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Halloween Bags Early

When I'm alone, the blaineallenbrown.com podcasts require quiet a bit of preparation and inspiration. I am still going to be doing those, but at my leisure. In the mean time, Nick and I have been posting Game Performance videos on Halloween Bags Early.

A while ago I registered halloweenbagsearly.com for a laugh as a reference to my favorite podcast The Jeff and Casey Show.

I had been using it for my various projects but never for anything official. When Nick and I decided to make a Game Performance YouTube channel, we knew that was the best name.

We have several videos up already. Check 'em out.

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Spring Semester 2013 Wrap Up

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I had the opportunity to make a lot of cool things this semester. I'm going to feature them all in this post.

Ridiculous Fishing

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I wrote this essay for class. It could use some more depth (~700 words as per instructions for the assignment) but I liked it so I'm posting it here.


Comedy Writing

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As any screenwriter will tell you, all television and film are all structured in the same way. Mainstream TV shows have three acts separated by two plot points. These features are rigorously structured. There are almost no shows that are aired that deviate from this idea.


If you look closely, comedy shows share many common features, too. However these are culturally structured. There is no one setting the rules for how a comedy show should be aside from the basic TV show structure. There are simply things that we find funny.

Suggestions and explanations of this structure are not meant to make your show boring, or run-of-the-mill, or trite. This information is merely exposing the underlying commonalities already present in TV today. Understanding these ideas will allow you to conceptualize what you already like in shows today, and see what you can learn about where you want your own show to go.

Review: Mini Pro EX Wired Controller for Xbox 360 by Power A

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The Mini Pro EX wired controller for Xbox 360 by Power A is the best modern controller I've found. Below are the major points to note.