September 23, 2007

Some music

Okay, so... I don't know how, or if, I can post audio directly on here... If you know a good place to store files, tell me. I need some place where you can just click on them and they'll open, as opposed to having to enter a password and then waiting XX seconds like on megaupload.

Anyway, the point of this post is, I've got some music for you to hear on my new Myspace page:

I'm not really that interested in the whole online socialization aspect of it (at least not at the moment), but it allows me to put up a few songs. :) Similarly, I've got a Facebook account, but I hardly use it. I created the account on a friend's suggestion, but I never got into all the applications like Vampire, Graffiti, etc.. Seems like a waste of time to me. Kinda like this blog, heheh. Except I enjoy doing this, and hopefully somebody's reading.

September 18, 2007

Veronica's Birthday Party

This short took a little longer-- about four or five days to make, in early April 2006. It was made as a birthday present to my friend Veronica. Anthony and Connor are also real-life friends.


Anthony as Anthony and Connor
The computer as Veronica
Ozzy Osbourne as the Conductor
Me as Everyone Else.

When I made this, Anthony had a crush on a girl, and at the time, I hadn't seen seen her, so I could only imagine what she looked like. Therefore, she's represented here by popular children's character Arthur the aardvark, mostly because my only female action figure, Princess Leia, was already used in the first short. Also I think it's funny that Anthony's character is in love with an anthropomorphic male aardvark. (Eventually, in real life, their relationship didn't really develop much. And even in this story, their romance has a tragic end. 'Twas not meant to be. But he's gotten over her.)


Connor is highly eccentric in real life, and does talk kind of like that. A bit less stilted though.

Connor says 'BRAP' about his car because one time he shouted "I'm a farmer, BRAP!" in our English class. He often tries to use slang like that, with similarly tragic results.

Connor does not actually own a fancy blue car, as far as I know.

"Walk Don't Run" plays when Connor is trying to get onto the train because that was his favourite song when I did this video. I think his current favourite is the Coconut Song or something.

Anthony is Trunks because he likes Dragon Ball Z.

I am Sonic because I used to really like Sonic the Hedgehog.

Connor is Chewbacca because I couldn't find anything more appropriate.

Veronica is the cat because she gave me that cat for Valentine's Day.

May Ng really was her name. I think it's kind of a funny name.

Alvin vs. Roshi

This is both my first stop-motion short, and my first real cartoon, period. Before this I'd done lots of conceptualizing, writing and testing, and I'd drawn quite a few comics, but this was the first real cartoon I actually made. As such, it isn't very good. It was completed, editing and all, in one day-- November 13 2005, and the whole thing was just improvised.

The story is that Roshi is trying to sleep or get ready for his big date or whatever, but Alvin has other ideas-- specifically, rocking out (or trying to, at least).

I was planning to do actual music for this, but I got lazy and decided to finish it all in one night, which is why the 'music' is just Alvin singing the same little tune over and over.

My first post

This is the first post on my blog. I've been toying with the idea of starting a blog for a while now, mostly so I'd have someplace to show my cartoons, music, comics or whatever. My friend just started one recently, and in order to view it I had to make an account here. So thanks a lot Anthony, for giving me the initiative to finally start one. Now let's see if I can actually maintain it...