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I’m doing a lot of ongoing research at the moment into new production techniques for live-action, animation, and comics, and will be writing…
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Wow!

HOWTO: Demon Summoning has been nominated for two of the "Buffy" awards at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival.

We're nominated for

Best Comedy Film
Best Visual Effects

Woo!
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8 Graphs Showing that the World is Safer & More Peaceful Than Ever

I hate hearing people talk about how things are getting worse, when by every statistical measure (wealth*, disease, war, violent crime, system of government, etc), the world has improved so dramatically in every decade of the last 70 years. That's why I loved this piece: http://www.thetakeaway.org/story/news-grim-until-you-look-data/

*Rising wealth inequality in rich countries is a notable exception to this otherwise positive trend.
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I've been testing the new "DeepStyle" tools that use machine learning to recreate the style of a famous artist.

Here's a Linux server pretending to be Gustav Dore painting Carlton Hill in Edinburgh:
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And the audience is increasingly noticing these shifts and asking ourselves: Why should I pay a ticket, be be advertised at and treated like a criminal, and sit down for two hours to watch rendered and composited scenes? Indie entertainers have a better product for me.
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Startup-friendly and Open-Source folk: Becca just put out a great case study looking at how much it would be possible to improve the landing page of a high-profile open-source Photoshop competitor, Krita. 

Loads of good tips on just how much most landing pages can be improved: 

http://www.beccajuddproofreading.com/editors-case-study-krita-the-opensource-photoshop-replacement/
For my first website copy case study I thought I'd choose a popular Free and Open Source (FOSS) project that seems to be bubbling just below the big time and take a look at what they could do to reach new heights for their users. The software in question is Krita, an image editing software suite ...
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November Update at Strange Company.

Here's the status of Cellar and Tower, Shambler, and Carcosa, plus news of award nominations, Hugh speaking at the same event as Cassetteboy, and more!

It's been an exciting few months...

http://www.strangecompany.org/strangeco-news-howto-nominated-for-awards-more-festivals-cassetteboy-and-more/
Apologies for the silence, it’s been kind of a busy time. Here’s a quick round-up of what’s going on at SC right now: Award Nominations…
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OK, if I want to get thoroughly caught up with the state of the art in comics from the last 5 years, what should I read? 
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Wicked and the Divine (Gillen/McKelvie)
Sex Criminals (Fraction/Zdarsky)
Hawkeye (Fraction/Aja)
Ms. Marvel (Wilson/Alphona/Wyatt)
Rat Queens (Wiehe/Upchurch/Fowler/Sejic)
Saga (Vaughn/Staples)
Secret Warriors* (Hickman/Caselli)
The Manhattan Project (Hickman/Pitarra)

* While it ties in to some big Marvel events, the main thing is a very self-contained look at how to make graphic fiction where story beats can span multiple volumes but that all ties together as a whole.
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Industrial production destroyed both the taste and the nutritional value of wheat. One scientist believes he can undo the damage.
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HOWTO: Demon Summoning is in the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival official selection! Woo! 
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Woo! HOWTO: Demon Summoning is into Lillifest in St Louis - its second festival showing! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZoiva3DfI8
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OK, it's about time I upgraded my incredibly crappy approach to bookmarking.
What are you using for bookmarking right now, and do you like it?
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Chrome bookmarks and let them sync across desktop and mobile devices. Easiest approach to bookmarks imho
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I'm the moderately well-known-ish Hugh responsible for BloodSpell, Machinima.com, Machinima for Dummies, Kamikaze Cookery, Death Knight Love Story, and other similar stuff. 
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Death Knight Love Story
ihavetouchedthesky.blogspot.com

Hugh Hancock of MMO Melting Pot has done a great service to the community in the past, finding posts that crystallize the currents of the MM

How WoW Has Changed … Well, Everyone — MMO Melting Pot
www.mmomeltingpot.com

Digg Digg How has your time in World of Warcraft changed you? That’s the deceptively simple question that Syl of Raging Monkeys asked this w

Star Trek Online (PC)
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A massively multiplayer online game based on the legendary Star Trek franchise.