Saturday, July 27, 2013

Arby 'n' the Chief S07E23: "The Big Bang"

Hey guys,

"The Big Bang" is now available:

Arby 'n' the Chief S07E23: "The Big Bang"

Shit hits the fan in this episode.  Please leave feedback if you have time.  Hope you enjoy.

Cheers,
Jon

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Arby 'n' the Chief S07E22: "Event Horizon"

Hey guys,

Apologies for the delay.  I haven't received confirmation, but I'm convinced it was due to Machinima's covering of the San Diego Comic Con.  They're busy.  It's really my fault for using up all my production lead time and getting the episodes in last-minute; however, I didn't receive notification that Friday wasn't an appropriate day for submission.

Anyway, it's available now:

Arby 'n' the Chief S07E22: "Event Horizon"

Hope you enjoy.  Only a few episodes to go now.

Cheers,
Jon

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Arby 'n' the Chief S07E21: "Flatline"

Hey guys,

"Flatline" is now available:

Arby 'n' the Chief S07E21: "Flatline"

Sorry again to drag the story out by adding another episode, but I don't mean to make it any longer than is necessary.  This is a quiet episode, but things pick up in the ones to follow.  Also, forgive my voice acting.  Hope you enjoy.

Cheers,
Jon

UPDATE: I've noticed people commenting on the presumed ill logic of Madeline's physician informing Eugene that her condition has become critical before going on to say that she's passed away.  Sounds weird, but I actually researched the procedure doctors follow when informing people of a death in the family and it's apparently common to say the condition of a patient who has died has become critical, as a means of bringing the family to the hospital as soon as possible so they can be informed of the truth in person.  Just thought I'd share.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Production Stuff

Hey, guys.

Don't worry, I don't have another delay to announce.  The next episode should be available tomorrow.

What I do have to announce, however, is that I've had to add another episode to the remainder to air.  Tomorrow's episode will be called "Flatline", and "Event Horizon" will air on the following Saturday.  The reason for this is that, during the season's outlining, I underestimated how much meat I'd find on the bones on some of the future events I was organizing, which were listed in point-form.  I feel I have to spend a little more screen time tying loose ends before shit starts hitting the fan in the story, beginning with "Event Horizon", in which the action escalates quickly.  That's certainly not to say that "Flatline" is devoid of tension.  Far from it.  It is, however, a somewhat quiet episode.

As I said before, the only instance this is likely to happen again is with the finale, which I'm not sure whether to keep it at ten minutes or make it a double-length episode in order to make it a more satisfying close.  It'd be a little more difficult to get it out in the latter case, but I think I could pull it off.  The reason I'm torn is that I feel there's certain aesthetic benefits to both methods.  I think I'll make a poll asking what viewers prefer.

If you've stuck with the show for this long, please stick around for the rest.  I think I can say with confidence that the intensity doesn't lessen.  The last few episodes contain the highest points of tension in the show by far, and the last couple are in the finale.  If the finale were to be split into two, the second last episode would be called "Happy Place", which would end right on one of those peaks.  Just thought I'd throw that out there.

You can also tweet me to share your thoughts on how the finale should be presented, providing you follow me and stomach my dreadful jokes.

Cheers,
Jon

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Arby 'n' the Chief S07E20: "Greenlit"

Hey guys,

"Greenlit" is now available:

Arby 'n' the Chief S07E20: "Greenlit"

The episode has been incorrectly labeled episode twenty-one when it should be twenty.  Gonna look into having that corrected when the weekend's out.  All the episode labels are so varied in the way they're written, wish they'd just copy and paste the ones I send them.  Hope that doesn't effect people's ability to find the episodes.  "Dead Weight" doesn't even have the episode title in its label.  Sigh.

This episode aired earlier than I thought it would.  I've been reading the comments and was happy to find that the reason for the twist at the end of the episode wasn't yet discovered, when the reason is actually embedded visually in a few shots.

Also, clue's in the title.

Hope you enjoy.

Cheers,
Jon