Why Avengers: Age of Ultron Didn’t Deliver.

The newest Avengers film was released in Australia on Thursday last week, 23rd April, a whole 7 days before the North American release date (they call us “Lucky Country” for a reason!). Seeing as though Australia always lags behind on movie release dates (I’m looking at you “The Hobbit”…), I took this opportunity to go and view it in 3D as soon as possible, before the inevitable spoilers got around to me.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

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The Mechanical Wonder

Dog Mech

Just a little sketch I threw together whilst procrastinating doing my circuit analysis assignment. First attempt at drawing a mech; little on the fence with how it turned out, but practice makes perfect.

5 Games That Will get you Away From Staring at a Screen

5 Games That Will get you Away From a Screen

PC, PS4, Xbox One, all great consoles, but with one draw back: their reliance on staring at a monitor! So what do you do when you’ve been staring at a screen for hours/days/weeks on end and your eyes feel like they’re about to drop out of your head?

Sleep? Probably;

Play a game that doesn’t rely a screen? Definitely!

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New Fountain Pen

Fountain Pen

Testing out the new fountain pen. Angling will take a bit of getting used to, but I definitely like the feel of it.

Went out to an office supply store today and saw that they were selling Parker fountain pens. I just couldn’t help myself, so $50 later I had bought myself a new pen, 5 ink refills and 3 new Moleskine Cahiers journals.

Parker fountain pen, ink refills and brand new Moleskines

Parker fountain pen, ink refills and brand new Moleskines

(P.S. Also bought a new scanner/printer so hopefully low res sketches with weird lighting are a thing of the past)

3 Anime Series that will Make You Cringe (But love nonetheless)

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The first stage to overcoming an addiction is admitting to it.

So here it goes…

I’m an anime addict.

There, I said it! I just enjoy anime so much more than regular, live action TV shows. Anime can just be so much more dramatic and get away with things Western companies would never dare to do. That said, there are some series which push creative license a little, however, they are no less fun. So today I present to you 3 series that have made me cringe time and time over, but still had me gripped the whole way through: Continue reading

Sketch Weekly #2: Queue

Queue

Queue – n.
A line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed.

Queue – n.
A line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed.

As always, I’d love to see your take on the word (found out it also means a braid of hair, the more you know). So be sure to post a link in the comments; I’ll definitely have a look.

Draw a Bird Day – Blue Jay

A quick sketch for Draw a Bird Day. I can probably count on one hand the number of birds I've ever attempted drawing, so I'm quite happy with how this one turned out.

A quick sketch for Draw a Bird Day. I can probably count on one hand the number of birds I’ve ever attempted drawing, so I’m quite happy with how this one turned out.

It was Draw a Bird Day yesterday (8th April); a great event to inspire drawing to remember the sad passing of a young girl. I’m a day late because I only just found out about the day itself after seeing Mel North’s post about it this afternoon, so if you’re late or just finding out too, don’t let that stop you from taking part either!

3 Games that Will Make You Rage Quit, but then Play Again

COVER A lot of games work on the “risk/reward” system; that is, acting quickly and instinctively can result in a higher score. At times, these sorts of games are infuriatingly difficult and quickly result in rage quitting. However, when the risk/reward mechanic is played out just right, addictive game play ensues. Here are the top three games that have driven me to the brink of insanity, but I just can’t stop playing: Continue reading

Sketch Weekly #1: Datively

Datively

Datively – adj.
Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case that marks the recipient of action, that often indicates the indirect object of the verb, and that can be used with prepositions or other function words corresponding in meaning to English to and for.

Datively – adj.
Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case that marks the recipient of action, that often indicates the indirect object of the verb, and that can be used with prepositions or other function words corresponding in meaning to English to and for.