March 7, 2013
Remember when we did our fundraiser a while ago? We’re almost ready to mail everything out! All of the care packages are divided, wrapped up, boxed, left with a secret message (and secret video!), taped, and addressed. Boom! Now, we’re working on doing all of the polaroids, but – whoaaaaa, they take a long time to do. We’ve got roughly 1500 to shoot. We worked through 220 the other day. Shooting them all, signing them all, wrapping them, putting them in envelopes, and sealing the envelopes: that took us roughly 3 hours, and we only got roughly 1/7th of the way through. YARGH! This is gonna take forever!
Anyhow, we just wanted to show you how things are going. No, we didn’t forget the perks. Yes, we’re still working on them. There’s just so many things to make and send out, and we’re only a staff of a few people. We’re trying to get as much done as possible, but we’re definitely not forgetting about your perks at all. Thank you all for being this patient so far!
Also, we know that some of you who bought perks might have moved since the time of the fundraiser. If so, let us know via email and we’ll fix it before shipping it out. The first shipment should be going out on Monday, so please please please send us your new address before then!
Side note: posing for pictures is weird. We could, if we wanted to, just have stayed in the same pose for every single picture, but then that would suck.
#1) We’d fall asleep. We have to keep moving and trying new poses, or else we’d fall asleep after the first half hour.
#2) It teaches us new poses. We sometimes see Nasties in the wild and take pictures with them. Simply smiling for pictures is no fun. Why not make an awesome pose so that the picture is more awesome? Makes sense, right? But how do we learn potential awesome poses? This is the perfect opportunity to do so. Sure, we’ve got a lot of poses that don’t really look too good, either, but some are great! We actually shot another batch recently, but we had our friend, Ryan – who you might have seen in some of our Korean Indie Segments – help out by shouting out different things for us to pose to. We played sexy photography model music while Ryan shouted out “You’re a dolphin!” “You’re a Tree!” “You’re sand!” Some poses were great. Sand wasn’t a great pose.
#3) We want to give you something different. This could be like Pokemon, and some people can be like “ermahgerd! Did you see the wild magi carp pose?” Though, that probably won’t happen. We just like the idea of giving something special, in some small bizarre way, to you guise. Errhm. Yeah.
Also, not sure if you noticed this, but when it comes to stop motion movies, it can get a bit repetitive at times. We tried doing different things to break up the monotony. Pretty much, after we shot 20 pics, we’d have to reload the cameras, and we’d also look at the pics. But that would make for a boring video if you saw us hunched over all the time. Dancing was required in the background, and so, dancing was provided.