Huh. Spell check doesn’t like the word “epicness”. Neither does dictionary.com.
So I’m falling into what has already become an old trap, even though The Storyteller Chronicles is a little over three months old. I can’t sleep, so I’m updating my blog at 3am. Fortunately, I’m in a good mood, so this isn’t going to be an uber-depressed post.
It is going to be a post showing off my dad and my nephew.
So, here’s the thing. My dad had a birthday about a month ago. Me, being the poor/cheap/lazy daughter that I am, neglected to get him a gift.
I was shopping at Michael’s Arts and Crafts for…idunno, candles, or art supplies or something, and I saw these awesome foam swords. I of course, thought of G. Then, I thought about my budget, and couldn’t justify buying them for him without a reason. I then remembered that I owed my dad a birthday gift, and he’s the one that G likes to sword fight with, so Dad got the swords.
Seriously, the best money I ever spent. By the end of the day, I was laughing so hard, I had a headache.
I took some great video, then edited it together. I mean, uh, I carefully choreographed the action to fit with my chosen music selection, then spent a great deal of time carefully putting everything together. I in no way just spliced a bunch of film together, then grabbed my Best Classic 100 volume 2 CD set, chose the disk labeled “Spectacular Classics”, then chose the first song I came upon that could logically go with a sword fight (#5, Muggorsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition: The Hut on Fowl’s Legs), to have it coincidentally fit almost perfectly with the random scenes I had shot earlier in the day. Yeah. Nothing like that happened at all.
So, I like to think that I’m fairly tech savvy, but YouTube kicked my butt with this. I thought it wasn’t uploading, when in reality, it just wasn’t automatically going to the screen that told me it had uploaded. I ended up putting like six versions of the video on YouTube before I figured it out, and took five of them down.
Yeah, I’m smart like that…