Was gonna just make a status post about each thing discussed here, but nah might as well save everyone's time and (mailbox) space with just one journal. I'm kinda bored here, if you're wondering how I'm feeling... just took a shower, and I'll feel better when tomorrow comes, because tomorrow is no school. Kinda feel bad for the teachers tho, they gotta stay in the school for stuff, probably for putting in final grades.
Anyhoooooo let's get on with the elephant in the room...
Like I just said a line ago, let's discuss the thing that everyone seems to be going bonkers about. Except me, but anyway...
I do not own this picture. I will probably put other pictures up here and I'll just say that I don't own them. There's one that I made this week that I'll put up tho so that's an exception.
Anyway, this picture is from Heavy.com
Thaaaaaaaat's right, most of you Pokéfans were guessing there would be a Pokémon game this year. However, the new Pokémon games that everyone expected were not the ones we were expecting. I didn't watch the Pokémon Direct that came out yesterday, but I didn't have to, because I didn't know it existed and just ended up randomly searching up "pokemon". No really, I had no idea the Direct even existed, but anyway you can imagine my shock when I saw the new Pokémon games announced yesterday.
There were three related-Pokémon titles announced, to my knowledge. The first new Pokémon game announced was "Pokkén Tournament DX", which basically looks like it will be what Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is to Mario Kart 8. About that game real briefly, I don't like the idea of MK8 Deluxe because it kinda makes me feel like nothing considering we have the original game, and I'm probably guessing fellow Wii U owners felt the same too. Well, fellow Wii U owners, time to feel even more worse about getting a Wii U because of this game. Might sound great for Switch owners, whose consoles have pretty much nothing at the moment, but to me this just sounds sad.
The other new Pokémon game is the elephant in the
It seems Generation 7 will be a repeat of Generation 5-- people say the story in the games were just as good as Black and White's were, and now we have these games, which I guess will be a repeat of Black and White 2. I personally still haven't finished Pokémon Moon yet, so I feel kinda "meh" about these games right now. People were expecting either "Pokémon Stars", which I guess is a fan-made title for what a "special edition/Yellow/Crystal/Emerald/Platinum" would be for Sun/Moon, or Sinnoh remakes, which was what I was expecting to happen. And like the people expecting those games, I was very disappointed.
I don't know what to make of these games, really
The only good thing that I feel came out of yesterday's direct was the third Pokémon-related announcement in the direct-- Virtual Console releases of Pokémon Gold and Silver.
Look, we all knew these were bound to happen as soon as Nintendo announced VC releases of Red/Blue/Yellow, but hey I'm glad that these releases really are coming. I grew up with Silver and still have our physical copy of it to this day. Never really had to replace the internal battery even after all these years, fortunately, but hey, I'd still be glad to get a VC release of this. Silver, and its' remake, SoulSilver, were my personal favorite main Pokémon games.
Too bad I got no more space for my SD Card for this and I'm not sure where to get another one.
I was a bit disappointed with the announcement overall, but I hope my opinion doesn't damper anyone else's opinion of these games. I'm sure that these games will be enjoyed by someone less pessimistic than me
Now it's time to discuss Fantage stuff, but really I don't know anyone who would care for this lol
Onto the official stuff first (that's right, we got official and unofficial Fantage stuff here). First off, Fantage made these "exclusive limited edition" type of items again... you know, these item sets Fantage occasionally puts out for people who somehow don't mind the fact that Gold exists. Some of the item sets are admittedly good though, there were these two sets Fantage released last year that I really liked, one was cherry-blossom-ish and the other was wedding-ish.
Soooo, this time the item set is an "anime set". From what I know, the stuff doesn't resemble anything from any anime I've ever seen and I have mixed opinions on the items themselves, but man are the descriptions for these items reaaaaaaaally wince-worthy ...
Second, Fantage announced their graduation event for this year, "Class of 2017." It begins tomorrow, and I'm only looking forward to it so I can review the items and take pics of the backgrounds for everyone's editing needs and to preserve Fantage's... interesting history (let's be real, it's going to be a repeat of last year's boring event). The "Graduation Special" deal they're having right now is pretty stupid, however. I know they make this kind of deal pretty often, but I'm not going to shut up about how stupid it is.
Here's a pic sammydew2 sent me yesterday about it lol
Anyway... that's enough with the official stuff... onto the unofficial aka fan stuff
First off, important announcement for fellow Fantage fans! The fourth unofficial popular summer event, Fantage Vidcon 2017, has just been announced! It will be hosted by two YouTubers who I know nothing about, Emery and TiffieNetwork, and will take place about two weeks from now. I made a flyer on it, which I'm pretty sure all of you already know about right now (feel free to repost my flyer by the way!):
Here's the video announcement where I got all the info from:
If you haven't guessed, I'll probably come and record footage so uhhh ok
Second, the Fantage community on YouTube have been all over this video posted by Pinkerellie earlier this week
There's lots of discussion on the comment section and I love it, feel free to add to the (calm) riots going down there
Since somebody gotta do something I'll probably go back to Fantage animating again.
First off I'll have to revive that collab channel I started last year... ya you know, BakingPixels, that one YouTube channel that totally didn't just copy Let's ERR Cook on the idea of a Fantage cooking channel. But that channel's dead, so itsokay lawl
I'm thinking about making a video on a family recipe we've been doing for years, and of course, a new channel art/icon. Problem is, I got no ideas. The few people I asked on Skype suggested a summer theme, but I wanna know what the rest of you guys think.
And second... I actually want to work on Millennium Star again. You know, that one Fantage Animated Movie about this old series' of Brinjsana I said I was gonna make years ago and last year. No I'm really going to go back on it.
I know I disappointed some people last year that I would quit Fantage animating, and I really felt bad that time when it meant stopping the movie. I'll get back to it, I promise. I mean, somebody gotta do something-- there's not that many Fantage animations out right now, and again, the Fantage community is dead. I'll mention a few people who were looking forward to the movie being made just so they can see this cuz I doubt they read my journals that much lol. Some of these nice people even made fan art/stuff for the movie and I appreciate it, so I hope this announcement makes your day
However, I'll have to restart the whole project again.
No, not cuz I lost the files, I still have the files I made last year. No, it's just ever since I saw the latest episode of laina123452's Fantage Animated Series Gone, I really want to make the movie not-as-much lazy... the episode was really inspiring animation-wise (here, you watch it for yourself!!). And yes, restart means new character designs. I'm keeping the plot and the backgrounds I made last year though cuz lol
And yes, restart also means... I'll reopen submissions for prom outfit designs (yes, spoilers, there's a prom-ish dance scene, sorry for being so cliché...), OCs, and fan art!! Any fan art or prom outfit submission I get will be featured in the credits of the movie. I'll be sure to give all credits, and yes, if you want your Fantage OC to be in the movie, now's your chance!! I already got serina084's permission to use her OC for the movie, does anyone else want their OC to be in the movie? Just send a link!!
Edit 6/9/17: For anyone willing to submit prom designs, it's okay, you don't have to anymore, because during school today I ended up finding some great pictures that inspired the girls' dresses. But I'll still accept fan art!! Again, I am making completely new designs, but for now you can base off of this
Those are last year's designs. Again, I'm making completely new ones and I'm not going to be using Jessimine's uniform this time. (Sorry, I still like your work on it tho!!)
So yeah that's all for this journal