ninjas, Heroines, Heroes, Villains, Wizards, Hobbits, Cyborgs, Jump Rope Champions, Box Cart Designers, Bloggers, Vloggers, and all of the rest of you no matter what planet, time, or part of the internet you come from...
Take this moment, specifically the moment that you are reading this, not the moment I’m writing this, to acknowledge that you are in this moment. You’re alive. You’re you. And if you’re reading this within the 14 hours or so left in the day in which I wrote this, it is Friday. So, from me to you, and from past me to future you, and from future me to past present participle you: Have a good day! And thank Thor it’s Friday!
To quote Robert Frost, “the best way out is always through,” and right now you’re making it through this moment. So I wish you a safe journey through the next, and the one after that, and the rest of all your moments. So maybe I shouldn’t be saying “Have a good day”, but rather “Have a good collection of moments!”
Seriously, it’s always nice to see you people. Keep doing what you’re doing.
Do you like geeky art? Want to put it on your chest so you can wave your geek flag proudly? Well, Redbubble is giving you 20% off all tees and hoodies today if you use the code CYBERRB. So why not treat yourself or buy something to warm someone up this holiday season.
If you’ve been wanting a case for your Samsung Galaxy and have been jealous of those with iPhone cases using my designs, you no longer need to be green with envy. Redbubble has Samsung Galaxy cases available now! (some of which don’t look too good, so I may augment soon to look better)