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Cranky Dog

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About Cranky Dog

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    Neither cranky, nor a dog
  • Birthday 08/25/71

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    The orient of the occident

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  1. I can understand why they did it. It worked for the manga/anime. But those oversized eyes are just "uncanny valley" creepy if they don't tweak the effect. The human brain is waaay too attuned to how human eyes are supposed to look like. For the rest of the trailer, it really does look like the original source material.
  2. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I agree that formal musical training is a good thing. I grew up with piano lessons, and music theory classes, and hated every moment of it. Yes, I do see the value of it, but I was never musically inclined, unlike visual arts.
  3. Last week, it was SW ep. I-II-III on TV. This week, it's episodes IV-V-VI! Sadly, it's the re-re-re-re-re-edited/mastered editions with the prequel references. For example, in RotJ, Darth Vader yells "Noooo!" as he picks ups the Emperor and throws him down the shaft, and Hayden Christensen as Anakin's force ghost.
  4. Iridescence Ideas

    It looks very promising, but it does seem like it needs a lot prep work to get the best results.
  5. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Hello moka coffee pot, I'm Cranky Dog. [Sound of sipping and sigh of contentment] It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance.
  6. Getting to Know You ... December Edition

    Currently, it's the winter fairy and winter elf that interest me most. I don't have enough in my wish list to make two orders, but it'll probably be the winter elf as she feels generic enough to be used as a cold themed adventurer. I'm not even sure I currently need enough stuff to qualify for the stocking sampler. I already own the Bones and paints offered, so no real pressure.
  7. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Ooh, I think I just found the name of the next Marvel/DC movie supervillain!
  8. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Seeing as it's snowing everywhere, I have to chime in and say that it's the case around here too. Though it keeps melting when it hits the ground. And appropriately, I'm getting my snow tires put on today. I spent over two weeks in Japan last October. So I'm forced to agree. Next time, I may even have time to appreciate Tokyo (it went by way too fast my first time).
  9. Getting to Know You ... December Edition

    A human! Because it's only a matter of time before I go crazy and murder them in their sleep and take their belongings. If it was a dog, I'd feel guilty afterwards. That dog deserves better than to be stranded on an island. So stay safe doggy!
  10. Getting to Know You ... December Edition

    Mild mannered detective Clark Shaft is SuperBlax! On the day he believed he prevented his long time nemesis, the megalomaniac industrialist Bumpy Luthor, from launching a weapon, he finds that Bumpy led him to his pad to have him save his kidnapped daughter Lois from the clutches of the Brainiaccosi family who have access to advanced technology beyond that of Bumpy's and vie for control of the city. They say this Kryptonian is a bad mother SHUT YOUR MOUTH! I'm talkin' 'bout SuperBlax THEN WE CAN DIG IT! They know nothing! They just know I like artistry stuff and that I was always good at it. Rest of the family is more music orientated, so it never comes up. Living 1400km away from my closest relatives also means they don't visit much, so can't see my shelf (cases?) of shame.
  11. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    So it's been about 24 hours since I got the news I was laid off. And I'm curiously cool about it all. Of course in the hours that followed, anxiety built up. But after that, good happy things kept happening. I went to pick up some orders at the post office. New perfectly fitting Dr. Martens shoes, and my November Reaper order (paints and 25th anniversary Dain Deepaxe). Air Canada is posting me a $250 check for my damaged suitcase. There was a showing of Studio Ghibli's "Howl's Moving Castle", with English sub. As the movie progressed, the pit in my stomach faded. I slept very well. I successfully rebooked my plane ticket to be home for Christmas. No waiting at the blood collection clinic. Appointment for my car tomorrow is confirmed. That arctic grade Canada Goose coat I never really used was finally sold for $500 Coffee is good today. Of course there were *some* bad things: I lost my engineer's iron ring. It was already looser than usual for a couple of days and almost lost it several times. Talk about coincidence. It was my late father's, yet at the same time, it wasn't his first, nor mine. Engineers are always losing them (I knew a woman who was on her seventh). Wanted to find a used mocha coffee pot at the thrift store as I was always seeing them. There weren't any this time. And I want a steel one for my induction stove top, not an aluminum one. Lots of traffic today on the main commercial road. The rain is pretty miserable, it's interfering with the TV signal.
  12. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    90K will also kill you pretty quickly. Just not by heat. At that temperature, body parts will be snapping off of you.
  13. Have you been Naughty or Nice?

    I salute Reaper for it's patriotism in supporting the American Coal industry! [Don't judge me! I work in the mining industry.] Anyone get the "Nice" treat?
  14. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Darnit got laid off yesterday! I was asked to show up at the local offices in town when I cam back from site. My supervisor was there, and he didn't seem to be in his usual smiling mood. When I stepped into the small meeting room and see some that looked to be from Human Resources person No reason given, but there was a wave of layoffs in another department several months ago, and my position (mobile fleet reliability engineer) was probably deemed not be absolutely necessary, or have a low ROI. Especially if you consider that our fixed equipment department already have three engineers that do the same job. So I may have become redundant. It's December, and it's the month where all senior management gather and plan and defend their team budgets. I got a severance package that includes three months support with a career transition company (help to update resume, cover letter, practice interviews, job search, etc.). Since I was with the company for nearly the whole year, I am entitled to the full amount of the employee yearly bonus that we get in late February. I still have access to my company benefits until Dec.20th, so I better resolve all of those unclaimed medical bills. I got the full support of my colleagues and they have no problem in having me put them down as references. They're already blaming the consultants (well one of them). On the plus side (yes there is one), I *will* be home for Christmas. I was originally scheduled to work on Christmas. And I was able to cancel my original plane ticket and book another one. I'll also be able to see Star Wars ep.VIII in the first week instead of waiting until after Christmas. Financially, I am quite secure. I could live as a hermit for the next decade without any worries.
  15. "More Evil" stretch goal has been reached at $66,666, giving us more recipes and book features! And for the Elder Holiday Spirit: MiGo-Claws and Its 8 Tiny Brain Deer Not sure which is worse, being naughty or nice?