I had plans for summer, yes - nice, juicy plans. At first all seemed to flow as it should - flew back home (using airplane power), doodled a little for the 3rd Year Animation Project (I wanted to have it all sussed before the new school year started), followed by a lovely Christmas and a great New Years.
Following that, the plan was to continue the concepts for the project, and begin the next chapter for Dreamspace/Splash.
This did not happen.
Into the New Year, with stress already on the family due to... parasitical natures, and
the concern of my Nana (my father's mother), my Uncle suddenly collapsed and was rushed to hospital. He passed away, and it was pretty painful for us all.
Things got better from there [sarcasm], another uncle of mine suffered the same ailment as the one that passed away, luckily it was not as severe and it was successfully operated on.
My Oma (my mother's mother) broke her hip and needed surgery (this was when my uncle died, aka her son, and she woke up from surgery to that news).
And then I wake up one morning to Mum frantically on the phone to 111 - my Nana (my father's mother) had lost consciousness, and when we lay her down it was like she was staring into nothing.
And then she stopped breathing.
And we thought that was it.
But she started again and regained consciousness - I swear to god the universe can be a cruel bitch.
This all happened within 3 weeks as it was.
So... sorry if I haven't been very active or responsive to you, it really has not been a fantastic ride.Animation Concepts
With my current papers, my animation project will not go ahead too quickly, but I am back at SIT and I have been drawing up some concept art, and doodling more ideas for the proposed narrative.
Nothing new really, apart from some concept art of the character I want to work with.Game Cinematic Project
An exciting and interesting project in the works is a gaming cinematic - a couple of meetings have been had, and some basic ideas for the game, regarding characters, the world, and the basic feel and mechanic of the game will be.
Don't ask me for specifics - this is only the baby stage so far, and a lot of it is hush-hush.
But it should be an interesting project, for sure. Dreamstar's Story - Continuation and Revamp
My little My Little Pony story which I started back in about 2008 or 2009 is something that has been neglected for a while, now. Can't really be helped - after all, there are many things happening which have kept me busy busy.
The story has somewhat paused, due to me deciding some elements should be changed in the chapters which are currently up. This includes an additional angelpony trait which I only hint at, and the swapping of family ties.
What family ties, do you ask? Well...
In the original version, Ruby is Seashell's cousin. However, I have decided it would make more sense, given the names of the characters, that Ruby should be cousins with Treasure. This means I have had to go through the chapters and reorganise interactions, dialogue, and indications.
This will actually add some extra sense into the story later, believe it or not - since Ruby only just arrived in Seasons, and the friendship between her brother, Crest, and a friend of his (who has yet to be revealed to you guys... patience, people, patience...) for a longer period of time, I can imply that Crest has lived in Seasons longer than the rest of his immediate family, and can also give the viable set-up that he stayed with his cousin Treasure.
...but he tends to sleep elsewhere *COUGH COUGH HIS FRIEND'S HOUSE COUGH* and yay~
Yes, I did imply that.
It's a teenage story.
I will begin submitting the updated chapters as soon as I can.
Sexy sexy times~Anyhoo...
That is my update.
Look forward to updates on some stuff on the odd occasion.
Oh and try to submit more art, but I will be busy this year, just a fair warning.