I just wanted to update you guys on the agency that we have created- Stella, Blair, Mick, Jack and I that is. It is called “No Stain No Problem.” We are in the business of cleaning/stain removal- mostly of carpets and… other things. Here is our website. Our mission statement is: “If you don’t believe in magic, you’ve never gotten away with murder.” Definitely stay tuned to our site to see what we’re up to.
This assignment is worth 4.5 stars and the instructions can be found here.
I am the “household” tool that Billy Steel loves the most. I put household in quotes because I don’t think the average person would consider me an everyday item. Anyway, I am very involved in Billy’s life. He is always carrying me around, just about wherever he goes. Sometimes he conceals me under his jacket, other times he holds me out in the open. I suppose I can be pretty intimidating. Dangerous, too, if you give me ammunition. I mean figuratively of course. Or do I.. Anyway, I am rather bulky, but at the same time short and stout. I also have a handle, and a spout.If you see me in Billy’s hands, you’re going to want to walk the other way.
I wish Billy would take better care of me. I usually just get manhandled. He doesn’t seem to appreciate me for the valuable piece of equipment that I am. After all, it is I who always has to do the dirty work. Trust me, I do not enjoy it. Unfortunately, it’s in my nature- it’s what I was made for. I definitely feel like Billy overuses me though. You would be horrified if you knew how much work I’ve gotten in the past month alone. Sometimes I’m not even used the way I’m supposed to be. Whatever it takes to get the job done, I guess. I’ve definitely seen some things you should hope you never have to see. Can you guess what I am?
For this assignment, I had to create a board on Pinterest representing me, Billy Steel, and pin 20 things to the board. I have the following things pinned on my board:
- 3 pins about shotguns- shotguns are my weapon of choice, so I pinned things to my wall including the “Super Shorty Shotgun”, the “10 Greatest Shotguns Ever Made in America”, and instructions on how to properly choke a shotgun
- 1 pin about robotic weaponry- shotguns may be my forte, but I am intrigued by all sorts of weapons
- 1 pin about “The 9 Most Famous Prostitutes in History”- I cheated on my wife Jackie many times with prostitutes, so you could say they turn me on
- 2 pins about the city of Detroit- it is my hometown after all
- 1 pin about the “Top Attractions in Indianapolis”- I needed something to do when I escaped from police custody and went into hiding
- 1 pin about “The 22 Best Whiskey Bars in America”- I’m pretty sure this goes without explaining, who doesn’t love whiskey?
- 1 pin from Alcoholics Anonymous- for when I indulge in too much whiskey
- 1 pin about Ford’s assembly line- so everyone can understand how shitty of a job that was
- 1 pin about a 1950’s gang in Brooklyn- you may know about my, er, obsession with gangs
- 3 pins about carpet cleaning/stain removal- these came in handy after I murdered my wife in cold blood
- 1 pin about “Dealing With Trials in Marriage”- I really did try to make it work at first
- 1 pin about “How to Escape From Handcuffs”- this helped me escape from custody after NNTF
- 2 pins about overcoming stage fright- I needed this big time before I made my television debut on NNTF: The Reunion
- and finally, 1 pin about curious cats- I admit, I have a sweet spot for curious cats
Here is the link to my board. Enjoy!
Billy S. Steel
318 Industrial Drive
Detroit, VA 48202
- Multitasking and completing work on time and accurately
- Proficiency with weapons, especially guns
- Evidence concealment
- Undetected relocation
Lincoln High School Graduation: n/a
- 2 years completed
- State wrestling champion in 125lb weight class
- Technician at Baldwin’s Bicycles
- Time of Employment: 3 years
- 45 hours/week
- Duties: Bicycle repairs, cash register operation, shipment orders
- Employment terminated by employer for “suspicious behavior and inventory disappearance.”
- Factory Worker at Ford Motor Co.
- Time of Employment: 13 years
- 50 hours/week
- Duties: Operating assembly line, restocking inventory, cleaning floor and machinery
- Resigned employment due to relocation.
- Guest star on Noir NOT The Father radio/tv series (2 episodes)
Determined individual who will consistently do whatever it takes to get the job done. Will go the extra mile and make decisions on his own to achieve the objective. Occasionally receives complaints for not listening to instructions and stepping beyond his boundaries. Very independent.
This post wraps up my work for the week in Noir 106. What happened this week? Let’s take a walk down memory lane.
First, in case you haven’t already figured this out, I, Billy Steel, took over complete control of this blog. I don’t know what the previous blogger was doing, but it can’t have been more interesting than what I have in store for you all. Also, you guys should follow me on Twitter @billysawsteel.
Next I took an exclusive interview with Burtis, in which she spent the better part of 10 minutes grilling me, trying to get me to crack-which I never did of course. I re-embedded the interview in this post as well.
Thirdly, I “organized” into the group I will be in for my final unit choice– it didn’t take much organizing, as my Noir NOT The Father fam and I will be sticking together.
Next, I did three more of those darn daily creates: an inspirational poster, some tree art, and some fingerprint art. I will re-embed those pictures right….. HERE.
Then I commented on some of my peers’ work. Only the best got feedback from me!
And last, but not least, I made my television debut on the show my group and I created, Noir NOT The Father: The Reunion. I made one post updating everyone on our progress, and another to announce the completed show. I will of course re-embed the video directly underneath all these words. I hope everyone enjoys it!
As far as my work for Noir 106 this week goes, that’s all folks!
Noir NOT The Father is here! Stella, Blair, Mick, Jack, and I spent MANY hours filming and editing on Friday and Saturday, and then Blair put in several more hours putting the finishing touches on the show. Finally we have finished. I have to say, I am very excited to make my television debut, but I’m most excited about getting to make fun of Mick on tv. In addition to starring in the episode, I also created one of the commercials that airs during the show (Blood Be Gone!). Let me know what you think of our show!
This week I completed ten comments on the work of my peers. Those works include:
For the final part of the class my radio show group and I have decided to continue on as a group for the remainder of the year. Our group will consist of Stella Vaughn, Blair Morgan, Michael Bretton, Jack Sadler, and myself, Billy Steel. We worked really well together for both the radio show and the video episode that we are finishing up this week, and I am confident that we will continue to be successful working as a group. I’m excited to get started with them again!
This week I had to do three daily creates. The first one I did was on Wednesday, and the instructions were to make an inspirational poster that featured something that you yourself have said. I found a cliff jumping picture online to use as my background, and the words of wisdom that I used were “Life’s too short to not go for broke”. This is something that I like to say to myself when I am too scared to take a risk. I used Microsoft Paint to make this poster. Here it is:
The second daily create I did this week was on Thursday, and the instructions were to make some tree art! This is the first time I used the paint.net software for image editing. I can now definitely say that it does much more stuff than Microsoft Paint, and is fairly intuitive to use. For my tree art, I took a picture of the treeline outside the window of my apartment, and then used several different effects to warp the photo and, in my opinion, make it very cool-looking.
The final daily create I did this week was today, and the instructions were to make some fingerprint art. I found a really good picture of a fingerprint on the internet, and then decided to have some fun with this one by drawing arms, legs, and a face on the fingerprint using paint.net. I think it came out pretty funny-looking.
The major assignment that I had to complete this week, outside of my group’s video project, was to create an interview of myself, Billy Steel, answering some of the questions put forth by the Noir 106 professors. This was challenging in two aspects. First, it required thinking about my past as laid out in previous blog posts, as well as things about me that haven’t yet been blogged about. Secondly, I had to use some moderately difficult video editing techniques to splice the videos together.
As far as the creation of the video goes, I first recorded myself with my computer’s webcam responding to seven of the interview questions. I chose to answer seven of Burtis’s questions. I did this in seven different clips, which were recorded on Windows Movie Maker, my video editing software of choice. The next thing I had to do was download the video of Burtis asking the questions. I wasn’t sure how to do this at first, as the video was on YouTube, but I googled it and ended up using a website that converted the YouTube link into a downloadable MP4 file. I then uploaded this file to Movie Maker, split it after every question she asked, and inserted the appropriate clips of my answers in between her questions. Coincidentally, I think it came out very well! I have posted the finished product below. Make sure you check out Burtis’s face after I answer the last question!