Hello everyone! It is the first day of October! You know what this means right?
That’s right! We are getting into the core of AUTUMN, aka the BEST SEASON. Now, let me break this down for you who just aren’t awesome enough (jk) to live in a part of the world with four distinct seasons with autumn leaves falling, winter PILES of snow, spring allergies and air conditioned summers. Autumn is all supreme. The air gets chilly, you can wear a nice light jacket around. The leaves fall down painting beautiful landscapes. I remember back in the days of old living in my one house by a forest. I remember being commanded around by my parental units to rake the leaves, and how much I would complain. I wish I could go back and tell younger me to appreciate the leaves, the shades of red and orange and the ability to walk around a yard, where if I looked in all directions, I saw only nature, no people, no buildings. I really miss that. I really want one day to own a house with a deck, with a forest in the back, and maybe a dirt road in the front. Just as long as they can get me a decent upload speed on my internet, I won’t complain.
I’m boring you. I understand. Don’t worry, it’s me, not you.
As I enter October, this October, not Octobers of the future or the past, I want to reflect a touch on 2014. This year has been a trainwreck. A trainwreck just leading to the eventual reconstruction of the tracks and getting the transport lines flowing again. After a fiasco with my computer exploding, trouble at home, financial issues and finally with a huge decision in my life, I haven’t had any time this year to really… improve. It has all been about tearing down the walls of my life, and saying “Alright nerd, you have nothing. Do something.” and it has been crazy.
For you guys, it is obvious that I am heading new places with my online content. Gone are the days where I ponder how I can force myself to create something that isn’t quality. Now, it is all about creating content for people that is MC.
I am MC btw. I have played Nintendo games since I could hold a controller, can recite the entire Zelda Timeline in less than 30 seconds and can recognize most Mario tunes within the first 2 seconds of it playing. I obsess over the small things in games, blow them out of proportion. I appreciate the art of video games, and am committed to respecting it. I want to make people happy, and help the world.
PLEASE NEVER USE THAT AS A QUOTE ABOUT ME. GOSH IT IS SO SELF CENTERED AND HORRIBLE AND WHO DO I THINK I AM. GOSH.
So, tonight, I uh… realized that I have been working on YouTube/Twitch content creation for 13 of the 15 hours I was awake today. Today was filled with recording, editing, rendering, thumbnail creation, collaboration organization, voice over work, notes, outlines, responding to comments, reading feedback on Reddit and so on and so on. It is now 4:30am as I type this and my plan was to go to bed tonight at 5am having completed another 30seconds of my Zeldathon trailer. Luckily, my internet went out tonight, so I had two hours to devote into that trailer. I completed 10seconds of footage.
Meanwhile, I am getting messages left and right about people wanting to know the Zeldathon date/charity/invites/twists/layouts and I am just like “PLEASE JUST WAIT. I’M TRYING HARD BUT IT IS DIFFICULT WHEN TEN SECONDS OF TRAILER TAKES ME TWO HOURS AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH”. At least that is what is going on in my head. I want things to be perfect. I know it is hard to wait, and you know what, I’m so excited people are excited. But my head is going many miles per hour.
Related to that, I had to make a hard decision last month. I announced on one of my Weekly Vlogs that I was no longer going to be working on Fun For Freedom projects specifically. In that, I mean that I won’t be like overseeing the small details and micromanaging. The time has come to let the people who have the time and passion for the site to take control. I still exist as owner, and will pay the bill, but my focus in the FFF community is ZELDATHON. I know it sucks, but I can’t live a lie to the community. I want to be able to say, “I’ll hang out in Mumble every single night and chat until dawn and play games, and run big streams on the channel every week, and blah and blah” and I TRULY WANT TO DO THOSE THINGS. But how do I say this? There is no time. I barely have time to work on the Zeldathon trailer, and I know everyone wants a week of Zeldathon. I’ll do my best. I am committed to that. I’ll make it the best marathon ever, like we always do. FOR CHARITY! YING!
But that’s not to say I am not working on big picture stuff for FFF as well. I am still working with cool people to one day get that silly website updated. I KNOW IT IS TAKING FOREVER. IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE WHO CAN DO IT FASTER, PLEASE SEND THEM MY WAY. THE FTP PASSWORD IS CHEESE. (Not really)
Speaking of websites… UGH. I know this website is outdated. The FAQ is out of date and so is the schedule page. Plus I have a merchandise shop I am going to reopen. Problem with all of that stuff is again, it isn’t stuff I can ever find time to do. I created something called the mcgDev team to start helping with stuff like this, but right now, I feel like we may need to shuffle the Dev team around a bit. We need to make sure the people doing the work are doing the work, lol. Want to know what sucks. Reorganizing the Dev team will take a solid 8-9 hours of work in removing people from chats, sending them messages about why they were removed, setting up applications, reviewing applications and then bringing them into the loop and getting them going. Just about finding that time somewhere. I hope that didn’t come off as whiny. IT DID A LITTLE BIT I KNOW, PLEASE DON’T HURT ME.
Something a bit unrelated, but you know on Doctor Who how every season or two, they like to give the TARDIS a new desktop theme (For non-Who fans, they redecorate the inside of the time machine)? Well, I feel like I need to do that here in my Studio. I have had the same Studio configuration for months now. I actually consider the Studio my TARDIS a lot of times. Takes me to new places, and to help people, and make things that will change the course of history. I actually called back to that thought in an MCIRL episode back last winter. I thought it was funny. Anyways, yeah, I may redecorate this month. I want to move my desk somewhere new, get a lock on the door (to prevent recording interruptions), move my Zelda collection into the background of my webcam, and maybe even get a full wood desk. I can’t afford a full wood desk. I WANT A FULL WOOD DESK. I also want to get ambient light. Like, I want to install tracks around the ceiling, with LED lights in them that make the room all glow a faint white. Of course, my studio photography lamp will still need to be around for when I want to stream! I also want to paint the walls black. The landlord will not allow me to do such a thing. Curse him!
Right, back to things relevant to you.
This month is going to be a fun one! Got Oracle of Ages coming to a close likely here over the next two or three weeks, and Star Fox Adventures continuing (Now on an “Every other day” schedule) as planned! Mario Kart and SpeedRunners are going to be made more interesting with the additions of facecams to both series! I may also spice it up with some sort of rage counter or something.
I am accepting fan doodles now on my videos. I hope people send them to me, I want to show them off!
Smash Bros. with Scott is going to be recorded live, and we may do something special with release schedule with that.
Speaking of Smash Bros! I am planning to have a Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS series start on Saturday and then happening perhaps even daily for awhile. Depends how many episodes I record! But more on that later.
I have recorded a My Little Pony for Aureylian, but I have to find time and passion to edit it well. I want to do that video justice. I also need to work on getting out an extra long Behind the Scenes video, since I missed two months now for my Patreon milestone, and I feel horrible about it. Perhaps a mega tour of some of the #seeecccrets in the world of my videos?
I should also put MCFAQ out on time. That is something I need to do.
OH RIGHT. MOVING AWAY FROM THINGS YOU CARE ABOUT.
I am going on… dum dum dum… ULTRA DIET. I am going to use one of those fantastic websites that delivers diet food to your door for a bajillion buckeroos per month to eat better, and lose weight. Because the way I see it, staying up until OH GOD IS IT 5AM NOW NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I SHOULD BE IN BED.
Yeah, I need to wrap this up.
Ultra Diet will be fun, but I have one week until I sign up. One week of crazy food eating. Probably not the SMARTEST THING, but hey screw you man, if I am going to eat frozen diet food for a year, I want to eat my freaking Pizza Hut Large Blake’s Smokehouse CHEDURRRRR pizza right now. I won’t bug you all with diet updates. I may tweet if I get below a huge milestone, but hopefully you notice before I have to tell you. I’m telling you guys. If I get thin, I will become TwitchFamous. It’s true! Please don’t let me become TwitchFamous.
Hyrule Warriors is a cool game. Smash will be better. October is awesome.
Please leave a comment down below, I will read them all. I love hearing you words.
If you live near a forest, enjoy the changing colors, and appreciate them. I’ll be inside making videos for you to watch when it gets dark out, and the winter snow blows in.
(OH GOD THAT LAST LINE WAS SO CORNY. WE SAID WE WOULDN’T WRITE STUFF LIKE THAT ANYMORE)