DriftRoot (Lauren C.)
*new computer dance*
Not quite sure, but my current PC is pushing 7-8 years of service. It still works mostly fine, although reformatting doesn't smooth out some performance glitches as it used to. After more than a year of aggravating debate over my PC gaming vs. console gaming future (I don't do both, don't argue with me), I went for a high-end, non-gaming PC which will suit my graphic/video adventures admirably and can be upgraded if necessary for gaming.
Now that I've bought the thing (delivery ETA tomorrow), I'm like "Oh yeah, Uncharted 4 is coming out next year? Witcher 3 really soon...And what's all this other stuff I sort of knew about but seemed so far in the future...? damnit, I'm going to have to get a PS4!" Main issue is that I do not have high speed Internet, so while I'd love to just game on my PC, I can't do multi-player and I can't really use Steam (except for really old games).
Yeaaahhh... so the next realization which hits as the bill gets ever closer to my checking account is that I've bought this slick desktop PC when, in fact, I rarely do hardcore design at home and my AMVing is woefully sporadic (if that).
I might have to make a big AMV to justify the expense of this computer. : UUUGGGGHHH!!! Well, I always said I can't edit without the proper motivation.
Just, ugh, though. Uuugghhh! I'm editing so much at work right now that handling Premiere and AE off the clock is more distasteful than ever.
YouTube urges me to attach a "Space Pirate (Character Occupation)" tag to my Harlock AMV.
I never would have imagined there's so many "space pirates" on YouTube that it's an official character occupation....but on the other hand, this is the Internet.
What a time for my Internet to go down
Release a new AMV and BAM, my intermittent DSL connection bites the dust. For once Fairpoint took my call to complain seriously and actually fixed the problem instead of telling me to call back if it happens again!
I'm in for some four video projects this month at work, product demo videos, one of which was a surprise project we haven't even filmed yet. *rubs forehead wearily* I've got a real hard deadline, too: Oct. 28. I'm off to Vegas for a week and a half at the end of the month for a couple tradeshows...where I'll also be doing video work, though just for social media posts and whatnot. This all means I don't anticipate any AMV editing this month, because I'm just going to be sick of that sort of thing.
I really want to get one of those sparkly fake rhinestone lanyards for by show badge, a couple years ago lots of women working the shows in Vegas (not THOSE kind of women, get your mind out of the gutter!!). Trying to decide if I should buy one now to save $$ or be free, spendthrift spirit and buy one at horrible inflated prices out there. I only bring this up because I am not a sparkly person, me wanting a rhinestone lanyard is bizarre.
Harlock Into Darkness - My sixth AMV
Well that only took four hours of wrangling to get this thing ready for the Internet. Yeesh. NOT what I had planned on doing this gorgeous Sunday. On the positive side, I did some fall cleaning during all the rendering (and re-rendering...and re-re-rendering) and got all my apartment windows washed. Now I'm off to clean the garage and paint a garden shed! BBL!
Oy...getting to be time to release a new AMV.
Which means it's time to go BACK to editing and adjust things which have been bugging me, make an announcement poster, update my forum sig., research keywords on YouTube... *sigh*
And think about what's next. I'm kind of in an editing mood, having just proved that I can create something which I am negligibly passionate about. It was the first non-traumatic experience of my editing life, actually. There's a drama video or three I'd like to make, but they're quite challenging and I've backed away from them in the past. Maybe I'll take another (in some cases, SIXTH) stab at those again.
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