Thursday, 30 June 2011

100 Subscribers/Shoutouts Commence

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Surrealistic Stories and Poetry

Since I was a young teen, I was speaking in a language unique to me and committing it to paper. A surreal free style of wordplay and out of control yet in control manipulation of the English language.

As the years rolled on I started to do it less. The pressures of life became what they were and I had less time to let my mind think in terms of this. But I have a real urge to get back to it, dang it! So that is what I am doing.

As of yesterday I have started to collect some of my old works together in front of me. From here I plan to carefully refine and finish them and add to them a number of new pieces until I have enough mad jottings to make a book, perhaps. Then an agent would be the next step.

I would however like to get much of it backed up by illustrations and alas I cannot draw well enough.

One hurdle at a time though, eh.

Warhammer? Try A New Game - Gaming Talk (Miniature Wargaming)

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

First Impressions (Impersonation Attempts...) - Episode 70 Duz Andy Know?

Games Master Mistakes? (Community Question) Gaming Talk RPG

About Gaming Talk

The idea with Gaming Talk came about as a response to me watching various other YouTube videos. The people advising on the matters of roleplay games and such were indeed very experienced and had a lot of interesting things to say, but nearly all of them had bad presentation to their videos. There was certainly a lot more room to make the viewing experience more palatable.
This was due in part to most of them using webcams with direct uploads.
I could see what needed to be addressed in a series of videos about gaming:

An ident - This gives the viewer a sense that what they are watching has been tied together with care and attention, if the intro is as such too.

Editing - You'd be surprised how much time you can knock off of a video run time just by cutting out all of those un-required moments. Then there's the fact that it directs more energy into the piece and keeps viewer attention better.

Lower run time - many of the gaming YT videos have astronomical run times of over 10 minutes, just to say simple things. People just blab on and on and on and you're searching in the middle of that for the good stuff. It came about from a sense of frustration at this that I decided I would aim for a show that delivers content in or under 5 minutes, if possible.

The rest of the idea was simply to ask questions that would further tie together the already strong youtube gaming community.

I hope you enjoy the series, something that has as usual come about less from a sense of grand vision that I must do it, but more because no one else was doing it.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

New Playlists Set Up For 'Duz Andy Know?'

This should help you guys. I've now created several playlists to choose from at the 'Duz Andy Know?' Channel page. Just choose "Playlists" from the tabs at the top and you'll be greeted with the following playlist choices:

  • All Episodes
  • What He Duzn't Know
  • Famous Sayings Misunderstood
  • Get To Know Him Detailed/Longer
  • Challenge Episodes
So that should help you discern better what sort of content you're in the mood for. I want to give you the viewer as much control as I can, because there are so many different types of episodes. The serious involved ones where we talk about his trip abroad to see for the first time the African woman he met online are very different from testing Andy's knowledge base on the subject of religion, for example.

Those who want to see shorter viral sized ones can just pick the "What He Duzn't Know" option for example.
Those who want to know who he is, to explore his personality, his thoughts on things should definitely look at the "Get To Know Him" one and so on.

Hope that's interesting!

All the best!


Friday, 3 June 2011

Warhammer: Their Fated Travels...Ch35 Part 3 (Spoken Word Version)

Update On Twisted Pixel Contact

Hah, how about that? Twisted Pixel are now going to send us some t-shirts to say thanks for making the video. Whay!

They tweeted it on Twitter  @twisted_pixel as well. This has seen some attention thus far, with one chap seemingly connected to a connected company suggesting, "This video deserves more than just a retweet, can we get these guys to PAX?"

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Contact With Twisted Pixel

Well that was a lovely surprise to open in my email inbox. Someone from Twisted Pixel (makers of 'Splosion Man') told me he LMFAO'd and really loved the 'Splosion Man Meets Pete' video. Awww, how nice. We're both glad we could make the creators of this fab game smile like they made us smile playing it.

Anyhoo, just to be proper, I'll chuck you their URL in case you want to see who/what the company/game is -