So, my friend ShadyVox is kind of in a bad financial situation and could lose his internet, if not more. I can’t go into details because it’s kind of a personal problem but If you want to know more, you can ask him.
As you might now, he’s my working partner, he’s the voice of Button Mash and the sound/music designer of most of my newest videos including Don’t Mine at Night and Button’s Adventures, and he kinda needs some support right now.
He’s open to take commissions for any kind of sound-related material, such as voice-acting, sound engineering and music composing for your projects. If you don’t have any projects, you can also support him by buying his songs on Bandcamp.com for just one dollar or more depending on how much you feel generous. Here’s the link to check his stuff and possibly buy albums and songs from him. http://shadyvox.bandcamp.com/
And, in case you are so kind to just throw money at him without asking for anything in return, you can donate to his paypal which is probably confidential and just for bussiness, but you can stil contact him and ask for it through his website.
Thank you for reading, and thank you in advance for supporting my friend in this situation.
Went to assistance, they saw the hard disk and all its data is intact but for some reason the computer doesn’t turn on so it must be an OS problem. They are gonna make a complete backup and change the defective hard disk on my Mac just in case and they’re gonna install the most recent Operative System on it, then make a complete check-up and change everything that is not working well or good enough like video/audio board or the screen.
Funny thing I found out my AppleCare cover ends on October 30th, so it’s still on warranty and all of this won’t create extra charges.
Long story short, I’ll have my mac and all my data back in a week or so plus an extra 2TB HDD that I’ll use as a constant and real-time back-up plus 4 more GB RAM for a total of 8GB RAM. Everything for just 260 euros. (Around 290 USD)
I’ll still be able to work on Don’t Mine at Night in the meanwhile, but chances are that it won’t be completed in time for its planned release date which is October 25th.
Turned on my computer today to stare at a blank white loading screen. (Yes I have a Mac, you can laugh now.)
Called assistance, told me it’s a callback by Apple since they noticed some of the iMacs sold between October 2009 and July 2011 could have a defective HDD and so they have to be brought in assistance for free substitution. Point is I don’t know if the HDD has been blocked for this reason or if it’s just a coincidence and it decided to fail today.
I will try to connect my Mac to another computer as an external hard disk with a firewire 600 cable and see if I can access my data and make a backup. If not, I have to hope they can do that in Assistance but it could not be possible.
If so, well, I probably lost all my data. That means every in-progress project plus work and personal data are gone. What a beautiful moment for something like this to happen, right? Not only I had a deadline for Don’t Mine at Night, but I was close to finish one of my best works yet.
Farewell, until new updates on the matter.
PS: If my data will be retrievable, I’ll probably leave Apple and go back to windows by making myself an alienware or some other powerful shit like that just because I feel like to.
If you want to donate something to guarantee better assistance and data retrieving/new computer, you can throw some money at my paypal account firstname.lastname@example.org, but I suggest you to wait for more updates on this matter first.
Hi guys. You may have noticed the lack of updates in the last few days. Point is I need to complete Don’t Mine at Night by the end of october and I really don’t have time to work on more updates for now. Also, I’m still trying to get money so I can get helpers for it.
So yeah, things will probably get better by November. Please be patient. In the meanwhile you’ll have to be happy with livestreams.
No time means you need helpers. It also means you kinda need to pay them.
Hi guys, it’s Jan. Please take a few minutes to read.
As you may have noticed, the updates for this blog are taking much more time than before. That is because I’m currently busy with animation projects such as Don’t Mine at Night, which needs to be completed before the end of October in order to be shown at BronyDays in France where I’ve been invited as a guest.
I currently don’t have an actual decent job and I use the few bucks I earn monthly to pay my internet and my bills, not to mention technical equipment such as hard drives, Flash extensions and other stuff I need in order to upgrade myself and produce more stuff in less time. For example, I will soon need another hard disk since I’m about to full up more than 4 TeraBytes with my animation files (Just so you guys know, I don’t just work on ponies, so the material you see in here is just, like 1/5 than what I actually produce.).
Short story: in order to guarantee more content from this blog and less wait for you I would have to basically “hire” some helpers, and of course I would also need to pay them for their contribution.
Before you guys offer to help me with the blog for free and stuff, I must decline your offer and I’ll now explain you why: I need people who I can trust enough to share my Flash Files and Flash Puppets with, and those are my friends who I’ve been teaching Flash to in the last few months. They often helped me by tracing some props and backgrounds and even making a few posts such as these three: OneTwoThree You can’t tell the difference between my posts and theirs, can you? This is so you can be sure that the quality of the blog won’t drop at all.
Since they DO have an actual job and not really enough time to help me as much as I would need, the only solution is to pay them for their time and work. This is how everything in life works, unfortunately.
And this is where you guys come in. This is something we’re doing for your enterteinment after all, and all I ask for is a little contribution to the blog. A little donation will do more than you can imagine. Of course you don’t have to. You can just sit back and wait as a lot of people already do and will probably do, but I’m just telling you guys how things are right now and how we can improve the situation.
Please do think about it. In case you feel generous, you can find the Donate Button right on the Ask Box.
Many amazing Artists, Guests and other Stuff are coming up, please drop in, Chat, request some Stuff and, of course, Donate for all the Children! Drop in Now! It’s just simply Amazing!
And of course, Spread the Word so others can see, too!
I couldn’t make it on this edition because of the lot of animation work I have to do, but there are a lot of better artists than me there waiting for your requests! Have fun and remember to support the charity event!
The release of the Pilot Episode of Button’s Adventures will be delayed.
It was supposed to come out this month but Shadyvox, who is in charge of the audio mixing, got his laptop’s screen broken and the repairing will need a week or so. Until then, he can’t get on the work.
The episode is pretty much done in terms of animation but now I need to work on Don’t Mine at Night and complete it before August 3rd-4th, as I’d like to show it at GalaCon where I’ll be guest of honor and have my own animation panel.
You will probably have both Don’t Mine at Night and the first episode of Button’s Adventures by then. If you’re coming to GalaCon, make sure not to miss the live premiere!
PS: It is not sure that Don’t Mine at Night will be 100% completed by then but, even in that case, a preview will still be shown.
So, this is also why the updates of the blog are slowing down in these days. I really have a lot of animation work to do and a pretty near deadline.
Thanks for reading and sorry for the inconvenience. I hope for your understanding and patience. Best, Jan.
Can I please get spammed with some music in the submission box?
The thing is: When I work I need to listen to some music; it is my constant source of inspiration. Even if I have 12GB of music, my playlist is really old and I would like some more stuff to listen to. It can be any kind, any genre, from anywhere and anyone. New or old. Just please not dubstep.
Any link for music that you’d submit would be very appreciated. Thanks, Jan.
EDIT: Okay you can stop now! Thank you a lot for 500+ submissions! You’re the best!
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