Month: September 2016

How quickly can you take your time

 

My new day planner arrived Monday.

I’m still very old-fashioned and carry a day planner. I have been carrying a Hobonichi for three years now because of its convenient size, but mostly because I can accessorize it with Earthbound/Mother stuff. My 2017 planner arrived Monday and since unboxing it I have put it all back together to open again on New Years day when I will make my first entry.

A week of Dank Art & Streams

I wasn’t feeling great on Monday & felt rather sick. I was on a really good run with my art from the weekend but I got taken out a bit when the sickness settled in. I still tried to give it a good shot and make a few things for LordBBH, Aquas and Macaw45‘s streams that evening. I always look forwards to whats going to happen on BBH’s Mame Roulette on Monday’s since it’s so random and he manages to play a lot of freaking games in the span of 4 hours. Some Mondays I manage to whip out a small pile and other weeks the chips are down and I only get a few good ones that are relevant to the stream. I don’t really know why, but I had a slight smoking theme going for all my arts that evening (i’m really proud of that smoking Aliens piece). During his stream, Aquas was playing some Assault as part of his practice for the 1CC Marathon and if you haven’t checked out this game it’s not your average shmup tank game. Assault uses two arcade sticks to maneuver the tank as well as the buttons for shooting. It’s simple when you get the hang of it, but most people would be intimidated when faced with something that steps out of the comfort zone of a regular arcade setup.
Macaw was playing this very bizarre PC98 game called XZR which he got ex_Mortis to play on stream a few night earlier. This game is really out there with an Arabian Knight style theme to it, collecting every sort of illegal/legal drug possible, killing Ronald Regan and a cameo easter egg by Robocop. Yeah. I get a lot of messages in my inbox about these strange old Japanese games I watch and do Dank Art for. I wonder if any of my translator friends would be interested in working on localizations of some of these games- I know many of them are as I keep finding old fan translations they worked on like 10 & even 15 years ago… wow has it really been that long?

I love watching arcade games on twitch may it be emulation using MAME or if people are crazy enough to capture and stream arcade boards. A lot of my love affair with arcades comes with the nostalgia of growing up thru the glory years of the late 80’s and early 90’s, but mostly because one of the first and only reasons I bought a computer was to emulate arcade games. My first official “windows” machine was my then boyfriends old Quake computer and he was nice enough to set it up for me with a SNES emulator so I could play Earthbound & FF6, but i’ll never forget the day he came over and changed a bunch of things on it so we could play arcade games. It was just as complicated as it sounded, the two of us with our heads together sharing one keyboard to play these games, but it was a big life changing experience for me. It’s really hard for me to emulate arcade games now as I am on a full Mac setup at home for my media/photography work. However if I keep working and saving I can get the set up I’ve always wanted in my place and get my hands on arcade experience at home.

I wouldn’t be making Dank Art without the person streaming & I wouldn’t be sharing it without the chat. It’s almost like sharing an opinion or joke when you write it in the chat. I just do it with a drawing. I always try to relate the work to what the streamer is playing or capture a moment. The only thing I really take from it is practicing my own skills at drawing and painting. In an ideal crazy world Dank Art would make me very popular and make me lots of money but thats fantasy and crazy talk. I am more known for my work with painted landscapes, photography and my writing. The Dank Art is done out of my love for games and my enjoyment & friendships made of those who play them. It’s more about who’s playing the game then myself and if I could encourage anything it would be to get more people to be creative when watching streams. Show your love for games and those who play them by sharing your work in your best medium you can and don’t be afraid to do so.

SRKFunkdoc is switching up his X-Men game after a strong consideration that Dazzler won’t stand a chance in 1CC Hell against Magneto and is now learning new strats for other characters with less than a week left for the 1CC Marathon. All of his other games are naturally on par and tight as I have to expect with the caliber of player that Funkdoc is and if you are a fan of any of the games he plays you should check out his stuff. He’s a very detailed player and will go into detail on all the games he’s playing so that if you want to pick them up yourself you can make strong progress by following his advice.
Macaw played more X68000 games which is a system I know next to nothing about. I’m glad he does stream these games as I would know nothing about them if he didn’t. The cool thing about Die Bahnwelt was one of the people who worked on the english localization of the game was in chat that day so it was even more exciting to do Dank Art for the stream. It’s one thing to work on a labour of love which is localizing a foreign game, it’s another thing to see someone appreciate that hard work by discovering it and creating something for it. Another great reason for streaming :3

 

Games for Charity

SuperPlay_logo.png

I love it when people get together and combine something they love to do so they can give back to those in need. You’ve probably already heard a few oft the players talking this up during their streams, but I always love to talk about cool events happening and even more so when charity is behind them. You should totally go and back the Arcade Superplay Expo if you haven’t already as a lot of the players who I follow here are in this and it should be a great weekend of games. Check out this link and follow!

 

Gimmick Plushies!

il_570xn-1096444933_dq5h

Ultra rare and stupid cute, it’s Mr Gimmick!! In plush form! My ultra talented friend Eyes5 is a sewing genius and has a cute little Etsy shop where she makes things. If you want one, you better let her know because I think these will sell out fast in her shop. Follow here to check her work out! Trust me, she’s amazing!!!

Fall Fair

fair 2016 -4.jpg

The Fall Fair is an annual fall tradition in my home town of Milton. It’s the harvest festival and when I was younger it was heavily focused on showing off our community’s agriculture heritage and pride. Since the farms have all but vanished around here it’s almost surreal going back to the event that refuses to change in my life.

I went alone but I knew I was hopeful that if I went I would bump into someone I knew who’d accompany me on some crazy documenting adventure. Though it is nice to walk around by yourself to get really interesting photos it’s a lot more fun when you have someone with you.

I eventually ran into my Magazine Editor and his son who I walked around with (and went on rides with) while I showed them how easy it was to periscope things and I periscoped a few rides.

I am a writer and a painter but my professional background has always been photography. When I was old enough to go to high school I pulled a few strings so I could go to this one school in town that was the only one that offered photography. My family was really poor in those days and I needed $100 to just take the course to pay for the chemicals and materials. My principal called me into the office and wanted to know why I wanted to take photography and I showed her the ‘Zine I had created in grade 8 and explained to her that I wanted to be a better photographer so I could make the ‘Zine that I had better and more visual. I think she was so moved by the fact that I was 14 and had this crazy passion to combine not just my own creative elements into one package but I was encouraging others to do it as well and paying for it all out of my own pocket. She paid for me to take those classes and if I could thank her every year for doing that I will.

fair-2016-17

I’ve had some successes as a photographer but success is all a matter of perspective. I hated the years I laboured as a family/baby photographer. Yes I hated it. I know 90% of people who live in my community have a family photo that I took of them and when I see that stark white background with the chipper smiling faces starting back at me when I stand in the hallways of my friends houses I cringe. All I can see is the physical and mental anguish I went thru working for that company. I was #1 in sales for 5 years in a row nationally for the company, but thats a load of dingo’s kidneys when your quality of life is so low you want to die. Those were dark days for me & part of the reason I suffered thru it was because of the terrible relationship I was in. All I remember was my feet & legs were in bandages, I wasn’t sleeping at all, I was smoking 2 packs of smokes a day, working 60 hour weeks when I was on salary and I would sit against a wall at my now ex’s dumb family functions straight after work still in uniform smelling like sweat and baby puke loathing my very existence so he could buy garbage and porn.

fair-2016-15

I’ve worked for newspapers and magazines and currently I freelance a lot of my work for Magazines and Social Media sites simply because they pay. I’ve moved further and further away from doing family portraits to capture more of what I’ve always had a passion for which is journalistic style photography. I love capturing the moment, the landscape, where we are and to ask questions on how we got here and where this adventure will take us. I am very good at what I do and I still take on the occasional family or wedding session, but I don’t want to advertise it as much. There are so many other talented people out in my community who have the space and the resources for that and I’d rather just be me and do what I love rather then bust my butt for something I’m trying to get away from.

fair-2016-16I love life and I want to live for me. I don’t want to die doing something I loathe just to make someone else happy. That’s what real freedom is. I’ve been searching for that answer for a while now and recently I just got it figured out.

Undercover Private Investigator Simulator

I did my first Creative Painting stream on my Twitch account

Screenshot 2016-09-18 14.24.49.png

Check out the vod here

I’m still trying out a few of the settings, but expect to see more art streams in the evenings. What I would like to try is teaming up with other streamers and see if I can eventually live paint with someone else streaming. It’s just finding the right people to work with where this would be effective, but for now these majorly chill art streams are cosy.

I had a game already picked out from my ancient list of Sega CD games I wanted to play ever since I was a kid. Most of them were all the available “graphic novels” that they had for the system and one of those on the list was Rise of the Dragon.

Screenshot 2016-09-18 23.28.16.png

Let’s play film noir detective simulator!

The back story is that were a Private Ditective who used to be a cop in sometime in the future LA. The Mayor wants us on this special case that involves the death of his daughter but it leads to something much sinister then just a murder. Along the way we are greeted by a bunch of seedy and undesirable characters that we either need to persuade to help us or take care of to help continue the story.This game was on DOS as well and I was plesently surprised people tuned in because of the game title. I really enjoy adventure games such as these and I took to it very fast using just a basic walkthru but as I progressed hoping I could muddle my way thru it like in Cobra or in Snatcher where I would only glance at the guide as needed, this game had game breaking situations where if you didn’t respond with 100% accuracy then you were taken out or the game would just not advance past that moment. If this was me as a kid in 1994 trying to figure this out I would be stumped like a dumb oak.

Screenshot 2016-09-18 23.31.04.png

Me making that guy’s face

Because of that this game is deemed “ruthless” by many who just want to pick it up and casually. There are also segments where you need to go as fast as you can as to not be caught by the bad guys as well as a few “arcade” segments that really shouldn’t have been in there. Still, this switches the game play up a tad and gives you something else to figure out other than who you still need to talk to so you can advance the story.

Screenshot 2016-09-18 23.42.38.png

ARCADE STAGE! Wait- why does this have arcade stages?

Overall it’s decent. I dug out my old Mean Machines magazine to see what they gave this game back in the day and to my surprise they gave this game an honest 89 because when it came to these style of games for the Sega CD they were few and rare compared to the library of interactive novels that found their way on the system in Japan. Play it for the experience and pick it up for an alright price if you want to collect it.

A Week of Dank Art

This was a hard week as I wasn’t feeling my best. I just got through it the best was I knew how and that was to draw. LordBBH is really good at keeping a consistent schedule with Monday night Arcade Randomizer and his Thursday night practice streams that on those two nights I like to hurry home from work so I can enjoy making some Dank Art. When I arrived there were a few technical problems which is where BBH’s quote, “I just wanna play some fucking video games” comes from. It was kind of silly way to start a rather silly instalment of the roulette evenings. I think when it comes to drawing Dank Art the best ones are when the streamer is enjoying the game and generally entertained. That is why you’ll see a lot of work for the most obscure of games simply because of how everyone reacted to it seeing it together.
I got to catch a bit of Macaw45’s PC-88 streams just before heading to bed. He was playing thru this game called D’ that gave me this major “Metal Gear” feel from the semi top down perspective, fighting thru hallways of obstacles and collecting weapons and key cards. It’s got one of those “demons are invading, save the world” plots where you’re this dude mowing down things with a machine gun. This game also has a giant smiling skull in the border art. It’s a real good look on this game.  It’s only there to look badass and to creep you out. Good job, skull.

As the week continued Macaw continued to play through War of the Dead which caught my attention due it’s really creepy premise. You are this girl whose part of the army’s secret fighting force and you’re trapped on this island with a whole bunch of other people trying to avoid all these deadly demons. You eventually need to get everyone into the church which is also the only place where you can save your progress. It looked very frustrating where you’d need a guide to help you along the way but the bad thing for Macaw was he was playing a version of the game that didn’t have a walk through. Though it was similar to other releases on different platforms that had walkthrus, the PC-88 port seemed to have its own sequences and trigger points to advance certain scenarios.
Fantastic_Planet was practicing his 1cc runs of Batman Forever so I popped in to wish him luck. He’s also streaming Zombie’s Revenge at the 1CC Marathon which I have been tuning into him doing runs of for well over a year. It’s kind of neat to me how my own connections and friends online are evolving their Twitch broadcasts over all this time I’ve been watching and drawing.
Batman Forever has a sound glitch where there is no sound. However, it’s still a playable game with an exciting challenge so I hope he does well. It’s a very ridiculous game, but it’s got a charm to it that’s so ridiculous that it works. The event is coming up in two weeks and I think it’s starting to set in so everyone has been upping their practicing.

img_3581

Mailing out Dank Art

I found some better looking envelopes to use for mailing out Dank Art. I like these ones as they have extra room to put extra things inside. It also has way more room for Gummrick drawings on the outside. I only have one special request left on my list for this week.

I spontaneously streamed 1CC Fishing attempts on Wednesday and stayed up a bit later to play games into the evening. I didn’t have a good night of fishing and was down 3-6 in attempts. All that week I was fatigued and very sore and it showed this evening. I just wanted to be very chill and casual and just enjoy playing games.

Screenshot 2016-09-18 19.22.25.png

I spent an entire Thursday evening painting up the image for my blog announcing the 1CC Marathon. I love flyers and I have quite the collection from when I used to be all about music going back a few years. I still need to get those scanned or take photos of them to share sometime as the artwork is really interesting.

Some people contacted me asking for a printed copy of the flyer- as long as it’s OK I don’t see why not. Let me check first!

fydp3f2w

One of SRKFunkdoc’s choices for the 1CC Marathon is Pit Fighter and he was doing practice runs for it on Friday evening. Pit Fighter is one of those “Bastard” style games where it’s so bad its good, and Funkdoc can actually 1CC this thing. I own the Genesis port as part of a joke I had over twitter after watching iast stream it. I think everyone was taking a turn playing this game just so they could say they made an attempt but there’s a special kind of charm you get when you play a game such as Pit Fighter. Almost the same kind of special from this one game Fantastic Planet was streaming a bit later. I don’t even know so I’ll just leave that there.

It was very rainy Saturday and any chance I had leaving my apartment was unlikely. I was tied down because an event I was helping to promote had to be canceled over social media so I had to sit around my computer and transcribe information and post it as it came out. I was on call for most of the day so it was perfect for a big long day of painting.

Both Funkdoc and Macaw started streaming at the same time so I was checking out both streams every now and then as I was painting. Funkdoc was doing 1CC Attempts of X-Men and Macaw was playing through Valis II. I would go on to make more Valis art later in the evening when I had a test creative art stream. I made some really fancy looking X-Men art for Funkdoc as I decided he needed more X-Men love. I also caught a bit of Murphagator’s Final Fight stream and made some kick ass Poison art. It seemed as if everyone was having a really hard week practicing their games or 1CC’s including myself.

SECRET ART STRUM

Here’s the art from the Sunday morning Art stream! There’s some great moments in these and it’s really nice to sit back, relax and draw like this with the chat. I’m really looking forwards to having another though I’m not sure how often I should try one of these. If I could have it my way it would be everyday, as long as there were people who wanted to be apart of it. It’s nice doing what I like to do, but there is a certain desire to be kind and make something for someone. I love taking requests and it’s a big reason why I like to show up to streams and draw.

Getting colder

Michelle and I went apple picking

It used to be nothing but farm land all around here when I was growing up as a kid. The last time I was at this particular farm was around 8am in the morning after a very dewy spring morning for a ploughman competition taking photos for the news paper. That wasn’t even 10 years ago when I was right here yet someplace entirely different…

I was just happy to be doing something that I used to take for granted in my youth. I always loved going to the farms and picking food with my mom. One of the best memories I have of my mom is her packing me up with blankets and bushel baskets with a tape copy of Abbey Road on loop for the ride. I just remember how ruthless her effort was to get out there and do this stuff with me. I see that in Michelle cause she’s always trying to take her kids out to places like these for exactly the same reasons.

apple-1-2

I generally feel positive and content these days though I still feel as if I am recovering from a terrible nightmare.

 

1CC MARATHON SEPT 30-Oct 2

fydP3f2w.jpg

The 1CC Marathon is taking place September 30th starting at 5pm CDT and running until October 2nd. Classic Arcade gaming done right! I’m going to be part of it, but so are a bunch of other talented players so make sure you tune in!

Check out the schedual here

 

Another week in paradise

Finishing Snatcher

Screenshot 2016-09-11 21.33.38.png

where did he get these handcuffs? oh nevermind.

Last week I struggled with the harder shooting stages only to find out passing those sequences are essential to completing the game. I kept thinking, “Maybe if I had the light gun I would be beating this faster,” but deep down inside I knew that it was me and I had to try harder. My whole strategy for playing the gun sequences was off. I was taking too much time aiming & shooting and when I switched to “mashing fire really fast” I started to advance.

screenshot-2016-09-11-19-37-33

Skeleton ahead

I’m glad I finally got a chance to play through Snatcher. It’s a highly immersive game and I really enjoyed the noir cyber punk feel to the entire story. As a child I liked a good Adventure style game may it be Leisure Suit Larry or Police Quest and Snatcher looked like it was the most ultimate Adventure game I knew about at the time. There are so many great adventure games out there if your willing to learn other languages and fuss through the pain of setting up an emulator or do what I do and follow a bunch of people who are already doing that.

I moved onto 1CC practice of Sega Marine Fishing practice after Snatcher & really felt the fatigue from the shooting stages. Operating the Dreamcast Fishing Rod is physically tiring after a few runs and often it’s getting tired and not staying focused that can lose a catch. I stopped doing attempts after the game got especially trolling. Don’t get mad, just get even later.

Screenshot 2016-09-11 23.11.46.png

Not today, Fishy-Fish

DANK ART

I started following ex_mortis because every now and then he’ll play the older style Japanese PC games, but he will play a range of diffrent games from arcade to modern. One day I came home from work and he was playing Gamecube Games, one of those was Pikmin. I used to own a Gamecube back in the day but I only had it for a year before I left it at the aprtment of this guy I was dating. We broke up & I never got that Gamecube back so I never got a real chance to experiance the games on that system. I need to give it another chance though.

Macaw45 was streaming obscure yet interesting Japanese games for older systems. I did a bit of art for one of the PC88 games that he was doing 1CC attempts over a few days. Ashe story is guts monsters are destroying the city and it is up to this team of fighters to save the day. I’m assuming Macaw has spent some time in playing this game already as he can roughly translate what text boxes on the screen say (there is no localization) and even with that the game is still incredibly hard. There were also some Super Spy 1CC attempts as well as a day dedicated to Rambo games. Check out the video on the Rambo Games as that was a lot of fun to watch.

LordBBH is gearing up for the 1CC Athon with regular practice nights on Thursdays as well as sticking to his Arcade Randomizer streams on Monday. I am lucky that BBH has chosen to keep NARC in for his list of games in the 1CC Athon at the end of the month as it’s one of my favourite arcade games. It’s not one of his and I think he was struggling trying to successfully 1CC it on a regular basis. That’s why I am excited he’s opting to keep it on his list of games because having something that is a bit of a challenge would be exciting. This is another reason why I enjoy BBH’s randomizer streams as not every game is a 10/10 and every now and then a challenge presents itself in the most unlikely of game selection.

TONY GOT MARRIED

I met Tony one summer almost 7 years ago on a trip to the Pinery beach over the Labour day long weekend. We instantly became good friends over long conversations about spooky electronic music, strange house parties, Sierra Adventure games and our Ukrainian heritage. Tony was one of the few friends I had that would visit me. It started out of a convenience as my place was on the way home from work into meeting up every other Sunday to grab a beer, play some tennis or play video games.

I asked Sarah to be my date that day and I am so glad I did. I’ve been single for a while now and I wasn’t about to take some stranger or someone I barely knew to one of my most important friend’s wedding. I was happy Sarah wanted to go with me as she’s been crazy busy this summer with all her mural work she’s been up to in Long Beach CA that spending a little time with her is important. I feel so much better about myself when I am spending time with my very close friends that we just have fun focus on making new moments to enjoy.

The cutest thing that happened there was as Tony & his wife got to the end of the aisle walking out of their wedding ceremony they hugged and they said “We did it!” and it was refreshing to be around people so accepting and in love for each other. I want to be around more people like this who really get what living is all about.

I also want to wrap things up with the crazy incredible work Sarah has been working on cause girl has been killing it

crwpvnuuiaaats9-1

Sarah’s new painting

If you are in the San Francisco area on Spetember 17 you should try to check it out!

Take a break, take it easy

Screenshot 2016-09-05 23.10.15.png

I’m doing more late night 1CC fishing attempts because I’m playing in the 1CC Athon starting September 30th and going all weekend. Since I work during my week it’s harder to commit to regular streams in a week. I am going to be doing more, so catch me if you can.
I had a really good catch on Tuesday, check it out!

https://www.twitch.tv/annk_/v/86715768

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4xc54c4g1l4yqij/Screenshot%202016-09-05%2023.10.15.png?dl=0

On the long weekend and I had plans for activities with my friends as well as looking forwards to playing Snatcher on Sunday.

Screenshot 2016-09-05 19.24.57.png

Get Snatched

I choose Sunday mornings because that is the best time for me to play games. I don’t work any of my jobs on that day, and usually at that hour no one else is streaming. The hardest thing about streaming games on early Sunday morning is waking up.

 

I was aiming to end Snatcher at around noon that day as I made plans with an old childhood friend for lunch. I told him I could end my stream around noon and meet up with him at 12:15 at Troys diner which is close to me. At what time do you think the game chooses to troll me extra hard? Yup.

https://www.twitch.tv/annk_/v/87582526

Part of the main feature of Snatcher for me when i was young was that you can play the game using the Konami Justifier which resembles a Colt Python (Pro tip: same gun that Cobra uses).

sega-genesis-blue-konami-justifier-light-gun-zapper-rare-classic-free-shipping-7dc94b45ada5dbc6f3e91f4bcd2bb022

<3

Originally designed to work with Konami’s Lethal Enforces games, these guns found life in the use of other games on the system. They come in pink though I am very attached to the slick blue colour. I think to get the pink one you needed to mail away for it to Konami so people will try to tell you it’s more collectible. For me its all about how well a controller works and often I get burned when I buy second-hand. But wow- imagine how immersive & sexy Snatcher gets when you have to actually “draw” that Colt Python for those light gun scenes. I’m all about light gun games though since the technology is very dated it’s very hard to show off a 100% light gun play thru unless I had the CRT monitor set up. Who knows if using the actual light gun would improve those spider shooting scenes or make them harder. All I am sure of is that it would be fun as I love light gun games.

IMG_3203

I also wanted to mention I did make it in time to meet up with my buddy Jeff- he was running late as well & was walking up to the diner just as I arrived. He said, “Why are you running? Geesh!”

DANK ART

It was a lighter week for Dank Art as more people are using their stream time to practice for the 1CC Athon. Lord BBH got a bit of a break after his huge 600th Viewer Choice extravaganza with a few better rolls of the randomizer and used Thursday to work on his 1CC stuff. Choosing a game as hard as NARC to 1CC is going to be a challenge, but I hope BBH doesn’t change his mind & keeps practicing as it’s one of my favorites. You just can’t lose with a game like NARC. I made some art to Monster Maulers, a Japanese fighting game I think never saw a release here in North America and a very beautiful looking fighter named Ninja Masters. There was also some last-minute SOS art done on my part which I think was the best of the night.

Macaw is back into playing really old Japanese computer games, mostly Dios by a company called Zain Soft. As someone who grew up when games were floppy disks, there is a real appreciation for streams like these that show off some of what the best these older systems had. However, Macaw is on Australian time and many of these streams happen when I am sleeping so I only caught the fist few hours of these streams. I usually follow-up watching the videos later as he has been playing a few more randoms.

When I first started to follow Aquas two years ago on twitch he was playing Rolling Thunder 2 and always seemed to get really close to the end before dying. I think the game pissed him off for a real long time as he never picked it back up until recently in BBH’s 600 VCE when it was nominated. Not only did he finish it, but Aquas took it one step closer and 1CC’d the entire game. Way to go, dude! I also did some really cute fan art for Funkdoc of Ninja Kids that has him depicted as the master. It was a more of a chill week for Dank Art, so I had another giveaway one morning where I gave out free dank art to people on my twitter.

Collecting

I picked up a second Sega Gamegear as it was a lot collection that came with a pile of decent games and accessories such as the power adapters and rechargeable batter pack.

I have a real charming story about my gamegear that I will leave for another blog post as it’s a very long and needs an entire post all to it. I already own another gamgear, but the big problem with them is the screen starts to go. The easy fix is to open them up and replace the capacitors but it’s been a while since I’ve needed to solder anything so I might call on the help of one of my bosses at work and see if he can lend me his talents when I get the kit delivered. I also picked up a sweet copy of Truxton and cleaning up I found my SNES mouse so I can play that silly King Arthur’s World easier.

Adventure Time

I met up with my best buddy Sarah in the city and after stopping at her house we went to the McMicheal gallery to check out some crazy Canadian art.

It was incredibly hot and overly sunny so getting photos wasnt the best, but the gallery was fun and I love having the chance to look at wonderful pieces of art work created by the people I look up to the most in art. It was also fun spending some time with my best buddy as both of us have been working very hard this year. The best part about the day was going back to her place and sketching in her beautiful garden with the cats (Sarah is all about her cats).

Sometimes you just need to rewind with good friends and take a break. I think after the way we both have been working this year some well needed rest is good.

LABOUR DAY SPECIAL

Screenshot 2016-09-05 22.56.22.png

I am the master at Jones in the Fast Lane

Tony came over and we played a bunch of Sierra games after I did some Fishing . We got burgers too! Next weekend is Tony’s wedding so we knew we had to get together before that day and get some fast food and old school Serria games. I’m lucky I still have friends who are close to me who want to get together and do fun things like play old games or go to art galleries or just make some art.

Screenshot 2016-09-05 22.48.17.png

Kings Quest 4 laziness

Tony and I have been talking about doing a Kings Quest 4 stream all year as part of something silly I said about wanting to play all the King Quest games on my stream. Theres still a few more Kings Quest games on the list and I hope we still have time to play thru them.

 

IMG_3212

It’s amazing that I still have this and whats even more amazing is that I used this to get into clubs when I was under age