Monday, November 9, 2009

Winter. Yet again.

So... sleepy... yet... so... busy...

I want to crawl into a cave and hide. The urge is so strong. I'm having a real hard time resisting it. It's something deep in my gut.

Which backs up my theory that we should be hibernating. Or at least I should be hibernating.

Everyone is welcome to join me in my cave, although it's quiet time so there's no talking and certainly no getting up and doing stuff. There's nothing as upsetting to someone trying to relax than seeing busy people around them. It's borderline offensive. But please do bring food and some warm blankets. And a hot water bottle as long as the kettle you use to fill them with is quiet. Paper plates are recommended as dishwashers are noisy and washing them yourself breaks the rule about doing stuff.

Thanks to Andy for recommending Flipnote for the DSi. I'm looking forward to trying it. Check out what Andy has done with it here and have a look at these from Aardman. Fantastic stuff. When I get a free moment (sometime between retirement and death), I'm going to get it and see what I can do with it.

By the way, Andy has an excellent animation blog here. If you're into animation, especially just getting started, you'll likely find something useful there.


Andy Latham said...

Aw thanks Bitter! I'll hopefully be making better Flipnote animations now that I've got the hang of it. Incidentally, it may be useful for you to know that speed number 6 on Flipnote is equivalent to 12 frames per second :)

I'd love to see someone with talent make a short film with the app. I love how accessible animation becomes with tools like this.

Thanks a lot for the link to the blog too. As you have pointed out, it is currently of most use to newbies, but I'm hoping it will become more useful to people with experience as I gain experience myself.

susan said...

One cannot hibernate without teddy bears. I have some hand knit blankets too. Alas, no passport. I let it expire and do not have the money to renew it.

I cannot imagine not being able to sleep, really sleep without a stuffed teddy bear. And if it's a co-ed cave, I need a cooties shot. I don't want my teddy to get boy cooties! ;-)
(Do they have cooties across the pond?)

Andy Latham said...

Hi again Bitter, I dunno if you check back for replies to comments you leave on blogs, but I put a couple of tips for Flipnote on mine for you :)


Red Pill Junkie said...

Maybe we should all try to increase our dopamine.

PS: I like Andy's "tired pillow" animation :)