Hi guys. Just thought I'd keep you updated with Four Swords Misadventures 8. The episode is in pre production and is on temporary hold for various reasons.
First off, my university has kept me very busy this semester and sometimes it gets harder and harder for me to keep up each year. The good thing is that I'm really close to graduating as a Telecommunications engineer (which focuses on radio, TV telephones, internet and other related stuff. It's a Jack of all trades, just to get an idea) and I should be finished sometime next year.
Second, I'm waiting for some remaining custom sprites that I require for the episode. SSX9 is currently helping me out with this, but I still need a few more custom sprites and backgrounds that I suggested for the episode.
Third I'm waiting on Osuka to finish some original artwork for a particular scene. His artwork will make a limited appearance in this episode since he's busy developing 2 other top secret projects that have been on hold for quite a while. It's something that we co-developed, but haven't got off the ground yet, so hopefully we'll get them out sometime later this year.
Fourth, I'm thinking of adding more medals in this episode too. However, I don't want to abuse this idea too much. I'm only using it as a way to summarize FSM 8 as much as possible since it will be my longest episode yet (around 30 min.). Now, if this episode doesn't satisfy your needs, it's not my fault. Blame the spoiled noobs who demand longer episodes with less quality. The only way I can fail is by satisfying everyone, and I can't do that.
Lastly, I'm still missing voices from one of my cast members. Mainly, the VA who Voices Blue Link. He has gotten a bit problematic over the years, usually pulling a Houdini on me because he lives a busier life than mine, which is understandable. However, I just don't have the heart to replace him because he still wants to be a part of this series. I don't want to ruin the chemistry and the charm of the series, if you know what I mean. What do you guys think I should do?
On a side note, like any comedian, I've been going through a stage of depression lately due to certain events that have been happening in my life. I've been dealing with financial issues (I appreciate a Paypal donation if possible, though I doubt most would be interested) family issues (my 79 year old grandma has a concussion and currently dealing with slurred speech for the last 6 months) and personal issues (breaking up with an old GF who was my closest friend and my inspiration). It's been a very bumpy road for me these past 6 months and moving on with my life is the only choice that I have. Normally, I don't like to talk about my life publicly. I'm usually a very private person. But still, I want you guys to understand too. It's a hard life. :/
Oh well, the show must go on. Thanks for reading...