Thursday, April 27, 2006
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
My dad first got us an Atari way back around 1985. I was four years old and I remember asteroids, and E.T., the only two games I owned, and I had no idea how to play them. My dad did most of the playing, and I just watched. Because of that (and maybe because I was very young too) I wasn’t so much into the Atari as I was into, say, He-Man action figures.
It wasn’t until we moved to Ensenada and I saw, in the living room of one of my dad’s friends, the little midget with a cap eating a mushroom and growing and smashing floating bricks with his head, that I said “This is for me”.
The music was like nothing I had ever heard. The Sound effects captivated me, the scrolling background, the leaping turtles, the flashing star. And I hadn’t even touched the control yet. I was hypnotized. I was six years old.
Hello, my name is Carlos, and I am part of the Nintendo Generation.
When we got the NES, it came with the Zapper, and the dual game cartridge Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt. To this very day, I still have it.
Me (6) and my brother (3) couldn’t finish Mario Bros. We liked playing it, it was very fun, we loved it, but we were not that good playing it. My dad finished it. My dad finished it twice, if you count the challenge that comes after first finishing it.
My dad used to get to the last level of Super Mario 2, and kill himself with the corpse of the fallen final boss so we would scream and shout and cry out, and then he would start over.
I love my Dad.
I remember one time, when I was around 7 years old, someone asked me what did I want to do when I grew up… I answered “Quiero ser un hacedor de Nintendos…” which means: I want to be a maker of Nintendos.
There's more to this story...Maybe later
Monday, April 24, 2006
Friday, April 21, 2006
The Movie "Me, You, and everyone we Know" by performance artist/director/writer/actress Miranda July is one of the best films I've experienced in a couple of years. I'm no good at being a film critic, all I have to say is that it is a "pretty" movie. It feels "pretty". It has depth, sure, some questions about the human condition, lonelyness, sex, love, but all in a "pretty" way. And "pretty" is not a bad thing. I recommend it. Oh, and this is a little kinda portrait of the director and actress Miranda July. Bye.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Here are some things I did with a color marker, doodling around.I wish I could make these really cool sketchbooks like some artists I admire, that have all this pages colored and with textures and stuff... I just have a lot of weird doodles.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Monday, April 17, 2006
So, this is the first post of my blog. And I want to talk about Coca Cola Blak. I don't know what to think about it. Coffe and Coke, for years, have been a rather common combination among designers (architects, illustrators, etc.) specially students. But now that I can have both together (in a bottle, mind you, because I have tried espresso with coke and it's not that bad)I... I don't know if it's too much. I've been lowering my caffeine intake a lot lately but this thing here...you know...It's really tempting. The things I could get done overnight... Oh well... This is my blog, I'll be writing non-sense and posting pics over here, hope some of it is of some use to you, or will at least entertain or enlighten you in some way. Thanks for reading so far into this post, seeya!
P.S. By the way, English is not my first language, so I will be having some difficulty over here. Don't feel bad to correct me when I mess up, that's the only way I'll learn.