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Semester Updates

Posted in Art, Film, Life, Music, News, Poetry, School, Video, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2012 by blakejohnson

Hello everyone,
It’s been a while since I last updated this with anything at all, so I figured I’d post a solid summary of what I’ve been up to for the last 4 months or so.

It’s been a crazy semester, packed full of projects and the like, and I’ve done my best to detail the best of them on my portfolio. Continue reading

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Update

Posted in Books, DIY, Entertainment, Film, Inspiration, Life, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2009 by blakejohnson

So…been a longass time since I posted. Figured some sort of update was in order, so here goes…

I’ve moved back to VT. For the holidays, but also for the foreseeable future. It’s vacation, then working, saving up, and if all goes as planned, film school starting in the Fall. I’ve taken a two-year detour from what was really my dream, and I’m back on track. So that’s good.

Before I left, I got to check out a MAKE IT! fair and was pretty impressed. I’d wanted to go last year in Vancouver but looked up the vendors that had websites and was pretty turned off. This year I just took the plunge and am sure glad I did. From Cocoa Nymph (awesome chocolates) to Thyrza Segal’s Plantscapes to Daughters of Bastards Warrior Wear (awesome chain mail jewelry, no website, sorry) there was plenty of awesome stuff to check out and to gawk at. Catalyst Reaction had some cool leather stuff and I picked up some great Christmas cards from Hug + Kiss Designs.

Other than that, not much else to report. T-day in Seattle with the bro, a week in NYC with an old friend, then getting settled in here, ready for Christmas, watching the last of my funds slip away.

Moved onto Season 2 of Fringe and giving Leverage a second chance. Finished Dexter Season 4 last night. I’m still traumatized. Fantastic show…they don’t pull any punches. Hoping to start in on Supernatural Season 2 soon. Being Human was a no-go for me; the emo vampire dude was waaay over the top annoying, I couldn’t even look at him. Watched Slither and Gremlins recently. Both were awesome. Definitely to-purchase. Great fun. Excited about Chuck’s Season 3 and Burn Notice’s continuation in January too. Workin’ away at my to-watch lists…

I’ve been on a pretty major Star Wars kick lately. Partly nostalgia (I found my first screenplay – a Star Wars fanfilm, almost 70 pages!), partly reading Death Troopers (fun!) and partly finally getting around to watching Star Wars Clone Wars from Cartoon Network. Pretty awesome series, I’m having a blast. You know it’s good when it gets you excited about watching the prequels. Yea. That’s serious.

Listening to lots of industrial and gothic, generally dark stuff lately…Rammstein mostly but Imperative Reaction, Assemblage 23, Zombie Girl a bit, I:Scintilla, Heimataerde, Icon of Coil and Birthday Massacre. Got Nightwish’s Dark Passion Play on in the background right now. Never a baddie :P. Awesome album.

Hope all’s well with everybody reading. And everybody not reading. And no I didn’t get you presents. Have great holidays! 🙂

Larry Lessig @ TED on Law & Creativity

Posted in Art, Film, Get Meta!, Inspiration, Music, People, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2009 by blakejohnson

This may be one of the best videos I’ve seen as a plea for business and industry and politics to embrace and support new media, technologies, and youth culture instead of fighting it with lawsuits and ‘non-common-sense’ methods as they’ve been doing. This is a huge debate these days and one that needs more accepting, supportive and constructive tones – much like Lessig’s presentation style – from both sides in working toward resolution and progress. Enjoy the video… I dare you not to become addicted to the collection of recordings available on the site. Comments welcome :).

Felicia Day's B-Day Present

Posted in Entertainment, Humor, Music, Video, YouTube with tags , , , , , on July 31, 2009 by blakejohnson

Posted on twitter (@feliciaday), this was too good not to repost. Enjoy. (And happy birthday, Felicia!)

Love & Trolls

Posted in Entertainment, Music, Web, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2009 by blakejohnson

So I was on a late-night last.fm new music binge and found this …oddly fascinating:
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R3M1X3D

Posted in Entertainment, Humor, Music, Video, YouTube with tags , , , , , , on June 20, 2009 by blakejohnson

Oh yea. Just call me 1337. …Anyway, I found a few classics remixed on YouTube today, just perusing, and thought I’d do a roundup and share. Points for remembering where they’re from before checking out the link. Oh, sorry… P01N7S. Yea. Those.

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vil-s82_LM0

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPAIAxpnUjM

Okay, they’re not all classics, but they’re well-known. Here are the older ones…

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FOyui9viSY

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chmL5AS352I

Marilyn Manson & Bill O'Reilly

Posted in Get Meta!, Music, People, Video, YouTube with tags , , , , , on May 18, 2009 by blakejohnson

I can’t stand Bill O’Reilly interviews. I hate the standpoints, the badgering, the ultimatums he gives his interviewees, everything. Conversely, I like watching Marilyn Manson interviews, partly because I think people like him who are quiet but clearly have something to say deserve to say it, and because the ones with him are always intelligent and interesting. This interview is the best interview I’ve ever seen with either of them. If you can’t stand O’Reilly, don’t worry, this puts that reputation to rest for once, and gives Manson the greatest opportunity I’ve seen so far to say what he wants to say in a TV-friendly way. Check it out: