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Out of commission

After a fun week of computer based dilemas, my Laptop has finally buggered itself to the point it blue-screens during start up.

So everything I’d been working on, such as Legends of Thyilos, and all the things I did have planned are on hiatus until I can get a new computer, or depending on the cost, I may resort to getting the laptop marginally fixed so it can start up at least. But the main priority for that machine is to get the Drives recovered, mainly Drive D which has Legends of Thyilos on it!

technical difficulties

So I’m going to keep hoping that when I get a quote on what can be done about my defunct laptop, that its within a reasonable range, because my car registration is up and it takes priority! So that now combined with my laptop means I’ll be broke for a month or so too. 😛 Fun times! but what can you do? I’ve heard a lot that life is never meant to be easy, so I’ll just have to keep my chin up and focus harder on what I can still do for now. Who knows, with my laptop out of commission, maybe I’ll get into hand drawing and do more painting?

So sorry about the this, hopefully things will resume as normal soon.

Till next time.

~Shea

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A week late?! ARRGGHH!

So since my last post, I’d intended to make both a little mascot for Studio Wisp, and, hopefully a new background theme for the website.

At least a small start on the mascot began?

So for the last two weeks the house has been undergoing a lot of renovation. Back in November some abnormal storms hit Victoria, and up where I live, it managed to over-run quite a lot, and our house was flooded out! Which led to a pretty entertaining week… But now things have been finally going on, and there new floors and such are being put together, so I’ve been up and about cleaning and migrating constantly. But it’s not so much I couldn’t have done the work I wanted to do, as much as a lack of motivation from fatigue and lack of sleep. But at least Tales of Thyilos has been going forward in progress, and project is probably more important than making a caricature for Studio Wisp. Or at least that’s the excuse I’ll have to stick to.

On another little matter that’s come to mind. The current novel I’ve been putting up named “UNTITLED”, has run out of chapters. I’ve got one more I’m going to put up after this post, but then that’s it. So between other things, I can either read up on what I have so far and work on a new chapter between making ToT and looking for work; or alternatively, I can slip on a “To be continued”, and start uploading chapters from a different novel.

I’m on the fence about both, because I’m too focused on Tales of Thyilos still, but I do want to continue that novel, but the same can be said for re-writing the lost chapter to Samurai 2020.
So if anyone has an opinion on whether or not I should put a focus into writing more chapter to Untitled as a priority; or else to focus on working on ToT and just upload chapters from a different novel for the time being (or none at all?), drop me a comment in here. I value your inputs!. 😉

Tata for now everyone! Hope you have a great weekend.

~Shea


Gained a year!

So I’ve gained another year, which I guess if I were a tree means I’d have another ring inside me, which should I be spliced in half would show my years. But I don’t really want to test similarity, instead I’ll stick to the bags under my eyes or wrinkles in my brow.

But this got me thinking that I started this site about a year ago. Technically, I’d been using “SilentWisp” as a business name for projects for years, but this site itself came to be sometime in February. But, its officially didn’t come until I changed the name to something that made more sense and registered my first web domain!

So if WordPress’s records are right, “StudioWisp” reaches 1 year old on the 17th this month! So I guess I should do something special for it, because if not for this site pestering me in the background scene to keep doing work, moderating the spam que, and leaving its pages as a reminder for why I started work as a graphic designer, I’d probably be sitting in a cubical taking calls from people who’ve forgotten which AV leads plugs into what (which admittedly, I sometimes confuse myself on too).

Now, I’m not sure how to thank the site for these things, but I have an idea. In some cases, mostly on Facebook and Google+, I’ve posted under “StudioEntity” or something similar along those lines. Soooo, what I’m thinking of doing is giving that ‘entitiy’ I keep posting as a face! Which means tracking down some old folders I had when working out concepts for the site and seeing if that can give me any ideas, but you can expect it’ll probably have something to do with Wisp’s, or maybe I’ll go for the classic one-eyed floating fluffy green critter like thing?

I’m also planning to vamp up the theme on the site.

On an unrelated note: Tales of Thyilos is once again on the lookie for people who’d like to get a first hand chance to play the game before the next Beta is release. The current version is still up, and this time I’m almost %100 sure it can be played through without crashing at some point… Never-the-less the next release may crash, but only because I’ve deleted most everything in the default database in order to build it from scratch. That’s kinda why I’m hoping to find people who’d like to help and make sure it’s playable.

People who want to be an official tester get crediting for their help in the game and may get a sprites version of themselves made and put into a secret room I’m making in the game, OH SPOILER!! 😉 I’ll be leaving a trail of breadcrumbs in posts that’ll hint how to find that secret.

If you’d like to help, you can comment on this post here, or send an e-mail to smeadth.studiowisp@gmail.com

Now, it’s time for me to go, for there is a far-too-large-for-most-humans-to-eat-by-themselves-pizza with my name on it, and if birthday rituals exist, then I’m sure gorging on it is mandatory!

Till next time, have a great day (or night) everyone!

~Shea

( ps: one more important caviar to mention, I set up a livestream account for Lucid Flame. Follow the link here to read more )


Happy New Year!

Where-ever you are, what-ever you’re doing. Wishing you a safe and happy new year as we move off from 2011 and into a fresh year of 2012!


Showreel and stuff

With more work out of the way now, I’m putting together my own showreel, which is both a requirement as part of the course, and something I figure I may as well do. Though I plan on highlighting on 7 of my better works, and since an earlier assignment “Class of 2011” got scrapped, I’ve taken my puzzle cube and will be using those pieces to highlight my work, instead of one piece for each person in the class.

In other updates; Our character artist has done some revamps of two characters in Tales of Thyilos. Jaden and Linda now look cooler, and they’ve been sent to our Pixel Artist, who is collaborating with our character (and monster) design artist by colouring in his work.
I’ll be uploading them for show when they’re finished.
Meanwhile I discuss the game, the deadline I’d set for releasing a BETA Demo to the public in December has been pushed to January. It’s the same unfortunate mess of too many other things getting in the way of work. I’d prefer not to push it, but I’d hate even more to release a poor Demo for people to try.

In other news… there’s two weeks of TAFE left. Everything must be done to a submittable standard, though we do keep getting told “it’s not whether you completely finish it, its the processes you put in the making.” So as long as I have plenty of concept art and such to show for the work I don’t finish, I can pass.
This also means I’ll upload a bunch of work to my page Youtube, and a couple will also be in StudioWisp’s youtube.

Finally, I still can’t do any tutorials, as though I’ve managed to solve some of the video/graphical issues I’m having on my basic desktop and folder, etc, by swtiching a Windows Basic Theme, it continues to glitch when an application runs, such as Lightwave, Photoshop, Firefox, etc.
Until this is fixed, I can’t do more tutorials, unless people really want to watch something the screen jumping about and warping.

Will post some more news when I next have videos to upload! Until then, will work frantically.

~Shea