Tuesday, March 27, 2012

One of those days... after phở?

     I feel so awful, had some bad reaction to something today and I can't sleep but I'm tired and all I want to do it lay down and go to bed, but I can't.  I have strange rashes from something as if I've eaten something I'm allergic to, however I've only eaten items I've had many times before.  I went out to get some Phở which was very good, and then went to get a much needed pair of shoes.

     Either I ate something that I had a bad reaction to, I was introduced to bacteria/chemicals somehow while out on the street, or perhaps the shoes I was trying on were made from something that caused me to break out.  I quickly obtained high strength Diphenhydramine, and within a few hours I was quickly improving.  Now I feel like I've been poisoned, overall uncomfortable and body aches.  I'm pretty sure it wasn't the food, those whom I ate with are fine and it was good.

     Hopefully it's some mutant bacterial that was formed by the ignorance of humans, that will eventually find it's way to a rat deep in the sewers who will then be compelled to train turtles in the art of ninjitsu.

On a side note, while writing this post, I noticed when typing Diphenhydramine the spell-checker didn't understand, but wanted to auto-correct it as: methamphetamine...  Because the average Joe uses crack more than Benadryl... it also didn't know ninjitsu nor Benadryl.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Welcomed Weather

     It's sure strange these past few days from hot to cold to wet to dry.  I'm starting to feel as if the rain is begging me to stay awake, and continue my many projects...  I've been loving this random weather we've been having!

     Strangely enough, I met someone just now who shares the same online alias as I do... So I met THAT guy who is taking my name places.  Apparently we met via another person who was a customer at my work, and after some talks it turns out we kinda do the same thing... and even live near one another.  It's weird when the names in chat are identical, only being able to tell who is who by the color of the same name... and the text after it.

     I've also done some updating on my website... both visual and functional enhancements! Check it out!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Anime Konji Fun

     For anyone going to Anime Konji San Diego, I'm sure you'll be seeing many cool new trends, as well as traditional anime-esque content.  There will be cosplayers playing and magic card a gathering, video game challenging and concert music a playing, but there are two places you need to check out!

     The first place is the steampunk accessory shop, EarGeer.  You'll see bountiful array of modernized mechanical yesteryear gear.  From full sets of accessory for the ladies, to some male oriented styles... there is something for everyone.  Don't forget to mention where you heard about it! ;)

     Secondly, there is an anime café that brightens the experience of the whole show.  You haven't done any anime convention until you've stopped by Mochi Café~ The maid café group does many shows and each have their own color and style.  Not a bad way to rest from your difficult convention day.

So check them out when you visit, you'll be glad you did!  Have fun at the convention!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

GDC and San Francisco

     Although I'm back from GDC, I still need to get back to many people I met while I was there.  San Francisco was much fun, from earthquakes to accidents you're a part of something huge happening all the time.  Everyone was able to check something off their list of never having experienced before.  For me it was getting in a bar-fight, and with a guy who called himself 'Jake the Snake'. Good times~
Jake the Snake and I before
our friendly quarrel.

     Most of our time there was spent at GDC, at our Miner Wars kiosk/display.  It was interesting to see people's reaction to our game, some even drew parallels to things I couldn't see before.  For example; often times people would come by and see our ship in an asteroid, and then say "Oh it's like the Matrix..." and scratching my head I figured out that they see the scene from the Nebuchadnezzar descending into the 'tunnels.'  Some other girl came by and told us that the game reminded her of Titan AE, and at first, I also didn't see it, but as she explained how the movie went and how our game is going, I was super amazed how similar it really was...
Marek Rosa and Nick Miller at the Keen Software Booth #62 at GDC Play 2012

     What was truly interesting, was the fact not only the people who came by to see games were impressed, but developers of the same genre were also stoked about our game.  We met Dan Dixon who worked on Universal Sandbox, this was a great meeting because we're both spacey people who like space games.  It's refreshing to see someone who built a game you've played before, and then vice versa seeing the interest in our game being in the same genre.  It didn't stop there however, many other developers liked what we had going  on and I went around to insure I knew what they had going on as well.  There were many interesting new games on the market I'll have to blog about later, and of course it seemed making a zombie game is in fashion this year.

     After all our GDC adventures, we went and hit town.  We didn't have much time to spend there, so I ensured we hit all the nitty gritty.  From the transit center at the start of the Embarcadero, to the wharf and fish market.  I even ran into a well dressed, and pretty happy with it dog.  She was wearing sunglasses at night, and I have never seen a dog wear sunglasses at night... So I had to take a picture...
Awesome Dressed dog, I fogot her name, but she was pretty close into town.
Her owner was pretty chill too...

     All in all, San Francisco was lots of fun, and I have many interesting and gruesome stories to tell from it. I wish I had more time to spend there, to see the friends who were near, and the new friends I met while traveling around, but that could be the basis of a whole new journey.  As for this one, a few moments will stick with me pretty well, San Francisco is anything but boring.

Marek Rosa and I in front of Boudin's, after having their famous
Clam Chowder Bread bowl, and getting surprise shot by Nick Miller.
     Now time to get back to all those people who I met at GDC, slowly remembering and writing each one! ^^;  I have something special in store for the people I met as well! ;)

Monday, March 5, 2012

I was told...

That I have an accent.  Is this true?  Has anyone else thought this, and if so, what does it sound like?  I asked the lady who prompted me about this, and she couldn't put her finger on it...


Woke me up...

Sunday, March 4, 2012

On the way to GDC

First time I've flown since that 9/11 crap, and I have to say its not as bad as I've heard.  I also haven't been to San Francisco in years so this should be refreshing. I'm writing this on the plane, its amazing how it feels to defeat gravity.

The plane even has tvs so the lazy flight attendants don't have to do their dance anymore. I liked the part where they modeled the breathing mask in case of crash...

GDC is going to be fun, I'm stoked to go talk with fellow gamer devs.  I'll attempt to take pictures of what I can.  Blog ya later.