This week the winter has finally come to Ontario! The most surprising thing was that it happened during one night.

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Coco

The latest Pixar movie, Coco, is (as always) wonderful visually and good in general… but made of all possible cliches we can imagine, which we’ve seen million times. I’m pretty sure that if someone has had a chance to view any other Disney/Pixar cartoon then after the first 20 minutes they will be able to figure our literally everything that’s going to happen, including every small detail. Luckily the plot takes place in Mexico, a relatively rarely used setting, and this gives Coco some charm and novelty. Songs (oh man, I’m a huge fan of songs in movies cartoons – Disney ones mostly) are making a good accompaniment to the story but unlikely I’ll want to listen to any of them later.

P.S. The scene where the main villain is revealing himself is such a facepalm.

P.P.S. All the characters speak with a Mexican accent, which looks a bit odd considering that as a language they still use English (just adding “ola!” of “amigo”). Yeah, I really like complaining about everything =)

Just returned from Mexico where we spent a few days full of food, sun and doing nothing (horrible lifestyle, I know). Before the trip I’d had a couple of really intense weeks at work so as my closest goal I’m going to catch up with everything I missed during that time.

The photos are waiting to be sorted, the useless and boring report about the trip is also going to be a little later — just a lonely coati today

 

 

Looking for a new figure to buy but this time it’s very difficult to make a choice. My first option was, of course, Chitoge from Nisekoi. There are two decent figures but either has a downside. The right one is almost perfect… but she’s not wearing a school uniform. The uniform on the left one is beautiful but her face could’ve been better. Moreover, all figures I like are already sold out =( Including this great figure of Stocking. To wrap up — I didn’t find any figures of Asuka from Hibike Euphonium.

Those people who’re responsible for “Just Because” need to stop animating running characters. Seriously. I can put up with weird perspective or how characters’ heads are living their own life not doing even an attempt to synchronize themselves with corresponding bodies. But the animation of run is terrible and it makes me believe that humankind is doomed.

 

Showed my personal project to one of the guys at work and now considering rewriting everything again. So, if I find time, I’ll be running, probably, 3 projects:

  • my current one (shouldn’t I, at least, finish the voxel cone tracing implementation?)
  • the new version of my framework, focusing on improving in areas it desperately sucks at: more data-driven, configure everything in files instead of the code; some editor stuff to quickly change parameters; hot reloading for assets, particularly for shaders; vulkan as the main graphics backend.
  • in parallel with the second one I might try to implement its rust copy, just to learn this language. Although, to be honest, I’m still not sure about rust as something I’d like to invest my efforts into and might switch to implementing a webgl  framework for rapid prototyping.