Tuesday, September 27, 2011

News: Arby 'n' the Chief schedule hiatus

Hey all,

Bit of bad news, for you guys at least -- the Hypermail/story episode schedule will be held back for a week.  This is due to the fact that for the past few weeks I've been consistently under the wire, pulling all-nighters to just barely meet my deadlines which is causing headaches for programming over at the Machinima.com offices.

This Saturday, instead of the next Hypermail episode, there'll be a couple-minute-long "hiatus short", then the regular schedule will resume -- Hypermail on the following Saturday, and the next story episode on the Saturday after that.  So yes, the next story episode will be three weeks apart from "Blackout".

I know it sucks ass, I'm sorry to fans of the show that are fed up as waiting two weeks is already pushing it.  Unfortunately there isn't a whole lot I can do.  I still am and always have been a one-man production force (except for the great voice talent at Machinima.com helping me out).

This hiatus will put me a week ahead of schedule and allow me greater flexibility throughout the weeks to come to work on the show around my school work load, and it will mean less headaches for Machinima.com programming.

I hope you guys understand.

Thanks,
Jon

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Video: Arby 'n' the Chief S06E08: "Blackout"

Hey all,

The new Arby 'n' the Chief is now available here:

Arby 'n' the Chief S06E08: "Blackout"

Hope you enjoy!  Also comments, plixy plex.

Thanks,
Jon

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Video: Arby 'n' the Chief - Hypermail S01E08:"Voices of Raisins"

Hey all,

The new Hypermail episode is now available:

Arby 'n' the Chief - Hypermail S01E08:"Voices of Raisins"

Reading the comments, some people seem to believe I put out these mini fanmail episodes between the story ones for no reason other than to punish you or something, to keep you waiting purely for the sake of waiting. They're put out to give me more time to work on the main show guys, because I simply can't do a 15-20 minute episode every week on my own. It's too much.  Especially since my first school term has started.  I know it's a while to wait but please bear with me.  Or I'll send the bear to your house.

Enjoy!

Thanks,
Jon

P.S. Master Chief's Happy Face Foundation is not a genuine, thinly-veiled plea for cash, Chief's just being an an asshole and abusing the show, as a joke.  Don't send me anything.  Except cookies.

P.P.S. Sorry for sparking another religious war.  I just felt it was important to address my excessive use of the word 'faggot' and reaffirm that I use it with no true maliciousness.  I don't want anyone to feel uncomfortable watching my show.

P.P.P.S. "QUIT PUSHING YOUR HOMO AGENDA, HURR"

I assume the motivation behind statements like this is to live in a world consisting of less effeminate crybabies.  Pot, meet kettle.  Yes, it's black, just like you.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Video: Arby 'n' the Chief S06E07: "The Storm"

Hey guys,

New Arby 'n' the Chief is now available here:

Arby 'n' the Chief S06E07: "The Storm"

Getting this episode out in time was a fucking gong show.  I'm now attending film school so I'm juggling classes on top of producing the show now, which is doable but only just.  I pulled an all-nighter meeting the deadline for this episode, finished the cut at around 7AM, rendered and delivered it at around 7:30 then bolted out the door to attend a full day of classes on no sleep, which is a little less than awesome.  I considered cutting it short but this episode has one of my favorite cut-to-black endings I've done so far and I didn't want to sacrifice that.

Please, please leave comments.  One of the few pleasures I get out of doing this job is to read what people have to say, regarding what they liked and didn't like.  I appreciate all the 'likes' but it's not nearly as satisfying as reading comments from you all.

Also I'm sure there's plenty of plot-holes in the show, I'll be the first to admit, but I'm an idiot and I do my best to fill in as many as I can think of.  If there's one you spot that's obvious that I didn't spot, please call attention to it in the comments and if it's appropriate I'll try fixing it in a later episode, it's happened before (like the fact that the toys had the hacks for the wedding to begin with, someone pointed that out and that ended up being somewhat of a plot device for this episode).

Hope you enjoy!

Thanks,
Jon

Saturday, September 3, 2011