Friday, April 27, 2012
My grinchy video plans are much closer to becoming reality. I just bought a copy of Bandicam, which is a pretty neat program. I got all the supplies I needed for my set, except for the paint. (I need to paint the chest of drawers I'll be using as a desk) I ordered the video editing software from amazon saving almost 50 bucks over our local Best Buy (between that and the service I have gotten there over the last 2 years it's no wonder they are dying, but that's a rant for another time). Finally I got 2 1000 watt work lights with tripod stands, and a Sony camcorder. Thank you tax refund. Now to start setting it up and figure out what to do first.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Yeah I know, I'm disappointed in myself too. Things have been ...we'll say challenging at casa del Jaconey. Sure that's a nice way to put that between work and the personal events of the last month I'm in a constant state of exhaustion. But not sleep deprived enough to have hallucinations because I just can't win. Anyhoo, as far making videos goes I got my taxes into my CPA. This is related, trust me. And they were done and sent on time and I'll be getting a refund which will cover the remaining cost of the things I need to get started like the camera, software, and lighting equipment . So I'm pretty well thrilled with that. As far as reviews go I'm not yet sure what to do first, but my son, whom we'll call Bconey wants me to watch Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked with him. So I don't think I'll ultimately be at a loss for options. I'm almost done inking Mushroom Murders issue 4, but I'm just crawling on Bullet Time issue 4. Now I'm gonna go to bed for an unbelievably short amount of time before work.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Just a quick note on my progress. I finished inking page 16 of issue 4 of Mushroom Murders. Have almost finished page 7 of Bullet Time issue 4. I opened a twitter account @jaconey1, I hope I put that right. As for doing video reviews which I still plan to do ASAP, Things are tight money wise at the moment so that's moving slowly, but I continue to work on my set, and I got a tripod. Still need 3 pieces of video software, a decent camera, and lighting. But I will get there. Sorry that this post wasn't at all funny. To make it up to you my loyal readers (meaning the spambots that have webcrawled the site) here is a nyancat video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzVwuwqddWc. Sure there are plenty of these but I love the music on this one.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
First off this is not a rant, or a proper review. This post is just gushing praise. I have several of the trade collections of the comic PS238 by Aaron Williams, but there were a handful of issues I missed and I haven't gotten in collections yet. I just finished catching up on a bunch of them as they are uploaded as a webcomic on Aaron Williams site. I can not stress enough how good this comic is. It is all ages appropriate, but has humor and concepts that appeal to adult readers. It is a superhero spoof that transcends the category of parody in every way. As if that wasn't enough there are tons of references and easter eggs for nerds of almost every variety. This comic rocks and if you aren't reading it you should be. I give it 2 stars up and 5 thumbs. Yes you read that right, deal with it. How nick or cartoon network have not made this into one of the most kick-ass shows ever is beyond me. So that is that. As of this writing the first 38 issues are available to read free on Aaron Williams site at http://www.nodwick.com/. Go forth and enjoy.