I'm leaving Roosterteeth due to being unable to catch up with updates. That's about it.
Account will be deleted at 1/27/10.
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9 years agoglich746
Many people make a New Years Resolution at beginning of every year. But I'm going to show you guys seven things I plan to do on the internet:
1. Catch up to everything I missed in 2009.
2. Use it a little more often than usual.
3. Put more effort on interviews on RT.
4. Create a Facebook/Myspace account.
5. Get recognition from certain sites.
6. Participate in website forums.
7. Put more videos up on Youtube.
P.S. I know they could be lame, but those are my resolutions. Comment your resolutions.
9 years agoglich746
Q: Did you or fienne create the [citation_needed] group?
A: Everything Fienne and I do in regards to [citation_needed] is a join effort. While I personally created the group, we were both involved in everything that entailed.
Q: What kind of web comics do you guys do?
A: I'm not sure I understand the question. It's humor. And episodic, though sometimes we have multiple issue arcs.
Q: What gave you guys the idea to create [citation_needed]?
A: We had both been working separately for some time on putting together a webcomic. I had been writing scripts without an artist and Amy had been drawing doodles and what not and looking for a writer. When we met in Early 2008, we talked about the idea on something together but didn't go very far with it at first. Eventually, as we hung out more and more, we came up with a few ideas that we liked and she even started drawing concept art. It wasn't until RvBTO 2008 that we really started taking the idea seriously. Around that time (and maybe even in Toronto--it difficult to remember) we came up with a title for our comic and characters and decided how we'd like to go about starting things.
Then we spent the next 12 months writing scripts, working on the art, and slowly planning how we would release and develop the project. After RvBTO 2009 we renewed our resolve and within a few days of coming home, started releasing one comic a day for twenty days as a sort of "beta test." The plan was to officially launch [citation_needed] to coincide with our appearance at a booth as a sponsor of RT: Philly. Since then we have switched to a release schedule of Monday, Wednesday, Friday, with bonus weekend content when we have it to give.
Q: Did you ever expect that [citation_needed] would get some fame from the front page of RT?
A: Did I ever expect it would be on the front page? No. Once it was, did I expect it would help [citation_needed] build popularity? Absolutely. The Rooster Teeth Audience pretty much encompasses the core of [citation_needed]'s target audience as well, so if Burnie Burns or anyone at RT is telling people on the front page to go check out our comic, it's definitely going to boost our readership in a big way.
Like I said, though--I really never expected to have anyone posting anything about [c_n] on the front page of anything for a good long time. The fact that someone did... well, I guess that can only mean that Amy and I are doing something right. It isn't easy. We both hold ourselves to very high standards; particularly when it comes to [c_n]. I have thought of and written down probably three times as many scripts as you will ever see drawn or published as [citation_needed]. Likewise, for every final script I give to Amy, she probably sketches out two or three versions of the comic before finally deciding on just one. We both have a lot of fun making the comic, but we're also very serious about consistently producing funny work.
The way I see it, if we're going to to produce something and put it out in a public forum and share it with people, we may as well be showcasing our best effort possible. Otherwise, what's the point? If it was just about goofing around, we could just write stupid inside jokes, doodle on napkins, and show it to our friends. If we were only doing it for ourselves, how could we really have the audacity to expect other people to want to read it? Yes, on one level we make the comic for ourselves, because we enjoy making it and we want to make a comic that (were it made by someone else) we would like to read and follow. However, it ultimately comes down to the fact that we both think that we are capable of entertaining an audience and we take great joy in doing so.
Personally, I don't believe in producing (or for that matter, performing) anything for personal reasons only. I heard an actress once, a relatively famous one, speak after a performance in London. She was asked why she felt compelled to perform in a relatively small production, for little money, when she has been in some pretty big films and could hypothetically do whatever she wants. In response, she mostly spoke about her desire to explore herself, to grow personally, and to see what she could do. If you ask me, that's the wrong reason to take part in anything that is meant for an audience. I think that any time an artist--whether it is a performer, a writer, or a visual artist--works on something for an audience, they should be trying to somehow affect said audience. Otherwise, what do you have? You have masturbation--and it's figurative masturbation, so it's not even all that interesting to look at. I'm not saying people shouldn't grow and change and learn about themselves because of the work they do; they should. I'm saying that the personal exploration shouldn't be an end in itself, but a byproduct of the process of trying to affect others.
Here's a great example. Rooster Teeth Productions. If their goal had been to build a thriving community, they would have failed miserably. However, because the goal was to share an experience with an audience and to entertain that audience as much as possible, an incredibly loyal community built up around them. The analogy isn't perfect, but it's the same basic idea.
Anyway, I've gone way off topic. No... no, [citation_needed] is very young and still pretty raw, writing-wise, so I didn't expect any recognition at all.
Q: That's a long and deep reply, and I thank you for sharing it.
What are the characters in your comic mostly based upon?
A: At first they were mostly based upon me, Amy, and some of our closer friends. At this point, the characters have taken on lives and personalities very much their own.
I would say that each one represents a few aspects of the personality that he or she is based on taken to their logical (or illogical) extreme.
Part 2 Continue
9 years agoglich746
Q: You guys have an old forum called: Suggestions / Requests.
Has there requests/suggestions been taken under consideration? If so, have you done them.
A: I was more just interested in seeing what people wanted more of than actually taking ideas from the forum. Still, I think we've inadvertently addressed a couple requests (like the "YOU GOT SERVED" guy getting served).
Q: What made you guys start doing guest comics? Can we expect anymore?
A: Most of the time we have friends who do a one shot comic for fun but don't have a comic of their own--so we post it.
Other than that, it's the sort of thing where someone just does it and it's a really big honor, you know? If a fellow artist or writer (or they could be both) likes our comic enough that they feel compelled to draw their own version of it--well, I don't really know a bigger or more sincere compliment than that. Of course, that's not necessarily an invitation for anyone with a scanner or a tablet to start sending us their versions of [citation_needed]. Naturally we'd love to see them all, but for now anyway, we're only posting guest comics done by personal friends or fellow comic makers--just to keep things simple.
Other than that... well, I guess the last reason is--sometimes it's actually a time issue. Amy and I, as most people realize, are in our senior year of college. It's tough to keep up sometimes. Sometimes the comic is going to go up late. Sometimes we're going to miss a day. And then other times we're going to call our friend Amelia (http://wunderkammer.smackjeeves.com/) and beg her to do a guest comic so we have something to post. Unfortunately, it's just the way it's going to go until we graduate. That said--we also try really hard to (not apologize, but) make up for when we do have a missed deadline or a missed installment by adding things like the ThanksGiving sketch video, the Halloween greeting, my goofy msPaint comic, or a really artistically intense comic for the next release. We worry now and then because we're very thankful for the audience we've built and we really, really want to keep them. On the other hand, sometimes we have to say "I haven't showered, eaten, or slept since last week..." and hope everyone understands.
If you have any more questions, or you know anyone else who does, feel free to send them my way.
Knives_Kill interview is obviously the last interview of the year. I liked how he replied with long thoughtful answers, that took up two journals. In my opinion their comics are really good and their group and website will last for a long time. You won't be seeing the interviews until sometime early Spring so see you all then. It's also the last time you'll ever see the star at the end of every interview.
9 years agoglich746
I just recently saw it again after a long time ago when I was young. Which has now gotten me in the mood to play the Xbox Original version: The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge. Now before I begin playing that old game again. Comment on your opinion about The Nightmare Before Christmas, and when you saw it.
9 years agoglich746
I'm sort of late on this, but I'm just going to give my review of the year I've been here on RT anyways:
I have made 817 posts, 108 journal entries, and 0 forum threads.
I watch 35 users, while 21 watch me.
I watch 7 forums and 19 comments.
I have received 725 (mostly positive) mods and given out 1197 (mostly positive) mods.
madmanmoe was the first user to ever mod me positive.
I have made 108 journal entries, with an average of 3.31 comments per entry.
My most popular journal was Yes/No Riddle with 108 comments, thanks to old journal whore group.
Every 3.41 days I add a new journal, usually on Monday nights, as with 24 (22.22%) of my journals.
I joined 389 groups, currently in 110 groups.
First group joined was Blue team, latest group joined is [citation_needed].
Sponsorship was given by blakemolson on July 17th, 2009.
I have 127 friends.
My first friend is Mathlete, my latest friend is kristen.
I have 13 milestones and 1 staff award given by Joel.
I have 17 images, while I've been tagged 27.
That's all I could remember throughout this year on RT, I hope my 2nd year on RT turns out better than the first.
9 years agoglich746
All of the last week of October was Homecoming at my school. I decided to participate this year instead of doing nothing like last year. It was a lot more fun then I thought it was. I helped out in building a float, participated in a lip sync, and dressed up to whatever the sheet of paper recommended to dress up as. For Halloween, I just went to my friend's haunted inn, which was completely awesome you had to see it. Then around 8:30 my friend and I just went late trick-or-treating. I was a ninja.
Does anyone mind commenting what they were for Halloween?
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