Grr

Yesterday I coughed and pulled some muscle(s) in my back. So that’s how this week has started.
I forgot about how having a windows computer sometimes means it’s stereotypically windows and I spent most of today waiting for the ibuprofen to work and debugging my computer so I can use the internet again without getting all the spam and ads and malware.
Of course, the time I can’t do shit is the time my brain is ready to make progress on planning/developing Ruby apps and I can’t sit at the computer I have Ruby installed on 😛
So, last night I sketched them out instead. Also felt like drawing. I generally feel like being productive when it’s physically unwise for me to do things. Which just leaves me feeling…. (not so) awesome.
On Saturday I posted a video about GamerGate and turned off the comments (which somehow doesn’t mean I don’t get them, but they’re all unpublished). SO MANY MANSPLAINS. Also the highest amount of interaction I’ve ever had on a video, and the dislikes outweigh the likes and oddly that doesn’t make me feel bad.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TxvEQvvqSw]
I just hope my back fixes itself so I can draw Humorotica this week. I’ll be so pissed if I can’t.

Building

Yesterday, the second website I created (and now, manage) went live! I made it for a local non-profit I worked with over Christmas last year (and hope to continue to work there in the winter, because it’s the best job ever) called Bruce Roberts Toy Fund.

Check it out at brucerobertstoyfund.com!
Besides that and Freeport Creative Arts, I’ve been working on revamping and monetizing youtube for the next season of KieryGeek. It’s sort of a happy/sad thing – because ads are sad, but stuff is fun! And as my job-that-gives-me-a-paycheck at the moment is in winter, it’d be nice to be able to raise a little money to help with production costs and the adventures that entails. So, I’m introducing my cafepress shop featuring KieryGeek and Kiery’s Fake Empire Merchandise!

I spent hours trying to custom design my cafepress storefront and I think it looks pretty good. Eventually, I think this will be integrated with my youtube channel like GeekandSundry’s.
I’ll have links to everything up on the sidebar, but you can see my Cafepress store at cafepress.com/empresskiery!

Performing Inspiration

I alluded to this in another post, but this year I’m remembering how very very much I love to be on stage and perform. Though I’m not trained and I’m not overly talented, seeing a couple really good performances over the last couple weeks and starting pre-production (and actually filming this weekend) on a short film has kind of awakened that in me. Performing – being on stage – talking, dancing, attempting to act makes me feel exhilarated and alive. I forgot how much I absolutely loved that – everything from the preparation stages to the actual culmination of the details. Not too unlike art, honestly.
I like things that require different pieces to come together into a whole.
Anyway, I thought that it would be handy, to share some of the clips that for all intents and purposes awakened the sleeping part of myself that just loves to be up there. Whenever I go to a performance of anything, honestly, in real life, I feel the same way and I wish and wonder what it’s like to have been on that stage, to have spent months or years preparing for that moment, to take people into a world for just a few hours…
Coldplay’s performance on New Years Eve (this is not that clip, I spent hours on youtube trying to find it but couldn’t) started that spark,

which Daniel Radcliffe continued to ignite with his very talented and hilarious performance on SNL last week (this clip was the last sketch of the evening, and made the political geek inside laugh a lot, but the entire episode is worth watching).

So on the verge of awakening, we finally came up with a good idea for a short film. Maybe the immersion into the world of filmmaking over the last year and a half has played a role in that as well. Whatever happened to get to this part of me again, I’m glad, and I’m excited that it’s all just kind of perfectly timed, and I’m really psyched about this next year for us.

#mediafriday

I’m so excited about this thing I discovered yesterday that it’s the only thing I’m featuring…

CANNOT WAIT for this to come out. It looks so amazing and beautiful – the colors, the score…I hope it’s as good or better than the trailer….
Also, I officially love the fantasticalness of Dr. Seuss, and expect to enjoy The Lorax just as much (if not more) than Horton Hears a Who.
 

Youtube Friday

I found this earlier in the week and saved it just for today – I WANT ONE!

Also, we’ve been having too much fun with Siri, but will she be like this when she becomes sentient? o.O

And on a Portal Note….

Have a great weekend!