Cool video made by a community of people depicting what Aperture Laboratories would of been like!
“Aperture: A Triumph of Science” is a documentary exploring the genius of great minds at Aperture Laboratories just before the proud debut of their Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System.”
I was a little bored tonight and decided to do some messing around in Photoshop. I never know when I am finished with designs like the one above, I could probably continue to add to it forever. The possibilities are endless, but I liked where I ended up here and decided to be done with this thing. I think it looks like glass shattering or a blizzard with lights. I should of made it larger for a wallpaper or something, maybe I will make a new and larger one like it for my computer background. Click on it for the full size version or check out the Random Design page to see some other junk.
I have been lazy and not posting much of anything lately so I decided to at least add something to my design area. I added a “random” page and included one picture I worked on tonight. I am noticing I have more of a creative flow when working with abstract ideas versus realistic. Probably because the latter is much tougher in my opinion :). I should be adding more to the random page soon hopefully.
My brother and I often have this discussion when watching superhero movies where we can’t figure out why these “heros” are so depressed and sad all the time! I can understand it in some movies where the drama is what makes the plot like Batman for example. However, in movies like Spider-man and X-Men half the movie is them running around crying about some girl/boy they like or how they just want to be normal! Are you kidding me? I must have missed the part where it explained how being “normal” is anywhere near as awesome as shooting giant rays of energy out of my eyes or flying around the world with nothing other than the clothes on my back! When I watch a movie about people with super human powers I want to see what they can DO! I want to watch them crumble buildings with ease as I imagine myself in their shoes, instead I get to hear about how they miss their cat back home and how terrible it is to be 10,000 times stronger than the average person.
I really enjoyed the first Iron Man movie as he didn’t complain to much about his situation, even in the caves when faced with certain death. He found a way to survive and came out a lot stronger. As the movie progressed he kept that attitude and it was entertaining. Another film that comes to mind is The Matrix, not so much a superhero, but he was pulled out of his life and everything he knew to be told it was all a lie… ok, so he got a little dizzy coughed up some white stuff on the floor and he was good to go, next day he was learning kung fu crap and kicking ass. He pretty much continued to kick ass through all three movies too.
I know that the writers are probably targeting many different demographics and can’t please everyone and I am sure a lot of people would prefer a little drama rather than 2 hours of awesome action. But personally it can really ruin a movie for me if the main character is a super hero and pretty much has the world to himself to do whatever he wants in but he can’t seem to get off the couch or stop crying long enough to enjoy any of it. I know I have better examples of this, but I can’t think of any right now, so this rant is over for now.