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... so I'm cooking my burritos in the toaster oven like a fuckin caveman.
I watched The Tatami Galaxy a couple weeks ago, and it's inspired me to put more time and thought into my animation. Masaaki Yuasa is a god. Besides that, the story is incredible. If you're college age and/or stuck in a rut, I highly recommend it. If you're currently breathing oxygen, I highly recommend it.
Oh, and I picked up a pair of new KVA's for $300, which is about five times as expensive as I'm comfortable disclosing to strangers.
Now I just have to figure out what computer I want to buy for school with the other money I don't have. I'm thinking the Surface Pro 3. I like the idea of a tablet for animating. Will probably make the switch to Toonboom since my Flash disc is for Mac. Although I'm really comfortable with Flash now...
Here's a screenshot of what I'm working on now:
Once my burritos are done it's time to watch Kick-Heart.
and thanks for reading my blog ;-)))
In the past two months I:
went to college orientation (bu)
started work (dishes)
got to legend in hearthstone (midrange hunter)
did nothing else (:-/)
It's been over two months since I've touched flash, so I think I'll start touching it again! Thanks to the people that watched my last video; it did okay here and pretty well on r/videos. Thanks to the people who leave nice comments on my things. Thanks for reading my blog. :x
teaser pic lol
coming soon in 2014 wat is it who knows!!!! its not an anime oooo
I overreacted the other day. Read my last news post for Exhibit A.
I'm not embarassed, and I don't regret posting it, because that's really how I felt, and writing about how I feel isn't something I usually do. I'm actually glad I did post it.
I hadn't done any animation for a long time–none over the summer like I promised myself I would. I was pretty anxious to get going again. I started on one thing but scrapped it. Then I thought of this Pizza Hut thing in a total of ten minutes, and decided, sure, that sounds great. As I worked on the animation, I cut half of the lines out of the audio because I felt they were filler. They didn't really take the story anywhere, and in terms of animation, they would've just been more simple pose changes and lip-syncing. What was left was the basic semblance of a plot that I didn't think was very funny without all the stupid gags I had originally planned. Maybe it is. I don't think so, which is why I got frustrated.
In the future, I have to plan my scripts better. I can't write what looks good on paper, because cartoons are different. I have to write an idea that makes me laugh, and just keep reminding myself it's funny while I work on it and begin to hate it. I have some ideas already.
In this case, I cut corners. I wrote something I thought other people would find funny, then kept stripping and stripping it of jokes as I worked. If there were creative project cruelty laws, I'd be locked up right now.
Anyway, that's my postmortem on an obscure flash cartoon that will get about 500 views. Thanks for reading.
P.S. Thanks a bunch to the people that commented on my last post. I appreciate it.
I can't make anything enjoyable to watch. I had a thousand ideas, threw it all at one script, spent countless hours working on the audio, art, and animation, and realized it was complete horseshit once I stepped back. I know I can be funny. And I know I can write well. But when it comes to animation, any scrap of creative talent I have goes out the window.
I posted that fucking Cheeto Fingers thing in January, and I wish I hadn't. I watch it now and I'm embarassed. Everything about it is garbage. The only reason it got any attention at all is because it's relatable or something. It's pandering. The actual content is shit. The voice acting, the art, the animation, the music, the writing.
So I thought I could improve. Or at least look at what I'm doing more critically. The art is better, sure, but everything else is absolute shit, but I don't realize that until after I convince myself it's a great idea and spend an insane amount of time working on it. I'm so fucking stupid.
Hm why don't I also mention how lonely and useless I feel and that making cartoons is the only thing I have that even slightly resembles a talent and how if I can't do that well then I have no other redeeming qualities. I'm not using this account anymore. Everything on it is a waste of bandwidth.
also here's how far i got (no preloader!!!): http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/58e4163be290b86145687c75ad7c08a2
part after it goes blank is supposed to be like a post-apocalyptic future or whatever. IT SUCKS DICK KBYE
Time to start working on something new! I've been bouncing scripts off my computer screen for a while now and I think I have a winner. I'll be channeling a lot more of my homework procrastination into animating instead of playing Hearthstone now. I'd like to get one or two more cartoons out before it's time to start applying to colleges, since I think having a small animation portfolio put together would be a unique edge come admissions.
Below is a screenshot from what I've started on. Artwork has definitely improved since last time; I'm putting a lot more polish into this than I have in past projects. Hopefully it'll show!
P.S. 3 hype songs you should be listening to:
Thank you guys for a fun week on the front page! That was seriously cool. I've been lurking this site since I was little, and it was weird and awesome to see something I made featured.
Up next is a cartoon about art, or more specifically, what classifies as art. It's silly though. Appropriately, my focus this time around will be putting more effort into the drawings, since that seemed to be the biggest criticism people had of Cheeto Fingers (I agree!). I'm not much of an artist but I'll see what I can do.
Also, here's a sneak peak at the script. It's a closeup; quite a bit of detail to take in.