Saturday, January 29, 2011

Video: Arby 'n' the Chief S05E02: "Duck Love"

Hey guys,

Here's the new Arby 'n' the Chief:

Arby 'n' the Chief S05E02: "Duck Love"

I know a lot of people wanted to see the conclusion to the wedding crash, but I'm building up to it.  Plus there's a few nice surprises between now and then.  And it's a weekly show, it won't be THAT long.  I hope you enjoy.

Thanks,
Jon

P.S.  Been going over some of the comments, some e-mails -- some of you need to chill out, seriously.  I know this season is a departure from season four, the episodes of which stood individually story wise, but I wanted to try something different this time and there's no need to start spitting venom just because there's a drop in action from the season opener.  Skipping to the action at the climax then telling the story from the beginning, building up to that moment, is a storytelling device used plenty of times before.

Originally that opener wasn't even going to be in the first episode.  It was just going to start in the apartment, but then everyone would've thought that was too dull.  I wanted to start with a bang, but now I feel like that's blowing up in my face, if you'll pardon the pun.

The news show stuff seems irrelevant but I am going somewhere with it, it serves a critical purpose in regards to Master Chief and Arbiter's involvement with the wedding, so don't get angry just because everything's not all spelled out for you right away.  There's thirteen episodes, they're coming out every week, and it'll all be over before you know it anyway so just try and enjoy it, FFS.  Thanks.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Video: Arby 'n' the Chief Season 5 Trailer

Hey guys,

I know it's not much, but here's the trailer for the upcoming fifth season:

Arby 'n' the Chief Season 5 Trailer

I just realized I really dun goofed though, at the end of the trailer it says the launch date for the first episode is January 15th... which is today, and it's supposed to be next week.  Way to fuck up the launch of a new season at the very start, go me.  Sorry about that.  This trailer was created well in advance and I mixed up the dates.  Needless to say, I feel pretty fucking stupid.

The first episode should come out next week, on the 22nd of January.

Thanks!
Jon

P.S. If you'd like to do me a favor, click on View All Comments, CTRL+F search for my comment (username DigitalPh33r) regarding the incorrect date and thumb that shit up.  I realize how horrendously lame begging for thumbs is but at least there's a practical reason this time and not just attention whoring.

Alternatively, search for "PLZ THUMBS UP GAIZ" to narrow it down.

Monday, January 3, 2011

News: Arby 'n' the Chief Season 5 Details, Soundtrack

Hey guys,

I've been really hard at work on the upcoming fifth season.  Tons and tons of writing and rewriting... tedious, but creatively rewarding.  I'm really trying to up my game this time around, try some new things.

The most significant new aspect of this season is a much more story driven approach overall; each episode picks up from where the last leaves off, culminating in a strong finale by episode thirteen (seasons are thirteen episodes long) that will tie back to the first episode in a big way.  The season in its entirety revolves around the Arbiter and Master Chief finding purpose in their lives, as well as, within Halo: Reach, crashing the biggest online video game wedding in human history, the groom being hotshot gamer and loaded corporate tycoon Trent Donnovich, notorious for his ruthless business ethic.  I can't say much more than that right now other than there'll be interesting twists and turns, Greg the mute tarantula will play a meaty role throughout, and a trailer should be available soon.

Also, to tide over devoted fans until the season premiere, I've uploaded six short tracks, more or less loops but I feel they're half decent.  These tracks make up the season five soundtrack so far, but I'll probably end up composing some more later on:

Arby 'n' the Chief Season 5 Soundtrack (FileFront)

Track 01: Arby 'n' the Chief Main Theme
Track 02: Less Than Three
Track 03: Trent Donnovich
Track 04: Hypernews
Track 05: Storming the Church
Track 06: Noob Control

You'll need WinZIP or WinRAR.

I think I've gotten a lot better.  Most of my old musical attempts are shit.  I didn't bother uploading these to Newgrounds, the Audio Portal only takes two tracks a day, and everyone will just complain that they're basic loops anyway and not worthy of submission.  See what you think!

Hope you all had a happy new year.  Stay tuned!

Thanks,
Jon