More FF videos is more gooder. They just show some random stuff in FF, and one day we’ll actually make this really high quality FF video, but for now just get naked with these.
I’ve had maybe 8 days of actual non-suck vacation days, but now isn’t one of them because I’m sick, and I feel like removing someone’s face.
So, for all seven people that come here, a guy on the FF team put together this FF video. He spent tons of time on the production. I think we gave up on that whole, “Videos for FF need to be crazy ass polished,” because so far the only 2 videos… uhh, haven’t been?
Seriously, when is FF coming out? I dunno, but I just coughed up enough phlegm to make a sandwich.
Go get your wisdom teeth taken out, it’s awesome, I swear.
Oh, if you don’t believe in YouTube, you can download the movie here.
So it should probably be mentioned here that FF’s first official video was released a couple of days ago…
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More mirrors and info at the Fortress Forever site.
Or, I could just embed the youtube version…
I always wanted a cool nickname, and I finally got one.
Jon had bought some tickets to Jim Norton’s show at the Addison Improv over the summer, and the show we went to was last night.
It ended well.
“Well,” is French for leaving in an ambulance.
It all started with not seeing the elevator. It turns out that this club is on the 2nd floor of some building, and so the night started with hikin’ up some stairs.
So, we get to the doors of the club and the doorman asks us if we want to sit in smokin’ or non, we say non, and he jokes about how it doesn’t really matter. He mentions how once a couple of people start smokin’, and it just gets smokey pretty fast. I told him they’d probably end up callin’ 911 later, and we laughed, but deep down in my soul… I knew it was gonna happen.
Anyway, so, I thought we were gettin’ takin’ to the non-smokin’ area, and he sits us at this table with 6 people that we ain’t even know, and I think 4 of those people were smokin’. Whatever, the point is that like every other person around us was smokin’.
There were a couple times durin’ the show where I kept tellin’ myself to just get up and leave, but I never did cause I’m an idiot. You’d think after all these times I’ve been to the hospital, and been on ambulances that I’d stop being a complete idiot.
I just sat there, and finally turned around and got Jon’s keys to go get my breathin’ machine out of the car. Of course, I didn’t remember where we parked, annnnd I wasn’t exactly in a good condition to go on an adventure around the parkin’ lot lookin’ for the car. So, the doorman from earlier saw me, and I gave him the keys and cellphone to try and find the car, but he eventually just had to get Jon.
Jon brings the car around, we get my breathin’ machine, head back up to the club so I can sit down in the A/C and plug-in my machine, and I take a couple breathin’ treatments.
The attack itself wasn’t all that bad, but the situation wasn’t umm… good. The attack wasn’t some crazy severe attack, but I had initially told them not to call 911, but after a couple breathin’ treatments I wasn’t a whole lot better, and I was kinda havin’ some anxiety symptoms compound on top of the asthma soooo I told Jon it was just a better idea to call 911.
The point is, folks, is that cause this was at Jimmy’s show and Jimmy is on the O&A; show, I’ve been immortalized forever on the O&A; show, ok. I’m a celebrity now, and the movie deals should start rollin’ in.
That’s me, I’m ole parrot lungs. Yeah man!
So we finally got an apartment, and we think it’s a pretty kick ass apartment.
I think any apartment for me was gonna rule ass because I’ve been living in different dorms over the last few years, and so just having the option of going into a different room feels like a special event.
We’re movin’ into 1252 square feet of goodness, and it’s got nine foot ceilings. At first, we weren’t gonna get it, but then they told us about the nine foot ceilings, and that was all we needed to hear.
It’s all brand-new, too. We’re the first people to live in this apartment, and everything is completely new. So, we ain’t have to wonder how many dead bodies were stuffed in the fridge, or how many people took a dump in the oven. Oh yeah, and the apartment comes with a full-size washer and dryer, so, that’s awesome because I hate laundry mats.
Our new apartment is only about seven miles away from the Gaylord resort, but I bet we still never goto the CPL, ahhhh hah.
“You don’t know what a DD is? He doesn’t know what a DD is.”
So this is the start of the new site. More basic is more gooder. Lettin’ people get straight to the content is what it’s all about.
So what’s goin’ on with Trepid?
Well, Jesse and I are still on the Fortress Forever team. We hope it gets done enough this summer to where we can release it (or at least start the real beta testing) by the end of the summer. That’s what Jesse and I (and I think everyone else on the FF team) are hopin’ for. Whether that happens or not…I uh…well, we’ll just see.
Jesse and I also joined the Garry’s Mod team. This is a little different in that our gmod maps probably don’t need to be as complex as our FF maps, so we should be a little more relaxed with our gmod work. We’re gonna be paid for our Garry’s Mod work, too, depending on how much we contribute and how well Garry’s Mod sells. So that should be pretty cool. Aside from just making gmod maps, we also want to make a few gmod gamemodes since the lua scripting in Garry’s Mod is amazing. You can pretty much do anything you can think of with the gmod lua scripting. You could make just about any kind of Team Fortress Classic map you could think of due to its flexible entity system, which is why we really enjoyed TFC mapping and one of the main reasons we joined the FF team. The lua scripting in Fortress Forever is cool, but will it end up being insanely flexible and awesome like the lua scripting in Garry’s Mod? Find out tonight at 11. Wait, what? Jesse and I want FF’s scripting to be really flexible and powerful, but apparently that’s just not our decision to make. Again though…well, we’ll just see.
How about just a quick summary of what’s been happenin’ and is going to happen instead of me typing up a huge novel of a post…
I’ve still been bummin’ it, Jesse’s on his summer break before he starts his senior year at UNT, the move to Dallas happens soon, Trepid’s global domination begins soon after the move, my sister Stephanie is getting married at the end of August, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria, and that’s a capitilla?
Oh, and um