last night i decided to show my good friend kingdarkeyes an edit of my new christmas animation. if you’ve been following my past blogs, it’s been quite an ordeal to create and work on. SHORT BACKSTORY: i started writing this thing a year ago and when that was finally in shape, i’ve spent the last few months animating it. i, of course, originally wanted it out for christmas. this became painfully obvious somewhere after thanksgiving that this wasn’t going to happen. i toyed with other methods - the full thing, plus unfinished storyboards - but decided against it.
as i was watching this edit, i was noticing my act breaks work well in terms of leaving the viewer wanting. and then i began thinking, wait a minute… what if i just put this out as two separate parts? there are pros and cons to this:
- i get something out before the holidays are over, which is what i wanted all along
- that’s about it. haha. it just feels satisfying to have something new out, and maybe it does well and that always is nice!
- this part isn’t as visually interesting and dynamic as the scenes to come… which isn’t promising for wanting viewers to come back for the second part
- and the biggest of all: this wasn’t meant to be a two-parter. if i had written it that way, i’d have rathered a single arc that’s explored in this part only, making it satisfying to watch. as it stands, it’s literally just a cut in the middle of the story
after exploring these for about a minute, i decided to totally make this a two-parter. it’s up now! go check it out. newgrounds will be up later today. thank you to everyone who helped out with this.