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I hope you all had great holidays and are doing well. Man, I'm always caught off guard by how fast the year moves, but 2013 was more than a bit crazy.
End of the year releases:
Up first is the latest episode of HadoukenDude's 4 Sword Misadventures. Currently it's on youtube and the NG release with bonus content will be along at a later time.
Next is a send up of a meme I'm sure you all are familiar with. This is my first time working with Aviticus Dragon, and I had a blast. It's pretty short, so give it a looksee if you'd like.
The last release was my main release for 2013 on my youtube page. I was really proud of it. First, a bit of a background on it. Growing up, I really loved the title cards and commercial bumpers that were part of 80's and early 90s cartoons. I felt they gave a certain aesthetic quality to the whole thing. With Marvel now expanding its properties, I frequently wondered what a Marvel-only channel would be like, and thus I married the two ideas to make a reel of commercial bumpers for fake Marvel shows like X-men Legends, The Amazing Spider-man, The Hulk and The Avengers. I released it back in October, but figured I'd spread the news once again. It's a bit long at 6 minutes, but that's mostly due to some bonus content at the end of the video that I hope you'll all enjoy!
Reflection on 2013
Overall, 2013 was a mixed bag for me. On the plus side, I made contact with some great new pals and had the pleasure of working on some amazing projects (some have been released and the others will be out soon), but on the negative side, I did not meet many goals I set, stalled out on my personal projects and my personal life kind of crapped out.
Plans for 2014
I'm not going to let my setbacks get me down, I'm going to get back on the horse and try to do more this year. I'm hoping to:
- Release more videos- Not sure if you're aware, but I have two youtube channels (a primary one for big releases and a secondary one for tests and hopefully original content) I've had several videos planned and in production, but I got sidelined and only released one major project.
-Reconnect with Newgrounds- I used to be a lot more active on here in years past- working with different flash creators and writing up reviews for games and flash toons. I'd like to do more here than just be a voice actor.
-Get out there and better my skills- I'm very happy for my peers and have seen them blossom beautifully throughout the years. I feel that I have hit a slump in terms of my own growth, I'd like to challenge myself more, take on meatier roles and get out there! I sometimes only land a gig once every couple of months and I know I really need to step it up. I'm usually happy with my performances, but at times in reviewing them I feel that I could have been a bit more authentic or hit harder with emotional depth.
-Create more art- I'm a so-so artist, but I love to dabble. I've been learning Adobe Illustrator for a bit and am feeling a lot more adventurous. I've only ever posted three pieces on my page and those were for the old Girlchan contest by Egoraptor in yearspast and a reference to my old entry for a NG VA contest. I'd like to put up my doodles and such up here, get some feedback, and maybe grow as an artist? I dunno, I open to the idea! :)
Well, this is getting a bit long. I don't think I've ever blogged this much on NG, but I think I may do it more in the future and talk about more than just releases.
Thanks for reading everyone, take care and all the best!