Saturday, December 1, 2007

A Cuppa Joe Christmas

This isn't what I'd planned on doing, but I couldn't get in the right mood to work on my other projects. On the way to Zaxby's the other night, I decided "I'm going to do a Christmas video!". The next two days were spent trying to get the daggum Holiday pack (which I had, but lost, so I could get Santa in my game), and a major MAJOR custom content downloading spree. I also moved a few of my sims into a beach lot that was slapped down in the middle of the city, and completely revamped it, turning it into a cabin, and the back greenhouse into a barn.

I did not credit the creator of the original house in the credits, because I couldn't remember who made it! Now that the video is up, and the credits have rolled, I know who it is. Of course. The original lot is by Mirelly, and is not available for download. This is what it looked like as a beach lot (pics provided by Mirelly):



And the overhead shot of the ground floor:



These are a couple of pics I took of the revisions I did to it. Cabin reincarnation:



Overhead shot of ground floor (with a tub that needs some new plumbing, and a side door that was left wide open):



And another shot of the front, because I love this house so much:




Here's why I had to be careful with my camera shots:

The view across the street:



The lot across the street is actually the lot I used for the London Bridge video:



And the neighborhood screen view (notice strategic placement of forest, which has a monorail running through it). This is the section of town in which all my filming lots are placed. The club from You Don't Know and U + Ur Hand (which used the same lot) is just down the street. :



And, finally, here is the actual link to the video on YouTube:

A Cuppa Joe Christmas


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Still making excuses...

I figured it was time for the next round of excuses as to why the site has not been updated in...yikes. Weeks and weeks. Why I have not done a video in...weeks and weeks.

I have Ask Joe questions all ready to go onto the site, but I have not been able to sit myself down and DO it. "It's not hard, Val! Just a little html, and you're done!"

I have two videos in the works, both in the planning stages. One is very hush-hush, and you won't be seeing any links to it, here. AND, NO, IT'S NOT PORN. The other one is for fun. Typical VRevis stuff. I'm consulting with a couple of people on both videos. Unfortunately, that's as far as I've gotten.

IN MY DEFENSE, I have been busy. And when I get home, I just want to crash. On weekends, I want to chill out with friends, and then it's back to work. Lather, rinse, repeat = no updates.

I think I can have Ask Joe updated this weekend. Don't hold me to it, though.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Aw, DAMN

Holy shit! I did not mean to be away this long. Yet...I have nothing of interest to tell you.

Ha. Sorry...

I've been busy as HELL, and, although I do have another video in planning, I just haven't had the time to devote to it. When I'm not at work, I'm dead-tired. But I will get back to it as soon as some of the craziness subsides.

Promise.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

About Damn Time

I'm finishing up work on a new music video. I hope to have it done and uploaded in a couple of hours, at most. I'm rendering out a 7th version, and we'll see how it goes. I did add in the credit roll and "Made using Sims 2" logo to this render, so that means I'm fairly optimistic this may be the final cut. Woohoo!

Now I'm afraid I just jinxed it.

This new laptop is a DREAM to do video-editing on!

Edit:

Okay, that wasn't my final render. I did two more. *BUT* I uploaded #9 to YouTube, and posted it at my forum, so unless I see something I just have to change, I'll leave it. I'm pretty happy with it. It's a fun video, and I think I did a really good job working around those awkward musical instrument poses. I wanted to do a Bogus Unfocused band vid, so they had to get on their instruments. And Josh was the second drummer! I'm thinking of making him the 5th member of Bogus.

Here it is: U & Ur Hand, by Pink (the 9th final cut)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Creatively Stuck!

I'm at work printing out a bunch of letters, so am killing some time online while that's going. I realized I hadn't updated this blog since the "stuff" that went on a while back on another forum, and didn't want to leave this on such a sour note.

Not much to update you on, unfortunately. I've been putting in a lot of hours at work and haven't had time to really sit and plan out a video. It doesn't help that I feel dead, creatively, at the moment.

I have added two new entries on the Sim's Life blog, so check that out for a quick read. I'm having a great time taking pictures with the game settings set to "high", so I can't wait until inspiration strikes and I can do some filming! I just need something to film. Ugh.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

New stuff

All right, so it's not quite a VIDEO video, but I did do it in the video editor...

I put up a new slideshow of old pictures on the Cuppa Joe website. This covers (mostly) the Uni part of the game, when Josh Broke-Bayfield came into his own. If you're a Josh fan, this is very Josh-centric!

I could not get flash to cooperate with me, so I ended up uploading both slideshows to Google video. I'll work on that flashplayer, though. Not sure what's up with that.

Keep in mind when you watch those slideshows, these pics were taken back when the game first came out, and when Uni first came out. The first one had pics taken using a crappy video card, and many had to be touched-up by hand. The second (Uni) one had a better graphics card, but I had not yet gotten used to putting walls up and keeping plumbobs out of the pics. As these slideshows continue to be produced, they will get better and better, because my photography has improved drastically, since then.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Hit me!

How long has it been since my last video? My last "legit" video, anyway? May. Pathetic. Of course, I did have computer problems, and my personal life was kind of taking precedence over everything else, but...what the hell. I'm doing pretty good, now, and ready to get back to work. I just don't know which project to go with!!!! There are about 5 different directions I want to go in, simultaneously, and I'm at a stand-still. I need an entire production team to implement everything I've got going on in my head. ADD is a beotch.

Obviously I can't delegate, since Sims2 videos are a one-person-job (once you get into the actual production of them, that is. I am not referring to EA, itself, modders, custom content creators, etc. That would up it to about, oh, say...a gazillion.) And part of the fun is to be able to say, yes, I did the storyline/concept, yes, I did the set design, I did the directing, I did the camerawork, I did the editing, yes, yes, and yes....the only thing I can't say is "yes, I did the soundtrack". Yet. And I'm one of those people who finds it hard to delegate, anyway, so even if I wanted to tell someone else to take over part A while I do parts B,C,D, and E, I couldn't.

But, man, I have this shiny new powerhouse of a laptop, and my feet are stuck in cement, creatively. That sucks. I'm waiting for the moment to hit me, as it has with every video I've done so far: BAM! "THIS is the video I'm doing!". Nine times out of ten, it's not something that I've had on the drawing board, it was something I ended up totally winging. That's a frustrating way to go about things because I'm completely dependent upon inspiration to hit.

So, hit me, dammit.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Okay, okay, I'm a dork.

I was talking to a myspace friend last night, to whom I had given the link to this blog, and I got the distinct impression from his reply that I have gotten...er...mindnumbingly boring, regarding my enthusiasm for and confusion about my new Mac.






No more techie-speak. No more rambling on about graphics-adjustments (although I was hoping to get a little HELP from some mac-users on that particular issue, but, luckily, my bro is one of them there mac users and shed some much needed light on my...

OH FOR FUCK'S SAKE!!!!!

I'm doing it again.

I can't help it. I try to be cool (hahahahaha) and funny and clever and witty, but, DAMMIT if I'm not a dork, anyway. So, I heart my computer. I spend hours learning about exciting stuff like viruses, spyware, modifications to system settings, performance-enhancers...it's like heaven.

I'm in tears at this realization. I must go emo for a sec...



I feel better.

Does the fact that I am an avid People magazine reader offer any redemption whatsoever? How about Cosmo??? Okay, the ace up my sleeve...I read the Enquirer on occasion. Okay, frequently, though I rarely buy it. I stand at the line in the grocery store and frantically look for all the goodies displayed on the cover, and if I can't find them in time (stupid confusing table of contents!!!!!) I will suck it up and buy the magazine.

I love seeing how celebs look without makeup. Angelina Jolie is wasting away. Paris Hilton...omg is she on the streets, again??? Has she been freed??? Are we safe?! Where's Nicole Ritchie? Oh, she's right over there next to Lindsay. Wait. Where's Lindsay??? I swear to god they're both there. I can see their names in the caption. You just have to really squint to see the girls, themselves. But they're there. They are ALWAYS there.

Okay, I've strayed from the topic a bit, which is a good thing since I'm writing about how geeky I am.

Update on CJ:

Forum is still public. High unexplained activity on July 1, 2007. Record number of users online: 98. I was not among them.

Videos: Still don't have my game installed. I hate the installation process, or the Disk Hokey Pokey as my good friend RT calls it. Put the first disk in, take the first disk out, put the second disk in, and you shake it all about!

I have been asked to do a secret video project for another site. It's in the works, and the files are still on the old computer. It will be done under an alias. Will resume work on that once things are properly set up on the mac, and then I'll get back to Bogus. Or porn. Or both. (I think the secret to offsetting the techni-dork in me is to follow any reference made toward my mac with a comment about porn. Or just the word "porn", itself.)

I am slacking in updating my site. I have some Ask Joe questions to put up, and, come to think of it, Joe has been slacking in his department as well. I need to put him back to work. There is a question on my forum with no reply from Joe, yet. It's been there for weeks. Tsk, tsk.

I must take off, now, and install SP2 on my laptop so that I can start installing my game files.

"Porn".

Monday, July 2, 2007

Upskirt vs. Accidental Nudity!

Yeah, I'll get to the subject at hand in just a sec. Gotta few boring techie-things to say:

On the progress of going Mac: Progressing well! Still fighting with caps lock, but, hey! I got a virtual machine up and running! I have Windows XP installed, now. Unfortunately, no sp2. My dad has it and will burn me a copy.

Fuck. Probably shouldn't have said that. I might as well admit to using Shareazza. Fuck, again!

Enough with the self-screwing.

I made a few of my glitch-type videos (general sims2 madness!) public on Youtube. I also posted a few video blogs about them. The very first entry has nekkid sims. I am proud to say that I'm a Celebrity! Get Me Out of Here!, a clip showing Shep and Shawn stuck in the shower together, made #3 in the Google Video France search results for "celebrities oops". I'm sad to say that as of this writing, it sits at #4. For some reason that video has also been linked to on some UK Big Brother site (although I never could locate the video). Will someone please explain that to me? How is that even possible? What in the world do my sims have to do with Big Brother? Any info on why Big Brother is so hugely popular there would be appreciated, as well. I haven't watched the UK version, but the US version was a total snoozer.

Shep-in-the-altogether has also been linked to a site which apparently pairs search words up against each other. Or something. I followed the link, and the terms battling it out were "upskirt" and "accidental nudity". Again, I couldn't find the video, there, but I'm assuming my video was on the "accidental nudity" team, which won that day. Glad I could help out. Also interesting (and more than a little unsettling) is the fact that Shep and Shawn were also featured on a site called "last video". In the link was the phrase "big tits". Sorry, no. I'm thinking something is wrong in the linkage....

Oh! New link! You can now catch my showering sims on portaldeayuda.com! Woo hoo!

All that definitely beats out my greatest youtube accomplishment, which was actually verified by yours truly. "Let's Get It Started" was prominently displayed on the profile page of a man on Sugardaddyforme.com. The link is still there on LGIS, but the profile is no longer on SD.com. I guess his wife caught him embedding a Sims2 hiphop video on his page and made him shut it down. Either that or she had a problem with the whole "Married but lookin' to be someone's sugar daddy" thing.

I'd have kicked him to the curb for that embedded video thing, too. Totally.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

I is smarter now?

In my lAst blog entry (ha! I'm evidently still having the "overreaching" A/caps lock issue, and am leaving in my little faux pas as a self-deprecating jab at how I'm picking up the hard stuff, but struggling with the eAsy stuff....)

Take 2:

In my last blog entry I said I hoped my next one will read more intelligently. Does it so far?

I'm a pretty quick learner when it comes to computer-ish things, and I'm beginning to get the hang of the way things work in mac-world. I am able to be much more specific in my pleas for help. Of course, I have yet to set up Windows on a VM and work with a dual OS, so we'll see how my panic progresses as the days pass.

Right now my main WTF issue is with the graphics/resolution stuff. I have an nvidiA (jeez) GeForce 8600M GT on this thing, and I can't seem to find out how to customize it at ALL. I can change the display resolution easily, but that's all done through the monitor settings in system preferences. Default is 1440 x 900, but I would like to switch down to 1280 x 800. When I get XP and the game installed, I think I'll need to be playing on 1024 x 678, if I'm remembering correctly. Right now, though, when I change the res, things get blurry. The way it is by default, things are crystal clear, but it's killing me trying to read such small print.

I KNOW I've been through this with all my other laptops. It's been a while, but I *think* all the advanced tweaking options only became available once I upgraded my graphics drivers to specialized omega drivers. I don't even have directx, yet (do I???). Right now I can change the res, and I can calibrate the color profile to my liking (pretty much), but that's it. Nothing about pixel shaders, direct 3d, open GL, refresh rates, rotation, overlay, anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, mipmap, vertical sync...NOTHING. That's the stuff I'm trying to get to. I can't find any control panel for nvidia anywhere.

I feel a little helpless squinting at my monitor like this. Damned if I do change the resolution (blurry!), damned if I don't (tiny!), and, although I can temporarily adjust the text size to a larger size (done), it's just a band-aid solution to what I'm really going for.

But it's so cool how the monitor adjusts its brightness as the ambient lighting changes. I'm sitting here in a dark room with my MBP and my pc notebook side by side. I open up the pc notebook, its monitor lights up, and this one dims. So, here I sit, unable to change my anti-aliasing options and barely able to read the screen even with my glasses on (new prescription, too!), but perfectly content (for the moment) opening and closing the pc notebook and watching the light change on my mac.

Open.
Dim.
Close.
Bright!
Open.
Dim.
Close.
Bright!

Okay, snapping out of my trance...it may be a while before I do any work with video. Or graphics, in general. HAve patience, children.

Open.
Dim.
Close.
Bright!
Open.
Dim.
Close.
Bright!

Friday, June 29, 2007

MAcaroni!!

I have a mac, now. The one I've been eyeing for...wow. Since last summer, probably. It has a lot of neat gadgetry, it's a real powerhouse, gonna be great for video-editing. I really truly love it. Now if only I knew how to USE it.

I still have my other laptop, but my dad will be taking over that one once I get everything installed on this one. And then it will be no more pc for me, except for the one I use at work.

This is completely mind-blowing to me. I'm pretty comfortable with computers. I know my way around. A pc, anyway. But today when my brother brought over the cool black box (like my Ipod Nano box, only huger!), everyone gathered around and oooohed and ahhhhed...I turned it on, got things set up, then had a little bit of trouble after I was done with the product registration. My brother helpfully explained "You close the window on the LEFT side, now." Ah. How embarrassing. So then I typed in my username on one of my accounts and messed up by hitting "caps lock" instead of "a". I can't be VAl. I just can't. I stAred blAnkly At the (bAcklit!) keyboard, And sAid "how do I go bAck and fix this???"

"The delete button", bro says. Of course. But what if I don't want to delete everything, I just want to go back and change a letter or two? You know, like the arrow keys did on my pc? I was nearly in teArs.

My brother pointed out that I use the arrow keys. Just like on my pc. It was the "home""page""end" stuff thAt threw me.

I still cAn't figure out if the cursor must be in FRONT of the letter(s) I want to delete, or if there's A wAy around thAt. Definitely going to tAke some getting used to.

I was trying to post on my forum, and I was using the built-in mouse. Somehow I kept pulling up the calculator, clock, and weather report. Noooo...don't need that at the moment, thank you. Just want to post. But it was kinda cool how it was all 3-D and stuff.

So, it's like I've never used a computer before in my life. I feel somewhat helpless at the moment. I'm learning, though. I have my bookmarks set up in Safari, and my passwords all saved, and I changed my desktop, the time zone...

I have no idea how to find the settings for the graphics card. I don't see "Nvidia" anything anywhere. I found how to change my display resolution, how to adjust the colors, but not how to tweak the graphics. Where's "computer management???" I'm losted! There's no "My Computer", no "My Documents", a whole new bunch of file extensions to figure out. "Shortcuts" are now "aliases".

I got a .wmv file to play in Quicktime by randomly clicking things until it opened. I had to download something. Or something. See how stoopid I sound? I have no idea what I'm doing! As much work as I do on a computer, I have to, at the very least, know how to minimize a window! It's a giant leap from there to video-editing. Oy.

But, hey, this thing hAs a remote control!!! How cool is thAt? And the power jAck is magnetic, so when I trip over the cord, the notebook doesn't come crashing to the floor. It's VAl-proof!!!

I hope my next blog entry reads a little more intelligently than this one does.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Vabblage!

I haven't updated since the porn fiasco. I decided I probably should, if for no other reason than to get that off the first page of my blog. Yet another shining moment in the life of a self-proclaimed goofball....

I don't have much of an update, so I'll just babylon a bit, if that's okay. Or, to use the term my forum members so lovingly coined, I shall "vabble".

I have, once again, resurrected the craptop from the dead. Yeah, it died, po thang. I brought it back to life by hooking it back up to the power cable. Admittedly, that was a "doh!" moment on my part. But, dammit, this thing has no battery! When a laptop shuts off and refuses to reboot, I ASSUME it's kaput. It died again, this time with the power cable in. No little puff of smoke, no sparks, no last words, no nothing, just buh-bye whatever was on my screen. Dejectedly, I moved to the *gasp* desktop PC. It's my mom's and she was visiting her sister out west, so I was okay for a few days. Had to sit in a chair at a friggin' desk, but I was okay. Had to share the room with the litterbox, but I was okay. Had to switch everything to the other side of the desk (mom is a lefty and insists on acting like one. She puts the mouse on the wrong side of the keyboard!!), but I was okay.

Just for kicks one day, I found the Thinkpad out in the woods where it landed when I hurled it out the window, plugged it in, and BEHOLD the sight of the bright blue typically-annoying-as-hell-but-now-much-welcomed disk check! One of my disks needed "to be checked for consistency" (which I am now chanting in my sleep, along with "Myspace is free, but you must be logged in to do that!") , but hey, it looked like it was trying to work! And it continues to chug along, though I am typing this blog entry in notepad and saving at every other word, just to be on the safe side. It still kicks off, randomly.

New laptop will be here in about a month. Very excited. I'd been drooling over it for months, but had no excuse to buy it since my "real" laptop was working fine. But "real" laptop got fried by lightning, so "doorstop/laptop" (lapstop?) is substituting in the interim. I'll be back to work in no time (okay, in about a month), possibly even doing some legit flicks that I can actually show people without dragging them back to some dark internet alley, first. I feel like your normal, average, everyday, friendly neighborhood divorced suburban mom who moonlights as a trenchcoat-wearing flasher. My dirty little secret. And you know I am STILL getting responses about the PM I sent out??? I'm thinking of writing this off as one hell of a publicity stunt. It's getting my name out there, though it's not exactly how I wanted to be known...But I'll take it.

So, that's about it. It's summer, I just had a birthday (getting "you're old hahahahaha" cards from your parents is a real bummer, let me tell you), and 40 is a mere 3 years away. I looked in the mirror that day and told myself (yes, yes, I really did!) "Val, don't be a goob. In ten years, when you're 47, you'll be kicking yourself remembering how you were kicking yourself at 37, for kicking yourself at 27. Remember when you were 22, just out of college, and suddenly felt soooooo old because you were working with 18-19 year olds and felt so removed from that age group? College kids were suddenly 'kids'. Highschoolers might as well have been wearing diapers. YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE OLD AT 22!!! You're screwed at any age, let's face it." My version of a self pep-talk. I wouldn't recommend it for everyone, but it works for me.

My divorce became final on June 5. I'm going back and forth about this. If I could remember how to be a single person, it would help. Right now, if someone were to ask me out, I'm afraid my response would be "Let me ask my husband, first". It's not quite hit me yet. Of course, I can't get asked out unless I start going out, but none of my female friends are single. They all want to go bowling. Not one wants to cruise sleazy pick-up joints with me. Dammit, all my friends and their "happy marriages"!!

*shakes fist at the sky

I'll get there. My nightstand is full of "Rebuilding after your divorce" books. They've been very helpful. I use them as coasters while I read my People magazines and play my sims game. Looking at my nightstand right now, I am doing a little self-analysis. I have two divorce books, both given as "gifts", and my glass of iced tea is sitting atop them. Those two books are on top of a couple of murder mysteries. Now that's interesting....There's an empty box of birthday chocolates (thanks, John!), a bottle of Gaviscon heartburn medication (extra strength! Thanks, John!), and a box of tissues. Oh yeah, and a quarter bag of weed.

Haha. Just kidding about the Gaviscon.

Monday, May 28, 2007

VRevis: pornographer?!

This just in! VRevis needs to pay more attention to what she's doing!

Okay, here's the set-up: I'm trying to get back into the machinima crowd, because I've been pretty much limiting myself to my own forum, moreawesomethanyou.com, YouTube, and myspace as far as getting my videos seen. I have a whole lot of machinima "acquaintances", but I want to get to know everyone better.

I am a member of a forum run by Britannica Dreams. I hadn't been there in a while, so I decided to pop in and see how everyone was doing, post a couple of my newer vids, reintroduce myself. (BOY oh boy, did I reintroduce myself!) I went to the BD site, clicked on the forum link, and thought things looked a bit different than they did the last time I was there. I tried to log in, but my username wasn't in the database. I tried several different passwords, no go. I figured the forum must have been revamped, and perhaps they didn't transfer all the members over to the new one, so I signed up, again. I posted the obligatory "Introduction" thread, and put up two videos. The admin was confused as to how I could have two accounts, since one account is allowed per IP, but I chalked that up to me living in a different town from where I was when the first account was created.
 

Here's where it gets fun. On MY forum, I have an adult section. One friend in particular has been wanting me to do a sim porn video, because I had downloaded a couple new adult hacks for the game and was showing pics of my sims taking full advantage of each other. It was only natural that I should bite the bullet and try a video, right? Keep in mind this is all for fun. I was laughing the entire time I made the first video. But it was such a hit on the forum, that I did a second. They're obviously not uploadable, anywhere, so the only way anyone can see them is to join my forum, be granted access to the adult section, and get the links. I've mailed them to a few non-forum friends. So, I've kept it fairly quiet that I did these two flicks, and not that many people have seen them. 

Back to the Britannica Dreams forum. It used to have a section for more adult-natured videos (there's another version of "Justify My Love" that I had posted there), and I thought that with a new account, I had to get access to that section, again. I was feeling brave enough to post those videos. Only in a private section, of course. I PM'd (Private Messaged) Michelle, someone I've known for a while, asking where the adult section was. Before I hit "send", I noticed there was a box called "usergroups". I checked it. Why? Because I do things like that. I then sent this PM out to all 300-something members of the forum. Oops. 
 
When I checked my email it was FULL of read receipts from people I'd never even heard of. And that was the moment I realized my mistake. I immediately fired off another PM and sent it out to the same group and joked about how embarrassed I was that I had just told everyone I did sim porn, bla bla bla...

I'm still getting read receipts, and this happened two days ago.

My own forum is having a great time with this. So, I'm going to present the thread from my forum to you, and you can tell by my first post that I hadn't yet realized that this forum was NOT the same forum I'd belonged to, so I basically joined a forum I'd never been to, and then told 300 people I'm a sim-pornographer. I'm trying to explain it away by saying I like to make a "big entrance"...

I feel it is important at this point to note that my custom title over at moreawesomethanyou is Big Silly.

Here is the thread from the A Cuppa Joe forum, first post was posted May 25 2007, 10:59 PM. (leaving all members' names out, save for mine):

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ME:

I'm so embarrassed I could DIE...

I reregistered at the Machinima Premiere forum, forgetting I was already a member (it's changed so much I didn't recognize it!), and I just sent a PM to one of the admins asking if there was an adult section like the old forum, because I do sim porn. There was a box called "usergroups" and, stupidly, I checked it. Why? Because if I don't know what a button does, I'm gonna push it. EVERYONE IN THAT FORUM GOT A PM ANNOUNCING I DO SIM PORN. OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG

So. I immediately sent another PM to the same group, subject "Oh. My. God" explaining that that was just supposed to go to the admin, not 300 something people!!!

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member1




Nice one ya big silly!

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member2

OMG yay pr0n!


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ME:

To give you an idea, I requested a read receipt for that PM (thinking it was just going to one person) and this is a screenshot of half of page one in my inbox.



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member1

*member1 is rolling

That sound soooo much like something I would do!!!


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ME:

So far I've gotten two requests for the links to the videos, once person saying he didn't know if there was an adult section, a few people wondering why I'd randomly chosen them to ask this question, and one guy saying "That's kinda hot".

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ME: (almost an hour later)

I'm still getting read receipts!!!!!!

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member3:



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ME:

Just deleted 45 more. I don't even recognize 90% of these names!

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member4:

That 'bout covers it!

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member5:



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ME:

Deleted 264 more read receipts, sent links out to a few people, and now have a thread in my honor over there titled "Dear VRevis". The first post just said "Tee hee!"

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member7:



Thanks Val, I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. [S.O.] thought I was losing it.

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member8:

Goodness. I'm not gonna laugh at you, but I am going to smirk a little....

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ME:

[Quoting member 7: "Thanks Val, I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. [My S.O. thought I was losing it."]

Anytime, member7!

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member3:

This is all so funny. I want to feel bad for you, Val...but I keep wanting to laugh... Looks like they are also enjoying it in "your" thread.

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ME:

It gets more embarrassing by the hour. This is not even the forum I *thought* I belonged to. Nope. I just joined a forum I'd never even visited before, and before I even had 5 posts to my name, mass PMd 300-something mostly-strangers divulging my dirty little secret. Reread the first post of this thread and see my innocence. It was nice, wasn't it? Awww.

I'm getting messages over at YouTube from members of MP who have gotten email notification that they got a PM from me, but don't remember their password to check it. And you can't tell by that first PM that it was sent to 300 people; I sort of know Michelle, to whom it was INTENDED, so wrote in a fairly casual, familiar style. So I'm getting a lot of confused responses as to why I'm randomly singling so-and-so out to send this PM, then a lot of lolz when they read the second PM explaining my oopsie.

Talk about your forum-n00bie faux pas!!!!!

Character-building. That's what I'm doing. Character building.

EDIT:

Just checked my email:



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member4:

*hugs Val* You just wouldn't be you if things like this didn't happen

*nods* character building is always good.

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member3:

This just gets better by the minute. I'm still sorry for laughing, but can't seem to help it. You are so funny.

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ME:

Oh, I agree, this is funny! This is the kind of stuff that happens to me ALL THE TIME. It's why growing up there were two sayings around my house: "Valerie, Valerie, Valerie..." and "Things just happen with Valerie."

What's also funny is the subject of my first PM: "Have I lost my mind? LOL"

Yes, Val, I do believe you have.

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member3:

No, you haven't lost your mind. The things you do are what make you so special. It also proves you are human.

I always check to be sure my grandson isn't playing Sims. I would hate for him to run into his grandma in some of the forums, especially the gutter. He's still busy with Zoo Tycoon.

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ME:

[quoting member3: "The things you do are what make you so special."]

I've also been told this all my life. Now I'm thinking they meant "short bus special".

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member3:

The things you do make you special, which is why we all enjoy being with you. You are truly a fun person to be around. That's why I'm here.

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member9:

Aaaaugh Val! OMG, you poor woman. Yes, I'm laughing my ass off, but I'm laughing in TOTAL SYMPATHY. Hee... you're awesome for having such a good sense of humor about this. (Gotta laugh or you'd cry, huh?)

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member10:

Oh, that's so...Val-ish. However, it could also be very member10-ish [insert personal anecdote here] I'm sure they're getting a chuckle somewhere.

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