Wow, its been a month since the last time..
in that time a few bombs went off in london (i was in euston when we got evacuated, walked down to oxford street and jumped on a bus...it was quite surreal seeing so many people walking, so many sirens and police cars around)...i dont think anyone in the office did much work that day....and we all worked from home on friday.....its pretty much back to normal now though.
The last game i worked on is getting high reviews on the game sites....I did a few levels , retexturing and stuff... have a look on gamespot.com or ign.com in the mobile section....the game is called "need for speed underground" on mobile phones..the current title should be even bigger, but i cant really say what it is..
i'm still watching tonnes of films at weekends, escaping chav central (watford) , theres nothing here for me except the house i live in, some food stores and the train station where i can escape ....i'm sure watford is the same as many u.k towns (same shops).....
the nextdoor neighbours are still "neighbours from hell" , playing the most tedious reggae music they can find....if you can think of the most popular,cheesy pop music, get someone to sing it with a reggae beat...and thats what they like....it wouldnt suprise me to hear the birdy song coming through the walls....the same as their constant arguing which sometimes starts at 8.30 am and carries on all day untill 2 to 3 am, when she kicks him out (again)...and they scream at each other in the streets...its sometimes broken up by karaoke , sung by drunk people screaming as loudy as possible, to horrible tunes like pirate songs !!!...ye olde sea shanty songs from years ago...its quite odd...maybe i should record some and post it..
my toy store is slowly expanding, my room quickly filling up with toys and i dont seem to be able to move around it very easily any more, i have lots of new and rare stuff coming, and luckily i found some storage space so things should get a little better...A friend at work has just done my first advert that is due to be in the next issue of a toy magazine...and i'll have my first competition soon too..i could get a lot more stuff in too, but i only tend to get things i like, or are ussually hard to find, ....thers lots of nice things coming out (as shown at the recent huge toy fair in usa)...but theres also a lot of crap , jumping into the "urban vinyl" market to make a quick profit......its all becoming mainstream, which means larger market, and more people trying to do their figures.....a lot of small independant designers are doing their own thing, when i get time i'll put links to people who should get support..(like tesselate whos doing his hearthead shapes)...and many designers like Tado,superdeux,mimic,rolito,Mist,Mad*l,joe ledbetter, and i'll post more name and links when i do another update to my site (www.ploom2.com)
till then, its deadline time in gameland, so lots of hours, tedious meetings , getting home late and eating takeaway when i'm too lazy to cook.
and good luck to M.I.A in the mercury music award...she deserves to win, her album is much better than all the guitar soundalike drivel around at the moment (everytime a festival lineup was announced in the uk, it was kasabian,coldplay,kaiser cheifs,killers,white stripes,blah blah all sound the same drivel....i thnk whenever a band came on the tv we all assumed it was razorlight, as their name was also splattered around the posters....and the bands all sounded the same anyway)
did u guess i'm not keen on keane ? a bit chilly on coldplay, and a bit "incredibly bored" by guitar pop..