I am currently working on perhaps the largest animated project of my life so far—plus some day job to pay the inflated bills, I guess. With 2 jobs, though, it is becoming increasingly apparent that I can’t overwhelm myself with all these extra personal projects and I should give my undivided attention to my main project so that I can get it done faster, rather than juggle several at once and end up taking longer than I should with all of them.
Thus it is with great dismay, sadness, madness, indigestion and ingrown toenails that I have to be the bad guy and say I won’t upload here or anywhere else until my project is done, and because it is so ambitious I can’t tell you when it will be done and I will be free to upload that project plus upload more frequently in general until I myself know for sure it will be done. It might not be a big deal for the patient among you, but I think I have kind of set an expectation on Newgrounds that I will upload frequently in the last couple of years and I need to make people aware that, if I want to do more high-quality animations as opposed to just sketches and quick illustrations, I need to prioritize quality over quantity (posting one or two polished animations a year fit for the Movie Portal as opposed to a ton of doodles of varying quality) and focusing on only one project and medium/software so that I specialize in something.
I don’t know, maybe I’m over-thinking it. Naturally my more polished and “good” stuff tends to be more popular even if people have to wait longer, but at the same time I don’t want people to think I’m “dead” just because my current project requires me to focus and go quiet on the Internet for up to a year at a time. I guess the important thing is to temper my audience’s expectations and do a better job setting my priorities so that I can actually get big projects done. I’ll upload some of the smaller stuff I did recently before I came to this realization that I should focus more to tide you over. And it’s not like I’m not going to stop visiting here on my breaks and liking everyone else’s stuff, it’s just that I won’t upload anything myself until I finish this one big project. And of course, I can’t tell you what exactly it is I’m working on until I’m completely done, but I can easily promise that it will be more entertaining and creative than anything I’ve ever posted since I started my Newgrounds account!
See you when I see you…