ack i'm finally feeling better after getting sick my last day in Finland and spending the last two weeks with mucus and blood pouring out of my major orifices and my brain acting like meat sauce all while trying to catch up on everything from work! ohhhh it's been miserable. those Finns sure have some crazy powerful viruses.
anyways... day 4 of assembly was quite cool since with the demo submitted we finally had a chance to explore Helsinki and more of the party place. it was especially cool talking to preacher about his demos and coding tricks. then came the compos. the browser demos were quite amazing. i never expected flash to be capable of what everyone is doing with it these days. if adobe can keep optimizing the runtime i look forward to saying good bye to Win32 forever. :) the short film compo was also very nice and i especially liked Realtime Demo Wannabe. the 64k compo was a bit disappointing since there were only three entries this year.
finally the demo compo. and this deserves it's own paragraph. ;) this year's demos at assembly were EPIC! there really should have been 3 or 4 1st places awarded because there were a lot of deserving prods. the best of course was ASD's Life Force. this is one for the history books. i look forward to telling my grandchildren that i was at assembly the year this monster was released. :) for me it's up there with second reality, heaven seven, and the product as something everyone will look back on as a defining production of the demoscene. yeah nice work ASD! :) my other favorite of the compo was Conspiracy's f07 which has so much great energy to it. there was also the demo trace, neurokin, and i threw together sokuseki which didn't hold up at all on the big screen and sandwiched between high energy behemoth productions haha. it was still cool to see it on the big screen in front of so many people though.
after the party i caught up on some much needed sleep only to wake up crazy sick and suffer through the long flight home. doh!! at least when i got back i found out Scratchy also had a great vacation. apparently he found a girlfriend at the boarding place and played with her every day while i was gone. usually it takes him a couple days to get back to his normal insane self but this time he was immediately bouncing off the walls when we got home.
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