Friday, September 28, 2012

Similarities between Finnish and Japanese Mythologies

I've been browsing Wikipedia, specifically it's descriptions of Finnish mythology.
Basically, a lot of the usual suspects of Japanese mythology - Youkai, Kami, various dead spirit types - have direct counterparts in Finnish mythology.

I may need to take a closer look at this. If I get in the mood, I might blog more on the subject.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Unreal Estate, Lorelei

Okay, so I recently finished reading Anachronauts. Also, I made a decision not to open my computer while at home, during workdays this week.

Withdrawals hit me in about thirty seconds. So, I did chores, went to the gym and finished a sketch I started... um, when did Twoflower start posting Unreal Estate episodes, again? It's definitely been a while.

In any case, I spent about two hours just shading the original sketch. It's not realistic by any count, but looks nice-ish enough.

Oh, yeah. Since I'm not using a computer, I took this pic with my dev phone, A Lumia 800. It has a rather nasty bug - whenever anyone calls, it automatically answers. It's one of the first phones on the market, so I hope that's been fixed in the later phones. Developing phone apps with C# is pure bliss, when compared to, oh, practically any other phone - or at least their default environment.