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Well, they're not as bad as you might think. But still: Product Endorsement? Who would've thought...
Me, I don't really have an I-Thingee, so it took my across-the-hall neighbor, the wonderfully twisted Lunartik Creator Matt Jones, to tell me about it.
"You smell like a poor person. Take a look at this, maybe you'll get me rich... I mean, uhm, get you rich. Yes. That's what I meant." Yeah, he's a peach.
About the Lunartiks:
They're little aliens from another dimension, that live in Tea-Cups, which they use like portals to travel through time and space.
Matt's an "artist". Go figure.
Anyway, Slick Flick is a... story-boarding app. You take pictures and make stories. Slick Flick gives you several "Themes" to work with, then you can add characters, and objects and captions from those themes to your pictures or chosen backgrounds. A few of the themes are done by a similar number of Vinyl Toy artists, one of which is Matt Jones with his Lunartiks (in case you were wondering where that was going). Also, case in point, The Slick Flick Lunartik Theme is the very first time that Lunartik Legs were shown. Yes. It's true!
So, basically, Matt asked me to do stories with his Lunartik-Theme, in exchange for which he will lend me his I-Pod, a tiny little thing I use for nothing else but to do these stories in the first place. It seemed like a good deal at the time. I don't know why.
On to the important part:
The Stories. There's two kinds:
1. Mr. T's Wonderful World of Tea
It's Mr. T telling you all about "Tea". Every single "-Tea" he can find. In the Dictionary.
2. Lunar Shorts
Short funny stories from the Lunar-Verse. That's like the Uni-verse, but different.
You can find them all on the Slick Flick app under "Eberhorn". And for everybody who's not an I-Thingee owner, here are the Links to see them on any web-browser:
(note: if you see a picture has been cut of by the frame, just click it and drag it, then stop while holding the button down to see it - yeah, I know, but I have to work with what I've got)
Mr. T's Wonderful World of Tea
Mr. T's World of Tea #0 - "What you need to know"
Mr. T's World of Tea #1 - "Abduc-Tea"
Mr. T's World of Tea #2 - "Abili-Tea"
Mr. T's World of Tea #3 - "Abnormali-ty"
Mr. T's World of Tea #4 - "Absen-Tea"
Mr. T's World of Tea #5 - "Acclivi-Tea"
Mr. T's World of Tea #6 - "Absurdi-Tea"
Mr. T's World of Tea #7 - "Acerbi-Tea"
Mr. T's World of Tea #8 - "Acidi-Tea"
Mr. T's World of Tea #9 - "Activi-Tea"
Lunar Shorts #1: "What you wish for..."
Lunar Shorts #2: "Cloud Atlas"
Lunar Shorts #3: "Cup Size"
Lunar Shorts #4: "Make. Believe."
Lunar Shorts #5: "Just a Rock? Well..."
Lunar Shorts #6: "By Association"
Lunar Shorts #7: "The Search Pt.1"
Lunar Shorts #8: "The Search Pt.2"
Lunar Shorts #9: "Next Stop: The Moon"
Lunar Shorts #10: "Too Sexy for my Shirt"
I will keep this updated as new stories come in.
Now, some of you might've noticed the "Web-Version" tag all of those feature after you click on them. How very perceptive.
Slick Flick is still relatively new, and there are some remaining bugs to be ironed-out.
All stories look real nice on the app, with little pop-up effects and all, but those same effects screw up the formatting when looking at them inthe Slick Flick Web-browser Version. The Web Versions are static, but mostly look as intended (although you might have to drag some cut-off pictures right-to-left to see the whole thing).
Anyway, I will be doing these little "story-cups" and update this post until I run out of words, time or patience. That I-Pod is tiny, and I have Man-Hands.
If you like Matt's work, why not join his Lunartik in a Cup of Tea - Fan Club on Facebook.
But honestly, my stories are much more important than his stuff... ;)