New Video!

Wolfpack,

Another new video has been uploaded.

This one is a video of the popular Multi-player Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game, DOTA 2. It’s one of my favorite games to play, and I’ve been at it for a little while now, but until recently I didn’t want to make a video out of it as there’s a plethora of similar content already.

But, that changed earlier this week when I played possibly the most hilariously entertaining round of DOTA ever!

Basically, there was a “noob“, if you will, on the opposing team who just failed so epically the entire time that it made me almost unable to play the game because of sheer laughter. Anyway, after the round was over I realized that if I thought this was funny, chances are, someone else will too. So with that reasoning in mind, I decided to make a compilation of all the times this guy got “ganked” (DOTA speak for getting killed in-game) along with a rather humorous commentary in text-form that satirizes what might’ve been going through his head at the time.

Anyway, here’s the link:

Please check it out when you get the chance as I’m sure it’ll likely brighten up your day a little.

 

Until next time,

TW1

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Let’s Play Arma 3

Wolfpack,

So I just put up a new video on my Youtube channel.

As I mentioned earlier, I wanted to take the channel into a new direction because of the old videos just simply weren’t getting enough views.

This new video is just a quick “Let’s Play” of ARMA 3, an ultra-realistic military shooter simulation game that I think is essential for everyone who’s a military buff. Quite frankly, it doesn’t get more realistic then this in a video game.

Anyway, when you get the chance please check it out!

Until next time,

TW1

 

P.S. Here’s the link:

IMPORTANT! UPDATE!

Wolfpack,

It is with great regret that I must inform you that the Digital History blog is about to undergo some massive changes.

Specifically, I am going to shift the content of my videos away from the epic battle scenes using Total War machinima. The reason why is because it has come to my attention that the Youtube channel, as it currently stands, just simply isn’t getting enough views.

When I began this channel, one of my express goals was for it to go ‘viral’ or at the very least to gain at least 1,000 views on a video.

So far, this has not happened and it does not appear likely that this will ever be the case.

As such, I’ve decided to temporarily take a step back and re-evaluate the direction of my channel.

This will obviously take some time and as of the time of this writing I have no idea exactly how long this might take. However, please note that I am most certainly NOT discontinuing the channel. I am merely changing it to focus on a different subject altogether in an effort to evolve and adapt over some challenges that I did not see coming.

With that said, I thank you all for very much for your support and views and respectfully request that you keep me mind for the future.

Until next time,

TW1

Legionnaire

The Battle of Carthage!

Wolfpack,

It’s finally here!!!

That’s right the Battle of Carthage video has finally been released. It took me a lot longer than it should’ve, but in the end I hope you all enjoy watching it as I much as I enjoyed making it.

Carthage

Men! Prepare for battle!

Also, this video did not originally start with the intention of coinciding with the release of the Hannibal at the Gates DLC pack for Total War: Rome 2, but now that I think about it, my video totally fits in well with the whole ‘Carthage’ theme that Creative Assembly is doing right now.

Anyway, just like last time I will do another double follow-up post(s) in regards to the video. The first one will be another more in-depth analysis of the real life historical event, while the second post will be a ‘making of’ video where I will highlight some of the difficult parts of the whole process as well as going over what new things I did this time around with Sony Vegas.

In the meantime, if you haven’t gotten a chance to check out the video yet, please do so. I think you’ll enjoy it.

Lastly, as always, if you liked what you saw then please comment, like, follow, subscribe, and share with all your friends and family.

Until next time!

TW1

Endnote: No assets from the ‘Hannibal at the Gates’ DLC pack was used in the making of this video. I have not bought the new DLC yet as of the time of this writing, 11:30 p.m. Central Time, March 27th, 2014.

College Bar

My First Night Working At A Bar

Wolfpack,

I know I’ve been away for awhile now, and you’re probably all expecting that new ‘Battle of Carthage’ video to be done soon. Well, rest assured, it’s actually nearing completion. But in the meantime, I’d like to share with you a story from my own personal past that I just remembered the other day randomly and thought it was too funny to keep it a secret. So here it goes!

Back when I was in my senior year of college. I started working at a bar for the first time ever! It was quite an exciting experience and one that I learned a lot from. In fact, there were a lot of things that I NEVER would’ve expected to learn about. Such as the intricacies of how a bar functions and some more embarrassing things about our patrons.

This story is one of those about the customer(s).

How it always begins

Specifically, it’s in regards to female customers; college-aged, preppy, suburban, well-off, white-girl wasted, partying, living life on the edge type customers that we had a lot of.

This particular offset of our customer base had a tendency to make bathrooms…MESSY. I mean really, REALLY messy!

Bathroom

Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter

Now I had no idea that this actually happened before I was the guy who had to clean up after them. Because when I first started at my bar I was just a door guy. In fact, on my first night, I was working the door position that always handles the bathrooms. Going into it, I knew it wasn’t going to be a pretty sight at the end of the night, but what I didn’t know was that the chicks’ bathroom would be 1000x worse than the dudes’.

I mean seriously, come on! You usually expect the guys to be the ones who get totally hammered and make an obnoxious mess of the place. At least that’s the way all my friends were. Getting blacked-out drunk and then puking in the bathrooms/floors then passing out in a pile of it and finally peeing their pants while unconscious. Sorry for the mental images there, but I had to make a point. Anyway, turns out I was wrong.

Sure, the guys’ bathroom was no Garden of Eden. But other than some broken glass/spilled beer and bits and pieces of toilet paper on the floor there wasn’t anything else to clean up. It was a rather easy duty. So after I got done with that, I gladly walk on over to the girls’ bathroom thinking “…ha! This is gonna be so easy, piece of cake!”

WRONG!!!

The second I opened the door, I swear it felt like I had walked through a dimensional warp of some kind to an alternate reality where a full-blown battle had broken out that was fought between warring clans of sorority sisters and/or other college girl stereotypes. I mean the place was DESTROYED!

Aftermath

The first stall had the lights broken out.

The mirrors had makeup (I think) rubbed on it in ways that MUST have been on purpose.

Not only was there toilet paper, paper towels, and all other sorts of toiletries all over the floor, but it was IMMEDIATELY OBVIOUS that more than one person had deliberately thrown all this trash all over the place. Like entire rolls, including the backup ones that weren’t even being used, were disheveled and then rolled around on the floor.

Plus, the soap dispensers had half their contents dripping on the sinks/floor in such way as to make you think that somebody clearly just kept pushing the damn thing for the hell of it.

And there was even broken glass from empty Vodka bottles among other glass as well. But those bottles are damn thick!!! I mean you’d have to break one on purpose, it’s not like if it fell over from the counter that it’d shatter like that. NO! This was an act of intentional sabotage.

So after I managed to get myself together, much like a rookie recruit shell-shocked from landing on Omaha beach in Normandy, I began the long process of making this place squeaky clean. This was my job after all.

And so I continued on. Sweeping first, then mopping, then mirrors and porcelain. And finally to the last task.

The dreaded tampon boxes!!!!!!!!!

Tampon

OH
MY
GOD!

You thought everything was bad before? HA! Wait until you get a load of this. See our establishment, like many other fine places of entertainment, understands that the ‘fairer’ gender has to deal with some physical responsibilities that others don’t have to worry about. In light of that little detail, our owners provided these little metal containers/boxes nailed conveniently within easy reach onto the stall walls for the ladies to dispose of the bio-hazard otherwise known as USED TAMPONS!!! The way it works is…they just put it into this box that has a brown paper bag in it, and then little old me comes in at the end of the end, picks up the damn thing, and tosses it out into the garbage can as quickly as possible before the Zombie Virus spreads to me. Simple right?

So simple that you’d think nothing could go wrong, right?

right???

WRONG!!!AGAIN!!!

On this night, of my very first night, I had the displeasure of having to pick one up by itself…WITH MY BARE HANDS!!!

Now how the hell did this happen you ask?

Simple, it was at the end of a long shift that required more energy than I had initially realized. And after dealing with the aftermath of the Battle of White-Girl-Wastedlingrad I simply didn’t have the mental capacity to recognize what I saw in that dark, danky little box. I figured it was nothing and quite frankly, at that point, I just wanted to get the hell out of there and go back home and sleep already. So, go figure, I reach in, grab it with my hand completely, then take it out, only to realize that it was wet and leaking some kind of reddish fluid into my palm.

And that’s when the sheer GRAVITY of the situation hit me. I had just picked up this dripping wet, used tampoon with my bare hands and some random girls’…OK you know what I’m not going to get into the details anymore.

It’s too traumatic, and I don’t want to have a flashback to that moment.

Plus, you get the idea now.

Anyway, after that I quietly finished the rest of my duties in solemn silence, then checked out and clocked out with my manager and left to go home,…but not to sleep.

This must’ve been what some poor Medieval peasant felt like when he saw a boil on himself during the height of the Black Death. Sheer Terror!

OK so hopefully you guys enjoyed reading that as much as I (sort of) liked recounting that. As I said earlier, I thought this story was just too good to be kept secret, especially considering that it was my first night on the job. I always wondered if other bar industry employees had similar experiences on their first shifts…

Anyway, if you enjoyed what you read then please comment, like, subscribe, follow, and share with all your friends and family.

Until next time!

TW1

 

 

 

Next Battle Coming Soon!

Hey guys,

So I realized that I’ve kind of neglected what originally brought us all here. The Youtube videos I promised to make of epic battle scenes. Well, I’ve finally got some more free time and have settled on which battle my next episode is going to focus on. Which is…The Battle of Carthage!

That’s right, the one that made Rome into Rome. This was the make or break moment of arguably the world’s greatest empire. If Rome had screwed this one up, they probably would’ve faded into obscurity like so many other puny, little fiefdoms who didn’t make the cut, and are now just important enough to warrant a page or two in some high school kid’s ‘World History Textbook’. But instead, the Romans, being the conquering warriors they were completely annihilated Carthage and began a legacy that would live to this day, and probably even longer than ours.

So hopefully you guys are all as excited as I am about this next episode. In the meantime, I’ll try and keep everyone updated as frequently as possible.

Until next time,

TW1

UPDATE!

So, today’s post is going to be an update on some changes I’d like to make to this blog.

I’ll begin this post by really quickly listing off what I want to go over then I’ll elaborate. So my points are:

 

1) Talking about what the changes are that I’m about to make in regards to the future of this blog

and

2) Why I’m making those changes,

 

Alright, so my first topic is that I’ll be taking this blog into a new direction. I intend for this blog to double as my online portfolio so to speak. I’m considering pursuing a career in social media marketing. Part of that involves being able to write and blog well on WordPress. Having an understanding and a good track record of posts on WordPress is essential if not vitally necessary for this goal. In short, if you want to work in social media you might want to prove to your future employer that you can at least handle blogging on WordPress.

So, why exactly am I doing this? Well simple, in order for me to work in social media as a professional I have to demonstrate to potential employers that I have a solid understanding of it in the first place. Now pretty much everyone knows how to use Facebook and Instagram to gain followers. That’s really nothing special or complicated, but what separates the wheat from the chaff in this case is how well you can write on the internet. This most commonly comes in the form of blogging, and WordPress is the undeniable king of blogs. So the obvious conclusion, is that you need to master WordPress or at least take the first steps to doing so. That’s why I’m taking this blog in a new direction. This blog will serve to demonstrate, to any potential employers out there, that not only am I familiar with and comfortable using WordPress, but that my personal writing style is of an interesting yet professional nature. It’s very simple actually, if you can get a lot of followers on WordPress, it looks good on your part. Even more importantly, if you can write in a professional yet personable way, you stand a better chance of the right people taking notice of your work and being impressed by it.

See blogs are one of the major ways that companies use to affect their reputation and bottom line. It’s a simple and convenient way of marketing themselves, a.k.a., getting more people to know about them and generating interest in the company. And the more people that know your name and are interested in what you do, then the more sales/revenue you can generate. Now this is where I come in, I hope to use this blog to prove to whoever is looking that I can use WordPress to garner some positive attention. If I still haven’t proven my point yet, then think of it this way. No one is going to hire you to write for their blog or maybe even to manage their Facebook page if you have NO track record of doing something similar for yourself in your own off time. A potential employer will probably think to themselves, how can I trust this guy to accomplish his goals of attracting more clients/customers/people when he doesn’t even bother to do it on his own in his off time?

Lastly, before I end this post, I want to mention that Digital History is not being abandoned and will continue on in it’s current form. Likewise, the PRIMARY focus of this blog is still going to be tied into Digital History.

Thanks, that is all!

Best Regards,

 

TW1