Where have I been? Well that's a good question, thanks for asking!...
Well, itís been a while hasnít it. A lot has gone by on since the almost year that I havenít posted regularly. Don't worry, I'm not dead!
In the summer of í10 when I was very active in the community. Probably too active. I was doing wayyyy too much during that summer. I was in three contests (I placed 1st 3rd and 5th by the way!), helping out with my Lego VBS, creating MOCs, doing daily life, taking music lessons, posting on a couple different forums, and on top of that, my cousin was over for a total of 1 month that summer. I was basically the humongous Lego fanatic, and it was tiring. Towards the end of the summer, my creativity was shot and I was drained. Without getting any time to recover from the creativity drain I was sent into the abyss that is Freshman year.
Iíll be honestÖI hate every school subject so that didnít help. Over the school semester I started to fade out, just getting too busy with a lot of different classes. A family moved from Kentucky and joined my homeschool co-op and in September we started playing a game called ďWarhammerĒ. I originally discovered that game in 2006. Things started to hit the backburner and then I found another game in November, this time a video game, called Minecraft. Iím not going to talk about how amazing the game is, because this is about Lego, but I got distracted with that too. Not to mention I had a surgery on Christmas Eve Eve and I was just getting lost. I still kept up with collecting small sets and stuff, but not posting anything or building either.
Anyway, lots of family issues that I canít talk about happened in the 2nd semester and I started to also have more medical problems with school getting harder to keep up with. My grades started to suffer and I barely survived the 2nd semester. Not to mention that 3 of my friends have moved away this summer. My whole online life was basically non-existant though.
This summer though, I did my Lego VBS again and not to mention that I signed up for Brickworld 2011 originally in December and went with my friends this summer. I met up with a couple of TFOLs I knew/interviewed so that was fun. And overall I came out with a tired, but fun experience. Iím definitely going to change the way I do BW next year, but it was very fun. We'll cover it here, in a little bit.
AndÖWhat does this mean? Iíve decided to become a ďcasual TFOLĒ. Iíve got a lot of old MOCs and a couple new ones that I want to post here, so Iím going to try and do that with the rest of the summer. Iím going to try and stay in, but not fixed on it. You can't catch everything.
Iím going to a new school this upcoming semester and Iíll get my own laptop so that will work better with uploading. So yeah, Iím back and hopefully to stay. Right now, Iím trying to find balance, and I just wanted people to know (if they were possibly wondering) where I was.
What does this mean for We're Not Alone?
So as some of you know, I had a relatively popular sci-fi web series, We're Not Alone, that was quite a lot of fun, and I'm sad to say that right now, WNA is on hiatus/not happening. It was going to come back, but like I mentioned, with life issues, I didn't have to motivation, and I've just not got the time or interest to finish it now. I'd really need a collection twenty times the size of my current one in order to finish it the way I envisioned it.
I also mentioned though that I'm really interested in Brickfilming. Using a 6 year old, crappy webcam, my friend Philip and I made this video:
and for our first animation, I'd say we did better than most. XD
So it will return one day. Maybe a year, two years, five years, or ten years from now. I'm just not sure what I want to do with it yet. I hope you'll understand. ;-D
My interests have shifted a lot though. I started making Minecraft videos after being inspired and thatís doing well so Iím going to try and pursue that. Iíve taken a humongous interest in Brickfilming so Iím going to try my hand at that as well. I'm Saving up to get a new webcam!
So yeah, maybe a few years down line, WNA will be back in HD, actual writing, voice acting, etc. Stuff that way I originally wanted it to be.
Thanks to everyone who's been reading! I've got a whole bunch of posts coming on the way! Thanks for understanding, I'm glad I'm back in the Lego community, sorry about WNA, it's just what needed to happen. See ya around!