So our trailer went out today—with a release date!

Also, the new Dragon Age website went up—which I understand will have a lot of updates to come. That’s good.

My impression of the fan reaction so far has been mostly squeeing and excited grabby hands. Also a lot of screencaps of the group shot at the end of the video, along with comments of “who’s that?” and “we’re gonna bang, k?” …in other words, pretty standard and positive stuff.

Aaaand then I’m back to writing another codex.



So it’s been a while… quite a damn while, since my last update. For that I offer many apologies, as several issues in the personal life of this crazy doctor have given me little time for focusing on my hobbies, such as blogging on personality types.

Either way, today I’m going to be writing about…

yes to all of this


On negative feedback


This is one of the best pieces of writerly advice I ever got.

The next time you’re feeling bad about a negative review or comment, try this trick:

Think of a book you think is prefect and brilliant.  Now to go Goodreads or Amazon and look at its one-star reviews.

Nothing is immune.  There is nothing so wonderful that someone won’t hate it, and nothing so awful that someone won’t love it.

Decided to do this for Spirited Away. First review was about how the dvd wouldn’t play. The Second review was a person who wrote a good review as a one star review to get people to read it.


Reblog and see if you get a color.

  • PURPLE: We near never speak, but I do enjoy your presence on my dashboard.
  • FUCHSIA: I wish I could become your best friend through the internet.
  • GREY: You leave me with jumbled words.
  • RED: I'm in love with you.
  • PINK: I have a crush on you.
  • TURQUOISE: You're hot.
  • CHARTREUSE: I sincerely wish you would notice me.
  • TEAL: We have quite a lot in common.
  • BLUE: You are my Tumblr crush.
  • ORANGE: I dislike your page.
  • GREEN: I find you cute.
  • BLACK: I would date you.
  • BROWN: I dislike you.


Thanks for all the great emails and questions about putting a portfolio together. I’ve been getting a lot of the same questions and decided it would be a better use of my time to write it all out. I’ve derived the content from from my own experience and internships before having a full-time job. As you’ll read, a portfolio is the most important thing you’ll do when applying to a job. I’ve tried to be as detailed as possible.

These are the first five pages in a series of posts about how to layout a portfolio, including content, images, size, material and everything in between. Part I is for the artist still deciding what to do for a discipline. I’ve catered the last three pages to a visual development portfolio for animation but the principles can be applied to any artistic presentation (illustration, design, even interior design).

These are my opinions and I realize there are many ideas out there which are also fantastic. What I have written are simple truths and tips I’ve learned along the way. This doesn’t represent a studio I work or will work for. I hope it is helpful and can provide some perspective into a competitive portfolio and help you land your next job!   



Unpopular opinions: frozen has an amazing soundtrack and was well animated but had an okay story that didn’t help enhance the characters.

haha i guess music taste varies in the listener! i think…

I actually didn’t like Elsa. After she let it go she didn’t seem to do much. I really wanted to see her resolve not just love is the answer bs ending they gave us.