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Oats Studio: Some of the best Science Fiction I’ve seen in a while

Oats Studio: Some of the best Science Fiction I’ve seen in a while

In case you haven’t had a chance to see these shorts take a minute to check out these three amazing mini Science Fiction films from director Neill Blomkamp.  He’s the guy that directed District 9, Elysium and Chappie.  These shorts are his new project, working with big name actors on mini passion projects.  Each film takes place in a fully realized Science Fiction world and they are great examples of short films.  Each one could be made into an amazing feature film and leaves you wanting more while also feeling satisfied.  There are only three so far but there will be more to come.

Check out Oats Studios on YouTube.  Here are the shorts:

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Games as Art: A Creative Outlet

Games as Art: A Creative Outlet

I’m one of those people that believes video games are a valid art form.  They are a blend of visual storytelling that interacts with the viewer (player) in a way no other medium can match.  While not all games are pieces of amazing artwork and not all games are that perfect blend of story, interaction and visual effect, a lot of games are.

Sure playing “Call of Duty”, or “Battlefield” is not the same as painting a picture or reading a book, but there are pliantly of games that I would class as art.  I’ve made this argument on my (now defunct) previous blog.  A piece where I talked about how games like “SOMA”, “Mass Effect”, “Spec Ops: the line” and “This War of Mine” were perfect examples of the medium as an art form.  The argument has been made before by people much more intelligent than me and people much better versed in this kind of discussion, so I won’t go too far into it. Continue reading →

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Remaining Focused

Remaining Focused

As anyone who reads my stuff may have noticed, it has been a while since I posted.  I’ve been pretty busy, lots going on and lots to do and that is where the heart of this post lies.  A problem I’ve had since I graduated university and got healthy and that is a problem of focus. Continue reading →

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Made A Video, Don’t Know Why

Made A Video, Don’t Know Why

Maybe it’s a matter of thinking about weather or not I could do something instead of if I should do something, or just because I wanted a break from writing but I managed to upload a video.  Anyone who knows about self hosting will know that this is a kind of tricky thing, they will also know that this is kind of a bad idea (RIP bandwidth), but I wanted to give it a try.  This will probably be the only video I host here and I’ll probably delete it.  It was more of a test case than anything else, so please let me know how it works in the comments. Continue reading →

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A Real First Post

A Real First Post

I already wrote a kind of first post but that was more of a placeholder, this is a real first post.  For those that know me and that follow my writing you’ll know I’m not new to blogging.  I ran the now dead and gone “Mind Body Mash”, a blog that turned into a massive website spawning a (also dead) bookstore and a (never active) forum.  The blog started as a fitness / motivation blog but I also wanted a place to post on other topics, this made the blog lose its niche and turned it into a rambling mess.  I shut it down in 2016 after 3 years of low traffic and spending too much on hosting. Continue reading →

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