the-inbetween monthly archives for: June 2003

Lock, Stock and Two For One Rentals

Today I watched The Hours and Quills in succession. I think I want to kill myself now. guh. On a lighter note, I also saw Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. Watching it was a relief of sorts, as I’ve had annoyingly bad luck trying to see this movie over the last year. When I’d go to rent it, it was either: not there; perpetually rented; or the display box would be there, but the actual movie would be missing…

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I had something written but now I link

People that nit-pick the smallest continuity errors and discrepancies in movies are often made fun of; they’re often labeled anal nerds and movie geeks. What does it say about a person when he searches for the most obscure signage in period films to validate their typographic historical accuracy? I don’t know, but I’m interested anyway: Typecasting. Insert your own caption for this one: Embroidered Photoshop. My suggestion: “Photoshop for the Amish.” I wish I knew this earlier: How to Configure…

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Mellow greetings, sir. What’s your boggle?

I don’t write down nearly enough of my thoughts. It’s unfortunate, as most of the good ones happen during the most inconvenient times. At times when they are most likely to be easily forgotten. I think I could write five novels based around the great thoughts that I know I once had, but can’t for the life of me remember. If a person does not expect to live much past their forties, is it fair to assume that their mid-life…

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Quicker than

Someone beat me to it: the Castlevania random subtitle generator, because Konami’s cliched titles have long since been the butt of many jokes. Lament of Innocence? C’mon. I had a similar idea to this but, as usual, I slacked off and lost interest. (here’s crude proof). I can never be a comic because my timing is off. Or I’m lazy. Or just plain monotone and not very funny: which makes the comedy thing slightly difficult. Or maybe not. I could…

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Via via

A story of net art found via sibling revelry, which was found via Net.Art Connexion, which itself was found on the obscurantist, who also linked to net_art_review. The obscurantist was in my bookmarks ever since milov linked to it; and at milov is where my link history ends, for I can not remember what originally brought me to it.

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Exactitudes

Exactitudes: a contraction of exact and attitude. By registering their subjects in an identical framework, with similar poses and a strictly observed dress code, Versluis and Uyttenbroek provide an almost scientific, anthropological record of people’s attempts to distinguish themselves from others by assuming a group identity. The apparent contradiction between individuality and uniformity is, however, taken to such extremes in their arresting objective-looking photographic viewpoint and stylistic analysis that the artistic aspect clearly dominates the purely documentary element. The description…

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A sad thing it is

A sad thing it is. In the last four months, I have barely even touched my camera. All I have to show for that period of time is some blurry pictures of Buffalo, some shots of various content on my tv, and some driving shots during a really foggy night. I paid good money for this damned thing, and I feel guilty for not using it. I need some sort of shutter-bug motivation. A subject. A scene. Anything really, just…

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I to the C to the 0

I have written about ugly Americanized box-art for Japanese games before, particularly Mobile Light Force, but there’s one sore example that I did not realize until today: Ico. I have always wondered why such a markedly original and artistic game as Ico had such overly generic box-art. I never looked into it, but I have stumbled upon the answer. This is the Japanese and European cover art, and it is brilliant. The surreal, and obvious, homage to de Chirico fits…

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Game Design as Cultural Practice

You know, if they had courses like this when I was going to school, maybe I’d still be going (or graduating by now). Regardless, this texts page for that course is a good resource. A List Apart is finally back! Unfortunately, the latest story seems to be nothing more than a promo for yet another weblog publishing tool. I guess that developments are slow in the standards department. I’m going to be selling my extra copies of Rez and Metal…

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Lag-tastic

I’ve been off to Bye-Bye-Land the last week, fully detached from the outside world with a wandering mind. I feel really out of it right now and the computer is the last thing I want to be near to. Over the last few days, this trusty old laptop (which I call Supernaut) has functioned primarily as a glorified music player. The headphone output goes straight into the stereo’s input. Winamp handles the rest. Airwave radio tends to get boring real…

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