February 28th, 2011
this week’s video is up, and I can’t really think of any witty, video-relevant phrase to use here to indicate that. Watch it here.
So this video was a harrowing shoot. It was stupidly cold out when we shot this, and we were all freezing. It involved long exchanges of complex dialogue. It required us to shout profanity and vulgarity in a public park, and the public part of that park kept trying get itself in the way, or to walk very young children within earshot. We were careful to warn parents that maybe they’d be best to take their children off to enjoy some other area of the park while we were shooting. The peacock was awesome though, and we were all super stoked that that particular shot was good. Big thanks to Andy for the script (but he seems to go to very dark places while writing… Maybe get that looked at, Andy?)
Oh, hey! Look! Andy sent me a blurb, that I just discovered (not at all after Graham had to text me to inform me of it’s existence)! Here it is!:
The script for this video started out as just one of the many addled thoughts I have while riding public transportation in Vancouver. I thought that “Fuck you!’ (being one of the most favoured disparagements in the whole of the english language) was inherently flawed. It is not only a sentence fragment (very sloppy), but it is also unnecessarily vague. Someone learning english as a second language may easily interpret it to mean, “I certainly hope you will have sex sometime in the near future”. In which case, they will smile cheerfully at their verbal assailant, gibber a few broken gratitudes, and then stroll off happily, looking forward to their prospective coitus. Hardly the desired effect.
I would also like to stress that some of the things mentioned in this script are quite offensive. I personally find a few things particularly offensive, but that was the point really: I thought of the worst thing anyone could ever possibly say to me and then I wrote it into a script. So if there are any sensible people out there that find certain things mentioned in the video disrespectful, hurtful and devoid of all taste, I couldn’t agree more. In all seriousness, I’m just as shocked as you are. Even more so, because I wrote it myself.
Unskippable this week was Mafia II which got a sneak-preview screening at Tsukino-Con this weekend. Hopefully you were there! If not, you can enjoy it now, right here.
We’re doing something a little different for our newest t-shirt: It’s not based on a video, or from an existing LRR joke at all. It’s something we just thought of, and found hilarious. Like, we couldn’t stop laughing. For serious.
It turns out that historians have determined there is a specific date for the fall of Troy to the Greeks and their horse, and that date is April 24. Where’s the respectful observance for them?
We actually thought of this a year ago, but were too late to put the shirt up in time, so we sat on it for a year and we’re putting the pre-order up now. We’re also running it for less time than usual. That should give us a month-and-a-half for printing, packaging and shipping. Most people should get theirs in time to show their solidarity with the fallen Trojans, on the date it actually happened. So we’re told.
Check it out in our brand-new store:
Creepy Doll Shirt Update: In case you missed it on Twitter, the print run went ahead, we have the shirts, and we’ll be shipping them out this weekend. Your transit time will vary depending on what horrid distance lies between us.
Ah February in Victoria – rain, the first flowers of spring and anime conventions! What anime convention? Why it’s Tsukino-Con 2011, Feb 25 to 27!
As per our annual tradition, LRR will be making an appearance at Tsukino-Con. Hosted at scenic—and sadly rabbit-free—UVIC, Tsukino-Con fills you with all the anime, cosplay, AMVs and panels you could possibly hope to handle in a single weekend.
Check out all the info and times, after the jump!
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This week’s video is up, so head on over and check it out. You’ll be glad you did. Really. Just sign here.
It’s Andy! Also, Nate! Also, Nate wrote this! And Andy wrote a video you’ll see very soon! We don’t even work here anymore! Seriously though, this video marks our good friend Nate’s very first writing credit for LoadingReadyRun, and we certainly hope to see his name among our credits often in weeks to come. So we thought, ‘what better way to feature Nate’s work on this new addition to the X Ways to Y franchise than to give him a starring role!?’
A reminder to everyone that the new LoadingReadyRun store is now live, with all kinds of fancy new features to make your shopping experience as streamlined and easy as can be. And not a moment too soon, either, as a new tee-shirt pre-order is imminent. I won’t give away any details, I’ll simply say that this particular shirt is unforgettable.
Unskippable this week was Dead Rising 2: Part 3. It just keeps going….
Just a quick note to let you know that we have revamped the LRR store! Thanks to you guys, over the last couple of years the LRR store has grown from a nice sideline to an important part of LRR’s business. In an effort to keep this going and to support future projects, LRR has transitioned to a new piece of store software. Some of the advantages of this new system include:
Order History: If you want, you can now make an account with the store so that it remembers your order history and mailing address.
Shipping Quotes: Instead of the previous rough shipping estimates (Canada, US, International), the new store is in direct communication with Canada Post and will deliver exact shipping quotes based on your mailing address. This means reduced shipping costs for most people!
Inventory Control: The new store automatically keeps track of everything in our massive shipping warehouse (AKA James’ office) and will prevent you from ordering anything out of stock or not available.
In the backend, the new store should make it much easier for us to add and manage new products. For example, check out the Starburst and Desertbus Crest shirts now available on the store page and the all new Patches section with awesome fabric patches for all your accessorizing needs. In addition, in the coming weeks we hope to add a downloads section for you to purchase and download some of the awesome music from your favorite LRR videos.
As always, please let me know if you are having any issues, or if you have any questions or comments.