I did not make it in the FNF Jam.
The sheer tragedy. The poor disbelief I feel at this very moment. I am shocked, stunned, enraged, engaged, disengaged, and maybe even embarassed. Perhaps, maybe.
What I'd have given for one more day of work, a little more time, a better artstyle, creating music that didn't SUCK, or even, maybe, commission a VA instead of literally voicing almost all the characters? (thx nerdo best friend forever for the background ones xoxo)
Oh wait I don't have money for that uhhhh
With the gag out of the way, I do feel a tad sad that in the end, working on the animation for days and days and producing as much of it by myself as possible (models, 90% of VA, editing, all tracks except for one I used from kawaisprite, and misc. renders) was almost all for nothing. It's like if you made a boat by yourself for a month, and when you went to sail, you realized everyone else already had huge ships.
But when I went into this project I already knew this would be the case. It always is, there was only a few places in that podium and I could already tell who was going where. But in spite of feeling like the world was just gonna put me back in my place as usual, I went and finished that damn thing. And I loved it.
It was the first time I ever made a very detailed environment. I only reused those sick speakers I made for FRIDAY NIGHT FLUNKING, everything else was done there and then. Lemme show ya.
"won't lie, that definetly me when I'M tire"
I had to create extra .blends based on this main one for every new scene but the workflow stayed the same. I also do not know how to do IK so... Yeah I had to animate everything by hand. Maybe soon I'll get to learning that.
I could go on and on about all the tiny little things I did, but I'd probably have an essay's worth at that point (THE RISE AND FALL OF UNEVEN PRANKSTER, 2:30h, coming to youtube this summer) and what I wanna get at is that regardless of how useless it had seemed, it was all still me giving it all I could, and learning plenty too.
When I watched one of ninjamuffin's streams time later and saw my submission being watched, that felt very DAMN cool like when ninja just straight up showed FRIDAY NIGHT FLUNKING on stream (I still owe you one) but I was more focused on the comments during that part in particular. I was happy to see it be called weird, my voice for Pico russian/spanish sounding (I should exploit that someday hehe) and it being compared to Killer Bean. Please. Don't. Compare. Me. To. A. MASTERPIECE.
These are the kinds of comments I love seeing. Honestly BF and The Comekrons was kind of a test of how much I could get away with original concepts and characters being thrown around but still featuring mainly BF and Pico. I would not blame you for being weirded out by seeing all these characters you have no idea where they came from, or those stupid tiny toys named Comekrons (made specifically for the animation), the only familiar appearance was a quick one of ENA and Moony from Joel Guerra's work which viewers just as quickly caught, and was there because I could not resist it.
To tell you something, I still don't understand why people like some of my art. It's not great, there is at least a thousand more people you could have followed who create better beautiful ones than I could ever think of managing to do in my lifetime. And yet you follow me, leave votes, fun comments, and encouragement.
And those things are what keep me wanting to create more, lemme tell ya.