From Warren Ellis:
This is the test animation for the IRON MAN anime series I’m writing, produced for the south east Asian market. Note test animation: it’s intended to show off the style of the piece only. Nothing in here reflects the actual content, just the design and the aesthetic and the animation. The only character in this piece that is in the actual series is Iron Man himself, okay?
Marvel Anime is a collaboration with Madhouse (Trigun, Chobits, Claymore) and written by Warren Ellis.
Watch the Marvel Anime Iron Man teaser trailer here. It’s pretty sweet, but the Japanese are the originals at mecha-lovin’, so the old tin can gets the treatment he deserves.
There’s another one for Wolverine, but I’m not a fan of his mullet and the fighting style is way off base; I’m still interested in seeing how it develops, though. Ah well, the writing should be good enough, I suppose.
Quirky and catchy little ditty by Rocky and Balls about virtual love on Facebook.
Watch I Heart You Online here.
“I want to be in your profile picture
I want to be a permanent fixture
On your wall
You’re so beautiful
I want to be in your profile status
Feature in the place where you update us
Maybe then I’ll have you in mine
I heart you online
I can see from your information
You like japanese animation
Well so do I
I’ve read the books that you love reading
I must say you’re quite appealing
Maybe you could poke me some time!
I heart you online”
I want that van
This was the trio’s favourite game when we were young. Dennis got scammed and paid $80 for this at a certain shop in Parkway Parade that exists to this day.
Nevertheless, we played it to death, and I loved it. Catch a shooting star and turn into a robot. Hold A and you could throw the hat. If you held on long enough, he’d go into the dance, causing all the enemies to break out together in dance with him. And they would die. Sounds morbid enough reading it like this, but heck, it was fun as hell.
‘Smooth Criminal’ remains a firm favourite of mine because of this game.
I have to admit – the sleek boxy design and vintage throwbacks of the announced Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera is delicious.
As in DPreview:
The Micro Four Thirds System enables users to enjoy the same high image quality of the Four Thirds System’s 4/3-type image sensor in a much more compact body, and also take advantage of significantly more compact lenses, particularly in the wide-angle and high-power zoom range. The Four Thirds System offers the benefits of compact, lightweight performance, and the new Micro Four Thirds System takes this still further to enable development of ultra-compact interchangeable lens type digital camera systems unlike anything seen before. The new Micro Four Thirds System also incorporates a greater number of lens-mount electrical contacts for the support of new features and expanded system functionality in the future.
If you haven’t been reading Bill Willingham’s Fables and gawking at James Jean’s cover art, start already. Even if you aren’t a fan of comic books. Yes, it’s that good.