Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Writing a story...

I have just wrote a back story to the server we are opening soon and it is great, I have infused elements from popular culture and looked at so much content from tv shows my mind is in overload, the story needs a few changes but I hope to start building a quest around it soon...

The next topic for today is recruitment...

We need builders, administrative team, illustrators, guild masters and general staff for the server
This is due to the fact that our team (me & lee) can't do everything, so we are looking for anyone that may be interested...

Thanks for reading...

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Minecraft, uni, gig setup, sleep and repeat...

As you may have guessed the title explains my days at the moment and I think it is quite balanced as I am getting lots of stuff done on the server at the moment... My work for the gig shop is great and some of the gigs I am doing are just brilliant...
I have started back at uni after my study week and it is really relaxed so its good for now...

So I am traveling home at the moment and just relaxing so I can work on the server when I get home...

Thanks for reading...

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Accents and observations...

Everyone has an accent and this is due to many factors many to do with family and areas were people live...

Firstly people don't realise how their accents sound unless they are told about it or they record themselves, the second thing is how people pick up on the accents they hear We always find that tell tales part of an accent, for example: the elongated no (hull), the deep voice (scottish highlands), the slang terms (Liverpool)

The other thing I find is that people are not seeing the difference between English slang and American slang  due to YouTube and the internet...
We listen to youtubers from around the world and we get so use to the accents that we do not see a diffrence in conversations and we find the recognition of accents seem to disappear...

The other thing that seems to happen is we all pronounce different place names in different ways due to our accents and our upbringing and this is most recognizable down south...

When I stayed in chipstead I got the train into London and you pass through various areas ranging from top end places to the lowest parts of London and the people that get on the train reflect the areas they travel from...

The north south divide is highly visable around certain parts in London and the way people show there view is just one of the things that annoys me about London and the south of england...

Everyone is born equal in life and it is only the situation you are lucky to live in that makes you who you are...

No one is better than anyone else and people should learn to respect everyone equally...

Thanks for reading...

things to learn about blogging

So when i first started this blog I wanted to make posts each day, so I started to amount posts then post them, but then i found that the blogpost was not current or relevant as a few days had passed so reverted to writing a post each day and found that the quality was not that good...

I have come to realise that posting a blog entry for the sake of it can effect your blog and make your work look bad and seem unprofessional so I only post an entry when i think it is worth it...

The only thing I ask of the people that read this blog is to follow it and to comment so i can improve my blog for future readers...

This is just a short update blogpost for now but i hope to write something better tomorrow...

Thanks for reading...


Wednesday, 22 February 2012

London blog 2

So I saw a great store with a sale sign in the window today and I wanted a new jacket but when I went to enquire about the price I was shocked to hear the one I wanted was £420... and that was in a 50% sale...

I know London is expensive but some shops are just outrageous and the cost of everything is just too much...
how people can afford the basic essentials for everyday life is surprising but how can anyone justify a £420 jacket...

The plan was to go in to central London today but i decided to explore the local villages and just relax before i travel home tomorrow...

I hope to do some more travel blogs soon so stay tuned...

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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

London blog

As I write this I am sat in the science museum after walk what only can be seen as hundreds of miles...
I had lunch in the greatest pub in London its called "punch and Judy's"
Located in covent garden... The place has great food, great atmosphere and the place is good for meeting friends and having fun... 
The other great thing is its only a 2 second walk to the Apple store which is just amazing...

I am now blogging from my accomodation after traveling back on train but i have spent most of the day on the london underground and I have made some great observations:
- People always get on the middle of the trains as this is the quickest exit off the station
- If you are staying on the edge of london a small tip, the trains fill up more during 4 til 7 so stay in london a little longer to avoid busy trains
- If you want to fit in and blend in to the crowd read a newspaper or book
- if you visit london visit the apple store in covent garden as it is awsome...
   
We have had an indian from the Chipstead Tandoori and it is the greatest indian takeaway I have ever tasted well worth the visit if your in the area...

so i am going to watch a film and relax and until tomorrow keep reading

Thanks for supporting my blog by reading my work... 

Monday, 20 February 2012

Blog from somewhere different...

As I wrote in my last post I am having a few days away and I am writing this blog from a kitchen overlooking a large garden and there is a fox roaming round the pool...

Travel to different places is a great eye opener that shows the divide between parts of the country...

I am spending a few days in London and connecting with old friends plus going to meet a few people regarding a few business plans...

So I will be posting later today...

Thanks for reading

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Busy week away

I'm having a break away for the next few days for a few reasons and I am hoping to blog and vlog plus do some minecraft stuff so I am currently promoting the new channel for the minecraft server and I hope to get some people interested in getting involved...

I have a few plans for the next few days so stay tuned and read tomorrow's post for more detail on my plans and the minecraft server...

Saturday, 18 February 2012

new server and videos

So the kvlcraft team have started from scratch as we were not happy with the last server so we are making a stylised look and make it more professional so hopefully we will be making some headway over the next week as we have a week off uni so watch this space...

Thanks for reading...

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Blogging gap

My last post was Monday and due to university and work I have had no time to post, but now I have sorted most of the current projects I am having a break and doing some work next week so I hope to have some gameplay videos or something uploaded to try to plug the gap in this weeks blog activity...

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Monday, 13 February 2012

Be positive

So over the past week or so I have gone through many different moods due to several factors and this has got me thinking about life and how we can influence a situation...

To achieve anything in life you need a positive attitude... If you are positive about anything you will find that positive things will surround you...

If you act positive and help people they in turn will help you and you can get a sense of achievement in your daily actions...

Negative people that troll the internet are never going to change and my advice to anyone on the internet is simple don't take notice of the negativity and the hate that you may face as long as you are happy with your work and you feel good about it, carry on and don't give up...

If everyone stays positive and supports peoples work they will combat the hate and attacks from these people that set out just to cause pain and hate on hard working people...

Thanks for reading

Driving

I have just finished watching a news segment on my local news programme were the council have stated that young drivers are at more risk of car accidents on the roads of Lincolnshire due to the lack of experience that drivers under the age of 21...

On the segment a young driver stated that learner drivers only learn how to pass the driving test and not learn to drive which in some way is true but it just shows how the driving test is seen by learner drivers...

One of the biggest things that really annoyed me was how some action groups were saying about how accidents could be avoided:

One suggestion was to have a 1 year period were new drivers would have a driving curfew and not be able to drive at night...
But I have a big thing about this as if you limit when people can drive you are dictating to people and this is free country and to limit something like this would stop people from living life as many people need to drive for work and to stop people is to kill that persons livelihood...

I also found that the comments from the people that contacted the show was very one sided and seemed to have ago at the younger people and I felt that the people that contacted the show were very spiteful to the younger generation...

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Saturday, 11 February 2012

Back to normal

so i have had a few days off to deal with some things that I need to sort and this now means its back to work tomorrow and the blogging will resume I am recording some video content for a project and I hope to release my first game play video in the next few days if everything falls in to place...


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Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Competition time

So I am wanting reward all my loyal readers and what better way than competition time if you wish to take part all you have to do is follow this blog...

I will be then running a draw were you could win a game off steam or a private island on the minecraft server

The draw will be drawn in the next few months when the follower numbers are up to a fair number...
The steam game is not decided yet but most likely it will be a copy of skyrim or something like that...

So follow the blog and my games blog to be in the running to win a game or land on the minecraft server

Thanks for reading

Looking back to moving forward

At this moment in life I am in a reflective mood and have been thinking about how I have changed so much of my life...

I have studied the same subject for the past 4 1/2 years but it is the only work that I have ever been happy with my career as a theatre technician is going to be my life and I find that I want to create and make production elements for theatres...

My second passion in life is learning and I find that we will never learn everything as it would be an impossibility to ever do so, but each day we learn something new we learn more about ourselves...

My third Passion is technology and media and this is why blogging is a great interest in my life as it is my mark on the internet and it is there to help people and let me express myself...

My final remark for this blog post is that I am setting up some great videos and some great competitions for my readers so stay tuned over the next few days...

Thanks for reading...

Monday, 6 February 2012

Don't give in or give up...

The internet is full of people that want to hate and just cause problems for people, these people just like to spread misery and offend hard working creative people that use the internet as there place of expression...

I know plenty of people in the YouTube community and the blogging community that have had abuse and comments from these people who make accounts to just hate and attack people, when you think about what motivates the kind of person to do these acts that are both wrong and uncalled for we can see that just because someone has the confidence to speak out on the internet and they don't means that they don't have the guts to do it themselves so they hate on everyone and spread bad feelings around the media...

But the biggest point is that one view of that video or that one view of that webpage has been spread around there friends and you get what can be seen as free advertising...

The negative view of one person on your work also shows that you are doing something with your time and being creative in some way and this point alone should spare you on to keep going and keep uploading content to your website and YouTube...

Don't give up on your work because of a negative comments...

Thanks for reading...

My body clock is screwed

It's 3am and I'm wide awake I went to lay on my bed at 23:30 and relax in a hope I would sleep but after trying everything I just can't seem to sleep and even if I did, I need to be up at 5am to get sorted and catch the bus to university so I just don't know what to do at the moment...

I hope a full day at uni and the trip home tomorrow night might put my body clock back on track...

Thanks for reading

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Erratic blogging of kvlog101

The erratic blogging style is here to stay...

Since i started blogging on 23rd august 2011 i have gone through different styles of blogging and i feel that my style has now become erratic as i don't post everyday and i post when i want and write about what i want... this style suits my personality and my way of working as i used to pre-plan everything but through the past few months my view has changed as every plan i have made seems to fail and go wrong so my blog now reflects my lifestyle in more ways than one..

thanks for reading

Words

I have a great interest in words and language and I have found I seem to take some of the best words and always find use for them and I seem to pick up on older language and use them as I think words should never die out...

Some of the most recent words that seem to appear on youtube seem to be:
Guff
Derping

I am also interested in how the Internet and text language seem to invent new languages... And we see so much manipulation of language in the world of cars heres a mixture of words from different subjects

See how many you understand? And where that come from?
Lol
ROFL
AFK
ABS
DRC

It's funny to see how technology shapes our language and communication... We have evolved to be a 140 character world and all our words are evolving with the modern world. Evolution of language is everywhere and we all contribute to it from early Shakespeare plays to the tweet by the random person we all shape language in ways you may not have thought about before...
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Never lend anyone your mp3 player

My friend was going on a train journey and asked to use my mp4 player as his ipod was broken... (i told him never buy Apple)

So I gave it to him to use and he was was thankful but he had changed my playlist (one thing that annoys the hell out of me)

The story goes a bit like this...

I have a set playlist that spans musical history, with songs grouped by genre and all the tracks have a faster tempo as you go through the list...

Starting with some relaxing classical to some classic/pop, then a hint of rock and finally some energetic remix tracks for when I'm walking to uni

But my playlist is ruined and gone so I have to remake the playlist again...

So never lend your mp3,mp4 or ipod to anyone...

Thanks for reading

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Sleep

As I write this I am fully awake and can't sleep but need to be up to catch a bus early in the morning to get to uni... This has become a common thing as I seem to sleep for only a few hours here and there and have not had a good sleep pattern for the past few months...

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