Monday, September 21, 2009

Barney's Mind - Episode 13

Yar! Here it is:

YouTube - Barney's Mind - Episode 13

Yeah, this one was a lot easier to make than Episode 12. Ummm, not much else to say. Enjoy!

Edit: Holy crap, Shephard's Mind released a few days ago and now Barney's Mind AND Freeman's Mind released almost at the same time! Crazy! Happy Mind's day I guess.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Episode 13 release date

I know I said I wouldn't do release dates but this is different. Anyway, I've gotten SOOOO much done on Barney's Mind today. I've gotten about 90% complete so I can totally guarantee* that I will finish Barney's Mind - Episode 13 tomorrow.

It's going to be a good one too.


*The MightyPirate guarantee (tm) does not protect against working late, car breakdowns, computer failures, or World War III.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Barney's Mind - Episode 13 stuff

A double feature! Barney's Mind - Episode 13 trailer and the raw footage for dialog comments. Have at it!

Barney's Mind - Episode 13 Trailer
Barney's Mind - Episode 13 Raw Footage


Now, anyone who knows the game Blue Shift will know that I'm quickly running out of game. So, I'm announcing that this will be the second to last episode before the finale (2 episodes + the finale till the end!) It's been a crazy and awesome 5 months since I started this and I've had so much fun doing it, you fans are awesome!

Anyway, Episode 13 coming in a few days. Stay tuned!

P.S. Note that at the end of this you see a section that's in the teaser, this will actually not be in the finale episode.

Holy crap batman!

So, wow, been busy that's for sure. Not to worry though, I still have plenty of time for Barney's Mind and am currently working on Episode 13 (and thankfully this one is going a LOT smoother than Episode 12).

Anyway, what have I been up too... Well, I played paintball last weekend, that was AWESOME, tons of fun. Have some good pictures if anyone wants to see it. Umm, also starting up a Dungeons and Dragons game (shut up, I'm a nerd and proud of it). Works been busy too but that's always good.

Alrighty, here's the big thing. Barney's Mind is almost over! OMG! I didn't really realize how close I was until last night when I played ahead and I'm guessing that there is about 3 episodes left until the half hour finale. Holy crap, that's crazy!

You might also notice that I'm taking longer on each episode, this is more for myself so I don't get burned out when the finale comes along and it's definitely helping on Episode 13. I only just started working on it but I'm coming on to this with a much greater desire to spend lots of time on it. Episode 12 I really wanted to do it but every time I did some work on it I would stop after only a couple hours cause I would get stuck on something and then just get burnt out.

Ok, so I'm thinking that I'll do Episode 13 and 14 and then I'll see if I have enough material left to do Episode 15 or not. I'll let you guys know when I start working hardcore on the finale with a trailer/preview of the episode (this will be different from the trailer that I have already as I already have about 1/3 of the dialog recorded for the finale so I should be able to post some bits of dialog and such from the actual finale).

Speaking of the finale, I'm so excited for this! I've saved a good part of my better ideas for the finale and I can't wait to have you guys watch it. Oh, and yes, the finale will have my side of Shephard's Mind - Episode 12 (where him and I talk through a locker).

I guess while I'm addressing frequently asked questions, after Barney's Mind I am going to do another Mind series. This one is going to be a bit different than Barney's Mind though. I'm going to be doing the Marine campaign from Alien vs. Predator 2 and, to anyone who have played that game, it's scary and gruesome. This is awesome because I personally feel that my personality will be a lot better suited for a more serious character and setting. Don't worry, it's going to be full of humor and such but it's also going to have a fair amount of serious points and scary points. I wont spoil anything but let me just say that since this is the only game to ever actually startle me and possibly even scare me I'm going to play that up as much as I can. I'm not really sure if the scary parts of the game will carry over well to someone who's just watching and not actually playing but we'll see.

Oh, and I was going to try different accents and use a voice changer to mess with my voice so it didn't sound just like Barney but, after watching the intro I've discovered that the few times the main character Harrison (aka "Frosty") talks I sound almost just like him! Don't worry, I'm going to be voicing over his lines so that people don't get confused when watching but, I guess I wont actually be doing much to his voice. Oh well, that's cool and makes things a lot easier on me (I'm not very good at other accents anyway, though I can do a pretty good southern drawl).

Anyway, sorry, didn't mean to write so much. If you've managed to read it all the way through then give yourself a gold star (or at least a doughnut, that's what I'm having right now). I'm going to get back to work right now, caio.

P.S. Whoever is the thundercats in the fantasy football league you better manage your team man, it doesn't even have an active kicker on it.

P.P.S. Not that it matters, I'm going to crush you anyway :P

P.P.P.S. Anyone else going to try out Monopoly: City Streets (free monopoly game using google maps)? I am, looks awesome.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Hey! Episode 12, woot!

YouTube - Barney's Mind - Episode 12

Phew! Finally. That took forever. Partly because I was lazy and party because I kept getting stuck.

Yeah, this episode just wasn't as good as some of my others and not for lack of trying. Just couldn't seem to get it on this one. Oh well, it's still pretty good but I just seemed to not be able to get that spark of inspiration on this one. Eh, next one will be better, and hopefully done sooner.

Not much else happening. Oh, those people who did the fantasy football thing, could you guys list who you are in the comments, we're just trying to figure out who's who. (so we can't taunt people later :P)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fantasy football and update

So sorry it's been taking so long, I've been so busy and so lazy. I need to fix my car, about every dish I own is sitting in the sink to be washed... you get the idea. I dunno, I guess I've just needed a break from my usual really busy self.

Anyway, I'm pulling out of it and have gotten about 40% of Episode 12 done. Not sure yet when I'll have it done but soon, I promise.

Another thing, anyone who wanted (or wants) to play fantasy football (American football) with my and my counter-strike clan feel free to join us. We're doing it on yahoo.com, you can go to this link for it: Yahoo Fantasy Football

Once there, click on "join a team" at the top. You will need a yahoo account for this but that's easy to setup. Once logged in click "join custom" and enter the following league ID and password:

League ID: 843121
Password: cds

From there you can create a team, do stuff, and wait for the draft which will be a live draft on Sunday, September 6th at 6 PM EDT.

Now, if you have NO idea what fantasy football is it's pretty simple. Basically you pick your favorite football stars in the draft (unless someone else picks them first) then as the season progresses you score points whenever your players do good (almost as if they were all on one team). You have to manage your team throughout the year, substituting players that are doing good for players that are doing bad, substituting uninjured players for injured ones, etc. Think of it as kind of a RPG for football. The best part about it in my mind is that you can now watch football games and not only cheer on your favorite teams but also your own team and players.

If you want to do it but have no idea what you're doing (like me) then I suggest you browse over to this site: http://www.footballguys.com/06beginnersguideindex.htm and that should get you started.

P.S. A thousand curses on anyone who steals my favorite players from me.