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09 June 2024

Recording My Life

Little snippets of everyday living

So I went shopping the other day, from store to store, to find the cheapest handheld camcorder I could. Y'know, one of those with the flippy screen and hand strap that makes it super comfy, small enough to fit in ur pocket (kinda)? Couldn't find one. At least not for the price range I had in mind.

See, I've had this idea in my mind for a while now, recording my life. Just little snippets, little moments. Thing is, with pictures, they'll go to my camera roll, sometimes to the group chat, but most are never seen again. Anything I record on my phone? Gone. Doesn't matter, I save so many images and memes that anything worth recalling upon will be lost to time. If i were to buy an expensive camera, and it breaks while I'm doing something like exploring a storm drain? That's money down the drain. Literally.

It was an idea on the back-burner, that was, until, while listening to the Lil RES podcast (highly reccomended for chill, "just friends talking about interesting things" podcast) where they mentioned buying a cheap kids toy camera for like, $20, and using that to record stuff. Due to the quality of the camera, it gives off that early-2000's first-mass market camera vibe. I was stunned, like, duh! Kids toys! They're designed to be thrown around the ringer and not be cared about, if it breaks, it's cheap to replace, and it's low-quality enough that the filmography isn't so much of a concern. So I went hunting.

As stated above, I couldn't fine one in time for the start of June. There were some video cameras but none in the form-factor I was after. Those one-handed camcorder ergonomics are too good to pass up. I took to ebay, and bought the cheapest camera I could find. It was like, $25 from what I can remember? cheap as chips. So it comes in, and on the same day I'm gonna go exploring a storm drain with some friends, prefer chance to give it a whirl! I chuck in some batteries (it doesn't charge, just takes AAAs), an SD card, and record an opening to listed back. It sucks! The audio is terrible, the video quality is equally bad, but that's exactly what I wanted. It captures the raw beauty of the world in all it's 4:3 stretched to 16:9 glory. So i went out, recorded the day. Everything from my friends and their thoughts, the walk to, inside, and from the drain, the food we bought afterwards, the convo on the car ride home. Editing it together that night... I fell in love with the concept!

I've been doing this for a few days now, and I already wanna upgrade my camera. I'd keep both, one to capture stuff in high quality (and with the audio synced, the cheap-o's audio does not sync AT ALL with the video) and one to capture stuff in places where I don't feel safe carrying an expensive piece of equipment around. I could get a few cheap-o cameras with some cheap SD cards and throw one in every bag I own, that way I'm always ready to record the day, bringing along the good one when I know something good is gonna happen.

I won't be uploading my personal vids here, they're personal after all! But I may post some interesting findings with the cam on my site someday, perhaps on it's own dedicated page, but for now, I wanna tell YOU to try this out! Find the cheapest camcorder you can, and record your day! Little snippets, walking around, talking with your friends, experiencing life. Look back on these moments at the end of the day. Look back at them at the end of the week, look back regularly, and see that you have enjoyed life. Even if you show these videos to nobody but yourself, there's an inbuilt incentive, when you dedicated yourself to recording your day, to do something interesting. Maybe you go for a walk, capture the streets, maybe you take a different route home for a change of scenery, it's up to you!

A few recent events have upped my mood lately, and this camera is no exception. In fact, I can see this high lasting a long time. I can't wait to see it all edited together at the end of the year.

That's all for today's post! I wanna quickly put a shoutout to those who've commissioned me over the past few days, I'm struggling financially a lot lately, so that support means SO much to me!

See y'all in the next one :3

31 May 2024

The Good Ending

Plushie once stolen, is now in my hands!


Small blog post today but I'm happy so I wanna post!!
This is the Eggbug plushie, the mascot for cohost.org! It was supposed to be delivered to me roughly a month ago... but was stolen!! Porch pirates came by, opened my mailbox, (our landlord never provided us with a key to lock it) took the package out, opened the package on the spot, took the plushie out of the Makeship bag, and threw the bag and packaging onto the ground! It lookeded like a crime scene when I walked out. With what little income I do have to spend on hobbies like plushie collecting, I was devistated, to the point of tears. Why would someone steal a plushie of all things, of such an obscure website, and to leave the packaging all over the ground, as if to taunt me?!

Of course, I immedietly reached out to Makeship and the delievery company, to which the couriers responsed first, confirming (with pictures) that the package was delivered inside the mailbox. Makeship however... took THREE WEEKS.


However, when they FINALLY got back to me, it was a smooth proccess. They asked for an address, and I gave them a postal box address this time. I aint ever getting stuff delievered straight home anymore. A week later,


Now, while I do wish the original porch pirate a very stubbed toe tonight, now that I have my own Eggbug, I can only hope the thief is enjoying their plushie! Who am I to be mad when we BOTH have plushies now?! It's a win/win.

Anyway, short update, but I wanna do more of these little posts about life, cuz this is my net space and I can do what I want!!!!!!!

18 May 2024

The Playdate is Cool

This funky little handheld is neat as heck!!

Hey everyone! It's been a while since I've posted here, things have been REALLY busy! I've got some plans to update this website with some cool new blog posts, but those who've been paying attention will just have noticed all the commissions I've been uploading to the Gallery, yep, that's where half of my time has been lol.

The other half has been handhelds! I picked up my 2DSXL again and played some games on it, had a week-and-a-bit stint of Nintendogs, but forgot one day and felt too bad to return, I cannot face Suika now after all this time... I'm sorry young pup... aaaanyway, I also dug out my PSP and PSvitas, installed some new games and have been having a blast! The PSvita has gotta be one of the best handhelds ever released, it's the perfect size, feels great, plays great, and the games released were bangers! So sad Sony killed it, although I've heard rumours they're making a new handheld that can run PS4 games. I'd be down for that!

As the title of this post suggests tho, the Playdate is the one I've been spending the most time with. I got this dinky little thing when it was first released, though those familiar will know it came in waves due to it's popularity. I was in wave 3, so I've had this puppy for a while now. I got my season's worth of fun, then it kinda just sat in my drawer for ages, until now! I checked out the catalouge and got myself Mars After Midnight, a cute little game by Lucas Pope of "Papers Please" fame. It kinda feels similar to that where you gotta make let only the right kinda martians into your support group by checking for signs, although it's less oppressive commentary, and more funny alien mental health support group antics. The game I've sunk the most hours into is Labrynth, it's a Wizadry-like dungeon crawler with an addictive gameplay loop consisting of killing monsters, charming others onto your side, and slowly upgrading your gear to take on the lower levels. It's a quick, bite sized rougelike with deep enough mechanics to get me coming back. Makes me wish for a deeper version of the same game, maybe without permadeath, and more locations and hand-made levels? I like these types of games so I'd love to see more on the platform, it's oddly perfect?

Not just for games though, I've been using the Playdate as an alarm clock! I've had a terrible time of getting stuck to my phone in bed every morning as I dismiss the alarm and are immedietly presented with notifications from friends, YouTube, and the overwhelming desire to waste my morning through Instagram Reels, (Darn those reels!) so by taking my phone out of my room into the kitchen and subbing my alarm for the Playdate, who's screen I can't even see in the dark morning due to it's lack of backlight, my mornings have been much more productive! I get up, dismiss the alarm, and now I have no reason to stay in bed anymore. I go to the shower, have my morning clean, and end up in the Kitchen to make my breakfast, and check up on what I missed on my phone. By the time I sit down at my desk, I don't feel so bad, knowing I've gotten my morning routine completed!

Would I reccomend the Playdate? Sure, I've gotten my fun out of the device, I would. That being said, it is really expensive. For $200USD you can get yourself a lot of other things, but this little device is perfect for me. It's an indie-dev and indie-game-lover's pefect system. It's not for everyone, not at all, but for those who it appeals to, it's perfect. One day I'll make a game for it... one day......... eventually..............

Anyway, look forward to more blog posts in the near future, and I hope you have a wonderful day!

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