New Editorial Clips by Mad Squid Productions™ Now Online!

Stop by my profile on Pond 5 to see the full editorial collection of 20+ clips and growing!

https://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/item/160216136-mesa-county-ballot-box-spiral-out-aerial-editorial
https://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/item/160216794-mesa-county-elections-clerk-and-recorder-rocket-shot-editori
https://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/item/160216239-mesa-county-ballot-box-fly-drive-editorial
https://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/item/160288991-mesa-county-valley-school-district-51-security-building

Stand by to stand by! –Mad Squid

Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation” Books: A Bit of a Star Wars Situation?

I’m not talking about the plot, the characters, the worlds, or any other specific aspect of either series. I’m merely referring to the 3rd book, 4th book, 5th book, 1st book, 2nd book, 6th book, 7th book order in which they were written. Which brings me directly to the point of this post: what is the correct order in which to read this series?

Would it be better to read them in this order, which would be chronological to the overarching storyline (to the best of my understanding thus far)?

Or, would it be better to read them in this order, which would provide the same experience that original fans would have had if they read each book as they were published by the author?

If I am wrong altogether about the order of these novels, then please tell me that in a comment below!

I’m An Official Brand On Amazon Now!

That’s right! Mad Squid Productions™ is officially branded and approved to sell my art, products, clothing, etcetera! At the moment I have only one item listed, and admittedly, it’s over priced. I needed to test the process and determine fees, etcetera. Keep an eye out, both here and on Amazon, for more developments. If my SBA disaster loan modification goes through, I’ll have capital (for the very first time ever) to purchase inventory and I think you’ll be surprised at how much I have ready to go! Exciting times!


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ART: My First NFT Collection – Acorn Capsule Toys

After making three NFT that were kind of all over the place–and which mostly used old models rendered at new resolutions, if I am being honest–I have decided to launch my very first, all original, NFT Collection on Opensea.io!

While surfing another popular NFT site, I was very impressed by a collection of “toys” created by an artist named Trym Ruud. The Collection is called “RUDE BOY’S.” These collectible digital toys come in the packaging, as it were.

This made me think of all the fun and innovative forms of packaging that I have seen over the years. You know, the kind that makes a product stand out against all of the others on the same shelf. RUDE BOY’S was that way for me, only with NFTs.

Not wanting to mimic Trym Ruud so precisely that it might be considered intellectual theft, I set out to find a form of packaging that was both easy enough for me to model and was invoking of a sense of childhood nostalgia.

I quickly settled on the acorn capsule toy machines that I used to see at every grocery store and gas station in my youth. You still see them here and there, but not like back then. The toys you would get inside, which were usually cheap and simple, would generally cost either 25¢, 50¢, or 75¢. Sometimes they would be $1.00, but I couldn’t afford such high stakes in my youth.

I decided to make five colors, plus a silver and a gold for rare and ultra rare toys. The colors are Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby, Amber, and Amethyst. I haven’t decided if I will depict rarity with groupings of the primary colors and secondary colors, or by the rarity of the gemstone names I have given them. Leave a comment if you want to weigh in!

Here are the seven I have so far:

If you would like to watch the modeling process in time lapse (sped up to ~2750% of the original speed), as well as a preview of the very first toy, and thus NFT, that I will be releasing, you’re in luck:

Sculpting the acorn capsules and a quick preview of FlameBoy!

Stand by to stand by. –Mad Squid