Yeah, if you ask me, the end of the year holidays were pretty eventful ones. You regular readers of the blog, who are also the much cooler of the fans, probably remember that early October was the month my shift was changed and I started work all afternoon for 6 days out of the week. This of course, led to me coming home late at night each time with no room to talk to my team of mappers, modelers and reskinners, much less do most of my general errands. A lot of that was reserved for the one day off I had each week. Even then, the end of the year was also a very busy one for my resource team as well, so not much got done in the last 3 months. At this very moment, I'm a little over half way done with The 8th episode of The Gmod Idiot Box and also half way done with a special project that was meant for Halloween, until of course, my shift ate me alive. I'm still doing the project though, because it's very different from what I usually do and helps me flex my "scary" muscle a bit, being a lover of horror games. As for GIB 8, I'm still waiting on one more re-skin and a custom model job for a new regular character to complete the episode.
Of course, the very wide time gap since the last episode has let the much more spastic fans, (don't pretend you don't know who you are) to start assuming the weirdest shit and of course, start spreading rumors. I mean, LIFE isn't to blame for getting in the way of the ammount of free time you have, right?! Here's just a few of those rumors I've been getting:
1 - I was banned from YouTube and was unable to access my channel ... regardless of the fact that I was regularly posting bulletins
2 - I completely stopped making videos without warning because I was pissed at the fans
3 - Someone posted a "Rick Roll" video with the GIB 8 title and was unable to title it like I usually do, leading to my refusal to post the video with a title variation.
4 - I died
5 - I didn't want to tell anyone that the episode was "scrapped"
6 - I ran out of ideas
7 - I was sending the episode to friends only
8 - My computer got hacked
The list goes on, really. That's just what I could come up with off the top of my head at 3:00 AM. So anyway, to recap for the impatient of you, it wasn't because I was abducted by aliens, it's as simple as shit getting busy for me and my resource team. Don't you think I would give better warning before I stopped making videos, let alone the Idiot Box series?
Anyway, for a quick update, I expect to have the very late Halloween video out mid January. As for the Idiot Box, I'm hoping Dec and DMGaina can provide me with the last of the resources neccessary to finishing that video around the same time frame. Those of you patient fans, thanks for sticking around!