hattingen-dragonslayers:

The final moments of the competition, and the immediate rush to play afterwards.

Starting at 14:10, you can see Eric Zimmerman, acclaimed game designer and one of the judges for this competition, having a ball with, well, foosball.

In reality, the final 10 seconds of construction were much more dramatic then this would have you believe— if the camera was angled just a little more to the right you could have seen the flurry of screwing activity happening over there.

Over the past week I’ve done nearly 100 posts about our time in Germany. Here’s one of them! Please check out the rest. ALL OF THEM.

productivecommuting:

July 18, 2014 - Day 130

I figure I can get one more of these in before departing to Germany.

G Wait Time: 0 minutes (almost missed the train because held up by a bad swipe)
L Wait Time: 2 minutes
Elevator Wait Time: 2 minutes

listening on Kindle Fire: A great interview with the…

July 7-17 2014 - Too much craziness!

productivecommuting:

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I apologize for falling off the wagon on this over the past couple weeks. July 4th weekend started on July 3rd, and from then until today has been nonstop craziness. We rehearsed my play over July 4th weekend like crazy. My commuting all of last week consisted of nothing but thinking about the play, making notes on the play, and figuring out what still needed to be done on the play (like building a set!). Then the play opened on Wednesday the 9th, then I had two days of extra refinement, then we all came to my office to do stuff on Saturday, then had our second performance, then went to a diner, then to my dad’s hotel. The next day was super productive— chores, stuff with wife, down to the theater, our final production, bringing chairs back to my office (seen above), then over to Nick Douglas’ for our cast party. Monday I left for San Antonio, got back yesterday (lots of writing done and watched/took notes on the Dystopiapiapia show videos), and then today I had two separate interviews about Oculus Rift stuff. Whew! 

All in all, productive commutes! Just no time to write about them. Next I’m off to Germany for the World Championship of Gameful Architecture, then when I’m back, closing on our house! All in all I’m feeling pretty good about my potential to get a lot done on long trips… that or sleeping at least. 

Come see Dystopiapiapia tonight at the Times Square Arts Center! Also enjoy these promo videos.

"Dystopiapiapia" opens tonight in NYC. So excited! Now learn the anthem and sing along in this helpful karaoke style video.

nickdouglas:

New York friends! Come see me in “Dystopiapiapia,” a one-act play by my friend Alex Coulombe.
The play parodies sci-fi dystopias like Ender’s Game, the Hunger Games, Divergent, Avatar, Star Wars, and Labyrinth. I play Colonel Gotye, a vicious fighter with a (spoiler) brutal death scene.
Shows on Wednesday at 8:45, Saturday at 6:15, and Sunday at 7, at the Roy Arias Stage II, 300 W 43rd St, 4th floor. Twenty bucks at the door.

Tonight’s opening night! No time to write more.

nickdouglas:

New York friends! Come see me in “Dystopiapiapia,” a one-act play by my friend Alex Coulombe.

The play parodies sci-fi dystopias like Ender’s Game, the Hunger Games, Divergent, Avatar, Star Wars, and Labyrinth. I play Colonel Gotye, a vicious fighter with a (spoiler) brutal death scene.

Shows on Wednesday at 8:45, Saturday at 6:15, and Sunday at 7, at the Roy Arias Stage II, 300 W 43rd St, 4th floor. Twenty bucks at the door.

Tonight’s opening night! No time to write more.

My thoughts on San Francisco Opera’s performance of Madame Butterfly. Colored by other proximity opinions.

No rating, but still thoughts. This is the collection of plays put on by my good friend Danton Spina, including one by me and one by him. 

June 25, 2014 - Silence of the Train

productivecommuting:

June 25, 2014 - Day 117

Got home late since I got to work late yesterday, then worked on video projects until late, making me too tired to get to work on time, so I got to work late again which just keeps the cycle going…

G Wait Time: 3 minutes
L Wait Time: 0 minutes
Elevator Wait Time: 0 minutes

listening on Kindle Fire: Welcome to Nightvale. I’m finding more than anything, this podcast is excellent background noise. I don’t mean that it’s unengaging, but it puts me in a wonderfully free mindset that triggers thoughts on all sorts of things. The episode I listened to today elaborated more on the evil hum coming from the dog park. Also a horoscope.

reading on Nook:Silence of the Lambs— I love how quickly it gets things going. I’m not very far and basically Jack Crawford’s like ‘look, go talk to Hannibal’ and Clarice is like ‘um, okay’ then they have this beautifully surreal first interaction that so clearly sets the stage for the future relationship. You ever meet someone and know right away that they’re going to be an important part of your life? Fascinating.

And People Say There’s No Such Thing as Luck…

My colleague Alexa and I traveled home together from San Francisco last night. Here’s what happened to each of us:

Security Check: 
Alexa: She received a pat down because her clothes were ‘too baggy’, and her carry-on was rummaged through. She thinks something may have been taken but they didn’t tell her.
Me: Whizzed through, no problems, and realized after that I had accidentally left a full to-go container of miso soup in my bag.

Food:
Alexa: Has many allergies, and after looking through the entire airport food court, found the only edible things she could have were an apple and a bag of rice chips. 
Me: I went to a place called ‘The Plant | Cafe Organic’ and had an excellent beet burger with a salad. Also ate my miso soup.

On the Plane:
Alexa: Before getting on the plane she told me that she prefers aisle seats because she hates asking people to get up for her. On the plane she ended up not only in a window seat, but next too a giant man who spilled over onto her seat and smelled like curdled milk. She was unable to move the entire flight. 
Me: Despite the captain claiming a ‘full flight’, the seat next to me was empty. I tried to get a hold of Alexa to give her the seat, but was unsuccessful. Thus, I had far more room than I needed.

Sometimes I don’t understand this world.