Notes from the Underground

For those following along, here’s some of the latest progress on my as yet untitled dinosaur game. Let me know what you think in the comments below! If you’d like to show your support for this project, please follow No, Mine! Studios (nominestudios) on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.

Thank you!

— Suzanne

Progress on as yet untitled dino game. Graphics and sound by Suzanne Skaar, No, Mine! Studios. 2021. All rights reserved.


While gathering reference shots in South Tacoma for my game’s environmental design, I caught this little one pulling blossoms off a cherry tree and chucking them at the sidewalk.

Bird in cherry tree. Photo by Suzanne Skaar, 2021. All rights reserved.

“Unicoooorn!! Unicoooooorn!”

Promotional photo for Peter S. Beagle's "The Last Unicorn." Animation by Studio Topcraft, which later morphed into Studio Ghibli. How cool is that?!
Promotional photo for Peter S. Beagle’s “The Last Unicorn.” Animation by Studio Topcraft, which later morphed into Studio Ghibli. How cool is that?!


For my birthday this year, Tim gave me a DVD of “The Last Unicorn.” It has to be one of my favorite presents of all time. The artwork is gorgeous and the stories behind the movie are just as interesting as the plot itself. I remember watching the film as a young kid overseas, and now I love sharing this experience with mine. The fact that our 2-year-old just said “harpy” yesterday for the first time should attest to how many times we have watched it since July.


So while watching the special features interview with Peter S. Beagle, the author of the novel upon which the film is based, I learned that the film would be screened in theaters for the first time since its release. Tacoma is going to be one of the lucky cities on the tour! There will be three showings at the Blue Mouse Theater on November 8, and the author will be present at each one. Just as cool, artist Dana Simpson will be joining the tour. In addition to being one of my favorite co-workers from back in the day, she is the author of Heavenly Nostrils, a comic about a girl named Phoebe and her magical unicorn, which you can (and should!) now buy in book form.


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