So my Dad has been on a golf trip for the past few days. Not sure who had the bright idea to schedule a golf trip during my birthday (how dare they), but he’s been doing this for years and I’m supposed to be a grown ass man right? No big deal. Of course when I know I have at least 2 presents waiting for me to open but I have to wait for him to get back from playing shank-a-potumus on some swanky golf courses…that sucks a bit. Obviously I’m joking, well not about the shank-a-potumus part but it’s not that big of a deal. Thanks again for all the birthday messages. As I tweeted at one point, moments like that are a perfect example of why the Internet is a fantastic place. Of course I was also blessed with 4 more porn/spam followers for my birthday. Clearly there needed to be some balance restored to The Force.
The point of all of that is that my birthday rocked, in part because of you, my eager-readers. So thank you. I had the idea for that video I posted in my head for a few days and decided to pull the trigger on execution the night before. Naturally I had no idea what kind of Pandora’s Box I would be opening.
In talking with Crystal last night I realized that doing that mini-vlog thing yesterday would never have crossed my mind had I not been on a video game podcast for the past couple of months.
I figure what the hell, talking about video games isn’t that hard. It’s something I love. It comes somewhat naturally. Talking about myself shouldn’t be that hard right? Of course I’m talking about myself…into a camera…with a little screen looking back at me showing me how awkward I look. But that’s small potatoes. The talking part is probably the hardest thing to get over. I enjoy editing the podcast. Putting the pieces of the puzzle together to get a final product that I know other people are looking forward to is exciting. I have edited 2 montages of gameplay of Halo 2 for the fun of it. (Yes. I’m a nerd. This should come as no shock to you). And as I said, the editing was the most exciting part. Trying to get the creativity that was bubbling in my head into something that would make sense for the video was the real challenge. Now, whenever I listen to music one of the first things I do is try to figure out the best parts for the types of action I could sync from Halo gameplay into a full montage. I haven’t played Halo in months, I haven’t thought about even trying to capture footage for a montage in years, but the experience was so rewarding that it’s something I will probably never be able to purge from memory. And that’s something I don’t mind one bit.
So where is all of this going? Yes. I recorded a genuine Vlog. Does anyone else kinda cringe when they say that word out loud? Maybe it’s just the whole noob thing. Anyway, I made a response to Kerri’s uber-purse. Check it out. Be honest. God knows when I’ll do something like this again.