Slowing down, Gearing up & Nervous breakdowns
For the first time in almost a month, my computer hasn't been trying to render something. I can't speak for my computer, but I'm happy to have a break. I've been working on one project or another consistently for the past three months, and while I enjoy what I do, the added obligations at the end of 2012 were a bit much for me. Now that things have slowed down a bit, I'll have more time to freak out about my impending move to Los Angeles.
I've consulted with my friend and Doctor Who expert, Kyle Anderson about the move and he was as assuring as a friend could be about a change like this. He loves his adopted city and wastes no time in talking to me about all of the cool stuff there is to do there. I'm excited, but I can't fully give myself over to the excitement of an adventure like this. Not yet. There's still more emotional roller-coastering to do. Soon, our house will be unrecognizable. Our living room filled with cardboard boxes containing the material evidence of merged lives. This event will fire the starting pistol, sending me into a series of nervous breakdowns, that will continue until I am locked safely in a vehicle bound for Californy*. If this seems overly dramatic and ridiculous, I agree. However, I am unable to stop this process once it has started. The two keys have already been turned...
On another topic...
I usually don't care for numbers on YouTube. I'm neither an attractive woman that teaches you how to put on makeup, nor am I an attractive woman who plays ukulele. For these reason's, my YouTube presence is a bit more difficult to quantify. However, I was pretty pleased with the numbers for my previous VCoT episode. Despite not containing attractive women, makeup tutorials or ukuleles, Victorian Cut-out Theatre: Of Gods and Men managed to receive over 800 hits in a week. This isn't much in the grand scheme of YouTube videos, but for me it's pretty good. I hope this means that the show is finding (and retaining) an audience of folks who are the same kind of strange as me. I also hope that the audience continues to grow and those who enjoy it pass it on...but maybe I should throw in a ukulele in the next episode, just to hedge the bets a little.
I will also be releasing commentaries for each of the Victorian Cut-out Theatre episodes starting next week. These will serve as suppliments to the episodes released by Cinevore. Not everyone reads the accompanying blogs on this website, and I wanted to be able to give YouTube viewers the same kind of background on the episodes, in video form. So expect that to start this upcoming Monday.
In the meantime, I'm trying to finish up some work for Cinevore's forthcoming Nerd vs. Geek web series. My contribution (if they decide to use it) will be an animation for a fighting game. This game will be done in roughly the same style as Victorian Cut-out Theatre. I'm excited to see how the footage turns out, but I'm even more excited to see the NvG series premiere. Everyone involved has been working their asses off on this, and it's clearly a labor of love. It's a pleasure being (even a peripheral) part of something you know will be awesome.
Anyway, that's it for now. Take care.
*Californy makes it sound a little more palpable for me. Like we're in the 1930s. Also, my ears bleed every time I hear someone call it Cali. Particularly people not from California.
P.S. Below is a video I've had stuck in my brain all weekend. Thanks Lincoln Hayes for invading my mind with this Trojan Horse.