Rotwang from Metropolis


Rotwang from the 1927 film Metropolis. 

I have tried to capture the standard expression of a human being engaged in the act of Doing Science and, I think you’ll agree, I think I’ve been successful. This is, I think, how most people engaged in the act of Doing Science look. 

Girl from Un Chien Andalou

A digital painting of the girl from Un Chien Andalou, staring intently

Un Chien Andalou is a wonderfully bizarre 1929 surrealist short film with a screenplay by Salvador Dali. If you’re a fan of Night Vale or Twin Peaks, there’s a lot in this film to like.

In this scene she’s staring intently at clothes laid out on a bed, willing a man into existence to fill those clothes with the power of her mind.

This is probably the sanest scene in the film.

Barista! Post Mortem Part 2

In part 1 I took a high level overview of the game. In this part, I’ll get to why I shipped the game if I recognised that it wasn’t that great. Why not try to make it better first?

It is impossible to over-emphasise how important finishing something is for two important reasons. One, the purely practical one of learning what’s involved. Icons, screenshots, videos, descriptions, metadata, marketing—there’s a lot of work and knowing what’s involved lets me plan better for it in future.

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