The latest episode of action figure comedy web series Shelf Life is up and you might recognize a familiar voice! My amazing friends Tara Platt and Yuri Lowenthal (a.k.a. Hero Lass and Bug Boy) asked me if I would write and perform the “Young Hero Lass” theme, based on Josh A. Cagan and Kayla Cagan‘s lyrics, and how could I say no?
I had so much fun coming up with a sound for the theme. Initially I sent Yuri and Tara a jazzy 1950s jingle I had recorded a capella in my iPhone’s Voice Memos, but with some feedback and my Fender Stratocaster I ended up making something more akin to a Hot Wheels commercial. Hell, I’ve even got a version that sounds completely punk rock!
I couldn’t be happier about the way the episode turned out. Aside from my song, Amber Benson as Raggedy Ann is BRILLIANT, the writing is absolutely hilarious and excellently executed, and OMG Bug Boy is nekkid! Hope you enjoy it. :)
In case you missed it earlier today, I had the pleasure of moderating the 3rd Google+ Hangout for Warner Brothers’ hit sci-fi web series H+: The Digital Series. I had a chance to interview cast members Hannah Herzsprung (Manta), Alexis Denisof (Conall), David Rogers (Kenneth), Caitriona Balfe (Breanna) and Samuel Vauramo (Topi). There are a few spoilers, so if you haven’t already checked out the series, be sure to start watching here.
I’ve been invited to speak on a panel at the New Media Expo (NMX) in Las Vegas this January. The panel, entitled “In Search of Super Fans,” will feature myself along with fellow web series producers/actresses Tara Platt and Kristen Nedopak, and will be hosted by loveable YouTube personality Andre “BlackNerd” Meadows. Here is the full description from the site:
You know they’re out there — the kind of fans who will follow their favorite projects, creators and stars to the ends of Middle Earth. But attracting their attention and their loyalty isn’t easy. Learn the tips you’ll need to win them over and keep them coming back, click after click.
I had a really fun time shooting this, and I would do it again in a nanosecond! It’s probably one of the most fun things I’ve ever done aside from playing games with friends OFF-camera! Everyone at the shoot was wonderful, from the amazing and hilarity-inducing Wil Wheaton, to all my
arch nemeses fellow players.
In addition to the episode above, the producers also shot an interview with me about… well, me. So here you go:
And here’s the hilarious gag reel that came out a week later:
For all those asking, here’s my schedule for Comic-Con 2012!
Thursday, July 12
11am – Wake up
11:01am – Check email
11:02am – Check Twitter
11:05am – Tweet something hilarious while chuckling to myself about how clever I am
11:15am – Play Wurdle
12pm – Eat some lunch
1pm – Watch Days of Our Lives
2pm – Write
6pm – Make dinner
7pm – Eat it
8pm – Meet with my writing partner
10pm – Cuddle while watching Wilfred
Friday, July 13
9:15am – Wake up
9:30am – Realize it’s Friday the 13th and tell the internet about it
9:45am – Workout
12pm – Lunch
1pm – Watch Days of Our Lives
2pm – Write
4pm – Google+ Hangout?
6pm – Go out for dinner, I’ve cooked enough this week
8pm – Have a date with Netflix
Saturday, July 14
11am – Wake up. Reset my alarm. Go back to sleep
12pm – Wake up for realz
1pm – Eat at Subway
2pm – Shop
4pm – Crash
4:15pm – Drink caffeine in the hopes of uncrashing
8pm – Order delivery (the caffeine didn’t work)
Sunday, July 15
11am – Wake up and lie in bed for an hour playing on my phone
12pm – Make a healthy brunch
1pm – Go out and do household shit
6pm – Phone my parents
6:30pm – Make dinner
9pm – Mourn Game of Thrones
Last month I had lunch with my friend Teal Sherer and she said she wanted to make a lightsaber battle video. She asked if I was interested in doing it with her, and I said something along the lines of “HELL yes!!!” Thanks to the fight coordination and direction of America Young, the idea took shape very quickly… and I’m so happy that I can finally show you “ELF SABERS“!
Be sure to check out Comediva for other wonderfully funny videos, and some behind the scenes photos of our ELF SABERS shoot. And, happy holidays, everyone!!!
I was a guest on TWiT‘s Framerate this week thanks to the suggestion of the show’s wonderful hosts Tom Merritt and Brian Brushwood! We discussed the online video industry, the future of television distribution, and the TV shows and movies we’ve been watching. Thanks to Tom, Brian, and producer Jason Howell for having me on!
In case you missed it, I was on this week’s episode of NSFW on TWiT, where I represented the tiny percentage of ladies on Google+ (not to be confused with the percentage of tiny ladies on Google+ to which I am also a representative).
Check it out and spread the word… Fridays are now for inviting ladies to Google+! It shall be known as “Fem Friday” and we shall end the sausage fest! So say we all!!!