Saturday, March 31, 2007

People Who Don't Get Humor

For anyone who hasn't figured it out yet, my OMG Extreme Story Time videos on YouTube were created not only for a laugh, but to prove people wrong who suggested I couldn't take a joke. The series will continue with many more episodes to come I assure you, but I want to address something I didn't expect to see. There's actually people who take me seriously with these videos! This video is a prime example.

I think it's alright for someone to brag about how awesome they are and how nobody else can be that awesome as long as it's humor. I don't actually believe that! It's humor! I'm not going out my way to attack anyone, I'm just being goofy. I think part of the problem is a lot of people who see these videos don't know me personally. I did this kind of stuff around my friends in high school for a long time. It's just a natural part of my personality. That doesn't mean I'm being serious when I say those things though! If anyone disagrees, that's just going to have to be your problem and weird obsession with seriousness.

Monday, March 26, 2007

My New Bicycle

I decided yesterday I wanted a bicycle. I talked to my dad today and he had one that the previous owners of his new house left behind and never came to pick up. So we went and got it. I put air in the tires and brought it home with me. I have to say that I have never had that much fun in quite a while. I rode all over the place.

The only bad part was the seat. It seriously needs adjusted because it forces my hands against the hand grips. As a result, I got blisters all over my hand. Once I get the seat adjusted, it should be a lot easier on my hands the next time I ride.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

A New Video

Continuing off the success of OMG Extreme Story Time - Episode 1, I have uploaded a second episode to YouTube you can download here. In this episode, a girl get captured by aliens. I go on a mission to save her. Let me know what you think!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Who is Mark Erickson?

A while back, I posted some of Mark Erickson's "Infinite Solutions" videos. What some people may not know is Mark (who's real name is Zachary Johnson) can actually be seen in other videos done by Fatal Farm. Below are two hilarious videos:

- (Alternate) Designing Women TV Intro
- (Alternate) Doogie Howser M.D. TV Intro

Long live Mark Erickson! He is a true genius, and I am always looking forward to more of his videos.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

New ProSonic Engine Demonstration Video

As I promised, I put up a new ProSonic demonstration video. You can view it here. It focuses mainly on the menu system, interlacing, and zooming. It's a little over 7 minutes in length to assure I cover these areas in good detail.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

ProSonic Updates Coming

It's been a while since I last mentioned ProSonic on here. I am still working on it, and I have a few things I'm pretty exciting about. Most people won't be as excited as I am because the truth is, I usually get more excited about the things I do with ProSonic than other people do. Something I didn't plan for at the time that I did my outline was integrating level editing into the engine itself. Recently I have decided to expand on the idea of integrating utilities, and now I'm working on a cellular filter editor. A cellular filter contains data used to deform the background of a level to simulate multiple layers scrolling among other things.

My plan to making this kind of editing possible is to first design a menu system that will allow designers to select the variable associated with the cellular filter data and allow them to change it. So right now I'm designing the menu system, and it's quite complex. It'll be flexible enough to recreate the level select menu in Sonic 2 with no programming required on the designer's part.

I plan to upload a video of the progress I've made on YouTube sooner or later. I'm not entirely sure what the video will and will not show, but it'll be whatever I think will be most informational and interesting to people.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Paul Sanchez & Dyslexia

You have to appreciate what Mr. Paul Sanchez is doing. He's sending an important message out there for millions of people. For anyone who doesn't know what I'm talking about, it's this. I did a response available here. Basically I told him that he is a role model for a lot of children and he should keep the incredible will power that he has close to his heart. He probably won't get all 8 wishes by his deadline, but he's certainly accomplished a lot more than most of us could. I think the 10,000 miles was worth the trip!