January 29th, 2004


Dan's Fan City

Rain: You are the sound of rain. You have two
important sides. There is your strong, powerful
side and your calm, gentle side. Both are very
important. Rain also reflects a bit of darkness
in your personality. It isn't bad, just shows
that along with the good, you also can see bad,
which can come in handy. (please rate my quiz)

What Sound Are You?(now w/ pics)
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You have spent many long dark hours thinking about
death. You are facinated by it. You are a death
junkie. You talk about death all the time, and
people probably think you are kind of creepy.
You don't mind, they just don't understand. It
is a great mystery, death.

Do you embrace DEATH ?
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VICTOR: You are victor!

1400-years-old, he is the supreme Vampire overlord
who has been sleepong to restore his power.
Selene trusts him as she trusts no one else and
daringly awkens him when no one else believes
her discovery of the Lycan plot to destroy the
Vampires. Viktor is tall, powerful, haught, and
ostentatious. And ruthless. He had his own
daughter, Sonja, executed when it was
discovered she was secretly involved with a
lycan leader. Many have elevated him to
celebrity status. Many others wish him dead.
But Viktor has his own secrets and a dark side
no other Vampire has ever known ... he may have
been the one who began the ancient battle
between Lycans and Vampires.

Which UNDERWORLD character are you?
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Yah-- I'm up late again, drowning in thoughts of projects to come. I need to get grounded on the projects I'm doing right now, but there's a whole lot of nifty problem-solving that has to happen. Today, it's been zombie eyes. Some of the zombie effects will be animatronic puppets, and I've been researching how to best handle the eyes and other facial movements. It's the kind of thing that you'd think the internet would be perfect for.
Truth is, there's not a lot of information on making realistic humanoid puppet effects online. Or rather the quality of information that is available is of questionable pertinence.
I have learned how to make realistic human eyes out of acrylic and epoxy.
I have seen pictures of several eye mechanisms. Most of them look either flimsy and tacked together or machined and overbuilt. What I see in my mind is a lot like a ball held captive by some sort of ring, and as I move my trackball, I wonder why the idea seems so familiar.
See, I have the logitech MouseMan. It's basically a thumb-driven mousewheel, and the ball is about the diameter of a human eye...

I need to play with molding.

But first, a new boiler. And installing the dishwasher. Making a dolly. Fixing a roof.

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I am the...
The great gray owl is a rarely seen but marvelous
bird. It is the largest of all the owls but due to its
reclusive and solitary nature, it doesn't get a lot of
publicity. Those owl watchers who know of it, however,
can truly appreciate seeing the great gray owl.

You are most likely a person who doesn't mind being
alone, valuing time alone to think. This may lead others
to think of you as reclusive, but may also interest them
in you. Even if you aren't as overtly strong, powerful,
funny, or glamourous as others, you still are appreciated
and well-received when you make an appearance.


Which Owl are
One of many

by Tyto Alba.

Which Jhonen Vaquez character are you? By EmReznor.