Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Video Find!: RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

          This is a cool video I found today about what motivates people and the science behind it. Give it a watch.

Monday, June 27, 2011

New Red Hot Chili Peppers Album Announced

Album Cover
Release Date
          The Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced the name and release date for their up coming tenth album! The album, entitled "I'm with You", will release August 28, 2011 and will also be the first album to feature the new line-up: Chad Smith, Flea, Anthony Kiedis, Josh Klinghoffer. Klinghoffer replacing John Frusciante who departing in 2009. The album's first single is to be "The Adventures of Raindance Maggie." I am really excited for this!

The new line-up

          And of course some past music from the group. Hit the jump for the videos.

UPDATE 1 (7/28/11): The single was released! Listen to it at the bottom of the page after the jump.

UPDATE 2 (8/24/11): The Adventures of Raindance Maggie music video released! View it after the jump. (It's the very last video on the page.)

Best Quote of the Week ~ [06/27/11]

          "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
~Albert Einstein

P.S.: Please read and comment on my short story Castella In Theory Story 2: The Worst of Derek Russell! 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Castella In Theory 2: The Worst Of Derek Russell

This ^ has nothing to do with that v
          Kept you waiting, huh? Well, 14 months later I am finally done with the second story in Castella In Theory: The Worst Of Derek Russell (We Always But We Never). The story is a 44 page character drama about high school delinquent Derek Russell. The format is PDF. Please comment on it, good or bad. If you like it tell a friend. If there are still any lingering grammatical errors (which there are most likely one or two) please tell me and I will fix it and put up a revised PDF. Thank you, God bless, I can’t believe I’m done, please read and enjoy! The file is below. Hit the jump!

UPDATE 1 (6/23/11): The site that host the PDF. file is currently down. Sorry. I'm looking for a solution.

UPDATE 2: I put the story up on Wordpress (with added fixes) Click the Solution!> link to read or download.

UPDATE 3 (6/27/11): Apparently 250free.com is gone for good, so the first link is also gone for good as well as several other things I put up that were stored on that site. Good news, I already put up the Wordpress link, so I'm just going to delete the other one so there won't be any confusion. Also, I'm putting up the PDF. versions of the first story, Follow My Lead, here too! Fixes have been added, though I purposely kept one mistake. Find them right under the new story's link.

UPDATE 4: Just to show you guys how far the story has come and how much I did in polishing and editing I'm uploading the horrible Tenth Draft. This is what I based PEP I on.

UPDATE 5 (6/28/11): I added a slew of fixes to the story today, so I am re-uploading it. The Solution!> link is now new and improved.

UPDATE 6 (9/2/11): The contest is over.

UPDATE 7 (10/26/11): Minor fixes to format and story.

UPDATE 8 (11/11/11): Minor fixes.

UPDATE 9 (2/29/12):  Minor fixes.

UPDATE 10 (3/5/12):  Added download links to the soundtrack.

UPDATE 11 (11/16/12): Printed, softcover book version now available! Click here.

UPDATE 12 (5/10/13): The Soundtrack had to be taken down.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Story Update 4: Castella In Theory: Ep2 The Worst Of Derek Russell

          Hey, guys, great news. The story is almost done. I finished the last step of PEP I which was rereading and very good new: all my polishing and editing went well. It read pretty well. I actually did most of PEP II as well today (mostly formatting and edits). So, all I have to do is reread it again and then I'm putting it up. That will most likely be next week as I am going out of town tomorrow for a company trip.
          The story is the second episode of Castella In Theory: The Worst of Derek Russell - We Always But We Never. It will be in PDF format.
          In other news, the reference contest for the story is still on but the prizes will most likely be giving out after summer unless you can get to my house with blank DVD's (4 to 8). There are a whopping 82 references (maybe more) in the story, so have at you.
          Lastly, please read it, comment (good or bad ~ they all help), if you like it tell friends to read it. Also, after I'm done, I'm taking a break from Castella and going to work on my older stories projects (will not be on the blog ~ sorry) and work and also a new project that will be on the site: Project Enigma (!?).

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Story Update: Castella In Theory Episode 2 Teaser II

          This is a sample of the story I've been working on: Castella In Theory Episode 2. Hope you enjoy it. This time the scene is from a bit later in the story. I am almost done with polishing and editing and am just about to go into Phase II (PEP II)! The two pages are inside after the jump.
          Also, the story is currently 44 pages and will not be any longer than that. It's a long read.
          New release date: June 2011 (I am pushing for this!)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Best Quote of the Week [6/6/11]: Lucus Lee Marathon!!

          "Now you listen close and you listen hard, bucko. The next click you hear is me hanging up. The one after that... is me pulling the trigger!"
~Lucas Lee in Cold Call from Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Film Version)

           Posters + music after the jump.