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Feelin’ the blog bug!

Hello World of Internet!

Skemo here with a quick little life update, if you care about that kinda stuff. xD
So the main topic of discussion is that my YouTube channel is starting to come along, I have a nice little cluster of videos at the moment going.. All Minecraft ones so far, but that’s because I’m still deciding on what else to record xD
You can see these videos here:  http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL96B401BDD4AD772E
It’d be appreciated if you was to give me feedback on what you think of the current uploads, and if you have any ideas to give me, don’t hesitate 🙂

If I haven’t already mentioned it, you can follow me on Twitter at: @SkemoKyle that’s where I mainly talk now, so…. yeah. xD

Blog over,
Byeeee

Skemo makes a comeback?

Hello world of internet!

It’s been a while since I posted on here, Thought I’d give blogging a go again.
So what’s been happening?

First things first, I’ll be finishing my college course in Easter, Finally.
I’ve been getting more and more sick of the place recently, I found that in my first year I had way more motivation.
But I can’t say that the college hasn’t helped me in life, I’ve met great people and those people have grown to be my close friends, and with that they’ve helped me decide on what I want to do in life, I want to get my voice heard and used. I want to get into audio work, either radio station work, or even gaming commentary, voice acting and stuff like that!
You may or may not know of my YouTube account, http://www.youtube.co.uk/SkemoKyle  That will be started up again strongly within the next few months or so with gaming commentary, starting with pc games (ones that my laptop can handle) and slowly increasing it’s way up through better games on PC, then to console games.
The people I’ve met and the people closest to me have really helped me and motivated me to get started on things like this only recently, and for that I thank them!

Also coming up again soon is the KSFMPodcast!
Now I may of mentioned this ages ago on my blog, and we’ve been going strong still, but over the past month or two… or three, we haven’t been able to record anything, due to college work, and personal things and what not, but we’ll be starting it up again within the next few weeks!
Now, we are finishing college in Easter, which sadly does mean that we’ll lose all radio studio privileges, but that does not mean that KSFM will cease to run. Instead we will be using Skype to record our podcasts, and we’ll see how that goes.
(This might even mean face-cams?)
http://www.KSFMFridays.podbean.com << Click here to listen to our previous podcasts!

They sound a little bit like this! 😀

Right now, it’s 23:26 so I’m tired and cannot think of anything else to add to this post, so I’ll leave you with that, and if anything new pops up, I’ll do a new post 🙂

Oh by the way! Follow me on Twitter!
@SkemoKyle

That and the KSFMPodcast!
@KSFMPodcast

Peace!

Research

This is a short explenation on why I have not done any research for my “write what you know” Assignment.

For my assignment I was meant to create three character ideas, aswell as three film ideas for one of the characters. Whilst creating the characters however, i did no research for these characters.
I didn’t do any research because these characters were based off of past experiences and aspects of my life, therefore all I had to do was remember them and explain them in full detail, so technically all I had to do for this was think.

The aspects that I took from life were:
-Love of Japan
-Old dog
-Gamer
-Old dream to become video game designer
and a few others that currently escape my brain.

So, all in all, there is no research for this assignment.

Last Week of College!

Hello World Of Internet!

So as the title says, it is indeed my last week of college before the summer holidays.
It’s bloody hot over here.. well for England anyway.
So, in the past few weeks at college we’ve all been working on a “Creative Poem” Video.
What? What is that?
Well, at first we all wanted to kill our selves at the thought of working on a poem!
In the end though it didn’t turn out to be that bad at all really.
After many many many cock-ups with my filming, I’ve uploaded my Unfinished final version of my poem onto YouTube.
Everyone elses videos turned out great, but mine is missing two scenes from the end, because I can’t finish them with out my god damn prop!
But with a lack of money I can not buy a prop, and my tutor said that he’d get the prop for me, but ended up forgetting it at the last second.
So, yeah.

Here is my Creative poem:

Here’s Sam’s:

Simon’s:

And finally Lawrence’s:

They are all great in my own opinion, so yeah, sit and enjoy them.
Go to YouTube, we’d love to hear your opinions too!
That’s it for now, as I have nothing to say.. so yeah.

Peace!

Let’s play a game! It’s called rant.

Hello world of Internet!                                                             

So, here I am today exactly a week after buying my fishes from my local “Pets at Home” Store, and needless to say the reviews were correct.
They are infact shit.
A week ago, I bought 5 White Cloud Mountain Minnows and 1 Leopard Danio from their store.
A day after purchase I had to return one of my Mountain Minnows because it had died.
I exchanged that dead Minnow for another Danio so there were two in my tank, and then Saturday night, (Three days ago) The remaining four died on the same day. I took them all back and got my money back, and I was left with the remaining Danios.
This morning, one of the Danios died.
I’m now left with one Danio, that doesn’t look like it’l survive the rest of

IF YOU ARE READING THIS, I ADVISE YOU NEVER BUY FISH FROM PETS AT HOME

Their fish are bad, their tanks often have dead fish floating around in them, and they just don’t seem to care enough for their fish.
End of.

Life update 2.0

Hello world of internet!

So, I’ve noticed that I haven’t updated this blog with a post about my life in a while, and well, when you’re bored at college, this is what you resort to.

So, I’ve been up to a few different things lately, and the main one I’d like to talk about is a game, commonly known as “MineCraft”.

So, this newley found obsession was discovered thanks to my brother, who got me into it.
First thoughts of the game was that it looked tacky and un-enjoyable.
I first asked my brother what the point of the game actually was, and he bluntly said “It is what the name suggests, the point is to Mine and to Craft.”
So I thought nah, not my cup of tea, at all.

But a couple of weeks later I got bored and I wanted to try a new game, and I thought what the hell. So I got Minecraft and started playing, and playing, and playing and what do I know? Obsession.

The game is far more incredible than I thought, it’s fanbase is huge, and it’s just plain incredible. The game has it’s own online forum site “http://www.minecraftforums.net” In which players can connect and talk to eachother, share maps and show off what they have crafted in their world. As usual I am on the forums under the name “SkemoKyle”, so feel free to try and find me and what not.

So the phenomenon has spread throughout me and my friends and now there are loads of us that play, and will soon be filming our online Minecraft adventures, much like the duo on YouTube known as “The Yogscast”, under the username “BlueXephos”.
The Yogscast consists of two main characters, Simon and Lewis.
In their Minecraft game, Simon’s character model is of a dwarf and Lewis’ character model is based off of a “Star Trek” Character.

Online currently, my skin consists of the original defult skin, but with a different top, with a “Creeper” face on it.
Creepers are mosters that are located in the world of minecraft when you set the difficulty higher than “Peaceful”. Creepers are tall green cuboids that walk towards you, and hurt you. If you startle said creeper, it can upset it causing it to explode (coincidently killing it’s self) which does a ton of damage to your characrter and it’s surroundings.

So when we all start filming we are still toying with names for the actual show, but I think we’re going with “WatchCraft” So be sure to keep an eye out for us.

On a completely different note, I’ve recently been able to get myself a nice new fish tank for my bedroom, and I’m currently keeping four White Cloud Mountain Minnows and two Leapord Dainos and soon I plan on getting a Bronze Corydoras for my tank.

Okay, so now all the nice and bigger details are out of the picture, there are some minor ones, I will be changing the banner of this blog hopefully by Sunday at the latest, and the colour will be different too.. I’m fed up with this dark black site.

Also, here is the video of the day I guess.. I’ve been sitting in college with Lawrence and Simon for just under three hours now, so we’ve been looking at “OK GO” Videos, and I’ve picked more than one video, because they’re all so brilliant, so here’s three of my favourites:


OK GO – GET OVER IT.
I like this more because of the song, it’s different to their usual stuff, but I like it.


OK GO – END LOVE.
Okay, so both me and Lawrence loved this video to bits, I’m not too sure if I like the song, but the video is just incredible.


OK GO – WHITE KNUCKLES
I like this song and the video, the video is incredible, and the ammount of preporation for this video must have been long, in order to train all of these dogs into doing what they are supposed to.

Well, okay.
That’s it, nothing more.

Bye.

Character Development Research.

Main aspects to consider:

– Musician
– Gamer
– Artistic
– Loves Japan
– Not Self Confident

Japan:

Reasons why people may love Japan.

– Japan is where Anime originated from
– Japan is where most video games originate from, this links to another main aspect of this character as he is a Gamer.
– Japan is the home of instant noodles and canned coffee.
– Japan is a strange place with incredibly advanced technology, and is incredibly bright.

This character loves Japan mainly due to the video game and food origination.
He wishes to one day visit or maybe even live in Japan.

Gamer:

Reasons for Gaming:

– Gaming is a great time killer.
– Some games have brilliant gripping stories that inspire certain things in life.
– Some games are made so that they bring both families and friends together .
– There are almost endless ammounts of games on various different consoles.
– Gaming is just generally fun.

The character enjoys gaming because it kills time, it’s fun and because it helps keep his mind off of certain aspects of his life that upset him.
The character always tells himself that no matter how unlucky he is in life, he can always be happy aslong as he has something fun to do.

This is a retro styled controller

This is a retro styled controller

Art:

Reasons:

Some people tend to use art as a form of expression, usually to portray the main emotions.

Art is also a way of showing your own talent on a canvas.
You are able to replicate the images in your own head and put them onto paper, and you can show other what you see.

Art can be calming because it is all done at your own pace, you can calmly draw something and you don’t have to finish it in one sitting, you can have as much time as you want on one piece.

Music:

Reasons:

– Music is a fun way of showing your talent. If you are able to play music you should be able to perform for people.

– Music is another great way of expressing yourself. If you’re in a sad mood and you need to express it, it is possible to create a slow song, and write heartfelt lyrics to go with it. This helps other people understand what you are going through.

– With music you can do it in groups. You are able to form a band, share collective ideas and create an essential masterpiece of music.

Character:

So far with these current aspects I have managed to create a character.
Jared is a 15 year old male, who has been brought up from a rather rough family.
His parents and brothers torment him and often put him down because of his creativity.
As a child, Jared watched many cartoons and by the time he had reached 14 he had started on Anime.
Istantly from watching Anime, he observed the lifestyle and it has made him want to visit Japan.
Not only does he watch Anime, he also plays alot of games that originate from Japan, when he started school he made a small group of friends that all play alot of video games, and they eventually introduced him into games and got him playing too.
He is currently in a band that writes rather sad music that connects to his neglected childhood.
As a student in secondary school, he gets bullied because of his appearence.
Jared is 6″2 in height, vairly skinny, wears glasses and has long dark brown hair just about touches the top of his glasses.
Because of his physique, Jared is incredibly weak and struggles to fight back when he gets bullied, he also finds it hard to tell anyone in authority about his problem, so Jared just sits there and bottles everything up and releases it either on paper or makes it into a song.
Dispite all of these aspects, Jared is not an innocent person, he is incredibly morbid and twisted. Jared enjoys others pain, and tends to laugh at people less fortunate than him.
Jared is also an Artist, so his art is morbid. He will draw people’s death because he enjoys watching other people suffer.
Jared tends to draw the deaths of people that he doesn’t like. Maybe they have hurt him or just emotionally scarred him.
Because of his nature he has had girlfriends previously, but all of them have failed. His most recent break up was after a year. The girl he thought that he genuinely thought he loved cheated on him and horribly crushed his self confidence.

This is what I have so far for the character I want to develop and put into stories.

 

THREE CHARACTERS FOR ASSIGNMENT:

CHARACTER ONE

Jared is a 15 year-old male, who has been brought up in a rough family. His family often put him down because of his creativity. As a child, Jared watched many cartoons and by the time he had reached 14 he had started watching Anime.
 From watching Anime it has inspired him to want to visit Japan. 
Not only does he watch Anime, he also plays a lot of games that originate from Japan, when he started school he made a small group of friends that all play a lot of video games, and they eventually introduced him into games and got him playing too. He is currently in a band that writes rather sad music that connects to his neglected childhood. As a student in secondary school, he gets bullied because of his appearance. 
Jared is 6″2 in height, fairly skinny, wears glasses and has long dark brown hair just about touches the top of his glasses. Because of his physique, Jared is incredibly weak and struggles to fight back when he gets bullied, he also finds it hard to tell anyone in authority about his problem, so Jared just sits there and bottles everything up and releases it either on paper or makes it into a song.
 Despite all of these aspects, Jared is not an innocent person, he is incredibly morbid and twisted. Jared enjoys others pain, and tends to laugh at people less fortunate than him. Jared is also an Artist, so his art is morbid. He will draw people’s death because he enjoys watching other people suffer. Jared tends to draw the deaths of people that he doesn’t like. Maybe they have hurt him or just emotionally scarred him. Because of his nature he has had girlfriends previously, but all of them have failed. His most recent break up was after a year. The girl he thought that he genuinely thought he loved cheated on him and horribly crushed his self-confidence.

CHARACTER 2

James is a 17 year-old male with a normal life, a low paying part-time job; he’s at college, he has a girlfriend and he has decent selection of friends.
James is 5”9 in height and has shaggy brown hair.
His circle of friends tends to be sportier, and James changes to fit in with them even though he hates sport, when he’s at home on his own he loves to play video games.
James has a short temper, and has had a long history of violence from where he’s mindlessly lashed out at those who have pestered him.
James has his own Internet website where he reviews games and advertises games that are lesser known to the public.
Many people consider James lucky, because he doesn’t gain weight fast he can eat as much sweets and chocolate as he likes.
At college he is studying metalwork as he has always been interested in sword like weaponry, and has always aspired to start up a small blacksmithing business, the idea of loving sword like weaponry was inspired from the many years of video gaming he has done that involve adventuring and survival, both aspects involve using some sort of small weapon.
James has a younger brother named Paul, who he bullies constantly because he is much smaller, smarter and weaker than himself.
James’ hobbies vary, due to the fact that he is easy to inspire, when he sees something and he likes it, he will go and give it a try.

CHARACTER 3

Adam is a 19 year-old man working as a game designer in Japan.
Adam has been interested in moving to Japan to work on video games since childhood, he also chose to do it because he wanted to prove a point; As a child whenever anybody asked him what he wanted to be, he would tell them that he’d like to work on video game designing and they’d laugh at him and tell him that it’s impossible to do so, and to concentrate on academic career areas.
Adam is a 6”2 in height, short black hair, blue eyes and he wears glasses.
His video game career is not the only thing that drew him to Japan, but the lifestyle and different food caught his attention too, not only that but Adam grew up with a lot of people pushing him down, destroying his confidence and the fact that he never had any luck with women drove him to depression and made him want to get away from his home town to escape all the negativity that previously crushed him.
Adam, although emotionally crippled is very intelligent, after being told numerous times by his teachers at school that he can’t be a games designer, he no longer told people about his dream, but he researched the roles and qualifications needed to get the job, and he went off and studied those qualifications at both college and university and finally got his dream job.
Adam tends to keep to himself, and doesn’t tend to make contact with anyone else to avoid being hurt, so he lives alone in an apartment in Japan with his dog named Orin, who is a white Samoyed.

 

Aspects that link these characters to my life:

–      Younger Brother
– Video Game Career dream (Loves Video games)
– Love of Swords
– About 6”1 in height
– Meant to wear glasses
– Musician
– Want to go to Japan because of lifestyle and food.
– Skinny
– Loves Anime
– Bad history of relationships
– Used to have a white Samoyed named Orin
– Sometimes keep to myself
– Always told as a child to concentrate on academic career paths
– Artistic
– Used to be put down quite a lot as a teenager.
– Blue Eyes
– Shaggy brown hair
– Small circle of friends.