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Posted May 1, '11 at 4:31pm

iMogwai

iMogwai

1,754 posts

This thread is for stuff I've made. Maybe I'll add some things too, if the stuff gets lonely. Anyways, I'm going to begin with two links to old AMW projects of mine. They're currently pretty dead, so don't bother posting in those threads.

The first link is to a comic called "The Bobs". I'm not currently working on it, though, so I don't think you'll see any new episodes any time soon. You see, I get tired of stuff very easily.

Anyways, The Bobs are here. As I said before, I'd prefer if you didn't post in that thread, 'cus I'm not working on that project at the moment.

Something else I worked on, and had a thread about, was stickfigure animations, made in Pivot Stickfigure Animator. Here's the thread about it. If you have any questions about Pivot, you can check out this little tutorial I made. Once again, these threads are old so please don't necro them. If you have any questions that weren't answered in the tutorial, you can ask them on my profile.

I haven't really done much animating since that thread died, however, which was about half a year ago. I have an unfinished project I've been wanting to finish, though, but I haven't found the patience yet. Anyways, just to make sure I still knew how, I made this very short animation.
http://www.truploader.com/uploads/5_1_2011/697146Reloading.gif

Anyways, that's enough pictures for now. The next things will be poetry. I don't really have any experience of writing poetry aside from entering a couple of AMW contests and threads here on ArmorGames, so if you've got any C&C, feel free to share.

These poems are about two fictional characters who are considered evil and cruel, and these poems are from their point of view. Basically, it's "What if they're not so bad after all?" thoughts that grew into poems.


The Grim Reaper

I am the reaper,
The soul keeper,
I send you on to meet your fate,
To leave this world of fear and hate,
And as I watch how you ache,
How you struggle as you your last breath take,
I realize, to my surprise, that I envy your demise.

Yes, I envy your mortality,
Which will never be my reality,
Doomed to ever wander and to never cease,
I wish to one day rest in peace.
But my servitude has only just begun,
So now I wander, and I wander alone.

For every single stranger,
React to me with anger,
I cannot blame them, they know, so do I,
Everyone I meet is soon about to die,
They blame me, and I'd likely do the same,
The Lord would not want them to instead curse His name,
All I meet, I'm forced to reap, and then I repeat.

Yes, I'm forced to harvest souls,
Until finally my Lord upon me calls,
And relieves me of my duty, grants me slumber,
And the peace I granted to such a large number,
But my servitude has lasted since days beyond recall,
And I wish I could take your place as you leave it all.

I am the reaper,
The soul keeper,
Feared by people everywhere,
I take lives,
It's no surprise,
That no one wants me near.

So why then wont I cease to be?
Does His cruelty have no boundary?

Satan, the Fallen Angel

I followed the Father's every command
I never questioned, I never complained,
Until with a wave of his hand,
A new brother I had gained.

My brother, the Father's masterpiece,
A life in sin, yet worthy of His attention?
My brother, loved, though he did as he pleased,
Why was beyond my comprehension.

Did I not deserve to be loved and respected?
I did everything he wished,
Yet ever since my brother, I was neglected.
Oh, how I wished he'd perish.

I was the oldest and most loyal son,
Yet he received the Father's love,
And then one day my patience was gone,
My brother was not worthy, and the Father had to know.

The Father, angered by my accusations,
Sent me away, to never return.
That is the cause for my retaliation,
Why my brother will pay, and his world burn.

Thanks for taking a look at my stuff and/or things.

 

Posted May 1, '11 at 5:17pm

ProfessorOak

ProfessorOak

778 posts

Haha, I got some good laughs at those comics. ^0^

That Pivot animation is so smooooooth man, what FPS did you animate it at?

The first poem was a bit too much rhyming for my taste, but it's still good. I enjoyed the rhyming rhythm more in the second one. They're both good though.

 

Posted May 1, '11 at 5:33pm

iMogwai

iMogwai

1,754 posts

That Pivot animation is so smooooooth man, what FPS did you animate it at?

I try (or tried, when I did it often) to never animate below 16 FPS. That one was at 20 FPS, and the project I had been working on and then abandoned was as well. I wish it was done, but I CBA to finish it. >_>

The first poem was a bit too much rhyming for my taste, but it's still good. I enjoyed the rhyming rhythm more in the second one.

I think I understand. I think the rhyming sounds a lot better if every second line rhymes, rather than when you put the two rhyming lines next to each other. To be honest, after taking another look at the first one, it looks more like some kind of song lyrics than a poem.

 

Posted May 1, '11 at 6:13pm

deathopper

deathopper

835 posts

think I understand. I think the rhyming sounds a lot better if every second line rhymes, rather than when you put the two rhyming lines next to each other.

I think your rhymes should have been like this (each letter means a different rhyme):

A
B
A
B
C
D
C

A little like a sonnet.

anyway, I didn't enjoy what you did with "you" here:

How you struggle as you your last breath take,

Personally I think that it took away the atmosphere from the hole stanza.
Your poems are really good. If your planning on writing more you might want to write about emotions. Because you really nailed the fealing of suffering in your first poem and revenge in your second. And like I said your poems are really good.

 

Posted May 1, '11 at 11:24pm

dudeguy45

dudeguy45

2,594 posts

I like how sometimes you rhyme and sometimes you don't. Keep it up. And the bullet in your animation makes it look like the bullet fell out of the gun.

 

Posted May 2, '11 at 12:00am

iMogwai

iMogwai

1,754 posts

And the bullet in your animation makes it look like the bullet fell out of the gun.

It's an ammo clip, though it got a bit short and chubby. If you look carefully, you can see that he lifts another one towards the gun with the other hand after he dropped it. Thought it'd be a fancy reload.

And thanks for all the positive feedback. Makes me happy to hear.

 

Posted May 2, '11 at 10:43pm

iMogwai

iMogwai

1,754 posts

http://www.truploader.com/uploads/5_2_2011/795676DessertEagleTypoIntended.gif

"Finish your veggies, Billy,
or you wont get dessert!"
"But mom, don't be silly,
They're the worst thing on Earth!"

But his mother always won,
And she never understood,
So Billy grabbed his gun,
And finished the veggies for good.

I forgot to mention this in my first post, but I got the gun, as well as all imagines that did not look like crap, from a site called droidz.org. They've got a bunch of .STK files that can be used when animating in Pivot.

 

Posted May 2, '11 at 10:45pm

iMogwai

iMogwai

1,754 posts

as well as all imagines

Yet another typo?
I just can't spell today,
So in case you thought I was psycho,
Images was what I meant to say.

Sorry :/

 

Posted May 3, '11 at 10:47pm

iMogwai

iMogwai

1,754 posts

I wrote something else. I call it "Meh". I'd explain why, but meh, CBA.


Meh.

I get these moments when I simply don't care,
It happens more now than before, it's not even rare,

I leave all my worries behind,
And with them, my dreams and wishes,
No thought of work or money in my mind,
No thought of my unwashed dishes.
Nor any goals or ambition,
So what if I fail, is it really a big deal?
So what if my life is just repetition?
To aim for greatness has lost its appeal.

I am not complaining or hoping for pity,
And I'm sorry if you misunderstood,
This state of temporary apathy,
Feels pretty ****ing good.

 

Posted May 6, '11 at 6:09pm

iMogwai

iMogwai

1,754 posts


I don't know

We have more answers than ever before,
But we do not have them all,
Yet we tell ourselves we know even more,
Because ours egos are anything but small.

Never more educated nor foolish than now,
We never admit to not knowing, we don't dare,
Too dumb to say "I don't know,"
Too arrogant to say "I don't care."

People have reputations to uphold,
Always blending in with society,
When speaking is silver and silence is gold,
It leaves the world with little variety.

 
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