Just Jump To The End Episode 20: A Couple Of Jakku Jackoffs

Do you have 1 hour, 15 minutes, and 53 seconds free and you just don’t know what to do to burn that time?
Well kids, we here at TS-D/JA Productions have just the thing for you!
Read on for details!

You know that little movie that recently came out and flopped called *rustles through papers* Star…Wars?
Star Wars, yes!
That was the name!
Well, on December 29th, @Fitzman73, of the Just Jump To The End Podcast, and I went to this little picture that could.
It was fun as hell!
The best way to describe the whole day and experience would be to call it a Patronus day.
Sad as it may be, it really was one of the best days of my life.

Now, why the hell would I post about it on this site?
Well, as soon as we came out of the theater and got in to his motor vehicle, he turned on his recorder…and I said “Move Jerk-Off!”…which will forever go down as the first words I ever said on my very first big boy podcast.

Here you can listen to my extremely overwhelmed, jumbled up, gut reaction to Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens.
This was the first time I saw the movie, and this was also the first Star Wars movie I’ve ever seen in a theater and I was also nervous as fuck to actually be recording.
So, here you go, give it a shot.

***WARNING, PODCAST CONTAINS SPOILERS***

http://justjumptotheend.libsyn.com/episode-20-a-couple-of-jakku-jackoffs

You can clearly hear me struggling to make sense of it all.
And I know it sounds like I hate the movie, but rest assured I did not.
I loved it, but just because I love it doesn’t mean that it’s flawless.
This movie has big problems for sure, but thinking about it in the days and weeks since I can’t help but smile.
It really was a joy for me.

Fitz says he felt very similar after his first viewing, it is a lot to take in, but that it does does get better the more you see it.
It’s my hope that when ever I do see it again (once, twice, thrice, whatever) he and I get to record again and I can better articulate my feelings on it.

I mentioned last year (I believe it was in my May 27th anniversary post) that I hoped to get a podcast of my own off the ground in the next year.
While this is not that, this is a step in the right direction.
I can assure you, if you folks really give this some love and truly want more, we will make it happen.

One final note, for anybody that’s interested, if you add up all of my videos (which you can watch here), the 2 Typecast FrankenPods (which you can listen to here and here), and this, I have, with the help of many amazing artists and creators, produced 4 hours, 18 minutes, and 12 seconds of content that you can watch and listen to when ever and where ever you want.
Kinda cool.
But there’s something even cooler!
Right now, Fitzman and I are working on something to help get that number even higher.
Work has begun on a new project that I am proud to announce first here.

Coming some time this year from TS-D/JA Productions and JJ2EMedia, on BandCamp or something similar, The Camping Trip!
An original anthology style audio drama written and performed by Fitzman and myself.
I can’t say too much about it at this point as it is still being written, but I wanted to let everybody who visits this site to get prepared for it.
My Youtube channel may not get as many uploads over the next few months as I throw myself wholeheartedly into this project, but I promise you all I plan to make it worth it.

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And finally!
This world is a rough place.
Do everything within your power to make it better in any way that you possibly can.
Even something as simple as a smile to a stranger can help more that you can ever comprehend.

Thank you all so very much for reading, please stick around because there is a lot of cool shit coming down the pipeline!
See you next time!

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How It Happened: What’s Your Name?

This video is a case of me pulling from my own life for your entertainment.
The following is a 100% true story.

I guess it was about 11 years ago this happened.
My brother, our 2 neighbors, and myself were on my back porch talking about something unimportant and I saw a kid that looked really familiar pedaling his bike up the street.
Instantly I start going through the photo files in my brain part trying to figure out where I know this kid from while those 3 kept jabbering about bullshit.
AH!
It hits me.
About 6-8 years before that, I went to school with this little shithead.
So I spoke up.

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It went down exactly as it did in the video.
Watch it and I’ll tell you about how @FromTheMonkey and @ElTankoDeFranko got involved.

https://youtu.be/lWFU57IxlLM

So we hear a huge SLAM sound from the alley behind my garage.
There was a moment of silence where the 4 of us were just looking at the other 3, completely fuckin’ stunned.
Then we all hauled ass, down off the porch, to the end of my yard, and looked down the alley.

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There, on the ground, splayed out on the ground next to the dumpster, we see Timmy.
He kind of wiggled a bit and tried to stand up straight, but the best he could manage was that kind of wobble that drunks get when they try to do the same.
We all just looked on in stunned silence, and the best we could manage was “hey, you okay?” and he, in great unintentional comedy fashion, grabs his head, looks around, picks up his bike, waves us off, hopes on the bike, and says “uh, I’m uh…I’m fine!” and he peddled off all wobblylike, never to be seen again.
Without a shadow of a doubt, this is one of the funniest things I have in my memory bank, which is why I felt the need to share it with you lovely folks.

So at the time that I was deciding to make this video, I was talking to @ElTankoDeFranko pretty regularly and the dude was pretty interested in the shit I make, was wanting to know if there was anyway he could help.
We talked about a few ideas, including him shooting a video that I still desperately want to do, but nothing really came of those, and then I remembered and landed on this.
I asked him if he had a few of the things you see in the pics above, I told him what I needed and he came through.
The thing I love the most about the pics he sent, in the second 1, if you look really close, you can see he threw 1 lone shoe in there to that really sells the crash.
Loved that wee little detail.
So thanks for @ElTankoDeFranko!

As for @FromTheMonkey, I can’t remember a lot of the details on his involvement in this one, but if you follow along with these How It Happened posts you know Mike has been a great help round these here TS-D/JA Productions parts.
I think he did 2 passes on that crash, because I feel like I remember giving him a second round of notes that really sold it.
And as per usual, the dude just continues to come through when asked.

This video is really special for me for a number of reasons, it’s an incredibly hilarious personal story, was fun to collaborate with somebody new, but the thing I will remember most specifically about the video itself is that it was the very first video of mine to pass 100 in a week.
Kinda cool.

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Finally, the world is a right foul place full of shitty fuckin’ folks.
Combat that by doing your damnedest to put a little bit more good out there, even if it’s just a smile to a stranger.

Be sure to come back next time, I’ll have something extra special for all of you, something that I’ve been wanting to do for a long damn time!
Thanks for reading, hope to see you then.