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GR:SO post-mortem

Posted in Articles,Music by Ziggy Friday May 12, 2017 at 06:05

Hey, Paul Spooner here, doing an animation post-mortem of the Good Robot: Space Opera AMV I made.

How it Began

The ground was laid for the project in†mid-september 2013. Shamus Young had just started working on a 2d shmup game called Good Robot, and I was inspired to make†a 3d model of the eponymous virtuous automaton. The model turned out pretty well, but besides a few renders I didn’t have anything to use it for.

A couple years later, it’s February 2016, and Good Robot is finally scheduled for release. I have the impulse to contribute to the marketing push by making some fanimation. (more…)

SpoOratory Ep3

Posted in SpoOratory by Ziggy Thursday February 11, 2016 at 16:56

Taking death seriously, but joy more seriously.

Spiritual Tapestry

An interwoven trialogue across a broad range of related subjects, starting at

1:10 Russion song†“Not for me (Не для меня)” (more…)

“There Is A Redeemer” alternate chorus

Posted in New Lyrics by Ziggy Wednesday January 13, 2016 at 11:40

The song “There is a Redeemer” was running through my head while driving to work, and I made up another chorus for it… Something like-a-this:
Thank you, O my Father,
for giving us your life
For blessings of food and cloth
for nation, children, church, and wife.

For reference, the “normal” chorus I’m familiar with goes like this:
Thank you, O my Father,
for giving us Your Son
and leaving Your Spirit ítil
the work on earth is done.

Both are good. I feel like we could do with less lyrical repetition in our songs, so this is a step forward in my book.

More piano improv

Posted in Music by Ziggy Wednesday January 13, 2016 at 11:22

Made while we were down in California visiting in the summer of 2015.

The sounds in the background are my children playing with Duplo, wooden blocks, and toys with their grandma, my mother.

SpoOratory Ep2

Posted in SpoOratory by Ziggy Monday January 11, 2016 at 17:48

It’s the spooner podcast! Ben and Travis play mechs and tonks, then Luke hijacks the conversation with games about insanity at about the 15:00 mark, switching at 21:20 to talk about canon and official lore. 24:42 verges into meta-commentary, followed by a brief discussion of the Occulus Rift pre-order at 25:55. Plus 26:30 is a glowing endorsement†of an outline for a Science Fiction story that I (Paul) am trying to put together.

Virtual (beep)s

SpoOratory Ep1

Posted in Podcasts,SpoOratory by Ziggy Sunday December 13, 2015 at 15:58

It’s the spooner podcast! Episode 1, architecture and living spaces.

SpoOratoryEp1

PS Cast: Tryop

Posted in PSCast:S3 by Ziggy Monday March 2, 2015 at 11:13

The company that I talk about in this episode has turned into Tryop.
Er, here’s the Proto-Tryop Podcast, filled with egotistical speculation.

Transcript:
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PS Cast: Cyborgs

Posted in PSCast:S3 by Ziggy Sunday February 22, 2015 at 00:02

A brief snapshot which is over almost as soon as it has begun.
Oh, it’s about Cyborgs.

Transcript:
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PS Cast: Oculus and VR

Posted in PSCast:S3 by Ziggy Friday February 20, 2015 at 22:06

You’re in for it now! I’ve heard of some new technology and I’ve got all sorts of little ideas!
Listen to them all repeated over and over again in today’s blathering about the Oculus and VR!

Transcript: (more…)

PS Cast: Driving and Printing

Posted in PSCast:S3 by Ziggy Sunday February 1, 2015 at 00:05

Today we get a bit meta. And come full circle again. And talk about gold bowls. And traffic. And spiritual darkness.
Cognate bemusedly with the poorly titled Driving and Printing.

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