Today is the Gameboy’s 25th Anniversary, so I took a picture of the few original carts I still have left from that bygone era.
I remember going to the Mall of America with a shared piggy bank between my brother, sister and myself. We picked out the Gameboy and just dumped out a few crinkled bills and a boat of change on a glass counter by the register. I’m surprised we didn’t break that glass in retrospect.
Played some much Tetris after that.
The Gameboy has the first game that ever caused me to cry; Final Fantasy Adventure’s ending was extremely tragic to my preteen sensibilities. Pokemon, of course, became such a monster title, when it came out and we played it, we had no idea how big it was going to get.
There’s the infamous Gameboy at Nintendo World in New York that still works after being damaged in the Gulf War.  My dad still keeps the old grey box as a Tetris machine next to his toilet. It might be the only piece of electronics that I’ve personally ever owned at that age that still works as well as it did when it came out.  
We’re all touch screens and stereoscopic 3D, I never saw any of that coming when I thought about the future of handheld gaming. At best, it was going to have better graphics.  I still buy the newest Nintendo handheld systems, even in the era of “cheap” cell phone games. 

Today is the Gameboy’s 25th Anniversary, so I took a picture of the few original carts I still have left from that bygone era.

I remember going to the Mall of America with a shared piggy bank between my brother, sister and myself. We picked out the Gameboy and just dumped out a few crinkled bills and a boat of change on a glass counter by the register. I’m surprised we didn’t break that glass in retrospect.

Played some much Tetris after that.

The Gameboy has the first game that ever caused me to cry; Final Fantasy Adventure’s ending was extremely tragic to my preteen sensibilities. Pokemon, of course, became such a monster title, when it came out and we played it, we had no idea how big it was going to get.

There’s the infamous Gameboy at Nintendo World in New York that still works after being damaged in the Gulf War.  My dad still keeps the old grey box as a Tetris machine next to his toilet. It might be the only piece of electronics that I’ve personally ever owned at that age that still works as well as it did when it came out.  

We’re all touch screens and stereoscopic 3D, I never saw any of that coming when I thought about the future of handheld gaming. At best, it was going to have better graphics.  I still buy the newest Nintendo handheld systems, even in the era of “cheap” cell phone games. 

Be prepared to do a lot of things for free. This sucks, and it’s unfair, and it gives rich kids an edge. But it’s also the reality.

I’ll never go pro in League of Legends, or really ever leave Silver in ranked, so this is probably the best thing that I could achieve.  On Thursday night, I got my teamwork ribbon.  

I’ll never go pro in League of Legends, or really ever leave Silver in ranked, so this is probably the best thing that I could achieve.  On Thursday night, I got my teamwork ribbon.  

The comic everyone on the internet has to read. 

The comic everyone on the internet has to read. 

(Source: crimesagainsthughsmanatees)

Where I Channel My Inner Killjoy

It’s Cannes season again, and like clockwork I see a lot of people talking about how their film was “accepted” into the Cannes Short Film Corner (or Court Métrage in French). As a big fan of Pic Pedant on Twitter, I obviously enjoy some killjoy at least a little bit.

So I’ll write it again: 

All films are “accepted” into The Short Film Corner, it is a “film market,” and is commonly referred to as “pay to play.” In other words, pretty much everyone who pays the entry fee for their short to be at the Short Film Corner has it play there.  IMDb used to specifically point this out in their submission page as a type of screening that did not qualify it for listing:

Film markets - (most notably, Cannes Market, including Short Film Corner, and American Film Market [AFM]): Participation in these is determined primarily by payment of a fee, not by quality of the film. Screenings may be open to the public, and these will often affect the year associated with a title, but this doesn’t change the essentially pay-to-play nature of the event.”

This was a reason why playing at one of these events, specifically the Short Film Corner, was not criteria for inclusion for listing in the IMDb.  

(For the record, IMDb has relaxed it’s submission requirements this year and so that is not longer on their page, but Short Film Corner remains pay to play regardless).

It’s awesome that you completed a short film, that alone is an amazing feat.  It’s also awesome that you are taking advantage of many available venues to promote your work, for whatever reason.  But sadly, you were not “accepted” into Cannes, you paid to play your film at their Film Market not the juried competition. 

There’s lots to be proud of with your short film, but you run the risk of looking naive (and easy to take advantage of) if you celebrate playing at the Short Film Corner like it’s playing in the juried competition. 

http://sethw.tumblr.com/post/81457471332/ive-been-talking-to-a-handful-of-creative-people

sethw:

I’ve been talking to a handful of creative people lately. People tired, beaten down. We’ve got this love, a passion. Maybe it’s photography, or writing, or whatever - and we’re told over and over again get a real job. Get a stable job.

I think back to when street art “clicked” for me. Most of it…

Die Noobs Timeline: Fine Cut. I made a version with some cleaned up audio, minor color correction and a few other tweaks. This is what that looks like. 

This is also what I did instead of writing a post about how we finished principle photography this week.

Die Noobs Timeline: Fine Cut. I made a version with some cleaned up audio, minor color correction and a few other tweaks. This is what that looks like.

This is also what I did instead of writing a post about how we finished principle photography this week.

\m/