Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wednesday Rants: March 2014 #2

Greetings Fellow Readers! Welcome to the second issue of Wednesday Rants March edition. Since I am on time, I am going to talk a little more in depth about my 2 YouTube plans as I had planned, so let us begin.

[Cyber Tactics® Developer Log]

I apologize for not having this video ready this month. The thing is that I had to deal with a few things behind the scenes regarding trade secrets before I would release a video. Hopefully this will be settled in a couple of weeks. The other problem is, as will be the same for next segment I'll talk about, is a video editor. As some you may watched my videos, 'Prototype Presentations', they are not exactly high quality. The other problem is trying to see the cards and what they do. That is a big problem if you can't see what I am talking very well. I may mix a video in from time to time if I need to do a physical action, but the idea of doing a video slideshow is the show the cards much closer on the screen and even throw in some diagrams if needed.

However, finding a good cheap editor is very difficult. After what happened last year when my computer's hard rive burned out and left me a full month with no computer to do any work, I don't want to risk that with the wrong program. This will be a daunting task of course, I want this series of videos to do good, be informative, and very accessible whenever the game hits the market for those who purchase their copy of the game.

After I do manage to get an editor, this is going to take some time for to learn how to use such a thing because I have no editing experience or film making experience, which will be fun but most likely exhaustive. Heck doing the presentations was hard enough as it is because of all the stuttering over my script. But once all of this falls into place, you all learn more about Cyber Tactics I didn't show in the 'Prototype Presentations' and hopefully you will all find the game much more entertaining.

[Video Readings]

This is another project I want to do and this one I will need an editor of course, just like above, so I can record my voice. After all I need a title card of my writings sprawled on the screen. I took a look at other YouTube videos that have done readings and they just had the title sit there for the duration of the video. They may get broken down into smaller videos, I'll probably keep them at 10 Minutes each so as to drain any of you like a wall of text.

Now because this is an entirely new experience for me, I may start off small, since I never done editing. I'll probably go with 'Days of Fate and Destiny' to see test everything out and see how my voice sounds. having a good voice and good microphone is very important and again this require me to not sound boring. I don;'t know if making character voices seems necessary, especially with females since I can't produce a female voice, but it will be fun to try.

Finally there is the question of illustrations, to reflect certain scenes or maybe characters when they talk to a shot-reverse shot type of clip when talking, so you know who is talking, considering that my voice may be one-note. Plus it might be fun eye candy for you all, but that is something that will be very very later in the future.

Nevertheless, I will start small and work my way to bigger stories to get better and better. I may even produce an original story exclusive to the readings. In the end I want to have fun doing this and really get my stories out there and to a wider audience. Of course, I should also to be on the safe side, do a little editing of the writing first just to be safe with the end product.


The first Monday of April is the 7th. At 8:00pm EST, I will post up April's scheduling.

Thank you all for joining me.

Until next time...

See ya.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wednesday Rants: March 2014 #1

Greetings Fellow Readers! Welcome to a late edition of Wednesday Rants. My apologies. because fo the short time I have before Thursday arrives, I am gonna keep this short.

[Arcana Magi Season 4]

I want to thank all of my fellow Readers for joining me this season for Memorial and Pure. Next season will be the 5ht Anniversary of 'Arcana Magi'. I have yet to figure what I am going to do, but I do want to make it special. So join me in October, when the 5th kicks off.

[Cyber Tactics on Youtube]

The plan to have a video up this month is still in the works. Basically the plan is to cover all things Cyber Tactics, from individual cards to game mechanics. it will be in depth with each subject. However, I have not decided how I will approached this. I could use the R&D Table like in the Prototype Presentations, but I am also thinking about slideshow, but I don't how to pull that off. I'll have it all figured out soon enough.

[Prototype Presentations]

I am in the selection process of what to present, but I will be working on a new video to present another game. Stay tuned for more details.

[Youtube Readings]

I am interested in doing video readings of my works on Youtube, but just like the Cyber Tactics on youtube, I don't know how to approach this and make it work. Also scheduling. Once I figure it all out, then I will make announcements.

[Free 'Shell' Friday]

Just to give a heads up, this week is another Free 'Shell' Friday so feel free to snatch a copy if you haven't yet.

So these are the rants this time around. Again I apologize for being late. I really have no excuse for this. Thank you all for joining me.

Until next time..

See ya.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Quixk NOTES: March #1

Greetings Fellow Readers! Welcome to another edition of Quick NOTES. We've reach the conclusion of 'Arcana Magi' Season 4, please enjoy.

--Now on Fictionaut: 'Arcana Magi Pure Vol. 4 - Chapter 5'

While Mayumi deals with the the mist monster, Emi confronts Hikari.

Click on the sidebar link to check it out.

Well that is all for the Quick NOTES.

Until Next Time...

See ya.

Monday, March 3, 2014

NEWS and NOTES: March 2014

Greetings Fellow Readers! Welcome to this months edition of 'NEWS and NOTES'. I hope you all have enjoyed 'Arcana Magi Pure Vol.4'. We've reached the final chapter and then we enter unknown territory.

-- This Friday, March 7 , 2014 on Fictionaut at 8:00 PM EST: 'Arcana Magi Pure Vol. 4 - Chapter 5'

Mayumi is in the fight of her life and Emi is in danger, in this dramatic conclusion.

-- Wednesday, March 12, 2014: 'Wednesday Rants'

Join H-M Brown as he talks about his writings and other projects.

-- Friday, March 14, 2014 on Kindle: Free 'Shell' Fridays

Get your copy of 'Shell', the prequel to 'The Geolyth Equation' as seen on 'Duality of Horror', today!

 -- Friday, March 21, 2014 on Kindle: Free 'Shell' Fridays

Get your copy of 'Shell', the prequel to 'The Geolyth Equation' as seen on 'Duality of Horror', today!

-- Wednesday, March 26, 2014: 'Wednesday Rants'

Join H-M Brown as he talks about his writings and other projects.

--This March, TBD on Youtube: Cyber Tactics Walkthrough

Join H-M Brown as he walks you through behind the scenes of Cyber Tactics card game. Date to be determined.

That's all for this month.

Until Next Time...

See ya.