JOURNAL: Scintilla (Peter )

  • @Dvl-Jigen 2014-07-15 23:21:53 There was one year at Otakon when, while we were in the creators' seating section waiting for the contest to start, some AMVers actually asked for my autograph after finding out who I was.

    I didn't find it weird; in fact I considered their enthusiasm a highly positive sign for the community. 
  • Small world. 2014-07-07 07:56:30 Aaaaand Big Big Truck is now doing artwork for the official Homestuck extended universe comic, Paradox Space:
    http://www.paradoxspace.com/suffering-through-for-the-people/1

    (If the name Big Big Truck doesn't mean anything to you, then you need to go look up and watch "Failed Experiments in Video Editing"... that, or "3-2-1-0".) 
  • WHERE WAS THE CAPTAIN?? 2014-05-10 19:57:13 Cyanna can cross another one off the bucket list: seeing "Captain Hampton and the Midget Pirates!" performed live.

    And so could I, if it had been on my list to begin with.

    (If you don't get why this is noteworthy, watch this AMV: http://www.a-m-v.org//video/9117
  • @BakaOppai 2014-05-04 22:05:43 Wait, he asked you for PERMISSION?

    If only I should have been so lucky. Even when I asked him to take mine down, he politely told me he wouldn't do it. 
  • Efficienct AND fun! 2014-05-01 00:15:06 Tonight's "gotta get this working before I go to bed" scripting project: extending my MS Excel workbook that I've been using to create prescreening ballots for AnimeNEXT's AMV contest for the past two years, so that it now can also:

    - Creates a series of XML files, each representing a MeGUI job that will encode a single competing video's audio to AC3
    - Creates a list of XML tags referring to those jobs that can be copied into MeGUI's joblists.xml

    The AC3s are encoding right now. And it only took about an hour to get it working. Success.

    Of course, it wouldn't have been possible without the MS Access database I use to track the contest videos and the rigid directory structure in which the video files are stored. Which makes me feel even better about how I designed those in the first place. 
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