2019 Update

Well….. here we are. In 2019! In January I made three posts: Testing My New Film Stuff, Using My ProductionCrate Subscription,  and Not a real Tipper Story, but lore I guess. 

January was awesome, but fairly busy. Vanguard has started up again and there’s always creative writing sucking out all my usually-Tipper centered creative juices. I have written a Tipper short story, but it takes place a little bit in the future, so I will have to work my way up to there. Anna had her 16th birthday party, and I had to sink in a dozen hours editing a big video for her. February has started out strong! I have already labbed (smash terminology for practicing something over and over again) Bayonetta combos for like two hours, started working on some STRANGE effects, and the patriots won the superbowl! WOOOOOOH! Although it was quite sad watching the superbowl alone. 😥

Anyway, new stuff: I am working on a video formatted under review, but at the last minute, my microphone broke! Ah well… I’m having it sent back anyway. I might sneak in a Tipper chapter somewhere if I have enough time, and you will probably see another VFX showcase as well. If people are asking about the sequel, well……. I’m sad to say it, but it’s not happening. At least not in the next nine months. These projects take a while, and if I can’t get the right actors, it wont work. That doesn’t mean no short films from me, however. I have lots of exciting things planned. Okay, this is the update for this month, goodbye and have a great month!

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Not a real Tipper Story, but lore I guess……

Here is a brief summary of Hobbit ettiquette. 

1. If a neighbor asks nicely for a plant or food item from your garden nicely, do not demand a price. If such behavior continues, cordially direct them to the market.

2. Be hospitible when guests come. Put all your food on the table, and do not keep the food they bring.

3. When going to a nieghbors house, bring one food item and one refreshment. The refreshment cannot be water.

4. When speaking with a notable figure, such as the mayor, look them in the eye and not at your shoes.

5. When at a neighbors table, do not grab for food, or use rude language. (Rotten, Thistel, Fyclap) In Rolk, these translate to: terrible, irritating, devious/deceptive. Long political talks are frowned upon because the outcome usualy concludes in all parties present being bored.

6. This rule applies to all of the above. Do these things until very uncomfortable. At that point, explain your lack of manners.

Musical Themes

I don’t have enough time to put out a full Tipper story today, so I will cover another topic. (But don’t worry, Tipper’s in the works)

Musical themes are awesome. Every character should have it’s own, unique theme that expresses their character. I will go through some of my favorite themes, then add some themes to my existing characters.

First off, each superhero has their own theme. Each theme perfectly fits the character. For instance, Spiderman: 

This theme calls back to the original spiderman song, and blends it perfectly into this theme. It’s not as grand as some of the other themes, but perfectly suits the character, just like the suit. The second half of the suite is the main theme of the villian, the vulture. It’s honestly pretty scary, and is a great villain theme.

The next superhero theme I will be looking at is Batman. Everyone knows him, his theme just fits.

It’s dark and sinister, it’s rooftops on a gloomy rooftop (this was a mistake but I decided to put it in because I”M BATMAN), it’s Batman! This theme, though old matches up with the character of Batman to a T. I also really like the part with the organs, teasing his main villain.

That’s enough for superheroes, though.

Here is another popular franchise: BUM BUM BUM BAAAAAAH BAHHHHHHH…..It’s Star Wars.

There are lots of good character themes from the Original Trilogy, The Prequels, and the new stuff too.  Here are two good ones:

Rey’s theme:

This one pictures a naive girl, from the middle of nowhere. It’s very subtle, and I really like it. The use of bells and flutes solidify this fact. It puts in some Star Wars-esque big violins, and those work very well. Fun Fact: John Williams composed this masterpiece when he was 82-83 years old. 83! 

Anakin’s theme:

This is an awesome theme, but the best part of it is the musical foreshadowing. It starts out whimsical and ends with the imperial march, the theme of Darth Vader.

I missed so many themes, I know, but these stood out to me. I wan’t to now assign existing themes to my characters.

The theme of Tipper Turnfield:

This one is hard for me, I can’t just assign him a theme, he’s Tipper, basically the main character of my blog. So I’m thinking a mix of two themes:

I’m thinking the theme of “I Am The Doctor” with the instruments and part of the theme in “Old Friends”. Basically,* make the first theme seem for fantasy-y and less sci-fi-y.

Setioc Haven is a character I have not introduced yet, but I have a perfect theme for him. He wields the staff of truth (and deception) So this theme fits his slightly insane, clumsy, genius nature.

Naka Hawke is another character I haven’t introduced yet, but he is an over the top, angry, selfcentered wielder of the staff of hate. If you don’t feel like listening to an angry heavy metal song, than please do not have a listen.

This probably isn’t my most fleshed out post, but I wanted to make it anyway. So……Bye!

*Run

In which I learn (Tipper Turnfield part 13)

Do you like the Morph picture for my header? Photoshop is awesome. Anyway, it’s been far too long.

I flipped through the pages, feeling like I had been doing this for months. Well, time flies when you’re having fun, or something like that. (I was never very good with the Naren-isms) It had a whole lot on dragons. I stopped to look at some of the pages. “Ice dragons, they really are just good for cold weather, they don’t really breathe ice like the myths say.” or, “Pretty sure Lightning Dragons don’t exist, Lightning isn’t the kind of thing dragons are known for, anyway.” I found a page that looked interesting: “Take a normal dragon, right? They can breathe fire. Some people have the misconception that once you bond with a dragon, you gain its abilities. This is false. The fiery breath is double false, as it is not an ability more than it is anatomical. But if a fire dragon, for instance, can ignite itself, then the trainer (you) can NOT ignite yourself. Bonding with a dragon simply means that you can work with them. You know their thoughts, or in the example of the fire dragon, are immune to the dragon’s fire when you ride it. For more specification, see page 764.” “So you mean,” I said aloud “That when the dragon ignites while you’re riding it, you will not burn up. I guess that makes sense. Explains how when Morph teleports, I can stay with him instead of falling off like an.. an…” I thought of the right form of abuse. “Idiot, that’s it!” (Hobbit forms of abuse mainly apply to plants or food. Rotten is one of the more popular terms because that applies to both food and plants. Rolk speech is much ruder, and generally frowned upon by more respectable folk )  I swiped through the pages faster. It was probably getting dark outside. But then again, who would miss him? Maybe being alone had its benefits. “You’re not alone” I heard, and jumped! But it was only Morph, reminding me of what he was there for. “Thanks, Morph” I whispered, not sure if he could hear me, but don’t do that again! It’s creepy. I shivered. Hobbit’s had much more terms for fear than abuse. We even had a word for when you swear somethings behind you. It’s Sweyevolled. A mouthful, I know. I normally felt this feeling when Naren was around. I was usually right. I blinked and refocused. I could get a little carried away at times. When I turned the page, I found what I was looking for: The title read: “Phantom Dragons”

 

This chapter was mostly fluff, I’ll admit, but I want to ease back into writing more Tipper, so I don’t want a huge plot point to drop when I’m feeling rusty. Besides, the more Hobbit Lore, the better!

 

FYI

The most recent post I made was a little cryptic, so here is some more information.

I am making a sequel to a short film I made last year. It will (hopefully) be out by spring 2019. However, my actors are very busy and I am not quite sure that they will be available for shooting, so this project isn’t 100% guaranteed. All goes well, I should be able to get this project underway pretty soon. I am mostly still going for a comedic tone, and it will probably be a few minutes longer too. I can’t wait! Can you?