.: Much ado about nothing… :.
Another journal, another inactive period.
Even if there’s the odd regular activity from day to day, such as filling or emptying the dishwasher, walking downtown or going to the AquaGym at the local pool each week, there’s not much of note that goes on around here. I can’t even seem to find a job.
Still, it’s high time I updated with what HAS been going on.
.: Mobile again! :.
After a whole year of being without transport, I suddenly came into possession of a new car!
Well… not exactly new – it’s a 16 year old P-reg, but it’s a little Vauxhall Corsa with a small engine and a low mileage, having only really been owned by old gentlemen. At least, compared to the big expensive Ford Focus I had before, it should be affordable… just so long as I can make sure I save enough for the tax disc, and the next insurance and MOT, I should hopefully be ok.
.: Flash animation :.
Meanwhile, despite the everyday distractions that life throws at you, I’ve been trying to seriously get back to my Flash cartoon of the Dan Clan (though still throwing in the odd piece of still-artwork when the mood takes me)
The main project is one long in production – but then animation is a slow process unfortunately, even with Flash…
But basically, I’m considering it a “pilot” for the Dan Clan, as they deal with the everyday problems of a leaf-cluttered garden in autumn, missing carrot cheesecakes and a thieving hedgehog…
Along those same lines, I was recently typing up the script for a future Dan Clan cartoon that I would hope to work on next. I still need to streamline some of the dialogue to make it more snappy, but even as I work on the current project I’m considering asking around to see if anyone could provide some voice-acting in advance.
My reasoning being that if people are working on recording their lines for the next cartoon now, they at least ought to have them ready well before I finish the present one – then I can move straight onto the next cartoon.
.: Christmas :.
So there it is, then… another year, another Christmas. The months just fly by. The insane advertising for the festive season starts in July – people buy stuff for folks they don’t even like – Christmas comes but once a year – and STILL we can’t afford it!
Fortunately, I’ve done my Christmas shopping already. Just as well, really. What with buying the car, paying the insurance and still having to have something in advance for the tax-disc, my savings are currently at a low ebb.
I did have it in mind to finally buy myself a Nintendo 3DS XL – but Mum wouldn’t allow me to. At the time, her reasoning was that I should get a car. And now that I have the car, I can’t afford the 3DS… and even if I could, she still hasn’t allowed me the clear conscience to “throw away” my money on “another computer toy”… so it seems I’ll have to wait for another uncertain period…
Bit of a nuisance, honestly, because I was REALLY curious about that new Sonic Lost World game, not to mention some other DS-titles – a Wii-U is way overpriced, a 3DS is nearer my reach… it’s really too bad of Sega to make their recent Sonic games Nintendo-exclusive…
One can only pray that, like Rayman Legends, the gamemakers will relent and at least allow a PC Steam version to be ported to us…
Oh… and talking of the years flying by, this coming January will also see me hit 30 at my next birthday!
It’s like they say – youth is wasted on the young. I’m accelerating towards my 30s, and STILL I’d rather be playing videogames and doing artwork or animations… still haven’t even got a girlfriend, nor gained much interest in looking for one…
Trouble is, by the time I was old enough to appreciate being young, I was TOO old…
.: Danbuster Signing Off :.
And, I don’t think I have anything further to add - so in the words of Marquila... Pax vobiscum! Salutare!!
(Peace be with you! Greetings!!)