Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Doctor Who Series 5 is Near-Perfect: Part 3

Now for Tennant's Doctor.

This is probably the most thought I've put into a blog. Ever. I have to be very careful on my wording when talking about Tennant's Number Ten because of the rabid following he has in the Doctor Who, and even general theater, fanbase.

Now, I'll be the first to admit that I am a complete fan-girl for David Tennant's portrayal of The Doctor.

He was brave, bold, charming, hilarious, full of wit, quick on his feet, and loved bananas. When he was given an emotional scene, you felt as if you were hurting along with him. He is an amazingly accomplished actor.

That being said, his performance as The Doctor was fun, but seemed to rely on over-acting to achieve the eccentricity of The Doctor. I would say he was too human for the Doctor, but, that is just how one chooses to play The Doctor. Each actor chooses which elements to emphasise and which to play down, so no actor can really do it wrong, objectively speaking. It comes to down to the subjective.

As battle-scared and war-torn as he was getting after losing Rose, Martha, and Donna, and reacting to the prophecy about his own death, it was becoming increasingly hard to cheer him on.

Most notably, in "The Waters of Mars", he defiantly changed the course of history by saving the crew of Bowie Base One instead of leaving them to their watery graves. Realizing he has the power to do so, the internal struggle about saving them comes to an end and he strides back into the base and carts them back to Earth in the TARDIS. He takes his arrogance to the highest of extremes and in realizing what he had done, Adelaide commits suicide. This is the moment that the sorrow snaps back into The Doctor's mind and he utters that he has, "gone too far".

This is just a prime example of just how flawed a Time-Lord can be, but in making him seem God-like, it takes away from the edge-of-your-seat-ness and makes him walk a fine line between God and hero.

Now, this is by no fault of Tennant. David Tennant is one of the most amazing actors I have ever had the pleasure of watching perform. And RTD's writing was brilliant for /most/ of the episodes; it just loses entertainment value when there's no need to cheer for the hero.

To wrap this up in Part 4, I will defend Smith's Doctor, who is, in my opinion, the most perfect Doctor since the revival.

Go back and read: Part 1 Part 2 Part 4


Wednesday, December 15, 2010


So, at this moment, I am faced with a very interesting conundrum.

I could go through and thank the 300some people who've subscribed to my YouTube channel over the past week OR I could write a blog post and just let my thoughts flow.

Guess which one I'm doing.

My rationale is that I usually thank subscribers while watching American Pickers and that won't be happening until later tonight.

But I can be excited.

Anyways, this is not a continuation of my "Doctor Who Series 5 is Near-Perfect" series, although that will continue in the near future. Probably after the Project for Awesome and I hope to have all 5 or 6 parts up here before Christmas. Because that's when the Doctor Who Christmas Carol episode premieres.

And I'm excited about that too.

The reason this blog is titled "SLUMP" is because I've been in a creationally-unmotivated mood when it comes to videos, unless I'm being coerced. AHEMKIERAAHEM But I've had a few things that I've planned, even filmed, but once it got around to the time of editing, I'm over them.

Like the new iPad 2 which is coming out in the next couple months. There's still secrecy surrounding it but it's supposed to have a front facing camera, more memory, an SD slot, and a better display.

Big whoop.

Apple, so many companies already beat you to those 'innovations', you're just following suit.

Now, you all know that I'm no Apple fanboy, I have an iPod and I'll use iMovie if the opportunity presents itself, but that's about as far as I go.

The subject is technology, it's Apple-based, a company I feel very strongly about, and it's something that would be easily searchable by a lot of people which guarantees views. But I just ended up not being excited about the video halfway through filming.

Then, there was this guy who robbed the Bellagio at gunpoint. Came into the casino wearing a motorcycle helmet pointing a gun and he robbed the first craps table he found. He was in and out in three minutes.

On the robber's upside, the casino estimates he made it out of there with $1.5 million in chips. On the robber's downside, that's just it. He made it out with CHIPS. He's going to have an awfully hard time cashing them in.

Next, we'll hear about him robbing a Toys R Us of its Monopoly money.


So, now that I go back and read this blog, it's not so much an excuse as it is justification for me not posting less than great (in my eyes, anyway) videos. I will never become a sell-out or just post videos to make money. You have my word.

Unless I do VEDA MANOR again next year.
Then, I might have to force myself to make videos.

But, that's a story for another blog.

(PS - because I talked about that guy robbing the Bellagio, look at what I listed as adds below LOLOLOL)

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Doctor Who Series 5 is Near-Perfect: Part 2

So, this second part has been a long time coming.

I've been mentally trying to figure out how I'd want to divide and separate the next few DWS5 blogs and I think I've gotten it pretty well hashed out. The next few blogs will aim to focus mainly on the changes The Doctor goes through, starting with Nine.

Now, I'm in no way, shape or form going to say that Smith portrays a better version of The Doctor than Tennant or Eccleston. I will, however, attempt to tie in all the reasons I think Series 5, Doctor #Eleven included, is near-perfect together.

Eccleston's Doctor was very fun loving, encouraging others to do what would make them happy but was also hard and drastic when he needed to be. He was very brooding and full of melancholy, which is understandable after being responsible for the extermination of Time-Lords and Daleks, alike. He's like an uncle. Slow to anger, will protect anything that threatens those he cares for, and very jovial, even when the situation calls for fear. There was something scary and aggressive about him but you knew he'd fight tooth and nail to protect the innocent.

I have no strong issues with Nine, but his character doesn't seem very real to me. He was a mix of extremes and it was very flip-floppy for me at times. I was never lost in the Series 1 episodes like I was with later episodes. I always consciously knew I was watching a television program, whereas, with some of Tennant's and Smith's episodes, their Doctor was so believable and natural, I completely lost myself in the show.

Next up, Ten!

Go back and read: Part 1 Part 3 Part 4

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Doctor Who Series 5 is Near-Perfect: Part 1

Let me just start out by saying, "It is 'Series 5', not 'Season 5". If you want to get technical, the season introducing Matt Smith as The Doctor is Season 31.

And I think Series 5 is near-perfect.

But first, let me give you a tiny bit of recap into my summer's swelling of Doctor Who:

Nearly a year ago, to the day, actually, I started watching the Christopher Eccleston episodes of Doctor Who. By late December, I had caught up to the end of the David Tennant episodes.

Then I waited for the Matt Smith premiere, patiently, like everyone in England.*

*(I say, 'everyone in England' because I sure wasn't going to wait the two extra weeks for it to be on American TV. I was going to watch them online. Even so, I didn't have basic cable at the apartment I was living in, so I wouldn't have been able to watch anyway.)

Then, during the middle of the Matt Smith-sodes I moved into the place where I'm living now and we have Digital Cable which also, I found out weeks later, gives me access to BBC America.

I was a happy lad.

The point of this blog is a platform set-up into something that I may continue for the next few posts or so. The Series 5, while it may not have David Tennant as The Doctor, has evolved into something more perfect than (I'm assuming) the previous 30 seasons hadn't been able to touch.

Scratch that. I meant to say, 'The previous 26 seasons', because I am able to heavily compare and contrast the last five series/seasons to each other.

But more on that later.

Go back and read: Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Internet was Invented Today

Twenty years ago to the day, the Internet, as we know it, culminated.

The first web browser, WorldWideWeb, was developed by Tim Berners-Lee, and it was, IMHO, the biggest leap forward in communication and technology this century. And it only happened twenty years ago.

Before 1990, there was no available HTTP or HTML to use and there was no such thing as a Web browser. In 1990, TB-L created the HTTP and HTML needed and the very first WorldWideWeb Web browser, not to mention the first few Web pages which described the project.

It's just odd for me to think about because I'm older than 20, and although I remember the popularity boom of the Internet, I don't remember a time when a computer wasn't a big part of my life. Back in the 90s, I was hooked on my dad's computer games. I often played a Star Trek RPG video game which was loaded from DOS. And even though I was never the biggest Star Trek fan, I spent a lot of time playing it.

Then I remember updating to Windows 95.

Then came dial-up, which, by no stretch of the imagination, was anything to really blog about nowadays.

But then everything exploded in the DotCom Boom of the late 90s.

People were able to create websites with very, very low starting rates and the Internet welcomed a surge of destinations.

So think about that today, as you browse this wonderful WorldWideWeb-based technology. Because without it, we probably wouldn't be as close as we are, even if we are thousands of miles apart.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010


So, it's recently come to my attention that I have no idea what this is.

This blog, I mean. Not the internet.

Everyone knows that the internet is a series of tubes.

Duh. #oldjokeisold #hashtaggingblogs

What I mean is that I don't know how you guys come to find this blog because, frankly, I got near 200+ hits on my last blog within the first day of it being posted.


The internet is a slacker's paradise.
You don't like the video you're watching? Click away.
You don't want to sift through another clip art website from 1996? Click away.
You can go wherever you want whenever you want*.

I have Twitter to thank for a lot of my blog-viewers. My Twitter followers are some of the most awesome people on the internet. And I'm not just saying that because you're reading my blog. I'm saying that partially because you're reading my blog. But that does not account for the hundreds of people visiting my blog-o-sphere so I'm still at a loss.

Blogger lets you put "labels" to your blog which are a version of YouTube's "tags". And even if the tags are what are bringing people to my blog, I'd have to say, I'm surprised.

But thank you. :)

I love being able to have a place where I can put my thoughts down for others to peruse if they so wish and then comment to let me know how they're feeling. Help me help you. Help me figure out what this is. Should I talk about my day and what I did, blabbity blah, or should I use this as a quick 'media discussion' outlet with witty remarks and humorous rants?

I guess it could be both.

I want to hear from you guys. I want to know what you like reading about. This isn't YouTube. It's not me talking at you. This has the ability to become a discussion and I'd love that.

*based on your connection to the internet, the speed of that connection, and if connection is actually made.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

I'm a PC

Today, I am installing a program on my computer to use instead of Windows Live Movie Maker.
I know, I know, seeing as how I'm a video blogger, it's all horrible. I understand.

Believe me.

The issue comes with the fact that I don't like Mac computers yet I am incredibly in-tune with the video and audio software (iMovie, FinalCut Pro, Garage Band, etc) The problem is that I don't trust Mac computers.

Yea, I said it.

I don't trust Macs.

Not because I think Macs will steal my identity or that Steve J is out to get me or anything, but because the software/hardware is so tightly packed and contained that if anything were to go wrong, missing file, accidental overwrite, there's nothing to do but a full system format.

That being said, I think most Mac programs are incredibly user-friendly. Now, do I think that the programs are very user-friendly in order to be able to help out the less-than computer savvy people in the world? Partially.

But that's a different blog for a different day.

I'm not out to fuel the Mac-PC war and I honestly don't care what platform use.

All I'm saying, is that I don't want to own a Mac computer, but I do want to use something better than WLMM. That's why, I got my hands on Sony Vegas Pro and so I'll be testing that out later.

The only other hang-up about editing on this computer is that it's a laptop and I don't have a USB mouse so I have to use the touch-pad for exact cuts which don't /exactly/ turn out the way I want. (SEEWHATIDIDTHERE?)

Anywho, the update is done so here I go, testing this out!

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Why OpenOffice Sucks - A NaNoWriMo Blog

I should really be writing my NaNoWriMo novel instead of this blog.

No, seriously. I should REALLY be writing it.

The fact is, I had gotten to about 8,000 words. And now it's all gone.

Every single word.

Stupid file decided to lock me out of itself and then proceed to delete the contents. That's the last time I use stupid OpenOffice.

But let me start from the beginning...

So, a few weeks ago, I needed to type up and print out my lyrics for 'Hogwarts State of Mind'. I was going to record the audio and I wanted easy to read lyrics in front of me to go off of. So, being the poor kid as I am, I used a free option available to me. OpenOffice. Stupid, stupid, OpenOffice.

The thing with OpenOffice is that it integrates itself with most all other text editing programs. Because of that, you can save a document in about a BAJILLION ways. It gets a bit tricky after a while unless you know exactly what you need.

If I had known it would be this much hassle, I wouldn't have even bothered.

Then when November rolled around, I thought, "Oh, hey. I already have a typing program on my computer." And I decided to start work on my NaNoWriMo story. Using OpenOffice.

Which was a big mistake.

So, I'm typing along, and a few days go by. I can just leave the computer in standby for hours at a time and then come back and type more on my story. But then, for some reason, on Wednesday, I decided to save the novel and shut the computer off.

When I booted the computer back up and tried to open the file today, it said something along the lines of me not being able to change the document because another "user" had the file opened. The computer had just booted up and I've worked with computers a while. There was no other "user" keeping the file from me.

When I finally did get the file open, it looked like
which is not exactly the story arc I was looking for.

After downloading and running three different recovery programs, they all said that there were no contents to the file.

All was lost.

I ran to the store, got Microsoft Office 2010 and installed it. So guess what shiny new program I'll be using tomorrow to catch-up to the people who are cranking out 2,000 words a day? Hint, it's not stupid OpenOffice or whatever.

I'll keep you posted on my NaNo progress and there will (hopefully) be a Q@A video tomorrow! :D

EDIT: People are telling me I should have made more backups, and while it is true that I didn't email the contents to myself, the reason that they all failed-out was because of the way that I saved them. I saved them as a file that had a lock-out backup saved and then when I tried to reopen it, I wasn't the "correct" user to be able to open and edit (or even view, for that matter) the file. But I learned my lesson. I'll backup the contents and send the story to myself as a story, not as an attachment. FIN.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Hogwarts State of Mind: The Blog

So, as many of you know, I'm back on the YouTubes again. Posting vids and taking names. Well, more about the posting vids and less about taking names. But I am thanking subscribers. Still. Which can get rather exhausting at times.

But I love you guys. :)

And, as 2,621 of you know, my big comeback video was 'Hogwarts State of Mind', the parody of 'Empire State of Mind'. And it was incredibly well-received, even though Kiera and I are not black rappers.

The confusing thing for me was, that usually, my parody videos do very well in the view counts and, I don't know if it's because I'm getting spoiled with thousands of views on the other videos, or because Empire just isn't a very searched-for song anymore, a view count of 2,000some seems rather low.

I'm probably just spoiled.

Fear not, the views don't matter too much to me. I am happy with each and every one of my views and I'm quite proud of the song/video. I have a few other parody ideas (okay, a lot of parody ideas) and you'll see more of them culminate soon in the future, you have my word.

I plan on dressing up as Malfoy for another parody which will be filmed as soon as December rolls around. The reason for the month-away film date is because this month I am not shaving my face, and, cmon, Malfoy can't grow facial hair to save the Dark Lord.


Hogwarts State of Mind

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I'm Gonna Be Honest - A NaNoWriMo Blog

Okay, I'm gonna be honest.

I only wrote about 1,000 words last night for my NaNoNovel.

Which, now that I think about it, doesn't actually mean what I meant it to mean. National Novel Novel. Wuud?

ANYWAY, this is not a post to tell you that I'm sorry that I didn't write a lot yesterday. It's not even that I didn't have time. I had plenty of time. I just didn't feel like it. But hey, that's what this weekend is for. I'm off on Saturday and Sunday so I'll try to get it up to 20k words by Monday.

My friends are of the best witnesses to the fact that I work and type well under pressure. I don't think this would be nearly as exciting if I WASN'T behind in the word count. By the last week of NaNo last year, I was still 20k behind. I ended up hashin out 15k of them out on the night before Black Friday (Thanksgiving night). Granted, it took me until about an hour before midnight to hit 50,231 words, but that's another story.

My point is that I'm not going to let my NaNoWriMo novel stress me out in any sort of negative ways this year, only positive. And if you're doing NNWM as well, don't let it stress you out either. Use the pressure as motivation but don't look at 50k as the goal. Do what you can.

That being said, I like how my ideas keep changing for where this story is going. Last year, I had a pretty firm outline of where I wanted my story to go because I had been mentally planning it through the second half of October and I knew the beginning and ending, just not how the characters quite GOT to the ending.

This time around, I'm introducing the characters and letting their personalities interact with each other like they would IRL and not IRBook. It's like they actually have freewill and motivation and thoughts and it's rather scary not knowing what's going to happen. All I know is that it's good fuel for writing, writing, writing.

I'm sure something will happen in my novel. Eventually. Right?

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010


So this year, like last, I am participating in NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. The goal of which is to hash out a 50,000 word "novel" in the month of November.

Easier said than done.

Well, actually, scratch that. It doesn't sound easy at all.

That being said, it's not as daunting as it sounds either.

It's a feat that's totally do-able. I am blogging proof that it can be done. I believe I hit 50,133 words when I submitted my work twenty-three minutes before midnight of the last day of November last year. What was funny, well, at the time, scary, was that when I went to submit it, it said there was a time discrepancy and that I wasn't able to submit it or "win" NaNoWriMo because it was December 1st.

Needless to say, I about freaked out in fear.

But it was fixed in time. It seems about half of the people in my part of the country had an issue with submitting it on the last day and all we had to do was change our time zones on our profiles to Cuba's time zone and for some reason it worked.


Ya know, it's odd. I just hashed out 1,500 some words just now for my new NaNoNovel and now I'm typing a blog post, something I haven't done much of these past few months. This is time that I could have spent working on my NaNoNovel, words that could have been counted towards my goal, but instead I'm typing a blog post that doesn't have a time limit, word count, or an immediate reason for being here.

And that's the humor of the situation.

We talk about how scary a goal of 50,000 words in one month is, yet I just typed up about 1,500 in less than two and a half hours and I'm typing a blog post, watched some Doctor Who, and worked an entire shift at the store earlier.

I can make time for this.

But let me tell you, this me being ahead of the curve on the word count thing will NOT last, ha.

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sorry, Customer Lady

First off, I am not going to mention where I work now. No matter how I leave employment with them, be it on good terms or very bloodily, I won't want anything on the internet of me saying anything that could be taken as my view of them as a company. No, I only blog/vlog about customers, not the company.

Secondly, this will probably be a vlog someday soon. So you can essentially read the manuscript for a video that hasn't been filmed yet. Meaning you can subsequently watch the video and...not laugh, I guess?


So, some of the things I CAN tell you about my job is that it's in retail. Retail of the electronics variety. The majority of my time is spent making photos for customers, selling cameras, and telling customers where the burnable CDs are located. And so far, seeing as how I've only worked there for about three weeks, I haven't gotten many upsetting customers.

Until Thursday.

Digital cameras, iPods, and other heavy duty technology are located behind the photo studio desk in cabinets with locks so as not to be stolen. The studio closes at 9:00pm and it's pretty obvious when it's closed. There are two signs that are put out saying that it's closed and the time when it will re-open, the cash register is shut off, the photo kiosks are shut down and the lights are turned off. That being said, if there's a customer waiting for their photos and they do all the necessary computer/editing stuff before the 9:00pm mark, I will hand them their photos when they're done. I just can't check them out at an empty register.

Around 8:55pm, a lady, we'll call her Cheryl, finishes her photo order and I tell her it'll only be about fifteen minutes for them to be printed off and I'd be able to give them to her then. While Cheryl is waiting, I start cleaning up the lab. Shutting down the kiosks, emptying the register, locking the cabinets, and even sweeping the floor. Around 9:05pm, a woman, we'll call her Ann, comes in with her daughter and starts looking at the digital cameras.

Three things go through my mind. First, she's here after 9:00pm. The photo studio closed at 9:00pm and she got here too late. The second thing was if I'd want to rummage through the cameras and compare makes and models with her even though it was her fault for showing up after we closed. And thirdly, and finally, she hadn't asked me for help. I had made eye contact with her multiple times while finishing up Cheryl's pictures, said hello, and still no asking for help. So maybe, just maybe, she was just waiting there for someone else.

My hopes were wrong.

I give Cheryl her pictures and go back to the computer to finish closing stuff up. I decide to just let Ann be and see what her move is as I turn to leave the media center. Of course, right as I'm about to turn, I hear an, "Excuse me?" and I wheel around to see that woman and her daughter. Obviously, it wouldn't been an issue if she had come up to me a half an hour, or even twenty minutes, but it was then 9:20pm. And the photo studio had been closed for 20 minutes. And I had done my job and locked up the cabinets.

So, back to her, "Excuse me?".

"Yes?" I replied, then knowing, regretfully, what she wanted.

"Could we take a look at a couple of these cameras?" she asked. Yup. I had known what she wanted. Great.

"I'm sorry," I say. "It's 9:20pm. The photo studio is closed now. We closed at 9:00pm."

"So, we can't see the cameras?"

"I'm sorry. The cabinets are all locked up because we closed at 9:00pm," I reiterated, but still being polite. I wanted to tell her that she showed up after 9:00pm and that I didn't feel bad turning down her request, but again, I was being polite.

"Well, fine then," she said. "We'll just take our business to Wal-Mart." It was obvious she was trying to rub in my loss of a sale.

"Alright then!" I say to her, sounding cheerful, as she turned to leave.

I may have lost a sale but was I who had the last laugh, customer lady. Because if you went right to Wal-Mart after leaving my store, you would know that the Wal-Mart photo lab also closed at 9:00pm.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Halo Pick-up Lines

BEDA: April 30, 2010

I've been wanting to do a stereotypical pick-up line video for a while now but I couldn't decide on the type. I was going to do either Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Star Wars, or a pick-up line parody where I claim ones would work when they're really the worst of the worst.

The pick-up line parody video idea became my How to Pick Up Women video but I still had all these ideas.

Now, I'm not a big X-Box player, my brother has a PS3 but I just don't have a lot of X-Box experience. I have played Halo from time to time, and although I am horrible at it for lack of practice, I find it's pretty enjoyable.

A few days ago, I was playing Halo with a couple of my friends and my auto-aim was jerking around. I said something about how I couldn't control my aim, a friend made a comment about how it's a good thing there were no girls around to get upset at a guy's "wandering gaze" and it blossomed into the line, "I think something is wrong with my auto-aim. I can’t take my eyes off you."

And thus it began, the search for Halo pick-up lines.

"I think something is wrong with my auto-aim. I can’t take my eyes off you."

Now, this is one of those sickingly cutesy lines that could actually score you a smile. Very sweet and at least there is a zero chance you will get slapped.

"As soon as I came near you, the announcer said “unfreakinbelievable” and I would tend to agree."

Another one that won’t be taken offensively. You will have a better chance of this line bringing success if you are actually on a killing spree. The ladies love a man with some serious skills.

"Are we playing Assault? Cause I’m pretty sure you are the bomb."

This one is likely to get a cheesy response but inside she will be giggling. It may help if you say it kinda gangster. Da BOMB yo!

"I was following the indicator of where to score and it brought me to you."

This one is direct and to the point without being horribly offensive. If she gets upset just tell her you are new to the game, don’t know the map, and thought you were supposed to follow the icons.

"With the weapons I just need to hit “X” to pick them up. Does that work for you as well?"

This is very straight forward and your intentions are clear. If she shoots you down, make sure there is at least a power weapon close by. That way you can use the same technique on the rockets to make yourself feel a little better. Hey, at least you scored something.

This blog is hilarious because it implies that Halo fans talk to girls.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Why David Tennant is My 'First' Doctor

BEDA: April 29, 2010

So, yesterday I posted a blog about how I started watching Doctor Who a couple months ago under the "pusher" influence of Megan. And by the ending of the second episode, I had grown to like Christopher Eccleston's Ninth Doctor. His performance was pretty over the top at times but his childlike wonder and enthusiasm grew on me rather quickly. Not to mention, when he got angry he created an incredibly powerful performance.

Take for instance (IMO) the best exchange of the season:

“We Have Your Associate. You Will Obey Or She Will Be Exterminated!”
“Explain Yourself!”
“I said no.”
“What Is The Meaning Of This Negative!?”
“It means no.”
“But She Will Be Destroyed!”
“NO! ‘Cause this is what I’m going to do. I’m going to rescue her. I’m going to save Rose Tyler from the middle of the Dalek fleet! And then I’m going to save the Earth. And then, just to finish off, I’M GOING TO WIPE EVERY LAST STINKING DALEK OUT OF THE SKY!"
“But You Have No Weapons! No Defences! No Plan!”
“Yeah. And doesn’t that scare you to death!? Rose?”
“Yes, Doctor?”
“I’m coming to get you.”

Oohh, shivers. That part is purely epic.

Then, I heard that people were all "OMG DAVID TENNANT IS JAWSUM" but to be honest, when he regenerated into David Tennant, most of the entire Christmas special was rather lame. It wasn't enough that I was missing Eccleston's Doctor but that the new Doctor was comatose throughout nearly the entire thing.

I know, I know, it was necessary for 1) regeneration, 2) the storyline, and 3) the epic ending, but it was already giving me a bad taste for David Tennant.

Obviously, I think differently now. David Tennant has acting ability the likes of which I have not seen in any sort of actor, really, ever. The episode on Midnight is one of David Tennant's most powerful roles as The Doctor, pulling split-second emotional changes from talkative and cheeky, witty and easy-going, to being betrayed and then having an unstoppable sense when facing his enemies but then back to being light-hearted when someone says the right thing. Unlike the Ninth Doctor, who showed off his vengeful, rage-filled dark side when up against the Daleks, the Tenth Doctor displayed a more confident, self-assured side, but did not hesitate to taunt them. Tennant's acting is just a roller-coaster of theatrical wonder.

As I finished Doctor Who and awaited Matt Smith's incarnation, I thought the same thing with Eccleston's regeneration to Tennant. I was losing a character I had gotten attached to and had to make room to watch another character, one who I hadn't grown with.

And that's when it happened. I realized that Tennant was my Doctor.

It was that residual feeling of his saga being over but having to 'simmer' in it for a while, awaiting the change in actors ahead, still not comfortable with the idea but not wanting to judge Smith on an acting job I had yet to see. Now, after seeing a number of episodes this season, I can actually say, Mister Matt Smith, you are doing a fine job. I am super excited for the future of Doctor Who.

But David Tennant will always be my 'first' Doctor.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Everyone Remembers Their First Doctor

BEDA: April 28, 2010

Now, a lot of you know, I'm a big Doctor Who fan and I have Megan to thank for it. A large selection of Nerdfighteria watches Doctor Who, because, let's face it, it's one of the best shows on television. But even though "my community" was so taken by The Doctor, I never really had much of a craving to find out what it was about.

It was a time when I had caught up on House, The Office, Family Guy, and How I Met Your Mother, he new season of Lost hadn't started airing yet, and I had gotten sick of flipping though my movies and having nothing magically appear.

Shut up, you do it too.

Anyway, I was just walking back from class and it was quite snowy outside. I thought to myself, 'Hey self, Megan won't shut up about this show. I mean, she mentions it in more than half of her Vlogsmoothie videos. You should probably watch it.'

So, I looked it up online. Yo, Star Trek, I know you got that reboot and everything and I'm really happy for you, but Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction show of all time. OF ALL TIME.

Wow, even in text speech, the Kanye meme is incredibly jerky...

I hopped on SurftheChannel and saw that the episodes were separated into "Classic Doctor Who" and "Doctor Who" which was relieving. Megan had said something about starting with the 2005 episodes and how they did a pretty good job explaining most of what had happened in a moderate-reboot fashion. I found and watched the first episode, "Rose".

And I wasn't impressed. At all, really.

I mean, think about it from my point of view. This guy shows up, saves this girl from these plasticly-animated-men, her boyfriend gets sucked into a wheely-bin and then the man yells at some alien consciousness for a while. Not really exciting stuff.

But obviously, as I continued watching, (actually, while watching the next episode) I became hooked. My problem with episode "Rose" is that any sci-fi that exists in the episode, we're as clueless as Rose is. The Doctor doesn't explain much of anything going on. He does a much better job explaining things as they're traveling through time and space which, of course, is the most fun part of the story.

I'll probably post more on this topic later. I feel I've bored you enough, today. :)

Tune in next time for: Why David Tennant is my Doctor

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It's Cold in This Lab. This Blog is Going to Be Short.

BEDA: April 27, 2010

In some of the labs on campus, the air conditioning is cranked up. Way high.

This occurs for multiple reasons.
1) The health of the computers to keep them from overheating.
2) People would rather be cold than hot.
3) Keeps the air circulating.

and 4) Which is probably false, but to keep people in and out of the lab.

Think about it, the warm people come in the lab to cool off. They work at a computer where they A) Don't get much movement in their entire body but at the same time they have to B) keep some of the smallest joints on their body typing constantly against a keyboard.

After a while, the cold sets into their fingers and it gets rather uncomfortable to type. [what I'm feeling right now] Then, said hall resident leaves the lab to go elsewhere and another computer is open for availability.

I can't actually do that because, I) I'm not a hall resident of this building and II) I sorta ninja'd myself into the lab and I don't have a key to get back in.

So, because I have to come to the lab to use MACs, I just spent three hours, off and on, working on a video and because it's so freakin cold in this lab, my fingers feel frozen stiff. I actually debated going somewhere else to type this blog. BUT NO, COLD. YOU WILL NOT WIN THIS TIME.

Looking around, I count nineteen computers in this lab, twelve of which have occupants. I guess because the system is working, it means my conspiracy theory is accurate.

I win.

Monday, April 26, 2010


BEDA: April 26, 2010

Once again, I've started typing a BEDA blog without any sort of subject to write about.

EDIT: I finished typing the blog and I just wanted to let you know that it does get better. You may now return to your regularly scheduled blog from my now past.

But that's the thing about blogs vs vlogs. It's rare to start a vlog with no idea and have it be entertaining. With a blog, if you don't like the direction it's heading, you can delete chunks, retype it, or completely start from scratch with little more than three clicks of a keyboard. With a vlog, time and preparation goes into filming and editing and when it's a situation like mine where I travel to a different computer to edit, there's not much re-shooting I can do if I don't like the way something turned out.

Now, as logic and my previous explanation dictates, I could delete that entire paragraph. But I don't because then you wouldn't know to what I would be referring to. The same goes with the edit that I will put at the near-beginning about how the blog will get better.

But Travis, I already read that part about the blog getting better.

Yes, appreciated reader, but I haven't typed it yet. You're perceiving time in a linear fashion.

As some of you may be able to tell by the subject matter, I watched Doctor Who today and I was trying to understand all of the plot-holes in the Matt Smith Doctor and River Song story. A lot of things are either a) huge errors, or b) unable to be explained yet. I'll get into this later but to see where I'm coming from, the sonic screwdriver. Her's was blue. His new one is green. How's that workout in the end?

Anyway, back to the subject at hand.

If I'm able to go back and edit anything I wanted to in this blog, it could be asked why I don't just fit the model of the blog to explain everything I want to say and every edit I wanted to make.

Well, that would just be boring, wouldn't it?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hidden Treasures Right Above

BEDA: April 25, 2010

I have found that there are generally three types of people.
Some of us carry the bare essentials with us at all times. Some of us hoard everything we can and become packrats. But most of us set the majority of things we own aside in "I'll get back to these later" piles.

These piles can end up at our parent's house, at a friend's house, but most often the belongings from time past end up in the storage unit of all storage units: The attic.

This story actually begins with my cousin's surprise 18th birthday party today but the blog begins with me realizing that the attic above the garage where we were holding the party had no entrance.

So I made one.

A family friend and I found a space in the ceiling where the entrance used to be and brought the ladder over to the hole. If you know me well you know that I love flea markets, garage sales, anything with previously-thought-to-be-lost stuff. We climbed up and, at first, there seemed to be nothing really of interest.

There was a queen's trophy from the 1950s, an old baby highchair, some old dresses on the ground and a big pile of gift boxes laying in the corner but mainly just a musty room.

It was only after digging through the gift boxes that I got to anything of substantial age.

The woman who owned the house before my uncle was nearing 100 years of age. I found her diploma. And her certificates from 4H club. And a few photo albums from the 19teens. Talk about a surprise.

After looking through the dusty ruins more, (I say ruins because a lot of the things were broken and smashed) I found a single unbroken tea cup while the others had all been smashed, a ledger from 1932, and an ivory calligraphy pen in a little wooden case. My favorite thing that I found near the end was a large German bible with no distinguishable date, although it looked to be pre-1900s.

I pretty much geeked out over that.

How much do you want to wager that she didn't even know they were up there? Well, rest assured, most of it is currently on its way to her house as I type this. After all, it's her property and no one would get quite as big a kick out of it as she.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Dinner Theatre Family Time

BEDA: April 24, 2010

Hey, there BEDA. Almost weren't able to type you today.

Today was a family day. Yesterday, I went and picked up my brother from his school and got here at around 2:00am this morning but safe and sound at least.

Woke up incredibly lazily today around 1:30pm, played around on my brother's PS3, and then tried to mow the grass. It started raining so that was cut short. The lawn is still only about 1/3 done.

Oh well.

Then, in the evening, my sister's high school stage band performed at Dinner Theatre which was fun. My brother was going to be a guest piano player but decided against it at the last minute.

Right now, I am watching "The Box" with my brother, sister and mom. You know, the movie about the box with the button and if it's pushed the pusher gets one million dollars but someone in the world will die. It's a lot more interesting than I thought it was going to be.

Tomorrow, I'll be visiting my uncle and then head back to school. Somewhere in there, I need to watch the new Doctor Who episode.

Yay, Doctor Who. :D

Friday, April 23, 2010

Road Trip to Ohio University

BEDA: April 23, 2010

So today, Friday, marks yet another occurrence of me driving from my tiny little corner of Ohio down, down, down to Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, to pick up my brother for the weekend.

Those of you that know me well enough know that, instead of thinking, "Ohio University, where my brother goes to school," as the first thing that OU makes me think of, I instead think, "Ohio University, where Hayley G Hoover goes to school."

That doesn't make me weird by any means, right? Right.

Moving on.

So from my current location to OU back up north to my parent's house where we will be headed, it's a near nine hour drive. Yay, road trips. Kinda.

The drive is always fun after I pick up my brother. We've really been getting a long this last year or so, about the time that he started his own YouTube channel. I swear, they have nothing to do with one another. :)

During the drive one always convinces the other that we should make a stop here or there and it ends up being a lot of fun not having to be back at any certain time because, hey, we're going to get back after midnight anyway so we might as well make a few stops.

It's the drive down that's completely un-lol-tastic. I mean, sure, I'll have CDs to which I will sing obnoxiously loud, I'll have phone calls to make, and I'll even listen to my dose of NPR. But there are times when the drive just goes on and on and on. I'll be packing up my car and leaving around 4 and that's what I have to look forward to. Joy. I'd better start working on those CDs...

Shut up. Small doses of NPR makes me feel smart.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hints About the Next Secret Parody

BEDA: April 22, 2010

So, I've been toying around with the idea of another parody to put up very soon. A lot of the stuff I've been working on needs the go-ahead from other people, input from other people, and a few others I just hit a wall during the writing. I don't even know if those ones will ever see the light of day.

But a few days ago, I had such a wonderful idea for a song that, as far as I know, no one has parodied.

I like keeping you guys wondering about the secret projects that I'm working on because, not to sound big-headed or anything, but when a song comes together as well as this one is, I know it's going to be a big deal.

That being said, I don't think anything will be as wonderful as 'Nerd'. Thanks, huge and daunting expectations.

I jest. I'm so happy you guys enjoyed 'Nerd' and money couldn't buy the publicity that Hank and John and Alan were able to give the video. Thank you guys so much.

And now to the part that you curious buggers have been waiting for. Hinting at my idea.

Hint: I tweeted about it within the past week without saying I was going to make it a parody.

There you go, that's all you get. If you're able to figure it out, don't let anyone know. But you should @ reply me on Twitter to @WhatTravisSays letting me know if you were able to put 2 and 2 together.

It should be up within the next week. I'm just tweaking a few more of the lines.

Be excited.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I Am Now an Award Winning Director

BEDA: April 21, 2010

That's weird, isn't it?

But, no, seriously. I won an award for "Terri the Library Fairy," a video I wrote, directed, and even had a role in. But let me start from the beginning...

So, early March, Angela told me that the university was going to have a video contest for the library. The submissions needed to be very pro-library so that the library could possibly use them for promotion of their services. Makes sense.

The next weekend, Angela, John and I wrote out the ideas for what we were going to film, where we were going to be at what times, and figured out where to find the props we needed. The weekend after that, we began filming.

Filming only lasted about two hours, at which time we were running around the library, slamming dictionaries, and causing an overall scene. Well, that part isn't actually true. But Angela's wings did cause a scene.

Editing the video only took about three hours, much shorter than I had planned it to take. By the end, I was pretty proud of our work. Very confident. I proceeded to upload the video.

Filling out the forms ended up taking almost as long as the editing process with all the little snags I ran into, though. For example, the online form had two selections for me to bubble in. Bubble one was that I read and agreed to all of the terms and rules put forth by the university. Bubble two was that, if asked for them, I had forms filled out by all of the people recognizable in the video. I had read and agreed to all the rules and I had the release forms for the video so the logical choice would have been both, right? Well, it would only let me electronically bubble in one of them. So, after running around the internet and making loads of phone calls (I was NOT going to get disqualified because of a stupid error) I finally just bubbled in one and emailed one of the heads of the contest about my issues.

She understood.

And then we won first place. Yay.

Earlier today, Angela, John, and I were awarded with our prize at a party for the library employees and "Friends" (the people who donate money to the library after they graduate)and there was free food, they showed the video we made on a huge television, and everyone loved it.

Horray for being a few hundred dollars richer.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Why the Lost Next Gen iPhone is NOT Viral Marketing

BEDA: April 20, 2010

My video about the lost next gen iPhone.

Now, a lot of people are saying either a) This is fake and Gizmodo is making this all up or b) this is a "controlled leak" for a viral marketing ploy. After all, controlled leaks are kind of Apple's bread and butter but there's a specific way in which Apple handles them.

There are a few rules when creating a controlled leak. First off, find an Apple employee who has a trusted friend with a big media outlet, for example, The Wall Street Journal. Remember the rumors of the Apple tablet? It's always an inside job. No leaving products with random drunk people who could break something.

Secondly, only phone and in person correspondence. Mention the product to the media friend, maybe drop a few pictures off in person, but no emails. Nothing that could leave any sort of paper trail to either party.

Thirdly, leaks will generally happen about three weeks before a product's media or actual release. That way, it generates plenty of buzz about a product and competitors don't have a chance to see what they're going up against until it's too late.

If Apple wanted to generate buzz about this product, they would have done it a) closer to the announcement date and not three months before like this instance and b) Apple would have shot a bit higher than Gizmodo for their media buzz. Besides, a leak generally involves a blurry photo, not a complete hands-on-and-rip-apart-to-analyze. This seems like this situation is causing more promotion for Gizmodo than for Apple.

It is not an intentional leak.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Back on YouTube

BEDA: April 19, 2010

Yay for interesting things actually happening in the world that I can talk about on camera! Not that my last two videos, both birthday videos, weren't interesting at all, but they weren't really for my target audience. Unless you're Steve. Or Raquel. In that case, you're welcome. ;)

Like I said a few blog posts ago, I have a lot of ideas for videos but there are a few reasons why they don't get put up as the "next" video.

1) Time. I have some ideas that will take an entire weekend to write, film, and edit and some of them will even require costumes.

Yup, costumes. Awesome, right?

2) Organization of time. About half of the ideas I want to film involve other people and it's just really hard, being college students, to find time when I can meet up with Angela or John and film something real quick.

3) Feelings. I mean, there are some ideas I've had that I can film, that I really wanted to film at one time, but now they're old news or I am just not excited about it anymore and I know it'll be done half-heartedly and I don't want to do that to you guys.

4) Waiting on someone else. There are a few videos that I've shot my parts for, I'm just waiting for the go-ahead from another person. This could either be in the form of me waiting for their footage or waiting for the right time to mention them. My buddy Mark, who I've used guitar footage from in my Breaking Ohio video, is going to be in a video very soon. He just has to re-vamp his website beforehand.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Buying Will Grayson Will Grayson

BEDA: April 18, 2010

Today, I fulfilled my Nerdfighter SLASH Book nerd-ness SLASH John Green fandom duties. I purchased Will Grayson Will Grayson at my local Books-A-Million. It came to a surprising $17.00 which I was happy about, considering the copy of Paper Towns I bought for a friend at a book signing last year ran me about $24.00.

There must have been a discount on the WGWG letters for using the same title twice.

I know a lot of people pre-ordered their copy of WGWG and some Nerdfighters are finding it pretty cheap on sites like Amazon but I didn't go that route for this book. Don't get me wrong, I love buying things online but there are few positives and just as many negatives to the whole ordeal.

Yes, when something is purchased online, it will be much cheaper than in the stores nearly all the time. Sites don't have to charge for on-site storage of the product and in a lot of cases, deals are offered for bulk or close-proximity items. Also, the internet offers you a wide selection of any sort of product. Odds are, someone is selling something that you want. Stores don't have near that much selection. As far as positives go, that's about it. Pricing and availability.

As for the positives of the bookstore, that list can go on for a while. First off, I love going into bookstores for the array of visible selection. You can go online to find something specific but you have to know what you're looking for whereas in a bookstore, you'll see thousands of options you probably wouldn't have thought of otherwise. Do I even have to go into how awesome it feels for a nerd to walk into a bookstore? #NoIDont #HashtaggingBlogs

Also, pricing is taken into consideration when you realize you don't have to pay shipping. In most cases, you'd pay about the same amount for a book online plus shipping as you would in the store.

Although this doesn't deal with books as it does other products or clothes, but it's nice to be able to hold what you're going to purchase before you trade your money for it. How many times have you or have you heard of someone buying something online, receiving it, and then being disappointed with it because something wasn't specified?

This isn't what I thought this was going to be.
It's blue instead of red...
This can only cut apples and not oranges...
She was supposed to be a RUSSIAN mail order bride...

Saturday, April 17, 2010


BEDA: April 17,2009

I think all YouTubers get it from time to time; the amazing ability to have nothing sound interesting enough to talk about.

It's not fun.

I mean, I have ideas. I have a lot of ideas. When I get an idea I text it to my email and then stick it in the REMEMBER folder. I have things that will be filmed, I'm just not really in the mood at this point in time. Maybe tomorrow, or maybe even later tonight, I'll get the motivation to talk about something that excites me but for right now, I'm checking Twitter, Gmail, and entertainment news online and I'm just sorta in a blah mood. Or maybe it's because I just ate.

Yay, being American.

Blogs are different, especially during BEDA because I'm forced to find something to talk about. Even talking about having nothing to talk about like I did a few days ago. But then again, I found something to talk about. I'm going to move on before I cause a blood vessel to burst.

I have footage from Mark for making a guitar video. He's awesome. You guys will love it. I just need to film my sections for the video. I could film something with Angela if she wasn't traveling around Toledo with her mom. I could just do a normal vlog and talk about stuff but I'd like to have a few more things to talk about because it would be a very short boring video. I could write more sketches and film them later or even write a few songs...

Ya know what, that's what I'm going to do.

I have nothing else to do today so I'm going to jump in my bed with a notebook and a pen and start writing. If I fall asleep, I fall asleep. I don't have to be anywhere today.

I love Saturdays.

Friday, April 16, 2010

KFC: Oh, Why Have You Forsaken Me?

BEDA: April 16, 2010

KFC. I love you, but this affair has to stop...sometime soon. Well, nevermind.

The restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken always seems to have a new innovation in food around the corner. Remember the TV ads for KFC's “Famous Bowl”? It consists of mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, cheese, and chicken. Take those ingredients, put in a bowl, and stir.

Then you'd be introduced to the world's laziest fast food craze to date.

Don't get me wrong, I've had a Famous Bowl or two in my day and they were actually really good. When I go to McDonald's or Burger King I always eat the fries first and then the sandwich. It's always in that order so the fries don't get cold. I'm weird but logical.


Recently, KFC unveiled their new-age food item, the Double Down sandwich. Let me give you a run down on what the Double Down sandwich consists of.

Two thick and juicy boneless white meat chicken filets, two pieces of bacon, two melted slices of Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheese and Colonel's Sauce. Yea, quite a mouthful. Not to mention, no bun. The tagline for the sandwich is "This product is so meaty, there’s no room for a bun!" Doesn't that just sound just so American?

So, of course, I ordered one.

To get to the point of the subject of this blog, it's not that I didn't enjoy the Double Down sandwich. It's not even that it was a tad bit expensive ($7.99 for the meal)

It's that it was too awesome.

People say, "Too much of a good thing is a bad thing," and with food, they mean that eating too much food has negative consequences on the body. The problem with my body plus the Double Down sandwich was not that there was too much Double Down for me to eat, it was that my body ate it too fast. Again, very American, am I right? So, I inhaled that thing in maybe two minutes(?) and it tasted wonderful. I'm not even an evening-bacon kinda guy and I loved it.

But have you ever eaten something fast and then felt it crawl down to your stomach? Yea, that happened. Plus, seeing as how the only food I ate previous was a large chocolate egg (the egg from my DailyBooth picture) it probably wasn't a good idea to dive right into a couple pounds of grilled chicken deliciousness.

Now, before you guys get any ideas, no I didn't get sick, no I didn't regret it, no I wasn't stuck in the bathroom for hours throwing up. My body is pretty awesome when it comes to processing food and by now it's used to the fact that A) I'm a boy so I eat a lot, B) I'm an American so I eat a lot of junk, C) I'm a college kid so I eat a lot more junk, and D) I try new things which, ya know, means I try new things.

So in conclusion, if you like chicken, try the Double Down sandwich at least once. Your fingers will get greasy with chicken but it is so totally wonderful.

America is always coming up with ways to get us fed and plump.
Like, for a slaughter.
But that's its right.

I heart America.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


BEDA: April 15, 2009

As a lot of you know, today is RockstarRaquel's birthday and I posted my video to her early this morning.

Needless to say, she pretty much loved it.

While on the phone, she watched it four and a half times, constantly saying how great it was. It made me smile. But anyway, that's not what I wanted to type about today. I wanted to talk about what almost happened to prevent that video from being created.

On April 13th, I had most of the lines written and I even shot myself singing in order to create the mp3 track to build onto the next day. Things really didn't go as planned when Angela dropped me off at the tech lab to edit and I found out that there was a class going on until 10:30pm that night.

I didn't get anything done that night.

The next day, yesterday, April 14th, I woke-up went to class, and re-shot the audio. Then, after some errands, I shot some more scenes but then the sun started setting. The light that I was using was turning golden and there was a lot of shading in the area causing drastic differences in lighting. Aside from that, my computer kept telling me that the Local Area Connection was unplugged even though I wasn't touching the cable.

I was rather upset.

So then, around 7:00pm, I have the shots done, and I was on my way to go edit. Things were going swimmingly and I was so close to finishing the video when I got a phone call around 10:30pm. My apartment-mate needed the key to get into the apartment and the key was in my pocket because I locked the door behind me on my way out. My obvious solution? Run the key back to the apartment and then run back to the lab.

I totally didn't think this through.

Apart from leaving my video camera next to the computer I was at, I didn't save anything I was working on. Halfway back to the apartment, I remembered that the computers log off when idle for ten minutes. Log off. Seriously, log off. If that happened, I'd lose everything I was working on for the past three hours.

I ran.

The thing about my apartment is that it's about a half of a mile away from the tech building. I started running faster. I got back to the apartment and checked my phone. It had taken me five minutes to run there and I only had five minutes to get back to the lab before my computer before it logged off.

I flew.

I didn't care that my sides were burning. I didn't care that I hadn't ran this much in years. All I knew was that I lacked the time, patience, and energy to re-create the almost-completed video. That just made me run faster.

I burst into the lab (well, I mean, I didn't make any noise, it just sounded cooler saying 'burst into the lab') and got to my computer as fast as I could. The countdown on the computer read that it was about to log off unless I clicked a button in the next twelve seconds.

I clicked the button.

Then I walked back into the lobby and collapsed in a chair. I had made it. My stupid solution had paid off and I made it back to the computer without losing a scratch of work. Yea, I was pretty proud of myself.

Moral of the story? Leave your apartments unlocked at all times.
...or something.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


BEDA: April 14, 2010

A lot of people that I know were born in this week.

A few days ago, it was my friend Nikki's bday. I have a mostly-finished piece of artwork for her. We just need to hang out again sometime soon so I can give it to her.

Yesterday was Steve's bday. I got a bunch of his YouTube friends to send me clips of well wishes and whatnots and the video turned out wonderfully. He loved it. It's weird reading about yourself, isn't it Steve?

As for today, I've been busy working on something for Raquel. That's why today's blog is so short. I'm busy working on her video which is a....oohh, you thought I'd tell you that easily, Raquel? I know you're reading this right now. Probably because I just texted you saying, "Hey, read my blog from today. There's a message to you in it," and you did.

You're a little white mouse. :)

Okay, that's mean.

You can be any color mouse you want.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


VEDA: April 13, 2010

The title sounds like an emo poem. This is not an emo poem.

You may be wondering how I'm stranded if I have the power of the internet, but as far as definitions of what the word stranded means, I'm actually not where I want to be right at this moment. Location-wise, not in my life.

You're disappointed that it's not as heartfelt now, right?

As much as I dislike Mac operating systems, a lot of the programs are very user friendly. If you don't already know, I generally use the Mac lab on campus to edit my YouTube videos. I use iMovie because it's very simple, fast, and I haven't taken the time to learn anything on Final Cut Pro quite yet. So, as you may have guessed, I want to be in the tech lab right now. Instead, I am using one of this dorm's GPA (group project area) computers, which is a Dell.

I came in search of the Mac lab about half an hour ago but quickly realized that it was reserved until 10:30pm tonight.

The reason I need to get into the Mac lab right now is because i have one or two video things to edit and an audio track to create. To stress myself even more, I became convinced that I needed to get into the Mac lab to upload the Pun of the Day video today and to type this blog but that was obviously not the case.

POTD is uploaded and this blog is minutes away from being published.