Back in March, I started working for a small startup in Michigan where I'm the Chief Technology Officer and a part owner. It has been quite the wild ride, learning my ways around web design, mobile apps, client work and running a small business. I have some great coworkers and with some really cool projects in the works. Check us out at tucknologies.com
Indie game project
Around the same time I got my job, I started up an indie game project with several of my fellow MSU graduates. We were hoping to just be a simple project we could knock out over the summer, but when everyone has day jobs and you're doing all the development out of pocket, time is usually the most flexible variable to stretch. As of right now, we're just about to release a second playable build but we still have a long way to go. Feel free to check out the project here: www.facebook.com/socialcritter…
I made a new AMV back in August using Diebuster and The Killers. Immediately after I heard Miss Atomic Bomb, I knew it was a perfect fit for Nono and Lalc! Go check it out here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqKjRf…
This show definitely gets its own section. After season two's lackluster follow up to a more or less good season one, Korra came back with a vengeance with season three. It's a fantastic follow up where the stakes are raised and the characters really come into their own. Korra often faces off with some wonderfully crafted antagonists, each bringing a very compelling perspective with a dash of crazy to tip them to full villainy. I affectionately refer to season three as Korra's Dark Knight where she is brought to the brink physically, emotionally and spiritually by a villain bent on anarchy. By the end, our heroine is left in a very broken and vulnerable state which you just don't see in cartoons.
Not only did we get to see the amazing season three but we also got the final season later in the year. Season four had some big shoes to follow after season three, but once again we had a very compelling villain step up to the plate whose biggest crime was going too far. Korra spends nearly the first half still recovering from the events of season three, dealing with physical rehab and even PTSD. Her journey back to her role as the Avatar is a grueling one, but it's incredibly fulfilling to watch her grow, and her relationship with (spoilers) Asami coming to full bloom was fantastic. The finale itself is quite amazing with another great send off for the team we've come to love.
By the end, I was both joyous for the conclusion and sad to see it go. It's rare that a show has affected so much. I admit I felt a little empty knowing it was done. I think it will be quite some time before we see a show as progressive, moral, wondrous and magical as the Avatar franchise. At this point, there's no word on a sequel series, but I'm fairly certain Korra's animated adventures are over. I can only hope we get a few more stories in through comic for as we have with the excellent Aang ones.
Here are some other shows/movies I saw that you should definitely check out include: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lego Movie, Edge of Tomorrow, Man with the Iron Fists, Arrow season 3, Flash season 1, Fate/Stay Unlimited Blade Works season 1, Gravity Falls.
There's plenty more I could talk about, but this one is definitely getting on the long side. Hopefully I'll get around to updating it more frequently, but as they say: Time waits for no one.
Catch you later, space cowboys. Have an amazing 2015!
- Comic Strip: Where I Come From
- The Girl Who Would Fly
- Gainax Tribute
- Mary Suzumiya
- Rocky Clannad
- Pilots like Us (Evangelion)
- Eportfolio Redux
- Piggy Scramble - Indie team project
- The Spire - Metroidvania Platformer
- Space Whale
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