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  Behind The Dumb - Episode 7: The Sandwiching 08:45 PM -- Sat May 2, 2009  

Episode 7 of Behind The Dumb! Finally you will learn what kind of sandwich I had!

Next week we return with a normal sort of episode. For a sneak preview of fun and joy, check out the current state of Loonyland Tactics! That's the cool thing about Flash, I'm able to easily give you something to play even though there's really nothing to play yet.
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  Daily? Sketch #6: Ninjalope 08:40 PM -- Wed April 29, 2009  


Someone in IRC suggested the theme of Ninjalope. Yet again, it's a creature with no legs. This time I got distracted and went off to do other things, so he will have to just find a wheelchair or something. It's no coincidence that these guys lack legs... I find legs to be the hardest part, and always the part I do last. I should probably be doing lots of legs.
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  Daily!?!? Sketch #5: Something With Fire Inside 04:57 PM -- Tue April 28, 2009  

Something With Fire Inside

Sol gave me this theme, and this was the first thing I thought of. I know it looks like this clockwork robot is trying to crush something, but that's just another little thing I had sketched on the paper first (it's some sort of weird spaceship, upside down). I also know that he has no legs, but this is as far as I got. His left arm is really stupid. I think it was going to be some kind of gun or something, but it just kind of sputtered out. The whole thing's more than a little weird... but it has fire inside!
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  Behind The Dumb Episode 6 02:12 AM -- Mon April 27, 2009  

Episode 6 of Behind The Dumb is here! This one is a whole different kind of thing as it follows step-by-step my work during a 48-hour contest.

Show Notes (Watch first!):

- It's a two-parter! Way too much to fit in one episode.

- The uploading experience was an experience, as I ran out of allowed bandwidth on my internet connection, so I got by with a little help from my friend.

- If you are particularly interested, watch it twice, and pay close attention to the timelapse in the corner of the screen the second time. It's undoubtedly more entertaining than I am! I like the part where I'm drawing the old man, anyway.

- That's all I have to tell you about it, it's quite self-explanatory.
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  Leeloo Dallas Multipersonality 06:42 PM -- Wed April 22, 2009  

This system is going well! I'm not really getting much of what I have scheduled actually done, but I'm getting stuff done! All the little things I always ignore and let slide. Paypal is almost set up at long long last. I put up fan art and photos that have been sitting. I tested an LL2 addon. I purchased some ADVERTISING. Me! It was very half-hearted, but I am learning how it works, maybe. I've cleaned about 1/3 of my inbox of things that have accumulated over the past year for no reason. I've installed a new video card and monitor to make WoW look better (that doesn't count, you say?). I've done dishes and walked dogs (the latter actually not scheduled and in fact dramatically cutting into progress on all things that are - it's a fence training issue, hopefully finished this week). I've contacted press type people about various things Hamumu (a little teeny bit).

I see victory in hand!! Now if only I could define victory.
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  Behind The Dumb - Episode 5: Revenge Of Episode 4 11:21 PM -- Mon April 20, 2009  

Episode 5, enjoy! It's got something for everybody. And if you've missed any previous episodes, fix that!.

Show Notes (Watch first!):

- I forgot to credit the two cats you see in this show (both hidden in the background... and a third you can catch very quickly during an outtake). So thanks Zazzy and Ollie (and Huzzah) for your assistance.

- The dog in the ending is Wiggles, our new dog that we are stuck with. Work this week is slowed down by her, because she has a habit of jumping the fence (it's how she got here!), which means all the dogs are imprisoned 24/7 until we finish training her to respect it (kennelling one doesn't work - they bark and whine to be put together). How does that slow me down? Lots of dog walks, many times a day.

- It's never explained, and probably not too obvious, so here it is: The Legacy Team is a 'group' of people who look at our older games and see about updating them - whether that be actual updates (patches and expansions), or testing and releasing addons. I'm excited about the opportunity of having a set time in the schedule to just look back and see about updating things.

- This is officially the longest Behind The Dumb yet! Go me! I can't make them much longer, in part because Youtube only allows 10 minute long clips. But also because I'm really pushing close to the limit of how big of a file I can afford to upload 4 times a month! Satellite comes with some tight bandwidth limits, I tells ya. Not to mention how long these uploads take. A few hours at the moment.

- Sol Hunt literally ROFLed watching the artist raw footage. But then, it's a lot funnier when A> it's full of tons of mistakes rather than one 'good' take, and B> it's your husband. There's also something about seeing the exact same thing done over and over that makes you catch nuances and find more humor in them (plus there's the "repeated so many times that it's not funny, and then it's hilarious" concept). She actually watched a good ten minutes of just that to help me find the one to use. To my credit, there was an Inigo Montoya portion. Sometimes I am very sad that the take I have to use in every case really isn't the funniest... screw ups and weird looks are a lot funnier, but they don't make for a very functional show.
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  LD14 Is Over! 12:54 AM -- Mon April 20, 2009  

You want to play Short Fuse 2: The Escape? Go right ahead! It's not a particularly good game, and it was a massive struggle to get it made, but I learned stuff, and it's playable, so we call that a win all around. Wanna see how it was made? Stay tuned for the next next episode of Behind The Dumb. Not the one coming up, but the one after that. The one coming up should be out by the middle of this week, then the next one maybe around the weekend or beginning of next week.
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  Daily Sketch #4: Tummy Ache 04:56 AM -- Fri April 17, 2009  

Tummy Ache

The theme given unto me was Tummy Ache, so I drew one! He really ought to be hunched more thoroughly, and something should be done with the eyes, but there you go anyway. It's like he can't bear the pain! Whoo!

Feel free to put a theme suggestion if you post a comment, it's always good to be suggested at.

P.S. - 14 bonus points if you can get the reference!
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  Daily? Sketch #3: Cold 05:06 AM -- Thu April 16, 2009  


The theme was provided by Sol Hunt, because that's how it is around here today. Murderously so. Pretty much just a random sketch of icy stuff. I'm much happier with some of the later bits than where I started, but I'm not saying which is which (and since we don't speak Inuit, I can't actually specify one part or another in a picture like this with words anyway). Anyway, I think I learned a little doing this, so that's nice. And I do know that you don't get those weird claw things in the real world, this is fictional ice.
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  Daily!? Sketch #2: Applez 01:45 AM -- Wed April 15, 2009  

It's a applez tree!

Leaves are hard, so you get a Dr. Seuss tree. I love drawing tree trunks though, just lots of lines that kinda go places. I specifically avoided making the ground grass, because that's a crutch I use to make the roots easier to draw. Hard to make roots stick down into bare dirt. I really rushed the end of this (the leaves, of course), because I was really gonna stick to that 15min limit. Good thing too, because I don't know how to draw the leaves slowly. Or well.
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