Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Workin' on the website~

Just kickin' back and working a bit more with my website. I've read through most of "John Wiley & Sons - HTML, XHTML, and CSS Bible, 3rd Edition". It's a really nice book, and I've learned a ton. Check it out if you get the time.

Anyway, got the basic layout done, still prolly going to make some renovations and such.

Here's a preview.

The website's still under some hardcore construction, but you guys are sitll more than welcome to join the forum. It's a pretty nice community~


Obviously it's a MapleStory animation website, made it back when I was still into it. Now I just hold the website up and such. The animators there are pretty awesome! Check it out.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Kilplix's Comments 3 : Jonna's Comments

Here ya go. Not much to say about this. I recorded it while talking to my friend Chris on Skype, luckily he's good at holding in laughter. At the end, all he had to say was "Wow.."

Further discuss this video in the comments here!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Animate with Tate 3

Just figured I'd do a more "in depth" description of it for a blog entry. If you haven't seen it, then :

Alright, anyway.. I was uploading a .rar of Vindictus for JJ because her setup would crash her computer, so being that my internet was being sapped hardcore I needed something to do without internet. Since I hadn't uploaded anything to YouTube in a few days, I figured I'd do a quick Animate with Tate session. I know a lot of my viewers are probably wanting something a bit more entertaining, so my next movie will be a Kilplix's Comments, promise.

Anyway, I was trying to practice weapon usage in this one. As you can see there wasn't a lot of it, just some movement coordination. Chances are I'll do a longer one with actual fighting to practice a bit more intensely, so hopefully you guys enjoy watching that as well.

Couple more things. A lot of people ask me what I use to animate. In this movie you can see in the top left corner "Animated with Macromedia Flash 8". That's what I use for all my animating, sprite and stick. Also, a lot of people have been asking me to do flash tutorials.. I don't really know how to do tutorials, rather than I am good with hands on helping. I've put a poll up to the right, and you can vote if you'd like to see tutorials tried to be done by me. I'm not sure sure what I could go over in a tutorial, but I will try my best. Any suggestions on tutorial topics? Post them here.

The recent poll asked if you guys would actually buy shirts if I made them. A lot of you voted you would, so I'm going to make a video with example shirts. Look for that in the future.

That's about it, sorry if this was too long for you to read. Thanks for looking into it!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Addicted to Vindictus.

Okay so, as a lot of you know, "Early Beta" came up for Vindictus and I'm freaking addicted.

Been playing for two days straight, not counting when it goes down for server checks. Level 17, about to hit 18, and having a blast. It's got to be the best MMO to come out in a long time.

Anyway, POOF.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Okay so as a lot of you know, I started out animating using Maple Story sprites. Well, back then I'd made a community forum for anyone and everyone interested in MapleStory sprite animation. Basically, it got kinda big and for a year it's been only a forum.

Yesterday I decided that it needs to expand into a fully fleshed website and it's now under construction.

It's still under a lot of construction, but if you're really interested you can join our forum and jump into the community as well. <:

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Animate with Tate! New recording series.

A lot of people have asked in the past for me to do animation tutorials with stick figures. Well, to be honest I'm no where near talented enough to actually give advice properly, so I've decided to simply record myself animating and post a result. This will continue to be a series over time for however long I continue to practice and improve. I'm really hoping it leads toward helping new animators as well!

Constructive criticism is more than welcome, I'm really trying to become a better animator so that I can continue to entertain my viewers.

Also, I've unlocked comments to everyone (which I didn't know I had to do) so that you may actually discuss the movie here! LOL.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Personal Message

Basically a narration I did about a month ago of a personal message I'd received on YouTube over Skype with my friend Maggie. Originally it was supposed to have her in it as well, but Pamela Call Recorder was on the fritz and didn't pick up the other side of the call. Lulz were had, and now after a month of forgetting it, I've animated it.

You can further discuss it in the comments here!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Just a short animation about over excessive otaku. This was inspired by the lol-ish anime voice of Jonna, so I'd asked her if she wanted to voice act for me and make this skit. She agreed, and here ya go.

Further discuss this animation in the comments here!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Kilplix's Comments - bad=alex 6666

Okay so yea. I make daily visits to Kilplix's channel in search of stuff for Kilplix's Comments, and saw this guy spamming the crap out of his channel. I found every comment freaking hilarious and immediately knew it was time for a new episode.

To all the fans out there - Do NOT do this to popular people. It's so ridiculous and you have no idea how stupid it makes you look.

You can further discuss this animation in the comments here!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

17,000 Subscribers!

That's right! Either early this morning or late last night, I hit 17,000 subscribers on YouTube!

With that said, if you haven't seen my videos or aren't subscribed, check them out here!

I just wanted to say thanks for all the support. I love doing what I do, and I love the feedback even more. With that said, I'll announce my next two movies here.

As you can see to the side, I'd opened a poll asking what you guys wanted to see more. You guys voted and obviously want more original comedies and Kilplix's Comments. Well, they came close so.. I'm going to do both! My next comedy skit will be about excessive weeaboos. If you don't know what a weeaboo is, it's basically an over the top otaku. If you don't know what an otaku is, Google it.

Then in line will be a new Kilplix's Comments. I promise not to hold back in this one like I did in Kilplix's Comments 2, i.e. crappy yelling.

AAAAAND that's it, I suppose. Hoping for many more subscribers as the days go by!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Mission to stop cursing.

Okay so I know a lot of people have different views on people who have a vocabulary full of curse words, and I respect each of those views.

Yes, some people only curse because they can't think of any better words to say. No, not all people curse because of their lack of intelligence. I myself was raised around people who cursed a lot, yet I am growing success using my knowledge of the internet and animation to slowly build up a living.

Basically, I want to get to the point where I no longer curse at all. One of my inspirations for this is someone a lot of you know if you watch my videos, Kilplix. You can watch through nearly ever one of his videos, and never hear him curse once, yet still remains extremely popular. I respect him a lot for that. I know a lot of kids these days look at videos and think excessive cursing is hilarious, and sometimes it is, but it shouldn't be the only thing that makes a video funny.

I'd like to rid myself of foul language and become one of the examples of comedy without cursing. No, this doesn't mean my future videos will be completely rid of curse words, it's mainly for me in real life. Videos such as Kilplix's Comments, I will not censor myself. All comments are read word for word. Also, my original comedies will still have a little cursing in them, but I need to keep it to a minimum. If you've seen Rock Paper Stick, you know it's censored on YouTube, this is because it was declined for revenue sharing because of the foul language. I suppose that means it's a move for myself as well as my career.

Anyway, I got this idea from an episode of Scooby Doo I'd recently seen on TV. Velma is trying to change Shaggy into a more proper person by changing his attire as well as his speech. She'd given him a rubber band to put around his wrist, and every time he said the word "like", he'd have to pull the rubber band back and snap it against his wrist as punishment. That's basically what I'm going to do every time I curse. Shouldn't be too hard, I'll just substitute words like "shit" for "crap", and so on.

Welp, wish me luck I guess. I'll update later on next week with how it's going I suppose.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Kilplix's Comments 2.1

This is a little "apology" for the somewhat crappy "Kilplix's Comments 2".

You may further discuss this movie in the comments here~

Kilplix's Comments 2

So a lot of people loved the first one, and asked for me, so I'm delivering. As stated before, I really like doing short casual animations like this one. It only took about half a day to animate this, where as in my serious animations it takes a few days at least (considering I do take a lot of breaks and procrastinate, haha).

Well, anyway. I didn't quite yell as loud in this one during the caps spam due to the fact it was recorded somewhat late, and I didn't want to disturb anyone in the apartment building I live in. I thought about re-recording it but come oooooon. Next time, and the times ahead, I'll definitely be sure to record in the day time when I'm sure I won't disturb anyone. I hate the loss of entertainment value just as much as you guys.

I'm getting a little more creative with facial expressions. Using a different mouse than I'd used for all my other animations, hopefully soon I'll have a tablet in possession. These are always good fun, and great expression practice. If anyone's trying to get better with goofy stuff like this, I highly suggest doing stupid little shorts as well! I'll stop carrying this paragraph on, now.

That's about it, hope you enjoy or enjoyed the movie. Feel free to further discuss it in the comments here!

Scott Pilgrim vs The Animation (Complete)

A short animation I did using the released sprites of Scott Pilgrim vs The World : The Game. I really wanted to make this longer, but due to the fact only a few actions for each character were released, I was unable to make a full length fight. Hopefully some of you still enjoy it, I know I enjoyed making it.

Click here to view "Scott Pilgrim vs The Animation" on YouTube!
Click here to view the high quality SWF version on Truploader!

"Threshold" by Beck

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

[L4D2] Staircase FAIL

Watch the video here!

Basically some silly mishaps that happened with a couple friends while playing the L4D2 custom map "Diescraper". It's a generally fun map, we just got a little turned around.