2010-05-14 10:08:37 by RubberNinja
I'm heading out from Australia on the 18th of June to Los Angeles, the day after my 23rd birthday. Hopefully I'll be doing the birthday celebration over in LA with my chumps there... What fun! I decided to leave a lot earlier this year, as the volcano eruption in Iceland brought down the prices to a point where I'd be mad to make a pass on the savings. I'll also be at Anime-Expo and Comic-Con again, so I hope to see you guys there. Also, I'm an idiot and I haven't planned out Comic-Con accommodation yet (I think I might have missed that boat). So to any of my NG pals going, let me know if you're looking for another person to help pay for a room (I can sleep on anything, not fussed).
As for those of you that have been asking about Gameoverse 5, I just want you to know I'm at the very early stages of getting started on it. Sadly, I have a freelance job I have to get done by the 19th. After that I'll be jumping back into Gameoverse 5. I'm also working on something else.. But I don't know when that will be ready (I'd rather not say what yet). I'm thinking I'll pack my CINTIQ with me and bring it travelling, just so I can work on various cartoons on my downtime. This will be my third time in the LA, so I doubt I'll be doing any tourist stuff. I'll try to use my spare time wisely.
I also did a quick little entry for Egoraptors competition, which you can check out here. I had a lot of fun with it.
On a final note, I thought I'd make a quick mention about the ongoing battle for a R18+ video game classification here in Australia. Recently there was a call for thoughts on the issue. This seriously hurts my brain. 68% of Australians play games. 98% of people voted yes to an R18+ rating for games in Australia (we're the only western country without it). The governments response? Regardless of being individuals from all walks of life, those who voted yes are "interest groups". Calling for more input from groups that have absolutely no knowledge on the industry what so ever. Democracy, what's that? I should probably mention those who voted against it were comprised of "church" groups and other religious communities.
A BUNCH OF LINKS:
- What are your thoughts on Steve Jobs and his comments about Flash?
- Will you be attending Everybody Draw Muhammed Day? Wouldn't it be nice to see the Newgrounds Art Portal show support of this. I think it could really be a BLAST!
And now for something completely different...
Happy Pico Day!
frm ur (temporary) lovin ~~*k!Ng 0f teH p0rT@L*~~ <# <3<3
Whoa what the shit? Someone pointed out in a flash review that I was King of the Portal...
Thats never happened to me before, ever. I didn't even realize we still had that award.
Thats pretty cool!
<3 you NG.
inb4 you suck, SBC and E-Peen.
No, sorry it's not Gameoverse. Just a small thing this week.
My friend Maree was entering a local competition called "Run Rabbit Run", where each entrant had to make a short film about rabbits, running and stuff. Maree had a story board planned out, so I offered to help.
I should add the only thing I did in this was the animation for the carrot monster and that forward running shot, Maree deserves the credit for the rest. The music is by RedM, it wasn't made FOR this.. But I stumbled across it from an old scrapped project we were working on.
If you could please go and "Like" the submission to, that'd be a great help. I believe it helps the outcome of the competition or something.
We did this in about 4 or 5 days to meet the deadline. Its only on YouTube because that's where they wanted all the submissions or something. I guess. :(
Just done for a competition entry.. My job was to animate the carrot lmao.. My friend did the rabbit :P
I'm posting here just to say that I'm currently working on a small animation called "Run Rabbit Run" with a local friend. Its an original short toon about a rabbit and a killer carrot! We're making it for a local competition going on here at a bar. We're almost finished with it, but we're looking for someone to do a quick original piece of music for it. We're undecided on what genre music, but possibly considering a little electronica piece. So if you know someone who'd be interested in collaborating, or you are yourself.. Shoot me a PM with some examples of your music.. ASAP..
Our competition entry is due 29 hours from the posting of this. So if you can get back to me very soon you'll most likely be picked.. Provided you think you can do it in time! We're currently doing a marathon animation session to finish it :)..
When we eventually put it on Newgrounds, you will be co-authored.
The new intro is collaboration between me and my local friend (and B-boy) Alex Thien. Alex a good friend of mine and a super talented artist who I've been teaching how to use Flash. It was really fun to work with him on the new opening. No the cartoon has nothing to do with giant robots, we just thought it'd be fucking sweet.
Also, I should probably mention that this is the last one for a little while. Because Gameoverse 5 is still in very early stages. But hopefully I'll have it done soon enough.
Thanks for the support Newgrounds!
In case you're like.. Wondering for some weird reason why Gameoverse 4 isn't going up this weekend.. Its probably because the flash is 12.5mb and the limit default is 10mb. I think I can get the limit up'd.. But I don't think that'll happen this weekend because of PAX... Really wanted to upload it, the new opening is bitchin.
SO YEAH. Hang tight.
Basically, I'm going away this weekend. My friend has rented out a pub in the countryside for his birthday. About 2 hours out of Perth or something. So I'm going to go get pissed drunk there on Saturday night and I won't be back till Sunday afternoon, so I won't be here to upload Gameoverse 3 at the same time as the others.
So I'll do it early! Which is also why this isn't a front page news post.. Because.. That doesn't refresh till Saturday afternoon! This episode marks the end of the first opening saga, the next takes part in what I'm calling the "Fantoverse".. I'm in the middle of writing the 5th episode right now and I like it a lot more then the rest of them. So if you're reading this Arin, lets do a lunch in thing next week and get it under way.
Alright now ba'bye...
Also I'm now in the Starcraft II Beta.. Gotta love it.