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Well it seems the majority of people want to see more of Freeman’s Mind, so I’ll at least make another episode. What I’ll probably end up doing is alternating between this and Civil Protection. I like CP because I consider it more original and have more freedom, but like FM because it’s faster. After I get the next episode out, I’m afraid there will be a sizeable downtime because of jobs I have to work on this month especially. I plan to pick things up after that however.

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I’ve received several offers on an audio editor and html person, so thanks to everyone who applied.

Well the response to Freeman’s Mind so far is much more positive than what I was expecting. I’ve put up a poll to get some idea of what people think, so go ahead and vote on it. Oh, and that’s a true story about the squirrel by the way, except instead of MIT it was at Virginia Tech back in the 70’s.

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Well this is the pilot episode of my side series I’m experimenting with. It isn’t Civil Protection, but it’s in a similar vein of humor. Basically the premise is that in the Half-Life series, the protagonist Gordon Freeman is entirely silent the whole time. So what this series aims to do is fill in the silence with his thoughts. I tried to make this as entertaining as I could, but the format is very different, so I’d like to hear feedback on this.

This was an experiment, and I think it may have some shortcomings. The format of this added many constraints on what I was able to accomplish with the writing, and may have made the humor suffer somewhat as a result. It made me realize just how much more freedom I had with Civil Protection. Unless I get waves of support to do this along with CP, I’m probably going to discontinue this. But feel free to check it out anyway.

 

Well my system is finally back up and functional, so I’ll resume work on the different series and hopefully get something to you soon. In the meantime, to give you some idea of how complex CP is behind the scenes, I’m posting some screenshots of one of the maps and scene files from the last episode within the SDK. Click on the thumbnails to check them out:

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Also I’m trying to update the website to look better and have links for subtitles and stuff, but so far blogspot seems to be creating issues for the people helping me. Nobody was available when I made this post either, so it took me about 45 minutes to figure out how to post all those thumbnails neatly since I don’t know html. I guess that’s kind of like trying to get directions to the U.S. Embassy building in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language.

Hey everybody, I have kind of a setback as my system hard drive went bad, so that’s put my computer in a crippled state for a little while until a new one that I ordered comes in and I have enough space to get everything functional again. I haven’t lost any data, it will just mean a delay. Also, while I plan to continue Civil Protection, I have been getting discouraged by the extremely long production times, so as an experiment I’m going to start a different series simultaneously. I’m not going into details yet, but this idea for a show would be MUCH faster to produce, to the point where I could have releases on a weekly basis even. This would give you guys something to tide you over while I work on CP, which seems to take a lot of time no matter what. I hope to release a “pilot episode” of my new series idea in a week or two and let you be the judge whether you think I should continue it or not. So check back in a week or two and there should hopefully be some new stuff here.


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