Beowulf Effects

Filed Under (comics, GFX) by WildFire on 15-12-2007 posted an article on Beowulf Effects.


That... or I'm just finding an excuse to post Angelina Jolie pics.

Jolie, by the way, will also star in Wanted... an adaptation of Mark Millar's comic which Top Cow published.

To early to tell if this will be placed in the Comics-To-Movies Done Right list or the Hollywood-Butchers-Another-One bin.

comics art

Filed Under (comics, GFX) by WildFire on 07-12-2007

I was reading Marvel's February 2008 solicitations at newsarama.

I buy comics for the art.

I read for the stories... but I can always DCP them somewhere or read them at

Or borrow from a friend.

(Read them I do before Hollywood butchers them.)

Nothing much has interested me art-wise except for this.

That's X-Force 1... digitally illustrated by Clayton Crain.

Clayton's style (3D-ish with digital airbrush) was impressive in both Ghost Rider limited series: The Road To Damnation and Trail of Tears.

He also illustrated this Spider-Man: Venom versus Carnage limited series prior to that Ghost Rider gig and some Sensational Spiderman covers and interiors.

(And Universe from Top Cow but his style was different then.)

Marvel also compiled some excellent Clayton Crain wallpapers. (There's a free registration process but it's worth it if you're into this kind of thing.)

X-Force would probably be released sometime January (or late December) but if you're looking for amazing artworks in comics this month... you'd definitely go for Ultimates 3.

Nice to see superstar JoeMad back... with Jeph Loeb nonetheless.

And Christian Lichtner!

That's Mr. Liquid to you.

Jeph Loeb is one of the most respected writers in comics who was also a part of the writing/production of Smallville... Lost and currently... Heroes.

Whether he's working for DC or Marvel, most of Loeb's arcs hit the number 1 spot in terms of sales (and quality).

Ultimates 1 and 2 under Mark Millar, although verymvery entertaining (and political) never hit slot.001 in their 3++ year run. (That is of course if my memory and sources are right... : )

Also of course there's that third and final issue of First Born from Top Cow which deserves a different post.

But here's the cover artwork for now. (And you can view more preview images in this link.)

To be fair to DC here's their February 2008 solicitations.


Filed Under (GFX) by WildFire on 21-11-2007

In the lighter side of things... LEIGH remixed one of my Terai Yuki 2 renders.

Nice funky effects.

Now being the demanding person that I am, I'll be asking 9 more remixes from her (or probably 7... I'll create and remix 2 myself) and do a pingpong collab with her which will be compiled into one mosaic.

Knowing how slow I work that would probably take 3 to 5 years to finish.

But I think it's worth the try.

What do you think, LEIGH..?

TY2 Render 8723

Filed Under (GFX, Visual FoxPro) by WildFire on 20-11-2007

Another modified Terai Yuki 2 render.

Content Paradise's TY2 / modified TY2 Straight Jeans (Billy-T) / E-Frontier Poser 6 (using P4 Render Engine)

And of course the logo in her shirt is a VFPX project developer logo.

VFPX at CodePlex. Help spread the word.



Filed Under (alien.invasion, GFX, Random.links) by WildFire on 30-10-2007

Why we fight the UFO/ET information war.

Why indeed, when we can just use our PCs to hack the US military, Pentagon or NASA and search their databases for alien related documents..?

Like what Gary McKinnon did.

This setup (image below) should protect those information from hackers... hackers like Gary and my pet Ikia.

Though right now they (Yes 'they' (Inanimate objects have life (No not Gary and Ikia but those PS3s))) are being used to measure 'theoretical gravity waves - ripples in space-time that travel at the speed of light'. (Please don't tell me you need hyperlinks for that.)

(Photo in the left from Gaurav Khanna (via Right is another Terai Yuki render... : )


Why bother with aliens when we can have mind readers... from Microsoft.

Start gathering the pitchforks!

Some PXLv701 Tweaks

Filed Under (GFX) by WildFire on 29-10-2007


Minor tweaks.

Filed Under (GFX) by WildFire on 07-10-2007

Nice site »

Don't forget to check the yoritsuki icons... also from the same site.

I know this is pixelnews material (and I have posted it there already), but I can't help but link it from here.

Besides I need a new blog category aside from 'Visual FoxPro' and the imported archive greymatter files that are posted by default in the General categories (which I still have to sort out (slowly)).

A friend of mine, areman would probably dig that site.

He works on a japanese sla... software company (halts... my desktop computer keeps on crashing everytime I'm linking to areman's site (or probably just the mere mention of his site frightens Parcel, my PC)), eats japanese food seven times on a normal day, and talks the japanese language with matching scribbling of characters in the air to his imaginary friend.

vista wallpapers

Filed Under (GFX, Random.links) by WildFire on 05-03-2007

Windows Vista... wallpapers... that did 'not make the cut into Vista's Wallpaper Collection'.

Hmmm... let's just call it Hamad Darwish: World of Photography.

Download link... in the lower part of that site... just in case you're having problems with your attention span just like me... : )

Beautiful DAY

Filed Under (alien.invasion, GFX, Random.scribbles, work.BLOG) by WildFire on 05-03-2007


This is the part where we have an awkward moment with an entity whom we haven't had conversation with for quite some time.


No posts for more than three months to be precise.

Christmas 2006 went by... New Year 2007... Valentine's day and even this blog's third year online and I haven't been able to pushe myself into posting anything here.

I got tagged too. (I'll post a separate scribble for that.)

And, Yes... foxpro.catalyst is three years old... : )

Ah three years of encrypting anti-alien-invasion code maps and schematics in the guise of FoxPro-related materials for covert cybernetically enhanced humanoids in seven areas of this planet.

(The old process was to embed in each image posted an encrypted message which you can extract through its RGB/HSL/dimension values, and decode using a dynamically-modified key stored somewhere in this site. (Again old process so I'm revealing it now.))

Seriously... thanks for all the fish, the visits, the rss grabbin', the linking, and reading.


So where were we for the past few months..?

The easiest answer is to barf out that b--- word, which every human, including (but not limited to), those who discovered porn, use these days.

The world, our world is slowly being filled with humans who tend to be always busy.

(And pretending to be busy.)

(There's that space between Task.001 and Task.002 so we invented blogs.)

So where were we really..?

Let's just say qs and I decided to take this little work-quest that we have started around five years ago to another level.

I will share the specifics, some keypoints, random roadblocks, issues, fruits and some details of this journey.

Filed Under (GFX) by WildFire on 09-10-2006

RY finally updates

Great job!


Filed Under (GFX, Random.scribbles, work.BLOG) by WildFire on 09-10-2006

Technology and the products of innovation should not only be for the rich.

Rich financially and... well, intellectually.

It should be for everyone.

Including my pet.

And my pet's friend's imaginary pets.

The most successful tech companies... and innovators know this. Understand this. Breathe this mindset.

It's in their blood streams.


(I started this last September 1. It is already the 9th of October and I can't seem to locate the continuation of those buffered thoughts. There must be something wrong with the swapping mechanisms installed in my brain.)


Filed Under (GFX, Random.scribbles, work.BLOG) by WildFire on 14-09-2006

Thanks arazodnem for pointing to me that weird stretchin' that can only be seen if you're using FireFox.

Meticulous FireFox reminds me of that who-shall-remain-nameless client of ours who really really checks even the most minor that's-out-of-this-world-already but could-possibly-happen-parts of our systems.

They're a pain in the arse sometimes... but we need them to GROW... to IMPROVE.

Don't get me wrong, FireFox-zealot.

I do like FireFox. In more ways than one, it is in fact better than IE.

Fsck the standards though. And the standards-matic individuals.

So what if an application can automatically correct the negligence of some humans who are so lazy enough to even check out the 'standards'.

I like that better than obsessive compulsive applications.

The stretching error occured because of my extensive-usage-of-dashes-in one of the posts.

IE auto-parsed that one. FireFox... did not.

So who do you think gets my vote in this department.

Oh wait. Let me check the ports and exploits TheLEGION are attacking while I'm scribbling this inside IE.


Filed Under (GFX) by WildFire on 08-08-2006

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DeviantArt. The new look rocks.

... and thanks for the mention, LEIGH... : )

Swallowed MindCatcher.

Filed Under (GFX, Random.scribbles) by WildFire on 12-07-2006

Sometimes I would like to think that a human mind... his thoughts... always scream for a larger arena.

Probably that's why we have blogs. Especially for those humans like me, who in person, don't talk that much.

I only talk much to the persons I hold dear... like my qs... : ]

(Outside that limited circle of comfort zone, you have to yell at me ten times before I'll give you a go-away-nod.)

From philosophical matters, to Luis Royo's art, to her rants... to comics, including, but not limited to, Wolverine, the Dark Knight, Spidie and yes, even the boy scout, Supe.

Ah trust me, comics are much, much better than the re-hashed/re-invented same old boring formula that movies barf out. You know those - origins, then meta meets girl, conflicts come in... then no matter how good the plot may be it always end with one big fight.

Spiderman did that. Even Batman Begins, which is definitely a good movie using the same formula. Even Matrix did that. (And these are good ones... we don't even want to discuss those not-so good ones.)

(I haven't watched Superman Returns and X-Men III though.)

Back to the arena... I have so much buffered bloggable thoughts already that I wanted to share. But in between the time they were initialized in the mind (usually around 3AM before I sleep) and the time ther are suppose to be scribbled here in Dreamweaver, my notepad in terms of things like this... they are lost in transition.

Sometimes I do wish that one human would invent a mind capture of some sort that captures the imprints of the mind.

(Not just like the dream-caching machine you saw in that Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within movie. A real, real-time if it has to, catcher.)

So much have been lost already.

Probably extreme poverty could've been solved if a mind capture like that is already in existence. Probably peace on earth will finally reign. Meanings of life discovered. All bugs squashed and we won't find ourselves endlessly entrenched in PL and OS-related arguments.

In between this time, I usually am able to understand the complex being known as women... only to lose every bit of solutions and formulas in the first light of day.

Ah... too many bloggable stuff... so very little time.

Mind-catcher, bub.

ColdPLAY… Manilow… coding and Thor’s hammer.

Filed Under (GFX, Random.scribbles) by WildFire on 12-07-2006

You know... Coldplay rocks. Shiver and Yellow from their Parachutes album rock. Every song in their Rush of Blood to The Head album rocks. Now this X and Y album starts to grow rocks on my hair.

Yes they're effective for coding, getting you, the coder, into the coding zone. That is if you can get over the depressing effect they have on some humans.

(The reason why qs hates listening to them she claims.)

Their songs now sit next to my U2 collection of coding songs, SwordFish's soundtrack and NIN's neuron-pounding selections.

Good for coding... good for coding.

Soulful... they are.

A couple of days ago, qs and I were in a taxi on our way to the mall when the vehicle's radio bombarded us with these Barry Manilow songs, then a couple of uber-mushy-first-love-story-type songs of the 80s. Adding insult to injury was a DJ who read life quotes so trite and cheezy they made me want to shove them down his mouth down to his esophagus to his intestines using Thor's hammer coming from three galaxies above...

... programmers should employ every means to avoid these types of songs. It zaps out too much coding energies. These songs kicks you out of the coding zone after which covering TheZone with adamantium walls which span 10-miles equipped with more than enough shi'ar technology to prevent you from going back in.

Again... do avoid these songs.

From what I've heard, they cause impotency and sterility too.

Avoid, you must.

Illuminations… re-uploaded.

Filed Under (GFX) by WildFire on 06-07-2006

Out of respect to those who are linking (and 'hot-linking') to the wallpapers section of TheLair, I am uploading the image below.

These will serve as 'holders' for now for those files, artworks, wallpapers and illuminations that were removed and transferred to a different host.

These files are currenlty linked to my account until I can find a secondary host that can cater to TheLair's bandwidth.

The wallpaper section by the way is reuploaded. There are some links though that need to be updated... but most are re-linked and are supposed to be working by now.

OK... it's already 4PM and the codes are calling me.

DEPTHCORE: Remix and Repent

Filed Under (GFX, Random.scribbles) by WildFire on 06-07-2006

DEPTHCORE: Remix and Repent

I kept on forgetting this.

Depthcore's latest pack, Remix and Repent was released sometime last last week. Awesome pack it is.

If you can't get pass the 2MB flash file intro (bee hee), you can click the Enter Depthcore link. Here's a direct link to the main section and here's a direct link to the Remix and Repent pack.

I, with my current internet connection speed, [a] wasn't patient enough to view the splash [b] started thinking there was a problem with my current flash and browser and [c] started suspecting alien-related covert activities were happening as the file was loading.

After five failed attempts and the paranoia for an alien invasion growing, I decided to view the html source code, grabbed the link to the .swf file and download it manually through GetRight.

Too huge I know.

Not that I don't like it... it is indeed a cool splash with a cool beat (If you haven't checked out the music department of DepthCore, you're missing .01982828 part of your life.)

Some might also whine about the lack of a loading progress bar... but hey, some of us do like punishing humans and bandwidths alike.

As for me... I've learned my lessons already.

But that doesn't mean I won't repeat those bandwidth punishing stunts in the future... : ]


Filed Under (GFX) by WildFire on 30-06-2006

OK... TheLAIR except for the artworks/illuminations (wallpapers) is online. Thanks to Niko (Phoenix) once again.

I will re-link and reconstruct the walls section this weekend.


Arse GOT kicked.

Filed Under (GFX) by WildFire on 29-06-2006

We abused the bandwidth and made it scream. Tortured it. Tormented. Made it suffer. Made it scream some more.

Scream it did.

And in the end... it kicked our arse.

pixelcatalyst's arse to be precise.

So fiercely it kicked... and now we're here in Mars. Devising a plan to return home.

A plan to woe the bandwidth back and to prevent TheBandwidth from getting mad at us once again.

Chocolates and roses.


I wasn't able to anticipate it really but here are some stats for June 1 - 24:

6GB for LOS2002 alone. Not to mention the rest of the site. Initial e-mail sent showed a usage of 74.04GB. Plastiqueweb's CPANEL LOG shows around 27GB though. I still have to clarify that part... but still it is HUGE.

Apologies to my fellow Plastiqueweb dwellers for the inconvenience and thanks once again to Niko for the consideration.

I am restructuring portions of the site to prevent this problem from occurring in the future. Until then you can download the artworks and illuminations at and

The content of this section will be re-uploaded once I'm sure I have placed enough protective measures to prevent that problem from happening once again in the future. The illuminations and artworks when that time comes will be linked in a host outside TheLair.