To be fair, the Alyssa wasn’t sketchy per say. It’s just very unforgiving beyond its limits which is characteristic of a lot of high strung cars; the harder you can push a car safely, the more adverse the conditions are when its no longer safe. Sketchy under normal conditions though? Hardly.
I don’t know how well versed you in physics, so that probably does bare some explanation. Elastic collisions are like the collisions of billiard balls. The technical definition is a collision where both kinetic energy and momentum are conserved. An inelastic collision where the collisions are like two lumps of clay hitting each other. In this kind of collision, momentum is still conserved but kinetic energy is not; it is lost as sound, heat, light, etc.
Turns out nearly all collisions are either inelastic or partially inelastic (object deformation, sound production, etc occurs) with virtually no examples of true elastic collisions in reality (some things in particle physics come close). Regardless, you can imagine how bad it would be for cars to behave like pool balls though.
You might be surprised, but the answer is “No, that is not wrong to assume”. What you are wrong to assume though is that this is an act.
Avid fan of The Big Lebowski. Guilty as charged. Hell I am drinking a White Russian as I type this . (Also, I need to get some more vodka. Khalua supplies are okay though)
And one the big reasons I love the movie so much is because the characters are a pretty fitting analogy for who I am. Long time forum users might remember when I first showed up here in Fall 2016 and then went on something like an 11 month hiatus between Christmas 2016 and November 2017. The reason is that I have… issues. Severe emotional issues, like Smokey. I often times overcompensate for those issues by assuming too much authority, overplaying my hand, or just going into total shutdown mode, like Walther and his piece and his beloved Sabbath. (never mind he’s not really Jewish). The ultimate truth is though, that I wasn’t always like this; I used to be a lot more like The Dude though not even close to the same tier on the laziness front .
And again, this is only partly a joke. I mean hell, Walther’s quip in the car after that scene “You’re being very un-Dude”, has become one of my mantras for getting my head straight. And yeah, I see a therapist and a psychiatrist for the shit that brought out Walther and Smokey in me. You probably don’t want to know about my problems so I won’t volunteer them but suffice it to say, my life hasn’t been precisely… normal.
Wow holy shit this is getting too fucking real even for me. Lets talk about something that actually needs to be addressed!
So I’ve been trying to maintain a weekly schedule and well. Its not going fantastically. I mean its been working our more or less, but there have been a lot of interruptions already, as we can all observe. But its not because the The Dude here is being lazy. These things take time. I mean shit this is what a project folder for these videos ends up looking like:
I record somewhere between one and two hours worth of Lets Play footage for every single one and that isn’t including introductions, conclusions, and extras. Then there is the whole editing process. Turning average 1.5 hours of content into 15 minutes is hard! even when most of it is garbage, filler, and repeats.
Anyways… Point is
I gotta start taking this easier fellas because this has become a second job in a rather literal sense. I’ve spent upwards of 40 hours making some of these. Balancing this with everything else that I am and want/need to be doing is not going to happen magically. Something has to give.
Its also really hard to keep strictly to a schedule with this too because some cars I have loved so much and can’t wait to get the review out, but then shattered phones and holiday chaos fucks me over Meijer-NSU Prinz. And others I have been so ambivalent towards that I sat on the footage for days before even starting editing Daito Alyssa.
Jesus WTF is the TL;DR Here!?
I’ve got to take care of things other than these.
Videos will keep coming out
But this strict schedule thing is I think is just creating unrealistic expectations for everyone. I think a simple queue might be more appropriate.
We still need to know about timing to be fair. I will say expect somewhere between 7 and 14 days between each. If for whatever reason shit gets really out of whack, I will keep you posted.
- Watch, now that I said that, that’s going to go to hell in hand basket too . I hope this turns out to be joke though – seriously.
Concerning the Submission Process
Some of you have expressed deep privacy and convenience concerns over using file sharing services and have thus resorted to sending me
MORE SYMPATHETIC I COULD NOT BE!
I am only a software engineer who understands the inside scoop of the parts of the Internet many of us take for granted. Now, I am not trying to guilt trip you here if you don’t know what I am on about; I am just saying I get it. Maybe you don’t like Big Brother Google / Alphabet Inc and maybe its really annoying to try and find a new trusty file sharing service or even start using one at all.
So I figured I am going to sic some of my software engineering experience on this problem and build a way for you guys to upload stuff directly to me / my server. Easily. Like through your web browsers. Its just going to take a little while because there are some serious security implications for ME and so I really have to think through those.