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www.kickstarter.com/projects/6…

Amazing grand-strategy space game in the works.

If it reaches $1,800,000 the action takes place on a truly galactic scale.

If it reaches $2,000,000 then the game receives a full orchestral score, recorded live in a professional studio.

How EPIC would that be?
(answer: very)

So please, if you or anyone you know are interested in epic galaxy wars with an abundance of stylistic explosions in a gorgeous artistic style, then give this link some love - fast!

www.kickstarter.com/projects/6…
www.kickstarter.com/projects/6…

This is a game (not a violent genocidal movement) that I am REALLY excited for. It's one of those grand-scale strategy games like Supreme Commander, but takes place across whole planets.

Since this is deviantART, I feel I should comment on the art style, which looks absolutely great. The planets have a stylised 'mini-sphere' aesthetic, similiar to what you may have seen in Spore a couple years back, and there a TONNE of colourful, cartoony explosions - which consume anything from robot soldiers to entire planets.

The game has already amassed the $900,000 required to make it a reality, which is fantastic, but so much more can be done. If they reach $1,300,000 (which is slighlty over 100k away) then the game will feature gas giant planets and enhanced orbital gameplay. If it gets $1,500,000, we'll be seeing lava planets and metal planets (artificial planets used to wage war. Think Death Star).

I'm sure some of you guys absolutely love this kind of stuff - I know I certainly geek out just thinking about it - and it really would be great to see a game called 'Planetary Annihilation' get fleshed out with as many planet archetypes as possible, wouldn't it?

If you feel like donating, or know someone who surely would, then make use of the link:
www.kickstarter.com/projects/6…

9 days left, let's try and get to one-and-a-half million dollars!
So I just watched the entire Firefly TV series and the Serenity movie for the first time.

Wow.

I'm not so good with words and talking and opinions and other such fundamental skills, so nothing I can say will do it justice, but man, I absolutely loved every minute of it. Absolutely tragic that it didn't turn into a multi-series, year-spanning show. The characters were perfect, the stories were deep and intertwined brilliantly; it was just brimming with so much potential that it's saddening to see it not entirely fulfil it.

But still, better to appreciate how great it was than whine about how it's over.

GOOD STUFF.
It's come to my attention recently that I need to start making money if I am to survive. One possibility is that I start taking requests from people on deviantART and do some commission pieces for varying fees, depending on the amount of work involved.

Problem is, I'm not exactly super popular on deviantART yet (I have about 90 watchers), so I'm not sure if it would even be possible to make any money from it at this point.

I'm not sure if I'd be able to start doing these commissions RIGHT NOW, because I have a lot of work to do for university this month. However, if this is the kind of thing that you could see yourself being interested in after that, let me know now!

Cartoons and comics are my niche, but as you may have seen, I've been expanding my skillset lately. If you're interested in this, just drop a comment below!

Thanks for watchin', in any case! <3

- Jamie
Since seeing this lovely piece fav.me/d4jmbuk about 40 seconds ago, it has become my life-long dream to make an awesome wallpaper.

I think I tried one time. I turned that 'Welcome to Earth' thing I did into an image that could fit into a 1900x1080 screen, but it was more of an afterthought than a dedicated thing.

I'll probably do something fan-art related. Thinking cartoons. Can't do it for a while, what with stuff to do, but just thought I'd make the journal!
They drunkenly stumbled upon a camera and a big empty space and filmed their first music video.

Check it out!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFY_x1…

The band is called Ten Floors :)

Feel free to follow them :D
I recently started watching all the Ed, Edd n' Eddy shows for the first time in years, and I must say, I had damn good taste in cartoons as a child.

Since I've been separated from the cartoon for so long, I feel like I can judge the cartoons now with at least a bit of objectivity, rather than entirely through nostalgia goggles - and wow, they're just brilliant. The characters are complex and colourfully varied (one of them is a schizophrenic loner, for crying out loud). The music constantly shifts from slick piano rifts to hilariously placed trumpet sounds. And the sound effects... OH MAN, the SOUND EFFECTS! And the writing and acting just plain makes me happy beyond measure.

Before watching these again, I was trying to rewatch The Simpsons. The Simpsons is supposed to be a revered comedy show, whereas Ed, Edd n' Eddy was "just" one of many whacky cartoons for kids which ended more than a decade ago.

It makes me all the more surprised to find myself laughing out loud multiple times a minute when watching it again. For an ageing student pessimist like myself, I think that's quite a big deal. Meanwhile, The Simpsons averaged one laugh every 1.5 episodes. It's depressing.

Anyway, what motivated me to make this journal was 'Ed, Edd n' Eddy's Big Picture Show', the cartoon's grand finale film. Honestly I'm amazed at myself for not knowing that the show even HAD a film until now. I watched it, and I was in stitches numerous times! It certainly could have been longer, and certain characters could have participated a bit more, but these are just minor trivialities amongst grand realisations that, once again, I LOVE THIS SHOW.

But it wasn't just Ed, Edd n' Eddy, was it? Whilst I think it was my all time favourite show as a child (and a young adult, it turns out), the Cartoon Network of 1990 to (more or less) 2005 was no mere one-trick pony. Truly, it offered a deluge of creative, hysterical, ADDICTIVE cartoons back then. Cow and Chicken, Johnny Bravo, Dexter's Labatory, Powerpuff Girls, Xaolin Showdown, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy - just to name a few.

These days the only still-in-production cartoon I regard with any respect is My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Internet haters wonder why so many people like it. It's because a well written, funny, lovingly animated, and properly POLISHED cartoon is so fucking hard to come by these days.

Even the once glorious Futurama is now starting to crumble and crack. The day I saw Leela's Susan Boyle boil, a big part of me died inside...

As much as I adore MLP though, in my eyes it's still NOTHING compared to Ed, Edd n' Eddy and their kind. I feel so lucky to have been a child when I was.

*Salutes*
In addition to general laziness, I've had to do a lot of preparing for uni (which I am starting for the first time in my life) lately - so that comic didn't end up getting done "in a couple days" as I said it would.

I'll get past this little hurdle quite soon hopefully, at which point the deviations will become more frequent again ^^
Since my comic series, "Facedesk", is still relatively young, I figure that I can probably get away with a name change now without any real damage. I feel as though "Sticky Keys" just works as a series title more than "Facedesk". Besides, "facedesk" is a pre-existing internet meme (or almost, anyway), and I feel as though the comic shouldn't be named after a meme. Overall I think this new title sounds more professional.

And I love pretending that I'm professional.

Anyway, just giving you the heads-up! I'm currently working hard on the next issue/episode (don't know what the right word is for what I do...). It's about Team Fortress 2 (huzzah!). Should be up on deviantart within the next 1 or 2 days assuming I don't slack off in any serious way.