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NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 17: RAVES, PENGUINS & LAURENCE LLEWELYN-BOWEN

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This Week:

- Everything starts with an "E"
- Penguin Game
- Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Image Challenge

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B3ta email 17 - 09 NOV 2001 - "We're saving the web"
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: ARE YOU ONE ON MATEY?
  Bez, Mr. C, and dodgy ravers in a new animation.
 
  B3ta member Rob and his friend Lucy were
  chatting about their families.

  Lucy said, "Can we animate my Dad going to a
  rave? And turning into a bat?"

  Rob replied, "Hell yes! I reckon he'd be
  partying with Mr.C and Bez from the Happy
  Mondays."

  And so they got to work:
http://b3ta.com/rave/


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: PENGUIN / SLEEPY ECHIDNA GAME
  A web game about the forces of nature.
  
  Woo for B3ta member Shoehorn. He's made us a
  game.

  It features - you guessed it - penguins.

  You have to use your mouse to herd the penguins
  across the screen without waking the Echidna. 
  
  The game is tricky, but as Shoehorn says, 
  "Nature provides no warnings. Just be more
  cautious as the penguins get further across."

  This is the future of gaming:
http://www.antimodal.com/flash/critters04.html


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: ODD TODD - HE NEEDS A JOB
  Animator makes viral CV.
  
  Todd Rosenberg used to be a director at
  AtomFilms - the website that attempted to connect
  animators and filmmakers with new clients.

  However - since their huge layoffs in June - Todd
  has been out of work. "I've been on the skids ever
  since", he say. "I've cashed out my pension fund."

  To help him find work, Todd has attempted to 
  build a viral CV. I.e. one that provides 
  enough entertainment for people to pass it
  on via email.

  He says, "Hopefully the right person will see
  it and offer me the right job. It's already
  generating interest - I've made $150 with
  my tip jar."

  Good luck Todd - your animation is really rather
  sweet:
http://www.oddtodd.com/


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: GET YOUR HUGE B3TA POSTER HERE
  Download - print - and put it on your wall.

  B3ta member - Sul - is lovely. He's taken loads
  of images from the b3ta board and made a huge
  poster of a penguin from them. 

  Beware if you're on  dial up, its a 3.5 MB file:
http://www.sulsplace.com/archives/b3ta-photopenguin.jpg


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results - winner - new challenge.

  Each week we run a competition to test your
  creative skills. We find an image, and you
  make our eyeballs bleed by messing it about.

  Last week was Ali G. Your stuff was wicked:
http://b3ta.com/challenge/alig/

  The winner? Dr Kathryn Quinns' Ali P:
http://www.b3ta.com/images/b3ta/pea.jpg

  This weeks challenge? : Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/llb/


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: LINK OF THE WEEK
  Way of the exploding stick.

  Do you remember the fighting stickmen animations
  which everyone was emailing each-other a few
  months ago?

  A man called Jez Becker does - he's taken 
  the graphic work - and turned it into a game. 

  Jez says, "The chap who designed the graphics is a
  master. I'm sure he's sitting on top of a mountain
  contmplating the lotus, the grasshopper and the
  hand of the nine deadly flash techniques."

  (BTW: Jez has recently quit his web design job to
  take off round the world. "I'm currently seeking
  work", he says, "Anybody want a Bristol based
  flash bloke?")

Go and kick some stickman butt:
http://www.evolver.co.uk/wayofthestick.html


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: JOIN IN!
  We're saving the web - and we need your help.

http://b3ta.com/board/

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