// Wowcast Afterdark: Wie schlimm sind Spoiler?

// Wowcast 90: Game of Thrones S07E02 – Stormborn

Gepostet 11:30 in #Movies #Podcast #Game of Thrones #NC-Podcast #Podcasts #Review

Im 90. Werewolves on Wheels Podcast besprechen René und Sascha (@reeft, Facebook) die neue Folge von Game of Thrones namens "Stormborn" sowie die wilden Walking Dead Emails und Confederate, die neue, kontroverse Serie der GoT-Showrunner.

Das Intro sowie die großartigen neuen Bumper wurden uns freundlicherweise vom großartigen Herrn Kaschke eingesprochen, Musik und Produktion von 3typen.

Shownotes:

Feedback (11:30)
News (17:00)
Frank Darabonts Emails
Neue HBO Serie Confederate
Review (35:00)

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Hier der Link zu allen Wowcast-Folgen auf Nerdcore, hier der Link zu den Heisencasts.

// Trailerfest: It, Sharknado 5, Die Antwoords ZEF TV, Detroit, Beach Rats, Ingrid Goes West, Flatliners, My Friend Dahmer, Message from the King, The Vault, Red Christmas

Gepostet 19:26 in #Movies #Trailer

Neuer Trailer zu Andrés Muschiettis (Mama) Verfilmung von Stephen Kings It:

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

“IT” stars Bill Skarsgård (“Allegiant,” TV’s “Hemlock Grove”) as the story’s central villain, Pennywise. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (“Midnight Special”), Jeremy Ray Taylor (“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”), Sophia Lillis (“37”), Finn Wolfhard (TV’s “Stranger Things”), Wyatt Oleff (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Chosen Jacobs (upcoming “Cops and Robbers”), Jack Dylan Grazer (“Tales of Halloween”) and Nicholas Hamilton (“Captain Fantastic”).

Muschietti is directing “IT” from a screenplay adapted by Chase Palmer & Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman. Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Barbara Muschietti are producing, with Marty P. Ewing, Doug Davison and Jon Silk serving as executive producers.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Chung-Hoon Chung (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”), production designer Claude Paré (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), editor Jason Ballantine (“The Great Gatsby”), and costume designer Janie Bryant (TV’s “Mad Men”).

Ansonsten neue Trailer zu Suburbicon von George Clooney nach einem Drehbuch der Coen Bros, ein final Trailer zu Detroit von Kathryn Bigelow, zur Serie ZEF TV von Die Antwoord, zu Netflix' Revenge-Thriller Message from the King, zum Coming of Age-Drama Beach Rats, zum Flatliners-Remake, zum Psycho-Thriller My Friend Dahmer, ein Red Band-Trailer zu Ingrid Goes West, zum Heist-Thriller The Vault sowie zum Bruce-Biopic Sharknado 5 und zum Horrorschlock Red Christmas mit Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, E.T., Cujo, Critters).

Gib mir den Rest, Baby…

// Digital Skin

Gepostet 14:42 in #Design #Tech #3d #Art #Photography #Weird

Emilio Vavarella: The Digital Skin Series, 2016. „Archival inkjet prints on metallic paper. 18 elements. X:150; Y:115 cm, each.“

Von Neural: The Stranger in my face: „The clash between the classic two-dimen­sional shots and the three-dimensional under­lying model produces […] distorted somatic traits and […] an intimacy that the proportional dissonance refuses. What remains is a sense of anthropological displacement in our abilities to see and recognise, a testament of something unknown at its earliest stage.“

The Digital Skin Series is composed of self-portraits in which I pose “under the digital skin” of strangers I’ve crossed paths with in the past. To create this series, I first used a 3D scanner to obtain an accurate tridimensional model of my face. Then I used a camera-prototype to acquire HD portraits of strangers. Finally, I applied their portraits to my digital skull as if they were simply an additional layer. The result is a series of photographs where bidimensionality and tridimensionality collide in an intimate and unpredictable way.

In the past, myths about skin were common across cultures and related to radical biological metamorphoses. For example, in the Navajo tradition – which considered the skin a mask – if you were to lock your eyes with those of the skinwalkers, they could project themselves into your body and transform into you. In today’s network society, bodies have left that organic condition and are characterized by transient statuses: individuals have become di-viduals, data aggregates, samples, signals. The last boundary between us and the world, our skin, has become a transient membrane that changes along with the trans- and meta- human forms under it. The space that was occupied by the skinwalkers of the past has been taken over by infinite reconfigurations and mediations. What remains the same is that to be human still means to constantly shift through generative metamorphosis, corruptions, and de-generations that escape any clear categorization.

Gib mir den Rest, Baby…

// Monospaced Programming Fonts with Ligatures

Gepostet vor 2 Tagen in #Design #Tech #Coding #Fonts #Typography

Didn't know these exist, love it: Monospaced Programming Fonts with Ligatures.

Three of the most interesting and thoughtful monospaced programming fonts with ligatures are Fira Code, Monoid, and Hasklig. I say "thoughtful" but that's what I really mean - these folks have designed these fonts with programming in mind, considering spacing, feel, density, pleasantness, glance-ability, and a dozen other things that I'm not clever enough to think of.

Most of these fonts have dozens and dozens of ligature combinations and there is no agreement for "make this a single glyph" or "use ligatures for -> but not ==> so you'll need to try them out with YOUR code and make a decision for yourself. My sample code example can't be complete and how it looks and feels to you on your screen is all that matters. […]

Look at how "www" turned into an interesting glyph. Things like != and ==> turn into arrows. HTML Comments are awesome. Double ampersands join together.

I was especially impressed by the redefined hex "x". See how it's higher up and smaller than var x.

// Mein Lieblings-Grieche und sein Danone-Joghurt (Werbung)

Gepostet vor 2 Tagen in #Misc #Advertising #Food #ncadv

Ich bin ein großer Fan vom Joghurt und esse täglich welchen. Joghurt ist toll, genau wie mein Lieblingsgrieche, denn sonst wäre er ja nicht mein Lieblingsgrieche, wenn er nicht toll wäre, genau wie Joghurt – ne 1a Milchspeise. Womit ich natürlich keinesfalls behaupten möchte, mein Lieblingsgrieche wäre eine Milchspeise, das ergäbe keinen Sinn. Aber in seiner Kneipe riecht es manchmal ganz streng nach Zaziki und Zaziki ist auch eine Milchspeise mit Joghurt, da kann man mal sehen. Mit Danone OIKOS kann man ganz sicher den genialsten Ultra-Zaziki machen und ganz viel mehr, da bin ich mir sicher. Jedenfalls: Mein Lieblingsgrieche.

Mein Lieblingsgrieche macht super Pizza und Zaziki – sogar ganz bestimmt mit Danone Joghurt! – und er hat eine lustige kleine Kneipe, wo es neben Pizza und Zaziki auch Frühstück mit Danone Joghurt gibt, denn mein Lieblingsgrieche hat Geschmack – aber er heisst nicht Costa Cordalis. Allerdings mochte den meine Mutti sehr gerne, glaube ich, also den Cordalis jetz', und deshalb finde ich es ganz unerhört, dass dieser nun in eine Crime Story um Entführung, griechischen Joghurt und geklaute Rezepte hineingezogen wird. Denn es ist so:

Gib mir den Rest, Baby…

// Fuck You-Nadelstreifenanzug

Gepostet vor 3 Tagen in #Design #Fun #Fashion #Fuck

Nadelstreifen für classy fucks to give, für viel zu teuer Geld von David August, die Boxer-Story zum Fuck-You-Anzug bei Complex:

What was he trying to communicate with the suit?
Conor is a classic, quintessential gentleman when it comes to appearances and dressing for an occasion. I think he said all that he wanted to say…and then some with the suit.

Why the "FUCK YOU"? Was that his idea?
The idea originated internally. The expression was the perfect juxtaposition to the traditional pinstripe suit. I wanted to use fighting words.

Gib mir den Rest, Baby…

// MS Paint R.I.P. (Update)

Gepostet vor 3 Tagen in #Design #Tech #Software #Windows

Microsoft stampft Paint ein. Mit dem Teil hab' ich vor 25 Jahren die ersten rudimentären Grafiken für mein erstes Fanmag gemalt, Rahmen-Elemente und Trenner für's Layout. Backgrounds auch teilweise, weiß nicht mehr genau. Ich habe Paint immer gehasst, weil es keine Kantenglättung gab und das war damals eigentlich schon Standard, aber immerhin war Paint wohl auch so ein bisschen der Vorläufer von dem, was man heute Shit-Aesthetics im Netz nennt (wobei das noch mehr mit dem Screenshot-Mechanismus und Kompressions-Artefakten zu tun hat).

So oder so, die Software wird mit dem nächsten Windows-Update eingestellt. Mach's gut, Paint, und danke für die Pixel!

Guardian: Microsoft Paint to be killed off after 32 years

Microsoft’s next Windows 10 update, called the Autumn (or Fall in the US) Creators Update, will bring a variety of new features. But one long-standing stalwart of the Windows experience has been put on the chopping block: Microsoft Paint.

First released with the very first version of Windows 1.0 in 1985, Paint in its various guises would be one of the first graphics editors used by many and became a core part of Windows. Starting life as a 1-bit monochrome licensed version of ZSoft’s PC Paintbrush, it wasn’t until Windows 98 that Paint could save in JPEG.

With the Windows 10 Creators Update, released in April, Microsoft introduced the new Paint 3D, which is installed alongside traditional Paint and features 3D image making tools as well as some basic 2D image editing. But it is not an update to original Paint and doesn’t behave like it.

Now Microsoft has announced that, alongside Outlook Express, Reader app and Reading list, Microsoft Paint has been signalled for death having been added to the “features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update” list.

[update] Oder doch nich: Microsoft: MS Paint is here to stay.

Amidst today’s commentary around MS Paint we wanted to take this opportunity to set the record straight, clear up some confusion and share some good news:

MS Paint is here to stay, it will just have a new home soon, in the Windows Store where it will be available for free.

Paint 3D – the new app for creativity, also available for free with the Windows 10 Creators Update, will continue to get new feature updates. In addition to the new 3D capabilities, many of the MS Paint features people know and love like photo editing, line and curve tools, and 2D creation are in Paint 3D.

// Westworld S2 – Trailer

Gepostet vor 5 Tagen in #Movies #Series #Trailer

„Zieh.“

// Ready Player One – Trailer

Erster Trailer zu Stephen Spielbergs Verfilmung von Ernest Clines Ready Player One, das Buch hatte ich damals hier reviewed.

So richtig überzeugt war ich nicht und mich haben die ewigen 80s damals bereits genervt, aber es hilft ja nix und ich hab mit den 80ern auch so'n bisschen meinen Frieden gemacht. Die sind wohl hier, um zu bleiben und im ersten Trailer sehen wir dann auch: Freddy Krueger, Iron Giant, jede Menge DeLoreans und whatnot – a thousand „Lets analyze the RPO-Trailer frame by frame“-Pieces incoming.

Hier der Trailer, it's awesome. Very. Spielberg actually pulled it off, ich bin einigermaßen begeistert.

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines–puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.

But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win – and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.

Spielberg von der ComicCon via Empire: „Spielberg says he wanted to do #ReadyPlayerOne because of its world. 'You can do anything in the Oasis'. The Iron Giant is a real major player in the story.“

Figures spotted (mostly by @micha): Iron Giant, Orcs (WOW), Freddy Krueger, Terminator, DeLorean, Lara Croft, Interceptor (Mad Max), Master Chief (Halo), A-Team-Van, Akira Bike (with Atari-Logo on its wheels), Christine, Duke Nukem, a Chocobo (Final Fantasy), Deadpool,

// LPsLPsLPs: Zuckergras und Regenbogen-Pop, dazu die Gummibärchen-Salatbeilage und ein bisschen Limo

Gepostet vor 6 Tagen in #Music #Album

Großartiger JingleJangle-AltFolk: Some Twist by Michael Nau

„This albums sounds like the taste of sun after the stormiest winter.“ Agreed: Life After Youth by Land Of Talk

Capacity by Big Thief: „Nothing like listening to this with coffee and cigarettes on a lazy afternoon or morning, reading a book.“

Pale Green Ghosts by John Grant: „'It's hard to imagine a more enjoyable and rewarding hour of music being released this year than Pale Green Ghosts: self-obsessed but completely compelling, profoundly discomforting but beautiful, lost in its own fathomless personal misery, but warm, funny and wise.' - The Guardian – 5 Stars *****“

Premium by Sam Evian

Irrer Comedy-Pop (womit ich normalerweise gar nichts anfangen kann): Bravado by Kirin J Callinan

Toller Garage-Poprock aus London: Headless Pin Up Girl [EP] by Chemtrails

Fantastischer Bandname, großartiges Album: Agent blå by Agent Blå

Schöner Garage-Rock aus New York: A Place I'll Always Go by Palehound

// ComicCon-Trailerfest: Triple Threat, Preacher, Inhumans, The Defenders, The Gifted, Krypton, Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, The Walking Dead

Gepostet vor 6 Tagen in #Movies #Trailer

Hier die erste Ladung Trailer von der ComicCon, vor allem Serien und gleich drei davon von Marvel (Inhumans, The Defenders und das X-Men-Spinoff The Gifted).

Dazu der erste Trailer zum Martial-Arts-Actioner Triple Threat mit Tony Jaa (The Raid), ein Trailer zu Preacher mit ganz viel Herr Starr (und ganz furchtbarem Soundtrack), zur DC-Serie Krypton, ein erster Teaser zur siebten Staffel von American Horror Story (in die ich ja nach der Trump-Ankündigung Hoffnung gesetzt hatte, aber das Horror-Clown-Thema turnt mich leider ab) sowie ein tatsächlich gar nicht mal so uninteressanter Trailer zur achten Staffel von The Walking Dead.

Triple Threat

A hit contract is taken out on a billionaires daughter intent on bringing down a major crime syndicate. A down and out team of mercenaries must take on a group of professional assassins and stop them before they kill their target.

Newsbits:

  • Ups Ben Affleck's Batman Future in Doubt as Warner Bros. Plots Franchise
  • „Seth Rogen says there is a role on Preacher that he considers taking for himself in the future, but he's not ready to spoil which just yet.“ – My bet is on Jesus or the Butler/Bike-Ass-Stand.
  • This time Trump crossed a line: Wondering Why We Haven’t Seen That ‘Y: The Last Man’ TV Show Yet? Blame the Election: „In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Green explained how the election of America’s current president made the writing process far more difficult and nearly made him walk away from the project altogether: 'It would have been a very different show, and very different development process, had the election not been as horrifying as it was. I had to put the script down for a couple months and really reassess it tonally, because it became a different creature, it became violent protest. It couldn’t not be political, and I had to embrace it, and I had to find my way in, and I had to find a way to channel my own dismay, disappointment and rage into it, while still keeping it what it is. For a minute there I almost walked away.'“
  • I'm cool with this: Warner Bros. is Remaking ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’: „the newest remake of The Body Snatchers […] will be written by horror screenwriter David Leslie Johnson and produced by John Davis of I, Robot and Chronicle.“
  • OK, so they're now trying the F4 sideways or what? Noah Hawley Developing Doctor Doom Movie for Fox
  • David Cronenberg Novel ‘Consumed’ To Be Developed As TV Series By ‘FTWD’s Dave Erickson & ‘Lucifer’s Sheri Elwood At AMC: „Fear The Walking Dead showrunner Dave Erickson has teamed with Lucifer executive producer Sheri Elwood to develop the novel as an hourlong drama series for AMC, where Erickson is under an overall deal. Erickson and Elwood will pen the adaptation and showrun. Consumed is described as a mind-bending psychological thriller that follows two journalists who set out to solve the cannibalistic murder of a controversial Parisian philosopher.“
  • Didn't see that one coming: Dan Harmon is bringing Kurt Vonnegut’s The Sirens Of Titan to TV: „Harmon is working with longtime 24 (and its offshoots) producer Evan Katz on the series, which is based on Vonnegut’s sci-fi novel from 1959. The Sirens Of Titan adaptation hasn’t landed a network yet, but NBC and USA are in the running. The series will center on Malachi Constant, the richest man in the U.S., who’s used his 'divine' luck to build his father’s fortune. But that money can’t shield him from a brewing war between Mars and Earth. Soon, Malachi’s on an interplanetary journey with another really rich guy, trying to determine whether or not free will exists.“
  • Sure why not Todd McFarlane to Write, Direct R-Rated Spawn Movie for Blumhouse

Gib mir den Rest, Baby…

// Wowcast Afterdark: Wie schlimm sind Spoiler?

Wie schlimm sind Spoiler wirklich? Kann man Spoiler überhaupt kategorisieren und unterscheiden? Sollte es einen Spoiler-Knigge geben, der uns zeigt, wie man sich im Internet am besten verhält? Und wenn ja, was steht drin? Nach der letzten Podcastaufnahme ließen René und Sascha die Mikros einfach laufen und unterhielten sich lose über Spoiler. Ihr dürft gerne in den Kommentaren mitdiskutieren und einige Regeln mit uns aufstellen.

Shownotes:

Mr. Diabetes
Kleinstadtgedanken
Blogger in Dresden
Studie: Spoiler sind cool

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// Salvador Dalís Moustache totally still a Moustache

Gepostet vor 6 Tagen in #Design #Weird #Art #Beard #Death #Moustache #Weird

Nachdem sie Savador Dalís Leiche wegen eines Vaterschaftsstreits ausbuddeln mussten, stellten man fest, dass der Schnurri vom Dalí noch 1a intakt ist und immer noch genauso steil geformt, wie damals zu Lebzeiten. Surreal Schnurri from beyond the grave.

Guardian: Salvador Dalí's moustache still intact, embalmer reveals after exhumation (via MeFi)

Experts who exhumed the body of Salvador Dalí to collect samples for use in a paternity claim have revealed that the enigmatic artist’s trademark moustache still graces his face almost three decades after he died. Narcís Bardalet, the embalmer who tended Dalí’s body after his death in 1989 and helped with the exhumation on Thursday night, said he had been delighted to see the surrealist’s best-known feature once again.

“His moustache is still intact, [like clock hands at] 10 past 10, just as he liked it. It’s a miracle,” he told the Catalan radio station RAC1. […]

Bardalet described the moment he had laid eyes on Dalí. “His face was covered with a silk handkerchief – a magnificent handkerchief,” he told RAC1. “When it was removed, I was delighted to see his moustache was intact … I was quite moved. You could also see his hair.”

He said Dali’s body resembled “a mummy; it was like wood”, adding that it was so hard that experts had to use an electric saw rather than a scalpel to collect bone samples. Bardalet predicted Dalí’s body would last a good while longer. “The moustache is still there and will be for centuries,” he said.

// Robert Kirkman kills The Walking Dead (the Comic)

Gepostet vor Eine Woche in #Comics #Comics #TheWalkingDead #Zombies

Ich erinnere mich noch daran, dass Robert Kirkman mal gesagt hatte, er wolle die Walking Dead-Comics schreiben, bis er selbst ins Gras beisst. Nun, ganz soweit ist es noch nicht, aber der Mann hat grade auf der ComicCon nach 14 Jahren das Ende der Comic-Serie verkündet. TWD wird sicher noch ein Jahr oder gar zwei weiterlaufen, aber dann ist Schicht im Schacht, Ende einer Comic-Institution, des erfolgreichsten Indie-Comics aller Zeiten.

Ich bin zwar derzeit etwas raus bei Comics und auch The Walking Dead müsste ich dringend nachholen (die Serie ist jetzt bei Ausgabe 169, ich bin irgendwo bei 152), aber die Ankündigung hat mich jetzt doch ein bisschen getroffen. Aber nur ein bisschen.

NME: ‘The Walking Dead’ creator says he’s bringing the series to an end

The creator of The Walking Dead has said he is preparing to bring the comic book series to an end. […]

At a panel during San Diego’s Comic-Con, the author revealed his plans to conclude the book part of the franchise imminently. “I think about two or three years ago, I had a pretty good idea for a definitive ending,” he told those in attendance. “I have known that since then and been working towards that, so I know exactly where I’m going and what’s gonna happen when I get there.”

Kirkman said that the actual ending is top secret and he hasn’t written it down as a precaution. He also said the series could have ended a lot sooner. “There was an ending I had in mind that I was thinking, ‘Oh this would be kind of a cool ending.’ I got to a point where it should’ve happened and I was like, ‘I’m not done yet.’ And this was before the show.

“It got to a point where I would’ve had to start building to it and I was like, ‘Nah.’ So, I just threw that out and then I just kept going because I had all kinds of cool stuff I wanted to do.”

[update] Bleeding Cool: Robert Kirkman “Working Toward” End Of The Walking Dead Comic

The story being sourced for most of the headlines comes from MoviePilot and its transcription of Kirkman’s comments from the Walking Dead panel:

“I think about two or three years ago, I had a pretty good idea for a definitive ending. I have known that since then and been working towards that, so I know exactly where I’m going and what’s gonna happen when I get there.

When I first started Walking Dead, I knew about the prison story line. So, I knew that they would eventually live in a prison, I knew they would eventually encounter the Governor, I knew there’d be some stuff that happens and I was working towards that. By the time I was at issue 6, I thought of stuff past that, so that’s kind of how it worked. I had this 50 or 60 issue chunk of story and every issue I wrote, it just kept moving, so I always had this big road map ahead of me.

There was an ending I had in mind that I was thinking, ‘Oh, this would be kind of a cool ending.’ I got to a point where it should’ve happened and I was like, ‘I’m not done yet.’ And this was before the show. It got to a point where I would’ve had to start building to it and I was like, ‘Nah.’ So, I just threw that out and then I just kept going because I had all kinds of cool stuff I wanted to do.”

So what can we really take from these statements? Robert Kirkman has an idea for a definitive ending for The Walking Dead. He’s had it for several years, and he’s working toward it. He’s also had a planned ending before, and decided to abandon it to continue to tell more stories.

// Cellular Automata Cube

Cubes.io: Conways Game of Life als 3D-Spielzeug mit Cubes und Spheres und Schnickschnack als Evolution-Nullpunkt, von wo aus die ganzen Automata im dreidimensionalen Raum mutieren. (via @reaktorplayer)

This tool explores what are called three dimensional (3D) "totalistic" cellular automata. The state of a cell going forward depends on its present state and that of its six neighbor cells: north, south, east, west, above, and below. The set of "rules of evolution" specify which configurations turn a cell on and which turn it off. The initial state of the lattice greatly impacts its future evolution.

Experiment with starting with a hollow cube or a solid sphere to see how a rule of evolution reacts. This app can simulate over a trillion trillion trillion different rulesets across tens of thousands of cubic cells.