JOURNAL: Kai Stromler (Kai Stromler)

  • now making amendments | to the story 2012-06-15 10:27:57
    As most people know, mediafire threw the toys oot the pram in response to the Megaupload raid, purged everything, and now makes new uploaders register with them. As a result, all of my indirects stopped working, and fucked if I was going to register there and go "ohai, pls let me store ~6GB of stuff hacked out of other people's content on your servers".

    In response to some PM prompting, I got off my duff recently and found another low-cost-of-entry host for non-.org indirect distribution of SH stuff. I'm starting to move videos out there, and will likely complete that move, and the renewing of all links, by the end of June. If you find a non-mediafire link on some video info page that is broken after this point, report it using the directions on the link; complaints about mediafire stuff will be elided and fixed out of sequence.

    --Kai out

     
  • felt an itching in my thumbs 2012-04-12 14:00:28
    There is a SH120 released today. This is almost certainly going to be the last thing released with a SH number. It is not the same SH120 as discussed earlier, but something that's been turning over in my head for a while and could get done amid five hours of disappointment, frustration, misanthropic hate, directionless anger, and truthfully not that heavy alcohol consumption last night.

    The relentless hatred that I have for the process behind AMVing is the main reason, as previously discussed, for quitting. I still like the results, and on this video I did not mind the process too much. The source cleaned up easily and without heavy processing, and there was not that much of it. Thus it got done. I don't foresee ever really hating clipping less in the future, so as noted this is probably the last video.

    The two projects mentioned in the previous entry are still technically not cancelled. There's a list of projects taped to my monitor that either get check off or crossed off, and both of them are still there. The likelihood that they'll get worked on in any timely fashion is pretty small, but I retain hope that they and one other project will get done. This, though, was a nice, violent, misanthropic, and relatively uncompromising way of drawing a line under eleven years and a nice round number, and cutting off any future expectations at that point. Essentially, I continue not working on stuff, but I can stop kicking myself about it: trivial, but one fewer pipe feeding the inexhaustible rage tap is one fewer pipe feeding the inexhaustible rage tap.

    --Kai out, for good (at least until further notice)

     
  • the same blind intersection 2012-02-21 11:17:58
    SH120:
    - Source rip: complete
    - Music: complete
    - Precleaning: none
    - Storyboard/planning: none
    - Clipping: 1/24
    - Edit: none
    - Postproc: none

    SH12X:
    - Collated: 927
    - Prepped: 0
    - Cut: 0
    - Completed: 00:00 (0)

    It's about 4.5 hours into SH120 for about 10% of the source that I'll likely need, and similar to SH116, I feel that I'm probably going to end up stopping when I've cut past that point, regardless of how much theoretical volume I have left. The cutting process encompasses everything I hate about AMVing even normally, and cutting subbed source with fidelity issues makes it even worse. The limits of my ability to tolerate this sort of thing are pretty close, and the only strategy I've found to deal with it -- getting into an alcoholic fugue state while jamming alienating techno, tech-death, and necro black metal -- kind of restricts the videos that I'm able to do. This one will work. Others, not so much. Cutting 12X is going to be more of an engineering project than an artistic endeavor, so that'll be marginally more bearable...just running two orders of magnitude as long. Hooray.

    --Kai out

     
  • jelly and ice cream when r*****s die 2012-02-14 11:38:39
    It's ironic that practically goddamn everything I had on mediafire as actual AMVs has gotten purged, but the video linked off here is still going strong:

    http://insomni-ack.blogspot.com/2010/05/inso16-giruy-ya-tokyo-huns.html

    As soon as the huns finish going out of business, I can get back to working on current projects. DIE DIE RANGERS.

    --K

     
  • i must complete | what i set out to do 2012-02-07 10:20:58
    SH120:
    - Source rip: complete
    - Music: complete
    - Precleaning: none
    - Storyboard/planning: none
    - Clipping: 0/24
    - Edit: none
    - Postproc: none

    SH12X:
    - Collated: 906
    - Prepped: 0
    - Cut: 0
    - Completed: 00:00 (0)


    These videos may not actually get completed, but it is not honest to say that I'm not working on them. The source for SH120 got piled in last night, and I did enough on that eventual last video over the weekend that it has to be considered in progress. It's going to stay that way, though, for likely most of the next three years, until if/when it finishes. This is a low priority task requiring an immense amount of logistical support before I even get to the "edit impossibly long video" stage. Realistically, it's not going to happen. Once it does, though, I can close up shop fully and without regrets.

    --Kai out

     
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