Growing up with new technology means that you can do interesting things – things that aren’t at all toxic - things like drawing cartoon strips with a stylus on a Nintendo. And, many thanks to Jackie, I’m introduced to machinima! Machinimas are produced using the tools (demo recording, camera angle, level editor, script editor, etc.) and resources (backgrounds, levels, characters, skins, etc.) available in games like Warcraft and HalfLife to make short movies. Basically it involves repurposing game tools to modify and create something new and creative. Call it virtual film making if you like. Here’s a couple of blogs on the topic: this and this.