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Yesterday's News sheet music


Don't look, but it's true. I haven't posted anything here in over a year. (I did grow up and get a "real" job, granted, but I don't have THAT much of a life.) Anyway, I have something for you!

I was pleasantly surprised by a request from someone who wanted to learn to play the piano music from Yesterday's News. It took some major cleaning up of the original file (which was recorded into the computer without a metronome, eh heh), but I managed to at least produce something usable for my fellow musician:

Download sheet music for Yesterday's News

(And don't yell at me too much if some of the notation is weird--some of those are probably supposed to be B-sharps, technically. Not my fault I never had any formal musical training!)

Sedrin on November 12, 2011 11:53 PM | Permalink |
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Raiders Roll out (on the internets)


So! Blizzcon! Last weekend! That ... happened. It went by so fast I was thrown into this week on my ass and haven't had a chance to catch my breath.

There was some epic Starcraft viewing at the RTS tourney stage, which actually was the major draw for at least half of our group. SlayerSBoxer vs. Fruitdealer (or as I preferred it: "Boxerdealer vs. Fruitslayer") was an enthralling exhibition match, so watching Loner get bludgeoned to death the next day in the tourney proper was just a little painful. Wanna see something more painful?

It's my video contest entry! But before I get ahead of myself, a shout out to the winners of the contest for their skilled work. I coulda been a contendah! So here's the sequence of events that occurred when I thought I'd once again entered the contest this year.

  1. Buy Starcraft II.
  2. Create clever machinima using map editor of said game.
  3. Open map editor only to be horrified by labyrinthine cinematic scripts and zero documentation or support.
  4. Procrastinate 1-2 weeks.
  5. Decide to do something completely different.
  6. Procrastinate 6-7 more days.
  7. Throw last-minute music video together.
  8. Attend Blizzcon knowing under no uncertain terms that you didn't win anything and don't have to feel the pressure of the contest segment.

I'm being honest; the con was a walk in the park this year. I think I'm done with having anything to prove. And this is good, because I made that entry public where everyone can find it, and I can't make enough of a disclaimer about the lackluster, rushed, ill-conceived nature of the aberration. But go see it anyway.

Watch Raiders Roll on YouTube.

Sedrin on October 28, 2010 7:41 PM | Permalink |
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The Day Before Blizzcon


I have just a handful of short hours to prepare myself: pack, throw everything in the car, and figure out exactly how to get to the hotel where our guild will be setting up base. Yesterday I was starting to get really excited, but today there is mechanical calm; I think I'm in the moment. So soon? Yes. I can already tell this weekend is going to fly by like a worgen on rocket boots.

Here's your final super-awesome-collectible wallpaper, featuring everyone! No watermark on these since the trademark name is splattered all over. Watch out Garrosh. We're coming for your war room next.

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With any luck, I'll be able to put up an update or two during the con itself (if one of my wonderful guildies lets me use their computers, eheh). You may see something new here on the site at the end of this countdown, besides reflection and prophecy. Just sayin'.

Also, best of luck to my fellow machinimators that entered the Blizzcon video contest! Or I guess, the winners already know who they are ... so best of luck to them in feeling ... uh ... good about their film!

And now, the #1 impact to WoW machinima in Cataclysm... (drumroll?) ...


Sedrin on October 21, 2010 8:01 AM | Permalink |
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2 Days Until Blizzcon


Alternate identities are funny. In the machinima community, I'm known as Sedrin, which feels completely natural (i.e. when an Infest hits at the same time as a Necrotic Plague and someone wasn't moving fast enough to the adds, which makes the rest of the raid tick for massive damage, whose name do you think gets crowed over Vent?). And yet, removing myself even the least bit from that context, "Sedrin" feels like another person. It's as if all this machinima was really made by a night elf priest, levitating around a sound stage with a pretentious director's chair.

But we all know that isn't true. He keeps vigil upon the landscape of his revelation, in Nagrand:

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The daunting task of driving all the way from the Bay Area to Anaheim and back is slowly enlarging in my brain, and soon I will be altogether preoccupied with the procedural details. Good thing we're coming toward the end of our list.


Sedrin on October 20, 2010 7:13 AM | Permalink |
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3 Days Until Blizzcon


You know those teammates who stay long after soccer practice to help pick up the equipment? That's who Seraea reminds me of: the sort of reliable pillar of support you can count on. It always gives you hope to fight (or heal) alongside a dedicated and intelligent DPSer who tirelessly plays for the progress of the guild.

In fact, just look! She's so awesome she can fire off Pyroblasts while invisible. Those hax be mad.

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We're getting right down to it, now, with only three more days to go. You better believe the top three impacts deserve their spot in the list! Unfortunately, this also means they're all pretty obvious and self-evident.

But I bet you'll never guess what lies beyond the cut! (Dun dun dunnnn!)


Sedrin on October 19, 2010 8:14 AM | Permalink |
filed under: blizzcon