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Oh yah, I have a blog, don’t I? >.>

Posted in My Little Pony, Silent Hill, The Game Den with tags , , , , , , on February 18, 2013 by Dena

I figured it couldn’t hurt to update people on stuff, since not everyone is friends with me on Facebook, and even those who are don’t always know what’s going on =P

I’ve actually been having a lot of technical issues–one is that both of my hard drives are nearly filled up. Another is that my Game Bridge stopped working. What actually happened is that I upgraded to Windows 7, which Game Bridge doesn’t work with because the company that made it stopped supporting it before Windows 7 came out. I was getting around it by using a virtual OS, but eventually that stopped working–it got to where, once I hit the record button, it’d start lagging to the point where games were unplayable. It used to be that rebooting my computer would fix it, but around the time that I started trying to capture footage of Silent Hill 0rigins year before last, it just wouldn’t work anymore no matter what I did.

Every once in awhile, people still ask me about the Silent Hill 2 Let’s Play. By then, I was trying to capture footage through Lee’s computer, but that involved other problems, one of which was the video quality being crap, and I think there was a lag issue there too–I didn’t forget about it, I didn’t willfully abandon it … it just wasn’t working out. It sucked, but that’s just how it goes sometimes.

But anyway, I’m about to get a new hard drive installed, and soon I should also have the means to capture footage through the digital recorder–I’ve got a fire wire port in my computer now, and I think there’s one more thing I need–Lee is the one who knows about all this stuff. Hopefully, soon, I’ll be able to capture video game footage again.

Also, I’ve been on hiatus since around November, and it’ll end in March, so I hope to have a Game Den episode for sometime in that month. Yah, I might actually do a Game Den about a non-Silent-Hill game–imagine that!

Oh, and I have another project I’ve been working on–I wanted to start a new series called “Dena Reads” where I do a reading of a short story of some kind (purely audio, like a podcast). It’s ended up starting off with a bang, as I’ve decided to do Silent Ponyville. I ended up finding some great voice talent online to supply the voices of all the characters, and I’ll be voicing the narration. All the characters have been cast, but I’m now taking auditions for the monsters. That video is here if you think you might be interested.

I THINK that’s it for now. I won’t make any promises about updating more often, but … honestly, I’d like to, I guess I just don’t think about it often enough. And especially when I’m not working on videos, it’s kind of an “out of site, out of mind” thing … then when I am working on videos, I’m too busy to update  o.O


Minor little update (EDIT – … NOT!)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 5, 2012 by Dena

Been meaning to record a vlog, but I never seem to think of it at the right time, so this should do for now.

The short version is that I’m cutting back on video production, and spending more time on art and such.

I’ve gotten to a point where I need to focus on things that will make money–Lee and I will be forced to move sometime in spring of next year (we knew it was coming, we just didn’t have a specific time frame until recently) and right now we make just enough to get by and have very little saved up. Frankly, my videos do not get many views, and with Blip not paying out much lately … I’m just not making enough money on my videos to justify trying to do them on a regular basis.

Clearly, I’m never going to be able to make videos full time and be able to live off that–most people who are able to pull that off have either found a great niche where there’s a big audience for it, or they’re still living at home so they can get away with doing a part-time job, or maybe they’re in school, and they have more free time. Anyway, what I’m trying to get at is that making videos is really not going to get me anywhere–there’s nothing to work towards in this area.

Now, this does not mean that I’m going to stop making videos. I like doing it, and I think I can honestly say I’m good at it and I’m usually proud of the end result … plus I’ve made many awesome friends through making videos (hey, I became friends with a voice actor from one of my favorite games–how awesome is THAT?), so I certainly don’t consider it a waste of time. I will continue doing it, but only on a monthly basis or so (which isn’t too different from what I’ve been doing lately, but I guess now I’m making it “official”).

October will still be “Silent Hill month” for the Game Den, so don’t worry about that, and I plan on trying to get “Transformers month” out sometime this year (Facebook friends might remember that–I threw together an opening sequence in January of last year and posted it there), and I have a Film Den episode I started before my hiatus last year that I can finish and put out at some point. But it’s going to be a relatively uneventful year for my videos overall. Other than that, I’ll still be doing HorrorCast episodes and commentary videos in between those few big things I have planned.

So what DO I plan on doing this year? Two things, basically: My Little Pony and Cyborcats. I’m sure that got a laugh out of some people, but let me explain =P

Since I’ve pretty much become a Brony/Pegasister, and there’s a big market for MLP plushies (they can go from anywhere between $50 and $1000), AND I’m generally good at sewing, I plan on making those and selling them on ebay. Currently working on the first one (it’ll be Twilight Sparkle–I’ve posted in-progress pics on Facebook). Also, I’ve been really enjoying doing MLP fan art lately, so I’ll be hopefully selling prints of those at conventions (and possibly online–I’ll have to look into that) … AND, I MAY EVEN START TAKING COMMISSIONS (I’ll go into that more when/if I make a concrete decision about it) … but only on MLP fan art, just because I’ve come to love drawing ponies so much, I figure I may as well try to make some money off of it =P

As for Cyborcats … hopefully I can finish those character sheets and get working on the comic book again. I just feel I’ve been putting them on the back burner for far too long. This is obviously not something that’ll make any money in the near future, but this one is more about working towards a goal. Cyborcats may only ever be something I do on the side, but I really need to make it happen in some form.

Wow, I really didn’t mean to go on for so long–figured this’d be a quick little entry. I guess I’ll probably still record that vlog, but I think I pretty much covered it here o.O

(PS: I plan on cross-posting this everywhere, so sorry if you end up seeing it multiple times =P)