Thursday, July 31, 2008

>:C She wouldn't let me have a picture

I have gallstones. Apparently you can't eat shit every day and not have some sort of side effect.

Now I wait for my Doctor to call me to tell me what to do next. I'm not allowed to eat shitty food ever again. No Wendy's fries. =_= Fuck. Me.

Ok the good side: Nothing like horrendous pain to make you diet. I have no choice, I either eat well or I fucking curl up into a ball sobbing in pain.
Bad side: I love french fries and chocolate goddamn it.

I dunno. This sucks, but in the long run I'm sure it will be better for me and Bill (since Bill will have to diet too.)

In other news, I think I'm pissing mountain dew. WOOOO. Maybe I should have told my doctor that...

I'm getting an ultrasound today!

I'm going to ask if I can keep a picture and then I'm going to force my mommy friends to all stare at it and tell me if they see a gallbladder. Bwahahaha! Payback is mine for all those times I had to look for your half cooked fetuses!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Doctors Appt @ 2:45

I'm scared :(

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I hate going to doctors, so I don't go to doctors ever. Or dentists.

Last night at 1am I started having really intense abdominal and chest pains. It was like someone was pulling all the muscles in my torso and punching me. I walked around the apartment because my remedy for all ailments is "walk it off!" Just that wasn't working and Bill took me to the emergency room.

I was there for like 3 hours. At first everything was really fast, they did an EKG test and took blood, my vitals, a chest xray and all that and then nothing for hours. We just sat in the waiting room watching ESPN, surrounded by sick people. I commented that I thought my personal hell, would be to sit in pain in a room full of sick people where there are doctors near but just ... not helping.

Then it got worse!
They took me to some area in the bowels of the hospital where I sat on a bed surrounded by even sicker people. Here someone said "we are going to put an IV in you" and before I could said "No. I don't want an anything in me" and ambulance patient was wheeled into the room next to me. So then I sat for 2 hours with no one helping me and I got to listen to some old man's death rattles and hear the fluid-in-lungs gurgle of some guy in the room next to me. Poor Bill was there the whole time, all sleepy. I was tired and hurt. Finally after the guy in the room next to me made a noise that throughly freaked me out, I went to the nurse and was like, I have to go home now.

She's like nooo you shouldn't, you have a high white cell count and that could mean infection, you might have appendix or gallbladder problems. I was like I'm not staying here. Bill was like "At least home you can be comfortable and not see a doctor" (he was a little grumpy at that point.)

5 hours of gross emergency room unfun, I got home and laid down. I didn't sleep much. I feel like someone has been punching me over and over in the stomach and I don't know if I want to throw up or not. I got my first real doctor from my health insurance provider, but she can't see me until tomorrow. So here I sit with my Advil and my laptop, waiting for it to get worse.

Bill couldn't take the day off, he just went in 2 hours late. I really don't want to drive myself anywhere.

Oh and I'm supposed to be working too while I'm at home. =_=

Monday, July 28, 2008


I have a bit of a cold, so I'm full of snot and angst.
If a customer says this:
"Way to keep ur customers happy ^^"
In response to me telling them they can't have something... that's basically them saying "fuck you" to me isn't it?

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Velma Glasses

Go to 5:48 to see what inspired me wanting to make these.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Fact: the scary reaction you get from religious folk when you tell them there is no god, is the exact same reason when you tell a mac user you have a PC.

Scary crazy people. I've yet to mention that I prefer PCs to a mac user without a lecture on how the OS they don't use sucks ass. (*cough* vista)

Pete Wentz is aging badly.
< / random thought >

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bork bork bork


New hair: Creative

This hair is held back with paint brushes.
OMG I am so frustrated today. This is one of those days were people are spamming me way too much.0

Oh.. I don't have a reference picture for this one. It's metric + Thursday and the paintbrushes from the CSR bag. I knew I wanted to make something like it. And it's intentionally lumpy in the pulled back parts, I didn't want it to look really tight.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mr Skully Necklaces

Mr Skully has a mustache... because he's classy.
3 colors, at koreshan only

Sunday, July 20, 2008


After the 20th it will no longer be free to watch, you'll have to pay a little fee to download it.

Why this is neat:
Joss Whedon made this during the writers strike for very little money and put it on the intertubes. He wanted to show the Big Bad who insists the internet is only for porn and not a real entertainment $$ source that they are fucking old and stupid and probably should have been put to pasture at age 40.*
Also to say "look how awesome this is for so little money."

It's cheesy and it's like Buffy the musical, but NPH is cute and I liked buffy.

* Actually no, that's just my own ageist point of view there.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Project Runway season 5

I'm sorry I have no releases for you, I've been working 60+ hours for my "wonderful" real job. This has had no side effects what-so-ever, I am definitely not so stressed and tense that my back and chest are so cramp that simply sitting up straight will cause multiple bones to crack; I definitely and not only having dreams about form validation; and I sure as hell am getting 8 hours of sleep at night.*

I watched the new Project Runway this week. Could they have found more unlikable douchebags to be on that show? Holy shit Bravo. I guess if you are going to jump the shark, you should do it with an assload of catch phrases! (Did I just hear Tim Gunn saying "Holla at your boys!") Guh, I very much want to duct tape Suede and Blayne together and throw them in a volcano.

It's hard to pick a favorite this season. Last season I watched Christian and Chris' tapes and I was immediately like LOVE YOU SO MUCH. This season I've narrowed it down to 2 people based only on the fact that they remind me of other people.

Stella. Stella looks exactly like the wife of my dad's friend Butch. Same obnoxious Queen's accent too. I am from NY and I will always root for obnoxious accents from home. Also how fucking great were those hard leather hot pants with the stripped leggings she was wearing? Fucking kick ass. I love that they put her on the show and I can't wait to see her have to like.. remake a fucking postman uniform or something. Woot.

Daniel. I secretly think Daniel is a Timelord named "the Doctor." He's very clever so naturally this fucker is going to win. I'm not quite sure who is companion is, but it's either that model or Tim Gunn.
I think Mina is part of an alien race hell bent on taking over Earth. Only the Doctor can save us!!!

* All lies. Fucking kill me now.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Teen Grid Botters

So tweens dig my hair enough to copybot the shit out of it. Here's my proposal. If you are on the teen grid or have a kid on the teen grid and you find my stuff, please send me an email with pictures:
noam.sprocket at

And if you could do me the huge favor of reporting the theif and mentioning in the comments that I'm the original creator that would rock mightily. Your reward, a hug. Or I'll draw you something or make you something neat. I dunno...

Teen gridders are frustrating because I can't directly report them, but satisfying because I can get them banned.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Baman and piderman

Bill's new name is "Piderman." He gave me a nickname too yesterday from a spam email he got that said:"Guten tag, Fuck Beer! Got sexy girl?"

So now my nickname is "Fuck Beer."

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Creators Stamp Rally is coming!

What the heck is it?
Well it's this wicked fun event where you get a stamp card and run around the grid collecting stamps from different shops. If you get all the stamps, you get a prize!

You can get the stamp cards when you purchase items from the participating stores. Every card = the potential to get a free present! What kind of presents?!! Well, every designer participating makes a limited edition item and you get to chose which one you want.

Here is the Gritty Kitty limited item for the Summer Stamp Rally. It's got a lot of painty stuff in it.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Happy happy!

In case you aren't in the Gritty Kitty group and received joyous celebration underpants, I won the DCMA I filed last week and the hair that Darla Bade stole from me was removed from her store along with all the other stolen content that was reported. I checked yesterday and she still hasn't put it back up, so yay for that.

I had to work all weekend doing RL work stuff. My PM is somewhat lousy and I only received final creative for the build kit Thursday afternoon and the first deliverable is due this Wednesday for code review. Translation: I got fucked over and had to work all weekend because other people don't have their shit together.

I'm still fucked. I made some beautiful code this morning though. Pretty much made an animated flash menu except in javascript. Why yes, I am proud of myself. I'm awesome.

I have one more thing to get done in the next hour and then I'm going home and NOT doing anymore work for the day. Brain no work. Wants to draw when I get home.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Entropia Universe: PASS IT ON

I was searching Second Life alternatives when I came across the game Entropia Universe.

Entropia Universe is:
  • Free
  • Has a economy where you can put money in and get it out
  • It has better customer service
  • a way nicer website than LL
  • and it looks just as good as SL, where games like There looks like polygon ass.
  • It's like if WoW and SL had a baby
Now I wouldn't want to play this game because even though you may create things in world, you are limited to their blue prints and textures. You can't make something in PS and upload it. The only reason I play Second Life is because I like to make stuff. I can pretty much take or leave the whole social interaction part of the game. Most of the creator things like for makeup are in game systems, like an ingame MS Paint for you to draw on faces and stuff...*

BUT OMG HEY, you know who this game would be great for?!! Copybotters! Holyshit balls, you get to make money but you don't actually have to have any creative talent to do it.

So pass it on when you are in Brazilian sims or Dutch sims. Just randomly shout out "I MAKE BIG MONEY ON ENTROPIA UNIVERSE! HAPPY TIME! $$$$$!" Or whatever.

* actually I haven't downloaded it yet but the more I read the more I want to play it >.>

Friday, July 11, 2008

One thought about protesters

I was just thinking of a reason I'd want to kill someone trying to help me, since calling me an asshole and telling me she was glad I got stolen from only made me laugh.

Here is my reason:

If the guy who stole from me ends up passing out his whole store full perms because the protesters were bitching at him, I'm going to fucking kill them. The reason I HAVEN'T IMed the guy is because people have told me that's how it goes with talking to Brazilians. I just filed my little dcma and went along... but if these other people make that happen before LL even looks into my case. O_O *strangles*

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I am an asshole apparently (and I absolutely adore alliteration)

On the one week anniversary of the first ever DMCA I filed, I get to file a whole other one against some Brazilian asshole. \o/ yaaay.

I went to the store which was very familiar as it was made up of stuff other people made. There were protesters there. So I couldn't get downstairs to look and see what exactly he stole because they had HUGE prims everywhere. It was honestly, fucking annoying.

I know they meant well, but I just woke up from a nap, I'm grumpy, the one thing I really do not want copybotted was of course what the fucker copied and now I'm getting IMed by someone who can't really type well and wants to send me protest banners and crap. I told them I'm the one getting copied, that I'm just trying to get down to take my pictures and leave so I can file the DCMA. This girl keeps talking about blah blah blah I got banned for protesting and then blah blah blah this and that and I'm like "I don't care, I'm just here to take pictures of the item he stole from me."

Then she called me asshole and told me she was happy he stole from me.

It actually made me laugh. Just in case there was a misunderstanding I said he stole from me and she said G O O D. and then she let me know she was "mooting" me which I think is like debating but I've never seen used as a verb before... But it can't be like debating because she stopped talking after that. Which was great, I could finally get my snapshots and write the fucking DMCA, which I will fax tomorrow.

I don't know if I should laugh at how shitty the protesters were or cry because my bag was stolen.

Dis made me an asshole shirt so I could blog this.

The DMCA Process

Step1 : Some jackass copybots your shit and you find out about it.
Step2:File a Notification

Copy and paste--

A written notification must be made. This can be done either by fax or written letter (regular mail or courier). Emails will not be accepted unless a prior arrangement has been made. The notification must:

  1. Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon (i.e., describe the work that you own).

  2. Identify the in-world item that you claim is infringing on your copyright, and provide information reasonably sufficient to locate the item in-world. For example "The allegedly infringing work I am referring to is located on the map area labeled 'Freelon, 104,30,56'."

  3. Provide a reasonably sufficient method of contacting you; phone number and email address would be preferred.

  4. (Optional) Provide information, if possible, sufficient to permit us to notify the user(s) who posted the content that allegedly contains infringing material. You may also provide screenshots or other materials that are helpful to identify the works in question. (This is for identification only, not to "prove" substantive claims.)

  5. Include the following statement: "I have good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted materials described above and contained on the service is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or by protection of law."
  6. Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."

  7. Sign the paper

Please note: The DMCA provides that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys fees) if you falsely claim that an in-world item is infringing your copyrights. We recommend contacting an attorney if you are unsure whether an in-world object is protected by copyright laws.

Send the written document to the designated Copyright Agent at Linden Research:

Linden Research, Inc.
Attn: Designated Copyright Agent
945 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

Alternatively, fax the document to (415)520-9660. On the cover sheet, please write ATTN: DMCA NOTIFICATION

If you can Fax it.That's what I did.
Step3: You get this email from
Linden Lab has received your notification of copyright infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), 17 U.S.C. § 512.

We are currently processing your claim(s) and will notify you when your
claim(s) has been resolved.


Linden Lab Removal Team

Ok, that's where I'm at so far. I will tell you what happens next.

Linden Lab has received your notification of copyright infringement
under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), 17 U.S.C. § 512.

After having reviewed your notification:

In compliance with the DMCA, the following work(s) have been
expeditiously removed or disabled:

Description of Work(s):
Hair Bandana

Location of Work(s)
Lamockshire 119,130,102
Inventory of Darla Bade


Linden Lab Removal Team
But she probably has more than one store so now I have to keep checking.
Still collecting Information about rogerio to fax tomorrow.


Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Pa-Zazz! Sunglasses



WANTED: Sunglasses script

I need a script that changes frame color and lens color separately and will control lens transparency. :/

The only places I know to get this script are eyeglass places but I seriously doubt that if I ask they will be all "OMG sure I love competition! Have my scripts!"

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Movie review: Machine Girl

Ok I don't remember much about last night after midnight, but I do remember the premidnight festivities which consisted of watching the fine japanese movie, Machine Girl.

Some reasons why you want to see this movie:
  • A japanese school girl has a machine gun arm
  • Lots of blood
  • ninjas
  • yakuza guy with bad hair
  • Troma like movie effects
  • Drill bra
This is now my favorite Japanese movie ever. It's one Takashi Kaneshiro away from being the best movie of all time. I recommend drinking and friends to accompany this movie.

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My future D&D character

I know my strengths as a roleplayer are as follows:
  • I hate talking to people
  • I hate pretending I'm someone else
  • I don't like complex back stories
  • I like smashing things
I actually... don't like roleplaying. I do like drinking with friends though!!!! Wooooo!
So my conditions is I get to be a dwarf warrior who only grunts and has an afro and afro-beard. I can't remember what the response to gold teeth was.

Anyway, I drew my character. I'm trying to catch up on Doctor Who so I am doodling.

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Save the polar bears!

I don't remember much of last night. Something about agreeing to play D&D with my friends as long as I can play a Dwarf who looks like Kimbo Slice and getting freaked out about polar bears dying. Uh, I was a weeee bit drunk.

OK I realize a lot of organizations blatantly lie about things to get money, but in this case I don't care!!! Polar bears!! Polar bears might be dying!! They are best of all bears! So help save some bears damn it.

I had to make a new banner because the one WWF gives you is fuggin hideous.


Saturday, July 05, 2008

I quite enjoy fishing

I'm not addicted, I can quit whenever I want to. I swear!
7Seas fishing is my new favorite thing to do while doing other things. Yesterday I started while I was slicing up images for work.

[[SIDE NOTE: Any wanna-be webdesigners out there? Here's a tip, when you make your PSDs use guidelines to make sure everything lines up, build on a grid system, make a group folder for your regular and rollover states of all buttons and know what the fuck Lorem Ispum is. The contractor we have working on this project is Terrible. With a capital T. I'm on a deadline, I should have to spend an hour fixing his PSD file up so the buttons are all the same height instead of "eyeballed" the same height. He didn't do any rollover states and were we told him to put Lorem Ipsum in, he googled it and put a definition of Lorem Ipsum. O_o Obviously this guy lied his ass off at his interview and was probably a painting major at Mass art of some shit like that.

If you know me in game, you'll know I'm the first person to groan and roll his eyes when someone says "I'm a graphic designer IRL..." Just because you've used PS and a tablet to draw anime fairies, doesn't make you a graphic designer. There are technical things you need to know in order to call yourself that. If you don't know them, then people like me, who are relying on you to know what the fuck you are doing are going to get you fired. Cause I'm a dick like that.



Sorry I'm just getting to my wits end on this project and at all the people who are under preforming. ONE LAST RANT! Ok I understand I'm new to the project and some people have been on it for months, but just because you are sick of it, does not mean we should do a shitty job. I, for one, want portfolio quality work no matter what the hell I'm doing, whether it's a social networking site for a presidential candidate or a freaking tiny presentation video for Reebok CEOs. I'm so sick of saying "this is bad" and getting the response "well we don't care anymore."]]

*pant pant* Ok that turned into bit of a "OMGWTFBBQ" work thing...

My Hyafish is my favorite catch other than my gay mermen.

I want to make the motor boat but I only have the scrap metal and oil...
Anyone want to help me out?? I have lots of fish to trade!

Friday, July 04, 2008


Now we all can take pictures of ourselves from above and put them on our myspaces! JOY!

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Oh yay! An Automated message.

Hi there,

We will investigate the accout reported for copybotting inworld content. However please review the following relating to how to submit a DMCA claim.

The DMCA provides a process for a copyright owner to give notification to an online service provider concerning alleged copyright infringement. When a valid DMCA notification is received, the service provider responds under this process by taking down the offending content.

On taking down content under the DMCA, we will take reasonable steps to contact the owner of the removed content so that a counter-notification may be filed.

On receiving a valid counter-notification, we generally restore the content in question, unless we receive notice from the notification provider that a legal action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in the infringing activity.

Please review our copyright policy at our DMCA page. If you feel it's appropriate, you may file a copyright violation claim as outlined there.

Best regards,

Linden Lab and the Second Life Community team.

Fantastic! I'll go do that... but wait, my question is when this chick waits a week and puts the stuff back up again after they have removed it, do I have to waste more postage?

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Prehistoric Glasses

I made these for Dis but he afked and then I made some ads... and now they are for sale. >.>

Gypsies, tramps and theives...

This morning I woke up singing that song. But I don't know any of the lyrics so I just repeated "Gyyyyypsies, tramps and theives" over and over in my head, until finally Bill woke up and said good morning and it stopped.

My hair got stolen. Babyboo sent me a notecard about someone ripping off hair peoples and this was the first time it was actually true for me. Look at these beauties below.
BTW that is the exact image I submitted with my ticket to Linden Labs. As far as I'm concerned this copybot who done it should be over in a second since I MADE THE FUCKING HAIR 6 MONTHS BEFORE THIS PERSON EXISTED. But it's linden labs, and they can't even put a table plug in on the transaction page to make it sort, so I have about as much faith in anything coming from this as I have in their website's front end development team (er.. person.)

*stares into space as lightbulb turns on* Dude I should make a grease monkey script to do the table sort thing. Score! Imma nerd it up this long weekend.

In 100% non related knews check out Jesse's redesign of Aitui. I got some nice pants and a Tshirt there (SEE THE VIRGIN SHIRT!!!) :D The hoodies were nice, but the colors were too muted for me.

Also it makes me wonder if my work reads this blog and that's why they threw money at me. >_> Expect quarterly "oooh woe is me my job is terrible, if only they paid me more" blog posts from here on out.
I get my car tomorrow. This week rocks. Seriously, even the copybotter can't get me down. I'm freaking fabulously well-to-do now. I may make enough in one year to warrant owning a top hat and monocle.

Holy crap!

I just got what is called a "market adjustment" on my base salary at work. So now in addition to my 12% raise I get another $8K a year.

Holy shit.

Excuse me, I have to go dance around in a circle in the handicapped stall of the bathroom and pump my fist.