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This tune is inspired by the various eerie, dark woods found in old school video games, particularly Mario and Zelda, so I envision this as a track from a 16-bit or 32-bit RPG.
It was also an excuse to experiment in weird scales, like the augmented scale, and weird chords and weird meters.
Most of it is played on Mellotron.
  • Listening to: Ohio Express, 1910 Fruitgum Company
  • Watching: The Splat
  • Playing: Super Mario World
  • Eating: Multigrain Cheerios
  • Drinking: Trader Joe's coffee
Written by us
  • Listening to: John Lee Hooker The Complete '50s Chess Recordings
  • Reading: Grimm's Fairy Tales, Conan the Barbarian
  • Watching: Ma & Pa Kettle, Woody Woodpecker, Dexter's Lab
  • Playing: Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (NES)
  • Eating: Green salad w/ sweet onion bacon dressing
  • Drinking: Iced tea lemonade, Trader Joe's coffee
It's been a long time coming (mostly because I hadn't been able to do it for a long time), but I finally got myself a new avatar. The old one was certainly amusing, but I think only two other people knew what it was. (For the record, it was the "Blastoise" from the NES pirate "Pokémon Blue", a shameless hack of the Wacky Races game.)
The new guy is Willy, from the comparatively less obscure, Nintendo-approved game Rockin' Kats. (Go play it.) It's a much better representation of ourselves, I think- vintage cartoons meet retro video games. Plus it's an animal. I can't think of a more appropriate pop culture reference, can you?

It really ought to be double the size I uploaded, but deviantArt is extremely iffy when it comes to GIFs that aren't 50x50 pixels apparently. Hopefully you guys aren't squinting at it too much.
  • Listening to: Beatles at the BBC (complete bootleg)
  • Reading: Grimm's Fairy Tales, Conan the Barbarian
  • Watching: Hoppity Hooper, California Raisins
  • Playing: Wario Land 3, Mole Mania
  • Eating: Homemade flatbread pizza, ramen
  • Drinking: juice
Is there any way of stopping people from giving me those pointless llama things? It's really getting annoying.
  • Listening to: Pokémon Reorchestrated
  • Reading: Big Book of Ghost Stories (Black Lizard)
  • Watching: Halloween stuff (because why not)
  • Playing: Pokémon Yellow
  • Eating: Pumpkin empanadas, Halloween candy
  • Drinking: apple cider
Every now and then the number next to "feedback" (the balloon with the dots in it) at the top of the page will drop suddenly. It doesn't look like any favorites or comments are gone, so I don't understand what's happening.
  • Listening to: Ferrante and Teicher
  • Watching: Rocky and Bullwinkle, Beatles cartoon
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Listening to: this
  • Reading: Complete Peanuts
  • Watching: Monty Python, Rocko's Modern Life
  • Playing: Enchanted: Once Upon Andalasia
Been posting a few things on my Tumblr account that I haven't posted here. I've gotten kinda tired of not posting things just because I haven't had enough time to clean them up in Photoshop, so you'll be seeing some things that are still a little smudgy.
Eventually cleaned versions will show up here.
  • Listening to: Led Zeppelin, SpongeBob production music
  • Reading: Complete Peanuts
  • Watching: Hamtaro, Monty Python, The Raccoons
  • Playing: Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak
  • Eating: sandwich w/ sausage, Jarlsberg, rosemary bread
  • Drinking: Raspberry-cranberry juice
computer working (been for a while)
just so y'know
  • Listening to: Fats Waller
  • Reading: Grimm's Fairy Tales, Perrault, Wind in the Willows
  • Watching: Pokémon original series, Bonkers
  • Playing: Visual Pinball
  • Eating: cheese toast (from a baguette)
  • Drinking: root beer
Going to be absent for a bit while my computer is being fixed (on a library computer now)
  • Reading: Mickey newspaper strip, Grimm's Fairy Tales
  • Watching: Taz-Mania, Columbia cartoons, Addams Family
  • Playing: Pokémon TCG for GBC
  • Eating: food
  • Drinking: drink
Going off to family for bout a week
Don't do anything important til I come back, kay? d:
  • Listening to: iTunes Xmas on shuffle
  • Watching: Xmas specials
  • Eating: XMAS TREATS
  • Drinking: Trader Joe's gingerbread coffee
More audio!

  • Listening to: Dr. Demento Christmas 1987
  • Reading: Father Christmas Letters
  • Watching: The Santa Clause
  • Playing: Crystal Mines
  • Drinking: Trader Joe's gingerbread coffee
New voice acting video!
Happy Halloween.
  • Listening to: The video above
  • Reading: ghost stories
  • Watching: Horror movies on TCM
  • Eating: candy
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola
  • Listening to: Real Girls in the Garage Land
  • Reading: Dracula
  • Watching: Top Cat, Fatty Arbuckle, Spirited Away
  • Playing: Pokémon TCG for Gameboy
  • Eating: nothin' (at the moment)
  • Drinking: water
This time of Mad Dog from TaleSpin:

He doesn't seem to be catching on as quick as Mortimer did (which was pretty slow in the first place). You'd think with the TaleSpin fandom being so rabid, more people would notice.
Maybe since Mortimer is in more recent memory?
  • Listening to: The Beatles, Easy Rider soundtrack
  • Reading: Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Watching: Angry Beavers, Rocko, Rocky & Bullwinkle
  • Playing: Twitch Plays Pokémon Crystal
  • Eating: food
How do I change from "Hobbyist" to something else?
  • Listening to: The Beatles, Easy Rider soundtrack
  • Reading: Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Watching: Angry Beavers, Rocko, Rocky & Bullwinkle
  • Playing: Twitch Plays Pokémon Crystal
  • Eating: food
For those you who are into character ask blogs, I've been artist and mod of Ask Mortimer for the past month or so:
So if wanna tap into Mortimer's insider information, or just get some snarky reply, follow him and ask a question!

(We also write the associated Mortimer Twitter account, which has been going a couple years now- I haven't mentioned it because I was hoping that it would catch on by itself.)

  • Listening to: The Beatles, Beatnix
  • Reading: Big Book of Black Mask Stories
  • Watching: Beatles cartoon, TaleSpin
  • Playing: iPad stuff
  • Eating: PB&J
  • Drinking: Apple peach passion fruit juice w/ lime sp. water……

This is why I've changed the license on Dafont to "free for personal use".
What is it about this font that appeals to game developers so much? Aside from the "Wario meets Yoshi" concept behind it.
  • Reading: Calvin & Hobbes
  • Watching: Superman vs. Atom Man, Beatles- Cathode Ray Tube
  • Playing: Pokémon Quartz
  • Eating: Tacos
  • Drinking: Kiwi strawberry juice
I should like the "Browse More Like This" column next to our art to have significantly less smut, thanks.

Seriously, what the heck do scantily-clad pin-ups of superhero characters have to do with our stuff...?
  • Listening to: Tommyknockers
  • Watching: WFRR commentary, Jack Benny
  • Eating: English muffins
  • Drinking: Coffee
We finally have a effing tablet!!!!!

Sort of.

It's been a godawful ordeal getting the darned thing. First of all, we have very few sources of income: there's chores we do for our Grandma when we visit, presents of cash from our relatives on Christmas and our birthday, and the rare occasion when somebody buys something we're selling on Amazon.

It's been, like, what? Five years since we started saving up for the blasted thing? Various setbacks- mainly buying Christmas presents and clothes for ourselves- had kept us from buying anything. When at last we bought a Wacom tablet last year- which has an extra large screen that displays what's on our computer screen, so we can see what the heck we're drawing instead of looking up and down and hoping we did it right- we discovered one main thing: we couldn't get the stupid screen to display anything. We were still going blind, and had a huge chunky gizmo with a bunch of cords that only half worked.
We never did figure out what was wrong with it. So we sold it on eBay. Luckily, it sold fairly quickly, and we even made a profit.

So then we changed our goal a bit- we learned that we could use an iPad 2 in conjunction with a Adonit Jot Pro stylus and the Air Display app (which shares the screen with your iMac), and use THAT as an art tablet. So with the money we got for Christmas and selling the old tablet, we bought an iPad 2.

Guess what? It was stolen. The effing thing still had somebody's email and apps on it!!
So there's only one honest thing to do. We contact the owner with the email, and tell them that we have their iPad. These people lived hundreds of miles away, in the Midwest, and we live in California.
So we cooperate with the police in their hometown, and they discover that the seller has a bunch of stolen electronics. The problem is, neither Amazon nor Visa is willing to admit that there's a problem and refund us, 'cause the seller promised to take it back. But we can't trust the seller to give it back to the original owner- they're criminals, after all. We need to eliminate the middle man and send it directly back to the owners.
In the meantime, of course, we don't dare use the iPad for anything at all. FINALLY, the seller is actually ARRESTED, and Amazon finally concedes to give us a refund. We put a stop to an effing crime ring. We send the iPad back to the owners through the mail, and everything seems hunky-dory.

So with our refunded money (and a little extra), we buy the Jot Pro stylus and a refurbished iPad 2 from a reliable seller. Everything seems fine for about 24 hours...
AND THEN THE IPAD STOPS CONNECTING TO THE INTERNET. We can't buy the Air Display app we need to draw with it!!

So for about one agonizing week, UP UNTIL TODAY, we were helpless. Nobody seemed to have the answer for why it wasn't working. Mere hours ago, the crazy thing randomly decided it could connect to the internet again! So before it stops, we buy the app we so desperately need. Thankfully, the internet is still working as I write this...

So we FINALLY have the means to use the iPad as an art tablet. After YEARS of struggles and fateful setbacks. Now we can draw the way we want to... as soon as we can get a feel for the stylus and adjust the settings on Photoshop.

All I can say is PRAISE THE LORD, and that I'm emotionally exhausted.
  • Listening to: Howlin' Wolf
  • Reading: Popeye
  • Watching: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • Playing: Pokémon SoulSilver
  • Eating: Turkey and ham sandwiches
  • Drinking: Cran-raspberry juice w/ sparkling water, coffee………

Yes, that is our very own font used in a professional mobile game. We got a message on Coroflot asking permission to use it, but we had no idea it would be something like this. If I'd known it'd be sold commercially, I would have asked for a small fee.
I can't help but wonder what Nintendo would think- it's based off of their logos after all.

Basically, I'm taking partial credit for making the game look the way it is.
  • Listening to: Cocktails in the Cantina (Star Wars lounge music)
  • Reading: Sherlock Holmes, Uncle Remus, Calvin & Hobbes
  • Watching: Muppet Show, Underdog, Fatty Arbuckle
  • Playing: Pokémon SoulSilver, Epic Mickey
  • Eating: Cheese bagels w/ spinach artichoke dip
  • Drinking: Cran-grape juice w/ sparkling water