March 2, 2014
It's over! Here's AFFR
Episode 11, Early Show to
signify the end of this season. It's been a good season, even
if the end really got clogged up. Dang it, I was so close to
having the whole thing done by 2013's end, but there was so
much baby-prep to do that I couldn't do it. Oh well. 1.5 years
for a season isn't too bad. But man am I getting
old. This was probably my favorite season to date. Loved the
mix of teams and, even though it didn't break down as I had
assumed it would, I enjoyed the progress, so I hope you all
liked it, too.
Regarding the next two seasons, AFFR: Fallen-Stars and AFFR:All-Stars
are in the planning phases already, but they will not hit the
site for quite a while. Unfortunately, during the baby-watch
seasons, I hit my buffer (too busy planning for work and baby)
and it was incredibly stressful to try to meet deadlines. Even
failing to meet them was stressful, and nothing done for non-profit
fun should be stressful, so I'm going to plan these seasons
and write them close to fully before posting up a single episode.
So I'm estimating Summer of 2015 before we start seeing any
episodes, but I will post teaser stuff (like team picks) progressively
over the next year and a half.
And the really bad news: if the stuff really hits the thingy,
there's a chance these two seasons will never come to be. I
have four seasons to show right now and I'm really proud of
3.5 of those seasons, so I'm happy, but I really do have a big
finish planned for the series in the form of All-Stars. Without
it, I feel like it has no ending, so I definitely want to do
it, but I just can't guarantee it. Ending here is a good stopping
point, but if I start the next two seasons, I've gotta go all
the way. Honestly, it might help me to feel some love for the
series to help me make my decision. I have maybe two or three
readers that I really know about, so if I knew I had more that
wanted me to continue, it might help me make a more favorable
decision about moving forward.
So what's in store for TGP for the next little while? Mostly
smaller sections like Reviews, True Casts, and Top 10 Lists.
Basically, things that I am not committed to making weekly updates.
Sorry that updates will be sporatic, but as a father and a teacher,
it's kind of the best I can offer right now, unfortunately.
I'll be mostly hosting the forum
blitzball games, both maintaining them twice a week as normal,
plus looking at my monster coding and trying to make it a bit
Finally, the big news is that I'm going to try my hand at some
non-fan fiction work for a little while. I have plans for some
stories I'd like to write, some short and some long, plus I'd
like to really start looking into fully designing the video
game idea I've had bouncing around in my head for over a year
now. I don't know if I'll have much if anything to show for
these projects, especially if I start them and they suck, but
I'm at the point now where I've just gotta try. I've always
said that fan fiction was my hopeful springboard to doing my
own, original works. Next year I'll be 30, and I hear 30 is
the age where dreams die, so I'd better start making these dreams
a reality before I give up forever, ya? If I get something that
I like, I'll try to post something here, whether it's
a preview (first chapter, demo, whtever) and use the feedback
to decide whether or not to keep it, trash it, or remodel it,
So yeah, big plans for the future, and apologies for the slow
updates that are to come over the next year or so. That about
sums up this big long mess. Even if the updates are slow, I'm
still here and still working! Have a good one, everybody!
February 23, 2014
So...yeah. That whole "done by my birthday" thing.
You...you knew it was a joke, right? Ha. Ha ha...ha. Yeah, complications.
There are still complications (having some coding issues), but
I'm just saying "meh" to issues and posting it anyway.
So, we finally have part two of the finale posted!
11, Part 2! I'll see if I can get the coding to work, but
I'm ignoring it right now. The coding issue, if you're curious,
is that there's some Al Bhed in this episode and I want to do
like on the previous episode where hoving with the mouse can
reveal the dialogue in English. I'll work on it, but for now,
it's just Al Bhed. Find a translator, if you're curious, but
otherwise, I think you'll figure most of it out. Hope you enjoy
it! Hoping we'll see the finale soon!