So it has come to that time of the decade in which my hard drives can’t handle the amount of data that has collected on them. I had to get a new 2TB external drive just for my newer works and renders going into the future. As such, I have decided this weekend to do a drive purge.
What does that mean? I am going to go over all my drives and delete anything and everything that at this point has become obsolete. Part of that will be old “master” files for animations I don’t plan to visit again. Ever since my last hard drive crash I have attempted to hold onto any and all older master files (the oldest surviving one being the gnome blowjob video from ages back). This is one of the hardest things I can do, since it’s basically deleting a record of all the work I did outside of the finished images.
Sadly, it just has to be done. I can’t buy backup drives every couple months.
To make sure I don’t lose everything that has chronicled my past work, I have loaded a huge, and I mean, HUGE, group of random images into the gallery formerly known as the drafts folder. I now call it the garage, because I am going to treat it like such. Anything I can’t place somewhere, incomplete, complete, old, abandoned, whatever, will get stored in the garage. Some stuff edited, some just character ideas, and some just failed images. It will all be there.
Lastly, there was one animation a few years back I revisited a lot. A collaboration I did with Senseibushido. I never posted all of them. Since I am purging those files, I decided just to render them out and get them on the site, before they are lost for good. Consider it a small flash from the past. Once again, all credit for the original image goes to Senseibushido, while all edits are my own. See all of them below the jump.
Due to the issues with Google Drive limits, I am adding an embedded version of the version uploaded on Naughty Machinema. I will come up with another download link later today or tonight for those that wish to download it. Created link to Sendspace download. Hope it works.
For better quality, turn the video to 720 by clicking the gear symbol in the video player.
Though it is crude, and there about ten thousands things I wish I did better (more like five hundred thousand), in the end I am happy with what I was able to accomplish with what little time I had. I need to take a break from video work for a bit after all the frustrations, so Part 2 will likely wait till November before I start working on it again. I plan to do smaller animations again and just relax a little. Either way, I hope you all enjoy my little foray back into video land.
Good news is, the video is pretty far along and I could have something up by the end of the week.
Bad news is, it may not be the whole thing.
You see while both are pretty far along, I want to go back and redo a few things for what I call the “second act”. Either I stress out about it and try to finish both before the 30th only to miss the deadline and be unable to post anything, or I concentrate on finishing the first act and post each one separately, with the second one coming sometime later.
This may work out better anyways, as the overall length of the video is increasing the file size pretty heavy, I would likely have to cut it up into two anyways.
For those curious what will happen with that one commission I was forced to take down, I am going to alter it at some later point and repost it. It won’t be gone forever, but I need to change a few things before I put it back up, and I just don’t have time for it.
Just because I feel bad about the whole long wait on this, here is another video teaser. Enjoy.
Been a busy week, still chugging away at work, life, the video, and such. Anyone that knows me in real like I can be rather soft spoken with those I don’t know, and this carries over into social networks. Took the temporary purge from Darknest and some help from Silvyraven to even get me to consider this blog.
It’s something I want to change.
On the first step to that, I have started both a twitter and tumblr account. Anytime I update on the blog it will also update those locations. I plan to further use them to either show off things that are interesting me, or just say what’s on my mind that moment, like all the other tweeumblarbooks or whatever. Just bare with me while I kick the introvert inside me around a little.
Anyways, enjoy another video teaser image!