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Screenshot from Little Big Apocalypse.
This is all part of my ultimate plan to bring Sony/MM/LittleBigPlanet fans and Newgrounds together.
I'm going to announce the new name of Reboot very soon, the change will take place after episode 13. After 13 ends, the series will change in tone as well.
The slow phase of Reboot is over after 13 ends, things will go much faster.
I graduated college... just thought I'd let people know :P It wasn't as exciting as I expected it to be. Now I have to be a real person and get a real job... or maybe I'll go to graduate school, who knows! My friend says if you have a degree you can go and teach in Japan pretty easily, I'm thinking about it. I remember when I went last Summer and lately I've been very nostalgic for Fukuoka. I miss how clean it was and how nice everyone was... great food, then I remember how alienating it started to get towards the end. Being a Gaijin gets a little depressing after a while, especially if your Japanese kind of sucks.
Anyway, I know people are saying, where the fuck is Reboot. Well it's not done yet because of some voice problems I've been having. I wish I could just hire people at this point because getting voice actors is becoming a real fucking headache(no offense to my crew :D)
Why is everyone so afraid of gay people getting married? It's not like they will come to your house and fuck in front of you. It's not like they're going to teabag on your bed. They might teabag but not with you around. They could probably teabag in the next room... but because gays are so quiet, you would never know.
Anyway, I think if you hate gay people and are against gay marriage you are either a religious person or a homophobe but probably both. If you dont' endorse a religion and hate gays you probably secretly want the cock.
I heard about this study that was done. They showed a group of men images of naked men/women. The ones that weren't homophobic were only turned on by the naked women, whereas the men that claimed they hated gays were actually turned on by both.
What does it mean? You hate gay people cause you're afraid to be aroused by them. I think it's strange that most churches don't like gays but then they have their priests molest children. So what's the deal? Which is worse to religion? Being gay or molesting children. Actually religion is more accepting of people that fondle children. Surprisng huh?
I am an Atheist.
I don't believe in god. I think religion is something that is used to keep people in check and make them do things that they wouldn't otherwise.
Do you want to know why people believe in religion? They're afraid of dying. They want to live forever. Religion is their brain attempting to straddle that fact.
What has religion become? What has it always been? Immortality.
In exchange for following the rules of your given religion, you are granted a new life after this life. That's the basic premise of most religions.
So what do you have to do to attain this immortality status? Well, you have to follow the guidelines. If you don't follow the guidelines, you're going to hell, so even though you are immortal, your new life will be really painful and bad. However, if there's anything we can take solace in, it's the fact that if any of these religions happen to be correct, we all live forever! HUZZAH!
Problem is, life doesn't work that way. The real question is, why does the human brain have such a hard time dealing with the thought of dying? It seems totally incomprehensible to the brain. So much so, that the brain is willing to believe fantasies and tale tales and accept them as facts in hopes their imagination will come to life...and save them.
Look out at the stars at night. Check out the moon. That's how the moon looked 4 seconds ago. The light from the sun reflects off the moon and takes 4 seconds to get to earth. Next, look at the Sun. That's how the sun looked about 8 minutes ago. Now stop.
Creationism proposes that: the earth was created 6,000 years ago. Fossils were planted by god to test the faith of non-believers. Human's did not evolve from other life but spawned two humans that appeared out of nowhere, Not only that, everything science has found is wrong because, either liberal anti-god scientists are trying to hide the truth(conspiracy theory) or because god has hidden these clues to test our faith.
Genesis 4 and 5 give the story of Adam and Eve's family after they leave the garden: they have three children, Cain, Abel and Seth, as well as other sons and daughters, and Adam's lifespan is 930 years.
So Creationism = Someone living 930, FYI.
Now back to the stars.
When we look out at the stars at night, we are looking at things that are millions of light years away. A light year is the distance it takes for light to travel in one year, this is 5.88 trillion miles or 9.46 trillion kilometers.
The closest star besides the sun is Proxima Centauri. It's 4.2 Light years away, so when we look at it through a telescope, we're seeing it 4.2 years ago. If we were able to build a space-ship that could travel at the speed of light, it would take us 4.2 years to get to Promixma Centauri. That's in our backyard basically. In terms of space, it's a hair's width away, a milisecond.
So, as you can see, light isn't instant, it takes time to reach us. You might also have realized by now, that because of this, we can, in effect, see into the past. Remember the star that was 4.2 light years away? Proxima Centauri? Well, I'm going to jump to the farthest end of the other side of the spectrum now.
That article describes a gamma-ray burst, that was visible from 13.3 billion light years away.
We are seeing 13 billion years into the past when we look at that explosion(with expensive science equipment). That happened 13 billion years ago, who knows what is there now.
Now as you can probably see Creationism is wrong, illogical, and there's no way it could have happened as it was written in the bible.
I feel like pretty soon Atheists won't have to defend their views anymore, it'll become pretty obvious that religion is just old-fashioned and illogical.
Sometimes I wonder though, maybe it's better we have organized religion. If there are people out there that don't know how to act without the bible telling them, that's pretty scary.. and maybe those people should be gathered up and told what to do in large groups. Maybe they just can't handle being on their own because they would go crazy and hurt people or break down and kill themselves. Maybe they need the priest, a nice father figure to guide them.. because otherwise they'd be wandering around like fools. I don't really know. I don't see the purpose of confessing sins, it seems to be self-centered and just making the sinner feel better.... oh but as long as he keeps attending the church and donating money his sins are forgiven. Did you know the church sells indulgences now? You can pay the church to cleanse you of sins. That doesn't seem like it has potential for corruption...
Anyway, I'm curious to see the what newgrounders think about religion. What do YOU guys have to say?
This is the second film in a trilogy of short films I've done.
The vibe of this film is the same vibe I'm trying to achieve in Reboot with a pair of new characters. It'll probably be some of the most disturbing stuff I've ever animated. I just started getting voices from voice actors and wow.. I feel really weird watching cause it's pretty extreme. Reboot 11 especially is not for the kids...
A while back Tom (or someone) made a post asking users to say what they thought was the most creative stuff on NG. Whoever posted it made a point to say that "extreme" didnt mean creative. Well, extreme stuff can be creative.. but only if it has context. I think people will cringe when watching but there's a reason for the bloodloss...
I am caught in the center of a bermuda triangle of irrelevance. Sadly. lol. My flash series isn't doing quite as well as I'd hoped (well, only popularity-wise), I'm having a hard time getting people to see my film work... and the fuckers on little big planet don't play my series.
You're probably saying, Jon, maybe you don't realize how much you suck.
I know I suck in many ways but some of the little big planet levels REALLY suck, way more than me. Maybe Little Big planet just isn't the place for an abstract story-based series. It's a shame, its about the end of the world, nanomachines, evolutionary algorithms, and a little boy that wants to live forever.
I finally got around to getting the first level online. He kinda sped through it but its ok. This is in the intro level.
In Reboot news: I've got most of the voice actors together... it's gunna be pretty sweet when I get all the voices edited in there. Both episodes just keep getting longer and longer i_i
Oh.. and here's a pic of me... I don't know why... but why not?!
FYI I'm looking for some fugly emo chicks to add to my brood. If you like my picture and are intersted please send me a vial of your blood and a single tear-drop.
Is it obvious I haven't slept in 2 days?
Why not use this day to start watching Reboot? My stoner friends have informed me that it's pretty good to lay back and get lost in.
Reboot is supposed to be the cartoon I always wanted as a kid but I never got. I always wanted a cartoon that focused on videogames but was real and didn't treat the characters and situations like some sort of joke.
The story goes like this:
It all starts with a boy named Render being told by his friend, a girl named Violet, that she is sick. She dies months later and Render never really seems to recover. After many years of trying to forget Violet, Render meets a girl in college named Amy. The two hit it off but over time their relationship stales. Render decides to break up with her and takes her to the park to tell her.
This is when Tetris pieces start falling from the sky. The city is plunged into a confused chaos. Then suddenly, Violet appears, the girl he lost so long ago...but is it really her?
. Check out the trailer, its intense.
Right now I'm finishing up both episodes 11 and 12. Together they'll be about 30 min. That's like a half hour! (8-O) The story is getting a lot darker too. I think everyone saw that coming though. I think I might face the wrath of Legend of Zelda fans this time, Link goes through quite a rough time :P
This is a screen from an HD cartoon I was working on for someone... but they didn't really dig the style. I also didn't anticipate just how much work a cartoon in 1080P would be. It is all hand drawn too.. so tons of scanning into my comp. Then, because it would obviously skip (because it's in 1080p and most comps can't handle that) I had to download a program to export everything (and the program is kinda expensive) without skipping!
But anyway... his loss. 5 days from when it was going to be finished he decided he didn't want it anymore. So a lot of time and stress for nothing... meanwhile I was letting my own thesis suffer because I was sketching and drawing and trying to get his project done. GAH!
I'm going to finish and submit it to newgrounds instead. It won't be in 1080 p but it's pretty coool.
Been working on a few different animation projects.... but most people will be happy to know I'm almost done with Reboot 11 and 12. I've decided not to wait until 13 is finished. 13 needs so much work...
Anyway, here's a screenshot. Looks better in motion!
If I can get my voice talent together, I could have these out in a month. It would be quite the feat, since I'm already working on my thesis project for college and another students thesis. I work better creatively under stress.
This is what I've made in the last 6 months.
- Three 30-page scripts
- 18 Little Big Planet Levels
- 4 Flash projects
- 6 chapters of a novel I'm working on
- 1 Pokemon editing video (youtube.com/snowspot) (:P)
I mean.. I've done more than that probably but that's all I can think of off the top of my head. I started going crazy with LBP levels until I realized just how little exposure is even possible for that game. I got WAAAY more hits from showing it to people on NG than posting it on Little Big Planet websites. So I'm going to give it a rest on Little Big Planet... although I will be making an animation to finish my Little Big Apocalypse series, so look out for that some time in the Summer.
I need a vacation... I think.. I'm constantly making stuff... or thinking about making stuff.. or thinking about how I can get out of what I'm doing so I can go work on making stuff... Something is wrong with me! My brain won't stop! :-O