Sunday, November 25, 2012

Elevator Music Can Be Good Music Too Update 10 ~ [11/25/12]

          I'm a bit sick today, so I'm going to keep it short. First thing first. Episode 1's script is finished! If you checked out the Main Page earlier this month, I put it in my new Google Drive folder. I was going to polish it some more but I haven't changed it since then. Seems like it is final time to move on to Episode 2.

          Second, I made a Google Drive folder for Elevator Music. The great thing about this is I can easily put files up, so if I make tweaks throughout the month before I do the next Update I can just put the file there. Google Drive even allows you guys to comment directly on the script. Also, the link path does change, so I never need to change it as I upload more files which is god for me. Check it out, I put the Song List and an extra scene in there too.

          The last thing I want to say is that while the first episode didn't turn out bad, it did, my opinion turn out below my expectations. I thinking about rewriting it. As you can see from the Script, it has some of my notes on it. But one major note I didn't put in the Script is something I heard from a writer a while ago: "Every town is a story." I thing that is the one of the problems with the first episode, is that we spend a lot of time in Collis' dimension--his town, but it does that story, or character. It's just a place that goes to and leaves. This is even more apparent when looking at the next episode where there are (depending how I split it up) two or three main place and they all have a distinctive character, with the major place have a story behind it. I want to give that to Collis' home, especially since he's a main character. I want his home to explain a bit as to why he wants to explore so much. I got a few ideas, but I still working on them.

          I actually wrote as about as much as I did last time. Hmm. Anyway, please take a look at the Episode 1 Script and comment on it, which, like always, is located below. Thanks for reading and I hope guys had a good Thanksgiving. Seeya next time.

Script for First Floor (Season 1; Episode 1 - Pilot) [Partial-11/25/12]Here
Google Drive Folder [On-going; Updated On 11/25/12]

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Next Update: Sunday 12/30/12

Best Quote of the Week ~ [11/25/12]

          "Remember: It costs nothing to encourage an artists, and the potential benefits are staggering. A pat on the back to an artists now could one day result in your favorite film, or the cartoon you love to get stoned watching, or the song that saves your life. Discourage an artist, you get absolutely nothing in return, ever."
~Kevin Smith

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Heads Up! Yet Another Amazon MP3 Deals

This is the album I got with the $5 credits

          Heads up! From now until the end of January 2013 Amazon will give you $5 in mp3 credit to buy any songs or albums you want, and all you have to do is sign up for a free Scott Shared Values account. It takes about two minutes and they send you the code to receive your credit immediately. It's a pretty good deal. Also, like everyone else has also been having a Black Friday (Week) sale, that I swear started last week.

Link: Scott Shared Values account

All Your Gold by Bat For Lashes from The Haunted Man

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have A Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Heads Up! Autumn Steam Sale

          Steam is also having a major sale right now until November 26. Head over and check it out before it's over! I emptied some of item on my wishlist.

Heads UP! GOG Game Sale!

          GOG is having an amazing sale right till the 27th of November: Pick 5 & Pay $10. Pick any 5 of the 20 select titles and get them all for only $10. There are even bundle on the list too! Here is a complete list of the titles you can choose from:
  • Resonance
  • Botanicula
  • To The Moon
  • Gemini Rue
  • Alan Wake's American Nightmare
  • The Blackwell Bundle (Backwell Episodes 1-4)
  • Torchlight
  • Uplink: Hacker Elite
  • Geneforce 1-5
  • Machinarium: Collector's Edition
  • Spacehem
  • Defcon
  • Trine
  • Symphony
  • Darwinia
  • Mutant Mudds
  • Anomly Warzone Earth
  • Multiwinia
  • Unmechanical
  • The Ball
Highlighted (Blue) = What I got
Highlighted (Yellow) = My personal recommendation

Link: GOG - Pick 5 & Pay $10

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Best Quote of the Week ~ [11/18/12]

          "That’s what I think the function of art is: It creates a mirror and you’re supposed to better yourself and you move and you grow, in the same way that personal relationships do or romantic relationships do. When you look at it that way, then everything you’re doing, as long as it’s helping you, prepares yourself for death, which means becoming a better person, and letting go of all the ego trips."
~Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (from CityArtsOnline Interview 10/19/12)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Serial Experiments Lain DVD/Blu-ray Coming Soon

          I preordered this a month ago and said I was going to do a post about and forgot, so I doing one now. Serial Experiments Lain is getting an amazing DVD/Blu-ray combo boxset that is releasing at the end of this month. Not only will the set include a restored Blu-ray edition alongside the DVD, but it will also feature a restoration booklet, a 300+ art book, and beautiful render covers. Also, for those who preoredered, they will receive a decal of lain as a bonus gift. This is a great collection to get for fans of Lain, Yoshitoshi Abe, or anime in general. See the trailer and some pictures after the jump.

The Story:
Lain Iwakura appears to be an ordinary girl with almost no experience with computers. Yet the sudden suicide of a schoolmate and a number of strange occurrences conspire to pull Lain into the world of the Wired, where she gradually learns that nothing is what it seems to be... not even Lain herself.

Serial Experiments Lain Boxset Information:
  • Age Rating - 14+
  • Date Available - Nov 27 2012
  • Genre - Drama
  • 325 Minutes
  • Format - Hybrid
  • Media - Blu-ray Disc
  • Publisher - Funimation

Buy From: - $53.99 - $69.99

Mars Volta On Hiatus, Bosnian Rainbows Shine

          Omar Rodriguez-Lopez has decided to put his baby, The Mars Volta, on an indefinite hiatus and it has been so since September. However, the as working Omar has created a new band, Bosnian Rainbows, along with fellow Mars Volta alumni Deantoni Parks on drum, Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes as lead vocalist, and Nicci Kasper on the keyboard. Bosnian Rainbows is touring right and performing all new material! After listening to a few of their songs I can honestly I love this new band and wait to hear more. Omar remarks that this band is actually a band and that he is not "dictator" here but a team player--there a collaborative effort here. It's a bit sad to see Mars Volta on hiatus, but everyone is working on projects and Bosnian Rainbows one hell of a start. Check out videos and pictures of the band after the jump! Go now; they're awesome!

Also, check out a full interview with Omar from in the source.

UPDATE 1 (2/19/13):
Mars Volta has officially disbanded. Cedric Bixler-Zavala gave a statement few weeks ago. Truly sad, but this is how things are sometimes. We do have the awesome Bosnian Rainbows to look forward too, as well as something from Cedric in the near future.

SOURCE: CityArtsOnline

Hikaru Utada's New MV

Sakura Nagashi's Cover Art drawn by Evangelion's character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.

          Taking a break from her hiatus Hikaru Utada release a song this week: Sakura Nagashi (Flowing Cherry Blossoms). The is a beautiful piano ballad with her signature ethereal sounds and strong voice. After two years without her voice it's really good to her again. And any Evangelion will be pleased to know that she wrote and composed the song specifically for the new Evangelion 3.0 movie, out now in Japan. The song is just a stand-alone release and does not mean her hiatus is over. Watch the MV for Sakura Nagashi below.

UPDATE 1 (11/18/12): Added Evangelion 3.0 TV Spot 4 which uses Sakura Nagashi as the BMG.

Sakura Nagashi by Hikaru Utada

New Evangelion 3.0 Preview

Evangelion 3.0 TV Spot 4

Friday, November 16, 2012

I've Been Published...

          Sort of. Castella In Theory: The Worst Of Derek Russell (We Always But We Never) has been turn into a printed book thanks to the brilliant guys and gals over at! Blurb allows people to publish myriad types of books from photo books to novel and more with various options on paper, covers, sizes, and the like. A really great site for up-in-coming writers or oldhands. allow content creators to keep full rights to their works as well! Found here and here. And you can also sell your book in their bookstore and earn profit off it! It's free to join and add stuff so give it a try!

          That said you purchase a physical copy of Castella In Theory: The Worst Of Derek Russell (We Always But We Never) here for only $8.45 (softcover)The Worst of Derek Russell is a character drama about high school delinquent Derek Russell trying to manage through the all the boredom and problems of his life through music, drugs, and sarcasms. The story is divided into to two parts, with the first half opting for a dialog/monologue-only style and the second half in a more traditional style.

Buy: Castella In Theory: The Worst Of Derek Russell
  • 52 page
  • 6x9 inches (15x23 cm)
  • Softcover Price: $8.45
  • Hardcover, Dust Jacket Price: $22.45
  • Hardcover, ImageWrap Price: $23.45
  • Warning: Crude/Explicit Language and Drug Use

P.S.: You can still download a the pdf version of the story from my blog here or find the other Castella In Theory stories archived here.

UPDATE 1 (11/23/12): My book came today! In retrospect, I should've moved the title to the center of cover or used the above picture. Just a horrible use of space right there, well, next time. I've added pics below.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Best Quote of the Week ~ [11/11/12]

          "I could see the planet as it appeared from space. That's when it finally hit me. Space exploration is nothing but another game in the power struggle between the US and USSR. Politics, economics, the arms race - they're all just arenas for meaningless competition. I'm sure you can see that. But the Earth itself has no boundaries. No East, No West, No Cold War."
~The Boss (from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Can You Solve The Mule Puzzle

          Try this puzzle! Arrange the three pieces so that to two jockeys are on the proper Mules. Go here or here to view play the puzzle. It's pretty clever. I can't put it on the site as it causes a bunch of problems.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Best Quote of the Week ~ [11/4/12]

          "Then I saw it. I saw a mom who would die for her son. A man who would kill for his wife. A boy, angry and alone; laid down in front of him the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So, I changed it."
~Joe (from Looper)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

I Finally Beat Super Mario Bros.!

          I've been playing through Super Mario Bros., All Stars Edition, for the last two or three weeks and I finally beat it today! This is my first time ever beating it. 8-3 was giving me such a hard time with all those hammer brother. I was trying to get past that stage for the better part of a week. I beat the Lost Levels two ago and decided to try the original now. Yay. Later I'll Super Mario Bros. 2, but now I'm satisfied.

UPDATE 1 (11/2/12): Video added below