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Monday, December 27, 2010

Meet Teletraan 1

Well, actually first off, Merry Christmas or whatever-you-celebrate-mas. Hope yours was awesome as ever.

Secondly, meet my new PC, which I named Teletraan 1. Yeah you can probably tell I'm an old school Transformers fan. Would you like to see it?? Of course you would!

We'll start with a look from the front, and an angle, where you can also see my subwoofer from my new Logitech 5.1 speaker system. (Click images to see full size)



And here's some shots of my new 23" LED monitor and some of my 5.1 speakers, and my stereo speakers. They're all hooked up to my PC. It sounds amazing.


Left Satellite.


Right Satellite.


And a couple of interior shots.



And the specs are as follows:

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz
NVIDIA 9600GT (Which I took out from my older PC)
Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
4GB of RAM (I plan to buy another 4GB later on)
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

All up it cost me $1200 for the PC, $350 for the monitor and $89 for the speaker system. Needless to say I am very happy with my investment, and this is what I will be making future videos on, so I'll probably start uploading videos of higher resolution from this point forward. I really look forward to kicking off my video work on it.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Welcome to Chur Villiage

Welcome to Chur Villiage. A new development soon to flourish.


Sit back and relax while riding our luxury mine cart transit system as it brings you in to the station.


You are sure to be impressed with the restraunts and bars this town has to offer, namely The Ate Bit restraunt, with its high-class menu and Ye Olde Feisty Tavern for your drinking needs!




And when you're done exploring this amazing villiage, taking in the sights, you're probably wanting somewhere to relax? Well take a nice stroll and settle yourself at Chur Park, complete with working water feature!


At Chur Villiage, we're always open to new residents! If you're interested in moving in, we have a range of houses and apartments! Just pop in for a visit and talk to the real estate people! We hope to hear from you soon!

Date Goes Up.

Well first up, utter disappointment. When I finally got around to constructing a portal to the Nether in Minecraft, it was great. Now then I thought, what if I used the Obsidian to build a portal shaped like a Stargate? Tried it, but it doesn't work :( *le sad*
So I took this screenshot and edited it to make me feel better


But on Parker's Mind news. Still don't have the voices I need.
Also, I've ordered a new PC. And here's the specs if you're curious.

3 x iCute 120mm RED LED Case fan = $45.00
1 x POWER CABLE = $8.00
1 x Microsoft Windows7 Pro 64bit OEM = $179.00
1 x Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATA 32MB 7200RPM ST31000528AS = $82.00
2 x Hynix 2GB DDR3 1333 Retail (Strontium) = $110.00
1 x iCute Q02-5G 12cm front&rear&14cm side fan, tooless, no PSU = $89.00
1 x iCute Manganese 550W Black cover & 12cm Black Fan 20+4 pin = $65.00
1 x AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz 3.6GHz Turbo Core 9MB 125W = $298.00
1 x Logitech Desktop MK120 Keyboard Mouse Black USB = $23.00
1 x Asus M4A88TD-M EVO/USB3 AM3 880G DDR3 VGA DVI HDMI USB3 ESAT = $141.24

All at a grand total of $1225.03 including shipping! I can't wait until it arrives! When it does I'll look into doing more Dave, The Crazy Scientist episodes, and more Psymonic Disasterpiece. Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mining and Crafting

A couple of days ago, I got Minecraft, and I am addicted. It's immense amounts of fun for what it is. The retro graphics of it are quite funky as well.
And now I shall give you a gallery of what I've done so far.

A shot from the outside of my home. What started off as a simple hole dug into the ground to protect me from scary things from the outside quickly turned into a proper home.


Inside one of the rooms, overlooking the world.


The outside of my greenhouse, growing wheat.


Inside the greenhouse.


A night shot of the greenhouse, viewing from inside my home.


A tower I constructed.


The door to the tower.


And the front door of my home.


Do any of you lot play Minecraft? What have you created? Post screenshots! I'm quite interested to see.

Friday, November 19, 2010

So like watch this.

This guy made a Roach's mind to prove a point, and it's pretty funny right.
Watch it here.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Updates on updatables.

So updates are necessary, or I am bored.
Either way, so the past couple of weeks have been rather eventful, but I wont go into detail, just a lot of shit I've had to take in within such a short time.
So I've completely finished my course, which is awesome, it means I have an extra day to relax and drink coffee. But also that means I need to start finding a job, which for a graduate, is harder than going to Chernobyl and not getting radiation poisoning. But I've got my resume up to date which is nice, so I'm going to start hunting like crazy, and hopefully land a job with way better pay than my current job. Woo!
And more money = better computer which means I can continue other projects I have in mind which my current system is too shitty to handle. My desktop is decaying to the point where I worry about how much longer it has left to live, but however I shall continue to preserve it until I can afford to have it die. But yeah.
Moving on to other updates.

Parker's Mind:
Still waiting for voice work, and I need to play around in Sins of a Solar Empire to see how I can use it to fill a couple of scenes, but I've pretty much got down what I want to happen for the first episode, and the fact that YouTube has increased the time limit to 15 minutes makes everything better. So that'll be done sometime before this year is over.

Nuketopia:
Despite a long period with no updates, I'm going to keep doing this, because it's really fun and something different for me to do. Though if anyone knows of any really good posing mods for Fallout 3 (preferably not overly sexual ones) then let me know. I'm just trying to think of where to go from the last page. I'll try and get some more out in the next week. And no, I won't be switching to Fallout New Vegas for it, though I am going to obtain it ASAP because it looks frackin' awesome and I really want to play it.

Out of Our Minds:
I still haven't edited episode 11. But it's coming.

Dave, The Crazy Scientist:
I think I'll continue with doing it in Garry's Mod but I will find a way to incorporate dialogue sneakily without using bobbling heads and without having to use Source SDK Faceposer. I want to put out another episode sometime soon, as it is long over due. Does anyone know of any GMOD addons that I can use for dialogue? It doesn't need lip synching, just some way of looking like they're talking.

Psymonic Disasterpiece:
Give me four cans of Red Bull or a ridiculously strong coffee and some time alone with Garry's Mod and I'll produce another one of these.

And holy crap, GMAN squad was hilarious. I just watched it and I was laughing the whole way through. I particularly liked the line from Clyde which said "and I don't know what her name is, back in my day, women didn't have names!" Watch it if you haven't already.
I'm also going to start watching Dexter. Cyh and Ian will be pleased to hear that haha.
But for now, I must go, my friend needs assistance with a few things.
Peace out!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Out of Our Minds Reaches the Tenth Episode!

Rejoyce for the tenth episode of Out of Our Minds is screening at a Youtube near you!
Featuring the usual, Jared and I, with special guests Ian Riley, CyhAnide and Joe Palmer. Thank you guys for appearing on the show, it was good to have you, and thank you Jared for running the show with me, and thank you Curtis because you've featured and shall feature again. Oh, and thankyou to all Youtubers who make bad videos, this show wouldn't be possible without them!

And updates on Parker's Mind? None, I'm still waiting for vocal talents from Mr. Vicente, or Jared if Vicente is not available. But I have the jist of the pilot episode written so yeah, it'll come when it comes.

Peace.



Monday, October 18, 2010

This is just sad...

...very very sad.

Justin Beiber dolls are being released into stores at around December the 4th this year.
Seriously what the fuck?! As if he isn't annoying enough being played on the radio all the time, now he's going to be infesting the shelves of our toy stores. I think I have almost lost all faith in humanity. You can even preorder them. Wow... Just... Wow.
Although, at least now Robot Chicken have something they can use in the next season. I'd love to see what they'd do to him.

And here's what they look like...


This is where this guy would come in handy.


Give him enough dynamite and this problem may not be so bad after all.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Out of Our Minds: New Episode... Prepare for your ears to bleed.



It's horrible. Oh so horrible. The music is just... Sooooo bad!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Adrian's New T-shirt

Something for Adrian Shephard...



Pipe wrench fight originally comes from this literal music video.

EDIT: DO NOT USE THIS POST TO ASK KRIMISN WHEN THE NEXT EPISODE IS! BLOODY HELL GUYS!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The GMOD Adventures of Jared and Simon

Once upon a time, in a GMOD map far far away. Two good citizens got together and hilarity ensued.

So Simon was walking down the streets of GM_BigCity to find that Jared had impaled Dave the Crazy Scientist multiple times to a wall.


So then they decided to have their picture taken with this bloody mess.


Then Simon built a catapult on top of a large building, in hopes that he might fling a car right at Jared.


Instead, they decided it'd be more fun to beat Alyx senseless.


And then fling a few innocents as far as they can.



And then Simon beat Jared to a pulp, and they all lived happily ever after... Jared however spent several weeks in hospital recovering from various broken bones and body parts.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Out of Our Minds

Two videos here! So Jared and I watched two episodes of Freeman's FEAR, which was quite horrible really, and we did a commentary. And the No-Swear guy had a problem with MY swearing... Well watch the first vid and you'll reconsider!
Cyh joins us in the second commentary, and we plan to do the third episode... Oh goodness, we still have to sit through one more!
Here they are!



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Cylons...

Have found a new way to infiltrate our ranks! Watch out!



For those who haven't seen Battlestar Galactica, the Cylons are often referred to as Toasters.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Okay seriously...

Firstly, can people NOT read video descriptions? I feel like Parker's Mind season two is going to be another series of "WHAT GAME IS THIS?!?!?!?"

But on a better note.

This is pretty damn awesome!
I never thought it possible, but this guy is hilarious. We'll have to find his Skype and do another mind meeting me thinks. Watch his series! NOW!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Parker's Mind: Season 2 Trailer

This blog post is a little late, because I had to bolt after uploading.
I now have a slight hangover, but it was a bloody good night.
So anyway, here's the trailer for season 2. A small taste of what's to come. I'm still writing the pilot episode, and that'll be done some time in the future.
But for now, enjoy!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Chief's Mind: With an Indian Accent

I said I was going to do it, and I've done it!
I've kept it short, and I might make a little mini series of it with short episodes like this one, each with a different and over the top accent.
I hope you all like it!
UPDATE: Why do I get the feeling that a lot of people have completely missed the point of this video?

In other news, I am sick. Yay. Why is it that all the mind people seem to get sick at the same time? Is someone out there trying to stop us? [cue dun dun dun]

Here it is:

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The 10 Verbose Commandments

The 10 commandments using the Verbose Meme



1. You shall not hold dear any other form of all knowing, all powerful divine beings other than the divine character in which is yours truely.

2. You shall not build structures of a large manner, which infers that you are a celestial being.

3. You shall not utter speech in which the name of the Divine Being who is a Universal Life Force which is yours, in a manner which it is delusively insignificant.

4. Partake in the act of recalling the day of the week which is number seven, sometimes known as Sunday, by allowing it to remain in a state of blessed divinity.

5. Partake in the act of tangible symbols signifying approval or distinction to the beings who committed sexual activities in order to procreate the individual that is yourself.

6. You shall not partake in the activity which involves using violence, or other methods, in which forcefully removes the life of another individual.

7. You shall not partake in acts of sexual activities, or pointing your optical receptacles that reside in your skull, at a member of the opposite gender, in a way that is corrupted and debauched, to whom you have not signed a declaration of the union of two people.

8. You shall not partake in acts which remove items which are possessions of a person, while lacking the consent, or authorization, out of their possession.

9. You shall not partake in acts of providing false or misleading information against the person in whom resides in the property or properties which are adjacent to your property.

10. You shall not feel desire to possess an object in which an individual possesses that you do not possess, with feelings of resentfulness and spite.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sins of a Solar Empire

Wow!
Bloody epic game!
For those of you who like Homeworld, this game will totally blow your mind.
So, take Homeworld, add a splash of your favourite RTS game, and then a dash of Civilisation, and this is what you get, a game that'll keep you hooked for hours.
So I got this game in the post a few days ago, and I am addicted.
Learn more about it here.
Honestly, as a person who's not really into RTS/4X games, I find this game to be truly awesome. It was well worth the money.
Anyone of you lot play it? Thoughts?

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Russian Reversal

I love this meme!

In America, you crash computer.
In Soviet Russia, computer crash you!

In America, you catch Pokémon.
In Soviet Russia, Pokémon catch you!

In America, you eat breakfast.
In Soviet Russia, breakfast eat you!

In America, you climb ladder.
In Soviet Russia, ladder climb you!

In America, you troll 4Chan.
In Soviet Russia, 4Chan troll you!

Now you lot come up with some!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Parker's Mind: Episode 21 - Season Finale

It's here! Season 1 has ended! This is the final episode. I got a bit lazy and left a blank screen for a small section, kinda like what Ian did for his finale in the part where they were driving to the air port.
To be honest, I'm quite nervous about this one. It's probably irrational... Meh.
So this episode isn't as epic as I had initially planned, but this is because I decided I wanted to leave a lot of it for the pilot episode of season 2. I figured it's better to introduce season 2 with a good long episode, rather than finish season 1 with one. Because this episode isn't the grand finale, I didn't feel the need to make it so grand.
So I hope you all enjoy it. And I shall see you next season!

Now, I will need a couple of voice actors for the pilot episode of season 2.
First up: Mr. Vicente, if you are reading this, I need you! The scary engineer who spoke through the robot is making a comeback. Perhaps I should just email him... Oh well.
And I probably need a couple of others, but details will come when I have actually written it.

Finale almost done.

That's right. It's nearly complete. I've done the dialogue, and I just need to draw up a couple of still frames for parts that I can't get through Red Faction. I've also added a few bloopers after the ending credits so that should be quite fun. So it should be done within a couple of days or so.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Portishead...

...are incredibly awesome. So I got around to listening to them for the first time ever a couple of days ago, and I am hooked. They're amazing!

Probably my favourite song, this one:


And this one:


I dunno if they're everyone's bag of cookies, but I am hooked.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Crack open a cold one...

...because it is officially:

One year of Parker's Mind

Parker's Mind has officially been running for one year today! The first episode was rendered and released on YouTube on the 25th of August 2009. One year and 20 episodes later, Parker's Mind's first season is coming to a close, with the next episode being the final.
And once the episode is done, I shall begin writing the pilot episode for season two and get that up and running.
But for now, let us celebrate!

Also, be sure to check out Nuketopia, my Fallout 3 web comic if you haven't already. I'm pretty sure you'll like it.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Here's one for Barney's Mind

Here's a tribute for Barney's Mind, while this meme is still lolworthy.



And one for Parker's Mind.



I'll try and think of some for Felix, Gordon and Chell too.
For those who don't know the meme, or are just curious as to its origins, click HERE.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Parker's Mind: Episode 20 - If You Die, I'll Kill You

Wow, already at 20 episodes eh? This marks the point where I'll have to get off my arse and actually start writing the finale, as I am one or two episodes away from that point. Isn't that exciting!



I would also like to announce:

A Fallout 3 web comic by yours truely. I still haven't come up with a name for the main character yet. I'll get to that.

Twihard Virus Uncontainable, says Health Officials

The outbreak of 2008's Twihard virus has spiraled out of control, says health officials around the globe. They are now claiming a global epidemic, and countries around the world have gone into a state of emergency. The virus, believed to have started at the premiere of Twilight, has spread to all continents around the globe, causing symptoms such as insanity, over obsessiveness, and gaining unrealistic expectations of male romantic behavior. It currently has no known cure. Infected are often seen running around, screaming things like "TEAM EDWARD" or "TEAM JAKOB," and crying whenever they see Edward kiss Bella during the movie. There are however, people who are naturally immune to this virus, but immunity does not appear to be related to genetics, age, or even gender. It is not known how this virus is spread. This outbreak has forced people who are immune to retreat to anti-Twihard bunkers, which have been built all over the world. One such immune had this to say.
"Seriously, the premiere to Eclipse was almost like playing Left 4 Dead. They were just running around mindlessly, screaming! I had actually thought the zombie apocalypse had begun, and I was ready to start shooting infected."
The World Health Organisation (WHO) are currently pushing pharmaceutical companies to collaborate in an effort to develop a cure, and a vaccine for this plague. None of the pharmaceutical companies were available to comment at this time.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dave, The Crazy Scientist... Using the Sims 3?

While looking around Youtube, I suddenly realized I have an untapped wealth of machinima potential using The Sims 3 as a base for animating it.
So I went along, had a little play around, and tried to recreate some of the characters using it. Here's what I got.
Click the images to see them larger.

Dave:



Barry:



Barry's henchman: Patsy


And I have created a couple of other characters that could be useful, but I won't screenshot them yet. But anywho, I am half way with Barry's Secret lab. Though I will probably have to download some more objects for it, and I haven't yet built Dave a house, but I will get there soon. And tomorrow I will have a play around to see how I can animate certain things.

Now my question to you guys is, has anyone of you attempted a machinima using a Sims game? If so, how was it? Keen to share? I am quite curious.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Parker's Mind: F.A.Q

Because yesterday's post was so depressing, I've decided to post something Parker's Mind related.
You have questions, and I have answers. And all the regular ones should be answered here.
LET US BEGIN!

Q: What game is this?
A: Yes, I still get occasionally asked this! BLARGH! So yeah, the game is Red Faction... The first one.

Q: Will you be doing Red Faction 2, or RF: Guerilla?
A: Probably not, I don't own either game. Maybe I might play them later, but I doubt I will turn them into a mind series.

Q: OMG! Is the series over now?!
A: NO! If it was, I'd announce it here! Still got a few episodes yet.

Q: When's the next episode?
A: When it is done. Now PLEASE do not ask again!

Q: What are you going to do when Parker's Mind is over?
A: I am planning to do season 2 of Parker's Mind, using Unreal 1. Do not ask about it yet, as details are very sketchy, and very early in the planning phase. It's going to be quite tricky to transition between the seasons, so if you ask for details, the only answer you're going to get at this stage is I don't know.

Q: What tools do you use to make Parker's Mind?
A: I use FRAPS for footage, Audacity for audio and Adobe Premiere for editing, and the title card was drawn in Flash.

Q: Please add me as a friend!
A: No. Why isn't subscribing enough? It's great that you like my work, but my friend list is reserved for people I am actually friends with and who I actually talk to.

Q: I want to make my own mind series, any tips?
A: Firstly, if your voice hasn't broken yet, don't do it. Wait until you actually sound old enough to voice your character. Otherwise you're opening yourself up to being badly flamed. Secondly, be original. References are fine, but you have to come up with your own jokes or you're just going to end up a cheap knockoff of someone else's work. People don't want another Dr. Freeman in a different world. Lastly, be creative. Think outside the box. This makes your series more interesting. The rest you can work out on your own. Oh yeah, one last thing: NO MORE MALE CHELL'S MIND! Seriously! Besides, we already have a really good Chell's mind in the making which is actually done by a girl.

Q: Wait... Isn't Ultor from Saints Row 2?!
A: Yes, they are indeed, but Red Faction came quite a bit before Saints Row 2, and it's by the same developer.

Q: How come Parker talks under water?
A: Because his enviro-suit is environmentally sealed. If you remember, Mars has a thin atmosphere of carbon dioxide so everyone walks around in enviro-suits which are air, and water tight.

Q: Howcome you got Red Faction to look good on your system? It looks all distorted on mine!
A: You need to download the Pure Faction patch to run it on a modern system. Alternatively, you can get it from Steam.

Q: Are you an Atheist? If so, why?
A: Yes I am. As to why, I do not see why that is such a big deal. None of the religions make any logical sense to me. If there's a God, why would his bible be filled with so many holes and contradictions? If there is one true god, why are there so many different religions? Why are there so many different ways of believing in him? It says "Thou shalt not worship any god before me." But why does it need to say that? If he is the only God then that statement would be unnecessary. How come God didn't exist during the regime of ancient Greece? Or ancient Egypt? They had their own Gods, long before Christianity, Islam or Judaism were ever dreamed up. I have yet to see any proof that any of the religions are true. And also, I am quite happy not believing. So to all those that think one needs a god to be happy, and to have good morals, you're wrong. I am very happy, and one of the nicest people you'll know. I have strong moral values, and I do not need a god to have them. I don't see how anyone could truly believe that an Atheist can't possibly have morals.
Again, why is it a big deal that I am Atheist? Who cares?! I believe what I believe, you believe what you believe. I don't go forcing my beliefs on people. I go about my daily life like anyone else.
Answer me this, why is it, that it's such a huge deal when someone is an Atheist, but not when they're a Christian, Muslim, Jew or whatever?

I do believe that is all for now. If you think there is a question that should be added, leave it in the comments section below.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Parker's Mind: Episode 19 - Operation: Doing Whatever it is I am Supposed to be Doing

New episode! Almost at episode 20 now. And sadly, almost at the end of the game. Next month on the 25th marks one year of Parker's Mind. Pretty exciting huh? I thought so too.
Here it is!

Friday, July 23, 2010

The BP Scandal Continues!

So not only have BP spilt incredible amounts of oil, and then photoshopped their photos, they've also been caught doing things instead of fixing the problem! And we have photographic proof right here!

So, y'know, these two helicopter pilots were tasked with flying up and photographing the carnage. Of course, these two slackers decided that they'd go blow up a Death Star instead. Helping to clean up oil spills are much more important than firing torpedoes into a small thermal exhaust port that is only two meters wide, and saving Yavin from destruction!


To make things worse, they decided that after destroying the Death Star, the planet of Caprica needed leveling. So not only has BP caused severe pollution, they've also put hundreds and thousands of innocent Cylons out of work! This is unacceptable!
One Cylon had this to say. "It's hard enough making a living, and putting food on the table without BP coming in and ruining it for us. Caprica was going to be my big final pay, which would set me up for retirement, but I now have to work in a grocery store to make ends meet!"


Next thing you know, they were teaming up with the Turanic Raiders and harassing the Hiigaran fleet, when all they were trying to do is return to their homeworld.


You'd think after all that, they'd go and actually do their job, but no, instead they return to their base camp to spend hours on Facebook, and have games of Counter-Strike. Can BP sink any lower?


I hope these people realize that their actions were all caught on camera, and that they recieve a severe penalty for what they have done. Think of those Cylons!

END

Original article about photoshopped images
This was inspired by Ian Riley's post on the BP Photoshop which can be found here.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Parker's Mind: Episode 18 - Parkers in Space

New episode! It seems I broke my little trend of releasing episodes very quickly. I did say don't get used to it... Didn't I?
Anyway, it's set in space. Parker has to shut down the laser satellite network which is controlled by an orbital space station. Full of fun and adventure and David Bowie references.

I am going to attempt to make episode 19 with Kdenlive, a video editor for linux, as I have Ubuntu on my laptop, and I have been amping to give it a try.

Here it is!

Monday, July 12, 2010

An update.

No, I have not stopped Parker's Mind. The series is far from over. I have the next episode in the works. I am in the process of cutting the loading screens and then doing dialogue. I won't yet give an estimation as to when it will be done, as I am not sure. Let me just say the last few weeks have been very stressful in pretty much every aspect of life, especially for study. I am revising for the final exam of my course which will allow me to graduate and search for a proper IT job, as well as other things going on, so I haven't had much time to do the episode, and when I have, I haven't felt like doing it. I have not lost interest, far from it.
Also I'm going to try source recorder, even though Curtis bitches to hell about it, because if it can deliver smoother framerates than FRAPS, I'll also make another Psymonic Disasterpiece, as I got Garry's Mod working again. And I also need to get on the drawing boards for a new Dave, The Crazy Scientist episode.
But for now, back to study.

UPDATE: I have a quarter of the dialogue recorded.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

2009 A True Story

I came across this quite awhile ago. I highly, HIGHLY recommend this series. It is incredibly creative and well put together, and very captivating. They have announced a second series of this, so hopefully that will come out soon. I found this series very inspiring.
CLICK HERE to watch it. You will not regret it. Easily one of the best things on Youtube.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Scratch that last post...

The PC is working again, it turns out a few cards needed reseating, so everything is AOK again. That is a massive relief.

Parker's Mind Suspended Until Further Notice.

That's right, I dreaded the time that I'd be writing a post like this, but I won't be making any more episodes for awhile. The reason is: My computer is fucked. Possibly a screwed motherboard. Either way, this really REALLY sucks big time. I currently am using a laptop which isn't top of the line. I might see how it runs Red Faction with FRAPS and make episode 18 on this, but that depends. So in the mean time, sorry guys, you're going to be waiting for awhile. Sucks, I know, and I wish this wasn't happening. Hope is not lost though, as I am working on trying to get new hardware. In the mean time, it looks like Chell and Felix will have to keep you entertained.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

All Garry's Mod Productions Suspended Until Further Notice.

This is because for some annoying reason, Garry's Mod has suddenly stopped working. I have no idea why, I haven't installed any mods lately, or anything at all. When I open it, I just get a black screen, which has to be terminated using Task Manager. This really sucks because I was really amped to make another Psymonic Disasterpiece episode.
However, I am currently working on restoring my Windows XP installation, as I have installed one of my old hard drives which I decommissioned awhile ago, which I can use to install XP on. But until then, there's nothing Garry's Mod related that I can do.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Parker's Mind: Episode 17 - Almost a Cop-Out

Yet another new episode, made with loads of cups of tea, and Red Faction and Garry's Mod. I am ridiculously close to the end now. Probably like two or three more episodes before the finale. I need to hurry up and get writing this finale.
Hope you like it!

EDIT: I just realized that I took a line from Freeman's Mind. This is actually annoying... Should I leave it, and risk epic flamage? Or perhaps promote it as an FM reference? Or change the line and reupload it?

Glee

I find it very annoying. That is all.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Accidents happen...

...But when they happen on the way to work, it's not good! So I was riding to work, normal as, came across a sudden red light, hit the brakes, and BAM! Front wheel slid on a big manhole cover and I came right off and slid down the road for about 20 meters. So now I have a sprained thumb that is killing me, and multiple bruises and grazes down my left leg and I'm limping like an old man who lost his walking stick. My bike on the other hand, has only a few scratches, a bent handle bar and the chain came off, which is all easily fixable, thank goodness. I'm just so glad I didn't hit anyone when I came off, as I think the pedestrian crossing had just gone green as I slid off, so it could have been much worse, and I'd be sitting in a police station, rather than my parents' place, and we'd have someone more injured than I, which I'd rather not have.
What surprised me was the kindness of the general public. I think I had about 5-6 people help me when they saw what happened, which was unexpected because I'm used to the idea that people operate on the "Someone else will do it" mind set. They were very kind, called the ambulance just in case, helped me and my bike up, rung my work for me, and gave me a glass of water and a chair until Dad could come and get me.
My bike is still sitting in town. We wheeled it to the nearest motorcycle park, and dad will fix the chain and ride it back home for me when he is done with work, so hopefully I'll be back on the road tomorrow.
I hate manhole covers... They're god damn dangerous if you don't see them! They should be covered with some non-slip material so that things like this don't happen.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Parker's Mind: Episode 16 - They're Not Screwing Around

Episode 16 is ready to go! In this episode, we start to see a side of Parker that was once thought to not be there, a rather caring side, he actually does care about the miners lost in this rebellion, and the side of him slowly losing hope. This episode is a little more serious than the others, as Parker realizes the Mercs are actually trained fighters, and really know what they are doing. I'm very happy with this one, and hope you all will be too.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Parker's Mind: Epuisode 15 - Nice Guy, With Attitude

We have a new episode! HOORAH! I'm actually quite pleased with this episode. One of those episodes where a shit load of not much happens, but I somehow make it interesting. Next episode is going to be a good'un too. Can't wait to get it done.

Here it is! TROLOLOLOL

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Parker, Stop Being a Pussy!

I decided, instead of doing a Sparta Remix, I'd write a song instead.
Now, stop being a pussy, and enjoy!!



OH, and also, check Musik For The Kitchen out. They are pretty good!
Here's a clip from them:

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Good News

Good news! I am returning home tomorrow.
The funeral was sad, but catching up with relatives I hardly see is quite cool, and I had a few beers with them.
Auckland sucks! Seriously, there's almost nowhere to get a decent coffee around here! At least there doesn't seem to be many bees. Still, I have been under-caffeinated all weekend, and this is unacceptable. This city is an over-sized tangle of roads and other bollocks and it's impossible to navigate. I can't wait to get home.
Anyway, I am quite eager to get onto the next episode, so hopefully I will start that when I get home.

EDIT: Actually, looks like we're staying with my grandparents for an extra day, because Dad isn't up to driving tomorrow. Bugger.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tomorrow...

Tomorrow, I leave for Auckland, where the funeral for my Aunt will be held on Saturday. So I'll be disappearing until Monday, unless I find access to a computer.
I hate travelling in cars.
And I hate funerals.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Q & A is done!

CLICK!!!

W00t! Mr. Riley has uploaded our Q&A! It's two hours long, and quite funny! I think Ian is planning to upload to Youtube as well, so stay tuned. I hope you all find it as funny as we all did!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Parker's Mind: Episode 14 - The Showdown of Good Versus Ugly

I return with another two-part episode. Wasn't originally going to be that long, but I got carried away, so we have this as a result. Ok so I've been pumping episodes out like crazy. Here's why. I'm so god damn bored at the moment. All my friends have exams coming up soon so they're all busy studying like crazy, so I can't hang with them. So apart from work, and some occasional study myself, I have next to nothing to do at the moment. It's pretty good for my wallet, though. If I keep up at this rate, the finale will be right around the corner. However I hope this won't be the case, as I want a fair bit of time to prepare for the finale, and if I go too quickly I won't get that time.

Anyway, enjoy... Or else!

PART ONE:



PART TWO:

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Myself next to Parker

Well since Ross Scott has a picture of him next to Gordon Freeman, and Cyh has one of her next to Chell, I thought I'd do one of me next to Parker, just to see how much I resemble him.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Parker's Mind: Episode 13 - Torpedo Fishing

Well, so much for doing a Garry's Mod flick. I was home alone for most of the night, bored out of my mind (see what I did there?), and got onto episode 13. I honestly did not expect to have this episode done tonight, or within the next two weeks for that matter, but here it is. But don't think this quick release time is going to be a common thing, because it won't, although I will try and release episodes quicker. Actually, the last time I released an episode this quickly was when I released episode two.
Anyway, here it is. Enjoy!

Psymonic Disasterpiece, or Dave, The Crazy Scientist?

I've had requests to do more of both shows. I haven't made a Psymonic Disasterpiece in ages. But Dave, The Crazy Scientist seems to have taken off a lot quicker than I had expected.
What should I make first? Another Psymonic Disasterpiece, or Dave, The Crazy Scientist?
And don't say Parker's Mind! I will make another one of those after I do a different video. I want to have a Garry's Mod flick out first, because I love making them.
Leave a comment saying which you want made first, and why, and I'll make up my mind.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Gamer

I fucking teabagged him!
I just watched Gamer, with tea and biscuits. That was going on EXTREME Britishness!
Seriously though, it was a pretty damn cool movie. Makes me REALLY want to go play Unreal Tournament, which I think I will do now.
What interesting/awesome/shit movies have you all seen recently?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Parker's Mind: Episode 12 - Monsters, Steam, And An Ugly Scientist

HUZZAH! A new episode! How long did it take this time? Less than a month to spit out this episode! Excellent! I originally thought this was going to be a boring episode to work on, but no, it was actually quite fun.
Oh yeah, Parker hates bats.

And here it is!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Parker's Mind: Episode 1 - 1920s Edition

I decided to do a remake of Episode One in the style of a 1920s silent film. Yeah, I was pretty bored, but it was a lot of fun to make.
I tried to keep everything as consistent to the real episode one as I could, but I have lost the original footage so I had to rerecord it so some parts are different to the original.

The reason I made this? I don't actually know. Parker's Mind, to me, is one big experiment. Every episode, I like to see what new things I can play with. I'm always thinking of new ideas that I can integrate into this series, and perhaps use in the future. After almost a year of working on this series, I think I've strayed away from my original influence. my influence is coming from all over the place. I think a lot. When I am at work, I'm always thinking about something. Often I am thinking of things I can do video wise. The inspiration is more me seeing how I can make this series my own, and I think I have succeeded in developing this series into something that is fresh. This video is just another result of my experimentation, and I am happy with the results, and I hope you all are too. I've watched back on my episodes, and it's quite cool seeing how it's developed from something n00bish to what it is now.

Enjoy!
EDIT: FUCKING WMG! I'm going to have to figure out which song is supposedly owned by them, and then reupload
EDIT2: Supposedly, the songs that I have used are all public domain... WTF WMG? Go disrupt some corporate fat guy in a suit and leave us hobbyists alone you fucking arseholes!!! I am not making a cent on this, so what's the big fucking deal??
EDIT3: I think I can avoid this, I've decided to use audio from youtubers playing the songs I used, instead of the ones I downloaded earlier. Hopefully the change of recording will avoid the content matching system. Thanks for the advice, Mr. Dawson! Your wisdom has once again, helped a mastermind! I did not realize that one could claim possession of a recording of a song from the public domain.
EDIT4: I have reuploaded once again, this time, no matching content, so things are good now! Kinda gutted though, cos it had hit 350 views and someone left a really awesome comment. Oh well. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Parker's Mind: Episode 11 - Because He's THAT Ugly

After a long break, and an episode of Dave, The Crazy Scientist, I have finished and uploaded episode 11. You better like it! I had Corky nagging me and depriving me of coffee to get this done!

Also, people have been asking: "Will you make another Dave?"
The answer is: Yes. The feedback I have received for it has been mostly positive, which was more than I had expected, so yes, I will continue the series.

And here is episode 11. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Dave, The Crazy Scientist: Episode 1 - Let the Science Begin!

Finished it! Teh w00tz! This blog entry is a bit late, I know, but I had to shoot out the door after uploading it, to go to a gig (which was amazing by the way).
Here, we meet Dave, a pretty average man, which after being hit by a car, changes his life forever.

I do hope you all enjoy this as much as I did making it!!'

EDIT: Ok, I've decided I might learn Source SDK Face poser and perhaps remake this, OR make episode 2 with it and leave this one as it is. Thoughts?

And here it is:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dave, The Crazy Scientist: Progress

The first episode is coming along nicely. I'm just over half-way finished. I have high hopes for this, it's taking its time to come together but we're getting there. I hope to have it done... Sometime. And then after this I'll get onto Parker's Mind episode 11.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Funny Or Die

I have started an account on Funnyordie.com, as I am getting a little weary of Youtube and their copyright nazis. As some of you might know, hitlerrantsparodies on there has been having his videos blocked due to "Copyright Infringement." However, this is unfair, because these fall under Parody in copyright law. Therefore there is no reason for these to be removed, and no infringement. Also, the writer/director behind the movie Downfall is highly amused, and loves these Hitler parodies. Oh and let's not forget, without these parodies, a lot of people wouldn't know about Downfall.

I feel like Youtube, and other corporate bodies, are sticking their fingers where they do not belong, and quite frankly, I am sick of it. I have also had videos removed for "Copyright Infringement" when they were parodies. At this rate, we'll have Machinima videos being removed because they use games from companies like EA.

I will still upload Parker's Mind, and other videos I make to Youtube, but I will also be uploading them to Funnyordie.com. I've uploaded the prologue there and I will upload the rest of Parker's Mind slowly, and then Psymonic Disasterpiece.
I can be found HERE

This brings me to the next topic...
I am working on a new series called Dave, the Crazy Scientist (taken from Psymonic Disasterpiece). I'm using this as a sort of "Palette cleanser" (as Cyh puts it) to try and refresh my mind for new episodes of Parker's Mind. I chose to do this, as in Psymonic Disasterpiece, the Dave clips ended up being my favourites, and I want to see if I can make this into its own little series. So episode one should be ready in a week or so, and we'll see how it goes.

I'll also like to say, thanks to my loyal fans who have been epic and awesome, and the other Mind makers. You make this show go on. Without your support I would not be doing this.

Ok, enough cheese. I hope you are all having pleasant times.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Douchetard, and an update on progress.

It took six months, but finally someone got butthurt over me being non-religious, this being sparked from the little Jesus bit in episode 3. I am surprised it took this long... Here's the excerpt:

Him: I read your comment and your an athiest.

I lost most of my respect for you.

I no longer wish to be friends with you

Me: Off you go then. I have no desire to deal with people like you who can't accept people for who they are and what they believe... Off with you now, I have no respect for people like you, and never will.

Him: One last question?

Are we being rudely respectful because I can't tell.

Kind of confusnig in both our comments.

Me: Well I'm actually just going to be blunt now... If you can't handle me being an Atheist... Bugger off.

And that was the last I heard from him. What a douche.

SO ANYWAY. I also have updates.
I have footage for episode 11, and a few lines done. Miraculous that I have started so soon after the release of episode 10, but I feel the need. So it'll be done... When it's done. I'm not going to make any promises yet.

So how are you people?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Parker's Mind: Episode 10 - Bot Surprise

New epsiode up and ready to be viewed! Episode number 10! So I estimate I'm about 1/2 way, maybe 2/3rds through the game. I think I have another 8-10 episodes to go. I will try and speed up the production... I still wanna be faster than Krimsin and Ross haha.
Thanks again to Krimsin, for the lines of Gryphon
And thanks to Vicente, for the lines of the psychotic engineer talking through the robot.
Enjoy!

Episode 10

EDIT: In the credits of the Episode I spelled "Vicente" as "Vicante." My apologies. I swear I am dyslexic

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Parker's Mind: Prologue

I decided that I would make a Prologue episode for Parker's Mind, mostly to see if my voice is ready for recording... Good news! It is, so hopefully episode 10 will be done within a few days.
I hope you all enjoy!

Parker's Mind: Prologue

Interview!

I have been interviewed, by a guy named Caboos15, who goes under the guise of goblinsrevenge on Youtube. So we smoked a cigar, drank scotch whiskey and had a good old chat... I lied about the cigar and whiskey btw. So go watch!

Part 1
Part 2

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Update on the Broken Vocals

Ok, I can speak clearly again. Still not quite recording quality but almost. Gimme a couple of days. So hopefully that means work on Episode 10 will start shortly!
That is all for now.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Interviews... Watch them

I just watched a couple of interviews from this dude, Caboos15 who on YouTube goes under the guise of goblinsrevenge. Interviews from Cyh and Krimsin, very entertaining. I'm due for my interview with this guy as soon as my vocals clear up so keep tuned.
Also, moar questions for Q&A! Ask anything... Personal questions are welcome too. Do it!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Before the Death Threats Start II.V

MOAR PLAGARISM
Ok so I thought I was getting better today. My head was clear, a bit sleepy abiet, but better. So I thought I'd start episode 10 when I got home from work, but NO! No fuck that, my voice has decided it'd completely give up tonight, so I sound like crap, and almost can't speak. GRRRRR!!!
Fuck you, vocal chords!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Before the Death Threats Start II

Sweet! Plagarism! Don't we just love it?
No no no, I have not forgotten about Parker's Mind. Never, I shall never forget!
So I stole the title of this post from Miss. Cyh of Chell's mind, because it's becoming that time where I'm probably going to be spammed with "When's the new episode???"
Also, on top of that, I caught the illness that Krimsin, Cyh, Ian, and Ross all shared, after bragging about how I missed out... I guess this is what we call Karma!
On other news, I'm also planning a new Psymonic Disasterpiece, not sure when that'll come as I need to come up with ideas first. But it will happen, as there seems to be a bit of demand for it.
Also, The mind crew are planning a joint Q&A thing, which we are taking questions for. So if you have anything you wish to ask me, please, leave a comment. I'll answer almost anything.
I think that is all for now, I'll start work on Parker's Mind episode 10 once my cold clears, as my voice sounds like two pieces of sand paper rubbing against each other.
Toodles!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Parkers Mind: Episode 9 - Flight of the Gryphon

I know, I know, I took my ruddy time! Hey! I'm still faster than Ross Scott... I think... Anyway, yes the episode is now out! Teh w00tage!
I'm very very happy with how this turned out. As advertised it is a two part episode. I couldn't cram everything into under 10 minutes. Big thanks to Krimsin for doing Gryphon's lines. Also thanks to a guy named Manuel who is doing voices for the giant scary robot for the next episode. I owe both those guys beer. I wonder if it's possible to email beer... ANYWAY, I hope you all enjoy!
Now that the episode is uploaded, I am going to sleep. Bid you all farewell until morning.

PART 1
PART 2

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hot 'n' Dusty

What's more annoying than a small Youtube kid asking when the next episode is?
A PC that fucking dies all the time! Ok but it was my bad that it was dying. It was covered in dust, and getting too hot. Cleaned it up and now it's good again. Lesson from this is clean your PC! And release episodes faster! This way we can all be happy.
Peace.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Man Who Will be Gryphon

I have announced the winner to the Gryphon audition. Man it was hard deciding. Everyone who entered had their own spin on Gryphon which had me chuckling, however, he who shall be Gryphon is... Krimsin! A couple of other auditions were asked if they could do other roles I have in mind later in the series. I thank all who auditioned, and hope to perhaps work with these people sometime in the future?
With this said, once I have everything I need, I shall begin the episode. This will be a two part episode. The first part is getting Gryphon, the next part is their flight in the small fighter. I am quite excited!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tomorrow I Head Home

That's right. Tomorrow is the day I pack up, go home, and go back to regular life. This means I'll be announcing who gets to be Gryphon, and spitting out a new episode for your viewing pleasure. Now please note, if you auditioned for Gryphon and you don't get the part, it's not because you sucked. The decision will be tough, but if you don't get Gryphon, I may need you later on in the series, as there are other characters that I feel may need voicing. And a big thanks to those who did audition. For those who haven't, you still have time! It's not too late :)
I promise I won't let Stargate get in the way of Parker's Mind too much!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

This place called Auckland

I'm up in Auckland, staying with my brother... I really don't like this place. Looking at the road map, It looks like a bowl of spaghetti, 'cept I like spaghetti. This place has so many roads, and everything makes no sense. GRRR. I will be heading home in about 4 days though. Looking forward to 8 hours on a motorbike! (I'm serious, not sarcastic, long trips on motorbikes RULE!)
Oh yeah, and I miss Tauranga! (For those who don't know, Tauranga is one of the most amazing cities in New Zealand. It's beautiful, and if I play my cards right, my future city of residence in the next year or so. If you ever find yourself in New Zealand, I seriously suggest stopping there. Also, come by Wellington, where I live, and get a coffee with me!)
I shall post photos from my trip when I return, and of course, Parker's Mind Episode 9, when that is done

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Parker's Mind and vacation

So I've been on vacation for a week now. Been having the time of my life. Plenty of beaches and sunburn to show for it.
As for Parker's Mind, I haven't forgotten, and auditions will be going until I return home and start the episode. But right now my main focus is rejuvenating from 3 or so years with no holiday at all. It feels bloody awesome! When I return, my refreshed mind will probably allow me to focus better on Parker's Mind. The next episode is coming!
That is all for now. Hope you're all having a good summer/winter depending on where you are. Farewell.

EDIT: This will most likely be a two part episode

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Auditioning for the part of Gryphon

Ok, I need someone to say some lines for Gryphon in episode 9. There won't be heaps, because Gryphon does say a few things by himself, but I need some lines for the cutscene, and when Parker and Gryphon take off in the fighter.

Here are a couple of lines to be said

Parker: Ok, you're coming with me!
Gryphon: What... What's going on?
Parker: I'm standing here, with a gun, about to kidnap you... What does it look like??
Gryphon: Ok... But why?
Parker: Because, you know things that people I know want to know. Now get moving!
[they leave]
Gryphon: YOU SHOT MY SECRETARY??? I WAS GOING TO SLEEP WITH HER TONIGHT!!!

Whatever sound format suits you is fine. Upload your auditions to a file hosting site, or send them to Lordpsymon@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing what you guys get up to!

Friday, January 8, 2010

#2 - Most Viewed (Today) - Comedians - New Zealand on Youtube

This is fucking awesome. I am very excited about this, as it makes me really feel like I'm getting somewhere with my hobby, and gives me the encouragement to continue.

In other news, I'm planning to do a full A Capella version of The Hardest Button To Button by the White Stripes in the very near future. I did only the first 40 seconds for the credits of Psymonic Disasterpiece #1

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Parker's Mind: Episode 8 - Snakes in a Box

The new episode is uploaded and ready to go! YAY! I put a lot of thought into this episode, and I think it turned out really well. I also have Mr. Riley from Barney's mind in here, as a random guard (He suited what I wanted the guard to say) so big thanks to him!

I can't believe I'm already finished number 8. It feels like not long ago where I was recording the footage to the first episode.

Next episode may not be for awhile. I am moving back to my parents' place in a few days, where I will reside for a couple of weeks or so, and I need to put loads of thought into the next episode, as it is the first cutscene, and where Gryphon get's captured. I'm still unsure as to what to do but I'm getting there. Maybe I'll do a comic strip with voice over to replace the cutscene... We'll see in due time

The episode can be viewed here