Well, first things first: brand spankin' new cartoon!
It's been a while, but it's done. After the swift kick in the nuts that was my previous cartoon barely scratching 1,000 views when I put in two months of work (compared to under a month for 11,000 on the one before that), I picked up the pieces of my shattered soul and testicles and carried on into the new year.
So with this new year comes new goals. I'm currently thinking I'm going to try and get at least one decent animation done each month of this year to advance both my own portfolio and my presence here on Newgrounds. It might not be a feasible goal, but, for now at least, it's what I got.
I've currently got around eight shorts rummaging around in my head: three original comedies, an educational original about space geared towards people that like dirty jokes, one stupidly-short short (might be Feb's cartoon with there being fewer days and all) two parodies of television shows (Breaking Bad and Parks and Recreation), and one video game parody. We'll see which ones become fleshed out enough to a point where I feel comfortable with making them.
I'm a bit hesitant about making parodies, at least the video game one. There's this culture here where people can't easily get noticed without the help of pop-culture, but can just as easily be despised for it. I don't know. People who do parodies well end up with beautiful final products, but those that have problems in even one area of their short end up with a torrent of zeros instead of an objective review of the content. I guess those zeros balance out with the fives from people that like the source material, but that seems just as cheap to me. The idea of doing something that people can immediately relate to excites me and scares me at the same time.
I'm also making it a goal for myself to enter into [at least] one of the many animation competitions here on Newgrounds this year, most likely NATA. On top of that, I'm making it a goal to collaborate at some point, perhaps through the new Collabinator? That might have to take a backseat until I'm more comfortable in my abilities to pace my animation schedule, though.
In any case, I'm done boring you; go watch my cartoon. I'm gonna have breakfast and watch an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Peace.