Hello, there!

Posted by Daniel Rydell on June 6th, 2012 filed in Uncategorized
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I really need to clean the dust around here….


…Anyway! After an extended hiatus, I’m back, and I’ve got a new post in the works regarding some writing techniques that I’ve been working on over the last few months. I think you’re going to enjoy it, so stay tuned! Plus, who knows what else will show up in these times of newness and wonderfulness?

(I’m sure that’s awkwardly worded. I think I like it though, so I’m going to leave it that way.)


(P.S. – While I’m not doing Formspring videos, at least, not in the foreseeable future, you could totally ask me a question or two. I’m sure I wouldn’t enjoy that at all, and it wouldn’t force me to reconsider doing a video for it. http://www.formspring.me/DanielRydell )

Recording tonight!

Posted by Daniel Rydell on May 17th, 2011 filed in Formspring, Gaming, Let's Play
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I’ve been quiet around here lately, but that’s mainly because I’ve been busy working on a number of projects Flex and otherwise related. I’m taking a break from it all tonight to answer my Formspring questions!


I’ll be playing something. (Alex would like me to indulge in Ultimate Super Mario Bros III…) If you’ve got anything to ask, you better hurry!

Edit: I lied. We’ll be recording tomorrow… hopefully.


Formspring (A solution!)

Posted by Daniel Rydell on May 6th, 2011 filed in Formspring, Gaming, Let's Play
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So quickly after my last post, I know, but I wanted to put a heads up here. I’ve got a brand new system worked out for how I’ll be doing Formspring videos. I’m really looking forward to it, so keep looking here for updates.

Assuming everything goes to plan, I’ll be recording on Tuesday (05/10/2011) evening.  So, get me those questions; remember, I’ll answer anything!



What Friends Do (Portal, One-Shot)

Posted by Daniel Rydell on May 6th, 2011 filed in Fanfiction
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Wrote this on a whim, after doing some consideration on Chell and some of the things that are said about her in Portal II. Definitely off the beaten path of what I normally write, as it was intentionally wrote in… a particular style. Spoilers are to be expected, ladies and gents. But please, check it out and review.


Trust me when I say I’ll appreciate it.



Posted by Daniel Rydell on April 29th, 2011 filed in Formspring, Gaming, Let's Play
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I’d like to try an do another Formspring video. I won’t say that it’ll have a LP going on behind it, but I really hope it does. I’m not putting down a time, especially within the next twenty-four hours, but I’m going to make sure I get it done right this time.

Before I do the video, however, I’d really like to see 20 questions. I currently have six.



So, ask your questions, gatekeeper… for I am not afraid.


The Creative Block

Posted by Daniel Rydell on April 26th, 2011 filed in Fanfiction, Flex
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“I think writer’s block is simply the dread that you are going to write something horrible. But as a writer, I believe that if you sit down at the keys long enough, sooner or later something will come out.” ~ Roy Blount, Jr.

The concept of the things called creative blocks are something I am quite familiar with, as I have dealt with them throughout the last ten years of my growth as a writer and a creator. Some describe it in different ways, but for our purposes, we’ll use this simple thought.

It seems as though I go through periods of time where I have no ability to write whatsoever.

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Let’s Play: Portal II – Co-Op (Episodes 1-5)

Posted by Daniel Rydell on April 26th, 2011 filed in Gaming, Let's Play
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Recently myself and my friend Alex put our minds together and tackled the co-op campaign of Portal II in our very own cooperative Let’s Play. The first five episodes have been uploaded, and I hope you’ll find them entertaining!


Episode I : Click Here!
Episode II : Click Here!
Episode III : Click Here!
Episode IV : Click Here!
Episode V : Click Here!




Posted by Daniel Rydell on April 26th, 2011 filed in Uncategorized

This blog post contains some strong language which may be unsuitable for minors. Reader discretion is advised.

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The Cool Things People Do…!

Posted by Daniel Rydell on April 17th, 2011 filed in Gaming
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Another quickie:

Found this while surfing. It has to be one of the coolest user made props I’ve ever seen, and I have to wonder if I even remotely have the skill to attempt it. I suppose time will tell.

You can check out what I’m talking about here.


Formspring; a quick note.

Posted by Daniel Rydell on April 17th, 2011 filed in Formspring
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I really hope that the next post I have does not have the word Formspring in it. This one is a quickie, though, so I hope to be brief on it. Basically, I spent four hours today with a system that just didn’t work. First, I tried recording with FRAPS, then HyperCam, then back to FRAPS. I finally got FRAPS to record, but then I had to record myself with Audacity.

Needless to say, this has been a process that needs tweaking, and for now I’m delaying the video formspring project. I’ll update you as I figure out more. Or if you have a suggestion, please reply!