Dave Kafka

Got a music video coming up. Thats why I needed to make the drum set for Lucy and thats also why I needed to create Dave Kafka! We needed a bassist and there are not enough insect characters out there! Why not? They’re so cute!

Rodney Falco

Meet Rodney Falco, the Forest Pool Hall’s resident beat poet / master of ceremonies / performance artist. He’s very changeable and more than a little moody but his fashion sense is impeccable!

Lucy’s Drum Kit

Oh- and there’s also a band that most of them are in. Did I forget to mention that?
Just finishing up some bits for a new music video coming up! Now Lucy has her drum kit! YAY!!!

J Matthew Root – VLOG #003

Here we are with vlog number three! I’m trying to do these in smaller chunks now so I can get them out to you sooner so the MODit system release and Piano Abstracts will be in separate vlogs coming soon!

This is the Surreal Orange story.

Of course its not the whole story. Its spoiler free and really just a quick introduction to the concepts, structure and feel of the show, but it should give you a good idea of what I’m thinking. Light-hearted and more of a comedy but with some darker stuff mixed in. Its got adventure elements but it’ll be all over the place. I’ll be exploring not only with the characters and story but also with the treatments and style of the show and I’m sure it’ll get very expressionistic, no doubt.

Let me know what you think! Thanks!

Avatars & Messengers

Thorn is filled with unexplainable craziness and most of it you can safely ignore if you prefer, but there are a few things you should know. Avatars are the same thing that they are in games except that avatars in Thorn are usually (but not always) mechanical. Basically they’re just a way to be in two places at once. As long as they don’t go too far from a good connection the user can witness and interact through the avatar from a remote location. However there are limitations. Most avatars will loose connection if they enter a large or shielded structure. When this happens their programming takes over and returns the avatar to the last position it was in where it had a connection and attempts to reconnect. But connections are always tricky and unreliable in Thorn so avatars usually try to stay in open areas.

Conrad is a friend who lives very far away but keeps in touch with Floyd and company using this avatar.

Not all avatars look like floating heads or skulls but it makes sense and skulls are thought of as cute and friendly in Thorn so they’re not trying to be scary at all. Most of them will feature some kind of larger exaggerated feature or wings, antlers or horns. Something to help make the avatar more noticeable. Since the avatars are small and don’t make noise unless they want to its considered polite to try and make them stand out more and, of course, its a chance to show off some style and no one in Thorn would miss that!

Plus there are other floating heads flying around that aren’t avatars. They’re messengers. Originally just simple robots but over the ages they develop personalities of a sort, and more than a few of them have completely stopped functioning or gone insane and accidentally started religions while trying to fry eggs and yeah- it can happen! The ones that still work are still delivering messages and happy to do so, if a bit crazy.

GRRZZZ is super fun and loves her music loud and heavy! And she’s serious about delivery.