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I'm a Pre-Production artist for Cyanide & Happiness! I'm also a professional voice actor, a published author, and I design t-shirts & artwork for heavy metal bands in the DFW area. Check out my links, check out my stuff, and stick around for a while! -GG

Geoff Galneda @Phobotech

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Posted by Phobotech - May 31st, 2009


...and the beginning of a Texas summer over here. I'm not really looking forward to it; our last winter, I spent most of the time outside in a t-shirt. That should be a huge red-flag that this summer heat-wave is going to be nothing short of crispifying.

By this time, I should have been making the final touches on a brand new flash project, that seemed to have sprout out of the ground in-between my own to-do list of animations. I'm just saying, for the handful of people that know to expect it, it'll be a week or so late...

...but, due to the opportunity this project is presenting me, and the big names that are collaborating with it, I refuse to cut corners on it's development like I did numerous times with Zone of the Awesome. Also, it was my intention to introduce my own style of animation in "Testing the Headset" (which hasn't been worked on since I started with this new flash) but it's looking like you'll get to see how my style kinda looks like even sooner.

I'm very excited for this project's completion. So far, it's the best animation I've made!

Also, the reason WHY it's late...in the past week, all of a sudden coming out of FUCKING NOWHERE, my oldest brother Joey sold the title of his 2002 Yamaha V-Star Classic 650cc cruiser to me...and just like that, by the next day, we're looking into Rider Safety Courses, Bike insurance, the whole thing.

This. Is. AWESOME. (holy shit) :D

In addition, just yesterday I spent 12 hours in a classroom in DFW to finally get a concealed hand-guns license. All sorts of shit is happening at once, and they're all awesome!

...But it's making me cautious, for some reason. Not to say that it's too good to be true, (I'm only using my gun as a last resort, and I know for a fact the bike runs fine) but I'm just keeping my guard up in case something comes along that fucks up this huge streak of fortune...whether it's a big accident on the road now that I'm on a bike, or if it's something else with the family, or even a woman.

Now that I have a set of wheels again, animation school up at Quad C is looking more and more likely.

I can't fucking wait for the Fall. Somehow I knew this year would turn out alright...

Film at Eleven.

UPDATE: I made a decent rap song this time! Check out Wingman vs. Fat Friend, vote honestly, and drop a review!

Sinitech and I have the intention to make another rap song in the future. There's a rumor floating around that even Elios will partake with us...oooohh! But first thing's first; I gotta finish this flash project (which is overdue)

UPDATE UPDATE: OMFG, I won the 4th Annual NG Idol in Photoshop! Thanks judges! There were absurdly good Photoshops up against me, I was almost certain I couldn't win...I'm honestly surprised!

With my confidence kinda knocked up a notch, you can bet your ass I'll make it difficult to win next year, so let's get to practicing, Photoshoppers! ;D

It's the end of the month...


Posted by Phobotech - May 24th, 2009


Get to watchin' Operation Neptune 2 and leave constructive feedback for the Author! Double-Time!

We Need Your Reviews!


Posted by Phobotech - May 22nd, 2009


But shhhh....it's a secret...

New Flash Coming Soon!


Posted by Phobotech - May 14th, 2009


I'm bordering not even caring anymore...

...shit at home, job applications always turning me down, shit with school...

I was supposed to start animation school this semester, but both that and my artistic photoshop classes were dropped due to low attendance...the bastards.

Now that my car's dead, I gotta save up a shit-ton of money to buy some sort of a car, but in order to buy a car, I need a job...and in order to get a job, I need a car...

...luckily a friend's offered me a position near the first of June, and by carpooling with him, things could genuinely turn around for the better. Hopefully if things keep looking up, I can afford a car to take me to a class at Collin County Community College for animation. Then things would REALLY be looking up in my favor.

...but at the moment I just feel so...Borderline... I just gotta...just....

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...Yeah. :D That cheered me up.


Posted by Phobotech - May 6th, 2009


It's actually pretty fucking good; I prefer it over the fried chicken.

Pic unrelated.

KFC - Grilled Chicken


Posted by Phobotech - April 20th, 2009


Hey everyone, have an awesome 420!

Remember to keep that shit at home for the sake of keeping it away from the pigs; you don't need to be riding with them tonight.

OH! And go out and rent (or better yet, BUY) Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical! It's a hilarious, well-done, great comedy spoofing the old 1930's PSA about Marijuana.

One of my favorite films ever...and Kristen Bell is hot!

Happy 420!


Posted by Phobotech - March 22nd, 2009


A lot of my dialogue is improvised while I'm recording...so although I've written a script for three projects coming up, no doubt I'm going to be adding a lot in-between as I gain momentum from working on the flash.

That's why I haven't even touched up on animating a single flash up until now. My dead car was sold for scrap on the 18th, I've had tests and homework, helping friend's move, and mostly been writing. It's because of this, and he understands this, that I've been laying low with 9volt and other users.

BUT, here's the kicker, I finally have a new microphone! it's a ZoomH2 handheld stereo microphone...all I really need is a fresh SD memory card, and that's not going to be hard to get at all.

With the new hardware, a bounce in my step, and refreshed motivation to get back into animation, the new flash is on the way!

You might not have heard the montage song, my only Audio Portal submission for "Testing the Headset." All I really have to do is re-record the vocals (again...I need to work on projecting, and I don't like how the middle-octave voice sounds so weak...that, and the final part needs to be redone.) and it's ready for the flash, but Testing the Headset is going to be my next submission. This will be the first submission I've done that features my likeness as the main character, and it'll be a great exercise in getting a feel as to what my style of animation will look like.

No choppy pink mannequin's. No "Early Egoraptorism." Me.

Also, completely unrelated, I sheered off all of hair except for the beard, and my friends and I have been playing a shit-ton of Armored Core 4A...that shits addicting.

April is going to be awesome. Film at Eleven.

+1 New Microphone! Projects underway!


Posted by Phobotech - February 17th, 2009


1. 9volt's computer is back online and Operation Neptune 2 is intact! We're back in the game!

2. Thomas "F4c3fuck3r" Gardner's updated "Pure Hatred" track sounds amazing. There are little details all over it that make it truly stand out from the audio portal submitted demo. Character design concepts are completed, all that's left to do is story-board the action to the music.

3 & 4, progress on both the next original comedy sketch, "Working on the Foundation" and (the book trilogy) have been temporarily paused to lend myself some time to spend on upcoming math tests, and, dig this.

I've begun work on a minute long short, making fun of myself for having a shitty microphone. My brother, Chris, and I were talking about how busy he's been earlier today, and somehow or another we got to talking about an idea for a funny scene.

My friend Thomas and I made a song that'll be incorporated in a montage scene for the little monster. He did a great job, and my vocals kinda sucked, but whatever...it's supposed to be campy.

The flash shouldn't take long to make, but it'll be a nice little filler, and reminder to Newgrounds that I'm still actively animating.

The new microphone is coming soon.

5. After further discussion with Adam, it would appear "The Black and Blue Room" animation will be post-poned until after summer.

My position on the Zone of the Awesome/Blenders web-comic continuation is completely dependent on the release of the Art Portal, which, according to a leaked screen shot I have seen on one of Tom's posts on the Admin Forums, won't be until August.

We shall see. Film at Eleven!


Posted by Phobotech - February 11th, 2009


1. Still waiting for news on 9volt's computer; it's broken, and he's still not sure if Operation Neptune 2 is still intact. He is currently the only user I'm collaborating with to-date, so far I've helped him with details, writing, eventually voice-acting, and real-time constructive criticism. Hang in there 9volt!

2. After consulting my good friend, Thomas Gardner, about animating a music video from one of his more popular songs, he volunteered to show me how he's brushed up the piece after submitting it to the Audio Portal. Currently I'm waiting for him to email the updated "Pure Hatred" track. The character designs for the music video flash are almost complete.

3. Dialogue and story-boarding for my next comedy short are also almost reaching finalization. I'm still trying to coordinate time with my older brother for the hook-up on a new microphone and interface. This is proving to be a little difficult, as we operate on completely different times of the day. Just as I came in from school today, he was out the door because he was needed at the studio for the Dallas Sound Lab. Go figure, right? I can't complain because he's much busier than I am...and this is hella busy for me!

4. The flash series that I've been working on is about to take a turn for a completely different direction; instead of running up and animating a series with a DVD movie at the end, I now have the intention to make the series into a three-part book trilogy. I will release NO details on it, as ideas are not copyrightable. I will begin writing the first novel soon. :P After the novels are completed, and I'm waiting on them being published, I will immediately begin designs for the animation, which I have the intention to make it perfectly clear this is something original that spawned from Newgrounds.

If there's one thing this site needs, desperately, is more originality. Less video-game parodies and less tributes...we need something new. I'm helping 9volt out with his Madness-themed flash because I see incredible potential in him. Once he's developed the confidence in himself after the success that ON2 will receive, I can pray he'll be motivated to press on with his own designs.

5. After considering the possibility of writing something in a novel form (active voice, pass-tense) I'm also motivated to animate the memoir that I wrote for English 1301 about myself, titled "The Doom Incident" It is my intention to begin work animating my memoir either before or after helping my other good friend,
Adam Holland, animate his poem, "The Black and Blue Room"

Busy. Busy. Busy. I neglected to study for my math test, due tomorrow, because I've been writing down details on this trilogy I've been working on. You'll receive more updates in a couple-of weeks!

I'm enthralled to start work on these projects right away. Also, that flash book that I've never gotten the chance to use to help earn a credit has been incredibly helpful. Hope you guys are as ready as I am! :D

Film at Eleven.

(Leo may never button-mash again. We'll see if by the time the Art Portal kicks up if I'll feel up to doing a "Zone of the Blenders" parody web-comic which would pick up right where "Zone of the Awesome" left off. That is a project that I'm only doing for the fans that liked ZOA. If it takes off, I'll keep on working on it. If it doesn't, I'll drop it completely, and never touch another "Zone of the Enders" parody ever again.)

My Projects Early 2009: Update!


Posted by Phobotech - February 3rd, 2009


Somebody sent me this video, if you're not familiar with Buffalax, he takes foreign music video's and interprets what the lyrics sound like in English...this is my favorite "Buffalaxation" or whatever you wanna call it.

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I don't care what you say, that's fucking awesome.

But that's not the video my friend sent me, he saw Zone of the Awesome and knew I enjoyed Buffalax's interpretations, so he sent me this.

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To be honest, even when I first played ZOE, I hated the intro song (in hindsight, it reminds me of Wing) but I cracked up through this, especially for the "Sky Nazi" and being "Find me in your mom."

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As for me? I'm working on three projects simultaneously. I'm writing a series which will be animated here later (I'm keeping it hush-hush on purpose) while I'm still hunting for that new microphone...the reason why it's taking so long also has to do with saving up funds, because I'm going to try and get a really good quality one + interface.

While I'm waiting for the microphone, I'm brushing up the dialogue for a short that'll obviously require voice acting (I'm animating an original comic that I drew for my father last year, I'm also working on the story-boarding, as I need to lengthen it from a two-paged comic to a 3-minute short)

All the while this is going on, I've started animating the animatic for a music-driven flash...I've already selected the song, it's just a matter of making it move :D (once again, I'm keeping you in the dark on this until I'm certain it'll be finished. I started work on it yesterday.)

This school semester, however, proved to be a bit of a let down.

I was going to take two core classes
-Developmental Math 0097 On Tuesdays and Thursdays.
-and Physical Education. On Mondays and Wednesdays.

and I was reeeally looking forward to both of my elective classes
-Artistic Photoshop.
-IMED (Basic Flash Animation)

Guess which two classes got dropped due to a low attendance? Guess which classes were dropped because on BOTH of them, it was just me and one other student?

Luckily I didn't buy the book for Photoshop because it wasn't clear which version I needed, but I bought the book for flash, and Goddammit, the Professor won't even coordinate with me to help me get on the online class afterschool, so I'm just going to take the book that we bought and teach myself.

Humph. >:C

Every week, I carpool up to school...wait for hours...go to one class....and wait for hours....When I'm done writing everything that needs to be written for these several flash projects I'm juggling, I'm hitting the gym in my spare-time or walking home from the campus (I've done it before, it's not that bad)

As for my collab-projects? Still waiting to coordinate with my friend in McKinney for animating his poetry, and 9volt's computer bit the dust for a bit...let's hope ON2 is still there when he boots it back up, eh?

Film at Eleven.