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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Sh!t Happens is now Online

My new webcomic is now online here

That's it for today.

I'm off to bed

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Year to Come - An Announcement

Okay so the last year was kind of a bust in the film making department, due mostly to circumstances beyond my control, and I haven't updated all that often.

But this year is going to be different.

Because my night job is killing me and I am getting old - I'm almost 26 shit were does the time go?

So anyway here's a little heads up on what to expect from KindaWeird Productions in 2008:

Firstly I am putting my limited drawing skills to bad use with the creation of my own web-comic Sh!t Happens which is coming online in the next few days.

Secondly I am committing to update this blog at least weekly [And we'll all believe that when we see it].

Thirdly (and most importantly) is the start of the Flying Tigers project which hopefully will see my first feature film produced within the year. More information on this coming soon.

So anyway here's to a great 2008 I'm off for a drink

p.s. A big congrats to the Sheppmeister on his new job with QR

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sheppofest 2008

Long time no blog and as usual no FARKIN apology. I get distracted just deal with it.

Ok with that out of the way let me start with a little explanation on what Sheppofest is, basically it's a kinda-annual holiday organized by my buddy Shepps. This year it was down on the Gold Coast and for the first time I managed to be there for the whole time (I've missed the last 2 completely). The following is a diary kept faithfully by Sheppo (with a little assistance) with added comments in purple by myself:

Tuesday Jan 01
(New Years Day) Picked up Joshie from the Gold Coast airport, fuck it is a long way from Brisbane. I got their like 1hr and a half early so just organised some stuff via sms and then went on the internet café for a while. The great one arrived with a surprise, Sheppofest 08 singlets, booya. The weather has been horrendous and has not improved. It ruined my new years plans of watching fireworks at the gold coast. Drove home in the freakin’ blizzard. Had a few beers, surfed some of the world’s slowest internet then went to bed.

Well I had to FARKIN work New Years Day so I missed all the fun but I so did not miss the rain, typical Queensland Cyclonic weather

Wednesday Jan 02

Went to the Sunshine coast and got breakfast on the way, KFC fillers, soon to be one of many. Weather still fucking carving us up, so shit. We went to the “Sunshine coast” every time we left the car it pissed down with rain. We went on a shopping mission to find guitar hero 3 on ps2, everywhere sold out, shops were packed because of the rain, not much love. Went and checked into the hotel, it wasn’t to bad, hit some beers and a pizza whilst watching the cricket. The guy at the hotel was a bit of a toss, we went for a swim in a freezing cold pool in the rain and he had a cry at us cause we put some bark on his wall in a game we were playing, no harm done. Watched some foxtels etc as we were stuck indoors. We checked out the beach earlier and the swells were huge. People were still swimming which was quite surprising. Smashed some drinks at the hotel and watched movies that night, stuck indoors, sucks.

So I just got home from work this morning and realised I needed to get some new boots for going out as my work ones are buggered. Spent the day watching DVDs and trying to stay awake all day so my body clock would be right for the holiday, finally crashed around a 7.30 and slept until about 7.00 the next morning.

Thursday Jan 03

Checked out of the Sunshine Coast and went and picked up Robbo from his house via a breakfast stop. Loving the KFC fillers (product placement in blogs). From Robbo’s we went to WOW and scored one last copy of guitar hero, monster find. Went to my house and got all my stuff, we had to play Tetris to get all our stuff in the car, we have like 5 cartons of beer alone. Went from my house to the gold coast in the blizzard again, did so many k’s today, so much driving. Checked into our hotel, it is fucking sweet, the dude here Greg aka G-Fresh, is a freaken champ, totally looked after us. Later on he brought our bed up and couldn’t believe how much alcohol we have in the apartment, he was totally cool with it. Loving the hospitality. Joshie got mighty pissed off with guitar hero as we unpacked, the wireless is being a mofo. We wouldn’t let the rain get to us so went on a grocery shop. Came back and hit the beach/park for some footy and vortex action. As soon as we got there in the pissing down rain, it was freezing, we got our footy caught in the tree. So we used the vortex to get the footy out of the tree and got it stuck in the tree as well. Classic, took us ages to get them out cause we used branches and they got stuck in the tree, so we found some rocks, Joshie came up with the money shots and got them out of the tree, booya! What a mission. Came back and swam in both pools which were surprisingly warm. Showered up and tried to set up the internet. 1hr on hold booo! dont even have a dial up modem, so gay, so no myspace action, Hitting an internet café tomorrow. Went out to Surfers and hit a few beers then a strip club. Some extremely hot girls there, good night. Came back, got pizzas then played a poker tournament. Naturally I started bad then won, wooooooooo! Sank some more piss then watched Die Hard 4.0. SO far weather killing us but good times all round, if we can get sunshine then we are set.

Yeah a good day but so much bloody rain I couldn't take the camera out so I just sat undercover and laughed my ass off at Shepps and Joshie trying to get their balls out of a tree. Had a nice little chat with one of the ladies at the Strip Club before we decided to head back to the apartment. I was on the most uncomfortable trundle bed, then on the couch which I later found out was a fold out bed.

Friday Jan 04

Woke up fairly early, 9am, went for a run with Joshie on the beach, it was raining of course. We ran at a decent pace and a fair distance, but Joshie smashed me. Went for a bit of a stroll through the shops with Joshie and Robbo for breakfast, hit an internet café as well. Chris joined us today for some fun. Had some drinks then went to Timezone, good times, pretty busy, came back for some pizza, naturally it was still raining we got soaked trying to get home with the pizza. Had pizza and drinks then hit the pool (still raining). Played a classic game of hit Robbo with the vortex. Got him many a beauty. Came back to the hotel and had more drinks and then played some ps2 then played poker. EK joined us at around 1930, naturally it was raining, yay! Big Sheps won poker, Joshie vs Sheps heads up, Josie pocket aces, Sheps pocket jacks, Sheps hits a jack on the flop and wins. The deciding hand is ace 2 (Shep) vs queen 9, (Joshie), Josh hits a 9 on the flop and Shep hits a 2, Shep gets a 2 on the river and wins the game for 2 nights in a row. The vodka shots have begun. We brave the blizzard and hit the local tavern. The tavern has good priced drinks and a heap of ppl there. Joshie talked to some girls that ironically met Chris at the Linkin Park concert, small world. Joshe gets quite friendly with one of them. Shep and Emma left the pub early, then Rielly returned later, followed by Robo and Joshie after that. The night was supposed to be medium to high but 3 out of 5 ppl spewed, so it was definitely a big night. Some details have been suppressed.

Robbo's Day: While those two lovable nut-jobs went for a vomit-rending run I sat around watching TV and resetting dislocated bones from the uncomfortable night's sleep. Headed down into the town for breakfast with the boys before heading back to the apartment to meet up with Reilly. Went to Timezone and gave myself a concussion on the dodge'ems (too busy checking out the scenery), had pizzas back at the apartment before getting pelted with a vortex in the pool for an hour. The annoying one arrived and we headed down to the local tavern where she made a drunken fool of herself. Me and Josh were the last ones left trying to pull two reasonably attractive young ladies before having to run back through the storm. Joshie's musical vomitting inspired me to yak up as well. Went to sleep.

Saturday Jan 05

Could not sleep last night which was horrible, I am turning into a zombie. Tried to sleep most of the morning. Went for a run on the beach with Chris and Joshie, nothing like yesterdays monster effort. On the way, hawk eye Rielly finds Emma’s memory card from last night in a puddle of water on the path, monster find. Got some breakfast from subway, we all like had a few bites and we were done, so green L. Chris headed off to Summer Field Dayze. We went for a swim for a while. Just relaxed in the apartment. Getting ready for the big party tour now, everyone seams to be backing up well. The best thing about today has been the sunshine, the sun cant quite get through the clouds but the rain has been minimal and we have lots of blue sky. There was actually a heap of ppl in both pools when we went swimming, a promising sign. Hopefully this weather continues. Got ready to go out, I was feeling very green, had 2 red bulls but spewed them up, this isn’t like me I was officially scared I wouldn’t make the party tour. I manned up though and made the tour. Had a heap of vodka lemonades, yum yum! Met up with Elliot, Sophia and Elliot’s mate. Sophia was a champ and really helped me with the whole Emma situation, gave me hope. What happened next, I could almost say ruined my holiday but that is bullshit cause I would never let a girl affect my time with mates even though it has effectively ruined the last 2 days. All other details suppressed. We got some killer dance moves on dvd off the party tour and many a good photo, I cant wait to see the footage even though its almost a weekend to forget. On the way home I was in a maxi taxi, the guy was quite nice. We seen some hot girls in a bus stop while we were stopped at some lights, so I wound down my window and they asked for a lift to Miami which was on the way. We had a few laughs and it was sweet to take my mind of things. Josie came home about midnight then Robbo at around 1 and Chris at around 130.

My take on this whole day can be summed up with the following "Too much dance music". I knew from the moment I first suggested this Party Tour thing to Shepps a few weeks back I'd hate it but it was something Shepps should have loved if not for [content deleted] and so Shepps went home early. The Crowlmeister said a few choice words to a certain troublemaker and I expressed my opinion of same by just walking off. Me and Crowley lost track of Joshie and Scotty after I was refused entry to one of the clubs so we cruised on to the Beer Garden and rocked out to a decent cover band and tried our best to impress the ladies. The taxi I took home ripped me off big time so I got out half way and walked 45 minutes back to the apartment, bought something along the way that became the running joke of the holiday (although Shepps took it home with him so !?!?!?). I was so wasted.

Sunday Jan 06

Big Sheps got up at a decent hour because he was quite fresh. I went for a walk on the beach, it was hot and the beach was packed, bikinis were out too, finally. The fellas joined me at the beach around 10 and we kicked the footy around for a while. We then dicked around while we waited for Emma to return and get her stuff so we could get on with the holiday. Joel and Sam joined us, then we had a bbq. It was going to be down the beach but it was raining L. So we had it at the complex. Elliot and Sophia joined us then we all went over to the school and played cricket. It started to get real hot, we hit a snag early when Joshie broke the tennis ball. We got a new ball and game on. Came back to the apartment and watched Australia pull of a miracle in the cricket. The guys left at about 6, and we just relaxed and finally got the internet working, so checked our e-mails etc on the worlds slowest internet. Had an early night.

Man I must have pulled the short straw here but I got stuck with wating for Emma to return and pick up her stuff, I kept my answers short and sweet and surprisingly obscenity free. Schoolboy and his girl showed up for a swim and BBQ plus a rain-filled tour of the Burleigh beachfront. Ells and Sophia came by and we played some cricket in the school next door, I suck at cricket especially bowling so I switched to pitching instead and surprised them with some accuracy. That night the two day barrage of stupid jokes (well one joke repeated infinitely) finally got to me and I buggered off to the main bedroom which was now mine and played bowling on my mobile until everyone disappeared. Went out to the lounge room and watched She's The Man, Shepps and Joshie returned part way through and let me finish watching it, Joshie even laughed a few times.

Monday Jan 07

We had to get up early to pick up Matt and Aisha from the train station. Bad thing is they flew in at 6am and have to wait at central till 7:50. So they wont be here till later then we thought which sucks for them cause they must be fucked. Picked up Matt and Aiesha from the Robina train station. They are now at their hotel in Surfers. Went over to the shops for a while. Took Matt and Aisha to their hotel then went around Cavil. Couldn’t pick up the party tour cd and dvd, pissed! Came back to the apartment then went for a swim down the beach and in the pool with Elliot and Sophia. Went to dinner later on, roast meal $10, the best meal so far. When we returned from the swim some girls were on the balcony next to us and they were talking on the phone and they said hi (on the phone) and Robbo thought they were talking to him so he said hi, funny as. On the way to dinner they talked to us again, but me and Joshie were busy on the phone (gay) so second chance blown. After dinner we returned to the apartment where we met the girls again at the gate but yet still did not really talk to them (3rd chance). Drinking on the balcony now hoping the girls will return. The girls did return (4 of them) I said hi but Robbo was inside at the time. It was all looking good until the parents returned about an hour later which ruined it for us as we thought they were staying alone. We kept drinking and were hoping we would see the girls again but we didn’t. I ran out of Jim beam and cola cans so I started mixing my Jim Beam Black with coke which was strong as. Joshie named it Rocket fuel, I got pretty smashed, decided to try the tavern out with Elliot and Sophia, nothing doing at the tavern, all dudes, so went for another walk to the other tavern which was closed L. Went to the servo and got a chicken roll which I think smashed me later on. Then had a lonely walk home. Got back watched some south park on Joshies ipod, the guitar hero episode was funny as. Went to bed for an uneasy sleep.

While the boys were out picking up Matt and Aisha I walked to the shops at Stockland (which I kept calling Stockton, Stockville, etc) and got a thickshake at Wendy's. Went to Cavil Ave to drop Matt and Aisha at their hotel, wandered around for a while and found a tiny comic store but didn't buy anything. Back at the apartment I inadvertently started the Girl's Next Door saga when I heard a girl say hello and automatically responded causing everyone around to piss out laughing. Great roast dinner down near the beach then back to the apartments where we met the girls at the gate, I said hi and promptly fell into the garden, Joshie was completely oblivious to the little blondie making eyes at him and for a while all teasing was directed at him. I drank a six-pack of scotch and coke while sketching on the balcony, needed to urinate and so missed the girls' return. Played some GTA and headed to bed.

Tuesday Jan 08

Woke up green as, don’t worry about sleep in’s, I love sleep ins too and haven’t had a good sleep for ages. Went for a run this morning and made it all the way to the cove thing, huge effort I seriously didn’t think I would make it. So walked home very slowly. Riley came over. Joshie went with Elliot and Sophia (they left the coast today). He is going over to their house for dinner tonight. Me, Riley, and Robbo hung out. We went to tight arse Tuesdays at the movies, we seen I am Legend which was pretty good. Had some lunch at the shops. Went and hired out the Condemned from the video shop, it took ages to join up, and they even needed a $50 deposit which sucked. Came home and went for Swim at the beach, then had a hit of tennis, then went for dinner. We think we seen the girls at the dinner place. Came home and played some Shithead on the balcony. Watched the Condemned, good film, picked Joshie up from the train station on his return home from his feast.

Pretty much went a Sheppo said, can't really add much here except I kicked ass at Shithead winning 4 out of 7 games. Oh and Condemned was a pretty cool movie for what it was.

Wednesday Jan 09

(Joshie is writing today’s blog) I (Josh) woke up early an everyone else was still sleeping so I went for a jog on the beach, waves were big an ankle tapping me as I ran. Came back an Robbo had gone out, Chris an Sheps still asleep so I went down an hit a net café. Came back an we all headed to putt putt with Mat and Aisha which was average. Aisha was the only one who did not get a hole in one. Big Sheps and Chris got two hole in ones, Sheps won the day shooting 20’s on the front and back 9’s. Came back, had a swim then got ready for Draculas.

Wow, arrived at Draculas to an amazing sight of many beautiful ladies lining up. This place was sensational, good food, EXTREMELY HOT waitresses and an amazing show. Got plenty of love from the staff as well, with our table being the loudest in the place with me an mat doing joint death growls an sheppo an robbo giving out some wooooooooooooooo’s. and of course me and sheps come out with some brilliant one liners. My best one being too my lady friend(the gift shop lady) saying to someone she needed a man an I chimed in with a YO, she laughed in a wow he’s cute way heh. And sheppo’s best was in line waiting for a group photo when aisha asked the guy who looked like jack sparrow to be in the photo and he said he couldn’t an mat yelled out an extremely loud DAMN IT.

Headed to ca$ino after where sheppo and aisha gambled while me mat and robbo drank more an enjoyed the buxom scenery. Big Sheps made a quick 50 in the limited time he was allocated to gamble, played Caribbean stud poker and the texas hold em against the dealer which is new to the casino, had only previously played it in Perth on my last holiday. Caught a taxi home and had a good rest, we were supposed to be going to wet n wild the next day but we rescheduled it.

Went for a morning walk. Headed out with the group for a game of Spot the Hotties, also known as the drive to Surfers', played a pretty lame game of Putt Putt with Matt and Aisha before heading back to the apartment to get ready for a big night at Dracula's. Dracula's was by far the best night of the trip, the people were awesome, funny and (in the case of ladies) attractive. I was Howling and Roaring my lungs out all night, not to mention drinking. I hate casinos so I'll leave off my comments here.

Thursday Jan 10

Big Sheps taking back the blog although I am getting a hiding from Josh for poor spelling and grammar, where is the love? Slept in today, went to Hooters for breakfast/lunch. Bit disappointing, food was average and the service was poor. Came back and went to the internet café, did some hardcore myspace action. Came back for a swim, the weather is ordinary again it has been raining a bit today. Just chilling now, doing a bit of a tidy up and starting to pack up our stuff.

(Joshie taking back over) Went across the border to nsw to tweed heads for some dinner and to check out the poker dome. Then we hit the toy box to catch a show or 20. Ladies didn’t disappoint, some amazing specimens . I was won over by an amazing tattoo girl who was as big of used fan as I am so I took her up on the offer to pop my private dance cherry, best thing i‘ve ever seen (no offence to anyone) but hot damn she was amazing. Came back robbo made a last minute effort an got him a private dance with a very fit young blonde. Me an sheps watched some more stage shows an then met robbo outside an called it a night

Just a simple day of chilling out. We went to TwinTowns for dinner and I was surprised how much the place had changed in a year, the entire place was messed up but dinner was good an d the girl at the bar was nice. Went on a search for something called the Poker Dome which was supremely underwhelming followed by a quiet night at the Toy Box.

Friday Jan 11

Robbo woke everyone up to head to wet and wild. Picked mat an aisha up on the way. Park was fairly empty so we got some of the best rides out of the way early. Me an sheps managed to knock over every slide an then some as the others dropped out slowly. Came back to hotel an packed up, smashed some food an bevy’s??????????? I lobu vocl. Yphhoi kovrs cock

[Robbo adding a little] So here we are on our last night at Burleigh smashing back the drinkie-poos and reflecting on the past ten days FUCKING AWESOME. Sheppofest ’08 has been an awesome time even if I had to put up with shit for watching a chick flick (hey Amanda Bynes is cool) and other indiscretions I can only blame on alcohol. Big Shepps and Joshie have been champs to hang with and major props to all of the following guests: Reilly, Elliot, Sophia, Scotty, Crowlmeister, Joel, Joel’s Girl (didn’t catch the name), Matty Trash and Aisha. Here’s to Sheppofest 09.

Must say I was a bit of a piker at Wet n Wild but my knee was ready to give out, so I just waited at the bottom of slides with my camera. The rest of the day was quiet, I had a massive burger and chips for dinner and the rest I'll leave to my above comments.

Sat Jan 12

Got up at 4:30am L took joshie to the airport, so tired, the holiday has come to an end. It is sad really, as we were all looking forward to the holiday and it was so good so it was sad to see it come to a close. Seen Matt on the way home, then dropped Robbo off and came home. Got a KFC filler for lunch to relive the Sheppofest 08 spirit. Untill next time folks, I am Sheppo, your teacher and lover.

I snuck out early to pick up a thank you gift for the grand facilitatior. Then back at the apartment helped clean up and load the car. Long ride home. Dumped my crap, grabbed my keys and headed to WOW to pick up a copy of Hairspray, watched it twice and went to bed. That's all folks.

And that's the Sheppofest 2008 report, as soon as Shepps and Josh get their acts together I'll post links to their own reports.

Now I'm off to work :(