Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hello There, Old Friends.

And young friends. And middle-aged friends. Friends of all ages, really.

I've been sooooper busy lately, what with two jobs and school and YouTube and reading and writing. You see? Look how many ands I used. That means I'm way too busy to remember to check my blog all the time.

Okay, okay. I know, it's no excuse. If I have time to check Facebook ten times an hour, I have time to write a blog entry. I'll be more diligent, I promise!

This past weekend, I was sick. It was no fun, except for the chance to play Pokemon. I still don't have the latest version, so if you love me enough, you'll get it for me. Right? How about if I trade it for more blog entries? Deal? Deal.

So, I've got my own personal hater on YouTube now. It's kind of awesome. This chick (I'm assuming it's a girl, as the screen name is "officeblonde") really has a problem with me. She said that I have "drivelling, drawling and snobbish claims to literary grandeur." I've never said that I'm that great of a writer. She's actually referencing my proclivity to read classics - Faulkner and Steinbeck and Hemingway. I'm not sure why she thinks that's a bad thing...

Anyway, it's quite amusing to have her make all sorts of stupid comments on a couple of my videos. I respond as nicely as I can, but sarcasm is an automatic thing for me, so I don't really succeed all that well. Not that it bothers me.

I've been working on a sort of logo for my channel, too. As I haven't really drawn in years, it's taken me quite a while, and I'm nowhere near done. I got the easy part done; now I have to draw and colour the rainbow fire, and cut it all out. Want a preview? Here's what I've got so far.

I actually coloured it tonight. I think it turned out all right. If you look closely, you'll see the letters spelling out my channel on the side. Soon they'll be coloured black, then surrounded by rainbow fire. It'll be beautiful. While I really like this concept, I'm finding that a LOT of people use the T-Rex thing. You know, putting their name, then -saurus rex. Ah well. Too late to change it now.

Continuing with YouTube news, I have no way to edit videos, and it's frustrating me to no end. I can't DO anything! I have a sketch idea, and I can't use it because I can't edit. Ugh. My computer is stupid, and I'm saving up for a laptop so that it'll already have some software in place.

In other parts of my life, there isn't much going on. I'm trying to find a Halloween costume. I originally wanted to be a grown-up Wednesday, and I'll still use that for my friend's party, but I don't think the costume is appropriate for work. I'm going to go costume shopping soon. What do y'all think of a slightly risqué Dorothy?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Look, a Post! You Haven't Seen One of These in a While.

Oh mylanta I've ignored y'all so long!



Look, I'm pouting. You should forgive me. Oh, you do? YAY!

Look, you made me happy again!


I've been really busy with work, and with figuring out YouTube. I know, I know, I said I wouldn't forget y'all if I started a YouTube channel, but I'm forgetful. You shouldn't have believed me.

What's going on in my life right now:

Working two jobs is tiring, but nice.

I haven't written in ages, but that is about to change, because NaNoWriMo is around the bend. I'm thinking about just working on my current WIP. I'd start the count November 1st, although it won't be the beginning of the story. As I have quite a bit of story to do, this would be pretty feasible.

I'm watching FAR too many YouTube videos, all of which star Toby Turner (aka Tobuscus), Jack Douglass, or Sean Klitzner. They're easily some of the funniest guys online. Cute, too.

My friend Brandon and I are working on a music video for the Civil Wars song "20 Years". It's for a contest, where the winner becomes the official video, and gets $5,000. It's going to be epic. I'm using East of Eden by Steinbeck as inspiration.

And that's it.