Virtual Pwnies

Virtual Pwnies
Delving into the overlooked world of horses in media and video games.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Edible Blog Fodder!

Alright, you know that thing that happens when you say something you do as a hobby will be done at a certain time, but because it's not your job it doesn't reach the top of your to do list and then you get a second job and it kinda doesn't get finished when you wanted?

Well, we're skipping that for now.  ZEBRA MARSHMALLOWS !!!

Today I was in the grocery store when I came across this.

Zebras are a kind of 'pony'.  As in they are a member of the family equidea, with distinct stripe patterns, three separate species with different chromosome counts, and multiple subspecies.  And the fact that they are monochromatically freaking adorable.  So someone got the idea of making chocolate drizzled marshmallows that have stripes and calling them zebras.  The graham crackers feel left out, but they got voted off for being considered too healthy.  This is what they look like on the bag.

So we opened said bag and the disappointing reality did not disappoint.

 So what do they taste like?  Here are the reviews.

Christine/ WStopdeck They taste like marshmallows and chocolate.  :steal another:   Nom.  :steal a third:

Heather/ beautygirl1510 Omnomnom...

Me/ Liz/ talkingMongo0seCan I have the bag back?

So what do we suggest doing with these other than eating them?  Wield them as a zebra stripy projectile what else?  The technological advancement of marshmallow weaponry has slingshots, catapults, trebuchets ect.  But if the chocolate doesn't gum up the works this might be an appropriate fit for the zebra marshmallows.

We like to think so.

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 And I want to give a shout out to our latest blog watcher Lolzloz1/icklesquish89 and YouTube commenter Criminal Spirit .  Thank you both so much for your enthusiasm!

I'm working on the War Horse Play Retrospective Part 2 as I type so lets hope we don't get too much more delay.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Update on Lack of Update

Hi again!  So the first video of the War Horse Play Retrospective is complete and on YouTube.  And it kinda has been complete and on YouTube for awhile.

It's missing piece, the second part, is still in production, but with some hope, will be done possibly later this week.  Premeire Pro worked very well for the first video and like many Adobe programs, decided to not be so consistent the next time around.  Plus some things going on in my life like teaching a Chainmaille and Metal Weaving class at my alma mater have taken over more of my free time.

Also, UC Davis just released a test for Splash.  Commence the equine genetics enthusiast enthusiastic freak-out!

Test them...

To learn more about the Splash pattern and the sheer awesomeness of there being a test, with not 1 but 3 mutations isolated, check out Equine Tapestry by Lesli Kathman and Equine Genetics at blogspot by Riddle Me This.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

War Horse more updates... um... again

Creative title I know.

So the voice recording for the War Horse Play Retrospective is all done!  And a got a new video editor for the holidays.  Bring on the learning curve!  A fun fact is I got Adobe Premier Pro and one release of this software had a horse on the box cover.  That gives it extra points for coolness right there. 

It's the little things people. 

It's a whole lot more in depth than Windows Movie Maker.  I'm suspecting the video to take longer to create than desired.  So while I attempt to unravel the crazy complicated features of this new software I give you a Mo preview of baby Joey.

Not a kangaroo. Kinda colored like one though.

 So on the subject of War Horse, the movie is out and I will be seeing it with family and friends hopefully some time this week.  It's had wonderful reviews across the board so I'm excited.

In the mean time Heather/Beautygirl1510 sent over a video including 3 things that I never thought would be together. Bad Horse's right hand man himself Neil Patrick Harris/Dr. Horrible, an Equus reference, and Joey the War Horse puppet.  Check out all the Tony awards!

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