Monday, July 19, 2010

Stuff

So, I've been a little lazy...but that's nothing new, right?

Yeah, working on Harrison's Mind in a second, haven't even got the footage filmed for this one. It's not like I haven't been doing any work on it, I've just been taking my time with starting this mind series. Trying to figure out what works and what doesn't. Anyway, no idea when I'll have episode 1 done but when I do I'll let you guys and gals know.

Also, as you guys may have noticed I disabled the anonymous commenting last week because some asshat decided that posting a bunch of useless spam messages would be funny. NO IT WASN'T DICKCHEESE! BLARG! So, it was a choice between no comments at all, only registered user comments, or me approving all comments. I picked door number 2. Apparently though, this pissed a lot of people off so I've now put things back to normal with one change, when the blog post is older than 7 days comments have to be approved by me.

Maybe this will even get rid of the pron bot? Anyway, hopefully this is a happy medium. However, if someone decides to be an idiot again I'll either suffer having to approve every comment (bleh) or go back to no anon comments (double bleh).

Let's see, what else? Well, I've been reading Cyh's story that she posts on DeviantArt and loving every chapter. It's a great story, doubly so since she wrote most of it when she was 14. I've loved reading it so much that I think I'm going to start writing my own story.

I've never written fiction before but have always wanted to try it and have had a story idea kicking around in my head for years now. I know, I need another hobbie like I need a hole in the head but this shouldn't take up that much time, unlike my other hobbies.

Speaking of other hobbies, I played some paintball the other day and hooked up my camera again. So sometime soon I'll post those videos. I'm gonna edit in some maps and things showing the layout of the field and where people are so you guys can follow along with the action better. Should be interesting to watch I think.

Oh, and yes, I haven't forgotten, still have to make that "Making of Barney's Mind" video. Don't worry, that will happen sooner or later. It's just my plans for that thing are so complex it will take a long time to do it and it must be done all at once so I need a whole day for it. (A whole day?! For a single project?! Ahahaha, you must be joking.)

Lastly, if you guys remember, I speak Na'vi (from the Avatar movie). I'm one of a bunch of people online learning it (lately directly from the guy who made it!) and I think it's a wonderfully beautiful language. I'd really like to make a video using it but have no idea what that could be that wouldn't be either boring or stupid. Any one have a good idea? The best I've come up is a song (ack, I think my singing was banned by the Geneva Convention) or a poem, but something tells me those too wouldn't be that interesting.

Okay, that's enough rambling for now, until next time.

38 comments:

  1. Nice job with the new look of the blog (I know its mostly just a change of title and image, but it still looks nice).

    Can't wait to see what you got coming next. :-)

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  2. well you could do the making of barneys mind in nav'i with english subtitles or you could have a scene in harrison's mind where you complane about how you need to lern 4 language's in order to join the coloneal marines and then say a few words in nav'i

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  3. I'm considering having Harrison say a few things in various languages in each episode to try to reason with the aliens.

    But I'm talking about something other than just a few lines. Doing a full episode of Barney's Mind could be interesting.

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  4. Thanks for allowing Anon comments again. And good luck with writing your own story. Should be interesting.

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  5. Reading Cyh's story too, and got me writing again as well (only got the prologue out though). Barney's mind was a great series, hope Harrison's mind goes just as well, or better (no pressure). It would be interesting to hear other languages, besides English in some videos, like German, French, Na'vi, Spanish, Pig Latin, and more languages than I want to type. Keep up the great work, and hope you get your story out too. Make it epic.

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  6. I can't wait for harrisons mind, Never seen the game before.

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  7. maby not with the xenomorphs but that multi languages would work very good when you face a preditor (sorry i cant remeber there name)

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  8. Even I can be an asshat too, but I have a natural stubborn street that nobody likes. Any one can call me a rebel because well, I don't kiss anyone's backside. I went from being a cool guy one time to being bitter because I seem to let other people drag me down and call my opinions stupid and such. I don't know how you tolerate my comments either, and personally, I'm not that good at expressing thought without fear of political correctness grinding across my neck like a knife or expressing myself when things don't go right. I'm not sure how people at my job tolerate me at all, but I question authority whether it's progressive or conservative, I tend to speak my thoughts aloud when other people don't care for it at all or not.

    However, though, it does ache me when others do not pursue happiness or call happiness an illusion. I am exhausted from the lack of hope and the gluttony of cynicism out there. I am so fed up, Ian, I feel like at times, I'm like those freaks that pester Cyh all the time. I don't think I'm that mean, but I'm not going to be a wallflower anymore either. I am really tired of waiting for life to happen where I should have the ability to do something with it if you know what I am saying. Right now, I am having to dig myself out of the hole from college still.

    Adam C.

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  9. Ok good luck with your fiction.
    Btw whats the ink to Cyh's fiction?

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  11. I really liked a few changes of the blog, but you should have made the blog title simply as "Pirate's Blog" and the blog description would be: "A blog about Ian Riley's Mind series and other stuffs."

    But anyways, looking forward to your future projects.

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  12. @Noob: http://cyh-anide.deviantart.com/

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  13. Hey Ian, you know Na'vi! What am I saying?

    Tsamsiyu! Txopu rä'ä si, Tsamsiyu

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  14. "Warrior! Don't be afraid, warrior!"

    Nice spelling btw.

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  15. Nice one Ian! :-)

    How hard was it to learn?

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  16. Easier than any other language I've ever tried to learn. The grammar is dirt easy, after about a month of learning it myself if you gave me a dictionary I could write or say just about anything. However memorizing vocabulary is almost as bad as any other language. I say almost because Na'vi (being constructed) is very logical.

    For example, "tsamsiyu" (warrior) is a combination of the words "tsam" (war) and "si" (make) with the suffix "yu" (in this case, essentially the English suffix -er, turning "make" into "maker"). So, tsamsiyu is war-maker or warrior. Easy!

    If you just want to learn phrases then that's very easy. One of my favorites is: "Oel ngeyä txìmit tìsyakuk!" which means; "I'm going to kick your ass!" :) (and yes, I made that up myself).

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  17. Great job Ian! You obviously know Na'vi very well.

    Oel ngeyä txìmit tìsyakuk! Hmm? I like it.

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  18. lol, when did you learn Na'vi StreetKid?

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  19. could it really happen no more porn bot muffins for eveyone

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  21. Oh, speak of the devil.

    Good luck in the future Ian.

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  22. THIS IS SPARTA! *kick the porn bot into the hole*

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  24. everyone stand clear!! *alarms go off, people start running as Dr. Hax re-enters the area. He raises his finger at the porn bot* "HAX!!!!!!!!!!!"
    *with the sound of his cry, thousands of CRT monitors fly overhead and bombard the porn bot into submission*

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  25. That bot is really distracting. Sorry Ian, what was I gonna say? Oh yeah, now I remember, what did Street Kid just say?

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  26. damm spoke too soon must get the gman to sort it out

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  27. I don't really know Na'vi. Yes, I am a fraud. But I was thinking about what you said about the grammar. And it does look quite easy. Maybe I'll start picking up Na'vi along the way.

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  28. My specialty is more in Gaelic.
    Eireann go braugh! Which means: Ireland Forever!

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  29. Is minic a bhris beal duine a shron.
    Very true, wouldn't you say?

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  30. and thus, another 151 comments have started...

    also: ian
    dont disable anon comments. im far too lazy to log in.

    -ggamer

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  31. @ggamer: as long as there isn't a repeat of last time, I think you're fine.

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  32. Those eyes... They are staring into my soul...

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  33. yeah Ian. Why do you keep looking at us like that? What are you planning?!!


    lol just kidding around Ian. But seriously, yea, nice effect with your Eyes (notice that I capitalized them lol).

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  34. have you ever considered creating a world in gmod and using that for barneys mind?

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