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"Dear and fluffy Lord," The Interview
Thursday, February 19, 2009

After the BSR went down, last year, I also lost my very first fanvid. I'm still liking it, though; so, here it's back (Extended Commentary below).


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Thursday, February 19, 2009 10:18 AM

ASARIAN


One shiny day I found a short, but very touching online movie, called: "An Interview with God." It's a virtual, erm, yeah, interview with God. :) So, in like style, I present to you:

"Dear and fluffy Lord," The Interview.

Project this type, it's very tempting to go all out on the funny side. Yet I primarily wanted to make something classy. Now, I ain't saying it ain't funny. It wouldn't exactly be Firefly if it weren't, would it? But, overall, I meant to be serious (let's call it "seriously funny;" works for me). Coming up with half-way meaningful phrases and sayings is hard, though. Especially what with this being my very first fanvid and all. So, take what you find poetic, try not to faint, and with the breathe of kindness blow the rest away.

Ok, the remainder is mostly geek speak. :) 'Cept for the download links, of course:

http://rapidshare.com/files/200098149/dearandfluffylord_h264_high.zip

Or,

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ymn2wngcjtz

I originally made this as a flash presentation. But I soon learnt that the major Flash players for the major web players don't run SWF files at the exact same speed. How typical. So, however well I searched the place, in the end I could find no reliable cross-browser manner to synchronize the accompanying sound track at the right speed (no "Ooo, synchronizers!" Erlebnis for me, I'm afraid). Well, if your quarry goes to sound, leave no sound to go to... Meant to say, I removed the sound problem! :) The high speed ActionScript transition playback issues were damaging my calm anyway. So, using the vastly superior H264 codec, I converted everything to a regular movie: all neatly wrapped and synced, video and sound alike, inside an AVI container:

And finally, it took decidedly longer to make than it will take you to watch it, I can pretty much guarantee that. Nevertheless you oughta feel free to diss it. Though I would take it as a kindness if you didn't. :)


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