Hi hi hi. I’ve been busy…

Yesterday at the Screenburn Arcade, I met Juliet Starling — everybody’s favourite power-tool toting high school cheerleader cum zombie slayer and star of the upcoming Lollipop Chainsaw game.

I’ve been waiting for this one to drop for longtimes (the date has now been set for June 12th of this year), so when I saw the testing station / promo bus / Cosplay characters I ran on over to geek out.

Free Lollipops with pre-orders, shyeah!

If I didn’t know any better (or have values, an education, eyes…) I’d think this game was made for me.

Personally, I don’t mind the skimpy costumes and horror-sexual overtones. The main character was actually designed by a female… if that makes a difference. Probably not. Fingers crossed that Juliet’s week script gets bolstered before widespread release though.

I can handle a female character who kills zombies in her underwear — what I can’t handle is a female character who says things like “bring it, fat*ss!” and “you stupid undead douchebags!”

Here’s what’s up with that cute little beaver. Don’t even.

Last night I saw a Comedy Bang Bang Showcase at Esther’s Follies as part of SXSW Comedy (which, I must say, I’m loving so much more than the Interactive stuff.)

The show was hosted by Scott Aukerman and featured James Adomian, Greg Proops, Dan Mintz, Seth Morris and a few more gems. All strong performances, but Adomian killed it. I took some photos but the lighting was bad for that so here’s something I wish I took backstage:

image via Earwolf

Greg Proops was great too. Homeboy is a LEGEND. The best parts of his set were the raw, blatantly mocking bits. He commented on how young the audience was, referring to himself as grandpa often. To paraphrase…

[As us] “What was it like, grandpa? In the olden days, when people still said “South By Southwest instead of just ‘South by’? What was it like when ‘Southwest’ was a word? A real world that people could say?

I know quite a few people who’d get a kick out of that :)

After the show, Kate and I ran into the Decentralized Dance Party on 6th Street:


Dec 31, 1969 | Source: Keek.com

Then we went to Coyote Ugly and I ran into Johnny Knoxville coming out of a dive bar next to some Taco Hut. I’ll have more about all of that in the video.

Today I hit a comedy writing panel (so good), the Samsung Blogger Lounge, took a rickshaw ride, got lost in Austin + a bunch of other things I’ll remember once I watch the 4900 hours of footage I shot.

Now, I’m going to try and sneak into the major lined up Mashable party.

Yours in finding Pete Cashemoredness,

PS – Apparently LEO was here last night and I missed him. GAHDDANGIT AUSTIN TRIP! BE COOLER!

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