Tuesday, February 25, 2003

I've done a little reorganisation on the site. Some URLs are different. I've left redirectors in place of a couple of the more popular ones so as not to mess up outside links.

Sunday, February 23, 2003

Well, as anyone who went there knows, Katsucon was hit by something closely resembling a blizzard on the last day, causing most of us to be stuck there an extra day. It was a fun day, regardless, and I survived the slippery trip back home with no incidents. Cutethulhu won first prize in the Katsucon original animation contest, but to my misfortune I missed seeing the audience reaction both times they showed it. This is a call to anyone who videotaped or knows anyone that videotaped the Katsucon opening ceremonies and/or Cosplay. I would very much like a copy of the parts involving Cutethulhu! Speaking of which, many people are continuing to link to one or the other of the bigger and smaller versions of Cutethulhu. One of the reasons I created the info page was to allow people to make the choice for themselves, and so they don't have to go into it with no idea what's going on. Link to the info page!

Sunday, February 9, 2003

I've reorganised the Animation page to be more compact and informative, and added all the current Flash animation to it. Also created an info page for Cutethulhu, including all the info quoted below, links to both size versions, and the Newgrounds entry, as well as the reviews that have been written about it. So far, over 170 reviews!

Friday, February 7, 2003

Looks like I've been linked to by a Japanese site, so I'm suddenly getting a lot of hits from Japan. Hello, visitors from Japan! Would have been nice if he'd linked to the HTML rather than the SWF itself, though. [Update: the link has scrolled off that page, but I'm still getting hits, so I guess it's somewhere else, too...]

Tuesday, February 4, 2003

I've received a few questions regarding Cutethulhu, so until I make a specific "about" section for it, I'll try to answer them here. Firstly, I don't intend to make a series involving the same characters or situation...it was just a one-shot joke, and an experiment to see what I could do in Flash. You may see the character designs resurface in later works, though not as the same characters. Sarah's design, for instance, is very similar to one of the girls in The Evil at Tentacle High, although of course in Cutethulhu she's much younger. Think of it as the same actor, but a different character. ^_^ I should also mention that although I chose to save the movie in Flash 6 format, I didn't use any features specific to Flash 6 to make it. I just think the interface for 6 (officially called "MX") is much better and easier to use than older versions. The reason I prefer to save in Flash 6 is because the files are much smaller than their ancestors. Speaking of The Evil at Tentacle High, I may end up putting that online in Flash, too. I primarily used Flash to animate it, but I used some other non-vector software for various parts of it, so it would actually take a while to re-do those parts in Flash. It was my first experiment with using Flash for an animation, and it was rather primitive compared to Cutethulhu. So, back to the subject of a series, while I am doing a series of Flash toons to be released periodically, they'll be a mix of shorts and little things like the greeting cards and other little interactive widgets. Most of the shorts will be Pink Lemonade based.

Monday, February 3, 2003

I submitted Cutethulhu to Newgrounds today, and I was surprised by the amount of response. I'll definitely be putting more animation on that site as I complete it! For anyone visiting from Newgrounds and looking for more Flash content, you'll find it at the bottom of this page, under the "Latest content" header. The selection is small so far, but it'll be growing. Non-Flash animation is on the Animation page, trailers in AVI and MPEG format. Thanx for all the reviews!