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.
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