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Monday, October 31, 2011

Bleh bleh and bleh

Well the past few days have been more then entertaining.  My useless sister is still here after a month with no sign of leaving.  Will need to get in my dads ear so he can push her forward cause only he can fully get her out. 

Yesterday I checked my online banking to pay off some bills and low behold there were a few transactions I never made at some apple store in sydney.  $274 worth.  Awesome.  Banks cancelled my credit card and sending me a new one, and now I have to wait for them to give my money back which could take anywhere from a couple weeks to a couple months.  See how it goes.  Just very frustrating since I'm not working and money is getting low now.  If I was working I'd just shrug this off and wait to be reimbursed. This also means I'll have to get money off dad to pay the vet bill tomorrow since I dont have access to my accounts.  I hate taking money off my parents and rarely do.  Bleah.

Checking some video clips of a game review Jed and I are making and realized that something was 'off'.  Almost all HUD related text in the game is almost impossible to read.  At the end of each map theres stats and you cant even read them after I've compressed the clips.  In the original clips they're fine.  But no matter what method I use to compress, the outcome is the same.  This hasnt happened for any other game before so I'm completely stumped.  This is going to make the clip look a bit more shit then I'd prefer.

Top it all off, I stuffed up and somehow didnt realize, despite thoroughly checking everytime I order stuff from overseas, that the 4th season of the original Twilight Zone tv series bluray, is set to region A only and not region free like I expected.  So its semi useless to me unless used on my pc bluray reader.  So no playing it in the lounge or lending it to friends.  Good going Con!!

At least I've got some enjoyment with battlefield 3 lately.  That game really is so much fun.  Way better then Bad Company 2 by a zillion.  Its got more of a BF2 feel.  And the stages are incredibly.  There was this one epic moment where I was on a high hill lying down at the top as I was creeping into enemy territory.  Out of fucking nowhere a jet zoomed UP from below and exploded JUST above my head.  Rocked my entire world.  My friend was laughing as I freaked.  So wish I was recording but I never record when playing single player. 

Heres a random pic for you.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Gathering and storing

So today I was out at toy stores looking for more props to make future toy theatre clips for fun.  Got a few things, but not everything I was hoping for.  Jed and I are also working on another video of a game we're reviewing.  Going through a crapload of video clips to find whats worth putting in and what to throw away.  Taking ages!  But we'll get there.  I'm also thinking about making a sequel MGS clip.  Wont be for a while yet but I'll give it a shot.

In the meantime heres a picture that Jed sent me while showing off his webcam morphing ability.  Reminds me of the old man in UP. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Portal 2 ep5

As promised.  FINALLY the next part is up.  Also youtube is acting gay and not giving my new clips any thumbnail pics.  Not impressed!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Bringing the pain

The past few days have been interesting.  The other day I went to the toilet, happily standing there at like 4 in the morning, when suddenly SHATTER!!  Good thing I was in the toilet cause I practically pissed myself then and there.  Well, I would have were I not a MANLY MAN!  So I'm thinking wtf was that sound, with a split instant realization that whatever it is it happened just behind me as little shards of something are smacking into me.  I thought oh god the cover of the light has fallen and smashed.  No, it was something far more interesting.  We have a wall mounted fan in the toilet, a nice little idea from me, and I'm thinking because of the heat, the blades had expanded so badly that they just decided FUCK IT and suicided.  The fan blades had totally shattered.

I didnt even know fans could bloody do that.  We got a new one in there now.  Dad was all like we'll go buy a new one when I get back from work, and I'm all ok.  So he wakes me up 2 hours later, since I went to bed at like 7, and says he's picked one up but cant figure out how to get it working.  Impressed isnt the word I'd use at having been woken up.  The stooge had gone and bought a fan that needed the remote to turn it on, instead of just being on all the time and turning on when we switch the light on.  So not impressed.

My cat had another visit to the vet today.  Whatever infection that plagued him before isnt completely gone.  He keeps clawing at his head and cutting himself because his ears or whatever is itching too much.  He got a couple new injections and these new tablets today to deal with any fungus infection he might have.  Another $170 gone.  I've spent close to 2 grand in the past couple months on vet trips for him.  Its really starting to hurt, considering I'm not working at the moment.  Good thing I saved up some money and actually had the free time to be able to take all those trips to the vet.  Receptionist said I must really love my cat.  I said I'd love her more if she waved the bill.  Sadly it didnt work, even with my megaplayboy smile unleashed.  Unfortunately it doesnt have the same power when I'm stressing over my cat.  Maybe next time.  Another visit on friday.  Yay more money gone that I'm soon not to have any of.

I FINALLY finished the intro to the new portal clip which should be up in the next couple days.  I swear that thing took me days to finish.  To be totally honest it could be a clip on its own.  I'm wondering why I dont.  But then I realize why.  I would be inclined to make more of it as a series.  And considering how much time I spent on this, theres no way I want to do that anytime soon again.  Oh, and a quick mention about Jed.  I just obliterated him during a game of scrabble we're having with our phones.  I was never a scrabble fan, but over the phone is fairly entertaining.  Anyway, 123point word.  He knew the only thing he could do was to give up.  Game over man.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

New Toy Theatre up

George has returned for his revenge!  Enjoy my shit!!  I am hoping to upload the next Portal video up in a few days or so with luck.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The brain works as the brain wills

So today I screwed around with some editing.  I cleaned up the next toy theatre clip but before I post that up Jed and I are wanting to do the next portal ep.  Its funny, we actually only planned to put up maybe 6-7 clips, but  when we went through all the recordings we did and took note of how many we edit to make 1 clip, we've realized we're going to be making quite a lot of them.  But for now I'm hoping to have the next one up in the next few days.  Right now I'm putting together a stupid intro for it.  The faster I finish this, the faster I get it up.   So some time this weekend should be it.

Anytime we get together to chat, which isnt too often, I toss some ideas on him to see if he's happy with this or that I want to do.  One thing I mentioned, which I'll keep secrety all about for now, is if he was interested in making certain clips that people keep on asking me over and over to make again.  He's up for it so when we get a chance to play again, which will be really hard considering he's working 40 hour weeks now, we'll do it and upload them.

For now heres another random comic from my friend Royce, who also helps with the toy theatre clips.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Squeels of joy

I was having a nightmare with getting in this folder I wanted to store my art in.  I couldnt get this locally and my only options were places in America.  So after 2months of screwing around with this one company, having to send back one since it was the wrong size, I finally get my replacement, a month late and $60 extra spent.  Not too pleased at all.  Imagine my frustration when the that is now correctly labelled as a 11x17 size folder DOESNT fit 11x17 art pages.  Its width was short by an inch.

So cut past my ultra rage fit I decide to order again but a larger size.  This time I ask if Jed can give me a hand , me buying it from a store there and having it sent to his place and then him mailing it to me.  He offered more then I asked to tell the truth.  So I went ahead with the purchase and he sent it, yet spent $50 on postage because of some new rules that the postal service decided to pass out their arses.  I was not happy at having gotten him to spend that much.  He outright refuses to be paid back and uses all the expensive gifts I've gotten him in the past as reason for this.  It still makes me a little frustrated since postage SHOULD of been only $20.

So I got the folder in yesterday and it was perfect, 14x17 seems to do the trick and all my dozen or so of original hand drawn art is in it.  Heres a couple pics.  Thanks Jed you legend you!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Unused Thor footage

So today I went through the video stuff of the Thor crap and decided to paste together a few clips that werent used in the first one.  Doing it also made me realise I forgot to add the scene where Cobra gets hit by Thors hammer.  I have been having issues with my video editor where it'll just hang and just screw with me heaps, so I must of deleted it without noticing because of the way the program was working.  I updated to a new version today and it seems to be perfect again.

Next clip will be the new Portal clip.  Jed has finally finished editing his clips into mine so now we just want to put a couple additions to it and then it'll be up.  Because of some PURE BULLSHIT happening in my life at the moment I havent had a chance to make more toy videos from all the plans I have and that just bugs me so much, which is also why I havent updated the blog too.  With luck I'll be able to churn some out very soon.  But this is currently the last complete clip I have to bore you with.  You all get to watch it first before youtube lolol

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011


So its a new day etcetc blahblah.  Today you get a new comic that I make with my friend Royce.  Enjoy Yuri and Vega as they explore the world.  Tomorrow I will be uploading a new video.  Sadly its not the next portal episode as Jed is still editing his clips.  Very busy busy boy.  So instead you get one of my random clips.  This will be another toy figure video.  I'm thinking of calling the series Vlahkas Toy Theatre.  What do you think?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Spiders. Fucking spiders.

In the past week and a half I've killed 3 spiders.  I'm not talking about little baby pansy spiders.  I'm talking ones that would make the terminator run away screaming like a little girl.  Never before have I seen this many.  One was larger then my god damn hand.  The other two were half my hand in size.  I originally was planning to make one of those experiences into an audio comic.  But now I'm thinking I might make a live action clip of it.  We'll see how retarded I feel when the time comes.

So for now, whenever you walk into a room, look at the ceiling.  You look up and you see if there are any spiders because thats where the fuckers like to go.  And when you see one you kill you.  Dont wait, because while you wait the spider plots to rape.  So you rape it first.  That is all.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Posty title

So I recently uploaded the unused footage of Cobra George clip.  I'm really having fun making them.  I also have another one finished that I plan to upload soon and halfway through making another one.  Hopefully I'll have that one cleared up on the weekend and I can then focus on a larger more involved clip.   All of them of course feature George.

I'm having some stupid issue with my video editing program.  Seems after a few clips it just goes stupid and hangs, letting me do nothing.  So I have to scrap my progress and restart.  So I've started saving before moving a new clip.  Fairly annoying.  Then again my pc has been having its own stupid issues too so I'm just ignoring it all and letting it act stupid.

You may notice the quality of the video clips change slightly.  This is because I'm using different cameras to see which one I like most.  It doesnt help that the lighting in my friends room is weird.  Its bright enough but something is causing the cameras to not work at their full level.  Might have to put up some lamps for extra lighting.

I've thought up some live action clips to do too.  With a bit of effort I'll be able to make some truly stupid stuff that should be fun.  I dunno if I'll invest time in learning how to add in special effects since my system really is fucking retarded at the moment.  Anyone who wants to donate me an I-Mac though for editing, feel free lololol

My cat is healing quite nicely.  Got another appointment tomorrow for him, so theres some more money out the window that I dont really have.  But oh well.  Hope you are enjoying the clips and I'll be uploading some comic strips in the next few days.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

MSPaint requests Pt3

So horrible.  Heres the last batch of pain.

Matt requested a four-legged alien with a pizza in his right hand and a sword in his left hand.

Sara wanted deadpool arguing with his foot

aridge02 wanted Jed as a female Krogan

Ubernox, Tyrannosaurs in F-14s bombing zombies

Anonymous, An afropiglet

 Zack, a laser gun wielding, bodybuilding pirate with one leg and a robotic arm riding Nyan cat down an icy mountain while eating a sandwich

Alex requested a picture of my cat drinking tea and being a rather dapper gentleman.

And Kitty wanted a happy little kiwi (the bird) daydreaming about flying

And last but not least, Anonymous wanted my blog background

Oh the pain....