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6:33 PM on 05.03.2013

Contest entry: Internet's Next Top Streamer Grumpy edition

So I've had this idea bouncing around in my little deranged head for awhile, but I lack a capture card to make the dream come true, but my dream is to have various famous type people play video games.
Maybe, George Takei, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Bush, Golum, Orson Welles, and so on.
Prehaps you're wondering how I would get them, more so the dead or not quite real ones. Well... I have my ways. 
As a proof of concept here's Orson Welles Playing "No, Luca No" recorded on my crappy phone camera.

Sadly his voice wasn't quite as low and soothing as it normally is, but you get the idea.
So there's my idea, and my entry.

Hopefully I didn't embarrass myself for nothin!   read

7:31 AM on 09.01.2010

Pre PAX art dump

Well, PAX is coming up shortly. I'll be lucky enough to be one of the people going. Before I leave Thursday, I'd figure I'd throw up a quick art blog(sorry they aren't colored, but like I said, quick art blog).

This time I'm focusing on Left 4 Dead. I'm doing an idea which I know has been done by other people. I've only seen it done once personally, and it was far different than the ideas in my head, so I figured I'd go for it. So here's my Mario L4D cross over.

Well this is painfully obvious... I thought about doing something different then Yoshi as the Smoker, but I'm lazy and unoriginal.

I almost forgot about the Charger(A crime I know), so this one is kinda rushed, but all in all it ain't bad.

The first one I drew was Mario as the Jockey and kind of got me going on the whole idea.

Nothing shocking here.

Nothing too shocking here either.

I could have made a large character the tank, but I like the idea of Toad as him instead.

I can't think of anything to say about this disgusting pile of gross.

Who else were you expecting as the Spitter? Daisy? Pshaw.

So there's my Left 4 Dead Mario cross over. I'm sure it's been done elsewhere and in better ways, but like I said. I've only seen one, and it was vastly different.

So feel free to say hello to me at PAX, I realize you don't know who the hell I am or what I look like. So this is me:

Something like this at least...

So if you're going to PAX get your requests for any drawings you want now.

I don't like asking for money for my art, but I'm gonna need to eat and drink at PAX. So prices for art will be between 5 to 10 bucks. I'm a cheap artist. I'll also have whatever I haven't sold of my original art with me. So check out my backlog of art and if you want one and I still own it, you may be able to get it from me!

See you all at PAX!   read

7:29 AM on 08.10.2010

Almost a year ago Mikey and I drew something...

Last year at PAX I met Destructoid artist Mikey. Being we're both quiet reclusive artist types, we spent most of the time together. About halfway through the weekend I decided I wanted to draw something with Mikey.
(Also, if you're not aware of my past art, you might want to go back and view them, so you have an idea of what kind of stuff I draw)

My plan was simple really, have him draw a reaction shot. Something reacting to an image I hadn't drawn yet. Knowing what my art is like(i.e. Horrifying), Mikey was kind enough to draw something for me in my sketch book. I didn't have time to finish it at PAX, so I took it home and finished it there.

Where it sat for almost a year.

I figured with PAX coming up again, and the reunion of Mikey and I, now would be as good of a time as any to present Dtoid with the final product.

Take a deep breath. I don't know if you're prepared....

As you can no doubt guess, Mikey drew the nice wholesome Mario drawing, and I drew... The horrible mess on the right side of the image.

So almost a year later, was it worth the wait? I'll let you be the judge.
I have bigger and better plans this year for Mikey and I, but I promise that if anything comes of it, I'll be sure and post it faster.

Thanks for looking.   read

9:00 AM on 04.19.2010

New art blog. A mix of class and crass.

Alrighty, I managed to bang some more art out. Lets see what my head pooped out shall we? I've got some class, and some....... Not... Class... At all.

Mario as Clark Gable. Why? I donno. I think it has something to do with the ears.

Yojimbo isn't just a Dtoid user, it's also one of the the greatest movies of all time. If you haven't seen it. Seriously. Get on it, it's on netflix instant.

Das Inchworm wondered if I could do any character as Emmett Kelly. Yes. Yes I can.

Funktasic is in need of a Domo. So hell, this is for him. Even though I've never drawn him before.

While playing Super Mario World, I noticed it seems like Mario is shooting the fireballs out his nose when I watch the animation. Snot fireballs.

Also it looks like he's smacking Yoshi on the head when you want him to stick out his tongue.

The Mushroom Kingdom ER is a sad and busy place.

Edit:Oh, I also drew this for Podtoid, if you didn't see it in the forums, because really, we have formus?

I donno. Sometimes my pencil makes strange things.

WOOO! Hell yeah! DRUNK!

Well there's my latest batch. I think I hit classy and not classy nicely. Polar opposites really. Hope you enjoyed. See you all next time. Thanks for looking!

Oh, and the girl is starting up an Etsy for me, so at some point I'll be selling prints and stuff on it. When that happens, I'll let you all know.

Till next time!   read

8:06 AM on 04.09.2010

New art blog. More oldie time art

Alright folks. I managed to get some more art out of my head. Keeping with my last blogs theme there's a lot of 30s and 40s movie stars as Mario characters. But I know that that's not everyone's cup of tea, so I've tossed some other stuff into here for those peoples.

So here we go!

After doing Mario as Groucho Marx in my last blog I figured I'd finish up the brothers... Except for Zeppo and Gummo... So here's Luigi as Chico Marx.

And Yoshi as Harpo Marx

Here we have Wario as Alfred Hitchcock.

Mario is just singing in the rain.

Waluigi as Nosferatu.

Three Stooges, I kinda like how this one turned out.

So much for the classy stuff. Here's a bit of trashy.

Mushrooms have a less talked about secondary function.

You know, I'm pretty sure Glass Joe leads a very sad life. Poor guy.

There's the new batch of drawings for you all. Sorry it wasn't as filthy as normal, but we'll see what next time brings.

Thanks for looking!
See you all next time.   read

7:34 AM on 03.19.2010

New art from me. 12 new drawings of random crap!

Well, it seems as though I've been able to draw a bit recently, and of course, I want to share them with my Destructoid family. There's a lot here, and if you're an old movie snob, you'll hopefully enjoy a good deal of them. And hopefully I'll be coloring a good chunk of these soon. Here we go!

I had the idea of making a Mario style Laural and Hardy drawing a couple weeks ago, so kept bouncing around in my head, so I had to vomit it onto paper.

Which got me rolling on doing other old movie stars in Mario style. Such as Luigi as Charlie Chaplin.

Or Wario as W.C. Fields. (I won't hold it against you if you don't know who he is)

Luigi as Harold Lloyd.(You may not know who he is, but you should at least know this scene)

Or Mario as Groucho Marx. (Strictly coloring in black and white is tougher then I thought it'd be!)

If you're one of the younger folk around here. Don't worry, I have non old fart stuff for you too.

Dawwww, Luigi pre eating a mushroom... Why is his head so disproportionate to his body?

I figured out, Goombas are kinda mushrooms also. So why couldn't a Toad mate with one and turn out one of these scary ass things?

Dig Dug is such a Violent game.

Of course so is Mario.

And sexy. Mario is sexy.

I figured with all the black and white movies I drew characters from. I should at least have one everyone can get behind. Hopefully Mikey will approve.

Om nom nom nom!

So hopefully that'll tide some of you over till I can draw some more. I have some more stuff in the pipeline. We'll see what happens.

Thanks for looking, See you all next time!   read

7:00 AM on 03.05.2010

New art blog! It's been forever I know.

It's been awhile Destructoid. I'm sorry, my comedy juices dried up. But I think I'm starting to get them back. Going and playing old NES games helps me think of things. So hopefully I'll post more art from now on. But enough of this talking crap. Here's some drawings!

So it seems as though Q*bert and Princess Peach got it on. So the Stork left them a little gift. Awww.

One eyed purple things meet at last. One of them looks tastier than the other.

Love is blooming before your eyes.... Or, should I say..... BOOMING? *snerfel snerfel* Awful...

Who loves to eat more than these two? Nobody that's who.

Someone looks yummy! Those sexy legs don't help either.

Where oh where could that finger have been?

So there ya go, not the best I've put forth, but a decent attempt. Hopefully more to follow. I have some ideas, we'll see where they take me.
If you're new to my blog, feel free to check out my past posts on the side.
For now, I will go back to eating my Burger King Hashbrowns dipped in A1 sauce, while playing Deadly Premonition. So full of win. YES!   read

8:56 AM on 01.29.2010

Videos from the NW NARP

Last weekend I attended a NARP held my Scion of Mogo. And if you saw DeBloo's post, you know it twas awesome.

But I know you don't care about all that, you just want the videos to see if it was all that it was cracked up to be, and if you were there, to experience it again.

Here we have the first evening's toast, done with wine made by Scion himself.

What's the first thing you play at a Dtoid NARP? Gay bar. That's what. Watch as King3vbo and LostCrichton rock it out.

Then they get it right.

The second day Scion made pizzas from scratch for all of us. Personal pizzas. Epic win. You're jealous.
Here's those videos:


That noise you hear in the background is Black Dynamite being amazing and awesome.
Scion had to miss pretty much all the movie. The man was dedicated.

And if you find this boring, you suck. Because the man worked hard. You take time to recognize what he did!

Watch in wonder as Grim makes a pizza!!

And that's how you grill a pizza.

You're not ready for these last two videos. I'm telling you this right now. You think you're ready? You think you can handle it? You can't. Good luck!


See told you that you aren't ready for that flavor!

BAM! (I like how confused they both look in the preview frame of this video, like there's dog crap sitting on the floor)

Hope you enjoyed. I know I did.

Thanks again for a great weekend Scion.
Thanks to everyone for being awesome.
I'm sorry I thrust the world of Black Devil Doll upon you are. But not really.
Thanks Dtoid for having these awesome people on your site!   read

4:18 PM on 08.26.2009

Know what I get to do?

Attend PAX for the first time with all you lovely Dtoid type people!
I'm so ready to be overwhelmed. Not only by the amount of stuff to see and do, but mostly by how awesome my fellow toid people are going to redoubtably be!

I know Mikey will probably be busy as eff with requests, so if you can't get the best, why not settle for....... Whatever I am?...
I'll be taking requests for art from now until PAX is over, so the more detailed it is, the sooner you probably wanna ask for it. Oh, and since I'm not putting it on Destructoid, I don't feel the need to make it SFW, so make it as NSFW as you want.

To help with costs I'll also have all the art you've seen in this blog with me, I'll be selling it to whoever grabs it up first. Don't worry, I'll keep it cheap, I just gotta eat and drink. So call dibs if you want it.

See you all there, I'll be the guy with the Gentleman dinosaur shirt doing the Mario impression.   read

10:17 PM on 08.24.2009

Why I love Destructoid

I don't need any other video game site. Since I found Destructoid all other sites are dead to me.

Destructoid got me back into art.

Destructoid keeps me deep in the sarcasm I crave.

Destructoid shared the Portland Dtoid group with me, I shall never be the same.

Destructoid gives me my fill of pure hate, and at the same time, lots of sweaty man love on it's podcasts.

No matter how messed up a post I make is , or how disturbing my art is, I know there will be someone on this site that will nod approvingly.

Thank you Destructoid, I'm hot for your body.
(Can we get a full sized Mr. Destructoid body pillow please?)   read

12:01 PM on 08.03.2009

Work time doodles return! (Part 3 of Tingle's murder mystery included)

Alright all, while sitting around this weekend, hoping someone would enter the fnf room so that I could shoot them, I drew some... I had a lot of time... No one is playing COD4 anymore apparently.
So here's some new art, with the next part in the Tingle Murder Mystery.

To go with my Spy drawing , I decided to try another TF2 character that's not my normal style, the Heavy was the one that spilled out of my head.

Luigi's totally growing big right now.

Carrying around a bird all day isn't as fun as you'd think.

And now, the next part of the Tingle Saga:
part 1 part 2

Professor Layton talks to Tingle's fellow whores, and finds out that Tingle was one of the higher priced skanks. He was willing to do that "freaky stuff". He kept all his customers under wraps though.
(sorry for the shoddy quality of my pens, higher quality here.)

Hopefully my brain is working again and hope you all enjoyed.
Also, this is the last week for FNF, GO PLAY FOR CRAPS SAKE, if nothing else, I'd like more people to play COD4 on 360, tourny or not.

Later all   read

12:31 PM on 07.30.2009

Humor in Videogames (With Splosion man video)

So I was playing through Splosion Man, and I got to thinking about humor in videogames, and why it seems as though funny games are good, and games that try to be funny fail and aren't. Most often suck.

Lets use a recent game and an old game for examples.

Recent funny game: Splosion man.

I've played through the single player and the multiplayer. I enjoyed every moment of it and found it constantly funny, even when I had already seen what was happening.
All of Splosion man's animations, his sounds, the joy he's having from sploding, they all have a distinct humor to them that not many games can pull off.
Splosion Man is funny and it seems effortless that it is. Which is a key to humor. Don't let people know you're trying to be funny, like BMX XXX.

Crappy not funny old game: BMX XXX

Get it?! Pimps and humping pink poodles are funny!
Lord this game is horrible, but I was suckered in with the promise of boobies... The boobies were not worth the price of my soul. The writing was stupid, crass, unfunny, not creative in the slightest. How can you try so hard for humor and not even amuse an at the time teenage boy that just wants boobs?

Granted these games are in different leagues, but I just wanted to use them as examples. I can't think of a bad game that uses humor in a good way, and I can't really think of good games that try to be funny that fail.

And I've been trying to figure out why that is.
Could it be that companies that make good games have more creative people, and those people are naturally funnier?

So I wanted to bring this subject to you all, and maybe see if there is are funny crappy games out there (intentionally funny, I know Two Worlds is funny for all the wrong reasons), or a great game that fails at humor. Why do you think Tim Schafer's games are always fun to play as well as funny as balls. Why not funny and kinda meh to play, is it his oversite? Or other talented people just get sucked in towards him?

Also, I wanted an excuse to post this Video, if you haven't beat Splosion Man yet, just pass it by, but if you have and haven't seen this... Enjoy...

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