Monday, July 27, 2009

Giveaway for the price of your blood

Ok, it's time I guess for the first Giveaway of PumpkinBrain. And the price will be...

A Victoria Francés 2010 Calendar

Victoria Francés 2010 Calendar

To have a chance to win a calendar, you will need:

  1. To have a shipping address in the Canada or in the USA

  2. To be a follower of my blog

  3. Tell us what you like in vampires

  4. And the hardest part: Answer to this mathematical formula 1+1=?

The winners will be choosen by random draw amongst those who fulfilled the points above and will be announced August 15th.

Best of luck to you all!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Introducing "The Witcher"

Yep, it's time I let you know about another very good game about vampires and monsters. Introducing "The Witcher".

You are Geralt of Rivia, a monster slayer known as a "witcher", who cured the daughter of King Foltest of a curse which caused her to transform into a monster. A period of years mysteriously passes, ending with you being transported to the witcher stronghold of Kaer Morhen by fellow witchers who had discovered you unconscious in a field. You remember almost nothing of your life before returning to Kaer Morhen.

Through the game, you meet many former friends and foes who help you recover information about your mysterious past. Through the storyline, you discover that you had died five years earlier while attempting to defend an oppressed group of non-humans from a racist mob. You also learn that you are actually the renowned witcher referred to in prose as "The White Wolf."

Through your choices and actions, Geralt redefines character relationships and navigates political intrigue in the changing landscape of Temeria. This allows you to make decisions that affect the plot progression, and of course the game's ending. There is a lot of decisions of moral natures that will have consequences later in the game so there is no black-and-white morality in this game which makes it very different from other games.

Now you know the basic plot, time to enjoy the game opening and some gameplay video. Before I forget, this game is rated M for extreme violence and sexual content.

Intoduction video

Gameplay video showing the most violent attacks of the game

Gameplay dialogue

Monday, July 20, 2009

Hairs, hat, flowers and more

Yep, I'm still alive. Still working on some props: the stirring witch and another secret project I won't show until finished. That witch projet is taking way too much time, I hope the final product will be good... I finally got almost everything I need to finish it, a wiper motor for turning the head, a wig, a hat and a led mini-spotlight. Now I must wait for Halloween stuff to be available at dollar store. I need those cheap witch fingers they sell. They will be used to build, guess what, the hands of my witch. I found an interesting article on the Internet explaining how to build hand with cheap latex gloves, metal wires and witch fingers.

I will not be working in the next three weeks, so I guess I should have enough spare time to finish that witch. Again, I will be posting pics when I'm done... In the mean time, enjoys some picture of the completed witch head, of what is blooming in our landscape (thanks to Mrs Pumpkin) and some other dwellers around my house.

What's this? It's a part of the "secret" prop I am building. Try to guess!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Stirring witch update - New stuff coming soon.

When will my stirring witch projet will be completed? This is a question I keep asking myself when I wake up each morning. Time goes so fast, there is so much things to do I barely have the time to finish my prop projects for this year's Halloween. I still have 4 months until the "jour J" so I will probably manage to finish my things in time.

I just bought some things on Ebay for the witch head (wig and hat). I should get them next week. I finally decided to go with a black wig with white glow in the dark stripes. But I was impatient, I bought the first cheap wig I saw.. If I had waited another day I would have bought a black and purple wig which was looking much better and at almost the same price... I also bought a velvet hat with black feather. That should give the final touch to the witch head. I will be posting pics as soon as everything is in place.

As for the stirring cauldron. I still have some painting to do, one motor to add to make the witch head turn and one green led spot to add to highlight the witch face. I will probably be ordering them soon from MonsterGuts. Again, once I'm done, I will be posting pics and I will write a complete detailed step by step guide on how I did all this (Once I am finished with my coffin tutorial I started in april... Days should be longer, I don't have enough of 24 hours a day to do all the things I want).

In the mean time, enjoy some of the video of ScareFx, the guy who inspired me to become a home haunter. ScareFx, if you read this, I want to tell you that your work really amazed me. And also, thank you for the information you gave me concerning fog machines last year!

Good evening everyone!

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