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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.