Jay Pavlina Interview – Fist Full of Potions

Jay was interviewed by Fist Full of Potions, and it’s a real fucktasm! (That’s a good thing) Enjoy!

0:00-0:47 Introduction

0:48-1:52 Jay proves once and for all that he is not Christopher Walken.

1:53-2:10 The Super-Secret Pants-Off Dance-Off is planned, unbeknownst to all involved parties.

2:11-3:18 Jay explains how he became so cool.

3:18-3:59 Jay talks about how you could someday be as cool as he is.

4:00-5:02 Jay adds a new word to the English language.

5:03- 8:43 Jay reviews the skin update for 2.0, and discusses the versatility of the skins.

8:44-11:22 How far SMBC has come, how it’s changed Jay’s life, and his original plans for the game.

11:23-12:15 Jay mentions a movie he hopes to make.

12:16-12:59 Will SMBC ever be truly finished?

13:00-13:12 HOLY SHIT A SECRET GAME HAS BEEN MENTIONED YOU SHOULD PROBABLY GET REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

13:13-13:39 Jay explains how he intends to budget his time between projects.

13:40-15:59 Why ER has not publicly released films yet, and balancing working on games and other projects at the same time. Site chat is also mentioned!

16:00-16:26 Jay discusses his ideal studio environment.

16:27-18:24 The future of Exploding Rabbit, with more details on the studio and Jay’s ambitions.

18:25-21:24 Keeping abreast of the latest advances in technology, bending it to work in Jay’s favor, and possible platform porting.

21:25-22:09 Jay explains why the game is limited to the web currently, and expresses interest in working on an RPG.

22:10-22:42 The glorious future of ER is once more alluded to.

22:43-24:22 Why Jay would rather stick to flash programming than make stages for Little Big Planet 2.

24:23-25:16 Plans for rewriting the level editor, and what it will be like.

25:17-25:31 Your ER quote of the day. The perfect garnish for your signature!

25:31-26:13 Jay waxes fanboy on some badass features of L.A. Noire.

26:14-26:48 How said features influence Jay’s future development.

26:49-27:01 The nature of challenges.

27:02-27:44-Weighing stress and productivity, and enjoying life.

27:45-29:00 Jay talks about the production of Hero Guy, and the lessons it taught him, most notably the philosophy behind Downward Thrust.

29:01-30:15 Jay discusses a collaboration with a mysteeeeerious stranger from the internet, and why he doesn’t generally collaborate.

30:16-31:00 Why Jay hasn’t accepted hiring offers from gaming companies.

31:01-32:12 Jay fantasizes about a congratulatory message from Shigeru Miyamoto and Sunsoft.

32:13-32:39 Jay and Jason unveil a hypothetical conspiracy.

32:40-33:18 Wrapping up, Jay discusses the scope of his plans.

33:19-34:02 Ryuza appreciation station! 😀

34:03-35:00 TALKIN’ BOUT SSSSSSSSECRETS. :3

35:01-36:00 Closing remarks, Jay thwarts an attempt at comedy. ARE YOU READY FOR MAXIMUM DOWNWARD THRUST?

Make sure to pay a visit to Fist Full Of Potions!

Let’s Play The Tale of Elementia – Part 17

It’s finally here. The long awaited conclusion to the critically acclaimed Tale of Elementia series is at hand. In this episode, Jay has the harrowing experience of confronting the demons of his sordid past. Literally!

It’s finally here. The long awaited conclusion to the critically acclaimed Tale of Elementia series is at hand. In this episode, Jay has the harrowing experience of confronting the demons of his sordid past. Literally!

IT’S BOSS BATTLE TIME, BITCHES!

(Stay tuned at the end for some reflections and appreciation from Jay on the nature of hacks!)

Let’s Play The Tale of Elementia – Part 16

In the penultimate episode, Jay traverses a national landmark and grooves out with the credits. Read all about it!

In this hare-raising penultimate episode, Jay raises hell on the Great Wall of China, focuses his chi, narrowly avoids racism, reveals a lethal secret to a goomba, consults with elemental spirits, watches the credits, is thanked for playing, and laughs in the face of death itself. It’s sort of a busy episode! Stay tuned for the thrilling conclusion!

Let’s Play The Tale of Elementia – Part 15

In part 15 of Jay’s journey across Elementia he endures many grueling trials, explains that we all collectively owe him ten dollars, and reflects on the national drinking age.

The tale continues! In part 15 of Jay’s journey across Elementia he endures many grueling trials, explains that we all collectively owe him ten dollars, and reflects on the national drinking age. Stay tuned for more videos soon!

Incoherent Ramblings of Jay Pavlina – Episode 2

I talk about some stuff I’ve been going through and thinking about lately. I still joke around a lot, but I talk more about serious topics in this video.

It’s time for another round of talking about random things. There are two parts, and together they’re an hour and 15 minutes. If you don’t want to watch the whole thing, I’ve included the topics discussed and the times they occur in each video. And I talk about more serious topics in this video. I was in somewhat of a deep thinking mood when I made it.

Part 1

0:00 – Equipment upgrades, what I’ve been up to
7:22 – Hiding from fans, finally having money, main reason to get married
12:02 – Downward thrust motorcycle
15:04 – Letting go of your old identity and moving on
19:02 – Always moving forward and what stops many people
21:26 – Being yourself, handling expectations
24:38 – Unconsciously pushing negative thoughts on other people
27:03 – Video game vacation, automatic healing processes
30:27 – Becoming stagnant, fighting for survival, passion
32:13 – Iggy calls

Part 2

0:00 – Super Mario Bros. Crossover and other news
7:36 – World’s Fair Use Day
10:27 – Problems with mingling and talking
12:26 – Talking is dumb, trusting my feelings
17:06 – Worrying about people’s reactions
20:52 – Some conversations are better than others
22:36 – Psychic communication would be best, minimal talking
24:33 – The meaning of downward thrust
26:53 – Being happy is the key to downward thrusting
29:53 – Always thrust down, demonstrations of downward thrust
31:42 – You already know everything you need to know
33:52 – Religion, making one choice
36:00 – Relationships and expectations
38:23 – The sacred origin of downward thrust
39:30 – Summary, random thoughts, personal history with PS3
42:21 – Final thoughts, thanks for watching

Let’s Play The Tale of Elementia – Part 14

In this episode, I run away from an evil waterfall, go back to starbeam hill, and talk to the three spirits.

In this episode, I run away from an evil waterfall, go back to starbeam hill, and talk to the three spirits.

Let’s Play ‘The Tale of Elementia’ – Part 13

In this episode, I traverse the dusk ruins, revisit the ghost ninjas, and take another ride on the train at Solar Station.

In this episode, I traverse the dusk ruins, revisit the ghost ninjas, and take another ride on the train at Solar Station.