Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Minor Raids

It's nothing real big, but there have been some very minor raids. There's been a small fluxuation in blog visitors, as well as viewers of my videos on YouTube. I believe this is temporary and won't last. Apparently the wrong people found a video I did recently and decided they needed to throw their comments out there. If you do happen to see spam on the blogs, I appologize for it. Some people love me, and others hate me. What else can I say?

The video that I have referred to is this video. I plan to do an entire series on it. Mind you, I think it's sort of funny (certainly not the funniest thing out on the internet, but I like it). Other people have given me some good feedback on it too, so perhaps I'm doing something right. I didn't plan on announcing the video or the series on here until I had a couple of them completed, but the recent spam has led me to change those plans. It's already being talked about, so I might as well take the cover off of it (not that I was trying to hide it though).

Friday, February 23, 2007

A Bunch of Things to Mention

Alright, for those new to my blog and have never heard of "ProSonic", it's a game engine I've been programming for over a year now. It essentially is an enhanced replica of the original Sonic the Hedgehog game engine. This means you can make Sonic games that play like the originals. This also means it can share data used in the original games if desired.

Now as far as updates on the engine, I have worked on it a little bit as of late, but I'm waiting for a response from StephenUK to an e-mail I sent him. I'm not sure if he got it or not, but basically I'm looking for his opinion or guess on a bug in the engine. I have fixed a couple minor bugs in the past few days, but something is terribly wrong with the stage swapping functionality. For anyone who doesn't understand, stage swapping is a feature that will be available in the ProSonic engine for such things as time travel.

Also, I'd like to mention something kind of funny that happened today. Someone out of the blue just decided to message me. I think they saw a picture of me or something. Below is our conversation (I'm 'niftyguy101').

xodancefevaxo: hey there goodlooking
niftyguy101: Howdy do
xodancefevaxo: whats shakin bacon
niftyguy101: Well my butt's in the chair, so not much
right now ^_^
xodancefevaxo: mine too
niftyguy101: So who's this I'm speaking to?
xodancefevaxo: shavonda
xodancefevaxo: who is this
niftyguy101: This is Damian, son of satan (lol, okay
minus the latter part)
xodancefevaxo: okay PECAE
*** xodancefevaxo's IC window is closed

I tried to speak to her again, but she refused any contact. I guess I offended her! I thought it was kind of funny though.

Oh, and I must say I'm amazed over the responses I have gotten at YouTube over a video I posted. I've always known the YouTube audience was full of jerks, but I'm being called names simply because I'm a nice guy who wanted to make someone feel better! These guys don't know what they're talking about. I've been called ugly, told that my dressing style is horrible, gay, and everything else. There have been a few people who have actually told me that they wish there were more people in the world like me (that made me feel special!) I have to say though that I'm playing this by the "any publicity is good publicity" mindset. I've tried to make YouTube a more interesting way to put my creativity out there to the world. The one time that I use it to do something for someone else instead of myself, I get a spike in the number of viewers and responses. So I'm holding my head up above all the criticism, because deep down I know that they're really just giving me exactly what I wanted in the first place (ironically at a time when I wasn't even trying for it). If you want to see the video I'm talking about, it's available here.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Introducing 'Crazo' to the World

When I was in 3rd or 4th grade, I created a cartoon character I named "Crazo" because of how crazy I pictured him acting. Of the dozens of characters I invented, he's one of only a few I never forgot about. He's my favorite character creation, so I decided to draw him again and upload a video on YouTube. I have put it up here for people to see.

Also, the music in the video is "Tequila". The song was originally done by The Champs. The video version is done by me.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

First Time Doner

I'm now officially a first time doner. I gave blood today at around 4:00 today. They pinched my finger to test my blood I guess (which hurt). Then I laid on the bed and they stuck that needle in me. That hurt for about 5 seconds, and then the pain started dying off. It looks scarey to me to see how much blood they actually take. I had no idea it took that long either. Some friends had to get a picture of my facial expression when I was lying down because I looked pretty nervous. It was my first time after all, so I had good reason to feel nervous.

I'm glad I gave blood, but I can't say I liked it. My finger still hurts, and I don't feel like I have quite as much energy as I normally would. The best part about it is I possibly saved three lives today by donating my blood. It makes me feel a little less selfish and a little more giving like the "giver" I always claim I am to people.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Kindergarten for Men

Women know what some of us guys want, so how about treating us to it? In this video, you will see a wonderful opportunity for men to be happy and live their dreams. It's definitely a place I would love to go!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

I've Had Much Better Days

Today I'm sick. I felt symptoms last night when my head out of the blue just started hurting. I thought perhaps it was just my body's way of telling me it wanted some sleep. So, I went to bed thinking it would be better by morning.

I work up around 4:00 in the morning, and I wasn't able to fall back to sleep. I felt like I was burning up, so I kicked the covers off me. Then my body started shivering even though I still felt kind of warm. I felt my forehead and realized I was burning up.

At 7:00, I threw up a bunch of food all over my floor. I also threw up at 8:00 and 9:00. By 10:00, I felt like I was ready to do it again, only my body wasn't making me. My head hurt really badly, and I couldn't see straight (literally). I was completely dizzy for a good half hour.

Finally, I went into my grandmothers room and rested on her bed (it's more comfortable than mine) and took some pills. I eventually fell asleep and didn't get out of bed until around 2:00 PM. So now here I am writing this out. I don't feel 100% yet, but I'm doing better than I was.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

A Serious Video... Seriously!

I made a video and put it up on YouTube today. You can see the video here. In it, I discuss ProSonic and some different things I've been doing lately. What you see is what you get -- no insanity like some of my others! I figured I'd do this one because I realize I haven't talked about ProSonic in a while. Plus I like to talk a little about my life once in a while.

Also let me know if you have problems with me doing videos. I realize that sizeable portion of my visitors are from other countries where English isn't the standardized language. If enough people have a problem understanding me, perhaps I will make transcripts in the future when I do more videos.