This is just to let everyone know that I'm not rotting in a hole in the ground yet. In fact, I'm far from that (hopefully).
The summer has been pretty good. My family and I took a flight down to Florida a couple weeks ago for a sunny vacation. Besides all of the beaches and tennis matches, we got a chance to hit up Busch Gardens in Tampa. It's a fantastic amusment park with some insane roller coasters. If anyone has ever been there, we went on just about everything, including Montu, Kumba, and the brand new, 200 foot monster, SheiKra. It was "hella tight, yo", and we made it home safe and sound.
Back in New York, I've been playing a lot of soccer and (of course) continuing to work with Flash. As of now, there are several ideas spinnin' around, so I'll lay 'em out for ya right here.
First off, there's this Toad flash. By "Toad", I mean the fungus-head from the Mario games. I've always thought of Toad as a prime target for a parody. He has an extremely obscure fashion sense, he's a complete pansy, and he reproduces by budding or spores or whatever. Well anyway, the flash will be based around him, as he interacts with the common friendly and enemy characters from the Mario world. If I spend enough time on it, I could end up calling it "Dumbass Toad", which would be the fourth in the series. I'm not planning on that, but we'll see what happens I guess.
Secondly, there's a DooM collab between myself, my good buddy Orange, and possibly Lildwarf from "Link-et?!" and "LoZ - Simdate RPG" fame. All three of us are big fans of DooM, and we have all made DooM themed flashes in the past. In short, we hope to combine our efforts into one kickass synergy of DooMy goodness. It should be a primarily drawn collab, but we'll probably throw in a few sprite scenes for some added nostalgia.
There's also J's Grassland 2, the sequel to my new series involving a bunch of far-out animals. I haven't started work on this one yet, but I've thought of quite a few ideas. I have high hopes for it, as I intend on making it about twice as long with a few new characters. If you haven't already, check out the first one and tell me what you think. I've already received many helpful reviews, but one more couldn't hurt.
Finally, there's Kirby's Dreamland II. This is a flash that I've continually pushed back for countless unfortunate reasons. I wish I could give a release date, but I can promise you that I will finish it someday. It'll end up being almost like the first one, but with a little more dialogue and a little less music video.
Well, that's pretty much it for now. I'll leave you with a beta picture that might end up being in that delicious DooM collab.
- Jeremy AKA "Bigfoot"