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Journal Entry: Wed Oct 22, 2014, 7:49 AM



:la: Last day to vote one more time! :la:
Thank you for all your support!!!

Super High Five  If you watch me here on DA, please read and support!



My wife is in the running for the Truvia Baking Contest and has made it to the final 10! 
It's now down to a public vote, and we could really use the help of everyone on Deviant Art!!!


Please click on the link below; register either using your e-mail address or Facebook login (takes maybe 10 seconds).  Click on "Yohanna W." video and click on "Vote For This Video" under the description.  Come back once a day (if you can), as you can vote daily!



YOHANNA W.

Voting goes from Oct. 22nd to Oct. 29th


Vote, Twitter tweet, write, share, Fav Whore favorite, anything would be greatly appreciated.
I have always been floored by the passionate and helpful response of DA. 
It's why I'm a part of this community and so very thankful for it, and you. :hug:
And please let me know if there's a way I can help support you!!! :relapsefive: 

Thanks everyone for your help and support!  Doing this is a stepping stone, so Yohanna can follow her dream and start her own cooking show with the proceeds!

 

:irishman: Vi et animo,
~Ryann


  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Pre-Sequel soundtrack
  • Watching: Angry Joe Show
  • Playing: Destiny
  • Eating: MMmm'Bagels
  • Drinking: Coffee

Destiny: Live on Twitch TV

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 18, 2014, 6:12 PM



Going to be streaming live on Twitch TV at 9:30pm pacific time to do a run through Vault of Glass #destinyraid on #twitch

www.twitch.tv/theonlyryann

Come watch!

  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: Pre-Sequel soundtrack
  • Playing: Destiny
  • Eating: Juice
  • Drinking: Juice

Video Editing A New YouTube Show!

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 10, 2014, 10:47 AM



UPDATE:
New episode finale 5 just got posted!
THANKS FOR WATCHING!!!

:lahaw: 
Rambo AUS VS The World by IMAGINeye :bazooka: + plz 

I love "Let's Plays" on YouTube.  Would make sense right? :shrug: A gamer and a developer, video games are both my livelihood and how I relax.  Not too long ago when I worked in the film industry though, I loved doing storyboards and video editing.  So I decided to combine all of that into 5 episodes with The Girl From AUS.


We decided to play a game called "Bro Force."  A fun 16-bit game where all your favorite action heroes from the 80's, 90's, and a few from the turn of the century, are bro-ed up and ready to kick ass!  You have Brobocop, Conan The Brobarian, Rambro, and many many more.  It even spawned a sequel that I haven't played yet called "The Expendabros."  Even from the names you can tell it doesn't take itself seriously at all.

It's just over the top action and it only gets better the more people you play with!  Here's the first two episodes that we've released.  We did have a few lag issues during the first episode, but that happens when you play a game during its beta stage.  HAVE FUN!


Episode - 1


Episode - 2


Episode - 3


Episode - 4


NEW!!! - Episode - 5


In this show I took over video editing everything together and doing the artwork/FX.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Thanks for watching! Bro Fist





  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: Pre-Sequel soundtrack
  • Playing: Destiny
  • Eating: Juice
  • Drinking: Juice

PLEASE WATCH: Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 7, 2014, 2:00 PM



Hungry hungry LA 
So my wife is entering into this Truvia baking contest with her
amazing Bacon Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Coffee Glaze!




Give it a look and let me know what you think! (every "like" is greatly appreciated!)  We shot it using a friends DSLR and then I edited it down.  That part was actually harder than I thought, as it couldn't be longer than 2 minutes. :phew:

Check back here when I update this journal (in a week or so) as I'll be looking to everyone's support during the voting phase of the contest! :highfive:

High Fave 

Thanks everyone!!!






  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: Piano Guys
  • Playing: Destiny
  • Eating: Juice
  • Drinking: Juice

Update - My Opinion: Destiny

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 1, 2014, 10:29 AM



A game I LOVE and a game that makes me grit my teeth as I roll my eyes.



Spartan Assault As a game, it's freaking fantastic. :stickyhead:  The combat is Bungie at its best.  I've sunk 40+ hours into it over my busy schedule.  It's so slick, so fun, whether you're doing PvE or PvP, it's a blast to blast others.

Story wise though, I'm just floored at how bad it is. :grump: There are AMAZING concepts, things and places and characters that are just begging for a story.  Sadly, all you get are vague references and exposition.  As a gamer who normally gets sucked in by story first and gameplay second, Destiny is an anomaly.  As it was the gameplay that gets me to come back day after day after day.


Bottom line, should you play Destiny?
Yes fella ( Message )
It's faster paced than the Halo series (combat wise), fun to play with your friends, just don't do it under the impression you're going to get a fleshed out story/universe.


Destiny:
Star Star Star Star Half Star Grey






:irishman: Vi et animo,
~Ryann



P.S. "New" Loot Cave hotness -



UPDATE:




So if you know about Destiny, you've probably heard the game gets really good once you get past level 20. :grumppat:  Anywhooo, so I got to level 27 and had a chance to try out the uber hard "Vault of Glass."  I won't lie, it was amazing.  Insanely hard, but amazing.
:Adventure Time: 2 Oh, and it was through playing with random strangers too.  Would highly recommend going to www.Destinylfg.com if you're looking to group up with people for specific missions, etc.

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Piano Guys
  • Watching: Sword Art Online
  • Playing: Destiny
  • Eating: Juice
  • Drinking: Juice

Yaaaar! Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 19, 2014, 11:06 AM



Pirate Arrr  Ye talk like a pirate today, OR YE WALK TH' PLANK!




The e-mail I sent out to me work place today...







  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Piano Guys
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Destiny
  • Eating: Juice
  • Drinking: Juice

You HAVE to surprise your Mom!

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 17, 2014, 3:42 PM



Lily Wishing a Happy Birthday My Mom's birthday came up and I just HAD to surprise her! 
Flying from California, to Utah, to Oregon, starting at 3:30am in the morning!
Here's the only slightly hilarious time it took to surprise her:


Down Arrow CLICK THE LINK TO SEE THE VIDEO Down Arrow 
Operation Surprise Mom

(because as far as I know, Deviant Art can't post Facebook videos)




  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Piano Guys
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Destiny
  • Eating: Juice
  • Drinking: Juice

REVIEW: Walking Dead finale trailer!

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 21, 2014, 11:19 AM



UPDATE:

IGN's Review of season 2 episode 5:


:wow: Absolutely floored and so very proud of everyone!!! :highfive:

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred::bulletred::bulletred::bulletred::bulletred::bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:

Here is the brand new trailer for the Walking Dead Season 2 finale!
#MyClementine will lead with her heart, what will yours do?




Winter is setting in. Time to find food and shelter is running out. And with a newborn infant to sustain, walkers are a greater threat than ever. As pressure builds and tensions reach breaking point, your choices will decide Clementine’s fate in the gripping conclusion of The Walking Dead: Season Two.


Good God, even though I helped work on this season, this trailer, it brings a lot of emotions to bare.  Enjoy everyone...


Release Info:
:bulletblack: "No Going Back," will be available on PC, PS3, and PlayStation Vita on August 26
:bulletblack:  Xbox 360 will release on August 28 and on iOS August 29.
:bulletblack:  Europe; the final episode will be available on the PS3 and Vita starting August 27.


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  • Mood: Exhilarated
  • Listening to: Juice
  • Watching: Continuim season 3
  • Playing: Civ 5
  • Eating: Juice
  • Drinking: Juice

Personal: 50 lbs (23 kg) lost so far!

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 1, 2014, 4:09 PM



Tard Eager  I've been on a weight loss journey Pull Ups 




In the last 34 days I have lost 50 lbs (or 23 kg)
by working out and doing what's known as a "juice reboot."



I was first inspired by watching the documentary, "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead."  Thankfully I was neither sick or nearly dead (as far as I knew).  But I definitely was (still am) fat.  Like a lot of Americans, I eat a lot of meat, a bunch of carbs, and not enough veggies.

After the loss of family passing away unexpectedly over 10 years ago, I've been on a slow spiral.  I would have moments of working out, but I just ate and ate and ate.  Eating whatever I felt like to get instant gratification and numb any kind of depression.  34 days ago I tipped the scale at 415 lbs (188 kg).  Now I'm already a big guy standing at 6'5 (198 cm), but I finally looked at myself and realized this isn't who I wanted to be anymore.

I needed something though that was black & white when it comes to what I can and can't do when losing the weight.  Too much wiggle room and I just end up slipping back into my old ways.  That's where this juice reboot came into the picture.

It's a ton of veggies and a little bit of fruit, and it's juicing 100% of the time.  The amount of veggies/nutrients I'm taking in with one 32 oz bottle is enough for 2 full meals I would typically eat.  And you can't cheat.  Once your system gets used to liquids, eating "normal" food right away will cause some pretty bad cramps.  I drink roughly 124 oz a day of juice and water.

:phew: It's been hard, but it has also been amazing at the same time.  I still have 56 days left and I'm hoping I can lose 65 more pounds which will bring me down to 300.  From there, I just have 50 more pounds to lose! :w00t:


I'll soon be updating videos on my channel, to better lay out my progress.
Thanks for reading everyone and feel free to ask me any questions if you have them!
:highfive:





  • Mood: Exhilarated
  • Watching: Mind of a Chef
  • Playing: Thief
  • Eating: Juice
  • Drinking: Juice

LOOT CRATE - Villains Month

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 22, 2014, 2:15 PM





I have a LOOT CRATE subscription and thought I'd share what I got in the mail this month!

This month's theme was "VILLAINS!"

(I know, spooky scary)

"Joki" T-Shirt:

I like the design and the idea of putting two villains together as one.  However, for the month of "villainy," maybe a design that showed off more villains together?  Overall though, a fun t-shirt!

Vader Key Chain:

And who isn't more of a villain than Vader?
Killer of younglings and boss of choke if you disagree with him.

Joker/Harley Poster:

'Cause villains shouldn't have to villain alone, right?

Dead Pool Socks:

I want to be footloose and break the fourth wall killing free!
Plus, who likes cold toes?  Not this guy!

Rocket Raccoon Comic:

To be honest, I haven't really read comics on Rocket Raccoon. But, with a movie on the way featuring him, I might as well get some learn'in in.

DC DVD of VILLAINY:

You want to know about DC Villains?
Well, don't bother with that pesky reading garbage!
We got moving pictures here see!


There you have it! :w00t: That's all the fun stuff I got in this months Loot Crate.  In my opinion, part of the fun of subscribing is not only getting some cool stuff for yourself, but sharing with others!  Already I've shared the villain wealth here at the office.  If you're like me when it comes to buying nerdy trinkets here and there, I would highly recommend getting a subscription and checking it out!





  • Mood: Exhilarated
  • Watching: True Detective
  • Playing: Game of Thrones
  • Eating: Juice
  • Drinking: Juice

Borderlands,YouTube, and kicking ass!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 7, 2014, 11:28 AM



:lahaw: 
So, as some of you know, as a gamer, Borderlands happens to be one of my favorite franchises.  It was why I was so excited to work on "Poker Night 2" and why I'm so excited to work on "Tales From The Borderlands!"

I've also taken the time to appreciate the various YouTubers who play our games.  A lot of them I've even become friends with over the years.  One in particular is a YouTuber who goes by the handle "The Girl From Aus."
I first saw one of her videos because she freaked out in such a way that made her stand out from other YouTubers playing our "Walking Dead" game (basically, she made me laugh my ass off :D).

So when she heard we were going to make a Borderlands game, she wanted to play the source material first.  She called me up to see if I wanted to be a part of it, kick some ass, and guide her through the game.  I, of course, am always down for a good ass kicking. :nod:  Here is what we've done so far!

PART 1:


PART 2:



If you want, please show some support for her channel by liking and subscribing!
Thanks everyone, I'll keep you posted on what I'm working on as things are released!
:highfive:





  • Mood: Exhilarated
  • Watching: Haven
  • Playing: Broken Age
  • Eating: Juice
  • Drinking: Juice

The Wolf Among Us: Season Finale

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 3, 2014, 9:11 AM



For your enjoyment, here is the new trailer for the season finale of Fables: The Wolf Among Us:




Following a bloody trail of murder and corruption, Bigby Wolf confronts a powerful enemy: a dark force that has been feeding on the desperation of Fabletown's seedy underbelly. But when hidden truths are revealed, you must decide exactly what justice means in the gripping season finale of The Wolf Among Us.





  • Mood: Exhilarated
  • Listening to: Ender's Game
  • Watching: Game Grumps
  • Playing: Broken Age
  • Eating: Juice
  • Drinking: Juice

Back!, E3, video games, L.A., etc

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 16, 2014, 8:46 AM



So just got back from Los Angeles and E3 was AWESOME!  It was a crazy 3 days, saw a lot, played a lot, walked a lot...and I mean a lot! :faint:  Kept track, walked around 50 miles in those three days!

:sniper As usual, the lines were pretty insane, so there were certain games I sadly didn't have the time to play. *sad trombone*


Games I did get a chance to play:
Borderlands The Pre-Sequel
Battlefield Hardline
Dying Light
Paparazzi
Far Cry 4
Sunset Overdrive

Games that I got to watch:
Evolve
Batman Arkham Knight
Disney Infinity
Street Fighter
Smash Bros.


Here's the intro video I made for E3 using my iPhone :highfive:


(watch in HD 1080p!!!)





  • Mood: Exhilarated
  • Listening to: Ender's Game
  • Watching: Game Grumps
  • Playing: The Banner Saga
  • Eating: Juice
  • Drinking: Juice

It's that time again...for E3

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 2, 2014, 7:43 AM





Giddy Up Llama So in a week I'll be headed for E3!
And just like years before, I'll be updating my ol' Spawn Point Podcast Youtube channel with everything I see.

The question I have is, "what do people want me to try and find?" Shrug 


For myself, I'm wanting to try out Sunset Overdrive, Evolve, and Borderlands the Pre-Sequel.

Sunset Overdrive


Evolve


Borderlands The Pre-Sequel



Let me know what you're looking forward to and I'll try my best to find it! :highfive:




  • Mood: Terror
  • Listening to: Gordon Ramsey yell
  • Watching: Tales From The Borderlands
  • Playing: The Banner Saga
  • Eating: Red Bull
  • Drinking: Red Bull

Birthday drums a' beating on April 30...

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 29, 2014, 2:43 PM



Happy B-Day Caeser1993Earth Today I have been on this planet for 33 years... :wow:



I first want to say THANK YOU to everyone who's been giving me the DeviantArt birthday cakes! 
So far up to a mooncake!
:boogie:


It feels both short and long...I still feel young, yet old.  Age and where you're at in life is all a matter of perspective.  When I was younger, I viewed 30's as old.  But I suppose every single person on this planet has gone through that particular realization.


I do plan on throwing a "Bad Hawaiian Shirt" birthday party! HULAAA  Food, drinks, and video games will be EVERYWHERE!  Trying to come up with a good Hawaiian drink to make, any suggestions?  So far I've been thinking either the classic Pina Colada, or a Bahama Mama.


:bestbuddies: I also want to say thank you to everyone for their support here on Deviant Art.  Watching, commenting, favoriting are always appreciated.  I've never forgotten how much help everyone has given me over the years.  Out of all the social networks, Deviant Art is a community that I've been proud to be a part of!

Thanks again and the first drink it on me!!! :DrunkBummy: 






:irishman:  Vi et animo,
~Ryann




  • Mood: Terror
  • Listening to: Zombies
  • Watching: Zombies
  • Playing: Hearthstone
  • Eating: Zomb*...err bagel
  • Drinking: Cold Brew Coffee

WANT SOME SWEET LOOT?!?

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 24, 2014, 11:14 AM



*whoops...caps button was stuck there for a moment*
*cough* ~ :cough:
As I was saying...

:party:...FREE LOOT! :excited:



Razer and Thinkgeek teamed up for the recent PAX and are having a bombastic giveaway!  Sign up is free, quick, and super easy.  Even if you aren't a huge Borderlands fan or anything, a sweet computer is still a sweet computer.  Am I right?

Click here for link: PAX EAST BEAST BUNDLE SWEEPSTAKES




Vi et animo
my friends!,
~Ryann

  • Mood: Terror
  • Listening to: Zombies
  • Watching: Zombies
  • Playing: TitanFall
  • Eating: Zomb*...err bagel
  • Drinking: Cold Brew Coffee

Am I ready for zombies?...

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 4, 2014, 11:16 AM



....I'm so ready, even my coffee mug is a weapon!






:irishman:  Vi et animo,
~Ryann




  • Mood: Terror
  • Listening to: Zombies
  • Watching: Zombies
  • Playing: TitanFall
  • Eating: Zomb*...err bagel
  • Drinking: Cold Brew Coffee

Sunrise view from Telltale Games...

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 25, 2014, 8:33 AM



Coffee Dance - Updated  Every morning I wake up at 5:30am to get to work by 6:30am.  I take a few minutes, drink my coffee, and watch the sun rise (and yes, sometimes I hear the "Lion King" in my head)  Here's the view from our office balcony.





HAVE AN AWESOME DAY EVERYONE!
ShakeHighfive 




:irishman:  Vi et animo,
~Ryann




  • Mood: Happy
  • Listening to: Happy
  • Watching: Game Grumps
  • Playing: TitanFall
  • Eating: Hardboiled egg
  • Drinking: Cold Brew Coffee

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 17, 2014, 7:39 AM




(family crest for McCullough's who came from Belfast)


Even though things are really busy right now, I wanted to wish everyone a happy St. Patrick's Day!  I wish I could raise a pint with everyone, but gotta get those games out!  I am however eating some homemade Soda Bread with Irish butter and port cheese in mini recognition.


I hope everyone has a great day and I will talk to you laters!




  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: Assassin's Creed ST
  • Watching: Game Grumps
  • Playing: South Park: SoT
  • Eating: Soda Bread

Walking Dead, Borderlands, Game Of...

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 14, 2014, 11:50 AM



It's pretty crazy when you have a developer working on so many video game titles, you wish you could work on them all!


So far I've worked on Walking Dead season 2, Fables: The Wolf Among Us, and I can't wait to be put onto Tales From The Borderlands, not to mention Game Of Thrones!  Seeing all of these are being worked on at the same time, at some level or another, it does mean there are certain episodes I won't get to work on....Which is a first.  I didn't get a chance to work on episode 2 of The Wolf Among Us, but it did mean I got to enjoy the game more from a gamer perspective than a developer.  Hot damn that episode got me pumped!!!  I can honestly say that every IP we're working on I'm already a fan of.  All you have to do is look at my desk at work, you'll see every game is represented by some kind of nerdy toy/figure/poster/etc :nerd2: 


Thank you for all your support everyone. I'm so thankful for the DeviantArt community and how much you guys have supported me over the years!  I hope I can get a chance to do some artwork that I can post sometime soon...but of course, the games will always come first ;P




  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Dubstep
  • Watching: Fairy Tail
  • Playing: TitanFall Beta
  • Eating: Steel Cut Oatmeal
  • Drinking: EsspressssOoohhh yeah