Thursday, January 23, 2014

RRRR, PEW, and (sometimes) VORP



Greeting and salutations!

Some of you may have noticed that we have a new main website. It’s not quite all there yet, with just the main page and the Capes & Heels sections up, but as we get more content, more will get added (sooner rather than later, hopefully).

In other news, Wizard World Portland starts tomorrow. If you want a sneak peek at Capes & Heels #1, find Jason Raines in Artist Alley. He’s going to have the book out as well as some related goodies. And, if I do say so myself, it is completely awesome :)

In other, other news, I got bored at work today and decided to make up sound effects for everything I did on the computer. Now, I realized that this might irritate my coworkers, so I did them very quietly, which resulted in several people asking me if I was okay, as I spent most of the day hunched over my desk making barely audible noises.

And yes. I am okay. Relatively speaking.

The hardest noise to come up with was the mouse noises, as you have to make those a lot. The left button was ‘pew’ and the right button was ‘bam.’ The middle button was ‘vorp’ if I was rolling it. I don’t think I ever actually pressed the middle button, but it was ‘zorch’ just in case.

I settled on a simple ‘rrrrrrr’ for moving the mouse, as I found that anything more complicated was difficult to sustain for any length of time. So, yes, I spent a number of hours today going ‘rrrrrrrrr pew pew rrrrr rr r rrrrrrr rr rrrrr pew bam rrrr rrrrrrrrr pew pew pew – wait, no that was a ‘bam’ – rrrrrr’ etc. 

So, in all honesty, it wasn’t much different than my normal behavior.

A helpful coworker did point out that there was probably a way to simply program Windows to make those sounds automatically, but that would be the easy way. If you want to make weird noises all day, then go ahead and do it, don’t rely on some technological crutch.

Plus, I really have no idea how to do that.

So, to sum up: New website up. Sneak peak at Wizard World Portland. Weird noises.

I think that about covers it.

Cheers,
-Jason

2 comments:

gillsing said...

Oh no, how will poor Dust Bunny fare? Is it already time to drop the top to gain a much needed advantage? But more importantly, it seems to me as if pages 3 and 4 in that preview should change places. Because she's supposed to call out her name and such before Mechismo starts talking to her, right?

Jason Janicki said...

Hey Gillsing!

Yes, you are absolutely correct, she should announce herself before Mechismo talks to her. I will have my web guy punished forthwith.

And by 'punished,' I mean asked nicely to change it :)