If you looked at the 'watching' section in the 'Current Moods' at the bottom of the journal, you'd notice that I was watching "Goosebumps" show (but really, why would you?). I will explain.
While browsing around, I found that NetFlix had the whole series available for streaming. I had never watched the series when I was a kid, nor had I read any of the books the series was based on. So having an idea of what to expect, along with a heavy dose of morbid curiosity (should probably try to get rid of that), my brother and I watched a couple episodes.
It was exactly what I expected. This show, which was originally intended to scare the becrapus out of you, had mutated into an obnoxious laugh fest.
From the opening sequence to the end, it did the total opposite of scare me. Okay, there are jump scares sometimes but hey, you still jump when the raptors leap out on Jurassic Park despite knowing exactly when they're coming.
After (sort of) growing up and having learned much about writing, special effects, acting and etcetera, it was oddly satisfying to watch this mess and be able to see it for what it really is. And what it is is cheap effects, goony looking monsters, the inexcusably butt backwards stories and ridiculous, ham-fisted 90s acting. You almost begin to wonder if this was intended to be a comedy series. Plus, with me being a child of the 90s, it also brought a big, eye-rolling smile to my face to hear all the old lingo and notions of what's "cool"
What was really oddly satisfying was seeing what I missed while I was growing up. And I am glad that I missed it. Seriously, as goosed up as it is (even for standards back then, it's still pretty cheap) it would have scared the snot out of me when it was on and could have seriously warped me. Thank God I have parents who've got more than an ounce of sense, otherwise I could've been even more messed up than I am now (as you've undoubtedly seen in the past).
So if you've got NetFlix or whatever, take a watch of the ol' Goosebumps, it's worth a laugh. Also, go see JonTron's bit on the show over on YouTube; he pretty well nails it.
I finished the OwlMan set
along with a few other new minis that I haven't even mentioned yet.
Now that I think about it, there are quite a few I've get to show you. I've been holding back 'cause I want to show them painted, so you can see what they should really look like, rather than just the standard gray resin. It takes a stinking long time to paint these things, man.
They're so tiny, one misdirected brush stroke and you gotta scramble to try to fix it, it's a pain. I wish I had a painter that I could, you know, pay with the miniature or something.
Anyway, the molds of all these formed perfectly and the copies came out 92% perfect (need to remember to chill the resin before mixing it, extend the cure time). I will show some pictures of them soon after I paint them.
I've got a few mini ideas down the line and a challenge of sorts that I will try to work on soon. Got a few experimental ideas I'd like to try too. However, I'm really needing to start working toward starting FullSail and/or a different online game/CGI tutor course and I feel I need to work on larger scale sculptures again. I need to get back into the large stuff more, I wanna do stuff with more detail and not have to work with heads smaller than peas.
Maybe I'll do a female character of mine. That would be fun.
Still haven't gotten around to fully uploading stuff to the other accounts. Been working on all the other stuff and getting distracted. Not sure if I should start with the more recent things or if I should just start from the beginning and work my way up.
Any and all advice on this would be very welcome.
Seriously, GIVE SOME ADVICE.
I AM STARTING THE PAINTING ON THE PILEATED WOODPECKER THIS WEEK. After almost 5 blinking years, it's finally getting painted.
Not much to say other than that, so stay tuned.
This summer so far has been stinking weird. Summer in the St. Louis area is supposed to be hot. REAL HOT. Well into the 90's, swimming weather. We have gotten almost none of that. It's still been dipping down into the 60's at night. We haven't been able to go out swimming once, which our family loves. It has to get into the high 90's for a few days straight for the pools to not be refrigerator cold. The only time that's even remotely fun is when it's in the 100's. Swimming just isn't enjoyable when your insides are getting cold. And if there's a stiff breeze, FORGET IT.
Anyway, we've been feeling a little bit cheated because we're not getting to do what we were wanting to do and we're also not being able to do other things because we're all working!
The job hunt sucks. I'm still trying to get into the Costco with minimal luck and other places... other places just aren't worth it. I've been able to make more money sculpting stuff and picking than I would have done working most anywhere else and even on unemployment.
So what I'm really hoping for is I either get the job at Costco and/or I can make enough money doing the stuff I'm doing now to give up getting a "normal" job.
Maybe a sale on commission rates would help boost business?