Monday, December 21, 2009

Manic Clown

Been watching a lot of Metalocalypse. It inspires brutal shizz :P

Not undead yet

Man it's been a while since I posted. Been so busy changing jobs and playing Warcraft :P

Here's a little something I doodled at work the other day. I was online a few weekends ago and some how I started looking into a whole of articles on Witch Doctors and Voodoo.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

What have I been up to?

As some of you might know, aside from being a massive zombie lover... I am a huge fan of Batman.

I'm going to go on record here for what ever it may be worth, and say that Batman is the ultimate comic book hero. Hell... he is the ultimate hero period.

I'm pretty sure that I have read every Batman graphic novel that is worth reading... which is all of em.

The recent Batman comics have been pretty interesting too.

With Dick Grayson ( the first Robin) taking up the mental of the Bat, and Bruce Wayne 's son Damion as the new Robin. Not too sure how I feel about Tim Drake as the Red Robin, I think that comic line needs a little time to sink in.

Needless to say I'm gonna read em all any way because I like to get as much Batman as I can. That is why two months ago I pre-ordered my self a copy of Batman Arkham Asylum: Collectors Edition!!

When I first heard that there was a brand new Batman game coming... I didn't care much. Batman games have always been nothing more than a source of disappointment for me. But when I started seeing videos and screen shots of Rocksteady's Arkham Asylum, I was more than intrigued.

As a chracter Batman is someone who is very interesting. And a lot can be done with him visually and story wise. But you hardly get to see this out side of the better comics. As not only a fan...but an avid gamer... the idea that Rocksteady looked to be capturing the spirit of the comics I loved so much was a fun thing to watch develop

I started following development on the game on almost a daily basis. Logging on at work and dashing straight to Goggle to search for any new info I could get my hands on. The more I learned about the game, the more I wanted to play it. I was a little skeptical at first... seeing as how the developers previous title was a little something called 'Urban Chaos' which I had never heard of.

But right of the 'bat' the game looked like it was going somewhere great. Rocksteady had won me over with it's take on the look of Batman, and the game as a whole was nothing short of breath taking, but great graphics are pretty much every where these days. What sealed the deal was the attention to Batman detail. From the concept and idea of the game... to casting the greatest 'Batman' ever Kevin Conroy as the voice of our caped crusader. Then came Mark Hamill... and it didn't stop there.

When I heard Paul Dini was the guy writing the script for the game... everything was in place. I had long been a fan of Dini ever since he started writing for Detective comics. Later on I found out that he had written for the Batman Animated series... which in my mind was the closest any media form out side of comics had come to capturing what Batman is inside my head.

Until Batman Arkham Asylum came along.

Living here in Fiji... it took me a damn week and a half to down load the demo for the game off of Xbox live when it came out. but man was it ever worth it.

I played that thing to death...

Yes my desk is messy...

I actually got the game a week after it had been released. Funny thing is, I was expecting it in on the 3rd of September... and on the day the guy I ordered the game through said that I won't be coming in till the next. Just the idea of having to wait just that one extra day made my stomach hurt.

Thank god his shipment got cleared by that afternoon... so I got the game after all :D

As soon as I ripped into it... I wanted to cry.

This game is a beauty. As I said the graphics are so kick ass... and the controls are easy enough to pick up and play. But watching this baby in action is something else.

As an avid Batman fan... it was such a pleasure to see my hero brought to 'life' with such pain staking detail and care. I'm not gonna bother writing some kind of gonzo review of the game here... as tones of reviews for the game already online.

But to sum it up...

You play as Batman (Duh) and you've just captured the Joker and taken him over to Arkham Asylum... which is mad house where all the crazy Gotham villains end up. The ones that 'normal' correctional facilities can't handle. When you get there... low and behold the Joker springs a trap and now Batman has to face of against the crazies that Arkham as to offer.

The story unfolds as you sneak here... detect stuff there and beat the shizz out of thugs every where.

The game-play it's self is broken up into various stages. While you explore you have your detective skills which you use to find clues as to what to do next. You also have a fancy set of stealth moves to take out bad guys from the shadows... and when all else fails. Punch people in the face.

The game is also a treasure trove of Batman trivia... drawing from all aspects of my favorite heroes history. Hidden through out the game are little hints to numerous Batman Villeins as well as interview tapes of some of the inmates that you can collect and listen to. These were so cool because they have this tape deck reel sound under the voices, mixed with the awesome voice acting... to make for some spooky listening.

The art style of the game is worth a mention too. Aside from being just flashy graphics... the environment really sets a certain mode through out the game. I love the look of Batman too. To me it looks a bit like the Micheal Keaton Batman crossed with todays Cristian Bale rendition. (By the way... I liked the Micheal Keaton one better. Say what you will about Tim Burton, but Batman '89 was the shizz)

As for the Joker... it seems the fellaz over at Wild Storm who did the art concepts for the game, went with a crazier version of the more traditional Joker.

As a fan... this baby delivered so good. I was a bit worried about forking up so much cash for the collectors, as there was some bad crap floating around on the inter-web about it. But I actually was very happy with it.

Normally I would have been on here writing all kinds of stuff about the game as soon as I had gotten it. Like I have done with my other games... but I could barely stop playing it enough to write this entry :P

My only grip with the game was that it ran a little shorter than I had expected. I got it on a Thursday afternoon and I was done by Saturday morning. But the game comes with these mad challenge rooms where you have to carry our certain tasks in order to score medals and shizz. That's a lot of fun.

Hats off to Rocksteady for making such an awesome gaming experience. Not only for Batman fans... but also for gamers every where. My buddy MJ who never reads comics... is actually looking forward to getting this game for his PC when it comes out.

I could go on and on about how cool this game is... but I'm going to stop typing and go back to playing it.

O but let me just say that Scarecrow levels are the best...

Edit: I just read through this and it reads like such a Batman fan boy post that I would be ashamed of my self... If I weren't a Batman fan boy :P

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lady Fair Play

Hey everyone. Man it's been a while since I've posted.

Been so caught up in so many little/ different things. But no worries! I'm gonna be getting back into the Zombie Zen phase... so expect some stuff heading your way.

Here's a few bits I did for a remake remodel thread... just to get the art ball rolling.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hyper Brain Melting

Done for this.

Just got done reading Keith Laumer's "Nine by Laumer." One of the short stories was "End As a Hero" which is a cool tale about a hero in space battling it out in 'mind to mind' combat with an alien race.

Yes... serious lack of zombies in my diet at the moment.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Later Mike

So Micheal Jackson passed away today... heart attack at the age of 50.

As a kid I was surrounded by adults who absolutely loved him, and to be honest, I thought he had some mad tunes me self.

Dirty Diana would be my favorite...

Along side the norms like Billie Jean and Thriller. Say what you will... the guy left a mark.

Plus he could dance good...

Though I liked him as a kid... I wasn't too crazy about him as a teenager or as an adult. Sure I'd tap my feet if I heard a song or two. But huge fan I wasn't.

But today at work I had to make a music montage of his stuff for a radio trailer. One of our stations is having this big Micheal Jackson special tomorrow. As I was putting together the songs, I couldn't help but feel a little sad. This guy was an icon at one time... then the world turned him into a freak. Sure to a big extent, he contributed into turning him self into a freak, but in recent years it didn't look to be getting any better.

He became the butt of everyones jokes, the star of a new scandal every other month, every one wanted to see what the heck he'd do next.

What kind of life must that have been?

From being the sweet heart of the world to the punch line of a David Zucker movie.

Ah well... it's all over now. His record sales are probably gonna sky rocket even further, people will not pay as much attention to his crazy shit. And he'll be seen only as the big pop icon he once was.

It's weird when someone, who you saw all over the media as kid, dies. It really makes you feel like times are moving on.

The King of pop is dead.

Like the Beatles or Elvis... no one else will be has big I reckon. They can't. The way the world runs now days... there simply isn't room for it. These guys showed up at a time when the people were ready for such a thing.

They happened like a phenomenon.

Go watch Moonwalker... Micheal Jackson turns into a robot in it.

The he turns into a space shop and flies away...

To a better place... away from judging faces.

and small children.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ghost Exterminator

Done for this.

A guy who hunts ghosts and keep them in these bottles. But I imagine it being a some what depressing job. Bottling sad, desperate spirits who don't want to leave some place that the love.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Was looking for my sweater

... and I found some of my old VHS tapes :P

I have a whole lot of them that I recorded at home off the copies I would rent. I remember that When I was like 8 or 9, I was so happy when for some reason or another my dad bought a
another VCR.

I'd rent horror movies from a store up the road from where I live, and tape my own copy :D

Also found a copy of Hype!, a few video docos on the Doors and The Beatles, plus some concert videos.

No porn.

A lot of em are all moldy now though... but there's a clean copy of House by the Cemetery that I have to watch! I know it's a shit movie, but it scared the crap out of me as a kid.

Tonight I'm going to find out if my VCR still works. On the side are some of the originals I have... click to see em better.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Every body wants a cut!

I must be slipping or my friends are getting too eager. It used to be that I would be the one hounding my friends, holding them at gun point, showing them trailers for up coming zombie movies. But today we went over to drop some stuff at my buddy Wilson's place, and he played us the trailer for Zombieland.

Note: there is another movie out there called Zombieland that is about some people trapped in a zombie themed amusement park. I heard that one isn't very good.

Co-written by TV writer turned first time move writer Paul Werrnick, Zombieland looks to be a fun filled zomedy. Though it is said to be an independent film, the movie seemed to have a better budget than the majority of recent releases.

It even stars Woody Harrelson and that hot chick from Superbad Emma Stone.

...and it doesn't have that guy who plays Gorge Michel in Arrested Development.

Thing is though... when I saw the trailer for the movie, I did have a stupid grin on my face... but a part of my non-undead brain was screaming out 'Meh... every body's making zombie movies now.'

It's like a cool craze that's gotta be cashed in on. But I'm sure the movie is more than that... after all, my first movie is gonna be a zombie movie too.

Zombieland is also gonna be going the way of the screaming, running zombies. The trailer has plenty of freeze frame shots for some reason, of zombies chasing people.

In his own words, the casting director said the zombies are gonna be:

“[F]erocious, infected people that move erratically. They are diseased, as opposed to undead. These are not the lumbering walking dead of Romero’s zombie movies, but instead the super jacked up 28 Days Later / Dawn of the Dead (2004) zombies. They are scary and gnarly and gross.”

Cool :D

I'm sorry... but I love the running screaming ones... But if a zombie apocalypse does break out in real life, and it will... I would rather be up against the slow moving Romero ones.

Yeah I'm excited... I've been watching a lot of really bad, low budget zombie movies lately... I'm in the mood to be swept of my feet ( and eaten alive) by a good zombie movie. Zombieland looked pretty damn exciting, and the trailer had a load of laughs in it... so it has now been added to my 'must see' list.

Which is surprisingly short this year.

I'm also looking forward to REC2 and another 28 Days/Weeks sequel.

O and you know what's funny?


Shortly after finishing the filming of Zombieland, Woody Harrelson had an altercation with a TMZ photographer at New York City's La Guardia Airport. His defense was that he was still in character and thought the cameraman was a zombie.

Sadly I couldn't get any cool pics of Zombieland, though I spent a whole 2 minutes looking for em online. Here's a pic I stole from Zombie Nation instead.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

You know what's fun?

This is fun...

Zombies are attacking your house!! But luckily your loving plants have decided to rise up against the zombie hordes and protect your lawn. Trust me, it sounds cheesy but it's loads of fun. I spent the whole afternoon today playing this thing, with my buddy Albie cheering me on.

The animations are nice and the chracter designs are almost as cute as a puppy stumbling.

Grab it here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Here's a better one

Drew this one at Mc Donalds :P Added the flying elebug when I got home. Tis my 2nd try at the Remake/ remodel thing.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


So I wanted to partake in some of Warren Ellis's remake/ remodel thingo for this week... But sadly my artists block persists.

I have a few ideas floating around in my head, but when I try to make some thing coherent out of it... my head melts. So I did this quick bit for now, and I'll work on something later.

So I was sitting around at work

And I couldn't think of anything to draw...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Downloading Nancy

As captivating as watching someone dissect a toad pinned to a table. Depressing, white-washed and bland... yet I wanted to see what happened next.

Apparently at it's Sundance screening... Downloading Nancy prompted a shizz load of walk outs.

But if you have an hour and half to spare... this movie will disturb you.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

It's Coraline... with an "O"

I just finished watching a gem of a movie, an animated number called "Coraline."

And man was it awesome... Stop reading this and go watch it!

Or... just read on... but make sure you watch it afterwards!

So I was down at the local video store today, trying to find something to entertain me for the night... when my buddy Wilson was like "hey that's that stop motion movie!". Since it has been a while since I've seen a Stop-Motion film... I decided to get it.

Directed by Henry Selick, the genius behind "Nightmare before Christmas", Coraline is the first stop- motion feature to be shot in 3D. This gives the film a strange sense of depth that looks very cool. In fact... not since "Nightmare..." have I seen an animated feature that not only delights... but creates an atmosphere that is both pretty and creepy. The style of animation lends life to the characters in a way that other forms of animation just couldn't have. Looking at it, one can tell that this movie was a labor of love for its crew. All 450 of em according to Wikipedia.... shooting for 18 months following 2 years of pre- production.

The movie follows the adventures of a little girl named Coraline (Dakota Fanning) who has just moved into a new house. She is your average little girl, with the average issues that normal little girls probably go through. Sadly though she feels that her parents don't have enough time for her. And they're always preoccupied by other things to take any real interest in her life.


But one day she makes a friend who gives her a doll... a doll that looks just like her. But where did the doll come from? Who made it?

Lets just say the doll holds more secrets than it lets on, and eventually Coraline does meet the dolls maker. What follows is a night mare adventure that makes for a great film.

Look at the kid behind her... he has buttons for eyes o.0

I don't want to give anything away... but the story is very good. And why wouldn't it be? It's based on a graphic novel by none other than Neil Gaiman.

I didn't know this going in, I only found out that Gaiman made it after I looked it up. But it all made so much sense afterwards.

Coraline is a trip to watch... with colors and imagery that makes you wonder where the creators bought their stash. There's a malevolent sense of dread and eeriness through out the movie... which makes it a lot of fun.

Things never seem right...

The novel has been compared to the likes of Louise Caroll's Alice in wonder land, and watching the film... you totally see why. I would love to just rant on and on about the movie and tell you about all the cool things in it... but I really don't want to spoil it for any one who hasn't seen it. But do your self a favor and watch it.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Went out last night

... did some karaoke

Monday, May 25, 2009

What's he building in there?

Was listening to a bit of Tom Waits.

Now what's that sound from under the door?
He's pounding nails into a
Hardwood floor... and I
Swear to god I heard someone
Moaning low...

What's he building in there?
What the hell is he building
In there?

Deadpool Vs Zombies

I may not be a HUGE fan of Marvel... but even as a DC fan I know that Marvel has some cool characters. I love the Punisher, Daredevil... all the Spider Man villains (Except the Vulture ... I mean WTF?)

But one fella I really like from Marvel is Deadpool. He is so damn bad ass and hella funny. It's like forcing Spiderman and the Punisher to have hot web sex... and Deadpool would be their forbidden love fruit.

Yeah... I out did my self there.

So recently I got my self a couple of issues of Marvels latest Deadpool run. As I was reading through I was impressed with the crazy art and funny shizz here and there... but then I came across an issue that made me go "Well gosh darn it... these Marvel boys are alright"

Around issue 4 or 5, Deadpool is hired by this guy to track down and kill his wife... because she's become a zombie :D

What follows are some fun antics... mixed with blood, gore and big breasted zombie nurses.

Which makes for good reading.

I also need to get me self the latest chapter of Marvel Zombies, another title that I've very much enjoyed for obvious reasons. It seems in the latest tale of super heroes gone zombie... Deadpool's head has a lot to say.

Because... it's a zombie head.

A zombie head that has become so popular that it's even going to feature in the regular Deadpool monthly...

So we get to see Deadpool... teamed up with his zombie head.

Gosh darn Marvel... it's like you know me so well.

Also... when I Googled "Deadpool vs zombies" I got this.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

More Dew and Smokes pliz

I'm sick. Got me a fever and a swore throat... Wonder if I can dodge work tomorrow?

Edit: No such luck... dressed and waiting for a damn cab to work now. Ah well, I'll stay home when I pick up Fallout3.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Just mucking around

Been watching a lot of Star Wars. Sith rule!

Just good ol' Bats

Thursday, May 21, 2009

In non zombie related news

I thought Terminator: Salvation fucking sweet. Doing a follow up to a classic such that is T2 isn't easy, and T3 proved that the formula that is the Terminator series can be turned into something your cat throws up ... and then eats. But Salvation put up a good fight.

And it had enough throw backs to the older movies to keep me nudging my friends every other minute saying shit like"That's the Guns n Roses song from the chase scene in part 2!!"

Sadly, Salvation has been getting a lot of crap online from critics... and I don't it deserves it. I think the movie accomplished exactly what it set out to do: and that's deliver more Terminator goodness for fans who want more Terminator while keeping things some what fresh.

Remember that even though the movie is set in the future, it ultimately serves as a prequel. Which means that the space that it has to play in is some what limited. This isn't Citizen Kane meets Blade Runner. It's an action movie with Sci-Fi elements. Sure it's not as mind blowingly genre bending as part 2. But few movies are these days.

If you love the old Terminator movies, and you watch em over and over and wish for more... this baby has the goods. I'm so gonna get the DVD, so I can give my Ultimate edition of part 2 a break :D

My buddy Albie and I had some time before the movie, so we decided to get productive in my studio.

Have a listen :D

T4 extract.mp3
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Monday, May 18, 2009

Condemned 2 is f**king scary

My girl friend is away for a few nights, which means... that I can watch 28 Days Later as many times as I like. It also means that I can spend a few extra hours on the 360.

So I rented my self a copy of Condemned 2: Blood Shot.

I played the first Condemned game a few years back, and sadly I didn't think too much of it. I know that now the first game has a huge following, but it just didn't click with me at the time. Being home alone... I was looking for a game to fiddle around with, so I decided to give the sequel a try. So I got home and loaded this baby up. I then noticed that the game was made by Monolith, who were the same happy people that brought us another cool game called FEAR... and its sequels. So I knew I was in for something interesting.

... Fuck man.

Talk about a gaming experience.

What the fuck is this thing meant to be?

If there's one thing that I love more than a good game, is a good game that can scare the shit out of me.

And I've played pretty much all the horror titles that would be worth playing. Like all the Resident evil games...

No... wait.

I didn't play that damn one where you play like... one of nine or ten people... in like a city, I think it was online. And I didn't play the second Resident Evil Survivor, cause the first one was terrible.

I've played all the Silent Hills... wait... except the 'Homecoming' one. Played Dead Space... I fucken love Dead Space. Played Doom3...

I think you get the picture.

A dead baby doll, who the hell plays with something like that?

But Condemned 2... 3 hours into it and I didn't want to go on. Not because it was a shit game, but because it was stressing me out. I can't remember the last time a game has poked and tore through my nerves like this game did. This game is so damn scary...

Most of the time when Iplay a horror game... I catch my self going "Shit son... that's so fucking cool!"

Like when you're watching a Zombie movie. I just can't see them too much as horror movies anymore, only because they have become so much fun for me to watch. Sometimes I cheer at head shots... or other times I exclaim "Shit son"

But Condemned 2 is like the Exorcist... it's just creepy. It tries to fuck with your head at a level that you can't hide underneath a blanket. It has the kind of 'scary/ messed up factor' that I felt in the first Silent Hill. Cool ideas hacked up and turned into a new kind of scare.

(one sec... my stuffed Alf is creeping me out)

It starts off simple enough... you beat up a few bums(Yeah bums) to learn the basics of hand to hand combat. Then you spot this old guy that you know... I'm assuming his from part one.

He runs off... you chase him... and bad shit follows.

When this game starts the thrills... it dunna let up.

I know I've kinda gotten to this game a bit late... but graphics wise it still works. But what does it, is the mad/ creepy atmosphere. The dark, dying city around you makes you feel like you're inside some kind of rotting dead animal. The sound is awesome too.

The whole thing is also very cinematic, and sets up the scares and the mind fucks very well. It's also played through in first person, which allows for some cool combat moves that reminded me of Riddicks Butcher Bay happy fun time Adventure.

I don't really want to get to any kind of 'review' of this game. If your a fan of horror games, chances are you've played this baby already. But if you haven't, it's definitely worth picking up.

I found a really cool review of the game here... do give it a read.

Edit: The scary factor of the game faded out about half way through... and it becomes less of a challenge once you've mastered the combos. Plus the ending was a huge let down... sequenced button mashing isn't fun during boss fights.


I'm so gona watch this...

Sorry Horror Club. Too cool...had to steal it.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

More Octopusousouses and new books

So I was at my haunted office and I was thinking more about The Octopus. Obvious Spider man villain comparisons aside... I reckon he makes for an interesting chracter. I'm sure visually, an artist would have a lot of fun with the guy. Which is probably why Spidy's arch nemesis is such a great bad guy.

I also got me some cool Sci Fi books today. 1966 editions of E.E. 'Doc' Smith's 1930s master works. Got one of his SkyLark books and five of the Lensman books.

I actually went looking for some simple pulp fiction sci-fi books today. Like the books that aren't your Asimovs or your Philip K. Dicks (He he). I just wanted to read some cheap retro- sci fi fun.

But instead I found these beauties...

I love Retro Sci fi... there's just a certain 'magic' to them that I find lacking in todays modern sci fi. Now days so much has been grounded in reality... the suspension of disbelief isn't as high as it used to be. But back in the 30s to the early 60s... they wrote about sci fi at a time when man hadn't even been to the moon.

It pushed the imagination to massive heights... without a fear of not being too practical. Not that these works were so 'out there' that they became crazy. The big guns like Clarke, Asimov, Heinlein and Dick (he he) wrote a lot of things that made the scientific mind boggle in excitement.

Plus I just love them retro covers :D


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Octopus

Done for this.

I was thinking retro mad scientist... could be a cousin of this guy.

Monday, May 11, 2009

I had an interesting day

So this morning I got to work pretty early... well 7:30 am which is pretty early to me.

Any way...

So I was at the office and I punched in and stuff... then I went to my studio. So I got to the hall way that leads to the studio, and all the lights where off. We leave all unnecessary lights off over night so we don't blow up the planet.

Now... the door to my studio has this little window on it, I'm not sure why, but it kind of lets us see what's going on in side. As I'm walking up to my studio door, I see some one inside the studio.

I immediately think to my self that it's probably this mate of mine who is the director for one of our radio stations. He has a spare key because sometimes he uses my studio to go over music and shizz.

But then I thought to my self that he wouldn't be in this early on a Monday morning, and that perhaps he'd left the door open while using it over the weekend, and now maybe the cleaner is in there.

... working in the dark?

My Studio PC

So when I got to the door, I gave it a shove... but only to find that it was locked. I then thought that it might be my mate and his probably watching a DVD or something in there. (Big speakers = sweet sound)

But when I unlock the door and go inside... there's no one there.


Oddly I gave this no further thought and went on to check my emails. Visited and pretty much had a normal Monday morning.

I then went out for a smoke and when I got back I met up with two of our on-air announcers, Allen and Liz and Liz looked pretty shock up. I asked Allen what was up with her and he said that she thinks she'd seen a ghost.


So she tells me that she was in the studio next to mine at around 4:30am... waiting for her show to start at 5am... when she dozed off.

She then woke up cause she could feel someone (or something) standing over her. She looked around but couldn't see anything... then she felt something grab her feet.

She freaked the fuck out and got out of there as fast as she could, and she swears that as she was leaving that she saw this guy out of the corner of her eye... and he was wearing a pair of blue over rolls.

Now this I found very interesting because a few years back... another mate of mine who was working late a few nights, said that he had also seen a guy hanging about in blue over rolls. This was late at night when no one else is around and everything is locked up.

I told Liz what had happened to me and I mentioned how my mate had seen that guy a few times too... and now we're both spooked.

Next up I mentioned this whole thing to my CEO, and him and I had a good laugh about it.

At about mid day we had a 'Team Leaders' meeting and we went around talking to all the fellas from the different departments about complaints about this and that. But then we came to a complaint from our Liberian who said that this morning in one of the ladies room, she found all this bows made out of toilet paper all over the floor. I'm not sure how many there were... but she said there were lots. Then our HR officer said she found a similar mess in another ladies toilet closer to my studio.


But then the news room guy mentions that they would like a new lock for the news room door. When asked why, he said because someone had come in over night and moved things around. His exact words were something like: 'Someone is hanging out in there and moving things'

Thing is... the number of people who are in the building over night a very limited, and most of them are pretty reliable and wouldn't make a mess in the news room or in the toilets.


If you add all this up... we had four weird events that would maybe not have gotten much attention if they had happened individually. But just the crazy coincidence that it all happened over the same night and early morning... tis a little freaky.

So I actually have my studio mics on and up high to see what they can catch tonight.


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Same drug... better version?

If you've spent enough time going through this blog, you'd know that I am a huge game whore for Dead Space. But if there is one other game that ripped and tore up most of my time (aside from World of Warcraft... that evil monster) it would be Capcom's Dead Rising.

When I picked up Dead Rising and started playing... it was total bliss. A whole zombie apocalypse... in the palm of my hands. Um... on my TV!!

Dead Rising puts the player smack in the middle of a Zombie infested mall, where our 'hero' has to survive for 72 hours while waiting for a helicopter pick up. The coolest thing about the game is that you just have to survive, and that means using what ever you can find to hit, smack up and smash the shit out of zombies.

Dead Rising 2

You also get to meet a whole lot of colorful characters along the way... and help them get to a safe house or watch them die trying. The games you so many options in terms of weapons, clothing, play style ... that it totally feels like a huge unique package. All the areas are done in a clever way that it gives you a scene of this huge world... all the while trapped inside the mall. Except if you unlock day 4, then you get to muck around the sewers and fight a tank!

Well... why the hell am I going on about this game that I've blogged about before?

Cause they got part 2 coming out soon!

And it's set in Fortune City which looks a hella lot like Vegas! and it promises a whole shit load of new things that will make part one look like a walk in the park.

Check out this trailer... it rocks so hard!

If I don't play this game my brain will have a fucking aneurysm!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Dante 01

So I'm gonna get my self a copy of this movie:

I saw a trailer for this film on line the other, as I was on my search for more sci-fi/ horror shizz, and it looked like something that I really REALLY want to watch.

Thing is though... most every damn review I've read of this says it's a shit movie.

But I don't care... I want to see this thing for me self. I know a lot of critics hated Event Horizon when it came out... but I love it to little chopped up bits. I did find a decent review that found something to like about Dante 01... you can read it here.

If you want to check out a trailer... Just Google it.

Don't be lazy.

EDIT 3/05/09

They were right... this movie sucks.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Still loving Dead Space

So I just finished all the 360 achievements for Dead Space.

I have had this game since like, three days after it came out, and I can never get enough of it. I can only hope the EA can provide us with a sequel that builds on what is already one of the coolest, most entertaining games I have ever played. Second would have to be Doom3.

Everything from the story, to the premise and especially the look of it... makes me want more Dead Space.

I need to get my self more games like this.

Sci- Fi/ Horror is a genre that I am starved for right now. It is certainly a genre we need to expand. There were a lot of mad movies back in the 60s and 70s that explored all kinds of extraterrestrial and technologically advanced horror elements. These days I think it's so scarce...

At least I haven't come across too many... need to get me some.

Here... read why Dead Space rocks.

It just wants to play...

I think the Aliens look more threatening with their mouths open. Mental note for next time...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Another slow afternoon

Yeah I need to pick up some horror movies this weekend... I'm getting soft.

I promise the next one will be gory.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Slow afternoon at Mc Donalds

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This came to me while walking to Mc Donalds from my office to meet my buddies.

FYI: Caita = WTF in Fijian.

Man I had a weird dream

Sometimes I do stuff so much that I start seeing things relating to it in my dreams. Like when I first got 'Silent Hill' one on my PS and played it so much that I started seeing creepy hospitals and dead nurses. Or when I was PVPing World of Warcraft so much that I started having WSG matches in my sleep, where I could see player names and shit.

Well I spent the last weekend watching a shit load of Alien movies... But surprisingly I had this weird , but very cool dream about 'Supernatural'.


I dreamt that I actually watched an entire episode of 'Supernatural in my sleep, and I actually woke remembering so much detail.

Which is weird cause my supernatural bing was a couple weeks back, when I watched like the whole of season 1 to the end of 3 in like two weeks. Now days I'm down to open episode per week.

But any how, I had this dream....and here it is:

I dreamnt that I was in this house, it was like a huge colonial time house. It looked like an old mansion, and it had all these paintings and war memorial stuff all over. But like, British war time things. I was standing in some sort of lobby and there seemed to be a party happening around me. But no one could see, and in my dream some how I came to the conclusion, that I was watching TV. Even though I was standing right there in the middle of it.

Then I saw these two girls wonder away from the crowd, they were walking up these stairs that had red carpeting all over em. These stairs led to a long hall way that had the red carpet running all the way along it till the other end. Along the sides the hall way had old paintings and more war time things like guns and old swords on the walls.

Soon the girls came to the end of the hallway to these huge French doors, and I could hear crying on the other side. I saw that the girls heard it too. So the decided to open the door.

When they opened the door I could see this white figure move to the right, out of view. One of the girls dropped something and ran away. But the other went inside to have a look. At first we saw nothing... for some reason I was kinda freaked and I wanted to leave. So I turned towards the door and ran right into this little boy.

I could see he was a little Hindustani kid, but he was covered in some kind of black oil that dripped off him in a weird way. His eyes white dead white and when he looked at me he screamed, and shit in the room started flying at me and the girl. By now she was screaming to.

Cut to supernatural title. Like fucken serious... my dream cut to a fucken title.

The next day Sam and Dean where in the house looking around. And I was standing around watching the whole thing.

They were talking to some blond lady who was holding the little girl who saw the boy. They were sitting on a couch and the girl was still shaken up. I heard the woman explain how the house use to belong to some British colonel who had like these Hindustani maids and butlers that lived with him. When the colonel died, because he had no kids or family, he left the place with the Hindustani family that served him, and they in turn lived there for a few generations.

Then Sam and Dean asked if there had been any deaths in the house or around it. The woman told him that a lot of people have died both in the house and around it. The blond woman and her family had recently bought the house from the previous family and decided to turn it into a war museum because of all the things in it.

'Where is the previous family now?' Sam asked...


Then I followed Sam and Dean to some house, they knocked on the door and this old Hindustani woman came out. Sam and Dean started asking her all kinds of questions about the house and finally they asked if any one had died in the house while they stayed there.

The woman looked a bit sad and finally told them that her little boy had gone missing there many years ago.

Back at the house the new owner and her daughter were still scared of shit, when we should up Sam and Dean asked if they could look around. Eventually after looking all over they decided to check out the basement. There they found all these drums.

They were huge drums of oil. Sam and Dean looked all over and then I kind of remembered that the kid was covered in oil. Just then Sam decided to look inside on of the barrels. And then another and another before finding one right towards the end of the basement. They pried it open and inside they found the little boy, deep in the oil.

So they got the boys old mother to come over and she met with the blond lady and she assured her that when the Hindustani lady and her family were here, there were no spooky happenings. That's when Sam suggested that maybe the little boy is just scared.

So they all went up to that same room at the end of the red hallway from the beginning to what now seemed like an attic. There the old Hindustani lady called for her little boy and sure enough he showed up. At first everyone was kind of tense. but then the little boy started crying.

"Mamu... why did you leave me Mamu?" he asked the old lady.

And she told him that she didn't 'leave' him but simply moved out not knowing that he was even there. Sam and Dean conclude that the ghost of the boy was always there and when the old lady and her family left, he got scared and started showing him self. Screaming and throwing things at the 'strangers' in his house.

At this point the old lady starts crying and so does the blond chick who bought the house. The little boy's mum asks if there is some way to clean the boy up and maybe send him off to where he should be.

Sam and Dean tell her its a long shot but there they have an idea that might work. Then I saw them salt and wash the little boys remains. Next thing we see is that the boy is nice and clean, no longer covered in the black oil. He is all smiley and shizz and his mother is happy. They walk off to the attic and let Sam and Dean burn the boys remains outside, Hindustani cremation style.

Then the boy smiles and says bye to his mum and disappears.

And that was when I woke up...

I know this might sound like bullshit... but I actually saw this whole fucken thing happen in my self. With all this detail. I even woke up and told my GF the whole story and she said that it sounded awesome.

I'm so gonna write this out as a proper story, but I thought I should write down what I saw in case I forgot it. And what better place to write it down than here on me blog. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.


Friday, April 17, 2009

At one heard me scream.

So I went to down my local DVD store to pick up my Alien Quadrilogy box set yesterday. When I finally arrived and had the money in hand to give to the chick behind the counter, I became a little hesitant… cause it kinda did cost a lot.

I was thinking… “Man… I really ought to start saving for Batman: Arkhum Asylum” or even just saving in general cause I’m always blowing my money on all kinds of crap. Maybe I don’t really need this box set.

But then she brought that alien baby out and let me open it up.

And I was like:

“here’s my hard earned clams… see yaz”

This thing looked like a fucken alien when it was spread open. The 9 disc case unfolded acrross the counter and I saw the discs all green and shinny staring at me.

I had to have it.

So I paid up and ran out of the store like a little girl all excited. Sadly I couldn’t watch it right away because I was going out to dinner with my girl friendand her family for her mums birthday dinner.

That was a very nice too…

Afterwards I drove home like Racer X and spread that box set across my bed… grabbed the first disc (Alien) and fired up the DVD player.

And I was pleased.

We’ve all seen Alien and know how good it is… but this was the first time for me to see it remastered. Based on the quality it would be easy to convince someone who hasn’t seen the movie that it was made like 5 years ago instead of back in 1979. The set pieces and style almost make the movie timeless. And save for a few croma key issues here and there… the movie is visually amazing.

The scene with the little Alien ‘baby’ running across the mess hall table was not ac convincing as it might have been when the movie was first released… but the rest of it is every bit as nerve wrecking. I actually found my self tense and excited as I watched it.

The bit in the end threw me back to the first time I had seen it and was still a chiller. This is the bit when Ripley finds the Alien in the wall of her escape ship… camouflaged and blended in with the pipes and machinery.

After the movie I didn’t even know where to begin with the special features disc for it. Each Film has an accompanying disc that holds a treasure chest of featurettes and extras, that are broken into various categories such as ‘Pre-Production’, ‘Post- Production’ and so on. The sheer amount of Alien related videos and docos that are included are just mind fucking.

I’ve only just started watching the ‘special features’ disc for the first movie and already my mind has been pumped full of so much Alien details and tid bits, and I’ve only watched the ‘pre-production’ stuff.

One thing I found very interesting was how Ridley Scott had two different concept artists working seperatly from each other on the various aspects of the movie. One did the human aspect and the other the Alien. So when the two 'worlds' meet... you have something truly alien to each other.

All in all this is a nice something for not only fans of the Alien series, but sci-fi and more importantly sci-fi horror as a whole. The sci-fi horror genre is starved for good movies these days… but I’m glad I can go back to this baby when I need my fix.

I’m sure my GF will appreciate me giving my 28Days/Weeks later and Terminator DVDs a rest.

My next buy has to be Event Horizon… collectors :D

Thursday, April 16, 2009

What’s Your Zombie Contingency Plan?

Don't have one?

Shame on you... I hope you enjoy being ripped apart by your friends and family who also didn't have one.

Need one? has a few for you here.

Big thanks to MJ for linking me that article.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Great Supernatural Episode

I just got done watching what might be one of my favorite Supernatural Episodes yet. The 18th episode of Season four called "The monster at the end of this book" started of as something that gave me a bit of a laugh and ended with a big "fucken sweet!"

The basic plot of the episode is that Sam and Dean discover that all their adventures have some how turned into a series of cheap horror novels, with the writer of these novels having some sort of psychic insight into their lives.

I'm not going to get too much into it because I don't want to mess it up for anyone who might not have seenit. But I will say that the episode pays off most if you've been an avid fan from the start... as it pulls a lot from fandom.

You can read the reviews and plot details here.

Coincidently the show happens to be named after one of my favorite children's book that I absolutely loved as a kid. I was just at a BBQ over the weekend with my girl friends family... and I was just telling them how much I loved the book when I was like 6 or something.

Don't ask how I worked that into the conversation.
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