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Blog: Productive Spring Break(s)

daffy-duckSpring Break can be very productive. But actually, they usually end up not being productive at all. You’re at school, the Friday afternoon before Spring Break, thinking… “alright! I have a whole week to do that essay and catch up and everything… everything’s gonna be just fine!” Fast forward to Sunday night before returning to school… “crap.” Here at Nintendo Boy, we want the exact opposite of that to happen. So instead of having all this free time with everything to do, we were PREPARED (like Daffy Duck and his handkerchief) AND PLANNED SOMETHING!

For us, our Spring Breaks were nothing like how I described seconds ago. My Spring Break was about the second week of March, which allowed me to pick up Plastic Beach by Gorillaz at home (yay for an amazing album) as well as get together with the original Nintendo Boy crew (it’s been sooo long), as well as meeting up with old high school friends to make The Great Bowl-Off video. It has almost 300+ views and it hasn’t even been a month since it’s uploaded, so I call that a win (remember the fact that we’re not popular at all)! For the high school Spring Break, I was able to meet up with some more fantastic new people I met from Ubersuperbular… they were hilarious and we hope to do another collaboration in the near future! As the high school break nears the end of this week, Andrew Shain makes time out of his busy schedule of getting his driver’s license to come visit me at Kennesaw! Okay, well, he didn’t have to go that far out of the way… his cousin is the head IT guy at Kennesaw Hall… small world, huh? But seriously, it was so much fun, and I was lucky that 2 out of my 3 classes were canceled for that day so it was more time for our shenanigans!

After binging at the dining hall, and him making a mess in my room and writing all over the walls (you need to pay those fees, you hear me Andrew?!), we finally came up with an idea for a new video where I’m a total jerk to him as he tries to visit me and makes a home movie out of it… ohhh, good times. But really though, Andrew actually is that annoying in real life. *WINK + SMILE + THUMBS UP*

 Click here to watch it in our video theater! |  Click here to watch it in HD on YouTube!

Oh, and by the way… we had so much footage for this video! Probably at least like 18 minutes, ahaha! Sadly, we can not do that (well we could, but who would watch an 18-minute video?), so it is quite possible that a director’s cut slash deleted scenes video will be released to our facebook fans! Sigh, if only you knew how much I had to cut. So many one-liners will never be heard…. and by “never be heard,” I mean “recycle for use” in the next video, HA! Thanks for reading!! (;

Blog: The Great Blog Post

spongebob-night-shiftAfter I kept uploading a test version of our new video to YouTube, I literally looked like Spongebob in that episode where he had to work the scary night shift! Why’s that you ask? Oh… you didn’t ask? Well, this is awkward. Okay well I’ll tell you anyway! It’s because SO much editing went into this latest project that I was twitching, panting, and pretty much freaking out until I finally got everything perfect! I think I’ve talked about before how my computer isn’t powerful enough to handle playback of the AVCHD files I film with, so that makes it really hard to edit. So basically I have to watch it on the camera, write down the times of where I need to cut, clean up, etc, and then do it on the software, AND THEN upload it to YouTube as a private clip so I can watch it and see if that will work. Pretty time consuming if you ask me… but hey, it’s worth it.

So this new video is a special one. Because it is the first video of this year (FINALLY!) that brings us the long-awaited return of the Nintendo Boy crew to the theaters!!! Ahh it’s been so long. I’ve had to fill the gaps by coming out with videos that feature special guests, and they’ve definitely proven to be a successful video series! But ohhh, there is nothing like our original sketchy videos that I started with Josh and Andrew (and Ellie here and there!), and I’m excited to say that I have finally seen their beautiful faces again over spring break! While it was great hanging out again, we were all excited to make the next Nintendo Boy video! Not only is this occassion special because you see some familiar faces, but you see some other famous faces as well! Well, okay, none of us are really all that famous, but I can dream right?! This new video features guest stars from the YouTube channel, Ubersuperbular Productions! I approached Danielle of the video group and had an idea for a collaboration. You see, dear reader, our own Andrew Shain is a part of this production as well. I have no idea how or when that happened, but it was probably when slash because Josh and I are in college, haha. Either way, I had the idea that the Nintendo Boy group and the Ubersuperbular group should go head-to-head somehow and fight for Andrew’s love- err, I mean… rights to use him in videos! So, that’s what we did! And like any good ol’ fashioned arguement about wanting someone in a video, you settle it with a bowl-off!

Woohooooo, exciting stuff! As I mentioned earlier, there is a lot of hard core editing that went on in this video because the footage we had from the bowling alley was so raw… and after many trial-and-errors, I finally was able to pump out a great new video! Again, it features the original Nintendo Boy cast, a really awesome collaboration, and all of us bowling terribly… what else could you ask for?! Nothing. (:

 Click here to watch it in our video theater! |  Click here to watch it in HD on YouTube!

Oh, and in case you wondering, this video will not be uploaded on facebook due to personal reasons… also, I’ve finally pretty much decided that it’s not worth having the views of my videos spread out because of Facebook (as opposed to having all views on one video link) when not that many people like/comment on it (so I can see feedback since they don’t show you the views)… plus, the HD setting on Facebook isn’t up to par with YouTube (aka it’s awful). So yeah. I will no longer upload Nintendo Boy videos to Facebook… sorry for the inconvenience (although special clips like bloopers I might still consider uploading…)! I will, in return, provide more exclusive stuff (yet to be announced!) on our fan page, so make you are a fan of us!! Thank you for reading this great blog post and PSA… have a wonderful day!

EDIT – April 18th, 2010: So… I’m not gonna go into details just yet why I chose to do this, BUT, this video is now on facebook for your viewing pleasure!

 Click here to watch it on Facebook in case you would rather “like” it than comment on it… haha!

Blog: Blog, Pogs, and Nintendo Boy!

Written by: Andrew Shain

Do you ever read blogs and think to yourself “Who the heck reads this?”. I can also safely say that Nintendo Boy will read this and say “Hey, that’s not true! I 100% of the people who visit the site will read this!” And you, Nintendo boy, would be correct! You are the only one who will read this, and you will also have been the only one who will have realized this has been posted. The Ironic truth is that the more popular the site is doing, the less it gets read. This may seem like a problem to you Nintendo Boy, but I have two easy methods to improve your situation! They are:

1) The drastic method would be to make it so no one ever reads anything ever anymore. The solution would be to make video blogs from now on. But to be realistic about it, nothing over 5 minutes gets watched, we all know that; using the same point, if it takes more than 5 minutes to read, no one will read it. That brings us to point 2.

2) No one ever reads blog posts from head to toe ever, not the long ones anyway. Instead, just give a spark notes version that people will want to read. Face it, us Americans are big and lazy slobs. We also like shiny things like watches… But thats beside the point. So instead of having a post like the one I just wrote, spark note it and highlight/underline/make in a different color the most important things. For example… this post could be reedited as follows:

“Do you ever read blogs and think to yourself “Who the heck reads this?”. I can also safely say that Nintendo Boy will read this and say “Hey, that’s not true! I 100% of the people who visit the site will read this!” And you, Nintendo boy, would be correct! You are the only one who will read this, and you will also have been the only one who will have realized this has been posted. The Ironic truth is that the more popular the site is doing, the less it gets read. This may seem like a problem to you Nintendo Boy, but I have two easy methods to improve your situation! They are:

1) The drastic method would be to make it so no one ever reads anything ever anymore. The solution would be to make video blogs from now on. But to be realistic about it, nothing over 5 minutes gets watched, we all know that; using the same point, if it takes more than 5 minutes to read, no one will read it. That brings us to point 2.

2) No one ever reads blog posts from head to toe ever, not the long ones anyway. Instead, just give a spark notes version that people will want to read. Face it, us Americans are big and lazy slobs. We also like shiny things like watches… But thats beside the point. So instead of having a post like the one I just wrote, spark note it and highlight/underline/make in a different color the most important things. For example… this post could be reedited as follows:”

See, now this site will become slightly more popular because I didn’t make people read a LONG boring post. This is Andrew once again saying Stay Classy internet!

Blog: This One Time… At Band Camp (Issue 1)

Written by: Andrew Shain

~Got a funny story from ANY camp with no one to share it with? We all want to hear it!!! Just send in the story to thisonetime@pizzadinosaur.com with you name (optional) and a picture (also optional) and I will pick the best 5 and post them weekly! (Don’t post them In the comments because I will most likely miss them!)~

This one time, at band camp…

… I wore a wedding dress to band rehearsal not realizing that it was a TOTAL mistake. Forget the dress, the MAKEUP was the worst.

-Joshua Indech

… the Euphonium skit was starting to get inappropriate… like Peter Fugate cross-dressing! So G rang the gong to stop the skit 50 times and the Euphoniums refused to stop the skit.

-Michelle C. Parkos

…  the year before my last I spent the night before the first rehearsal with instrumnets cleaning my horn, and then after breakfast I accidently left my case open and it fell out when I picked it up and the thrid valve got bent. D’OH!

-Richard Sponholz

… My 8th grade band camp (Encore) a few guys stole my bed and literally hid it in the closet which locked from the inside. I didn’t realize this till late after free time. By the time I got my mattress out, I realized they also accidently broken one of the legs of my bed which I then had to pay $54 for.

-Andrew Shain

… someone tried to curl another girl’s hair with one of those round brushes right before lights out one night and it got stuck in her hair and the chaperones were up for an extra hour untangling it from her hair.

-Christine ‘Steen’ Krause

~If you didn’t see your story here, don’t worry! We have plenty of time to post them, just send them in!~

Blog: Not a Celebration, more like a relief. *MUST READ*

Written by: Andrew Shain

As most of you know, the Nintendoboy himself was having doubts about his own site.  What a relief that Nintendoboy is here to stay. There must be some changes made though, mainly… the users. As users (the people Nintendoboy makes this site for), you have more power on this site than you know.  If he doesn’t see activity on here he assumes no one will see it, so why bother? Now what are these changes you ask? We all need to be more active on here. That means comment on videos, use the forums, play the gamse, anything the you want on this site. E-mail either Jeffrey or Me and suggest things to  do for videos, articles, or other ideas and we’ll try to make it happen. If hard for just a handful of people to keep a site going if users rarely use it.