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What It Means

I’ve never been a huge tattoo fan, just not my thing. And yet, for the majority of my adult life, I’ve always wanted to get a very simple tattoo, a Yin Yang on my forearm that symbolizes a great deal for me.

This wasn’t a tattoo for anyone else, it was for me. It was to be a reminder.

Of what I’ve lost, and what I’ve gained. That no matter how bad or dark things get, they will improve. That for every act of evil we hear about, there are thousands of acts of good.

But most importantly, it reminds me that I was never whole before my family, before my wife, before my son, before the incoming twins.

That’s what the Yin Yang means to me.

And yesterday?

Well, yesterday Moss and Will took me to the tattoo shop and I became a man. A man who only cried a little.

-sohmer

-Because I Can.

Quote of the Day

“I finally came to the conclusion that he maybe he was right. Maybe there’s no such thing as heroes. Maybe there are just people like my dad. I finally came to understand why they were so uncomfortable being called heroes. Heroes are something we create, something we need. It’s a way for us to understand what’s almost incomprehensible, how people could sacrifice so much for us, but for my dad and these men, the risks they took, the wounds they suffered, they did that for their buddies. They may have fought for their country but they died for their friends. For the man in front, for the man beside him, and if we wish to truly honor these men we should remember them the way they really were, the way my dad remembered them.”
– from Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

Cruise ships and popes and asteroids! Oh my!

Has it really only been a couple of weeks? Tonight I return to my comfy spot on Ustream in a very rested state. Why? Because I was on an effing cruise of the most amazeballs type. Dunno how long this peace of mind will last but there it is!

I can’t even catch up on weekly news events because all the good stuff happened while we were at sea and each time seemed like just another part of a comedy routine. Pope retiring? Oh that’s a good one… what? A cruise ship stranded? Hahahahaha….WHAT? An asteroid hit Russia? Am I on Candid Camera?!

Makes Lindsay Lohan look like an even bigger loser than usual.

Of course it is Oscar weekend but until the Hobbit gets on that list I’m not much interested in the red carpets, pageantry and inevitable painful on camera moments for winners and losers alike.

I hope you’ll make some time to drop by tonight and join me and the mods as we spin a little music, drink a little drink and draw draw draw. I’m sure I’ll have a couple of new stories to share.

As usual the stream starts at 8pm with the music a little before the hour. Here’s the link:http://tinyurl.com/9eukhm

See you in the funnies!

Strike a Pose

In the entertainment industry, every now and then a phenomenon happens that is beyond the realm of comprehension. So unexpected, that on the ridiculously rare chance that it happens, one does not know how to properly react.

The Phenomenon?

No one knows the exact term for it, but I like to call it ‘Being On Schedule’. I think it’s Latin for something.

Indeed, folks, production on the LICD pilot is going completely as planned. This pleases me so much that I thought I’d share another little video tidbit of the animation.

In this video, the animator are setting up the key poses for a scene involving Rayne, Noel and Logan, when Rayne arrives unexpectedly at the condo. For the last week, I’ve received between 15-30 of these every day.

After I review them, by bringing up the script, the animatic and the storyboards, I either approve or make notes. Once these poses are approved, they go back to the animators who’ll be doing the in-betweening, meaning the frames between the key poses.

If you folks enjoy this, I can start making posts like this more often, to give you more of a look inside the process.

-sohmer

-Because I Can.

Quote of the Day

“The things we do for our kids!”
– from A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)