The last month has been a hectic whirlwind. Packing for the move has been in full force, it never ceases to amaze me at how much “stuff” I have until it comes time to move. Everything fits into the apartment but when it comes time to putting it in boxes, boy it feels like an endless endeavor. I love packing up my movies and seeing all of the great ones that I need to have on when I get back into work shortly. Castle in the Sky anyone? I also plan on legitimately starting a “to watch” pile for the films and series that have made their way onto my shelves and haven’t gotten viewed yet, it feels like a crime. Ghost in the Shell Innocence? *Facepalm
I got my revisions made to my e-book and have them submitted to my editor for one final pass before publishing. This should be good to go into the store soon. Most of the edits have been making sure pages didn’t have a pixel bleed that was distracting and I also need to tweak a few pieces of art, which will be things I tackle tonight. Mostly subbing in new renders for ones I didn’t get to before as I was working on the episode and shelved the e-book for a bit.
Things will calm down this week a little bit more. I finished up one of my freelance projects and things are moving pretty well on the packing front. That will wrap up before I head on vacation to unplug for a bit. More stuff coming soon!
Pokemon GO has now been out for two months. There has been a lot of changes in the past couple months, we have seen a drop in users, the buddy system recently added and nest changes as well!
This past month has been pretty crazy and really eventful so the game has been a nice break from everything going on. I have been hanging out with friends and we have had some great conversations and even got some thoughts on my Youtube channel and some thing that I want to do in the future with Cosmic Rage. The game has been great to get out and talk creatively with some people and gather their thoughts and hear another perspective. More on this coming after the move!
My pokedex is currently at 108. Here are a few of my more notable catches and evolutions over the last month. I finally captured enough Magikarps to evolve into my Gyarados. I also hatched another Rhyhorn so I finally could get my Rhydon as well. I have a lot of mid-tier Pokemon that I need a few more candies to evolve and some that I am holding out for a higher appraised Pokemon to evolve.
For the buddy system, I am rolling out with Charmander. I haven’t caught one and I think I have only hatched 2, so I need to start farming candies for him so I can get to Charizard!
It is pretty surprising how the gyms scene is playing out around here. There are definitely starting to be areas that are forming and of course the contested areas that are always under siege. I did have my best day collecting coins on the game front last weekend where I was able to claim 8 in a morning gym run.
Overall I am now at level 27 and counting!
I had one simple goal this past week and that was to catch up on the many fronts of things I had to get done to free up some time to get back into Cosmic Rage. So how did I do?
Well, things are definitely moving forward. I started doing a bit of packing this week for my move in about 3 weeks, which one of those weeks is going to get lost due to vacation. I was able to get some file sent on my freelance projects as I am making some headway on those and getting close to get them into more of the final tweak steps. Things are going well on these projects and they are looking pretty good. I am very excited to get them out into the real world for people to see 🙂
In the middle of all of the work this week, I did get a chance to appear on the local Sioux Empire Podcast to talk about Cosmic Rage, Colin Kaepernick, a tasteless 9-11 commercial, humanity and more. Things got pretty deep. It was a great time and I had a blast chatting with the crew of the podcast and hope to be back someday, you can check it out at The Sioux Empire Podcast.
I was able to get some back end things working too. There will be more updates on this soon, probably after the move. I am mulling over some revisions to my Patreon campaign and moving more towards Youtube with more video content and things along those lines.
This week, the goal is to get back on the e-book and get this revisions knocked out so I can get that submitted into the store.
It’s been a little while since I last posted and my Wednesday posts have gotten a little sporadic lately. So I wanted to take some time to fill you all in on what’s going on and where I have been.
Well to say the least, things have been really hectic, but all for good reasons. So I currently have a couple freelance projects on my plate. These are going to help get some new art equipment for the upcoming second episode that has a script written for it. I am aiming to get back into more frame by frame animation for the second episode so I need to upgrade tablets to make this an effective route to go.
It also looks like I will be moving. I can’t provide more details at this point, give me about 30 more days, then I can let you all know. So part of my nights and free time have been eaten up by that and some time in the upcoming month will be dedicated towards packing.
I appreciate your support over this slightly slower production time, but trust me, there is no one wanting more Cosmic Rage than myself right now. I know all of this will be worth it in the long run. Thanks for bearing with it.