Sunday, 23 March 2014

Upload post

No girls ever ask me that IRL... ;~;

Also I posted another WoT replay.


Friday, 14 March 2014

Well, this is happening now

Someone gave me power.

Well, a lot of power anyway.  Like I said in the thread, it got me thinking.  I prefer to work co-operatively than to take charge and order people about but that's what a DP does when the set is handed over to him.  The Director is in charge of the story, the cast and how he wants to see it all done in the end.  How all those shots are accomplished however is my responsibility.

So I'm going to have to be a leader in the coming weeks.

I'm sure I'll blog about how that develops.


P.S. - I might drop off the radar more than I have already when things get very busy.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Video is up!

It's taken a little while to upload it but after some quality checks, I've released my next replay video for everyone to see.


I guess Google thinks it doesn't exist and cannot be embedded so here's a link.

So I kill things and stuff.  Also I now know the fps is low in my recordings but unfortunately that's not likely to improve for some time as I recorded a LOT of footage before World of Tanks updated to its current patch.  All I need to do is add commentary.

Anyway, I might be able to be Director of Photography for my next school project if I play my cards right so if I do get that role I will be dropping off the radar again.  Curse my future career being so time consuming!! XD

Take care guys,


Thursday, 6 February 2014


Well this is getting busy.

I have a business meeting today where I get marked as it were a class based on my appearance and my business card (which I had shipped to me earlier this week).  After that I plan to meet up with an English prof and go through my current novel and get his thoughts/suggestions on how I can move towards getting it eventually published after I've finished my first draft.  After that I have to do some group work then go home and get a good night of sleep in because if I don't wake up early and lobby hard for myself, I might not be the camera operator/director of photography for this 3 page script we're shooting that I really, REALLY want to be the one in charge of the camera for.

Then after that I have to do a presentation and then I'm finally done for reading break.

Or not really.

I have an Essay and I want to film an inspiration video during that time.  Plus friends want to do some sort of Let's Play thing.

University.  It gets you running.

I'd post more on the Escapist and stuff but I'm actually fighting the clock these days.  My relief valve right now is Pokemon, which I'm playing more than I have in the last 6 months.  Thank god for portable gaming and thank you guys for an awesome 3DS to do it on. :3



Tuesday, 21 January 2014

So I did that replay video thingy I menioned in the FG chat

And this is the result.  I'm reliably informed that the audio still dips down but I'm understandable throughout the whole thing so I suppose that's alright.

This is the first time I've put up content with the intention of making a little bit of a series out of it since my ill fated Pokemon Yellow LP back in the day.

I wonder how this will all pan out when I'm done my first 17 replays. o:


Sunday, 5 January 2014

That was incredible.... Thank you.


You all know who you are.

You are the people on the Internet I've befriended and have never done anything to deserve such a gift from.

Today I came home after a frustrating experience in Calgary.  After a great visit with my friend Marter (one of the first of you lovely Escapists I've bonded with) I discovered I had missed my flight.  I had to pay for a new ticket and sleep on a bench for 6 hours to wait for the next flight home.  On the way back I had a baby wailing in my ear and I had some pain in my left ear as the plane descended.  I made my way to the public transit system and then hauled my suitcase and carry-on bags up 5 blocks.

Not exactly fun but that's life.

What happened when I entered my room after visiting with my land lady erased all of that instantly.  Upon opening a plain cardboard box I came upon something that instantly humbled me.  I literally couldn't speak due to the surprise.

But let's back up a little bit.

Due to the persistence of one amazing individual by the name of xmbts on the Escapist, I finally gave in and surrendered my address to her.  She sent me a package which I couldn't receive due to custom fees my landlady refused to pay.  The package was to be returned to sender and when I explained what had happened to xmbts she quickly got a hold of the shipping company.  By the time that was sorted out I was flown out East to have a terrific Christmas holiday with my parents.

After ensuring the package would not be turned away by my landlady in my absence a second time by leaving a note mentioning it, I promptly forgot all about the package.  So when I entered the door and my landlady mentioned it (before launching into a long conversation about stuff I didn't care about but had to endure for the sake of being polite >_>) I remembered it and figured it would be something like a shirt or a maybe a poster...  I had no idea what it was going to be but I didn't expect THIS:

As xmbts will doubtless retell to you, I couldn't really coherently respond for a time.  Certainly all of the weariness of travel melted away but something else dawned on me after the initial shock slowly wore off.  I haven't felt this way about a present since 1999.  The Christmas morning I woke up as an 8 year old and found a Gameboy Color under the tree with a copy of Pokemon Yellow and Super Mario Bros. Deluxe was the last time I was hit with such a speechless, powerful joy in a split second. 

xmbts was quick to tell me that it wasn't all her.  That Maxieon and others were behind it too.  I have to tell you right now that I cannot possibly say thank you adequately enough to describe how I feel about this gift but I'll try anyway:


That was the best Christmas present surprise that I've had in years.  I feel bad that I can't know of a way to repay you guys in a better way but I suppose I'll just have to say this in the meantime: I am never leaving the Escapist.  Ever.  I want to be friends and hopefully bring smiles to you guys for decades to come.  You people truly have started 2014 in an amazingly positive way for me and after a difficult 2013 I can think of no better therapy than to start playing more Pokemon.  I totally believed I was done with the series seeing as family would never gift it to me again and I wasn't going to buy anymore Pokemon games myself.  I suppose this means I'll be wearing hats and shuffling around in the grass for a long, long time!

Seeing as I have a lot of playing to do now (I still haven't started Black 2) I will have to wrap this up.  I don't want you guys to do anything like this for me again, I think you might give me a joyful heart attack!  

If you guys ever want to talk, just hit me up. 

I could not be more happy today to be a member of such an amazing fellowship of gamers.

Once again I'm speechless, I have no more words.

Thank you.


Friday, 3 January 2014

First post of the year

My blog is called ramblings for a reason.  I saw it and liked it.