beccatoria: (vid all the things!)
My temporary quasi-hiatus from DW/LJ continues as real life continues to be Kind Of Manic, but I actually have a week off this week because I'm shifting jobs and my start date got pushed back a week. I like...sort of don't know what to do with myself. (Well, actually I do, and that is: catch up on stuff, like all the work I need to do for Vidukon panels and vidding and exchanges and OY!)

But I wanted to drop by and say I LOVE YOU ALL, ALSO THREE THINGS:

1) Vidukon registration (in person) has gone up in price (BUT COME ANYWAY!) but non-attending passes remain at the low price of £16! I don't like shilling for stuff, but I will say, if you buy a non-attending pass, you can submit a vid to our Vidders' Choice show, which is running on Friday night - any vid you like, in any format you like! Please do this! We want an awesome show! Submit your vids! Instructions on the Vidukon Website!

Of course, we're also looking for Premieres, and need lots of those too.

2) The Dresden Codak kickstarter is down to its last three days. It really is a fascinating webseries and if it reaches $500k, there'll be a free extra .pdf book for everyone. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO CHECK IT OUT.

3) HAVE I MISSED ANYTHING? Like, seriously - I've been awful at keeping up with my flist lately, so please, please link me to anything important/interesting I might have missed. (Err, that sounds sort of imposing, like, "do my job for me!" or something; I more just mean, I care about you, flist people, and I'm worried I've missed important things in your lives!)
beccatoria: (vid all the things!)
SO GUYS! I'm still not dead, though still super busy. At least...MOST of the things I'm busy with are vid-related! And ALL of them are things I for later release so I can't post even the few that are done yet! But, um, I'm not as consumed by awful real life as it might seem by my silence here. More, consumed with a gabillionty geeky things that are taking my time away from DW/LJ right now.

ANYWAY, I bring you two important pieces of information:

1) VIDUKON! We have Friday night programming now! The con will officially be running over three days! A "stretch goal" met! If more of you sign up, we might be able to give you more FREE FOOD or something...

But also, THE PRICE WILL RISE SOON for attending registrations. On the 17th. So if you are mulling over coming (PLEASE COME, I WILL HUG YOU, no wait that sounds like a threat), you might want to do that soooooon.

*makes enticing gestures* We have vids?

2) DRESDEN CODAK!

Okay, everyone else is freaking out on the Veronica Mars kickstarter (which I never watched but I can imagine how exciting it is for those who did). So what am I doing? Pointing you all at a different one:

Dresden Codak.

It's the first volume of the Dresden Codak webcomic, in gorgeous hardbound print with some stellar additional bonuses at various reward levels.

Never heard of Dresden Codak? NO PROBLEM, because it's actually kind of depressingly short. It's been running for eight years, but the guy only updates it about once a month (though the strips are BIG - so you get the equivalent of several at once). This means you can catch up on the whole thing pretty quickly, and even if you're not interested in the kickstarter, I really DO recommend reading it, at least. It's pretty great.

As with many webcomics, it starts out with far less beautiful art than it ends up with, but by the end, the digitally painted style he's got going on is just breathtaking, as is the narrative and the world that slowly emerges as we move from one-shot gag strips, to complex, circular storylines, to one-shot gag strips with beautiful transhumanistic, thoughtful, philosophically surreal self-contained stories.

Like this one.

So you know, go read about the amazing, strange, uplifting, slightly sad adventures of Kimiko Ross, socially dysfunctional self-created cyborg girl, with reservations about reconciling quantum mechanics with Egyptian mythology...

COMIC HOMEPAGE HERE.

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