Saturday, July 17, 2010

My First Criminal Intent Video

I don't usually plug my stuff, but I'm going to this time. I posted my first Criminal Intent video on YouTube this morning. Yay for me. I was a little timid, it took me hours to do, but I'm pretty satisfied with it. Take a look if you like. Thanks for watching.

Criminal Intent - A New Day Has Come


Friday, July 9, 2010


Like so many other people out there, I too am a fan of Youtube.  Oh, the possibilities it brings.  You can listen/watch music videos, find previews for your favorite shows, and if you're lucky, even watch some episodes.

It's also entertaining.  Here's a great example of the entertainment it can bring: One day before my law class began, my friend and I were getting antsy.  So what did we do?  We pulled up youtube on the professors computer.  Now, mind you, this computer was hooked to 2 different classrooms and anything we pulled up (since it was a DE...Distance Education class), showed up in the other classroom in another campus as well.  So, like two geniuses that we were, we searched "dumb cheerleaders," "funny videos," and yes, "dumb blondes." Oh, gosh, the fun we had.  And while one of the most epic dumb blonde videos was playing (link provided at the bottom), our professor walks in. Picture a giant projector screen covering most of the front of the classroom with a, well, not-so-smart person on Are You Smart Than A 5th Grader? front and center.  Our professor literally stopped mid-stepped and watched what we were playing on technically his computer.  And not thinking about it until the tech guy came in, oh lord, those poor students in the other classroom.  They didn't see our teacher so they weren't sure why the hell that particular video was playing.  Torn between the horror of this moron on their screen, they were trying to decide whether or not they needed to take notes. LOL

Well, you can imagine the scene.  I really don't think I need to describe the rest of if for you, but we played about 15 different videos until our professor walked in.

So why am I mentioning youtube? Because there has always been something I've wanted to do.  I love watching fanvids (usually Criminal Intent and, of course, Bobby and Alex).  I ship them, I do.  I love to watch them on screen and I love to see what kind of videos the loyal Criminal Intent fans can put together to bring me to tears.  The song choice is everything in my opinion.  You can have the best scenes from the series with a very well put together video, but if the song just doesn't work (for me anyway), then the video doesn't work.  And I can't tell you the number of times I've ended up buying a song on iTunes because of how much I loved it in a Criminal Intent fanvid someone just did.

So, I want to make youtube videos.  I want to put clips together and make other people cry for once!   As someone once told me, some people make youtube videos which bring people to tears and others write fanfics; I do the latter but would like to try the former.  I have a list of songs in mind.  In fact, I've been making a list of songs I would like to use over the years and have slowly been asking other people to use the songs to make the video for me.  So, I need help.  I don't know how to do any of this but I'm up to the challenge...


Friday, July 2, 2010

A Reason

So, I'm being lazy tonight.  I'm trying to work on another blog, so I'm going to cheat on this one.  A brief, boring explanation.

I had originally opened up an account under another name so I could remain anonymous.  Here was my first post on my now former blog:
"I found myself always wanting to post something, a blog really, about anything. A few sentences here and there to a dozen or so paragraphs that will inevitably turn into rants about a certain subject (or subjects). Most ideas are simply a random thought that come to me and I wish to get out with words. Due to having friends and family know the websites I mostly blog on, however, I wanted something that was anonymous. I want to shout from the rooftops what I'm thinking at a precise moment and not have to worry about who's reading; and not have anyone [that I know] judge me for it.

So here I am. I'm not really sure who will read this, if anyone, but that's okay. Posting for other viewers, er, readings isn't really my goal. If by chance even one person reads this and is intrigued, than I'm impressed.

I have ideas, oh boy, do I! I want to write so badly it's killing me, but first I had to pick a 'name.' Well, I knew right away that my 'codename' or 'username' I usually use on all the websites I so often visit, I definitely did not want to use here. I wanted to come up with something ingenious. I was thinking two words that showed alliteration. Besides, alliteration sounds cool, looks cool, right? Hmm, maybe not. After an hour or so of pondering, I found myself frowning. It's a damn name after all; or maybe just the title of my blog. I'm not really sure, I'm new on here. So I choose 'Astray Jargon.' I thought it was clever, although some may beg to differ. But that's okay; I like it. You can figure out what it means for yourself, it's not rocket science. After a few blogs, you'll understand why I chose those words.

So, by the time I got all this figured out and wrote up to this very sentence, I found myself wondering if I should add anymore or wait for another post. Besides, all good things must come to those that wait, right? I think I'll leave this as is for now. I have no idea where this will take me, no more than I know what I'll write about the next day or the next. I don't know how much or often I'll post nor how well it'll be written or how interesting the ideology will be, but I can promise you one thing: Most posts will be random with a side of interesting, tiresome, and something that you may just never get. Some will leave you thinking for hours after because I just love to get people thinking about the most insignificant of topics. But then, is any topic insignificant? Like I said before, my ideas come from like many others out there: off the top of my head. Yes, I control what I write, but I do not control where my muse takes me. So enjoy the ride and all the other interesting things that come with it."

Well, obviously I'm not 'Astray Jargon' anymore.  I decided after a few days not to have 2 blogs.  Besides, what do I really have to hide?  I don't intend on many, if anyone to read this still, so I think I'm safe.  A lot of people do know me by OuroborosSnyder but that's okay, too.  I mainly try and hide from family, I'm sure you all know how it is.  Anyway, that's enough for tonight. Take care!  I promise later on my blogs with be more...entertaining with yummy pics of, well, I'm sure you know who. =)