Tuesday, April 13, 2010

my last BEDA post

only because I have no audience. I might vlog from here on out but maybe not. I'll try and see how that goes. but just don't know.

here is a link to the vlog. it's just me reading that short story I wrote here last week.


eff this

I'm going to Pigfarts.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

WEDO (oh look this is like an actual blog)

Last October, one of my favorite youtubers, Levi Beamish (an amateur director/film maker from New Zealand), started a month long video project called "Vlog Every Day October." VEDO. The video he made announcing it was super cute and it made me kind of fall in love with him.

Then, in January, I decided to do a parody of that video. At first it was going to be as a birthday surprise for a friend but then I realized her birthday had JUST passed and I didn't want to wait a year to make this video.

The first thing I did was watch the original video while transcribing the dialog and noting every jump cut. Then I wrote a script, changing just about everything Levi said to the exact opposite. I based my video off of my rewritten title "Wolves Every Day Owned" so where ever he was talking about vlogging, I was talking about owning werewolves.

After that, I went through the original video taking screen caps of very unique gesture or expression Levi made so that I would be able to copy it. Here are several of the 46 screen caps I took:

I studied these pictures and watched his video many times over the course of "preproduction" which was only about a two weeks from the time I had the idea to filming. I can still recite his video word for word right along with him.

Then came filming day. I cleaned my room, made my bed, and dressed to match his video as best as I could.

And I filmed. Which took me close to an hour. I shot in three different segments and did two straight run throughs before getting all the footage I needed. Editing all that took much much longer. Well really it only took about 2 hours but it felt like forever.

However, nothing seemed to take longer than Levi accepting my video as a reply after I put it on youtube. I can't even remember now how long it took, but I think it was over a week. In that time, I watched my own version over 50 times wondering if Levi was going to think it was stupid, left him page comments letting him know I was interested in hearing seeing some sort of feed back from him, and watching my other favorite videos from him while questioning my own mental stability. Once the reply was accepted, I only waited a hours before giving up on him ever saying anything to me about the video.

At first I thought not hearing back from this beautiful man would kill me since I was so proud of my video and I look up to him so much, but then I just realized it wasn't that important. I had fun making the video. It has made people laugh and that is what is most important.

I hope that making this video taught me something about vlogging for real. And I hope telling you about this was helpful/interesting as well.

crap i'm messing up this EVERY DAY part of BEDA

not really idk. somthing.

today was good because I didn't die or burn anything at work.

today was not good because I had to work.

the end.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

untitled as of now

So I don't know what I want to talk about today but I don't want to do just another stupid post about nothing.

I've been trying to think of something to write for a few hours now and nothing has really come up. But I just had the idea to write a short story right here right now. 300 words sound good to you? yeah me too.

You ran your thumb around your iPod’s click wheel, scrolling down through 180 GB of song titles without really seeing them. You weren’t actually listening to anything because your headphones were broken from chewing on the cord. That didn’t stop you from doing it now.

Instinctively stopping, you pulled the headphones out of the jack and jammed your iPod onto the beat up docking station, pressed play and jumped to your feet. You danced inappropriately fast to the song’s slow beginning, knowing it would match the upcoming tempo change, and sang along loudly.

By the first chorus there were tears streaming down your cheeks as you thought about me and how this song perfectly described our break up.

You know you messed up and there is no going back. Neither of us can forgive you and it hurts. It hurts so much that all you can do is scream the lyrics and thrash around in the darkness of your bedroom and you never want it to stop because it will mean that we are over.

But you suddenly find yourself on the bed sobbing as the song ends. You scream my name into your pillows and my face is all you can see.

And then I stop kidding myself, because I know you don’t care and I’m the one crying in my bed as my favorite song that was never really about my completely imagined relationship with you plays again.

Ok, so it took me hours to write that. I hope it makes sense. That it is all actually the narrator talking about what she is doing the whole time. It doesn't have to be a girl, that's just how I picture it in my head. The song is Bruised by Jack's Mannequin but again it could be any song that makes one feel like that.

Feed back please?

And in case you were curious, it ended up being 240 words.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


haha even though I went to bed last night without blogging, I didn't miss today's post. haha I'm so cool!!!

Yesterday I went to Walmart to buy cheap easter candy but they had already cleared it all out. ): I still bought chocolate. (cool)

I started watching Angel the other night. Awesome so far. One of the characters is played by the same person as a minor character from one of my favorite TV shows from my childhood (Mark from Roseanne) I didn't know he was Irish!

I'm kinda afraid to go through tumblr right now since I haven't been on in 24 hours.

lol but as I say that I'm actually going through tumblr.

I should maybe have a point to things/this.

Oh not.