Making Captain Ersatzes For Deviant Art? Feedback Needed!
So, as I announced on Deviant Art, I’m planning to make Captain Ersatzes via HeroMachine 3 and posting them online. If you don’t know what a Captain Ersatz is (and you’re too lazy to click on the link to TV Tropes, lol), basically, they’re kind of knock-offs of previous existing characters and properties. And before you point out the general track record of these, lemme point out that BATMAN is technically one of these for Zorro. Plus, it’s not like I’m making money by posting these on Deviant Art. I’m just doing this for funsies.
So, why am I asking for feedback here? Well, specifically, I wanna know which characters you’d like me to make expies of. Also, since Green Defender is sort of Batman with powers, which members of his rogues gallery would you like me to make counterparts of, and just any other ideas, thoughts, suggestions, etc. you might have on the subject. Either way, let me know in the comments below, and be sure to check out my various HeroMachine 3 creations (knock-offs or otherwise) by clicking the link under the image below. Ja né!
Happy Birthday, Morgan Meryl!
Because I’m a sweet guy, or I at least try to be, I thought I’d go ahead and post a quick shout-out to Morgan Meryl, my old title card artist when I used to do an internet show, and who designed the logo I use for this blog. I’d like to wish her a happy birthday, and also, I’d like to go ahead and advertise that, if you want her to make some awesome artwork for you, here is the information on her commissions.
Also, here are the links to her now two separate Deviant Art accounts (I think she’s eventually moving all her stuff to the second one listed, just so you know): http://morganmeryl.deviantart.com/ and http://taylorrogers.deviantart.com/. And lastly, here’s a quick collage I did of some of my favourite works of art she’s done throughout the years.
Anyway, that’s all from me. Check her stuff out, like, comment, follow, and so on, and here’s hoping that Morgan Meryl has a happy birthday. 🙂 Ja né!
So I was going over the site stats last night for my blog, and learned something kinda odd: Total viewcount for March was 1,081, thus beating out February’s 1,042. HUH?
At first I thought I was being punk’d, like it was an April Fools prank, but after being reassured that couldn’t happen, I began to analyse how this could’ve possibly happened, since February was without question my best month. And that’s when it hit me what must’ve happened, and in that case, I feel I owe a few apologies.
Last Sunday, I released a blog entry stating my intentions to end Jyger’s Rant as both a video series and a blog. Now people started to check that out right away, but not the flood of people who came in after what I did next: I told my friend Morgan Meryl on Twitter about what was going on, all the while forgetting to take out Linkara’s tag in the tweets as I kinda brought it up in response to something they were talking about. As a result, Lewis and EVERYONE that was following him at that exact moment saw it, and thus the floodgates were opened. Whoops.
So yeah, sorry about that folks. And for anyone that might be wondering this, I did not mean to do that as a publicity stunt, honest. And to be still perfectly honest, I STILL don’t know if I plan to continue this after my Turbo review. I have some ideas of what I’d like to do if I do continue, N. Harmonik has some ideas of stuff we could do, but nothing’s concrete as of yet. So yeah, while it might not necessarily be the case, I’m going into my Turbo review like it’s my last.
That said, it won’t just be ONE vid, obviously since it’s a movie review and I have YouTube size restrictions to work around. But unlike with previous situations where I’ve had to do that, I’ll likely be stretching the review out a bit to give myself and the people watching a breather. Also, in addition to talking about the Turbo movie on its own, I’ll also be taking some time to fill in the backstory for anyone going into this review that isn’t as big a PR fan as I am. So yeah, I’ll be going over a few details that some might consider trivial, but honestly, I think you kinda need to know ’em in order to get just what a massive fail this movie is.
Anyway, that’s pretty much all from me for right now. With the date just 10 days away, I gotta get collecting screencaps. Ja ne!
What’s Happening With Me
Okay, so I guess I got a few people concerned about what’s going on with me and why I posted what I did. Am I going back on that decision? I honestly don’t know. Still, I think I should probably elaborate more on what’s been going on with me.
I got so frustrated with the quality of the show, and how I couldn’t improve at all. I tried integrating a storyline into my show, it didn’t take off well. I bought a new digital camcorder for less than 30 bucks, turned out to be a piece of crap. I got new microphones, they chose not to work…Well okay, I got one to work, after a few hours of fiddling with it. And all the while, I kept looking to what the view count was like.
Linkara says to not let the viewcount bother me, my friends, my family, even my gir-…Even Christy, who said she found my stuff kinda boring and uninteresting, told me that I should continue if I honestly still enjoyed making them. The only problem being, I don’t know that that’s enough, and I wanna explain where I’m coming from with that.
When I was, I dunno, 14 or so, I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. This meant I was, by technicality, autistic. After a while, I got so frustrated with school that I quit in my second year of Grade 11, meaning I do not have my high school diploma. Oh, I eventually went after my GED, but when an employer has to make a call between a high school graduate and someone with a GED, who do you think he’s gonna hire?
So for 7 years now I’ve been working as a client in a job training facility for people with special needs (the name of which shall remain anonymous due to how much I’ve ranted about stuff that’s happened there). Now that’s not so bad, there’s actually been people working there for MUCH longer. It’s just that that’s not what I want for myself, and I get the feeling that if nothing changes, that’s what’ll happen. And as long as I’m there, I’m being paid a VERY pitiful amount, thus resulting in my living with my parents at age 26 (going on 27 in June) when what I want is to move into a place for me and for Christy…possibly with an overhead apartment where N. Harmonik could grow old. LOL
So that’s when I noticed how I seemed to be pretty good at blogs and felt that I could make the transition to videos, thus creating…
Yeah, that. And it was wonderous to be doing that on YouTube, but what I REALLY wanted was to build up a fan-base so I could then move to Blip and make a living off my show that I honestly enjoyed doing…However, despite encouragement from JewWario today, I felt a GREAT hesitation, even the desire to say screw it all due to all my frustrations coming together, like a Megazord of negativity…Ooh, or a “Negazord”.
Finally, after Christy said what she said, which I asked her to do by the way. I don’t want anyone holding negative feelings for her because of that, because I asked her to tell me how she really felt about it, but when she did, I’ve gone from being so angry that I’ve wanted to delete every last thing related to my blog, to crying for what felt like hours because it was over, to being frustrated because I know how little people think of me and yet my Mom and Morgan Meryl and Lewis keep telling me to do what I want…and I just don’t know what to do right now.
I will say this much though: If I do plan to continue, then I have a huge project in store for the anniversary of this blog, which is April 11th. I am going to do a review of Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie. Now, I know Linkara already did this movie, but the more I thought it over, the more I realised that every little frigging detail about that movie needs to be touched on for just how STUPID it is. I could spend the entire MONTH talking about how fugging dumb it is.
So yeah, I know I say this a lot, but I really and truly mean it this time: If you read this all the way through, PLEASE COMMENT. No really, PLEASE COMMENT. I want to know what you think of all of this, if I should continue on with my plans, WHATEVER.