Wednesday, April 14

Chemical Plant Zone

The honeymoon period for this project has ended and now it's feeling like work, which is good because there's a lot to do and it has to be done well.

I need to start keeping a running map of the connections I'm making with various people. Through a few close friends I've really lucked out and this trip is looking more achievable by the day. The documentary? Like I said there's a lot of work to be done.

I've been working on the elements for the website, as I'm doing most everything myself, but I have yet to write a script for the welcome video that must go up there on page one. I can't imagine people volunteering to be a part of this project if they don't even know what I look like or trust I can make it through a scentence without foaming at the mouth.

Website, meeting local people who can help with the documentary side and wrangling a camera, these are my current priorities.

Being terminated from my current employ (did I mention that? it's making things more difficult than they were going to be but hey, I've already bought my ticket) has given me ample time though, but I must confess to spending most of it playing games and painting artwork for my folio. However by the time I finish one picture I need to do another to replace it, so quickly am I improving.

I saw Kick Ass the other day and although entirely unrelated, I cannot stress how purely awesome this movie is. It's about to come out in the US, so go see it lest shitty 3D remakes like Clash of the Titans enslave mankind. I knew it was going to be excellent and dragging some hesitant friends along for a welcome surprise was well worth the price of admission (now $20+ in Australia).

Finally I leant to play the Chemical Plant Zone level music from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on guitar the other day. Better than most youtube clowns, not as well as this guy. It's my favourite Sonic track, I feel it should be performed on a keyboard but my keys are being stored sideways in a house in the country... rad. Every time I get the idea to do a Metal project, discover it has all been done before. Such is the ultimately nerdy nature of metal. Even my idea to do a concept album where each track is based on an episode of The Prisoner, the show that inspired Lost, was already done by none other than Devil Doll (The Girl Who Was... Death in 1989) fronted by the insane Mr. Docter. Videogames and metal is an awesome concept, but one that is currently being explored by about a million people who are all more talented than I so I'll leave them to it for now... get back to my 'Like Radiohead but darker and crap'.

Oh, after all the shit they've put Sonic through since Sonic Adventure (2 sucked balls) they are finally making Sonic 4! I hope it does well or we are doomed to werewolf/rail-shooter sonic games where you don't play as sonic and the main challenge is the buggy programming. Oh lord let it be good.

PRO TIP: Ducking will make you immune to Dr Robotnik's chemical attack at the end of Act 2.

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