Sep. 13th, 2031 03:49 pm
jetpack_monkey: (Dorothy - Trippin' Balls)
All the vids! I kind of put this off because most of my vids are just available at Youtube, but that's not 100% true anymore. So here we are!

Behind the cut... )
jetpack_monkey: (Henry Frankenstein - l33t g33k)
Hey guys! In all the personal hub-bub (bub), I forgot to post some fannish things of note.

I made one vid for Festivids this year -- Stronger (Re-Animator series)

I am participating in Equinox Vid Exchange: Vids in Space! Here's my letter.

I'm requesting Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965), Star Trek: DS9, No Man's Sky, Flash Gordon serials, Rocky Jones Space Ranger, Vorkosigan Saga, and a multi-fandom vid about hope and optimism in space (because I want to believe we're going to survive and do better).

Hope that your fannish endeavors are going well!
jetpack_monkey: (Sisko - Like a Boss)

Thank you for participating in Equinox: Vids in Space! I only have one overall request: have fun. Otherwise, music and mood are up to you! Make the vid of your heart or the vid that seems like ridiculous fun or the vid that trolls everyone who watches it. I will love any and all.

Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) [safety] )

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine )

No Man's Sky (Video Game) )

Rocky Jones Space Ranger )

Flash Gordon serials )

Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold )

Multi-Fandom: A Better Tomorrow )

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

--Jetpack Monkey
jetpack_monkey: (Clark Kent - Man of Tweed)
I'm making a shipment tomorrow or Tuesday, so now's an excellent time to get in on my latest DVD Grab Bag offer or buy some extremely inexpensive DVD box sets. Both are really excellent if you're in the mood for some classic/cheesy/awful/cult/unknown cinema.
jetpack_monkey: (Default)
I'm a terrible participant in Festivids this year for a variety of reasons. One of them is that I really haven't put the time and effort into watching many of the vids. I will do better! Maybe! Life is crazy right now. However, a few shout-outs for vids I have seen and loved:

Vienna  (The Third Man) -- This was made for me this year. Not just like, somebody made a vid and said it was for me. This was MADE FOR ME. It is everything I love about the movie at a breakneck pace, up to and including the use of setting to increase tension and suspense. You rock my world, Festividder.

Default (Drunk History US) - I've seen a couple of episodes of this show in passing, but this is kind of a brilliant take on the whole thing.

Get Better (Hawkeye v4) - Okay, this looks... damn good. Clint! Kate! Pizza Dog! Music choice that's freakin' on point. FEEEELINGS.

500 Miles (Pokemon GO) - Loooooooool.

A Better Son/Daughter (Carrie and Gary Fisher RPF) - I'm not crying. You're crying. Maybe we're both crying. I miss her.
jetpack_monkey: (D'Argo - Entertained?)
Soooo many DVD box sets/film collections. Must get rid of them/spread the love.

Everything is $5+shipping unless otherwise noted.

Here is the list )

If you want something, leave me a (screened) comment and we'll work out payment and shipping.
jetpack_monkey: (Tom Servo Lives!)
I'm moving in a month, so this is your last chance for a DVD Grab Bag. I'm making up to 10 5-DVD Grab Bags for $10 each.

How does this work? You comment with 5-10 broad/generic requests (arranged by preference), I find matches and send you 5 DVDs. Some example requests:

Cheesy Italian zombie movie
Starring a former or current Doctor
Directed by Billy Wilder
Produced by Roger Corman
Giant Monster Fight!
Adapted from 19th Century Literature
1980s comedy
Suspense Thriller
Something for the whole family

Most of what I'm giving away consists of cult horror movies, minor cinema classics, and stuff I picked up over the years to make me look cool.

I can't screen for all possible triggers or warnings, but I will do my best to screen out the following if provided in your request:

Gore (G)
Sexual Violence (S)
Child Harm (C)
Animal Harm (A)
Directed by Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, or Victor Salva (P for predator)
R or NC-17 rated (R)

Standard disclaimer: I haven't watched everything in my collection, so my ability to screen based on warnings is reliant on the Internet in a lot of cases. Inclusion in a grab bag does not constitute a guarantee of quality, but it will almost certainly be an experience of *some* kind. Some of the cases may have some wear.

I am making a separate post for box sets, which I am selling for about $5 each (mostly).

After you leave your (screened) comment, I'll let you know if you were in the first ten and we can discuss payment and address info.
jetpack_monkey: (Victor Frankenstein - Weird Science)

Title: Stronger
Song: Stronger by Kanye West (for all intents and purposes with Daft Punk)
Source: Re-Animator / Bride of Re-Animator
Length: 1:58
For: terajk, Festivids 2016
Warnings: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills), implied animal harm, comedic gore.

Summary: Herbert Kanye West

Password: reagent

Download 18.4MB MP4 (right/ctrl-click + "Save link as...")

Notes: For personal reasons, I had trouble getting a vid put together this year. This was my first major attempt at a vid for my recipient but it wasn't my only. There are like three other incomplete timelines for other vids for a different fandom still on my computer. One of them may actually get finished someday. Anywho, I just find the arrogance of Kanye West and Herbert West to be weirdly simpatico and the driving refrain of "Harder, Faster, Stronger" spoke to Herbert's obsessive desires (not just to reanimate flesh). Many thanks to jmtorres and thirdblindmouse for encouraging/enabling this weird addition to my vidography.

LJ Gone

Jan. 2nd, 2017 03:41 pm
jetpack_monkey: (Donna Noble - Don't Piss Her Off)
I've deleted my LiveJournal. I created a more recent backup (so I can keep any comments made since I originally switched to DW) here: [personal profile] jetpack_monkey_ljarchive.
jetpack_monkey: (Default)
Probably deleting my LJ by the end of the week and keeping things entirely on DreamWidth (as much as I am ever here anymore). 
jetpack_monkey: (Plan 9 from Outer Space)
So I have, over the years, accumulated many, many, many, many, many DVDs. Most of them live in boxes in my storage unit and I rarely have occasion or desire to retrieve them. The idea of hauling them to a new place just to not watch them is, frankly, less than appealing.

I thought that it'd be cool to spread the wealth around and make it a sort of weird game. So, like, you PayPal me $5-10 and give me a generic idea of films you'd like (five primaries and two backups). A list could be like:
  1. A European horror film.
  2. A 1940s comedy
  3. A Billy Wilder film.
  4. A 1980s horror film featuring a cast member from Spaceballs.
  5. A musical.
  6. (Backup) An Akira Kurosawa film
  7. (Backup) Something with a giant monster in it.
Or a list could be like:
  1. Any five movies based on a work of literature, preference for 19th century authors.
  2. (backup) Whatever weird archival softcore porn you bought on a lark 10 years ago, preference for being based on a work of literature (there goes my copy of The Secret Sex Lives of Romeo and Juliet).
I'd go through my collection and send you five DVDs that match your requests (on a first come, first served basis).
I wouldn't be able to guarantee that you're getting something you don't already have or that you'll even like what you get. I have a list of standard warnings you could request to filter out: Sexual Violence, Gore, Violence Against Animals, Violence Against Children, Roman Polanski, and Woody Allen.
Would you guys have any interest in this? How much would you be willing to pay for a grab bag like that?

jetpack_monkey: (Mawny the Gnome Barbarian)
I've added two new things to my life recently and they're both going extremely well, I think.

1. I've joined an online Dungeons and Dragons game thanks to[personal profile] settiai putting in a good word for me. You can see my character in my icon. He's a gnome barbarian named Mawny. He likes smashing things. Instead of rages (a barbarian class feature), he goes into delights. He's a very happy fellow. Dumb as a rock, but happy. I like the other players and I'm intrigued to see where the DM is going with this story.

Here's the full picture )

2. I've started exercising. I'm doing Zombies Run 5K. I'm halfway through Week 2. I think my height is giving me some advantages. Last night I did 3.33KM in the 30ish minute session. About 2/3rds of that time, I was doing a fast walk, not a run. Anyway, my primary goal is to increase my stamina, so I don't get tired out from doing household chores or running to the store. If this works out, I may also look into doing some other types of exercise.

Now, if we can only get through Tuesday without triggering the apocalypse, my life will really be going well.

More D&D

Oct. 22nd, 2016 12:58 pm
jetpack_monkey: (Default)
Well, that was exciting. Last night I had my first session with the online D&D group I'm joining as a player. The DM was actually out of town, so one of the other players ran a one-off. I like these folks and this is going to be a lot of fun!

Thanks to [personal profile] settiai for inviting me in!

jetpack_monkey: (Keyleth of the Air Ashari)
Hello Festividder!

You are completely awesome and I am so stoked to see what you come up with this year! My requests this year are a mix of classic cinematic treasures with some cult flicks and one newer source. Hopefully among this eclectic mix, you've found a vid you're excited to make!

My music preferences are the same as always: if it works, it works. Trust your instincts!

Here are my requests for this year:

Alucarda (1978) [Safety] )

Critical Role (web series) )

Frankenstein (1931-1948) )

The Raven (1963) [Safety] )

The Third Man (1949) [Safety] )

Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain [Safety] )
Anyway, thank you so much again! I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Jetpack Monkey

jetpack_monkey: (Default)
You may have seen it briefly, but the formatting went to hell and I couldn't fix it. So I have to redo the whole thing. Fun times.


Oct. 7th, 2016 05:34 pm
jetpack_monkey: (Default)
I just registered to vote by mail because I *need* to vote this year, but I am also deeply lazy.

I highly recommend it.
jetpack_monkey: (Default)
Everyone okay? How much furniture repair will you need? Bandages for bleeding fingers from exasperated tweets? Hugs?

(I didn't watch, but I watched Twitter watch, which is like watching, but not nearly as frustrating)
jetpack_monkey: (Martha & 10 - HUGZ!)
Vividcon was amazing. Just amazing. It was the best time I've ever had there. I didn't have a social meltdown or need to hide or anything.

Tech stuff went well. It was all very low stress and everybody was super helpful. The vidshows were all fantastic (I saw nearly all of them by the end of the weekend). I wish I had been able to attend more panels, but it wasn't happening.

Club Vivid was a grand old time. I cosplayed as Joel Hodgson from MST3K and brought along a Tom Servo I bought off of Etsy. He was a big hit!

There were so many excellent vids! So many. I feel like I should make a list but it's so haaaaaard. Maybe later? Probably not. Maybe?

It was so great to see so many amazing people again, like the entire concom team, as well as [personal profile] settiai[personal profile] bironic[personal profile] bradcpu, [personal profile] thirdblindmouse, [personal profile] shati, and the lady who jumped into my arms after Premieres, [personal profile] fan_eunice . I also got to connect better with [personal profile] lola[ profile] ghosttownexit00, and [personal profile] dira, who are awesome people and I really enjoyed the conversations. There's a bunch of other people who were significant and awesome from the weekend that aren't named above. You can assume one of the following regarding any omissions:

1. It slipped my mind just now because it's been nearly a month and I'm terrible.
2. I remembered the experience but the fannish name is escaping me at this late hour.
3. We vowed never to speak of it again. We take it to our grave.

Something that became clear soon after Vividcon, though, is that I don't get to see my out-of-town friends enough. It's hard to reconnect with dozens of people over a single weekend. And I really want to stay closer to my Vividcon people and it's so easy for me to just sort of drift off. I want to be more connected. I want to write emails and beta vids and offer advice and go visit and maybe a bunch of us meet up in a non-Vividcon setting and hang out or go to a theme park or museum or something.

I have a therapist friend who says I'm an introvert masquerading as an extrovert. I think I'm just an enthusiastic introvert who loves people. I just need to be able to run away or do quiet-together time. Or I need to be like, the most caffeinated. That is also an option.

Short version: I love you guys and I miss you guys.
jetpack_monkey: (NPH on a Unicorn)
Here's a stripped-down, less micro-managey version of the spreadsheet that I use for all of my multifandom vids:

It's set to read-only, but you can "Make a copy" in the File menu to keep it for your very own.

The rows will auto-highlight based on whether you've clipped and/or acquired source and there's an automatically updating counter at the top.
jetpack_monkey: (Dungeon Master)
Yesterday's D&D game was a classic example of how the players really help form the world. One of my NPCs, Anton (the servant of a powerful lord), had gotten himself into a bad situation (after being goaded by [ profile] diannelamerc 's dwarf cleric and failing a Wisdom check that I will sometimes make as a save against Stupidity). Instead of helping, [personal profile] brokenallbroken 's human fighter used his action to lean against a large rock to have a laugh. I hadn't put a rock on the map, but it amused me, so I dropped a D12 down to represent the rock.

Two trolls then dropped down, a delayed consequence of the bad situation. I had balanced this encounter with the idea that another NPC, Helmar, would be present, but earlier in the session the players engaged in some impolitic fighting with Anton over the terms of the job they were on. Helmar noped out at that point for character reasons and I didn't adjust my plans accordingly. Oops.

Anyway. This probably would have been a TPK (and/or I would've had to come up with some really weird justification for the trolls not to just kill everyone), except there was this rock smack dab in the middle of the map. The Trolls took up too much space to really maneuver around it on one side and it also limited their ability to get past each other. So basically they were having to constantly move in a C-shape around the map instead of just mowing through the players.

It was touch and go, but the party survived, largely because one player wanted a rock upon which to do a bit of character business (and also there was a Helm of Teleportation).

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