In a miraculous turn of events, I've gotten into the fall play as Ariel in The Tempest. While I am SO VERY EXCITED to get to fly around on a trapeze and be spritely, this also means that the postponement of Fade to Black is definite.
But the return of said comic is also definite! I have so much going on this fall that I know I'd do the comic badly if I tried to do it. I miss it bunches, though. Come winter break, my college application (singular, ha, I need to get on those backup schools) will be in, the research paper over, Nanowrimo finished, and I'll have two weeks of sweet freedom in which to DRAW.
Come January, these beasties will return.
This being my first day back at school, I feel I should probably at least attempt to do something about the situation with Fade to Black. Here's what I've got at the moment:
Having pretty much ignored the poor thing for the past two months, I have not prepared any scripts or done any writing. Unless I'm going to jump into it without any planning, as I have a number of times before (with mixed results), I'll need some time to get the storyline back into shape.
Normally, I'd set a two-week writing time and, in penance for my long absence, set to work, or at least procrastinate until I'm forced to work the night before the two weeks is up. This isn't quite normal, though.
I've just started senior year. This may sound self-contradictory, but because I'm planning on applying to art school, I'd like to spend time this year doing NOT-art, that is, theatre, which I suppose is a sort of art but not the sort that involves lots of locking yourself in a small room alone at night and drawing instead of doing homework. It's more the sort that involves locking yourself in a large dark space at night filled with lots of people and shouting instead of doing homework.
Anyways. While I love doing a comic about theatre, I also love actually doing theatre - and this, being my last year of high school, seems like my last chance to be involved, since theatre in real life is much less forgiving and offers fewer opportunities to random people.
What this blowzy rant comes down to is this:
Two weeks from today, I will post another entry here with my final decision as to whether or not to continue the comic. This doesn't mean forever, but it will mean an extension of my impromptu summer break from now into December. Once my winter break arrives with, hopefully, some respite from the madness, I'll delve back into doing this thing properly and will get things up and running for the start of the new year.
I'm quite sorry about my rather sudden and total implosion. I find that I'm starting to miss my characters, especially considering what I have in mind for them next. I definitely don't miss the 2am, night-before, panicky writing/drawing sessions. I don't want to ruin Fade to Black or my senior year, and I fear that doing both will ruin both. So for the moment I'll tackle things one at a time.
Again, sorry. The most eloquent thing I can come up with to sum up the situation is just... ^^;
Here's the deal: apparently, I'm functioning at a rate of about 1 comic per week this summer. I would normally promise to get back onto a normal schedule next week, but next week I'm having my wisdom teeth out and other fun things like that. So! I'm going to keep going at this slow and steady pace. One comic per week is guaranteed. I won't ever do less. I might do more. But there will always at least be one, and I think I might try to have it up on Sundays.
Ratatouille: beautiful. So beautiful. Wet hair? YEAH. Wet fur? YES. Rain that changes in density with flurries of wind? YUM. Really excellent, expressive character designs? ABSOLUTELY. Good music? You BETCHA.
Sometimes Pixar just kicks ass. I still need to go see Paprika, though. Should be a good way to offset the CG cuteness of Ratatouille. Traditionally animated insane surreal dream worlds come to life.
CG won't let me log in to trigger an early update. Must wait until one in the morning. Comic is finished. Should be up on Saturday or Sunday.
Trying to get a comic up sometime during the day for Friday. CG is having more issues. Hopefully will be able to post by noon-ish.
I've uploaded the comic that was supposed to go up on Monday. If CG has decided to behave, it should automatically update tonight, and there will be a comic up on Wednesday as usual. If not, drastic measures will be taken. i.e. I will go cry in the corner and wonder aloud why the internet is so cruel.
Comicgenesis makes me die.
The updates will happen. Eventually.
Now I'll go console myself with Horatio Hornblower DVDs.
Wow. I just don't know. I had every intention of making a comic for Monday. Except... I got back from Ashland on Sunday afternoon, and suddenly... I NEEDED to go to the fabric store because the world would END if I did not make myself some knee breeches. IMMEDIATELY. What could I do? I followed the siren call of my half-mad anachronistic tendencies, and didn't stop sewing until mid-morning today.
I am now richer by an old-fashioned shirt and pair of breeches. I am poorer by two comics.
If I haven't posted a comic on Friday, permission granted to flog me.
There is a comic for today. There is a comic for Friday.
And there are 4000 uploads waiting on a backed-up server.
COMICGENESIS. YOU ARE THE DEVIL.