Saturday, December 20, 2008

Announcing: Ultra Crush Siblings

This is an idea that I had in mid-2008, actually: Take the basic premise of Smash Bros.(fast paced non-technical fighter with the characters that folks know and love of a console) and apply it to the Xbox world. I did a comic about it, but never got to scanning it. Now, I am proudly ready to announce I've been working on my Game Maker skills and am finally ready to announce.

Classy Title, eh? My recent drunken attempts at making the game from scratch have resulted in mucha frustration. So I finally got a premade engine. Sure, it's only movement and jumping, but it's a start. Who's gonna be in it? Well, this kind of thing is tentative, since I haven't done nothing yet, But this are more or less the characters I want.

Master Chief

Yeah, shocker, I know. Master Chief is Xbox's Mario, so no duh on this one.


I'm a proud owner of Sudeki, and the game's characters are pretty likeable. among those, though, Buki' s my fave.

Oh, man. Is Liara my Favorite Mass Effect character or what? Sure, Mass Effect ain't KOTOR, in the sense the crew in it ain't all that great to begin with. But Liara stands out.

No, Kasumi isn't my favorite DOA girl. That would be Tina. However, Kasumi is such a postergirl for DOA, that.

Fergie Fudgehog
Viva Niñata is my guilty pleasure. Not the game, but the cartoon, for sure. I thought it would be funny to include a piñata in there.

Grabbed by the Ghoulies wasn't all that bad, I mean, the demo showed promise.

Jack of Blades
Now, Fable's merciless villain may not be the headliner for anything, but it fills a much needed vacuum of villainy.

Brute Force's deadpan Halle Berry-lookalike cyborg sniper. I just mentioned why she should be in it.

HK 47
I didn't choose him because of his awesome quotes. Among all the KOTOR guys, he's the one that felt less redundant.

Marcus Fenix
Confession: As of this writting, I have not yet played Gears of War or it's sequel. But my Smash needed a DOnkey Kong.

Blinx the Cat
I like to think of Blinx as an answer to Kirby. ALthough with much less work required on my part.

Voodoo Vince
Awesome character. His powers have awesome creative possibilities.

No, not the hedgehog. From the critically panned, awefull fighter. Looking like Burton's Batman with a bad hair day, the main problem I see is attacks.

Will I do it? Or with I lose interest and capacity, like my last game? We'll see.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The future is now! 2008

I'm always amazed at the capacity of fiction writters to write about the future. Because, obviously, there are things you never see coming, so your future, when it becomes a present, will make your future look outdated. I guess that's why the term "Not too distant future" was invented.

That said, let's look at some of the stuff foreseen, shall we?

The original Megaman!


Dr. Wily, Dr. Light's assistant, who is angry that his contributions have not been acknowledged by the world, reprograms the six Robot Masters that they had designed for industrial purposes and uses them in an attempt at world domination. He also attempts to reprogram Rock, the robot they had designed as a lab assistant, but Rock resists the reprogramming. In order to stop Wily's evil plan, Dr. Light upgrades Rock into a battle robot called Mega Man. Mega Man fights and destroys each of the Robot Masters before journeying to Wily's fortress to defeat him once and for all. Mega Man eventually wins the battle, but Wily bows down and begs for forgiveness, which Mega Man grants. Mega Man then walks home to meet Dr. Light and his "sister", Roll.

Hey, it was the 80's. Everyone assumed we would have mastered robotics enought to make robots that can fuck us up. Alas, the gimmick robot revolution is just now beggining...

Ghost Recon

Russia attempts to reunite the Soviet Union and invades several Eastern European countries. The UN intervenes with peacekeeping forces.

Eh...Does the U.N. EVER fuckin' intervene on anything? Seriously, dude! What's the use of your keen geopolitical spider-senses if you can't predict something as simple as apathy?

Isaac Asimov's Franchise

Plot 1955 short story Franchise takes place in 2008, the premise being that the U.S. president will be selected by a computer program looking for the "most representative citizen".

You wish machines made the system fairer! As is, so far, it's been a bumpy ride.



This speculative TV movie is set in the year 2008, as grief-stricken married couple Skye (Elizabeth Perkins) and Rick (Bradley Whitford) struggle bravely to overcome the death of their son. "Shock" is hardly the appropriate word to describe the couple's reaction when they meet another child who looks exactly like their own boy. It soon develops that Skye and Rick's son was the product of "Baby 2000," a top-secret -- and highly illegal -- cloning experiment conducted at a fertility clinic. Will the couple blow the whistle on the clinic's crooked activities, or will they be mollified into silence by being given an exact duplicate of the son they have lost?

I haven't seen it, but if ther'se not a lawquit in there, get outta town.

That's roughtly it. See you in 2009, when jettisoning Jason Vorhees into space won't be a meme anymore.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Coming to America?

I have recently recieved word from my aunt, who lives in that big, weird, faraway land known as the United States that my extended family there really have a nice plan that could involve me. I could move there at least temporarrilly and work in a warehouse, earning in a week more than I earned in a full month of my museum job.

First off; I have never gone farther than one of the sorrounding Sub-islands in Puerto Rico. I've always known that in the end, it would come down to me following my dreams, and following your dreams in here is hard if your dreams involve making games, movies, comics or somesuch like me.I'm becoming increasingly convinced that I should at least try it out until they call me back from the museum job. That said, once I'm out there making money, I'll have more oportunities.

I've always been fond of the U.S. Even though I'm not a crazy PNP or anything, I do feel Stateship for PR is a great oportunitty for us. I don't consider myself American, at least not yet, but I do feel there are elements we could and should adapt from up North. That aside, though, there are a number of elements about it that frankly scare the crap out of me? I haven't been seriously beat up here, and I don't wanna run across Biker gangs, White hoods, or any of that crap that comes up in the movies. I also don't wanna die of hypothermia, or be attacked by a moose or bear. I know those sound like cartoon concerns, and I don't think there'll be a Moose Mikergang in the airport. But as I've said, I've been pretty safe in my island, and there IS crime here.

Should I leave my own country/commonwealth to persue MY American dream? Or maybe stay in the safety of my island, slowly moving towards my appointed target of making a living out of drawing?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Is my scanner dead? Could this be the end of Batzarro?

My Hp All-in-One is on the fritz. Some say it's drivers, but I don't know. So there may be a bit of a hold up in drawings. But hang in there, babies!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Rant: That ain't the way to have faith!

Been watching more news that I should. Especially MSNBC. I find "Countdown" with Keith Olbermann especially fun. The way Mr Olbermann rants and raves is very fun, and entertaining.

But Mr Olbermann crossed a bit of a line for me. The other day he was discussing Sarah Palin and he began going on about the church she went on and all the "quirky" things that go on in it. He said there was a problem(but didn't specify what) with that church because they spoke in tongues, prayed for homosexuals to revert their way, and other stuff that reminded me of every church i've been to. Let's get it out of the way that even if i could vote for president I wouldn't vote for the republicans this year .

Really, Mr Olbermann? I mean, I can understand why someone who's never stepped in a Church might find speaking in tongues weird, but I don't think that's the kind of thing you throw in people's face. I mean, let's get hypothetical here: Imagine Sarah Palin was a lesbian. Would Mr Olbermann hold it against her? I would disagree with her life-choice, but that makes no difference on her ability to run the country. So why should her religious choice? I mean, I wouldn't want to think the concept of "tolerance" was meant for certain interest groups, and when it comes to other groups all of a sudden it doesn't apply.

Also, is praying for homosexuals to convert all that bad? I fail to see what's wrong with it, unless they are being forced in on the church against their will.

Rant off, I wanna do something else.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Dora The Xplorer!

Today I was kinda joking with my brother. We were talking about making money with our art I told him i've always thought i could do the paintings they do outside of preschools, and went like "I'd do a furious Dora the Explorer fighting Ming-ming from Wonderpets." I backed away from him, and drew it, just for thrills.
I sort of pictured it could be a comic cover, with the text and logo and all. Like with the legend "THIS IS SERIOUS!" So I did others.

Dora meets Kai Lan! I could think of no legend for this one. However, I did think of other things a sexed up explorer and a hot martial arts expert could do...

Dora meets el Chupacabra! I thought of the legend "Sucks to be you!" Maybe I'll come up with something better. The pantless one was better, but it was too obvious. Wait, I did just mention a version without pants?
Dora endangered by Diego. The Legend "No, Diego, no!" was pretty obvious. You know, I've always comic covers and their overdone sense of danger. It's like: "Will Bane kill Batman and chew on his mask?" Of course he won't. But you do get a cool image as consolation prize.

Dora faces the wrath of the Mighty B! "Could this BEE real?" This was the point were i ran out of nicktoons I barely knew. I decided to make "B" more into a female character.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Not so much Blasting...

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Best Geek Ever!

Hello, everyone! Salutes from the beautifull island of Puerto Rico. You may call me Batzarro. I decided to open my own weblog to host my web comics, among other junk I may post. But so it doesn't just become me showing pictures to you, here's a mini-bio.

I was born in this island, 23 years ago, the son of an paranoid artisan and a scatterbrained housewife and student. I grew up in my grandfather's land, wich happened to be sorrounded by a graveyard. I wasn't allowed to go very far on my own. Or even socialize a lot with my sorrounding extended family. Soon, I entered school. Wich is also when my life began to spiral downhill.

I became an outcast, a pariah. The worthless kid everyone laughts out. I eventually outgrew that phase, but then my parents moved. I wasn't sad to leave my "friends" behind, but I was sad to, again, be the "new kid" and again lose out any sign of non disgust. We moved quite a lot, and I began resenting pretty much anyone. Again, I wasn't allowed to go out and meet people either, so I entrenched in videogames.

Ah, the games. My first console was an Atari a "rich kid" gave away to us. After my brother and I learned of the NES' existence, we begged our old father to buy us one. One trip to New York later, we were playing Mario 2 and Bart vs The Space Mutants (never got past that first stage.)
Atari was a gateway console that lead to Nes, Genesis, N64 and beyond.

As I became more isolated from society, videogames became my main form of release. I stayed in school for pure survival, and every year I held to the hope one day, I wouldn't have to do it anymore, that I would not have to meet people as annoying as I met in the school.

And at last, I beat that boss. I began university, and dropped it for work at a museum. Where I discovered there wasn't an escape from the annoying people I met at school. I also discovered I don't like crowds, groups, or gatherings. What I do like, is drawing, comics, videogames/cartoons and everything in between.

I've come to learn not to resent the past. Because we can't be us, if the past is changed. Many bad things had to happen for us to get to where we are. And the worst probably didn't even happen to us.

So, here I'll post my art and webcomics. Some you'll get, some will be obscure, some will be chicks doing each other. Depends on the mood on wich I wake up. Taste a sample here, and here.

Hasta Luego!