Rae and crew take their robots to the river, which is certainly not a bad idea that will get them stuck in the mud forever! The combat is a bit more relaxed for this mission, so everyone takes the opportunity to complain.
I also did a Personal Time video on making Let’s Play videos! Just how I make them, mainly.
This video is an update on where we’re actually standing with our plans for MAS! Basically, I’m at the entry level for this kind of stuff, and if we wait for Petirep to be available it will be a few months at the bare minimum – it’s hard to say how busy he’ll be after he’s done with his current project, so the smartest thing to do will be to learn how to put MAS together independently!
So far the general consensus is that MAS should remain ponies and not drift too far away from the MLP setting and characters. Although there are people saying they’d like to see unique stuff not strictly related to ponies, and that will certainly be possible as I get a grasp of what I’m doing!
I’ve taken a shine to Dwarf Fortress and thought I should do a tutorial for it!
We’ve also got an update to New Vegas. Queen Latifah investigates the mystery of “who attacks people in broad daylight”. The answer is everyone. Everyone does that.
In news regarding MAS, the videos were also seized by a “royalty collections” company, which is a kind of company that has notoriously bad politics on Youtube. Unfortunately, this prompted me to go ahead and pull the videos before things became any more sour. I spent the weekend and past couple days seeing Kenza – we’d been planning to see each other for a while! But now she’s gone back to her home, and I’m back to full-time attention to the website!
I’m going to start delving into animation software and get a feel for what all we’ll need to do. Looks like a fair amount ahead, but I’ve also experimented with some concept art in my own amateur skill. I’m trying to think up a plan to make my lack of expertise feel more natural so it’s not jarring and ugly, and given the amount of support behind me to get things back in gear, I’ll periodically post progress videos and discuss some of the hurdles and plans. That way you guys know what’s going on and there won’t be any long stretches of quiet!
So MAS is being subjected Content ID claims on Youtube again, which means the series has left my control in terms of how it can impact my Youtube channel. I’m estimating that the dispute process would take me about six months to complete, and this if I don’t upload anything else in the future.
I guess even screen caps from the show are being claimed now, for whatever that may implicate in regards to anyone else on Youtube who has so much as used a cap for a review or discussion. Although perhaps it’s the quantity they care about mainly, the fact is, this process is so heavily sided against me that there’s not really any clear way through it.
I’ll be mulling over my options, but in the meanwhile, those of you who like to download videos because copyright threats make their existence tenuous – you may wish to do so now.
We made it to the end of Soul Reaver 2! It goes out with a hugely disappointing series of final battles and a cliff hanger that makes you want to get the next game anyway. And on that note, we’re off to “Defiance”! The next game in the series!
We also have an update for Fallout New Vegas. Queen Latifah is back in the wasteland proper, with a new friend and a few jobs to do!
In other news, I’ll be going out of town over the weekend to see Kenza, then she’s going to spend a couple days with me here at my home. I’m doing my best to get videos finished before I head off. Hopefully we won’t have to skip out on anything anyway, but a new episode of MAS is coming up Friday for sure!