Monday, March 24, 2008

Cruisin' Through Life

So, I'm currently on a cruise ship right now. How weird is that?

This isn't the first cruise I've been on, but it is the first since the internet became a regular happening in everyone's life. The cost of internet usage is 0.75 cents per minute, so this will be short.

The floating hotel is a strange place. You know you'll see these people constantly as you walk around, and seeing someone you know from back home is even stranger.

It's an interesting experiment, put a bunch of people on a boat in the middle of the Atlantic and see what happens.

Most of them merely get tan or get drunk. I don't really do either, so I make my own fun.

I guess that's why I'm sitting here, alone, typing a friggin' blog...

So it goes.

William the Bloody Bored Redd

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Have you questioned your sanity lately?

So, it's been said that "only the sane man thinks himself insane".

This may be true, but if I'm the sane one, I have one question...


Seriously, the world seems more insane every time I step outside.  What's the deal?

Is it something in the water?  Has the radiation gotten to us finally?  Is it all the waves in the air?

I knew this street preacher in Raleigh (he's probably still there), who was absolutely out of his mind, who once claimed that "radio waves cause AIDs".

I'm not making that up.  He ACTUALLY said that.  Then, he clammed up when we asked what he meant by that.  I think the small glimmer of sanity in the back of his brain finally spoke up and said, "dude, you just fucked up!"

So, maybe the radio waves aren't AIDs producing, but maybe they ARE insanity producing?

THAT'S IT!  I'm getting a tinfoil hat!

The rest of you can let the crazy take you, but not me.  Not this boy.  I have too great a respect for logic to let myself buy into the insanity of the modern world.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go talk to my friend Bob...

Oh, you can't see him; he's invisible...

... and he's a pirate...

William the Bloody Sane(?) Redd

Friday, March 14, 2008

My resolve is for sh*t!

Day 2 and I'm already messin' things up!

Good job!

Anyway, here we go with yet another page of crap from the monkey-man (that would be me for the people in the cheap seats).

I'll try to make this one quick, because it's late and I'm about to pass out.  The main reason I missed posting yesterday is because my buddy Jason came to town and I've been busy working on some of our projects with him.  That's not an excuse, but I do find it incredibly difficult to write personal shit when someone is over my shoulder (not that he'd be reading it, I'm just a paranoid bastard like that).  Right now I'm kind of hiding out in my bedroom while he's trying to sleep on the floor in the next room.

Wow, "hiding out".  I make it sound like I'm freakin' Anne Frank.  OK, I nonchalantly walked my laptop into my room so I could write this... better?

Again, I get off topic.  The main thing I wanted to let everyone know is that along with this blog, Jason and I have decided to enter the realm of podcasting (anyone else notice that I seem to have about 50 projects going at any given time?) and here's the address to the first episode:

So, yeah, we're calling the show "Movie Talk!"  It's a bit generic, but it's also simple and to the point.  Hopefully this will lead to several audio podcasts and a couple of video podcasts to go along with it.

I've come to realize lately that I have accounts on hundreds of different web sites, many of which do the same thing.  For example, I have accounts on youtube and which both host videos.  And I've even posted some videos on both those sites.

I need to see exactly how the RSS feed works and try to use it to my advantage.  Must try to simplify things.

But, back to the podcast.  As you might guess from the name, we are going to talk about movies.  The first episode, which is very much a trial run, is all about comic book movies.  The total run time on episode one is an hour and twenty minutes, so it's a little rambling and long-winded (I know what you're thinking, "William, you?  Long-winded?  NEVER!").  Hard to believe, but true.

So, if you like long, rambling conversations about movies, check us out!  ;-)

The first episode is about comic book movies, because we saw the trailer for the new "Incredible Hulk" movie and it got us going.  Then, we thought to record it since we wanted to do a podcast... yeah, we're a couple of brainiacs all right.

OK, I'm gonna cease my ramblings for today.  More tomorrow.

I really mean it this time...

William the Bloody Apologetic Redd

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I have been BLOGGING!

So, I've been doing the blog thing on myspace for a while now, and I even write a little thing every now and again for the Nerdfighter page; but I've decided to start what I guess could be considered an "official" blog.

The reason?  I have thoughts, lots and lots of thoughts (no, this is not going to turn into a Dr. Seuss moment, that was an unfortunate rhyme), and I need some way to get them out of my head before they drive me up the wall.  And hey, why not put them online for the whole world to see?  My public ridicule would not be complete without a blog!

I know what you're thinking, "why not just keep a diary you fat bastard!?"  Well, firstly, screw you; and second, I don't do well with diaries because I'm just keeping them for myself.  Besides, personifying a book just seems odd to me... and that's saying something!

What next?  Uh, I guess you'd like to know a little about me (well, probably not, but I'm gonna tell you anyway).  I'm a writer and filmmaker currently about to finish my first feature film.  I was the director of photography and one of the editors for the film and I'm quite ready to get it out for the world to see.  Currently, it's off being scored.  Then, we just need to add the ADR and sound effects and it is DONE!

I also said writer up there in my ramblings.  Well, remember those thoughts?  They seem to get in the way of my writing every now and again.  Invading my process like the Mongol hordes and distracting me into other pursuits (like watching "Ghostbusters" for the 1,000th time... not an exaggeration).  I'm hoping this blog will help me focus my mind by ridding me of these random thoughts.

What else?  I'm currently working on a Video Blog for YouTube called "The 5 Regular Guys Project".  The idea behind this vlog is for myself and some friends to create a video a day for the entire year.  The past two weeks have not gone well for the project.  I've started slacking off.  This is going to change tomorrow (technically today since it just hit midnight).  I'll have to ask the people of the interweb for some form of punishment.  Something that can be recorded and posted as a video for the project to continue my public ridicule.  I now have two punishments due since I haven't had any good suggestions yet.  Hopefully, I can find something to top John Green's infamous "blenderized Happy Meal".

This blog is going to be updated daily.  Even if I have absolutely nothing to say, I WILL post something on this blog.  The main purpose, as I've already stated, is to help me clear the cobwebs and unburden my mind.  So, it shouldn't be that hard for me to come up with something to post, should it?

See you tomorrow,

William the Bloody Unburdened Redd