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Whoo boy, haven't been on this site for awhile. Honestly been so busy I'd nearly forgotten about it. Anyway, hello everyone! It's time for some updates. I've been pretty busy so this may or may not be a lengthy read.

In terms of animation, I've reuploaded Chaos War Episode 8 to my YouTube channel with some animation, sound effect and dialogue changes.

https://youtu.be/WuYLEIyI7bI

Hope y'all enjoy the changes and the video!

As for Episode 9: it's still in the works! I'm roughly halfway through with animating; but, there's still plenty more that I'm going to work on!

 

For artwork there's always my DeviantArt page here:

http://johnthebaratrian.deviantart.com

So if you're interested in new artwork I post (and want more frequent updates) then that's the place for you to go!

Also, I've started doing some livestreams on YouTube that can be viewed! Be sure to do whatever means you wish to use to tune in to future streams! Who knows? I may do more streams of me animating or some spriting sessions. ;)

 

I think that's about it for now, Thank you all so much for your continuous support and love! May God bless you.



Wow, been ahile since I've made an update on this site hasn't it? Well not much has changed over the past few months. Chaos War Episode 9 is still in the works; but, is currently being animated and I'm approximately halfway through the episode! So... that's good. The script is still incomplete but it's far enough ahead of what I'm animating to where I can work on both at a steady pace. There's currently no release date for the finale but I can say it won't be finished before 2014 ends.

I still do regular updates on my DeviantArt and post different kinds of videos on my YouTube.

 

So that's about it! Hope you all have a great Christmas and have a blessed day!

-John


Just More Updates

2014-05-10 21:00:16 by JohnTheHedgechidna
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Well, here I lay (Lie? Lay? Layed? Lays Chips? I need to stop) with my final 3 weeks of highschool. I'll be honest, it has not been fun, I am not grateful to all of my teachers for "helping" me, and I downright hate the school I was forced to go to for most of my life. THAT ASIDE, yeah I'm graduating. I already have a job doing artwork for a childrens' ministry book (for my church that I go to) and depending on how much that pays I may get a second job (unsure of this at the current time). But now for what you're all probably here for, my work and stuff I post to Newground.

Chaos War - Well, Episode 9's script is still in the works but VERY close to the final resolution for the series. I have to give a HUGE amount of thanks to shadefalcon & aceofspadesth for being helpful and reading over the script to fix any grammatical errors and helping with more fitting dialogue. Animation for the episode will begin shortly and I hope you all will enjoy it when it is released!

With that said I'm not entirely sure when the episode will be released. Motivation has been slowly dying and I haven't been feeling very confident anymore with what I animate. Without proper motivation I don't want to work on the episode without putting my full effort and heart into it to make it to the best of my ability. Thank you all for your time.



It's been a crazy couple of months working on Episode 8, and it's my first video of the new year. Horray! I plan on going a bit of a break before even thinking about scripting episode 9. Seeing as how it's the final episode of the series, I want to make it the best I possibly can. There was a scene with the Chaos Beast, Supplicium, who appeared the same way it appeared in DoD. I got ShadeFalcons permission to recreate the scene and do changes as I pleased.

Now, I've had some issues with uploading Chaos War to Newgrounds as of late and it's mostly due to their low file size limit. This usually forces me to upload the episode as a .mp4 or as a 2 part swf, where I have the spacebar text for people to read at their own pace (was not possible for me to get an even cut to upload the episode in only 2 parts to Newgrounds). If you all do not like the .mp4 format and how the dialogue goes then here are the links to the episode (in two parts) on dA:

Part 1- http://johnthebaratrian.deviantart.com/art/Chaos-War-Episode-8-Part-1-430854981?q=gallery%3AJohnTheBaratrian&qo=1

Part 2- http://johnthebaratrian.deviantart.com/art/Chaos-War-Episode-8-Part-2-430861626?q=gallery%3AJohnTheBaratrian&qo=0

Once I finish Chaos War I'm not sure what I'll be doing afterwards. My last year of highschool is closing quicker than I realize. I want this series to be wrapped up before I go to college and I have no idea what the future holds fo me so the chances of me making another sprite series is slim. Even another series in general appearing from me is slim due to the fact I have no idea what my schedule will be.

Some ideas I have are getting more involved with my artwork and trying to refine it up more and to continue to practice my animating skills more and more so I can make sure this series does end well and my future projects become even better.

Hope you all enjoy the episode on either here or DeviantArt. May you all have a blessed day.



To start things off, I'm am in the midst of scripting episode 8 of Chaos War right now. This episode may or may not be shorter than the others; it may be just as long. Ya never know. Anyway while that's in production I won't have any other projects in the works for awhile. Other than that the series is slowly drawing to a close with only 1-3 episodes left in the series.
Something else that's happening is that I have a job now so it may take more time to come out with the last few episodes. If you're wondering: I have a job as an artist doing artwork of a children's Youth Study book. That's going to be consuming a lot of my time as well as school that I'm always focusing on above most things.
One thing I've very much been neglecting on Newgrounds is my art. It's not very convenient for me when I do have dA to post it. If you wanna check out the artwork I post there then here's a link for you:
http://johnthebaratrian.deviantart.com/
I, also, update what's going on and progress on animations that are in the works.
The last thing on my list is a question that a lot of people have been asking me, since Chaos War is coming to a close: Will you make a sequel to the series? Will you even do another series?
My answers are: No, I will not make a sequel; and... maybe I'll do another series?...
I have no idea what the future holds for me and I do not know if I will have the time to commit to making another series.
The reason being is because I don't wanna be the animator who abandons a series (whether I have made just 1 episode or multiple). So, if time allows me and if I feel ready and confident that I can do another series and COMPLETE it then yes I will do one. But for the moment, no I will not.

That's all for now ladies and gentlemen. Hope you all have a wonderful day, and God bless you.


Updates and Announcements

2013-04-12 13:17:18 by JohnTheHedgechidna
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Well everyone, it's that time of the year again. Last 8 weeks of school have rolled back around. This means I'm gonna be studying my butt off to pass the two exams I have to end this year with a bang. After that I move onto my last year of high school. Which means, guess what, I'm gonna have one more year till I head off to college. I've already made some plans so that's outta the way.

Another thing is that I've got other projects I'm working on unrelated to Flash; Assisting my friends with scripting their flashes (technically not related to flash), I'm working on scripts for some short films, , and learning how to use some Adobe programs to edit said films and such. I'm also upload more of my artwork to my DeviantArt. So, check it out if you want to.

NOW, about Chaos War Episode 6; this episode may be the most work intensive episodes I've done to date. I'm planning on having 2-3 fully drawn animated segments that I have to: make the skeletons for, do the rough sketches, do the final artwork, then color/shade them. Hopefully, I'll be able to upload this in beautiful swf quality with a few tricks I've learned to lower the file size. Aside from that, just like episode 5, it's not going to have many fights within the episode. It's most likely going to be more story and talking than fighting.
With all this said, hope you all have a fantastic day and may God bless you all.


Chaos War Episode 5

2012-12-22 14:50:50 by JohnTheHedgechidna

OKAY! Just as I promised, episode five is done and uploaded before the end of the year! I will include a link to the YouTube video. I would upload it to Newgrounds, but the filesize is WAY over 20 MB and I don't wanna split it up again into separate parts. If anyone knows another way for me to upload it PLEASE LET ME KNOW!

Anyway, here's the link to episode five:
CLICK TO GO TO EPISODE FIVE ON YOUTUBE


Current Events

2012-11-16 08:26:36 by JohnTheHedgechidna

Alright, it's near a break from school and 1 1/2 months away from the end of 2012. Time for an update :P

First off, Chaos War Ep.5 is NEARLY done! I finished scene 4 just the other day and I'm possibly 1/3 done with scene 5. There are a total of 7 scenes in Ep. 5, so you should expect it to be here before the end of the year.

Another thing is I'm also working on some comics, with original characters that I created. I'm debating putting them on NG for people to see, but I wanna know how many people will ACTUALLY look at them and give criticism on them.

On a final note: After Ep.5 the next one will probably take more time to work on because I'll have to script it out and since the series will most likely be ending soon there may have to be a lot of info put into these final episodes.

That's all for now! Hope you all have a blessed day.

Current Events


My Opinion on Writing Comments

2012-08-30 12:16:31 by JohnTheHedgechidna
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Something I'm sure we all hate is when people write stupid and useless comments that show no criticism and are just pointless insults.
1. They're just being stupid and trolls (yes even Newgrounds has trolls)
and 2. Most of the time if you look at their pages the have no movie submissions and poor art.
[The comments I'm talking about here are the generic pulling words out of your ass saying :This stucks, stop animating because you're a failed abortion (and yes I have gotten this comment before on Youtube)]
My thinking is: Don't leave a comment on something that you yourself can not do or can not do well.

[Note: Everything after this note is the part of the journal of why I do not leave comments on animations, art, ect.]
Which is why I stay away from leaving comments on animations and keep my OPINIONS to myself. Why? Because most people will yell at you and call you an intolerant bastard that doesn't know what they're talking about. I don't leave comments on posts mostly because what I write, someone else may have already told the person. So what's the point of me repeating what they have said? Sure it's nice to have someone who thinks the same way you do. But think of the authors who might get annoyed of seeing the same comments over and over again and not seeing anything to help them get better. How far would animations go if all you saw were "This is great", "This is great", and "This is great"? It probably only progress as far as the creator would think it should and not have any input from the fans.


Going on hiatus

2012-07-14 17:01:26 by JohnTheHedgechidna

I've decided with all of the things going on in my life right now, I should take a break from spriting/animating and focus on some other things after I finish episode four of Chaos War. I've only got two years till college so I'm going to be focusing on that mostly. I've, also, been getting more and more into film making so I wish to continue with that and learn more about it. I will, however, continue to practice flash and spriting from time to time so I don't get rusty when I do return. Until then: Peace out people!