As mentioned before, I recently upgraded to the Oculus Quest 2 for Virtual Reality. I love how you can use it without a computer when you want… My new favorite pastime is making silly little 3D scenes by sculpting in VR… Last night I sculpted and painted a beach scene, then had the idea of a sea turtle and a starfish as best friends. It might not be the most beautiful as far as quality goes, but there’s something special about that too.
I am not much of a gamer these days, but I am a huge enthusiast of Virtual Reality. I recently upgraded to the Oculus Quest 2, and found a way to get the old 1996 versions of Quake running in full 360 3D. This was the single most important game of my childhood. Totally geeking out here.
Now, I will admit, I have not gotten motion sickness from VR in years, but this game got me good. I felt sick all night. I didn’t leave the couch for 2 hours. That said, nothing was more fun than hearing some Nine Inch Nails soundtrack and blasting a Nail Gun. I felt like I was in middle school again, but actually INSIDE the game.
I created a new tradition when I moved to Charleston. Every new year I go to the ocean, find a shell, and write the date on it. I then return the shell to the ocean when the year ends. I’m a little late this year, but… something tells me the 2020 shell does not deserve to survive, so I smashed it with a hammer and threw the pieces in the garbage. Goodbye 2020, you suck.
Here is a little flashback to last week when I was in Pennsylvania. I was visiting my parents for the holidays and packed light, as far as photography goes. The only thing I brought was the DJI Pocket 2, because my real camera is still broken, and might not be repairable… Got to love the mix of cold snow and warm colors.
A few weeks ago I looked at my calendar and saw written “Buy a Hieronymus Bosch Calendar”. I must had wrote it in there months prior, and I honestly don’t recall at all. Anyway, I listened to myself and got a Bosch calendar for 2021. This Dutch painter was alive in the 1400’s and yet was creating the most bizarre, surreal, and psychedelic work I have ever seen… Anyway, I am not sure if this is a bad omen, but here’s to 2021.