the_koby

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      Leaving RvB

      7 years ago

      I have decided to delete my account on Rooster Teeth. This was not an entirely hard decision to make based on several circumstances.

      Basically I'm not feeling like a big part of the community. Sure, most of it falls in my lap for not spending time in the forums chatting with other users, but honestly I don't have the time to browse through THOUSANDS of posts for one that might remotely interest me, and even then I wouldn't know where to begin speaking up without mentioning something that has already been said. However, I will still support RT and continue to watch their amazing works.

      As far as journal posts go, there are only two people that even respond to any journals/new pics (out of 16 "friends"). So not really feeling much love there.

      I'm not really wanting to go into more details why my online profiles on various websites have been slowly disappearing, but I feel like my digital life has lived its course. Much like my real life, it has been at a standstill, and possibly an downward spiral, for the past several months. I can only deal with a shitty life coming at me from one direction, I don't really need one from the one place I used to be able to use to escape my problems.

      I'm going to leave this post up for a week so those of you who wish to leave me your wishes and goodbyes can do so and I can read them, then my profile will no longer be available.

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      Tornado!!

      7 years ago

      Alright peeps, here it is, as promised, the footage of when my brother and I went storm chasing and caught a few funnels and tornados on film. For the sake of getting this online I didn't capture any audio, just the video. It's about 8 minutes long and the best formation is within the last few minutes.

      Enjoy!!

      http://blip.tv/file/970080/

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      NO WAY!!! <---Super Stoked!

      7 years ago

      Digging through my old Hi-8 video tapes looking for some raw footage of me writting, teaching, and directing a stage sword combat sequence for a production of Phantom of the Opera I found a tape that I thought was either erased, taped over, or just plain lost.

      What is on the tape?? Raw footage from 2003 where my brother and I were storm chasing and captured the formation and touchdown of a F1 (possibly F2) tornado right off of I-70 just east of Indy. It was laster confirmed that a tornado did touch down and using information provided by the National Weather Service and my brother's GPS that we were using to get realtime maps and updates we were less than half a mile from where it touched down. I will have the video posted once I get it caputred and edited. I am so freakin stoked that I found this!!!!

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      No Life? I don't think so!

      7 years ago

      Because I work 3rd shift now, I'm not supposed to have a life in the sunlight. I beg to differ. It is 10:40 am and I am wide awake.

      Time to play some Guitar Hero 3!

      ::EDIT:: Guitar Hero 3 can bite me.....I totally beat Hard but still won't give me the achievement!

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      Sadness

      7 years ago

      Okay, my last post was about fixing up my attic and putting a fencing piste with scoring equipment up there for private lessons and use. After doing some work cleaning up and taking a few measurements I found that with the support beams and old brick chimneys left from the old coal heating furnace I don't have the room.

      A fencing strip is typically 14 meters by 1.5 meters (or 45.9 feet by 6.5 feet for those American's who still don't use the metric system). So unless I make the strip 5 feet wide by 44 feet long, it won't work....and even then it will be cruched between the four support beams that are holding up the roof. I suppose I could put new beams in and widen it out a bit, but it doesn't fix the length. *sigh* i can still do the private lessons, but there's not as much room as I thought there would be.....I'm not sure what I'm going to do now.

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      Coffee? Tea? Fencing??

      7 years ago

      Starting today I will be working in the attic of my house to finish resetting the floor boards and cleaning up the remaining insulation dust from the insulation project I did last summer and will be installing three electrical outlets, four fans, and all new track lighting (i have a full-sized attic that I will eventually have turned into a finished room). Once all that is done, I will be taping a fencing piste (or strip) onto the floor, regulation USFA size. The new outlets, fans, and lighting will be used for this strip and I will be later purchasing my own scoring equipment so I can have an official fully working fencing strip available in my house for private use.

      Why do I want to do all this besides sounding cool by telling people I have a fencing strip in my attic?? Because this summer I am looking at giving private lessons to interested locals, and have no other venue than my own home and my attic is the only space tall and wide enough to have the room to teach and actually free-fence. Phase one is advertising, phase two is finishing the attic, and phase three is using the funds to open a business bank account and finally phase four will be to eventually get a business loan, purchase a building, and start my own fencing salle (or school) here in little old New Castle, Indiana.

      here is the promotional flyer that I will have printed this Friday:
      fencing-promo1-sm.jpg
      The image was made in Photoshop CS3, and the picture of the fencer is myself and the foil in the foreground is one of my personal weapons that I just purchased and put together :-) I think it's very eye-catching, but I'm not sure of the information on the poster....I feel like it's missing some stuff, but for the sake of getting it out there and starting lessons as soon as possible I'm going to leave it the way it is.

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      video test

      7 years ago

      So I made a short video to kinda test out my new digital video camera. I wanted to do two tests....first one was to see how much better the picture quality was compared to the Sony camera while captured through the current analog card. The second video will come later once the new Firewire card and DV cable arrives that I ordered online.

      You can check out the video on YouTube by clicking this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JzDWaNhztc

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      New Toys

      7 years ago

      Tuesday morning I became the owner of a brand new Samsung SC-D382 MiniDV Digital Camcorder. I've been wanting to purchase a lower-end MiniDV camera for some time now due to the fact that my old Sony Hi-8 was extremely outdated for video editing (and was unsupported by Adobe Premiere Pro). However, I'm at a loss. Although I have better picture qaulity, 16:9 default aspect ratio, stereo sound, and a smaller camera, I've lost tons of features that I loved about my Sony Handycam.

      The Sony camera, although a low-end model, did offer me several profssional abilities such as manual lens exposure and focus, programable text overlay tites, pre-programmed fader, and a headphone jack so I can listen to the audio coming in through the front microphone while recording (to minimize post-edit audio work). All of these features are not available on the new Samsung model I just purchased.

      However, as mentioned before, the Samsung does have new features that I've been wanting. Stereo sound, 34x optical zoom (comared to the 20x on the Sony), DV-firewire cable compatable, view screen made for filming in cinemanic 16:9, and it's digital!

      By no means am I getting rid of the wonderful Sony camera that I've trusted for years to make my films. I'm still going to keep it around for the simple fact that it does have several features that I may need to use until I can get the money saved up to buy my dream camera, a Canon XL-2 (the XL-1 has been on my wish list ever since it first came out and I had the chance to use TWO of them for a high school project utilizing a blue-screen and special effects). Now why don't I just save my money and purchase a super-sweet HD camera like Jesse Cowell?? Because I'm not the filming mastermind he is. My stuff is just for my own pleasure or for fun. The new Samsung camera is going to be used to produce a short TV commercial for the Ball State Fencing Club as well as film practices and tournaments to post online or to help with my coaching. I'll also be using it to film random things that pop into my head, but ultimately I'll still use the old Sony CCD-TRV58 for any lengthy or professional-style films just because of the added features missing from the Samsung.

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      Sh*t Everywhere!!

      7 years ago

      Watching Dumb and Dumberer today. This scene cracked me up because it's Bob Saget:

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsLoXLOagrs

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      Internet Sucks

      7 years ago

      The Internet can suck my ass. Why?? Because it sucks. Why does it suck? With all the online dating/matchmaking websites available to the whole world, I'm still sitting here alone every night with nothing to do and nobody to hang out with.

      Today I went to Match.com, eHarmony.com, and Chemistry.com. After spending a few hours filling out questions on all three websites (the three biggest online dating services that I know of), all three failed to match me with anybody remotely intersted in what I had to offer. How sad is that?? *sigh* I'm going to die alone.

      Okay, I can't really confirm that I'm going to die alone because I still have Valentine and Widget, my two cats that hate me and want to claw my face off (that is if they still had claws). But as you may already know, a cat that hates you and only wants you around for food and toys does not make a very good snuggle buddy when you're feeling lonely on a Friday night and wanting to watch a movie, or someone to cuddle up to in bed and playfully blow raspberries on their necks when they are trying to fall asleep because you're a big goofball.

      I'm going to go play some Guitar Hero 3 and get my ass kicked my Muse's Knights of Cydonia on Expert. I swear I'm going to beat that song one of these days.....and then my arms will fall off. Great! Not only will I be lonely, but then i won't have any arms and I'll have to faceplant into my food just to eat. Stupid Guitar Hero....always making people's arms fall off.

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  • Comments (33)

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    • nikkatsu

      nikkatsu

      7 years ago

      Posted on the forum on DBP....incase you are still coming (which I hope you do):

      This is where we currently stand. As I am dirt poor and begging for change to pay rent - I couldn't plan the event without knowing that it could be paid for :)

      Thankfully - a company who is uber awesome is helping to sponsor the event, but requested that the date be moved to the weekend of the September 27-28 - more to come on them etc. In the vein of making this thing work - I agreed which I apologize if it thru anyone off.

      Now that the funding is in place - the last thing to do is lock the venue which requires a deposit (complicated I know!). I have a call into a place that looks promising for a larger venue:

      www.newworldstages.com/index.htm

      But I need to hear back from them and a few others before I can lock the date for sure. It would suck to have everyone show up and have no where to screen. So please have patience - I will update as soon as we have a place to screen (or at least a backup).

      -Jes

    • photomaniac

      photomaniac

      7 years ago

      the book is called New moon and it's about a girl who falls in love with a vampire. or well thats what the first book is about. called: Twilight. the second is the one i just finished reading . :)

    • nikkatsu

      nikkatsu

      7 years ago

      funny-pictures-kitten-makes-poor-decisio

    • nikkatsu

      nikkatsu

      7 years ago

      LMAO!

      Actually....I guarantee that you can in some really messed up places.

      Well...places that house wierd people with crazy fetishes for those type of things....

    • nikkatsu

      nikkatsu

      7 years ago

      *GASP*

      MEAN!!!!!

      Well fine then...see if I room with you in NY

    • nikkatsu

      nikkatsu

      7 years ago

      hmmm....should I even say hello?

      You just ignore me anyways smiley1.gif

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    • photomaniac

      photomaniac

      7 years ago

      haha no not the magical things of a liger :P

      :)

    • nikkatsu

      nikkatsu

      7 years ago

      You is rude....don't say hello to me....

      pfft...

      tweeker

    • nikkatsu

      nikkatsu

      7 years ago

      Hello Sparky smiley0.gif

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